Pop Evil are one of the most successful hard rock acts of the past decade, boasting a catalog filled with huge hits, and they put on a killer show every time they hit the stage. They’ll be hitting the road and crossing the country on their Rock ‘n Roll Now Tour, Right Now this Winter. This Pop Evil tour announcement is more special to us because they’ll be joined by fantastic guests Red Sun Rising and Badflower. The pre-sale taking place now has significantly reduced fees. Read on for more info.
Every now and then a change in the winds of the music industry brings forth genres to the mainstream that become hot for a minute and then dip back underground. Think the swing movement of the mid-90’s. I only bring this up because of all those genres you never hear about the blues just popping up like a kiosk in the mall. The blues is rock steady constant and ingrained in every genre of music, from R&B to metal. The chord signatures, attitude, sorrow and wail of the vocals, it’s all there like our ancestors’ DNA, hiding just under the surface.
If the Black Keys and Cage The Elephant had a charming baby boy, he’d enter the world with a bounce in his step and a bit of snarl plastered on his face. He’d be a pugnacious rocker dripping with grit and passion. And, he’d sound a hell of a lot like Bleeker.
Ahhh 2000….. The year that rap-rock peaked, nu-metal was a thing, and kids were still wearing JNCO jeans with bell bottoms as big as umbrellas. That seems so long ago, only 16 years, but with all things pre-September 11th, 2001 it really marks the end of a chapter of a history book. 2000 was also the year that Australian metal group Superheist released 8 Miles High cementing themselves as that country’s go-to metal band. In the vein of many of those late 90’s / early 00’s bands, they have laid the groundwork for a reunion record and tour. The same goes for Superheist, who after 13 years, have gotten back together to record Ghost of the Social Dead slated for released October 28th.
2017 Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announcement
The 2017 Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Nominees were released to the public today, and as usual, the decisions are tough. Take a look at the contenders and see which of the five you think are most deserving.
Streets of Laredo are the latest impressive Brooklyn act tantalizing our ear buds. With their soon to be released Sophomore album, Wild, they find themselves on the cusp of an impressive breakthrough. This intriguing New Zealand band has boldly shifted their universe to Brooklyn, and the relocation to the Big Apple has clearly added to the delicious flavoring we hear on their new album.
Max Fite is a quartet on fire. The Los Angeles band brings a big, rock sound on their new record Shake It On Down with the bombast of 70’s sleaze rock, the attitude of 90’s alternative, with some blues thrown in for good measure. Forming in 2015, the band hasn’t been around long, and with all things new there are some growing pains but there is also material that will keep listeners interested.