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Jordan Esker & The Hundred Percent – Fail To Learn

Compelling New Rock From Tampa / St. Pete

I recently caught Jordan Esker at the Florida Music Festival, both solo, and with his full band The Hundred Percent. I came away from the event impressed by his soulful, guitar rock and was looking forward to the release of his new album Fail To Learn last week.

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Actual Pain from Good Charlotte

New Single from the Alt-Rock Legends

We got our ragtag group of music reviewers, The Union of Dunces back to listen to the new offering from Good Charlotte, “Actual Pain.”  The band has begun to fade from the rock scene over the past five years after the marginally received Your Authority.  They are about to release their seventh studio album Generation Rx and our crew was anxious to see what we had in store…

Generation Rx hits the streets on September 14th, and we will be waiting to check it out, as this band has certainly earned the right for another chance…

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New Music From Five Finger Death Punch

Sham Pain – FFDP

Our esteemed panel of experts, The Union of Dunces is back to take a listen to the new single from Five Finger Death Punch. Lead singer Ivan Moody has been through a ton of crap the past few years, primarily around his addiction problems. It almost broke the band apart, but here they are with new music, as they tour the country. We’ll let our panel decide whether it was worth the wait…

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New Toadies Music – The Lower Side of Uptown

The Lower Side of Uptown – Toadies Album Review

There are no shortage of rock bands from the 90’s still making albums and touring today.  That said, it is rare for a band from that era to release arguably their best album more than 2 decades later.  The Fort Worth, Texas quartet have done just that on The Lower Side of Uptown.

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The Delta Saints Blend Blues and Alternative Rock For A Unique Sound

The Delta Saints are making a name for themselves among the alternative music industry, and for good reason, too. Monte Vista, their latest release, is a distinctive blend of alternative rock, blues, and a little bit of everything else.

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New Album from TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb

TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb – Dancing Out the Door

TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb are a sweltering, sweaty, August New Orleans evening. As the humidity smothers the Decatur Street denizens, this is the soundtrack for the locals ducking into a cozy neighborhood bar where they are greeted with filthy, soulful music.

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SOTD: Glen Phillips Tugs at the Heart Strings

Song of the Day: “Go” by Glen Phillips

I’ve always felt that one of the saddest things in life is unrequited love (ala “Romeo and Juliet” by Dire Straits).  But Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Glen Phillips has taken that a step sadder in his new music video “Go.”

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