Before I Was Born – Our SOTD

The Commuters: Before I Was Born

New York City continues to be a hotbed for compelling new rock music. For today’s Song of the Day, we offer you the title track from The Commuters new EP Before I Was Born. The stylistic track drips with passion and feeling and features fantastic vocals from Zeeshan Zaidi.

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SOTD: Broken – Falling in Reverse

New Music from Falling In Reverse

“Broken” was the first song announced off of Coming Home, the newest Falling in Reverse album, and was released on March 21st—about two weeks in advance of the full album. With such raw vocals, Ronnie Radke throws all of his feelings into this song, and the lyrics are truly captivating. “And even if the sky comes crashing down / Even if the world was ending now / We are the broken generation / It goes on and on and on”. Radke seems to be struggling with not only how his own life is playing out, but also how the people around him are living, going as far as to call those alive now “the broken generation”.

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The Righteous Brothers – “Soul and Inspiration” Throw Back Thursday (on a Friday) SOTD

The Righteous BrothersJust look at that picture….. there is nothing remotely close that screams The Wonder Bread that is going on there…

such good role models…such nice boys….

And fucking awesome…..

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Explosions in the Sky Rocked Jannus Live

Show Review: Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky, an indie rock band from Austin, Texas, gave a captivating performance April 12th at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. With sounds that range from chill bass to exploding guitars and drums, Explosions in the Sky absolutely live up to their name. They are one of those rare bands that actually manage to sound better live than in a recording studio.

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Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices Debut Hundreth LP; New Video

5° on the Inside – Guided by Voices

Guided By Voices has been entertaining a loyal cult of fans with new indie alternative releases for over thirty years. Frontman Robert Pollard has just achieved a rare level of accomplishment, having released his 100th LP, August by Cake, joined by some of the evolving lineup of musicians who join him in GBV.

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Matthew Logan Vasquez Live Review

Show Review: Matthew Logan Vasquez, The Social, Orlando

Matthew Logan Vasquez is rock ‘n roll.

Best known as front man for Delta Spirit, Vasquez is out on the road playing with a blistering new band under the MLV banner. Somehow, they never hit my radar, so I didn’t know him as a member of Delta Spirit.  To me he is an indie rocker with a penchant for writing blistering, relateable rock. His new music is a treat for ears which at are so often tortured by the cesspool of crap on commercial rock radio.

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Rubbing Elbows with One of My Favorites

Meeting Mike Peters at Vans Warped Tour Event

The Vans Warped Tour is a young person’s event. Me? I’m not a young person, not by any stretch of the imagination. But I’m young at heart, and unlike many of my contemporaries, I love new rock music just as much as I love the 80s rock I was educated on.  This appreciation for all things rock, enabled me to experience a priceless moment with one of my heroes amidst a room packed with college students.

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RIP Paul O’Neill

RIP Paul O’Neill of TSO

“The entire Trans-Siberian Orchestra family, past and present, is heartbroken to share the devastating news that Paul O’Neill has passed away from chronic illness.

He was our friend and our leader — a truly creative spirit and an altruistic soul.  This is a profound and indescribable loss for us all.”

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