Review of Bear Fight’s New Single Harlem

Harlem – New Indie Rock from Bear Fight

Well done. Bear Fight wins this round with their new single.

“Harlem” has everything needed to provoke the listener to listen to it over and over.  At first, the lyrics seem to suggest an unrequited love situation. But this is not the case. It is more about the hardships a band can experience just trying to get heard and understood, the hardships of a city.

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Alice In Chains – “Down in a Hole”: Throwback Thursday SOTD

April 5this the 23rd anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain, which really sucked. But April 5th is also the 12th anniversary of the death of the equally iconic, and oft-overshadowed Alice In Chains frontman, Layne Staley. Staley’s voice is instantly recognizable as the wailing cry for help that it came to be. His rail thin frame moved the air in locomotive sized gusts and coupled with Jerry Cantrell’s baritone brought a harmonic tone to aggressive music that has yet to be matched.

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GNR Return to Rock In Rio

Guns N’ Roses Will Be Back in Brazil for Rock in Rio 2017

In September, one of the grandest festivals in the music industry will take place once again. Rock in Rio, Brazil’s mammoth music festival which was first held in 1985, is all set for the big stars that will fire up the stage this year.

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SOTD: Within Reason – No Home

New Rock from Within Reason – Our Song of the Day

Our old friends from Birmingham are finally back with some new music, and the first taste we’ve got is rather enticing. “No Home” is an early glimpse into what is in store on their new album Battlefields Life Love and War. The song features the same straight-forward rock ‘n roll that we love from Chris Dow, David Koonce and friends, paired with poignant lyrics.

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The Dream Eaters Enter Indie Scene with New Release We are a Curse

We Are A Curse – The Dream Eaters

The Dream Eaters have introduced themselves to the indie scene with their April 2017 release We are a Curse. It is a record that melds despondent, echoing vocals, with gently finger-picked guitars and at times dissonant electronic background noise to create a pensive, lullaby-like experience for the listener.

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Heirlooms: Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells a Story

Rod Stewart, Every Picture Tells A StoryThere are so many rock music signatures from so many iconic musicians over the years. Think Mick Jagger’s lips,Steven Tyler’s microphone scarves, Angus Young’s schoolboy outfit, Alice Cooper’s makeup, and Gene Simmons’ boots. I know there are more, but too many to name.

One of those signatures involves Rod Stewart’s rooster head of spiky, blonde, gleaming, sugary hair. “Rod the Bod” as he has lovingly come to be known has had such a varied career.

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SOTD: Middle Fingers – Missio

New Music from Missio – “Middle Fingers”

Jackie discovered this one on Sirius XM’s Alt-Nation and shared it with us.  It’s an addictive song that’s probably not for everyone, but it’s destined for big things, starting with our New Music Monday Song of the Day.

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Love – “Alone Again Or”: Throwback Thursday SOTD

Alone Again Or Love, Arthur Lee, Bryan McLeanLove is one of those bands that never fully received their due. With crisp songwriting from Guitarist Arthur Lee and Singer Bryan McLean they found modest success in the late 60s. However, the band’s influence is part and parcel of their story. Musicians as diverse as Jim Morrison, Jesus and Mary Chain, Robert Plant, Television and Primal Scream have cited Love as major influences on their sound.

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