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Alter Bridge, Andrew Bilach, Bands, Buried Treasures »

[31 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
BT: Alter Bridge – Never Born To Follow

I was listening to terrestrial radio a few days ago. 103.9 in Albany, to be exact. Apparently, they think it’s 1993. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Temple Of The Dog, Tool, Spacehog and Green Day. Not one song from the last decade. Yep, that’s your rock station Albany. Check this out instead. It’s 2011 on AKF. -AB

Andrew Bilach, Buried Treasures, Sheila Divine, The »

[20 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
BT: The Sheila Divine – Hum

“If a band could ever lay claim to being criminally overlooked, it’s The Sheila Divine. Their 1999 album New Parade is a masterpiece. Angry pop rock at its best, a vocal amalgam of straightforward screaming and a light falsetto. Infectious, timeless, and will grow on your with each successive listen.”

A. Estes, Bands, Crosses, Music Reviews »

[14 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Crosses EP Review – featuring Chino Moreno of Deftones and Shaun Lopez of Far

“When longtime friends and neighbors Chino Moreno and Shaun Lopez announced their joint pet project earlier this year, no one could have expected it to have come to fruition as quickly as it has. The debut EP from Crosses, featuring the aforementioned Deftones frontman and Far guitarist, has all the urgency you would expect from such a seemingly spontaneous collaboration and yet all the focus and professionalism you have come to expect of the duo.”

Bands, Concert Reviews, Darius, Featured, Los Angeles, Music, Sevendust »

[14 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Sevendust Concert Reviews – 10/10 & 10/12/2011 – Yost Theater & Key Club – Santa Ana & W. Hollywood, CA

It’s been a good week so far. When you get to see the best live band in metal twice in three days, it’s safe to say that things are going pretty well.

Andrew Bilach, Bands, Music Reviews, SuperHeavy »

[14 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
SuperHeavy <em>SuperHeavy</em> CD Album Review

SuperHeavy is a supergroup consisting of Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, Damian Marley, and Allah Rakha Rahman. It didn’t make me feel anything. Sure, it was interesting. But interesting doesn’t make the hair on my arms stand up, and if that doesn’t happen, I can’t recommend it.

Andrew Bilach, Bands, Evanescence, Music Reviews »

[13 Oct 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Evanescence <em>Evanescence</em> CD Album Review

It’s been five long years since the last Evanescence album. Nearly every other review talks about her opening lyrics announcing she’s back. Yes, she’s back. Unfortunately, not much else is happening. At first a refreshing listen. Subsequent listens, average at best. Hey, still listen to it. It’s not bad, but it could have been better.

Music, Music Interviews »

[5 Oct 2011 | 23 Comments | ]
Conversation with Tunelab.com Founder Jay Rushing Posted

Jay Rushing is the founder of Tunelab.com, a site on which I’ve received my active rock news for four years. Outside of that, I’m mostly impressed with Jay’s articles on the music industry They identify problems, and unlike most articles on the subject, propose reasonable, viable, and practical solutions. He also possesses a much better voice for radio than yours truly, but that’s a discussion for another day.

Bands, Concert Reviews, Darius, Featured, Jane's Addiction, Los Angeles »

[5 Oct 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
Jane’s Addiction Concert Review – 10/3/2011 – Ford Amphitheatre – Hollywood, CA

Jane’s Addiction played a series of sold out shows at Los Angeles’ Ford Amphitheatre in April of 1989. This week, they returned for a two night engagement.

American Head Charge, Bands, Music Interviews »

[3 Oct 2011 | 79 Comments | ]
American Head Charge Co-Founder and Bassist Chad Hanks Interview Archived

American Head Charge has reunited for Tourette, a mini-run of shows they’re doing in Minnesota and surrounding cities. Chad Hanks joined us live to talk about this development, as well as a potential new album. This show clocks in at two hours. This isn’t an interview, more like three guys sitting at a bar where one of the three just has more interesting stuff to say. All Knowing Force will forever support everything Head Charge does…always. AKF <3 AHC, but not in the "Dave Navarro took off his shirt so I must look" kind of way.