Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth: The Golden Age / 2007 Decca / 20 Tracks / http://www.elizabeththegoldenage.net / Elizabeth: The Golden Age uses an interesting back and forth style between two very established composers (Craig Armstrong and A.R. Rahman) that works despite the two different styles and experiences invoked by each composer. For those individuals that do not know, Armstrong was behind the scores for Romeo + Juliet, The Bone Collector, Cruel Intentions, Moulin! Rouge, Love Actually and most recently World Trade Center. Rahman’s career is no less illustrious, as ey was behind hundreds of different scores for Indian movies (although, individuals may only know eir for the Guru score). Continue reading “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”

Blackmore’s Night Gears up for Paris Moon

For a decade, award winning singer/songwriter Candice Night, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, and their fellow band of minstrels, have crafted an enchanting folk/rock sound with Renaissance overtones that has earned them the devotion of fans around the globe. On November 6, 2007 Blackmore’s Night will release Paris Moon, a long-form concert DVD/CD shot September 20, 2006 at Paris, France’s famed Olympia. Continue reading “Blackmore’s Night Gears up for Paris Moon”

Mr. Tornado Head – Stays Crunchy In Milk / Tastes Like Chicken [ADB]

As with Johnson,i seen mr.tORNaDo heAd live at a concert and proceeded to pick up Stays Crunchy in Milk! and Tastes Like Chicken.The only bad think about either of the tapes is the recording on the copy I got of Tastes like Chicken.Its kinda hard to hear,but you still can.My favorite song by these guys is Norman the rock and roll pony,but i like a all of their songs.For Stays Crunchy in Milk! i give an 7.5 out of 10,and for Tastes like Chicken a 7. Continue reading “Mr. Tornado Head – Stays Crunchy In Milk / Tastes Like Chicken [ADB]”

Oh No Not Stereo Tracking their Second LP

High-energy pop-rock duo Oh No Not Stereo are busy tracking their second full-length album in not one, but four different studios in their hometown of Los Angeles. The band is handling their own production, but have enlisted an impressive team comprised of Jim Wirt (Incubus, Live, Something Corporate) to assist with instrumentation; Max Coane (Jack’s Mannequin, The Rocket Summer, The Bronx) to assist with production; and Neal Avron (Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, Everclear) to mix the record. Continue reading “Oh No Not Stereo Tracking their Second LP”

Schoolyard Heroes video for “Dude, Where’s My Skin”, Tour of U.S.

Schoolyard Heroes video for “Dude, Where’s My Skin” is up for streaming courtesy of PureVolume, yes it was up on Bamboozle TV for a spell but pulled do to “graphic content”, anyway check out HERE!

Check out Schoolyard Heroes on tour with Fall of Troy and Greely Estates:

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NEVER ENOUGH (ex-Eighteen Visions, Lylah) Frontman discusses the origin of Never Enough

Never Enough frontman Norman Matthew, who previously fronted Texas based LYLAH, has posted a blog on the group’s MySpace page discussing the recording of Never Enough’s Corporate Punishment debut, which also features Eighteen Visions’ guitarist Keith Barney (ex-Throwdown) and drummer Trevor Friedrich. Continue reading “NEVER ENOUGH (ex-Eighteen Visions, Lylah) Frontman discusses the origin of Never Enough”

Aeroplane, 1929 – The Holy Ghost

Aeroplane, 1929 – The Holy Ghost / 2007 Topshelf / 6 Tracks / http://www.aeroplane1929.com / http://www.topshelf-records.com /

I swear, I’ve tried to review this album about 8 times, and each time I sit down to do it, life gets in the way. No more; “The Holy Ghost” starts off with “Locomotives”, and it shows Aeroplane, 1929 as an act that starts off meekly and quietly. The walking guitar line that is present throughout the entirety of the track gives the song a timeless folk flavor that is familiar with a wide swath of the music-listening public. The track does not give individuals much of an idea about Aeroplane, 1929; it is a middling track that individuals will find few problems with. The same style of guitar is present during the title track, but there are a few more instruments that present themselves during this track. The resulting song has a little more energy and begins to tip the scales in the favor of Aeroplane, 1929. Continue reading “Aeroplane, 1929 – The Holy Ghost”

Horse the Band Tour With Gwar, 3 Inches of Blood

HORSE the Band have announced that they will be touring with the mighty GWAR starting November 4. The tour will kick off in Johnson City, NY and wrap-up in Santa Cruz, CA on November 21. HORSE are currently on tour with Between the Buried And Me and Animosity, and will be playing the Saints and Sinners Fest on November 3 in Asbury Park, NJ. Continue reading “Horse the Band Tour With Gwar, 3 Inches of Blood”

Billy Bragg Wins Q-Award, Meets QEII

Esteemed Populist’s Latest Collaboration is with None Other Than Ludwig van Beethoven, New Record on Anti- Coming Spring 2008

The legendary Billy Bragg, de facto conscience of popular music in Britain and beyond, has been having one hell of a month. On October 8th he was presented with the 2007 Classic Songwriter award at Britain’s biggest and most respected music event, the Q Awards. Previous winners have included Elton John and Oasis’ Noel Gallagher. As KT Tunstall introduced him, she said, “I wish he was my history teacher, I wish he was my big brother, I wish I could vote for him,” and as Bragg made his way to the podium, Sir Paul McCartney took him by the hand and offered congratulations as the room rose in a standing ovation. In classic Bragg style, he used his short time at the microphone to bring attention to his latest endowment, Jail Guitar Doors (www.jailguitardoors.org.uk ), which provides musical equipment for those incarcerated in the U.K. Continue reading “Billy Bragg Wins Q-Award, Meets QEII”

Mortiis – FØdt til Ã… herske [ADB]

This album was made by a band members of emperor, one of the most internationally famous black metal bands. Their albums can be found on Century Black, which is a imprint of Century Media records. FØdt til Ã… herske is on Dark Dungeon Music, and it consists of two songs. The original pressing of the album was on Malicious Records. The whole album is a great work of slow instrumental music. This is not grating at all, just an atmospheric compilation, and it is so amazing. Very good music to zone out to. When i listened to this records i actually envisioned medieval times. I got this album for free from Magnolia Thunderpussy in Columbus, and i still don’t know why. You can reach Dark Dungeon Music at Dark Dungeon Music, Box 166155, Chicago, IL 60616. Or at mortiis@darkwave.com

Rating- 8/10