ALBUM REVIEWS

Album Reviews “New Releases and Artist-on-Artist” by ON TOUR MONTHLY

Jibe “Epic Tales of Human Nature” After over a decade of silence, Jibe is back with their new album “Epic Tales of Human Nature.” It’s a no gimmicks straight ahead rock album, which is an element that has been missing from the music industry for awhile. Jibe has successfully recaptured that 90’s sound without the drawb…

John 5 – Season of the Witch John 5’s musical prowess has been on a constant incline since 2004’s “Vertigo.” That forward motion stays the same with his latest release “Season of the Witch.” It’s a showcase of guitar mastery. No stone is left unturned as John 5 seamlessly moves through genres. Ian Ross and Roger Carter…

Soviet Dog Fight – Hotel Review by Brandon Callies Soviet Dog Fight has something special with their debut “Hotel.” There is a certain atmosphere, a melancholic soundscape, if you will, that is beautifully achieved. “Welcome” is an intro of sorts that really sets the mood for the rest of the album. It’s a somber buildi…

Sixx:AM – Vol.2 Prayers for the Blessed Review by Brandon Callies Sixx A.M. has put out an album full of the swagger that their fans know them for. “Prayers for the Blessed (Vol.2) kicks off with “Barbarians (Prayers for the Blessed)” a fist pumping anthemic track that sets the tone for the rest of the album. Big vocal…

WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH DEBUTS AT #10 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHART #3 ON ROCK, ALTERNATIVE & OVERALL DIGITAL ALBUMS CHARTS PRESS HERE to Watch Music Video for Single “Float” SWITCHFOOT’s 10th studio album Where the Light Shines Through debuts at #3 on the Rock, Alternative and Overall Digital Albums charts and #10…

– Words by Taylor Slovak / Photos by Brian K. Ullrich – Gexa Energy Pavilion / Dallas, TX (Friday, May 13th, 2016) An orange glow from the Texas sunset fell over the stage as the crowd settled in for the kick-off of the aptly named co-headlining tour, “One Hell of a Night”. Excited concert-goers sported worn-in throwba…

Yes Sun Yes – “The Siege of Austin” Album Review by – Ben Stiles Yes Sun Yes is a new band with a very original sound. The band’s first release is a concept album called “The Siege of Austin,” and it’s chalked full of great hooks and arrangements. The album will surely appeal to a broad audience. Nobody can resist a st…

Brandon Callies Band – “There’s a Killer Down in Texas” Brandon Callies Band is back with a concept record entitled “There’s A Killer Down In Texas.” It’s a new direction for the band, in that there is much more of a rock n roll vibe, and the overall feel is way darker than previous releases. “A Tale Of Horror (Intro)”…