Posts Tagged ‘chris whitehead’

– Words by Chris Whitehead – Photos by James Villa – House of Blues – Dallas, TX / August 2, 2015 It’s hard to believe it’s been twenty-five years since Social Distortion released their foundational self-titled album. In April 2015, Mike Ness announced that they would hit the road on a six-week tour to celebrate this m…

– By Chris Whitehead – “Push Play” From start to finish, Anti-Mortem’s new album, New Southern, will have you banging your head and pumping your fist. Some say metal is dying, but these boys from Chickasha, OK are here to prove that theory wrong. If aggressive vocals and forceful guitar riffs are your thing; you will n…

– By Chris Whitehead – “Push Play” Let’s get right to the point. Bands tend to soften with their sophomore album when following a great first release. Well, that’s not the case here at all. The boys of Red City Radio, who all hail from Oklahoma, have tightened up their work and never sounded better on their latest full…

The End of Year Top Three. Queens of the Stone Age | Stone Sour | Frank Turner “Our staff picks their top three records of 2013 and shares them with you.” -By Chris Whitehead – Where do you start when trying to sum up the world of music for 2013? First, there was a hip-hop millionaire talking about how his job is like…

– By Chris Whitehead – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Let me start off by saying this is a much better album than their last LP Coaster. NOFX isn’t a band for everyone, but for those that have grown up over the last 25 years with them, you know what to expect. There’s well placed humor, Mike’s political and religious views, and a…

– By Chris Whitehead – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Venomous Rat Regenerator Vendor is the most powerful full length from Rob Zombie since 98’s Hellbilly Deluxe.  With the B-rated porn and horror film soundbites the record harkens to original White Zombie. The additions of guitarist John 5 and drummer Ginger Fish to Piggy D’s t…

– By Chris Whitehead – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” After his hardcore punk band Million Dead split in 2005, England’s Frank Turner continued on as a singer-songwriter with a back-to-basics mentality.  Fueled by a DIY spirit he has successfully went from playing small pubs to headlining a sold-out show at Wembley Stadium in 201…

– By Chris Whitehead – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Punk rockers Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, and Derek Grant have refined their signature sound on their 9th studio record My Shame is True, bringing back the raw aesthetic of their ’98 debut Goddamnit! while setting the standard for the next generation of punks.  The new album slam…