Posts Tagged ‘print’

– 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 James Villa – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” El Paso’s supergroup Bosnian Rainbows self-titled release is not for anyone expecting Omar Rodriguez-López’s fearless guitar heroics (The Mars Volta), or singer Teri Gender Bender’s predilections for punk (Le Butcherettes). Instead the mood is much more refined, and just as impres…

– By Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Ours revisits their early sound on their new record Ballet the Boxer 1, and it’s a welcome homecoming. The band has kept their fans waiting since 2008’s Mercy, Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy for a new release, but the wait has not been in vain. The album starts wi…

– By Dustin Blocker – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Twelve years deep into their indie rock careers, Brooklyn’s The National continue to mix the despondency with despair to striking effect on their eighth studio record Trouble Will Find Me. Matt Berninger’s storied baritone languidly floats amongst intricate guitar arrangements,…

– 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 James Villa – On Tour Monthly sits down with Los Angeles’ legendary thrash band Suicidal Tendencies‘ guitarist Dean Pleasants before their show at Dallas’ Granada Theater to talk their new record “13“, touring, Metallica and more!

– By Austin Reed – “Top 3 Reasons to See Paramore Live“ June 5 marks the beginning of Tennessee-based powerpop quartet Paramore’s long-awaited (and seemingly exhaustive) world tour. Beginning in Warsaw, Poland and wrapping up November 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the run is in support of the group’s latest full-length…

– Ray Stephenson by Brandon Callies – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” Ray Stephenson’s quiet voice comes through loud and clear on his newest release Freedom. For those that enjoy mainstream country music with a twist, this is the album for you. Freedom is laced with good songwriting, and there is an overall upbeat feel to the alb…