Posts Tagged ‘reviews’

– By Brandon Callies – “Push Play” Hard rock band, Klogr’s sophomore album, Black Snow is a good mixture of monster riffs and melody. The tone of Black Snow is set early, and it certainly gives a glimpse of what is the be expected for the rest of the album, as the band grabs the listener’s attention with the first trac…

– By Danielle Longueville – “PUSH PLAY.” AND THEN PUSH IT A THOUSAND TIMES MORE. As a first time listener to Closure in Moscow, I was immediately impressed with the level of talent these guys possess. The influences of The Mars Volta and Chiodos resound through this prog-rock quintet without taking away from their raw…

Welcome to Rockville, Metropolitan Park (Jacksonville, FL) – Words and Photos by James Villa – Rock festival madness finally kicked off with the two-day Welcome to Rockville that drew a sold-out crowd of 40,000 music lovers to Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida. With 44 bands performing on four stages, it made…

– Words by Jordan Buford // Photos by Crystal Prather – Well, it was bound to happen eventually. After twenty-three previous installments, I finally attended my first Edgefest. The festival (sponsored by 102.1 The Edge) is a North Texas staple, and one music lovers of all genres look forward to each April; and the line…

Manchester Orchestra (Dallas, TX) -Words by Jordan Buford // Photos by James Villa – If you were in Downtown Dallas this night, there’s a good chance you were one of two things: 1.) A Dallas Stars fan who was either going to a bar, or, if you were lucky, the arena to watch the playoff match or 2.) You were a fan of the…

Trees (Dallas, TX) -Words and Photos by James Villa – Has it really been 40 years?   2014 kicked off what is apparently Y&T’s 40th Anniversary tour.  Who would have guessed?  Rockers are supposed to come and go, or be put out to pasture way before their time.  Sex, Drugs, Rock n Roll, isn’t that how the saying goes?  Y…

– By Dustin Blocker – “PUSH PLAY” Where to begin about Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band’s 18th studio record, High Hopes? Let’s break it down one at a time: There are bagpipes, synthesizers, 80’s saxophone, Gospel choirs and feral lead guitar (courtesy Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello). It also includes so…

Verizon Wireless Theater (Grand Prairie, TX) – Words by Jordan Buford / Photos by James Villa –Last Saturday Paramore descended on the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, bringing along Hellogoodbye and Metric for the “Self-Titled” Tour. Having followed the band closely for over eight years, I essentially grew up with Pa…