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Midwest Record Reviews Eklipse and Hey! Hello!

Midwest Record Reviews Eklipse and Hey! Hello! EKLIPSE/Electric Air: I miss Bond, Rasputina and Darling Violetta. Eklipse capture the best of all of them, drops the dross and adds their own spin in the end. With a fashion sense 180 degrees away from Bond's, these four Goth lasses do semi classical interpretations of the recent vintage down mouth rock from alt to shoe gaze to dour pop and give it all their own stamp. Without Mike Batt's over seeing this outing like he did for Bond, the feeling … [Read more...]

Vita MN: Norah Jones Crashes Cory Chisel Gig At 7th Street Entry (w/The Candles)

Vita MN: Norah Jones Crashes Cory Chisel Gig At 7th Street Entry (w/The Candles) Somewhere between Gary Louris’s surprise appearance and the last of many times Norah Jones nonchalantly meandered onto the 7th Street Entry stage Monday night, Cory Chisel muttered to the crowd, “I feel like we're a good value for the price.”   No kidding. The “special guest” appearances alluded to on the $15 tickets...added up to one of the more memorable big gigs of recent years in … [Read more...]

Enoch Magazine Live Review of Sponge – Summerland Tour 2013 – Kansas City, KS

Live Review/Photos of Sponge – Summerland Tour 2013 – Kansas City, KS "As the first notes of Wax Ecstatic rung out, the band was full of energy and you could tell that they’ve been in the music business for over 20 years. They still had the energy like it was the first show they ever played. The second song of the set was the hit Molly, from their first release. They began the song slow letting the fans sing along and then kicked it up full force. As the set came to a close and … [Read more...]

Examiner Live Photos & Review: The Sword kicks off tour with Castle and American Sharks

The Sword kicks off tour with Castle and American Sharks (Photos)   "American Sharks started the night off at warp speed with a metal-tinged punk set. They seemed to be having a hell of a good time on stage; hopefully they can maintain that energy throughout the tour. While on tour, they are selling limited quantities (4 per night) of their 7” release, Weedwizard." See the full slideshow of their Granada Theater Dallas show, including pics of The Sword and Castle, … [Read more...]

Spirits of the Dead ‘Rumours Of A Presence’ Album Review at Exclaim!

Spirits of the Dead 'Rumours of a Presence' Review "With their third record, Rumours of a Presence, Norway's classic proto-metal/stoner band, Spirits of the Dead, firmly anchor their aesthetic in the deep, fat niche of very early '70s hard rock. Combining songwriting elements of still-in-utero doom, psychedelia and progressive rock with a distinctly contemporary, sludgy stoner tone,Rumours of a Presence is a very retro-sounding record, in terms of how it's written with modern production … [Read more...]

Hey! Hello! Album Review at Dedicated Rocker Society – “Highly Recommended”

Hey! Hello! Album Review at Dedicated Rocker Society - "Highly Recommended" "The debut release for Hey! Hello! is a straight up rock till you drop rocker if there ever was one. Has my vote for "Rock soundtrack of the Summer of 2013". Big guitars, sing along choruses and superb harmonies throughout. Frontman Ginger of The Wildhearts certainly doesn't like the quiet life. One thing's for sure, though, with Hey! Hello!, Ginger has definitely raised the bar and shows why he is musical genius! By … [Read more...]

Video: Interview with Vinnie Dombroski from Sponge via Static Magazine

Video: Interview with Vinnie Dombroski from Sponge via Static Magazine Vinnie talks about the similarities and differences between the music industry landscape when Sponge first started out vs. how it functions today, and what that means for the music. View the full article HERE and check out Static Magazine's live photos and review of Sponge at South Side Music Hall HERE. … [Read more...]

While She Sleeps Warped Tour Live Review – Reviews From The Cave

While She Sleeps Warped Tour Live Review "While She Sleeps: I only caught one song from these guys, but I did get to meet them all at their merch tent (funniest guys ever, got a signed poster and they did some artwork on it that they will never do again for anyone else). Breakdown: Cleans: There was some clean vocals here and there during their set, but it was more of the screams it seemed, I caught one song that had a bit of both. Screams: The screams sounded brutally crazy, as … [Read more...]

Grizz Reviews Spreads the Word on American Sharks Debut Album

American Sharks Announce Debut Album - Grizz Reviews Stoner metal fuzz, plus punk rock speed and simplicity. American Sharks have created this sound, to amazing effect, on their self-titled debut album out September 17th on The End Records. LISTEN TO ‘XVI’ ON STEREOGUM NOW The band will be embarking on two US tours this summer. The first will be with The Sword and Castle which will run from July 25th to August 23rd. Followed up by their fall tour with The Sword and Clutch … [Read more...]

Pure Grain Audio Features American Sharks Track “XVI” [Soundcloud Stream]

American Sharks - "XVI" [SoundCloud Song Stream] at Pure Grain Audio If you missed the premiere of American Sharks' "XVI" earlier this week, Pure Grain Audio has you covered: "The Skinny: Stoner metal fuzz, plus punk rock speed and simplicity. American Sharks have created this sound, to amazing effect, on their self-titled debut album out September 17th on The End Records. Listen to the rip-roaring first single "XVI" just above now!" Head to Pure Grain Audio for the full feature and … [Read more...]

Examiner: Hey! Hello! Offer Up the Party Album of the Year

Hey! Hello! Offer Up the Party Album of the Year "Hey! Hello! is U.S. vocalist Victoria Liedtkeand U.K. multi-instrumentalist Ginger Wildheart (The Wildhearts), and it has to be the most delicious piece of ear candy to come out in a while. The ten song opus, produced by Russ Russell (The Exploited, Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir), features a slew of up-tempo, pop-party rockers including the album opener “Black Valentine”, which you'll have to repeat at least three times before you … [Read more...]

antiMUSIC Gets the Origin Story on ‘Swimwear’ Single from Hey! Hello!

Singled Out: Hey! Hello!  "Ginger Wildheart has a new collaborative band with Victoria Liedtke called Hey! Hello! and they are releasing their self-titled album today. To celebrate we asked Ginger to tell us about the first single, "Swimwear." Here is the story" It involves dragons, Courtney Love, drunkenness, and Bruce Lee.... Read the full article here … [Read more...]