CD Review: New Politics – A Bad Girl In Harlem

New PoliticsNEW POLITICS

A Bad Girl In Harlem cd

RCA Records

All you want is a funky rock ‘n roller?  Look no further…New Politics is all you need!  The alternative/rock/pop trio from Copenhagen, Denmark might be few in members, but it is HUGE in sound!  They are definitely one of my favorite current bands and I was so excited for the release of their second album, A Bad Girl In Harlem.  It may not be as raw as the first self-titled album, but it is filled with catchy hooks and a little something for everyone.  The first single released, “Harlem”, is easily my favorite track on the entire record.  With it’s “My Sharona” drum beats at the beginning and the energy that never lets up, you can’t help but dance and sing the lyrics at the top of your lungs.  From the more poppy tracks like “Fall Into These Arms” and “Tonight You’re Perfect”, to the ballady “Stuck On You”, and the inspirational “Overcome”,  this album offers a little bit of everything.  “Die Together” sounds very Muse-esque and “Just Like Me” is more punk…yes, this album seems to be all over the place, but that’s one of the things I like most about it!  No matter what kinda mood you’re in, they have a song to fit.  Props to the boys, David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Louis Vecchio, for a solid sophomore album and I know they will be around for a while.  Pick up A Bad Girl In Harlem ASAP, and if you haven’t seen New Politics live, do yourself a favor…their shows are a very high energy, non-stop party, and David’s breakdancing skills are out of this world!  Catch them on tour this summer with Fall Out Boy and Paramore!

CD Review: Fall Out Boy – Save Rock and Roll

Save Rock and RollFALL OUT BOY
Save Rock and Roll cd
Island Records

In February 2013, Fall Out Boy announced that the hiatus was over and a new album was coming…and I shamelessly squealed like a school girl.  Fall Out Boy has been my absolute favorite band for the last decade and I had been hoping and praying for this announcement since the hiatus started in 2009.  It was a long wait, but so worth it!  Save Rock and Roll is the best album I have heard in a long time!  I have heard several people complain that this album isn’t “true Fall Out Boy.” While it is completely different from the band’s 4 previous studio albums, it is still FALL OUT BOY!  I think the band has matured and the music has matured with them, and it has just gotten better!  Patrick Stump is still the most amazing vocalist ever (that boy can sing anything and make it sound good!) and you can still find bassist Pete Wentz’s personality in the lyrics.  Joe Trohman’s guitar skills are still awesome and Andy Hurley is still the heart beat of the band.  Combine all of that with the best producer around, the genius that is Butch Walker, and you get musical magic!  The album is still considered pop-punk/rock but it offers so much more than that.  From the soulful, Adele-sounding Just One Yesterday (featuring Foxes), to the more hip-hop sounding The Mighty Fall (featuring Big Sean), there is something for everyone on this album.  If you are alive on the planet, there’s no way you haven’t heard the first single released from the album, My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ‘Em Up), which has already gone platinum, and it has been followed with the releases of The Phoenix and Alone Together.  Other favorites from the album are Rat a Tat (featuring Courtney Love) and of course, Save Rock and Roll (featuring Sir Elton John…how awesome is that?!).  There are even a couple of nods to some old-school FOB songs in the lyrics, like “I will defend the faith, going down swinging…”  from Save Rock and Roll.  So, while this album isn’t exactly “old FOB”, it is still Fall Out Boy and I am beyond excited that my boys are back and making bad-ass music that makes them happy!  Go pick up the album, you won’t be disappointed!

Cosmic Suckerpunch News, Shows & Free Tune!!!

Cosmic SP Band

L.A. based Cosmic Suckerpunch lives up to it’s name with standout spacey rock hooks is rooted in funk and colored in starry style. Honing their live performances around LA, it wasn’t long before the band was performing in legendary L.A. venues The Viper Room and the House of Blues and big name festivals Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and SXSW. They are now confirmed for this year’s Life if Beautiful Festival!

Their latest EP Breathe succeeds in it’s infinite ability to continuously stun and surprise you.

Don’t miss: “Glad You’re Here Now” - AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD NOW!https://soundcloud.com/cosmicsuckerpunch/glad-youre-here-now

COSMIC SUCKERPUNCH

 The Los Angeles Alt-Rock Powerhouse Releases New EP

 BREATHE

Featuring the FREE Track: “Glad You’re Here Now”

 For the past few years, the independent Los Angeles rock band Cosmic Suckerpunch has set the Hollywood concert circuit ablaze with their spine tingling guitar licks, satirical lyrics and jaw dropping performances. Now fresh off a successful Spring Tour, which included four shows at SXSW 2013, they have just been added to the inaugural Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas with headliners The Killers, Kings of Leon and Beck.

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Happy Holidays From Rock Wire!!

Rocking-ChristmasWe hope you guys had an awesome year! We here are Rock Wire are going to take a break as we prepare for a major overhaul! BIG things are on the horizon, you will be seeing us across the whole world in 2013!!

ROCK ON!

Ben & Jen

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Feat. Asking Alexandria

IMG_6846When its the end of December and its 79 degrees out, why wouldn’t you want one of the most anticipated concerts of the year to be outside at an amphitheater in sunny Florida. The latest edition of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour featured an all-star lineup including Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire, I See Stars, and Attila. Suicide Silence was supposed to be a direct support act on this tour, but due to singer Mitch Lucker’s untimely death, I See Stars stepped up to give the fans the they deserved. Read the rest of this entry

Jager Music Tour feat. Halestorm & In This Moment

IMG_6304The latest edition of the Jager Music Tour featured female fronted hard rockers Halestorm and In This Moment. The last stop of the tour landed in Orlando Florida at the Hard Rock. Playing to a nearly sold out crowd, the rowdy fans were ready for a night of head banging. After a forgettable opening act, In This Moment took to the stage with high hopes from the crowd. Unfortunately, their set was more performance art than concert, with many awkward silences and pauses while Maria changed costumes or crew members brought out odd props. Read the rest of this entry

Long Live A$AP Tour

A$AP Rocky recently concluded a nearly 2 month trek around the US on his highly anticipated Long Live A$AP Tour, with special guests SchoolBoy Q and Danny Brown. On one of the final stops in Orlando, the totally sold out crowd formed lines out the door and city blocks long just trying to squeeze in and see the show. Danny Brown got the crowd lit up (pun intended) and ready for School Boy Q. A rather forgettable set by Q left the crowd chanting “A$AP” for nearly 40 minutes while the rapper prepared for his entrance. Read the rest of this entry

All Time Low – Rockshow At The End Of The World Tour

Check out our exclusive photo gallery from All Time Low’s Rockshow At The End Of The World Tour by CLICKING HERE!!!  Read the rest of this entry

Yellowcard – Fall Tour 2012

Check out our exclusive photo gallery from Yellowcard’s fall 2012 tour by CLICKING HERE!!! Read the rest of this entry

Mayday Parade – Fall Tour 2012

Check out our exclusive photo gallery from Mayday Parade’s fall 2012 tour by CLICKING HERE!!! Read the rest of this entry

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