Monthly Archives: May 2017
Chris Cornell sang as if he were bearing the weight of the world.
Whether he was fronting the ferocious hard rock of Soundgarden or backed simply by an acoustic guitar, his voice — now silenced in a suicide — was spectacular by any reckoning. It was a voice that could sail above the grunge barrage of Soundgarden, with an attack to rival the band’s churning guitars; it was also a voice that gave modest acoustic ballads an existential gravity. At the bottom of its nearly four-octave range, Mr. Cornell’s voice was a baritone with endless reserves of breath and the seething tension of contained power. He couldn’t be more convincing than when he sang one of his definitive songs, “Rusty Cage,” with Soundgarden: “I’m gonna break my rusty cage and run,” he howled. See the rest of the article:
We’ve been off the grid for a while, but we’re coming back! Keep checking back to see what’s going on! Thanks for your patience! In the meantime….
Check out some music from bands I’ve been digging on!
See What You Started by Continuing – Collective Soul
One of my favorite CS albums of all time! 2015 release with the awesomeness we’ve come to expect from veteran Atlanta-based Collective Soul. New music due out in 2017! Anxiously waiting!
Live in a Freakin’ English Church – Bowling for Soup
Bowling for Soup members, Jaret Reddick and Erik Chandler perform an incredible acoustic set in…you guessed it…a freakin’ English Church. Incredible set list and the typical shenanigans we’ve come to love and expect from BFS. New album, Drunk Dynasty, dropped in the fall of 2016. Look for a review soon!
Above It All – Farewell, My Love
This band is unsigned. It’s a damn travesty! My favorite new band BY FAR! Rich rock music with theatrical influences. These guys helped me get through my My Chemical Romance withdrawals…and that’s tough to do! Full review upcoming, but in the meantime, check them out and show them some love! These guys deserve to land on a good label!
More soon… later, guys! XO, Jen