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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
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
The Los Angeles Alt-Rock Powerhouse Releases New EP
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.
JOHN 5 is absolutely one of the best and most underrated guitarists in the world today! I’ve been a huge fan of John’s since his MARILYN MANSON days. Now with ROB ZOMBIE, JOHN 5 is an incredible musician and a master of arrangement! God Told Me To is filled with just about every style of guitar playing you can name…from straight up shredding to acoustic steel string with a country/blues flair to finger style to Flamenco. If you can’t find something to love on this album, you ain’t a music fan!!! It’s my opinion that JOHN 5 should be a household name…and it’s a travesty that he isn’t! John is technically and musically, truly one of the best guitarists in the industry today. God Told Me To is John’s sixth solo record. Simply…it’s absolutely incredible! Favorite tunes include “Killafornia”, “The Castle”, “Creepy Crawler” and “The Lie You Live”(even though these names imply something dark, these songs are absolutely beautiful!), and a kick-ass all-electric version of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It!” Truthfully, they’re all awesome! Read the rest of this entry
Fearless Friends: The Tour to End All Tours
Holy shit Fearless Records! You’ve always been a big name in the music industry, but somehow you’ve managed to put together the tour of the year, if not the decade! The Fearless Friends tour is underway covering almost all of the USA. The all-star lineup includes Go Radio, Artist Vs Poet, Every Avenue, Breathe Carolina, and headlined by Mayday Parade. This show was hands down the BEST show I have ever seen. Every band was on the top of their game, each and every one put on the best live set I have seen them play. If you have the privilege of seeing this tour in your town, my recommendation is to leave the cameras and phones at home. Block out all distractions, just go and listen to the music. Jump, scream, sing along, and just listen. I promise you will leave that show having one of the best experiences of your life. Read the rest of this entry
Dunham’s Identity Crisis Leaves Fans Rolling on the Floor:
Jeff Dunham’s Identity Crisis tour is currently making its way across the US and beyond. Still fresh off his Sparks of Insanity tour, Dunham brought a mix of old and new material to the stage, as well as a mix of old and new characters. Read the rest of this entry
Lady Gaga ended the first leg of her North American Monster Ball tour with a bang Sunday night at the RBC Center in Raleigh North Carolina. The fans flooded in by the thousands. Most were dressed in their Gaga best – little to no clothing, masks, wild headwear, just about anything you could imagine. The excitement was growing and you could feel it by the time the opening act went on. Read the rest of this entry
Rockstar presented the country with the first Uproar Tour these past few months, with huge expectations and even better results. The mini festival combined the lesser known bands like Hail the Villain and New Medicine along with rock superstars such as Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed. Starting off the day with smaller bands got the fans warmed up before heading into the main show. Read the rest of this entry
Vans Warped Tour 2010
A Day in the Life
I started off my day off by following one of the unspoken rules of Warped Tour, “see at least 2 bands that you have never heard of.” My first band of the day was Ice Nine Kills on the Kevin Says stage. I had heard the name before, but never the music. Easily one of the most energetic shows of the day, at 11am for that matter!! Lead singer Spencer Charnas spent more time on top of and in the crowd than onstage. The nonstop energy and catchy songs make them a must see at any show. Read the rest of this entry