New Yorkers are getting a brief break from Lin-sanity this week as Van Halen came to Manhattan to perform two shows at Madison Square Garden, where the storyline shifted from the Knicks to guitar licks.
Two nationally distributed albums into their career, Straight Line Stitch are free agents again, back on the road with a new guitar team and options open for their next album. Changes are nothing new to the band, which was formed 12 years ago in Tennessee. Vocalist Alexis Brown joined in 2003; bassist Jason White in 2006. By the time they signed with Koch Records imprint Raging Nation, the group had released a demo, an EP and one album, To Be Godlike.
Listening to eclectic garage-rock sound of Black Box Revelation, you might be tempted to peg them as being either from posh London or the ultra-hip revival scene of Brooklyn. You'd be wrong on both counts.
Although George Harrison -- aka "The Quiet Beatle" -- died of cancer in November 2001, his influence as a guitarist, songwriter and singer is still felt. And, despite the fact that Harrison released several lauded solo albums and wrote songs for other artists, his best-known songs are still the ones he wrote for The Beatles.
In the new March 2012 issue of Guitar World, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and Willie Adler tell how the most important contemporary metal group in the world has blazed a new trail for itself with Resolution, Lamb of God’s diverse new album.
This week, we're doing something a bit different and bringing you a full-album stream from a promising unsigned act. Michigan's Imminent Sonic Destruction are self-releasing their new album, Recurring Themes, today, and we've got the full stream of the album for your listening pleasure.
Artists like Kings of Leon, Red Kross, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings -- and The Black Keys -- each imbibe the glory of their idols. But there’s one band that immerses itself in the tastes of yesteryear peppered with its own uncompromising spin on classic rock soul and bluesy Southern rhythms. That group is Alexandra and the Starlight Band.