Enjoying a Sweet Flashback

Sweet

 

Sweet

It was near the ending of the psychedelic rock generation that brought in the beginnings of Glam Rock. Bands like T-Rex, David Bowie and “The Sweet” were becoming main stream. It’s hard to imagine that some 40 years have passed and bands like Sweet are still performing. Steve Priest spoke with me before the show at Mohegan Sun Casino in Ct., and tells me that “The band is…

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Godsmack’s Sully Erna presents “Avalon”

Sully Erna and Lisa Guyer - June 18th, 2011

Sully Erna - Avalon

Sully Erna, front man for the band Godsmack has released his new album “Avalon” into the world. This is a collection of music put perfectly together after many years in the making.  Track by track each song more powerful then the next, stretching his musical talent to new places.  Different from the Godsmack style and sound, this album has a Pink Floyd trippy vibe, with a mix…

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On the Road with Ben Kitterman

Photo By Christina San Miguel

Ben Kitterman

Ben Kitterman was enjoying a much needed break from the tour in Indiana when I had a chance to catch up with him. Just a few nights before he was 1,500 miles away playing in Biloxi, MS.; a place that holds fond memories for him. Biloxi is the city where he first coupled with the front man of Staind, Aaron Lewis by joining his current tour. Ben is…

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Beach House, The Very Best, Vampire Weekend live @ Hard Rock Cafe (Orlando, FL)

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Purely spectacular and painfully beautiful are the music and lyrics that are delivered by Baltimore’s own Beach House. Last Monday night, Beach House took the audience on a musical journey through time and space at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla. With a simple and sophisticated set made up of three light reflecting pyramids and an intimate arrangement of instruments that brought the band to the edge of the stage, lead singer Victoria Legrand,…

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[Photos] Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros live @ The Ritz (Tampa, FL)

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Imagine you have this deliciously juicy secret that you are just dying to tell.  You’re antsy and feel like you are going to explode if you don’t share the big news. Containing this information seems nearly impossible and you just want to shout to the world that this amazing thing is happening. That is the exact emotions that Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros draw out of every one of their fans. Pure and simply…

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Margot and The Nuclear So and So live @ The Crowbar (Tampa, FL)

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With a new album entitled Buzzards, Margot and the Nuclear So and So are quite busy, but that didn’t stop them from putting on an amazing show Friday night at the Crowbar in Tampa Florida.  With three opening acts, the crowd was raring to go when Margot and the Nuclear So and So finally graced the stage. The show got off to a great start. Local band the Sleepy Vikings opened and got the crowd…

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[Photo Review] Azure Ray live @ The Social (Orlando, FL)

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Have you ever heard a song and felt like it transported you home? Not just to your place of residence but to that time in your life where everything seems so safe and innocent. Where nothing could harm you. Stress and worry are just words of another language and warmth and happiness seep into everything fiber of your being.  Comfort comes from the embers in the fireplace glowing in the living room and the sinking…

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Born Ruffians live @ Backbooth, Orlando

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Potent. That is the one word that comes to mind when describing the Indie-Rock band, Born Ruffians. Don’t let their trendy good looks and stylish charm fool you; these Canadian boys have developed and crafted a sound that will marinate in your bones and urge you to move. Born Ruffians began the show Sunday night at the Backbooth in Orlando, Florida in the most appropriate fashion by opening the show with “Foxes Mate For Life.”…

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[Photos] Surfer Blood live @ The Social (Orlando, FL)

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“Join our cult. You won’t be missing out. You’ll never want to leave.” Those are the words that Surfer Blood’s drummer, Tyler Schwarz, used to sum up why we should all be a fan of this dangerously fun, pop rock group, and I have to say that statement is just. Surfer Blood mixes complicated and interesting sounds with an indie pop vibe that really hits the spot. The band is co-headlining a tour with The…

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Amber Rubarth: 12 Bar Club, London, 3/6/10

A matter of weeks ago, I took a short trip to London, during which I was serendipitous enough to catch an Amber Rubarth gig. Although that may be less down to serendipity, and more to the fact that I flew over specifically for it. She was also gracious enough to allow me to pester her with questions and bad jokes for half an hour or so. Now, following some internal complications and day-job-related lethargy and…

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