Dead Weather comes to NYC

Dead Weather Jack White

So we get to see yet another Jack White incarnation take to the stage this month. His Garage-blues supergroup, The Dead Weather, is booked to play New York’s Bowery Ballroom on April 14th. They were officially announced as an outfit less than a month ago, when White moved his Third Man vinyl record label to his newly adopted home of Nashville, Tennessee. This time around, the multi-talented rock svengali has decided to have a go…

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Songs of betrayal, revenge and defeat in the final album by Alice In Chains

Alice in Chains

Album name: Alice In Chains Artist name: Alice In Chains Genre: Grunge/Alternative Rock Released: 1995 Label: Columbia ZME Rating: 8/10 Website: aliceinchains.com The final full length release by Alice In Chains has often been overlooked, if not criticised as their weakest offering. Despite reaching the number one spot in the U.S. Billboard chart, the eponymous finale by Seattle’s finest lacked the bite of Dirt or the understated beauty of Jar of Flies. This collection of…

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John Frusciante: ‘The Empyrean’

the-empyrean-cover

Artist name: John Frusciante Album name: The Empyrean Label: Domino Records Gender: Experimental Rock/Psychedelic Rock Release date: January 20, 2009 ZMErating: 9.5/10 Website: JohnFrusciante.com If you’ve listened to any of his solo work, you know that it’s got little to do with what he’s doing with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Still, this is by far the most different style he’s ever gone for, and it suits him like a charm. It’s a mix between…

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Wolfmother basisst and drummer leave band

Wolfmother

Today is a sad day for Wolfmother fans around the world. A few hours ago the Aussie three piece band just announced on their myspace blog, that Chris Ross (bass/keyboard) and Myles Heskett (drums) have departed Wolfmother, leaving guitarist/frontman Andrew Stockdale for the lonely wolf. Here’s how the post went on. Grammy Award winning rock band Wolfmother has announced the resignation of bass/keyboard player Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett effective immediately. Singer/guitarist Andrew Stockdale…

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The Mars Volta: ‘The Bedlam In Goliath’

The Mars Volta - The Bedlem in Goliath

Artist name: The Mars Volta Album name: The Bedlam In Goliath Label: Universal Motown Records Gender: Psychedelic Rock/Progressive Rock Release date: January 29, 2008 ZMErating: 8/10 Website: www.themarsvolta.com I’ve always been fascinated by the prog and experimental rock scene, being a fan of old school musicians like Yes, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, The Beatles or The Velvet Underground, but also following contemporary acts like Xiu Xiu, Dream Theater, Tool and not ultimately [tag]The Mars Volta[/tag]….

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The Mars Volta reveal cover art for new album + tour dates

The Bedlam in Goliath

Well whoever said that [tag]The Mars Volta[/tag] music is “puzzling” is oh so right, especially when the Long Beach, CA based band, recently put out a brain challenging puzzle on their website. The puzzle is made out of 16 blocks, all forming the cover art for TMV’s forthcoming 2008 studio album “The Bedlam in Goliath,” the type where you have to move a block one at a time. Yeah I know it’s really frustrating. If…

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Catch The Flaming Lips on tour this autumn

The Flaming Lips

Few bands can be labeled as a must see live band, I know i have my personal list, there’s [tag]Muse[/tag], there’s [tag]Arcade Fire[/tag], there’s [tag]The Rolling Stones[/tag] and of course no list of this sort can be complete with out [tag]The Flaming Lips[/tag]. World renowned for their live sets, The Flaming Lips can be seen on shows in a vendor near you, as part of their upcoming US fall tour. The tour will kick off…

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