Posted in on September 23rd, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
I talk about feel-good music a lot, music that touches the soul and makes you smile. Let’s face it, who wants music to make them feel crappy? Seattle’s tropical psychedelic pop four piece...

Posted in on September 21st, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
One of the best shows I’ve ever attended was a New Found Glory concert back in 2003 at a tiny venue in Mission Beach, CA. The venue no longer exists but the memories...

Posted in on July 25th, 2012 by Submitted
A Cleveland kid with a worldwide dream, Machine Gun Kelly has gone from recording in a basement to signing a deal with Bad Boy/Interscope. While most musicians are focused on building a solid...

Posted in on July 20th, 2012 by Submitted
Take the sound of an acoustic guitar and add a laid-back hip-hop flow and you get Kelley James. The dude is one of the most musically gifted people I have ever met and...

Posted in on July 17th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
Boston has something else to rock to. The four-piece group of rock/post-hardcore slammers Lions Lions have awakened a genre in need of help, and not the help of the crying, weeping, eye-makeup and...

Posted in on July 14th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
I try to highlight great musicians in my Reviews section when appropriate. Arguably there’s a great musician in every genre of music. Whether it’s pop, punk, rock, rap, or classical, great musicians tend to stand...

Posted in on July 13th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
Instrumental can be some of the best music to listen to. Sitting with friends around a campfire, backyard barbeques, live shows, exercising, or just vegging out, instrumental music is good for the soul. But Delicate...

Posted in on June 1st, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Jack White is one of the most brilliant songwriters of the past 20 years. The youngest of ten children, Jack found a way to...

Posted in on May 30th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
Continuing the theme of genre clashing bands, The Mars Volta has a bit of expertise in this realm and their sixth album Noctourniquet is no different. High pitched vocals, heavy guitars, horns, hypnotic...

Posted in on May 28th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
Real rock n’ roll is hard to come by nowadays, especially in the music driven city of NYC. So when this four pack of rock hooligans got together they knew it was their...

Posted in on May 25th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
The Canadian indie scene has blown up over the past few years and a lot of that has to do with talented bands like Yukon Blond. With back-porch melodies like the opener “My...

Posted in on May 23rd, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
The name alone should give you an idea of what you’re about to experience, but don’t let the name scare you. Let the name bring you in and explore your inner post-hardcore/metal/core/harmonized needs....

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