Singled Out: Stroamata's Social
Brooklyn alt-rock band Stroamata recently released their latest single 'Social' and we asked the band's Rob Morrison and Alex Markowitz to tell us the story behind the track.
Singled Out: BZRK's Interpersonal Ethic
Nashville hip-hop group BZRK tell us about what inspired their track 'Interpersonal Ethic,' which is the latest single/video from their recently released album 'Crop Circles.'
The Blues: John Mayall- Dalannah and Owen- Mick Kolassa
In this installment of The Blues Kevin Wierzbicki tells us about John Mayall's Find a Way to Care, Dalannah and Owen's Been Around a While, Mick Kolassa's Ghosts of the Riverside Hotel.
Sorcerer - In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross
"In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross" is really the first major release from this cult squad, and while the times have changed, the timelessness of this style has not. Here is a record where magic comes alive.
Singled Out: The Pollies' Lost
The Pollies release their brand new album 'Not Here' today (September 25th) and to celebrate we asked Jay Burgess to tell us the story behind the song 'Lost'.
On The Record: Charlie Overbey & the Broken Arrows- Heaters
On the Record Kevin Wierzbicki tells us about the new vinyl releases: Charlie Overbey & the Broken Arrows' The California Kid (12" 45-RPM EP) and Heaters' "Mean Green" b/w "Levitate Thigh" (green vinyl).
Singled Out: MaryLeigh Roohan's My Friends
MaryLeigh Roohan tells us about the story behind the song 'My Friends ' from her brand new EP 'Living Alone,' which is set to be released this Friday (September 25th).
Damnation Angels - The Valiant Fire (5 Stars)
"The Valiant Fire" moves beyond what the group demonstrated on "Bringer of Light" by adding more depth and substance without overloading the equation. It's a homerun- "The Valiant Fire" is something special.
Singled Out: W. Darling's Learn To Love
Canadian pop singer W. Darling was named one of Spotify's most promising artists of 2015. Today she tells us the story behind her song 'Learn To Love', from her recently released 'Lost Girls: Chapter One' EP.
Singled Out: Seven Witches' World Without Man
Seven Witches vocalist Anthony Cross tells us the story about their new single 'World Without Man', which comes from their most recent studio album 'The Way of The Wicked'.
Root 66: The Mighty Cash Cats- Tiffany Huggins Grant- Smith & Wesley
In this edition of Root 66 Kevin Wierzbicki tells us about The Mighty Cash Cats' The Ballad of Johnny and June, Tiffany Huggins Grant's Jonquil Child and Smith & Wesley's Choices & Chances.
Singled Out: Metaspherical's Cloth Of Ought To
Metaspherical tell us about their single 'Cloth Of Ought To' which features Kelly Shaefer (Atheist/Neurotica), Gene Hoglan (Testament/Dethklok), Travis Morgan (ex-Atheist), Andy LaRocque (King Diamond/Death) and more.
Riot Fest Chicago 2015: Most Valuable Performances
Riot Fest is an independently run festival, covering three cities and delivering a bevy of acts with roots in the punk aesthetic. How did the 2015 Chicago edition fare? Pretty damn well.
Singled Out: Every Hour Kills' Almost Human
Sacha Laskow of modern melodic metal band Every Hour Kills tells us about the song 'Almost Human' from their brand new self-titled EP , which was released today (Sept. 18).
The Blues: Robert Cray Band- Crooked Eye Tommy- Todd Wolfe Band- Chris O'Leary
Kevin Wierzbicki tells us about The Robert Cray Band's 4 Nights of 40 Years Live, Crooked Eye Tommy's Butterflies & Snakes, Todd Wolfe Band's Long Road Back and Chris O'Leary's Gonna Die Tryin'.
Scorpions - Return to Forever
Hey, didn't these guys retire? Legions of Scorpions fans the world over can be thankful that the band changed their mind about calling it quits. One thing Scorpions have not done here is try to reinvent their sound.
The antiMusic Interview: Joey Tempest of Europe
Watching Joey Tempest, lead singer of the Swedish hard rock band Europe, onstage at Chicago's House of Blues earlier this year was an eye-opening and enlivening experience. Check out Tony's interview with Joey.