Posted on 5/29/2013 at 12:00:00 AM
There was a ten year period where Nickelback was the most popular rock band in the world despite every one of their albums being bashed by the music critics. After 18 years as a band and seven albums, it finally appears that Nickelback’s allure has finally run dry with music fans.
While Nickelback’s last album sold rather well, its sales figures were nothing like their previous albums. There last album, “Here and Now,” only sold 500,000 units in the United States when all of their other albums sold at least 3 million units.
The biggest Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 3/31/2013 at 12:00:00 AM
The musical band Puscifer has made great strides in the rock-and-roll genre. With its past albums being named with vulgarity in mind, it is no surprise that most of Puscifer’s fans are young adults who embrace the freedom that life gives them. Puscifer’s newest album is named “Donkey Punch the Night” and has an amount of high-quality music that is equal to that of the band’s older albums. The eager reception of this newest album has resulted in the scheduling of a summer tour across the United States. Fans are, quite obviously, delighted and currently decorating themselves in Puscifer paraphernalia Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 11/19/2012 at 12:00:00 AM
Rockers like Shade come and go. They are what you might call “indie rock groups” and while you might hear about them online, they don’t get any of that exposure that so many mainstream performers enjoy. There are not featured by radio stations, and they certainly don’t have a satellite tv channel devoted to them. Altogether though, this lack of publicity for these “off-the-beaten-path rockers” can be both a shame and a blessing.
Indie rockers aren’t strong-armed into compromising their creativity for the sake of marketing and merchandising. The flipside to this, however, is that they don’t enjoy the same kind of financial security and they are more like unfunded labors of love than anything else.
That being said, indie rock groups never really die. They might go away for a while but as long as the musicians are true to themselves, they will always return.
Listed below are a few REAL rockers you might not have heard about:
Interpol – An American indie rock and post-punk revival band straight out of New York City, they were assembled in 1997. Their unique sound of staccato bass and harmonized guitar is their calling card.
The Bees – From the Isle of Wight, they are classified as an indie rock, psychedelic rock group and, from the sound they make, it’s easy to see why.
Sea Wolf – To really appreciate the Sea Wolf experience, one really has to see one of their concerts in person – preferably on the coast.
Posted on 6/4/2012 at 12:00:00 AM
Bursting out from the indie hardcore scene, BTBAM or Between the Buried and Me, have reached incredible heights with their music. This is due in part to the quality of their sound, which has been a welcomed transition from traditional hardcore music. One way to describe the unit is that they’re reminiscent of Job for a Cowboy meets A Day To Remember.
BTBAM has many impressive tracks, most of which include triumphant lead licks on guitar. These impressive runs could stand apart on their own, until you hear the vocals kick Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 6/1/2012 at 12:00:00 AM
Philadelphia rock band Circa Survive released their first album “Juturna” in 2005 and recorded with producer Brian Mcternan in Salad Day’s Studios in Baltimore, MD. The production quality was fantastic, the effects complimented the music very well and the mix was brilliantly completed. Their second release in 2007 “On Letting Go” was once again recorded in Baltimore with Mcternan and this time their album got much more critical acclaim and reception. Mcternan himself has recorded over 100 bands and continues to run his Salad Days Studio’s now in Bethesda Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 5/30/2012 at 12:00:00 AM
It has been almost 10 years since the public has been given a new CD from Washington D.C. Based band Nothingface. After the collapse of their record company TVT, the band entered a seemingly permanent hiatus in 2004. In 2006 the band announced they had a new member and were going to begin touring in anticipation of a new album. This set off a frenzy for die hard Nothingface fans, including this writer. They played several shows in the Maryland and D.C. area where they got their start to kick off a 2006 Jeigermeister tour. In 2007 Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 5/27/2012 at 12:00:00 AM
On the heals of their previous releases, “Blue Sky Noise” which was released to critical acclaim in 2010 and the shortly after followed “Appendage” EP, Circa Survive is finishing up in studio for their 4th full length release which is set to be released in the summer of 2012. This time around, Circa has kept much of their work under wraps and saved sneak peaks of new songs for those die hard fans who attend their grueling tours. Some wonder if their newest release will sound more rooted in their beginnings and more similar to “On Letting Go” or their Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 5/24/2012 at 12:00:00 AM
Tool is a band that features a great deal of mysticism around both their music and their image. The members of the band harbor no reservations when it comes to keeping secrets from its fanbase and admirers. Many people enjoy this rock band for the simple fact that they write and perform deep and meaningful music. However, what is known about Tool is that they record very infrequently and only have 4 albums to their credit. Luckily, fans do not have to Read the rest of this entry »