Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Dunwells gain praise from Cameron Crowe

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 29th, 2012 — Breaking British band The Dunwells brought their Americana/rock/folk/soul sound to L.A.’s Hotel Cafe last night, and in the audience was writer/director Cameron Crowe who won an Academy Award for his screenplay of … Continue reading

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Bellowhead, Carl Palmer, Hawkwind & Marillion tour dates

CARL PALMER 11 April L’Aquila, Italy Venue: TBA 15 April Roma, Italy Venue: TBA 17 April Prattien, Switzerland Venue: TBA 18 April Paris, France Venue: TBA 19 April Verviers, Belgium Venue: TBA 20 April Siegburg, Germany Venue: TBA 21 April … Continue reading

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10 Q’s with Seether

Bass player Dale Stewart fields the questions as Seether embark on a UK tour in march supporting Three Doors Down… 1. What are you currently up to? (recording, gigs, plans etc.) We’re actually busy touring Europe at the moment, we … Continue reading

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The Lady: A Homage to Sandy Denny

An evening of classic songs by Sandy Denny featuring Joan Wasser aka Joan As Policewoman, Maddy Prior, Jerry Donahue, Dave Swarbrick, Green Gartside, PP Arnold, Thea Gilmore, plus members of Bellowhead, Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells), Sam Carter, Blair Dunlop (The … Continue reading

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SONIC STATION – S/T

Frontiers Sonic Station is the brainchild of Swedish guitarist/composer Alexander Kronbrink who describes his project as West Coast AOR, and while this may not be the greatest album I have heard so far this year, it is far from the … Continue reading

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Guns ‘N Roses & Toto announce tours

GUNS ‘N’ ROSES May Thu. 17: Dublin O2 Sat. 19: Nottingham Capital FM Arena Sun. 20: Liverpool Echo Arena Wed. 23: Newcastle Metro Fri. 25: Glasgow SECC Sat. 26: Birmingham LG Arena Tue. 29: Manchester MEN Arena Thu. 31: London … Continue reading

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Black Page Turns – The Hate EP

UNOB Records Leicester rockers Black Page Turns are planning to release 12 new songs throughout 2012 and this release is the first of the bunch. Lead track on this two track effort is ‘Things That Make You Hate Us’ which … Continue reading

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Centre Excuse – Stop, Drop & Roll

New Motion Records Centre Excuse are a trio from Rutland who over the past couple of years have gained a sizeable following through the mediums of Facebook and You Tube. The band play a likeable synth driven punk, much like … Continue reading

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Breton – Interference

Fatcat Records Breton are, and I quote “ a subversive art collective”. This is the band’s second single which is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Other People’s Problems’ which is scheduled for release in March. Music wise you get something … Continue reading

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Max Raptor – Carolin

Niam Edge Midlands punk rockers Max Raptor are about to head out on an extensive UK tour and are releasing this single to coincide with the jaunt. ‘Carolina’ is a classic slab of well played punk rock, which should have … Continue reading

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KEYSTONE – Flight To Paradise

Park Records www.myspace.com/keystonerocks Now this self-produced and independently released CD tweaked the old interest as Robert Berry was involved (Three/Alliance), although on closer inspection of the credits he only adds backing vocals (along with bass/drums/Hammond/keys) and doesn’t get a lead … Continue reading

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PRAYING MANTIS – Time Tells – No Lies

Time Tells – No Lies  4.5/5 (Rock Candy) Metalmorphosis – 30th Anniversary Album (Japan Edition) 4.5/5 http://www.praying-mantis.com/ NWoBHM legends Praying Mantis, led by brothers guitarist Tino and bassist Chris Troy, have always played at the melodic end of hard rock, … Continue reading

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GRAND PRIX – Samurai

Rock Candy In the early 80s Grand Prix were one of Britain’s premier pomp rock outfits, mixing the Britishness of Magnum with US influences from the likes of Kansas, Styx and Journey. 1983 and Samurai was the band’s third album, … Continue reading

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CANDY – Whatever Happened To Fun

Rock Candy This four piece LA band released just one album in the mid 80s that sadly dropped straight off the radar. Strange, given that the band’s sound mixed two of the scene’s two largest exports: melodic sleaze/glam and power … Continue reading

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SHERIFF – Sheriff

Rock Candy Canadian AOR / hard rock from 1982, that somehow didn’t take off at the time. The music is incredible in that the songs are strong, the guitar work outstanding, and Freddy Curci’s vocals with a range to match … Continue reading

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SUNSTORM ‘Emotional Fire’

Frontiers Records’  Sunstorm project reaches a third album, again uniting ex Rainbow, Yngwie and Purple singer Joe Lynn Turner with some of their in house favourites including producer and Pink Cream 69 member Dennis Ward  to produce some upbeat, old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Cambridge Rock Festival spring edition 27th-29th April 2012

For tickets and prices please click here More information Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio… Click the appropriate icons at the top of the page. Power Plays w/c 9 October ALMANAC Losing My Mind (Nuclear Blast) TRIGGERFINGER Colossus … Continue reading

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KRISIUN Gig Review

KRISIUN /MALEVOLENT CREATION / VITAL REMAINS Gig Review Support Acts: Karnak & Truth Corroded London Underworld, 15th February 2012 Review by Yiannis (John) Stefanis I am sure that everybody is aware of the state of the world economy right now, … Continue reading

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T in the Park line-up announced

T in the Park 6th-8th July at Balado, near Kinross Headliners: Snow Patrol will headline Friday, Kasabian the Saturday night and the Stone Roses on Sunday.  Other bands on the bill include Tinie Tempah, New Order, Elbow, Kaiser Chiefs, Chase & Status, Happy Mondays, … Continue reading

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Rising Stars – Twelve Feet Clay

Twelve Feet Clay have just released their debut album ‘Totem Bells’, read on for more about the band and their canny knack for blagging their way into gigs… What are you currently up to? We have just launched our debut … Continue reading

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