Monthly Archives: March 2012

ZZ Top & Aerosmith announce US summer dates

DELAIN + TRILLIUM 26-04-2012 Gruenspan Hamburg – GERMANY 27-04-2012 Lido Berlin – GERMANY 28-04-2012 Progresja Warsaw – POLAND 29-04-2012 Masters of Rock Cafe Zlin – CZECH REP. 02-05-2012 Club 202 Budapest – HUNGARY 03-05-2012 Arena Wien – AUSTRIA 04-05-2012 Backstage … Continue reading

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RED JASPER – Sting In The Tale

Angel Air www.angelair.co.uk Recorded in 1990 but set squarely in Thatcher’s Britain of the previous decade, this folk prog five-piece  nails its politics firmly to the mast of the Left, lambasting state authority and control, jingoism, corporate greed and corruption … Continue reading

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LINDISFARNE re-issues

 Magic in The Air *****  Back and Fourth *** There really was magic in the air for the Geordie folk rockers when they reunited for a much-celebrated Christmas Eve gig taped at Newcastle City Hall in 1977, released the following … Continue reading

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DAVE BROCK – Memos and Demos

Atomhenge Hard to believe but we are only a handful of years shy of Hawkwind’s half century and battle-scarred though she may be, his mother ship has been fine-tuned over the years by chief helmsman Brock. “Memos and Demos” evidences … Continue reading

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ALREADY GONE – One Good Reason

Two Sides Moon/SLW 2012 Melodic rockers, Already Gone, cite influences from The Eagles to Avenged Sevenfold on this their debut album and I can hear what they mean. Frontman Luke Maskery once appeared on Stars In Their Eyes and it … Continue reading

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MORROW’S MEMORY – Moving Forward

Two Sides Moon/SLW Morrow’s Memory hail from Detriot, the most rocking of cities. Formed over the course of 6 months in 2009, working through what sounds like most of the musicians in the greater Detroit area before settling on a … Continue reading

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LOTUS PEDAL – Pedal To The Metal

 Two Sides Moon/SLW 2012 According to the band’s blurb, the band’s name in sanskrit Sutra means ‘ the universal door of the enlightened ones who listen to the sounds of all the world’ try fitting that on the front of … Continue reading

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ALL BUT IMPOSSIBLE – Windfall

Two Sides Moon/SLW 2012 All But Impossible are a young trio, not sure what their average age is, but if their picture is anything to go by they would still qualify for a half fare on a bus. This fact … Continue reading

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POWERTRAIN – Off The Rails

Self Release 2012 Powertrain are a four piece made up of guys who have all been on the circuit for a long time and have a wealth of experience and talent within their ranks. The drummer, Jeffery McCormack alone has … Continue reading

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LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III – Older Than My Old Man Now

Loudon Wainwright is in reflective mood on this album, as the title track suggests he is now older than is dad who died aged 63, as Loudon III is now 64. The album features contributions from his family with daughter … Continue reading

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FROM TOM GALLEY THE CREATOR OF PHENOMENA – Awakening

The last album apparently to feature ‘From Tom Galley The Creator Of Phenomena’, as this album features ten cracking melodic rock songs but not related to the original concept of the earlier Phenomena albums. Even before you get to the … Continue reading

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Rising Stars Revisted – Uncle Sid

Uncle Sid were one of our first Rising Stars interviews and you can their first interview here and a follow-up one from 2004 here Uncle Sid have been very busy lately doing shows and rehearsing for the benefit show we’re … Continue reading

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3 INCHES OF BLOOD – Long Live Heavy Metal

Metal Church - The Present Wasteland

3 INCHES OF BLOOD – “LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL”  CENTURY MEDIA (2012) Twelve years ago, in the seaside city of Vancouver/Canada, three friends decided to resurrect their then defunct Heavy Metal band. Little did they know that their supposedly one-off … Continue reading

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Paul and Linda McCartney’s Legendary Album RAM Set for Deluxe Reissue

UK Release: 21st May 2012 – US Release: 22nd May 2012 Paul and Linda McCartney’s 1971 album will be released across a variety of formats with new and exclusive content including a beautifully packaged Deluxe Edition Box Set – the … Continue reading

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24-7 SPYZ LIVE TV SHOW APPEARANCE FROM HOLLAND

Fresh off the road from a successful European tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary of the 1992 release of “Strength In Numbers” on Eastwest/Atlantic Records, heavy metal funk/soul pioneers 24-7 SPYZ featuring the CDs original lineup, Jimi Hazel (guitar and … Continue reading

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Greg Lake at Orpheum Theatre on May 18th

Greg Lake at Orpheum Theatre on May 18th “Songs of a Lifetime 2012” tour. The show will feature an intimate autobiographical musical journey in song and story. The performance will feature some of the best-known songs from Emerson Lake and … Continue reading

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JOE WALSH TO RELEASE ANALOG MAN ON JUNE 5TH

FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN TWO DECADES Grammy Award winning rock and roll legend Joe Walsh returns with Analog Man, his first solo album in two decades to be released on June 5th, 2012 from Fantasy Records/Concord.  Analog Man is both … Continue reading

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H.E.A.T. – Address The Nation

Edel/Ear Music 2012 This new album from Swedish melodic hard rockers HEAT introduces new singer Erik Gronwell is a blistering and cracking album – and a breath of fresh air. It’s very much a late 80s throwback – it’s classic … Continue reading

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KISS + MOTLEY CRUE US dates & THE CULT UK tour

KISS + MOTLEY CRUE Jul 20 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Jul 21 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach Jul 22 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek Jul 24 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre … Continue reading

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ELUVEITIE – Helvetios

Metal Church - The Present Wasteland

ELUVEITIE – “HELVETIOS”  NUCLEAR BLAST (2012) Strange as it may sound to fans of Rock and Metal music today, there was actually a time when Folk and Rock were two worlds that were literally miles apart in terms of orientation … Continue reading

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