Wednesday December 4, 2013
We're a few days into December, but there's another Advent calendar to tell you about, this time from Bad Religion.
The band is celebrating the season (as well as the release of their Christmas album) by giving away a present every day as they count down to Christmas. Today, it's a free download of "Oh Come, All Ye Faithful" from the Christmas album. Each gift will only be available for 24 hours, so you'll want to check in each day.
The band is also donating 20 percent of all their album proceeds to SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.
You can check out the latest gifts here.
Saturday November 30, 2013
I trust that you all had a pleasant Thanksgiving and are slowly returning to normal proportion after gorging yourself on turkey those edible items vaguely known as "trimmings." If you're anywhere near any sort of media device (and I'm guessing the Internets apply), you're already aware that those other holidays are drawing near.
I know that money is tight this year and you're probably budgeting for gifts and the like, so in these troubled economic times, I am going to try to use the remaining weeks leading up to the holidays to help alleviate your financial burden by easing your personal music budget with all of the free music I can find, starting with a punk rock advent calendar courtesy of Jimmy Severe And His Blue Christmas Boys.
Severe and Co. are supplying you with a new punk rock Christmas song to listen to and download every day from now until December 25. If you like surprises, you should simply listen to each song as each day arrives; if you're the kind of kid who peeks under the wrapping on his present, or you'd simply like to download them all for a wicked Christmas party mix, you can do that as well.
Personally, for the sake of journalism, I've perused the first week or so, and there are some gems in there, but I won't ruin the surprise if you don't want to hear it, other than to say it's good, and a heck of a lotta fun. You should simply go to the calendar's link, and begin listening and downloading in whichever way you choose to.
Wednesday November 13, 2013
There are some bands that show up to shows, play their songs, and go home.
And there are some bands that show up, give it their all, and do everything they can to make their fans happy.
And then there are some bands that have the financial resource to incorporate a range of technical wizardry to work as a backdrop, and make sure their fans get more than a show - they get an experience.
Muse is from that last category.
In theaters now, Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium, July 2013 presents a show for anyone who hasn't been lucky enough to see them, as well as everyone who has.
Read the full review:
Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium, July 2013
Monday November 11, 2013
Sure, the holidays aren't even here, but after that, St. Patrick's Day will be here before you know it, along with 10th annual Flogging Molly Green 17 Tour.
This time around, the annual event that brings the band's Celtic punk sound around the country for a St. Patrick's Day celebration that spans weeks kicks off on February 15 in Atlanta, making its way to its regular close with an actual St. Patrick's Day celebration in Arizona, and then taking the party even further, not letting it die out for more than another week, wrapping up in New Orleans on March 23.
Tour dates are listed below, and tickets go on sale November 15, with more information available here. Read More...