MOUTH OF THE SOUTH “Transparency” CD Review By: Macavity

MOUTH OF THE SOUTH “Transparency” By: Macavity Gather five artists who have a great amount of passion and conviction of their message and you usually do not find great metal albums. You will find it with Mouth of the South and “Transparency.” The band is a mix of simplicity and complexity, strong beliefs and subtle notes and chords that are all wrapped up in passionate...

July 31st, 2013

Interview with Tim King of SOIL By: Mary Rhoden

SOIL, based out of Chicago, formed in 1997, pushed through to the forefront of the alternative metal/rock scene with the release of their album SCARS in 2001 under the J Records label. In 2004, with a second release, Redefine, under their belt, they launched themselves into a worldwide tour. In late 2004, lead singer, Ryan McCombs opted out and eventually joined up as lead singer for Drowning Pool....

July 30th, 2013

Mike Mains and The Branches Show Review By: Matty

Mike Mains and The Branches with special guests B.J. Huffman and Bryan Odeen Show Review By: Matty Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at Rhythm Church in Mason City, Iowa Mike Mains and The Branches, out of Lansing, Michigan, are: Mike Mains(vocals, guitars) Shannon Mains(keyboardist, background vocals) David Denison (drums) Nathan Wethy (bass) Jordan Mitchell (guitars) Where to find Mike Mains and The Branches: www.facebook.com/mikemainsandthebranches...

July 28th, 2013

Interview with Goodbye Blue Skies by: Mary Rhoden

Goodbye Blue Skies is a post hard-core band from Toledo, Ohio. Their EP ‘Visions’ has received a lot of well deserved attention. The video for their song ‘BabyFace Nelson’ was promoted by BryanStars and they were featured in Amp Magazine’s Unsigned Artist Spotlight. BY: Mary Rhoden They’ve shared the stage with acts like Sleeping With Sirens, Of Mice and Men, and The Devil Wears Prada....

July 26th, 2013

Interview and Review for PseudoNympho By: Mary Rhoden

So this band with a crazy name sent me a link to some of their unreleased music… and I liked it…a lot… so here we are with me writing a few words about it and them taking the time to share their thoughts about various things with all of you. Since a band is made up of multiple members, each bringing their own talents and personalities to the equation, it’s only fitting that all of them...

July 22nd, 2013

Oleander Show Review Friday, July 19th at Spicoli’s Grill in Waterloo, Iowa with special guests Illegal Smile and Hazer

Oleander Show Review By: Matty Friday, July 19th at Spicoli’s Grill in Waterloo, Iowa with special guests Illegal Smile and Hazer Oleander is: Thomas Flowers (vocals) Doug Eldridge (bass) Ric Ivanisevich (guitars) Rich Mouser (guitars) Steve Brown (drums) Where to find Oleander: www.facebook.com/oleanderband “like” their page (their posts are hilarious) www.oleander.net www.twitter.com/OLEANDERBAND...

July 22nd, 2013

Family Force 5 Show Review Sunday, July 14th, 2013 Roller City in Mason City, Iowa

Family Force 5 Show Review Sunday, July 14th, 2013 Roller City in Mason City, Iowa By: Matty Family Force 5 is: Soul Glow Activator Crouton Fatty Nadaddy Chap Stique Where to find Family Force 5: www.familyforce5.com www.facebook.com/familyforce5 “like” their page www.twitter.com/familyforce5 “follow” them on Twitter One thing that concertgoers have a tendency to do is...

July 19th, 2013

You Knew Me When Show Review July 4th, 2013 The Other Place, Clear Lake, Iowa

You Knew Me When Show Review July 4th, 2013 The Other Place, Clear Lake, Iowa By: Matty You Knew Me When is: Karisa Hoover(ukelele,vocals, glockenspiel) Cie Hoover(guitars, vocals, bass drum) Where to find You Knew Me When: www.youknewmewhen.com www.facebook.com/YouKnewMeWhen “like” their page www.youknewmewhen.bandcamp.com www.youtube.com/youknewmewhenmusic “subscribe” to...

July 19th, 2013

SURRENDER THE FALL TO HIT THE ROAD WITH NONPOINT AND REDLINE CHEMISTRY

(July 5 – Memphis, TN) Memphis hard rockers Surrender The Fall are set to take to the road beginning July 21 with Nonpoint and Redline Chemistry.  These dates follow the band’s successful appearance at Rockapalooza alongside artists such as Candlebox, Saliva and Mushroomhead as well as recent outings with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Almost Kings and Eye Empire. Surrender The Fall’s...

July 16th, 2013

Little Eye By: Mary Rhoden

I love it when bands I’m not familiar with offer up their music on a metaphorical silver platter by introducing it to me themselves. It screams conviction, shows dedication. It’s especially nice when I connect with the music. It also pisses me off, just a little, that I didn’t already know about a specific artist but with the world of music being an infinite mass comprised...

July 16th, 2013