Prested’s Lookout Records “Bio” Is A Must Read For Music Lovers, Punk Loyalists Alike

Courtesy: Microcosm Publishing Written by: Philip Sayblack Author Kevin Prested’s new book Punk USA: The Rise and Fall of Lookout Records is essential reading for anyone that has any interest in the history of punk rock. The book, published in paperback late this past January via Microcosm Publishing,, examines as the title states, the rise and fall of one of punk’s most influential record...

June 29th, 2015

Powerman 5000/Soil with special guests 3 Years Hollow and Emergent

Written by: Matty Powerman 5000/Soil with special guests 3 Years Hollow and Emergent Live at POV’s 65 in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 I really want to start strongly encouraging people to take a night off of work and go see a show, whether it’s a local band/artist or a national touring band/artist.  There are few things that pale in comparison to the live...

June 27th, 2015

Light Flashes Is A Flash Of Indie Musical Greatness

Courtesy: Press Junkie PR Written by: Philip Sayblack Independent reggae act Dubbest will release its latest full-length studio effort Light Flashes early next month. The album, the band’s third full-length effort, will be released independently by the Boston-based band. Being that most audiences have likely never heard of Dubbest, its latest record proves to be a good introduction to its sound....

June 26th, 2015

Five Crooked Lines Gets Five Gold Stars

Courtesy: The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Written by: Philip Sayblack Five years have passed since audiences last heard from Finger Eleven. That is a long time in itself in music industry years. Now though, that long wait is finally over. That is because next month the Canadian-based rock outfit will release its latest album Five Crooked Lines. The album, the band’s sixth, will be released...

June 26th, 2015

Live At Shea Stadium Another Candidate For This Year’s List Of Best New Live DVDs and Blu-rays

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment Written by: Philip Sayblack In 2014, the legendary rock band The Who marked a major milestone as it reached its fiftieth anniversary. In honor of the anniversary, the veteran British band has been making its way around the world, sharing its decades of music with generations of fans. While it is currently in the midst of that tour, not every city has been or...

June 24th, 2015

Matty’s Conversation with Cristina Feliciano, vocalist of Oblivious Signal

Written by: Matty Contributor’s Note:  It takes hard work, dedication, and perseverance to begin to make an impact in the music industry.  Oblivious Signal, out of Deerfield Beach, Florida, has quickly developed that understanding on making it in the music industry.  Fresh off an opening run across the nation opening for national touring acts Flaw and Seasons After, Oblivious Signal...

June 23rd, 2015

Long Beach 1971 Is One Of 2015’s Top New Live CD Recordings

Courtesy: earMusic Written by: Philip Sayblack Deep Purple is one of the most well-known and respected names in the rock community. The veteran British blues-rock band has been making music together for some forty-seven years. Given there was a nearly ten-year period in which the band took some time off from 1976 – 1984. But since it reformed in 1984, Deep Purple has been busy churning out ...

June 23rd, 2015

Matty’s Conversation with Alexis Brown, vocalist of Straight Line Stitch

Written by: Matty Contributor’s Note:  Straight Line Stitch is the embodiment of arguably the hardest working band in the hard rock/metal scene this side of Sevendust.  They have taken their underground following and have built a considerable fanbase with their “10 or 10,000 people” mentality as well as persevering through management changes, label changes, and virtually any...

June 23rd, 2015

“Searching In The Dark” by Distance and Divide: Music Review by Matty

Written by: Matty Distance and Divide, out of Rochelle, Illinois are: Craig Baker, Ben Foltz, and Eric Deets Where to find Distance and Divide: www.facebook.com/distanceanddivide The three-piece alternative rock band Distance and Divide is the new brainchild composed of former members of Upon This Dawning and Another Hero Dies.  On July 2nd, the trio is releasing their debut record entitled “Searching...

June 23rd, 2015

Matty’s Conversation with Luke Potashnick, guitarist of The Temperance Movement

Written by: Matty Contributor’s Note:  Recently, England’s own The Temperance Movement received an opportunity that few bands/recording artists get, and that opportunity is to share the stage with the legendary rock group The Rolling Stones.  The Temperance Movement recently received that opportunity performing at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.  They made the sacrifice to...

June 21st, 2015