Fugitive Air: new single from of Montreal’s upcoming album

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Music on Wednesday 17 July 2013

Fugitive Air is the latest single from of Montreal’s upcoming album Lousy With Sylvianbriar. This single is highly reminiscent of The Beatles and Lynyrd Skynyrd, which is hopefully a preview for the style of the rest of the album. The classic rock ‘n roll feel makes for a refreshing and relaxing listen. The album is […]

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I’ve Got Drugs (Out of the Mist) by The Frogs

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By Dead Stars in New Music on Friday 10 May 2013

The Frogs were a band formed in 1980 by brothers Jimmy and Dennis Flemion who wrote catchy pop tunes about race, religion, and homoeroticism. My favorite album, It’s Only Right And Natural, was released on Homestead records in 1989 and was extremely controversial because of the subject matter. The band was championed by Kurt Cobain, […]

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New music from the Rice Cultivation Society

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By Derek Smith in New Music on Monday 25 March 2013

Rice Cultivation Society is a band based around songs that I write, with the intention of getting the listener to looks inside themselves and at the strangeness and wonderfulness of life. The subjects of the songs are usually my flights of fancy; being shot into the sun, the lives of ocean creatures, watching circuses on […]

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Skeletons in the Piano: pioneering psychedelic grunge rock

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By Mike Brown in New Music on Sunday 3 March 2013

Skeletons are not created in death, they are merely exposed. Skeletons in the Piano are pioneers in the growing psychedelic grunge movement, championing Elijah Hargrave’s heavy, haunting vocals and blistering, yet beautiful riffs. It’s recommended you check them out if you listen to Queens of the Stone Age, Doors or Soundgarden.

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The Moment After The Show: your backstage pass

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By Mel Baxter in New Photography on Wednesday 30 January 2013

We all love a peek behind the curtain of rock and roll. What really goes on behind the scenes? Photographer Matthias Willi and journalist Oliver Joliat have put a book together showing us what our favourite musos look like backstage, seconds after playing. They’ve captured honest moments, a bit of humour and what rock and roll’s really about: blood, sweat and music.

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New music by Hubble

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By Pepi Ginsberg of Companion in New Music on Saturday 12 January 2013

I heard about Hubble, Ben Greenberg (ex member of Z’s), through friends, and was always curious but somehow never caught him live. I was finally lucky enough to witness Hubble in the flesh a few weeks back at the very unfortunate closing of Zebulon, one of my favorite clubs. I was mesmerized by Greenberg’s set. […]

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Led Zeppelin reunion performance in 2007

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By Paul White in Video on Tuesday 18 December 2012

In 2007, the three surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited for a one off performance, joined on drums by the original drummer’s son – a young boy at the time of his father’s death, which ended the band in 1980. Recently released as Celebration Day, this document captures of rock ‘n’ roll at it’s finest. […]

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Backroads: new song by Cambridgeshire’s Lonely The Brave

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By Shaun Lynch in New Music on Tuesday 18 December 2012

This Cambridgeshire band are attracting attention of late, and rightly so. From the gut vocals, with an eerie intensity, push through wave after wave of melodic guitar riffs. This is an honest rock band making the music they want to make that will defy any snobbery you may hold against a genre of music which […]

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Black Eyes: music by The Tielman Brothers

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By Duke Batavia in New Music on Friday 14 December 2012

The Tielman Brothers were an amazing early rock n roll band who pioneered a style of music called ‘Indorock’ – big in Holland and Germany in the early 60’s and made by displaced Dutch-Indonesian kids. Lead guitarist Andy Tielman played like Hendrix, Dick Dale and Scotty Moore before those guys existed. He passed away in […]

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The Jim Jones Revue: Rock n’roll turned up a notch

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By Ed Tucker in New Music on Monday 10 December 2012

I caught this band by accident when I stumbled into the Crossroads Tent late one night at Secret Garden Party this year. I was blown away – not my usual cuppa tea but they were everything you want in a live performance. Pure, undiluted old-style rock n’roll but turned up to 11. Frenzied, fast and […]

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Rock music inspired sculptures by Ross Eken

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By Denimu in New Art on Thursday 11 October 2012

I was really attracted to Rose Eken’s sculptures at Art Copenhagen Art Fair. Eken (re)constructs scenarios borrowed from rock music and culture. But rather than creating faithful copies, her works play with scale and proportions to distort reality with tiny cardboard models or glazed ceramic. They are clearly handmade, a combination of meticulous craftsmanship with a amateurish DIY style. But that is their beauty: portraying the rebellious rock culture so zealously and with such atypical materials.

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New music by Mac Demarco

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By Nathan Marsh in New Music on Tuesday 2 October 2012

Mac Demarco sings in this deep, breathy voice that sounds like he pulls words from the bottom of his throat. And he coos with such enthusiasm about ladies in hot pants and nightclubs. The man sounds goddamn sleazy. There’s obviously a kind of persona being fostered here; his album Rock and Roll Night Club is […]

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Wallpaper Rock Icons by Brad Lamers

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By Brad Lamers in New Art on Friday 31 August 2012

Wallpaper is back! And I used a ton of it in my new Rock Series of paintings. In all of my work, I try to explore the juxtaposition of something innocent meeting something more subversive because to me it’s an exploration of growing up, and the human experience.  In this series, I used kids wallpaper to showcase a history of Hard Rock, while maintaining my own visual style and sensibility.

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Oneida

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By Malcolm Hearn in New Music on Wednesday 1 June 2011

I am so happy that Brooklyn rock band Oneida is still making great music. They have a new album, Absolute II, coming out soon and I can’t wait to hear it.

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Full On

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By Melissa Banigan in New Music on Thursday 4 March 2010

The best new music I’ve heard recently is coming out of the East Coast. The band Full On is fronted by Shana Falana, who has been part of the music scene for the past decade, with a voice that is both gorgeous and tough. She’ll grab you and pull you in. Rawk on!

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