Ten years ago,
guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Brian Sella and his childhood pal, drummer
Mat Uychich, formed The Front Bottoms after Sella’s freshman year of
college, concocting a melodic, acoustic-based sound often described as
The Limp Bizkit gas-station concert hoax is spawning imitators, with the latest prank centered on a fake Smash Mouth gig; an 80-year-old contestant on the British version of The Voice made a CD of standards, but the printer accidentally put Death Metal song titles on the back cover in place of the real ones; and Dweezil Zappa is being forced to change the name of his long-running project tributing father Frank due to alleged violation of the "Zappa" trademark.
Raucous Cincinnati Rock crew Go Go Buffalo celebrates the release of its first
full-length album with a free show Saturday at MOTR Pub. Plus, Ill Poetic returns with The Silhouette Project and Over the Rhine plots their first Nowhere Else Festival.
It seems impossible that 31 years have
passed since guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung and drummer
Mike Portnoy assembled as Berklee College of Music students and formed
the Prog Metal band Majesty.
While it’s a fair conclusion that Charlie
Hunter’s recorded output should be filed in a record store’s Jazz
section, there is an equally compelling argument that it should be in
the Charlie Hunter section.
With the recent death of Prince, we lost one of the greatest musical artists of the past century, but a prank involving a non-existent concert at a Dayton, Ohio gas station by Limp Bizkit and Joe Walsh's diatribe again this year's GOP presidential-nominee campaigns (which came after Walsh was almost tricked into performing at a fund-raising opening of this summer's Republican National Convention) provided some comic relief.
Impressive Indie Folk/Americana quartet Cookin’ Hearts
is preparing for the Tuesday release of its self-titled debut
full-length with a pair of weekend shows. Plus, guitarists Adam Flaig and Ringo Jones of Cincy rockers Mad Anthony are fleshing out
Valley of the Sun for their tour in support of Volume Rock.
Killswitch Engage has been cited as one
of the foundational architects of modern Metalcore — a melodic,
clean/dirty blend of Hardcore and Extreme Metal, with influential
elements of Thrash and Gothenburg Metal.