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Ardent Sons Give Up on Love via "Take Me Down Easy" (premiere)

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Tags: Music, Garage Rock, Rock, R&B, Premiere, Blues Rock, Ardent sons

Reese McHenry Brings Some Serious Southern Heat to "Detroit" (premiere)

TOUR DATES Friday March 8 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (Back Room)Saturday March 9 - Savannah, GA - Savannah StopoverSunday March 10 - Atlanta, GA - The EarlMonday March 11 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa GasaMarch 12-18 SXSW shows TBAKeep Reading
Tags: Music, Rock, Soul, Detroit, Premiere, Sxsw, Atlanta Ga, Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Reese McHenry, Carrboro NC Cat, Savannah GA Savannah, New Orleans LA Gasa GasaMarch

The Heavy Bring the Rockin' Soul on "Heavy for You" (premiere)

Britain's the Heavy have made their name on the back of their intoxicating stew of soul, blues, and rock. Blending punchy, high-energy horns with booming rock beats and soaring lead guitar, the Heavy have found an enlivening sound that positively lights up stages everywhere they perform. Remember, "How You Like Me Now?" Of course, you do as the song has been ubiquitous for a good reason. It's that irresistible sound. Soul and rock make beautiful bedfellows as it turns out. The Heavy make big m...
Tags: Music, London, San Francisco, Rock, Soul, Britain, Paris, Premiere, Alternative Rock, Lexington, Blues Rock, The Heavy, Kelvin Swaby, Funk rock, London Bush Hall, Utrecht Tivoli de Helling

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Keeps the Vibe Alive at the Fillmore

None It's mid-December in San Francisco, and one of modern rock's best new traditions continues as the Chris Robinson Brotherhood rolls into the Fillmore for a three-night stand to cap off their nationwide fall tour here for the third year in a row. The CRB is known for their vast rotating repertoire and exploratory jams, so no two shows are ever the same, and many fans on hand will be attending all three nights. A fair number have also caught the band earlier in the month at shows in Sonoma, S...
Tags: Music, Review, California, Bonnie Raitt, San Francisco, Spain, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, San Jose, Birmingham, Johnson, Donald Trump, Eden, Thorn, Trump

Whitehorse Returns with a New Addition to 'The Northern South'

None It's been more than two years since the Canadian folk rock duo Whitehorse released the EP The Northern South Vol. 1. The disc contained covers of past classics by legends like Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and Chuck Berry. Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet transformed these cuts into dirty, nasty, smoldering tracks that bled fire, flesh, and brimstone. The multi-instrumentalists played and sang as if possessed by the devil, the one that lives inside of us and per...
Tags: Music, Review, John, Music Review, Whitehorse, Rolling Stones, Etta James, Willie Dixon, Jimmy Reed, McClelland, St James Infirmary, Doucet, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, Six shooter records, Whitehorse Returns

Big Brother & The Holding Company Find 'Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills'

None Fifty years ago, Big Brother & The Holding Company with lead singer Janis Joplin released their seminal record Cheap Thrills. The album was a runaway success and made Joplin a star because of her earthshaking renditions of such songs as George and Ira Gershwin's "Summertime", Big Mama Thornton's "Ball and Chain", and Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns' "Piece of My Heart". That music is still available today for streaming or purchase at many sites. This is something different.To celebrate the an...
Tags: Music, Review, San Francisco, Rock, Janis Joplin, Music Review, Mary, George, Joplin, Thornton, Janis, Jerry Ragovoy, Ira Gershwin, Bert Berns, Columbia Legacy Recordings, Blues Rock

"As Brothers We Stand": An Interview with Greta Van Fleet

One of 2017's most exciting new bands was the four-piece rock group, Greta Van Fleet . The band consists of three brothers, lead singer Josh Kiszka, Jake Kiszka on guitar (Josh and Jake are twins), Sam Kiszka on bass and keys, plus their friend Danny Wagner on drums. Hailing from Frankenmuth, Michigan, not far from Detroit, Greta Van Fleet derived their band name from that of a local octogenarian musician from their hometown. The group has a raw sound that harkens back to Led ...
Tags: Music, New York, Texas, Interview, France, Germany, Earth, Rock, Canada, Sam, East Coast, Southern California, Sam Cooke, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Josh

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Leads Counterculture Rock Revival at the Fillmore

Playing San Francisco's fabled Fillmore is a special occasion for any band. But taking residence for three nights as the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is booked for here in mid-December has become a rare honor, a chance to deliver the type of weekend residency that recalls the hallowed hall's original glory days when the best bands in rock regularly settled in for such engagements. There's a buzz in the air on the opening Thursday evening, as the CRB gets set to conclude a cross-country fall...
Tags: Music, California, America, San Francisco, Spain, Rock, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Concert, Epa, Hunter S Thompson, Johnson, Rolling Stone, Donald Trump, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane

Joe Satriani's 'What Happens Next' Is His Most Rocking Album

Shredding legend Joe Satriani has embraced science fiction and fantastical visions of the future for most of his career. Practically every release since his 1986 debut Not of This Earth is steeped in the wonder of the universe and space-age imagery with their titles ( Surfing with the Aliens , Crystal Planet , Is There Love in Space? ) and cutting-edge sonic spectrum. Along with this cosmic grandeur, Satriani has retained a reputation...
Tags: Music, Rock, Smith, Ac Dc, Cherry Blossom, Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hard Rock, Hughes, Chad Smith, Joe Satriani, Looper, Satch, Satriani, Chickenfoot, Blues Rock

The Rolling Stones: On Air

The Rolling Stones' output in the last decade has celebrated and expanded upon the heyday of their (now) early career in the 1960s and early 1970s. Reissued and deluxe editions of classic albums like Sticky Fingers have coupled with newly recorded albums like Blue & Lonesome to document the influences upon, the history of, and the continuing legacy of the Stones. In 2017, the band has existed for 55 years, and On Air continues that trend –...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, Bbc, Rock, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Paul Mccartney, Beethoven, Keith Richards, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Chuck Berry, Abbey Road Studios, Hank Snow, Blues Rock

Chris Stapleton: From A Room, Vol. 2

This was a year in which it seemed everybody wanted to put out more than one album. From Future's back-to-back releases to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's four (maybe five coming?) LPs, hyperactivity has been a definite key to success in our hyper-saturated music market. And although this marketing trick has seen most of its use in the hip-hop market, Chris Stapleton is here to show that it's just as effective in the country scene as anywhere. Just seven months removed from Fro...
Tags: Garden, Music, Country, America, Memphis, Chris, Chris Stapleton, Johnny, Dylan, West Virginian, Stapleton, Southern Rock, Morgane, Blues Rock, Kevin Welch, Outlaw country

Greta Van Fleet: From the Fires

My first exposure to Greta Van Fleet was through the last 30 seconds of "Highway Tune". I've listened to Led Zeppelin since the early 1990s, but I couldn't place the song. My initial thought was that it's a lost track I missed off the recently expanded remasters. When the song finished and the DJ said it was Greta Van Fleet, I wondered who they are. They are three brothers and a friend from Frankenmuth, Michigan. Joshua Kiszka supplies lead vocals, Jacob Kiszka provides lead guitar, Samue...
Tags: Music, Earth, Rock, Kashmir, Tea Party, Sam Cooke, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Josh, Hard Rock, Zeppelin, John Bonham, Bonham, Daniel Wagner, Fairport, Jason Bonham

Tedeschi Trucks Band Sings Blues for the Resistance in Return to Oakland

It's been a rocking autumn at the Fox Theater in uptown Oakland with visits from the Silversun Pickups, Trey Anastasio Band, and Joe Russo's Almost Dead. But the season's musical treasures keep on growing on the third weekend of November with the return of the Tedeschi Trucks Band. The blues-rock ensemble is coming back to town like conquering heroes returning to the scene of a glorious triumph, closing their fall 2017 tour here at the venue where they recorded their previous visit in 201...
Tags: Music, New York, Alabama, America, San Francisco, Soul, Neil Young, Fox, Bob Dylan, Concert, Ed, Resistance, Oakland, Trucks, Chevrolet, Donald Trump

Nona Hendryx and Gary Lucas: The World of Captain Beefheart

The beautiful, weird, idiosyncratic music of Don Van Vliet, a.k.a. Captain Beefheart, has been so widely acclaimed for its revolutionary, forward-thinking stance that it's a bit of a shock when you realize how little of it has been covered by other artists. Perhaps the utter strangeness of the music is too daunting a task for the average musician. Fortunately, there are adventurous artists out there who are up to the task. Gary Lucas is such an artist. As a guitarist i...
Tags: Music, China, Yoko Ono, Joan, Lucas, Gary Lucas, Peter Gabriel, Zappa, Doc, LaBelle, Beefheart, Public Image Ltd, Jordan Shapiro, Blues Rock, Hendryx, Nona Hendryx

The 10 AC/DC Songs That Are More Important Than You Think

[rebelmouse-image 11696517 original_size="250x245" expand=1] 10. “Bedlam in Belgium” ( Flick of the Switch , 1983) This is a massively underrated barnstormer from the boys off the much-maligned (unfairly, I think) Flick of the Switch . The album was missing Mutt Lange, but the Youngs did have his very capable engineer, Tony Platt, as co-producer in the studio at Compass Point in the Bahamas. Ton...
Tags: Music, Florida, UK, England, Shania Twain, Australia, Milwaukee, US, Billie, George Harrison, America, Rock, Atlantic, United States, Sydney, Belgium


The mere fact that this album is titled Memphis immediately made my ears prick up – of course, I would have to take instant notice.  But the music contained within simply fits the title – all the soul and heart of that city, as appreciated and interpreted by Ms. Amy Black, one hell of a singer.  This is her fourth album and it should be the one to really put her on the map.  Among those who performed on this album with Ms. Black are some absolute giants:  Stax guitarist Bobby Manuel, Hi drummer...
Tags: Reviews, Music, Memphis, Booker, Popdose, My God ... It's Full Of Awesome, Rob Ross, Cd Reviews, Album Reviews, Willie Mitchell, Nashville TN, Otis, Adam Hill, Ardent Studios, Blues Rock, Scott Bomar


After two E.P.’s, this Melbourne, Australia native has headed to the U.S. to record and release his debut full-length album, Trouble.  And when you’ve been cited by the likes of Gary Clark, Jr. as “the young act under 30 to look out for”, you know that you should listen to that kind of recommendation.  Recorded in Valdosta, Georgia, produced and engineered by Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Grace Potter, Wilco, etc.) and, among the many stellar players, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, you know this young man...
Tags: Reviews, Music, George Harrison, Americana, Popdose, Rob Ross, Cd Reviews, Album Reviews, Los Lobos, Melbourne Australia, Tom Petty, Gary Clark Jr, Valdosta Georgia, Blues Rock, Neo-folk, Hamish Anderson


SUNDAY 2nd APRIL, BYRON BAY BREWERY FESTIVITIES START @ 2PM – FREE ENTRY Sunday April 2nd sees World Autism Awareness Day and the “Go Blue for Autism” campaign. On this day the Byron Bay Brewery will begin their once a month event, “BBQ, Brews & Blues”. All donations and awareness merchandise sold on the day will be donated to this great cause. Local blues rockers The Swamps will be the first group to perform at the new monthly event. The Swamps have quickly gained reputation for a dynamic live ...
Tags: Travel, News, Culture, Byron, Byron Bay, Armitage, Swanny, Blues Rock, Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay Brewery Entry


If you’re looking for some good-time, get-down groove – a bit of funky soul mixed with a slightly country twang, you’ve found it in this marvel from Kansas City’s Scotch Hollow and their new album, Little Tortuga.  A (currently) 6-piece outfit, they know how to move and slink along in a very warm and smile-inducing manner.  Nevermind the fact that the album sounds great, it swings and you cannot help but get a vibe, especially listening to lead singer Carley Martin’s rich voice, a buoyancy whi...
Tags: Reviews, Music, Bonnie Raitt, Soul, Kansas City, Popdose, Rob Ross, Cd Reviews, Album Reviews, Martin, Kansas City Mo, Verbeck, Blues Rock, Get to Know, Country-funk, Scotch Hollow


This sophomore solo effort from Dallas native Jonas Martin is an interesting melding of pop, blues-y vibes, classic rock and groove – and it’s a good mix.  The Color Scheme is highly-tuneful, carefully constructed so that the different styles mesh and flow; really, a well-thought out piece of coherent work. The complexity of “Design A Better Yesterday” made this, for me, the album’s standout track – a slow groove of world-weariness, a strong melody and hook and various movements; “Life Obsesse...
Tags: Reviews, Music, Dallas, Carney, Popdose, Rob Ross, Cd Reviews, Album Reviews, Dallas TX, Electronic-rock, Blues Rock


Popdose presents the premiere of the full album by the U.K’s The Temperance Movement, White Bear.  This is the band’s sophomore effort; 9 new tracks played with a lot of firepower and gusto – heavy, yet melodic and driving. If letting you hear this album in all its glory isn’t enough, we’ve also added the Popdose premiere of the video for the title track, “White Bear”. So give yourself a chance to be drawn into the world of The Temperance Movement. White Bear will be released Friday, July 15th...
Tags: Reviews, Music, Popdose, Rob Ross, Popdose Premiere, Cd Reviews, Album Reviews, Video Premieres, Popdose Exclusives, Blues Rock, U.K

Joe Bonamassa - Blues of Desperation

A new album from Joe Bonamassa is always news and when, like this, it comprises all new songs and feels like a move back to the raw and exciting Bonamassa of a few years back, well that just adds to the moods. Over the last few years Bonamassa has been involved in a lot of different projects - Beth Hart, Rock Candy Funk Party, BCC among others - and sometimes it has felt as though his energy for raw Blues/Rock has drifted away a bit.
Tags: Joe Bonamassa, Bonamassa, Joe Bonamassa Blues, Beth Hart Rock Candy Funk Party BCC, Blues Rock