October #UnderCover artist is Wolf Gang. (London) Alternative/Indie/Symphonic
Although on July 2015 the band posted their official end on their Facebook page, this haunting cover of Pyramid Song by Radiohead lives on. Accompanied by the captivating video from the 1948 film “The Red Shoes”, it remains as one of the most brilliant covers I’ve ran across even though the recording is a little rough (a bedroom recording).
Max McElligott’s striking vocals and compelling piano liberties, as well as an ethereal choir take the song to another level of desperation and sadness.
Here is the link on YouTube: https://youtu.be/adugOuPeNxY
#Rockpicks June 2018
Just discovered this self-titled solo EP project from Skillet drummer, Jen Ledger.
Titled “Ledger”, the 6 track EP was released April 13 through Hear It Loud, a label imprint launched by Skillet frontman John Cooper and his wife. Ledger’s debut truly showcases the beauty and depth of her talents – delivering powerful rock to soft delicate vocals. Songwriting and lyrics are brilliantly constructed, both relevant and honest.
Looking forward to future releases from her solo project.
Check out “I’m Not Dead Yet” here: https://youtu.be/R-8G3UytENA
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of ‘Dizzy Up The Girl’, Goo Goo Dolls are hitting the road this Fall to perform the album live in its entirety! Goo Goo Dolls will play 2 sets: 1st set: Dizzy Up The Girl in its entirety 2nd set: Hits .
Also announced are VIP offerings for these shows. VIP packages include meet & greets with John and Robby, a backstage tour, the guitar that John has just played on stage, a personalized limited edition Dizzy Up The Girl plaque, signed handwritten “Iris” lyrics, priority entry, commemorative VIP laminate and much more. You can check out all of the VIP offerings on the ticket page for the show you are attending below. These are LIMITED so make sure you reserve yours before they’re gone!
Tickets & VIP Packages went on sale Friday, April 13 at www.googoodolls.com.
New solo release from Coyle Girelli, previously of ‘Your Vegas’, and frontman for ‘The Chevin’. * (check these bold and powerful albums out too – “A Town and Two Cities” , Your Vegas , and “Borderland” , The Chevin )*
This is the first single from his debut solo album, “Love Kills” to be released this summer on Honey Lemon records. Girelli spent time in songwriting sessions with music legend Mac Davis, which he states were pivotal in the evolution of the songs in the new album. Stating huge influences from the likes of Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash, Girelli emotes his own unique moody, romantic spirit to his music, which he labels as “Modern Noir”.
This velvety smooth crooner does what he does best —creating an intriguing, vintage sounding ballad across a lush guitar soundscape.
“Where’s My Girl ?
J’ adore !
Looking forward to more gems like this on the album.
This is the 5th month I am showcasing a new release I find worthy of your listening consideration. Emotionally potent, bold Irish indie rockers, — Snow Patrol
studio later this summer, their first full length in some seven years. ‘Wildness’ arrives May 25th.
Newly announced April/May Irish tour dates (plus 2 added USA dates):
11 London Islington Assembly Hall
** USA DATE ! April 18 New York, NY Irving Plaza
** USA DATE ! April 25 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre
11 Derry Millennium Forum
12 Cork Opera House
14 Killarney INEC
15 Dublin Olympia Theater
16 Wexford Opera House
18 Galway Leisureland
20 Belfast Ulster Hall
27 Coventry UK BBC#2 Biggest Weekend
*** Listen to new single “Don’t Give In” here: https://youtu.be/JUaVhMjlPZg ***
“Starting Gun ” from The Bad Flowers set for release February 16th.
This Cannock three-piece deliver steady, bold, unapologetic riff-laden rock with swagger and intensity. If you love the 70s and 80s rock, you’ll love their wall of sound. Determined as ever, the band shows they have the grit and passion to keep this train roaring forward.
Happy New Year, Music lovers! Lots of new music set to be released by artists far and wide. Fired up to kick off the New Year with this much anticipated, long awaited release. 5 years in the making BRMC deliver on poetic truths, painting these tracks across the landscape of time and experience in a meaningful, sobering journey .
RockPicks // Januarys 2018 Edition
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club presents their 7th studio album ‘Wrong Creatures’, out January 12th.
North American Tour Begins January 15th.
The band has partnered with Plus 1 for the tour in which $1 from each ticket will be donated to War Child, a worldwide organization that supports programs aiding women & children dislocated and impacted by war, political unrest, terrorism and poverty.
This is the second month I am showcasing a new release I find worthy of your listening consideration.
RockPicks // December 2017 Edition
This month it’s an extra special one that will touch your heart and also help others this Christmas.
This new one-off track release comes from Ally Dickaty, guitarist and lead singer of The Virginmarys.
“Don’t Let Go”, was written and conceived as a song to bring about awareness for and raise money to aid the homeless of Manchester. Released on December 4th, 100% of all donations will be given to support homelessness via Cold Nights.
The track has already been recognized and shared, exceeding expectations with monies raised.
Starting this month I am showcasing one new release I find worthy of your listening consideration . I’ve been asked by several people for new music recommendations so I’m going to use this avenue to share the bands and music that are currently lighting me up. Enjoy !
ROCKPICKS // November 2017 Edition
Broken Witt Rebels have released their debut self-titled album via Snakefarm Records (CD & DL) on November 24th.
The album is a collection of new songs and the best of BWR to date. “Hailing from Birmingham UK, BWR are now winning over a new legion of fans with their infectious blend of rebellious rock and soulful blues. Lauded as one of a new generation of contemporary and distinctively soulful rock bands.”