Texas Rockers Blacktop Mojo steal the spotlight with this cover of Aerosmith classic , “Dream On”. A monster of a song and vocal, but they nail it, with Matt James going toe to toe with Steven Tyler’s primal wails and screams. This cover led me to the band’s website and music – – – which is best described as a fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal that falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Be sure to check out their album “Burn the Ships” / March 2017 on Cuhmon Records.
To pay homage to all the guitarists I love and all their beautiful guitars I am starting a new post series of photographs called, “A Man and His Guitar . ”
We all know that artists have a special relationship with their guitars and my goal is to capture some unique shots of the artist that showcase their guitars. The first here is a picture of Britt Daniel of Spoon and Divine Fits with his Fender Telecaster Thinline .
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 ***
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam will be honored at the 2018 MusiCares Concert For Recovery at The Shadowbox in Seattle on May 10th receiving the ‘Stevie Ray Vaughan Award’ in recognition of his significant work with MusiCares and his commitment to helping others in the addiction recovery process.
“Recovery is a journey that you take each day, and mine has been affirming from a musical standpoint and a community perspective,” said McCready. “To be able to raise funds for MusiCares and the critical addiction recovery work they do for music people across the country all year long is humbling, and it speaks to the way we can come together to help those in need.”
The benefit concert will support MusiCares’ addiction recovery programs with performances by Barrett Martin, Slash, Chad Smith; and artists Duff McKagan, Mike Ness, and Heart’s Nancy Wilson. The evening will close with a special performance by McCready andfriends.
McCready is also involved in Treehouse, a supportive program for kids in foster care that help them find their dreams and express themselves through music. He is also very active in the Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation. McCready plays with friends in Flight To Mars, a UFO tribute band that hosts charity events for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s ‘Camp Oasis’ program, helping send kids who suffer from these diseases to camp.
“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.