#Undercover / Blacktop Mojo – “Dream On”

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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.

Link to hear cover : https://youtu.be/qF9dCWmq3pM

#Undercover / Korn – “Another Brick in the Wall”

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Worth pulling out and dusting off for my #Undercover segment this month .

Korn took on iconic Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall.” There have been some haters on this one, but I have to say I enjoyed their expanded interpretation.

* Link here : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkiJJ_NkD0
(from Korn -Greatest Hits Volume 1 Year – 2004)

New #Undercover Series

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New series I started back in March called “UnderCover ” – bringing you some of the dopest covers of some of most beloved and iconic tracks.

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Kicking it off with Bad Wolves cover of coveted The Cranberries, “Zombie” .
Deeper, darker, — definitely did it justice.
Watch full video here: https://youtu.be/9XaS93WMRQQ

 

“A Man and his Guitar ” Series !

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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 .

Goo Goo Dolls head out on 20th Anniversary Tour of “Dizzy Up the Girl”

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 .

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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.

You can find all the dates here :

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Goo Goo Dolls   All rights reserved. Rockpicschick Photography and Music.

 

#RockPicks // May 2018

#Rockpicks    May 2018

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.

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Looking forward to more gems like this on the album.

 

#RockPicks // March 2018

#RockPicks  March 2018

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):

April

11 London Islington Assembly Hall

** USA DATE ! April 18   New York, NY   Irving Plaza

** USA DATE !  April 25   Los Angeles CA  Fonda Theatre

May

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  ***

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MUSICARES ‘CONCERT FOR RECOVERY’ TO HONOR Pearl Jam’s MIKE MCCREADY

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 MartinSlashChad Smith; and artists Duff McKaganMike Ness, and Heart’s Nancy Wilson. The evening will close with a special performance by McCready and friends.

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.

#RockPicks // February 2018

“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.

RockPicks // February 2018 Edition

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On tour now. Dates here :
https://www.thebadflowers.uk/shows/
Listen to single “Thunder Child” here: https://youtu.be/34buNKPQWFA

#RockPicks // January 2018

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 . 

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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.

Listen to single “Echo” here: https://youtu.be/0CCxuxBQmpk