To the casual listener, the Deftones latest album, Diamond Eyes, doesn’t seem all that different from the hard-rocking California band’s previous releases. However, the album, which dropped May 4, isn’t your average Deftones disc, because there’s far more to the story than just writing, recording and releasing.
Deer Tick front man John McCauley has been honing his sound since 2004, touring around the country and taking inspiration from his travels. Even the band’s name was inspired by one of McCauley’s adventures — a hike that ended with a deer tick attaching itself to McCauley’s scalp.
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Born in Washington, D.C., to a Sudanese father and an African-American mother, Amir Mohamed grew up in Maryland, influenced by soul and rap as well as the myriad of musicians on both sides of his family.
After the devastating news from Mexico hit the news everywhere after up to 5,000 barrels (200,000 gallons) of oil per day leaked into the ocean of the Louisiana Coast threatening wildlife and sea animals, musicians have come to its aid!
Not many active artists in the world of music have seen as much as Billy Corgan. The front man for the Smashing Pumpkins has found mainstream success but has also been on the fringe of the music scene thanks to his unique blend of goth, industrial and alternative rock that really defies classification.
John Mayer takes a lot of flack, but despite all of the criticism, there’s one thing for certain – the man can write some quality songs.
There’s no doubt about it – Slash is an iconic figure in the world of rock and roll. Everyone from classic rock fans who saw Slash tear it up with Guns N’ Roses to kids who’ve just seen his doppelganger in Guitar Hero can recognize the shaggy hair and top hat as signs of a legend.
At the turn of the century, The Get Up Kids were firing on all cylinders. The release of Something to write Home About in 1999 launched the band to notoriety and effectively identified The Get Up Kids as the prototypical emo rock band.
Upon first discovering the name of Toronto’s finest experimental electronic rock group, Holy F*ck, one might be turned off by the perceived crassness and obscenity.
Icelandic producer and composer Valgeir Sigurðsson follows the success of his solo debut Ekvílibríum which The Fader called “a singular album, as ornate as it is direct”—with the soundtrack to the documentary film Dreamland (Draumalandið), to be released February 22 on his Bedroom Community label.
For a while, it looked like the world was never going to hear a sixth Deftones album. After the release of 2006′s Saturday Night Wrist, the band had planned a follow up, Eros, to be released in 2009.
Serena Ryder sings with conviction; she’s sexy but she also sounds like she could kick your ass. The Canadian, Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter played the intimate City Winery on February 25 to audience cheers and turned the place into a sing-a-long that fans appreciated by the show’s end.
Stadium-sized “Posner” chants took over the Blender Theatre at Gramercy while a waft of marijuana emanated its way throughout. Posner emerged sharply dressed in a blue and red leather jacket, kicks and a black button-down, cupping his right ear to the crowd on that side of the stage, then making his way to the other side with his left.
For fans of the addictively-catchy indie-pop sounds of The Shins, the news that broke this January – that lead guitarist vocalist James Mercer would be taking a break from the band until at least 2011 – was discouraging, to say the least.