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Tour Review: Joel Plaskett

Review by special guest correspondent Nathan Atnikov  Photo Credit: Joey Senft From sea shanties to pop songs, from blues rock to straight up guitar wanking—Joel Plaskett really can do it all. His albums have run the gamut and his live show does the same with ease. In Calgary’s Mac Hall, he even threw in a lip sync […]

Sunday’s Best: Beastie Boys

Back in the day, when this place was crawling with forums and chats about random acts of music, we used to poll ourselves. Which album not only set the artist atop of the industry, but stapled them in as musical gods. This week, we take on the Beasties Vote on all of our Sunday’s Best

Interview: Reptar

Hailing from the greater Athens-Atlanta-Asheville area, Reptar has been playing music ever since recorded history, but playing shows as Reptar since December 2008. Since then, the fast rising fabulous four has created quite a sensation around the Southeast. It all started with their debut 7″ recorded with producer Ben Allen. Reptar likes to first and foremost […]

Artist Update: Sarah Jaffe

Photo by Dylan Hollingsworth Not many artists are able to switch their styles very successfully. It’s especially difficult at the early stages, just as their careers are about to take off. North Texas talent Sarah Jaffe recently took a gamble by trying this, and the risk paid off well. Already a well respected and talented up […]

Video Of The Week: Dirty Heads “Spread Too Thin”

The news today has been focused on the death of the Beastie Boys‘ founding member, Adam Yauch, aka MCA.  So I couldn’t help but to think of one of my favorite bands who were heavily influenced by them, the Dirty Heads. We told you previously that they have a new record, Cabin by the Sea, […]

RIP: Adam Yauch

Beastie Boys‘ founding member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch is dead at 47, due to cancer.  Russell Simmons’ Global Grind broke the initial news.  He was being treated for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland in 2009, and missed the Beastie Boys’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction last month. Everyone had hoped, and assumed, […]

Artist Update: Thrice

Thrice, the epic popular Southern California rock quartet, declared a hiatus back in November. This came just a few months after releasing Major/Minor. Earlier this year they also announced a farewell tour. Rock  Sound got to interview drummer Riley Breckenridge at Groezrock 2012 last weekend. The footage has now made it’s way online. Here’s what […]

Artist Update: Jack White

The people have spoken: Blunderbuss is #1. The popular response to Jack White’s debut album has matched the critical fervor surrounding it: In the week since its April 24th release on Third Man Records/Columbia Records, Blunderbuss has sold 137,554 domestically, debuting at #1 on the U.S. albums chart–his first ever recorded effort to do so. The […]

Artist Update: Metric

We first told you back in February that Toronto based band Metric would be releasing their new record this summer.  Today they confirmed that Synthetica, their 5th studio release, is still set to come out June 12th. Here is the first single, “Youth Without Youth“, along with the brand new tour dates and tracklistings listed […]

Episode 113: Unsigned and Wound Up 7

Friends, foes and readers alike, volume seven? It was a quick year in 2011, and we still haven’t compiled the best of last year, perhaps a soon-to-be podcast. Unsigned and Wound Up of 2011 Volume 1: Volume 2: Volume 3: Volume 4: Volume 5: Volume 6: Alright, from January 15th through April 15th, we received […]

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