Some bands have gone through a hell of a lot together. Still Standing are no exception to this rule, taking all of their hard learned life lessons and beautifully, transforming them into song. Their music is inspirational and attempts to make one be a better person – it’s great to see a band trying to do some good in the ugly world of today.
Sitting in the near capacity crowd on July 17th, 2008 at Toad’s Place in Richmond, Virginia listening to the band I found myself transported back to 1987. Granted the spandex is long gone and the hair may not be quite as high, but Dokken still put on one hell of a show. There have been a few lineup changes over the years but this line up of John Levin...
How many people can attest to dying once in their lives? Not many, but even fewer can say that they’ve died twice in their lives. With the inevitable third death coming at some point, the oh so endearing songwriter and vocalist Rod Black, frontman of Jet Black Stare will have died a total of three times in his lifespan. "I died when I was 19.
The Bright Lights Of America (2008)
When Kid Rock and Cracker come calling to you asking if they could cover your underground cult hit, you know you have something special on your hands. Rehab’s “Bartender Song” aka “Sittin’ At A Bar” has become the decade’s premier ‘Bar Song’ with the help of rigorous touring, word-of-mouth, and good ‘ol fashion jukebox play at watering holes across the country.
SafetySuit have had a busy year. The Nashville based rockers released their debut album, cracked the top 20 at rock radio with “Someone Like You” and started crisscrossing the country on tour. The band released Life Left to Go on May 13th through Universal Republic and things have been nonstop ever since.
If you’ve tuned into Modern or Active Rock radio in the last few years, you’re probably already familiar with Shinedown. The Florida band’s contagious brand of Melodic-Rock has been a playlist staple ever since they signed with Atlantic Records and released their debut album, Leave A Whisper in 2003.
Often times, side projects are some of the trickiest business in rock and roll music. A side project can be defined as a project undertaken by one or more musicians already known for their involvement in another group, usually one that has achieved some degree of mainstream popularity. Over the few decades since rock and roll was born, side projects have come...
Subversive Blueprint (2007)
Blessed Be This Nightmare (2008)
Oh Grave, Where Is Thy Victory (2008)
Sometimes having your cake and eating it too is just a dream that most people crave but will never achieve. For Throw The Fight that is not the case. They have a gargantuan sized ice cream-filled chocolate cake from Dairy Queen that they are slowly munching away at. The gentlemen in the band are smart enough to take small, mouse-sized...