Month: February 2017

Daniel Ash : Freedom I Love & Introducing Poptone

It’s not often you get to talk to your musical heros.  I’ve had the privilege of talking to some of mine a few times now, and nobody I talk to has ever brought out the “fan” in me like Daniel Ash.  Rarer still, is talking to someone so absolutely positive and excited about their craft after 30 plus years of creativity,  but this is exactly where I found Daniel Ash when we spoke a few days ago. BT: Freedom I Love, is a very strange compilation of sorts, and really something that I’m personally absolutely excited to finally have...

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Dropkick Murphys – 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory

Original members Ken Casey and Matt Kelly are back with their cast of characters to deliver what DKM fans long for, a new record. Lots of guitars, lots of noise, and lots of Irish. This writer knows as I’ve been following the band for some 20 years now and haven’t missed a St Patty’s show in almost as long. The Lonesome Boatman is the raucous scream along to open the record followed up by the first single “Blood”. Here we have the boys pledging their allegiance to one and all declaring “If you want Blood we’ll give you some”. The standard cover songs...

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AFI – AFI (The Blood Album)

2017 sees the band’s current offering from Concord Records (known mainly for their Jazz artists), their third in as many records. The music is by Jade Puget, who also worked to produce said record with Matt Hyde (Slayer,Monster Magnet). Bass plater/multi instrumentalist Hunter Bergen is back working with drummer Adam Carson to provide the rhythm. Top that off with the fresher than ever sounding vocalist Davey Havok and AFI fans should be excited. The songs are strong, although it’s a little different for this time around, as it was for the last record. Up until “Burials” the credits read “All songs by AFI”....

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