Month: September 2017


If ‘grind house blues’ was not a musical genre before Mattiel, it is now. Citing Peter, Paul, and Mary and White Stripes as respective influences, Atlanta-based singer Mattiel, bassist Randy Michael, guitarist Jonah Swilley, and drummer Jordan Manley have fused vibrant 60’s Rock ‘N’ Roll with new-age funk to create something that makes the listener nostalgic for the new. In Mattiel’s most recognizable song, ‘Whites of Their Eyes’ (a song that deserves to play over one truly fantastic Tarantino fight scene in the near future) is a desperado jam full of drum beats and vocal tweaks, inspired by one...

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Bluetint Magazine Volume 15

Listen to the playlist HERE    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club :  Little Thing Gone Wild Father John Misty: Pure Comedy Motorhead: Heroes Phosphorescent: This Land Is Your Land St. Vincent: Los Ageless The Lemon Twigs : Why Didn’t You Say That Joywave: It’s a Trip! Arcade Fire: Everything Now The Killers: The Man The Chain Gang of 1974: Wallflowers The Kills:  Echo Home Deer Tick: Jumpstarting The National: The System Only Dreams in Total...

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Blondie & Garbage: The Rage and Rapture Tour

Jul 30, 2017 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, Massachusetts Any time I can see Clem Burke and Butch Vig hold down a beat while Chris Stein and the guitar duo of Duke Erikson & Steve Marker bring the noise I’m there. Make no mistake though, this tour is about the ladies.  Shirley Manson bringing the rage and Debbie Harry bringing, well, everything. After catching the last couple songs of guitar/drum female openers Deap Vally, we grabbed a beer and settled in for Garbage. It made sense that electronics littered the stage for the Madison Wisconsin band as the band is made up of studio whiz’ & their second record was called 2.0. After the opener, new single No Horses, the bands ripped into a blistering run which included  Sex Is Not the Enemy, #1 Crush & I Think I’m Paranoid. As expected, the music sounded great and Manson doesn’t seem to have lost a step. The songs are still being played in their original keys and she even took a stroll through the Pavilion, high fiving her loyal, primarily female, fans. After a bathroom break and a stop at the merch booth, it was now time for Blondie. They opened with the nostalgic One Way or Another into Hanging on the Telephone, immediately whipping the crowd into a swarming frenzy. Next up was the track Fun, the first single off their latest release, “Pollinator”. This is especially fitting as Debbie...

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