O Me! O Life!

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments16 Comments

Farewell Robin Williams. 

Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?

That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.


-Walt Whitman
Leaves of Grass (1892)



Rockstars On Mars Release New Video

Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments1 Comment
Rockstars On Mars just released a new video for "Fancy Panoucha." The super cool thing about this track is that it was mixed by Martin Sweet, guitarist for my beloved CrashDiet. The track is on the band's self-titled EP. "Fancy Panoucha" is gritty glam - I think you'll dig it! 

Twisted Sister Documentary Coming

Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 12:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments15 Comments
This is exciting for the Glam film lovers out there. The trailer for We Are Twisted F*cking Sister! was just released. The new documentary will chronicle the band's early club days. There's no release date yet, but the trailer is really cool - hopefully this gets some widespread play and maybe even gets aired on Vh1.

New Skid Row Lyric Video

Posted on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments5 Comments

One of our favorite bands is back with a new EP and lyric video to boot! Skid Row just released Rise Of The Damnation Army - United World Rebellion: Chapter Two. The coolest part of this release are the bonus tracks, including an Aerosmith cover of "Rats In The Cellar!"

Here's the track listing:

We Are The Damned 
Give It The Gun 
Catch Your Fall 
Damnation Army 
Zero Day

Bonus tracks:

Sheer Heart Attack (QUEEN cover)
Rats In The Cellar (AEROSMITH cover)

Robert Plant Plans North America Tour

Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments

Robert Plant is one of those guys I've always wanted to see live. I've never had the chance, but if he was playing near me. I'd definitely go without hesitation. Plant still isn't coming anywhere near me, but he might be playing a gig near you - so here are the cities and dates:

September 25 - Port Chester, NY at the Capitol Theater
September 27 - Brooklyn, NY at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
September 28 - Brooklyn, NY at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
September 30 - Toronto, ON at the Massey Hall
October 2 - Chicago, IL at the Riviera Theatre
October 4 - Denver, CO at the The Fillmore Auditorium
October 7 - Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood Palladium


Check Out The New SIXX: AM Video

Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments
Just the other day, news broke that SIXX: AM would release a new album this fall. The band is now out with a premiere of the video for "Gotta Get It Right," which is the first single from Modern Vintage. SIXX: AM released a teaser clip of "Gotta Get It Right" and I shared it here - most of the reactions were mixed at best. I'm curious to know if opinions are different now that the entire track is out and the full-on real video is live to "support" the track.

Order Now: Kix 'Rock Your Face Off'

Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments29 Comments

KIX is finally out with their first album of new material in, well, forever. Rock Your Face Off was officially released yesterday and the album is already blowing up the Amazon top seller list! You need to do your part to help KIX too, so make sure you hit up Amazon or iTunes and buy the record - it's like only $8 bucks. I haven't had enough time with the songs to do a proper review, so that will come in due time. For now, you can check out a full album stream on Loudwire.

Imagine my surprise when I saw that Stereogum picked Rock Your Face Off as album of the week. Of course the snobs in the comments section didn't appreciate the pick or the awesomeness that is KIX but I think you guys know what you need to do: get thee to Stereogum and school the hipsters!