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CD Review: "Sir Cadian Rhythm"

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.12.2015 | Arts
Christopher Zoukis

In March 2014, five musicians got together on Long Island, New York and decided to form a band. Christening the band "Sir Cadian Rhythm," a play on the circadian rhythms of the human body, the name presages the band's goal of instilling musical rhythm into the hearts and souls of their listeners.

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Waters Will Make You Fall In Love With '90s Alt-Rock Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.18.2014 | Entertainment

One listen through Waters' "It All Might Be OK" EP will tell you that band creator Van Pierszalowski (vocals/guitar) grew up listening to acts like Gr...

Anderson Cooper Ridicules Smashing Pumpkins Frontman

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.30.2014 | Media

CNN's Anderson Cooper misses the good old days, the summer of 1993 when "the shirts were flannel, the rock was alternative, and the Smashing Pumpkins ...

EXCLUSIVE Song Premiere: iamNateAllen Featured Solo Artist

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Reminiscent of Violent Femmes and Social Distortion, with a little Johnny Cash thrown in for good measure, Take Out The Trash is an eargasm of blues, folk and punk, with soul-wrenching lyrics that remind us of the days when the meaning behind the music actually mattered.

Underrated Albums of the '90s -- Part 5

Robbie Gennet | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Robbie Gennet

I started this series to shine a light on some stellar records from the '90s that may have been overlooked. Now that a few decades have passed, we can get some perspective and see how they've held up over the years.

Hozier Gets His Due

Chuck Nyren | Posted 10.11.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Last week I put up one of my silly tongue-in-cheek HuffPost offerings: I Am the Coolest, Hippest Uncle in the Whole World. It's gone ever-so-slightly viral thanks to Hozier retweeting my tweet -- and tossing up one of his own.

The Case Against Collaboration: A Solo Artists Manifesto

Brett Gleason | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Brett Gleason

Making an album by your self inherently takes longer but what is lost in tedium is saved in translation.

A Psychedelic Fur's Journey to Satellite Paradiso

Tom Semioli | Posted 04.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

If you missed the Furs the first time around, go figure out why their seven studio albums still sound as fresh as they did the day they came out. John Ashton is that rare breed of guitar player whom you can identify in a single chord.

Afraid to Die: Monks of Mellonwah Return

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

The Australian indie rock quartet, Monks of Mellonwah, is back on the music scene with the second part of their new full length CD Turn the People.

Alternative Rock Band Beijing Tries to Make Sense of the Conditions of Love

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

For most of us, Beijing connotes the capital of China. And some of us may even know that the word Beijing literally means Northern Capital; it's counterpart Nanjing meaning Southern Capital.

Mumford and Sons at The Greek Theater

Melissa Webster | Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

In every song, this band displayed a joy in the music, as if they're still just four men playing for kicks in the pub back home and not a band on the rise packing out venues.

Spose Q&A: Rhymes, Respect and Peter Sparker

Jake Fischer | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment
Jake Fischer

Ryan Peters grew up in Wells, Maine loving the Boston Celtics and bumping to Alternative Rock and Rap.

So It Has Come To This: Smartphones Banned By Band

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology

Alt-rock trio the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have had it up to here with inconsiderate concertgoers. No, not attendees starting fires or hurting each other. In 2...

Underrated Albums of the '90s -- Part 4

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts
Robbie Gennet

I started this series to shine a light on some stellar records from the '90s, now that enough time has passed to get some perspective. These are in no order but eventually this will make a great long list.

AfroPunk Album Review: The Dead Dumb Happy Life

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

With a disco-like sound of the late '70s, early '80s, the eighth track "Innocence" revs up the dance vibe again to lead us into the ninth track on the album, "Sleeping Disorder," a slow build-up to an emotional frenzy reflecting his turmoil that results in his insomnia.

A First Look at the New Dandy Warhols Video "Alternative Power to the People"

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

It's a blistering sensory assault with a rather unique conceit: old-school record scratching serving as a de facto vocal melody.

Fluke: Keeping Fanzines Alive

Melissa Webster | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Melissa Webster

So as I began this journey into musical discovery a little over a year ago, it isn't surprising I'd eventually stumble upon the various rock music fanzines passed among the truly devoted, featuring the latest kick-ass bands who'll never make it onto mainstream radio and some of the musical icons who did

Honah Lee: A Band on the Edge of Breakthrough

Melissa Webster | Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

You'd think after a band supporter offered to let them crash at his place after a show in the Ohio suburbs, only to have that same supporter pull guns out on them after they got to his house, the guys in Honah Lee would be a bit shaken by the memory, but no.

Prima Donna Nails It With Bless This Mess

Melissa Webster | Posted 09.05.2012 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Every once in a while life showers us with something so perfect it's nothing short of brilliant, and Prima Donna's recently released album Bless This Mess is as good as down and dirty rock 'n' roll gets.

Underrated Albums of the 90s -- Part 2

Robbie Gennet | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Robbie Gennet

You might know the superhooky "You Get What You Give" which was ubiquitous on radio around that time, but if you haven't heard Gregg Alexander's entire masterpiece, you are really missing out.

Underrated Albums of the 90s -- Part 1

Robbie Gennet | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Robbie Gennet

I wanted to shine a light on some stellar records from the '90s, now that enough time has passed to get some perspective. Feel free to post your own under-appreciated faves from the '90s in the comments below.

'It's Time' for Imagine Dragons: An Interview With Front Man Dan

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

2012-05-02-chattman.jpg I caught up with Imagine Dragons' front man Dan Reynolds and asked him their current tour and how "It's Time" manages to stay cool even when played ad nauseum on my favorite alt-rock station.

fiN: 'Twenty Three'/'Eve' Launch at Bush Hall, London

Lydia Hughes | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

fiN, the alternative rock quartet from Wandsworth played at Bush Hall, London this week to launch their new single 'Twenty Three' / 'Eve'.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Candlebox Is Never "Far Behind"

Jon Chattman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Multi-platinum rockers Candlebox are back with their first studio album in almost four years called Love Stories & Other Musings.

Music Matters

Marc Ruxin | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Marc Ruxin

It transports you back to great loves, crippling breakups, perfect summer nights, endless road trips, or the birth of a child. There is nothing in this world that even comes close to the associative power carried in song.