Monday, March 28, 2011

These Unknown Bands Need your Help to get on The Rolling Stone Mag !

Hey y'all Rock Music fans,

Rolling Stone's “Do You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star?” competition is now in its second round, with just 8 bands remaining.

The competition seeks to find one of the best new bands in the country, through a series of elimination rounds. The winning band gets themselves on a Rolling Stone cover and a recording deal with Atlantic Records. Thousands of fans have already cast their votes, but the competition is just heating up, as they've just narrowed the pool down to these eight:

Mod Sun
Skyler Stonestreet
Lelia broussard
Romany rye

Check out videos of the bands reacting to the good news on Skype here.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

You Gotta Watch The Boxing Lesson Right Now !

What's up Folks ? I just got to watch a COOL new video just released by The Boxing Lesson for their song "Three" from Fur State.

It's an upbeat electronic number, and right from the beginning till the end, you're sure to be up on your feat, dancing all around on its foot-tapping rhythm and beat throughout the song.

Check it out :

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Now That's What We Call a Rock Mandolin !

Folks, Now this is really a creative band called "The Poland Invasion", and though the name's got nothing to do with the World War 2, they actually got named after its founder, Jen Poland, who also happens to be the vocalist and the Lead 'Mandolinist' too ( Yes, she plays the Mandolin, on DISTORTION ! ).

Not only does the band feature an electric distorted mandolin as a lead instrument, an animal on drums, and a groovy bass, but all members are film makers. As of now, there are six members in the band and all of them have been actively producing films and videos for the last few years.

I got to watch two of their music videos, and I must say, I quite liked the sound of the Mandolin on distortion. Now that's something different, something unique, and that's exactly what these guys are all about. Following are those videos to check out :

This track, "Ice house" had a really nice 'rock n roll' riff, an amazing blend of the mandolin and the guitar. Though I'd have to say that the vocals were not as good as the music is, but nevertheless, I liked it much! Throughout the song, the bass is very well maintained. And finally, the Mandolin solo brought out a 70's touch into the track.

"I got something" has an awesome Bassline, with some really well balanced drums. The rhythm throughout this song is very strong. Overall, I'd say that this was an amazing track.

Overall Rating: 8 on 10 !

Monday, March 7, 2011

Blaas of Glory to Shoot their New Video at the Strychnin Gallery, Berlin!

On March 20th the Dutch monsters of acoustic entertainment, Blaas of Glory - Heavy Metal Marching Band, will shoot their video to Enter Venus at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin.

Enter Venus is Blaas of Glory's second single of their current album Highway to Hell. Armed with sousaphone, flute, clarinet, glockenspiel, banjo, accordion, washboard, acoustic guitars, snare and bass drums as well as a lot of powerful vocals this ensemble reinterprets and recreates works by artists such as Van Halen, Europe, Metallica, Iron Maiden or Motörhead and brings the rock'n'roll experience to a whole new level.

For this upcoming video shoot Blaas of Glory will get support from various
specialists of different fields. Among them are Dutch actor Tygo Gernandt, artists Skeleton Heart and Daniël van Nes as well as director Judy Jacob and producer Yasha Young.