The Ruiners – Motorcycle Lazarus

and the Master of Fire and Love


I received the new Ruiners record a couple of weeks ago, Motorcycle Lazarus and The Masters of Fire and Love.

You may know if you ever come to this website I am a huge Ruiners fan already.

I will do a more lengthy review when I get the time but I wanted to say that it kicks major ass. Harder then recent releases it sounds GREAT. Get a copy before they are all gone. This is the type of record you plop on the turntable, turn the volume to 11 and let the music envelope your senses. Your senses will thank you.

Read a recent interview of Rick here and a local Detroit review here.


Zach Green Plays the Red Light Cafe Shootout

Zach Green plays the Red Light Cafe Shootout

April 25th, 2013 by BMF


Zach played four songs last night at the Red Light Cafe in Atlanta last night. His voice and lyrics were complimented by many in the Cafe with extra kudos coming from the bartender who said she really liked his words. Each artist was given 15 minutes to perform as part of the “Open for a big shot Shootout – Hosted by Kahle Davis. Zach had 6 minutes to spare after his first three songs and wowed the crowd with “The Trip” as his finale.

While Zach did not win round one of the shootout he plans to return next week with some new songs for another chance.

Links to last nights performance:

Zach Green – I don’t care

Zach Green – I never knew

Zach Green – Fall Away and The Trip(Not Here)

Hear and buy Zach’s original songs at ReverbNation.


Zach Green Reigns Supreme with “The Trip, Not Here”

Zach Green Reigns Supreme with “The Trip, Not Here”

April 16th, 2013 by BMF

Zach Green played the open mic night at Smith’s Olde Bar last night and once again ruled the stage with his incredible tone. The guitar did not come through all the way during his performance but it wasn’t missed because Zach’s voice is an instrument all its own. The crowd loved it and many said they look forward to more of his voice commenting how great his deep tone is. The song he played was “The Trip” written last weekend. We look forward to many more performances from Zach. For now here is a video of last nights performance.


Zach Green Debuts at Smith’s Olde Bar

Zach Green Debuts at Smith’s Olde Bar

April 9th, 2013 by BMF

All my life I have tried to put myself as close as possible to cool people and cool music. I’ve seen a lot of bands, made lots of friends and kept myself in the ‘cool’ loop of music all along the way. Life is a trip people, and the trip has put me into a whole new realm of being close to ‘cool’ music.

Zach Green, a friend, a part of my family, and one cool dude made his singing debut last night at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta. Though I sadly missed the event, I am happy to show and share with you his unique voice and talent here on MusicFilter. He has a tone that I have not heard in some time and really can’t even think of someone to compare it to. The tonal quality that comes through when he sings is felt in the gut and soul.

Unique and original, yes I said original, Zach has only just begun his musical journey and I am proud and happy to be a part of it.  Take a listen to Zach’s original song “I don’t care” and keep on the look out for upcoming appearances and more songs. If you would like to book Zach at your event or venue contact me here at MusicFilter for details.




Volume IV – Rockin’ Hard in Marietta

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Few bands today come across with any purpose. Volume IV come at you with the purpose of kicking your senses into oblivion with heart pounding vibes and styling that will affect you during and after. This three piece from Atlanta drives their point across loud and clear.

Joe Carpenter plays guitar and sings with a guttural stomp that will leave your mind a bloody mess. Blake Parris plays the bass and sings as well. His bass lines are thunderous to say the least. On drums is Troy King. He keeps it all moving forward with smashes and crashes that you will feel and hear in your head the day after a show. I don’t know much about the guys in the band except for Blake who is a long time friend. I am so glad I made it out to see these guys play. Thanks to Blake for turning me on to them. Volume IV are as fun to watch as they are to hear.


Bad Brains – Into the Future Review

I received the new Bad Brains yesterday and listened twice through this morning. It is really cool. Rock, Reggae, beats and more. If you don’t have it or haven’t listened to it I suggest this one for anyone’s library.


Van Halen – Madison Square Garden 2012


MC and I went to see Van Halen at the Madison Square Garden last week. The visit to NY was great and relaxing and fun. I enjoyed every moment with my honey.

Van Halen were great as I expected. Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang all sounded perfect blasting out that classic Halen sound like no other. Dave was his old self full of swagger and laughs. He still sounds great no matter what anyone says. His kicks weren’t quite as high as I remember in 1984 but neither are mine. He still has all that clown charm as MC is always pointing out how Dave reminds her of a clown. Regardless,  Dave is awesome and Van Halen sounded great, looked great and delivered all you would expect and more out of a Van Halen show. Music like none other. Best of all for me, a girl like no other who loves me.

See our other videos of the show here

Blurry photos of Van Halen live at Madison Square Garden 2012