Reviews

The Ruiners – Motorcycle Lazarus

and the Master of Fire and Love

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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.

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Zach Green Plays the Red Light Cafe Shootout

Zach Green plays the Red Light Cafe Shootout

April 25th, 2013 by BMF

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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 Zach’s original songs at ReverbNation.

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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.

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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.

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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

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The Unsatisfied – Songs The Belt Taught Us

MusicFilter Album Review

The Unsatisfied should be playing arena’s all across the USA rocking your town to the max. This album should do just that for them as it once again solidifies their pure Rock and Roll Punk rock pedigree. If real Rock is making a comeback, The Unsatisfied can help lead the way with this new record. They spit out Rock anthems that aren’t cheesy but full of ROCK feeling from the gut.

From the opening track of ” Rupture” to the following ” Blasphemers”, the music is goddamned grand big punk rock.  If Jerry Lee Lewis were a punker he would be in The Unsatisfied. The Unsatisfied ain’t practicing, this is serious shit people, real rock for real rock fans. Why these guys aren’t playing to the masses is a question I’ve been asking for years. This is The Unsatisfied’s masterpiece for sure. A culmination of luv, blood, rock, punk, glam, “Songs the Belt Taught Us” is one of those rare records you put on from song one to the end track and it ROCKS. No filler, just killer songs from beginning to end.

The Luvin‘” sounds like a ready made hit that doesn’t compromise coolness for hooks. Once you hear it you will be hooked. “Into the Gash” will make you wanna turn up the volume, crawl into bed and….well, you get the point, or you will once you hear it. “The Kids are Forever” just keeps the flow rolling and by now you will be wanting a shot of something good and the urge to turn it up will over take you. “Wives” is ‘motherfuckin’ violent’ and awesome. “Morbius” slows down (just a little) to bring you into the versatility and depth of The Unsatisfied, proving that a song doesn’t have to be a certain BPM to rock hard. “Ten Inch Waist” mixes genius songwriting and musicianship that will make you the listener wondering like I do, why aren’t these guys playing arena’s with their songs blasting out of FM and Sirius radios everywhere. (we are going to change that and make it happen). “She’ll Kiss the Fire” continues the Rock and Punk onslaught. Eric’s vocals are chilling, the bands music like a good gut punch.”Apocalypse of Joan” comes in well, apocalyptic. The final track “Blackie no tomorrow” will leave you wanting MORE!!. So lets get some more. Go see The Unsatisfied play live, go buy this record and all the ones they put out before this one, call your radio station and demand they play them, post about them on your social networking sites, tell your friends and play it LOUD. “Songs the Belt Taught Us” will not disappoint.

This review comes from the GUT, from my second listen of the CD. More ‘feelings’ will follow in an update to this review, as I can’t even put into words the great feeling I get hearing it.

I’ve been a Rock fan every since I found a pile of 45’s in my parents basement. I can remember sitting and listening to every word and sound come out of that old Zenith console, reading every liner note of each album I would listen to. Every since then, I always dreamed that one day I would see my name in the ‘thank you’s’ that bands would included on the record sleeves. The Unsatisfied made that little dream a reality with this album’s thank you notes, thanking me personally. Wow. Thanks guys. I wanna go on tour now. I feel proud to be a part of these guys tribe. If you are a real rock fan or a concert promoter or just someone looking for something new and original, get your hands on a copy of this disc and turn it up to 11. You will be glad you did.

More to follow

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Nashville Pussy Live @ The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA

We went to see Nashville Pussy on a rare Atlanta date before the band heads to Europe for a full on tour. The band did not disappoint. See all the photos of the night here. Not sure what I can say that I haven’t already said about Nashville Pussy. They always rock the house and everybody in it.
Bigfoot also played featuring various members of past Atlanta rock bands featuring Evil Jim. They kicked ass as well and I hope to see them again. Photo’s of Bigfoot and the other opening acts can be seen here.
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