Brandon Flowers Takes a Break from The Killers with Flamingo

August 9, 2014 | Posted in ROCK | By

Brandon Flowers Flamingo, released in 2010

Brandon Flowers, lead singer of the highly successful rock band The Killers, breaks the mold of the typical debut solo album with his first solo record, Flamingo. Unlike other singers who release an album of material that wouldn’t fit the sound or structure of their bands’ work…

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Fiction Plane: A Great Modern Rock Band

April 17, 2014 | Posted in ROCK | By

Joe Sumner of Fiction Plane. Photograph by sockii.

Fiction Plane may be one of the best modern rock bands you likely have never heard of. (But if you have heard of them before, good for you!) If their lead singer and bass player looks – and sounds –

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New Music for 2014: My Most-Anticipated Releases

November 12, 2013 | Posted in ROCK | By

The Foo Fighters

Sockii’s Picks for Exciting New Music Releases in the Coming Year Every year, the anticipation builds for music fans as we look forward to new albums from our favorite artists. Personally, 2013 wasn’t a great music year for me; there

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In Review: Linkin Park’s “A Thousand Suns”

November 2, 2010 | Posted in ROCK | By

A Thousand Suns by Linkin Park.

This record, in the works since 2008 and finally released in September 2010, takes the band in new directions with its daring “concept album” approach, focusing on heavy issues of nuclear armageddon, warfare, technology and humanity. While the album’s concept approach occasionally loses focus…

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The Hoosiers’ Record-Length Single “Stop Giving Me Verses”

October 4, 2010 | Posted in POP | By

The Hoosiers' 2010 album "The Illusion of Safety".

English pop-rock band The Hoosiers recently released a special treat for their fans with the 45-minute long new single, “Stop Giving Me Verses”…

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Les Claypool with Hot Head Show at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 6, 2010

June 10, 2010 | Posted in LIVE MUSIC, ROCK | By

Hot Head Show opening for Les Claypool, June 6, 2010 in Atlantic City.

Les Claypool played Showboat’s House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 6, 2010. Scheduled against Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks, turnout for the show was rather sparse to be generous…

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“Hot Head Show” May Be the Best Band You’ve Never Heard Of

June 4, 2010 | Posted in ROCK | By

Jordan Copeland of Hot Head Show.

If the generic, bland sounds of American Idol are getting you down about the state of the modern music scene, then check out the wildly innovative music of Hot Head Show. This unique trio from London, England is never going to end up on any Top 40 playlist, and that’s only one of the things that makes them so great…

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