Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders get Red Light Fever

August 15, 2014 | Posted in ROCK | By

Red Light Fever by Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.

On “Red Light Fever”, Taylor wears his influences on his sleeve even more proudly than on the first Coattail Riders’ album. 70s Glam rock is the star of the show here, with many songs reminding this listener of everyone from Queen to The Sweet to T. Rex…

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Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders: Live at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City

August 10, 2014 | Posted in LIVE MUSIC, ROCK | By

Taylor Hawkins on stage, May 6, 2010.

On May 6, 2010, Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins played The Gramercy Theatre in New York City, New York with his side-project band “Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.” This show was the second of Hawkins’ current tour that I’ve had the chance to see, the first being on May 4 at the Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland…

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Taylor Hawkins soars with The Birds of Satan

April 30, 2014 | Posted in ROCK | By

The Birds of Satan.

Imagine, if you will, that Pink Floyd’s “Welcome to the Machine” had a love child with Aerosmith’s “Dream On”. The end result just might sound a great deal like…

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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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The Foo Fighters: More Than Everything You Ever Needed to Know

June 22, 2010 | Posted in ROCK | By

Wasting Light (2011)

The Foo Fighters as a band exists today as the brainchild of multi-talented musician/songwriter Dave Grohl, and was formed in 1995. Coming out of the grunge scene of the 90s, the Foo Fighters’ music has been labeled as “post-grunge,” “alt-rock,” “modern rock,” among other things, but can be difficult to truly pin down…

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