The Decemberists Find Their Magnum Opus With ‘The Hazards Of Love’

The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle The Thistles Undone…

The art of storytelling is alive and well within Colin Meloy and the musicianship that his fellow bandmates display in the Decemberists enhances the listeners journey. Past albums like Castaways and Cutouts and The Crane Wife definitely shows the growth and build up to the bands most ambitious album The Hazards Of Love. Continue reading

Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears Announce Tour

The ‘80s hitmakers will co-headline a series of North American dates this summer

Tears for Fears and Hall and Oates have announced a joint tour through North America. The ‘80s hitmakers will co-headline a series of dates starting in Tulsa in May and wrapping up Los Angeles in July. See their full itinerary below. Allen Stone will open with an acoustic set. Last year, Tears for Fears announced that they were working on their first new album since 2004.

See where both bands ranked on Pitchfork’s list of the 200 Best Songs of the 1980s.

Tears for Fears/Hall and Oates:

05-04 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
05-06 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
05-08 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
05-11 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
05-13 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
05-15 Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
05-17 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
05-20 Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
05-22 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
05-24 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
06-07 Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
06-09 Orlando, FL – Amway Center
06-11 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
06-13 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
06-16 Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
06-17 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
06-19 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
06-21 Quebec City, Quebec, Videotron Centre
06-24 Boston, MA – TD Garden
06-26 Washington, DC – Verizon Center
07-11 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
07-13 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
07-15 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
07-17 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
07-19 San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
07-21 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
07-23 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
07-25 San Jose, CA – SAP Center
07-28 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center

 

Courtesy of: pitchfork.com

Experience The Power Of Jazz With Phyllis Blanford

Lose Yourself In The Vibrant Voice Of This Sultry Songbird

When she walks into a room, everyone turns their heads. She’s magnetic. She’s Phyllis Blanford – a molasses toned vocalist with a high energy style that mesmerizes crowds and breathes new life into traditional tunes. Born to perform, Blanford has taken the stage throughout Europe including Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands to showcase her powerful voice to the masses.

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A Week In Review: Music By Alice Cooper, KISS, And More…

AND THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING…

It comes as no surprise to those of you who are interested in music, that Shallow Graves Nick Kruger is a connoisseur when it comes to all things Musical. That is why for our Week In Review, we will highlight some of Nick’s reviews on some of his favorite bands! Just click on the picture, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts!!!

1. Alice Cooper Goes Dark With 1983’s ‘Dada’

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Watch David Bowie And Mick Jagger’s “Dancing In The Street” Legoified!!

It Just Got Better!!!

Since the music video for Mick Jagger and David Bowie‘s incarnation of “Dancing In The Streets” hit the airwaves, people have been making fun at how awkwardly hilarious the whole package is. Even though it was created for Live Aid, the strange and unforgettable choreography only compliments their wardrobe and set choices. So of course it was only a matter of time that the glorious video would meet with Lego to create a harmonious marriage. Continue reading

THROWBACK THURSDAY: My Top 5…Hair Metal And Horror

Decline Of The Western Civilization Part 2 My Butt!!

Smile!!

Smile!!

The 80’s were a very vibrant time full of great metal acts! It was also a time of parents thinking their children were Satanists! Soooo…metal heard opportunity a-knocking and opened the dungeon door. Here’s a few of my favorites! Continue reading

Alice Cooper Goes Dark With 1983’s ‘Dada’

His Scariest Album To Date

Out of all of Cooper’s famous hits like “School’s Out“, “Welcome To My Nightmare“, and “Feed My Frankenstein“, the average person really doesn’t delve deep into his discography. Hardcore fans though will reference albums like Zipper Catches Skin, Flush The Fashion, and his most misunderstood concept album Dada. Continue reading