Flyleaf Between the Stars Loud & Proud Records Flyleaf fans were stunned when the bands lead vocalist Lacey Sturm announced her leaving the band just days before the release of their upcoming album, New Horizons. After touring that album with new vocalist Kristen May at the helm the band is on fire with May’s full-length debut with the band, Between the Stars. Fans worrying about the bands direction need not […]

Amy Lee Aftermath Amy Lee Music, Inc. Fans of the immensely popular hard rock act Evanescence have finally got what they have been waiting for – a debut solo disc from the bands intense lead vocalist Amy Lee. As the bands driving force Lee has opened doors in the rock market with her bands more anthemic Goth rock. Her piano playing has always touched upon many moods; from romantic and […]

Phox Phox PTKF This band is really good at beautiful, subtle dynamics in every way. Phox takes their music from nothing to rich, funky grooves all throughout the album. The opening is “Calico Man,” which starts from gentle ambient swells and builds with such delicate sweetness I wanted more right away; a few seconds in I was already hooked. “Leisure” is the second track and the first with a drumbeat, […]

Kid Astray Taking You with Me Cosmos This EP is two original songs and four remixes, which as good as it is feels a bit like I’m being led on. I brought this point to the attention of the band to which their reply was “we might be just a little bit teasing”. I’m excited because I love the sound of Kid Astray and Taking You with Me EP is […]

Soundgarden Cruzan Amphitheater West Palm Beach, FL Sunday, August 10, 2014 Review: Matthew Pashalian Photos: Jeff Ansari It’s been a very long time since Soundgarden has performed in South Florida, let alone the state of Florida. With the bands last area performance being a part of the traveling Lollapalooza festival in 1996, for many in attendance at this evenings show, this was the first time to witness the band live. […]

Seether Isolate and Medicate The Bicycle Music Group After releasing a ‘Best of/Greatest Hits’ type album late last year, Seether are back with a new label and a more stripped down sound on their latest offering, Isolate and Medicate. The band’s second record with producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, The Fray, Gaslight Anthem) back in the producers chair, the band is back to being a 3-piece unit with a decidedly […]

Soundgarden Superunknown [20th Anniversary Box Set] UMe One can’t deny Soundgarden’s landmark album Superunknown as one of the crown jewels of the 1990′s. With singles such as “Black Hole Sun,” “Spoonman” and “The Day I Tried To Live,” the band were legends in their own right as they became radio giants and arena juggernauts that would go on to inspire throngs of new bands. With the 20th anniversary of the […]