After a long and grueling holiday season, long drives, hours of shopping, too much time with family members, who doesn’t need to cut loose and get some aggression out? And that outlet was delivered in the form of the first big metal tour of 2011 with the Monster Energy Music As A Weapon 5 Tour, featuring Korn, Disturbed, Sevendust and In This Moment.
Archive for January, 2011
When you think of New York City, a lot of thoughts come into your head. It’s an eclectic place in every aspect, and music is no exception. The Big Apple has it all, even bluegrass. In a candle lit Highline Ballroom rich with the smells of good wine and even better food, The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America’s 2010 band of the year, The Grascals, brought their smooth sound to the big city this past Sunday.
Several of country music’s biggest starts are putting on army combat boots in place of their cowboy boots. Marcus Luttrell, a New York Times best-selling author and Unites States Navy SEAL retiree was the inspiration for this boots campaign. The Boot Campaign is a medium of getting Americans to give back and express their gratitude to our armed forces.
An Iowa darling, Holmes’ biggest musical influences are an “eclectic mix, including female singer-songwriters Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, as well as the Beatles.” From her debut album, Second Chances, most of the songs were co-written with her producer. “This album is reflective of my life experiences or the experiences from the people around me,” Holmes says. “If you …
Just two weeks after claiming the #2 spot on the Active and Mainstream Rock Charts, Alter Bridge have stormed the top overtaking the #1 spot with their single, “Isolation.” The single, from the recently released ABIII, highlights another milestone for the band becoming the group’s first #1 single in their career. Each of the band’s two previous albums had singles land at #2, “Open Your Eyes” from their debut album One Day Remains and “Rise Today” from their critically acclaimed sophomore effort Blackbird.