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Chatting With The Rocket Summer and Royal Teeth

I haven’t written a music post in ages, but I finally have some fresh content worth sharing. I previously wrote about The Rocket Summer opening for Switchfoot at the Georgia Theatre in Athens. As I’d written, his stage presence was phenomenal and I enjoyed the show, but was disappointed by the limited time he had … Continue reading


Living Things by Linkin Park – Album Review

In my previous blog post about Living Things and its lead single “Burn It Down,” I discussed how the new album would supposedly be an ode to the albums that made Linkin Park famous (i.e., Hybrid Theory and Meteora), and how the single had a new musical element–electronica–that I haven’t heard from Linkin Park before. I … Continue reading

Vertical Horizon Raises The Bar For Musicianship

Best known for their 1999 hit, “Everything You Want,” Vertical Horizon is much more of the technically sound, jam band than the (admittedly enjoyable) radio hit would lead one to believe. At Charlotte’s Fountain Plaza, Vertical Horizon lead singer, Matt Scannell, brought a stage presence that highlighted the emotion behind his music while never taking himself too seriously in … Continue reading

Amaryllis by Shinedown – Album Review

Two months ago I previewed the release of Shinedown’s first studio album since their 2008 release of The Sound of Madness. More than three years after its release, Amaryllis is here and while some of their oldest fans may be disappointed in the band’s evolution, I welcome it. Below is song-by-song breakdown and an overall score for the album. … Continue reading

Shinedown Set To Release New Rock Album, Amaryllis

“Shinedown has announced the upcoming release of their much anticipated new album. Entitled ‘Amaryllis,’ the record will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on March 27.” Music snobs often lump Shinedown in with the mash of other similar bands like Three Doors Down and Puddle of Mud. With their new album Shinedown plans to break … Continue reading

People and Things by Jack’s Mannequin – Album Review

Jack’s Mannequin released their third studio album on October 4th, 2011. Titled People and Things, the band’s third album follows Everything in Transit, and The Glass Passenger, which peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200. Lead singer Andrew McMahon explains the album: “I consider ‘People and Things’ a relationship record. My goal with many … Continue reading