Kasabian at House Of Blues 9/19/2017

In the USA, a lot of people had written off Kasabian as another band that made a big splash when they came over from the UK, but couldn’t sustain any momentum stateside. Back in their native land they’ve been going strong, and this year marks their 20th anniversary as a band. They’ve actually kept things pretty consistent, with a new album out every two to … Continue reading Kasabian at House Of Blues 9/19/2017

Slaves at House Of Blues 9/19/2017

Three things need to be true about a punk show: loud, aggressive, and sweaty. Slaves checked off all three boxes opening for Kasabian at House Of Blues last night. Drummer/vocalist Isaac Holman screamed at the audience part of the time, and with them the rest as he led Slaves through a powerful set of songs. A two-man combo of drums, guitar, and vocals; Slaves get … Continue reading Slaves at House Of Blues 9/19/2017

Honey Gentry-Heaven, California

There is a new musical project called Honey Gentry, and today they released a second single. It’s a brooding lullaby with a dreamy, eerie familiarity. Guitarist Ruben Elbrond-Palmer helps give this song a compelling sound much different than the acoustic version which was also just released. They excel at writing late-night, staring at the ceiling, existential lyrics to which anyone can relate. They rip away … Continue reading Honey Gentry-Heaven, California

Exclusive Interview with Sharks Lead Singer James Mattock

A few weeks ago I was offered the opportunity to do an interview with Sharks, a UK band dropping their debut full-length next week. Time went by and I had other things to get to that took precedent. Finally, I got some time to listen to No Gods (which is quite good) and come up with some questions. I like doing these email interviews because … Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Sharks Lead Singer James Mattock