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Bettye LeVette at the Kessler Theater in Dallas 11/29 – Rock NYC Review

 

By Steve Crawford at Rock NYC

 

It’s hard not to root for Bettye LaVette.  By this time, her back story is well known.  After over four decades of living on the fringes of the music industry, she has received both critical acclaim and two Grammy nominations.  Her 2008 performance of The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” at the Read More

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CMJ 2012: The Big Picture Media Showcase

Lily and the Parlour Tricks, The Mercies, Socratic, The Ugly Club and others light up Sullivan Hall at CMJ

 

As you might expect, this year’s CMJ Festival in New York was packed full of bands, some talented, others. . . less so.

 

With multiple shows, events, and showcases happening constantly over a period of just a few days, CMJ can be hit or miss of experience. However one gig at this year’s festival we definitely didn’t want to miss, was the Big Picture Media Showcase. Big… Read More

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Theory of Noise

Theory of Noise are a heavy rock outfit from Merchantville, New Jersey. These hard-rocking Jersey boys have a sound that’s more old school than a lot of the nu metal, emo, and grindcore played by heavy bands these days. We were particularly impressed by the hooky metal riffery on “Cradle,” which you can check out in this cool video clip that shows Theory of Noise at their most rock-outingest.

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We Were Giants

We Were Giants are two brothers and their best friends who make music loud together. The band have a riotous indie pop-rock sound, and an understated cool about them that could easily transform them into indie darlings, were the cards to fall that way. They’ve already landed airplay on some of the top stations in Ireland and could have what it takes to appeal to a more international audience. You can say you heard them first at GSTV when you check out this video for “She Said.”

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The Dirty Clergy

Formed in 2009, the Dirty Clergy are a rock and roll band from Winfield, Alabama. Known for their distinct, edgy sound that’s a hybrid of grunge, garage rock, and punk, the band draw on influences that include Oasis, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and the Ramones. For a band that started out as a folk duo, the Dirty Clergy have a pretty rocking sound. You can get a good sense of the band’s stripped down vibe and style when you watch this video for “Shake.”

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The Adarna

Seattle indie rockers The Adarna are a cool guitar-driven band with a slightly anglophile bent. Citing influences like The Cult, Muse, and Guns N Roses, the band has crafted an appealing original sound. The Adarna released a five-song, Kickstarter-funded EP earlier this year and then went on… Read More

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