Three undeniable talents from the world of heavy music have joined forces. Howard Jones: the former Killswitch Engage and Blood Has Been Shed frontman, who garnered two gold records and a grammy nomination during his decade-long tenure with the Massachusetts band.
Francesco Artusato: celebrated solo artist and guitarist with All Shall Perish and The Francesco Artusato Project and John Sankey: drummer for the Australian band Devolved, who has also worked with Fear Factory and Divine...
Iíve been writing and recording music in one form or another since I was 12 years old. It had always been something I ďjust didĒ and I canít honestly say I ever gave it a fair chance to reach its full potential. But recently, with an extra bit of confidence, a series of liberating events, and an unwavering determination, I decided now is the time and finally made a full-length record of my own. And around it, formed a new band called Mosey. Here is the first song from that record.
My record label was really unsure, but I said ĎLook. Either I go make this record or I go to a mental health clinic. So itís really not your choice: This is what Iím going to do, for my own personal mental health. This is what I have to do, because music is my therapy.í
For today's "countdown" feature, I thought that we could maybe get a good discussion going about our favorite hidden gems in music. I posted a list of some of my favorites a while back in my blog, but I never shared them here. Here are 5 things I find cool about music. What are some of yours?
The music industry's most loved/most hated (depending on who you ask) week of the year, SXSW, is here once again! We'll have three staffers down there this year (Eda, Ryan and I) seeing as many bands, parties and free taco-filled events as possible. Daily updates from the three of us each morning will be posted on the home page, and we will also be updating the AP.net live show twitter (@apnetatshow). You can also follow each of us individually on twitter to see what bands and parties we're at at any given moment (@paultao, @alueda, @ryangardnerc). If you're down in Austin for the madness, feel free to say hi to any of us that you run into on the streets! Most of us get in tomorrow...
Dates for Anti-Flag's east coast 20th anniversary shows can be found in the replies. Support on the various dates includes The Swellers, Make Do and Mend, Hostage Calm, Lemuria, Code Orange Kids, This Is Hell and more.
If you missed it, you can watch Justin Timberlake's full episode of SNL here. If you would rather just watch his performance of "Suit & Tie" and "Mirrors," you can do so by going here and here respectively. Be sure to keep your ears open for his slight shot at Kanye West in response to his remarks a few weeks back.
Bleach Blonde has given us an exclusive stream and free download of an acoustic version of "Sea Mint Pastel." One of the newest additions to the Rise Records family, the band is finishing up its debut full-length in Portland. Stream the acoustic version of "Sea Mint Pastel" on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies and download the track for free here