Written by Craig Will (puffkix) Saturday, 20 August 2011 05:00
I have a subscription to eMusic, which means that I pay $20 a month and get 3 to 5 full CDs depending on the artists. This setup isn't for everyone but it works well for me because $20 a month on music is worth it and if it means I get more than 2 CDs for that much money I'm super pumped. eMusic also tends to have lesser known, less popular and eccentric sounding bands for cheaper than the mainstream artists, which is perfect for what I like to listen to. This is all a lead up to the fact that the artists in today's Listen To This are my purchases from last month. Get your headphones ready.
Written by Craig Will, puffkix Thursday, 07 July 2011 05:00
Taking Back Sunday was the focal point of the last installment of Listen To This and if you read it then you know that I was super excited to see them live. What I didn't mention was how excited I was to see the other bands as well. This edition highlights those bands as well as the brand new self-titled TBS album that wasn't available for recommendation.
Written by Craig Will, puffkix Sunday, 19 June 2011 11:00
Has it really been almost two months since I last wrote a music review? I won't bombard you with excuses as to why it's been so long, let's just jump to the good stuff.
The 5th full length studio album from Taking Back Sunday is self-titled and set to drop on June 28th. With a single already released, El Paso, and a tour schedule that brings them to me on June 17th, I am very excited. So this episode of Listen To This is going to be focused solely on Taking Back Sunday. Here we go...
Written by Craig Will, puffkix Sunday, 10 April 2011 05:00
We're back for number 3 in the Listen To This series! The Game Changers tour, headlined by A Day To Remember, just came through my city. Although I didn't get to go see the show, I was a fan of the lineup. There's only about a week left of the tour, but if you like what I recommend then you'll be prepared to see any of these guys next time they stop in your city. Perhaps you're even lucky enough to have them still headed your way on this tour, you can see them now!
As previously mentioned, A Day To Remember is headlining but who did they bring with them? Well, Bring Me The Horizon, We Came As Romans, and Pierce The Veil are playing alongside the Florida bred band. Since we already covered Pierce The Veil in LTT #1 we'll look at the other three bands today.
Ready to rock? Let's roll. I know, that was weak and I'm sorry.
Written by Craig Will Sunday, 27 March 2011 05:00
Welcome to episode 2 of Listen to This. Last week we talked about guys that can shatter glass with their vocals and this week we'll talk about genres… and how I don't believe in them.
The era we live in now is full of products that blur the line between different functionalities and mediums. Take smartphones for example: calling and texting have been standard for cell phones for a while now but we have the added convenience of the internet, games, email, and so much more on the go. I see music the same way -- sure an artist may fit into one or another genre, but styles have become so muddled and merged it's hard to tell where one ends and another begins. This week we'll look at bands that don't believe in falling into any particular sound.
As always I will pick out three tracks from an album that really exemplify what to expect from the group. And sometimes a fourth bonus track that is either an exception for the group, such as a hardcore/metal group doing an acoustic or slow number (i.e., Vermillion Pt. 2 - Slipknot), or a fourth track that fought tooth and nail to be with the other three.
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