Beacon Journal pop music writer Malcolm X Abram and pop culture writer Rich Heldenfels break down this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.To read more or comment...
The Black Keys will return to Austin City Limits for it's 40th season which will air on January 31st.
Here's a preview of the R.S. described "Nashville-via-Akron" band's doing "Fever." Dig Dan's polka dot shirt.
As the 57th Annual Grammy Award Nominations trickle out, we have our First Black Keys sighting (what, you think I endured "CBS This Morning" for all the other artists?)
BEST ROCK SONG
Ain't It Fun - Paramore
Blue Moon - Beck
Fever - The Black Keys
Gimme Something Good - Ryan Adams
Lazaretto - Jack white
Quick, someone sing me the hook of the Beck, Paramore and Ryan Adams songs!
I'll give this one to The Keys (that'll make their day, I'm sure) but I gotta say I love that "Lazaretto" riff, simple, rockin' and funky.
....more to come (probably)To read more or comment...
So it's December and that means it's time for the annual onslaught of end-of-the-year "Best of" lists. WHEEEE!
Well, Rolling Stone has jumped out ahead and named The Black Keys Turn Blue Album the 3rd best album of 2014
Wanna guess who took the two top spots?
Here's some hints...Rolling Stone is a very old corporate rock magazine that loves it's old classic rock buddies.
Let's see, which of their old rock buddies, released albums this year (Neil Young doesn't count)....OH! Here's Bruce Springsteen and wait! U2 forced an album on millions of people this year!To read more or comment...
Chrissie Hynde, rock icon and Akron native returned to her "beautiful home town" Thursday night at the Akron Civic Theatre with a new band, her name on the marquee and an album's worth of new songs from her solo album Stockholm.
Hynde, 62 was in fine voice throughout the 90 minute set and her Will Travel Band featuring Pretenders holdover guitarist James Walbourne gave both the Stockholm songs and the wealth of Pretenders tunes a healthy injection of rocking energy.
(Oh wait, this is a blog let's get a little less formal and a little more extemporaneous)To read more or comment...
Chrissie Hynde is playing the Akron Civic Theatre tonight at 7:30. Can't make it out to the show? Follow Beacon Journal music writer Malcolm X Abram right here throughout the night for the sights and sounds from the evening.
Click here for Malcolm's preview of the show.To read more or comment...
Beacon Journal pop music writer Malcolm X Abram will be at Blu Jazz+, the new venue on East Market Street in downtown Akron tonight. Follow his tweets as he shares his thoughts and photos on the club throughout the night starting at 7. Click here to read his story about Blu.To read more or comment...
OH MY GAWWWWDD!!!!
IT'S WUN DIRECT-SHUNNNNNNN!!!!
Dear parents and adult chaperones,
Having experienced the frenzy of a boy band at it's peak in a concert setting (Jonas Brothers at Blossom), may I suggest earplugs..good ones.To read more or comment...
You remembe DINK..they had a#1 alt-dance hit hit with the bouncy, stuttering rap-rock song Green Mind back in 1994 and two other minor hits featured in before being dropped by Capitol Records.
Well, now the band it's crazy and brief run have been given the rock-doc treatment with Gangrene: The DINK Documentary
The film will be screened for free at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night at the Venice Cafe (163 W. Erie St, Kent).
Following the screening there will be a Q&A with the director and former members of DINK.To read more or comment...
It's that time again. Time for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation to make some folks and fans happy and piss off others.
The induction ceremony will be taking place in Cleveland this year, so we've got that going for us and if Nine Inch Nails' get inducted it'll be a homecoming trip for Trent Reznor who got his start in Cleveland.
Here are the 2015 Rock Hall Nominees...
Green DayTo read more or comment...