Alternative rock is just another sub genre that was assigned to music that people were making that didn’t fit in anywhere else. It mainly descended from the …
This was the pilot episode of The Sideline Sportscast with Brandon Walton and Ashley Cox.
In the episode we covered:
2. NFL-Seahawks, Ray Rice, new Penalty for racial slurs, and Jim Harbaugh almost traded to the Browns
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Bruce Springsteen may be my favorite musician, and that is one opinion that I think I share with a number of people. Since his debut album in 1973, The Boss has consistently released albums that are all very good, and all very different. His latest album, High Hopes, was released January 22, and is a CD that all Bruce fans will want to add to their collection.
High Hopes is a glued-together type of album. Previous Bruce CDs have had stories interwoven between the songs, and can all be seen as one continuation of the same theme. This is not true for High Hopes. It is best to think of this as a collection of B-Sides rather than a completely new collection of songs. This is not to say that High Hopes feels disconnected or stale in any way; instead, what High Hopes does is take old Springsteen songs–Ghost of Tom Joad, for example–and re-record them. Added to this mix of re-done classics is covers of songs that Bruce Springsteen enjoys and some tracks that were only performed live, but have been made relevant again–for example, “American Skin” was a song originally about the shooting of Amadou Diallo and performed in 2001. On High Hopes, however, Springsteen has re-purposed the song to be about the Trayvon Martin incident. While not completely new, the work on this album is original and fresh, and very welcome.
Joining Bruce this time is Tom Morello, the guitarist from Rage Against the Machine, with whom Springsteen has worked in the past. His musical style contrasts a little with the E-Street Band, but together they make a good-sounding team. The end result is a powerful sound with the occasional hint that someone else has had a hand in the music.
High Hopes is a solid album by Bruce Springsteen. The sound is instantly familiar to fans of The Boss, and the songs deserve a place in Springsteen’s discography. While it may not be a starting point for new Springsteen fans, for those that already love The Boss it will be a solid addition.
Watch the High Hopes single music video here.
High Hopes by Bruce Springsteen is available now in stores and online.Read More →
Rarely can music be as grandiose, awe-inspiring and thematically complex than with movie scores. The very nature of cinema allows for nearly endless possibilities when it comes to setting music to scenery, characters and situations. Some scores end up iconic, hugely successful and win Academy Awards; others are never commercially released and their legacy survive only by word-of-mouth from enthusiasts. In honor of the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony on March 2nd, here are a selection of my personal favorite movie scores (note: I realize this list will be sci-fi/fantasy heavy, but I have been trying to expand my horizons. Bear with me…): …Read More →
Seahaven stopped in Boise, ID on their tour with Touche Amore, mewithoutYou and Drug Church. We had the privilege of being able to sit down with Kyle and Michael to ask them about their new album, Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only, bands from high school and their first performance as Seahaven together.
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I first stumbled upon this band when walking around downtown Reno Nevada with a group of friends. We heard some commotion from an overly crowed coffee shop and we decided to go and check it out and found this three person band, Memory Motel. It was a great discovery. This band is so unique …Read More →
Local math rock band, Fox Alive performed at The Crux with New Jersey band, Dads and fellow locals, King Brat on February 5th.
Fox Alive have been ferociously playing show after show in Boise and have steadily been building a reputation for themselves in the local scene. Fast fingers, brilliant guitar and high energy are some of the ways to describe the extremely talented band.
You can find Fox Alive on Facebook.
Check out pictures from the show below: …Read More →