Marianas Trench ‘Hey You Guys!!’ Tour Stops at Orbit Room

Written by Eric Mitts | Saturday, 30 January 2016 21:56 |

For some, Valentine’s Day is a time when lovers bask in each other’s undying devotion and blissful happiness. For others, like bassist Mike Ayley of emo-pop outfit Marianas Trench, it’s just another strange and confusing holiday. “Over the years I’ve become the most hopelessly romantic pessimist you’ll ever meet,” Ayley told Revue. “I’m a sucker for love, but have been jaded so many times.”

Lamb of God Enters the Orbit Room

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Monday, 04 January 2016 11:48 |

To say that Lamb of God helped usher in the new wave of American heavy metal in the early 2000s might understate the band’s significance in that movement.  The Richmond, Va.-based band’s second album, New American Gospel, actually made Revolver Magazine’s list of the “69 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time,” and its follow-up records have done nothing short of establish the group as one of metal’s most important and influential players.

Todd Rundgren: Disses Adele, Recalls Grand Funk

Written by Steve Miller | Monday, 04 January 2016 11:38 |

Given his pedigree — producer of platinum and revered maestro — Todd Rundgren’s opinion carries some weight and he’s fearless in expressing it. Let’s start with Adele, whom he calls “a victim singer.”

All Time Low: From MySpace to Now

Written by Eric Mitts | Sunday, 01 November 2015 11:32 |

Although the new movie Fan Girl is a wish-fulfillment for steadfast All Time Low fans, it’s also an astonishing honor for the chart-topping pop punk band. “To have a movie out there that loosely revolves around us means we’ve had some kind of impact on society as a whole,” All Time Low vocalist/guitarist Alex Gaskarth told Revue. “That is crazy to think about.”

Always Here: How Sublime’s Legacy Refuses to Die

Written by Eric Mitts | Friday, 30 October 2015 13:41 |

There are moments when Rome Ramirez still can’t believe what he gets to do for a living.

A Sublime fan, first and foremost, he would’ve never dreamed that he’d get to front his all-time favorite band, let alone sing the immortal words of beloved Long Beach icon Bradley Nowell for a whole new generation of fans.

So to get up onstage now, with one of his boyhood idols-turned closest friends playing bass beside him, he can only feel grateful yet aware of the huge shoes he has to fill every night.  

The Unstoppable Evolution of GWAR

Written by Josh Spanninga | Friday, 30 October 2015 13:30 |

Life isn’t always easy for interplanetary warriors trying to bide their time on Earth. Just ask Pustulus Maximus, lead guitarist for GWAR, the legendary shock-rock band. 

“I started out my tenure on this planet very disheveled. I just wanted to drink bottles of Jim Beam and lay in some gutters.” Pustulus explained. “Now I’m very disheveled.” 

L.A.'s Smallpools is living the dream

Written by Eric Mitts | Thursday, 08 October 2015 08:36 |

Since the sudden success of their song “Dreaming” last summer, the members of L.A. band Smallpools have been living out some of their wildest musical fantasies. 

Bombshell Burlesque: SuicideGirls Stop at The Intersection

Written by Dwayne Hoover | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 13:41 |

If you’re not familiar with SuicideGirls, think edgy, nonconformist pin-up models for the 21st century. The website has a devoted cult following, thanks to photos, profiles and interviews dedicated to its never-ending roster of tattooed, outsider models.

Tav Falco Recalls Early Days with Alex Chilton, Plays Tip Top in GR

Written by Rich Tupica | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 09:39 |

By the time the 1970s came along, Sun Records and the sounds of the ’50s were being eclipsed by hard, progressive rock. True rock ‘n’ roll, even in its birthplace of Memphis, Tenn., was going underground. That’s where Tav Falco & Panther Burns come into frame.

Netflix made the rock and roll star

Written by Steve Miller | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 09:29 |

In the ’80s and ’90s, music videos were breaking bands large, the tail wildly wagging the dog. Flash forward to 2011, when Last Days Here, a 91-minute video that would be available to anyone with a Netflix account, turned Pentagram, a band that had toiled in obscurity since the ’70s, into a cultish phenomenon.

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