Archive for November, 2006

Metallica’s Video Retrospective

November 30th, 2006

Multi-Grammy winners Metallica are set to release a DVD of their music videos during their time a Warner Brothers. The Videos – 1989-2004 will include clips taken from …And Justice For All up through St. Anger. Also included is the previously-VHS-only 2 of One and the video for “Mama Said” which never aired in America. The DVD is due in December 5th.

The DVD will play like this:

“Enter Sandman”
“The Unforgiven”
“Nothing Else Matters”
“Wherever I May Roam”
“Sad But True”
“Until It Sleeps”
“Hero of the Day”
“Mama Said”
“King Nothing”
“The Memory Remains”
“The Unforgiven II”
“Turn The Page”
“Whiskey in the Jar”
“No Leaf Clover”
“I Disappear”
“St. Anger”
“The Unnamed Feeling”
“Some Kind of Monster”
2 of One
“One” (Jammin’ Version)
“The Unforgiven” (Theatrical Version)
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (Film Trailer)
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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Pure Reason Revolution – The Dark Third

November 30th, 2006

Meandering In Dreams

As the music fades in on Pure Reason Revolution’s debut album, The Dark Third, an epic presence arrives. Like an overture to an opera, “Aeropause” assures listeners that the journey will be mythic and complex as its guitars, pianos and strings spiral towards the heavens ever so serenely. The album then shifts gears from fragile and beautiful to hard and heavy–sometimes at several points in one track. What holds the album back is its seemingly habitual meandering between its strongest points. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in Reviews

The Dagons – Reverse

November 28th, 2006

Fun with Reverb!

The Dagons have been complimentarily dubbed “the Bizarro White Stripes” by one critic because the singer-guitarist is female and the drummer is male. The moniker is more than apt on the duo’s album, Reverse, because only in Superman’s Bizarro World would The Dagons be considered remotely as good as The White Stripes—or good, period. Read more…

By Desiree Guzzetta Posted in Reviews

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ Golden Debut

November 27th, 2006

After entering the Billboard 200 at #25 just 4 months ago, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ debut album Don’t Fake It has been certified gold by the RIAA for sales exceeding half a million copies.

This news arrives just before they headline the 2007 Take Action tour and in the midst of their packed year-end intinerary.

The dates are as follows:

11/27/2006 Exit/In Nashville,TN

11/29/2006 Monkey Business Hilton Head,SC

12/01/2006 Tinker Field Orlando,FL

12/02/2006 Sound Advice Amphitheatre West Palm Beach,FL

12/03/2006 Ford Amphitheatre Tampa,FL

12/04/2006 House of Blues North Myrtle Beach,SC

12/05/2006 Zydeco Birmingham,AL

12/06/2006 Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge,LA

12/07/2006 The Otherside Tulsa,OK

12/09/2006 The Foundry Joplin,MO

12/12/2006 Headliners Toledo,OH

12/13/2006 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee,WI

12/14/2006 The Intersection Grand Rapids,MI

12/15/2006 Aragon Ballroom Chicago,IL

12/16/2006 Headliners Music Hall Louisville,KY

12/17/2006 The Pageant St. Louis,MO

12/19/2006 Mod Club Toronto,ON Canada

12/20/2006 Cabaret LaTulipe Montreal,QC Canada

12/21/2006 The Station Portland,ME

12/22/2006 Northern Lights Clifton Park,NY
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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Rockstar’s Taste of Chaos 2007

November 27th, 2006

The third annual Rockstar Taste of Chaos will kick off February 15th next year in Seattle. This time around, the touring event Will land in 41 U.S. and Canadian cities while featuring The Used, Evaline, Saosin, 30 Seconds to Mars, Senses Fail and Aiden with additional musical surprises to be revealed soon.

On December 1st, at, an internet pre-sale will launch for the event. By registering at, attendees will be eligible to win music gear, clothing, and video game systems as well as CUT THE LINE codes gaining first entry into venus and FRONT OF THE LINE codes putting them first in line at autograph signings. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Minty Fresh Launches Digital Store with a Free EP

November 24th, 2006

Minty Fresh have joined the recent indie label trend of offering a comprehensive digital store on their website. How better to celebrate than with a free EP? For a limited time only, the Je Ne Te Connais Pas EP by The Prototypes will be available at as a free download.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Je Ne Te Connais Pas
2. Exister
3. Un Gars Fragile
4. Decider
5. Boxe
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By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Coachella Grows, Country Fest Follows

November 22nd, 2006

The 2007 edition of the Coachella Music Festival will last for three days for the first time in its history. The desert festival is scheduled to last from April 27th to April 29th.

A week later, the innaugural edition of a yet-to-be-named country music festival. A lineup including George Strait, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Nickel Creek, Kenny Chesney and Lucinda Williams among others will play on the same grounds in Indio, CA where Coachella has appeared seven times before. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Air’s Pocket Symphony

November 22nd, 2006

May, 2007 will bring in flowers, springtime and a new album from French electro-pop duo Air. Pocket Symphony is the title to the forthcoming follow-up to 2004’s Talkie Walkie. Read more…

By Matthew Kiel Posted in News

Morrissey – Ringleader of the Tormentors

November 18th, 2006

Historians Note…

The title of Morrissey’s new album Ringleader of the Tormentors proves his capacity to pinpoint his own legacy. The forefather lauded to the rafters by varied artists (Radiohead, OutKast, Fall Out Boy, The Killers, Oasis) is in a category of his own. Critics simplify his post-Smith years and dismissively accuse him of not changing. In truth the solo canon has been ebb and flow in directions from indie, pop/music hall, glam, rockabilly, and progressive rock. These explorations were just out of step with the trends of the time. He wouldn’t be Morrissey if he weren’t a leader and agitator. In this respect, not much changes. Read more…

By M. Burns Posted in Reviews

Plaid & Bob Jaroc – Greedy Baby

November 17th, 2006

Two Rights Don’t Quite Make a Wrong

A CD/DVD collaboration four years in the making from ambient techno duo Plaid and visual artist Bob Jaroc, Greedy Baby illustrates the difficulty of releasing music in conjunction with other media. A book or videos may make a set of songs “that much better,” but if one part or the other is spotty where does that leave the value of the package as a whole? Read more…

By Adam Blyweiss Posted in Reviews ,