“rock” News

New release: Action Will Be Taken brings the hardcore!

Back in 1995, Orie Weeks, Alex Remlinger, Dez Burke & Shawn Franklin (who you may know from The Scallions) formed Action Will Be Taken in response to the subdivisions and cliques that were then forming in the hardcore punk scene. They exploded onto their local scene, not caring about photos or…… Read “New release: Action Will Be Taken brings the hardcore!”

New release: Volume 47 of our netBloc series has arrived!

As is the usual with our netBloc series, netBloc Vol. 47: Grooves For The Sentient is packed with incredible music from around the globe that’s been released under a Creative Commons (CC) license. There’s little chance that you won’t find something on it that completely grabs you. With this serie…… Read “New release: Volume 47 of our netBloc series has arrived!”

fortyFive Friday: Pete Lund returns with Gypsy Cab!

I’m very happy to be able to present you this great new fortyFive by Buffalo, NY singer/songwriter Pete Lund. Pete returns with the driving “Gypsy Cab”, an up tempo rocker recorded along with Sound Garrison’s Mark Garrison. The “B-Side” is the completely remastered re-release of his excellent 2012…… Read “fortyFive Friday: Pete Lund returns with Gypsy Cab!”

New release: #returnofthenetbloc!

After a shocking nine months since the last netBloc release, I’m very happy to say that we return today with Volume 46 of the series with “#returnofthenetlboc”! The reasons for such a lengthy delay are many… among which are… busy release schedule… difficulty locking down all tracks, causing a reco…… Read “New release: #returnofthenetbloc!”

New release: Vpopolam return with "Bez alboma"!

I’m happy to present to you the latest funky, funky EP, “Bez alboma”/“Unalbumed”, by Russian band Vpopolam… a tight little selection of mostly instrumentals and a couple interesting vocal tracks featuring samples from the ccMixter archives. Thanks once again to the guys of Vpopolam for the fresh…… Read “New release: Vpopolam return with "Bez alboma"!”

New release: blocSonic welcomes The Scallions on board with the release of "Agony Through Ceremony XE"!

A little over ten years ago, in 2002, I began working for SLAMjamz, the label run by Public Enemy’s Chuck D. I began by designing cover art for their digital single series. Among those digital singles were seven designed for Connecticut avante-garde power pop group, The Scallions, consisting of me…… Read “New release: blocSonic welcomes The Scallions on board with the release of "Agony Through Ceremony XE"!”