“It’s great to mix the blues with all the other music I love and make something, hopefully uniquely my own.”
Just because you take some of the best musical entities in the world today – for example, Kings X dUg Pinnick, Dokken/Lynch Mob’s George Lynch, and KORN drummer Ray Luzier – and put them together doesn’t necessarily guarantee that anything musically noteworthy will come out.
Dave Franklin was a fixture in New Jersey’s underground music community for more than 30 years, fronting one of the state’s favorite and enduring punk bands, Vision, from 1986 until his passing on January 5, 2017. A tribute concert will be held on April 2nd in Asbury Park, NJ.
For those of you who are connoisseurs of Southern Rock, does The Symphony of Rock have a treat for you! There is a band in Louisiana that is making some big noise north of the Big Easy called Louisiana Swamp Donky. (LSD…tongue-in-cheek? Ain’t asking!)
Welsh alternative rock band Ortario are quickly establishing themselves as one of the best new rock bands in the UK. Following up on their first two singles released in 2016, “Forte” and “All Outta Money” – both of which are very good – they dropped their debut EP A Place Called Home in late January, and it’s outstanding.
Earlier this year, an upcoming tell-all documentary about the unspoken truths of the 90’s alternative music industry was announced, entitled UNDERGROUND INC.: The Unsung Story of Alternative Rock. The documentary is currently in production and scheduled to be released later this year.