Live Review: OURS @ Jammin’ Java — 3/3/22

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OURS performs at Jammin’ Java on March 3, 2022. (Photo by Marc Shea)

Jimmy Gnecco is a very soft spoken, down to earth person. As a musician and an artist, he is a powerful, uncompromising force. After Jimmy founded the band OURS, they played a total of five shows before the record label bidding war began.

But it was far from the dream that musicians hope for. It took years for Jimmy to get his first album to sound the way he wanted it to sound. And that wonderful sound was on full display in a recent performance by OURS at Jammin’ Java in Virginia.

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Preview: OURS @ Jammin’ Java, 3/3/22

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OURS (Photo art courtesy Jammin’ Java)

OURS hit the road next month in support of their latest album released last year. The self-titled set came out on OURS’ own label Cage Recording Company, the third to be released independently after several major label offerings.

To launch the tour, OURS performs at Jammin’ Java on Thursday, March 3.

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Live Review: The Lemonheads @ Baltimore Soundstage — 11/26/21

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The Lemonheads rocked a packed Baltimore Soundstage on Nov. 26, 2021 (Photo by David LaMason)

“You and I travel to the beat of a different drum,” the opening line of the Michael Nesmith-penned “Different Drum” goes. And so can be said for Evan Dando, the creative force behind The Lemonheads. From the punk leanings of The Lemonheads’ Hate Your Friends to the pop masterpieces on It’s a Shame About Ray and Car Button Cloth, Dando’s musical trajectory has never been beholden to anything other than Dando himself.

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Song of the Day: “The Men Who Rule the World” by Garbage

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Garbage (Flyer courtesy Sacks & Co.)

Garbage will share their seventh studio album No Gods No Masters on June 11 via Stunvolume/Infectious Music.

The record’s debut single “The Men Who Rule the World” and its accompanying mixed media video — created by Chilean film director, animator, and painter Javi.MiAmor — are out now.

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Livestream Preview: 3 Doors Down @ Mandolin, 2/5/21

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3 Doors Down (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)

3 Doors Down is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their multi-platinum debut album The Better Life with three opportunities to watch them live from your living room performing from Nashville.

The series kicks off on Friday, Feb. 5, in a livestream via Mandolin, and it will feature the band, for the first time, playing their debut album in its entirety plus 3 never before heard songs from their vault.

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Song of the Day: “Waiting on a War” by Foo Fighters (Happy Birthday, Dave Grohl!)

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Foo Fighters (Photo by Danny Clinch)

Hot on the heels of “No Son of Mine,” Foo Fighters unleash another dose of Medicine at Midnight in the form of “Waiting on a War.” In stark contrast to the bludgeoning “final f*ck you to 2020” (UPROXX) of its predecessor, “Waiting on a War” is a sprawling melodic opus that gradually builds to a patented FF rave-up.

If “Waiting on a War” seems to have an especially emotional heft to its lyrics, well, that’s because it does. Today is Foo frontman Dave Grohl’s birthday!

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Livestream Preview: Badflower @ Veeps, 12/13/20

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Badflower (Photo by Jordan Wolfbaur)

Primal and passionate, Badflower frontman Josh Katz transforms as he steps up to the microphone. The unmitigated kind of catharsis fueled by emotion and unfiltered intensity offers an awakening to the mind and body as audiences wholly experience the band’s palpable energy.

See Josh and the rest of the band in a livestream via Veeps on Monday, Dec. 13, as they declare, #ChristmasIsCancelled

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Song of the Day: “Bad at Love” by Smith & Myers

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Smith & Myers (Photo by Paris Visone)

Smith & Myers — the duo comprised of multi-platinum artists Brent Smith and Zach Myers — release dual songs from their newly-announced full-length album Smith & Myers Volume 2 out Oct. 23 via Atlantic Records, that will follow the release of Volume 1 on October 9.

Original track “Bad at Love” is a vulnerable and personal song about the difficulties of staying in a romantic relationship when you have a gypsy heart, full of clean guitar coils and finger-snaps, and is accompanied by a brand new video directed by Sanjay Parikh.

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