Vol. 1 No. 14, Week of May 30, 2011
This week: Low get raw, Donny Osmond impromptu guest-vocals with Fictionist, The JaneDear girls up for an award, Colby Miller’s new album out NOW, the 5 Browns and Yo Gabba Gabba touring (separately), New Roxy Rawson song, Neon Trees, American Hollow, and Donny and Marie!
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Recommended if you like: Tool, Dream Theater, Dredg
Recommended tracks: “Blow Wind! Bring Forth Storm!”, “State of Decay”
American Hollow, with their debut album Whisper Campaign, represents a genre and attitude that is underrepresented on Linescratchers as well as in modern music. With a somewhat aggressive and complex musical approach, coupled with soaring vocal passages and dense lyrical topics, American Hollow delivers atmospheric metal for the thinking rocker. Continue reading “American Hollow – Whisper Campaign review”
Featuring SURPRISE INTERVIEW from a special guest… the INSUFFERABLE HIPSTER!
Free – Checkpoint Charley
Fallen – Cindy Bury
State of Decay – American Hollow
I’ll Find You – The Neighbors
Perfect Eight – Fossil Fools
Treasure the Moment – Australis
Impressionism – Crossing Columbia
special thanks to Thomas Hatton, the Insufferable Hipster
American Hollow, a progressive rock/metal band from my beloved Eastern Kentucky, has been causing quite a stir in the Salt Lake City area. After leaving Kentucky for greener musical (but not literal) pastures, they found themselves in the Wasatch Front, looking for a new singer. They found one in Jimmy Holman, Latter-day Saint born and raised in Mississippi. A convert to the Church, Jim brought a broad swath of personal influences to American Hollow, including Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, and Bil Bev Devoe, as well as grunge bands such as Nirvana, Alice and Chains, and Soundgarden. Jimmy is an enthusiastic front-man and lyricist, and brings his spiritual nature to a complex and experimental band. Continue reading “American Hollow”
Gregg Hale has been treated well by the music industry, having a chance to play with the British band Spiritualized and go on tour. Instead of resting on his laurels and forgetting about everyone else, he’s decided to help give back to the music community. He can be seen judging music shows in Salt Lake City and recording promising new upcoming bands. He’s a valuable resource for many musicians in Salt Lake. PS – he’s nice. And approachable. You heard me.
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