May 2016

News

Rage Against The Machine To Return?

It seems Rage Against The Machine have something up their sleeve. The band launched a countdown clock on a new website, prophetsofrage.com. The countdown clock is counting to June 1. If you write in an email address, you’ll be taken to an image reading “Clear the way for the prophets of rage”, which, oddly enough, is […]

CD Reviews

AltWire Album Review: Kygo – Cloud Nine

Electronic dance music. A fine art in the sense that it’s a masterful way to dictate the energy and atmosphere of a room full of ravers. But not so much in the eyes of the average critical and analytic music buff, whose home lies in well-crafted, live instrumentation and audacious songwriting. Usually, electronic dance always […]

News

Glenn Danzig to Reunite with Misfits

According to a report by Rolling Stone this morning, Glenn Danzig is to reunite with the Misfits at Riot Fest after 33 years of animosity between the band’s founding members. Billed as “The Original Misfits”, the reunion of the pioneering horror-punk outfit will include Danzig on vocals, bassist Jerry Only, and guitarist Doyle. A drummer has […]

CD Reviews

AltWire Review: Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

However, the years have mostly been kind to the band.  They’ve evolved and experimented with each new release and for the most part their efforts have been successful.  Thom Yorke and company have also experimented with the way music is marketed and released. They did this with their name-your-price 2007 album In Rainbows, and the surprise release and atypical packaging […]

CD Reviews

AltWire Review: Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid

Aesop Rock has built his career on his massive vocabulary, abstract wordplay, and a talent for taking the mundane and making it sound deep and complex. Over the years, he’s experimented with his style and became more hands-on with his production. He jumped into projects with unlikely collaborators like Kimya Dawson and John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats). He gets […]