Weekly Focus: George Harrison, Day Three

George Harrison & Leon Russell — “Beware of Darkness,” from the album The Concert for Bangladesh (1971).

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Weekly Focus: George Harrison, Day Two

George Harrison — “Wah-Wah,” from the album All Things Must Pass (1970).

Let’s Talk Covers (Blacktop Mojo Edition)

“In the Air Tonight” (Phil Collins cover)

“Hemorrhage” (Fuel cover)

“In Color” (Jamey Johnson cover)

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#24)

1. Lyrx

Country/rock from Tennessee. For fans of Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, etc. Lyrx just released her first single, “Take the Money.” Check it out!

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2. 3teeth

Industrial music from California. For fans of KMFDM, Bile, Nine Inch Nails, etc. 3teeth will be releasing a new album this year. For now, here’s “Atrophy” and “Pit of Fire.”

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3. Thieves and Lovers

Alternative rock from Maryland. For fans of Gin Blossoms, Tom Petty, Goo Goo Dolls, etc. Thieves and Lovers just announced that there will be a new EP released this year. Listen to “Underneath” and my personal favorite, “Long Goodnight.”

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4. NoSelf

Nu metal/alternative metal from Florida. For fans of Spineshank, Deftones, Mudvayne, etc. NoSelf is set to hit the studio soon and work on tracks from their upcoming release, Human Cyborg Relations, Ep. 2. Check out their latest videos, “Frisco” and “Casting Stones.”

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5. CLLCTV

Alternative rock from California. For fans of the softer, more melodic side of Sevendust, Three Days Grace, Incubus, etc. CLLCTV’s latest EP, Seasons, was released in February 2018. Enjoy the first single, “Summer.”

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Let’s Talk Covers (The 69 Cats Edition)

The 69 Cats: “People Are Strange” (The Doors cover)

The 69 Cats: “Runaway” (Del Shannon cover)

The 69 Cats: “Werewolves of London” (Warren Zevon cover)

5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#13)

This is the Alabama edition! We have a lot of talent in my home state and I wanted to share it with the rest of you!

1. Common Rarity

Self-proclaimed “alternative odd rock.” I discovered these guys when I added bassist JD Smalley on Facebook. (I always check out my FB friends’ bands.) For fans of The Cure, The Clash, The Smashing Pumpkins, etc. Common Rarity is currently working on their second album and booking shows to spread their brand of rock.

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2. By All Means

Rock/Alternative/Heavy Metal. For fans of Sevendust, Shinedown, Tremonti, etc. By All Means have released the Buried EP, which you can hear on their official site or Soundcloud.

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3. Burn the Harlot

Hard Rock/Heavy Metal. For fans of Skindred, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, etc. Burn the Harlot’s album Calm Before the Storm is now available!

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4. All or Nothing

Alternative/Metal. For fans of Escape the Fate, Black Veil Brides, Rise Against, etc. All or Nothing just released their self-titled EP, available on Spotify and iTunes. Listen to “Napalm” and “Mauled By Jackalopes” here:

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5. Who Shot Lizzy?

Southern Rock/Country. I am familiar with Who Shot Lizzy? because of Roger Jones, who is an extremely talented musician that spans multiple genres. For fans of Zac Brown Band, David Allan Coe, Eric Church, etc. Who Shot Lizzy? is playing in Lyons, Georgia, at Kerrigan’s Lounge, July 5th — 7th.

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New Music (6/4 — 6/10)

Halcyon Way: “Blame”

Threefold Maze: “Hope”

Real Friends: “From the Outside”

WSTR: “Bad to the Bone”

Bullet For My Valentine: “Letting You Go”

Unborn Generation: “Ritual”

Cane Hill: “It Follows”

Thrice: “The Grey”

Vein: “Doomtech”

PIG: “The Chosen Few”

Framing Hanley: “Puzzle Pieces”

Daughtry: “Deep End”

Auditory Armory ft. Eric Mann: “The Light That Was Lost”

Dance Gavin Dance: “Count Bassy”

Against the Waves: “As Above So Below”

Seether: “Against the Wall” (Acoustic Version)

The Bridge City Sinners: “Ashes”

Christina Aguilera ft. GoldLink: “Like I Do”

Sleeping Giant: “Preachcore Lives!”

Crossfaith: “The Perfect Nightmare”

Cast the Stone: “As the Dead Lie”

Kataklysm: “The Resurrected” (Live Video)

Badflower: “Ghost”

Sleep Token: “Jaws”

Letters From the Fire: “Naked in the Rain”

Mike Shinoda: “Ghosts”

Johnathan East: “Too Much ‘Bama in Me”

The Veer Union: “City of the Sun”

Threefold Maze: “Lost My Way”

Chino Moreno: “Brief Exchange”

Monster Truck ft. Dee Snider: “True Rocker”

The Smashing Pumpkins: “Solara”

The Night Flight Orchestra: “Lovers in the Rain”

Evanescence ft. Lindsey Stirling: “Hi-Lo”

Madball: “Rev Up”

Aversions Crown: “The Breeding Process”

Beyond the Fade: “Welcome to the Pain”

Trope: “Lambs”

Betrayer: “Embodiment”

New Music (5/21 — 5/27)

Repentance: “Born to Choose”

Inglorious: “I Got a Feeling”

Primal Fear: “Hounds of Justice”

Harm’s Way: “Last Man”

Gruesome: “Fatal Illusions”

Dirty Machine: “Further From You”

Retox: “The Nature of Failure”

Motionless in White: “Voices”

Avatar: “The King Welcomes You to Avatar Country”

Black Tusk: “Agali”

Enter Shikari: “Undercover Agents”

The Armed: “Nowhere To Be Found”

Mike Shinoda ft. grandson: “Running From My Shadow”

Vein: “Demise Automation”

ASG: “Execution Thirst”

Polyphia: “G.O.A.T.”

State Champs: “Mine is Gold”

Bleeding Through: “End Us”

Lipz: “Get It On”

Dance Gavin Dance: “Care”

Powerwolf: “Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend”

Khemmis: “Bloodletting”

Bad Wolves: “Zombie” (acoustic)

Asking Alexandria: “Alone in a Room”

Roses Unread: “After All”

Too Pure To Die: “Only the True Remain”

Butcher Babies: “Look What We’ve Done”

Will Burton: “Run Out of Road”

New Music: The Lacs

I became familiar with The Lacs when they played some shows with Atlanta natives Almost Kings. They are an interesting — and fun — mix of country and hip-hop (“hick hop”).

The Lacs have described their new single as an anthem for riding high and living low. Check out “Willie Nelson,” featuring Nate Kenyon. The new album Dirt Rock will be available on May 4th!