5 Bands/Artists You Should Be Following (#31)

1. Alive

Glam rock from Italy. For fans of Mötley Crüe, Van Halen, Poison, etc. Alive released their debut album, Lookin’ for a Future, in March. Check out the first single, “Money & Control.”

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2. Ivory Picture Story

Rock/punk/pop from Kentucky. For fans of The Runaways, Blondie, The Donnas, etc. Ivory Picture Story announced on Halloween that their video for “E.V.I.L.” is coming soon! In the meantime, here is my personal favorite (so far), “Big Star.”

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3. Sweet Fever

Rock & roll from Nashville, Tennessee. For fans of Stealers Wheel, Jet, Jack White, etc. Sweet Fever released their sophomore EP, Ale Lounge, back in October. It is available on all streaming platforms. These guys are amazing in any form, so here is the acoustic version of “Escapin’ the Grind.”

And, just because, listen to “Roll On.”

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4. Victorius

Power metal from Germany. For fans of Dragonforce, Gloryhammer, Hammerfall, etc. Victorius recently released the wonderfully cheesy video for “Super Sonic Samurai” and have been announcing a slew of tour dates for 2020!

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5. Jet Setting

Alternative/rock from Tennessee. For fans of Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, etc. Jet Setting has been working nonstop on new music, playing shows, doing interviews, and just generally trying to spread the word. The band released its debut EP, Lacey, earlier this year.

“Come Around”

“Pictures of Fame”

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Weekly Focus: My Chemical Romance, Day Seven

My Chemical Romance — “Bulletproof Heart,” from the album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (2010).

Weekly Focus: My Chemical Romance, Day Six

My Chemical Romance — “House of Wolves,” from the album The Black Parade (2006).

Weekly Focus: My Chemical Romance, Day Five

My Chemical Romance — “Dead!” from the album The Black Parade (2006).

Weekly Focus: My Chemical Romance, Day Four

My Chemical Romance — “The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You,” from the album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004).

Weekly Focus: My Chemical Romance, Pt. II, Day Three

My Chemical Romance — “To the End,” from the album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004).

Weekly Focus: My Chemical Romance, Pt. II, Day Two

My Chemical Romance — “Headfirst for Halos,” from the album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (2002).

Playlist Challenge, Day 798

My Chemical Romance — “The Sharpest Lives”

Weekly Focus: My Chemical Romance, Pt. II, Day One

In honor of My Chem announcing a reunion show, I decided to feature them for a second time.

My Chemical Romance — “Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough for the Two of Us,” from the album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love (2002).

Album of the Week: My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade Is Dead!

With MCR playing a reunion show in December, I thought it appropriate that one of their live albums be my Album of the Week. I chose The Black Parade Is Dead! for a couple of reasons, including the fact that I love The Black Parade anyway, and also that I saw them on that tour!