Download Den: Atlas Genius – Islands (The xx Cover)

Keith Jeffery

This morning, I posted my review for Atlas Genius’ infectiously vibrant debut EP, Through the Glass. “Trojans” was a genuine DIY hit before well before the EP’s release, but “Back Seat” and “Symptoms” will reach comparable heights if there’s any justice. The fourth and final track on that release is the Crown City Acoustic version [...]

The Underground: The Crooked Mile – Birdengine


Welcome to The Underground (or Notes from the Underground if you’re a Dostoyevsky nerd), a weekly segment in which I examine the very best in unsigned, undiscovered and underground music. It’s my goal to highlight and hopefully promote talented artists who have yet to receive the attention they deserve. If you know of (or are!) [...]

Yellowcard Annouces Upcoming Release Of All-Acoustic Album


Yellowcard, the rock back who has been striking emotional cords in our hearts since 1997, has announced via Amazon that they will be releasing an all-acoustic version of their When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes album. The official release date is set for November 8th, and judging by the fact that Yellowcard already incorporates a [...]

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Announces Acoustic Tour Dates


Now this is interesting. Slipknot/Stone Sour front Corey Taylor will be embarking on a solo acoustic tour.  Now, some that don’t follow Taylor might find this odd, but it really isn’t.  Taylor is notorious for whipping out an acoustic guitar and playing stripped down versions of some of his band’s hits, and he’s pretty good [...]

The Joy Formidable surprise fans with unscheduled acoustic show at Reading!


Apparently, in Reading, where I live, there is some big musical thing going on. Apparently. Yesterday (Aug 27th) on the BBC Introducing Stage, The Joy Formidable played a surprise acoustic set shortly after opening on the Main Stage. The band played a very short set, featuring acoustic versions of “Whirring” and “The Greatest Light”.  Head [...]

Video: Justin Timberlake Performs in Vegas


It’s been a while since we’ve seen Justin Timberlake onstage. The former N’Sync member has a budding movie career (Timberlake can be seen in The Social Network), and said in a recent interview that he didn’t know “what capacity I want to be involved [in music] anymore.”

Shinedown Announces “Anything & Everything” Acoustic Tour


Shinedown has announced details of their upcoming acoustic tour.  “Anything & Everything – An Acoustic Evening with Shinedown” kicks off on November 4th at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida, and continues through a tour finale on December 9th at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA. [...]

Shinedown Announces "Anything & Everything" Acoustic Tour


Shinedown has announced details of their upcoming acoustic tour.