Can you believe January is already over and it is now February? That was fast. We are to another Friday New Releases and although not as many as last week, there is still a good number of releases and a good chance you will find something that you want to listen to this weekend. Unfortunately for me, there is nothing I am dying to hear, but hopefully you will find something. Let me know what you want to hear and what release I may have missed as I am sure there is something I didn’t see. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! Happy Listening!!!
We see lists all the time of the best guitar, the best drum set, the best of whatever you can think of. Well, I thought, what are the best and the coolest microphone stands in Music? I did a lot of digging and it was not the easiest thing to find. When you google best microphone stands, you get pictures of the industries best microphone stands. Not the coolest or most badass, but basic advertisements selling really good mic stands. I don’t want that. So, I kept digging and digging and I have now come up with some of the coolest microphone stands in music.
We will start with the most obvious….Steven Tyler. Steven is known for walking this way with a mic stand draped in scarves and a lot of them. It is simple, but it is easily recognizable as Steven Tyler’s microphone stand.
Next up, we will go to the pop world with Brendan Urie of Panic at the Disco. It isn’t really cool or awe inspiring, it is kind of quirky. It is a microphone stand of a hand holding a mic…but at least it is not the typical stand.
Welcome to Friday new releases on this Friday the 13th. And let me tell you this is a lucky Friday…no bad news here. There are an abundance of releases this week that I am excited about and it might be the best week in quite a long time or even all year. There are over 25 on this list and maybe 1/2 I am interested in at listening to once. How long is that going to take…it could be next September. My choices will be highlighted in Blue. Let me know what you see that you like and what I might be missing (could there be anything???). Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
The most important…
The Defiants – Zokusho – (Frontiers Records): Man, I am super excited about this one. Paul Laine and the Danger Danger boys are back with their second release and if it is half as good as the debut, then we are in for a treat. The first 3 songs they have previewed are sensational!! So expectations are HIGH!! I don’t usually listen to songs that are previewed on albums I am anxious about, but I could wait. If you like 80’s brand rock with modern productions, you will be in for a treat.
Tom Keifer – Rise – (Cleopatra Music):The voice of Cinderella is back with his 2nd solo album. His first was fantastic and nothing less is expected on this one. His blues rock and the gravely voice is just what the doctor ordered so grab a copy and crank it up. A great weekend is ahead.
Welcome to the last Friday of May. Work is really busy right now and I need something to take my mind off of it. Thank goodness it is Memorial Day Weekend and we get Monday off. I need it. There are several releases I will be checking out this weekend and they are highlighted in Blue. Let me know what you will be getting or whatever might peak your interest. Have a great weekend!!
Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes – (Island Records): Shawn Mendes will be played constantly in my house this weekend and for weeks to come as I have two daughters who love him, one daughter a little too much…I swear a restraining order is in her future. Anyway, I have heard a couple songs and I have to say that “In My Blood” is a rather spectacular song. If there are any more like this one on the album, it will probably be great.
Hoobastank – Push Pull – (Napalm Records): Here is a name I haven’t heard in years. Six years to be exact. It has been that long since their last album and honestly I haven’t followed them in quite a long time. No better time then the present to revisit the band. Haven’t heard anything yet so it will be interesting to see what they still have to offer.
Friday again and we are definitely getting closer to Christmas as there are several Christmas albums on the new release schedule (and I don’t want to listen to any of them!!!). Thank goodness there are some great rock releases as well. If you like women rockers, there are two great ones coming out today in The Pretty Reckless and The Pretenders. So many to listen to and can’t wait to hear them. My choices are highlighted in Blue.
Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For – (Razor & Tie): Taylor Momsen and gang are ready for the new hard rock release. Taylor has a great voice that is perfect to rock out. She is amazing and so is this band. High hopes for this one.
The Pretenders – Alone – (BMG): This was an unexpected surprise. So excited that Chrissie Hynde is back. I have followed them since the early 80’s and love everything they do. This is a must for me.