The state of Michigan has long been the home of many successful musical acts. Everyone from ’50s rock ‘n’ roll icon Bill Haley, ’70s rockers Iggy Pop, MC5, Bob Seger and Ted Nugent to more contemporary success stories such as The White Stripes, Eminem and Kid Rock have all hailed from the Great Lake State. Could the Grand Rapids, MI-based rock band Pop Evil be next on the list? Judging from their performance at The Masquerade, Pop Evil is very much on their way. Read the full review of the show on Target Audience Magazine. Find out more about Pop Evil at their website or on Facebook.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The Blues…it’s an art form that has been around since the turn of the century…or when Robert Johnson took that mysterious midnight walk to the infamous “crossroads” (if you believe that myth). Making a name for yourself is very difficult, let alone emerging on a national scale as a blues-based musician. What sets those that succeed apart from the rest is not so much what they play or sing, but how they play or sing. Every now and then an artist will come along and turn the whole thing on its ear a bit, introducing a different angle or perspective. Gary Clark Jr. is that new perspective. Read my full review of his concert at The Tabernacle at Target Audience Magazine, and find out more about this talented artist at these locations: Website | Facebook.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
I recently covered a tour of the bands Pop Evil and Eve to Adam, with added guest Black Oxygen for Target Audience Magazine. Eve To Adam’s music was darker in nature and more serious in tone than their two predecessors. Hard-hitting songs like new “Locked and Loaded” and “Immortal” really came to life with what I’ve always thought is the key to a successful rock song: solid backing vocals. Not that lead singer Taki Sassaris couldn’t carry the load, he could, and he proved it throughout the band’s rocking set. Find out more about Eve To Adam at these locations: Website | Facebook (Click images to view larger versions in Lightbox).