Live Electronic Music

Getting a one on one with your favorite musicians is one of the most fulfilling moments of a fan’s life. Getting entertained over a romantic dinner, rocking out to your favorite band or just stomping along to your childhood favorite song are some of the magical feelings evoked by live music. A performed song in real time with real instruments by live artists is an entertainment source that cannot be replicated. This is the reason most people relive those moments in life where they were entertained by a certain artist, remembering favorite shows of their youths at venues that no longer exist. Certain concerts just strike the heart’s chords, creating memories that last a lifetime.

Live shows have come back in full swing with technology giving boost to modern shows. Giant video screens and images combined with aesthetic lighting and fireworks are some of the many elements that continue to make live concerts spectacles not to be missed. There are also live DJ’s that control the crowd and vibe of an evening with their electronic wizardry, pumping wall shaking bass and driving the crowd to work their hips. Whatever your genre may be, with the advancement of visual effects and engaging performances, many artists put on epic shows not to be missed.

This is in contrast to when live shows started. Once upon a time live concerts were nothing more than a band playing their hits on stage, through speaker systems that were barely audible over a roaring crowd or a hoard of screaming girls. Furthermore, due to the limitations of sound systems, the number of people in the crowd had to be limited. With walls of speakers the size of houses, today’s artists are equipped to entertain thousands, and some cases, tens of thousands of people. Cheering and being a part of a full arena chanting “Encore! Encore!” is a unique and exciting experience.

Whereas in the past many bands were encouraged to only perform their top hits note for note, many bands have much more flexibility and creativity in their performance options. Live variations of classic songs can create a unique twist on your favorite song, while extra musicians and instruments are often introduced to spice up a performance. While pop artists may employ dancers and choreographed performers, many rock shows use explosives to creative their respective spectacles. Whatever your flavor is, many concerts are feasts for the senses.

Another key element that has contributed to the spectacles of many modern shows are the venues in which they occur. Stadiums are still filled to the doors, but now everyone can hear the music in crystal clear quality as most venues are designed with sound quality in mind. This is especially true for classical concert halls that have been specifically engineered to deliver the highest quality sound possible. While it seems that paying for music has become a thing of the past, many artists make their bread and butter off of touring. This has forced artists to ‘turn it up a notch’ and create memorable evenings for their devoted fans. From local bars to sold out stadiums, live music prevails in many forms and continues to give fans a lifetime of memories.


Rock Music Artist

The exceptionally talented Rock artist Mindy Smith has released her CD entitled One Moment More. I am very confident and happy to announce that I believe Mindy Smith fans, and Rock fans alike will be pleased with this one. With the release of One Moment More Mindy Smith’s artistic excellence is on full display as Smith has once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks that could very well be her best work to date.

It’s a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I’m more than happy to announce that’s exactly what I must say about this one. There simply isn’t a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all.

One Moment More is a nicely varied, mix of 12 tracks that are very well written songs by this clearly superb artist. With many of the songs displaying a lot of the kind emotion that makes for a really great listen. Seemingly drawing from what I can only imagine are her own real life experiences. At different points touching on the most real emotions like love, heartbreak, pain, failed relationships and unattainable romance. They’re all here.

Listen to One Moment More and I believe you’ll find there’s not much to dis-like about it. The songs are inspired, the production is simply outstanding, and Mindy Smith is clearly in top form. So much so that if you’re even mildly into Rock music you’ll enjoy this CD.

While this entire CD is really very good the truly standout tunes are track 1 – Come To Jesus, track 4 – Fighting For It All, and track 11 – One Moment More.

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 8 – Down In Flames. It’s a great track!

One Moment More Release Notes:

Mindy Smith originally released One Moment More on January 27, 2004 on the Vanguard Records label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Come To Jesus 2. Falling 3. Raggedy Ann 4. Fighting For It All 5. Train Song 6. It’s Amazing 7. Angel Doves 8. Down In Flames 9. Hurricane 10. Hard To Know 11. One Moment More 12. Jolene

Personnel includes: Mindy Smith (vocals); Bryan Sutton (acoustic guitar); Steve Buckingham, Will Kimbrough, Kenny Vaughan (electric guitar); Dan Dugmore (lap steel guitar); Lex Price (mandolin); John Deaderick (piano); Matt Rollings (Hammond B-3 organ); David Jacques, Viktor Krauss, Glenn Worf (bass); Shannon Forrest, Paul Griffith (drums); Micol Davis (tambourine); Dolly Parton (background vocals).

Personnel: Dolly Parton (vocals); Bryan Sutton (guitar); Micol Davis (tambourine); Shannon Forrest (drums); Sonny Landreth (slide guitar); Viktor Krauss (bass instrument); Lex Price (mandolin); Kenny Vaughan (electric guitar).


Good Rock Music

Pearl Jam is the latest Rock CD put out by the extremely group Pearl Jam and they have once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks. I’m confident Pearl Jam fans, and Rock fans alike will be pleased with this one.

These days it is a very rare CD on which every single song is good or better than the one before it. This CD is certainly one of those rare CDs.

This CD literally grabs your attention right from the very first note with Life Wasted and doesn’t let go until the very last note of the very last song Inside Job, which is another good track by the way.

One of the refreshingly nice things about this CD is the way all of the participating artists seem to be really enjoying themselves. Combine that with the overall presentation and you’ve got one of Pearl Jam most impressive releases ever.

Overall Pearl Jam is an outstanding release. Quite possibly Pearl Jam’s best to date. Really sensational from beginning to end. If you’re even mildly into Rock music you’ll enjoy this album.

I’m of the opinion that Pearl Jam is certainly some of this groups best work in a few years. A totally enjoyable CD and an outstanding release. What I call must have music. I give it two thumbs up because it is a collection that even the casual Rock fan can appreciate and enjoy.

Listen to and I think you’ll agree that the song choices are excellent, the production is outstanding and Pearl Jam is clearly a group that is in top form.

While the entire CD is outstanding the truly standout tunes are track 2 – World Wide Suicide, track 5 – Marker In The Sand, and track 10 – Wasted Reprise.

My SmoothLee Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 12 – Army Reserve. It is a good track!

Pearl Jam Release Notes:

Pearl Jam originally released Pearl Jam on May 2, 2006 on the J-Records label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Life Wasted 2. World Wide Suicide 3. Comatose 4. Severed Hand 5. Marker In The Sand 6. Parachutes 7. Unemployable 8. Big Wave 9. Gone 10. Wasted Reprise 11. Army Reserve 12. Come Back 13. Inside Job

Pearl Jam: Eddie Vedder (vocals, guitar); Mike McCready, Stone Gossard (guitar); Jeff Ament (bass guitar); Matt Cameron (drums, percussion). Additional personnel include: Boom Gaspar (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, pump organ); Gary Westlake.


Rock Music Band Names

Tori Amos, the richly talented Rock artist has released her latest CD titled Boys For Pele and Wow! It’s really a good one.

Tori Amos has been a heavy hitter in the Rock type for quite some time now and Boys For Pele is an excellent illustration as to why.

These days it’s a very rare CD on which mostly all single song is good or better than the one before it. This CD is certainly one of those rare CDs.

I give Boys For Pele my highest recommendation. It just plain belongs in any serious music collectors collection regardless of type preference.

While this entire CD is outstanding the truly standout tunes are track 7 – Caught A Lite Sneeze, track 16 – In The Springtime Of His Voodoo, and track 18 – Twinkle.

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 1 – Horses. It’s a good track!

Boys For Pele Release Notes:

Tori Amos originally released Boys For Pele on January 23, 1996 on the Atlantic label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Horses 2. Blood Roses 3. Father Lucifer 4. Professional Widow 5. Mr Zebra 6. Marianne 7. Caught A Lite Sneeze 8. Muhammad My Friend 9. Hey Jupiter 10. Way Down 11. Little Amsterdam 12. Talula – (The Tornado mix) 13. Not The Red Baron 14. Agent Orange 15. Doughnut Song 16. In The Springtime Of His Voodoo 17. Putting The Damage On 18. Twinkle

Personnel: Tori Amos (vocals, harpsichord, piano, harmonium, clavichord); Nancy Shanks (vocals); Steve Caton (acoustic 12-string guitar, electric guitar, guitar, mandolin); The Sinfonia Of London (strings); Michael Deegan, Bernard Quinn (bagpipes); Clarence J. Johnson III (soprano & tenor saxophones); James Watson (trumpet); Tracy Griffin, Brian Graber (flugelhorn); Mark Mullins (trombone); Craig Klein (sousaphone); The Black Dyke Mills Band (brass); Alan Friedman (organ, programming, sound effects); George Porter, Jr. (bass); Marcel Van Limbeek (church bells); Manu Katche (drums); Mino Cinelu (percussion); Darryl Lewis, Mark Sterling, Marvin Sterling, Sam Berfect, Jack Trimble, James Crawford, Jr., Gus McField, Jr. (background vocals); R.O.B., Marcel.

Principally recorded in Counties Wicklow and Cork, Republic Of Ireland.


Rock And Rock Music

The exceptionally talented Rock group Trapeze have released their CD entitled Medusa. I am very confident and happy to announce that I believe Trapeze fans, and Rock fans alike will be pleased with this one. With the release of Medusa their artistic excellence is on full display as they have once again delivered a brilliant collection of tracks that could very well be their best work to date.

Medusa kicks off with an outstanding track, Black Cloud, that I suspect will be heard on radio stations everywhere, and deservedly so. It really is a very nice track.

Medusa has a pleasantly varied, mix of 7 tracks that are very well written and brilliantly performed songs by these clearly gifted musicians. With many of the songs displaying a lot of the kind emotion that makes for a really great listen. Clearly drawing from what I can only imagine are their own real life experiences. At different points touching on the most real emotions of love, and the pain of failed relationships can certainly be heard.

If you’re a Trapeze fan this is a CD your collection flat cannot be without. In fact, this is one of those CDs that you don’t even have to be a fan of lname, or even Rock to know is good. It’s just good music. Period.

While this entire CD is outstanding the truly standout tunes are track 3 – Your Love Is Alright, track 6 – Makes You Wanna Cry, and track 7 – Medusa.

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 1 – Black Cloud. Wow!

Medusa Release Notes:

Trapeze originally released Medusa on March 22, 1994 on the Threshold label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Black Cloud 2. Jury 3. Your Love Is Alright 4. Touch My Life 5. Seafull 6. Makes You Wanna Cry 7. Medusa

Medusa Album Notes Trapeze: Glenn Hughes (vocals, bass); Mel Galley (guitar, background vocals); Dave Holland (drums).


Rock Music Artist

Not sure what’s happening with me on this one, but it seems like the more I listen to it, the better Not 4 Sale gets. Not 4 Sale simply put is one of Sammy Hagar’s best CDs to date.

I wish it weren’t the case but, it’s not everyday that I get a CD from an artist that I can just pop in and comfortably listen to from beginning to end. There is usually a song or two that I just cannot force myself to get through. Not at all the case with Not 4 Sale. Every track is enjoyable and was gorgeous easy for me to listen to from start to finish.

These days it’s a very rare CD on which all single song is good or better than the one before it. This CD is certainly one of those rare CDs.

Not 4 Sale is a first rate CD, delivering a little something for everyone. I give it my highest recommendation. It’s quite simply great listening. A must buy if you’re even mildly into Rock music.

While this entire CD is outstanding any of my favorites are track 3 – Halfway To Memphis, track 4 – Things’ve Changed, and track 9 – The Big Square Inch

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 7 – Make It Alright. Great track!

Not 4 Sale Release Notes:

Sammy Hagar originally released Not 4 Sale on October 8, 2002 on the 33rd Street Records label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. Stand Up 2. Hallelujah 3. Halfway To Memphis 4. Things’ve Changed 5. Whole Lotta Zep 6. Big Nail, The 7. Make It Alright 8. Not 4 Sale 9. Big Square Inch, The 10. Karma Wheel


About Rock Music

Revolution Starts Now is the latest Rock CD released by the richly talented Steve Earle who once again has delivered a brilliant collection of tracks. I’m confident Steve Earle fans, and Rock fans alike will be pleased with this one.

Refreshingly, this was one of those CDs I was able to just pop in and comfortably listen to from beginning to end. Every track is enjoyable and was pretty easy for me to listen to from start to finish.

Revolution Starts Now is a nicely varied, mix of 11 tracks that are very well written songs by this clearly gifted artist. Most of the songs display a lot of the kind emotion that makes for a really great listen. Seemingly drawing from what I can only imagine are him own real life experiences. At different points touching on the most real emotions like love, heartbreak, pain, failed relationships and unattainable romance. They’re all here.

If you’re a Steve Earle fan, or just a fan of Rock music this is a CD your collection simply should not be without.

While the entire CD is outstanding the truly standout tunes are track 1 – The Revolution Starts Now, track 9 – I Thought You Should Know, and track 11 – The Revolution Starts Now.

My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore […as in “Stuck On REpeat”] is track 5 – The Gringo’s Tale. Wow!

Revolution Starts Now Release Notes:

Steve Earle originally released Revolution Starts Now on August 24, 2004 on the Artemis Records label.

CD Track List Follows:

1. The Revolution Starts Now 2. Home To Houston 3. Rich Man’s War 4. Warrior 5. The Gringo’s Tale 6. Condi, Condi 7. F the CC 8. Comin’ Around 9. I Thought You Should Know 10. Seeker, The 11. The Revolution Starts Now

Personnel include: Steve Earle (vocals, guitar, mandola, harmonica, harmonium, organ); Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (vocals, guitar); Kelley Looney (vocals, bass guitar); Will Rigby (vocals, drums, percussion); Emmylou Harris (vocals); Patrick Earle (percussion).

Recording information: Room & Board, Hermitage, Tennessee.


Dance Music Artists

Gone are the days when Indian music lovers would look at the west in envy because they had any of the best concerts and a culture that promotes large-scale concerts. This culture has flown across the ocean and landed safely and gripped the country firmly and does not look like it will die down any time soon. For any music concert in India to gain widespread popularity was unheard of just a few years ago and no one could have imagined that things would change so drastically in such a short span of time.

The country has been gripped with fever and it is only getting hotter. There are several branches of the media that have popped up with the sole purpose of covering these legendary concerts. There are blogs, videos, articles and tweets going out as soon as any new concert is announced. People are giving live minute by minute accounts of their experiences at these concerts, throngs are lining up for tickets and passes, it looks like the peak has arrived, but India was expected to take music concerts in 2013 to the next level, and that is exactly what it did.

Concerts have grown in India, years ago only artists whose careers were going downhill visited India for concerts, but that has all changed when artists began to see the passion with which their Indian followers attended concerts. Planning a music concert in India is on the list of mostly all successful band today. Concerts in India range from single stage shows to as many as seven stages in a single venue. The passion for music in India is the reason why concerts last from anywhere between five hours to three days non-stop. Had this enthusiasm been showcased much earlier in the country, the Beatles would have come to perform and not only for a course in Transcendental meditation!

The list of international artists who planned and performed in music concerts in 2013 was quite impressive. Everyone from Norah Jones to Enrique Iglesias, Guns n Roses to Snoop Dogg, Megadeth to Carlos Santana graced India with their incredible talent and flair. The Indian audience showed their appreciation by attending in hoards and enthralling the performers just as the performers enthralled them. This enthusiasm is what will make these performers come back for more and make more and more bands and artists consider performing for the Indian audience.

Just as artists of international fame and repute travel great distances to come and perform for their fans, in the very same way their fans in India travel far just to get a chance to see their favorites performing in flesh and blood. For major concerts, travel companies even organize and book several trains and buses and flights especially for fans. This way, not only the concert but also the journey becomes one to remember. People are known to travel the lengths and breaths of India for their love of music. Music concerts in India cease to be just a concert. Because of the passion and love for the music, it becomes a whole lot more.


House Music Artists Top 10

When it comes to pop music, we can say that things are quite predictable: a catchy beat, some lyrics about a heartbreak or about a party and, of course, a video with some sexy girls dancing as naked as possible on the beach – especially since we are talking about summer hits. Yes, that seems to be the recipe of success. But fortunately enough, it seems that this year, there might be some “intruders” on the music scene, meaning debutants with different beats, different lyrics and, luckily, different videos.

Who are these new faces in the music scene? Well, most of them seem to come from the rainy Britain. We all heard (the probably evergreen) Grace Kelly song from new artist Mika. We all heard Lily Allen’s Smile and Rehab from Amy Winehouse.

Well, all these artists seem to promise the top music hits for this summer, so you can count on Mika’s Love Today, on Lily’s Alfie and on Amy’s Back to Black to make it to the top of the charts. Somehow, these artists approach the classiest pop and jazz, which might be surprising, considering today’s R&B must-have trends, but they seem to gain more and more fans. After all, pop music makes the best summer hits.

OK, now let’s think and predict: which artists that we know and love will manage to offer us those hot and spicy summer hits? But in order to establish that, let’s take a look at what the guru says, meaning the Billboard singles chart.

Well, no major surprises, since the chart presents, in top five, Akon, Nelly Furtado and Timberland, Gwen, Fergie with Ludacris and Avril – they are so famous they don’t even need their second names. So you’d better bet that you’ll be dancing on their rhythms all summer long, regardless if those rhythms belong to the songs we already know, as in The Sweet Escape or Glamorous or to their new releases, such as Gwen’ 4 in the Morning, Fergie’s Big Girls Don’t Cry or Justin’s Summer Love.

Well, we might be a little more general and say that whatever Beyonce, Diddy, Shakira, Pussycat Dolls, Justin or Nelly Furtado (just to name a few) release, it will be definitely part of the top 10 summer hits for 2007. Quite a predictable fact, considering the general music trends that innovatively combine R&B with dance and the fact that all these artists have dominated the music charts in the past years.

Oh, and one more thing: if Britney manages to make that super expected and spectacular come back before the hot months, no wonder if all we are going to hear this summer will be a reinvention of Oops, I Did It Again.


Beatles Rock Band

The Beatles is the music band that has great reputation as well as very long and interesting history. There is no doubt that this group has made necessary luck for their career and it is still good to learn more about how they get such a success. The following article covers a topic that includes a short history of them. You may find that before they become The Beatles they have to face so many problems and obstacles, which require patience and a lot effort to struggle. If you need to learn more about it, here’s your opportunity.

The guy named John Lennon, whoever has very strong inspiration from the rock and roll music of Elvis Presley, created the Beatles. John Lennon and his friends had formed up the music band named Quarry Men in the year 1957. At the end of the year 1942, John met Paul McCartney, the guy from Liverpool, and persuaded him to join the band after he finished seeing John’s performance.

Afterwards, in the year 1943, The Paul’s schoolmate joined the band on leading guitar and also changed the name of the band to Johnny and the Moondog. In early 60’s, Cliff whoever was the schoolmate of John Lennon, joined the band on bass guitar despite the fact that he had no knowledge about music and notes. Tommy Moor was replacing Pete Best for drums and the band used the name Silver Beetles. Soon after, the name of the band was changed again from Silver Beetles to The Beatles.

After that, the new Beatle music band had the first concert to welcome new member, Pete. In December 1943, Harrison was arrested by German police and sent him back to his hometown because he was too young and after him, the guys from Liverpool were also sent back to their home country.

In the year 1960, the Beatles started their concert performance again in Cavern Club in Liverpool, and this place was the beginning of their luck story. They had almost 300 performances at this place and then they decided to go back to German in April 1961. At this time, one of the band members decided to leave the band to be full time artist and they became four instead of five.

Paul compulsorily had to play bass guitar as well. After that, the Beatles performed concerts in Liverpool many times until 9 November 1961, Brian, the owner of music record, came to see their concert. Brian’s customers had asked him for “Bonnie” which is the song that The Beatles had made the record in Germany few months ago. Two months later, Brian became the first band manager for The Beatles whoever changed the look of all members of the band including their hairs