THE STRUTS – Stylus, Leeds (Concert Review)

THE STRUTS – Stylus, Leeds (Concert Review)

The Struts A thousand sweaty souls crowbarred themselves into the Stylus club located in the heart of the Leeds University campus to witness The Struts play the first – and sold-out – show of their UK tour. For those aforementioned souls amassed on February 16, it was a show that will live long in the memory and many who were there will no doubt be searching out tickets for future dates. The Support The support came…

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SPARKY’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

SPARKY’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

Over here in the UK, 2018 has not proved to be our greatest year. In fact, it’s been a bit of a shitstorm, or clusterfuck if you like, politically at least. The possibility of Brexit has brought everything many predicted; uncertainty, division, and hostility. Fortunately for everybody, rock keeps on rollin’ and there have been some great albums released this year. Contrary to popular opinion (well, one guy, anyway) rock is not actually dead. This…

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JEREMY BEDNARSKI’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

JEREMY BEDNARSKI’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

Every year in late fall, I find myself taking care of the leaves in my yard. Whilst not my favorite chore, I use the time to also catch up on the year’s best CD releases to come up with my top ten CDs for the year. 2018 is no different and it’s been a year of two distinct music tracks for me. First are CDs that I shouldn’t or didn’t expect to like, but was…

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THE STRUTS – Young and Dangerous (Album Review)

THE STRUTS – Young and Dangerous (Album Review)

It’s been four years since the release of The Struts’ debut album Everybody Wants and despite the release of a couple of EPs in the meantime, Young and Dangerous has been a long time coming. Fortunately for all involved, this four-piece from Derby, UK have come up with an album well worth the wait. On Everybody Wants, The Struts specialized in big sounds with catchy as hell hooks perfect for crowd participation, and stadium-sized crowds…

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THE STRUTS Bring The Glory To Minnesota (Concert Review)

THE STRUTS Bring The Glory To Minnesota (Concert Review)

The Struts / The Glorious Sons / Spirit Animal First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN May 15th 2018 It’s not exactly a secret that rock needs a kick in the ass. To that end, America is getting that kick right now as the Struts are rolling through the states with The Glorious Sons who are quite possibly the most important band rock has had since the Rolling Stones. This is the type of one two punch…

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Fresh Blood vol4 – Ep239

Fresh Blood vol4 – Ep239

Chris and Aaron return this week to bring you Fresh Blood vol4; a jam-packed hour-plus of some of the best new hard rock and heavy metal out there that is sure to make your ears smile. In this block of fresh jams, you’ll get killer tracks from the likes of Taberah, Lionsault, Kickin Valentina, The Struts, Archer Nation, 20 Watt Tombstone, Love Razer, The Biters, Silent Jack, and Night Demon. If you thought rock was…

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The Struts – Everybody Wants (Album Review)

The Struts – Everybody Wants (Album Review)

Release Date: March 4, 2016 (UK release was way back in 2014) Shame on me once again, with a name such as they have I should have given more than a passing glance when I initially heard about this band and the quick attention they have received via opening slots for Motley Crue and The Rolling Stones, but I did not. I did give only a quick listen, however, the excuse I pick is I…

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