Basement 5 – The Last White Christmas – still essential after 40 years

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Basement 5 belong on any post-punk playlist, if only for their timeless 1980 single Silicon Chip. And their mostly-long-forgotten Last White Christmas would liven up any seasonal mixtape. So here it is. History may record Basement 5 as a footnote in post-punk: a failed experiment in fusing punk, reggae and synth-pop. Perhaps they were just […]

Mark Lanegan: Dark Mark Does Christmas 2020 — album review

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Mark Lanegan Dark Mark Does Christmas 2020 Rough Trade Out Now These are songs of melancholy for a deep, dark winter. On Dark Mark Does Christmas 2020, Mark Lanegan reminds us of all the ways music can, so radiantly, break our hearts.  Did I ever think I’d be eager to review a Christmas album? No, […]

HADEES MARKET Commemorates Historic Heartbreak of 2020 Holiday Season with “(Christmas) Through the Glass”

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Rosedale, WA based Alternative Rock band HADEES MARKET has released their tragically inspired single, “(Christmas) Through the Glass.” Paired with a haunting visualizer that reflects the current austerity of many American families’ Christmas experience of isolation this year, both visually and lyrically memorializing the agonizing desolation of many reflecting on the traditional significance of the Holiday season, […]

50 Essential Rock, Pop And Swing Christmas Albums

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Our 50 Essential Rock, Pop And Swing Christmas Albums list presents a wide variety of bands and artists crossing many genres all celebrating the Christmas Holiday. There have been literally  thousands of Christmas albums released since record companies started pressing LPs in the 1950s. Picking only fifty leaves out many classics. We could have just […]

BlitZ release Christmas single ‘I Believe In Xmas (Do You Believe In Rock And Roll)’

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  BlitZ release their Christmas single ‘I Believe In Xmas (Do You Believe In Rock And Roll)’ in aid of Cancer Research UK on Friday 4th December 2020. Sometimes there’s a million reasons not to do something, other people not getting it, what will the cool brigade say, “NOT ANOTHER XMAS SONG”. So when BlitZ […]

VIDEO: Suzi Quatro releases new Christmas single “My Heart And Soul (I Need You Home For Christmas)”

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  Even in the highly adrenaline-fueled music business, it`s rare to find a bundle of energy and talent on a par with Suzi Quatro. The American rock vocalist and musician has been successful for over 56 years and continues to tour the world. She released her critically acclaimed current album “No Control” in 2019. With […]

SMALL TOWN TITANS’ Viral Bluesy, Hard Rock “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” Topping 2020 Christmas Playlists!

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York, PA heavy rock band Small Town Titans‘ incredible rendition of the classic “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” is fast becoming a Christmas standard! Showcasing the trio’s bluesy, heavy influence and front-man Phil Freeman’s phenomenal range, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” went viral in a matter of days in November, 2018, leading to charting on various Billboard charts […]

The Teskey Brothers Release Two Christmas Songs & announce Christmas Event

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  Coming through with the holiday cheer, 2020 ARIA Award winners The Teskey Brothers have today released two original Christmas songs, ‘Dreaming Of A Christmas With You’ (+ accompanying video) and ‘Highway Home For Christmas’!  To coincide with the release, the band have also announced an extremely special Christmas performance event with Orchestra Victoria, which […]

Jimmy Barnes releases “A Tender Rendition Of ‘Silent Night’”

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  Jimmy Barnes serves up his latest curveball, a surprisingly tender rendition of ‘Silent Night’ from the notoriously rowdy rocker – those who haven’t heard Jimmy in “crooner mode” are in for a treat! Jimmy’s interpretation of ‘Silent Night’ is bound to become a standard on Australian holiday playlists. Jimmy performed ‘Silent Night’ on the […]

Arnel Pineda, vocalist of Journey, releases “This Christmas – A Beacon Of Hope” to kick off holiday season

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  ARNEL PINEDA, lead singer of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee band JOURNEY, has released “This Christmas – A Beacon Of Hope” to kick off the Christmas season via Imagen Records. “The Year 2020 has brought many challenges for all of us: Taal Volcano eruption in January, Typhoon Vamco/Ulysses in November and the […]