Posted: March 27, 2011 in Uncategorized
To my beloved readers,
Due to unfortunate circumstances, I have to go on a bit of a hiatus from updating on Alternative Rebel.
I cannot begin to express the support I have seen from all of my wonderful friends and everyone I’ve met along the way. I hope you all continue to enjoy the reviews, tour information, opinion articles and band interviews I have posted so far, and that it helps you to broaden your musical palate.
Before I sign off officially until the unforeseeable future, I ask one simple thing from you: always support the underdogs. There are fantastic unlabeled bands out there that fly under the radar. A few of them I have had the unparalleled pleasure to get to know, and those are experiences I will always cherish. Support those guys. Oftentimes their biggest influence is their fan base, so make sure you help them out. Go to their tiny shows, hang out with them afterwards, and buy their merchandise. Hell, buy them a good meal after the show if you can, or at least give their driver a tip. For unlabeled bands, their expenses come out of their own pockets. Half of the time they go hungry just to give you a better night out on the town. Don’t ever forget that.
With that, I bid my farewell. Keep on rockin’, and don’t forget to always be a part of it – whatever your ‘it’ is!
Anyone with an ounce of humanity in them was affected by the horrific disaster still unfolding in Japan. Thousands are now without homes, food and clean water, and many have lost their families.
What are you doing to help them? We’d love to know! Send us a message through email, comments or reach us on Twitter. Tell us your story and we’ll post it on here!
For more information on what you can do to help Japan, we’ll be posting additional links to donation sites, etc. Do what you can to help your fellow humans. Even the smallest bit matters!
Posted: February 10, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Here it is, folks! Another RAD , also known as Random Announcement Day. As we’ve done in the past, the goal of this is to keep you informed with random happenings in the alternative music world. Enjoy!
By now we all know Paramore guitarist Josh Farro and his drumming brother Zac left the band a while back. Here’s something you may not have known – Josh recently began a new band called Novel American. Influenced by the alternative groups like Jimmy Eat World and Radiohead, Josh created the group with old friends from high school. You can find out more here.
It looks like Jack and Meg White will need to find a new hobby. In an official announcement from Third Man Records released on February 2, 2011, the world learned The White Stripes will no longer be recording or playing live.
Here at Alternative Rebel, we love ourselves some Robot Chicken. Well, let’s add some Patrick Stump to it. Read this for more info on how to hear his new song, “Blue Rabbits F**king”.
Talk about dedicated! Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn fell off the stage during a recent performance in Holland, knocking out several teeth. He then climbed back on stage and completed the song, all while soaked in his own blood. Someone get this guy a dentist!
My lovely readers, we hope you sincerely enjoyed this week’s RAD. Come back soon to see more random fun from the world of alternative music!