MusicTAP, a site that features music release news from several locations, reviews of albums and DVDs, and the more than occasional ramble of thought, incoherent or otherwise. He desires greatly to re-spark the love of music in today's environment with the older audience. But he can be fun too. Oh, and he did eventually move up to FM radio which pretty much explains his musical eccentricities." />

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October 2011

Articles From Matt Rowe in October
Monday Oct 31, 2011 15:00 AM ET
In 2007, an English band by the name of The Enemy (The Enemy UK in the US) released their debut album, We’ll Live And Die In These Towns. Simply based on the band’s live shows, the album shot up to #1 on the British charts within the span of a week.
Friday Oct 28, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Japan seems to be one-upping the American and European markets with the recently announced 35th Anniversary Edition of Aerosmith's landmark classic, Rocks. And it's no slouch either.
Thursday Oct 27, 2011 40:00 PM ET
The fusion of rock and blues from The Black Keys has always entertained to the highest degree. They serve it up like a regional favorite at a popular restaurant, on the hottest platter that can be handled.
Wednesday Oct 26, 2011 45:00 AM ET
Two Door Cinema Club’s music is high-voltage, drum-oriented energy that serves a distinct purpose for those hearing it - giving them a solid reason to dance.
Tuesday Oct 25, 2011 20:00 PM ET
The New Division, a band from Riverside, California, take their influence from original late '70s post-punk bands like Joy Division, their follow-up band, New Order, and in some ways, Depeche Mode and OMD.
Monday Oct 24, 2011 00:00 PM ET
The music of White Hinterland is that of singer-songwriter, Casey Dienel. With her piano and a voice that emphasizes her works, Casey Dienel makes a compelling argument for your attention span.
Friday Oct 21, 2011 35:00 PM ET
The music of the ‘70s went through vast changes in the course of its short ten years. Perhaps more changes in a single decade of music than any that preceded it, and any that came after. Once punk music began to proliferate, and then scale back, a post-punk movement started that was highly innovative. A UK band going by the name of Magazine is credited as being one of the first to herald that movement.
Thursday Oct 20, 2011 35:00 PM ET
Rush has been at the rock and roll game for such a long time, that it's actually a shock to note that they are still not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Wednesday Oct 19, 2011 30:00 PM ET
On his latest album, Bad As Me, Waits is back to the piano and bluesy atmosphere that he seems most comfortable with.
Tuesday Oct 18, 2011 50:00 PM ET
The band, The Smashing Pumpkins, led by Billy Corgon and James Iha, has its formative roots in Chicago, having formed as early as 1988. It didn’t take long for the alternative music atmosphere of the ‘90s to realize how important The Smashing Pumpkins were to this new era of music.
Tuesday Oct 18, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Could the world get any stranger? The man responsible for the highly interpretive surrealistic horror film, Eraserhead, as well as acclaimed movies like Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive is planning an album of music to add to his repertoire of creations.
Monday Oct 17, 2011 50:00 PM ET
Tom Waits, recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the 2010 Class, has enjoyed a quite a history of excellent music delivered in such great albums as Small Change (1976), Heartattack and Vine (1980), the quirkily-titled...
Friday Oct 14, 2011 45:00 PM ET
What makes Tegan and Sara as interesting as they have been is that we, as an audience, have followed them from their early years as fresh ghosts released into a demanding and difficult to navigate world. Their lyrical observations woven around well-crafted music have made fans of many. Their last two albums have sold well, especially within their native Canada.
Thursday Oct 13, 2011 35:00 AM ET
The Chosen Few contains 17 songs sequenced in chronological order. Surprisingly, the selected tracks do an interesting job of covering many of the released albums...
Thursday Oct 13, 2011 25:00 AM ET
Frank Zappa was not only a rock star, he was an innovator. He not only produced his own music under several names (always Zappa) including The Mothers of Invention, he also composed jazz pieces and classical works, designed artwork, formed labels and cultivated bands, produced films, even dabbled in politics.
Wednesday Oct 12, 2011 10:00 AM ET
Over the years, Vince Gill has honed his style creating a more rousing version of himself. In the process, he has become a sought after sessions guy with a distinctive guitar sound for hire.
Tuesday Oct 11, 2011 05:00 PM ET
The album is a celebration of wonderful guitar-oriented songs. With a studied approach and a Latin flavor, Guitar Passions is not only a fun time with respected friends, it is a beautiful collection of guitar tracks that are warm and pleasant. Like an old friend.
Tuesday Oct 11, 2011 15:00 PM ET
Foster the People is an LA band that combines a current, edgy, synth pop style with one that reminds of early '80s new wave. With just three members in the band, they sure can pull some big rabbits out of the hat.
Monday Oct 10, 2011 05:00 AM ET
Roberta Flack's background is nothing short of amazing. Awarded a scholarship to Howard University at the age of 15 on the strength of her immense skills on piano, she graduated from the University at the young age of 19.
Friday Oct 7, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Ravens + Chimes are from New York City (so what else is new?). With a released debut album from as far back as 2007, the band has drawn comparisons to Arcade Fire from almost every quarter.
Wednesday Oct 5, 2011 50:00 PM ET
Michael Jackson is one of those larger than life pop phenomenon that rarely come around. Because there are so few of his kind of musical giants, it is no surprise that such a large scale undertaking like Immortal is already here.
Wednesday Oct 5, 2011 35:00 PM ET
The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963-1975 offers cleaned-up videos of 22 live performances featuring their most important songs.
Tuesday Oct 4, 2011 10:00 PM ET
The journeys afforded by his many albums are unique experiences never repeated nor forgotten. Like a drug that twists the wires of the mind, Steve Roach music can alter your ‘closed eyes’ world.
Monday Oct 3, 2011 45:00 PM ET
Mockingbird Time is classic Jayhawks with their alt/country flavor. There’s much to appreciate and enjoy here. The music feels like it should.

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