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RIP The White Stripes: 1997-2011

RIP The White Stripes: 1997-2011

Stating for “a myriad of reasons”,  The White Stripes announced via their website on Wednesday that the band will no longer record any new albums or perform live. Can we take this press release seriously?  With the modern age of music and farewell tours that seemed to last a decade, are The White Stripes done? [...]

February 5, 2011 Wolfarelli Featured 1

Video of the Week – Flash Gordon

Video of the Week – Flash Gordon

The video this week is in celebration of record store finds across the nation. Pitchshifter recently traveled to Lafayette for a Purdue basketball game and found Flash Gordon on vinyl at J &L Records. This epic saga of a man saving Earth before formal annihilation is backed by the soundtrack from Queen. Freddie Mercury reminds [...]

February 2, 2011 Wolfarelli Featured 2

Emerald Park

Emerald Park

Emerald Park was nice enough to share their upcoming single with us.  The single is called Reality Bites.  Emerald Park is an indie-pop group out of Sweden.  Once I heard that, I was all over this single.  Being an indie-pop lover in general, I did have tempered expectations.  Those were unnecessary. For those of you [...]

January 28, 2011 hirsch Featured, Reviews, Top Notch 0

I Forgot I Had This

I Forgot I Had This

Every once in awhile, I will dig through the hundreds and hundreds of compact discs, tapes, and LP’s in my library to remind myself why I acquired certain albums. Maybe it was because I thought that band was the next biggest thing or maybe it was because they had a similar sound to another band [...]

January 27, 2011 Wolfarelli Featured 0

Coachella Lineup Announced

Coachella Lineup Announced

This week the Coachella Music Festival lineup was announced bringing about great discussion and some minor controversy to the table on Outside the Dial. Check out the lineup here. Coachella has become one of the premier music festivals in the states rivaling Lollapalooza for best fest bragging rights. Since it’s inception in 1999, Coachella located [...]

January 20, 2011 Wolfarelli Featured 3

Video of the Week – Detroit Lives

Video of the Week – Detroit Lives

Johnny Knoxville goes exploring in Detroit Rock City with Ko Molina and Zach Weedon from The Dirtbombs to unearth the muscle that once was Detroit, Michigan. Part two of a three part series titled Detroit Lives is a Palladium Boots production that takes a look at how the corporate media depicts the ruins of Detroit. [...]

January 10, 2011 Wolfarelli Featured 1

Top 18 Albums of 2010

Top 18 Albums of 2010

1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs This one is a slam dunk.  Every song is fantastic IMO.  Amazingly this had so much hype and totally lived up to it…  If you haven’t listened to the album, get it today you won’t be disappointed. 2. The Black Keys – Brothers This is the album that catapulted [...]

December 28, 2010 hirsch Featured, Reviews 0

Force Major

Force Major

Based in Maryland, Force Major is a power punk trio with Kirill Romanov on vocals and guitar, Mike Rivin on bass and Alex Polyakov behind the drums. On their second album, Turbulence, they weave  hypnotic guitar melodies with loud vocals all driven by energy filled drums.If the power punk sound is your thing, then this [...]

December 15, 2010 pitchshifter Featured, Reviews 0

The Wind Up Dolls!

The Wind Up Dolls!

Great rock bands turn up in the most unusual places. Go searching and you’ll find terrific music being made beyond the fringes of big city life. The Wind Up Dolls hail from the Lockyer Valley (Australia)  where they’ve recorded a stellar debut, Death By Misadventure. At the heart of the band is the creative hub [...]

December 1, 2010 pitchshifter Featured 0

Video Of The Week

Video Of The Week

The movie trailer to Rock & Rule makes it to the Outside the Dial website for the video of the week. This animated movie arrived on the scene in 1982 with a cool ass soundtrack that featured Cheap Trick, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Earth Wind and Fire. This movie has long been out of [...]

December 1, 2010 pitchshifter Featured, Reviews 0

Photosonic Orchestra

Photosonic Orchestra

Photosonic Orchestra, formed in June 2010 out of Dublin, blend dance grooves with rock riffs on their newest single “DRiNK ME!”. The sound of Martyna’s vocals is highly melodic and her vocals give a hint of influence from Siouxise Sioux from the Banshees. They only been on the scene for a short period of time, [...]

October 31, 2010 pitchshifter Featured, Reviews 1

A Letter to Pink Floyd

A Letter to Pink Floyd

Dear Pink Floyd It is with a heavy heart I write this. You have been on the very top of my best concert ever list for the past 5949 days. For those of you who care, that would take us back to July 12th, 1994. The night when the Division Bell tour arrived at Soldier [...]

October 27, 2010 hirsch Featured, Reviews 0