Posts Tagged ‘Pop Punk’

The Raging Nathans are from Dayton, Ohio, and they sure are raging. Hyped-up, melodic punk rock bursting with sick pop-punk flavor at its very core. (early) Green Day, Screeching Weasel & even contemporaries like Off With Their Heads, all come to mind. But all the good parts. Whether it be a gut-wrenching melodic jam or a ripping four-chord pop-punk blazer, the Nathans indeed bring their own brand of flavor to the mix. All the while keeping it very fresh and tight. Tight as hell.

This November, The Raging Nathans deliver their latest LP, “Losing It”, via Dead Broke, Rad Girlfriend, and Recess Records. For this effort, recorded with Micah Carli at Popside Recordings, the band got personal. They aren’t hiding behind a lot a lot of metaphors or fancy writing. There are songs about specific people. There are songs about death, drug and alcohol abuse, and relationships. Losing It is how these dudes really feel.

RAGING NATHANS- “Losing It” LP – Dead Broke Distro.

MY_SECRET_ISLAND_zombie_movie_webGerman, alternative/crossover band, My Secret Island, just released a brand new, self-titled album, and to kick things up a notch, they’ve unleashed a killer new zombie music video for their track “What Was Yesterday”.


    Up in Troy, Ohio, a young group of musicians called Free Fall Theory have been braving the trials of creating music to come up with that one sound that defines them.  Though they have had several lineup changes since they started a little over two years ago, I have to conclude after listening to their tunes that these guys are well on their way to something really cool together!
    While it was their (and their fans’) efforts in this month’s contest to be our Featured Band/Artist that garnered them the win and gave me a chance to listen to them, it’s definitely their cool music that has kept me here listening to the same three songs over and over for the last two hours!  Self-described as space punk / indie/ alternative, these guys have some of the melodic sounds of pop punk and emo but have mixed those feelings with a great darker, more dramatic edge of a spacey and psychedelic sound.
    My favorite song they have up is definitely “Off The Ground”, and while that song is one of only three, mostly instrumental, jams they’ve revealed at this point, don’t let that fool you! This music really spoke to me and could easily speak to you… These are the cool audio tracks to that awesome space movie you saw at the IMAX theater- you know, the one that blew your mind and took you some place really far away and beautiful, not only with your eyes but with your ears- or maybe it takes you back to that time in high school where you were full of angst and wondering about your future but you were ready to try any way- or maybe it takes you to that amazing party or festival you went to last year….Any way about it, this is gonna be some great music to chill to by the pool or on your patio or hanging out with friends this summer, and I can’t wait to hear what else these guys have in store for the local scene!
   Free Fall Theory is currently putting the finishing touches on songs to record for their first album, which they plan to start recording soon at a local studio.  You can check them out LIVE on July 13th at the St. John’s Festival in Tipp City from 3-5pm or catch them at Taunna Fletcher’s Benefit-Great Miami Adventures on Saturday, August 24th starting at 4pm!  They are also working on putting together some other great local shows coming soon, so stay tuned!     

Check out Free Fall Theory’s Music and follow them HERE and on Music Connection’s local live band feed – HERE!

by Music Connection Partner,  J. Allen Laack,  of Laack Photography

logo“On May 25th, Generation 25 performed live for the 1st time at the Rock Star Pro Arena, in Dayton, Ohio.  It was an all-ages show, which mainly catered to an under 21 crowd, and this crowd was very enthusiastic!  While Generation 25 was playing some great original music, the fans got whipped up into frenzy and started a good-sized “mosh pit”, which sent me and my photo gear running for the rear of the fun!

This band has some real promise, and I would gladly pay to see them again.  They have some well written songs, are very talented, and even did a decent cover of some Rage Against The Machine.  These guys are surely worth the money and time to see live, and the fans will not be disappointed!  Be on the lookout for their next show!”

Click HERE for the link to the full set of photos!
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Generation 25 Music & Video
Rock/Post Punk/Pop Punk
Beavercreek, OH

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