Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Alice in Chains Song "A Looking in View"

A very dark song. The band sounds fucking incredible. Jerry Cantrell does most of the vocals on this track. The song is 7 minutes long.


Friday, June 26, 2009


Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a show at the newly-renovated Infinity Music Hall in out-of-the-way Norfolk, Connecticut.

I am here to rave about this music hall. It's gorgeous. The acoustics are superb. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, courteous, generous and attractive. Drinks were cheap and strong. The music was loud. The hall seats 300! It's simply the best place to see a show in New England, period.

It was like going to church. The music hall itself features stained-glass windows, a high ceiling, plenty of seats, and also plenty of room for dancing and milling about. There are several bars in the building and just about the nicest bathrooms I've ever seen in a public building ever!

They even have balcony seating which looked top me like it was a mere 3 rows!

Built in 1883 in picturesque Norfolk in northwest Connecticut, Infinity Hall is an intimate music, dining and entertainment destination beyond compare. Newly renovated, the historic building features its original proscenium stage and wood, as well as many other notable details. Whether it’s dinner and a show, high quality casual dining or simply drinks and music you’re seeking, Infinity Music Hall& Bistro — just 34 miles from Hartford, 20 miles from Great Barrington, MA and 50 miles from Poughkeepsie, NY — can provide it.

The music hall seats 300, ensuring each and every seat provides front row entertainment. Newly renovated, the hall hosts more than 200 music and entertainment shows by quality national and regional artists annually.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Alice in Chains "Black Gives Way To Blue"

Legendary '90s grunge band Alice In Chians has set Black Gives Way To Blue as the title of its first new studio album in more than 10 years, due on September 29 via EMI's Virgin Records.

The band and producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters) began recording last October at Studio 606 in Northridge, California and recently finished mixing at Henson Studios in Hollywood.

There is not a single album I'm more curious to hear this year than this one. I'm really rooting for these guys to succeed, and I'll be buying this disc the day it comes out. I HOPE it lives up to my expectations.

Original vocalist Layne Staley died of a cocaine-heroin overdose in 2002. This will be their first album with new vocalist William DuVall.

Here they are doing "Again" with their new vocalist, William DuVall, at Rock am Ring in 2006. For the record, I think this guy has a great voice.

And here's "Angry Chair" from Adelaide Soundwave this past February.