Ronon's Reviews is a small independent music website where we, only four of us active at the moment, cover talented up and coming artists and bands (not to mention all the work the behind the scenes!), and while we'd absolutely LOVE to review and/or interview each one that we get excited about, we have a difficult time squeezing everybody in... Enter this new column!
We might not have the time to do a full blown piece on everybody, but we sure can share with you, once a month, the 10 musicians we find worthy of being noticed by the whole wide world!
Who is Periphery?
Periphery is a Progressive Metal band that formed in 2005 in Washington, D.C. Periphery have put out 5 albums before Periphery IV: Hail Stan (math is hard). Periphery left their previous label, Sumerian Records, and started their own record label, 3DOT Recordings, for Periphery IV: Hail Stan.
Why won't mainstream media play these guys... oh yeah.
Dune Rats have been plying their trade for almost a decade now, but I only discovered them late last year while in Australia, where their single 'Crazy', was all over the youth radio stations on heavy rotation and I found it infectious with it's high tempo energy.
Here we go kids, It's my first list of the end of year series and like I normally do, I'm starting with albums and EPs. Since my major musical kick at the moment (and has been for a few years now) is Metalcore, the genre dominates this list, but as you know, I love a good twist and have a few surprises up my sleeve here for ya!
From the ashes of the 90's group Sunny Day Real Estate, was born The Fire Theft in 2001, a trio formed of Jeremy Enigk (vocals, guitar), William Goldsmith (drums) and Nate Mendel (bass) - both also former members of the Foo Fighters.