Archive for May, 2011

White_Rabbit_Egypt_CentralReview by Greg Maki
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Though Egypt Central released its debut album three years ago and seemingly has played the Baltimore area constantly since then, my introduction to the hard rock band from Memphis, Tenn., came in May at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio. Their live show was energetic and entertaining, its intensity enhanced by the close confines of the Jägermeister stage. I was eager then to check out their sophomore release, White Rabbit. (more…)

black-stone-cherry-between-the-devil-and-the-deep-blue-sea-2011Review by Greg Maki
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For its third album, Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea, Black Stone Cherry made a conscious effort to get outside  its comfort zone, leaving behind its native Kentucky to record with producer Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Theory of a Deadman) in sunny California. That’s probably why the album opener and first single is “White Trash Millionaire”—“I wanna be a white trash millionaire/Ain’t got much and I don’t care/Count your cash and kiss my ass/The whole damn world’s gonna know I’ve been here.” Maybe it’s the band members’ way of saying that even though they’ve seen the world and might be doing some things a little differently now, they’re still the same Southern rock boys they’ve always been. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2011. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)