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More exciting news for the hardcore fans out there!

Counterparts announced the other day that they are working on their fourth studio album, which is set to release later this year. They recently signed to Pure Noise Records, which features bands like The Story So Far, Four Year Strong, and many others.

Watch Counterparts perform a new song, “Burn,” at the below link.

Burn

 

By Jess Kelly

Some exciting news broke today that The 1975 have begun working on their second full-length album. For those that don’t know about The 1975, they’re an indie-rock band from Manchester, England. Some of their more popular songs are “Chocolate” and “The City”. All we know for now is that they’re in the studio. No news on when the album will be finished or when it will be released. My guess is it will come out late 2015.

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April has some exciting new albums coming out!

7 Sworn In – The Lovers/The Devil

7 All Time Low – Future Hearts

7 Seasons Change – Please Don’t Leave

7 Alison Wonderland – Run

7 Byzantine – To Release Is To Resolve

7 Hotel Books – Run Wild, Young Beauty

7 Flo Rida – My House

13 Gallows – Desolation Sounds

14 UnWed – Raise the Kids

14 Halestorm – Into the Wild Life

14 Dance Gavin Dance – Instant Gratification

14 Now and On Earth – Blacked Out

14 Kill Paris – Galaxies Between Us

17 Hopsin – Pound Syndrome

18 Stone Sour – Meanwhile in Paradise EP

 

Anticipated albums:

Check out Sworn in, All Time Low (it’s not half bad), Hotel Books, Halestorm, and Dance Gavin Dance.

CAVALCADE

Cavalcade (201 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita) will host an all-ages variety show on Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students.

For more information, visit www.cavalcadefruita.com.

COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY

Colorado Mesa University’s wind symphony will perform at the Moss Performing Arts Center (N. 12th St., Grand Junction) on Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students. The concert accommodates all ages.

Celiene Romero will perform at the Moss Performing Arts Center on Monday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $10 for seniors and students. At the door, tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. The concert accommodates all ages.

For more information, visit “>www.coloradomesa.edu/moss.

COPPER CLUB BREWING COMPANY

Copper Club (233 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita) will also host an acoustic jam night every Thursday starting at 7 p.m. Bring the mando, banjo, or guitar to jam with friends. If you don’t play an instrument, just sit back, relax and listen to the music with a brew. All musical levels are welcome.

CHARLIE DWELLINGTON’S

A weekly blues jam is set every Tuesday night at Charlie Dwellington’s (103 N. First St., Grand Junction) from 7-10 p.m. It includes open-play sessions and performances by the host band. The event is free.

For more information, contact Troy at 970-314-7004.

CRUISERS

Bittercreek will perform at Cruisers Bar (715 Horizon Dr., Grand Junction) on Friday, March 13, at 9:30 p.m. The show is 21+.

Desert Moon will perform on Saturday, March 14, at 9:30 p.m. The show is 21+.

For more information, visit www.cruisersgj.com.

MESA THEATER AND CLUB

Pennywise will play with A Wilhelm Scream and Teenage Bottlerocket at Mesa Theater & Club (538 Main Street, Grand Junction) on Friday, March 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance at the box office. The show is open to all ages.

Ryan Hiller will perform at Mesa Theater and Club (538 Main St., Grand Junction) on Saturday, March 14, at 8 p.m. The concert is open to all ages and ticket cost is determined by “rolling the dice.” If you roll a six, you get in for free; for every number below six, you pay depending on your roll number.

For more information, visit www.mesatheater.com.

ROCKSLIDE BREWERY

Bobbie Walker will perform at Rockslide Brewery (401 Main St., Grand Junction) on Saturday, March 14, from 10 p.m. to close. It is open to ages 21 and older.

For more information, visit www.rockslidebrewpub.com.

SABROSA

Augmented will play at Sabrosa Restaurante (122 S. Fifth St., Grand Junction) on Sunday, March 15. The show starts at 9:30 p.m., and it is open to those aged 21 and older. Drink specials will be offered throughout the night.

For more information, visit www.sabrosagjco.com.

SUDS BROTHERS BREWERY

Suds Brothers Brewery (127 E. Aspen Ave., Grand Junction) will host Tony Rosario after Western Slope on Tap at Mesa County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 14. Music is set to start at 7 p.m. Persons 21 and older will receive $2 drinks with a wristband.

For more information, visit www.sudsbrothers2fruita.com.

THUNDERSTRUCK

Jay Ketchum will perform at Thunderstuck Valley (436 Main St., Grand Junction) on Friday, March 13, at 8:30 p.m.

Led Stetson will perform on Saturday, March 14, at 8:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.thunderstruckvalley.com.

PALISADE BREWING COMPANY

The Oxymorons will play at the Palisade Brewery Company (200 Peach Ave., Palisade) on Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m. There is no cover charge and the event is open to those aged 21 and older.

Mar 11 2015

ALBUM REVIEW:

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For those that remember Flyleaf, you remember their old singer, Lacey Sturm. She left the band last year after getting pregnant with her husband, and wanted to settle down. It was heartbreaking for every Flyleaf fan, wanting Sturm to come back, but the band decided to move forward, and find another singer. The band did auditions, and found one that they absolutely loved. Kristen May used to sing in Vedera, and once she auditioned, they knew they found the new singer.

Between the Stars is the bands’ first album with May, with that same old Flyleaf sound to it, while tweaking it slightly. There are still the screams from their bassist, Pat Seals, while still incorporating it into their sound. Now, mind you that I wasn’t quite sure what to expect on this album, but it’s blown my mind.

The album debuted in September 2014, and it was definitely one that still gets me pumped up like it was 2006 listening to “I’m so sick.” This is the hard rock meets somewhat poppy sound, but it’s still a great album.

“Set Me on Fire,” sets the mood with this album. It makes Flyleaf fans happy because it’s as if Strum never left.  “Traitor,” and “Magnetic” are two of my other personal favorites. It has that strong instrumental composure twisting it with these lyrics that will make you bob your head along. There are still the screams from Seals, while that indie/pop/hard rock sound is mixed in. May’s vocals are seriously insane, and if you were lucky enough to see Flyleaf at Mesa Theater & Club on February 28th, you know exactly what I mean. Some singers sound great on the albums, and they sound horrible live. This isn’t the case. She sounds amazing live, and that’s hard to find in a singer now.

“City Kids” is another personal favorite. It’s one of those songs where they lyrics speak to you. It will bring back memories you had at some point in your life, the ups and downs, and everything everyone has endured in the past and in the present, and to come, the future.

Do yourself a favor, and pick up this album. You will not regret it.

4.5 out of 5 stars

By Jess Kelly