Monday, October 18

Tag: The White Stripes

(Mental Health Conversations):  Matt Mucerino of CROSSING I’S DOTTING T’S
Mental Health Conversations, MTC Gets Punked

(Mental Health Conversations): Matt Mucerino of CROSSING I’S DOTTING T’S

Editor's Note:  Matt Mucerino of Crossing I's Dotting T's converses with Madness To Creation to talk about mental health, music and their latest EP.  Crossing I's Dotting T's, out of Costa Mesa, California, recently released their EP, which is one of the most heartfelt EP's I've heard in quite sometime.  Their self-titled EP was inspired by Matt losing his cousin/best friend to cancer at the age of 21.  Their song "See You At Your Funeral" is specifically about his cousin/best friend, while the other songs touch on mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and not feeling wanted.  This EP is a wonderful listen as it mixes the 90's power rock along with the 2000's brand of post-hardcore/emo, and I see Crossing I's Dotting T's doing very well for themselves in the future.  Fans can fi...
Tarek Jafar & Justin Tessier of THE BLUE STONES Converses with Madness To Creation on Mental Health Awareness, “Grim” and Finding Success
Mental Health Conversations, MTC Gets Punked

Tarek Jafar & Justin Tessier of THE BLUE STONES Converses with Madness To Creation on Mental Health Awareness, “Grim” and Finding Success

Editor's Note:  Madness To Creation sat down with Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier of The Blue Stones to discuss many topics, including mental health awareness, their video for "Grim", and finding success.  The Blue Stones is a duo out of Canada that has so much groove, catchiness, and just a feelgood vibe to their music.  The Blue Stones absolutely slaughtered the show at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, Iowa and they took the time out beforehand at Fong's Pizza with us.  Fans can find The Blue Stones at the following locations: www.facebook.com/thebluestonesmusic www.thebluestonesmusic.com www.twitter.com/thebluestones www.instagram.com/thebluestones Madness To Creation:  Thanks for having me meet you guys here at Fong's Pizza.  You guys have amassed over 300,000 YouTube hits ...
The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 46:  “My Personal Spotify Playlist” by DARRO
Musings With Musicians, Standards and Benchmarks, The Musician's Tribune

The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 46: “My Personal Spotify Playlist” by DARRO

Editor's Note:  Today, New York City rocker DARRO is releasing his single entitled "You're Not Insane" via all streaming outlets.  The song reminds me of some 90's alternative rock that dominated the airwaves.  The guitar work is tasty and the synths during the instrumental break are the cherry on top of the sundae.  Definitely download it via Spotify!  Darro could be one of the more inspirational artists that I've covered.  He recovered from surgery on a brain tumor, granted it wasn't cancerous but that's nothing to mess with!  He had to learn to sing, speak, and chew food all over again. But his art and his story is an inspiration to us all at Madness To Creation.  We want to thank Darro for sharing his Spotify playlist with us and find Darro at the following locations: www.facebook.c...
The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 2:  “Weathering the Storm and Finding Your Silver Lining” by Connor Pohl of Violet Night
Musings With Musicians, The Musician's Tribune

The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 2: “Weathering the Storm and Finding Your Silver Lining” by Connor Pohl of Violet Night

Editor's Note:  It seems like duos are becoming a trend in various genres of music today.  Groups like Royal Blood, Local H, and The White Stripes have helped pave the way for some of today's duos.  In the underground scene, fans are starting to see emerging duos come out such as The Values and this group out Little Prairie, British Columbia, Canada called Violet Night.  Violet Night has recently released their eclectic album entitled "Colours of You" and released the music video for "Where We Began".  Fans can check out the video after Connor's blog.  In the meantime, fans can find Violet Night at the following locations: www.facebook.com/violetnightmusic www.violetnight.org www.instagram.com/violetnightmusic www.twitter.com/violetnightmusic Weathering the Storm and Finding...
“She’s So Hot” by Jackie Daytona, bound to make everyone hot!
Standards and Benchmarks

“She’s So Hot” by Jackie Daytona, bound to make everyone hot!

Get yourself a pen and a notepad.  Millenials, go find your tablet and open up your social media.  I want you all to write down, tweet, Instagram, and Facebook about Jackie Daytona, and remember the day that you read this review and heard about this band because Tremolo Records have stumbled upon a gold mine.  This past Friday, March 2nd, Jackie Daytona released their debut record entitled "She's So Hot". Jackie Daytona is composed of Jack Doyle on bass/vocals and Justin Robinson on drums.  They set upon a mission to create the biggest lo-fi sound, with as much distortion chocked full of power pop melodies that they could in a 20 minute plus span.  They wrote seven songs in a matter of days and "She's So Hot" was thrown down on people's laps causing burn marks everywhere due to the hotnes...
Unleash Them: “Aliens” by Satan Takes A Holiday, isn’t this meant to be fun?
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Unleash Them: “Aliens” by Satan Takes A Holiday, isn’t this meant to be fun?

This past February, Sweden's own Satan Takes A Holiday unleashed a fun, sonic assault on the masses entitled "Aliens" via Despotz Records! Satan Takes A Holiday is composed of Fred Burman on guitars/vocals, Jonannes Lindsjoo on bass, and Danne McKenzie on drums.  They began as a normal band would, by seeing a kickass festival and deciding that they wanted to do this for a living. "Aliens" is chocked full of irony and taking a serious look at various issues while seemingly subtle with a dry sense of humor or that subtle tongue-in-cheek vibe to the music.  It mixes old-school punk, with the mentality of Talking Heads, while having that boogie-woogie squeals and breakdown of that bass ala Eagles Of Death Metal and Clutch. "Aliens" starts off with "Good Cop, Bad Cop", here they know how to ...