RUST Magazine thanks Uncommon Kind for taking the time to play for our cameras in the deep swamps of North Georgia on August 15, 2014.
Our friends Reluctant Saints rocked the house at the 50th anniversary party for Harley-Davidson of Atlanta and even backed up Travis Tritt for a set yesterday. Reluctant Saints have been growing a fierce reputation regionally and played some of their really incredible original material including barn-burner “Outlaw” and the crowd of 1,000+ loved every minute of it. Collectively these guys have an amazing support and education network that goes back several generations in their families, so they have immediate access to a knowledge base and equipment kit that’s – in a word – astounding. Setup for the show even included Brian Cameron preparing one of his own Les Paul guitars for Travis Tritt to play on. Reluctant Saints are true southern rock stars because they’ve worked and worked to earn it.
Power-pop pioneer Paul Collins celebrates 40 years in the game this year and his new album Feel The Noise delivers classic jams with individuality and style. This should come as no surprise as he has not only been a member of The Nerves, The Breakaways and The Beat but has been extremely active over the past few years on the DIY circuit, playing with over 160 bands. Feel The Noise feels like the good old days have returned and they’re better than ever. Paul Collins knows the vibe he wants to express and he has the skills and the experience to make it all work with ease.
Feel The Noise follows up his 2010 release King Of Power Pop, and though this is an extreme claim to make, Paul Collins has not only earned the right to make that claim, he continues to produce music that’s vibrant, relevant and just plain fun to listen to. This is an album that teaches a lesson. It’s a lesson that – though times change – the classic sound of power pop is not only still relevant and vibrant, but it’s just as awesome now as back in the day. It seems like every time you turn around somebody is saying that rock and roll is dead. Paul Collins proves that rock and roll is not only alive, but that it never went away, and never will. Produced by Jim Diamond, who also plays bass and guitar, Feel The Noise will be released on September 9th on digital, cd and limited edition colored vinyl.
Get your motor running, head out on the highway and follow the sweatiest, dirtiest pack of bikers you can find to their roadhouse, and that’s where you’ll find the Mojo Gurus laying down the rock and roll heat like a stretch of Florida asphalt in the noon-day sun. Their new album Who Asked Ya? rocks from start to finish with old-school cool and southern swagger all mixed up in a whirlwind of spicy style. Known for their sadistically awesome live shows in their Florida West Coast home zone, the whole world is about to get a big taste of their true rock and roll soul. Who Asked Ya? comes on like an electric hurricane blowing all the way across the country, so forget your flood insurance and buy this album. This is a straight-up rock and roll show, so check your square at the door, get into the groove and join the party with The Mojo Gurus.
RUST Magazine met Michael Dustin Youree last year when he toured through Atlanta with the NYC-based Pushmethod. This year, he’s back on tour promoting his new solo album after a year of living on the road and growing his skills. During his visit, Michael also played several acoustic songs for us which are on our youtube page and we’ll have a full write-up about his album coming soon. Pushmethod is all about pushing for artistic excellence, personal enlightenment and social change, and though the sound on Michael’s solo album is much different from the urban rap-rock he lays down with his NY brothers, his skill as a song crafter defies categorization. It was a great session at some very unique warehouse locations and we’ll have a lot more to say about this rock star in upcoming articles, so check back soon!
Thanks to the guys from Mustered Courage for taking the time to pose for us on August 4th in the rail district of Gainesville, Georgia. We have more photos on our flickr page and we’ll have some amazing performance videos coming soon that we shot on the sunny shores of Lake Lanier so check back soon for more info!
We love us some herMajesty here at RUST Magazine and their new single Crystals may be their best song released yet. This group of very talented artists have been packing major houses in their NYC home area and we encourage y’all to take a listen and support them! https://soundcloud.com/hermajestyny/crystals