Here we are near the end of 2016—and what it year it was in the rock and roll industry. We lost of lot of great artists, it was an election year in the U.S., and Rock At Night was there covering music around the world to keeping the world informed of new artists, live show reviews, podcast interviews, and festival coverage. We have expanded to coverage in more cities in the US , Europe, and South America. We have interviewed rock and metal legends. We are expanding all the time!
We at Rock At Night decided to make a couple of lists of artists we have discovered this year and notable albums that should be on your radar.
New Discoveries in 2016
Brothers in Law (Italy)
The Temperance Movement
Joanne Shaw Taylor
The Banshee Pilot
JD & the Straight Shot
A Devil’s Din
Larissa Vienna and the Strange
The Sly Persuaders
Old Man Gloom
Escape the Fate
I the Mighty
Hands Off Gretel
LaRissa Vienna and the Strange
Favorite Albums of 2016 We Keep on “Repeat”
Bad Touch Truth Be Told
Glen Hughes Resonate
Gary Hoey Dust and Bones
Angela McCluskey The Roxy Sessions
Bleeker -Bleeker (EP)
Zeke Duhon- Zeke Duhon (EP)
Roadkill Records-Volume 1
A Devil’s Din Skylight
Nigel Thomas Travelling Man
Dollyrots Mama’s Gonna’ Knock You Out (EP)
Speed of Sound Everything Changes
Broken Witt Rebels Georgia Pine
The Treatment Generation Me
Evolfo Last of the Acid Cowboys
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
Russian Circles Guidance
A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here
Jeff Beck Loud Hailer
BADBADNOTGOOD – IV
White Denim Stiff
Slaves Take Control
Biffy Clyro Ellipsis 2
Last Shadow Puppets Everything You’ve Come to Expect
Chris Stapleton’s Traveller
David Bowie Blackstar
Kanye West The Life of Pablo
Real Friends’ The Home Inside My Head
Monster Truck Sittin’ Heavy
Sonata Arctica The Ninth Hour
Primal Fear Rulebreaker
Matt Corby Telluric
Thrice To Be Everywhere Is Nowhere
Special Moments in 2016
Rosine Alleva: Marcus Miller interview. Such a great soul.
Haintso Rakouth: Mutoid Man was the best band to shoot this year. Their show is full of energy and laughter. I got to meet them at another show (still shy around meeting awesome musicians)
Petra Leusmann: Best live show—SOTO.
SPECIAL Contribution by Jose Oliveira and Rosine Alleva, Journalists/Photographers for Rock At Night France
The BEACH BOYS and I, it’s a long and beautiful story! Their music was the soundtrack of my adolescence, spent in Portugal.
Obviously, we were playing guitar and picking up girls! We practiced, we finally mastered all the standards of the British Boom (Eric CLAPTON, THE ANIMALS, HENDRIX, BEATLES… and even DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK and TICH.) Do you know these 2 last ones?
We were a wealthy family and allowed ourselves to spend all summers, 3 months of holidays at the Beach!!! Highschool closed its doors from June 29 till October 6!!! I didn’t need CALIFORNIA, to feel like a perfect BEACH BOY!!! I was in Paradise!
And then, one day, BRIAN WILSON, the martyred leader of the BEACH BOYS, released an album, miles away from all that was best at the time. “PET SOUNDS” was a huge revelation. And it would be known much later that it was the artistic detonator for the BEATLES to embark on the “SERGEANT PEPPER”adventure!
And we made the girls vibrate” quite for a while on “Good Vibrations”
So when the lovely Director of the Festival BALOISE SESSION (BASEL-Switzerland), Beatrice STIRNIMANN, gave us an exclusive phone interview for Rock At Night, from LOS ANGELES, I had to be ready and I imagined myself in MALIBU, sitting side by side with BRIAN, sipping Mojitos. It was 3.30pm in California and 00.30am here in Colmar! Outside, it was very cold. Something like minus 3!! But in my living room and with 21 °, I was dressed up…. to throw myself in the water! Another very special emotion! Magical moment when I heard Melissa, his wife, asking me “José, are you ready?” And when he announced that he would release a record of pure Rock n’Roll in 2017, I felt it was more than time to prepare “my lifebuoy”. I can’t swim!!! It doesn’t matter, BRIAN WILSON told me he didn’t go to the beach since 10 years anyway!!!
Contributors to the list: Joel Barrios, John Clay, Gus Samarco, Andrea Ramirez-Maciolek, Christi Lain-Vest, Petra Leusmann, Deb Kloeden, Jose Oliveira, Rosine Alleva, Carey Langsner, Vicki DiAddezio, Lisa Bower, Chyrisse Tabone, Haintso Rakouth, Andras Paul, Daniele Cauley, Rick Slagter, Steven Neff, Chris Patmore, and Desh Kapur.
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