Despite how you might feel about Fall Out Boy, there is no denying they have a tendency to be infectious. Now their fourth album, "Folie A Deux," is out in stores and the first just-as-catchy single "I Don't Care" is already hitting the airwaves. Whether this latest record will go down in history as the biggest sell out of the generation or punk-emo martyrs for the masses has yet to be determined, but try and find someone who doesn't know the words to one of their songs. Just try.
It's a packed floor, hundreds of sweaty bodies pressed together to get as close to the stage as possible. The lights go down and the screaming begins as the band takes the stage. When the lights go back up, William Beckett is standing martyr-like with a cheeky grin on his face before he starts crooning to the crowd. There's a pound to the drums by "The Butcher" and the sea of people begins to move, singing every word as guitarists Mike Carden and Michael Guy Chislet strum the initial chords to electrify the air.
NEW YORK -- It's an unusually chilly afternoon when I interview Camila Grey and Leisha Hailey, collectively known as electro-pop duo Uh Huh Her, in the lounge of their midtown Manhattan hotel. Since there's no driving or playing on the schedule, their tour manager explains, it's the first true "day off" the ladies have had in weeks. But you'd never know it. [...]
One might assume that the members of indie quintet Eisley are given a hero's welcome when they return to their suburban hometown of Tyler, Texas between touring. After all, the group (four siblings and their cousin) has toured with the likes of Coldplay and Snow Patrol, earned critical acclaim for their sophomore effort, last year's "Combinations," and had a song from the record featured on MTV juggernaut "The Hills" - all while most of them were still in or barely out of their teens. Well, not so much, according to singer/guitarist Sherri DuPree, who chatted with Blast from a recent tour stop in Hoboken, N.J. [...]