- Your Voice
Tucson is home to a wide variety of musicians, but no other band seems to offer a brand of metal quite as unique or extreme as Chaos Ascending. Rooted in the subgenre of Norwegian Black Metal, Tucson natives Chaos Ascending bring a chilling musical style to the table. They follow in the footsteps of pioneering acts Mayhem and Emperor, but with an added American twist. The group has taken everything into consideration, not a detail left unnoticed, which has resulted in an impressive musical performance which fully utilizes their stage presence. Every time the band approaches the stage, it's like they're going to war, and the war paint and wardrobe worn by the group only adds to the dynamic of the music. This was shown Friday evening, as the group of six approached the stage in response to the awaiting crowd.
Released in October of 1976, Leftoverture rose as high #5 on the Billboard Pop Albums in 1977, which to this day has solidified its place as one of the most influential progressive rock albums in modern times. Kansas experienced with a wide variety of different instruments that created a unique sound that has yet to be truly replicated. While still featuring the expected instruments characteristic of a rock band of its time, the band reached beyond the likes of guitar, bass, and drums, and incorporated other instruments into the fold that included piano, violins, violas, organs, vibraphones, and analog synthesizers. The reward is for the listener, as this exposes us to a style of progressive rock that has little been explored, both back then and to this day. The lyrical content is deeply psychological, dealing mostly in the realms of human emotion, intuition, death, and ancient philosophy. The lyrical themes blend with the music progression in unison creating a music that is way before it's time.
Freddy's Cruise-In a Big Hit
Released March 1 1971, English Progressive Rock band Pink Floyd have pushed the boundaries of music to uncharted waters. Just passing the album's 40 year anniversary, the legacy of The Dark Side of the Moon lives on interestingly enough in much of today's youth and modern culture. The way that the band ties the concept and the music together in unison makes for a mesmerizing hypnotic effect that sends the listener into a whirlpool of emotions. Never before has a band been able to send such a clear message to the listener depicting the reality of life as we know it. Darkside asks the questions that we all face, and documents the lifecycle of the human being from life till death. The clarity of the lyrics is striking, but at the same time vague enough for the listener to come to his own interpretations and tie it to his own life. In this week's feature of Music Landscape, I will be reviewing one of progressive rock's finest masterpieces, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger hasn’t been open for long, but that hasn’t stopped local car enthusiasts from eyeing the spot as a prime location for car shows and cruise ins.