Carnival of Rock and Roll - October 2008

Time for another Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll. September certainly seemed to fly by for me, not to sure about anyone else out there, but October is already looking promising if this carnival is anything to go by.. let's get right to it, shall we?

Ari from Smart Music Review is not only starting off our carnival this month, but is also discussing one of my favorite albums in: Rage Against the Machine: The Battle of Los Angeles

Scott from ZombieChatter provided me with yet another indication that I need to check out My Morning Jacket more in depth (there have been lots of signs pointing to this already), with a review of the band's live show: My Morning Jacket At the Fabulous |

This next one from LocalBand is a little "ad like" but I thought it was worth including anyways, not so much for the writing, but for the service it's providing itself... namely a database of local bands by state. This is definitely something to check out and/or contribute to to support your local scenes: Select A State to find Local Band Links... l

Richard of Live Your Way pays a little tribute to the late great LeRoi Moore, as well as discussing his time on the Dave Matthews Band and Friends Cruise in: Dave Matthews and Friends: Let’s Cruise Again

We've got a little bit on AC/DC from Music and Bands here: AC/DC Rock out in Canada and the U.S.

Britne of Can't Stop Rockin brings us another great concert review in: Review of Cheap Trick, Heart and Journey in St. Louis

Fiona King of Christians Do it Better shared a list worth checking out (and don't worry, I'm pretty sure you can use it to find "non-christian music" too if it you're not Christian etc) : 100 Places to Find Free Christian Music Online

We've got a look at PureSound Records, a cool site for indie music from Woman Tribune here: PureSound Records Gives Independent Musicians a Platform

MBB of Money Blue Book Finance takes a little diversion to share some thoughts on the Super Bowl Halftime shows. Not sure if I agree with him, but definitely some interesting points: Diversions - Super Bowl Half Time Shows Needs To Feature Better Music

The Old Wizard is back again with a review of the latest from Oasis: Album Review: Oasis Dig Out Your Soul

Tony of Rockin' daily brings us his pick for: Jimi Hendrix's 5 Best Songs

The Writer of The Writer's Coin helps us out with some great ways to start: Listening to Music for Free

And last but not least, a pair of articles from RT over at Black and White Audio.

The first is about the latest EP from the Smashing Pumpkins: Smashing Pumpkins - American Gothic

And the second, a look at an EP from a band I hadn't heard of before called Stars: Stars - Sad Robots EP

Wow... some great work there everyone. I really like how some months this carnival goes all over the musical spectrum and the article type spectrum, and then other months returns to the more straight forward type of music articles you'd expect from something called "The Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll". It really makes for a good variety and makes me look forward to seeing what's come in every month. Keep up the good work everyone, it'll be November and we'll have another carnival upon us soon enough.

If you submitted your work to the carnival, but it wasn't chosen, don't fret. There aren't a lot of standards to be included except to be directly about music, but I don't publish blatant advertisements, personal attacks on artists, celebrity gossip, things off topic or things I can't read (sorry, english only). Also, I'd appreciate if you only submit some of your best works, not short, few word posts and try to keep multiple submissions within reason, meaning you can send two or three articles at most, but not like six... if you Spam the carnival with entries or with articles off topic you won't be included.

I still appreciate your contribution even if I didn't choose to include it and hope you won't hesitate to submit new work to next month's carnival.

The next carnival will run on November 1st 2008. More information, the carnival archives and a link to the submission form can be found here:


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