Dave Matthews Band & Michael J. Fox jam out at charity event

Dave Matthews Band performed at the “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s: An Evening of Comedy & Music,” charity event on November 12. The event, as stated in its title, had all funds go towards Parkinson’s disease.

Michael J. Fox, well-known for his role as Marty in Back To The Future, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991. His research and funding towards the diseased started in 2000.

As Dave Matthews and co. took the stage, they were welcomed and joined by Fox, who took his guitar-playing skills and performed with the group. The band performed “All Along The Watchtower,” inspired by Bob Dylan’s famous “Watchtower.”

Fox would add riffs and hit some nice solos in the performance, as it would bring nothing less than a smile to Dave Matthews’ face, and to those watching along with him.

“This is not the first time Fox has taken the stage with a famous band this year. In July, he performed the Penguins’ “Earth Angel” and Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” – both of which Fox played years before in the movie Back to the Future”- Rolling Stone

The benefit would raise over $5 million, and raised the hopes of research towards the unfortunate disease as well.

“It’s grown in amazing ways with the amount of people in the greater Parkinson’s community – and outside of it – who come out and support us,” Fox noted before Saturday’s benefit. “It’s humbling every year.” – Rolling Stone

Bad Suns new album “Disappear Here” takes sophomore slump out of discussion

After tagging along with pop-singer/songwriter Halsey, Bad Suns broke news of their second studio album titled “Disappear Here.” They released a title-named song, and immediately showed the road they are taking, and the identity they want to behold.

Before releasing this new album, Bad Suns were taking the industry bit by bit. Their song “Cardiac Arrest” gaining a huge draw from people around the world, and was even preformed on “Conan.” But, in an interview with Billboard, the group were about to call it quits, and start over entirely with a new identity.

Their debut album, “Language & Perspective,” featured the hit song. The record goes through the band’s struggle of trying to make a impact in the music industry. It’s music at its purest form.

With “Cardiac Arrest,” it was more of a last lick of trying to get out there. In that interview, Christo Brown, the frontman of the group, said: “We put [‘Cardiac Arrest’] online saying, ‘This is what we’ve been working on for so long, hope you guys like it at least,'” he says. “We were expecting to put [Bad Suns] to rest after releasing the song, just to show what we were doing and then start a new project.”

The exact opposite happened. Labels and those in the industry took notice, which led to their success and the new album “Disappear Here.” Alternative Press wrote a review touching on the album and the band’s success in creating a name for themselves. “The track (Disappear Here) opens the record with a reassuring blend of post-punk melodies and ’80s new wave guitar work, all masterfully crafted through a modern pop lens.” This is what the band has created. It’s such a refreshing mix of different genres all in one.

“Disappear Here, the newest album by California alt-rock band Bad Suns, sounds like it was created for sunset drives down winding roads. The follow-up to 2014’s Language and Perspective, it takes the listener on a journey through a myriad of sonic landscapes, making stops along the way to marvel at both the beauty and the harsh truth of the universe. Some of its tracks are wistful laments of good times gone wrong; others are upbeat celebrations of life. All thirteen of them shine with insight, honesty and enough rock-and-roll confidence to convince listeners that Bad Suns is a band to be watched.” – TheYoungFolks.com

After such a successful first impact with appearances on “Conan,” touring with Halsey, and even The 1975, Bad Suns are now on watch. I recently started listening to them on Spotify, and I can’t get enough. They are exactly what you want in an indie/ alt. rock band, or really just music in general. They generate so much energy throughout their music, that it spreads into listener’s ears as some really great stuff. If you love the feeling you get while cruising through the beach or town with your windows down, Bad Suns give you just that with their music.