Carnival of Rock and Roll - July 2007

Well, there was quite a turnout for the Carnival this month, which I'm glad to see, with lots of interesting articles from some repeat contributers as well as some new comers.

Jamie over at the Altrockblog sent a great review of the latest release from Circa Surviver (a band I've been looking into briefly myself recently):Album Review: Circa Survive "On letting Go"

Jeremy Hobbs from Jeremy's Consumer Corner takes a look at the latest release from Maroon 5 in: Maroon 5 - It Wont Be Soon Before Long

Jeremy also reviews the latest release from Muse as well here: Muse - Black Holes and Revelations

Sheena Metal at Music Highway included another two great articles. One about rockstar partying: Scandalous Behavior: What Happens At The Afterparty, Stays At The Afterparty!

And another about press and publicity for bands: It's All Good: There Is No Such Thing As Bad Press!

Mr. Besilly at One Man's Highway takes a look at the Sgt. Pepper anniversary as well an interesting project to rerecord the groundbreaking album on original analog systems just like the original, but with new artists doing covers: Sgt. Peppers, It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Josiah Redding has passed along some new music to listen to from the Redding Brothers, and although there isn't much of a post to read, the music is definitely worth checking out: THE REDDING BROTHERS :: groovy rock and roll music - 2 months of Songs

Blue Skelton from the Accidental Band Promoter talks about Vince and the Invincables, a band I am checking out as well as they sound pretty good from what I've heard, definitely worth checking out: Vince and the Invincebles

We get an interesting tidbit of musical trivia and a song from an unexpected source from the Under Cover Black Man in: Sing Along with Mitch

Ellen E. Aldridge of Target Audience Magazine reviews the latest release from Marilyn Manson in: Eat Me, Drink Me Review

Sheila from the Perceptive Travel Blog takes a look at the Austin City Limits music festival here: 3-day music blowout: The Austin City Limits Festival

Layla from Layla's Classic Rock Faves takes at heroin in music as well as a very philosophical look at life in general in: Heroin Addiction and Music - Part One

Des from Hometracked makes a bit of a social comment about the current music industry, as well as Linkin Park with an interesting technique and makes some points that I think are spot on with: All Linkin Park songs *look* the same

I'm personally not a fan of hip hop or rap, but I think Charles Modiano from Clean Our House makes some great points about these genres, making the world better and a more positive place, as well as the music industry as a whole. Check it out even if you're not interested in these genres: How YOU Can Save Hip Hop!

Radio from the Radio-Head Blog gives us a good biography about the band with the same name here: BIOGRAPHY

Mark30 of the Business Blog takes a brief but interesting look at the History of Rock Music: History of Rock Music

Marc and Angel give us some interesting ways to find new music in: Find Similar Artists or Bands Based on Music You Like | Marc and Angel

And last but not least, submitted literally while I was writing all this up:

Tupelo Kenyon explores music through a personal development lens in: Benefits of Music for Personal Development

Thanks to everyone who submitted to the Carnival of Rock 'n' Roll this month. I'm really excited about where this carnival is moving if this month is anything to go by. There was such a range of material from the most philosophical, to the straight reviews, to social causes this month and that was exactly what I was hoping would happen; that we'd end up with a diverse carnival, all revolving around music.

Keep up the good work everyone.

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 August 1st 2007. More information, the carnival archives and a link to the submission form can be found here: http://www.soulofrocknroll.com/?page_id=41

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