Baroness Elisa and Synergy to Perform in Tromso Norway Thursday May 26th Written by Daniel J. Rowe
Baroness Elisa (www.baronesselisa.com) is performing with “Synergy” on luxury Fred Olsen cruise liner Braemer in Trosmo, Norway on Thursday, May 26th . "Elegant, but not stuffy" best describes atmosphere on board Braemar which came into service in 2001. At 19,089 tons and with 376 well-appointed cabins and suites, Braemar upholds Fred Olsen tradition of small-ship intimacy without compromising on personal space.
On board, Baroness’ performance is small and intimate before returning to United States for a charitable event in South Florida later this summer. Baroness Elisa defines best in cabaret theater and South Florida audiences are invited support leading Gay and Lesbian organization, Compass,in a spectacular charity fundraiser in Delray Beach on Sunday, August 7th.
Compass, Inc. (www.compassglcc.com), is Palm Beach County gay and lesbian community center dedicated to promoting pride, diversity, and public awareness of, for, and by Palm Beach County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents and visitors. Compass provides social services and support for gay youth and gay families. Compass also offers a clean, safe meeting space for a variety of national, state, and local organizations as well as social, service, support and athletic groups that meet diverse interests of county’s LGBT people. Compass is largest LGBT community center in Southeast United States and is seventh largest in nation in budget size, staff size and diversity of funded programs.
Review: Audioslave - Out of ExileWritten by Chris Elkjar
Audioslave – Out of Exile
Every once in a while a band comes along that really changes way you perceive music, for me one of these bands was Rage Against Machine. I’ll be first to admit that I, like most angsty teenagers was lured into Rage’s music by their anti-authoritarian songs, and honestly dude, they said “fuck” a whole lot. Not only did vulgar language lure me in but instead of writing about girls and cars, they took time to write music about something that actually mattered, politics. Gimmick or not, music was compelling. Soon after I first heard Bulls on Parade on radio I started to really question why I was listening to a lot of other music that interested me at time. Slowly I began to drift away from happy songs about love and sunshine, and turned to songs that really had a purpose. That being said, I was very excited when I first heard that one of my favorite bands of all time was going to reform, and motherfucking Chris Cornell is going to be their singer. It was like some sort of early-90s rock wet dream. Soundgarden and Rage against Machine coming together to form a band that would revolutionize rock! Or so they all said.
Fast forward to today; Audioslave has released Out of Exile follow-up to their self-titled debut released in 2002. Rock doesn’t seem to have been revolutionized; in fact it seems almost exactly same. Just as with their self-titled released, band has crammed in as many publicity stunts as possible, playing on streets of LA; resulting in a riot, and an even larger stunt in Cuba in front of 50,000 fans at Havana’s Anti-Imperialist plaza. Brilliant marketing, but does their album measure up to amount of hype band has surrounding them at all times? After all they are a supergroup consisting of 2 of most successful rock bands in history. The answer to this is an unenthusiastic ‘No.”
Out of Exile opens in stereotypical Tom Morello fashion with a gimmicky guitar line dropping in to a tired riff; strikingly similar to Cochise. While album isn’t really terribly offensive, it just lacks presence and power of any of Soundgarden or Rage against Machine releases, chalk it up to nostalgia or whatever you want, but this album simply does not deliver caliber of music that we all know these musicians are capable of creating. Every song is written using same pop-rock formula and Morello’s gimmicky solos simply do not work in conjunction with Chris Cornell’s dark vocals.