Eyes Up, Ears Open

By Ryan Hanratty

Just Last Week (What’s New?)

Neighborhoods- Blink182

Vise Verses – Switchfoot

The Hunter – Mastodon

Nevermind (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) – Nirvana

It Will Rain (Single) – Bruno Mars

Wild Blessed Freedom – Carolina Liar

Drop Out of Life – This Time Next Year

When We Stand Together; Bottoms Up (Singles) – Nickelback

Chickenfoot III – Chickenfoot

All The Way – All-star Weekend

Probably Something to Check Out…

Eight years ago, Pop/Punk band Blink182 released their self-titled album. Following that release the band entered an indefinite hiatus due to tensions between members: DeLonge, Hoppus, and Travis. After their separation and start of new projects the band reunited for the first time when long time producer, Jerry Finn, passed away in 2008. Also, in 2008 Barker was victim in a plane crash which caused the death of his good friend, DJ AM. While in the hospital DeLonge and Hoppus paid frequent visits. These events allowed the trio to reconcile and put together a reunion tour that began in 2009. Since, the tour the group worked tirelessly on a sixth album which came to be named “Neighborhoods”. The album contains influences from both the bands’ old work and side projects. The CD was released on September 27th along with a Deluxe Edition which contains some extra tracks. Popular tracks such as “Up All Night”, “After Midnight” and “Hearts All Gone” are featured on the 14 track compilation. In support of their new material the three pop-punkers are currently on tour. This album is “Probably Something to Check Out” if you are a fan of punk music or if you are a new or seasoned Blink fan.

Something Notable

On Monday, September 26th, Alternative Rock legends Foo Fighters performed at the IZOD Center in New Jersey. This show was the band’s last performance on the east coast until November 7th, when they will play in Georgia at the Gwinnett Center.

During Monday’s show, Dave Ghrol, lead singer and guitarist for the band, made note of a special anniversary which had recently passed. September 24th of this year marked 20 years since the band “Nirvana”, for whom Ghrol played drums, released their Diamond status record “Nevermind”. In honor of the occasion Ghrol and former band mate of Nirvana, Krist Novoselic performed a song dedicated to their deceased friend and partner, Kurt Cobain called “These Days”. The track is featured on the latest Foo Fighter’s album “Wasted Light” which has been in stores since April, 2011.

Upcoming Local Shows

Bowery Ballroom – Petty Fest 2011 Oct 6th Doors 8:00pm (Sold Out)

Starland Ballroom – Big Sean Oct 7th / Doors 7:00pm (All Ages; $20 Advance, $25 Advance)

Electric Factory – Skrillex Oct 8th / Doors 7:30pm (16 & Up; Sold Out)

Irving Plaza – NOFX Oct 7th & 8th / Doors 7:00pm ($26.00)

Best Buy Theater – Big Sean Oct 9th / Doors 8:00pm (Sold Out)

What’s Happening on THE BRONC!!!

Bacon Stripes – Monday’s 8pm to 10pm The Best in Variety Music

The Brew w/ Brandi – Tuesday’s 12pm to 2pm Indie Music

3 O’Clock Ska Block – Thursday’s 3pm to 4pm Ska/Punk

PUNK! – Thursday’s 10pm to 12am

Oct 6th Special Guests Buzzsaw Pineapple

Check out http://www.1077thebronc.com for more show information!

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Ryan Hanratty is a Sophomore Radio & TV major at Rider University. He currently is hosting the radio show “PUNK!” alongside his friend and partner Stephen Walters. The show airs Thursday nights on Rider’s 107.7 The Bronc. In addition, he also works as a reporter on the Rider University Network’s music show “Backstage Story”.

Outside of school Ryan does a lot work with music. He plays guitar and sings for his band “Take34” back in Long Island, where he resides. Ryan takes much influence from Punk and Alternative music. At home he always tries to find new bands and artists at local shows so he can help promote them on radio and television here at campus.

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