•   (Los Angeles) The word “unique” is thrown around a lot these days.  Every artist wants to be “unique”.  Every promoter gushes how “unique” a band is.  Every festival is creatively “unique”.   So before I sat down to write about Eric Zayne’s new single and video, Reckless, I took a look at the word “unique” because, as I have gotten [Read More]
  •   Patrick O’Heffernan (Westwood, CA) The Hammer Museum in Westwood Friday night opened is Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA  art exhibition,  Radical Women: Latin American art, 1960 -1985, with Latinas Out Loud”: ¡Párriba!  a wild concert led by Lido Pimienta and introduced by LA’s own joyful punk, funk Latin rock band, Sister Mantos.  It was the perfect combination of musical and plastic [Read More]
  • Rest in Peace Tom Petty 1950 – 2017   Sad to report the passing of Tom Petty. I can’t even put into words what this man and his music meant to us. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.
  •   Just days after the announcement of a big co-headliner tour with Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides give away the release date for their fifth studio album. It’s called ‘Vale’ and will be in stores January 12th, 2018. Along with today’s announcement, two songs from the upcoming record have been introduced. Check out the audio tracks for ‘My Vow’ and [Read More]
  •   Patrick O’Heffernan (Los Angeles, CA) Singer, songwriter, poet, designer, entrepreneur and unstoppable force of nature, Francisca Valenzuela is a phenomenal multifaceted artist who has commanded stages in Latin America, Europe and the US.  Born in San Francisco, USA, of Chilean parents, Francisca’s career includes platinum and gold albums, world tours, a Latin Grammy nomination, and founding a major music [Read More]

Videos to Watch

Tour

New track from Strawberry Girls is a throwback to 2000, check out First Kiss

September 29, 2017

Strawberry Girls are ready to take you back to 2000 with their new track, First Kiss. The new song takes you back to the early 2000’s days of post-hardcore that the band grew up on.  As Guitarist Zac Garren shared, “It’s heavily influenced by the more progressive bands of that genre that defined our tastes throughout Jr High and High School. Bands like At The Drive-In, The Fall Of Troy, and The Mars Volta. I’d say it’s the closest we’ve come to writing something similar to my previous band, Dance Gavin Dance, which was fun to do.” “First Kiss” was the perfect choice for the title as the phrase creates nostalgia. Garren explained, “The title comes from the nostalgic nature we get from the song, which I personally view as a metaphor for the first time experiencing something new and special in life.” Strawberry Girls have always been a very hands-on and DIY band and as Garren added, “We enjoy the creative freedom that comes with that.” Every part of the new single was done by the [Read More]

Tour

Motionless In White release “hot” new video

September 27, 2017

Motionless In White released a new video today for the song ‘Necessary Evil’. The song itself features Jonathan Davis from Korn. As Chris Motionless stated in various interviews, the idea to get Jonathan Davis on board for the song came during the writing process. Korn have always been one of Chris’ favorite bands. Both bands toured together last year, so he decided to ask Jonathan Davis if he’d do guest vocals and obviously he accepted. Check out the new video here: Chris Motionless on the collaboration with Jonathan Davis   Motionless In White just finished a tour through Australia and will soon be touring home territory again. The Graveyard Shift Tour with The Amity Affliction, Miss May I and William Control starts out September 28th in Las Vegas, NV. Go fetch your tickets. You don’t want to miss this! For more information on the band and further touring, go visit their social media http://motionlessinwhite.net/ https://www.facebook.com/motionlessinwhite/ https://twitter.com/MIWband https://www.instagram.com/miwband/ Contributed by  Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp  

Tour

Architects release a new song and announce US tour dates for 2018

September 26, 2017

UK based band Architects released a brand new song and video for a song called ‘Doomsday’. It’s a song that the late Tom Searle had started to write and the band now finished. Just recently new European/UK tour dates were announced for early 2018. Now another US/CAN tour is on the way too. It seems that the band spent the better part of 2017 with touring, but they obviously can’t be stopped. As tickets are already selling pretty fast in Europe, you better be quick for the US tour too. Ticket sale already started. Pick a date:   To stay updated and for more information on the band, check out their social media https://www.facebook.com/architectsuk/ http://www.architectsofficial.com/ https://twitter.com/Architectsuk https://www.instagram.com/architects/ ~ Contributed by  Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp

Video

Sleeping With Sirens released official video for ‚Legends‘

September 22, 2017

Sleeping With Sirens released the official video for ‘Legends’, the lead single of their upcoming record ‘Gossip’, which will be released via Warner Bros. Records on September 22nd. The video shows parts of fan videos and inspirational art, the outcome of the #wecanbelegends campaign the band launched earlier this summer. The video opens with a message of the band to the fans stating: ‘This video is a thank you to our fans for supporting us! We love all of you and your contributions to the video.’ ‘Legends’ is the official song of Team USA for the 2018 Olympics. Check out the video here:   Sleeping With Sirens are currently still touring the US. The tour was sold out for the better part. There’s a European Tour coming in October/November with Rise Against, which brings the band to bigger venues. Don’t miss out on this! For further information on the band, check out their social media https://www.facebook.com/sleepingwithsirens/ http://www.sleepingwithsirens.net/ https://twitter.com/SWStheband https://www.instagram.com/sleepingwithsirens/  

KAABOO 2017

KAABOO SPOTLIGHT: Check out the new video from LANY for “Super Far”

September 12, 2017

Time to check out the new video from LANY for their song, Super Far which is off their recently released debut album. ‘ The colour-drenched video was directed by Isaac Ravishankara (Hozier, Aurora and Kesha) and sees the band explore a vivid, ever-changing backdrop as Klein ruminates on a long-distance relationship breakdown.’ Check out the new video here: LANY have also posted a tour video for the track which captured a snapshot of the constantly touring trio’s life on the road, taking in their recent Asia tour from the rolling greenery of the Valley Rock Festival in Seoul to the neon lights of Tokyo and crowds as far as the eye can see in Manila, where they performed five sold out shows in a row.  Check that one out here: With an extensive tour schedule ahead, you will have plenty of chances to catch LANY live! We are very excited to catch LANY at KAABOO later this week. They are set to play Saturday, September 16th at 2:10 on the Sunset Cliffs by Mercedes Benz stage! We [Read More]

Aftershock 2017 Spotlight

Aftershock 2017

SET TIMES for Aftershock 2017 Festival have been announced! Start planning your schedule

September 29, 2017

We are excited to share with you the set times for Aftershock 2017 Festival. Now you can start planning your schedule. Check out the news release below:   Band performance times and expanded onsite experiences have been announced for the sixth annual Monster Energy Aftershock–California’s biggest rock festival–Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 at Discovery Park, near downtown Sacramento, CA. Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, and Mastodon top a bill of more than 35 artists performing on three stages.   Monster Energy Aftershock is the final event of the Fall For All festival series, created by Danny Wimmer Presents, which kicks off this weekend (September 30 & October 1) at Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY. In addition to music, Monster Energy Aftershock offers many onsite experiences, including artist signings at the Monster Energy Experience, along with beverage sampling and prime viewing from the Monster Energy viewing deck. Fans can get the full VIP treatment at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort VIP Lounge, participate in some rock ‘n’ roll philanthropy at Take Me Home animal rescue and Fxck Cancer / [Read More]

Aftershock 2017

PHOTO GALLERY: New Years Day high energy sets on Vans Warped Tour

August 8, 2017

As we continue bringing you our Vans Warped Tour coverage, how about a Photo Gallery of New Years Day. They brought their high energy sets out on Warped Tour and it was definitely a sought after show!  The crowd raged and sang along to their favorite tracks as Ash Costello captivated the crowd with her commanding presence.  They are truly a fierce band that gives 150% to their fans when they play. Check out photos by Rockin Ryan (Click to enlarge) Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news from them. ~ Marisol Information & Links: Website: http://nydrock.com/ Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/nydrock Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYDrock

Aftershock 2017

AFTERSHOCK ARTIST: Nothing More premieres new video for Go To War

June 26, 2017

  Aftershock band, Nothing More have just released their new video, Go To War and it is a great one, being premiered on AftershockConcert Website. The video by Wayne Isham, the video evokes the burning aggression of the track’s lyrics through a passionate bar fight between lovers. The song is the lead single off their forthcoming album The Stories We Tell Ourselves, set for release September 15 via Better Noise Records. The album is available for pre-order now at all digital retailers along with exclusive merch packages, signed vinyl and CDs at PledgeMusic. Check out the video below:   “I remember being invited to The Roxy because I ‘had to’ see this band from Texas many years ago. They were the first of 5. I had no expectations. And I was blown away. I immediately came back to the office and told the team this is a band that the company needs to get behind. They had their breakthrough moment at Monster Energy Aftershock 2013 and it’s only fitting to premiere ‘Go To War’ from their upcoming [Read More]

Interviews

Interview

Interview with Francisca Valenzuela by Patrick O’Heffernan

  Patrick O’Heffernan (Los Angeles, CA) Singer, songwriter, poet, designer, entrepreneur and unstoppable force of nature, Francisca Valenzuela is a phenomenal multifaceted artist who has commanded stages in Latin America, Europe and the US.  Born [Read More]
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