Concerts

Concert review: Kieran Robertson with Ravenfield. Contributed by Alex Bock

May 24, 2017

  Munich, Garage Deluxe, May 6th 2017 Kieran Robertson, a young musician from Scotland, made stop in Munich that night at the Garage Deluxe. A small cozy club close to Munich East train station. Small as it is, it has some awesome acts on its schedule. It’s hard to draw people on a Saturday in a city like Munich, where there’s clubs and venues on end. So only a few people showed up that night. A fact that didn’t stop Kieran though from delivering an awesome performance. Kieran recently played guitar on some US-shows for Geoff Tate (ex-Queensryche) and there’ll be more collaboration after that small tour through Germany is done. There’s only three German dates set this time. One of them was Munich. So if you want to check Kieran Robertson out live, I suggest you catch him in Hamburg on May 26th at Marias Ballroom or Berlin on May 27th at the Maze. Don’t’ miss it! Opening act in Munich was a local band called Ravenfield. Make sure to follow Kieran on social [Read More]

Concerts

The duo Mitré soars and harmonizes at DTLA’s  plush Continental Club.

May 21, 2017

Patrick O’Heffernan (Los Angeles) The duo  Mitre, composed of Louis Mitré and Andie Sandóval,  introduced new songs and old favorites at a BMI showcase sponsored by Peroni at the plush Continental Club in downtown Los Angeles Friday night. They were joined, as usual, by Hugo Melendez in his La Katarina persona, delighting the jam-packed room with his startlingly accurate costume and make up by Ruben Lopez. While the new duo has appeared in several live events around Los Angles over the past few months, this was an official coming out party in a major club in both English and Spanish (all the songs were in Spanish but the conversations from the stage was bi-lingual). Louis Mitre has worked with a number of female singers-songwriters over the past year or so including Alih Jey and Irene Diaz, to add female color to his own astonishingly rich voice.  Andie Sandoval, a singer-songwriter originally from Sinaloa in Mexico seems to be the perfect complement, both in vocal range, songwriting and stage presence, hence the new duo. They opened [Read More]

Bands

Interview with Justin of Blue October ahead of their stellar performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco

May 20, 2017

  Earlier this week we headed to the legendary Fillmore as Blue October brought the Heart Go Bang Tour to San Francisco. We have impatiently waited for this date to arrive. See, Blue October was not just another band for us to cover, they are a band that had provided the playlist to my life’s ups and downs for the past 20 years. Most recently in March, during my Mother’s hospice care at home, she would lay next to me and listen to Blue October, nearly silent for days, yet show would respond and tell me she liked the songs. Her favorite during that time, The Feel Again, (Stay).  What a heavy song and yet, I truly clutched to those words… Stay… selfishly I wanted more time with her.  After she passed away, I could feel the dark depression setting in as it had with my Father 5 years earlier. But I turned to music and once again to Blue October. Their latest album, Home which shot up the charts to a No. 1 spot [Read More]

Alternative Rock

Check out photos of Harvard of the South as they open for Blue October out on Heart Go Bang Tour

May 20, 2017

  If you are heading out to the next couple Blue October shows, make sure to arrive early so you don’t miss Harvard of the South.  The band which formed from a side project with members of Blue October, Hurricane Bells and Longwave. We caught their recent performance as they kicked off the night at the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco on May 17, 2017. It was quite a set! You couldn’t help but feel the rock take over your soul. Just last week Harvard of the South released their latest single, the compelling new song, Without and is from their forthcoming LP.  The catchy new song features emotionally driven lyrics, along with powerful vocals wrapped in an ethereal essence. You can take a listen and pick up the song as a FREE Download here:   You can check out photos by our Rockin Ryan from their set: Catch Harvard of the South as they continue to open for Blue October during the current leg of The Heart Go Bang Tour.   Band Members: Justin [Read More]

Alternative

Photos: Coast Modern in San Francisco on AltNation Advanced Placement Tour

May 3, 2017

Coast Modern came through San Francisco for the AltNation Advanced Placement Tour. We have been loving their song Comb My Hair which we here on the radio. It was great to actually catch them perform LIVE. They brought an infectious energy to the stage and got the crowd on their feet dancing and singing along.  Check out photos by our Rockin Ryan of their set:   They are soon to release their new video for Pockets Full Of No and you can check out an inside the scene video here: Stay tuned for their new album which is set to be released this summer. Make sure to visit their social media sites. Information & Links: Website: http://coastmodernmusic.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coastmodernmusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/coastmodern Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coastmodernmusic/

Concerts

Concert review: Attila, The Word Alive and Carcer City by Alex Bock

April 30, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Halle, April 25th, 2017 Another night in my 2nd living room… only one of the venues was occupied that night, the Halle and I was heading there to see Attila with special guests The Word Alive and Carcer City. Opening band was Carcer City. They’re a five piece from the UK, signed to Stay Sick Recordings (Chris Fronzak’s label). Their sounds is probably nothing really new, but what new band can create something that hasn’t been there before? Never the less, they played a good live set. Even though at the beginning the venue wasn’t that packed, they managed to get the people closer to the stage and mosh to the music. The Word Alive and Attila both played an almost equally long set. Looking at the people, both bands seem to share the same audience, because there were many people in Attila shirts singing and jumping along during The Word Alive’s set and vice versa. The Word Alive played a set list with a mix of new songs like ‘Misery’ and [Read More]