Band

We are hooked on our spotlight band Carter Lou & The Project

June 27, 2017

Today our Spotlight shines on an amazing artist Carter Lou & The Project. Carter’s journey into music began with a bold decision after tragic circumstances. Carter Louthian was ready to set off to college and suddenly everything changed. The night before he was set to go to college, Lou snapped: his two best friends had recently killed themselves a day apart, and his girlfriend had just broken his heart. Combined with the reality of the packaged post-college suburban life he was heading toward, he felt even more emptiness. He boldly told his parents that he wasn’t going to university in the morning and has chosen to pursue music instead. Since then, the band has packed out numerous headlining shows and earning a prestigious endorsement from PRS Guitars.  It truly reminds me of two of my favorite quotes: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” [Read More]

Band of the Day

Swanky Tiger is delivering a dose of nasty rock n roll with their new EP, Mechanical Nightmares

June 26, 2017

Mondays can always be a challenge but if you crank up loud the new Swanky Tiger EP, I assure you, your mood will be lifted. Swanky Tiger have just released their 4 song EP, Mechanical Nightmares. It is four songs that will become regulars on your playlist! Their nasty rock n roll is exactly what we need more of. It brings to life the big sound of rock, angsty vocals, infused with punk, catchy melodies. You can pick up the EP by heading over to https://swankytiger.bandcamp.com/album/mechanical-nightmares. Take a listen:   They successfully blend a style of hard rock, the edginess of punk, and catchy pop elements with alternative edges. It is refreshing to see a band bring out their own new sound and style, and not be afraid to break down the genre walls. I hope you check them out! Swanky Tiger is: Oliver Myles Mashburn -Vocals, Guitar Will Rockefeller -Rhythm, Lead guitars Michael “Deez” Glendening -Bass, Guitar, Keys Clemens Grassmann -Drums, Percussion Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date [Read More]

Pop Punk

THE WRECKS JOIN ALL TIME LOW FOR “THE YOUNG RENEGADES TOUR”, Oakland show is July 8th!

June 26, 2017

  The Wrecks have been one band that has been on the rise and they continue with their climb. They are heading out on tour this summer with All Time Low, SWMRS, Night Riots and Waterparks for The Young Renegades Tour. The tour kicks off on June 30th in Houston, TX. The band comments, “We’re so stoked that All Time Low asked us to come out with them this summer and we’re looking forward to playing stages that size for the first time. We can’t wait to get back out on the road again, as we’ve been mostly cramped inside writing new material and working on our set for the past few months. It’s refreshing to see such a good mix of genres in the lineup, as well. We’re gonna bring it 110% every night and we’re confident the crowds will, too.” Tour Dates: “The Young Renegades Tour” Dates: June 30 @ House of Blues Houston, TX   July 1 @ House of Blues Dallas, TX   July 3 @ The Marquee Tempe, AZ   July 5 @ [Read More]

Music News

Shatterproof release new video for their track Karma, off upcoming self titled EP

June 23, 2017

    Perfect way to kick off the weekend, we have the new music video from Shatterproof. The video is for their bad ass track, Karma. It is the  next single off their upcoming self titled EP which is set for a July 21st release.  The music video for “Karma” directed and produced by Hudson Bloom, is “the classic Mariah Carey, revenge-breakup song,” continuing the band says, “It’s about being cheated on and taking things into your own hands. This story is developed further in the actual music video for the song. A girl breaks up with Benji in the first scene. Instead of being down about it, he channels this energy into his music. The girl slowly makes her way from one band member to the next, breaking all of our hearts and eventually becoming a sort of fake mythology for how the band started. Each member joins this band and bonds over being cheated-on by the girl.”     Shatterproof has been on our highlight bands these days, as they blew us away [Read More]

Alternative

Tempting Fate release new single, Carousel off upcoming album Catharsis

June 21, 2017

Tempting Fate have continued to deliver music that holds no genre boundaries; seamlessly blending metal, alternative, rock, and electronic. They are gearing up for the release of their new album, Catharsis on July 21st. Once again they have grabbed our attention for their signature sound as they released the first single off the new album. The song is Carousel and it is fused with a carnival rock vibe that has become addictive! Check out the new track below:     You can pre-order the album now by heading over to iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1243604869?ls=1&app=itunes. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreTemptingFate Twitter: https://twitter.com/TemptingFate

rock

RED9 release epic video for their new song, That Beast off their upcoming new album

June 21, 2017

Hard rockers RED9 from North Orange County have recently released a new music video. They have always been one of our favorite bands when it comes to music videos and we love their consistent creativity. This time they really blew us away with their latest video for That Beast. You can’t help but love it and the new song has us in high anticipation of their new album! Check out the video here: The fun video was directed by  Raul Gonzo and the muppets and costumes are by Feleicia Martin. The song delivers a great blend of alternative/grunge and rock. It carries such a cool vibe with a killer bassline, punchy guitar riffs, hard hitting drums and powerful vocals. Band Members: Jeff Lyons – Bass and Lead Vocals Paul Frislie – Guitar and Backup Vocals Giovanni Fuentes – Drums Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Website: http://red9band.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RED9BAND/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/red9/

Band of the Day

Non-stop rockers Modern Kicks release new video for Guitars and Girls

June 21, 2017

Our Spotlight is shining bright on one of our favorite bands; Modern Kicks.  These Bay Area rockers continue to garner high praise for delivering nonstop rock n roll, reminiscent of  70’s punk/rock era.  They are exactly what we have all been missing from the music scene. Straight up rock with punk rock edge and an attitude that doesn’t quit. They are in no way imitating an old sound, they have worked to create their own signature sound and we are hooked! They are gearing up for an album release and to get you revved up, they have released a music video for their kick ass track, Guitars and Girls. The song just screams Rock and you can’t help but crank it up loud! Sweet guitar riffs, addictive vocals and infectious melodies capture your attention from start to finish. Check out the video here: Did you catch our Rockin Ryan in the video? Hell yeah! You can check out a couple shots from Rockin Ryan’s photo shoot: Band Members: Ant Boyd – Vocals/Guitar Alex Stiletto – [Read More]