Alternative Rock

MUST SEE SHOW: The Unlikely Candidates at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco – Thursday April 27th.

April 26, 2017

Another important reminder for you is to get to The Bottom of the Hill this Thursday, April 27th for The Unlikely Candidates show. I remember the first time we saw them perform in San Francisco, back in 2013 as they opened for Blue October at the Fillmore. Over the past several years, we have watched this band immensely grow as well as their fanbase. They have conitnued to deliver a strong alternative rock/grunge style that is complete with an energetic and charismatic live performance. They will be playing at the Bottom of the Hill, along with The Fame Riot and Cemetery Sun.  Tickets are only $12 and you can purchase them here: http://www.stubmatic.com/bottomofthehill/event/9277/.  We will make sure to bring you coverage of the show as well as a new interview. In case you missed it, make sure to check out their global video for Ringer, which was made with submissions from over 27 countries such as Macedonia, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Mozambique to name some of the more interesting entries.   The video represents a massive global effort [Read More]

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Alternative metal band Ghost Season release new lyric video for The Vampire

April 18, 2017

Alternative Metal band Ghost Season from Athens, Greece have just released a new lyric video for their track, The Vampire. The song is off their debut album, Like Stars in a Neon Sky which is out on Pavement Entertainment. The album was co-produced by vocalist J.Loren Wince, from alt-rockers HURT.  Bassist Dorian Gates comments, “This is what we were waiting for. Over the last year we have put our hard work to make this album get to you. And we are blessed and honored to have by our side J Loren from Hurt and the guys at Pavement Entertainment.” Check out the lyric video here: The album brings a great blend of old and new metal as Guitarist Nick Christolis adds: “We blended in our music all of our influences: old meets new, classic meets modern. Thoughts turn into music, music becomes food for thought.” Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Website: www.ghostseason.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/GhostSeasonMusic Twitter: www.Twitter.com/GhostSeasonBand Instagram: www.instagram.com/ghostseasonmusic

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SPOTLIGHT BAND: Sundara Karma head into SF on the AltNation Advanced Placement Tour – April 24th

April 17, 2017

    For our Spotlight Band, we feature the UK rising band Sundara Karma. When we first heard them, we were fully captivated by their magnetic alt-rock sound. We were hooked from the first listen and still can’t get enough of them. They have continued to get increased airplay and now they are definitely no secret. Everyone is talking about this band! They are know to deliver engaging live performances which you can catch on the AltNation Advanced Placement Tour.  We are excited to announce that they will be performing on April 24th at Slim’s in San Francisco. Check out their video for their single, She Said: We hope to see you at the SF show. Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement Tour presented by SiriusXM and Live Nation alongside MISSIO, Coast Modern and 888. To pick up tickets head over to: PRESS HERE.  Band Members: Oscar Pollock  – vocals/guitar Haydn Evans – drums Dom Cordell – bass Ally Baty – guitar Visit their social media sites for information and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Website: http://www.sundara-karma.co.uk/ Facebook: [Read More]

Entertainment

Bad ass rockers CIMINO release promo video about their new album, set for summer release!

April 13, 2017

  We are excited to share with you the latest news from bad ass rockers, CIMINO. Hailing from Kansas City, MO they are gearing up for the release of their next album which is set for a 2017 summer release. Check out the news below: CIMINO is an American hard rock band from Kansas City, MO, formed in 2007 and founded by Kyle Cimino (Vocals/Guitar), Sebastian Anderson (Drums), and Trevor Brown (Guitar).  The group has just announced that their fourth installment is set to be released mid-summer 2017 to follow up their highly acclaimed, ‘Angels and Animals’ (2013). They have decided to team up with producer Mark Jordan (Velvet Revolver, the Cult, the Mowgli’s) and mastering engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Def Leppard, Metallica) for their upcoming release. In 2016, the band’s independently released single and video, “St. Glory,” debuted through Revolver Magazine, and has received steady airplay throughout the US and the UK. In recent years, CIMINO have taken their music from a regional level to the world stage, racking up positive reviews around the [Read More]

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SPOTLIGHT BAND: Italian alt-rockers Soldiers of a Wrong War and their new single, Yeah!

April 10, 2017

We are bringing the spotlight onto a great alternative rock band from Italy. Allow me to introduce you to Soldiers of a Wrong War. The band has released their new single, Yeah! which is off their second studio album, Countdowns. The new album is set to release April 18th and is now available for pre-orders viaiTunes. Bassist Adin Sulic comments, “When we wrote this song we were like: ‘This stuff sounds insanely like one of those rock’n’roll songs that make you wanna instantly dance and have fun!’. If you listen to the song, you can feel influences from the old school rock’n’roll scene of the mid 60s, early 70s, mixed with some alternative rock vibes from the ’90s. The catchphrase in the refrain, which is ‘It doesn’t make much sense, but I like it,’ basically represents the world we live in today.” “The infosphere is flooded with tons of content through social media every single day and it looks like you really don’t need a reason to like something. Even if it doesn’t make sense, if you [Read More]

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Keeping with their holiday tradition, Astari Nite release new track, Lovesick

December 27, 2016

Astari Nite have continued on with their tradition of releasing new music during the holidays and now you can check out their  new track, Lovesick. The track brings out your love for nostalgic new wave circa early The Cure or New Order. It is a great new song that features catchy modern synths, infectious energy and a comforting vibe. Check it out! The single was produced by Rees Bridges who has worked with Dirty Vegas, Pete Doherty and Tears for Fears. The mastering was done by Emily Lazar whose stellar work trajectory includes David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Foo Fighters and Sonic Youth to name a few. “Lovesick is about rejoicing in the memory of those who have passed on in our lives, whether it is someone we know and or admire. I’d like to think of it as a Eulogy or an anthem for saying goodbye.”   – Mychael Ghost    Website: https://officialastarinite.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/astarinitemusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/astarinite

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Interview with Finn Bell of the 90’s grunge-infused alt rockers Love Ghost!

December 23, 2016

We recently featured a new favorite band of ours, the 90’s grunge-infused alt/rockers Love Ghost. The Los Angeles band was formed 15-year-old frontman Finn Bell and the band features teenagers who are well beyond their years with their music. They bring out our love of 90’s grunge but blended with alt rock and a modern sound. Finn who is the lead vocalist and lyricist highlights his songwriting by taking you on an emotional journey. He describes his process as a continuous stream of consciousness, drawn from his emotional response. Bell expresses ‘It’s a shame that people tend to shy away from anything that feels too personal, because those types of things let you know who you really are.’ We recently had a chance to chat with Finn Bell and are pleased to share our interview with you here: * * * * * * * *  Music Junkie Press: Did you or do you have a strong musical program in your schools that fostered your love for music? Finn: No, not as much. I learned [Read More]