New Music

RadioBlack set to release debut self-titled album on May 12th!

April 18, 2017

  Rockers RadioBlack have announced that their debut self-titled album will be released on May 12th and you can pre-order it NOW! The album includes their single, Nothing is Permanent. Check out the track here:   Lead singer TJ Courtney comments about the album, “We put every ounce of ourselves into this album, and we couldn’t be more excited to release it. We tried to make a real record – not just a few singles with a bunch of filler in between. We wanted this to be a record you can pop in your car, push play, and just drive. No destination necessary, just you and the music,” lead singer TJ Courtney shares.“We grew up doing this with our favorite albums and did our best to capture that spirit. We also wanted to pay tribute to the 90’s bands that got us so excited about music when we were young. I think it’s rare nowadays for a band to strip its influences down to the ones that grabbed you and made you love music for [Read More]

Alternative

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]

Alternative

Get your fix of 90’s grunge-infused alt rock with Love Ghost!

December 14, 2016

  If you are craving new music, I have the perfect fix for you of 90’s grunge-infused alt/rock with 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.’ They have just released a cinematic video for their track, Forgive Me. Check out the video here: Their EP was produced by Mark Renk (P.O.D.). We will see if we can bring you an interview with this fast rising band soon. Make sure to visit their social media sites for more information. [Read More]

Band of the Day

Our Spotlight Band is rockers, RadioBlack and check out their new video!

November 22, 2016

Our new featured Spotlight Band, RadioBlack truly captured our attention as they bring to life a blend of nostalgic grunge and 90’s alternative rock, with modern flair. They are truly a powerhouse trio that are making a big impression on the music scene. The band is led by singer/guitarist TJ Courtney, drummer Derek Gledhill (founding member of Smile Empty Soul) and bassist Hayato Takano, a seasoned touring player. Prior to this new line-up, TJ recorded tracks at the Foo Fighters’ private recording facility, Studio 606, with producer John “Lou” Lousteau and a lineup of studio players including Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), and Mick Murphy (My Ruin, Chevy Metal). The production team was rounded out by Fireball Ministry front-man and “Sound City” documentary producer Jim Rota, and Brad Smith of Blind Melon. The recordings will be featured on Radioblack’s debut album, slated for release in early 2017. They have recently released a new video premiered on Substream, that demands to be checked out! The song is Nothing Is Permanent and the video which was cut with footage lead singer TJ Courtney shot following a tornado that [Read More]

Concerts

PHOTO GALLERY: King Shelter in San Francisco at Rickshaw Stop

October 4, 2016

King Shelter is from Orange County, California and has been described as a “Salad-Rock” band as they deliver  “a healthy mixture of rock, consisting of surf, grunge, alternative and anything in between. With the obvious layers of intertwining genres (or ingredients, like a salad) creating a unique sound, they also bring their complex lyrics and ideas to remind listeners to think for themselves and that no one person is better than another-in other words, it’s music made for the people, by the people.”  They have just released their new song, Everything Hurts which Taylor Hecocks comments, “‘Everything Hurts’ is my grandfather’s story. Life is hard. The American dream isn’t really a dream; it’s a vortex of preoccupations. But after all is said and done, the corner store is still gonna be selling those sweet cowboy killers n vodka. For the Krispis giveth and the Krispis taketh away.”  Check out the track here:   They recently made a stop in San Francisco and performed at The Rickshaw Stop. Our colleauge Quang Lam was in attendance and you [Read More]

Indie

Check out the new track, Everything Hurts by King Shelter

September 26, 2016

King Shelter is from Orange County, California and has been described as a “Salad-Rock” band as they deliver  “a healthy mixture of rock, consisting of surf, grunge, alternative and anything in between. With the obvious layers of intertwining genres (or ingredients, like a salad) creating a unique sound, they also bring their complex lyrics and ideas to remind listeners to think for themselves and that no one person is better than another-in other words, it’s music made for the people, by the people.”  They have just released their new song, Everything Hurts which Taylor Hecocks comments, “‘Everything Hurts’ is my grandfather’s story. Life is hard. The American dream isn’t really a dream; it’s a vortex of preoccupations. But after all is said and done, the corner store is still gonna be selling those sweet cowboy killers n vodka. For the Krispis giveth and the Krispis taketh away.”  Check out the track here:   Their sound truly is unique and infectious.  “With the obvious layers of intertwining genres (or ingredients, like a salad) creating a unique sound, [Read More]

Garage

Grunge fused rockers, Kinky Rhino release new video for Garage Roque

May 26, 2016

Grunge rockers Kinky Rhino have just released a great new video for their track Garage Roque which is off their self-titled EP.  It is fun, carefree and captures that garage band energy fused with grunge and straight up rock n roll. It might just inspire to take over your garage and start a new band. Check out the video here: Founded by members of The Blue Man Group band, Kinky Rhino dives head first into the world of rock ‘n roll. In the summer of 2015, while touring Central and South America with Blue Man Group, mastermind behind Kinky Rhino, Jeffrey Wright, Orlando-based producer Justin Beckler to help demo a few of his original songs on which Wright wrote, sang and played every instrument. Kinky Rhino will be touring throughout the US this Spring in anticipation of their debut EP. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news. Information & Links: Website: http://kinkyrhino.bandcamp.com/merch Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kinkyrhinomusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kinky_rhino Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kinkyrhino/