Alternative

Ramonda Hammer releases new alt-grunge-rock single, Bender and we are hooked on it!

June 28, 2017

We are hooked on the new track, Bender from Ramonda Hammer. It is an addictive track that brings together grunge and rock and swaddles it in 90’s alternative vibes and singes it with pop catchiness. We love it! The song is off their new EP Destroyers which is set for an August 4th release. Devin Davis comments about the new song, “I wrote ‘Bender’ when I was binge-watching Shameless for two weeks straight and I couldn’t get off the couch to do anything productive. In retrospect, I guess I could call it “research” or whatever, because I ended up writing this song. But yeah the lyrics are really just a conversation between two opposing sides in one’s brain. The verses ask questions from the more sane, healthy part of one’s psyche, and the choruses respond from the anxiety-ridden, depressed, and very frustrated side. And the reason this person (okay, it’s me!) is so effing frustrated is because they care so so so much, but when crippling depression sets in from time to time, when they [Read More]

Alternative

Night Argent releases music video for new song, Mannequin

June 28, 2017

Night Argent are gearing up for the release of their sophomore EP, The Fear, which is set for release July 14, 2017 on Outerloop Records. The EP was written and produced by Night Argent (Rainmaker Studios), co-written and produced in part by John Feldmann (Neon Trees, Biffy Clyro, Blink-182) and Steven Solomon.  Night Argent have just released a music video for their new song, Mannequin. Frontman Chase Manhattan had this to say about the track: “‘Mannequin’ is currently our favorite track on this record. The production, and the big power ballad vibe, feels a little reminiscent of our song ‘Kamikaze’ to us, which was the track off of our debut EP that was our favorite to play live. The initial lyrics and concept for ‘Mannequin’ came to me while showering in the hotel room prior to an all day co-writing session we had in Los Angeles. I just kept thinking about the similarities between someone who feels like they’ve lost everything of importance to them, everything that made them who they are, and a mannequin. When someone [Read More]

Alternative

Alternative soul rocker Joe Marson streams new song, Lost In The Sun

June 28, 2017

Alternative soul rocker Joe Marson has released his new track, Lost In The Sun. The song is off his forthcoming EP  This is Magic, which is set for release on August 18, 2017. Joe comments on the new track, “I wrote the song about my 6 year battle with crippling depression that I experienced in my teens into my mid 20’s. I was held back from going after my dreams of playing music and felt very distanced from my friends and family. I eventually could not take care of myself and was very close to ending my life before finding the right combination of things that literally brought me back from the dead; and made me stronger than I have ever been. I know the analogy of Phoenix rising from the ashes is an oft used one, but that is an accurate description of my experience.”  You can take a listen to the new track by heading over to Adobe & Teardrops. The track truly highlights the emotive vocals of Joe and you can’t help but feel the [Read More]

'90s

My Life With Thrill Kill Kult announces dates for the 30th Anniversary Show Tour

June 27, 2017

  We are very excited to share the news that My Life With Thrill Kill Kult have a 30th Anniversary Show Tour. They have announced the new tour. The 24 date tour celebrates their iconic Wax Trax! album Confessions of a Knife and I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits, starting October 5th! Check out the promo video: Tour Dates are listed below: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult 30th Anniversary Tour Dates: 10/05 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ (All Ages) 10/06 @191 Toole – Tucson, AZ (21+) 10/07 @Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX (21+) 10/08 @ Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM (21+) 10/10 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK (All Ages) 10/11 @ Trees – Dallas, TX (All Ages) 10/12 @ Industry – San Antonio, TX (18+) 10/13 @ Elysium – Austin, TX (18+) 10/14 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX (18+) 10/15 @ The Parish HOB – New Orleans, LA (18+) 10/17 @ Ready Room – St Louis, MO (All Ages) 10/18 @ Skully’s – Columbus, OH (All [Read More]

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]

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]