Alternative

Citizen Soldier continues to release powerful music, check out their new song Let It Burn

June 21, 2017

Earlier this month we shared a great song from Citizen Soldier which dealt with the struggle of mental illness. The alternative rock band has released another powerful track, Let It Burn. The song is the new single off their EP Caroline, and it could be the song that helps someone who is contemplating suicide.     The lyrics grab a hold of you and embraces the listener and fills them with a light of hope. The vocals carry such raw emotion as they plead with the listener to Let it Burn, and to feel the release of all those things that haunt them and created the sense of despair. It is empowering, uplifting and will be a true lifeline for some. Please take a listen and share the song with others who may need to  hear the message it brings. Citizen Soldier continues to impress us with their meaningful music. In a world where so many are focused on themselves, it is quite refreshing to hear a band that delivers emotionally driven lyrics carrying messages of [Read More]

New Music

You will need a cool-down after watching the great new video from Diamante for Coming in Hot

June 16, 2017

Diamante has just released her  music video for her new single, Coming In Hot. The track is a steamy one and highlights her straight up rock n roll attitude. Check out the new video here:     We can’t wait for Diamante to return to San Francisco! It has been a couple years since we last caught up with her. She was at the Regency Ballroom opening for Whitesnake. Check out our coverage of that night here: Whitesnake The Purple Tour stops in San Francisco. Diamante continues to keep rock and roll alive and thriving. Her energy was contagious and she seamlessly captures the crowd’s attention with her powerful vocals. For today’s Friday Flashback, check out our interview with Diamante from 2015!   Make sure to head over and visit her social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news. ~ Marisol Information & Links: Website:  www.diamanteofficialmusic.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/DIAMANTEband Facebook: www.facebook.com/diamanteofficialmusic    

New Music

NEW VIDEO from Josh Todd & The Conflict and new album set for September release!

June 16, 2017

HELL YES! Perfect way to kick off the weekend, crank it up loud and check out the new video from Josh Todd & The Conflict! They have just released a kick ass music video fro their track Year of the Tiger. It delivers a heaping much needed dose of hard rock and is a powerful track. It will be the Year of Josh Todd & The Conflict!! The clip, directed by the renowned Chris Cuffaro (Pearl Jam, George Michael), is the first of three videos shot as a mini-concert this past May in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles.  Check it out below:   Speaking about the first single and title track off the upcoming record, Josh Todd (lead vocals) states:“The album’s title track, ‘Year of the Tiger,’ was one of the first songs we wrote for the record and also became one of my favorite songs I have ever written. Like most good songs, it came together very quickly. As soon as Stevie sent me the music, the lyrics and melodies poured out of me. I’m a huge [Read More]

New Music

STYX back in the spotlight with their sixteenth studio album, The Mission (first in 14 years!) and it ROCKS!

June 16, 2017

STYX continue to provide the kick ass rock n roll for the soundtrack of my life. They have just released their 16th Studio album, THE MISSION and it ROCKS! The album is the first studio album in 14 years and is released on the band’s label, Alpha Dog 2T/UMe. It is an album that will have longtime STYX fans in awe and is garnering high praise from new fans. It’s bridging the generation gap by delivering an engaging, full bodied rock/progressive rock album that will please fans of all ages. Check out the first single, Gone, Gone, Gone: About THE MISSION: THE MISSION–which was recorded over a two-year period at Blackbird Studios, The Shop, and 6 Studio Amontillado in Nashville–displays the best aspects of the ongoing in-harmony musical intersection of the six-man STYX team: the aforementioned guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young, keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, original bassist Chuck Panozzo, drummer/percussionist Todd Sucherman, and bassist Ricky Phillips.   The new music was created to reflect the viewpoint of the six-person crew enlisted for the [Read More]

Hard Rock

Motograter announce details on upcoming album ‘Desolation’ release

June 13, 2017

Motograter have shared some great news about their upcoming album, Desolation. The new album is set for an August 11th release via EMP Label Group. This 11 track album is sure to get you pumped up and is well worth the wait. Check out the news below: FINALLY, we are excited to announce the final street date for the new Motograter album DESOLATION, which will hit the streets, digital and retail, August 11th, (with an LP release to follow) and pre-orders should all be shipping out by early July! Mark it on your calendars!! Thanks to everyone for their patience!! There is still time to pre-order direct from empmerch.com! On August 11th, 2017 EMP Label Group will release ‘Desolation’, Motograter’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, produced by Ahrue Luster (Ill Nino/Ex-Machine Head) and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Within the Ruins, KING 810). The album was engineered by Luster, Wickman, and Jon Berrier, and recorded at Illustrious Productions, Dreadcore Productions, and BlackPlate Productions. Art for DESOLATION was created by Mister-Sam Shearon, who has created covers for comic books [Read More]

Indie

Bay Area indie pop rockers The Tambo Rays release new music video

June 12, 2017

Bay Area indie pop rockers The Tambo Rays are gearing up for the release of their new EP Recharge.  The EP is set for a July 17th release on OIM Records. To get you revved up for the release they have just released a music video for their track Yes and No. The video was directed by Frank Door and premiered on Wonderland Magazine. The band commented on the track, “This song is about letting go of old habits and beliefs, and the uncertainty that ensues the unfamiliar territory of new begins. It’s about confronting the difficulties of going in a direction different than the status quo, and releasing the expression of our most honest form of self, regardless of what others think.” Check out the video here: Their music is the perfect playlist for  summer fun as it flourishes with feel good vibes and infectious sound! Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetamborays/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/THETAMBORAYS

Festival

Dreamers announce dates for a Fall tour with The Maine and Night Riots

June 12, 2017

  LIVE 105 BFD Festival on Saturday was incredible! We were excited to catch one of our Spotlight Bands, Dreamers on the Bud Light Stage. They brought their cosmic rock to the stage and got the crowd fueled with some nonstop dancing. They definitely deliver one of the best live sets! Take a look at some photos from their set by our Rockin Ryan: In addition to their extensive touring, they have just announced Fall Tour Dates supporting The Maine. Check the dates below and make sure to get yourself to a show:   Their feel good music is infectious and a mood elevator! For a band of three, their sound is might and powerful. In case you missed it, check out our interview with them when they came to San Francisco: Band Members: Nick Wold Nelson Jacob Wick Music: This Album Does Not Exist available on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-album-does-not-exist/id1123862799?app=itunes   Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.   Information & Links: Website: http://www.dreamersuniverse.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DREAMERSuniverse/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dreamersjoinus