Band of the Day

Spotlight on Aaron Roche with release of powerful new song/video for Bang

August 31, 2017

We bring the spotlight on the powerful new song/video for Bang from Aaron Roche. The song is about having a panic attack and it truly captures the raw emotion along with the heightened senses of a vulnerable moment like that. The song is from his new album,  HaHa HuHu,  a record of his grappling with mental illness over the years of the album’s construction.  Check out the video below:     More about Aaron Roche: HaHa HuHu is the beautiful new album by Brooklyn-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Roche. Released through figureight records, the album acts as an anchor for Roche’s contrasting narratives: a singer-songwriter with an ear for the avant-garde; a contemporary composer who sings American folk music; an instrumentalist who works as a recording engineer. Roche’s musical CV offers some insight into his craft. He performs (guitar) in the touring bands of musicians as diverse as R. Stevie Moore, Lower Dens, Sufjan Stevens and ANOHNI, he has composed music for the American Ballet Theatre, he has played trumpet with his father’s brass ensemble. Though filtered through [Read More]

Indie

Interview with Chandler Juliet and watch her Speechless Video!

August 24, 2017

This past weekend, we were excited to visit with one of our favorite singer-songwriters, Chandler Juliet! We met up in San Francisco and had a chance to catch up on all the exciting things she has been working on.  Chandler recently released her new music video for Speechless and it is awesome. The song is addictive as you are captivated by her soulful vocals. Check out the video below: Speechless is the first single off her forthcoming album, 7 Minutes in Heaven. The song is written by Chandler Juliet and Dean Dinning and the video was directed by Christian Guiton,  edited by Brendan Forde  and Director of Photography was Brandin Stringer. We had a chance to chat with Chandler and talk about the video as well as her upcoming album. Check out the interview here: You can pick up Speechless and her latest release Tribe of One by heading over to iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/chandler-juliet/id838296230 Make sure to visit her social media sites so you can stay up to date on her latest news. ~ Marisol Information & [Read More]

Concerts

Colbie Caillat delights Santa Rosa with beloved bubbly set at Luther Burbank Center

August 7, 2017

Colbie Caillat in Santa Rosa. Two time Grammy Award winning singer songwriter Colbie Caillat delivered a crowd-pleasing set tonight at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Colbie delighted her fans with a stellar set that had everyone singing along. Her bubbly personality captivated the crowd as her voice resonated throughout the venue. The Luther Burbank Center provides an excellent sound system that insured a quality performance to every seat in the venue.You could feel the emotion that Colbie brings to her songs, the same as if you were in the first row or if in the balcony.  She had everyone mesmerized with her performance. Check out photos of Colbie’s set by Rockin Ryan. (Click to enlarge) Pick up The Malibu Sessions. Do you have Colbie Caillat’s latest album, The Malibu Sessions? The album captures the free spirit of summer fun and features songs Goldmine and Never Got Away.  You can pick up the album by heading over to iTunes   or Colbie Caillat’s website. Check out photos of Justin Kawika Young whose soulful music kicked off [Read More]

Music News

Derek Jordan new track is the feel good anthem filled with hope!

August 1, 2017

Singer Songwriter Derek Jordan has a new track and its the feel good anthem of the year! His uplifting new track, This Will Be My Year will pick you up and bring out a depth of hope. It’s soulful and addictive. You can’t help but let the song take over your mood and lift your spirits,even if it is to capture that fleeting moment of unwavering hope.   Derek comments about the song, “This Will Be My Year” is about how you start every year with practically the same resolutions or goals, only to find yourself slip behind and having to restart and make those same goals year after year. However, this year you swear its going to be different.” Check out the new song below:     You can also listen to the new track at the following links: Spotify: http://tinyurl.com/yd7xfnw5 iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/yd9qe8fa Soundcloud: http://tinyurl.com/ycgjnx3m Bandcamp: http://tinyurl.com/y9d9e4vf You can keep up to date on new songs from Derek by joining him on his Patreon. Derek shares: “I’m currently releasing a new song every month. Fans can get early access [Read More]

Country

VIDEO: Watch the new video from Nashville TV star and singer/songwriter Riley Smith

June 21, 2017

Time to get hooked on the new song from Nashville TV Star and singer/songwriter Riley Smith. He has just released a video for his great new track, I’m On Fire which was co-written by Matthew Perryman Jones and Tim Lauer (Hank Williams, Shawn Mendes, Blake Shelton). Check out the video below: The song is off his forthcoming self titled EP which will be released on July 21st and is produced by Kevin Leach. Smith describes the EP as ‘loaner music’, “there’s a common theme of distance and space running through the EP. There’s a longing and yearning to the music. Lonesome at times”. This relatable desire for closeness will inspire audiences to not feel alone, to feel understood in the world and realize that there are others who are feeling the same. Smith declares “I want the EP to hopefully transcend to anyone who’s ever felt alone”.   More about the EP and Riley: The five song EP is inspired by his time in Nashville and is relative to feelings and emotions he had whilst living in such a compelling yet isolating city. Smith explains how time and [Read More]

Folk Rock

Indie folk singer-songwriter Laura Brehm brings emotions to life with upcoming solo EP

June 13, 2017

Indie folk singer-songwriter Laura Brehm is set to release her forthcoming solo EP Breathe on July 28th via Electric Bird Records.  ‘Fans may recognize vocalist Laura Brehm from over 30 collaborations in the electronic dance music world, including popular songs such as”Monody” with TheFatRat and “We Won’t Be Alone” with Feint.’ With her solo EP, Laura brings out a softer side of her music as her EP brings to life emotions through her indie folk music. Laura comments on the EP, “This EP focuses on themes that inspire me the most: passion, dreaming, self awareness, healing the past, taking chances, falling in love, friendship, finding truth, hope, and living in the moment. I kept trying to give this EP to a producer to help me bring it to it’s highest potential, but things out of my control kept happening that led me away from that and I finally realized that the only person who can express this exactly the way I want to is myself.” Check out a teaser for the EP: More details on [Read More]

BottleRock Napa

Chat with Corey Harper at BottleRock Napa, definitely one of our festival highlights

June 3, 2017

  Corey Harper was one of our BottleRock Napa highlights as he swooned the crowd with his infectious vocals. The singer/songwriter creates an immediate connection with his fans and his John Mayer-esque vocals have you captivated from first listen.  He played an incredible set at BottleRock, check out some photos from our Rockin Ryan: In addition, we had the chance to catch up with Corey Harper for a quick chat, check out our interview here:   It is amazing to hear about how young he was when first introduced into music and how he studied music which led to his endless talents.  His video for Favorite Part of Loving You is one of my faves. Corey comments on the song, “The song re-paints the darker canvas of an era in my life with brighter colors to look back on, and carry through into a new one.” Corey brings out a raw authenticity to his music and videos, which is somewhat lacking in today’s scene.  You can’t help but fall in love with his songs and his emotionally [Read More]