• French-based band Landmvrks made a stop in Munich last week during their Creature tour with The Devil Wears Prada, Like Moths To Flames, and Guilt Trip. The place was pretty packed from the first band on. Sauna season was officially opened that night. Check out the pictures of the sold-out show and see for yourself. Guilt Trip Like Moths To [Read More]
  •   We are so excited to share the news that The Sisters of Mercy will be returning to San Francisco later this year on their fall tour! Check out the news below: Following their triumphant return to North America with last year’s 19-date tour that saw sold out shows in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, plus [Read More]
  •   Mannequin Pussy brought their I Got Heaven Tour to San Francisco for a sold out show at the August Hall. The tour in support of their fourth studio album, I Got Heaven which was released on March 1, 2024 via Epitaph Records.  We have been blasting the album for a couple months now and have been so excited for [Read More]
  •   The Independent was packed last night as alt rockers Quarters of Change brought their Portraits tour to San Francisco. This was one tour we have been anxiously awaiting arrival of.  The fans arrived early as the line wrapped around the block ahead of entry. The all ages show filled the venue from front to back. The night kicked off [Read More]
  • Black Veil Brides kicked off their Bleeders tour last night in San Francisco at the legendary Fillmore.  The night kicked off with a killer set by Creeper that had us all anxious to see them again! Creeper The energy continued on with Ghostkid from Germany and Dark Divine from Florida, both great bands on the rise. GhostKid Dark Divine The [Read More]

Videos to Watch

'80s Rock

Babylon A.D. release video for their new track Wrecking Machine off upcoming new album

April 17, 2024

Rockers Babylon A.D. have just released a video for their new song, Wrecking Machine and it will have you rockin in no time. The band which was formed right here in the Bay Area back in 1987 will be releasing their fifth studio album, Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day,  on May 17th via Perris Records. There is one thing for sure, they are definitely back and ready to ROCK just where they left off. With a couple lineup changes, announcing new members Craig Pepe (bass) and Dylan Soto (drums) joining original band members  Derek Davis (Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar), Ron Freschi (Lead Guitar, Background vocals) and John Mattews (Lead Guitar) they are delivering a solid strong hard rock album that will have you thinking you are back in the late 80s but with modern influences and production techniques. Derek Davis explains about how the new song Wrecking Machine came about and the back story on the lyrics: The song came about when lead guitarist John Matthews played me an old cassette tape recording of live [Read More]

Alternative

The Driver Era releases music video for new track Get Off My Phone

March 6, 2024

Alt pop duo The Driver Era have just released a music video for their latest track, Get Off My Phone. The Driver Era which features brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch released the single earlier this year and are ready to grab your attention with their new music. The modern-day breakup anthem, filled with punchy guitar hooks and a danceable chorus sure to be a live hit, tells the story of social media getting in the way of trying to heal from a breakup. Ross explains: “It gets pretty annoying when your phone keeps trying to show you happy memories of a past relationship”. Check out the video here: That is one catchy track!  You can buy or stream the new song HERE. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Facebook: http://facebook.com/thedriverera Instagram: http://instagram.com/thedriverera Twitter: http://twitter.com/thedriverera

Alternative

Today our BottleRock Napa Featured Artist Royel Otis releases debut album

February 16, 2024

Today for our BottleRock Napa featured artist, we bring to you Royel Otis. This Australian guitar-pop duo from Sydney took us by storm last year when we first heard their track Sofa King. We loved their sound and were instantly hooked, impatiently waiting for them to come to the Bay Area.  We were so excited to see that they will be performing at BottleRock Napa 2024! Today, Royel Otis released their debut album Pratts & Pain. About the album, The album is named after our favourite pub in Streatham that we would go to when we were recording with Dan Carey. Dan would ask us to record vocals, and we’d say, ‘Just give us half an hour, we’re popping to Pratts & Payne’, and we’d have a pint, a few shots, and get some lyrics down. One of our favourites from the album is Foam, an ode to all those who need their mouths washed out with soap. It’s ok if you don’t understand some things just don’t look back in anger. Check out Foam [Read More]

Music News

Check out the latest single from math rock duo Standards

February 16, 2024

  The math rock duo led by guitar virtuoso Marcos Mena and rounded out with skilled drummer Moises Pop have just released their new single Big Bad off their upcoming album Fruit Galaxy.  The third studio album is set for release on March 22nd.  Check out the new track here with the video: Marcos Mena said, “Big Bad is a song that makes you want to go wild. We wanted to mix technicality with catchiness to create a fun and short song that would be stuck in your head all day, regardless of the fact that there aren’t any vocals except for video game samples!” Standards will be touring the US this year supporting Elephant Gym. Pre-order ‘Fruit Galaxy’ (Digital, Vinyl, CD, Cassette) HERE. Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news. Information & Links: Website: https://www.standards-band.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100044640690105 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wearestandards Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearestandards

New Music

Check out the awesome cover of Billy Idol’s Dancing with Myself from Maren Morris

February 15, 2024

  We are excited to share the awesome cover of Billy Idol’s Dancing With Myself from Maren Morris. Her cover of the classic track was produced by Gabe Simon (Noah Kahan, Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa, Post Malone), alongside a video shot at Grimey’s record store in Nashville. We absolutely LOVE this cover as she truly makes it her own.  Check out the video here: Additionally, Maren will perform at the Billboard Women In Music Awards on March 6 in Los Angeles, where she will be honored with the Visionary Award for her commitment to speaking out against injustices throughout her career. “Dancing With Myself” marks Maren’s first new music since last year’s critically acclaimed EP, The Bridge, featuring “The Tree”—which she performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”—and “Get the Hell Out of Here.” She also appeared as the first-ever guest on The New York Times Popcast (Deluxe), played a series of very special and intimate sold-out shows for her official fan-club, The Lunatics, and received the Changemaker Award at Variety’s seventh annual Hitmakers celebration. We look forward to what Maren Morris has in store for us in 2024! Make sure to visit the [Read More]

Music News

Maggie Rogers releases title track/video from upcoming new album, Don’t Forget Me

February 8, 2024

  GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter/producer/performer Maggie Rogers is set to release her third studio album, Don’t Forget Me on April 12th via Capital Records. Maggie has been one of our favorite vocalists since the first time we heard her perform at Outside Lands in 2017. She has risen to the top since then and there is no stopping her.  Maggie comments on her new album, I wanted to make an album that sounded like a Sunday afternoon,” explains Rogers in the letter below, which tells the story of the making of Don’t Forget Me. “Worn in denim. A drive in your favorite car. No make up, but the right amount of lipstick. Something classic. The mohair throw and bottle of Whiskey in Joan Didion’s motel room. An old corvette. Vintage, but not overly Americana. I wanted to make an album to belt at full volume alone in your car, a trusted friend who could ride shotgun and be there when you needed her.”      Today Maggie released the title track along with a video which was filmed in Super 8 in Maine and [Read More]

New Music

Skate punk band Totally Slow release new single/video off upcoming LP

February 8, 2024

  Skate punk band Totally Slow are gearing up for the release of their fourth LP, Future Burns and are releasing the single and video for the title track. Their music carries a nostalgic nod to 90s garage bands and skater surf punk, all the while wrapped in killer guitars for an updated melodic sound. Check out the video here:   Described by guitarist and vocalist Scott Hicks as “an existential field trip through the tortured mind of an omnipotent autocrat drowning under the weight of anxiety and obsolete tech,“ the song serves as a sneak peek into their upcoming second LP with Ohio’s Refresh Records. The upcoming album was recorded at The Sandwich Shoppe with Scotty Sandwich. Features collaborations with Noelle from Shehehe and Sam from Man or Astroman. Mastered by Mike Westbrook. Check out tour dates: April 6 – Chapel Hill NC with Teen Mortgage & Death Lens May 4 – Greensboro NC LP Release Party at Flat Iron with Shehehe May 16 – Richmond VA at Banditos with Night!Night! And Talk Me Off May 17 – Washington DC [Read More]

New Music

Metal

Knocked Loose release video & single Suffocate ft. Poppy

April 25, 2024

Knocked Loose have released a new video and single, Suffocate which features Poppy.  Grammy nominated pop-meets-metal trailblazer, Poppy, who reached out to frontman and vocalist Bryan Garris to propose a team-up. “I am a huge fan of Knocked Loose and honored to be on this one,” tells Poppy. The new single has them branching out and is absolutely a great track. It carries deep and dark guitar tones and blazing with pinch harmonics and delivers a killer riff throughout the track. Poppy takes it to a whole new level with her metal screams that grab a hold of you, then takes you on a melodic journey through the bridge and leading to the breakdown.  It is fierce! Check it out here: The collaboration inspired the band to venture into uncharted realms, which finds Garris and Poppy trading verses about, as Garris puts it, “someone stabbing you in the back.” “It was so fun because her voice allowed us to expand our palette and do some weird, off-the-wall things that we maybe wouldn’t do in another song,” guitarist Isaac Hale says of the track. “We felt [Read More]

Music News

Guster shares new song Elevator

April 25, 2024

  Guster is gearing up for the release of their ninth studio album Ooh La L on May 17th. The release is the first LP in more than five years. Ooh La La marks a bold departure from its predecessor, 2019’s acclaimed Look Alive. This time, Guster carved out a lush and acclaimed expansive sound rich in acoustic guitars and graceful piano work. With additional production from Ron Aniello (Bruce Springsteen) and Rich Costey (Death Cab for Cutie, Of Monsters and Men), Ooh La La radiates an undeniable warmth, even as its songs delve into the more daunting aspects of modern life. “When I listen back to the album now it feels like there’s depth everywhere,” says drummer Brian Rosenworcel. “There’s not a moment where we strike a chord that isn’t meaningful to us. Nobody was going to accept a song that didn’t hit at a certain level, and it feels good to still have that passion more than 30 years into our career.” “We feel lucky that we’ve created a dynamic where there’s no real separation between us and our fans,” says [Read More]

'80s Rock

Babylon A.D. release video for their new track Wrecking Machine off upcoming new album

April 17, 2024

Rockers Babylon A.D. have just released a video for their new song, Wrecking Machine and it will have you rockin in no time. The band which was formed right here in the Bay Area back in 1987 will be releasing their fifth studio album, Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day,  on May 17th via Perris Records. There is one thing for sure, they are definitely back and ready to ROCK just where they left off. With a couple lineup changes, announcing new members Craig Pepe (bass) and Dylan Soto (drums) joining original band members  Derek Davis (Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar), Ron Freschi (Lead Guitar, Background vocals) and John Mattews (Lead Guitar) they are delivering a solid strong hard rock album that will have you thinking you are back in the late 80s but with modern influences and production techniques. Derek Davis explains about how the new song Wrecking Machine came about and the back story on the lyrics: The song came about when lead guitarist John Matthews played me an old cassette tape recording of live [Read More]

Music News

L’Impératrice announce new album ft. Maggie Rogers, Erick the Architect and More!

April 4, 2024

PARISIAN GROUP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM OUT JUNE 7 VIA MICROQLIMA FT. APPEARANCES FROM MAGGIE ROGERS, ERICK THE ARCHITECT, MORE L’Impératrice has given riveting performances at some of the biggest festivals in the U.S. including Coachella, Outside Lands and Austin City Limits, and has a quickly expanding fanbase that propelled their upcoming fall tour to sell over 30,000 tickets in less than 3 days. Today, the quickly rising six-piece Parisian group – who is set to return to the U.S. this month for two sold out NYC shows and return performances at Coachella – is thrilled to announce their third full length album, Pulsar, due June 7th via Microqlima. Throughout the album, they move freely and authoritatively among the sounds they love, bridging hip-hop, kosmische, and modern pop with their most unabashed embraces of French Touch and international house ever. The album is also their first to feature guest vocalists who include folk/pop singer Maggie Rogers and rapper / producer Erick the Architect, among others. Preorder / presave Pulsar  here: qlima.cool/PULSAR Along with the album announcement, L’Impératrice have shared new single “Danza Marilù” featuring Italian vocalist Fabiana Martone. The collaboration is an electrifying homage [Read More]

Music News

Maggie Rogers shares new track “So Sick of Dreaming”

March 19, 2024

  Maggie Rogers has just released a new track, “So Sick of Dreaming” which is off her forthcoming album Don’t Forget Me.  The third studio album is set for release on April 12th via Capitol Records and is available for pre-order now.  Check out the new song here: About the album Rogers co-produced Don’t Forget Me with Ian Fitchuk (Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris) at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, writing eight of its 10 songs with him and penning two alone. Shawn Everett (Brittany Howard, The War on Drugs) mixed. The album was mastered by Emily Lazar (Beck, Coldplay), who has mastered all of Rogers’ albums to date.   “I wanted to make an album that sounded like a Sunday afternoon,” explains Rogers. “Worn in denim. A drive in your favorite car. No make up, but the right amount of lipstick. Something classic. The mohair throw and bottle of Whiskey in Joan Didion’s motel room. An old corvette. Vintage, but not overly Americana. I wanted to make an album to belt at full volume alone in your car, a trusted friend who could ride shotgun [Read More]

Alternative

The Driver Era releases music video for new track Get Off My Phone

March 6, 2024

Alt pop duo The Driver Era have just released a music video for their latest track, Get Off My Phone. The Driver Era which features brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch released the single earlier this year and are ready to grab your attention with their new music. The modern-day breakup anthem, filled with punchy guitar hooks and a danceable chorus sure to be a live hit, tells the story of social media getting in the way of trying to heal from a breakup. Ross explains: “It gets pretty annoying when your phone keeps trying to show you happy memories of a past relationship”. Check out the video here: That is one catchy track!  You can buy or stream the new song HERE. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Facebook: http://facebook.com/thedriverera Instagram: http://instagram.com/thedriverera Twitter: http://twitter.com/thedriverera

Metal

FIREWIND making a stop in San Francisco at DNA Lounge in April for their Spring Tour

March 5, 2024

Power metal titans FIREWIND  are heading out on a Spring Tour and we are excited to share the news that they will be making a stop in San Francisco. They will be bringing their fierce metal show to the DNA Lounge on April 28th.  You can pick up tickets HERE. They just released their 10th studio album, Stand United and  you can check out their video for their track Fallen Angel here: The Spring 2024 tour with Edge of Paradise and Immoral Guardian starts on 4/11 in New Jersey and ends on 5/06 in Texas. Tour dates below: 4/11 — Clifton, NJ — Dingbatz 4/12 — Manchester, NH — Angel City Music Hall 4/13 — Reading, PA — Reverb 4/14 — Pittsburgh, PA — Crafthouse 4/15 — Toronto, ON — Ground Control 4/16 — Westland, MI — Token Lounge 4/17 — Hobart, IN — Hobart Art Theatre 4/19 — Springfield, IL — Danenberger Family Vineyards 4/20 — Peoria, IL — Revival Music Hall 4/21 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
4/23 — Denver, CO — HQ 4/25 [Read More]