• Last week quite an international line-up came to Munich. We had two bands from France – Novelists and Ashen, one from Germany – Elwood Stray, and The Word Alive from the US on stage at the Backstage Halle. The show had an early start at 7 pm and ended at about 10.20 pm, which is perfectly ok, since it was [Read More]
  • About three weeks ago singer-songwriter Cory Wells has announced his brand new album “Harboring The Hurt I’ve Caused”, which will be released 15th March 2024 via Pure Noise Records. With the announcement he also shared a new single “Hopeless” to celebrate the cause. Speaking about the album Cory said “I didn’t know if this album was going to come out [Read More]
  • Kill The Lights, which features former members of Bullet for My Valentine, Throw the Fight, Threat Signal, and Still Remains, have announced their sophomore album “Death Melodies” about a month ago. It will be released this Friday, March 8 via Fearless Records. To celebrate the exciting news, the band has also shared the video for “From Ashes” back then. With [Read More]
  •   Aftershock 2024: The West Coast’s Largest Rock Festival Returns To Discovery Park In Sacramento, CA October 10-13, 2024 With Headliners Slayer & Pantera (Thursday); Slipknot & Five Finger Death Punch (Friday); Iron Maiden & Judas Priest (Saturday); Mötley Crüe & Disturbed (Sunday) Including Iron Maiden’s Exclusive U.S. Festival Set & The Only West Coast Slayer Performance Plus Evanescence, Breaking Benjamin, Staind, Falling in [Read More]
  • Last week we had the incredible pleasure of welcoming back a regular in our beautiful town – Lionheart. They made a stop in Munich on their 10-year- anniversary tour for their killer album “Welcome To The West Coast”. It’s almost traditional that they play at the Backstage Werk and also that the show is sold out. Same thing this time. [Read More]

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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]

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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

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Shinedown crossover hit “A Symptom Of Being Human” debuts on Top 40 chart

February 21, 2024

Exciting news to share that Shinedown crossover hit, A Symptom of Being Human” has charted on the Top 40. The track is the 4th #1 Active Rock single off the band’s album Planet Zero. Check out the news below: “A Symptom Of Being Human” is the fourth #1 Active Rock single from the band’s acclaimed seventh studio album Planet Zero (Atlantic Records) and has extended the band’s record for most No. 1 songs on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart (21) and their record for the most No. 1’s in the history of Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart (19). The track also sits in the Top 10 at Alternative Radio, further cementing its multi-format success. PRESS HERE to download/stream “A Symptom Of Being Human” and PRESS HERE to watch the song’s official music video. It’s rare for a rock band to break into pop music, but Shinedown has always believed that music is universal and doesn’t have to be put in a genre box, as evidenced by the response to “A Symptom Of Being Human” resonating with all listeners across multiple formats with its uplifting and important message about how we are all a work in progress. Collectively, “A Symptom Of [Read More]

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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]

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Check out the new single Ghost from Saint Mesa

February 16, 2024

Saint Mesa which is the project of multi-instrumentalist Danny McCook has just released a new track, Ghost. The song is the first single off his upcoming EP. The track highlights his compelling vocals as they draw you into the mesmerizing sonic gem.  Take a listen here: You can also watch a cool video on Saint Mesa’s Instagram of the track. We first discovered Saint Mesa back in 2017 as they kicked off the Samsung stage. We were instantly hooked and have been absolutely enthralled with all the new music since. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Website: http://www.saintmesa.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saintmesamusic/ Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/saintmesamusic Instagram: instagram.com/saintmesa Twitter: twitter.com/saintmesamusic Youtube: youtube.com/user/SaintMesaMusicVEVO Spotify: play.spotify.com/artist/0e2fMEJlAuBo3iYh118cK