Videos to Watch

Electronic

Take an electro psych-pop journey with Polartropica and her new video for Golden Soul

July 11, 2018

Allow me to introduce you to Polartropica, the music endeavor of Los Angeles based, whimsical space-pop artist, Ihui (eeway) Cherise Wu. She was born in Taiwan and raised in California and her style is the perfect combination J-pop meets bubblegum psych pop. her music blends together quirky pop melodies, futuristic synths and classical string arrangements. You may think that is quite a mix, but take a listen and you will agree, it works!! Polartropica has just released a cinematic yet whimsical video for her new song, Golden Soul. ‘The video details interior struggles and how with compassion for one another and understanding our differences, there can be healing.’  It features mesmerizing dreamlike vocals, swirling electro pop and engaging J-pop characteristics. You are immediately drawn into the story and then the music takes over and has you hooked. The video was directed, filmed and edited by White Sitar – Grant White, Sam Sitar. Check out the video here: About Polartropica: Polartropica derived after Wu heard a song which couldn’t be defined by a genre – ‘Polartropic’ by Mark Foster. [Read More]

Band of the Day

Spotlight Band: Alternative Rockers Lummox release video for new single, So Dangerous

June 28, 2018

Check out the new video from melodic alt-rockers Lummox! They have released a video for their newest single, So Dangerous. They are ready to capture your attention with their new video. Backed by heavily-layered guitars, symphonic synth, and explosive percussions, the cloaked figure delivers soaring, energetic vocals to round out each anthemic track. The music is infused with passion and an urgency to achieve complete sensory domination, all to make us feel like a part of something greater than ourselves.Although we may never know the face behind the hood, we can safely assume thatLummoxhas just begun its mission toenthralland spellbind all who listen. Beneath the cloakliesa mission for larger connection, cunningly aided by its secrecy. After all, a faceless entity just might be someone you already know… Watch the video here:   Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Information & Links: Website: https://lummox.co/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lummoxofficial/  

'90s

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: James delivers a raw beautiful video for their new song, Coming Home Pt. 2

June 28, 2018

There are not many alternative 90’s bands that I still listen to on a daily basis. But, James is one of those bands that have stood the test of time and consistently draws me into their music, nearly every day.  Whether it is my Go To energy boosting song Born of Frustration, or my summer fun track Sit Down, I am enjoying James.  I am so excited that they are set to release their new album, Living in Extraordinary Times on August 3rd. The album is produced by wonder duo Charlie Andrew and Beni Giles.   We have already been hooked on their new song, Hank and now we are completely floored by their latest video release. They have just released a video for their song, Coming Home Pt. 2 which is a sequel to their 1989 hit Come Home. Tim Booth comments on the song via Clash Music, “I wrote ‘Come Home’ feeling shit about leaving my older kid and splitting up with his mum. This is a part two, a sequel to that. My family is together but I’m [Read More]

Music News

VIDEO: Rockers Rebel Rampage release Immigration Man video, bringing the song into current context of immigration crisis

June 27, 2018

Los Angeles based rock trio Rebel Rampage are set to release their debut album later this summer. They have just released a video of Immigration Man which features a modern day visual to the 1972 protest song by Graham Nash. About the video: os Angeles-based power rock trio, REBEL RAMPAGE, just announced a controversial and timely call to action with the release of “Immigration Man”, the heart-wrenching music video for their debut single.  The song is a modern rock interpretation of the 1972 protest song by Graham Nash.  The story illustrates the hardship and heartache associated with someone trying to enter the U.S. and the continuing frustrations with the entire immigration process.  Despite being written and released in the 70’s, REBEL RAMPAGE frontman Graham Czach (whose parents named him after Graham Nash) feels the track’s message means more now than ever.“I thought it only appropriate to honor my namesake and turn this great song… into a modern rock anthem for the cause and immigration crisis at hand. This is not about politics; it’s about being humane, moral, and decent with respect for [Read More]

music

VIDEO: Vista Kicks release video for latest single, Live, You’re Gonna Die featuring the California coast.

June 26, 2018

  Vista Kicks have just released a new music video. This time for their latest single, Live, You’re Gonna Die, off the forthcoming full-length album, TWENTY SOMETHING NIGHTMARE, due Friday, July 13 via their own Little Hook Records. The video was directed by Dimitri Voytilla and shot along the California coast. Check out the new video below: More about the Vista Kicks and their music: In a bold move that’s in line with the band’s free spirit, VISTA KICKS released the album’s lead double-single–“Million Dollar Seller Pt1/Pt2” and “Numbers“–on May 31 into the public domain, making the songs available without a copyright so anyone can use them without needing to pay a fee to the band. The band’s Derek Thomas told FORBES.com, “We’re trying it out. It’s a social experiment for us…we really believe in it. We believe in the power of public domain.” Thomas added: “I think the world misses out on a lot of really awesome art that could’ve been made if artists weren’t in the circumstance of compromising their beliefs for money or for investment.”   For the upcoming 18-track album TWENTY SOMETHING NIGHTMARE, co-produced by the quartet–Thomas (vocals), Sam Plecker (guitar/vocals), Trevor Sutton (bass), and Nolan Le [Read More]

Tubbs Fire

KAABOO Del Mar 2018

Festival

KAABOO Del Mar announce information for their Visual Artwork Showcase!

June 21, 2018

      We’re excited to welcome another amazing selection of visual artists from around the world to KAABOO Del Mar! From the magic of the large-scale murals to the impressive stage scrims, these artists beautify the KAABOO experience like no other event of it’s kind.   Check out the lineup for this year’s festival. It is set to be a stellar one! The festival is set for September 14-16.     Check out Rockin’ Ryan’s Playlist for KAABOO Del Mar which will have you ready to go.   Nominated for the 2017 “Music Festival of the Year” award by Pollstar Magazine, KAABOO Del Mar roars into its fourth year as a leading destination music and arts festival by shifting the paradigm and offering all attendees a curated feast for the senses. Featuring equal parts world-class music, household names in comedy, contemporary art, gourmet cuisine and craft libations, and personal indulgences, the highly-amenitized event is conveniently located at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds in Southern California. Celebrated as San Diego’s largest multi-day major music and [Read More]

KAABOO 2018

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS set to release third album this fall

March 22, 2018

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators have announced the upcoming release of their third album in the fall. The group-SLASH (Guitar), MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS(Guitar & Vocals)–has entered the studio with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus). Expect the group to announce a full North American tour for the fall.  You can also catch them in September performing at KAABOO Del Mar festival. It is one of the best music festivals that you have to check out.  Slash comments, “I’m excited about the new stuff we put together for this next record; it’s got some cool songs and it’s got a great live feel.  I’ve been working with Myles, Brent and Todd for about 8 years now. It’s been an amazing ride so far; as a band we continue to get better which is great. With the addition of Frank since the ‘World On Fire’ tour, I feel we have hit a great, creative stride which I definitely think shows on this next record.” SLASH adds, “Guns N’ Roses will be headlining European festivals this summer, it’s going to be a 110% performance and a huge [Read More]

Festival

KAABOO Del Mar announces lineup to include Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters and many more!

March 22, 2018

  KAABOO Del Mar announces the 2018 Lineup and it is  a stellar one! The festival returns with three days of blockbuster names on September 14-16. All passes go on sale today at 9 AM!! Check out the news below: All passes go on sale today at 9 am PT at kaaboodelmar.com. HANG LOOSE (GA) passes will be on sale starting at $249, while HANG FIVE and HANG TEN (VIP) passes are currently at $849 and $3299, respectively. HANG FIVE features premium stage viewing; exclusive culinary options for purchase; private restrooms; access to the Thursday night AMPLIFY Sneak Peek Party featuring Kool & the Gang; and more. New this year, KAABOO is offering the HANG FIVE+ (Drink Package) option which features the original three-day HANG FIVE package but with an additional private lounge serving guests included pass beverages. The HANG FIVE+ pass goes on sale for $1249. HANG TEN includes all the features of HANG FIVE plus access to on-stage viewing; exclusive meet and greet opportunities with KAABOO performers; complimentary beverages and food provided; golf cart access; and more. For [Read More]