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Review of Too Worn To Mend by American Beauties from Patrick O’Heffernan

February 4, 2014

Review:  Too Worn To Mend by American Beauties by Patrick O’Heffernan, Host Music FridayLive! Having been raised with the lush harmonies of Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, and even working with Stephen Stills for a little while, I resonate with bands that understand how to construct layered harmony vocals in earworm arrangements – songs that make you hum and sing . American Beauties is a band that does that.  They happily insinuate their music into the soundtrack of your life.  They’re not quite folk, not quite pop, not quite rock and not quite country;  they skillfully blend all these genre’s into something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Rich guitars, gentle bass, steel pedal hints, subtle drum beats and great background vocals enable American Beauties to  paint their lyrical vignettes with skill and grace. It is the kind of music you can put in your playlist to cushion the day. American Beauties is an indie folkrock band that emerged from the Cambridge, Massachusetts music scene a few years ago and has been [Read More]

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State Line Empire rocks the Whisky during NAMM week

February 3, 2014

One thing I really enjoy during NAMM week is catching an awesome concert after a long day walking the floors of the Anaheim Convention Center.  During our NAMM week, we had long days and then even longer nights. On Saturday night, right after NAMM closed, we headed down to Hollywood. We got there in time so we could catch our friends in State Line Empire perform.  State Line Empire were playing at the Whisky-A-GoGo for one of their 50th Anniversary shows along with Fault Line, Jetboy and Faster Pussycat. Well, State Line Empire definitely put on a great show that night and even played some of their new songs, especially my favorite; “Raise Your Sins”.  Rockin Ryan was running around photographing the night and he even ran it Jinxx of Black Veil Brides who came out for the show. Ryan asked Jinxx after State Line Empire‘s set about the night and he shared with Ryan how much he loves the Whisky and it’s atmosphere and also how good State Line Empire’s set was!  Of course, [Read More]

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14 Bands that will rule 2014

Interview with Shane and Cory Beecher of Tempting Fate at NAMM 2014

February 2, 2014

We ran into so many of our favorite bands during NAMM 2014. All of these bands seem to have one thing in common: KICK ASS MUSIC and A DEDICATED FAN BASE!  So, we were excited to take time out during NAMM and visit with Cory and Shane Beecher of Tempting Fate. Tempting Fate were featured on in our Countdown of 14 Bands who will Rule 2014. You can read more about how Tempting Fate snagged the Number 5 Spot in our Countdown here.  Hailing from Los Angeles, California is American Metal band Tempting Fate and was formed in 2009 by brothers Shane and Cory Beecher. Tempting Fate has Cory Beecher on Vocals, Shane Beecher on Guitars and Electronics, Matt Campbell on Bass and Austin SinClaire on Drums. We are pleased to bring you our interview with Cory and Shane Beecher of Tempting Fate here:   Now that we have you excited for the new album, have you checked out their kick ass single, “Get Up”? It is one of those songs that from the first listen, you are [Read More]

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Aggressive Rock

Interview with Chris Deckard of Like Monroe at NAMM 2014

February 1, 2014

Just last year we brought you an interview with lead singer Ty Johnson of Like Monroe and you can read that interview here. Well, Like Monroe have been very busy working on new music and we love their new single, “The Enemy”. That is definitely a get up and go song full of energy and heavy guitars. We were able to catch up with guitarist Chris Deckard at NAMM 2014 at one of Like Monroe’s sponsors; Orange Amp. We are pleased to bring you that interview here:   We are very excited for the new music and can’t wait to catch Like Monroe out on tour this year. Their energy and passion truly will come out when they hit that stage!! Their new single, “The Enemy” is really amazing. If you don’t have it, you can pick it from Itunes here  or through their website here.   So make sure to check them out and follow them at all their new social media sites. ~ Marisol Information & Links: Facebook: Twitter: www.twitter/likemonroeband Twitter for Chris:  Instagram:  www.instagram/com/likemonroeband Reverbnation: Myspace: