'80s Rock

Interview with NiteRain on the Sunset Strip during their debut trip to America

January 31, 2015

It was in 2013 when we first introduced you to NiteRain as one of Tuesdays Travels features.   Here is an excerpt from that post: “This week, I have incredible ’80s inspired rock band from Oslo, Norway as our Tuesdays Travels Pick.  They are NiteRain and they have an amazing sound. Their music reminds me of catching early Motley Crue out on the Sunset Strip in the ’80s.  Early Vince Neil style vocals, Kick ass guitar riffs, slamming bass and energetic drums. Together you have the intense rock n roll of NiteRain.” NiteRain is Adrien Persen on Guitar, Sebastian Tvedtnaes on Vocals, Morten Garberg on Drums and Frank Karlsen on Bass. They have been known to have explosive stage presence and deliver high velocity sleaze rock. These guys are definitely in the running to take over the glam sleaze rock scene! They have had great success in touring with L.A. Guns across Europe and we hope they come out here to the US soon. Their glam infused rock is just as contagious as their fierce energy and is [Read More]


Catch Ronnie Ficarro out on tour with JMSN

January 31, 2015

Last night was the start of the JMSN tour as it kicked off in Phoenix, Arizona at the Last Exit Live. JMSN features the amazing and soul awakening music of Christian Berishaj. You can catch Ronnie Ficarro performing out on the tour as it runs through March finishing up at the Casbah in San Diego. We are excited to see a San Francisco date of March 2nd at the Independent and hope you all come out for the show.  You will be inspired and invigorated as JMSN wraps honesty and raw truth in the music amid sweet R&B tones that take you on a musical journey. Tour dates are listed below: In addition to performing out on the road with JMSN, Ronnie and his fiance Haley have been selected as finalists to compete for a dream wedding from The Knot Dream Wedding. Ronnie and Haley are are not only living the dream as successful musicians, but now have a shot at their dream wedding. Ronnie told us about how they met and more about The [Read More]

Band of the Day

Deltorers is our Band of the Day

January 31, 2015

  I know that people think with the overload of digital and technology in the music industry, it is an uncertain time. But you also have to admit, we are living in a time where all types of music is readily accessible and available at all times. There are no boundaries or expiration dates for genres. You can listen to pop, metal, swing, punk, grunge, whatever you want! Today I want to bring you a much needed dose of grunge rock from across the pond for our Band of the Day. Deltorers are from Bournemouth, England and they are a powerful trio that are ready to infect you with their adrenaline sexy grunge alternative rock. Deltorers is: Brenden Frankham  – Bass Nathan Evans – Guitar and Vocals Ben Hampton – Drums   Genre:  Grunge, Alternative Location: Bournemouth, England Feature: Sexy guitars, raw grungy vocals, vibrant energy. Though they may be described as a fusion of Nirvana, Radiohead and Mudhoney, they definitely have developed their own signature sound. Music: Soon to release a new EP Song to Check out:  One Night [Read More]


Militia Vox’s seductive new EP BAIT: once is not enough by Patrick O’Heffernan

January 31, 2015

Militia Vox  has said that if you are going to do a cover song, you need to do it different from the original or better, or preferably both.  In her new EP of cover songs, BAIT, she does both. Bait is the foreplay to her forthcoming full album Villainess, introducing a new audience through familiar songs so they will later succumb to her original work. Militia Vox (also known as MilitiA) has been called the Dark Diva,  the Metal Goddess, ferocious, badass, loud.  And she has also been called honest, existential, hardworking and  beautiful.  She is all of those things and more.  The founder and front woman of the Judas Priestess tribute band, a producer of fantastic events, an actress, model and businesswoman, she  is multimedia genius with a message of power, confidence, rebellion and of being true to who your are and what you love.  And by doing so she has blazed trails,  opened doors,  inspired thousands and made a lot of very, very good music. This EP is a perfect demonstration of her [Read More]


Finch announces Spring Tour supporting Yellowcard

January 31, 2015

  Finch announces Spring tour as direct support to Yellowcard and special guests One Ok Rock and The Downtown Fiction.  The tour kicks off on April 6th inLawrence, KS (tour dates below).  Tickets can be purchased HERE  and VIP packages are also available HERE.  In celebration of the 10 year Anniversary for Hello To Sunshine, Finch will also be performing the entire album start to finish (for one time only) at The Glass House in Pomona, CA on February 28th. The band continues to tour in support of their latest studio album, Back To Oblivion (Razor & Tie). The album was produced by Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Seconds to Mars, Janes Addiction, Audio Slave). Tour Dates below: Back To Oblivion is available now at iTunes HERE and Amazon HERE.  Merch is also available here finch.merchnow.com. Check out their video for their song, Anywhere But Here: I will leave you with a video interview with a couple of the band members last year at Vans Warped Tour. Check out our interview here: Make sure to catch them [Read More]

Music News

To Write Love On Her Arms founder, Jamie Tworkowski set to release debut book

January 30, 2015

Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love On Her Arms, a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with addiction, depression, self-injury and suicide is set to release his debut book. The book titled, “IF YOU FEEL TOO MUCH: Thought on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For” will be available on May 19, 2015. Teacher/Penguin VP & Publisher Joel Fotinos shares their excitement by telling Tworkowski: “When we first received the book proposal, we knew we had to act, as we love your writing, greatly support your organization’s cause, and felt your book was such a perfect fit within our publishing program.” As part of their ongoing Tarcher Cares initiative, for every book presold, Tarcher/Penguin will be donating one dollar to TWLOHA. “IF YOU FEEL TOO MUCH” can be preordered wherever books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and your local independent bookseller. Tworkowski explains, “To be releasing my first book with this legendary New York publisher is truly a dream come true. I think the title is a phrase that applies to so many people – I know [Read More]

New Music

The Reverend Rob wakes up your senses with a dose of rockabilly punk swing!

January 30, 2015

There is something about the joy of discovering new music that truly stands out from the rest. One band that I would encourage you to check out is The Reverend Rob which delivers a fresh dose of  rockabilly punk swing that will infect you and have you hooked!  You can check out the current releases on his website by visiting: http://www.thereverendrob.com/#!the-band/cjg9. The Reverend Rob although being the sole member of the band, has recently collaborated with Jack Dunham (bass) and Kenny Aronoff (drums) on his new cover of The Kink’s All Day and All of the Night and was produced by Michael Rosen. The song is a stellar cover of the classic hit and will be available for sale in February on iTunes. You can take a listen here:   We asked Rob about working with Kenny on the song and he told us,  “ When I was 21 I completely fell in love with John Mellencamps song “Scarecrow”. I remember thinking how AMAZING the drummer was. He has this energy, always plays just what the song [Read More]