Music Friday Live

Living with Your Ghost:  rocket fuel from a nascent superstar. By Patrick O’Heffernan

April 30, 2018

  Patrick O’Heffernan Blues from down under? Who knew?  I didn’t,  but when I hear Kara Grainger’s new album Living Your Ghost. I was sold. A solid album – 12 tracks,  and every track  addictive.  No filler, no easy outs, no compromises. Living With A Ghost shows the tremendous growth of an already super-talented artist and wall-to-wall extraordinary music.   Kara put her heart and soul into each song and it shows.  She kicks off with the title track’s acoustic downbeat and big guitar sound that takes you through a deep-in-your-heart journey with a slide guitar and wailing electric lighting up the road signs. But once you are there, she turns you right around and takes you back in “Working My Way Back Home”,  her urgent voice highlighted by B-3 sharps and more big, big guitar blues notes.  “Man With A Soul”, written with Trevor Manear, dips into country blues with a danceable backbeat and in-your-face vocals with a touch of seduction and Grainger’s glowing guitar riffs.   Things lighten up with “Nowhere to Be [Read More]


In This Moment release video for ‘Black Wedding’

April 29, 2018

A few days ago, In This Moment announced the coming of a Black Wedding and here it is. The band released a video for their song ‘Black Wedding’. Like the song on the record, the video also features  Judas Priests frontman Rob Halford. If you think the song sounds familiar, you’re probably not wrong. The ‘mother’ of this song is ‘White Wedding’ from Billy Idol. Check out ‘Black Wedding’ here:   The band recently came back from touring with The Word Alive and Ded, just to head out on another tour with Halestorm, New Years Day and Stitched Up Heart, starting April 30th in Houston, TX. They will also get back to Europe in June 2018 for some festivals and venue shows. Tickets are selling fast, some of the German shows have already been upgraded to bigger venues. From the end of July on, they will continue their tour with Halestorm and New Years Day. Lots of chances to catch one of their incredible live shows. Check the bands page at for the exact [Read More]


The Word Alive release new video for ‘Why Am I Like This’

April 29, 2018

Just a few days before the release of their new record ‘Violent Noise’, The Word Alive introduce a new song/video for ‘Why Am I Like This’. Check it out here:   Violent Noise will be released this Friday May 4th. Pre-Orders can be placed at Track List 1. Red Clouds 2. Why Am I Like This? 3. Stare At The Sun 4. I Fucked Up 5. War Evermore 6. Human 7. I Don’t Mind 8. Real Life 9. Lost In The Dark 10 My Enemy The Word Alive have just been out on tour with In This Moment. They will hit the road again this week, a few days before the records’ release. Make sure to catch them live and be among the first to hear the new songs live. Make sure to follow the band through their social media   ~ Contributed  by  Alex Bock,


Bullet For My Valentine share new video for ‘Over It’ and tour announcements

April 29, 2018

UK based Metal band Bullet For My Valentine shared a new video for ‘Over It’ this weekend. The track is taken from their upcoming record ‘Gravity’, which will be out June 29th. Check out the video here:   Bullet For My Valentine will be out on tour with Trivium and Toothgrinder in May 2018. Last week Bullet For My Valentine announced another massive US tour and also some European dates for late summer, early fall. Pre-Sale already started for the US tour at (use code GRAVITY for access). It comes with a special goodie. Each ticket purchase for any US date includes a copy of their new album ‘Gravity’. European/UK tour dates are (general tickets sale starts May 4th): And two exclusive UK dates (general ticket sale starts May 4th, special conditions for pre-sales with pre-orders of the record): Gravity will be out June 29th. You can pre-order it at . Tracklist Leap Of Faith Over It Letting You Go Not Dead Yet The Very Last Time Piece Of Me Under Again Gravity [Read More]


Beatles Tribute band The Sun Kings bring the White album to life at House of Rock

April 28, 2018

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles White album. The double album which was their ninth studio album was written during March and April 1968 at a Transcendental Meditation course in Rishikesh, India. The album came to life as the incredible Beatles tribute band The Sun Kings performed the double album at Santa Rosa’s House of Rock last night. The band performed the songs exceptionally and delivered the fountain of youth to the crowd. As many relived their love for the Beatles, the band continued to give a spot on performance. The energy flowed from the stage through the intimate state- of-the-art venue, capturing the attention of all. The fans danced around and sang along to their favorites. Check out photos from the night by Rockin Ryan: In addition to performing the entire White album The Sun Kings treated the crowd to a couple Beatles faves, including one of mine, “Hey Bulldog”. As they played “Love is All you Need” you could see the smiles and love spread across the venue. It was a grand celebration of Beatles [Read More]


Kiefer Sutherland brings his music to life with his crowd pleasing performance at Mystic Theatre

April 23, 2018

Sunday night at the historical Mystic Theatre was definitely the place to be. Kiefer Sutherland brought his Reckless 2018 Tour to town and proved the stage is exactly where he should be. The  night kicked off with an impressive set by singer/songwriter Rick Brantley. Rick served up some fun energetic tracks to get the crowd revved up. In addition, he treated us to some emotionally stirring tracks that capture such raw emotion and vulnerability. His poignant song “Hurt People” was a highlight for us. The crowd was ready for more great music and they errupted in cheer as Kiefer Sutherland Band took the stage. The lights dimmed and the energy rose. Kiefer immediately captured the crowd’s attention as he brought his songs to life. His music shines with his passion and brings such a depth of honest emotion to the horizon. His charismatic charm mesmerizes you as his smooth vocals take you away on a musical journey. He is like a shot of great Whiskey, velvety smooth, yet with a rumble and grit that you [Read More]

New Music

Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit premiere addictive new single, “He Loved Her”

April 20, 2018

Soulful rockers Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit are set to premiere their addictive new single, “He Loved Her”. The song is the second single off their new LP Judgement Eve which is set for a June 1st release. Sam tells us about how the song came about, I had the riffs and chords all ready but no lyrics yet.   Then one day on tour when we were driving through the desert in New Mexico I put all the lyrics together based on some adventures we’d had and people we’d encountered. One thing is certain when you take a listen, you are immediately hooked on the catchy guitar and then captivated by Sam’s gritty and edgy vocals. His charisma shines as the song continues with an infectious toe tapping vibe! Check out the new song here:   Sam’s new album is sure to bring emotions to life. His music always highlights  his soulful energy and we can truly “feel” what he sings. We asked him about the emotional process during recording of the album [Read More]