BottleRock Napa

BottleRock Napa Valley celebrates a successful Sixth Annual Event – Photo Gallery

May 31, 2018

BottleRock Napa Valley wrapped up this past weekend. It was quite a success for the sixth annual event. Dates are already confirmed for next year’s festival so mark your calendars for May 24-26, 2019. Check out the news recap below on this year’s festival and the photo gallery!   NAPA, Calif. (May 29, 2018) – The sold-out sixth installment of BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has drawn to a close having entertained more than 120,000 attendees over the Memorial Day Weekend in historic downtown Napa. In addition to headliners Bruno Mars, The Killers and Muse, the festival brought together hundreds of world-renowned musicians, celebrated chefs, vintners, brewers and distillers for a three-day blend of music, wine, food, craft brews, spirits and hospitality that can only be experienced in the renowned Napa Valley. At the end of Bruno Mars’ performance on Sunday evening, festival organizers announced that BottleRock Napa Valley will return May 24 – 26, 2019. The BottleRock production team continued to make significant improvements to the guest experience, including increased space for attendees across [Read More]

New Music

Get addicted to the debut track from Van Bellman, new music project of Zac Taylor

May 31, 2018

Allow me to introduce you to Van Bellman, soon to be your favorite new band. Van Bellman is the new music project of Brooklyn-based musician Zac Taylor who is best known for playing guitar in American Authors. His new project “is an eclectic mix of bluesy rock and indie pop, Van Bellman’s music was written with purpose.” He has just released his debut track I Hate To See You This Way and it is one bad ass track. More about the song, The theme of “I Hate To See You This Way” focuses on the pain of watching someone you love go down a dark road, witnessing them self-destruct. Anyone can relate to this heartbreaking and helpless feeling, whether they have played the role of the nurse or the patient. “It means a lot to me as both a lyrical and sonic story,” said Taylor, who also produced the track at the legendary Mission Sound Studios in Brooklyn through some serious vintage equipment. With influences from Kurt Cobain to Jeff Buckley, you can feel the accusatory growl of the [Read More]


ARTIST FEATURE: Indie-folk artist George Taylor and watch his new video for Come Follow Me Down

May 31, 2018

Hailing from a village of Bulwick, just two hours north of London is the place that George Taylor calls home. Singer Songwriter George captured my attention with his soulful gritty vocals.  He brings his storytelling to life through his music as it highlights his emotion and passion. George has recently released a video for his new song Come Follow Me Down. “Come Follow Me Down is an invitation from one person to another to join them in their misery. It’s not a wishing of darkness upon someone else, but more of a desperate search for understanding. It’s a love song that calls on that person to feel what you feel in order to understand why you are who you are.”   Check out the new video here: Purchase/Stream Links: iTunes | GooglePlay | Amazon | Spotify What a voice! I hope we can bring you an interview soon so you can get to know more about George Taylor. Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on his latest news. [Read More]


VIDEO & SHOW ALERT: Check out the new video The Shakedown from Canadian metal band Bastian

May 29, 2018

The 5 piece metal band Bastian hails from Vancouver B.C. Canada and they are here to energize you with their new video for The Shakedown. Their music grabs you and fuels you with adrenaline.  The song is off their new album. Bass/Vocalist Chris Revill comments,   “When creating the video for “The Shakedown” we set out to capture the vibe and energy of our live performances. We didn’t want anything that was too polished looking, so choosing a set location that had a clean, yet unrefined look was at the top of our priority list. Studio 31 in Vancouver offered us the right combination of backdrop and lighting options, as well as giving us the chance to incorporate a sort of behind the scenes feel with the surroundings beyond the performance area. Having worked with director Mike Chatwin in the past, it allowed us to have a very comfortable filming environment, which I think translated well into the final product.”   Check out the new video here:   The band has an upcoming show this [Read More]

BottleRock Napa

Bespoke Collection Presents “The Killers” Inspired Wine Creations Celebrating BottleRock 2018

May 23, 2018

BottleRock Napa is just a couple days away and we are ready for it! The Killers will be hitting the JaM Cellars Stage on Saturday night and you don’t want to miss them. We wanted to share with you the latest news of The Killers Inspired Wine Creations presented by Bespoke Collections. Check out the news release below: Official pop-up store at RiverHouse in Napa will host exclusive, limited-edition merchandise.   (Napa, CA: May 23, 2018) – Ahead of their headlining performance at BottleRock 2018, The Killers announce an exclusive wine and pop-up experience May 25th – May 27th at RiverHouse by Bespoke Collection in Napa, CA. Produced in partnership with Bravado, the 3-day experience will feature a range of custom labeled wines inspired by the band as well as limited-edition merchandise and apparel.    Fans and wine aficionados can savor the four, limited-edition dedicated varietals and blends while shopping The Killers’ apparel collection and exclusive wine accessories including wine totes, wine glasses and corkscrews. The custom wines will be available for festival goers during the Napa Valley festival. [Read More]


Experience Impericon Festival Munich 2018 in pictures. By Alex Bock

May 22, 2018

This years’ Impericon Festival in Munich took place at the Backstage for the first time. Two stages in two different clubs on the premises. There was the Marshall Stage in the smaller one called ‘Halle’ and the big stage – Monster Stage – in the ‘Werk’. Novelists opened the festival at 2 pm sharp. All shows started according to plan. The sets collided, so if you wanted to catch all the bands you had to decide, if you wanted to miss the first song or the last. Since the Marshall stage had no pit and was fairly smaller, it was kinda tricky to get there, when the band had already started to play. Each of the shows were equally crowded. Although the area itself is not a wide-open space, the switching of venues was smooth and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Here are some impressions of Impericon Festival Munich 2018. Enjoy! ~ Contributed by  Alex Bock, Alazka Any Given Day Attila Boston Manor Comeback Kid Eskimo Callboy Knocked Loose Lionheart Novelists Polaris Rings of Saturn Silverstein [Read More]


Actor Rob Morrow and his RMB band rocks the Santa Monica Playhouse.

May 21, 2018

Patrick O’Heffernan   (Santa Monica) The beloved actor Rob Morrow bought his funky country blues band RMB to the Santa Monica Playhouse’s community theater stage,  playing for a small audience as part of the gig by  the extraordinary, eclectic country-jazz-pop band We Are the West’s.  This was WAW’s second concert at the historic Playhouse as part of the Playhouse Sessions, a concert production which raises funds for arts education & community outreach in LA.  It was the first time I  had seen RMB and Morrow and they were hot!   RMB has been around for some time and  played at local La clubs like The Mint, the Viper Room, Molly Malone’s and even at the Venice Beach Art Walk. Rob himself is a crackerjack guitar player, first class songwriter and a proficient singer.  The band – Carlos Calvo on guitar and also co-writer and backing vocals, Sam Aliano on drums, Carlos Costa on bass, and Jason Libs on keys – is also crackerjack.  They play like they have been doing all their lives with Morrow, [Read More]