SHOW ALERT: Don’t miss The Kooks at the Fox Theater as they kick off their tour!

January 31, 2019

Very exciting news to share with you. The Kooks are set to kick off their highly anticipated headlining tour on February 11th. The winter tour is in support of their latest album, Let’s Go Sunshine. The tour will kick off at the gorgeous Fox Theater in Oakland and we hope you all have your tickets.  If not, head over to their website: The English alt-rock band released their fifth studio album, Let’s Go Sunshine  on August 31, 2018 via Lonely Cat/AWAL Recordings. The album which features their timeless sound will have long time fans in appreciation as well as highlighting how they have matured and progressed through their music.  Check out the video for their infectious track, All The Time: Let’s Go Sunshine – Tracklisting 1. Intro 2. Kids 3. All The Time 4. Believe 5. Fractured and Dazed 6. Chicken Bone 7. Four Leaf Clover 8. Tesco Disco 9. Honey Bee 10. Initials For Gainsbourg 11. Pamela 12. Picture Frame 13. Swing Low 14. Weight of the World 15. No Pressure  Make sure to pick up your tickets [Read More]

New Music

NEW MUSIC: Cage The Elephant release stellar new song, Ready to Let Go off upcoming new album, Social Cues

January 31, 2019

What a perfect way to start a Thursday! I woke up and have been listening to the kick ass new song Ready To Let Go, by Cage The Elephant. It is the first song to be released off their  upcoming fifth studio album, titled Social Cues, set to release on April 19th via RCA Records. ‘Produced by John Hill (Santigold, Florence + The Machine, Portugal. The Man, tUnE-yArDs), the album was recorded at Battle Tapes Recording, Blackbird Studio and Sound Emporium in Nashville and The Village Recording Studio in Los Angeles, mixed by Tom Elmhirst and mastered by Randy Merrill in New York City.’    About the new album, The majority of the material on Social Cues was written during the unravelling of Shultz’s relationship. In order make sense of such a difficult experience, he explored the hidden recesses of his psyche, creating characters to tell different parts of his personal story. He explains, “it can be a vehicle to act out things that are hard to confront.” He went on to say, “when I’m creating, I try to [Read More]


AM TAXI’s new album, Shiver By Me, is sure to warm you up!

January 30, 2019

  With the arrival of the Polar Vortex, it has sent extreme frigid conditions across America. Hopefully those affected are curled up at home. If so, we have the perfect album to warm you up! AM Taxi have just released their new album, Shiver By Me and it is spectacular from start to finish. It delivers exactly what we have been craving; their infectious blend of punk rock that is sure to rejuvenate your spirit. We were first introduced to AM Taxi and were mesmerized by their performance at Slim’s in San Francisco opening for The Spill Canvas. With the release of their new album, we can proclaim that we are just as hooked as that first night. They have returned with a sound that is addictive in every sense of the word.   Check out one of our fave tracks, Harpoon, that just screams that addictive AM Taxi sound: As many bands come and go experimenting or changing their style and sound to become unrecognizable, and more seem to stray from what everyone loves. Not AM Taxi. [Read More]

Music Friday Live

Freshly Cut: jazz, blues and something extra in The Strands debut album.

January 30, 2019

  Patrick O’Heffernan Freshly Cut,  the debut full length album by The Strands, will not only excite their local following, but introduce the wider world to Amanda Campbell’s languid pop/jazz and incisive love lyrics that manage to simultaneously chronicle ordinary life and higher principles.  While evoking the smooth performances of the band’s beloved live shows, branded by Amanda Campbell’s slender swaying body and undulating voice and Paul Campbell’s perfectly pitched bass, the album expands their sound and emotional valence.   Nine songs in all, and each one precisely crafted and accurately pointed to the listeners’ hearts and minds.  “The Time is Right for Love” moves gently forward with a delicious hook that tells of the importance of timing and patience in romantic growth, while “Change of Heart” speaks to the same of romantic termination.  In both , Campbell is talking both to the listener personally, as if they are in her personal drama, and to a wider audience grooving on the physicality of her notes. The pace picks up perceptively with “Everything Can’t Always Go [Read More]


Sex Slaves, Raygun Rebels and Lave live at the Asta in Rosenheim (Bavaria, Germany)

January 27, 2019

Seven years we had to wait for a live comeback – finally, January 25th, 2019 the Sex Slaves from NYC got back to Rosenheim to play in a cozy club called Asta. It was the first of a few European tour dates in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. The small venue was packed with friends of the bands and fans from near and far. The beauty of small club shows is that you are so much closer to where the magic happens. Check out the pictures of that night – with Lave, a local band of only two guys, but with a powerful performance, which some bands twice their size can’t bring on stage. Second band entering the small stage was another local act – Raygun Rebels. Their influences definitely shaped their sound – Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Mötley Crüe, ACDC … you can hear it in their songs. Rock N’ Roll and good times is what you can expect, when seeing them live. LAVE Raygun Rebels The Sex Slaves finally have been the cherry on [Read More]


NAMM wrap up. Sunday. By Patrick O’Heffernan

January 27, 2019

(Los Angeles) Sundays at NAMM start late  – or early, depending on your point of  view.  As the clock struck midnight, Sunday concerts began on the hotel stages with  Gene Navarro, Goodnight Sunrise and Russ Parish.  After a break for sleep, things cranked up again at 8 am for the Best in Show Awards Breakfast, where products that caught the prize panel’s eye were honored in the categories Best Add-Ons, Gotta Stock it, Companies to Watch and Best in Show company. The vendor booths fired up at 9 am with demonstrations  led sonically by the Incredible Drum Corps Snare try-out, plus demos of new guitars, DJ controllers, mixers and microphones.  Outside, Earth Harp installation artist William Close was playing from a platform in front of ACCNorth with his instrument’s strings stretched up to the roof of the main Convention building. The ethereal sounds floated through the plazas and into the din of the technology booths, calming, rather than adding to the cacophony. Inside the building and the adjacent hotels were lectures on The Future of Music, [Read More]


SPOTLIGHT BAND: Canadian rockers Sun K release video for their new track, High In The City

January 16, 2019

Canadian rock n rollers Sun K are ready to grab your attention with their infectious new track, High In The City. The song is off their  sophomore record Bleeding Hearts, released via Nevado Music.  They have released a music video for the fun track that will have you begging for summer fun. Video Check it out below: Sun K are giving you a great dose of rock n roll and will have addicted on their music in no time. Their music delivers a vintage retro vibe with gritty guitars and catchy tracks. Band Members  Kristian Montano – Vox/Guitar Stuart Retallack -Keys, Horns, Vox Kevin Michael Butler – Vox, Guitar, Violin Scott Tiller – Drums Gil Paul – Bass Tour Dates You can catch Sun K out on the following tour dates: HIGH IN YOUR CITY TOUR DATES: February 21 – Barrie, ON – Foxx Lounge *February 22 – St. Catherines, ON – Warehouse *February 23 – Waterloo, ON – Harmony *February 28 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog *March 1 – Ottawa, ON – LIVE! On Elgin *March [Read More]