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Van Wild

Yasmine Van Wilt is a North-American singer-songwriter, writer and actress. She’s completed a PhD in Creative Writing and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

A musical chameleon, she records under her own name and under the name of her two alter egos, Elle “A” and Antoinette. She describes her music—that she creates for herself—as “a folk-rock-pop hybrid, with a strong dash of Delta Blues”.

Rocky

Rocky is stepping out as a solo artist after signing with Zen Bulldog Entertainment, out of New York City, in early 2015. She has a revitalized sound and show.

G9

Hailing from Moscow, Russia, G9 blends pop-rock, electronic, and rap elements together to create an explosive sound. Tim Palmer’s review underlines the band’s unique groove, a strong combination of sounds, and Paramore-like vocals.

Following the band's inception in 2008, the combo quickly earned a positive reputation for its fierce live sets. Combining hard rock, punk, rock and pop elements, G9’s music brings to mind artists such as Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park, and Sleigh Bells.

The band has performed at national music festivals including Nashestvie, Dobrofest, Maxi Drive, and OzROCK, has shared a stage with Fall Out Boy, and has radio rotation and TV appearances.

Trey Connor

TREY CONNOR is a 21-year-old pop/rock songwriter and guitarist from a small town near Detroit/Flint MI. Performing since age 13, he captivates audiences of all ages with crystal clear vocals and artful guitar work. 
At age 15 Trey formed and fronted the Modern Rock band Bulletproof Snow and in the next few years, wrote and released two EP’s, “Punished For My Innocence” and “Here We Come”. Rising quickly, the band prevailed in several competitions receiving various awards, including the 2015 Detroit Music Awards People's Choice Award for Trey’s song “Here We Come”.

Piper

Growing up in a small Kansas town, Piper, the daughter of an inspirational top-ten recording
artist, was always drawn to music. At 15 she began her own career as an actress and singer on
the Disney sponsored sitcom iShine Knect. She has since been featured on numerous TV
shows such as America's Got Talent, movies, and podcasts, as well as performing extensively
throughout the United States, Canada, and Africa.

 

 

Trapped In Static

Trapped In Static (TIS.) made their New York City debut in 2011 as an alternative rock/indie band featuring singer/guitarist Athan Hilaki (formerly of GAD.) and drummer David Torres. Athan's dynamically strong vocals feature a falsetto and a hint of raspy power that are often compared to vocal legends like Bono, Chris Cornell, Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder and Scott Stapp. David's drum rhythms take their influence from Kings Of Leon, Phoenix and Interpol. The core of the band is completed with Gina Rebelo on bass (formerly of Three Day Threshold) and influences from Bootsy Collins to John Paul Jones, creating the foundational surge for the listener to truly become part of the music. Using the depth of life experiences as inspiration for their lyrics, the band strive to connect with the listener through rock-and-roll infused messages of overcoming obstacles with a tinge of sorrow-filled hope. Guitar riffs, keyboards, string section, bass lines, drum rhythms and a strong emotionally-charged stage presence add to the radio-ready experience of TIS.

The Parsnip Revolt

Striving for perfection can be a detailed and hard earned journey. The biggest critic of any musical group is usually themselves and The Parsnip Revolt is that very scenario in motion. With their last album, A Sunshine Report, The Parsnip Revolt found their own open highway to successful longevity.
Reminiscent of Ryan Adams, The Head and the Heart, and Wilco, The Parsnip Revolt are a tightly packaged track driven band loaded with catchy melodies, riffs, and emotional feeling.

HOAX

Formed from the halls of Hofstra University, HOAX is a 5 piece indie-alternative rock band hailing from Long Island, NY. The band is made up of Michael Raj (vocals), Frantz Cesar (Bass), Kevin Lopez (Guitar), Jacob Lopez (Drums), and Paul Brower (Guitar).

Obsessed with Maj7 Guitar Chords, vintage bass, and soulful vocals, HOAX found a unique sound around introspective lyrics. Comparisons have been made to other great alternative rockers such as Kings of Leon & Young the Giant, but HOAX likes to experiment with elements of pop, R&B, and hip-hop and layer this under alternative and indie-soul roots. The band’s sound is as eclectic as its members but was best summarized by a friend who described their music as “the sound of beautiful sadness.”

 

Just Like Honey

JUST LIKE HONEY is an international band and music project formed in late 2014 by Bianca Yang, Darlene Jonasson, Patrick Le Mar and his younger half-brother Steve Le Mar. The band is currently located in western Germany, half-jokingly insisting not be a “German band” because its members actually are from the USA, Sweden, Korea and France.

Although JUST LIKE HONEY’s style is often being referred to as “Dream Pop” or “Shoegazing”, the band is characterized by a rather large number of different sounds and by the experimental, and sometimes chaotic production style of Patrick Le Mar, JUST LIKE HONEY’s mastermind.

 


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VISTA

Welcome to The Oasis - a metaphorical safe haven created by alternative rock band VISTA (comprised of lead vocalist Hope Vista and guitarist Greg Almeida) for anyone looking to find a sanctuary in an apocalyptic world. Combining both alternative rock and electronic influences to create their anthemic sound, VISTA's sophomore EP "Long Live" centralizes around the lyrical theme of forming an allegiance against injustice and finding an oasis in a dystopian society.The 7-track EP, featuring the lead single “Allegiance,” immediately made its’ way onto three different iTunes Alternative charts, including peaking at #10 on the top selling $5.99 albums, and the opening date of their first headlining tour “The Long Live Tour,” a hometown EP release show, was sold out.

 

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Final Update for this week boys and girls...

We checked a lot of bands but we picked a few!

We present....

 

 

Brady Wade

Born and raised in California, Brady Wade has been composing music in a wide variety of genres, spanning from Rock, Adult Alternative, R&B, Soul, Country and Contemporary Christian. Working with some of the best producers and undiscovered artists, he has created The Brady Wade Sessions featuring just a few of his extensive song collection which includes over 200 songs in his catalogue. 
All Music and Lyrics on this page written and produced by Brady Wade, ASCAP.


Jim Duff

Duff, whose ancestry dates back to the 10th Scottish king of Alba or Scotland, grew up in Waynesburg, KY. He also spent time living in areas such as Charlotte, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, NV and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nowadays, his home is in Austin TX. He first picked up a guitar at age 12 and was instantly hooked. He taught himself the guitar as well as the piano, mandolin and drums over the years.
His style reflects many of the artists in his record collection. There are greats such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson lined up alongside Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Guy Clark. Jim combines traditional Country ballads with flashes of Southern Rock and Blues that come together to create a sound that is both familiar yet refreshingly new.


Kédence

Being exposed to music my whole life, it only seemed natural to pursue a career in music. Inspired by my mother’s singing and songwriting abilities, it was like having my own private vocal instructor; she taught me everything I know about singing. About 8 years ago, I ventured into producing music to accompany her original lyrics, and the music blossomed from there. Since then we have been churning out lyrics, beats and vocals. After being holed up in the studio for the past year in a creative bubble, it was time to start giving the music wings and start releasing it


 

The Wildwoods

Nebraska natives, The Wildwoods, bring a pioneering sound to Americana Roots Music. Their heartwarming lyrics and vocals are wrapped in a style of music that is like no other. With influences from old time country masters and today’s Indie/Folk sound, The Wildwood’s nostalgic melodies captivate people of all ages.

Andrew Stellman managing editor from Hear Nebraska wrote “There are perhaps few Nebraska acts that represent a merger of past and present quite like The Wildwoods, and if it’s taken you this long to notice, take the opening track of its new album Sweet Nostalgia. The young songwriting tandem of Chloe Pinkman and Noah Gose harmonize like something out of the Depression Era, fitted with a certain weight yet warmly and triumphantly capable of lifting hearts regardless.”


Saint Alto

Saint Alto are a four piece alternative indie folk band. Only a few shows in, Saint Alto has gathered attention for 'hauntingly beautiful' songs paired with the drive of indie folk found in artists such a Ben Howard and Bon Iver. 

Like going to a church where you suspect nobody is a believer but all are in good voice (and the organ has been switched for a nord). These hymns are broken but beautiful all the same. If Vangellis scored a Ray Lamontagne gig it might sound like this. Guitar, vocals, harmonies, drums and claps are offset with synths, atmospheric swells and bass that rattles the rib cage. Lyrically addressing human flaws, love, depression, mind games and the 'oddness' of modernity, the music is shot through with hope; soaring synths, group harmonies and an impassioned lead vocal described as 'maybe the best unsigned vocal in the country'. Songs like Manifesto for Suburbia have all the drive, hope and resistance of early Arcade Fire and are offset against songs like Tell Me Something, a broken electronic folk love song with a 'heartbreakingly pretty, dark and beautiful vocal'.

 


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The Rocky Burning Band

Rocky Burning is alive with ambition. This is a point made readily apparent every time he takes the stage. Rocky has come to his current state of being by traversing a gamut of rock and roll pitfalls and coming out the other side unscathed. He cut his teeth fronting the psychedelic hard rock band "amongst the monks" for several years as they churned out their freshman and sophomore records. They recorded in New York City and toured around eastern U.S. Now Rocky has moved upward and onward recording his 5 song EP "drinking champagne in public" which he has released under his own name. This work is definitively anthemic blues rock taken to the nth degree. It's a classic revival blended with some mod tones and lyrics. The endless hooks attack like ebola and are nearly as difficult to get away from. Listen to the record, watch Rocky perform and your inner rock 'n' roll addict will thank you.


The Actual Situation

The Actual Situation is an original four piece Rock band from New Port Richey, Florida, with aspirations to entertain everywhere and everyone they can, hopefully both in and outside the Sunshine State. The band includes: Don Alexander (on lead guitar and vocals), Ash Spillius (on rhythm Guitar and lead vocals), Christina Gallardo (on bass) and Jesse Daw (on drums). Don graduated MIRA SPC with an AS in audio engineering, and Ash is in school at MIRA SPC for composition and has professionally recorded for various professional YouTube channels. This is Christina's first experience in a band (we’ve been teaching her for about a year and a half!), and Jesse is almost done with the production track of the MIRA program and specializes in electronica sounds as well as running live sound for venues in St. Petersburg, FL such as The Hideaway. He has been drumming with The Actual Situation for 6 months and is fitting in great!


Crow Mother

Crow Mother is rock band from Riga (Latvia) whose music is based on classic rock from the golden age of music in 70s but with some refreshing touch of progressive and psychedelic rock music.

Formed in March 2012 band joins together musicians who has been friends through numerous different bands for long time before joining their forces and inspiration under the name of Crow Mother.

Shortly after forming in 2012 band kicked off with recording their first two singles called Killing the Love and Sugar, Blood & Wine. First two records were more like experiment for band to find its own sound that became more individual in their next two singles – Winterland and Smile Like You Care. Crow Mother quickly claimed its place on local club stages and played at some of the largest music festivals in Baltics.


The Amber Bugs

Like the single malts that warm our throats some things just have to be stowed away in a barrel or encased in the sap of an ancient forest's tree before they can have their fleeting moment of glory. Having played together in other bands for close to a decade in 2015 Ben, Jon and Teresa formed The Amber Bugs in a dirty London railway arch. Songs aren't quite sung, they are ripped from a throat that can't get them out any other way. Instruments are hit hard and stories are told with honesty and passion.


Dirty Faction

A new wave of innovation, Dirty Faction blend EDM and heavy rock into a new, melodic fashion with catchy hooks without compromising intensity behind the music and lead the next generation of musicians to come. The band has been described as a mix of bands such as Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold with a strong electronic presence with sounds similar to deadmau5, Eric Prydz and Above & Beyond. The trio is formed of Roman on vocals, Lapush on guitar and Doug on drums. Dirty Faction’s philosophy is to bring people from all backgrounds together through the energy of the music and inspire the people brought together through the live experience Dirty Faction invite everyone to be a part of. 

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Mr. Kane
Kane Churko is a multi platinum Juno award winning Canadian producer &
songwriter best known for his work with artists such as Papa Roach, Five Finger
Death Punch, In This Moment, Ozzy Osbourne, Skillet, Gemini Syndrome, As
Lions, VAMPS, and more. He currently resides in Las Vegas where he works out of
The Hideout Recording Studio.

The Ville
The Ville is one of the freshest live bands on the music scene.  Their music is exciting, enticing and leaves you wanting more.  They are a party in a box.  They cover all of the best music from the 90's forward including hip hop, pop, rock and country.  Their originals are fresh and clever in lyrics and delivery.  Their musician skills are outstanding and they never leave their crowd wondering what is happening because they are entertainers and the crowd is a part of their journey each night.  They are young, hip and pleasing to the eyes and ears.  They all have extensive resumes in their music careers with experiences with other acts and when they came together one night to jam they realized that it was the first night of many for the band.   You never know what you are going to get but one thing is for sure you will always have a great time and you will never forget The Ville!

Radiofix
Radiofix released their original studio album "Already Gone" standing behind great song writing, instrumentation, and flat out rock and roll. Radiofix sticks to the basics of being original, playing their asses off, and writing from the heart. Each song a story in itself, Radiofix prides themselves on giving the audience something they want to hear live, and making records you want to listen to over and over.
The release of "Already Gone" marks a turning point for the band, adding Ben Thurston on bass guitar and Jorge Gutierrez Jr. on drums, both bringing their originality and separate influences to produce a hard hitting rock rhythm section.
"Already Gone" is Daniel Martin's take on finding yourself, leaving that person behind, and digging as deep as you can to find something bigger than yourself.

FlowState
FlowState is a Rock band from Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Their sound is a hard-rocking take on 90's grunge with influences from Nirvana and Alice in Chains to Foo Fighters and Puddle of Mudd.

The Ultraviolet
A four-piece band who pride themselves in playing huge, tight and energetic shows with a sound that can most accurately be described as Alternative Rock with a dash of Pop-Punk.
Over the course of 2016, The Ultraviolet have had success with the release of their debut music video 'Wake Up Dead' which resulted in interviews, airplay and live sessions on BBC Introducing shows. This was also accompanied by a UK tour and a bunch of festival shows around the Country, including Mudfest with Scouting For Girls and Goldie Looking Chain. Since 2017, the band have released their EP 'The Tales Of Our Youth' receiving praise from the likes of BBC introducing which resulted in another UK tour including a massive sold out hometown show. Their vigorous touring schedule has also recently seen the band play 2Q Festival Lincoln where they shared the bill with acts such as Circa Waves, Pulled Apart By Horses and Arcane Roots.

Touch the Buffalo
We are an Indie Grunge band based out of Arlington, VA. We began in 2016 with just a uke and some original songs. We've gone from singer/songwriter type music to an Indie Grunge band with a really unique sound. Take a listen to our debut EP and hear for yourself! While you're at it, subscribe to our website for updates and blog releases! We're in the habit of promoting other local artists because we simply love the DC music scene! We know you will too!

Skyeline
Alternative band from Ocean County, NJ. Pulling influences from indie and pop acts like The Killers and Death Cab For Cutie, but not afraid experiment with the heavier side of things like Deftones and Failure, Skyeline's sound is unique and captivating. The band was formed in the winter of 2015 by guitarist Brandon Cruz and bassist Jack Rose who met while attending the audio recording course at Ocean County Vocational Technical School. They soon met vocal major Brittany Byrne from the Performing Arts Academy and instantly clicked. Skyeline intends to experiment with letting different genres collide while retaining an honest and human element to songwriting all while providing an entertaining live show.

GAINSTRIVE

OUR MUSIC IS AN INTERESTING BLEND OF MANY DIFFERENT INFLUENCES WITH ROOTS STEMMING FROM ROCK, PUNK, ALTERNATIVE, AND METAL. YOU MIGHT PICK UP ON A PUNCHY PUNK GROOVE, HOLDING UP A THICK WALL OF CHUNKY POWER CHORDS. YOU MAY HEAR A HEADBANGING BREAKDOWN, BURIED UNDER A HAUNTING VOCAL MELODY AND CATCHY HARMONIES. THE BOTTOM LINE IS SIMPLE: IF YOU LIKE HIGH ENERGY RIFFING, FLOWING MELODIC LEADS, AND CATCHY VOCAL MELODIES, THIS BAND IS FOR YOU! OUR SONGS DEFINITELY HAVE A CLEAR AND COHESIVE STYLE, BUT EACH OF THEM ARE WRITTEN WITH A UNIQUE SOUND AND FEELING IN MIND. WHETER IT'S THE DARK ATMOSPHERIC APPROACH WE CREATE IN "TRUTH IN DEMISE" OR THE GRUNGY ALT TEXTURE FLESHED OUT IN "LEFT BEHIND", WE WANT TO GIVE THE LISTENER A SENSE OF IMMERSION.

Auramancer
Blaede is a Belgian musician, singer and songwriter. Along with some childhood friends, he forms the alternative rock band Auramancer in 2000, performs a few gigs, and records a 4 track demo before putting the band on hold in 2005.
In 2007, searching for a more aggressive yet groovy rock style, he forms the stoner rock band the1984, influenced by Alice in Chains, Down and Silverchair. Their first album, 'Room 101', is written, recorded and produced by Blaede at studio Sainte-Marthe in Paris. 'Room 101' is well received by critics and is the catalyst for the1984’s success in playing shows and performing strongly in music competitions all over Belgium.

Science of the Lamps
Quite appropriately ‘Science of the Lamps’ was dreamt up by Norwegian Liverpool musician Kaya in an off the beaten track restaurant in the fairytale darkness of the city of Prague on a dark December night. Mainly because of a misheard movie title, and an abnormal love for puns.
A band perfect for festivals and encompassing all that is music, storytelling, art, creative flair, melancholy and silliness - framed in catchy songs, lyrical gems and outstanding musicianship from the quirky band. Their inspiration comes from vaudeville, visual art, early Hollywood movie scores, Nordicana, wine, flamenco, trip-hop, music boxes, Paris and whiskey bars.

Fresh Breath
Fresh Breath consists of husband and wife Josh and Katie Pascoe. The focus is creating music that makes you move, makes you groove and makes something different happen in your ears. With high energy and intensely emotional live performances it’s obvious they have a hell of a lot of fun doing it.

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Enjoy this weekend with fresh bands and solo artists...

 

 

Oh!Kelly

Oh!Kelly is energetic, layered, and visceral.

The brain-child of Jared O'Kelley (VOX), Oh!Kelly composes American rock with the joys of Pop, the melancholy of Blues, and the empowerment of Punk into a self-proclaimed "identity crisis" that can bounce between Top-40 hooks and deep track ALT/indie broods like a sushi sampler served with french fries. Oh!Kelly's live show evokes a wide range of emotions that connect audiences of all ages, as nostalgic flare for 90's and early 00's headbang along in tracks like "History...Repeating" and "Nepotism", and progressive vibes fit the modern bill with "Howling at the Moon". This gumbo mashup of sub-genres is made possible by all-star musicians, seasoned respectively in their own backgrounds, ranging from Metal and Lo-fi to Top-40 and Gospel.


Joel DaSilva

Delving back deeply into his Chicago Blues and Americana roots, DaSilva has emerged with some truly visceral new material, the culmination of months of soul searching, hard living and late night driving. The result? “Everywhere From Here”, Featuring the single “SHAKE!” released in July, 2017. ‘SHAKE!’ is the first single from DaSilva’s forthcoming new album entitled “Everywhere From Here” to be released in September 2017. Produced at nationally renowned TrunNoyz Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ‘SHAKE!’ captures the essence of Joel’s combustible new blues sound which combines elements of lo fi garage blues with a driving roots beat.


A Wild Frontier

A Wild Frontier was started in the Spring of 2016 by former members of The Status, Ben Grant and Mike Felker. Even prior to The Status’ 2008 Doghouse records release (So This Is Progress), Ben and Mike had been writing together for 5 years. With hundreds of songs and unused demos since then to choose from, they began recording A Wild Frontier’s debut record in March of 2016. “Make It Count” was released on April 4th, 2017 and is available at all digital retail stores and is available on CD from the bands website .


Flashpoint

In 2010, Tim Deschaine, former front man and guitarist for Los Angeles based band Nimbus, moved to Augusta, KS to start a family. After a short break, Tim arose from the ashes of the Nimbus project, to continue his passion for songwriting. He then threw himself headfirst into the Wichita music scene. 
After weeks of searching for band members, in 2014, Tim called upon close friend and guitarist, Josh Gilbert, to join the ranks and bring his love of playing to the foreground. Through Josh came Flashpoint's first drummer whom brought the next core member and bassist Joshua Naval. Joshua's diverse knowledge of rhythm and understanding of structure, made him a perfect match for the group. With two years under Flashpoint's belt, a time came where the original drummer decided to part ways. Through friends and neighbors of the group, came Flashpoint's drummer Ammon Ohlson. Ammon, a self taught drummer and madman, was the missing element the band needed.


The Barrbarians

In under two years, The BarrBarians went from blasting Misfits songs in the van on the way to their gigs, to opening up for former Misfits’ lead singer, Michale Graves. This independent rock band from the windy shores of Asbury Park, NJ are taking their motivation and love of music and cultivating a following for their raw, head-banging sound. Their influences — bands like Green Day, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Elvis, the Misfits (of course), and more — follow that same rough, but melodic pathway. Molding their sound and forming a fan base has been what these five rockers have been working toward, and it seems to be paying off. 
-THE AQUARIAN weekly-

 

Son of Prey

Son of Prey plays alternative rock based on powerful themes, driven by strong vocals and numerous guitars performed as modern ”wall of sound”.

 

Lilah Burger

Lilah Burger was born on July 7th, 1999 in Los Angeles, California. At the age of five, Lilah began taking piano lessons, and she continued to do so until age ten. At age fifteen, Lilah released her first official song, "The Good Guy." Upon the day "The Good Guy" came out, Lilah released many other singles like jazzy-rebellious "Oh, Darling" and nostalgic "Flicker Back To You."  In June of 2017, Lilah's debut album 'Carnival' was released. Heavily influenced by Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Harley Quinn and The Joker's love affair in Suicide Squad, 'Carnival' tells a tale of heartbreak and recovery. The title track, "Carnival," speaks of a love like a puppet show. "My life at the time of creating this album was a carnival in itself. I was going through so much at once; it was quite overwhelming. That's when the inspiration kicked in," Lilah says. "She's Not Real" cries out feelings of abandonment, while "Know-It-All" talks of a judgmental friend. "Incorporating Godinto my music is very important to me," Lilah states.

 

 

Olivia Henry

Olivia Henry grew up in Los Angeles, singing and writing poems. At an early age, she began classical vocal training with a Belgian Opera singer, and furthered her training in jazz, contemporary, and musical.

 


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Brian Jones Rock'n'Roll Revival

The Brian Jones Rock’n’Roll Revival inspires the timeless boogie of soul-driven blues-based Rock’n’Roll. This music will inspire your SPIRIT, and we uplift your SOUL…… So turn it up!

In July 2016, we released our first album of original rock & roll music “A Real Good Time.”  The Album is anchored in hard driving blues, big riffs, sexy hooks, and plenty of swagger.  The EP features several all-star guest players, on piano, guitars and harmonica.  You can listen to some of the songs here on the website.

QOK

QOK is an alternative pop rock band from Northern Virginia.  The band writes and performs original music that blends styles such as pop, rock, reggae, jazz, blues, latin, caribbean, and soul. QOK enjoys being involved in the community and raising awareness of topics close to their hearts. The band currently works with local organizations such as USA Cares and FishingCommunity.org who represent the military community and advocate for mental health awareness, both topics which inspired their original song “Unknown Soldier”. In the past they have shared their music and talents with Loudoun County Public Schools to support suicide prevention. As they write new music and prepare for a 2018 tour, QOK hopes to keep building relationships that promote music influenced by their community. Their debut EP "EPisode I" was released June 2017 and is available in all online music stores.

 

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Chris Eves and The New Normal are a Syracuse, New York based Rock-Jam act. I recently reviewed their debut album ‘Find Your Way.’ I was immediately impressed with this unique blend of Alternative-Rock, Jam and Pop and wanted to share with my readers. While most of Chris Eves and The New Normal fans are from the northeast, they are looking to broaden their audience. If you haven't heard of Chris Eves and The New Normal yet, check them out on spotify or #1 on the Reverbnation International Jam Charts. https://open.spotify.com/artist/5cJA9GZa8d5yduDZ0dCxtu?autoplay=true&v=A

From the opening song “Remember To Forget,” I was intrigued at the depth and quality of this album and the band that recorded it. “Remember To Forget” has powerful vocal qualities from Chris Eves and a hard progressive riff that takes this song into Jam territory. I will say that this song is my favorite out of the entire album and makes for a great first track. This song captivates its listeners and draws them, inviting further exploration.

“Walking On Wire” keeps the great vocal qualities going; something that can be severely lacking, specifically in the Jam world. This songs approach is more alternative-rock based but is fun and catchy with lyrics like, "maybe you and me are always walking on a wire, and with every step it seems we are only getting higher.” This sentiment is heartfelt and a great example of the writing techniques used on this album. I could see this song being used in a larger capacity and it also has some viable commercial value.

Another song that caught my attention was the title track of this album ‘Find Your Way” that begins with a clear and precise guitar intro from Jay Lock, solo guitarist for The New Normal.  This song would be a great live track and could allow for some extreme improvisation on stage; in the interview below we discuss walking the line between improv and structure. "You got to be just a little bit crazy to make it through another normal day," are some of the most poignant lyrics within this album and shows the open-minded feeling that this band represents.

 Again, Chris Eves and The New Normal take a different approach to their sonic sound with “The Chains You Wear” and go more alt-country with a heavy slide riff laid over the track. The lyrical qualities remain remarkable, compared to today’s pop country landscape and make this song original and different than a lot of the Southern Rock-Country bands but still very reminiscent of the Black Crowes or even, The Zac Brown Band. 

“Fall” is another song that gets stuck in my head and the driving guitar makes me want to hear an exploratory and long solo, the only thing I think is missing from this recording. Drummer Sean Benz, highlights this track with impressive musicianship and keyboardist Mike D’Ambrosia plays a pivotal role in not only this song but the entire album adding rousing piano licks wherever he can. “Fall” uses Classic Rock chord structures and melodies to make the sound relatable but still remains original and imaginative. 

“The New Normal” and “Flown Away” accentuate the final tracks on this album and stay steady and slow throughout. They are both good choices and well recorded, something that stands out when listening to this album in my headphones. Mike Spardaro holds it down on bass throughout the entire length of this recording but can really be felt in the backbeat at the end of this album. 

While the album ‘Find Your Way’ doesn't necessarily break any rules, it does find new and interesting ways to combine song structures and heartfelt lyrical connections. This album is very relatable to many musical listeners and Chris Eves and The New Normal seamlessly integrate many genres of music from Jam to Alt-Rock. I believe ‘Find Your Way’ is a great platform for this band to build upon and grow exponentially. Below is a short interview with Chris Eves himself where we discuss this latest album and the future evolution of The New Normal.

 

 

 

Interview with Chris Eves From Chris Eves and The New Normal:

RA-Can you describe your sound, or what genres have influenced you as you wrote and recorded ‘Find Your Way’?

CE-Our sound is the sum total of the influences and personal style each member brings to the table. We all have very diverse influences and approach the music from unique vantage points. Everything from: Grateful Dead, Nine Inch Nails to Jazz greats like, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, have shaped our collective sound.  One unifying band we all grew up listening to and seeing live is Phish. They were definitely the catalyst for us wanting to play improvised music. I think the five of us though, strive to go beyond our influences and are always trying to cultivate our own unique voice individually and collectively. Jay, for example, is a very different guitarist than I am and certainly has a very unique voice that’s all his own. A lot of times he’ll play something that inspires me to do something completely different than I would have otherwise. Especially in improvised music, each band member’s voice really comes through and steers the direction of the sound. 

RA-The transitions and song structures in songs like, “Remember To Forget” sounds very jammy, much like moe. or some of the other progressive Jam bands from the North East. Has this musical landscape shaped your musical evolution?

CE-Absolutely. I grew up in Central New York where moe. is from and we listened to them a lot. Chuck from moe.’s sister was our high school Spanish teacher.  I’ve always been a fan of progressive music that has written out sections and jam sections, and that’s able to weave it all together into a story. The Dead tunes like, Terrapin or Help/Slipknot/Franklins, were always my favorite. moe. also inspired me to write in that direction for sure. It’s pretty cool to now be in the band Floodwood with Vinnie from moe. after listening to them for so many years.

RA-What does the New Normal mean to you?

CE- I think it’s just a mantra to be yourself. It’s for anyone who’s ever felt like they don’t fit in or been a little left of center.  Normal is just a point of view and just because you might be weird according to someone else, that shouldn’t stop you from being authentic and living the life that makes you happy. Weirdos are always welcome with us!

RA-What have been some of your greatest musical accomplishments to date? 

CE-I’ve been lucky to have a lot of musical accomplishments in my career. Some of the personal highlights are sitting in with the Zac Brown Band at SPAC and jamming with Jon Fishman live.

RA-Any plans for summer festivals or tours? 

CE-We are working on both right now and are looking forward to announcing some soon

RA-While it is hard to add layers of improvisation to studio albums, does your band stick to the song structures or improvise live?

CE-We try to strike a balance between playing the song and jamming. In the studio, for this record, I was happy that we were able to capture a lot of our jams. “Remember to Forget”, “Find your Way”, and “Fall” were all one take. When we’re live every night is different and we’re still evolving in the way we improvise. Some nights we want to play “Green and Blue” completely structured as a stand-alone song, and some nights it turns into a 20 minute funk jam. I think we’ve just started scratching the surface of where our jams can go and that’s exciting.

RA-Can you explain your lyrical process? Who writes the songs or is it a collective environment?

CE-For this record, I wrote all the Lyrics and it’s the toughest part for me. I just try to write down thoughts on a particular subject independently of the music so I’m not locked into a specific structure at first. When I’ve got a good amount of material, I start trying to play music that fits the ideas and hopefully get the puzzle pieces to fit. I try to be open to lyric ideas all the time so, I keep a bunch of notes in my phone just in case I think of something while I’m out for a run or grocery shopping or, whatever.

RA-Many bands that relate themselves with Jam music walk the line between different genres. How do you see yourselves adding a unique aspect to the Jam world. 

CE- I hope that even though we extend our songs live, that they are still relatable to everyone.  The song always comes first for us and it should stand alone as catchy and meaningful. We also try to put a lot of attention into the vocals and harmonies. I think that emphasis on songwriting and vocals gives us a unique aspect.

RA-What are your future goals and how do you think you will evolve to get there? 

CE-Our short-term goals are to keep writing, recording, and evolving our live show. Playing for more people and extending our touring are also a priority. I think it just takes a lot of hard work and a high level of commitment. We live music 24/7 so it’s more a journey than a single goal we set for ourselves that’s off in the distance.

RA-Any crazy band/road stories you would like to share with us? (Anything goes)

CE-Honestly we’re pretty chill and not too crazy. Our drummer Sean usually finds a casino after the show and we hear about how much money he won the next day. We never hear about how much money he loses though…

Thanks Again to Chris Eves and The New Normal,

RA Fadley

Published in USA Section
Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The States – Cathedral EP Review

 

The States are a Five - Piece Arena Rock act from Orlando, Florida. The band currently consists of Joshua Jacobs ( Vocals), Ritchie Sears ( Bass), Matthew Weisberg ( Lead Guitar), Bryan Glenn ( Drums) and Walker Glifford ( Keys).

Jacobs, Sears and Weisberg formed the band as an acoustic trio before meeting Glenn that altered the band’s sound. The States toured Florida for a year before acquiring Glifford to become a Five- piece. They soon released single As Cruel as Youth before entering the Pioneer Studios in Cassleberry, Florida to record EP Cathedral, which was released last year to critical acclaim, was described by Show is to go as “ brilliantly refreshing. Its five songs pour through your car’s shotty speakers on repeat breathing oxygen to your aspirations. “. This reviewer decided to have a listen to discover more about the music behind the band.

Opener Circles begins with the upbeat, jangly chords that immediately catch the listener unaware. Jacobs husky vocals sing with anthemic applause. This track about reflects in the screeching lead guitar breaks and melodic texture that could easily become a favourite amongst the summer festival crowds.

 

Next track is the haunting Gloria , A song about a break up. Glifford’s atmospheric keys add a dark, mournful mood over Jacob’s heart- rendering vocals that burst into life towards the end . The song’s pop- hooks and soaring breakdowns create a sense of closure that leaves the listener wanting to know more.

 

Wilder Things was featured on the closing credits of Oscar – nominated film Contract. This is a harrowing and evocative track, enriched with warmth and feeling that shares similarities to the Northern Irish act Snow Patrol in how it entices these attributes.

Danger continues with the same mood as previous track. Jacob’s powerful vocals standout with raw emotion proves this point.

And Finally, The City ends with the more fitting song to wrap up this first appearance for the band. A song stirring with electric guitars and keys that create a sense of finality. Glenn’s powerful drumming and driving rhythm supplement Jacobs on the vocals. A track that can be a radio hit worldwide. The States’ strong song writing and evocative vocals could propel them to be a hit at festivals across Europe.

 

They will be releasing their first full length album this spring/ summer.

 


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http://www.wearethestates.com/ is a professionally designed site with access to the group’s latest releases, Tour dates, and blog

https://twitter.com/wearethestates The group regularly update with competitions and tour dates.

https://www.facebook.com/wearethestates/ This is the more accessible of the sites. It offers videos, photos, information on the band plus a band page link.

https://www.instagram.com/wearethestates/ This provides a powerful insight into the band with strong and colourful images of the states’ concert posters, music links and of the band onstage.

The States will next be performing in their native Florida in Tampa at The Blue Note on March 3rd with support from Tropica BLV and Terrapin.

 

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Great music for your weekend boys and girls..Check them out!

 

Mikalyn Hay

Mikalyn is a unique artist, old soul and world weary and yet so young and fresh. She comes at every song with a deep sense of herself as an artist with an alternative view of what is cool and classic in the same breath. Her haunting voice and melodies and harmonies are instinctive and Mikalyn operates at a speed and capacity at a level much beyond her young age.  Mikalyn combines this natural ability with relentless learning and is constantly seeking to collaborate and study from the best.  Already a seasoned performer, she spends weekend jamming at open mics accompanying herself on the keys doing originals and covers ranging from Radiohead  to Cohen.


White Label Analog

The result is an eclectic group of songs that seems to pull as much from pop rock traditions like The Killers as they do from indie bands like Two Door Cinema Club and Modest Mouse. Songs like “Rainmaker” retain infectious melodies while simmering with big rock bombast. In an era of convergence between indie rock and pop music, White Label Analog is the daring alliance between the two. Call it indie rock for the poptimist generation.
White Label Analog is not worried about trying to fit in to any genre labels or follow any trends in music. “Trying to copy or chase what's already happening is like chasing a moving target,” Didear says. “We just want to create honest music that is fun, engaging, but still has a little attitude.”


Kris Angelis

Kris Angelis has been living musically her whole life. “My mom says I’ve been singing since before I could talk. I would sing melodies when I didn’t actually know words.” Growing up on a farm in Florida, Angelis spent her childhood playing, running around the farm, and making up songs with her twin sister. They composed their first song at the age of three -- and it lives on now, interwoven into one of Kris’s more recent works.

 


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Megan Knight

MEGAN KNIGHT IS A SOULFUL AND IMPASSIONED SINGER-SONGWRITER.  HER BOLD VOCALS COUPLED WITH AN INNOCENT TWANG, DELIVERS A RIGHTEOUS PERFORMANCE FROM THIS YOUNG ARTIST, THAT STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD.  

KNIGHT’S UNIQUE POINT-OF-VIEW, INNOVATION AND APPROACH TO MUSIC, RADIATES THROUGH TO HER SONGWRITING.  MEGAN'S INTONATION IS A PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN MODERN AND CLASSIC SOUNDS THAT PULLS INSPIRATION FROM MANY DIFFERENT GENRES.


Menage

The Ferreira siblings spent there whole childhood travelling between Toronto Canada, and Small town Portugal where their heritage and much of their family still lived. Through being divided between Canadian, indoor boredom, and European culture, the common thread that was present on both sides of the globe, was the influence of the music that they were exposed to.
The household was soon filled with a drum set, a keyboard, and some traditional portuguese guitars. As quite common, the kids grew apart, Bela, recording piano based song ideas, keeping to herself, performing wherever she could . From various new york city open mics to touring in Canada.
Brothers Gabriel and Basilio kicked around Toronto, Los Angeles, started bands, fought, would self destruct, and do it again.


Alissa Musto

Being the daughter of a real "piano man", Alissa’s interest in performing began at four years old when she begged her father, Billy Musto, to go to work with him. They made a deal---if she learned to play the piano, she could come. Less than a year later and equipped with a wooden block to reach the pedals, Alissa won her first piano competition performing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Eager to follow in her father’s footsteps and adding rock and vocals to her arrangements, Alissa grabbed the attention of local talent shows, NBC's Spotlight on the Student Artist series and eventually, the national television series, "America's Most Talented Kid".


Dylan Swinson

Dylan Swinson began playing guitar at the age of 10 in his childhood home in Summerville, South Carolina. He was inspired when his mother would play some of her favorite cds while dropping him off at school. These included albums from Better Than Ezra, The Cure, and Edwin McCain. One day, she puts in Jeff Buckley's Grace and Dylan was immediately hooked on the album. After watching Buckley's "Live in Chicago" DVD, he knew he wanted to learn how to be a musician.

In 2011, Dylan moved back to Charleston, South Carolina the day after his high school graduation. He began playing open mics around the area while attending The Art Institute of Charleston for Filmmaking. After graduating from The Art Institute in 2014, Dylan used his Graduation money to record his first EP "Freedom & Solitude", leaning toward an Acoustic Alternative Singer/Songwriter feel. It was released on July 18, 2015.


Chase K

When Chase K writes a song, he writes with purpose. His music is unabashedly pop with undeniable hooks, and he owns it.

Hitting the court as a nationally-ranked tennis player transitioned to hitting the stage as a musician. Guitars replaced racquets. Originals replaced covers. From bands, to collaborations, to solo gigs, Chase honed his craft - outworking the competition.

Chase has collaborated with, among others, producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith; The Fray), producer Brian Howes (Nickelback; Daughtry), and producer John Alagia (John Mayer).

Hear his music, watch his videos, catch him live, and feel the magic.

 

Billy Thompson (Band)

Billy Thompson’s performances have captured audiences in the U.S. and throughout Europe, setting the tone for this veteran musician’s songwriting, singing, and guitar playing, both live and in the studio. In his original music, he combines world-class slide guitar, searing licks and soulful vocals with a unique amalgamation of styles including blues, rock, funk, New Orleans and soul. Some say, “It’s like Hendrix meets Little Feat!”

Billy has played with legends such as Little Milton, Albert King, Earl King and Art Neville, while opening for the likes of Robert Cray, B.B. King, Sonny Landreth, The Neville Brothers and Joe Cocker, to name a few. He has performed on Barbara Walter’s “The View” and with the San Diego Symphony. He also performed for the grand opening of L.A.’s House of Blues. Billy has been invited to play with such icons as the Doobie Brothers, Bill Payne, John Mooney and Ron Holloway. He has provided lead guitar for the Broadway show “Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues” and for Award winning playwright Keith Glover’s Bluesical, “Thunder Knocking on the Door,” Billy also served as musical supervisor for Geva Theatre’s 2015 Journey to the Son in Rochester, NY. A tribute to Son House, BT and band also played the festival.


Jason Sees Band

Jason Sees Band's fifth installment has essentially re-defined their sound. A light hearted, electric guitar driven, rock collection. It sharply contradict Jason's usual themes of solace and introspection. Troubadour roots be dammed, Jason rocks here and Seattle's indie music community is finally showing signs of coming to life.

"I tried to lighten up the conceptualization. I picked up my 335 and haven't put it down" Jason says, as we catch up back stage before a show at High Dive, Seattle, WA. "These are all contributing factors to this new direction of music. But I tried to hold on to my roots while progressing, in the middle of some of the more light hearted songs you will still here my usual rhetorical style for those that care to listen."

 

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Saturday, 11 November 2017 18:07

Nialand Music Videos, Photos and More!

 

  

TOMORROW BY NIALAND OFFICIAL VIDEO

Tomorrow Written/Performed By Nialand Produced By Dame-O Marshall Knights (Bass)

Michael Gallagher (Guitar) Nathional Warren II (Synth/Keys)

HearonTrackz (Drums Beats)

Video Credits:

Shot By: JKrown

Films Edited By: Sleeping Giant Pictures

Mel Roberson as Lonely Man

Ameena Chapman & Juno as Married Couple

Daisy Chapman as Grandma Nialand as Self 

   

"GYMSHOES" by NIA

DIRECTED BY J. MASON

PRODUCED BY JUSCUZ

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TIFFANY J CURTIS

KWAME BROWN

BRITTNI ANDERSON

NICHELLE THOMAS

 

 

 

 

 

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Pearl Handled Revolver

It's music that sounds like it's coming up through the gutter from a subterranean blues club that is frequented by a collection of vagabonds and circus freaks tripping on hallucigens.' - Powerplay

The retro-rockers from Bedfordshire sounded a warning shot with last year's debut album Colossus. Now they're about to return... with a follow-up called This Mountain Waits that adds the priceless element of maturity to the mix. - Classic Rock Magazine

The Critically Famed

Birthed out of Chicago, Illinois The Critically Famed was founded by brothers Josh and Jeremy Sentner on May 13th, 2017. The band is currently in the studio creating their debut album "music for the city." Full of chill vibes and smooth, passionate vocals over driving rhythms and energetic, sparkling guitar riffs; this record is set to release Spring of 2018. Following the release, The Critically Famed is set to play the "music for the city" Tour this upcoming Summer.

Teddy Matthews

Teddy Mathews is a guitarist and singer/song writer from Worcestershire. With his recently released singles ‘LOVE’ & ‘WORRY’ it would seem Teddy has slipped under our musical radar. Within the last month he’s been aired on BBC introducing, gigged at some of our local music festivals. As well as finding time to film a music video and putting together and rehearsing with a live 4 piece band to take on the road.

Greg Harrison Band

After a near death experience, Greg Harrison decided music was the best medicine for his soul. So after many months of mental and physical struggles he decided to make it his life. He started playing many shows but eventually got tired of playing alone.
So he went out and snagged up lead guitarist, John Bonnett. Greg and John had occasionally played shows together in the past so they knew they could at least have a good time jamming together.  Show's we're going great for the two of them but after a few gig's they felt in definite need of some percussion. It just so happened they didn't have to look too far, as good friend and multi-talented Zack Lilley, just happened to be free to join in on the fun. Not only does Zack keep the beats but he brings great writing skills to the band as well.

 

 

Rocketsmith

Driven by the love of guitar music and fun, Rocketsmith turn up, tune up and go off. 
Join us as we light the touch paper without standing back.

Rocketsmith. 
We turn up, tune up and go off like a great Yorkshire rocket fuelled by adrenaline and the love of great music 
Join us as we light the fuse without standing back.

Marly Kay Music

Looking back on her childhood, Marly Kay admits that if you had asked her then if she had ever imagined being a singer, the response would have been no. Growing up in a family of all boys, Marly Kay dedicated most of her time to sports, and much less to the arts...minus her extreme passion for the piano. It wasn't until a debilitating knee injury that kept her out of the games that Marly literally "fell into" the love of singing, and has never, and will never look back. 

Since the time when a close friend first asked her to perform in a local pop/classic rock cover band, Marly Kay has grown from being just the singer of a band, to defining her own identity as an artist. In addition to writing and composing her songs, Marly is also a multi-instrumentalist who dedicates most of her time outside of the studio educating aspiring young musicians and vocalists to pursue their dreams as she has pursued hers.

 


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Karen Lee Andrews

Karen Lee Andrews (Formerly known by her stage name Ms Murphy) came into the public’s awareness in 2013, through her soul slaying performances on TV’s hit show, The Voice Australia. Ms Andrews has that rare gift to communicate the unspeakable. Cameron Adams, from the Herald Sun, says, “Ms Andrews has one of those authentic sounds you hear, even through the gloss of TV, you can tell she has lived and loved.” Her sensibility allows the audience to surrender to the music, the experience is mutually warm and commanding.

Indigo Storm Band

Indigo Storm is rapidly becoming known for original composition packed with interesting lyrics, powerful vocals, and outstanding instrumentals that simply draw you in. CJ Jones (guitar and vocals), Ryan Slayton (drums), and David DeWolfe (bass), join forces to generate their brand of contagious rock. As noted by Indigo Storm listeners: 

"The riffs came down hard and fast without any warningwhatsoever. Now I know how it feels to live in Kansas during tornado season."

Search For George

Formed in the early 90s by brother and sister Mark and Mary Dahm(Timmer) and their friends and coworkers Dion Raymond, Scott Rasmussen, Kurt Brost and Mike Vermillion, search for george rose through the ranks of the Sioux Falls music scene from a three-piece cover band to one of the region's most popular original acts. Their self-titled debut CD dropped in 1996 to critical and popular acclaim, setting the band on a course that saw them play to packed houses across the Midwest.

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Fresh bands and artists for your ears!

 

The Decrees

The Decrees are a no-holds barred Rock 'n' Roll band, who possess the high-octane energy of Punk, and hail from Fife, Scotland. They mix different blends of genres in their songs but still retain a raw and provocative take on music that is reminiscent of a bygone age.Releasing their exciting, debut four-track EP, in April of this year, entitled "Screams From Suburbia", The Decrees looked to give a musical account of the everyday experiences of the monotony of modernity with this release; blending full-throttle rock music with catchy choruses and beats.

Best Not Broken

Best Not Broken has made a name for itself as one of the premier indie pop/rock bands in the Northeast. Having performed with contemporary chart-topping artists like Jason Derulo and Matt Nathanson as well as legendary classic rockers like Pat Benatar, Little River Band, Gin Blossoms, and Jefferson Starship, the band has proven it can charm audiences of many types. Their debut EP, Somewhere Good, produced by Boston music legend David Minehan, put them on the map in compelling fashion, and their follow-up EP, Falling In, also produced by Minehan, shows a band that continues to evolve even as it maintains its infectious hooks and grooves.


Stephen Bruce

Stephen Bruce has spent his life on stage. As a young child, he started performing with family in church and at revivals. His young adult life brought on gigs with local bands and musicians. Music is more than just a part of his life. It influences every aspect, especially his struggle with depression. 

With his eyes on God and his hands on a guitar, he pours out his feelings of anguish, anxiety, and dark thoughts. In Breaking Through, Stephen shares his journey through song.  Along with his struggles, the music has an underlying note of faith, both having a strong presence in his life.


Shelby Raye

Shelby Raye is a native of Chapin, SC. Growing up on the waters of beautiful Lake Murray, the small-town lifestyle is evident in the twangy soulfulness of this pint-sized powerhouse's vocals. Never one to be put in a box, her passion for music of all genres has burned a hole in her soul which she consistently seeks to fill with new experiences and sounds.


The Inoculated Canaries

New York band,  The Inoculated Canaries are bringing back ROCK! 

Influenced by Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Foo Fighters their music is exhilarating and heart-pounding. They have a classic rock feel with a modern twist. 

The Inoculated Canaries have performed with Will Calhoun and Doug Wimbish of Living Colour and were invited to open for The Mowglis at Winterfest. 

Fresh out of the studio, The Inoculated Canaries will be releasing their newest EP "TRYING TIMES" on January 3rd, which follows their previous releases, EP "The Blue Laws", their prog instrumental  "The Fifth Song" and their single "Don't Be Late."



Lainey Dionne

Lainey Dionne  is a Providence based indie artist and singer/songwriter. Her debut record, Can't Refuse - EP, was released in 2016 and is available on iTunes, Spotify, and other streaming services. She writes the "sort of music that immediately makes you forget that you left a burning oven on, or should be doing something productive.

.She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2015, receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Music Business with a minor in Music Production and Engineering. While attending, she had the pleasure of learning from industry professionals such as Grammy Award winning producer, Jason Stokes and Grammy-nominated hit songwriter, producer, and Warner Brothers Records executive, Kara DioGuardi.  Lainey's music is inspired by the lyrics and compositions of Coldplay, Vance Joy, and The Lumineers. From her notable education and musical inspirations, Lainey has acquired her own unique sense of artistry.

 

 

Chelsea Takami

The emergence of Chelsea Takami’s music could not have come at a better time. With today’s world in constant flux, we need a message of honesty; something that will stand the test of time within the months and years to follow. 

Takami is the artist who delivers truth and meaning through her music with natural rhythm, enticing melodies, great charisma, and an open heart. She delivers real, well-crafted stories that hint at a burgeoning talent; one which will undoubtedly mature and sweeten with time.

 

Black Water Mountain

Black Water Mountain is an American Rock act out of Houston, TX. Featuring a high energy, raw, powerful sound which has been missing in today's market. Some writers have quoted their sound as being addictive, strong musical hooks, talented writers... or you can say "The Soul of Rock and Roll!" This band's high energy stage presence is definitely a professional act, a must for any festival or concert.

 

Ebon Cross

Ebon Cross is a Hard Rock Band from Orlando,Florida, formed in 2009 by Tony LaBosco, formerly of Savage Death, a mid 80’s thrash band. Ebon Cross consist of Chris Fannin (Vocals), Tony LaBosco (Guitar) Ricky Lee (Drums) and Rik Lott (Bass).  Ebon Cross presents an explosive synergy, generating a unique style, fulfilled with a melodic encounter of expressions, original music in its purest state. Inside of a progressive framework the band develop a contemporary unique sounds and lyrics, which express the reminiscences of the American culture.  The band hit the music scene hard in 2009,  focused on playing live shows and spreading their original songs to a fan base in Florida making their fan base grow, as did their reputation. Ebon Cross has shared the stage with several national acts to include Saliva and Tantric.

 

The Heroic Enthusiasts

With feet firmly planted in the ethos of ‘80s post-punk, and an eye and sound focused toward the future, The Heroic Enthusiasts deliver powerful, intoxicating hooks spiked with touches of sophistication and danger. 
The band was formed by James Tabbi and Thomas Ferrara in 2014, but the duo's symbiotic relationship dates back to the early ‘90s. Tabbi, the former leader singer of darkwave stalwarts and critical darlings Eleven Pond, and later, The Artillerymen; and Ferrara, a founding member of New York City-based rock group Bullseye (Columbia Records) and new wave bands The Puppets and 2 Boy Cure, were kindred spirits.

 

 

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