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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What a lovely Saturday boys and girls!

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.

 


Since you've come so far ...

.... we would like to inform you about The Old School Project's operation. Over time, the number of people interested in The Old School Project has steadily increased. Unlike other websites and online media, the core of The Old School Project is not the well-known journalists and radio producers, but the young people in the field of journalism who nevertheless worthy of their place. Therefore, the resources for running The Old School Project, which requires time, money and hard work, come only from its physical place, the coffeehouse.

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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.

 

Article Photograph byCharles Deluvio

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Starting this week....

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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Without music, life would be a mistake.
"Friedrich Nietzsche"
So we give you fresh sounds and new faces to check!
 
 
 

SLEEPWAR

Hailing from the desert expanse of Phoenix, Arizona, indie rock band Sleepwar pushes indie rock to another level by combining new wave and synth-pop influence with lyrics speaking to addiction, recovery and the inherent struggles of modern life. Sleepwar is led by Roger Willis (vocals) with Tim Woodbridge (producer, keys), James Allen (bass), Mark Pfister (guitar), and Brendan McGuinness (drums).

Utilizing lush synthesizer soundscapes, Sleepwar produces a sound that is both familiar yet unique. Fans of the five-piece rock outfit have likened their music to that of Tame Impala, the Killers, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons and Local Natives.

 

The Great Heights Band

The Great Heights Band formed in 2014 and signed with CI Records soon after the release of their first EP, “Weird Thoughts”, and its hit single, “Portland”. The band has actively toured the US with bands including The Pink Spiders, Carousel Kings, and Icarus the Owl as well as sharing the stage with Andrew WK, Unwritten Law, Never Shout Never, New Politics, Bayside, and many more.

The Great Heights Band’s sophomore effort, rad-pop., is big and bold. The album, set to be released on April 20 via CI Records, brings together a diverse mix of pop, punk, nerd, and indie rock, with nods to a retro aesthetic and good old fashioned rock and roll. After touring for a couple of years on their debut LP, Song in Eastern Standard Timing (SEIST), the band wanted to follow it up with a record that was fun and eclectic, but also stood out on its own. “We honed the sound of this record by writing, demoing, and tearing apart dozens of songs and arrangements,” says singer/guitarist Neal Karkhanis. After demoing about 50 songs, the band fully recorded the best 18 before finalizing the album’s track listing at 11, with one bonus track each for CD and vinyl.

 

Last Daze

All great stories should start with a song. The song that starts this story was “Make It Alright”, penned in her college dorm room by a 19 year old Katy Cole. The song was one of many in a notebook that showed up at jam session in an old River House in the Adirondack Mountains. Chris Schempp was one of the musicians, and immediately connected with Cole, quickly adding guitar riffs and responses to her vocal lines. Before the end of the session, the group had recorded 4 songs. It only seemed natural to record more. 
Fast forward 10 years later, through numerous band names, side projects, and other musical stimulation- along with a total of 30 recorded original songs, Schempp and Cole, accompanied by an ever-changing line up of talented musicians, joined forces with producer, Shooter Jennings to record their new album, “Symbols & Snares” as Last Daze. “Symbols & Snares” was recorded in the Echo Park region of LA at Station House Studio, led by engineer, Mark Rains.  
While in LA, Jennings sought to bring out the songs that had the most feeling and raw emotion in them. He wanted to capture the intimate moments described in Katy Cole’s lyrics.

 

 

Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance is an Americana duo from Nashville, TN, consisting of Jordan Eastman and Laurel Lane.  Hailed for their honest songwriting, timeless harmonies, and high-energy stage performance, the husband and wife have been touring relentlessly, playing over 250 shows a year.  Their passion and grassroots work ethic has garnered heavy attention from around the globe, causing critics to call them "Breathtakingly seductive" (That Music Magazine) and "Good, honest, and full of real heart" (Orlando Weekly).


Outlander

From a fresh start to award-winners, now to seasoned festival performers, Outlander’s two years together has taken their unique chemistry around the country and their music into the hearts of new fans.

No strangers to large events, Outlander have travelled around the UK playing at festivals including the C2C Festival at the O2 Arena London, Weyfest, ButeFest, the Tall Ships Race Blyth (Northumberland’s largest event), and many others.

Their musicianship and engaging presence are apparent in their refined and precise live performances which have seen them perform alongside artists from a variety of different genres, including Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Alison Moyet, The Wedding Present, We Are Scientists, and Buzzcocks. In 2016 Outlander was also chosen to support Pop/Soul legends Simply Red on their Big Love Stadium Tour.


State Line Syndicate

Meet State Line Syndicate – an atomic-blast of energy packed into a three-piece band with music rooted hard in the vibrant sounds of the power-pop /rock & punk genres. The current line-up creating their electric-vibe includes Makeshift Mike (Guitars, Vocals), Mikey Virgin (Drums) and Joe E (Bass, Backing Vocals); each armed with a determination to make their music career last a lifetime…
Since the official formation of State Line Syndicate in 2013, this band has continued to electrify audiences and have the crowd chanting their songs enthusiastically back to the stage. With a massively-catchy songwriting style that blends the sum of their influences like Green Day, Weezer and early Blink-182 into their own unique and explosively energetic sound – they’ve ensured one-hundred percent quality in every note and tone by keeping State Line Syndicate a unified three-piece. That focus on musical-excellence and breaking new, exciting ground within the scene has spread like wildfire – their Facebook page is already bursting at the seams with well-over 2000 fans joining in well-under two-year’s time!


Happy Otherwise

Josie Johnson moved from Minnesota to Portland, Oregon in 2010. She and her boyfriend rented a basement apartment on Failing Street. Her boyfriend returned to the land of 10,000 lakes. Josie stayed and wrote about the fateful street. A friend commenting on her sad songs asked, “You’re happy otherwise, right?”

“Failing Street” is just one of the songs she recorded at Jackpot! Recording Studio where fate intervened once again and brought her together with sound engineer Kendra Lynn and bass guitarist Adam Justin Raitano. A bond was formed, a band was born, and now they are Happy Otherwise.

The trio is a blend of poignant lyrics and vocals delivered with theatrical style by Johnson, complimented by the heartfelt harmonies and eclectic percussion of Lynn and held together with artistry by the bass guitar of Raitano.


Cassandra Cole

Minneapolis based singer-songwriter Cassandra Cole doesn't ask for your attention; she demands it.  Her diverse tonal palette and classic vocal stylings are reassuringly relevant. Influenced by life's unique perfume of people and place, Cole's music traces the temperature of her own physical journey. From sun-drenched Californian plains to blizzard-misty Minnesotan highways, her voice joins up every temperature in-between like an enchanting map of musical waypoints. As a child, Cole would drift away in records of crackly escapist wonder.  If Garland and Holiday set the foundations, Sheeran and Apple provided the scaffold for her own musical development. As a result, her songwriting is an eclectic blend of melodic soulfulness and modern edge.


Patiotic

First of all i introduce myself. My name is Patricio Menis, im a musician, composer of electronic music, i have being recording by myself since 1997, and now im starting to release my new music. I have made a "tour" through different music styles that i have merged into my new songs.
Im taking this very seriously, and i played everything. Not samples.
For my tracks i have used different gear like maschine mk3, komplete kontrol s49, komplete ultimate 11, roland sh-101, quasimidi the raven max, novation circuit, novation mini nova, ultranova, studio logic sledge 2, between others.
Hope you like my songs the same way i do!
If you want to collaborate with any of my songs just send me message! Always looking for vocals :)

 

Article Photograph byKrists Luhaers

 

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Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

A Second Life - Review And Interview

A Second Life is an Alternative Rock band from New York, who were formed over a bond of friendships and love of the NY music scene. The overall sound of the band is described as U2 meets Kings Of Leon dipped in 30 seconds to Mars. Their goal is to create thought provoking music that evokes emotions. The current line up consists of Chris Damphouse ( Vocals) Dan DelVecchio (guitars and vocals), Max Ross (guitar, piano, vocals), Justin Scheidling (drums), Dan O’Dowd (bass), and Rob Mino (guitar). The band will be supporting the release of their debut EP Civil Life with a tour across the U.S , as well as several festival appearances during the Summer 2018.

I shall give the reader a quick review of the new five- track Civil Life which will give listeners a good opportunity to hear the band’s melodic and evocative music close up.

Just Whisper is a lovely opener packed full of melodious charm. Damphouse’s vocals blend against a backdrop of harmonious power chords and backing vocals when the chorus kicks in. This track works well as a breakout hit for radio airplay.

You’re Missing From Me is a more upbeat track that opens with an atmospheric buzz of electric guitar . It is a track that is full of hooks and subtle transitions into melodic guitar lines and bright bridges that supplement the vocal qualities that sing about been apart. This is easily the standout track for me because of the huge singalong chorus and guitar techniques with the pedal that are added to give it some definition.

Civil War is an anthemic acoustic track about finding a resolution to conflict. This track illustrates the band’s influences of U2 and 30 seconds to mars within it. The small melodic patterns and intimate vocals are sung against a backbeat of rhythmic drumming and acoustic guitar. The track slowly builds towards the chorus at the end with heartfelt singing. I feel this is another good track that would appeal to a teenage audience and fans of the aforementioned bands.

Beautiful Distraction is another acoustic track that is reflective in the title (beautiful)! The lyrics are poetic and strike strong imagery against the backdrop of expressive pop rock. The band have the ability to know how to write tracks with swirling melodies and beats. The addition of backing vocals gives the songs an extra edge, along with the harmonious guitar lines with an effects pedal is like the music equivalent of painting on a canvas.

You ends with a change in direction. It is an edgy and up-tempo track that has these toes tapping! The track begins with a thick , funky bass line that explodes with a continuous crunchy riff and catchy chorus and distorted vocals that has all the ingredients to be a smash hit. You can’t help dance to

A Second Life will next be performing at The Bitter End in New York, NY on May 12th before an appearance at Montauk Music Festival on May 17th in Montauk, NY

 

You can find more information on the band via their social media accounts:

https://www.facebook.com/ASecondLifeNY/

https://www.instagram.com/asecondlifemusic/

https://twitter.com/asecondlifeNY

 

A Second Life Interview

 

Good morning, Could you tell us how you met The Old School Project?

We found you on Indie music bus. Nick is amazing the way he supports us bands!

Could you tell me about how the band formed and what lead you to start a band?

I had taken a year off and really missed the music. I decided to learn Guitar and found a great Teacher (Dan Delvecchio). We had so many of the same ideas I realized it was time to make music again!!!

Who would you say the biggest influences on your musical career so far?

It is a hard question. I’d say my Dad and Brother Max. Also, the music that inspires me comes from everywhere. But I’d say U2 , 30 seconds to Mars, Kings of Leon to name a few!!!

You say you write music to evoke emotions, how do you feel you can achieve this in your writing?

It comes from my heart , it’s a fire I feel. Each song has a meaning to me. Every moment in my life I can remember music to accompany it!

What are the reasons behind the name A Second Life?

It’s simple really . It means a second shot at this whole music thing!!

What are your goals moving forward in the industry?

To be heard, to share my music with as many ears that will listen. I don't do this for fame or fortune . I do it because I simply love music.

You have a huge following on platforms like Spotify, How important do you think stations like them and TOSP are for unsigned acts trying to get noticed?

They are insanely important!!!! Back only a few years ago indie artists would have to have a record deal to be heard . Now we can do all of it ourselves. In the end it's just like running a company you need hard work and consistency !

You recently released your Debut EP called Civil Life . What is the idea behind the title, and what was the recording process like during the making of it?

The Idea is it's all about living a life to be proud of, a life my kids would be proud of. We record with Rob Freeman at Audio Pilot studios in NJ. He’s simply awesome he doesn't let us ever settle for …ehhhh! When we suck he tells us ! if you can't take constructive criticism you should not make music.

You will be performing at the four day event Montauk Music Festival beginning on May 17th, how excited are you to be performing there?

We can't wait!!!! it's a beautiful location with people who want to hear new music!!!

What will are fans likely to expect from your appearance?

A real genuine band that brings it every time they play. We are here for them , we want them to feel what we feel!

Is there any dream venue, or festival, you’d like to perform at?

Its right on Long Island , I want to play a Northwell Theater, Jones Beach. Its right on the water. I’ve seen most of my favorites play there. To stand under the stars and share my music with a crowded hometown Theater would be priceless . I’d play for free !!!

And Finally, what is next for A Second life?

To keep pushing, to keep putting our lives to music, to enjoy the process, to enjoy the ride!!!

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Katie Ainge

Katie Ainge is an accomplished and award winning performing singer/songwriter with an average of over 150 shows a year. She has release 6 critically acclaimed Cds.

Her newest single was the number the 2 added song for radio play lists the week of May 14, 2013. Her song “See Me Now” spent 17 weeks on the charts with a high of 18.

Peter Galperin

In a unique style combining alt-rock, classic rock and bossa nova influences, Peter Galperin writes and performs songs about the people, places, and things that he loves. With equal parts humor, skepticism, and honesty, he admits to what he doesn't understand, and questions what he already knows. According to Robert Steven Silverstein at Music Web Express 3000 Peter is “the spirit of Paul Simon at his most folk-rockingest”, and ventsmagazine.com hails Galperin as"...uplifting, thought provoking... and overly eccentric (in a good way)."

AV Super Sunshine

AV Super Sunshine is the name of a group, of a person and, most certainly, of a sound. 

The enigmatic entity creates a new American Rock sound which the artist refers to as "Modern Classic Rock". That is, his songs are thoroughly modern with an elegantly contemporary American sound that is shot through with echoes of the rock 'n' roll past.

 

Chris Rattie

Born and raised in Northeastern PA, Chris began playing music initially as a drummer, he learned his craft on Friday and Saturday nights in the hard nosed, coal region pubs scattered throughout once vibrant towns, abandoned anthracite breakers haunting their outskirts. The bar stools were mostly occupied by tough, working class people, known for their blunt honesty but good intent. It’s that “hardness with a big heart” attitude that Chris would later carry into his songwriting. His teens and early 20’s were spent playing alongside his father and older brother, traveling with other regional acts, culminating with a stint drumming for Vince Welnick of The Tubes and The Grateful Dead.

 

Chemical Trails

Chemical Trails is a band born from the partnership of Adrien Liss (Lead singer,songwriter and producer) and the bassist Josh De Mita . After many experiences in the music, we decided to start working on our own project. We have worked on it for 3 years, getting over lot of troubles, producing and writing all the music instruments parts,arrangements and editing by our own. In the beginning of 2012 Adrien and Josh decided to broke for broke moving to London where other musicians joined the project.

Durty Curty

Durty Curty's front man Curtis Wicks is an independent singer and songwriter from Badgers Quay, Newfoundland, Canada. His music is written from his own life experiences and touches the heart of all who hear it. Together with his friends and fellow musicians he rocks the house wherever he plays. The result is a totally unique genre of new rock music, with a country feel.

 

Tim Johnson

I started playing guitar in 1989. Wrote my first song "The Direction That I Took" in 1995 when I was only thirteen years old. After that, the songs started pouring out of me. I lost count somewhere ...

 

Paxton Pennington

Hailing from Norman Oklahoma, he released the Try Me On EP during the fall of 2014, at just the age of 18. After a random email and multiple phone calls later, Pennington would wind up finding help to begin his musical journey through Oklahoma City based singer/songwriter, Graham Colton. The two collaborated through many sessions to find a style that could fit, and through trial and error, Try Me On EP was written. In June of 2016 he plans to get back into the studio and begin the process of a follow up to the Try Me On EP.

Melted Vinyl

The band has sold out Hollywood's The Troubadour ,The Whisky ,The House of Blues and opened up for Jefferson Starship at The Canyon Club. Playing driving Rock music like they were raised in the 70’s, they have made a name for themselves in Hollywood’s most sort out rock clubs. Their EP entitled Melted Vinyl has been played on numerous radio stations including the Famous 95.5 KLOS in Southern California. They Have also been featured in the Huffington Post and will have 2 of their songs in Sony's upcoming Film Accident Man.

 

 

ALTRE DI B

Since 2005 Altre di B has played hundreds of gigs all over Europe, carrying around a lively and energetic sound inspired by bands such as TV on the Radio and the Vines. 

After bringing the second album "Sport" to Sziget Festival, Ypsigrock Festival as support band of Alt-J and Primal Scream, and the West Coast of the United States for a DIY tour, Altre di B performed at Primavera Sound and SXSW Festival to present the forthcoming album "Miranda!", where the punk soul meets down tempo groove. 

The first single "Potwisha" has been officially released in April 2017 by Black Candy Records. "Miranda!" will be out on October 2017.

 

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

"Victor Hugo"

 

 

The Ides of June

The Ides of June has shaped its sound by combining the tastes and styles of its member's four distinct backgrounds.
With rock solid percussion stemming from that So-Cal/Grunge scene (and just a taste of west coast hip hop) meshed with the heavy, psychedelic riffs indicative of 90s grunge and modern stoner rock you get just half of the sound. Throw in some traditional blues melded with newer blues/rock guitar solos and the thunderous blues rock bass lines (occasionally thickened by fuzz that would make Chris Wolstenholme proud) and you get the completed grunge blues sound that is The Ides of June.


War Twins

War Twins has become known for their dynamic live set full of passionate energy, rock n' roll soul and deep electronics. A growing buzz has taken them from their hometowns on the east coast to a string of successful nationwide tours and their new home in Los Angeles.

The duo was founded by singer/songwriter Gaetana and drummer/producer James Grey.  Beginning in early 2013, the band built a bed in the back of a ‘98 Plymouth Voyager, and promoted their first demo on a tour that took them to over eighty cities. Since, they've performed close to 500 shows across the country to date.

Most recently, War Twins has supported international acts such as Wolf Alice, Alien Ant Farm and Filter, with additional performances at SXSW, Catskill Chill, Slingshot and other festivals.


The Strips

The Strips began their rock n' roll career in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 2013 where they came together due to their love of music and incredibly cold winters, which allowed them to spend hours fine tuning their sound. Starting out as a three piece band which included Trey Sharpe on rhythm guitar and vocals, Steven Greenfield on lead guitar, and John "The Panda" Nichols on the drums. In the summer of 2014, The Strips became a four piece with the addition of Billy Hettler on bass and keyboards. Taking inspiration from rock legends such as Led Zeppelin, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, The Pixies, and The Black Keys, The Strips performed classic "Basement Shows" for their friends and students of the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.  The Strips released their first EP "Welcome to Our Basement" in the fall of 2014 where you can hear their unique sound.


Stolen Thunder

Stolen Thunder is a four-piece alternative rock band formed in Santa Barbara, California, in 2011.  Early influences range from Queen to Metallica to Alice in Chains.
The band practiced for years at Rockshop Academy, under the direction of George Pendergast of Dishwalla. Stolen Thunder went on to win the most votes in a VH1 nationwide music video contest (for dosomething.org) challenging the lack of funding for music in our public schools. No stranger to live audiences, the band has performed at such notable venues as Rockstock 2013 & 2014, the Arlington Theater, Ojai Libbey Bowl, the Lobero Theater, Cold Spring Tavern, Whisky-a-Go-Go, House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe.

 

Ryder Green

From blistering renditions of blues-infused rock to sublime vintage blues, and everything in between, Ryder Green captivates audiences with his virtuoso guitar and passion for playing. His distinctive tone, infectious original songs and vocals, and attention-grabbing covers ignite crowds of all ages.

He can deliver a stunningly raw emotional blues solo, or a hard-driving rendition of Freddie King’s “Going Down” that has become a signature number for him. Unleashing masterful journeys up and down the neck reminiscent of those that have come before him, he is yet unquestioningly playing from his own heart and soul. In the zone on stage, all eyes and ears become riveted.

Highly intuitive and perceptive, he loves playing off the energy of other musicians. Bringing a turbo-boosted “old soul” vibe to the stage, he’s known for outstanding improvisational skills on the fly.


Ryan Berg

Ryan Berg & The Velvet Ears are an acoustic driven Blues/Jazz band from Dallas Texas. The project began when singer-songwriter Ryan Berg moved back to his hometown from San Marcos, Texas. Shortly after, Ryan began playing duos around the metroplex with lead guitarist, Glen Fleischman throughout 2014 when they met drummer, Charles Alexander. Since then, The Velvet Ears expanded it's perimeters by collaborating with local artists like Nick Snyder, Patrick Smith, Matt McClellan, Kirk Hampton, as well as Austin, Texas band, The Mammoths. In 2016 The Velvet Ears began working with Ken Welker of 13th Floor Music, DFW booking agency. In the Summer of 2017 Ryan Berg & The Velvet Ears were pleased to announce the release of their debut full-length album titled "The Velvet Ears".


BJ Wilbanks

Georgia-based BJ Wilbanks's authentic exploration of love and the pursuit of enlightenment has been referred to as “Back Porch Soul,” fusing the musical roots of Americana, Motown and Delta Blues into an intoxicating blend of Southern Rock.

BJ's solo work explores the intimate, raw, emotional feeling of the gospel, blues, and 70s rock he was raised on as a child. BJ has also been enjoying regional popularity with his band, Gibson Wilbanks, who have opened for artists like Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, and Diane Durrett.

BJ’s gregarious personality is palpable on record, often channeling other charismatic musical personalities like Otis Redding, Sturgill Simpson and current retro revivalists like Leon Bridges. His self-titled album, BJ Wilbanks (released April 28th) captures the refined analogue production qualities of yesteryear, complete with swampy southern bass and Stax-inspired horn sections. It is of a reminiscent of bygone era when music was so good, it transcended genre.

“The best music brings the most unlikely people together,” BJ asserts. “It's music from the soul.”

 

 

LOW VOLTS

Three-time San Diego Music Award winner Low Volts is giving the music world a much needed shock to the heart with his fuzzed-out, one-man, dirty blues-rock n’ roll performances. Armed with only a gritty old slide-guitar, thunderous kick drum laden with tambourines and dark, howling vocals, Low Volts creates a thick and heavy sound equivalent to the force of a four-piece band. Great-grandson of a traveling gospel singer who was framed for murder and sentenced to the ELECTRIC CHAIR, Low Volts would not exist today if it wasn’t for a key witness that helped pardon his distant kin in the final hours of his uncertain fate. Doc wrote and published a book about his story titled 'Up From The Depths' "The Miracle that saved me from the electric chair". This is the story that inspired the stage moniker 'LOW VOLTS'.


The Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes of Pittsburgh PA are one of the fastest growing bands in the Mid-Atlantic region, forging an honest and unique sound with a pure blend of Heartland rock, Rustbelt grit, and Americana soul. The band puts on an incredibly exciting live show displaying a full-throated passionate sound, unforgettable songs, and pure rock n roll swagger.

The Hawkeyes have logged thousands of miles nationally for the past 4 years and have shared stages with such household names such as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Marcy Playground, Lit, Blackberry Smoke, Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Bob Mould (Husker Du), Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, The Clarks, Bonnie Bishop, Puddle of Mudd, Two Cow Garage and Wild Adriatic.

The Hawkeyes are currently working on their 3rd full-length record with acclaimed producer Sean McDonald at Red Medicine Recording Studio (the Clarks, the Damnwells, Cowboy Junkies).


Kenny Hada & The Others

The four brave souls that make up Kenny Hada and The Others were brought together by the passion and drive of their fearless leader, Kenny Hada. After years of observation Kenny came to the conclusion that he had something to say and that if he was going to say it loud enough he needed a select group of talented and likewise driven individuals. After scouring his vast network of artists and players, each possessing a supernatural gift to make music he scraped the bottom of the barrel and came up with The Others.

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Ryan Salata

A Native-Texan singer, songwriter Ryan Salata was surrounded with music as a child but didn’t pick up a guitar until his early years of college. Heavily influenced by his surroundings, Ryan draws inspiration from the funky urban sounds of the city leaning toward sounds with a Mo-town beat or Jack Johnson vocals. Ryan released his first EP, Thoughts on Paper, in December 2015 and has received overwhelming response from fans. Ryan continues to tour locally while working on new music for his next release.

 

Cloverhill

Cloverhill is born out of a collaboration by experienced guitarist / songwriter, Paul Laskey and accomplished producer Grant Henderson, who both have a love of good time classic rock music. With a little help from some friends, including drummer Dogz Johnson, the core of the Cloverhill sound was created. The Cloverhill sound is inspired by the roots of classic rock. We produce our music with vintage amps and guitars. We always endeavour to create a true sound, all valve all loud!!!

Jessi Campo

Jessi Campo’s distinctive and memorable voice plus glamorous attire compliment her heartfelt performances and make her an incredible entertainer with a radiant personality who captures all audiences. Often compared to Natalie Cole and Etta James in her vocal style, she is an indisputably exceptional talent, and therefore she has shared stages with Michael McDonald, Neil Sedaka, Beach Boys and other famous artists.

Brendan Pugh

Brendan John Pugh is an American Singer-Songwriter from Leonardtown, Maryland. Brendan writes entirely from personal experiences in his life, delivering a sense of authenticity to his listeners. He is known for both soulful acoustic writing and bluesy pop-rock ballads that draw an audience to the stage, no matter the venue.

Handsome Midnight

Alternative rock with class, in the vein of Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, and Weezer. Handsome Midnight focuses on relevant topics, and an engaging live show that can be enjoyed on a large festival stage, or a classic rock’n roll venue. Formed in early 2011, each member had already been a part of the scene for over a decade, sharing the stage with acts such as Fastball, Bowling for Soup, Throw the Fight, and other established artists. Their focus from the beginning was on a live show that performed as strongly as their album.

Richard The Rock Star

Since releasing the first single and video from the album, Rich has gained a great local following and is extending his reach nation-wide. He is also currently preparing to release his next album and official mixtape with Coast2Coast Mixtapes. As you can probably tell, RTRS is a very serious artist and plans on making it to the top and will not stop until he makes it. "Sit back, and enjoy the show man." -Rich

Better Than Grey

We’re called Better Than Grey and we’re a pop/punk band from Sofia, Bulgaria. We were established in the beginning of 2010  by our vocal Justin Case, Eddie (Bass) and FranX (Guitar) after our previous band split up. We searched for new members for few months and found Fiorelo (Guitar) and Steve (Drums). With this line up we recorded our debut album “No Way Back” in Italy in June 2011. Afterwards in September Steve went to study drums in Netherlands for four years, so we had to find another drummer. Few months later MonX came along and so this is our current lineup.

Neil Taylor

Neil Martin Taylor is a british guitarist who grew up in Bristol. As a teenager, he played in local bands before joining "Neon", featuring Curt Smith (Tears For Fears), Pete Byrne (Naked Eyes) and Rob Fisher (Climie/Fisher). He went on to form "Violent Blue" with bassist Charlie Jones (Page/Plant), later releasing the album "You Gotta Stay Young" with Magnet Records.

Mrs. Hips

Mrs. Hips is a band from the Netherlands with the vocalist Simone Roerade and a trio behind her that surveyed most genres in every which way but found themselves in a smooth, jazzy, soulful approach of playing behind Simone. She’s an exciting lady who used to be the lead-singer of world renown Alto Saxofonist Candy Dulfer but had her hits with her own band “Hips“ in the 90ties with even a nr. 1 hit in Spain. Now we see an experienced unit, Jazzy keys with a streetwise rhythm section, nevertheless with the power of a full soulband, refined and dynamic.

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