MAGNOLIA BAYOU Releases Official Music Video for Heavy Rock “Train Don’t Stop”!

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Mississippi based, Southern Blues / Rock Band MAGNOLIA BAYOU has released the official music video for their new, heavy rock single, “Train Don’t Stop”. Recorded at Natchez Sound Studio, produced by Burne Sharp, and mixed by Jacquire King/Nashville, “Train Don’t Stop” premiered on ROCK & BLUES MUSE.

“A couple of years ago, we had some issues with band personnel. We promptly had a meeting to rectify the issues. During that meeting, our manager made the statement “This train don’t stop for anyone or anything.” Being floored by that statement, singer Drew Fulton jotted it down in his notes for potential use in a future song. Fast forward to 2020 and a worldwide pandemic took the world by storm. The lyric “This Train Don’t Stop” just kept knocking on our door. This song is the 2021 anthem for the people who have just had enough. Despite the odds, we won’t stop.” – MAGNOLIA BAYOU

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“’Train Don’t Stop’ proves that rock and roll is still very much alive, at least in the hands of Magnolia Bayou. When these four plug in and play, you can’t help but believe in them. If you live for loud, passionate blues/rock, you’re going to want to get behind this band and this song. Do yourself a solid and get onboard right now!” – ROCK & BLUES MUSE

Click to Download / Stream “Train Don’t Stop” Online

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Track List:
1. Dig Deep
2. Sleepin’ In The Dog House
3. Sugarspell
4. Preachin’ Blues
5. Hands In The Dirt
6. From The Other Side
7. The Robber
8. Hurricane
9. Tupelo
10. Sweet Magnolia
11. Thieves

Click to Purchase / Stream “Strange Place” Online

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Forged in the heart of a Mississippi swamp, Magnolia Bayou’s sound is appropriately reminiscent of the golden age of Rock N Roll, and it is simultaneously flavored with a heavy, southern swagger that is distinctively theirs. Their bluesy aura can be traced back to the group’s origins, where they submerged and steeped themselves in their home state’s profound musical wealth; covering the likes of Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House and so many more.

Like their musical forefathers, the band spent three years blazing their way through juke joints along the Mississippi Blues trail, before independently recording their debut album in 2018. After its release, they spent the last three years extensively touring the surrounding south, traveling as far as the midwest and the pacific northeast. In that time, they’ve supported many acts such as Whiskey Myers, Wet Willie, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Fantastic Negrito, Tyler Childers, Ian Moore, Aaron Lewis, Bishop Gunn, Black Stone Cherry and most recently Buckcherry. They are set to open for Nightranger at the annual HWY 30 music fest in Filer Idaho on June 24th, of 2021.

In May of 2019, Magnolia Bayou set out to record their follow up album, Strange Place, at Natchez Sound Studio with Bishop Gunn’s very own Burne Sharp at the helm. The record is now available everywhere.

“Echoes of The Rolling Stones, Hendrix & early Aerosmith that come roaring out of your speaker… Strange Place is a transcendent blast of Rock & Roll with Southern Swagger and by any measure, Magnolia Bayou is one of the most crucial bands blowing up in the USA right now” – Rock & Blues Muse

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RENEGADE CARTEL Releases Live Video for “Break Your Chains”

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Boston based Hard Rock Band RENEGADE CARTEL has released the official live video for “Break Your Chains.” Shot by Michael Cox, “Break Your Chains” is the debut single off of the trio’s upcoming LP, Dear World, due out 10/31/2019.

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“We are so pleased to finally bring you our debut album, “Dear World”. When we released the EP, the reaction was phenomenal, and left people wanting more. We heard you loud and clear, bringing you over an hour worth of tunes. Some are brand new, and some date back to The Cartel’s earliest rehearsals. We are so stoked to share these tunes with you, and we hope you all enjoy them! There’s quite a variety, so I’m sure there’ll be one you dig!” – RENEGADE CARTEL

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Renegade Cartel looks to break the mold of todays music, and the niche sub-genres of rock. In a world ruled by cover bands, we are still roaring forward with original music to prove to the world that rock and roll is here to stay. With influences across the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond, our hope is to play music that everyone can groove and vibe to.

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JOURNEY Founder NEAL SCHON Launches New Augmented Reality App, “StraxAR™”

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Neal Schon, Founder and legendary lead guitarist for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Band JOURNEY, has announced, with Strax Technologies Inc., the launch of a new augmented reality application, “StraxAR™”, that will combine entertainment, exclusive “sneak peek” distribution of new music and events, and present rewarding retail opportunities. Augmented Reality brings the digital world together with the physical world by “augmenting” digital content or a digital experience onto a physical object or image. In the case of “StraxAR™”, millions of Schon’s album covers, posters, and other imagery are being combined to form a network that will be able to showcase his legendary music, performances, and new material for fans around the world. “StraxAR™” also will enable Schon to change content at will, effectively “broadcasting” it across millions of target images continuously. For launch, Schon will be adding to the image library every “STOP” sign in America – the signs being one of the image targets.

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“Last week we launched our commerce site, NealSchonMusic.com, and promised more to come – today we are fulfilling our promise by delivering an exciting app that gives the fans a whole new way to get closer to what we are doing,” said Schon, “the platform will allow us to very quickly release material worldwide and share it in this unique way, combining it with all kinds of rewarding experiences for our fans.”

“Neal has incredible insight into how people think and feel and a creative mind that never stops” said Eric Singleton, CTO of Strax Technologies, “during the development process it was invaluable to have his feedback as we brought the whole concept together to deliver an experience fans will want to have again and again.”

“The opportunity to film Neal Schon and Journey Through Time in the studio has been incredible, requiring a new production approach for AR, capturing the authenticity of the moment”, said Lee West, creative officer for Strax.

To use the application, one simply launches it on their device (iPhone or Android) and points it at the “target” image. In seconds the experience begins. There is an “Image Targets” button in the app that references which images are active (at the moment every major album cover that Neal Schon has played on, and any STOP sign in the country too).

“This approach to augmented reality delivers a powerful expression of music and entertainment in the real world the user is immersed in,” said Alan Mariotti, technologist and cybersecurity advisor for Strax Technologies, “its simplicity and ability to deliver multiple experiences quickly jumps over earlier boundaries.”

To see the “Neal Schon Collection,” visit *www.nealschoncollection.com*

For more information on Strax Technologies Inc. please visit: www.straxart.com

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Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad English, Jan Hammer, HSAS and has released 10 solo albums including his latest Votex. His guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince, who reportedly asked for Schon’s blessing to release “Purple Rain”, which echoed a similar sound to Journey’s “Faithfully”.

Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin­'”, “Open Arms”, “Lights”, “Faithfully”, and “When You Love a Woman”, among others.

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Felix Martin: Venezuelan Guitarist Wows Pittsburgh

Words and photos:  Stephanie Connell

On Wednesday, March 8, Felix Martin and his band entered the ballroom at James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy in Pittsburgh.  The James Street Speakeasy is a unique venue.  It has a jazzy, 1920s prohibition feel.   The ballroom itself, complete with a small bar and a man painting in the corner, felt more relaxed than I expected.  The venue had a formal, historic air mixing with today’s informal culture.

It was the perfect setting for Felix Martin, and his band (bassist Killian Duarte and drummer Victor Alvarez).

I have had minimal experience with musicians who play specialized guitars.  Most of my experience included very traditional sounds.  It had never crossed my mind that a guitar with more than six strings would be used for heavy metal.  Felix Martin greatly raised my expectations of this type of music.  His music has a heavier sound than I expected.

The band had a very positive attitude throughout the show.  Some technical difficulties stopped the show for a few minutes, and, even then, the group smiled and laughed.  The songs they played included Cardboard Roofs and Flashback.  Felix Martin left the crowd smiling and excited for the headliner for the night, Consider the Source.

FELIX MARTIN is a Venezuelan guitarist who is pioneering a style of playing the electric guitar by performing simultaneously with two of them as if they were one, creating a new sound on the instrument.

Felix is pushing music into new boundaries by mixing Rock and Metal with different styles such as Jazz, Progressive, World, Latin, Fusion, etc. The uniqueness of his guitars and technique allows him to create distinguished sounds that makes the music sound unique.

Felix has toured with his band that includes Berklee Alumni drummers and bassist Kilian Duarte throughout the USA, Europe and South America. Played in festivals such as Progressive Nation, SXSW, Euroblast, Tech-Fest and many more.

Felix uses his self-designed 14 and 16-string guitars, which are two regular guitars in one, in a way never seen or heard before. This opens up a new and hidden world for the electric guitar and instrumental music. Felix pioneered this style of playing at the age of 13, and as of 2014, he remains the only one in the world who plays this way (Felix Martin Facebook).

 

SNOW WHITE’S POISON BITE PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO


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 is back with a brand new music video for the song “There’s A New Creep On The Block” from Featuring: Dr. Gruesome And The Gruesome Gory Horror Show. Recruiting members of their Chicago Horror Crew, SNOW WHITE’S POISON BITEturned the Victory Records’ video studio into a festive horror chamber.

Watch “There’s A New Creep On The Block” here.

For more from the album FearNet called “a crazed shock-rock carnival” with “unfiltered energy and musicianship”, catch the music video for “Will You Meet Me In The Graveyard?”.

Joel RL Phelps and The Downer Trio announce the release of Gala September 17


Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio announce the release of GalaSeptember 17 on Triple Crown Audio Recordings of Canada
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Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio announce the release of Gala September 17 on Triple Crown Audio Recordings of Canada
Stream/Download “Thank You And Goodnight”:
Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio have announced the release of their long awaited new LP, Gala, on Tuesday, September 17 via Triple Crown Audio Recordings of Canada. The album features Phelps (the former guitarist/vocalist in Silkworm) delivering twelve songs that weave between humbled introspection and fractured, distorted guitars.
Gala is the first new album from Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio since 2004’s Customs, a record praised by Pitchfork’s Stephen M. Deunser for it’s “darkly existential drama and gravity.” On the Troy Glessner (Propagandhi, Damien Jurado, Pedro the Lion) recorded Gala, Phelps, guitarist/bassist Robert Mercer & drummer William Herzog have returned with what might be their most powerful work to date. There are very few songwriters on this continent that can rival Phelps, and his lyrical & instrumental prowess is as keen as ever, despite an extended stretch out of the public eye.
“I don’t know how you guys feel about someone calling an album they haven’t heard the best album of the year, but I’m pretty confident this is the best album of the year. The return of Joel RL Phelps should be the biggest music news in a year that witnessed the return of both My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie. Only this promises not to be anything like a disappointment. Maybe this time around the world will catch on.” – Endless Records

 For more information on Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio, visit:
http://joelrlphelps.net/ | http://crowncrowncrown.com/

Physical and digital versions of the Gala are available upon request. Joel is available for interviews.

 Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio
 Gala
 (Released on Tuesday, September 17th)

 01 The Nashville Sound 4:01
 02 The Great Falls 4:17
 03 So You’ve Decided 3:35
 04 Blinding Light 3:03
 05 Hold Fast 2:32
 06 Gala 3:39
 07 Goldentown 4:30
 08 University Gal 2:27
 09 Exiting The Garden 3:46
 10 Wind On Her Face 1:05
 11 Thank You And Goodnight 4:06
 
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Matt Charlton, Pigeon Row