North Carolina Southern Rock band JIVE MOTHER MARY has released the official music video for their new single, “Hope It Ain’t That Bad.” Filmed and edited by Justin Gartman, “Hope It Ain’t That Bad” was recorded at Pentavarit Studios in Nashville, TN.
“‘Hope It Ain’t That Bad’ is a powerful tune that sits right at home beside any hit from your favorite rock bands. Featuring a thundering rhythm section intertwined with soaring dual lead guitars, this track will give you a pick me up any day of the week. Inspired by the destruction of back-to-back hurricanes on the East Coast, this song will remind you that all things have a brighter side, as long as you ‘Hope it Ain’t That Bad.'” – JIVE MOTHER MARY
Download / Stream “Hope it Ain’t That Bad” Online:
Jive Mother Mary is no stranger to hard work. Formed in 2006 by Mason Keck and Seth Aldridge, the past 14 years have allowed the Burlington, North Carolina natives to create something that is uniquely their own.
With five albums under their belt and a sixth release on the way, their sound is one that has put them in the room with Grammy-nominated producers (John Custer) and taken them to to 7 countries. Sharing the stage with classic artists such as Leon Russell and Foreigner, to current artists like Blackberry Smoke and Drive-By Truckers has put JMM in front of diverse audiences that are instantly won over by their catchy melodies and electrifying live performances.
Every time they pick up their instruments, the four members of Jive Mother Mary (Mason Keck, Seth Aldridge, Tyler Schulz, Keith Ingalls) set out to show you how they feel and leave everything on the stage. Their unique brand of rock n roll is fresh to the ears, but manages to sit right at home with the classic bands you know and love. Follow them on your favorite streaming site, buy their albums, or catch a live show. You just may find your new favorite band.
Legendary Hip Hop Pioneer DMC (RUN-D.M.C) has been featured on a new Society 1 track / video entitled “The Man,” the second collaboration for the band and music icon. With instrumentation written and performed by lead vocalist MATT ZANE and guest drumming by ZAC MORRIS (Ugly Kid Joe,Hed PE, Dorothy, September Mourning) “The Man” appears an unlikely collaboration due to Zane not being known publicly for his songwriting or guitar playing but, unknown to most, he is actually a graduate of MIT for guitar.
Since then Zane has written and licensed multiple songs for various outlets but took a substantial break the last few years to focus on his directing career. DMC and Zane met when the late Wayne Static introduced them, believing Zane would be a good fit for directing the music video and track “Noise Revolution,” which Wayne sang on. After directing the video, Zane was inspired by the collaboration but was overwhelmed with music video work which forced his musical aspirations to be neglected for years to come. After a conscious shift to re-focus on Zane’s band Society 1 he specifically had DMC in mind for a feature.
“Collaborating with DMC was an absolute dream come true. Before I knew about The Doors or Jimi Hendrix, RUN-DMC were my gods. My very first guitar lesson I showed up with a copy of ‘Raising Hell’ because my teacher asked me to bring in music of my favorite artists…I swear to you I almost cried when I heard his iconic voice over my music and playing for the first time. It was a religious experience. I put it at the same level as when I performed at The Download Festival suspended with my band Society 1 in front of 80,000 people.” – Matt Zane
“Lord Zane creates music that is insane! Powerful, energetic, fun, and captivating. He gave me that HARD hitting riff ROCKING sound that takes the King Of Rock to the next level! The beat and the guitars for the collaboration we did grabbed me in a headlock! The sound, arrangements and vibe is a force to be reckoned with! He has allowed me to continue to live my Rock N Roll dream. He’s “ the man” that’s why I called this song The Man…lol…the music dictated the title and vibe! This track definitely absolutely and completely ROCKS and Rolls!!! So move out the way!” – DMC
L.A. Based Singer / Songwriter IAN ABEL has released the official music video for his new single, “All for Love.” Filmed at the Troubadour on May 31st, 2019, by Mitch Parks, “All for Love” is the artist’s fifth studio release.
“Written during a cross country move from Kentucky to California, this song delves into the psy-che of someone who has to leave their previous life behind for a new and unknown future.
While the lyrics deal with the unstable handling of it through careless physical relation-ships and possible alcoholism; the music captures more of that excited/nervous/scared energy. That daunting energy of someone who’s packed up everything they own in a 10 x 10 u-haul and headed to a place where they know literally no one.
The two meet on common ground at the chorus. The unifying cry of, ‘It’s All For Love!’ A love for/of what exactly? I mean… I know, but I’d be more interested in hearing what you think.” – IAN ABEL
“Shoes” was previously featured in a special pro-wrestling All Elite Wresting DOUBLE OR NOTHING vignette promoting the match between brothers CODY and DUSTIN RHODES.
Ian Abel Band is a rock outfit made up of accomplished young musicians in Los Angeles, California. Lead singer, guitar player and primary song-writer, Ian Abel, formed the band with no purpose other than creating new and fresh music for Rock N Roll fans everywhere.
Originally from Louisville Kentucky, Ian Abel, connected with New York drummer, Kenny Schwartz, and high school friend, Westray Tackett, in Los Angeles in early 2017. Together with the help of their friend and master audio engineer, Jon Graber, they began tracking an 11 song album in 2018 at United Recording.
The first song released from that recording session, titled “Shoes”, was licensed in May of 2019 to All Elite Wresting for a promotional video for the historic fight between Cody & Dustin Rhodes at the company’s inaugural pay-per-view, Double or Nothing.
Since then, Ian Abel Band added bassist Karthik Suresh, played the world famous Troubadour and released their 3rd successful single “Outlaw”. Big guitars, big drums and even bigger hooks. That’s what the Ian Abel Band is all about.
Mississippi based, Southern Blues / Rock Band MAGNOLIA BAYOU has released the official music video for their rock infused cover of the BLUES HALL OF FAME inducted, EDDIE JAMES “SON” HOUSE classic “Preachin’ Blues.” The fourth single off of the band’s upcoming, sophomore album, STRANGE PLACE, “Preachin’ Blues” was shot and edited by AUTUMN LEITH (WICKED & WONDER) & JOHN REYES (JOHN REYES NETWORKS).
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 groups 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 it’s release, they spent the next two years extensively touring the surrounding south, traveling as far as the midwest and the pacific north east. 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.
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 album draws inspiration from such artists as Son House, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, and the Black Crowes, and it’s apparent that the Bayou Boys are drawing from a deep and eclectic musical swamp.” -Tom Scarborough. The album is slated for release on September 24th, 2020.
Columbus, OH based Rock band SOUTH OF EDEN (formerly BLACK COFFEE) has released their debut single and music video, “Dancing With Fire.” The song’s official music video follows the band through months on the road including the band’s first label performance (look out for a cameo by LAVA’s own Jason Flom). It includes footage from South of Eden HQ in Columbus, OH and shows the band in their natural habitat.
“We wanted this to be a personality piece, and with all of us in quarantine we knew the best way to do that was to show what we have accomplished leading up to this release. John Payne, our media man, has been following us around for the last two years! The best thing to show with raw music is raw footage.” – SOUTH OF EDEN
Rip-roaring riffs abound on this incendiary and irresistible anthem. Helmed by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer GREG WELLS (ADELE,TWENTY ONE PILOTS, DEFTONES], hyper-charged guitars, and thunderous percussion collide with towering falsetto as the refrain soars to the heavens and back. Emerging with a scorching sound of their own, the boys siphon grunge melody into classic rock-style virtuosity with unapologetic attitude and a whole lot of grit.
“We knew we wanted our first release to showcase our personalities, both in the music and visual. ‘Dancing With Fire’ is just that; personality. It’s a song about conflict, and to us that conflict is being a bunch of twenty-two-year-olds attempting to make it as a rock band in unprecedented times. We’re excited to see how people interpret the song into their own lives.” – SOUTH OF EDEN
“A straight-up belter of a rock song… Fast, furious and buzzing with energy” – Louder
“band bringing back classic-rock back to the forefront.”- Guitar World
“Fast, furious, and buzzing with energy, it’s the shot of classic yet cool caffeine we all need…” – Classic Rock Magazine
“We’re a band that writes, records, and plays like the pioneers of rock before us. We aren’t looking to bring anything back, but instead to remind people what rock n roll means. No rules. This music represents what we believe is real, raw music. No click tracks and triggers or copy and paste bullshit. Just a bunch of hippies in a room.”
South of Eden (formerly Black Coffee) are: Ehab Omran [lead vocals, acoustic guitar], Justin Young [lead guitar, vocals], Tom McCullough [drums], and Nick Frantianne [bass]. The Columbus, OH quartet have already performed alongside everyone from the Foo Fighters to System Of A Down, and invite you to join them on their journey of looking at rock ‘n’ roll through a modern lens.
“We want to open up the doors for rock in the modern era,” exclaims Ehab. “We want to sound the way we hear rock in our heads—vintage with a sprinkle of today. We try to give listeners the feeling of discovering the genre for the first time. We think now is the moment to be a rock band.”
The band has already paid their dues to reach this point. Growing up in Columbus, OH the band formed by combining their passions and uniting over their love of music. Originally from the country of Jordan, Ehab primarily listened to the Arabic music his parents would play, in addition to superstars like Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, and James Brown. After coming to America, he was introduced to a wider range of music that inspired him: eighties and nineties rock including Guns N’ Roses and notably Queen. Just like Freddie Mercury’s parents, Ehab’s parents didn’t agree that a life in rock ‘n’ roll was the best thing for their son. However, as he met the rest of the band, his dream became a life affirming reality.
Ehab and Nick performed together in various bands (channeling Iron Maiden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Alice In Chains) and eventually joined Justin and Tom who had been working on their own band (influenced by Van Halen and Black Sabbath). Justin, who was at the time attending Berklee College of Music, describes first writing with Ehab and noted “The first jam was crazy. He came over with Tom and just listened for a while. We had the riffs to songs, and he just immediately started singing. Here I had gone to music college to find people I could mesh with stylistically, only to come back home and find that my best friend and a singer that I had already known about were all I needed!”
This newfound discovery lead to a fast-paced evolution. As Tom noted, “We didn’t have a bass player, bass amp or a bass! Ehab wrote most of the bass lines on guitar and we grooved so well. We were a band for like a week before we had booked our first show two weeks out. We ended up borrowing equipment and we became a band.” As they continued to tour, they crossed paths and shared bills with Puddle of Mudd, Red Sun Rising and recently graced the main stage of Sonic Temple and Epicenter in 2019. That very same year Jason Flom caught wind of the band and signed them to Lava Records.
When it came to recording, they honor the methods of those who come before them and “tape in a vintage way, with no click track, pitch correction, copy-paste, or any of that nonsense.”
The musicians headed to Los Angeles to record with legendary GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Greg Wells [Adele Twenty One Pilots, Deftones]. “When I first heard the band, it had its own original identity,” explains Greg. “That was something I had waited years to find. I emailed them back saying, ‘I want to be your Mutt Lang’.”
Ehab notes “It’s a mixture of a lot of things. We’re ‘classically rock’ influenced, but listen to so many different genres and eras that there are a lot of different feelings in our music.”
On the lead single Ehab describes “We knew we wanted our first release to showcase our personalities, both in the music and the visual. “‘Dancing With Fire’ is just that; personality. It’s a song about conflict, and to us that conflict is being a bunch of twenty-two-year-olds attempting to make it as a rock band in unprecedented times. We’re excited to see how people interpret the song into their own lives.”
“When you hear us, I want you to walk away thinking, ‘That was honest and different’,” Ehab leaves off. “We’re just doing what we do. We’re proof you can do anything you want and shouldn’t compromise your dreams.”
Corona, CA based Rock Band has released the official music video for their cover of the 1985 BRYAN ADAMS hit single, “Heaven.” Off of their new LP, Ninja Kitties, “Heaven” was filmed at Musicians Performance Studios, Inc..
“I became interested in covering ‘Heaven’ by Adams in the 90s when I noticed that many melodic punk bands covered his song ‘Summer of 69’. I wanted to do a different song, and I always thought Heaven would sound better in a faster tempo with heavier guitars. The song is nostalgic for 80s love songs. It reminds us of the innocence of love and hope. Maybe a trip into the past is what we need…, albeit reimagined.” – THE ROAR
1. Ninja Kitties
2. Someone to Listen
3. Super Girl
4. The Driver
5. Claddagh Ring
9. Till The End
The Roar is a power rock act and the culmination of a decades worth of work in roots music ranging over Blues, Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, and Soul. The band creates a unique sound by combing blues and other roots techniques with hard rock and melodic punk.
February 10, 2020 – Omaha based glam rock band THE MIDNIGHT DEVILS has released the official music video “Pink Halo,” off of the band’s debut album, Something Bigger. Directed and produced by Aaron Gum, who also produced videos for Screaming for Silence, The Impulsive, Orenda Fink and “Pink Halo” features Omaha stand-up comedian Haley Raven.
The single Pink Halo is a groove dripping boogie woogie party rock n roll song about wild girls and wilder boys. The song itself takes you along for the sleazy ride and then gives you the full glitter covered show, no apologies. The video captures the real life rock n roll party oozing energy, sex, and passion. It’s a just another night in the life…. Pink Halo brings you into a beautiful world of guitar-soaked tongue in cheek action.” – Sam Spade (Vocals)
“It sounds like The Dead Boys meets ZZ Top bro!” –
Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff )
“The Midnight Devils are a must see band! First class act. All 3 members of this band are just awesome dudes that put on one heck of a Rock N Roll Show. Perfect stage set up, gear, outfits, even down to the merch set up. Great put together package over all – Dan Steinbach, owner of Twisted Spoke Saloon Pekin, IL. http://www.twistedspokesaloon.com/
“The Midnight Devils. If you get a chance to see them live don’t miss it! Unbelievable live show Glam as fuck and tons of energy.”
Bob Long, Glam Rock City – Rock N Skull Festival booking and Midwest promotion.
1. Pink Halo
2. 2 Miles Down
3. Bleed Betty Bleed
4. By My Side
5. Generation Durt
6. Absence of Light
7. Midnight Devils
8. No More
9. Baptized by the Radio
10. Memphis Mile
11. Something Bigger
Catch THE MIDNIGHT DEVILS Live with THE QUIREBOYS on the Amazing Disgrace Tour:
03/17 @ Diamond Music Club – St. Peters, MO
03/18 @ Rockhaus – W Dundee, IL
03/19 @ Token Lounge – Westland, MI
03/20 @ Peecox – Erlanger, KY
03/21 @ The Odeon – Cleveland, OH
03/22 @ Hard Rock Café – Pitsburgh, PA
03/23 @ Rock Pile West – Toronto, ONT
03/25 @ The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
03/26 @ Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH
03/27 @ Debonar Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ
03/28 @ The Vault Music – New Bedford, MA
The Midnight Devils are a high energy glam slam boogie woogie rock n roll band out of Omaha, NE and Chicago, IL. Featuring Sam Spade on bass and lead vocals, Sniper on guitar, and the indestructible Jimmy Mess on drums. It’s unique, it’s unpredictable, and it’s guitar driven glam rock like you’ve never seen it before. Combining that punk rock attitude, with sleazy party rock n roll, and covering the whole thing in a thick layer of glitter and lipstick, The Midnight Devils are here for one thing and that’s to have a real good time. On July 13th 2018 their debut album, Something Bigger, was released featuring the singles “Pink Halo” and “Generation Durt.” In 2019 these boys took the show on the road performing in over 30 states coast to coast at such legendary venues as The Viper Room in Hollywood, The Dive Bar in Vegas, The Rocklahoma Music Festival, and the M3 Pre Party in Columbia, MD. This isn’t for the faint of heart and they’re not your average pretty boys or girls. They swear, they smoke, they wear more makeup then your girlfriend and might even do things she wont. The Midnight Devils aren’t recommended for normal people but for those that live for the party and walk on the wild side…. The Midnight Devils might be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Nothing even comes close.
Michigan based Heavy Rock Band DEEPFALL has announced 2020 tour with ALTER BRIDGE, launching February 8th in Nashville, TN and running through the Midwest and West Coast before wrapping up February 27th in Spokane, WA.
02/08 @ War Memorial Auditorium – Nashville, TN
02/09 @ Egyptian Room at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN
02/11 @ Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
02/12 @ Clyde Theatre – Ft. Wayne, IN
02/14 @ The Apollo Theatre – Belvedere, IL
02/15 @ The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
02/17 @ Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
02/18 @ The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
02/20 @ House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
02/21 @ Montbleu Resort – Lake Tahoe, NV
02/23 @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
02/24 @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
02/26 @ Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
02/27 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
Deepfall drops their latest album, Broken, via Pavement Entertainment. Broken is available on CD through Pavement’s Online Store and on streaming platforms everywhere.
Rich Hopkins, the vocalist of Deepfall, says on Broken, “My favorite song performance wise from the new album would have to be ‘Ghost.’ It’s a fairly deep song for me, and playing it on stage is a bit of a rollercoaster ride.” He also appreciates seeing the different reactions fans have to Deepfall’s music. “Everyone who listens to our music can incorporate their own circumstances to each song. It’s amazing to see what our fans take away from it.”
Deepfall conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty. Masterfully capturing thematic darkness, the band leaves a sonic trail of scorched post-apocalyptic earth behind its musical machine, blazing a path through the heaviness of life with an equally heavy response.
2. I’m Sick
6. M.F.K.S. (Voice of the Broken)
7. Out of Line
DEEPFALL conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty.
Cutting to the bone with soaring instrumental passages, spirited choruses, and precisely placed breakdowns, the band thrives in the expanse of rock ’n’ roll’s vast sub-genres.
Masterfully capturing thematic darkness, the band leaves a sonic trail of scorched post-apocalyptic earth behind its musical machine, blazing a path through the heaviness of life with an equally heavy response.
Situated in Greenville, Michigan, the group’s current lineup, which began to take shape in 2015, is comprised of Rich Hopkins (vocals/guitar), Nick Gray (drums), Tim King (keyboards), Anthony Battista (lead guitar 1), Max Carrillo (lead guitar 2), and Taylor Brandt (bass).
In a short time, DEEPFALL has carved its place in the American rock scene with broad, muscular soundscapes forged in the studio and resurrected onstage. The band’s latest release, Broken, employs a signature brand of soulful songwriting rounded out by an unapologetic combination of surging guitars, rattling bass, mesmerizing keyboards, heavy drums and Hopkins’ roaring lead vocals.
Behind the veil of these ferocious soundscapes, DEEPFALL emerges as an outfit of determined musicians with a deep love for their craft and a hope to connect with listeners through engaging story-driven rock.
DEEPFALL has supported national acts such as Hinder, SOiL, Tantric, Smile Empty Soul, Saving Abel, The Iron Maidens, Texas Hippie Coalition, and Wayland, while having performed at venues such as The Intersection, The Stache, and The Music Factory. The band continues to play regionally, write new music, and keep its collective foot pressed down on the gas pedal towards endless possibility.
Charlotte, NC Hard Rock Band TESTAROSSA has released the official music video for their newest single, “Rock-N-Roll.” Originally premiered on Ghostcult Magazine, “Rock-N-Roll” is available to download / stream via The Label Group / INgrooves.
“In the age of autotuned vocals, poorly written songs, and detuned guitars, one band emerges from the ashes. With nothing to prove and no one to impress, they set out on a collision course with destiny. Full of piss and vinegar, but not enough sense to pour it out of their boots, they released quite possibly the best debut single ever – Mother Lover feat. Danny Worsnop. The opportunities would continue to come their way. The haters and doubters multiplied. The crowd sizes increased proportionally to their egos. With the world held captivated, in awe of their amazing sense of melody and avant-garde style, they decided to give the masses what they really wanted. All the skill in the world, the looks, the bodies, the lackluster personalities, and inflated senses of self-worth were combined to make the best product any band could dream of producing. Now that band – Testarossa – is ready to share the joys of musical perfection. Executed flawlessly with unparalleled panache, Testarossa presents their newest chart-topping single “Rock-N-Roll.” Rock-N-Roll is back and you have no one else to thank except Testarossa. You are welcome. It’ll change your life.” – TESTAROSSA
Testarossa is a hard rock party band. We bring five guitars to the show and only play two, just because it looks cool. Our stage show will get the place shaking like like a bad ball joint on your ’89 Camaro. We write simple, catchy songs that will have you singing along. With loud, flamboyant guitars, thundering drums, thumping bass, and bourbon and pipe tobacco tinged vocals– if our music doesn’t make you wanna have a good time, you probably weren’t gonna have one anyway. So come on out and see us for a visual and audio induced euphoria that will leave you craving more.
Bowling Green, KY Rock Band KISS KISS BANG has released the official music video for the lead single off of their Debut EP, “Hearts on Fire,” out NOW via TLG / INgrooves. Originally premiered on PureGrainAudio, “Hearts on Fire” was filmed by 254 Productions.
“These songs are a product of our band tearing everything apart and totally revamping our sound.” – KISS KISS BANG
1. Head Change
2. Hearts on Fire
3. She’s Bad
4. Run to You
5. When It Rains
6. My Last Goodbye
“A classic rock n’ roll quintet born and bred in the heart of western Kentucky form a powerhouse of a raw and electric modern slam band with monstrous guitars and Eagles-style vocals that carry near constant three part harmonies. Accompanied by a thundering rhythm section of groove running bass and wild n’ out, heavy hitting drum beats that act as a constant heartbeat to the already tight and locked in Bowling Green showmen, Kiss Kiss Bang have been one of the top tier, heavyweights of the local music scene for only a few years. A complete renovation from the ground up in 2018 changed not only the sound of the band, but the soul itself. Sharing stages with multiple national acts over the last couple of years have helped the young bloods get a little more long in the tooth and more the wiser at just what it takes to not only get to the top, but fking stay there!”
New York based Rock Band WILD PLANES has released the official music video for their single, “Money.” The first video off of their debut EP, Singin ‘N’ Slingin, “Money” was directed and edited by Ron Geffen at Rockland Studio.
“Singin ‘N’ Slingin is the best body of work we’ve written so far. From start to finish, its rockin and groovin. We wanted to pay homage to our rock n roll roots and we did just that! Our leading track, ‘Money,’ is about what we all love and hate…..Money! We wanted to write about Money lyrically within the verses from both sides, having a lot and not having enough. In the end, Money makes this funny world go round. As a band we are wild, funny and always having a good time. This EP captures who we are. There are great rockin tunes like “The Hunter” and “Im Back” which are then rounded out with ” We Don’t Know This” and “Drunk” which each have a story of their own.
We are very excited for this release and be sure to crank it up while you’re listening! Now lets get wild!” – Wild Planes Track List: 1. Money 2. The Hunter 3. We Dont Know This 4. Drunk 5. I’m Back
Wild Planes is a rock band based out of New York City consisting of Lead Singer/Guitarist Kris Carmello, Bassist Jimmy “Ray” Hoag, and Drummer Andre Jevnik. Being labeled as a “wild” band with an unmatched energy and a big personality, Wild Planes is on the rise fusing Rock “N” Roll and Pop.
Wild Planes was founded by Andre and Kris. Jimmy was added prior to a number of large gigs that were coming up for the band. The instant chemistry between the three is what makes the band such a contagious good time. The fellas have been inseparable and unstoppable since their first rehearsal together in January of 2016.
Their debut EP,
“On The Rocks” was released in September of 2016 and consists of four fan favorites “Not Too Young To Die”, “Tell Nobody”, “Another Lover”, and “Lonely”. The band has spent the past three years touring the East Coast and Midwest of the United States. Notable shows consists of opening for CeeLo Green, Alive@Five Stamford, ROCKLAHOMA (AEG), Seattle Hempfest as well as being featured on “Good Morning America” with Ginger Zee.
The band will be releasing their debut EP Singin ‘N’ Slingin May 30th.
“You guys are the Duran Duran of our time”
– Don Jameson (That Metal Show, Sirius XM)
“There is no plausible reason why within the next year this band cannot be international stars”
– Total Order Magazine
Alternative Rock Band LoveSick Radio has released their newest single, “Bloodshot Eyes,” which was voted Track of the Week on Classic Rock Magazine.
“Good times now with part Ohio, part Vegas-based rockers LoveSick Radio. The opening riff sounds a little like a more rootsy You Shook Me All Night Long, but in truth this is a more layered affair – in a good way. Punchy blue-collar rock’n’roll, rough-edged touches of punk, pop rock, bluesy guitar soloing… All audibly drawing from the classic rock likes of The Stones, Aerosmith and co.” – Classic Rock Magazine
“’Bloodshot Eyes’ is about overcoming and how we cope with life’s struggles. Some people may have a drink with friends, some may like to get high, and some just need a good scream. No matter what is the fix or how you get there, “it will be ok if we end the day with bloodshot eyes”. – LoveSick Radio
LoveSick Radio (LSR) play unapologetic blue collar rock n’ roll on steroids! Big guitars, big vocals with punk and blues infused swagger creating a fresh sound all their own.
LSR has performed at some of the most buzzed about festivals and events such as NHL All-Star Game with Fall Out Boy and O.A.R.; the Changjiang International Music Festival in China, the Vans Warped Tour, and has shared the stage with the likes of the Bon Jovi, Scott Weland of Stone Temple Pilots, Dorothy, Josh Todd & The Conflict, Wayland, Bobaflex, Blue October, Kid Rock, Steel Panther, Three Days Grace, Buckcherry, Hinder, Twenty One Pilots, Paramore, Dead Sara, to name a few. Additionally, between live shows and writing/recording, the band found time to bring their live energy stage show overseas for tours in Japan, South Korea & Singapore.
LoveSick Radio has received great airplay , landing in the top 50 Billboard pop chart with their 1st single. LSR received multiple placements on several MTV shows (including a appearance on “My Super Sweet Sixteen”) and MTV2 featured the band as one of its “Bands on the Rise.”
Thanks to LoveSick Radio’s road work and live shows, the band boasts a strong, loyal fan base. The band recently began production on the their new record with guitarist David Harris co-producing with Joe Viers ( Twenty One Pilots, Bobaflex ) & producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Aerosmith) on new tracks.
Another Day’s Armor is a Rock / Alternative Metal band from New York. Combining the huge, mainstream sound of arena rock with borderline metal instrumental work, the band started to create a buzz for themselves with debut singles “Reflections” and “Simple As Sin.” Coming off the momentum of the previous two singles, the band has been working on their debut EP which is set to release mid summer 2018.
Coming up in a time where very few bands put any emphasis into their image and persona, ADA pride themselves on standing out from the crowd both visually, and musically. With an image reminiscent of a time where rock was on top of the music world, Another Day’s Armor refuses to be just another “faceless” band, wanting their fans to feel connected to every member: Logan Manganelli – Vocals, Nick Palma – Lead Guitar, Ryan Bicknell – Rhythm Guitar, Joe Grunski – Bass, and Alec Keshishian – Drums.
Another Day’s Armor aren’t just a band, they are a movement for the future of rock.
Charlotte, NC Hard Rock Band TESTAROSSA has released the official music video for “Mother Lover,” off of their upcoming, debut LP, Don’t Be Late For the Party. directed/produced by Steven Billings and Joe Potts, “Mother Lover” features guest vocals by Danny Worsnop (ASKING ALEXANDRA).
“Mother Lover (Mthr Lvr) is the product of years of hard work and endless frustrations. From the song’s raunchy guitar intro and 13 second opening scream to the contagiously catchy chorus and the 48 second display of guitar mastery, the energy emitted is guaranteed to kick you right in the teeth. The song is taken to the next level with the help of Danny Worsnop on guest vocals. Danny also appears in the music video. Mother Lover is a step back into the familiar territory of what rock-n-roll used to be and what rock-n-roll should be. Don’t take it too seriously. Just sit back, crank the radio up, and get ready to party.” – Testarossa
Testarossa is a four piece Rock-N-Roll extravaganza hailing from the suburbs of Charlotte, NC. The sounds produced by the band are reminiscent of past decades, but still retain a fresh, modern vibe. The thunderous sounds produced by Buddy Radford’s drum kit are enough to make Tommy Lee blush. Blake Webb, the bassist, has a remarkable ability to hold a groove and lend a solid foundation for some infectious hooks. Jordan West’s guitar work is second to none and is eerily evocative of guitar virtuoso from days gone by. Take the sonic masterpiece created by the three, then add Colten Bell’s bourbon and pipe tobacco tinged howling vocals and the results are like nothing else. Testarossa can only be described as Rock-N-Roll. The songs are carefully crafted to induce an uncontrollable urge to party and sing along. Subject matters of their songs range from tongue ‘n’ cheek teenage angst and overtly confident claims of unrivaled passion — all the way to losing close friends to addiction and unrequited love. A live performance from Testarossa is a wide ranging, rollercoaster of emotion that never loses focus on the main objective, having a good time. The sounds emitted by Testarossa are bound to make your body shake like a bad ball joint in your daddy’s 1989 Z28 Camaro.
A full-length comic book AND concept album about a band of intergalactic heroes out to save Earth with the power of rock ‘n’ roll.
A comic book AND an album? Say what!?
You heard it right! Red Hot Rebellion II is a full-length comic book AND music album. Both go together like peas and carrots. Like peanut butter and jelly. Like Batman and Robin. Like Marshall amps and rock ‘n’ roll!
In their first self-titled album, Dayton, OH rockers, Red Hot Rebellion, released a comic book where each single page of the book went along with each single song on the album. RHR bassist/vocalist, Jim Tramontana notes, “It has been super popular with music fans, collectors, and the comic con crowds. So, we decided to expand on the concept and create a more expansive story-telling universe. The music, the lyrics, the story, and the art are all inextricably linked together in one super awesome visual and audio experience.”
The innovative concept! This is a full length, 28-page comic book AND 13-song album. The comic and album are two parts of the same story.
The fun story! For fans of Rock & Rule, Heavy Metal, This Is Spinal Tap, andMetalocalypse, this is a fast-paced, high-stakes adventure with a side of humor.
The amazing music! 13 high energy tracks of pure rock fury! Whether you call it arena rock, punked up metal or metalish punk, it’s 13 explosive megatons of rock ‘n’ roll!
What’s it all about?
In all the universe, only a handful of sentient worlds create music, let alone the most evolved form of music: rock ‘n’ roll. Earth was on track to be admitted into the Galactic Union, but somewhere along the line its rock ‘n’ roll turned weak. RED HOT REBELLION, the second best band in the galaxy, has been sent to Earth in order to steer humanity back on its proper path. But it looks like they’ve hit a few snags…
8/24/13 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK
8/25/13 – Sneaky Petes – Edinburgh, UK
8/27/13 – Brudnell Social Club – Leeds, UK
8/28/13 – The Ruby Lounge – Manchester, UK
8/31/13 – End of the Road – Larmer Tree, UK
9/2/13 – Sticky Mike’s – Brighton, UK
9/3/13 – Le Nouveau Casino – Paris, France
9/5/13 – Music Hall – Barcelona, Spain
9/7/13 – Kutxa Kultur Festibala @ Igeldo Amusement Park – San Sebastian, Spain
9/10/13 – Indie Summer Party @ Magnolia – Milan, Italy
9/11/13 – Blah Blah – Turin, Italy
9/12/13 – Block Out Rock ClubVia Casilina – Rome, Italy
9/13/13 – Looop – Padova, Italy
9/14/13 – Hana Bi – Marina di Ravenna
9/16/13 – Arena / Dreiraum – Vienna, Austria
10/18/13 – CMJ – New York, NY
10/19/13 – CMJ – New York, NY
10/20/13 – DC9 – Washington, DC
10/23/13 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
10/24/13 – High Watt – Nashville, TN
10/25/13 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
10/26/13 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
10/29/13 – The Mint – New Orleans, LA
10/30/13 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/31/13 – Holy Mountain – Austin, TX
11/01/13 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX
11/02/13 – Last Exit Live – Tucson, AZ
11/05/13 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
11/07/13 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA
11/08/13 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
11/09/13 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
11/11/13 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
11/12/13 – Barboza – Seattle, WA
11/16/13 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
11/19/13 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ONT
11/20/13 – Divan Orange – Montreal, QUE
11/21/13 – Great Scott – Boston, MA
11/22/13 – Boot and Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
11/23/13 – Music Hall Of Willamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
For me, Crocodiles represent everything I love about life-affirming Rock’n’Roll: they bring light out of darkness; they match reckless noise with the most beautiful melodies; they catch you off guard whilst sounding like the most perfect kind of right for the right here, right now.
They remind me of all the things I’ve loved but they also make me hungry for what I’ve not yet tasted. The claustrophobia and pain of the recent past is dealt with bravely and the road ahead is wide and open. It is all my favorite records playing at once; the trick to it being the truth; the truth being that great, life-affirming music must be bittersweet; anger is an energy that can be churned to positive.
We who face the demons of derailment out to destroy dreams must harness the hate and turn it back on itself — it is from this that great art is begat. And so these songs rage and chime at once, in organized chaos, like life.
Charles and Brandon have been making music together since they were 18. They met in the dirty glow of San Diego sun and now split their lives between New York City and London. Their music has grown up over the last decade just as they have. New blood in the form of producer Sune Rose Wagner of Raveonettes fame oversaw this recent endeavor and it was a quick, natural Los Angeles creation. Duncan Mills mixed for the third time, to maintain their catalogue lifeline.
Crimes Of Passion kicks off with “I Like It In The Dark,” which could be their best to date; a joyous hymn to atheism and closes with the aching beauty of “Un Chant D’Amour,” a simple and direct ode to heartbreak. These songs bookmark an album bursting with sounds inspired by the likes of the Soft Boys, Street Hassle era Lou Reed, the Notorious Byrd Brothers, the Jackson 5 and even Glenn Branca. This is certainly the most fully realised Crocodiles album to date.
It is a sadly accepted impression that life is cooler in song, on screen, in art, or in poetry, but it is far superior when the creative process is fed back into real life and an album like Crimes Of Passion is born.
1. I Like It In The Dark
2. Marquis De Sade
4. Heavy Metal Clouds
5. Teardrop Guitar
6. She Splits Me Up
7. Me and My Machine Gun
8. Gimme Some Annihilation
10. Un Chant D’Amour
Jenny O. is touring this month with indie buzz act Night Beds and will hit Brillobox on June 19. She just wrapped up touring with Rodriguez, subject of the Oscar-winning doc Searching for Sugar Man. Jenny is an incredibly talented singer-songwriter whose critically acclaimed debut LP, Automechanic came out Feb. 5th to great praise from outlets such as the LA Times, LA Weekly and Vogue. After this tour, Jenny heads out again with the Heartless Bastards. She has also opened for Father John Misty, Leon Russell, Ben Harper and Dave Matthews in the past year.