LoNero

LoNero

members: Bill Lonero (Lead/Harmony/Rhythm Guitar) Brandon Hayes (Rhythm/Harmony Guitar) Mike McKaigg (Bass) Marco Bicca (Drums) There’s quite literally an endless amount of music genres these days, but none focuses more on the talent and melodic power of a guitar than guitarcore. A new term coined by California instrumental guitarist Bill Lonero (whose band LoNero —(…)

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たゆたう。 (Tayutau.)

たゆたう。 (Tayutau.)

Not to be confused with the avant-folk duo by the same name — たゆたう。 (Tayutau. – period included), was formed in 2011. This young quartet might be described as a string band with pop music sensibilities, or perhaps a melody led vocal quartet with acoustic harmonies. たゆたう。(Tayutau.) members are Hiroaki Furukawa (vocals), Dot (guitar), Konsome(…)

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Los Craters

Los Craters

Formed in October 2011, in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley Los Craters are a 60′s-tinged garage four piece playing a distinctly Southern California mix of coarse British Invasion and reverb-dominated surf. Available at bandcamp – The group released their first full length album Low Tide Lover through Lolipop Records on June 18, 2013. Los Craters(…)

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Techno Break

Techno Break

Techno Break’s music is a journey that strips away everything punk showcasing Izumi’s hauntingly gruff voice dancing with dirty blues-rock riffs in a way that’s distinctive and starkly wholesome. Techno Break members are bassist Chomesan, drummer Betty and guitarist Izumi.

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Santa Rita

Santa Rita

Entwined between impassioned lyrical emotions and melodic vocals, Santa Rita’s (Spain) turbulent rock ’n’ roll rebellion of guitars and driven beats run the gambit of grunge, progressive and postrock. A band of sisters brought together through music; Santa Rita are guitarist Natalia Brovedanni, vocalist Cecilia Díaz Betz, drummer Laura Oliveras and bassist Martha Wood. Available(…)

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Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

Widely known and respected as “The Queen of Rockabilly;” Wanda Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 60s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock and roll artist. Credited with being the first woman to ever record a rock and(…)

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On Any Love!

On Any Love!

Formed in Gunma Prefecture in 2013, On Any Love! Is a hard rockin’pop power house. As an all female group, they stand out from other bands, turning many first-time listeners into hard-core fans. On Any Love! members are Hitomi (vocals), Sakura (guitar), Narumi (bass) and Ruri (drums).

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Danger*Cakes

Danger*Cakes

Drop kicking their fans back into the early days of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Danger*Cakes’ self coined “Punk-infused R&B” has a sound that is both movingly familiar yet wildly different. “They swing like Cab Calloway and rock like Wanda Jackson. Throw in the soul of Sam Cooke with the firebrand energy of the Clash” This all-female(…)

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Aburajoe (アブラジョー)

Aburajoe (アブラジョー)

This Tokyo based funky Rock n’ Roll trio plays with unbridled raw energy — Aburajoe’s catchy choruses, provogative and funny lyrics, are woven inside crunchy guitar and aggressive bass. The distinctive force behind Aburajoe’s music that’s undeniable; members Ryuuta (vocal, guitar), Gonta and (bass) Hitoshi (drums 2006).

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Hanato Chiruran (花ト散るらん)

Hanato Chiruran (花ト散るらん)

Formed in 2008, by guitarist Kokeshi, bassist Karuta, drummer Rossi, vocalist and guitar player Yumiho — Hanato Chiruran (花ト散るらん) is a Rock ‘n’ Roll band with a Japanese twist from Tokyo. Originally collaborating with dance and hip-hop artists, the group changed their style and their name (Enishi) in 2009, becoming more eclectic — Drawing on(…)

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Heartless Bastards

Heartless Bastards

Formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2003, Heartless Bastards is a garage rock band who has shed their punkish irreverence while keeping that distinctive gritty and sparingly innocent vocal edge. Heartless Bastards originally formed as a four piece band with members Erika Wennerstrom on vocals, piano and guitar, Dave Colvin on drums, Adam McAllister on bass(…)

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inspire:tion

inspire:tion

Members: 瀬木 ヤコー (Yako Segi) – vocals, guitar, programming 中越 亮佑 (Ryosuke Nakagoshi) – bass, programming ゆうこさん (Yuko-san) – vocals It all started in the 90s when 瀬木 ヤコー (Yako Segi) and decided to start a band called snooze. They both were fans of bands as Radiohead and Nirvana and wanted to become musicians themselves,(…)

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Bone Machine

Bone Machine

Blending electronic music, rock beats and pop melodies; Bone Machine is a Japanese alternative rock power duo from Kyoto, Japan. Formed in 2007, by Yuya Nakamura on vocals, and guitar – In 2008 bassist Jiro Fujita joined and the lineup was complete. Bone Machine’s music is available at soundcloud, free downloads uploaded frequently.

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The Dawn

The Dawn

With funky rhythms and solid beats interpreted by rich and soulful female vox — The Dawn is a four-piece taking rock-sensibilities in their own new direction. Formed in March 2008, The Dawn are Harumi Saito (Vocals), Seiya Kurauchi (Guitar), Ryota Ogasawara (Bass) and Minakawa (Drums).

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BADDHIST

BADDHIST

Formed in August 2010, BADDHIST is a rock trio, mainly working out of Tokyo, Japan. The band’s mainly rock sound, is infused with a funk and pop edge. BADDHIST are bassist Tomotsugu Nagamatsu, drummer Takuma Koyama, and Toru Matsura on vocals and guitar.

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The Hangmen

The Hangmen

For a very long time The Hangmen (Northeast, UK) have been creating & developing a punk-rockabilly hybrid under the generic term of “Psychobilly.” As “industry outsiders” band members Kill’em Gillham (Drums, Vocals), Loz Firewalker (Guitar) and Rick (Bass, Vocals) have achieved an ongoing and gathering interest against the odds!

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THE APRILS (エイプリルズ)

THE APRILS (エイプリルズ)

THE APRILS (エイプリルズ) Kentaro Imai – Vocal, Guitar, and more Miho Iguchi – Vocal, Synthesizer Yuhki Shotokuji – Drums Norihisa Nakama – video The Aprils’ self-described “spacey, happy, catchy, hip, poppy music,” fits neatly into the electro-pop category but I find the term limiting in describing this band’s new wave style. These talented musicians expand(…)

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