Named for the fictional character “Musketeer Gripweed,” played by John Lennon in Richard Lester’s 1967, motion picture How I Won The War — The Grip Weeds‘ retro-psychedelic pop lives and breathes their ’60s rock idols. Formed in 1988, in New Jersey by brothers Rick Reil (guitar) and Kurt Reil (drums), The Grip Weeds‘ lineup is […]
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Shannon Curfman burst upon the blues and roots rock scene in 1999, with her major-label debut for Arista Records, Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions. Her exceptionally well-produced, well-sequenced debut album won her rave reviews all over the U.S. and Canada. Curfman made several U.S. club tours in support of the album, garnered […]
Does most of today’s punk rock leave you feeling cheated? Then put your money down on Detroit’s claim to all that is black-leather-sweatin’ Marshall-blastin’ balls-out ‘n’ badass — The Dogs. Raging out of the legendary Motor City rock scene of the ’70s, which spawned such musical touchstones as the Stooges, MC5, Amboy Dukes, Up, and […]
With fiery technical brilliance and breathtaking musical interpretation, Neil Zaza has defined himself as the instrumental guitarist with an unparalleled ability to combine solid, catchy songwriting with a keen melodic sense and technical fury. From his virtuoso rock solos, to laying a funk groove, to demonstrating his classical prowess by performing Bach and Mozart compositions, […]
Latin rockers Tito and Tarantula were…? That one word is one of the greatest errors in music reporting, because Tito & Tarantula – are! I assure you the band is alive and well and touring extensively in Europe and the Balkan states churning out unforgettable shows. The “fabulous four” are Tito Larriva, from Austin, TX, […]
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The Mountain Goats are an American indie rock band formed in Claremont, California by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. Despite the plural moniker — John is the sometimes-sole-member of the band. Current members are John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, and Jon Wurster (2007-present).
THEE TRIBUTE is the first American tribute event for Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, and will allow fans in the U.S. a chance to celebrate the legacy of the band. The event will include a mini-exhibition of the band, including bios, discography information, time-lines, and various memorabilia and photos. It will also feature the unofficial premiere […]
No genre restrictions. One man. Many Instruments — Reads, Daniel Tidwell‘s myspace bio. Daniel Tidwell is an independent musician who wears many hats; artist, producer, promoter and record label. This instrumental guitarist’s first album does faithful but inventive covers of classic video game music.
Preach Jacobs blends Neo-Soul and Funk-inspired Hip Hop that’s reminiscent of the classic sounds of the Native Tongues era. His EP, >Maple St. Sessions, with London-based producer Denz, has garnered critical acclaim in both the print and digital music media.
“We are POWERGLOVE and we are here to fuck with your childhood!” proclaims the band at the beginning of its live shows. After finding success mining the brains of the A.D.D.-driven video game generation with songs like “Tetris”, POWERGLOVE has set its sights on the inner child in all of us. To this end, the […]
Championed by multiple artists, Francis and the Lights make a compelling case for the return of Blue Eyed Soul. More accurately though, they are a Rock and Roll band, whose leader, Francis Farewell Starlite, writes Pop songs that make him want to dance. After two widely circulated EPs, a buzzed about music video that leaped […]
“With a past steeped in love, loss, death, addiction, human suffering, torrid tales of flirting with the devil, the wrath of deep south religion, more southern-gothic lore than a Tennessee Williams play and a constant walk on a moral tightrope, James Scott Bullard’s songs reflect not just his own life, but real life. He has […]
“It’s not just the music of Crash Encore that’s unique, but their approach in getting it out to the masses. We’ve seen it before: A band releases a single for free on MySpace, hoping you’ll buy the CD. For the San Diego group, they’re giving away a free song every week. The varied styles between […]
members: Corey Glover (vocals) Doug Wimbish (Bass, Vocals) Will Calhoun (Drums, Vocals) Vernon Reid (Guitar, Vocals) Not gone, and definitely not forgotten. Living Colour is a hard rock group formed in New York city in 1984. They signed to Epic Records in 1987, and released their first album Vivid in 1988. Stylistically their music is […]
Established in 2008, Dystopiaq is a netlabel that releases groundbreaking experimental and electronic music from artists around the world. Along with their own releases, this group of artists is currently working on the third installment of the labels signature compilation albums – Dystopiaq 3.
Ground breaking rock, funk, metal, virtuoso band Living Colour returns to Japan for the first time in 17 years. Living Colour, winner of 2 Grammy awards, an MTV Music Video Award and countless accolades as one of the most influential bands of the last 25 years will play 8 shows in Japan from May 21 […]
Johnny Walker (Guitars, Vocals, Harmonica) Benjamin Swank (Drums, Percussion) Oliver Henry (Guitars, Vocals, Horns, Keys) Dechman (Pedal Steel, Keys, Strings) Taking their name from a trio of convicted felons who were members of the Black Panther Party—George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo, and John Clutchette—incarcerated at Soledad Prison and killed by police fire, the Soledad Brothers formed […]
members: Josh McDowell (Guitar, Vox) Matthew Tarlton (Drums) Bill Grant (Bass, Vox) Noisy and adventurous, The Dirty White rocks like few aspiring musicians dare to these days.The Florence-based trio isn’t the type to play it safe. In a rock scene littered with paint-by-numbers pop rock or “hardcore,” The Dirty White takes the road less traveled […]
members: Sean Thornton Jon Nelson Steve Dalessandro Andrew Unferdorfer Euphobic is an alternative, experimental music collaboration. They began in 2007 when founders Jon Nelson and Sean Thornton began swapping tracks and bonding over shared goals. Because Sean is a Canton native and Jon hails from Barberton, necessity dictated that Euphobic’s first EP, Songs for Horatio, […]
Beirut’s music combines elements of Eastern European and Balkan folk with Western pop music, fusing the American mainstream and indie-rock culture and the World Music scene. Current Beirut project recording/live members: Nicholas Petree (taoseño drummer), Perrin Cloutier (accordion), Jason Poranski (guitar, mandolin), Paul Collins (guitar, vocals), Jon Natchez (saxophone, clarinet glockenspiel, ukulele, mandolin), Kristin ferebee […]
Taking their queue from their 1980s synthpop musical predecessors. Neon Indian’s synth-based psychedelic sound takes the listener on a magic carpet ride of the 1980s, that never existed. Composer, Alan Palomo is Neon Indian, joined on stage by Ronald Gierhart (guitar, vocals), Jason Faries (drums), Leanne Macomber (keyboard) and Lars Larsen (Video Synthesis).
It’s the heart of the 60’s, the soul of the 70’s and the flair of indie. This is the dawn of a brighter day. Make music. Make love. Get Back, Loretta. Members: Steven Bradford (Vocals, Bass), Kevin Martin (Vocals, Piano), Isaac Cass (Drums) and Chris Wilson (Guitar).
members: Eli Taylor (Vocal) Kenta Hayashi (Guitar) U-Kay- (Bass) Josh Vore (Drums) Four Minutes Til Midnight started like most bands do, in a garage between a couple of friends wanting to express themselves through music. The project which initially started with vocalist Eli Taylor and bassist Jonathan Green began to blossom in 2004, when the […]
Finding time to compose the score for Cornerboys, an 11-minute film journey through a dark fairy tale written by Jamieson Ridenhour and illustrated by artist Ali LaRock, all while writing and recording The Seven’s newest album, CRUX. This musician, songwriter, composer, engineer, producer and sole member of the band The Seven, Kevin A. Smith is […]