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Los Angeles Hybrid Rock Artist Squanky Kong Tease New Album with “Know End Insight” Single

Los Angeles Hybrid Rock Artist Squanky Kong Tease New Album with “Know End Insight” Single Los Angeles-based Hybrid Rock artist Squanky Kong is all about breaking barriers with his left-field approach to heavy music composition. New album “Dawn of the Cataclysm” combines aggressive guitar and six-string bass playing, drawing on Rock and Metal influences as well as Funk, Blues,...

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San Diego Heavy Psychedelic Rock artist Zack Oakley to Release “Badlands” via Kommune Records

San Diego Heavy Psychedelic Rock artist Zack Oakley to Release “Badlands” via Kommune Records San Diego-based purveyor of Heavy Psychedelic Rock, Prog and Blues, Zack Oakley, will release his debut solo album “Badlands” on September 17, 2021 via his Kommune Records label imprint. Having played for multiple signed bands and toured extensively, this is the sound of an artist...

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Patrick Ames Kicks Up the Jams On Funky, Soulful Rock & Roll Single “You Make Me Scream”

Modern poet, wine enthusiast and blues philosopher Patrick Ames gets wild and loose on jangly new rock n’ roll single “You Make Me Scream”. This new release follows up Patrick’s other 2020 releases, “Reawakened 2020” and “Liveness”. (Update: Hear Patrick Ames’s new album “The Virtualistics”, out now.) Patrick Ames teams up with Producer Jon Ireson for a funky dance...

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The Revolution Will Not Be Streamed. Patrick Ames Pays Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron With New “BANG BANG BANG” Single, “Liveness” EP

The Revolution Will Not Be Streamed. Patrick Ames Pays Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron With New “BANG BANG BANG” Single, “Liveness” EP Californian Singer Songwriter Patrick Ames leans into his eccentric style, troubador wisdom and black humor on his best release to date, new 6-track EP Liveness. If you’re a fan of artists like Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen or...

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Two Faces West

Just What the Doctor Ordered. Two Faces West Deliver Shot of Electric Blues Rock on “Brand New Suit” Single

One of Denver, Colorado’s best kept secrets, Two Faces West play a stripped down, no-nonsense brand of electric blues rock that’s as refreshing as it is fun. With cheeky lyrics and a swinging rhythm played with true style, “Brand New Suit” is a must listen. Now where’s the nearest Banana Republic? Listen and download at...

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Jackson Price and the Blues Rockets - I Used to Have Fun

Jackson Price and the Blues Rockets Plug In, Lean In on New Album ‘I Used to Have Fun’

Jackson Price and the Blues Rockets Plug In, Lean In on New Album ‘I Used to Have Fun’ We’re pleased to introduce New Mexico-based blues rock and roll quartet Jackson Price and the Blues Rockets and their blistering new full-length album I Used to Have Fun. With track titles like Evil by the Plenty and Bald, Fat and 45, you know...

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The Jelly Project’s “Ugly Dirty” is one of the best rock releases of 2012

The Jelly Project‘s “Ugly Dirty” is one of the best rock releases of 2012 – period. This is a real rock band, through and through, and not the kind peddled by most music blogs in 2012. There’s no put on, no dabbling with ‘indie’, no attempt at being something it isn’t. Pure and natural, forceful and...

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Erik Lamberth – Three Guitars

Erik Lamberth – Three Guitars by Devin McAlister Genera: Contemporary Jazz, Blues, Guitar Enthusiasts URL– http://www.eriklamberth.com/ Overall Rating: 2.5/5 It’s unfortunate that most modern artists lack what I would call musical diversity. The good artist can do one thing really well, while the gifted ones can do that and more. This clearly separates the pretenders...

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Deanna Cartea – Open Road

With a very bluesy lead riff and a hop-step country rock n’ roll beat, “Open Road” by British Columbia-based singer/songwriter Deanna Cartea has some tried-and-true ingredients to stir in the pot, but the most compelling one is her sultry (and sexy – hey, it’s a part of life!), playful voice that is at once smoky...

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Exclusive Interview with Soulful Alternative Rockers Fly Paper

Fly Paper are a classic-sounding, blues-driven alternative rock band with strong grooves and soulful vocals. I enjoyed their album enough to make room for it on my already full iPod! Currently promoting their self-titled release and relentlessly performing live, they took the time to bring me up to speed with their latest. Welcome to Independent...

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Exclusive Interview and Feature with Steve Kouba – “Fake It ‘Til You Make It”

Steve Kouba is a strange cat to be sure, but aren’t the strange ones the best when it comes to music and art? This Chicago musician/singer songwriter has carved a unique niche for himself and is also doing something 99 percent of musicians want to do; earning a living off his music. Steve is currently a...

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Rock n Roll Storm’s A Comin – A Hideous Blue Inspires

“Nothing’s what you bargained for. Give it up like a cheap whore.” That sums it up, doesn’t it? There is a positive message in there if you look for it. Your plan. Give it up. Drop it. Sobering, lyrical brilliance from Mr. Derrick Mills, the musical mastermind behind the dangerous and fascinating project A Hideous...

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