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Seattle Indie Rock Newcomer Cooper Castelle Announces “Welcome To My World” EP

Seattle Indie Rock Newcomer Cooper Castelle Announces “Welcome To My World” EP Seattle-based Indie Rock Singer Songwriter Cooper Castelle‘s infectiously catchy sound wears it’s heart firmly on it’s sleeve. Although his earworm melodies and upbeat arrangements are informed by The Kinks and Arctic Monkeys, Cooper‘s lyrics are often about longing to break free, or barely hanging on. Newly announced EP “Welcome...

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Dave Vamfer Channels Paul McCartney on Optimistic “Tricks of Life Medley”

Dave Vamfer Channels Paul McCartney on Optimistic “Tricks of Life Medley” UK Pop Rock Singer Songwriter Dave Vamfer is kicking off the rollout of his upcoming album in a unique way, having recently released a medley of 3 new tracks entitled “Tricks of Life Medley”. Reflective and peppered with wisdom, Vamfer‘s vocal and lyrical approach echoes the enduring...

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Whitbeck Release Hot-Blooded, Impassioned Alternative Rock Album “January 22”

Whitbeck Release Hot-Blooded, Impassioned Alternative Rock Album “January 22” Vancouver-based Alternative Rock Band Whitbeck, led by award-winning guitarist, vocalist and producer Greg Whitbeck, have announced their debut album “January 22”, out April 15, 2022. Rock fans can expect dense guitars and rousing arrangements grounded by driving rhythms. Whitbeck live features mega talents, guitarist Sean Dillon, and former Sick Logic rhythm section Mario Loubert and Shiraz...

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Oregon Hard Rock Trio Leadbetter Band Showcase Powerful Chemistry on New Album “Howl”

Oregon Hard Rock Trio Leadbetter Band Showcase Powerful Chemistry on New Album “Howl” Bend, Oregon-based Hard Rock Trio Leadbetter Band (ericleadbettermusic.com) showcase a powerful chemistry rooted in heavy rock n’ roll, blues, psychedelic and progressive rock influences on new album “Howl”, out now on major platforms. They don’t just take influence from the greats though. Leadbetter Band...

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Final Notice! cover artwork by Shaun Friesen

Lord Sonny the Unifier does Bowie proud with new album “FINAL NOTICE!”

  Brooklyn psychedelic rock and roll visionary Lord Sonny the Unifier‘s debut full-length album “FINAL NOTICE!” is available everywhere now. LSTU’s unique brand of biker psychedelia and earnest rock lyrics should please fans of classic Bowie (read Eli Jace’s article on celebrating David Bowie or his blackstar review), Motorhead and the Clash. From the artist:...

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Is Pop Punk The New Rock and Roll?

This week I was lucky enough to see the State Champs and Neck Deep co-headlining world tour twice. It was a very interesting experience and not just because the musicians were great and a lot of fun to watch. These shows showed me a world I never really got to partake in. It reminded me...

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Deciphering The Live Greatness of Conan

Conan – now there’s a band name that inspires a a wealth of emotion in fans across the world. Having only just completed their first US trek (On which I saw them twice) I still haven’t entirely recovered from the experience the band provides. Given that I also them twice when I was living in...

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Journeys In Hellfest Day 3: Controlling The Flames

Hellfest, that legendary European festival that has taken the world by storm and won the hearts of countless musicians and fans across the globe. For the 150 bands playing and hundreds of thousands of fans at the festival journeying to the small French village of Clisson and uncovering the strangely sublime hellscape that the festival...

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Surviving in The Music Industry – What It Takes and How Not To Screw Up

This article functions as the culmination of a couple of other pieces I’ve written on how to make it in the music industry and get some degree of success (And maybe even money) It also stems from a recent conversation I had with my old friend Scooby, who, I will admit is partially my friend...

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Psycho CA Doom Festival: The Journey Home

      Psycho California, now that’s a name that suggests things could get weird fast. Perhaps America’s largest doom metal festival we sent our worrisome journalist Matt Bacon out on the trail to try and get to the heart of the fucked up world represented by this festival. Seeing a ton of bands, meeting...

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Psycho CA Day 2: The Heaviest Day Of My Life

Psycho California, now that’s a name that suggests things could get weird fast. Perhaps America’s largest doom metal festival we sent our worrisome journalist Matt Bacon out on the trail to try and get to the heart of the fucked up world represented by this festival. Seeing a ton of bands, meeting a lot of...

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Psycho CA – Day 1: The Madness Begins

Psycho California, now that’s a name that suggests things could get weird fast. Perhaps America’s largest doom metal festival we sent our worrisome journalist Matt Bacon out on the trail to try and get to the heart of the fucked up world represented by this festival. Seeing a ton of bands, meeting a lot of...

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