Roberto Carlos Lange, better known for his stage moniker “Helado Negro” is an American multi-instrumentalist born to Ecuadorian immigrants. Lange’s sound is a melting pot of different textures and genres that are sometimes hard to describe due to its ever-changing nature. Lange first came to the scene when he released his debut album, “Awe Owe” in 2009 through Asthmatic Kitty. Since then, Lange has released six albums and several EPs.Read More
Confident, catchy, and dripping with heavy riffs and defiant melodies, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, Ben Havok’s latest solo effort proves that sticking to one’s roots can never steer you wrong.
Set for release on June 28th and recounting a self-described “quest for purpose”, the up-and-coming musician’s second single, “All the Way” is both a nod to formative years spent listening to classics such as Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, as well as a determination to re-discover the sounds which encompass his own personal identity as an artist.Read More
Born and raised in La Jolla, and based in Los Angeles, California, charismatic singer/songwriter Kara Connolly, had spent many a childhood day at the San Diego County Fair. But this year, it was finally time for the young artist to skip the fried oreos (or not!) because the spotlight was once again calling her name.Read More
Blink 182 and Lil Wayne have announced a North American Summer tour with Neck Deep opening. This unbelievably unlikely pairing of music acts brings together fans of Enema of the State and Tha Carter III, creating an inevitably interesting show. To celebrate this exciting tour, Blink 182 and Lil Wayne released a mashup of “What’s My Age Again?” and “A Milli”Read More
For any Rock band trying to make it in today’s Pop sphere, it’s not an easy feat. The late 2010s have been all about sleek electronic Pop and Trap, leaving Rock unofficially declared as “dead” everywhere you look. Los Angeles band, Analog Party, is well aware of this shift and want to make a statement with their music, eager to bring back the primal and organic quality of the Rock music they grew up loving. Comprised of lead singer, Ani, and bassist, Charles Horin, the duo’s influences range from Psychedelic and Classic Rock to Grunge, Industrial and Alternative Rock that dominates the ’90s.Read More
What do you get when you mix blasts of color, retro-fashion, and synth-infused tribal beats? Enter The Voidz.
Musical director and lead singer, Julian Casablancas’ collaborative project, The Voidz, is an outlet for the artist’s creative and experimental artistry. This isn’t Julian Casablancas’ only music outlet, he owns his own independent record label and store, Cult Records, featuring The Voidz! Also, in between managing a record label and touring with his group, Julian Casablancas continues to tour with The Strokes, which created the foundation of his music endeavors. Exploration is key for The Voidz which is embarked on through innovative mediums. The Voidz’ creativity ranges from multi-colored cinema, foreign instruments and subliminal imagery in their songs, and retro-inspired merchandise.Read More
Psychedelic group, Tame Impala from Perth, Australia was created by frontman Kevin Parker in 2007. Kevin Parker produces, writes, and arranges most of the group’s songs himself. He posted a few tracks onto MySpace and was noticed by several record labels. Soon, he added touring musicians to the group to help with live shows. They went on to release their debut self titled EP which earned a number one spot on the Australian Independent Record Labels’ chart.Read More
Based in Los Angeles and Nashville respectively, it’s no surprise that experimental quartet, Grizfolk, have quickly come to represent a masterclass in folk-rock fusion.
Known for their unique take on synth-meets-southern-melodies, lead vocalist/guitarist, Adam Roth, backing vocalist/synth expert, Sebastian Fritze, guitarist, Fredrik Eriksson, and drummer, Bill Delia, have enjoyed the spotlight on some of North America’s most impressive stages.Read More
Currently on their Brutalism tour, The Drums are connecting with their faithful audience through compelling tracks, personal social media posts, and riveting live music experience. Jonny Pierce’s introspective and vulnerable lyrics manifest an immediate connection with first time listeners. Each engaging track provides meaningful dialogue on unrequited love, depression, and self exploration. Avid fans seek to find out more about their favorite tracks through The Drums and Jonny Pierce social media posts due to the gritty details shared in the lyrics. The nostalgic tracks highlight important issues not easily discussed in every day life. He presents in his art form, social media, and live performance on how joy can be achieved with connecting with others and connecting with oneself.Read More
Can you witness a spiritual experience at a live concert?
Your views on spirituality and the connection to music may be swayed during Spiritualized's celestial concert and heavenly spacey discography. Audience members were blessed by a two hour performance at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. The sold-out show was the first California tour date for Spiritualized’s highly anticipated North American tour. Fans traveled from across the United States for a chance to attend this once in a lifetime event. Avid Spiritualized fans waited outside of the iconic venue two hours prior to doors opening to grab their ideal spot for the intimate set. As patrons crossed the streets during the abundant rush hour traffic in West Hollywood, they could spot a line on the corner of the street wrapping around the block.Read More
Lil Baby is an Atlanta rapper signed to Motown records. In 2016, he released his first mixtape, Perfect Timing, which featured big name rappers Young Thug and Lil Yachty. He went on to release another two mixtapes before releasing Too Hard in December of 2017. This was the mixtape that gave the rapper his big break, and he has not looked back since it’s big release.Read More
In a world saturated with red-carpet glamour and Hollywood bravado, where shallow facades and trend-driven performers catch our eye, it’s the exceptional musician whose rich sense of culture and natural charm can truly draw us in.
And luckily for up-and-coming artist and co-founder of Rainbow Blonde Records, Taali, these vital ingredients are ones already radiating throughout her music in the form of heartfelt melodies and rich personal stories of triumph, adversity, and ancestry.Read More
Moderation within itself can be deceptively complex. But when you find balance, everything can fall into place with a somewhat intrinsic harmony.
Cue Lilac Kings, an up-and-coming Tulsa-based outfit who’ve clearly run with this sentiment and elevated it to new heights.Read More
Growing up in the small town of Ozark, Arkansas, singer/songwriter, Jesse Wells, originally spent his days on an artist compound. And while he struggled to make ends meet, the budding talent gained a fruitful education in all things J.D. Salinger, Apocalypse Now, and Led Zeppelin, as he rented books, music, and films from the local library.Read More
Oswald Brothers Band has played to over 3 million combined audience members through hundreds of shows. They released their first EP in July of 2018. One of their most popular songs “Mona Lisa” has acquired over 1.5 million streams on Spotify, and was featured in a Google Chromebook ad and an episode of “Dude Perfect.”Read More
Kicking off their 2019 Paradise of Thought tour, COIN filled the Beacham in Downtown Orlando on Tuesday night. Exactly one year after preforming at the same venue for their previous tour, Florida fans were thrilled to find out COIN would be returning to Orlando at the start of this year. Fans started waiting in line at 7 am in order to secure their spots on the barricade and one fan had driven all the way from Tennessee to see the first night of tour with her friends. Another couple shared a story about how they met at the previous COIN show a year earlier and were now returning to celebrate their anniversary as a couple. Every person in line had a different story as to how COIN had connected them to so many other people who love the band. It’s clear that the fanbase has turned more into a family than anything else.Read More
At the start of 2019, Bronze Radio Return kicked off their 4 month national tour with Sontalk. Before joining the lineup of bands on the Rock Boat Concert cruise, Bronze Radio Return stopped by the Soundbar in downtown Orlando, Fl. With music that’s one part dance party and another part roots-rock, Bronze Radio Return knew how to bring the energy. With more than 60 million streams on Spotify and a new album release in less than a month, it was clear that the band members were genuinely excited to perform.Read More
Reminiscent of Adele with her powerful vocals and soul meets dark-pop crossover sound, Australian up-and-comer, Meg Mac, is a woman on a mission.Read More
Rayland Baxter is one of the most notable artists in Nashville’s rising scene of indie music. Baxter ‘s music has strains of Americana and folk rock mixed with catchy hooks. His music stands out by its laidback vibe and simple yet appealing storytelling. He debuted his career as a songwriter with his album Feathers & Fishhooks in 2012 and has released two albums since then.Read More
Catfish and the Bottlemen’s third album, The Balance, will be out Friday, April 26 via Capitol Records. In the breaks between electrifying outdoor and festival shows in 2018, Van McCann (vocals, guitars), Johnny Bond (guitars), Robert “Bob” Hall (drums), and Benji Blakeway (bass) retreated with Irish producer Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers) to carefully craft The Balance over a 12-month period. Recorded in seclusion at two locations – Grouse Lodge in Moate, Republic of Ireland, and The Chapel in the countryside of East Lincolnshire – the band lived and breathed the album while residing together in rural isolation. The album was mixed by Craig Silvey (Florence + the Machine, Arcade Fire).Read More
For San Diego locals, hometown hero, Dorothy Martin, is a must see act. And based on the size of the crowd that poured into the San Diego House of Blues on a cold and rainy Wednesday evening, it was obvious that fans clearly felt the same.Read More
With the announcements of Radiohead’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Academy Award shortlist nomination of his song “Suspirium,” Thom Yorke ends his tour and the year on a high note.Read More