Twice The Holiday Feel-Good Vibe From NYC Indie Rockers

The Baghdaddios Celebrate Homeless Benefit’s 20th Anniversary – and Release a Brand New Holiday Single! For 25 years The Baghdaddios have churned along, trolling the seedier dive bars of New York City that were fortunate enough to have a sound system and a cabaret license.  Occasionally they graced the spotlight of some higher profile venues (including their third-ever show at iconic punk birthplace CBGB).  Somewhere along the way, between the indie CD releases, music videos, trips to other countries and criss-crossing various part of the U.S., they got a bright idea in their 5th year that resulted in the proverbial

INTERVIEW with Alternative Rock Band RAVENSCROFT

Ravenscroft is a seasoned foursome of alternative rock musicians comprising Ralph Buso (Vocals), Pat Magrath (Drums), Brett Octane, (Guitar) and Devin Baker (Bass). The band’s six song EP is set to be released January 2018. In the meantime the powerhouse unit has dropped two lead singles to whet anticipating appetites. Two of the band’s members took the time to answer some curiosities in the following interview. How long has the current line-up of Ravenscroft been together and how did you get together in the first place? Brett Gorke (Guitarist): Approximately three years. Due to personal issues the original guitar player was unable to continue with Ravenscroft. At that

Ann Taylor: “Sober” – an anthem that is so calm and haunting it could put you into a trance

Canadian Record Label Illium Audio signed Ann Taylor in 2017. A singer-songwriter living in Calgary, Ann fell in love with songwriting, propelling her towards the release of her first EP “Roses” in February 2016. She is a versatile artist who has explored genres as diverse as folk, pop and electronic music, and is able to blend them together to form unique and playful new sounds. In addition to her solo work, Ann is a member of musical collective “Plus”. Set to release a full length album in 2018, she is currently working on an EP, and has released the single,

Collaborateurs: “Interstellar Colors” blurs the lines between earnestness and bravado

“Interstellar Colors” is the third album released under the Collaborateurs name, but Curtis Hubbard, Glenn Hubbard, Roger Brandon, and Jeremy Cayton have worked together in other acts for a long time. Most recently, Hubbard, Brandon, and Cayton released three albums under the name Rog & Glenn. Brothers Curtis and Glenn Hubbard have also recorded together for many years, first as Four Day Weekend, and more recently The Hubbard Concept. The Collaborateurs have a formula that works for them. Every album has more than a handful of tracks that are the greatest thing you’ve ever heard, a perfect arrangements of chords

The BoyEatsGirl “Zugzwang” Interview

Australian extreme metal project BoyEatsGirl is driven by one man – Rick ‘Cleveland’ Pinto who launched the project in late 2015. BoyEatsGirl has since been establishing itself as a favorite extreme metal project: Pinto is one of the few underground artists to offer a complete conceptual and experiential package in the genre – food for the heart, mind and senses, as intellectually stimulating as it is emotionally intense. BoyEatsGirl creates a nice balance of standard, aggressive metal riffs, intermingled with fast, monstrous, ultra-heavy, ultra-complex mechanical cyber-grinding percussion, and a crazed use of sonic extremities. Also, there is use of growling vocals, which produces a thick, beastly, darkly regal, searingly

ZALI: “Girls Like Us” – an ambitious blend of bravado and sultry charm

ZALI is an emerging Irish Singer-songwriter creating a buzz in Ireland and the UK with her powerful vocals and the distinct cross-genre sound of Soul-Pop. Passionate about music since her childhood ZALI began performing to crowds of all sizes via her church choir which confirmed her artistic calling. Years of vocal training and a signature sound blended from old-school R&B, mixed with Soul-Pop brings ZALI to her latest single “Girls Like Us”. An anthem for woman around the world, the track was written after the singer had been suffering from heartbreak. ZALI is a powerhouse vocalist, stylistically contemporary but one

PnB ROCK Performing at the Gas Monkey Live November 24, 2017!

PnB ROCK the American artist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is getting ready to set the Gas Monkey Live!, in Dallas Texas alight with his live performance programmed for 7 p.m. November 24, 2017. The Billboard Hot 100 artist, whose album “Catch These Vibes”, features Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Roy Woods, Smokepurpp and more, will also be performing his smash hit single “Selfish”, among others. Below are all the details relating to the artist and live concert. Music Group Name: PnB Rock Date: November 24, 2017 Venue: Gas Monkey 10110 Technology Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75220 Time:

Prilho: “Stay” is set to become a favorite of modern club culture

Although only a couple of years into a career as a DJ and producer, Prilho has quickly become one to watch on the EDM scene, not only in his native Portugal but across the European dance scene as a whole. “Stay” is a song which pulses with the positivity and euphoria of the contemporary dance sound, it glows with great vibes and even though it is built on a fairly mid-paced tempo, its clever use of dynamics, its ability to build musical peaks and sonic troughs means that it is packed with punch, but it is punch which comes from

Grey Smith’s music can easily serve as therapy for music fans

Grey Smith solidified his sound and his soul, engraving it in stone with the first track, “Fear”, taken off his upcoming project, the “Ghost Notes” album. Grey, who wrote, played, sang and engineered every piece of the record is fundraising the entire project via to finance the mixing and mastering of the album, the back-end administrative items like trademarking, publishing, copy-writing, marketing, publishing to  iTunes, Spotify etc., as well as shooting a video for the first song. You can be an important part of this process by logging on to his fundraising page HERE. On “Fear” Grey Smith sounds so

Singer-Songwriter Wants to Flood the Earth with a Love and Peace Revolution

Singer-Songwriter, Sankarshan Das, who began his songwriting career in the late 60’s during the legendary love and peace revolution era days in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district, has a written a song called “The Peace Formula,” which was very much appreciated by former US President Obama when he was in the White House. It has now been released on the Turn-On- the-World-Records label.  (www.TurnOnTheWorld.com) Listening to the song, it’s blindingly obvious that Sankarshan Das possesses a real passion behind the message he is trying to convey. This is reflected in his lyrics and performance that is delivered throughout the song.

Jason Kerrison: New Ep “#JKEP1” and collaboration with The Hip Op-eration Crew

We all go through those periods when we look at our entire album collection and say a silent prayer hoping a new album release will renew our faith in music. Jason Kerrison’s Ep #JKEP1 hits the spot. Best known as the front-man of OPSHOP, Jason has enjoyed commercial and critical success at the top of the NZ music scene, picking up 9 NZ Music Awards, the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll Award for Song of the Year and having albums You Are Here, Second Hand Planet and Until the End of Time each reaching Triple Platinum status in New Zealand.

jason-kerrison-jkep1-350Jason also formed eclectic hip-hop group The Babysitters Circus , which became the first New Zealand act to sit within the top 5 most played songs on Dutch and Italian radio, and featuring as a judge on New Zealand’s Got Talent in 2012 and 2013. Jason was also made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (M.N.Z.M.) for services to Music in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. 2015 finds Jason appearing as a guest judge on the current series of X Factor New Zealand, performing at Music Matters Singapore in May, and reaching the finals of The International Singing Competition.

On purchasing Jason Kerrison’s Ep, #JKEP1, you’ll be listening to Jason’s inner heart with every track. As a songwriter, Jason has a very unique perspective, in that it’s a hybrid of worldly wisdom and childlike innocence. It’s as though he’s experiencing everything he’s writing about for the first time and he’s thrilled with the new discoveries.

The consistency on this Ep is pretty solid too. Each track is well polished and beautifully worded, with my favorites being “You Want Me As Me” and “On My Own”. His sound is that of shimmering pop, with electro-acoustic textures and urban panache. Jason’s melodies are graceful and catchy, while the tones are both fun and reflective.

By acquiring this Ep you’re basically purchasing the diary of a bright minded and world-weary young man, looking at the universe through newly acquired eyes. It’s positively enchanting.

Taking a listen to #JKEP1 you will notice the influences of many genres. The music is mellow enough to listen to when you are working and upbeat enough to find yourself dancing in your chair without realizing it. The songs are not formula driven. There are hooks within hooks, great lyrics and an excellent production to support the emotion in Jason’s wide-ranging voice which conveys all the convictions that he sings about, and then some.

To add even more substance to the music – for the video of his song, “I Don’t Care What They Think”, extracted from the new EP – Jason Kerrison has joined forces with the world’s oldest dance group – The Hip Op-eration Crew.

The Hip Op-eration Crew consists of 22 members aged 68 to 96 years old. Four members use mobility aids, seven members are deaf, five members have dementia, one member is blind and 13 members are in their 80’s and 90’s. The average age is 80 years old and there are five men and 17 women in the crew.

The Hip Op-eration Crew is planning to do surprise hip hop performances at high schools in the Bronx, New York – where hip hop originated from – to show students the positive and powerful influence their urban ancestors have had on the most unlikely group of people on an island off the East Coast of New Zealand.

Making the music video with Jason Kerrison is part of the crew’s fund-raising efforts to get to the Bronx, as every time someone plays the video on YouTube or purchases the track on iTunes, it helps generate a donation to The Hip Op-eration Crew.

Jason Kerrison and The Hip Op-eration Crew

Jason Kerrison and The Hip Op-eration Crew

OFFICIAL LINKS:

#JKEP1 is available here http://itunes.apple.com/album/id972128820

 www.youtube.com/user/jasonkerrison

 www.facebook.com/jasonkerrisonmusic

 www.twitter.com/jasonkerrison

 www.soundcloud.com/jason-kerrison

The Hip Op-eration Crew www.hipop-eration.com

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