PROJECT GRAND SLAM RE-RELEASES “GET OUT!”

Project Grand Slam, the acclaimed band led by celebrated bassist/composer Robert Miller, has re-released their single “Get Out!”, Miller’s anti-Trump political protest song. Like many Americans, Miller has been profoundly upset by so much that the president has said and done. In response, he wrote “Get Out!”, which does not mention Trump by name but nevertheless contains a clear message. Says Miller, “I wrote the song last fall in response to all the insanity of this Administration, which I thought at the time couldn’t get any worse. But with the ongoing impeachment inquiry the song is even more relevant today”,

Trey Connor to Release Single “Heavy To Hold”

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Butta B-Rocka Releases Uplifting & Emotional Single ‘Promise Land’

On Tuesday November, 26th– Butta B-Rocka returns with an uplifting, groovy, and powerful folk/world music single ‘Promise Land’. The melancholic single features a modern, melodic beat, powerful instrumentation, and an angelic vocal performance by Butta B-Rocka. From the beginning, you are able to hear the African influence in the music. Moreover, the single spotlights the artist’s vocal abilities and her angelic tone. Undoubtedly, the single has the ability to grasp any audience as it contains a unique style and sound that gives the track a feel-good identity. The powerful message and instrumentation of the single will take the listener into

BWH Music Group Releases ‘On Peace Street, Vol. One,’ by Various Artists’

BWH Music Group’s ‘On Peace Street, Vol. One,’ by Various Artists, contains a collection of 19 original songs in various genres by today’s best independent artists and songwriters. Sharing songs about peace and social justice, the artist’s songs will ultimately remind you of the importance of peace, fairness, love and unity. Filled with meaningful lyrics and exceptional music, this playlist is an example of how music can influence, and even change, people, movements, and society. “I Wish I Was Wrong” – The Reverent “I Wish I Was Wrong” highlights environmental and ecological disasters as well humanities impact on the world

Rico Homicide – “Nothing to Lose” – a fire-and-brimstone approach

Born in Springfield (MA), Rico Homicide started out as DJ Homicide at age 12. His hunger for succeeding in the music business allowed him to work with big name stars and also become a DJ/Host on illradio.net during the 2000’s with owner Yukked Up. Besides being on illradio, Homicide’s music was played from Hot 97 in New York to Hot 93.7 in Connecticut. Currently Rico has dropped his latest single, entitled “Nothing to Lose”. This song shows how the artist has matured over the years and how he is moving towards becoming a huge voice in underground hip-hop. The track doesn’t

“Ketamer01B (simm’ a MAFIA)” by Italian DJ/Producer Doc Ketamer

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Monjyoti – “Neighbor Syndrome” is meticulously structured

Monjyoti Bhattacharyya known by his stage name, Monjyoti, released his second official single “Neighbor Syndrome”, taken from his upcoming album, “Hypnosis”, recorded in collaboration with music producer Papu Gogoi. I don’t even need to hear the rest of the album. This single is simply a dexterous, dynamic and sublime smorgasbord of instrumentation and lyrical canny, on a level I’ve not heard in a long time. Music can’t always be this good because we would have nothing by which to benchmark its ingenuity. There are sections that are nice mellow journeys to somewhere else and there are downright monstrous sections that

Pat Rossi – “Let you Go” – embellished with impressive vocal and instrumental décor

Pat Rossi is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer and producer. He is also the founder and front-man of the popular Canadian Rock band The Falling. Rossi, whose acclaimed songwriting skills led him to perform with Bon Jovi after winning the XM/Serious Satellite Radio Songwriting Competition, has now set his sights on being a solo artist. The artist who has worked with, and performed alongside names such as, 3 Doors Down, Gilby Clark of Guns N Roses, Jonas and The Massive Attraction, among others, brings to the table his latest single, “Let you Go”, via the RedJam Records indie label. The

lIne – “I wanna kill you in the shower” will certainly garner critical acclaim

Kristoffer Hilmarsson, the artist behind -lIne-, has been in several band line-ups before the forming this project. Hilmarsson has also performed at almost every open stage in his home country, Sweden, as a solo artist. In May 2019 he decided to move his career to the next level by creating -lIne-, and has released 3 singles since then, including “I wanna kill you in the shower”. From the opening jangling jazz guitar intro of his first single “Where You Are”, to the last reverberant notes of his latest release, “Lovely”, you’re subjected to an incredible journey that seamlessly straddles a

Omar Bowing – “Paradox” – is simply breathtaking in its composition and emotive power

Atmospheric, ethereal, moody, dark, progressive … these are all words that come to mind listening to the opening bars of “Paradox” – the latest track from Omar Bowing, featuring singer Tyson Yen. The music is as one would expect from this consummate composer and Guitarviol player – engulfing and entrancing. Using a whole host of rock driven instrumentation, it should not be surprising that the soundscape is lush, expansive and blasting. “The idea of the song,” explains Bowing, “is about the recognition of the power of a Paradox to challenge or even destroy a concept, idea, belief, etc., that is

A&L: “Cliché” – frantic energy and catch phrases are spawned here in droves!

“Cliché” is Anthony Casuccio and Lana Marie’s fourth single. This time around, the seasoned duo better known as A&L have put together an upbeat, pop/alt-country song. “We wanted to poke fun at the typical love song lyrics.” say Casuccio. “Cliché” takes a comedic look at the typical subject matter and lines used in songwriting.

“The past year has been filled with so many highlights, Anthony and I have been so honored and humbled with the attention our music has gotten from radio, industry insiders and most of all, the fans,” says Lana Marie. Adding their unique talents to this song are drummer Rich Smith a rhythmic force in WNY and legendary bassist Jerry Livingston.

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the cliche logo

The frantic energy and catch phrases are spawned here in droves. Only the insentient could listen to this track and not blissfully chant “I tried to tell you each and every day, but the words got in the way, so I’m a cliché,” afterwards for all eternity.

Many would consider the chorus one of the hookiest in recent times; while others with a more critical ear may turn to the clever harmonies which have traces of dissonant intervals. It doesn’t matter. Those who get hooked to this song will hear both soon enough.

The track initiates with a heart-racing melody which rampages through the entire track. This one has an interesting arrangement as the chorus slowly emerges from the extended verses, mimicking dramatic form to an extent. Chorus as climax, cliché’ indeed! This duo has definitely come a long way with some serious work, but they always sound like fun.

Even better, for all their merits they never take themselves too seriously and have managed with ease to evolve into an impressive alt-pop and rock ensemble. Honestly in these times, I think it is almost revolutionary in these times to sing about tongue-in-cheek fun themes instead of violence or meaningless whiny stuff. The world needs more creativity, openness and to lighten up, that’s for sure.

Anthony Casuccio and Lana Marie

Anthony Casuccio and Lana Marie

The duo also maintains a high energy sound without ever sounding infantile, trite or bubble gummy. Listening to and genuinely enjoying any music by A&L does not require a compromise of one’s intellectual capacities either. How many bands do you know that can deliver jagged rhythms, soaring vocals, collapsing melodies, unique musical settings, and harmonies that go from liquid to strident before you can say “Cliché”.

By and large, Anthony Casuccio and Lana Marie hit a really neat balance between production extremes, gritty guitar riffs, and some really solid pop inflections. The result is an addictive and extremely playable recording that can be repeated again and again: it’s spunky, stylish, and it has enough of an edge to let you know that this really is A&L.

I’m not sure if this is the perfect summer track to blast with the hood down, but its damn near close as can be…and that’s not meant to be a cliché either!

MORE ABOUT: A&L is made up of two seasoned industry professionals: Anthony Casuccio and Lana Marie. Anthony is a 20 year music veteran whose production work has been nominated for three Grammy awards, been featured in major music publications and topped the music charts.

Anthony’s received RIAA certified gold records for his production work. Lana is an award winning vocalist who has been a long-time force on the WNY music scene and voice to many jingles on radio and television. A&L’s last two songs have been played on radio all over the globe and received numerous features in music industry publications. Their songs have constantly charted in Europe.

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