Its Showtime with Billy Stark Stone & Rico Blythe!

Billy Stark Stone w/ Rico Blythe is a new project featuring the aforementioned. Billy Stark Stone was the lead singer/founding member of NYC’s first and original seminal and notorious teen ‘punk’ band, The Blessed. Rico Blythe was the guitarist in a later incarnation of the same that resulted in the release of an EP titled ‘Taboo’ that sold out its initial run. Now Billy and Rico have teamed up to create this exciting new enterprise. Coming hot on the heels of their acclaimed single and video ‘Revolution Rerun’ they have just re-released a re-mastered version of ‘Potters Field’ from the

M3 El Famoso Leon drops “Dead Inside” (Prod. Vessels)

“Dead Inside” (Prod. Vessels) by M3 El Famoso Leon  is a dark, deep, rock, hip hop love song, about a guy that gets a record deal and falls in love with a mysterious girl. A songwriter, rapper, and singer from Bronx NY, music is M3 El Famoso Leon’s life, it’s how he express his most dark, as well as happy, life experiences. This is hip-hop which does away with the soothing regularity of traditional flows and lyrics in favor of a brash, dangerously off-kilter rock attitude. M3 El Famoso Leon’s lively lyricism and the brilliantly grungy and experimental production form

Matt Westin: “Legacy” – the rising country star with a deep baritone

Matt Westin found his fulfillment in the creative outlets of singing and singing after years of searching, and walked away from a promising career in engineering to pursue that passion. Influences by legendary artists, ranging from Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks, to even Frank Sinatra, Matt found his voice. He honed his vocal ability in bars and clubs around Pittsburgh for over a decade, with his at first reluctant family, becoming his biggest supporters. But it was the tragic event of his father passing away due to complications of chemotherapy in his battle with Leukemia, which drove Matt to seriously

North Carolina Jimmy Bones Releases his first major Single worldwide

From River Head, Long Island, NY by way of Elizabeth City NC emerges Jimmy Bones and his long awaited Single, “Goin In” Feat. Ms. B now available on ITunes, Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, and Google Music worldwide Jimmy Bones is Goin In, all the way in with this first major Single release. Signed to Indie Label, out of Muncie, Indiana, G.I. Records LLC, a label that is known for breaking artists, from Indie to Major, one hit at a time. Jimmy Bones lives the life that he writes and raps about; his music is his blood. The Hip Hop Rap

Myja display a very specific amount of fearlessness

Los Angeles, CA-based side project Myja featuring Michael Marquart and Jacob Bunton release their debut self-titled album on January 12th, 2018. The record was produced, engineered and mixed by Jason Elgin (Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster, Collective Soul), at The Barn, Marquart’s studio in Malibu, CA. In today’s world of singles, short attention spans and immediate gratification, it goes against the grain to release a 10 track rock album. But then I guess that Myja are not a band to go along with the crowd. Let’s face it: Being a classic rock band in 2018 requires a very specific

Andrew Gerard: “Run Away With Me” – This album has much to offer listeners

Canadian singer, guitarist and songwriter Andrew Gerard was born in Ottawa, and grew up on Vancouver Island. He is also known as Gerard The Hypnotist from the TV series Mindfreak with Criss Angel. Departing from TV and the world of magic after a car accident he rediscovered music while recovering. Discovered by LA Producer Ran Pink who produced his “Two Birds” recording at Fonogenic Records in LA, Andrew has just released his brand new full-length album “Run Away With Me”. Two songs on the album – the titular track and “Miracles” was produced by Danny Craig, while “Shine” and “Rewind”

NOAH ARCHANGEL & THE BAND OF THE HAWK – “THE MASCHINE WARS: SONGS OF SOLOMON”

The Maschine Wars: Songs of Solomon is a journey more complex and original, yet more accessible than anything Noah Archangel & The Band of the Hawk may have released before it. The fact that it exists at all is testament to the projects perseverance, raw talent, and prophetic direction with which Noah Archangel, King Aka Yeaux Majesty, Ash Ra Aka Houey Freeman Fka Ashtonomics, P.ey3, Grynd Seazon, and Juskwam steer the good ship Band of the Hawk aka BOHUP, to the richest musical waters; plucking out those worth bringing along on their musical voyage and creating records greater than the

Interview: Miles Casella Getting ready for Live Show in new Orleans!

Miles Casella is a Hip-Hop artist from Baton Rouge, LA, who has released several projects under different aliases since 2014. Miles blends Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Blues to create his own eclectic style. He has just released his album “The Sidewalk Flower” which illustrates the view of a small-town kid caught up in the city life. Apparently many of the recordings used for this album were recorded curbside. Miles Casella has an upcoming show on January 21st, 2018 at The Willow Uptown in New Orleans, Louisiana. Shows starts at: 6:30pm – Tickets are $12.00 dollars each. This will be the second

Esteban Alvarez: “Piano meets Mariachi” ft. El Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán – sophisticated and ambitious

Esteban Alvarez is an award-winning pianist and composer, originally from San José, Costa Rica. Ever since relocating to Texas USA to study music, his priority and goal has been to bridge cultures through my music. His idea was to bring the noble elegance of the piano together with the folkloristic vibrancy of the Mariachi. Hence he launched the album project entitled “Piano meets Mariachi”, which became a reality in 2017. The resulting recording features eight tracks and a 15-piece Mariachi band – El Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán, known as one of the best bands of their genre. The collective represents a

T.C. Crosser: “The Book of Arius – Act I” – versatility, sensitivity, and humility

After years of composing, playing and producing indie and punk, pianist T.C. Crosser moved towards combining chamber strings and rock/pop to tell narrative stories with instrumental music. The composer has also scored music for commercials (such as Microsoft), television (such as Visionaries: Inside The Creative Mind), and performance art companies (such as Leslie Seiters Dance). His latest release, “The Book of Arius – Act I”, is a four movement narrative for string quartet which explores three distinct points in T.C. Crosser life. The recording was done using a 14 mic array for the string quartet and then processed through a

Kindred Souls: “The Whole Enchilada (and Other Modern Fairy Tales)” – rock and roll in its purest form

Kindred Souls is an all original rock band founded by singer-songwriter Jeff Rafferty and keyboardist Lon Bachrach, who have produced 9 albums during the last two decades. During July the band released their brand new 14 track CD entitled “The Whole Enchilada (and Other Modern Fairy Tales)”, a project that was born in 2014, and which has been digitally released internationally through Sony Music, via the AMG label. At first glance the album is as enthralling as it is complex. Plastered in a sort of glossy fuzz, the tracks bob and weave in-between groove and ambience without a care in the world. The opening track, “Family” encapsulates the entirety of “The Whole Enchilada (and Other Modern Fairy Tales)” in just over three minutes; rock and roll in its purest form.

What makes Kindred Souls so worthwhile is the charisma lead vocalist/songwriter Jeff Rafferty brings to the band, and there is plenty to be had throughout. He continually soars over the top of the omnipresent guitar leads, and it perfectly melds together with the backbone of the remaining instrumentals. Sometimes harkening back to a stoner-esque sound, the music plods along beautifully at a steady pace without ever overstaying its welcome.

“Arms Wrapped Round” is a perfect blend of catchy and intricate, and brings home the more melodic rock & roll vibe this album often successfully achieves. The production throughout the album is superb; the guitars have a sort of glossy crunch placed over them at times, enabling them to seem far more, well, catchy.

They shine throughout the album, and never seem uninteresting, particularly on tracks like “Heroes”, “The Red Rooster” and “Same Shoes”. But the album as forges some rich piano tones which can be found in the brilliant Americana-styled standouts, “Sunflower”, Valencia Street” and “Much Longer”.

The band uses the organic instrumentation to really build up the atmosphere of each track. The always thumping bass and drum track adds another much-needed element to the album’s attractive formula, and sit just right in the overall mix of the album.

The piano and guitar combo is always catchy in all of its crunchy and crisp goodness, and really carries the atmosphere each song builds. And every now and then the band will let through some rich horn interludes to intensify the luscious warmth of a track. This happens on “Someday”, for example.

And it all comes together to leave the listener in awe of such rich organic soundscapes. For a band who has existed for well over twenty years, it’s extremely exciting to see such life still left in them. With monumental melodic highs like “Time Machine” and “In The Bones”, “The Whole Enchilada (and Other Modern Fairy Tales)” measures up significantly well to anything else released in the genre recently.

With a sharp rock and roll edge, ever-fantastic Jeff Rafferty vocal performances, and near-perfect instrumental backing, Kindred Souls continue to prove that you can’t pin them down. There’s a certain rock swagger on display here, which, along with authentic song craft, groovy vibes and a dash of musical flamboyance, makes for a truly seductive sound, both deeply ingrained in the golden rock era and relatively novel.

Almost every band has that one album. That one album that justifies the immense love and dedication given by their fanbase. “The Whole Enchilada (and Other Modern Fairy Tales)” sounds like that album to me.

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