Tiaday Ball drops two new singles – “Current” and “Good To You”

Tiaday Ball has released two follow up singles to her first release “Favors”. The songs “Current” and “Good To You”, are both now available anywhere you get digital music from. Tiaday stated: “R&B has been the foundation of my life in music since I can remember. Gospel, soul and R&B were always playing in the house or being sung by my father who was also a singer and he loved Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, etc. One of the first songs I ever learned how to REALLY train singing along to was “A Song For You” by Donny Hathaway.

DAV!D&CLARA: “Repair” – rugged and intense!

The man and machine duo of DAV!D (David Castillo) and his computer CLARA, better known as DAV!D&CLARA, are back with a new single in 2019, called “Repair”. The track is taken from the upcoming album, “CONFESSIONS OF THE MACHINE” to be released early 2020. Much of this latest single displays a minimalist, almost survivalist element, as if every movement, gesture, and note is conserved and used for maximum effect. DAV!D’s songwriting principle seems to be “less is more”, a sentiment CLARA seems to adhere to perfectly. Together they have an artistic sensibility that’s far from common. The song is based

Catch up with Boston based group Urban Lights Band

Boston, MA based Urban Lights Band is an eclectic group of musicians and artists who harness the power of all styles of music to create unforgettable experiences. They are seasoned professionals committed to providing quality musical showcases that bring various audiences together. Their global mission is simple; aspire to inspire! If you are in the Boston area you can find them at:  May 25th 2019 – Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen- Boston, MA June 20th, 2019 – The Milky Way – Jamaica Plain June 21st 2019 -The Middle East Night Club (Corner Room) – Cambridge, MA Hook up with Urban

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Royal is a hip hop artist who currently resides in Hockessin, Delaware. He understands the importance of giving back and he performs at dozens of middle schools and high schools. In the past, he has donated the proceeds from concerts and albums entirely to the community, spreading his generosity to the surrounding neighborhoods. Royal has performed alongside artists such as Waka Flocka, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, YG, and Tory Lanez. His latest project is the single, “Letter To Cecil”. Here Royal seems to be hungrier than ever and is out to remind hip-hop of the abilities that should eventually bring

‘The World We Live In’ EP by ‘Redford’ is Out Now on Glasstone Records

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Iskar D’Abrel: “Ruins of You” – a compelling musical depth

Perhaps Iskar D’Abrel’s only misfortune is releasing his music at the wrong time.  Had he dropped the track “Ruins of You” in the 70’s, 80’s or even early nineties, he surely would have been recognized universally along with other greats of those eras.  It was a time where artists were not defined by a specific genre and allowed to approach different styles of music with a creative freedom almost totally lost today. Iskar is a master of song construction.  No song in his catalog is just a repeat of parts.  Each song is its own story; each follows its own

L.A. Based Modern Rock Band IMAGE Release “Audio Adrenaline” On Shock Therapy Entertainment

Image is a modern rock band based in Los Angeles, CA. Their debut single Audio Adrenaline was released in 2019 by Shock Therapy Entertainment. Their follow up single Until I Make It was released shortly after, receiving acclaims worldwide. The current members are singer Eduardo Enriquez, guitarist David McClellan, bassist Andrew Dupras, and drummer Bobby Godines. Image was founded in 2019 by actor and musician David McClellan, also known as David Blaze. The band was formed in Los Angeles, when Eduardo Enriquez was recruited on vocals along with Bobby Godines on drums and Andrew Dupras on bass. Eduardo sang in

The Glacier Effect: “False Memories” carries many emotional moments

The Glacier Effect is Jason McCann, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences who is currently based in Sacramento, California. The project’s music incorporates elements of shoegaze, indie rock, Goth, darkwave, and 90’s alternative rock to create its unique, guitar-based, cinematic sound. The quality of work across The Glacier Effect’s latest 10 track album release, “False Memories” is uniformly high and displays a genuinely concise approach: tightly structured, unadorned, precisely detailed pieces that never over stay their welcome, and never exhaust their premise. Which of course is so unlike most instrumental music. Before applying

Lord Conrad: “Videogames” – Rap grittiness, EDM rhythm and videogame excitement

Constantly reinventing and discovering new, uncharted territories, multi-talented DJ, Songwriter, Dancer, Model, and Producer and Videogame lover from Milan (Italy) – Lord Conrad keeps churning out EDM hits. He has continued to grow non-stop both as DJ and producer, and has transcended even his own influences by constantly expanding his musical palette by incorporating aspects of techno, house, trance and pop music into his tracks. The latest in line, is the track entitled, “Videogames”, featuring the infamous YouTuber and Gamer Pepo3393, here simply referred to as Pepo. On the track, Lord Conrad grabs the basic euphoric elements of trance and

MUSIC INDUSTRY VETERAN RICK LEVY IS “HIGH IN THE MID-60S”

High in the Mid-’60s: How to Have a Fabulous Life in Music without Being Famous first started as Rick Levy’s journal (which began while touring as Peter Noone’s bandleader and tour manager) where he wrote about discovering his roots and what turned out to be a lifelong passion realized. Readers will discover High in the Mid ‘60s is a memoir, rock and roll everyman story, spiritual discovery, survival manual and an anecdotal treasure chest of life on the road. Rick went from being a member of The Limits, a garage band, to having a failed major label recording contract, to

Bad Bones: “High Rollers” is 5 star material!

Bad Bones blows the doors off the rest of the industry with their “High Rollers” album. What makes the Italian hard rock group so special is a combination of their musicianship and singing. These guys can really play their instruments and sing the roof off of any location. They have mastered melody, inventiveness and matched it with excellent chord progressions. They understand how bone-crushing guitar riffs hit the listener and create the power and angst just as much as sheer volume does. On top of that, Bad Bones’ tunes will have you singing along in the car, in the shower, at the gym, and rolling on down the highway. You name it. Their songs will do it. The whole album rocks and clearly separates itself from the current pack of corporate rockers. The four-piece unit forged in Cuneo (Italy) during 2007, blend classic sounds and styles that dominated the genre during the 70’s and 80’s, bringing it right into today’s modern rock idiom.

The Bad Bones lineup currently features Max Malmerenda on lead vocals, Sergio Aschieris on guitars, Steve Balocco on bass and backing vocals, and his brother Lele Balocco on drums. The album kicks off with the racing “American Days”, which blends a kind of Judas Priest rhythmic urgency with the stadium rock choruses of hair metal bands during the eighties.

“Lost Again” leans heavily on its driving guitar riffs and the soaring vocals, which once again show the band’s knack for hooky choruses. Harmonies abound, as Malmerenda’s vocals leads the charge. Aschieris’ fiery guitar solo does the rest to capture the listener’s attention.

I don’t care how much you love or hate this band, no one can deny that the music, production and overall layout of “High Rollers” is 5 star material. This is good, quality music, no two ways around it. Almost every track off this album has weight, and presents a different musical arrangement and vocal attitude.

At the same time, two common qualities are never missing from every song – high energy and strong melody. “Wild Rose” again transports us deep into the 80’s with another adrenalin-pumping showstopper that will have you singing along in no time. That is, if you can keep up with Max Malmerenda’s vocal range.

If you have any affinity for the Scorpions, “Midnight Rider” will blow your mind. Hardly have I heard a singer come as close as this to sounding like Klaus Meine. Malmerenda is completely in his element here, hitting his register with absolute ease, as he takes this song into standout status.

“Solitary Fields” shows off Malmerenda’s crystal clear lower register in the opening bars, before exploding into ecstasy, along with Sergio Aschieris’ guitar, and the rest of the arrangement. Thus far, musically this may be the best song on the album. It is wrapped up inside an atmospheric production, and embellished by some excellent instrumentation.

From start to finish, this album will keep you entertained, no filler, every song worth it. “Now or Never” with its addictive bass lines and monster riffs at each turn, all mimic the likes of mainstream rockers with a vengeance. “Blood Trails” is where Bad Bones, as a complete rock n’ roll unit, showcase their true colors, for me. Burgeoning guitar work, superlative drumming, animated basslines and towering vocals, exhibits every inch of talent the band possesses. And as if to prove that they are not a one-trick pony, “Wolf Town” produces much of the same rock n’ roll excellence of the previous track – dynamic rhythms, strongly textured guitar tones, and of course, superbly executed vocals.

On “Story of a Broken Bone”, Max Malmerenda steps forth with his typical combination of smooth, sonorous clean singing and raucous, gravelly grunts contrasting his high register melodies, creating a sense of emotion and vigor. Aschieris’ guitar work is on par as always, melding together traditional melodic riffs alongside a mesh of scrupulous soloing.  Steve Balocco on bass and Lele Balocco on drums make sure the engine room keeps the momentum of the song going.

“Rock’n Me” is a cover of the Steve Miller Band track, which can be found on the “Fly Like an Eagle” album. As can be expected, Bad Bones give the song the ‘grit and thrust’ treatment. Bad Bones know what they are good at doing and appear comfortable in delivering just that, all the way through this album. They are totally competent in every area of making their music and can be relied upon to deliver a solid collection of songs.

“High Rollers” out via Sliptrick Records, features some of the band’s very best tracks and is entertainingly catchy throughout its duration. In a world filled with the resurgence blends of nu metal, it’s nice to see a band who can change the cards, and come out with a good blend of mesmerizing hard rock. Bad Bones are currently the best band on block for the job!

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