Indie Top 5 Picks!
Wicks picks her 5 most favorite songs.
Airplay Receives over 5000 Listeners via iTunes Podcast Listing.
Airplay was listed on
iTunes Podcast Directory June 28th 2005 and has received
over 5000 Listeners already. iTunes V 4.9 was
just released from Apple
and has a new feature which includes a PodCast Directory.
Next weeks Indie Airplay Podcast will include The
Monday Show with Sara Routh recorded live in Hollywood at
the Karma Coffee House.
Love continues to move the LA audiences. Last year she
won the award for Female Singer/Songwriter at the LA Music
Awards, Now her song Shadow is been given airplay
on 95.5 KLOS here in Los Angeles. She has also been given
the Ascap Popular Artist Award and even a documentary is in
the works. Tony Pretzello featured Franki Love last year on
his radio show: Cued-Up. I have placed a link to the interview
on the website for those of you who might be interested. The
interview runs about 40 minutes and was done last year in
september. Franki is one amazing artist and you can catch
her live at the Mint on June 25th. Her website is Frankilove.com
April 30th at The Karma Coffee House in Hollywood.
Vocal intensity and melodic guitar work has paved the way for
the next monumental rockband. Another Hot Airplay this week
is Stampead. Stampead have been compared to the epic sounds
of groups such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, Smashing
Pumpkins, and Pearl Jam.
This band is Hot Airplay and they won "THE ROCKIES 2004"
FOR L.A.'s BEST GIRL-FRONTED BAND. Their sound is melodic, intense
Emerging from the suburbs of Orange County, Band Sold Separately,
is steadily making its way into the ears of bar hoppers, party
people, and music lovers alike. Their sound is accustic driven
pop/rock with smooth upbeat rhythms and a mellow vibe.
Bronson consists of Luke Barrett, Angry Jonny and Paul Strayer.
Together they produce Blues Rock for a new Generation. In August
2004 they released a self titled E.P. that was devoured by their
faithful local following. While rapid success has promised a
compelling future, the band believes that the best is yet to
Mattson was norminated for FemalePopArtist of the Year at
the LA Music Awards 2004. Not only that, her music video 'Drive'
was nominated for Best Music Video. Her recordings have been
featured in ABC's '8 Simple Rules', and the dvd release of FOX
TV's 'Party of Five'.
is a four piece rock band out of Los Angeles. Combined with
their powerful sound and breath taking live shows Antaphi is
a band you definitely don't want to miss! From the minute you
first hear a song you know that you are listening to something
great. They pull you in with songs that anyone can relate to.
Theres definitely something for everyone when it comes to Antaphi.
Suites sonic identity is compared to the styles of
Matchbox twenty, Goo goo dolls, Foo Fighters, Counting Crows,
Oasis, STP and Fuel. Stereo Suite has one EP out called The
D Sides and they are working on a new release this year.
week we feature a song from Ripped: Daily Ritual. Ripped
is from Canada. Read
Live In Tokyo is being released on DVD and a World Premiere
special Dolby 5.1 theatrical presentation is hitting 10 Digital
theatres across the country on Tuesday October 25th. From Boston
to New York to Chicago to San Francisco Pillar Entertainment
is delivering this concert Digitally to theatres. Read
their sophomore album, Thwak Thwak Go Crazy!! out December 6th
on SOS Records, BANG
sugar BANG seamlessly blends the music of the British Invasion
with 77 style punk rock. Their sound has taken on a life
of its own, a result of constant national touring and artistic
growth. The co-ed vocal interplay between Matt and Cooper has
become BANG sugar BANGs trademark some say the
bands most important instrument. Songs such as The Machine
Gun Song, Major Label Interest and Tony capture Bang Sugar Bangs
distinct brand of sarcasm, If I could be anything, Id
be a Machine gun cuz every time I see you Im sorry
I dont own one. The Machine Gun Song alone earned
the band the title of LA snotties by GloriousNoise.com.
Its a catchy tune Matt wrote during a break up with what
he calls a complete psycho.
Since 2002..Alan Smithee
has been making quite an impact on the pop and rock scene. From
winning Battle of the bands... to playing sold out shows at
the Roxy... to be in Music Connections Top 100 Unsigned bands
Alan Smithee is presently on a nation wide tour promoting their
new CD "Wash Away". It wont be long before everyone
knows about David, Matt, Paul, Mike and Frank from Alan Smithee.
type of music you dont hear everyday comes from Dream
Aria. They have Elements of Rock, Techno, Progressive, Classical,
New Age, Goth, and World music. Powerful raw vocals and guitar,
lush keyboards, driving rhythms and inspired lyrics are abundant!
As it says on their website: There's something for every music
lover in DREAM ARIA...
their music lets talk about their Celestial web design. Their
site brings your mind to celestial awareness and its an eperience
in it self to roam around and listen to their music.
is a Los Angeles based techno collaboration. Both Lisa and Ryan
have been active musicians for years playing in rock bands and
making their own techno music. They first met in Liverpool,
England, when they studied sound technology at the Liverpool
Institute for Performing Arts in 1999.
grew up in Sweden - a country known for its long winter nights.
But where there are long nights, there are long raves and
Lisa quickly found herself immersed in Sweden's techno scene
in the early 90s.
first hated Techno but it was Living in Liverpool in the shadow
of England's famed "CREAM" dance club which changed
his mind. Tehcno was way beyond what he had thought possible.
their first single release: MUTE The Techno Squirrels
Releases her album Quarter Life Crisis on iTunes
Releases their album:
Love Hits on CDBaby
Don't Call Us Tori
Call Us Tori showcases some of today's best up and coming
singer/songwriters with a full lineup to make for an evening
of great music. This Saturday Don't Call Us Tori is at The Karma
Coffeehouse in Hollywood. Artists are Linsea Waugh, Jenn
Highway, Elisabeth Nicole, and Angela Correa.
From Seattle formed a band called Fireweed
in 2002 during a camping trip to the Coast of Oregon.
Fireweed's debut album Dreams of the Black Dog. was created
that year striking an interesting blend of folkish honesty and
harnessing the emotional power and intensity of their rock backgrounds.
Singer/songwriters John Enga and Kelley Vice together with Drummer
Jon Hedges and bassist Rick Herrin are the band today and they
are building a following in the Northwest and gaining momentum
as a truly original musical force.
Their new album Dreams Of The Black Dog was released
in July this year, and will be followed by a second CD, Blue
Crush, coming in early 2006.
Here is an interesting story... Bill Elberg
started in NY years ago and was at the time working for nobody
less than... Adam Curry. This was in Adams startup days of his
first internet venture. Bill played in the New York Band The
Spacedogs and played frequently in the Village at The
Elbow Room. Some of you may have been at his gigs in NY.
Bill moved to LA and together with Buddy Quaid, Singer Tom Halloran
from Chicago, Drummer Andrew Hilary from Boston and Mike Samonek
from NY they formed The
Misprintz. Buddy Quiad left the band in 2002 and since then
the band has written over 30 songs and played every major venue
in Los Angeles including The Troubadour, The Cat Club, and the
These days they are promoting their latest album, "Imperfect
a year in which everything seemed to have fallen apart,
De Nieuwe Vrolijkheid saw an opportunity for a new beginning.
Through dive bars and squats, a new love for music and for each
other was found. Noise jams that had been recorded on minidisc
formed a starting point from which a new course was set. Lyrics
concerning the absurd and slippery reality of daily life, or
the more common topic of broken hearts, are the focal point
in DNV¹s fragmented noisepop.
De Nieuwe Vrolijkheid, recently finished recording their first
EP and they became Talent of the Week on OngenkendTalent.nl
in Holland. Now they are hitting Podcasters with their new and
undiscovered music from Holland.
REASONS OFF ON TOUR
at 14 Below in Santa Monica on July 30th, 39
Reasons are now on a cross country tour.
CONTEST: Take your camera to one of their shows, take
a picture of 39 Reasons and email it to email@example.com.
The Winner will be announced September 6th. And the Prize
is: 39Reasons EP, A 39 Reasons T-Shirt and a baseball Cap.
Thur, August 11th at Grape St.
Sat, Aug 13th at Cabot Street Pub
Tue, Aug 16th at Hair of the Dog
Fri, Aug 19th at The T-Lounge,
Sat, Aug 20th at McDuffys
39 Reasons. With influences ranging from U2 to Weezer
to Aerosmith to Pearl Jam, 39 Reasons manages to compose original,
modern songs that are commercial while still maintaining an
edge. Fans of bands such as Incubus, Jimmy Eat World and U2
will find a familiar, yet fresh sound with this band. Vocals
hint at Brandon Boyd with an Eddie Vedder growl thrown in.
39Reasons are headed of
on tour this week and we have a listener contest.
Katz is on the NYC scene with his solo debut album titled:
founder, songwriter and frontman of NYC's legendary "Choosy
Mothers", Katz took NYC's live music scene by storm in
the mid 90's. The sheer mass of the Mothers' buzz allowed
them to sell 15,000 recordings of James' original music without
any label or marketing support! It was this great exploration
within the live band performance circuit that moved James
Katz to grow into a seasoned musician, songwriter, and overall
new release 'glow' is the culmination of his stylistic reinvention.
Each flickering sonic ember... is representative of the spirit
and talented glow that exists within James Katz.
Matches sound like they could be The Next Big Thing. From
Oakland California comes a hard hitting local band who formed
back in 97. Shawn, Matt, Justin and Jon performed at a
webcasting warehouse in San Francisco called iMusicast and promoted
their events by playing accoustic sets around town a few days
prior to the event. With no other promotion they sold out their
events and became widely popular.
later comes an album titled: E Von Dahl Killed The Locals.
This album include songs like: Dog-Eared Page, Chain Me Free,
Audio Blood, Eryn Smith, Borderline Creep and Sick Little
Lynne left her guitar behind and moved to Los Angeles, she
was been told that 'girls don't play rock and roll'. Well she
found that girls certainly do in Los Angeles. She joined with
her former band: Monogroove.
first year in Los Angeles Monogroove and V.K. Lynne
saw their place on Music Connections Top 100 Unsigned
Artists list. Spurred on by the acclaim her original songs
were receiving, she left the band and formed her own backup
ensemble. This led to a Rock City News Best Female Vocalist
nomination in 2004. So, armed with fresh songs, ideas, and
determination, she headed back into the studio with producer
Mike Harrison. The result was Black Halo- a collection of
her most personal songs from swaggering rockers to introspective
ballads, all with the commonality of a flawed angel taking
the narrative voice throughout. Not one to rest on her laurels,
she is currently hard at work on material for a follow-up
Dutton. From early on it was clear that there was something
different about Peter Dutton. He doesnt seem to be trying
to reinvent the wheel, but its clear that he is turning it in
a different way. His latest songs Ghosts and be
sure show the painful frailty and sincerity of Elliot
Smith and Nick Drake and yet combined with seemingly uplifting
melodies and tunes found in the Beatles and Joni Mitchell back
Peter plays all of the instruments on his recordings and records
his own CDs. Normally for an acoustic singer songwriter
this wouldnt be special. However, on Peters two track
EP there are 2 guitar tracks, 4 Mandolin tracks, a trumpet and
horn symphony and 3 vocals and yet when you see him live the
songs sound just as full and colourful as on the EP.
Here for everything about the Live Jive at The Hive event
on July 9th.
Mattson was featured on our Cued-Up show last year with
Tony Pretzello. She has been interviewed on Local Radiostations
and appeared on ABC in her hometown in Michigan. Her song Cold
Soul was featured on ABCs 8 simple rules.
She was nominated at the LA Music Awards last year for Female
Pop Artitst. She made a music video for her song Drive.
She is an independent artist who used to live in Florida and
is now relocated to Los Angeles. With an 8 song EP titled: Monarch,
produced by Rudy Hausermann Angie has created an extraordinary
Demo. Every song is practically fit for the hitlists. You can
find her playing live all over the city.
45 is greaser Punk Rock from Dallas Texas. The band says
this is what rock n roll should be, loud, fast, strong,
rebel Rock, for Kids/ by kids. The bands four members are all
under 21 and are spending everything they make on promoting
their music. Spector 45 comes from a reference to a mad genius
known for his Wall of Sound. Guess Who! Spector
45 finds their spirit from a long line of American Punk Rockers.
- With three albums to her name, Saba has been called one
of the best voices in the San Diego Music Scene.
Blending elements of folk, pop, jazz and rock, Saba is determined
not to be limited by genre or gender, and rejects attempts to
let either define her as a songwriter or performer. For
some people, a woman writing music and playing guitar is a sort
of novelty act.
Schrader and her band Think of England has won
several competions in both New York and San Francisco. Now she
is performing as a solo artist. Her style is soulful piano-rock.
Her CD, "Letters to Boys" was released in the spring
of 2004 and her new CD Taking the Fall has been
added to Local Los Angeles radio station KCRWs library.
Schrader and her band are hitting the floor at The Hotel Cafe
on June the 22nd. You can find her on the web at www.libbieschrader.com
V is a perfect example of Indie Music which has Appeal,
Charisma and a Top40 hook. Marinas sound is absolutely
Magical. Her song Underneath Your Sky from her new
CD release Simple Magic draws you right in. In my
opinion this song deserves to be placed at the top. Underneath
Your Sky is produced to perfection.
first release came in 1999 about 6 years ago and since then
it has been 4 CD releases, Television appearences and a lot
of local gigs. This summer she is playing live all over Los
Angeles and You can find her on the web at www.marinav.com
singer/songwriter from Finland. Arto has a few songs out as
including: Keep on Sweet Dreaming, Between Pleasure and Pain,
and Cadillac Girl. He is also featured on Robert Plants
first Tribute album Plant Waves... on the song: Anniversary.
Fiend is based in Los Angeles, but spawned on both sides
of the Atlantic, Stereofiend is a band whose music manages
the delicate balance between hard-edged aggression and raw
musical tastes of the five members (Juliet, Dylan, Will, Brent
and Travis) cover a myriad of incluences, and the natural
-- almost organic -- process of the band's democratic approach
allows these influences to flow into the fusion that produces
the high-powered pulsating sound that is Stereofiend. Their
website is www.stereofiend.com
Vacation plays a gritty, swaggering brand of rock and roll
that recalls the visceral punch of punk, the anarchic energy
of turn-of-the-70s garage bands, and the monster hooks
of such vaunted outfits as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles,
The Kinks and The Clash. The Vacation has a new album out
which is named: Band from World War Zero. You can also
find their older release: They were the sons
on their website www.thevacationmusic.com.
Angel has just released his new CD and we are playing: Come
Away as its released on the CD. A first time radio airplay
It features a duet with pop star Reyhan Karaca. His website
Hollywood, California to Hollywood, Florida. Vickie
Raye hits the stage at 7.30PM wednesday May 25th at The
Improv Comedy Club.
love for music crosses over many genres, and country music
is where she finds comfort. She says her style has a
little of this, a little of that and a lot of heart.
She is well worth checking out on the web at vickieraye.com
A brief scan of heraldic press clippings for their last release (The
Curved Glass) from the NME, CMJ, the Village Voice, Time Out,
Wire, Magnet divulges a clear journalistic pattern of enthusiastically
describing Hopewell in terms of opposition: delicate/visceral, sublime/stabbing,
years ago Laura, Sienna and Megan were three strangers with one thing
in common: the ability to rock. It was this commonality that drew
each of them as regular performers to the stage of Mr. T's Bowl; the
cradle of L.A.'s fiercely independent rock scene. The
Randies were making great music while developing a solid fan base
playing at popular venues around L.A., but they still hadn't found
their dream drummer. When the girls hooked up with Kelly, (who was
fresh off the road with Green Day and Blink 182) they knew they had
found their missing piece and punk/pop world domination was at hand.
the 2004 release of their album: At The friendship Motor Inn The
Randies are having the time of their lives bringing their unique
brand of melody driven punk to their legions of fans.
Utica, Michigan comes ALternative Acoustic Rock singer Deron
Feivel. His music has dynamic vocals and powerful lyrics. He uses
music as a way to touch, heal and move people. His shows are upbeat
yet emotional at times and a connection with his audience is what
he mostly strives for. He is performing live in and around Michigan
these days and you can find him on the web at www.deronfeivel.com.
Central. There is no time for a pity party. John Falls (frontman)
would be the first to tell you this. Your life is what you make of
it. John was abused from the age of two until he was eight. As a result,
he was taken out of his home and into the states custody. During
that time he was moved from foster home to foster home. He never felt
secure anywhere yet he didnt let that get in his way of succeeding
in whatever endeavor he took on sports, grades, etc. John lost
sight of his path for a moment at fifteen when he fell into gang activity,
selling drugs and rebelling against authority. Fortunately for John,
good friends inspired him and encouraged him to a new way of life
through music. This began the journey to piece together a band and
find his success in music.
out one night in a club, John spotted a kid who just looked the
part of a rock star. John asked around and found that this kid was
guitar player Heath Hindman. After countless conversations, John
was able to convince Heath to join him on this new project. Now
John and Heath went searching for the rest of what they needed.
passed by and the two were nearing their breaking point. Then one
night when they were on their way to a friends practice room
for advice, they heard a drummer boom from down the hall. Heath
knew who it was and knew that this was the drummer they needed.
He told John to work his magic and convince the young prodigy
Blake Allison - to join their group. Blake told John that he might
do it but that he only played with one bass player and that they
came as a pair. Blake called his best friend and fellow musician
Joey Walser in Chicago with the proposition of leaving the jam,
funk, jazz scene and trying rock. Months of private conversations
between the two followed. Blake and Joey decided to join John and
Heath and give it their all. Joey moved to Memphis and the core
of the band was finally realized.
the next few months the group wrote and wrote and wrote, every night
sweating out the new style of music, and smashing many styles into
one. The foursome knew they wanted a second guitar player - it had
been an idea from the beginning. They tried out a few situations
that didnt work out to their liking. Things were looking pretty
dead end. Serendipitously, Heath happened to bump into his fellow
guitarist Worm from his first band in the hallway of his friends
apartment complex. Heath and John had wanted to get him to come
with them from the VERY beginning, but he was committed to another
band at the time. As luck may have it, Worms band had just
broken up. Finally Egypt Central was complete. They recorded their
debut album with Josh Abraham (Velvet Revolver, Korn, Limp Bizkit)
in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, once the record was finished, the
band was confronted with an onslaught of troublesome experiences...yet
they rose to beat down every conflicting situation thrown at them.
Egypt Central remained everything that they stand for and overcame
those unforeseen obstacles of life and hard times. Due to overwhelming
demand, the band made their debut album available in Memphis and
online. With remarkable results their cd debuted as #1 independent
release in the Memphis market and started selling online to fans
from all over the world. Egypt Central is amped up playing shows
outside of Memphis and spreading their eagerness to overcome everything
from suppression to being unaccepted. Everything is possible in
this life. There is no time for a pity party.
from the heart of the Orange County suburbs, Mike
Baas is a musician of many hats. He has played key roles in a
number of different bands: bass player and lead vocalist for the rock
band Zero Tolerance, electronic music producer as Initself, keyboardist
in 'acoustic fusion' The Finish Line and most recently playing acoustic
guitar and keyboards behind Alec Bridges. With the release of his
new demo 4, Mike has stretched out into the public eye introducing
a new breed of technical acoustic guitar playing and songsmithing
alongside his newly formed band.
Evil Queens have been compared to Quicksand, Kiss, Fu Manchu,
and an arena-rock-tinged Six Finger Satellite. Comparisons aside,
more often than not, people have one thing to say about The Evil Queens:
Evil Queens are Mike Eckhardt, Eric Hinterscheid, George Hondroulis,
and Jacob Sundermeyer.
Evil Queens are releasing their record First It Boils, Then It Spills
on September 13 of 2005 on upstart NYC indie Addison Records.
NY comes another Electronic Indie Artist. Her name is Jen Scaturro
aka I am Jen.
Vocally she is compared to Suzanne Vega and her music is a cross between
Massive Attack and Aphex Twin.
Bass, Guitar, Drum machines, melodica, stylophone and accordion...Jen
was playing piano before she could walk. She toured the west coast
in jazz and pop bands, recorded a single and built a recording studio
in her bedroom by age 15.
EP titled: Broken was released last year and her music has allready
been licensed to both HBO and MTV.
Canada comes an awesome band named Ripped.
This band will forever be on The Indie Airplay Hall of Fame. When
I first came to their website and heard their songs I was absolutely
blown away. Every song were a hit. Show Me, Anodyne, A daily Ritual
and even Call Me.
Ripped brings ethereal vocals & harmonies combined with guitar
rock & pop melodies to their music which are inspired and compared
to Garbage, Biff Naked & No Doubt.
They have two CDs out. The first BloodShot and their later
Blow Your Mind
Rocking Band from Hamburg is taking Northen Germany by storm.
is kicking off their tour with a huge show at The Knust in Hamburg
on August 11th. for those of you listening in from Northern
Germany, this is a band and a tour worth cheking out. After their
concert in Hamburg its off to Luneburg, Gottingen, Koln and Weimar...and
they are wrapping in Berlin at the Mudd Club. Here are a few pictures
from their past shows.
Holbrook, an unusual newcomer on the underground scene comes from
Boston. Lily started out by playing her music in the streets and subways
of Boston, capturing audiences with her expressive voice and touching
melodies. Soon she began making her way into the local club scene,
playing at venues such as The Middle East and TT the Bears. She has
earned respect and admiration from both fans and fellow musicians.
Lily took it further and produced: Running From The Sky, a 9 track
It all started in Indiana back in High school when Kyle Cook, Brett
Borges and John Kibler all met and formed The New Left. Later they
were joined by Eamon Ryland from Topanga, California Their first 6
songs EP titled: Let Go was released last fall.
Little Radio have only been together a few month but allready
they have channeled their energy, heart and emotion, and emerged onto
the North American music scene, ...a blend of melodic rock infused
with snap beats and metal undertones. They use tragic life experiences,
both personal and professional, as the driving force behind their
creative process. They are growing a solid fan base these days and
their music is exceptional.
is her stage name. In reality her name is Valerie Day. She is the
middle child of 5 born in California. Music and art has been part
of Valerie since the beginning. She performed in every talent show
in elementary school. Musically, she excelled from the age of 5. Besides
her talents in art, drama and singing, she was also involved with
Junior Olympic Diving. She sang with her sisters, Ginger, Amber and
Jessica at many events throughout the years. She taught herself how
to play the piano and from an early age could hear the whole orchestra
accompaniment in her mind. Her music today is the embodiment of that
vision. On The web you can find her at www.amethyst.com .
San Francisco comes an Indie Noise Pop Band named Recliner.
The have been compared to Pixies, Bad Religion and Fugazi.
has toured in Japan and their videos has been shown on FuseTV and
Rollingstones.com. They have a full length albumout titled: Make
A Friend. Their music is as raw as its refined. Its
a dynamic sound drawn from big guitars, a powerful rythm section
and sweet vocal harmonies. They create a sound thats uniquely their
own. The album is recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco.
Recorded and mixed on Analog Tape.
My Brothers banned takes
influences from Gram Parsons, Uncle Tupelo,Whiskeytown, Ramones and
the Meat Puppets, finding a balanced blend of acoustic instruments
and raw energy. All band members have roots in punk rock and then
felt the gravitational pull towards American roots traditional music.
Slater has been
making movies for 2 decades, but now she is back into music. She has
recorded 2 live-in-studio albums in Nashville, Tennessee, The later
Crosswords features a song titled Any Day Now
which was VH1 Save the Music Foundation finalist.
Bareilles sound has been described as everything from Norah Jones
to Joni Mitchell, Fiona Apple to Alicia Keyes. It is tempting to make
comparisons but she's much more than a carbon copy. Influenced by
soul, jazz, rock, and pop - her writing is bold, honest and edgy.
Intelligent, unpredictable lyrics and melodies delivered courtesy
of a truly soulful and powerful voice, Sara's music is something that
definitely sets her apart.
Bareilles gig at The Hotel Cafe on June 27th is the only one scheduled
for the summer so this will be your chance to hear her live. She
is on the web at www.sarabmusic.com
Ponce Jr. combines hypnotic dance rythms, soaring melodies with
his angelic vocals to create a breathtakingly beatuiful and haunting
record. Xisco has been compared to Sade, George Michael and Moby.
Ponce Jr. calls his latest release titled: Suite a romantic bittersweet
soundscape. You can find him on the web at http://www.xiscoponcejr.com.
recently been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year for her
album: Quarter Life Crisis. She has been compared to Sarah Maclachlan
and Five for Fighting. She is performing live in Hollywood and she
is also planning an East Coast tour. Her website is www.ardenkaywin.com.
and his rock band from SoCal have been rocking the music scene for
the last two years. Influenced by such classic bands like KISS,
Whitesnake, Cheap Trick, Def Leppard , and Foreigner, he brings
a sound within his music that also fits today's mold, and rivals
the likes of the Goo Goo Dolls, Velvet Revolver, and Gin Blossoms
of our time! Jesse
Damon can be seen at B.B. Kings at Universal City on
Wed. June 14th at 9pm performing songs like: Good Life, I
know What You Want and I Want You.
Band with a different name and alternative to the alternative. Moktezoom
is LA's newest eccentric collaboration of alternative music. Their
distinguished styles derive from a mixture of early and current pop
cultures where ancient meets modern and modern meets history.
Interview with the band tuesday March 22nd 9.30pm. We met the band
at their showcase event at The Gibson Center in Beverly Hills. Pictures
from the event.
below to listen to our interview with Moktezoom.
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Box aka Diane Williams is from Louisville, Kentucky. She writes
and performs solo with her keyboard and her new release I.C.D.T.O.T.
is available on onelongsong.com and myspace.com/dwbox. We picked her
song:...The real Thing as our favorite.
From down Under comes a very cool band named: Cinematic. Their sound
is real hot and carries a lot of different styles from 70s style Pop
to Progressive Rock to Jazz. The Five piece band has recieved airplay
on several radio stations and their music can be heard on shows like:
A current Affair.
Dammitheads are a rock and roll entity unbashed and unbowed.
While the name serves to represent the group as a band, it more
accurately puts to name the creative writing/ recording vehicle
and schizophrenic alter-ego for one otherwise begrudgingly titled
singer/songwriter named David Tomaloff and his creative counterpart,
drummer Steve Hawkins.
sound recalls hints of bands such as The Rolling Stones, David Bowie,
The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Cars and Gang of Four. The Dammitheads'
debut album is titled: Freeze Motherstickers
May. With touches of swagger and grace this seasoned soulful singer-songwriter
delivers an album full of melodic twists and turns. From the jail-bustin
freedom of Lights Out in Tupelo to the edgy southern blues rock
of 'It Ain't You' and the beautiful flamenco touch of 'Enjoy', every
song is succinct with style, story and soul, while the album maintains
a wonderful sense of continuity. Daniel May's voice ranges from a
leathery Clint Eastwood rasp to warm, rich baritone, but both are
like listening to a good friend sharing a few stories. Producer Anthony
Newett captures the spirit of each song brilliantly.
was born from the vision of infusing the aggressive power of hard,
yet melodic rock with the haunting and ethereal sounds of ancient
instruments. They altered their guitars added some bells and tribal
drums and finally added strings to the recordings. After years it
turned into a 5 song EP with a very unique sound. Their website
are from Chicago and they have just released a brand new album. The
Crossings new album is filled with melodic songs which are very catchy.
Castaway, The second track on the Album, is my favorite.
There is reflection of the most popular rock'n'roll sound of the last
40 years, transformed into an extremely modern expression when you
listen to The Seventh Reason.
Murphy has a residency at
The Mint every Wednesday in May "Dinner & a Song" She'll
be bringing in 2 different singer songwriters every week!
the emotion behind the songs on "FALLEN" and "SILENTLY"
that makes it uniquely Ahston Zyer. Her own life experiences drive
the tracks on her two releases, including: "Crazy",
"Saturday" and "Farewell My East".
Ashton Says: "I want people to know I understand that we all
deal with the same pain, hate, love and passion." Ashton successfully
leaves an impact and takes her listeners on a journey, leaving her
audioence wanting more.
Drake has just released their debut album: "I wish you would
come home, already". The albums central theme is about relationships
says Singer Jonathan Haskell. Everything in life is a cycle of learning,
growing and building significant relationships. The band is getting
popular and is recieving airplay on local and satellite radio stations
and now also Internet radio.
Alexander is Hot Airplay. It is rare that an artist has so much
to offer her audience: talent, beauty, charisma, songs that people
can't help but sing along with, and lyrics they want to quote to their
friends. She's been named one of L.A.'s "Hottest Unsigned Bands"
by Music Connection, the "Best of Local Licks" by KLOS,
a "Buzzing" artist by Hits Magazine, and has topped the
charts at mp3.com. Cindy is ready with the release of her 3rd album,
coming up this thursday at 7.30pm at The Derby. This is the event
of the week and Its the start of her westcoast tour. Cindy is hitting
Bakersfield, San Jose, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle
before may 1st. Check the specific dates on her website: www.cindyalexander.com
French Finesse and Brittish Classic Tweed gives the band a distinctive
European flavor balanced with Motor City hard hitting beats and Mid-western
Echoes of classic British Invasion pop, Nirvana, and The Replacements.
GIDGETS GA GA tell the world a story of life, love, loss, and rock
and roll. They have spread their word from every major stage in Chicago
and are poised to break out to the world at large. Their website is
Caterina,Jessica is from New York and thought she moved to Hollywood
to become an actress but found her passion in music. She is one of
the best artists on the scene.
is from Floriday. Their sound is energetic original rock music coupled
with a sometimes funny, occasionally sexy, but always self-aggrandizing
stage show. (increase of power) They are now being booked across Florida
and plan an east coast tour for late summer '05. Says Chris Hillman,
drummer for Alphabet City.