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Jared Swanson
This new radio-friendly rock-pop-anthem from The Y Axes will have you montaging by the first chorus. Where bubble gum singles celebrate a “shake it off” superficiality, lead singer Alexi Rose Belchere belts out a deeper more angsty dedication to loyalty with a contagious hook. No escapism here, but rather an appreciation for someone who makes you feel whole. Beautifully patterned guitar arrangements from Devin Nelson...
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Giant Metal Crickets debut album incito is a nail biting action packed psychological instrumental electronica thriller and we’re excited to premiere a little taste of the action. On the album, songs often swell to NIN level convulsions but just when you think you can’t possibly take anymore, a tantalizing hook lays you on a bed of tranquility as you...
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Indie prog rock band Lords of Sealand released their official music video Architect from their full-length album Found Fiction and are celebrating with a show at Brick & Mortar Wednesday, January 13th. The song tackles an internal struggle between ideology and who we are. I talked to guitarist Brent Curriden who wrote the song and lead singer...
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October 29th, Abbot Kinney will be returning home to Los Angeles to release their new single “Can We Become” from the forthcoming EP – THE NIGHT – at The Hotel Cafe. San Francisco’s Travis Hayes and The Young Daze will be opening at 7pm. “Balanced Breakfast, a weekly music meetup that began as a small...
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Diamond Heights released their debut EP City Charms early this month to a sold-out crowd in the downstairs bar at Neck Of The Woods. The band emitted a powerful modern twist on CBGBs era Pretenders/Blondie. Get to know them with this behind the scenes video I shot at Hyde Street Studios with Ted Maider of “Evergreen”. Follow it up by listening to the...
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Bay Area Con Funk Shun percussionist D. Edward strikes gold with his new baby-making-music full-length album “Love Is“. An active member of Balanced Breakfast San Francisco and East Bay, he debuted as a frontman with his first release “Little Red Box” in 2011 but has been making major waves in the northern California music scene for the past 13 years....
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I just listened to the 2014 release Diconnect::Reconnect from start to finish twice. The first time I simply lost myself. The second time I became mesmerized by the intricacies of their artistic flight. Don’t waste your time getting a sense of this band on your cell phone speakers or you will miss all the nuances and...
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I caught this photo of Travis Hayes minutes before he hit the stage at Bottom Of The Hill to play his album release show for his new self-released full length, Young Daze. He was in good spirits. It was a Supermoon. The place was packed. Trebuchet and Christian Lee Hutson were putting on good sets....
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As a youth, Duncan ‘DonCat’ Nielsen’s grandma gave him an odd pile of European released Beach Boys tapes, which lead him to the record store searching for other oddities. Coming from a family of music enthusiasts, including a dad with a penchant for Cream and the blue shades of Jimi Hendrix, a brother with drum...
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Helpful self-promotion tips for songwriters included naming your influences in the subject line of cold emails to potential blogs. But getting an intro from someone you share in common is always best. Incremental growth is your friend. Set reasonable goals and use all the analytic data you can to track your progress. If you have a...
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