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In 2020 BB was attempting to cover more bands and projects that we have in the past. We accomplished this by inviting bands to write reviews of each other. Ian Stahl had a blast doing his review and asked for an assignment. If you're like me, you love end of the year best of playlists!...
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If truth and melancholy were gold, Drifter’s Road by Jules & The Howl would be Fort Knox. It’s a song spawned by the pandemic but written for the ages.
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"I'm vibing tonight on this new Jack Charles tune, "Until the Sun Dies". The production is a perfect balance of modern drum tones blended with classic instrumentation. The song's long and lazy intro is a welcome change that gives us some breathing room to cue up Charles' voice. When he does rumble in, low and...
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You know those infectious tunes that pop a little energy into your feet as you’re strolling down the street? Band of Coyotes’ new video “Don’t Ya Dare” takes that moment and throws it into the heart of their city. By showcasing different spots around Sacramento, the band engineers a way to acknowledge the times we’re...
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LA-based inspiration, Rivita, has such a gripping, dreamy control of her voice, she’ll pull you into the moment the first note graces your ears. In her track, “Someone Else’s Arms”, she describes the story of a lover whom “[they] always finds a way to make it end”. Their romantic yet heart-breaking embrace grows bolder as...
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From the minute I hit play on “Dream On” by Nashville based Jon Pattie, I knew I was in for a treat. The heartfelt lyrics led me into the chorus and as I listened,  my entire body got covered in goosebumps. 
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After listening to Franck’s new album Symphoney, I really understood what he is trying to do with his music. It really took me out of the world. Each song or part, in this album’s case, really takes you to a different realm which is a super powerful thing for music to do.
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The Treacherous French's latest record, "Snapshots" is a rock 'n' roll Spaghetti Western born in the misty streets of San Francisco. Cara Madden, Charlie Kaupp, Phil Bergeron, and Olivier René have a distinctive knack for poignant lyrics, lilting melodies, and aggressive instrumental sounds that, when combined, evoke the best of folk-punk, Celtic rock, and Americana.
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Alex’s EP Inside was a creative mix of new and old. The overall sound was warm with an analog feel that makes each song inviting and engaging. He was able to utilize great guitar tones to capture the sound of the early 90”s, while his songwriting reflects our current times. What a great way to lose...
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Stopped from touring, during the great COVID-19, they got together virtually and re-released the single “Double XX Crossed,” from their debut 2014 album “Snake Headed Faceless Cowboy”. You can watch this awesome music video on their Youtube channel. Needless to say, they have not remained idle during this time, and some new project is coming...
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The word “prodigy” has fallen into overuse in recent times. Countless YouTube videos of children playing Metallica have seen to that. But it might be an apt superlative for AP Tobler, who started playing drums at the tender age of 8, and by 14 was writing and playing all the parts on her own original compositions.
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