New Music Monday & Industry News Update
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Today’s Featured Artists:
The Other Words – Off my mind
We are an American Indie/Country/Folk rock band from Los Angeles CA, we came together in the summer of 2014 when Front Woman Jenna Ryin and Co- Frontman Aaron Crankshaw met at a random open mic night. Not long after that they started production on their first EP which was released in the summer of 2014 joined by new members Choco Fretta (Banjo/Guitar) and Steve Moses (Bass). As the band gained some early notoriety from songs like “La La” and “Falling Deeper” members Dave Sussman (Drums) and Sam Light (Multi Instrumentalist) joined and the band hit the road playing shows all over California. Most recently the band has released their newest single ” Days Like Gold” ahead of their second EP which will be out this summer. Fresh off the festival circuit and playing with headlines Rodney Atkins, Chase Bryant and Josh Thompson the band is looking to keep the momentum moving with festival dates at Big Horn Music Festival in August along with tour dates in Arizona and California.
Kickstand Jenny – Why
Passion for music!! That is what encompasses this band. Featuring four professional musicians who want to share great music and vibes.. Since our very first show, we have quickly developed a following. Our set list of music ranges from Van Halen to Bruno Mars back to Aerosmith and Journey. Our main goal is to bring a fun atmosphere to the shows, or parties as we like to call them. We pride ourselves on being humble, friendly and appreciative of every person that comes to see us.
Felice LaZae – I Need to Feel
For Felice LaZae, writing music is about sharing life experiences. She draws inspiration from storytelling geniuses like Alfred Hitchcock and Quentin Tarantino, and she likes to think of her songs as mini penny dreadfuls. LaZae is also inspired by the soulful rock sound of musicians like Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin, but she also admires the vocal styling and timing of Billie Holiday and funk singer, Betty Davis. “Betty is very rock and roll,” says LaZae, “but she also has a lot of soul, and I really like that. I try to bring that into my music too.”
Zarko – Remedy
Songwriter/Singer, Zarko, made his debut in 2013. with CD “Chasing Dreams” recorded in Oklahoma. As a musician, Zarko performed with various cover bands exploring the Rock’n’Roll scene in Belgrade, his hometown (Serbia). His songwriting is influenced by the likes of John Lennon, Jackson Browne, Neil Young, Tom Petty and John Fogerty. His early musical influences were Bryan Adams and Bon Jovi, but he decided to study classical music at the beginning of his musical journey. Years of classical guitar education left a strong influence of Flamenco on Zarko and he developed a combined fingerpicking technique to blend in folk and country sound he wanted to pursue later on. Now heavily influenced by Country and Americana sound, Zarko continues to write personal and introspective songs. On June 1st, 2016, Zarko released a new song “Remedy”. Zarko wrote “Remedy” after recovering from a near-fatal brain stroke.
Black Diamonds – Medicine
Black Diamonds is a teen band from Haverhill, MA that started back in February of 2009. In the past seven years, they have accomplished tours across the US, Canada and Germany, as well as performances at the House of Blues in Boston, the Boston Hard Rock Cafe, Earthfest, and the Topsfield Fair. After originally forming as a cover band, AJ Marks, 17-year-old lead singer, Henry McIntyre, 15-year-old guitarist, Wolfgang, 14-year-old bassist, and Nick Calnan, 18-year-old drummer, have progressed to writing and recording their own original songs and plan to release a body of work in the near future. The sound pays homage to the 80’s rock-n-roll they started off covering with a modernized twist, mixing that sound with modern harmonies, pop-centric guitar and vocal riffs, and atypical lyrical themes.
Moxy And The Influence – Watch Your Mouth
High energy Rock and Roll, best when played at full volume. With ages starting at just 13, Moxy and The Influence are four young Southern California rockers who bring it with power and drive to every performance. Their female-fronted sound is a modern mix of all that was great in the 80’s hard rock scene, and all that continues to move audiences today. Performing mostly original material, now and then they feature a cover with their own energy and style.
Mesa Jane – Everybody
Singer-songwriter Mesa Jane made positive waves in the local music scene with the release of her first full-length album. The debut album, Spandex Heart, is a soulful and emotional expression of life, love, loss, and new beginnings. She was chosen to perform at a Philadelphia Folk Festival showcase and received bi-coastal radio play in 2013.
Band Nerds – Whore
Alternative Nu Metal group from Dallas, Texas. Deep poetic lyrics with agressive music on stage persona. Not for the Faint of Heart. https://www.reverbnation.com/wearebandnerds
Darker Still – Weak Threads
with their debut album in hand, are out hitting stages and making fans. “Never Too Late” is an album that delivers to all audiences! Rock music has returned. Rich vocals, deep lyrical content, thundering drums and driving rhythms make it incredibly enjoyable. Never Too Late is an album that speaks to people no matter how they listen to music.
Caitlin Ward – Burning Down To LA
Songwriter and country singer Caitlin Ward was born on November 26, 1990 in the small farming village of Rupert Quebec. She began writing her own songs at age four, and made her stage debut at age seven at a local fair. While growing up in Rupert, she honed her songwriting abilities and taught her self how to play several instruments, including the guitar, piano, and violin. Caitlin performed at local venues, and competed in numerous singing contests, and gained notoriety thanks to her stylistic renditions on YouTube. In 2015 she self-released five singles, and will being releasing her full length studio album in early 2016.