AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with WALKER LUKENS

“I really started my new year with a whimper,” laughs Texas-based pop rocker Walker Lukens. “I played on New Year’s Eve outside in the 21-degree weather, woke up on New Year’s day, and slowly declined into sickness,” he says. “The flu was all around us.” Even so, that whimper is a minor dip in the…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: KELLER WILLIAMS

Keller Williams dazzles crowds with his wacky lyrics while he produces every single guitar riff, drum beat, or horn blast heard from the stage.  “One man band” isn’t a proper description, since Keller has been known to put together diverse collaborations over the years; most recently, his accomplished groups include his “Grateful Grass” and “Grateful…

ALBUM REVIEW: “EXPECTATIONS” by WILD CHILD

As their name implies, Wild Child jumps into a performance of reckless abandon rounded out by seasoned, mature restraint with Expectations, their fourth album, set for release on February 9th via Dualtone Records.  This record is a departure from their norm; they pull influences for a myriad of sources, embrace their moniker, and take a walk…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS” by CATALINA

“I’m glass made of different sand,” sings Nashville-based alt-popster Catalina in her new song, “Blood Sweat, Tears”; the native Chilean grew up on a steady diet of Motown, Aretha Franklin, Barry White, Michael Jackson and Madonna, which has inspired her own brand of latin-infused soulful pop. “Blood, Sweat, Tears” was inspired by a sense of nostalgia…

“WANT ME BACK” — NEW MUSIC from MOMMA’S BOY

Kansas City rockers Momma’s Boy have done it again with the release of their groove-driven single, “Want Me Back.” The final tune from the band’s three-part Dead Summer Singles Series tells the story of someone trying their hand at love again. Love can be a scary thing, especially after experiencing one too many heartbreaks. With…

“STRANGER THINGS” – NEW MUSIC from A BIG YES and a small no

Brooklyn-based band A Big Yes and a small no has fans saying yes to their newest single, “Stranger Things.” This funky, harmony-driven tune is the band’s first song from their upcoming album, Mise En Abyme, scheduled to be released April 20th vis Royal Potato Family. The song gives listeners a taste of the struggles lead vocalist Kevin Kendrick…

PREVIEW: TYPHOON at EXIT/IN on 2/3/18

“Listen. Of all the things you’re about to lose, this will be the most painful,” relays Typhoon’s Kyle Morton, in the spoken word introduction to the band’s latest release, Offerings, out January 12th via Roll Call Records. The album was an ambitious undertaking, almost two years in the making, which tackled the theme of memory…