AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BLACKTOP QUEEN

It’s an age-old story: band gets together, band makes amazing music, industry folks want in on the excitement, and things begin to change–not always in a positive way. Such is the journey of rock duo Blacktop Queen, who burst onto the Los Angeles scene a few years ago. ”So we release the music, we’re rolling,…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SHANA HALLIGAN

“Growing up, I listened to my dad jamming in the living room with so many incredible musicians. Stevie Nicks would hang out, Herbie Hancock, my dad’s bandmates from Blood, Sweat & Tears and there was loads of jazz,” recalls California pop singer Shana Halligan. Even as a young girl, Halligan was surrounded by music, so it was no surprise…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BANTUG

“My dad was in this rock band in the 80s. I was brought up around music, and I think at a really, really young age I connected with it. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized what I was feeling when I was younger was this feeling of ‘Oh, you’re passionate about this…

PREVIEW: THE VERVE PIPE at CITY WINERY on 4/22/18

Internationally-acclaimed multi-platinum rock band The Verve Pipe has been making music for the last 25 years; known for cranking out stellar songs, they’re widely known for their massive 1997 hit “The Freshmen,” which made those of us who were freshmen around that time swoon whenever we heard it—and, it still has that same emotional effect…

“HOW SIMPLE” – NEW VIDEO from HOP ALONG

Following the release of their latest album Bark Your Head Off, Dog, Philadelphia indie-rock band Hop Along debuted the album’s first music video for their atypical break up song, “How Simple.” Despite being a song about the fears and life lessons associated with growing up, the video showcases frontwoman Frances Quinlan dancing about unapologetically–perfectly complementing such an…

“BROWN EYED LOVER” – NEW MUSIC from ALLEN STONE

After spending months in the studio working on new material, R&B singer/songwriter Allen Stone is finally giving us a taste of what he’s been creating. In his newest soul-filled single, “Brown Eyed Lover,” Stone tells the struggle of being a touring musician while also being in a serious, committed relationship. Despite its external appearance, the…

“I WANT YOUR TROUBLE” – NEW VIDEO from BRANDY ZDAN

Nashville indie-rocker Brandy Zdan is causing a ruckus with the release of “I Want Your Trouble,” the first single from her upcoming album, Secretear. Zdan reveals the song was inspired by a text message she received from her now-husband, Aaron Haynes. He wrote, “I WANT YOUR TROUBLE.” Both Zdan and Haynes knew they held the…