AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MAD HAWKES

  Sitting by the water as she drinks coffee in the brilliant California sun, Maddi Hawkes, who makes her gut-punching brand of pop rock music under the moniker Mad Hawkes, the self-proclaimed beach kid who always has a suit in her car, is contemplating a swim. Los Angeles native Hawkes will release Undone, her new…

“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…

“FORGET ME” – NEW VIDEO from BORN RUFFIANS

The death of rock icon David Bowie has affected the world in so many ways, and many artists have been inspired to pay tribute, reflect, and share insight through their work. Toronto-based band Born Ruffians have recently unleashed “Forget Me,” their new video that stars frontperson Luke Lalonde, who wrote the song on the day Bowie died. “What…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES

In the process of writing and recording their anticipated new album, The Soft White Sixties, makers of funky working-class soul, the band relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles. “It made us uncomfortable; you get stuck in your own ways,” explains frontman Octavio Genera. “For us, our lives pointed that way, and we were all able…

PREVIEW: THE SHOOK TWINS at THE HIGH WATT on 10/9/17

 “Sometimes we ask other twins we meet if they’re the kind of twins who like being twins or hate being twins. It’s totally a thing. We’re definitely the kind that like being twins,” laughs Laurie Shook, who, with her identical twin sister Katelyn make up Portland-based indie folk duo The Shook Twins. “Maybe it’s because…

PREMIERE: “SLAVE” by PUPPET REBELLION

It’s no secret that the Brits know how to rock, and Puppet Rebellion knows how it’s done. The Manchester-based outfit, who has shared stages with the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen and the Slow Readers Club, is gearing up to release its debut full-length album in November via Scruff of the Neck. To give…

WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE SON LITTLE at MERCY LOUNGE on 9/23/17!

Modern soul innovator and Grammy-winning producer Son Little is coming to Mercy Lounge on September 23rd to perform songs from his forthcoming sophomore album, New Magic, out September 15th via ANTI- Records. Each of New Magic’s tracks draw from the diaspora of American blues and soul that includes not only modern R&B, but also rock n’ roll and hip-hop,…

PREMIERE: “STEP INTO THE LIGHT” by THE BREAK LIGHTS

New Jersey indie rockers The Break Lights, who recently landed on NPR’s radar with an impressively ear-catching Tiny Desk Concert submission, will release their self-recorded/self-produced new album, The Bright Life, on September 22nd. Today, the band reveals their latest single, “Step Into The Light,” which follows their Beatles-esque head-bobber, “Why Don’t You Call Me?,” shared…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with HENRY JAMISON

“My vocabulary got pretty big, pretty fast. My songs are organically a little wordy, though, I don’t say to myself, ‘I’m a wordy person, so I’m going to use all the words I know,’” explains dry-witted Vermont-based singer/songwriter Henry Jamison, who grew up with an English professor and a composer, otherwise respectively known as “mom…

PREVIEW: THE QUIET HOLLERS at THE BASEMENT on 6/30/17

Louisville’s beloved post-punk outfit Quiet Hollers, who toured for the greater part of last year, and who will appear at Nashville’s The Basement on Friday, June 30th, will release their new album, Amen Breaks, on  July 7th via sonaBLAST!. In keeping with frontman Shadwick Wilde’s penchant for double and triple entendres, the record’s title has…