NEW MUSIC MONDAY!

“Dime Store Pistol” – C A Y N E “Jon Buscema, the brilliant producer behind ‘Dime Store Pistol’ and ‘In The Weeds’ (released 2017) and I were hoping to make a song that lights a fire in anyone who listens to it- male and female alike,” says Jessica Cayne, the pop/rock powerhouse behind C A…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MATT COSTA

“I love the trumpet; I only played during junior high in the school band,” says singer/songwriter Matt Costa when asked if he was a fellow lifelong band nerd. “You’d go to school and carry your trumpet case around, and I really liked that. When I stopped playing the trumpet, I started skateboarding and then started…

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…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GOTHIC TROPIC

Attending SXSW in Austin is quite the experience, one that will test the boundaries of your lack-of-sleep threshold, challenge your patience for traffic issues, and stretch the imagination as far as music-making goes. At a venue at 11:30pm waiting for a show that was set to begin at midnight, my inner old person was fighting…

“MAGNETISM” – NEW MUSIC from VACATIONER

Philadelphia rockers Vacationer are drawing listeners in with their groovy 1960s-inspired, synth-driven single, “Magnetism.” The first release since their sophomore album Relief back in 2014, it’s safe to say Vacationer made it well worth the wait. Lead singer and bassist Ken Vasoli reveals the song came about easily and quickly, rejuvenating his joy for making…

PREMIERE: “EYES ON US” by MERRITT GIBSON

New England indie rocker Merritt Gibson writes songs that are deeply personal and unflinchingly honest as she seeks to understand the world and how she fits into it—a quest to which we can all relate. College freshman Gibson, however, displays perspective and observation that is beyond her years. On March 30th, she will release Eyes…

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…