Stuck The ProblemAddicts Independent Release, 2017 There’s something truly liberating about being in a band from a small town. Because there’s really only one or two bars that wouldn’t let you play there ever, you end up writing the kind of songs you want to, to keep yourself entertained first and foremost. The ProblemAddicts are… [Continue Reading]

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Bass, Drums, Guitars, and Organs Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers Independent Release, 2017 From NYC comes Frank Migliorelli& The Dirt Nappers, a band focused on the sort of Americana that blends a healthy amount of folk, pop, and acoustic country, into comfortable, well worn songs that feel immediately familiar. The songs here fall somewhere… [Continue Reading]

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Bash and Pop w/Run Raquel, and Plane Versus Cult Monday, May 22, The Social, Orlando, FL all photos by M.A. Rivera “I’m Thomas Eugene Stinson; and I’m a musician.” said Mr. Stinson, better known as Tommy, before an intimate Monday night crowd in Orlando, Florida. It’s been a while since I’ve seen such a relaxed… [Continue Reading]

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Face to Face W/The Attack Friday, May 19, Backbooth, Orlando, FL all photos by M.A.Rivera Seriously, I’ve never seen The Backbooth this full before. Ever. You could barely move. Face to Face had brought a capacity crowd and they weren’t going to be disappointed. Orlando’s own The Attack opened the show with a solid set… [Continue Reading]

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X w/Rosie Flores May 13, The Beacham, Orlando, FL all photos by M.A.Rivera I’ve heard and read some murmurings about how the 40th anniversary tour of X is making more than one person suddenly feel old. That onus is on them. X, currently on tour with the original line-up of John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom… [Continue Reading]

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The Damned w/The Bellrays, and Grave Return May 12, House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, FL all photos by M.A.Rivera The Damned are on tour celebrating their 40 year anniversary of their seminal debut, Damned Damned Damned. But this show wasn’t about nostalgia for it’s own sake. No, the band pushed through every part of… [Continue Reading]

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The Baby Seals The Baby Seals Trapped Animal, 2017 Just when I’m ready to dismiss punk as truly dead, there arrives another pleasant surprise. To be fair, I don’t get how a bunch of pouty boys bemoaning their boo-hoo-hoo misery from their blackest notebook of personal poetry even qualifies as punk, but this is off… [Continue Reading]

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Sarah Shook and the Disarmers w/ Rickey Dickens, and Maple Sparrow Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL Last night, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers played to a small, but enthusiastic crowd of curiosity seekers turned true believers. And all are ready to testify to the power of what they saw. Most everyone there… [Continue Reading]

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Grand Funk Railroad w/Confederate Railroad and Hot Pink Sunday, May 7, Riverfront Park, Cocoa, FL Grand Funk Railroad are legends for a reason. Whether you are a casual listener or long time fan, there’s no getting around the fact that they are exceptional live. Their most famous songs still live on in steady rotation on… [Continue Reading]

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Ruby Road III Rugby Road WYD? Records, 2017 Rugby Road are a Philly trio that have been at it a really long time, and play as though they are in each others pockets. Because after more than 20 years, they probably are. This, their third release, is a four song EP and introduces to a… [Continue Reading]

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THE DAMNED  CAPTAIN SENSIBLE, FEELING NO PAIN, RESUMES 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR SITTING ON ‘THRONE’ POSTPONED MONTREAL, BOSTON AND NEW YORK SHOWS RESCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS MONTH THE DAMNED SIGN LABEL DEAL FOR NEW ALBUM IN THE WORKS  Photo: Andrea Beck Less than a week after Captain Sensible fell offstage at their sold out show in… [Continue Reading]

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Jump Ramp – The EP Jump Ramp Independent Release, 2017 This is what a speed bag being worked over by an experienced fighter feels like. Jump Ramp have released this four song ep that clocks in at less than 8 minutes. “Acid Drop” is compelling and 6 types of great. Sounds like 1984 thrash metal… [Continue Reading]

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Eight Year Itch/Night Shift Instant Smile Independent Release, 2017 Instant Smile are some old friends with a new name. The Gregg Phoenix Experience re-branded itself and to celebrate, Erin Berry and Gregg Phoenix released this digital single. The duo from Philly feel slightly smarter, and musically more self aware than most guitar/drum duos. “Night Shift”… [Continue Reading]

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MAC SABBATH Battles Rival Fast Food Mascots in Claymation Music Video for “Pair-A-Buns”   Watch MAC SABBATH’s Very First Music Video via The A.V. Club Now   “Pair-A-Buns” flexi disc available inside the new, official MAC SABBATH coloring activity book, available ONLINE now for the first time!     Fast food themed Black Sabbath cover… [Continue Reading]

Everclear w/Special guest Vibe Live at the King Center Friday, April 28, 2017, Melbourne, FL Having come into their own in the 1990’s, Everclear are back on tour, this time celebrating the 20 year anniversary of their breakthrough release, So Much For The Afterglow. They just completed a quick bop through Florida, a series of… [Continue Reading]

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Wayne Hancock is a legend. if you miss him on tour, well that’s your bad luck. There’s no reason you should though, ‘cuz we done told ya! Here are his current tour dates: Wayne Hancock 5/11/17 Artmosphere Lafayette LA Wayne Hancock 5/12/17 Siberia Bar New Orleans LA Wayne Hancock 5/13/17 Zydeco Birmingham AL Wayne Hancock… [Continue Reading]

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Catching Up With Art Alexakis about Everclear Interview with M.A. Rivera of indiemusic.co This interview has been edited for length. photos by Paul Brown Since bursting onto the national spotlight, Everclear has never gone away. Not from the radio, not from touring, not from continuing to release new music. This year though, is the twentieth… [Continue Reading]

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MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE AND THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE  OFFER BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE AT THE FESTIVAL APRIL 29 & 30, 2017   Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville and The Student Experience are offering two very special opportunities for Bright Futures Scholarship recipients (18 years of age and older). The Bright Futures Scholarship program… [Continue Reading]

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Silhouttes A Little Bit More Independent Release, 2017 With two distinct and powerful voices, Reed Fields and Jill Hamlin,manage to blend them to become A Little Bit More. The songs here are memorable and hard to ignore. “If Only For A Moment” gives Jill Hamlin a chance to take the spotlight with a thoughtful slower… [Continue Reading]

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Blue Honey Independent release, 2017 Two songs here. Sort of refreshing. Like a classic double AA sided single. I don’t suspect many people know what I’m referencing, but whatever. Let’s talk about Blue Honey. A Nashville-based husband – wife duo of Kassie Jordan and Troy Brooks. “Hurts Just the Same” has harmonies, dynamics, heartache and… [Continue Reading]

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Mind Control Inward of Eden Independent Release, 2017   Darkly compelling Inward of Eden sidestep the mistakes of lots of bands, by having a complete and fully realized sense of self. The band has already done a lot of the heavy lifting by writing some memorable and catchy songs. Inward of Eden kick off this 4… [Continue Reading]

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Portugal. the Man Stun with Psychedelic Performance Portugal. the Man The Plaza Live 07 Apr 2017 photos and review by Rob McDonald On Friday, April 7, veteran rockers Portugal. The Man rolled into Orlando, unleashing an all-out music assault on the storied and famed Plaza Live. It was a symbiotic night of hip-hop and rock-n-roll.… [Continue Reading]

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The KillThrax Tour Anthrax/Killswitch Engage w/The Devil Wears Prada and Code Orange April 13, House of Blues, Orlando, Florida Anthrax and KillSwitch Engage together? How does one get so lucky? The Kilthrax tour is co-headlining roadshow with each band alternating the top spot. And it was KillSwitch Engage’s turn to go on last. And Anthrax… [Continue Reading]

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The String Quartets Jethro Tull BMG, 2017 When bands get an itch to add strings, and re-think their most famous works as would be classical numbers, it’s usually a., an indulgence of ego, and b., an unnecessary and avoidable disaster. Jethro Tull is a different animal however. No stranger to classical and medieval musical themes,… [Continue Reading]

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Rest In Peace Allan Holdsworth (August 6, 1946 – April 16, 2017) Hello to my friends and colleagues in music. Along with Manifesto Records’ Dan Perloff, it’s been a pleasure to work Allan’s and his two new reissues: the box set:“The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever” which has all of Allan’s solo albums, and “Eidolon,”… [Continue Reading]

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URBAN CONE OLD SCHOOL – REMIXES OUT TODAY APRIL 7TH Swedish electro-pop band Urban Cone release Old School – Remixes today via all digital platforms. This collection of remixes features interpretations on the original track by a diverse mix of critically acclaimed producers. The Stockholm-based band has enjoyed success with their past releases – their… [Continue Reading]

Ian Anderson and the Carducci Quartet’s JETHRO TULL: THE STRING QUARTETS Number One on The Billboard Classical Charts This week Ian Anderson reached the number one position again in the Billboard Classical Album charts with his new collaboration with the Carducci String Quartet, JETHRO TULL: THE STRING QUARTETS. Previously, his album DIVINITIES topped the Billboard… [Continue Reading]

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WE RIDE PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “DO IT ALL AGAIN” New Album, Empowering Life, Available April 14 More Tour Dates Announced     Spain’s hardcore outfit WE RIDE has released a third track from their upcoming album, Empowering Life, set for release on April 14th. According to front-woman Mimi Telmo, “’Do It All Again’ reflects all… [Continue Reading]

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Damned Damned Damned The Damned BMG, Reissue 2017 The list of first’s here is significant. First UK punk act to release a single, (A New Rose), quickly followed by the full length, Damned Damned Damned, which was followed by being the first UK punk act to tour the US. So forty years on, how’s it… [Continue Reading]

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The Next Generation Roadie Tunes Your Guitar and Leaves the Smartphone Behind Band Industries launches Roadie 2, their redesigned automatic tuner, on Kickstarter today. Just place it on the pegs and it will automatically tune your guitar in seconds!     View the promo video for the brand new Roadie 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WC0Lt6yqX8   March 28,… [Continue Reading]

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This is an exceptional funny, tears streaming down your face read!  Here's an Exerpt:  On the band name Anorexic Cannibals:  "I'm wondering if this is a self control, strong willed thing, or if this tribe suddenly went vegan without fulling realizing the implications of doing so?"  On the band Pig Rectum:  "I'm not sure if the name implies the rectum of a living or dead pig, but still, it paints a picture, that's not easy to shake." Download here: Your Band is Called What?  We also recommend you get a hard copy for your bathroom, although we assume people will wonder what the hell you're doing in there laughing your ass off!     … [Read More...]

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Make The ProblemAddicts Your Problem

Stuck The ProblemAddicts Independent Release, 2017 There's something truly liberating about being in a band from a small town. Because there's really only one or two bars that wouldn't let you play there ever, you end up writing the kind of songs you want to, to keep yourself entertained first and foremost. The ProblemAddicts are from Deltona, Florida, which isn't the sticks, but not exactly … [Read More...]

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Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers Restless Soul

Bass, Drums, Guitars, and Organs Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers Independent Release, 2017 From NYC comes Frank Migliorelli& The Dirt Nappers, a band focused on the sort of Americana … [Read More...]

Face to Face Pull into Orlando

Face to Face W/The Attack Friday, May 19, Backbooth, Orlando, FL all photos by M.A.Rivera Seriously, I've never seen The Backbooth this full before. Ever. You could barely move. Face to Face had … [Read More...]

The Damned are Damned Amazing

The Damned w/The Bellrays, and Grave Return May 12, House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, FL all photos by M.A.Rivera The Damned are on tour celebrating their 40 year anniversary of their seminal … [Read More...]

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Make The ProblemAddicts Your Problem

Stuck The ProblemAddicts Independent Release, 2017 There's something truly liberating about being in a band from a small town. Because there's … [Read More...]

Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers Restless Soul

Bass, Drums, Guitars, and Organs Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers Independent Release, 2017 From NYC comes Frank Migliorelli& The Dirt … [Read More...]

Bash and Pop’s Orlando Stop

Bash and Pop w/Run Raquel, and Plane Versus Cult Monday, May 22, The Social, Orlando, FL all photos by M.A. Rivera “I'm Thomas Eugene Stinson; and … [Read More...]

Face to Face Pull into Orlando

Face to Face W/The Attack Friday, May 19, Backbooth, Orlando, FL all photos by M.A.Rivera Seriously, I've never seen The Backbooth this full … [Read More...]

X – at The Beacham

X w/Rosie Flores May 13, The Beacham, Orlando, FL all photos by M.A.Rivera I've heard and read some murmurings about how the 40th anniversary tour … [Read More...]

The Damned are Damned Amazing

The Damned w/The Bellrays, and Grave Return May 12, House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, FL all photos by M.A.Rivera The Damned are on tour … [Read More...]

Body Talk with The Baby Seals

The Baby Seals The Baby Seals Trapped Animal, 2017 Just when I'm ready to dismiss punk as truly dead, there arrives another pleasant … [Read More...]

Sarah Shook And the Disarmers Own the Night

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers w/ Rickey Dickens, and Maple Sparrow Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL Last night, Sarah Shook and the … [Read More...]

Grand Funk Railroad Live in Cocoa

Grand Funk Railroad w/Confederate Railroad and Hot Pink Sunday, May 7, Riverfront Park, Cocoa, FL Grand Funk Railroad are legends for a reason. … [Read More...]

Rugby Road Return With a Great EP

Ruby Road III Rugby Road WYD? Records, 2017 Rugby Road are a Philly trio that have been at it a really long time, and play as though they are in … [Read More...]

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CAPTAIN SENSIBLE, FEELING NO PAIN, RESUMES 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

THE DAMNED  CAPTAIN SENSIBLE, FEELING NO PAIN, RESUMES 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR SITTING ON 'THRONE' POSTPONED MONTREAL, BOSTON AND NEW YORK SHOWS RESCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS MONTH THE DAMNED SIGN … [Read More...]

MAC SABBATH Battles Rival Fast Food Mascots in Claymation Music Video for "Pair-A-Buns"   Watch MAC SABBATH's Very First Music Video via The A.V. Club Now   "Pair-A-Buns" flexi disc available … [Read More...]

Wayne “The Train” Hancock on Tour in May!!

Wayne Hancock is a legend. if you miss him on tour, well that's your bad luck. There's no reason you should though, 'cuz we done told ya! Here are his current tour dates: Wayne … [Read More...]

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Everclear Hit’s the Road for 20 Year Anniversary of So Much For The Afterglow

Catching Up With Art Alexakis about Everclear Interview with M.A. Rivera of indiemusic.co This interview has been edited for length. photos by Paul … [Read More...]

Orlando’s First Ever Field Trip South!

Scott Sugiuchi is a busy, busy man. He plays in several bands (The Stents, the Hatebombs), he has a wonderful garage label, Hidden Volume Records, and … [Read More...]

The Skinny on Field Trip South

For many creatures great and small, a trip to Florida during Winter months can be just the thing that's needed to brighten moods. This February, … [Read More...]

Q&A with Christie Belanger

Q&A with Christie Belanger Christie Belanger has been writing and playing music for 13 years and has developed into a powerful singer and … [Read More...]

No guitars? No problem!

On the Road Again, Part V No guitars? No problem! By Gregg Troyan Lipstick is band that has gone through numerous lineup changes in our short time … [Read More...]

The Show Must Go, . . .Huh?

On the Road Again, Part IV Stuck Inside of Mobile by Chuck Lazaras The tour was almost over. We’d been out for two weeks and had played New Orleans … [Read More...]

Parker Moore’s Rig Rundown

Parker Moore's Rig Rundown Parker Moore plays guitar for Oakland's excellent Catholic Radio. The band is currently promoting their two-part release, … [Read More...]

Little Kids and Dummy’s in Brooklyn

AfroPunkFest 2013 Battle of the Bands Finals, Free Candy, Brooklyn NY As told by Chris Bacchus Two years ago we worked our way into the finals … [Read More...]

This LIPSTICK Won’t Smudge!

This LIPSTICK Won't Smudge! An interview with Lipstick's Greg Troyan From deep in the heart of Country comes a retro blast of feedback and Aqua Net … [Read More...]

FABLE CRY’s Zach Ferrin Gets Down to Brass Tacks!

Zach Ferrin Get's Down to Brass Tacks interview w/M.A. Rivera Zach Ferrin sings, sneers and proudly postures as the frontman for Nashville's Fable … [Read More...]

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