John Diva, our favorite rocker, is back and ready to scorch the earth with his latest video.
Nick Waterhouse is a throwback in all the best of ways. Here he pays a little tribute to Hal Blaine and his mentor, the owner of Rookie Ricardo’s records in San Francisco, Dick Vivian.
Some sort of wicked hybrid of a cross between Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen with hints of Scott Walkers, all elements of a sublimely beautiful listen.
After becoming a staple behind the scenes as a singer and dancer and on stage with touring productions of Rock of Ages and Footloose, Twinnie appears as the main attraction on this single in advance of her upcoming record. This song walks that delicate line between a great night and a delicate day after.
Las Vegas based Electric Radio Kings are Paul Christiana on vocals with a Jim Morrison meets Scott Weiland vibe, Stacey Blades and Keith Horne on guitars, Johnny Rude on drums and Del Cheetah from Chris Angel’s band on bass guitar. Much in the Stone Temple Pilots/Cheap Trick mold Electric Radio has just enough frills to grab your attention, but stop just short of going over the top. With a recent endorsement from the one and only Alice Cooper we are ready for a full length L.P., boys! Here, they deliver a stunningly stellar version of the Amy Wine Winehouse song “Back to Black.”
There are a lot of new bands that are worth your attention doing business in bars all across the country. Given today’s musical landscape and the amount of really hard rocking, kick-ass bands that are applying their trade it is not easy to separate the cool from the lame. Here are five more reasons that Rock is definitely alive and well.
Sons of Kong – Cold Hearted Woman
Not technically a new band, they released a smokin’ E.P. SHAG in 2016, this Wisconsin based Blues Rock band is on the brink of much more acclaim. Look for their first proper L.P. to be released sometime towards the end of 2018.
Babylon Shakes – Making A Million
Some sort of devil spawn hybrid of Sleaze, Glam, 70’s Rock and Roll and 80’s Sunset strip, these guys are thrashing their way deep into your ears with an infectious brand of Rock that you haven’t seen since Guns ‘N’ Roses ruled the world.
Liliac – Chain of Thorns
Liliac is a band of hard rocking Los Angeles based with none of them over the age of 16. And guess what, they are good. Even bordering on great. Expanding beyond their weekly appearances on the Santa Monica Pier their debut album, Chain of Thorns, was released on January 25th. Stewart Copeland heard the band and was impressed enough with drummer Abigail Cristea to take the band under his wing and help sponsor them to the next level.
Denman – Alive In Overdrive
The Nashville cats Denman are ready to take their Heavy Metal Metallica inspired vibe to the big time with their latest record, Raw Deal. Here, we have another band that has been living the dream in small bars and clubs and just maybe will hit the big time with their polished new record of pure Rock and Roll.
Massive Wagons – Tokyo
Massive Wagons with their 2018 release Full Nelson is already on our radar, but with more and more listens this band is rocketing to the top of our listening charts. From the U.K. the vibe is straight ahead Rock and Roll with strong hooks, mighty choruses, and radio friendly songs. And yes, there is cowbell.
A concert for this hard charging band.