Rising Artist Spotlight: Splitworms

Welcome music lovers to this week’s Rising Artist spotlight! Today we feature the hard rock stylings of UK upstarts Splitworms. Splitworms are one of the latest UK indie bands to catch my attention, which is not entirely surprising since I spend so much time scouring England for new and exciting bands. In my humble opinion […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 79: Chris Duarte

On this episode of Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos chat with Texas guitar legend Chris Duarte. Born in San Antonio, a young Duarte became interested in music after seeing Fiddler on the Roof on TV. He initially wanted to play violin and then clarinet, but circumstances led him to playing his […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 78: Danceland

On this episode of Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos chat with Danceland, an Americana jam band based out of Toronto, Canada, and did they have a lot to talk about! The group recently released their debut album Pink Lem, out on all digital outlets as of this past July. Rooted in the […]

Cali Vibes lineup impresses even more for 2023

Goldenvoice is bringing Cali Vibes back to Long Beach, California! The three-day reggae festival graced Marina Green Park for the first time with a new name (changed from One Love Cali Reggae Fest) in February 2022 and will be returning again this February 17th through 19th, 2023. The SoCal music festival is one of the most […]

The rain & The War on Drugs in San Diego

Let me preface that The War on Drugs happens to be one of my top-three, all-time, bucket-list bands I’ve yet to see… well, at least that was the case up until October 11th, 2022 at San Diego’s Open Air Theater. Let me also elaborate that The War on Drugs — particularly, A Deeper Understanding — […]

Getting to know The UNCRTN

New York City is known for being the type of place to produce some of the most talented and unique artists the world has ever known. As the old adage goes ‘if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere’. Alt pop upstarts The UNCRTN are quickly making their name known in the […]

Blink-182 reveals massive 2023 tour with Tom Delonge

All hands on deck and batten down the hatches! blink-182 has announced a massive reunion tour WITH Tom DeLonge! DeLonge parted ways with the band twice in recent history: once for four years in 2005; the second time in 2015, which continued indefinitely… until now! Maybe the band is working with Tom on new music… […]

Get to know rising alt band Karalyn and the Dawn Patrol

Today I got to have a sit down with Karalyn Woulas, lead singer of the Cocoa Beach band Karalyn and The Dawn Patrol. This four-piece band has sounds inspired by rock, punk and alternative melodies and consist of surfers, Space Force and Space Alliance engineers, a Cocoa Beach city commissioner, a Berkeley graduate and one […]

Dave Matthews Band blows minds in Mountain View, CA

When you see Dave Matthews Band, you know you are witnessing something special. I’ve seen DMB many times over the years and this night was no exception. Since 1991 (over 30 years now), Dave Matthews Band has been playing for adoring fans all over the world. The band still has three remaining founding members, including […]

Dirty Heads’ eighth studio album ‘Midnight Control’ slaps

One thing I love about Dirty Heads is while they have an extremely signature sound, it’s still nearly impossible to put your finger on exactly what makes Dirty Heads the Dirty Heads. I opened the listening link for Midnight Control, the Huntington Beach five-piece’s eighth studio album, a couple weeks ago. I had no idea […]

Florence & the Machine astounds all in Boston

In the almost 30 years I have spent attending concerts, I have seen many legendary shows. Names like Ozzy Osborne, Nine Inch Nails, Katy Perry and Brian Wilson have collectively blown my mind with their live shows and created concert moments I will never forget. This past Wednesday at Boston’s TD Garden, I witnessed Florence […]

Goo Goo Dolls plays all the classics in Santa Barbara

On September 3rd, the Santa Barbara Bowl was blessed to host early 2000s alt-rockers the Goo Goo Dolls, along with special guests Blue October. Blue October, an American rock band from Houston, started off the evening with their authentic and brand of rock-and-roll. Their sound varies from dark and depressing jams to upbeat and danceable […]

The Shins celebrates 21 years since first album in St. Louis

The Shins celebrated the 21st anniversary of their debut album Oh, Inverted World at The Factory in St. Louis. Accompanied by folk-country trio Joseph, The Shins spent the night reminding fans of the staying power of their body of work. Joseph started the show off beautifully. The band is composed of three sisters, all singing […]

Goo Goo Dolls live at The Greek, Los Angeles

Goo Goo Dolls has embarked on a huge summer tour with support with Blue October that began on July 15th in Napma, Idaho and will continue until September 24th in Buffalo, New York. With their most recent album entitled Chaos in Bloom having just released on August 12th, the band has a total of 14 […]

Stick Figure drops much-needed ‘Wisdom’

It’s been no secret these past few months that the symbol for American reggae, Stick Figure, was coming out with a new album. Even though I covered a few of the singles myself, what I honestly wasn’t expecting was for this full feature-length masterpiece to absolutely blow me away. The 14-song album titled Wisdom — […]