Rising Artist Spotlight: Bridges Ablaze

Every once and a while you are fortunate enough to meet someone who changes the entire direction of your life for the better. One moment you are completely unaware they even exist and then, suddenly, in a single unlikely meeting you are now happily stuck with a person you can’t imagine your life without. In the […]

Rising Artist Spotlight: Advents

Metalcore is one of the most common subgenres of heavy metal and it’s arguably the most popular. Combining the best elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk, metalcore is brimming with aggressive breakdowns and mosh inducing hooks. Advents, a rising metalcore band from the outskirts of NYC are working tirelessly to ensure they bring innovation […]

Red Calling is rising to the TOP

Venezuelan vocalist, Jessica Pons has come far to start a new life, and becoming what she was meant to be, a musician. Tampa’s Red Calling is one serious metal band. I came across them on facebook and was pleasantly surprised to see a fierce woman on the front lines. It’s not that common to see […]

2023 is shaping up to be a big year for BALLYHOO!

Raging since 1995, BALLYHOO! has become the music OG’s not missing a beat. Staying true to its own vibes and style, BALLYHOO! creates unforgettable and mind scrambling blends of ska, punk, reggae and even metal. If you have never seen these bad boys, you’ve got to add them to your list. Unstoppable hits one after […]

Monique Powell of Save Ferris gets candid and personal in exclusive interview

COVID-19 ended live shows, diminished studio sessions and new album releases, put countless crew members on hiatus and it ruthlessly harmed one of the things so many of us love. No band nor venue was spared. But through it all, and many other life challenges over the years, Monique Powell, the radiant, charismatic, strong, and […]

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 […]

Talking over tacos with The Buckleys in Nashville

The Buckleys are an Australian, sibling trio band deeply rooted in country music. They started their careers busking at the Tamworth Country Music Festival where they ended up being in the top ten qualifiers of the busking competition. This launched their visions of their futures and they set out with dreams of coming to Nashville. […]

Indie Artist Spotlight: MNERVA

If you were to ask most people living outside of Nashville what type of music the city is known for, more often than not, you would hear the reply “country”. While this fact is certainly ingrained into the hearts and minds of most people living in the city, what’s lesser known about Nashville is its […]

Moving full speed ahead with Xenon Dream

One of central Florida’s upcoming dubstep and bass music artists is barreling through the music scene full-speed ahead. Already headlining and opening for some of the biggest heavyweights in EDM and only showcasing for three years, Xenon Dream has such drive and raw talent that is blowing minds all over Florida. I had the pleasure to […]

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 […]

How The Elovaters levels up the reggae scene

Boston’s The Elovaters is a band that has been driven to conquer the music industry for over nine years now. Even during COVID, the listeners and fans grew exponentially — bringing the band to another level and readying them to get back to national touring. This band turns heads with their continuous flow of bangers […]

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 […]

Heart of a lion: an interview with Arise Roots

There are times when you are introduced to music that makes you feel as though you are floating while you listen. It’s just pure goodness to your soul…and makes you feel so damn good! Since 2010, Arise Roots from Los Angeles, California has brought true reggae into a genre (and a country) that is constantly […]