Sitting down with StrateJacket at Welcome to Rockville 2024

Sunnyvale, California consists of rugged ocean cliffs and a hidden music gem of a band — StrateJacket. Self-defined as “basement dwelling alternative”, this up-and-coming band might play your backyard or living room… or a festival in front of 200,000 people! The sky’s the limit for StrateJacket — go check em out! This unique three-piece rock […]

Metal memories with Mike’s Dead at Welcome to Rockville 2024

A metal outfit by the name of Mike’s Dead is going full-force right now, consisting of the totally brutal art of self-expression. The music rockets you into an emotional abyss made up of equal parts strength, joy, and utter pain. Represented by Hopeless Records (a label fitting the artist’s subject matter), Top Shelf Music got […]

A chat with Scott Bartlett, co-founder of Saving Abel

Scott Bartlett, co-founder of the rock band Saving Abel, has made a name for himself through many years and many miles across the globe that he’s dedicated to his craft. The man writes, kills it on the guitar, and — without a doubt — knows his music biz from inside and out. As a singer-songwriter, […]

San Diego’s Wonderfront Festival moves to May 2024

Experience the wonder of Wonderfront Festival 2024, a three-day extravaganza set against the stunning backdrop of the San Diego waterfront from May 10th through the 12th. This year, Wonderfront promises an immersive celebration of music, art, and culture, featuring over 80 bands across 7+ stages, yacht parties, and a plethora of engaging experiences. At the […]

Clint Warren bares his life & love for reggae music ❤️

There are artists on this planet that are unforgettable with a magical sound and vibe. One we must mention is Clint Warren: born South African and raised in America, Waren blends eccentric and downright original world music sounds. Soothing riffs with his soft and deep vocals bring his songs such melody.  I simply couldn’t resist […]

Meet musician & ‘Ink Master’ finalist Mark Longenecker

Cocoa Beach, Florida is home to one of the most famous tattoo artists in the world — Mark Longenecker. With such an interesting scope of talent, Longenecker has never ceased from chasing that ever-longing drive, that head-to-ground ethos that has lifted him into atmospheric heights.  Mark has never backed down from a challenge. He has […]

The future burns bright for Victoria Ivy Embers

Victoria Ivy Embers is giving us the best vibes. Somewhat new to the music industry, she has already begun to build such a fanbase, with Spotify boasting over 9,700 monthly listeners!  I checked out her track “Blue” and was hooked. The haunting undertones and melodies are emotional; it feels like love lost. I am sure […]

Appreciating every angle of The Kaleidoscope Kid

Ka·lei·do·scope/kəˈlīdəˌskōp/. Noun.  Kaleidoscope Kid /kəˈlīdəˌskōp/ kid/. Noun. Joshua Murphy, better known as The Kaleidoscope Kid, partook a rather unique journey from a creatively driven upbringing to the nationally touring musician he is today. Like many childhood hobbies, after shelving an interest for guitar after a few short weeks of practice, Josh rediscovered his initial interest […]

Urban Heat shares origins & 2024 outlook at Darker Waves Fest

In November 2023, the inaugural Darker Waves Festival wowed New Wave fans with its impressively iconic 80s and darkwave headliners, such as New Order, Tears for Fears, She Wants Revenge, and Echo and the Bunnymen. This festival also featured a slew of great performances beyond the headliners, with many festival-goers finding new bands to love […]

Dub-321 talks “Guilty Murderer”, feat. Howi Spangler of Ballyhoo!

Space Coast’s own solo artist Miles Galli (aka, Dub-321) has dropped a banger collaboration with Howi Spangler of Ballyhoo!. The track is uplifting and grooving with provocative lyrics — it’s pure genius! I came across the song’s video and knew this would make for an interesting conversation. A former inmate and addict, Miles Galli has […]

Rising band, LakeDub,crafts harmony in the reggae community with debut LP

The West Coast boasts a distinctive musical tapestry across various genres, and California’s reggae scene stands out with a wealth of top-notch bands continuously featured in prominent reggae festivals. Today, let me introduce you to LakeDub, a group of Long Beach natives whose self-titled debut album has recently hit the streaming platforms, brimming with positive […]

An intimate look inside Flogging Molly with frontman Dave King

In the vibrant realm of Celtic punk, few bands have left an indelible mark quite like Flogging Molly. With a rich history that weaves together the raw energy of punk rock and the soul-stirring melodies of traditional Irish folk, the band has become a stalwart presence in the music scene. Before the band set sail […]

Vera Bloom lets us in on her captivating EP, ‘It’s Me’

Vera Bloom has an origin story not unlike so many other supremely talented musicians floating around the unforgiving universe known as the music industry. She started immersing herself in music at a young age, first on the piano, hashing out songs and with the encouragement of her father began adding lyrics to her creations. At […]