Machine Gun Kelly releases rap-style “ay!” with Lil Wayne

Machine Gun Kelly dropped another song from his forthcoming Mainstream Sellout! The new song “ay!” sees MGK returning to rapping… it seems this new album will be a combination of pop punk and rap, and I’m really excited. I had the biggest smile on my face while listening to this song for the first time. “ay!” […]

Welcome to Rockville Fest set to break records for 2022

Welcome to Rockville is returning to its regular schedule this May 22nd through 25th! Due to COVID, the festival’s 2020 installment was postponed to November of 2021; that was the first time in this festival’s history that it was held later in the year — not to mention, at its new home at the Daytona […]

Avril Lavigne returns with ‘Love Sux’ album

It’s time for the world to witness the return of Avril Lavigne! Getting her start in 2002 with the album Let Go, this pop punk princess exploded on Billboard charts (almost overnight) with the song “Complicated”, with the subsequent single “Sk8er Boi” becoming a pop punk staple soon thereafter. Thus, the album Let Go is […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 66: Emily Shirley

Emily Shirley is quickly increasing her already impressive catalogue of songs! With a myriad of singles under her belt in recent years, Shirley reflects a variety of issues and current events in the current world — some through Austin’s prestigious 11:59 Songwriting Group. Though her topics are variable, from thanking first responders for their bravery […]

Imagine Dragons shakes up St. Louis

Top 40 dominators Imagine Dragons delivered an emotional mixture of post-apocalyptic doom and cheerful alt rock energy on a snowy Wednesday night at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. Imagine Dragons were preceded by the hip hop-punk rock-EDM artist known as .grandson, who force-fed the audience such unadulterated energy that, by the end of his […]

Shinedown shakes Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV

Wow! What a show in Reno, Nevada! Shinedown and Ayron Jones put on a performance we will not forget in 2022. Let’s recap this show. At the beautiful Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, fans were lining up at the sold-out show. As you walked in, to the left there was a long line of fans […]

BeachLife 2022 announced once again for May

After a year postponed and an unusual fall placement for the second annual, Redondo Beach’s best music and arts festival returns to its original May positioning for 2022. Of course, we’re talking about BeachLife, Orange County’s unparalleled weekend event where multi-genre music meets California beach culture unlike any other. As of this morning, BeachLife fans […]

A wild night with Waterparks at SOMA San Diego

Pop rock fans rejoiced on Saturday, December 4th at SOMA San Diego, as Waterparks brought their Night Out on Earth Tour to southern California for their second-to-last stop (last being up in Los Angeles). Not only did Waterparks bring incredible vibes and our favorite songs off their newest album, Greatest Hits, they also brought LA-based […]

A chat with The Collection at Shaky Knees Fest

The Collection is an amazing seven-piece band hailing from Saxapahaw, North Carolina. Their wild live shows and upbeat blend of pop rock have earned them a 2019 NPR Tiny Desk judges pick, as well as a recent opening spot with Larkin Poe. Their latest single, “Get Lost”, was released a few weeks ago and they […]

Reliving the rush of Aftershock 2021

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aftershock Festival returned to Sacramento’s Discovery Park for not three, but FOUR days! This year was the fifth installment of the event and brought a lineup that included Metallica, The Original Misfits, Volbeat, Cypress Hill, Body Count, Rancid, Gojira, Social Distortion and many more rock and […]

Outside Lands sets sights on Halloween Weekend 2021

San Francisco’s main event, Outside Lands, is returning triumphantly to the City By The Bay for 2021 to the relief of ticket-holders, festival fans and music-lovers everywhere. That said, it’s going to be a little late. Pushed back from its annual August positioning to over Halloween Weekend 2021, Outside Lands is back and bigger than […]

Prism B!tch debuts with punk rock ‘Perla’ album

Emerging with a quality-driven and experimental new sound, Albuquerque-based four-piece rock band Prism B!tch are pushing their new genre of “Mom-Rock” to a whole new level with the release of their debut independent full-length studio album, Perla. Available on vinyl, CD and all digital streaming platforms now, this genre-hopping debut has created quite the sonic […]

Life is Beautiful 2021 sells out in minutes

In the words of Michael Scott — “Okay, now everybody, just STAY CALM!” We’ve waited, watched postponements and cancellations consume the world… but, now live music is finally back, baby! Life is Beautiful Festival announced their completely stacked lineup as the first major LIVE music festival thus far in 2021. Appropriately tagging their announcement with […]