We Could Be Heroes; An interview with Brad Lauretti of This Frontier Needs Heroes

After three years without a new album from the esteemed songwriter Brad Lauretti, This Frontier Needs Heroes completed their fourth studio album Real Job. The title provides insight as to how the duo has spent their time off: working. Lauretti recruited violinist Sadie Frederick to face the overwhelming journey of gigging with him full-time at every possible bar, brewery, and … Continue reading We Could Be Heroes; An interview with Brad Lauretti of This Frontier Needs Heroes

LUCA Debuts New Track “Getting Over You”

Cali-based singer/songwriter LUCA has made his debut last week with the release of his first single, “Getting Over You” which I’m sure most had missed. But that’s fine, in case you missed it, here it is.  Breathtaking. – & entirely written and produced by himself.  LUCA’s soulful serenades are a reflection of his existence in modern day society. LUCA grew up … Continue reading LUCA Debuts New Track “Getting Over You”

Gutxi Bibang Shares New Video “System Of A Gun”

An unlikely candidate to carry the rock n’ roll torch, Gutxi Bibang is  second-generation African from the Basque region of northern Spain. On the heels of his debut single, Gutxi shares an incredibly powerful video for “System Of A Gun.” His family emigrated to the tiny coast town of Algorta outside of Bilbao, but native son Gutxi Bibang has more … Continue reading Gutxi Bibang Shares New Video “System Of A Gun”

Best of 2016: Sal Mastrocola and John O’Neill of No Nets

No Nets is a rock band from Brooklyn by way of the Bronx and Jersey, made up of a few grown-up-ish punk and emo kids – and a metalhead. After playing in bands together for over six years, Sal Mastrocola, John O’Neill, Walter Shock, and Dave Hauenstein moved into an apartment in Brooklyn in 2013 – and No Nets was born. The … Continue reading Best of 2016: Sal Mastrocola and John O’Neill of No Nets

Best of 2016: Black Table

In October, Silent Pendulum and Moment of Collapse released Black Table’s debut full-length album, Obelisk. Led by the gut-wrenching screams of frontwoman powerhouse Mers Sumida, Black Table presents a version of extreme music that twists, turns, weaves, and unravels. On Obelisk, black metal anguish and post-rock atmospheres collude in new and thrilling ways.  Obelisk was recorded at Backroom Studios, mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, … Continue reading Best of 2016: Black Table

Between The Head and The Heart; An interview with Melissa Menago of June Divided

Philadelphia-based four-piece indie-rock band June Divided recently unveiled a brand new six-track EP, Body Wars, Dec. 2. The full project is a departure from June Divided’s previous releases, incorporating more synths, keys and indie pop elements than ever before. The EP was also produced by Fred Mascherino (The Color Fred). Ghettoblaster recently caught up with vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Melissa Menago to discuss the … Continue reading Between The Head and The Heart; An interview with Melissa Menago of June Divided

Best of 2016: Matt Reilly and Robert Kaye of Hidden Ritual

For the past half-decade, Hidden Ritual has honed their blend of moody paranoia rock and stripped-down post-punk in Austin’s psych- and party-oriented bar scene. Between the droning vocals of frontman-guitarist Jaime Zuverza, driving rhythms of bassist Ryan Camarillo and drummer Matt Reilly, and dissonant keys of Robert Kaye, Hidden Ritual channels a nervous minimalism that is akin to CBGB’s outliers … Continue reading Best of 2016: Matt Reilly and Robert Kaye of Hidden Ritual

Patience Is A Virtue; An interview with Soft Pyramids

With their sophomore effort, Soft Pyramids abandon the clever, and head straight for the source. A collaboration of five Boston-area musicians, many of the songs on Planes, which was self-released in October, were born in the first minutes of rehearsal while the amps were just being turned on. Instead of tight arrangements, it’s the hypnotic grooves that carry this record. … Continue reading Patience Is A Virtue; An interview with Soft Pyramids

Best of 2016: Terry Banks of Dot Dash

Washington D.C.s Dot Dash has released five albums over the last five years via indie The Beautiful Music. Their latest is Holly Garland, which is available as a free download here: http://dotdashdc.bandcamp.com/track/holly-garland. Singer/guitarist Terry Banks was in St. Christopher and the Saturday People before teaming up with bassist Hunter Bennett in acclaimed indie-rock band Julie Ocean; guitarist Steve Hansgen played bass for hardcore legends Minor Threat and Government … Continue reading Best of 2016: Terry Banks of Dot Dash