Music

Wake Self releases Malala, features Gift of Gab production

Packed full of sharp social commentary, unique rhyme patterns and uplifting rhythms, Malala is Wake Self’s magnum opus. Wake rides to the beat of a different emcee, never following the trends or changing who he is to fit a certain mold. From the beautifully arranged and impactful title track to the call to action of “Change the World” featuring Blackalicious’ … Continue reading Wake Self releases Malala, features Gift of Gab production

Papa M Returns To Share “Walking On Coronado”

When one thinks “David Pajo,” a number of things may come to mind: A founding member of the seminal post-punk band Slint; contributing musician for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, member of For Carnation, Zwan, Tortoise… the list goes on and on, and that’s not including his own Aerial M or the newly resurrected Papa M. Pajo releases his new Highway … Continue reading Papa M Returns To Share “Walking On Coronado”

Descendents Share Live Video “TESTOSTERONE”

The Descendents are punk, pop, buzzing, summery, heartfelt, defiant, adolescent, and wise all at once and have shared a live video for “Testosterone”, a song off their new album Hypercaffium Spazzinate, out now on Epitaph. Singer Milo Aukerman sat down with NPR and explained “I was working at a mega-corporation and dealt a lot with alpha males. That song is kind … Continue reading Descendents Share Live Video “TESTOSTERONE”

The Monday Rewind: New Album Releases 8-26-16

Every Monday, Ghettoblaster is looking back to new albums released the previous week.  Below you’ll find several albums released on Friday, August 26th that we believe are definitely worth a listen. Vince Staples – Prima Donna EP (Def Jam Recordings) Vince Staples and Kendrick Lamar are quite different talents, but in the same orbit and are probably the best two rappers … Continue reading The Monday Rewind: New Album Releases 8-26-16

Rituals of Mine, formerly Sister Crayon Share “Ride or Die”

On Wednesday, Sacramento duo Sister Crayon officially announced the name change to Rituals of Mine. The duo, Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez, released a statement: “Change is always scary territory but we feel that the Sister Crayon name is something that no longer represents who we are. This project has undeniably grown.” The name change comes on the heels of signing … Continue reading Rituals of Mine, formerly Sister Crayon Share “Ride or Die”

Past Sounds: 8-26-16

Today is Women’s Equality Day so for this edition of Past Sounds we are featuring inspiring, daring, and revolutionary women of music spanning many genres and eras. So strap in as we take a musical journey, back in time. Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No / I Got Life (‘Nuff Said) 1968 This year Netflix teamed up with Lisa Simone Kelly, … Continue reading Past Sounds: 8-26-16

Song Premiere: Hollis Brown, “Cold City”

American rock and roll band Hollis Brown, named after Bob Dylan song “The Ballad of Hollis Brown,” was formed by Queens natives and songwriters Mike Montali (lead vocals, guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar). Both second-generation immigrants (Italian-American and Puerto Rican-American, respectively), they soon found their musical brethren across America, recruiting Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Cleveland, Adam Bock (keyboard, vocals) from St. Louis, … Continue reading Song Premiere: Hollis Brown, “Cold City”

Gringo Star release The Sides And In Between, tour

Atlanta, GA psych-rockers Gringo Star release The Sides And In Between on August 25 via Nevado Music.  Gringo Star are also in the midst of an extensive summer and fall tour. All confirmed dates are listed below. 08.25 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall 08.28 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room (The Studio) 08.29 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom and Tavern … Continue reading Gringo Star release The Sides And In Between, tour