Music

Best of 2016: Chad Peck of Kestrels

Halifax noise-pop power trio Kestrels returned with their new self-titled LP on September 30, 2016 on Hamilton, Ontario’s fabled Sonic Unyon label. Regrouping following a devastating van and gear theft that saw the band lose key boutique, modded, and vintage equipment, the record sees the band with a renewed focus on combining a frenzied union of striking melody and sonic … Continue reading Best of 2016: Chad Peck of Kestrels

Best of 2016: Kelsey Warren of Blak Emoji

Kelsey Warren has been around the block, having fronted a long-running and successful rock band based on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. But Blak Emoji, the current face of Kelsey Warren, is something entirely different and new–both for Warren himself and for the listener weary of monotonous music trends. Warren is capable of plenty: He studied jazz guitar, classical voice and … Continue reading Best of 2016: Kelsey Warren of Blak Emoji

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

Best of 2016: Fire In The Radio

Fire In The Radio hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band, who derives their name from the Charles Bukowski poem “Regard Me,” has a unique sound that has been appropriately described as an amalgamation of Jawbreaker, Tigers Jaw, Weezer and Title Fight. Fire in the Radio spent time at Inner Ear studios in Washington, DC, with engineer Don Zientara (Fugazi) doing a … Continue reading Best of 2016: Fire In The Radio

Best of 2016: Gary Adkins of Move Home

Earlier this fall, Move Home released the follow-up to their to their 2015 debut album, Spare Nothing EP, via Columbus-based indie label We Want Action.  The new EP, like its predecessor, And So It Begins, is a hard-hitting emo and punk influenced affair that establishes them as ones-to-watch on the Midwest music landscape. The EP was produced by Micah Carli … Continue reading Best of 2016: Gary Adkins of Move Home

Greg Graffin Shares Track “Lincoln’s Funeral Train”

While widely known as the bluegrass number by folk artist Norman Blake, Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin breathes new life into “Lincoln’s Funeral Train.” The track is from Graffin’s forthcoming solo album set for release in 2017. The video itself is set against a potent montage of historical photos and footage depicting years of racial conflict. The group of musicians … Continue reading Greg Graffin Shares Track “Lincoln’s Funeral Train”

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