After Incredible Success Playing Guitar for Other Artists, Brad Sample has Embarked on his Solo Career

Brad Sample is a seasoned guitar player who has performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people and has even taken the stage at the famous Grand Ole Opry. He has played guitar for several major label artists. While Brad Sample is a veteran to performing, he has just recently, on November 16th, started a career where he is the main attraction. His first … Continue reading After Incredible Success Playing Guitar for Other Artists, Brad Sample has Embarked on his Solo Career

‘Aloha’ by Couch Jackets Is Eclectic, Nostalgic-Yet-Futuristic Surf Rock

‘Aloha’ by Couch Jackets is dynamic, sunny rock music with an understated, jazzy approach. “We’re a rock band from central Arkansas makin’ whacky noise,” the group says. They’re “just four guys who love ya cause we can.” This is off “a new in-studio concert series based out of Silver Street in Ashland, Nebraska,” called Hat Trick. The project’s curators describe the band as bringing together, “swirling … Continue reading ‘Aloha’ by Couch Jackets Is Eclectic, Nostalgic-Yet-Futuristic Surf Rock

Rebel Rampage’s ‘Red Star’ Is Powerful, Urgent Protest Music

Rebel Rampage’s ‘Red Star’ is groovy, clobbering hard rock featuring Angelo Moore of Fishbone. The band recently released their debut album, Divided We Fall, which they describe as, “a fiery addition to L.A.’s historic lineage of protest music, which includes, Rage Against The Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Bad Religion, Fever 333 and more.” Frontman Graham Czach describes the project as, “our reaction to the outrageous corruption and … Continue reading Rebel Rampage’s ‘Red Star’ Is Powerful, Urgent Protest Music

‘No Thanks’ by Basketball Knees Is Minimalist, Punky Toronto Alt Rock

‘No Thanks’ by Basketball Knees is straightforward, plinky alternative rock with an old school, punky flair. “Featuring the three-kneed attack of Joel Wheeler, Amye Sagar and Stefan Dos Santos,” these guys say they are based out of Toronto, though they hail “from Nelson, British Columbia, La Feria, Texas and Whitby, Ontario respectively.” In spite of their limited personnel, “the band does as much as it … Continue reading ‘No Thanks’ by Basketball Knees Is Minimalist, Punky Toronto Alt Rock

‘Thank You, Have a Nice Day’ by Pool Sharks Is Tight, Sparse Indie Rock

‘Thank You, Have a Nice Day’ by Pool Sharks is straightforward, honest indie rock with bluesy, garage-oriented feel. These guys say they “specialize in hook-driven ear worms with an emphasis on energy and making the kind of music you want to hear again and again.” They cite “influences from alt rock, to emo to pop which combine to make something that would appeal to the … Continue reading ‘Thank You, Have a Nice Day’ by Pool Sharks Is Tight, Sparse Indie Rock

Kid Kaipchi’s ‘Revolver’ Is Hard-Hitting, Bluesy Modern Rock

Kid Kaipchi’s ‘Revolver’ is intense, impactful blues-oriented hard rock with a clean, modern take. These guys say they “have been producing guitar-driven anthems for the past four years.” This tune features, “a raw infectious chorus that punches you in the chest,” they say, “and leaves you humming the chorus with the few breaths you have left.” A punch to the chest would definitely be a … Continue reading Kid Kaipchi’s ‘Revolver’ Is Hard-Hitting, Bluesy Modern Rock

Phantom Phunk’s ‘Something Certain People Say’ Is Straightforward, Compressed Garage Rock

Phantom Phunk’s ‘Something Certain People Say’ is straightforward, light punk with strong, clear garage rock influences. “Since their origins in 2015,” the band says they have, “established themselves as one of the leading creative forces in Tampa’s underground music scene.” Continue reading Phantom Phunk’s ‘Something Certain People Say’ Is Straightforward, Compressed Garage Rock

‘Tyrannosaur’ by Red Legs Is Thunderous Alt-Rock with a Blues Sensibility

Tyrannosaur’s ‘Red Legs’ is pounding, full-hearted alternative rock with a bluesy approach. Simply, these guys describe themselves as, “explicit blues rock.” The band does a really good job of fusing an intense, compelling sense of rhythm with a more restrained take on their melodic work. Continue reading ‘Tyrannosaur’ by Red Legs Is Thunderous Alt-Rock with a Blues Sensibility

Eckman Dredge’s ‘Get Away Closer’ Is Immersive Space Rock with a Sludgy Edge

Eckman Dredge’s ‘Get Away Closer’ is sludgy, melodic alternative that takes a lot cues from the hard rock and metal worlds. The band says this song “enters the mysterious mind of Eckman, following a lone astronaut careening through the void. Able to show their knowledge of what an alt-rock, post-grunge song should sound like, the single calls back to the rock of the nineties with a modern twist.” Continue reading Eckman Dredge’s ‘Get Away Closer’ Is Immersive Space Rock with a Sludgy Edge