Dusty Tucker’s ‘Twenty Whatever’ Is Slick, Expansive and Emotive Hard Rock

Dusty Tucker’s ‘Twenty Whatever’ is some slick, emotive hard rock with some clear punk influences. The band describes their first full-length, The North Stone, as, “A western tale told in twelve tracks with heroes and villains and musical movements back to back.” There’s a lot going on here. Something about the track, probably the hyperbolic guitars and dramatic, higher register lead vocals, give the track a progressive … Continue reading Dusty Tucker’s ‘Twenty Whatever’ Is Slick, Expansive and Emotive Hard Rock

‘Times New Woman’ by The Swell Fellas Is Expansive, Technical Psychedelic Rock

‘Times New Woman’ by The Swell Fellas is some classic rock-facing, broad and deeply technical psychedelic music. They say this is, “the seventh track off of [the band’s] self-released debut LP The Big Grand Entrance.” The group describes it as, “a simple and trance-inducing approach from a normally more complex band.” The stoner cues are definitely pretty strong on here, and in addition to that, … Continue reading ‘Times New Woman’ by The Swell Fellas Is Expansive, Technical Psychedelic Rock

Izzy Miller Sings the Ballad of a Lonesome Cowboy

Izzy Miller is out with a country anthem about losing love and numbing the feelings with drinking and drugs to avoid the sad emotional spiral of heartbreak. The lyrics of “Another Drink or Two” provide the explanation that no matter what he does to cope with his depressing feelings, he will still be haunted by his ex-lovers memory. The song features pedal steel guitars, a … Continue reading Izzy Miller Sings the Ballad of a Lonesome Cowboy

The Romance Vibes are Hot in Cold Engines “Sexual Feelings”

Cold Engines has delivered a track that will seep into your soul and rock you into the feeling of romance. “Sexual Feelings” is full of romantic intention through the delivery of a soothing vocal that bleeds true tenderness. The vocal comes across as soulful and lustful yet is still clearly driven by the force of genuine love. The bands instrumentation is perfectly fitting for the … Continue reading The Romance Vibes are Hot in Cold Engines “Sexual Feelings”

The Native Howl’s ‘Mercy’ Is Potent Hard Rock-Oriented Bluegrass

The Native Howl’s ‘Mercy’ is some emotionally potent, mostly acoustic bluegrass that exists in a hard rock context. The band says this “song takes their sound to a whole new level while still holding true to the stylings of their 2016 EP Thrash Grass.” This is a very well-rounded track. It hits hard without sacrificing its twang. There’s a deep sense of groove on here which … Continue reading The Native Howl’s ‘Mercy’ Is Potent Hard Rock-Oriented Bluegrass

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal Bring Romance Vibes to Music

Hailing from Lincoln, Nebraska is the deeply soulful band that goes by the name of Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal. Hoyer’s deep and mysterious voice cuts through the listeners soul as he sings on the single “Love Song.” The well-played instrumentation adds to the already brilliant songwriting to create an element of romance that shines through completely in the music. Making it’s way to the … Continue reading Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal Bring Romance Vibes to Music

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