Sixx:A.M. Releases Inspiring New Single “Talk To Me” In A Push To End The Stigma Plaguing The Opioid Epidemic

Sixx:A.M. is an L.A. based rock band created in 2007 by Mötley Crüe bassist, Nikki Sixx. In addition to being a kick-ass bass player, Nikki Sixx is also a board member of the Global Recovery Initiative Foundation and is a pioneering advocate for ending the stigma associated with opioid addiction. Earlier this week Sixx attended a #TalktoMe campaign put on by the National Opioid Action … Continue reading Sixx:A.M. Releases Inspiring New Single “Talk To Me” In A Push To End The Stigma Plaguing The Opioid Epidemic

Everything to Nothing’s ‘Ten Years’ Is a Clean, Dark Take on Modern Alt Rock

Everything to Nothing’s ‘Ten Years’ is a punchy, sparkling take on pop punk out of the United Kingdom. These guys claim to, “combine emo rock with anthemic pop-punk, taking inspiration from contemporaries such as Taking Back Sunday, Manchester Orchestra and Modern Baseball.” These guys are taking a nice, clean approach to a darker understanding of modern alternative rock. There’s a lot of strong musicianship and … Continue reading Everything to Nothing’s ‘Ten Years’ Is a Clean, Dark Take on Modern Alt Rock

Mr. Lisp’s ‘Get Out Minds Right’ Is Grimy Philadelphia Skate Punk

Mr. Lisp’s ‘Get Our Minds Right’ is straightforward, melodic skate punk with a grungy Californian flair. These guys describe themselves as, “a four piece punk band from Philadelphia, PA. The band formed in early 2017.” The group brings a lot to the table. On the one hand, there’s a deep, palatable familiarity to their sound. But under that, there’s a level of restraint these guys … Continue reading Mr. Lisp’s ‘Get Out Minds Right’ Is Grimy Philadelphia Skate Punk

Caelo’s ‘All You Need’ Is Clean, Expansive South African Pop Punk

Caelo’s ‘All You Need’ is clean, expansive punk rock out of South Africa with a straightforward pop sensibility. The duo says the “track showcases fuzzed-up riffs, grunge-pop hooks and gritty textures, transitioning in between nuances of tone and drive to deliver a melody that’s simultaneously easy on the ear and unrefined.” They say, “alternative rock is where we aim to innovate, and ultimately reinvigorate the … Continue reading Caelo’s ‘All You Need’ Is Clean, Expansive South African Pop Punk

Vazum’s ‘Wait’ Is Gritty Hard Rock with a Dark Metallic Tone

Vazum’s ‘Wait’ is gritty hard rock with a dark, almost metallic tone. “The song is about the power everyone has to choose their own reality,” this artist says. “One can ignore the things that burden them and embrace the things they love and enjoy, which involves discipline,” he continues. “Otherwise, one can find themselves dependent on the wants and needs of others.” Painted on top … Continue reading Vazum’s ‘Wait’ Is Gritty Hard Rock with a Dark Metallic Tone

‘Wolves’ by Cysters Is Lo-Fi Punk Rock with a Powerful Low End

‘Wolves’ by Cysters is gritty, lo-fi punk rock with a really powerful low end-oriented tone. These guys describe themselves as simply, “a rock band from Minneapolis, MN. Formed in 2017, we’ve self-released 2 EPs and will have at least 2 more to come in 2018.” They say they want their “songs to stick in your head and make you move… to be bombastic and beautiful… [and] to … Continue reading ‘Wolves’ by Cysters Is Lo-Fi Punk Rock with a Powerful Low End

‘You Are’ by Luna Kiss Is Hearty Alt-Rock with Real Presence

‘You Are’ by Luna Kiss is alt rock with some hard rock influences and a lot of presence. This “is a hard hitting alt rock song with big guitar riffs and epic chorus lines,” they say. It “explores the push and pull between addiction and relationships.” Behind solid guitar work, the rhythm section really holds it down here. This is most evident in the intro … Continue reading ‘You Are’ by Luna Kiss Is Hearty Alt-Rock with Real Presence

‘Gay Parade’ by The Gullibles Is Immaculately-Produced Grungy-Yet-Upbeat Alt Rock

‘Gay Parade’ by The Gullibles is grungy-yet-upbeat alt rock with a punky flair. The band describes itself as, “pop & guitarmonies from Dalton, GA.” Apparently, an earlier iteration of this song was covered by the legendary pop punk outfit Teenage Bottlerocket. After the much deserved publicity, these guys decided to record a cleaned-up version of the tune and shoot a music video. The intense guitar … Continue reading ‘Gay Parade’ by The Gullibles Is Immaculately-Produced Grungy-Yet-Upbeat Alt Rock

Beerwine King’s ‘Boomerang’ Is Intense, Dynamic NorCal Alt Rock

Beerwine King’s ‘Boomerang’ is intense, dynamic alt rock out of Oakland. This single off their new album Treason was “recorded at Nu-Tone studios by Ben Hirschfield.” It seems like their general musical goals could be summed up as “OAKLAND VS EVIL.” These guys do a good job of not playing their hand too early. The listener has to wait patiently to get to the crux of … Continue reading Beerwine King’s ‘Boomerang’ Is Intense, Dynamic NorCal Alt Rock

‘Waiting on You’ by The Trust Fund Kids Is Spacey Alt Rock with a Grunge Flair

‘Waiting on You’ by The Trust Fund Kids is nice, spacey alt rock with a grungy flair. The opening riff on here, which carries through the whole song in different forms, is a good one. Behind that, there’s a competent, well-practiced rhythm section. The drums are complex enough to be engaging, but not so complex that they bust out of the mix in an unpleasant … Continue reading ‘Waiting on You’ by The Trust Fund Kids Is Spacey Alt Rock with a Grunge Flair