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The highly anticipated new album Golden from rockers Delta Rose is out now! This is one album that is well worth the wait! You can pick up your copy by vi visiting their website: http://www.deltaroseusa.com/. This past year it seemed that many things were said about Rock n Roll, from it being dead, or no new bands, etc. Well you can forget about all that! Rock n Roll is alive and thriving and when you take a listen to the new album from Delta Rose, you will strongly agree with me. They have such a welcoming sound that you just can’t wait to tell all your friends about them.

Earlier this year, Delta Rose had the great honors of opening for Guns n Roses  at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. They delivered a top notch set and have everyone leaving the venue, knowing who Delta Rose is! They always perform a kick ass set and Delta Rose is one of the best live bands out there. They are such a young band but have showmanship that is well beyond their years. While many young bands are out there creating music that sounds as if it is a carbon copy of eachother, Delta Rose is creating their own style of music. It is pure blues and rock n roll and it is addictive.

Check out their song, One Is Too Many which is off their new album, Golden :

 

To all the people who are crying out for new music and to bring rock and roll back to the forefront, Delta Rose is the answer to your rock and roll prayers. Their new album shows how much this band has grown in 7 years, each one perfecting their own art and have mastered their own style. As I have said before, You can feel the passion in their songs as one message rings true…. These boys are ready to ROCK! Check their site for more details and upcoming show dates. Check out the slide show of photos from Rockin Ryan from their Troubadour set here:

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From the studio to the band, there is quite an amazing amount of talent put into this stellar album. The album was recorded at the legendary NRG Studios, mixed by Steve Hardy (Blue October, Vertical Horizon, Joe Bonamassa, and many more), mastered by iconic Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Ramones, Pantera, and many, many more). The album is produced by Bill Schleifer and Isaac Hasson. It truly is a work of art and we are even treated to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dizzy Reed (Guns n Roses) who plays keyboards on their song 10 Long Years.

The album is filled with smoking guitar solos, cool group chants, vibrant blues licks, solid drumming, infectious basslines and the most captivating and edgy yet sweet as honey vocals you will ever hear.  Delta Rose’s new album has definitely polished and perfected true rock and roll.

So pick up your copy and make sure to pick up a few extra copies for all your rocker friends this holiday season. It is time to spread the Delta Rose love. Make sure to visit their social media sites and I will leave you with some of our video interviews with Delta Rose.

~ Crank it Up, Marisol

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Delta Rose is:

  • Spencer Krasch – Vocals & Guitar
  • Forrest Goss – Guitar
  • Steven Aulcy – Bass
  • Mikey Herrera – Drums

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We are getting really close to the release of the new CD, Golden from blues rockers Delta Rose. This is one album that is well worth the wait! The album is set to release on December 2nd but you can get your pre-order in NOW by visiting their website: http://www.deltaroseusa.com/. This past year it seemed that many things were said about Rock n Roll, from it being dead, or no new bands, etc. Well you can forget about all that! Rock n Roll is alive and thriving and when you take a listen to the new album from Delta Rose, you will strongly agree with me. They have such a welcoming sound that you just can’t wait to tell all your friends about them.

Earlier this year, Delta Rose had the great honors of opening for Guns n Roses  at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. They delivered a top notch set and have everyone leaving the venue, knowing who Delta Rose is! They always perform a kick ass set and Delta Rose is one of the best live bands out there. They are such a young band but have showmanship that is well beyond their years. While many young bands are out there creating music that sounds as if it is a carbon copy of eachother, Delta Rose is creating their own style of music. It is pure blues and rock n roll and it is addictive.

Check out their song, One Is Too Many which is off their new album, Golden :

 

To all the people who are crying out for new music and to bring rock and roll back to the forefront, Delta Rose is the answer to your rock and roll prayers. Their new album shows how much this band has grown in 7 years, each one perfecting their own art and have mastered their own style. As I have said before, You can feel the passion in their songs as one message rings true…. These boys are ready to ROCK! They have an upcoming show at the Canyon Club this Thursday. Check their site for more details and upcoming show dates! Check out the slide show of photos from Rockin Ryan from their Troubadour set here:

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From the studio to the band, there is quite an amazing amount of talent put into this stellar album. The album was recorded at the legendary NRG Studios, mixed by Steve Hardy (Blue October, Vertical Horizon, Joe Bonamassa, and many more), mastered by iconic Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Ramones, Pantera, and many, many more). The album is produced by Bill Schleifer and Isaac Hasson. It truly is a work of art and we are even treated to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dizzy Reed (Guns n Roses) who plays keyboards on their song 10 Long Years.

The album is filled with smoking guitar solos, cool group chants, vibrant blues licks, solid drumming, infectious basslines and the most captivating and edgy yet sweet as honey vocals you will ever hear.  Delta Rose’s new album has definitely polished and perfected true rock and roll.

So get your pre-order in and make sure to pick up a few extra copies for all your rocker friends this holiday season! It is time to spread the Delta Rose love!  For now, visit their social media sites and stay tuned for all their latest news.

~ Crank it Up, Marisol

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Delta Rose is:

  • Spencer Krasch – Vocals & Guitar
  • Forrest Goss – Guitar
  • Steven Aulcy – Bass
  • Mikey Herrera – Drums

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Tom Keifer has been quite busy touring in support of his highly acclaimed solo record, The Way Life Goes. If you don’t already have it, do yourself a big favor and pick it up. It is filled with rockin tracks featuring his beloved signature vocals and emotionally driven lyrics. It truly takes you on a musical journey highlighting emotions and heart felt songs while satisfying your need for rock.

Tom recently played at the Whisky a GoGo in Hollywood last month. This was a show that we had anticipated for months and were so excited for. Unfortunately, with my mother’s health taking a bit of quick turn, we stayed close to home. Our colleague Linda Emord of Eye Shutter 4 U made it out to the show and check out her photos from his spectacular set:

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We had the chance to interview Tom several days after his show and are pleased to bring that interview to you here:

Make sure to check out our interview with Tom from last year shortly after the release of his album. You can read it here: Tom Keifer is on Solid Ground with his new solo album. Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on his latest news.

~ Keep on rockin, Marisol

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Dallas based contemporary rockers, Somebody’s Darling have just released a new video for Bad Bad. The song is a smooth bluesy rock track that highlights the powerful vocals of lead singer, Amber Farris. It is an amazing song for you to check out. Here is the video which was directed and edited by Richard Krause.

The song is featured on their new album nd third full length release, Adult Roommates which was released on September 16th. You can pick up the song an album on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id905061275. The band is currently out on tour and the group has gained such a strong reputation across Texas – with their frenetic performances and energetic live show – that they were recently honored by Red Bull Music and invited to become an official Red Bull Sound Select Artist.

Somebody’s Darling is:

  • Amber Farris Vocalist
  • David Ponder Lead guitar
  • Wade Cofer Bass, Vocals
  • Michael Talley Keys, Vocals
  • Nate Wedan Drums

Upcoming Tour Dates:

  • Oct 11 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Flying Saucer
  • Oct 15 – Columbus, GA @ The Loft
  • Oct 16 – Montgomery, AL @ Rock Bottom American Pub
  • Oct 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Hard Rock Café
  • Oct 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Tin Roof – Charlotte
  • Oct 19 – Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall
  • Oct 20 – Washington, DC @ Gypsy Sally’s
  • Oct 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
  • Oct 22 – New York, NY @ Big Picture Media CMJ Showcase @ The Living Room – Brooklyn
  • Oct 23 – New York, NY @ Texas Takeover Party CMJ Showcase @ The Delancey
  • Oct 23 – New York, NY @ The Rock Shop
  • Oct 25 – New York, NY @ The Path Café **Acoustic Set**
  • Oct 29 – Chicago, IL @ Martyr’s
  • Oct 30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Birdy’s
  • Nov 1 – Gatlinburg, TN @ Sugarlands Distillery
  • Nov 6 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s (Indoors)
  • Nov 7 – Marshall, TX @ Charlie’s Backyard
  • Nov 8 – Dallas, TX @ Lee Harvey’s
  • Nov 15 – Fort Worth, TX @ Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge
  • Nov 28 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

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One of our highlights from the Jason Becker Not Dead Yet 3 was the great performance by Michael Lee Firkins.  It was amazing as always to watch and Michael is captivating on guitar. He brought the perfect fusion of blues and rock to life at the venue and everyone was enjoying it. Michael has announced a string of tour dates for October and November. Check out the dates below and see if he will be coming to a venue near you:

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To get you ready, check out the photos by our Rockin Ryan of Michael’s performance at the Jason Becker Not Dead Yet 3.  When Michael plays, you are drawn to him as he stuns the crowd with his slide playing, singing and fueling the crowd with funky rockin blues. The notes and tones he brings out truly highlight the extreme talent as a guitar player.

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I would highly recommend you picking up his latest album, Yep which was released last October. You can pick it up on iTunes here.  Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news. I will leave you with a couple videos from the Jason Becker Not Dead Yet 3 set.

~ Enjoy, Marisol

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Ray Goren

Ray Goren may be only 14 but you would have never guessed with the talent and maturity that he displays in his new EP, Save My Soul. This is one talented young man who has everyone taking notice. His new EP which features 5 emotionally driven songs that will take you on a musical journey of loss, love, hope and so much more. His ability to create a connection with the listener through his songs at such a young age, has me excited for what the future holds for him.

The EP was produced by Justin Glasco and John Sosin and  shows the maturity and songwriting of a master craftsman. Like his previous EP “LA Sessions” (produced by Eddie Kramer), Goren played guitar parts and other instruments while his producers added additional instrumentation and Chaun Horton added drums.

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One of my favorite tracks is the inspirational and moving song, Rise Together. It will grab your attention and awaken your senses. The bluesy title track of Save My Soul has such a smooth groove to it and I love the swirling bluesy guitars. Ray’s vocals are inviting and soulful, carrying so much depth and passion for a young man. Quite exceptional from start to finish.  Check out the lyric video for Save My Soul here:

Now head on over to iTunes and pick up the new EP. Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news. We will see if we can bring you an interview with this musical prodigy.

~ Marisol

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The Iron Heart is a powerful hard rock trio from Napa that melts influences of blues and even punk which is quite welcoming. We caught them perform last Saturday at The Phoenix Theater in Petaluma. They were the headlining set after BullyWest, Kingsborough and Bad Jones, and really made a bold statement with their music. All the bands were great that night and I hope you take the time to check them all out. The Iron Heart capped it all off with an energetic hard rocking blues infused set.

The Iron Heart is:

  • Thomas Fine – Vocals/Guitar
  • Justin Altamura – Bass
  • Joel Fennie – Drums

They have a great hard rock style and it is fueled with the passionate vocals of Thomas. His soulful unique voice really evokes a lot of emotion when he sings and you can’t help but feel a connection to the music. Justin has this sexy swagger when he plays and it is infectious as you find yourself moving around with the sultry basslines.  Joel on drums brings out a great big bold sound and brings it all together with his precision drumming. Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

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The Iron Heart released their EP V earlier this year and you can pick it up on iTunes here. Two of my favorite tracks on it are Woman and The Only One but then again, Back Door is smoking hot. Well, put it this way, pick it up and you will have 5 great tracks that will end up on your regular playlist. You can’ go wrong with them.

The Iron Heart are from Napa and they will be performing a special show to help raise money for the Napa Valley Community Relief Fund which will directly help the earthquake stricken community of Napa. The benefit is set to take place on September 28th at City Winery Napa, pre-sale tickets are only $10 and you can get more details here: http://www.citywinery.com/napa/napa-valley-rocks-after-party-at-city-winery-9-28.html. I hope you can make it out to watch several great bands and to help a good cause.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. We will leave you with a couple videos from their set at the Phoenix.

~ Marisol

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