Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’


SomeKindaWonderful just finishedy entertaining crowds across the country with their genre-bending music that injects energy into every listener and brings them to life.  The 34 date US Fall tour opening for New Politics and Bad Suns wrapped up this past Sunday in Hartford, CT.  We brought you our coverage of their amazing set in San Francisco and performed at the legendary Fillmore. You can check out that coverage here.  It was amazing to see finally catch this band live. SomeKindaWonderful is:

  • Jordy Towers – Vocals/lyrics
  • Matt Gibson – Guitar
  • Ben Schigel – Drums
  • Justin Andres – Bass/Keys
  • Sarah Dryer – Vocals/Percussion

Check out our interview with SomeKindaWonderful here:

These five are pure entertainment when they hit the stage. You cannot categorize them simply by placing them in a genre checkbox, they bring so many great elements of alternative, rock, hip hop, soul, grunge and so much more. Their refreshing sound will become true music to your ears as they jump start your love of all music. Check out the photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:


Now that you are hooked on them, how about a chance at winning a hand written personalized note from the band?  Visit for details about winning and how you can get their latest song, Rhinestone Melodies for free!


Pick up their self titled album which was released earlier this year. It is available on iTunes here. Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. ~ Marisol

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Hard rockers Emphatic are just about ready to start their Break The Ice 2014 Tour later this week. The tour kicks off on December 3rd in Colorado Springs, Co at Sunshine Studios and will wrap up at the Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan. The tour will also include 9Electric and Kalaido.


Check the tour dates below and get yourself to a show:


  • 03 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
  • 04 North Platte, NE – Sculley’s Shooter
  • 05 Joplin, MO – Rock 3405
  • 06 Kansas City, MO – Daveys Uptown
  • 07 Cherry Valley, IL – Take 20
  • 09 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Grill / The Reverb Rock
  • 10 Racine, WI – Rt 20
  • 11 Burlington, IA – The Washington
  • 12 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
  • 13 Gering, NE – Oregon Trail Lounge
  • 15 Billings, MT – Pub Station
  • 16 Williston, ND – DK’s Lounge
  • 17 Minot, ND – The ‘O’riginal Bar and Nightclub
  • 18 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
  • 19 Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo
  • 20 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory
  • 21 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop

“The textbook definition of perseverance is to remain steadfast and stay the course despite being faced with extreme obstacles. If you look up the term it just might have a picture of Omaha based rock band Emphatic. The band has overcome countless storms and nothing has been able to stand in their way. Emphatic has had several songs on the charts and has toured with some of today’s biggest names in music.”

Emphatic has had great success with their albums  “Damage” and “Another Life”, along with 4 singles charting in the top 40 active rock charts. They are set to release their new album in 2015 and we are excited to take a listen and I am sure they will not disappoint in giving us another heavy dose of hard rock!

So make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news, tour dates, album details.

~ Marisol

Emphatic is:

  • Grant Kendrick (vocals)
  • Justin McCain (lead guitar)
  • Lance Dowdle (lead guitar)
  • Jesse Saint (bass)
  • Patrick Mussack (drums)

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I hope you are sitting down for this one. Rock on the Range 2015 has just announced the lineup and it is purely unbelievable!!! They just posted the list via their Facebook page:

Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Godsmack, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Volbeat, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Of Mice & Men, Ministry, Anthrax, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Live, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Yelawolf, In Flames, Motionless In White, Saxon, Rival Sons, Falling In Reverse, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, Periphery, Nonpoint, BabyMetal, The Devil Wears Prada, Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Starset, New Medicine, Beartooth, You Me At Six, Young Guns, Dorothy, Crobot, Shaman’s Harvest, Like A Storm, Unlocking The Truth, Islander, Marmozets, Sabatron, Upon A Burning Body, From Ashes To New, Red Son Rising, and Santa Cruz & more to be announced, including the performers in the ROTR Comedy Tent.

The festival is set for May, 15, 16 & 17th and pre-sale is OPEN now! Specially priced pre-sale tickets will be available until 9:59am on Friday. Get your tickets NOW to save money before they go on-sale to the public. Layaway, Hotel & Camping packages also on-sale now. BUY NOW to see the BIGGEST ROCK FESTIVAL IN THE US, May 15 – 17 – Rock On The Range, Where Rock Lives! Buy here with password “Ranger4Life”:


We are so excited to see an absolute list of our favorite bands and really excited to see Santa Cruz, We Are Harlot, Crobot, Falling In Reverse, and many of our other featured bands this year. We can’t wait for this one and we will feature all the artists who will be playing at Rock on the Range in the next five months so stay tuned!!

~ Marisol

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Fresh off their Fall run with You Me At Six, L.A’s STARS IN STEREO join Alien Ant Farm on the remainder of the ANTarchy tour. In anticipation, the band has released an uncensored version of their most talked about music video ‘Leave Your Mark’. This NSFW video is so hot, even VEVO and Suicide Girls couldn’t handle it! See for your self by searching for the secret door at

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER  (w/ Alien Ant Farm)
  • 11/21 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue Theatre
  • 11/22 Lansing, MI – The Loft @ Harem Urban Lounge
  • 11/25 Fredericksburg, VA – Hard Times
  • 11/26 Morgantown, WV – Schmitt’s Saloon
  • 11/28 Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar
  • 11/29 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
  • 11/30 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
  • 12/02 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
  • 12/04 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
  • 12/05 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
  • 12/06 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
  • 12/07 Denver, CO – Casselman’s Bar & Venue
  • 12/09 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatre

JANUARY (w/Bush & Theory of a Deadman)

  • 30 San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center
  • 31 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern


  • 02 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
  • 03 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
  • 05 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
  • 07 Kansas City, MO – Harvest Bank Theatre
  • 08 Cedar Rapids, IA – The Paramount Theatre
  • 10 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
  • 11 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
  • 14 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
  • 15 Columbus, OH – LC Pavillion
  • 17 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
  • 18 Toronto,ON – Sound Academy
  • 20 Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Toyota Presents Oakdale
  • 21 Lewiston, ME – Androscoggin Bank Colisee
  • 23 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
  • 24 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
  • 27 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
  • 28 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom


  • 01 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
  • 03 Silver Springs, MD – Filmore
  • 04 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
  • 06 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues
  • 10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
  • 11 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
  • 13 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
  • 14 San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre

In case you missed it, check out our interview from last year with Stars In Stereo here. We are so excited to see a San Francisco date on the tour and we look forward to bringing you complete coverage of their show. We will see if we can bring you another interview as well. Stay up to date on what they are doing by visiting and following their social media sites.

~ Marisol


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We have been really enjoying the new music from Foo Fighters and now we are ready for the tour! Check out the tour dates recently announced for North America. The tour will include support from another favorite band, Royal Blood.

Foo Fighters 2015 North American Tour

7/4/15 — Washington D.C. – RFK Stadium
7/6/15 — Camden, N.J. – Susquehanna Bank Center *
7/9/15 — Toronto, Ontario – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *
7/16/15 — New York, N.Y. – Citi Field *
7/18/15 — Boston, Mass. – Fenway Park **
7/19/15 — Boston, Mass. – Fenway Park *
8/12/15 — Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place *
8/13/15 — Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome *
8/17/15 — Denver, Colo. – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre *
8/19/15 — Maryland Heights, Mo. – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
8/21/15 — Kansas City, Mo. – Sprint Center *
8/22/15 — St. Paul, Minn. – Xcel Energy Center *
8/24/15 — Detroit, Mich. – DTE Energy Music Theatre *
8/25/15 — Pittsburgh, Pa. – First Niagara Pavilion *
8/27/15 — Indianapolis, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center
8/29/15 — Chicago, Ill. – Wrigley Field (SOLD OUT)
9/11/15 — Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
9/12/15 — George, Wash. – Gorge Amphitheatre
9/14/15 — Portland, Ore. – Moda Center
9/16/15 — Mountain View, Calif. – Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/18/15 — Anaheim, Calif. – Honda Center
9/21/15 — Los Angeles, Calif. – The Forum
9/25/15 — Phoenix, Ariz. – AK-Chin Pavilion
9/27/15 — Albuquerque, N.M. – Isleta Amphitheater
9/29/15 — Oklahoma City, Okla. – Chesapeake Energy Arena
9/30/15 — Wichita, Kan. – INTRUST Bank Arena
10/4/15 — Atlanta, Ga. – Centennial Olympic Park
10/5/15 — Nashville, Tenn. – Bridgestone Arena
10/7/15 — Memphis, Tenn. – FedExForum

* w/ special guest Royal Blood
** w/ special guest Mission of Burma

Online presale is set to begin on Monday, December 1st with general admission starting on December 4th. You can also get a jump start by finding out more about their “Beat the Bots: Box Office Only Pre-Sale” that will happen this Saturday (Nov. 22) at 10AM. Visit their website for a listing of box office locations and details about how to pick up tickets and beat the scalper bots!

We have been loving the first song off their new album, Sonic Highways. The song is called Something From Nothing and is really going to grab a hold of you. The song has the perfect build up and takes you from a solemn intro into that fierce intensity of Dave Grohl’s vocals amid some heavy guitars that have you swirling. I love it!!! It screams 70’s classic rock yet with such a Foo Fighters flair. Check it out here:


We will continue to keep you updated but make sure to visit their social media sites so you don’t miss any of their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Foo Fighters – November 1, 2011  

Powerbalance Pavillion, Sacramento, CA

Photos by Rockin Ryan

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Photo Credit: Glamrock Photography


Los Angeles local Greek/American Electra Barakos and her band are set to perform at House of Blues Hollywood this Friday, November 21st and you can get your free tickets to the show! Electra are set to release their new studio album, These Times in January 2015. The album was produced by  Mike Plotnikoff (HALESTORM, DAUGHTRY, KELLY CLARKSON) and they have recently released two of the singles, Tomorrow’s Not There and the self titled track. You can head over to iTunes and pick them up.

Electra and her band; bassist YANNI BARAKOS, guitarist HYLAND CHURCH, drummer DAN WELBY and singer ELECTRA BARAKOS announced their last show of 2014 at theHOUSE OF BLUES in their hometown of LOS ANGELES, CA.  Show details are listed below:

WHEN:  Friday, November 21
8:00pm (Doors)
Set times: 10:45
WHERE:  House of Blues
8430 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA

Want FREE TICKETS? Just send an email to and put in the subject line: FREE ELECTRA TICKETS. Just let them know how many tickets you will need and you can pick them up the night of the show at Will Call under Electra‘s guest list! So what you are you waiting for? Send your email and get out to a great show!

We will see if we can bring you an interview with Electra and make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Our friends in New Politics have just released their new music video for their song, Everywhere I Go, (Kings and Queens). You will even catch Thanks to The Walking Dead’s Christian Serratos, pro skater Ben Hatchell, and LOLO in it. So check it out here:

New Politics are currently out on their headlining tour with Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful. In case you missed it, check out a repost of our coverage from their San Francisco show:

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New Politics are out on another headlining tour which will take them across the country. Sunday night they made a stop in San Francisco and performed at the legendary Fillmore. It was great to see them headline at the Fillmore when only a few years ago, they were there opening for The Dirty Heads. From the first time, we saw New Politics open for The Spill Canvas at Slim’s in 2010. They blew us away as we dubbed them “Energizer Bunny Meets Nirvana”.


They put on one of the most energetic, engaging sets that you don’t ever want to miss. Once again at the Fillmore, they exceeded all of our expectations and delivered a top notch set. Check out a sneak peek of photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set:

Their set included old and new songs which had the crowd brimming with excitement. It was great to hear the crowd singing along to their new song, Everywhere I Go (Kings and Queens) which will be featured on their upcoming new album, VIkings set for a release in February 2015 on DCD2/Warner Bros records.  They even brought the house down as they performed a cover of Beastie Boys Sabotage. What a night it was and I truly am proud to see how far these young men have come. They are definitely one of the hardest working bands out there and it is no surprise to see their fast rise to the top. They deserve it!

The tour included their special guests of Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful.   Check out the dates below and see if they will be coming to a venue near you:

11/12 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant ( Tickets )
11/13 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater ( Tickets )
11/14 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club ( Tickets )
11/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre ( Tickets )
11/16 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues ( Tickets )
11/18 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s ( Tickets )
11/19 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom ( Tickets )
11/20 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ( Tickets )
11/21 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall ( Tickets )
11/22 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall ( Tickets )
11/23 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House ( Tickets )
11/25 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza ( Tickets )
11/26 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ( Tickets )
11/28 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom ( Tickets )
11/29 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts ( Tickets )
11/30 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater ( Tickets )

Make sure to catch them out on tour. I know I always tell you to make sure to get out to shows, but SERIOUSLY this is one show you WANT to BE AT!  New Politics are amazing with their live performances and their stage presence I think is one that can be matched.  You can’t help but leave their show in a better mood, better place, or just full of energy and excitement, regardless of what you may be going through. Their music is like instant adrenaline and bliss.

Have you ever seen our interview with them at last year’s Uproar Festival? If not, check it out h ere:

Also make sure you have their latest CD, “A Bad Girl in Harlem” which will have your energy flowing within seconds! You can get it here on Itunes.  Definitely on replay at our house.

~ Marisol

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