Posts Tagged ‘rock and roll’

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The bad ass rockers from New York, Nasty Habit that has released a music video for their song, Don’t Bring Me Down. These gusy have a rock and roll passion that is non stop. They have a high energy ’80s style rock sound that you will grab you when you first listen to their songs like Heart Breakin, Hip Shakin, Saturday Night, and Tripped.  Nasty Habit has Tommy Ende on lead vocals, Kenny Ende on guitar, David Jordan on drums, and Frankie Wheeler on bass. Check out the video here: 

When I first heard Nasty Habit, they completely renewed my faith in the younger generation to keep true rock and roll alive. Nasty Habit will make sure that Rock and Roll is here to stay! We will see if we can bring you another interview with them and find out more about what is in store for Nasty Habit in 2015! In case you missed our interview with them from last year, you can check it out here: Nasty Habit.

If you are in the New York area, make sure to not miss their show on December 12th at The Webster Hall. They will be opening for another of our favorite bands, Santa Cruz. For tickets and details visit here.

~ Crank it up, Marisol

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One of my long time favorite rock band from Sacramento, TESLA released their new album, just in time for this summer. TESLA locked themselves away for weeks writing the new album and came up with fourteen solid tracks which will be SIMPLICITY. The album was recorded at their bassist Brian Wheat’s very own J Street Recorders. Legendary engineer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Skid Row, Motley Crue) was then tapped to put the final touches in place. The album was released last week via Tesla Electric Company Recording’s arrangement with Entertainment One Music and Distribution.

It is so exciting to hear that new music is only a couple months away. TESLA has been one of my favorite rock bands since forming in 1981. I have probably enjoyed their shows about a couple dozens time over the years and each time, I leave with an even higher appreciation for them! TESLA is Frank Hannon, Brian Wheat, Jeff Keith, Troy Luccketta and Dave Rude.  

TESLA has released the video for their new song, So Devine today and it is AWESOME!!! Check it out here:

 

This song is really a great track with that signature TESLA sound that I love. It has heartfelt lyrics, cool guitar riffs and emotionally driven vocals, truly proven that TESLA is once again on top of their game! I love it and can’t wait to hear more from the new album. The track listing for the new album is listed below:

1. MP3
2. Ricochet
3. Rise and Fall
4. So Divine…
5. Cross My Heart
6. Honestly
7. Flip Side
8. Other Than Me
9. Break of Dawn
10. Burnout To Fade
11. Life is a River
12. Sympathy
13. Time Bomb
14. ‘Till That Day

TESLA performed a KILLER set on the Monsters of Rock Cruise and they have quite an extensive touring schedule laid out for 2014. Make sure to head over to their upcoming show page here and get yourself to a show! We caught a June 28th date for them here in Sacramento and we will make sure to be there and bring you full coverage of the show. We will possibly see if we can bring you an interview soon.

So be sure to head over to their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. Head over to iTunes and pick up  SIMPLICITY.

~ Marisol

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Not too long ago, we featured The Black Moods out of Arizona, you can read more from that post here.  Now these 70’s inspired rockers are adding more dates to their tour and have released an awesome music video for Say It For The Last Time. Check out the video here:

 

The Black Moods is a three piece band that I can describe as having great guitar driven songs, infectious melodies, energetic vocals and an upgraded version of old school rock and roll. Imagine the great songwriting of Tom Petty meets the energy and passion of the Foo Fighters along with a side order of Collective Soul.  They are Josh Kennedy on Lead Guitar/Vocals, Ryan Prier on Bass/Vocals and Chico – Drums/Percussion. Together they have collectively brought the rock influences of the past 40 years and have created their own unique signature sound.

Their tour is in support of their upcoming EP, Killers in The Night which is set for a July 15th release.  Singer and guitarist Josh Kennedy offers, “I feel like we are an emotionally driven 70’s Rock ‘n’ Roll band. We just happen to have grown up in the nineties. We have a clear vision of the music we want to create, and it is reminiscent of a more classic rock style.  I hope when people come to a show, or hear an album, they sense feeling, emotion and intensity.”  Catch them out on tour at the following dates:

  • 6/19     Springfield, MO                                  The Outland Ballroom
  • 6/20     St. Louis, MO                                     Atomic Cowboy
  • 6/21     Columbia, MO                                    The Blue Fuge
  • 6/27     Indianapolis, IN                                  The Rathskeller
  • 6/28     Joplin, MO                                          The Kitchen Pass
  • 7/04     Wheaton, MO                                     4th of July Event Wheaton Park
  • 7/10     Kansas City, MO                                Tanners
  • 7/11     Cudahy, WI                                        Metal Grill
  • 7/12     Springfield, MO                                  Outland
  • 7/26     Tulsa, OK                                            Tulsa Raceway Park
  • 8/01     Indianapolis, IN                                  The Rathskeller
  • 8/22     Joplin, MO                                          The Kitchen Pass
  • 8/23     Wheaton, MO                                     Wheaton BBQ
  • 9/20     Tulsa, OK                                            Tulsa Raceway Park
  • 9/27     Springfield, MO                                  Catoons Oyster Bar

 

This is a band that you will definitely be hearing a lot from in 2014 and don’t miss seeing them live if you get the chance. Make sure to visit their social media sites and we will bring you more news on this awesome band.

~ Marisol

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manmademachine

Last year we brought you an interview with the bad ass rockers, Man Made Machine. You can check out that interview here. Not to mention, they were also featured as our Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Rock. Man Made Machine is Joe Cotela on Vocals, Justyn Sena on Bass, Matt Reinhard on Drums, Marc Hernandez and Steve Siminski on Guitars. Together they bring the chemistry and energy alive. Their debut album “Become” produced by Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett of Mudvayne/HellYeah and it is just full of killer rock!

Man Made Machine are set to release their new EP, Undeniable on June 3rd. To get you ready for the release they are premiering their title track Undeniable. Check it out here:

Once again this band is proving that they are here to stay in the hard rock scene and have delivered a well crafted heavy track that will engage you and fuel you. It really has me excited for the new EP and will have every rocker and metalhead satisfied.

Make sure to visit their social media sites and on June 3rd, pick up their new EP. Man Made Machine will also be holding their CD Release Party on June 7th at Pub Rock in Scottsdale, Arizona. You can visit their Facebook page for more details.

~ Marisol

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We recently brought you our coverage of Australian rockers Ragdoll as they performed last Saturday night at the Whisky a GoGo. You can read more about that night here: Ragdoll at Whisky A GoGo. They were in town to open for legendary rockers Skid Row and it was an awesome night and they put on a excellent set.  Ragdoll have returned to the the US in support of their upcoming release, Ragdoll Rewound which is a compilation of Ragdoll‘s first two releases (‘Ragdoll Rock’ and ‘Here Today’) plus four live recordings, one of which is a new composition, “Rewind Your Mind.” The album is set to release later this week on May 23rd.  This powerful trio are creating a strong rock and roll sound worthy of your attention. Ragdoll is Ryan Rafferty on Lead Vocals/Bass, Leon Todd on Guitar and Cam Barrett on Drums.

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Ragdoll has just released a fun animated comic style video for their song, Tell Me which you can find on their Ragdoll Rewind CD. Check out the vide3o here:

 

We had a chance to talk with Ragdoll after their set at the Whisky and take them around the Sunset Strip a shoot a couple fun photos. Check out our interview with Ragdoll

 

Ragdoll will be performing at Rocklahoma as well as other US Rewind Your Mind Tour Dates. Visit the Ragdoll website for a complete list of upcoming shows. Make sure to visit their social media sites, pick up your copy of Rewind Your Mind and stay tuned for more rock and roll from Ragdoll.

~ Marisol

 

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We recently brought you our coverage of Australian rockers Ragdoll as they performed last Saturday night at the Whisky a GoGo. You can read more about that night here: Ragdoll at Whisky A GoGo. They were in town to open for legendary rockers Skid Row and it was an awesome night and they put on a excellent set.  Ragdoll have returned to the the US in support of their upcoming release, Ragdoll Rewound which is a compilation of Ragdoll‘s first two releases (‘Ragdoll Rock’ and ‘Here Today’) plus four live recordings, one of which is a new composition, “Rewind Your Mind.” The album is set to release later this week on May 23rd.  This powerful trio are creating a strong rock and roll sound worthy of your attention. Ragdoll is Ryan Rafferty on Lead Vocals/Bass, Leon Todd on Guitar and Cam Barrett on Drums.

We had a chance to talk with Ragdoll after their set at the Whisky and take them around the Sunset Strip a shoot a couple fun photos. Check out our interview with Ragdoll and Rockin Ryan’s photos from the Sunset Strip: 

 

Ragdoll put on a solid rockin set filled with energy that had the crowd on their feet. It is great to see how a trio can create such a powerful sound and breathe fresh new life into rock and roll.  They all have great stage presence, with Leon jumping around and getting the crowd fired up, Ryan captivating the crowd with his vocals and Cam was spot on his precision drumming, all while the three of them were smiling at the crowd. You can really tell that these three love what they are doing and they are exactly where they belong; on the stage. Check out the slide show of photos by Rockin Ryan from their set (you can also check them out on Rockin’ Ryan’s Facebook Album)

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Ragdoll will be performing at Rocklahoma as well as other US Rewind Your Mind Tour Dates. Visit the Ragdoll website for a complete list of upcoming shows. Make sure to visit their social media sites, pick up your copy of Rewind Your Mind and stay tuned for more rock and roll from Ragdoll. I will leave you with some videos of their set at the Whisky.

~ Marisol

 

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Australia rockers Ragdoll have returned to the the US in support of their upcoming release, Ragdoll Rewound which is a compilation of Ragdoll‘s first two releases (‘Ragdoll Rock’ and ‘Here Today’) plus four live recordings, one of which is a new composition, “Rewind Your Mind.” The album is set to release later this week on May 23rd. The trio revisited the first EP and had it remixed and polished the way they had always wanted to hear it. Songs like “Foot to the Floor” sound leaner and meaner while “The Feeling” is even more epic! Any issues the band may have had with the original ‘Here Today’ master have been fully rectified here too; while the new master of “Tell Me” in particular is a lot more dynamic and more true to the original mix.

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Ragdoll is Ryan Rafferty on (lead vocals, bass), Leon Todd (guitar), and Cam Barrett (drums) and together they are creating a powerful strong rock and roll sound worthy of your attention. With an intense desire to inject new life into the music they love; Ragdoll‘s mission is to dismantle the sometimes tired genres of classic rock, hard rock and progressive rock and rebuild them, producing a modern hybrid that both transcends and revitalizes the traditional rock genres. What they have created is rock and roll at it’s finest and a big sound coming from these three.  They are set to perform at this year’s Rocklahoma and will be performing on their Rewind Your Mind Tour.

We were able to catch Ragdoll as they opened up for Skid Row at the legendary Whisky a GoGo this past Saturday. Ragdoll put on a solid rockin set filled with energy that had the crowd on their feet. It is great to see how a trio can create such a powerful sound and breathe fresh new life into rock and roll.  They all have great stage presence, with Leon jumping around and getting the crowd fired up, Ryan captivating the crowd with his vocals and Cam was spot on his precision drumming, all while the three of them were smiling at the crowd. You can really tell that these three love what they are doing and they are exactly where they belong; on the stage. Check out the slide show of photos by Rockin Ryan from their set (you can also check them out on Rockin’ Ryan’s Facebook Album)

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We had the opportunity to talk with Ragdoll right after their set and here is that interview:

 

Another highlight of the night was catching Dug Pinnick as he came down to check out Ragdoll. We interviewed Dug a couple months ago as we discussed his new band, KXM. Check it out here.

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They are currently out on their Rewind Your Mind Tour and catch them when they come to a venue near you. Check the upcoming dates below:

  • 5/20 Leon’s Lounge, Oklahoma City OK
  • 5/21 Undercurrent, Tulsa OK
  • 5/22 Rocklahoma Pre Party, Pryor OK
  • 5/25 Rocklahoma Festival, Pryor OK *w/Kid Rock, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch and more*
  • 5/26 Uncercurrent, Tulsa OK
  • 5/27 Boobie Trap, Topeka KS
  • 5/29 The Drunken Skunk, Cheyenne WY
  • 5/30 Eck’s Saloon, Denver CO
  • 5/31 Ricky B’s Sports Pub, Windsor CO
  • 6/1 The Manfort, Durango CO
  • 6/2 Vault Nightclub, Alberquerque NM
  • 6/4 The Riot Room, Kansas City MO
  • 6/5 The Outland, Springfield MO
  • 6/6 Rock 3405 Kansas City MO
  • 6/7 Queen City Music Hall, Fort Worth TX
  • 6/8 RBC, Dallas TX
  • 6/13 Vamp’d, Las Vegas NV

These guys know how to rock and they have quite a busy schedule ahead of them as they explain,  “We’re returning to the USA in May and June to tour in support of ‘Ragdoll Rewound,’ and return to Rocklahoma for the third straight year. We’re doing twenty shows, starting in California, then the Midwest and culminating in Vegas. We’ll be rolling out a new music video and a whole new line of merchandise; everything from tee shirts and CD’s to condoms and slap bands! We’ll then return home for the Australian launch of the record before entering the studio to record the material we’ve prepared for our fourth all original studio release.” 

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay tuned for more rock and roll from Ragdoll. I will leave you with the video of my favorite song of theirs, All I Want. 

~ Marisol

 

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