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LIVE REVIEW: Black Bottom Lighters Album Release Show Features Indie Live Reviews Reviews 

LIVE REVIEW: Black Bottom Lighters Album Release Show

Reggae concerts, in my opinion, are a very diverse event that will attract people of different backgrounds, genders and preferences. I think that is what makes it such a great environment. There is no judging, no mosh pits or fights (except for those few people that have had one too many). This album release show was the epitome of fans coming together to support a common love.

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FEATURED ARTIST: StereoKid Interview & More Alternative Features Indie Interviews News Pop Rock 

FEATURED ARTIST: StereoKid Interview & More

There are probably many people out there who haven’t heard of StereoKid. I’m not going to say that’s anyone’s fault in particular, there are a lot of bands out there, and one can only learn about so many at a time. But if you have the chance, check out StereoKid. It’s not only cause they’re some of the most laid back and nice guys around, which they are, they’re also incredibly talented. A little about the band: made up of brothers Greg and Dan Neal, and members Roger Lambert, &…

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INTERVIEW: Black Bottom Lighters Interviews News 

INTERVIEW: Black Bottom Lighters

Every once in a while, you find a hidden gem in your hometown. This hidden gem for me is Black Bottom Lighters. The six piece reggae rock group, hailing from Glendale, Arizona, considers themselves to be “desert reggae”. What that is exactly, I do not know. What I do know is that I’ve had their songs stuck in my head since their set at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. With their captivating lyricists and wicked drum fills, Black Bottom Lighters are a band that the world needs to look out…

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In The Spotlight: Sammy Kay Indie Live Reviews News Rock 

In The Spotlight: Sammy Kay

I think at some point in every music fans’ life, we fall in love with a complete stranger because of the way they hold a guitar, or they way they sing those sad songs that get you right in the ticker. Sammy Kay is one of those people. If I weren’t way too cool to use slang words in an unironic way, I’d most definitely tell you that this New Brunswick dude is dripping swagger out of every pore. But I’m an adult, so instead I’ll say that Sammy Kay…

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Niall Horan Instagrams One Direction’s FOUR Track Listing News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

Niall Horan Instagrams One Direction’s FOUR Track Listing

One Direction is right on schedule with promotion for their new album, Four. As the name suggests, this will be their fourth album since being formed four years ago. See a pattern? This album will be heavily influenced by punk rock, reggae and classic rock with a hopefully successful deviation from their boy band roots. Today, Niall Horan posted an Instagram photo of the track listings for the album. Four is going to be their shortest record with only 12 tracks on the regular version and 16 on the deluxe. So far they…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas ‘Secret Evil’ Album Reviews Indie News Pop Pop Punk Reviews Rock 

ALBUM REVIEW: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas ‘Secret Evil’

As a self-proclaimed music critic, I am always looking for (or more accurately, listening for) bands with unique tones that pique my interest. It is definitely part of the reason why my music choices and overall taste are so eclectic. And when I find a band that encompasses a variety of sounds at once? Well that is just a bonus. Case in point: Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas. This quartet from Detroit incorporates a jumble of sounds that makes for an incredibly fun and exciting listen on their debut album,…

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One Direction Announces 4th Album Title And Releases First Single Off The Album Indie News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

One Direction Announces 4th Album Title And Releases First Single Off The Album

One Direction fans took over social media yesterday when the band announced the title of their fourth album. Appropriately, the album is titled Four and has a release date of November 17 via Syco. The band gave fans a chance to hear their new sound by releasing a 24 hour link to their first single, “Fireproof.” With more pronounced instrumentals than they have had before, this song uses reggae and punk rock influences to accentuate their beloved harmonies. Though the album doesn’t come out for a few months, you can preorder it…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Pompeya ‘Tropical’ Album Reviews Indie News Reviews 

ALBUM REVIEW: Pompeya ‘Tropical’

Looks like Russia being stuck in the 80’s has finally paid off. Introducing Tropical the new album from Pompeya. Saturday Night Fever meets Mogli. Jungle fever meets glam. The songs vary as does the mood, but the album does possess a comfortable and mellow feel, perfect for vibing. The music is a juxtaposition of funk, indie, and disco, and at times reminiscent of ’70s African Jazz legend Fela Kuti’s style. “Wait” is a great throwback to the disco era via breathy ABBA-like backup vocals. “Power” is an instant anthem, empowering…

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Lionz Of Zion Bring Different Sound To Warped Tour News 

Lionz Of Zion Bring Different Sound To Warped Tour

Lionz of Zion also known as L.O.Z. is a funk/reggae jam band from South Carolina. This all male five member band effortlessly combines funk and reggae influences to make their own unique sound. They’ll be playing at Warped and spreading their message of  One Pride One Love until 7/21. Check out their original song “Rasta Roses” below. You can buy concert tickets or purchase a CD here.

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