Alternative Features New Discovery Pop Unsigned Spotlight 

UNSIGNED SPOTLIGHT: Forts Like Vana

Every once in a while you come across a new artist and think know they’re going to be massive, and soon. That’s exactly what came to my mind upon hearing Nashville alternative pop trio Forts Like Vana for the first time. The band’s first single, “Love You Right”, released on January 10 and has amassed over 10,000 Spotify plays in just over a month. As proof that the hype train is only just getting started, Forts Like Vana released their brand new EP, This + This = That, on February…

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Hardcore Metal News 

STREAM: HEMI ‘Avalon’

Today, Chicago heavy metal trio HEMI released their brand new record Avalon. After once again teaming up with producer AJ Kolar,  Avalon pushes the boundaries of what heavy metal is supposed to be. By incorporating elements of hardcore, punk, and melodic death metal, HEMI leads you through a series of songs that are stunning both lyrically and cinematically. You can stream Avalon below! To purchase a copy of the record, or any of HEMI’s previous releases, you can click here. Keep up with the band by following them on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter…

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Interviews 

Interview: Christina LaRocca

Christina LaRocca is a singer songwriter from New York that landed in Los Angeles with fire in her heart. She has shared the stage with big names such as Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day and Rachel Platten. Check out our interview below! The video for “Child of the Sun” was just released earlier this month! What was it like filming in the middle of desert? It was wild. It was at least 105 degrees that weekend in Joshua Tree, probably closer to 110 or higher on those wide shots we…

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Community Features Music Cities Series 

MUSIC CITIES: Cincinnati

Cincinnati is known for flying pig effigies and an affinity for outrageous chili combos, but the Southern-Ohio city also harbors a rich art scene, especially in regards to live music.  Southern blues, Kentucky twang, urban beats, and post-rock experimentalism blend throughout the clubs and streets, creating a multi-genre environment in which any sound could find some belonging. For the musician, Cincinnati is a destination. The city is home to a host of live music venues, many of which are booked by veteran musicians. The result is that many venues are…

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Album Reviews Alternative News Rock 

ALBUM REVIEW : Black Veil Brides “Vale”

The leather-clad heavy rockers of Black Veil Brides are back with their fifth full-length album Vale released on January 12, 2018. With Vale being one the first few rock records of 2018, I was curious to see what this addition added to the already expansive discography of BVB, and what it would bring to the rock genre in the new year. On the first listen, Vale plays out as a combination of 2013’s Wretched & Divine and Andy Biersack’s solo record The Shadow Side, as musically the albums share a lot of similarities and themes. From showing…

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Alternative Indie News Pop Punk 

Moose Blood Announces North American Tour

Moose Blood just announced on Twitter that they will be adding a North American leg of their tour featuring special guests Lydia, and McCafferty. The tour kicks off March 14 at The Royal in Boston, MA, and spans out across the US into Canada ending in Montreal, QC. Their upcoming album, I don’t think I can do This Anymore comes out March 9, but is available now for preorder on their website here! Please follow and like us:

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Alternative News Rock 

WATCH : Rivals “Over It”

Unique pop-rock powerhouses, RIVALS are gearing up to drop their first full-length album, Damned Soul, which is set for release on February 2, 2018 via Smartpunk Records. RIVALS hail from Los Angeles, CA, where the band was formed in 2014 by vocalist Kalie Wolfe, bassist Sebastian Chamberlain, and guitarist Micket Woodle. Driven by Wolfe’s strong vocals and the band’s infectious yet raw sound, RIVALS is fueled by powerful and energetic songwriting, bringing forth a type of fearlessness in their music that stands out among the rest. Since the release of their debut EP…

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News Pop 

STREAM : Troye Sivan “The Good Side”

The second single from the Australian singer Troye Sivan’s upcoming album has surfaced. Entitled “The Good Side”, Sivan pulls a complete 180 from the intensity of first single “My My My”, using much softer vocals and light instrumentals to accompany. “The Good Side” highlights the struggle of a relationship, as the lyrics suggest an apologetic tone; “But I sympathize and I recognize/And baby I apologize/ That I got the good side/ The good side of things,” he sings on the chorus. The track was written by Troye, Leland and Allie X with writing and production by Ariel Rechshaid, Bram…

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Features Guest Blogs The Most Important Thing I've Learned 

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned: Staying True To Myself

The most important thing I’ve learned as both an artist and young woman is to stay true to myself. Growing up, I always wanted to sing and perform for people one day. I began my musical journey in theatre, begged my parents for guitar lessons, and wrote my first song when I was 12 years old. What I didn’t really know at that time was the amount of work artists put in other areas outside of the music. In this day in age, the artist’s identity is key for success…

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News Rock 

STREAM : Bad Fortune “Vicious Cycle”

Ex-Crown The Empire vocalist Dave Escamilla has been hard at work producing new music for his project Bad Fortune alongside Paul Bartolome. After the successful promotion of their first single “Save Me“, Bad Fortune has shared a second track entitled “Vicious Cycle”. “Vicious Cycle” is available to stream now online and below the jump. Check it out now as we hope more music from Bad Fortune comes soon! Please follow and like us:

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