Topic: Artist Spotlight


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July 28, 2020
New Music: Holy Wars Takes Self-Doubt to the Extreme with the Brooding and Relatable ‘ihatemyself,’ as Premiered by DJ Kat Corbett on KROQ 106.9 FM (Listen)

Holy Wars is a project featuring vocalist Kat Leon and guitarist/producer Nicolas Perez — and their brand of musical expression is heavily inspired by emotion and dark, twisted explorations of...


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July 14, 2020
Rising Indie Singer/Songwriter beabadoobee Premieres ’90s-Styled New Song ‘Care,’ Announces Debut Full-Length ‘Fake It Flowers’

Among indie/rock circles, singer/songwriter beabadoobee has been a “rising star” for a few years now, several successful EPs and inescapable buzz earning her significant attention. On Tuesday, beabadoobee announced her...


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July 10, 2020
Australian Britpop-Inspired Trio DMA’s Expands its Sound with New Album ‘The Glow’ – a Nuanced and Impressive Effort (Listen)

DMA’s is a three-piece band from Sydney, Australia with its musical roots planted in the 1990s’ Britpop sound. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Liam Gallagher,...


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June 24, 2020
Rising Indie Trio Wallows Keeping Busy with Stylish At-Home Acoustic Performances: Watch ‘OK’ and ‘Are You Bored Yet?’

Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters (actor known for roles such as Men of a Certain Age) and Cole Preston, would probably be out on...


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June 19, 2020
Q&A: Shirley King, Daughter of B.B. King, Joins Rock and Blues Icons on New Album ‘Blues for a King’

B.B. King, who passed away in 2015, earned the title “The King of the Blues” over more than 6 decades as a guitarist and singer. But being the eldest of...


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June 18, 2020
Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review/Listen)

On “Chinese Satellite,” a song on her second full-length album, Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers asks a question that doubles as self-critique: I’ve been running around in circles Pretending to be myself...


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June 11, 2020
New from Alicia Bognanno and Bully: ‘Where to Start,’ A Grunge-y, Punky Bathroom Freak-Out of Cathartic Frustration

There’s a lot of angst behind “Where to Start,” the new song from Bully premiered on Thursday. Jarring, jangly guitars and the pained shouts of vocalist/guitarist Alicia Bognanno are the...


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June 10, 2020
Q&A: Marc LaBelle of Dirty Honey, the Unsigned Band That Climbed to the Top of the Billboard Rock Charts

There has been a recurring narrative in recent years of emerging bands swooping down to save the soul of rock and roll.  All too often, though, many of these bands...


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June 5, 2020
Dauzat St. Marie Asks ‘Where Were You?’ Throughout Various Shared Experiences in Earnest New Music Video

Dauzat St. Marie, a powerhouse duo featuring Heather St. Marie and guitarist/vocalist Mat Dauzat, both of the Los Angeles band Hydrovibe, recently premiered a new song called “Where Were You?”...


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May 20, 2020
Hear Rebecca Holden and Little Anthony Cover ‘I Believe,’ Dedicated to Families and the Heroes Fighting COVID-19

Acclaimed actress/singer Rebecca Holden and legendary blues/soul singer Jerome Anthony “Little Anthony” Gourdine joined forces in 2019 to record a cover of “I Believe,” the spiritual song written  by Ervin...


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May 15, 2020
Singer/Songwriter Jann Klose Honors Manager Gary Salzman with Isolation Music Video for ‘Pilot Light’

“Pilot Light” is a new song from singer/songwriter Jann Klose, who premiered a very special music video for the track in early May. Filmed in isolation by Klose and his...


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May 12, 2020
The Immediate Family – Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Leland Sklar and Steve Postell – Debut Single ‘Cruel Twist’ Announced

We’re closer to hearing new music from the Immediate Family — Danny Kortchmar (guitar and vocals), Waddy Wachtel (guitar and vocals), Leland Sklar (bass), Russ Kunkel (drums) and Steve Postell...


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May 12, 2020
Being Stuck at Home Can Still Be Fun, as the New Crowd-Sourced Music Video from Mindi Abair Proves

Mindi Abair, renowned saxophonist/vocalist/author who served as the featured sax player on American Idol for two seasons among many other accomplishments, recently premiered a peppy new music video for her...


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April 30, 2020
‘Hands Together,’ We Can Overcome COVID-19 (Stream the Catchy New Song from Singer/Songwriter Rob Bonfiglio)

In early March, singer/songwriter Rob Bonfiglio was approached by Kevin Wachs, CEO of Earthly Body (and president/publisher of RockCellarMagazine.com), with the idea of writing a song for their Hemp Seed Hand...


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April 29, 2020
‘Let’s Get Through This’ from Joey Sykes (The Babys) is a Catchy, Uplifting Anthem for the Coronavirus Era (Listen)

We all need a pick-me-up right now. Whether the coronavirus pandemic has hit you hard or not, the vibe surrounding pretty much everything is … uneasy. Concerts and the music...


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April 29, 2020
Here’s ‘The Covid Kid,’ a Coronavirus Song in the Style of Steely Dan — from Steve Porcaro, David Kamp, Marc Bonilla, Billy Sherwood and More, for MusiCares

There’s a time and place for levity among the harsh realities of a global pandemic, and it inspired particularly entertaining bit of music from Steve Porcaro of Toto (among many...