March 22, 2021
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win an Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT-BK Turntable
March 22, 2021
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win an Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet
October 29, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: YYNOT (Winners of the Independent Artist Spotlight Competition)
October 16, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Faultlines
September 30, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: David Davis
September 18, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Bassist Derek Frank
September 14, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Guitarist Federico Navarro Trías
September 8, 2020
New from beabadoobee: Stream ‘Worth It,’ the from Rising Indie Star’s New Album ‘Fake It Flowers’ Out 10/16
September 2, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter Sarah Lightman
August 25, 2020
Out Now: ‘Sugaregg,’ the Dynamic New Album from Alicia Bognanno + Bully That Deserves to Be Heard … Loudly
August 19, 2020
Rock Cellar Independent Artist Spotlight: Songwriter/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist Dan Franklin
August 18, 2020
Angel Olsen Shares Resonant Live Performance of ‘Waving, Smiling’ — ‘Whole New Mess’ Album Out 8/28
Albums listed in order of current standing from Vote for My Favorite Artist contest.
My dad who was a singer/songwriter passed away when I was 14. At that time I was discovering how much I loved the medium of music and writing lyrics. He told me that I was different like him and he encouraged me to let my differences shine even when moments in life are hard. He would say “The best thing you can choose to do in this life is something you love.” His sudden passing shook up my path and I wasn’t sure how to keep developing in music. I took a series of interludes over the next 10 years that helped remind me of the legacy my dad shared. These songs represent the hardships and self awakening I needed to go through to remind me that his spirit never once left and how the obstacles helped me grow into the artist I needed to become.
Talon, (Like the Claw)
Talon, Like the Claw is my debut EP, so naturally it is meant to be an introduction to me and my musical messages. As an artist, my goal is to foster community through our shared experiences, and also to help process those experiences in the most positive way. I want to be like your musical BFF and therapist in one! I chose these songs because they create the atmospheres of the human journey—at least how I’ve experienced it so far.
Screaming slide guitar, howling harmonica and a solid rhythm section make up the dynamic of The Terraplanes Blues band and this debut E.P is packed full of examples of why their E.P hit the top 5 of the UK Blues chart. The songs combine styles of Jump Blues, Rockabilly and R'n'B. Opening track Midnight Train and Voodoo Blues both have a great bottleneck guitar grooves while Catfish and The Rambler sees the band really let loose with driving rockabilly/jump blues rhythms. With Malted Milk (the only cover on the E.P), the harmonica really takes centre stage with a howling solo supported by a powerful barrelhouse vocal performance.
Mercury Messenger brings to mind guitar gods like Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson, but unlike other instrumental rock records it is also smooth and song based, giving you hints of Pink Floyd, Rush, Toto, Steely Dan and The Beatles. Quist has enlisted the help of Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani, GTR, Fuel) and Ben Smith (Heart) on drums, as well as Ty Bailie (Katy Perry) on B3 organ, among other top LA sidemen to round out the record.
From songs tinged with island rhythms like ska (Way Down Deep) and calypso (Never Comin Back) to New Orleans mambo (I Shoulda Done It) traveling to heavier sounds (River's Dry) and soaring harmonies (Fly Away With Me) and ending up with folk (Someday (Love Will Find Me)), the 10 songs on "Restless" will get you moving and thinking with music spiced with muscular horns, gliding guitar, and even pedal steel. A good time guaranteed for all.
Best Of Blue
This new album Best of Blue, produced by Amanda, is the perfect platform for her to be at her best, authentically in her roots and style (late 60s / early 70s, rock/soul/blues).Co-produced by Fuzzbee Morse and Steve Sykes (engineer for Mike Chapman, Rod Stewart, Smokey Robinson). The musicians on the album include Fuzzbee Morse, Chad Watson,Phil Jones, Steve Sykes, Paul Briggs, Lisa Frazier and mastered by Peter Doell. Recorded in Los Angeles, CA.
Sharing musical influences and experiences for many years, they have found the right synergy taking you on musical journeys from the harmonic bending of John Lennon, through the jangly perfection of Tom Petty, up to the atmospheric rock of Tears For Fears. Their songs contain so much and yet sound simple and wonderfully complete.
The Long And Short Of It
"The Long & Short of It" is David Davis’ debut album, featuring his radio-single, “Little Mo’ Betta”. The album is an examination of how a classic soul deals with the modern day, from romance to social justice. Described as “brimming with fabulous funkiness” and “shiny, soul-dripping vocals (and) a dazzling display of funk”, “The Long & Short of It” is sure to become a staple in your vinyl collection.
The Unchained Project was a Labor of Love for Terrell. From the first track to the end, the songs paint the picture of a man’s search for the perfect one. Some roadblocks, some missed opportunities and some lost, found and unconditional loves are all described in this powerful AC/R&B project by the crooner!
Colours You Can't See
"Colours You Can't See - deluxe edition" are the emotions and feelings that we carry around with us every day that we don't let other people know about,” shares LiLi Joy. “Some of them we'd be proud to wear on our sleeve while the others, not so much. All of the songs on the EP were written during a time where I was isolated with myself and my emotions.. As a result of that, I hope from the bottom of my heart that people can feel unashamed of being the beautiful, complex confusions that they truly are.”