March 22, 2021
GIVEAWAY: Enter for a Chance to Win an Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT-BK Turntable
March 22, 2021
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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.
A Different World
For the better part of a decade, Carmen Grillo was a driving force within the legendary group Tower of Power. His writing, singing, and guitar work is instantly recognized by music fans around the globe. Carmen Grillo’s unique style has made him one of the most sought after recording session musicians, having performed or recorded with such great talents as David Foster, Smokey Robinson, Huey Lewis And The News, Donna Summer, The Four Tops, Boz Scaggs, Luis Miguel, Rita Coolidge, Bill Champlin and several other major artists. Carmen has crafted an extraordinary solo album that showcases all of his strengths. This collection of 12 remarkable compositions represents the diverse talents of this incredible artist. From the sensitivity of his lyrics to the fire in his guitar playing, you will hear why this artist is on his way to becoming a huge success.
Jude Johnstone has gone a step further toward intimacy on her new album for BoJak Records. She and engineer/producer Michael Hanson recorded the album with no isolation, no frills, in her house in East Nashville, Tennessee. The result is a spare and achingly honest set of ten songs aptly titled “Living Room.”
In their most recent EP, titled Scream, Shiver offers a heavy hitting, yet melodic quartet of hard rock tunes. Sure to stick in listeners' minds long after the final chords have faded out, Scream, Tremble, Waste Your Heart, and Baby You're a Bullet pack catchy guitar and vocal lines, powerful rhythm sections, and alluring lyrics into this release.
Out of My Head
Out of My Head is an Electro, Alternative-Pop track that uses electric guitars, electric bass, drum machine and synthesizers. The song portrays a darker and eerie sound that was heavily influenced by Alanis Morissette, Trent Reznor, Billie Eilish, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Nightmare On Elm Street. The song has a double meaning. In the verse’s, ALiBRA is recognizing that she’s too much inside of her head which is causing her to get in her own way of success. She is then simply stating that she needs to get out of her head and stop overthinking. Because she’s unable to do so, she then becomes out of her head in the sense that she’s gone crazy which is reflected in the chorus. By the time we reach the first half of the bridge, she has an epiphany that it’s been her ego talking all along which is why she can’t get out of her own way. The 2nd half of the bridge she demands that she’s not going to allow her ego to take over. But by trying to kill her ego she is ultimately still getting in her way and then once again becomes out of her head.
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers shares her sophomore solo album, Going Somewhere which features 13 tracks inspired by some of her favorite artists – Kirk Franklin, Talking Heads, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and more. As with her debut album, Listen, Rachel refuses to be pigeonholed, drawing from her extensive musical background to create a sound with elements of jazz, rock, orchestral, and pop, but one that is uniquely her own. This album, as well as her first, is self-produced, recorded at home, and Rachel plays all of the instruments with the utmost precision. Her sweet, almost angelic voice will lure you in and keep you listening. Her music is playful, sophisticated, and delivered with an incredible sensibility.
Mangoo Factory´s debut EP, was put together in two days. With a live recording the Band tried to bring the true, on stage vibe, across! Is it Pop, Jazz or maybe even Cabaret(ish)? "It is Music that smells like mangoes and tastes like dreams“. The texts are about traveling, love and Life and the awkward situations that come along the way. The Composer is the singer and violinist Celina von Wrochem, who also designed the CD-Coverdesign, and cut the Musikvideo of "Friday Night“, a tune that is on the EP.
"Lost" is the first self-produced EP from Kyle Jordan. Lost is an incredibly special album because of the story behind it. After graduating college in Boston in 2019, Kyle noticed that he was at a crossroads. As he had dreamed of becoming a musician, he faced the choice that every musician must face at one point: do I settle for a desk job and make music into a hobby or do I take a leap of faith and risk it all to make music into my career. Kyle decided the latter taking the next year and a half to master the art of music production and songwriting. At the end of that long year, Kyle had released the "Lost" EP, a fresh, new sound that was emblematic of his personal music taste and style.
Acoustic Asylum is what happens when you take some of LA’s best recording and touring musicians and turn them loose in an organic setting. No electronic tricks, no stylistic limits…just having fun and making incredible music.
Formed in 2017 in Los Angeles, Blue Midnight released their debut album Eternal Wish in 2018. The album is known for it’s raw, emotive, and ethereal lyrics and music. It was produced by independent producer and Lunaris’ cousin, Sam Glaser, and mixed by Dave Fortman (slipknot, evanescence).
Hot Club of Los Angeles invests its performances on Cinema Swing with passion and the band’s unique approach to gypsy jazz, reflecting the accomplished musicianship and stylistic breadth of the group’s members as captured by Doyle, who doubled as the album’s producer. “We’re not your parent’s, or grandparent’s gypsy jazz band,” notes Byron. “We range far and wide across genres, while still honoring Django’s legacy. It’s fun music that will brighten your day, put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.”