The Evolution of the American Sound

Roots of indie, heavy metal, & alternative rock           One Sunday afternoon circa 1989 I heard “I Live in the Springtime” by the Buzz Saw on Bill Kelly’s Teenage Wasteland on listener-sponsored Upsala College’s WFMU. The station has always been difficult to pick up in Brooklyn, it comes over a little better in a car radio […]

Son Volt bring notes of blue

Son Volt bring notes of blue Back in 1995, the year Son Volt released their first album Trace, the term alternative country was just gaining traction. Now, the moniker is about as useful as a term as alternative music is when applied to a musical genre. Nevertheless, Son Volt, the brainchild of Jay Farrar, a […]

Ricky Lov kicks off the Living Gypset music series

The ALM scene is kicked up a notch at the Gibson Showcase in Beverly Hills Patrick O’Heffernan (Beverly Hills) Powerhouse Latin fusion music promoter Julieta Isela of The Living Sessions teamed up with Gypset Magazine publisher Diana Carolina last week to launch a dynamite music series, kicked off by LA-based Latin heartthrob Ricky Lov at […]

Alter Bridge take Raleigh head first

Alter Bridge take Raleigh head first Photos by Luke Jamroz Words by Sheila Walsh Venue : The Ritz : http://www.ritzraleigh.com/ Tour: Last Hero Tour Featuring Alter Bridge, Nonpoint, Weapons Of Anew Photographer: Luke Jamroz http://www.lukejamrozphotography.com  Four-piece hard rock outfit Alter Bridge (Alter Bridge Records/Napalm Records) made a stop at North Carolina’s Ritz Raleigh on Sunday, February 12 as part of […]

Hello, it’s the Grammy’s 2017

GRAMMYs 2017 – Shutter16 style In case you missed it, Adele sweeps the Grammy’s and gives heartfelt shout out to Beyonce’. And tons more! The 57th Grammy’s were secured with nominees you might expect, superstars Beyonce’, Adele, newcomers (to the Grammy’s) Twenty One Pilots, and Bruno Mars.  But it also included some nominations and performances […]

Anti-Valentine’s 2017

Anti-Valentine’s 2017 Ah, the holiday seasons, when it seems like your entire friends list is either in a new relationship or getting engaged. You are so much more badass than this damn greeting card season, and to help you get through it all, we made you a playlist to remind you of it. Note: This […]

Assimilation’s Matt Chanway releases instrumental album

Thoughts on Cahnway’s self-titled release Matt Chanway, guitarist for Canada’s thrash metal band Assimilation, has released a progressive instrumental metal album that showcases his extraordinary talent. The self-titled album was released in December of 2016 and gives listeners a taste of his fast-paced, powerful, and surprisingly upbeat guitar skills. Joined by Jacob Cramer (drums/percussion programming) […]

The Steep Canyon Rangers Pickin’ at the Knight’s Theater

The Steep Canyon Rangers Pickin’ at the Knight’s Theater //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Western North Carolina is home to one of the best Bluegrass Bands around. The Grammy Award winning, Steep Canyon Rangers live in the beautiful mountain town of Brevard,NC. Woody Platt, Graham Sharp, and Charles Humphrey III formed the group in 2000 while they were students […]

Charity Ekeke Releases Eclectic Pop Album

Charity Ekeke Releases Eclectic Pop Album Nigerian-born artist Charity Ekeke has released a politically-charged pop album, She, that’s been brewing for over 20 years. Now living in Los Angeles, the singer grapples with controversial issues including prostitution, gender roles, and the Syrian migration crisis. While Charity wrote some of the songs from She decades ago, […]