It seems rare these days to see a band that doesn’t have some sort of synthesizer on stage with them. The evolution of electronic music has bled seamlessly into pop, rock, rap, and indie music making it possible to replicate a variety of preconstructed beats and sounds. But California rock group, The Jacks, have made a conscious decision to stick with a more straightforward approach; “Our goal is to never have a computer on stage,” said bassist, Scott Stone, quickly adding, “Not that there’s anything wrong with bands who do that, we just really want to just keep it to four guys and four instruments.”
If you know us, you know we’re obsessed with Nina Nesbitt. She recently dropped her video for “Loyal To Me,” and it’s the perfect modern dating anthem. Nina herself says, “It’s influenced by the independent-women spirit of the 90s and is a self-help guide to dating.” She’s currently touring with MAX this fall so be sure to check her out.
We’re so obsessed with morgxn and his incredible music. We definitely can’t wait to see him on tour with DREAMERS.
I have a confession to make: despite my love for heavy underground music, I have have a soft spot for “good ‘ole boy” jams which extends to pretty much anything with a twang that makes me want to sit around a fire with my friends with a case of local beers. One of the first artists who captured that essence was Josh Ritter. His work, particularly the songs ‘Harrisburg’ and ‘A Thin Blue Frame’ became my bridge to other artists who straddled the line between rock, americana, and folk.
Nina Nesbitt is my current girl crush. She is constantly putting out amazing music and so far each single she’s dropped this year has ended up on a playlist. Her latest, “The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change” is no different. This song is slow, melodic and kind of gives you a hopeful feeling. I guess you could probably have figured out that from the song title. Either way, this song deserves a spot on your summer playlist.
The pop-punk band Boys Like Girls was the soundtrack to my teenage years and was the beginning of my love affair with Martin Johnson. Fast forward to about this time last year and I received a new song recommendation from a friend. Immediately I knew the familiar. Martin Johnson’s latest band, The Night Game, provided my life with the 80s pop soundtrack I never knew I needed.
Elohim is pretty mysterious, but her music is unmistakable and she’s playing every major festival. We talked to the Fuck Your Money singer about her creative process, pre-show rituals, and what fans can expect from her upcoming tour.
Nashville Pop Artist, Phangs, is back with his new album Happy Season. Following his 2017 release of Get in My Arms, we find Jake Germany at a different point in life, in a happy season. Recently engaged and soon to be married, Phangs has a new chapter to tell in his story. It’s be an experience watching Phangs grow from one single to a full-blown project, with a dedicated fan base and following.
For many people, 2017 just was not their year. Wither politics, personal issues, or just worldly problems, the year was filled with a lot of darkness. However, I want to talk about a huge bright spot of the year, the music from Reginald Lamar Williams Jr., or as you may know him, R.LUM.R. I have gotten to know Reggie over the past two years; he is a staple in the Nashville music scene. Not only is he a classically trained acoustic guitarist, but he also loves anime, even studying Japanese as a second language during his time at Florida State University. With almost 1 Million monthly Spotify listeners, multiple cover spots on playlists, a SXSW headlining showcase, a spot on 2017’s ACL Lineup, and the release of his debut EP, Afterimage, we talk with R.LUM.R about his huge year and what is to come.
I am a product of the Warped Tour scene. Most of my teenage years were full of rock, pop punk, punk rock, the whole gamut. At this phase in life, I am enjoying 10-year reunion shows, some bands getting back together, but one aspect I love is seeing new bands come forward.