Riley Lorene – “Innocence”
Riley was born and raised on the warm coast of Southern California. In the spring of 2005, that sunshine was cast out by a dark grey cloud that would eventually haunt her for her days to come. Riley lost her close friend, and her mother to suicide. With no way of escaping the reality of her world, she turned to writing poetry and her piano. Not classically trained, she would sit in her room teaching herself how to write songs. For the next years of her life she would be comforted by the sounds of soul, jazz, and blues. Influenced by artists like Amy Winehouse, Bill Withers, Janis Joplin, Helene Smith, Al Green & Marvin Gaye; she found her way into writing and poring her heart and soul into her songs.
DAVE CAVALIER RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SNAP OUT OF IT”
Electrifying alternative blues artist, Dave Cavalier, releases the video for his new single “Snap Out Of It,” today. This marksCavalier’s first visual collaboration with acclaimed screenwriter & director, Derek Weissbein.
Assisted by award-winning choreographer, Erin Marino, and performers, Olivia Bellafontaine & Yana Berry, Cavalier & Weissbein have created a noir world infected with bad intentions. This is Cavalier’s second independently produced video is as many years. Randy Radic of The Huffington Post has said, “[Cavalier’s] music defines what is known as the carnal arts – sexy, sensuous, gritty music.” Since recording his debut E.P. “HOWL” in 2015 with producer & Grammy nominee, Hal Winer, Cavalier has opened for the likes of Eddie Vedder, Buddy Guy, Amos Lee, Band of Horses & more.
Celebrated country music superstar Miranda Lambert will be the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 15th artist-in-residence, performing two one-of-a-kind shows in the museum’s CMA Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Wednesday, Sept. 26. Both shows will begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13. Complete details are included below.
Lambert is among the most popular and acclaimed singer-songwriters of country music’s modern era. She is the most awarded artist in the history of the Los Angeles-based Academy of Country Music, and the most awarded female artist in Country Music Association history. She is also a member of acclaimed group Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley.
Paul Collins is one of the most enduring cult rockers of the late seventies and a founding member of the legendary band The Nerves (with Jack Lee and Peter Case). He started his solo career in 1979 with the release of his album The Beat on Columbia Records under the management of the legendary Bill Graham, and has released more than 11 studio albums as Paul Collins, The Beat or Paul Collins’ Beat.
Today, LA-based, indie rock outfit Harvey Trisdale share their lead single “Baby” and announce their upcoming self-titled EP. All Things Go premiered the track with praise, stating, “As the opening volley by four friends from Los Angeles via Ohio, this new single colors us impressed.” Harvey Trisdale’s S/T release is due out July 20th via Baby Blue. The band will be performing at Silverlake Lounge on Friday, July 20th, in celebration of the debut.
his past 4th of July, roots rock quartet Greg in Good Company premiered their new single “American Way” via The Big Takeover who noted “Greg in Good Company sound a bit like a countrified version of The Black Keys, delivering torrid riffs laced with fevered vocals and a healthy dose of twang…
The song details our current socio-political hubris, prodding the listener to sit up and pay attention without skimping on the booty-shaking groove.”
Baltimore, MD based rock band THRILLKILLER has released the official music video for their single “San Francisco Moto,” the title track of their June 2nd released EP.
San Francisco Moto takes the explosive influences of the band to the next level. From the synthwave inspired track, the King of 1984 to the funk/metal fusion songs Wicked Rhythm and San Francisco Moto, this album includes songs recorded and engineered by Tony Corelli (Deep End Studios) and Derrin Ruschell (Stingray Studios). San Francisco Moto visually takes heavily from 80s cinema as explored upon in the two music videos supporting the release(“The King of 1984” and “San Francisco Moto”).
There are no summertime blues for breakout country star Michael Ray, even when he sings about the “One That Got Away” in his brand new single. The upbeat tune tied for most-added at country radio upon impact and in just two weeks has earned support approaching 40 stations. An immediate fan favorite from his sophomore album Amos, available now, “One That Got Away” was penned by Nashville hit-makers Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Jesse Frasure. The “bouncy, mid-tempo outing with loads of hooks” (MusicRow) turns a typical relationship story on its head and has been declared “irresistible” (Sounds Like Nashville).
“Sometimes you get in that moment and you’re like, ‘This person might be out of my league a little bit, but for whatever reason they’re into me, so I’m just gonna roll with it. It might backfire and they might break my heart, but it’s gonna be one hell of a story in the end,'” Ray said. “One of the things that I like to do when I listen to music in the summertime is to take the roof off my Jeep and just cruise somewhere, and this song just gave me that feel of one of the songs you can crank up before you head to the show. It puts you in that mood to create the rest of the night.”
Phoenix, Arizona native BIJOU boosts the system on Dim Mak single “Young & Reckless.” Bringing rapper Way along for the ride, the pair utilize heavy G-house sonics to create an anthem for late night abandon.