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Paper Idol Announces EP, Shares New Track Via Under The Radar, ‘Money For Flowers’ EP Out Spring 2020

Paper Idol has shared the first single, “I’m Fantastic” off of their upcoming EP, Money For Flowers. The single premiered with Under The Radar. Dynamic and captivating, “I’m Fantastic” blends indie and electronic into one, crafting one thrilling track on independence.

ANOTHER DAY DAWNS Release New Single, “Taste of Heaven”

Lehighton, PA Hard Alternative Rock Band ANOTHER DAY DAWNS has released the official music video for “Taste of Heaven,” off of their newly released EP, Stranger. Directed by Cyrus Entezam of C.Ent Productions and Produced by John Phillips of 900 Management, “Taste of Heaven” was premiered on The Noise.


The Dixie Highway originally connected Chicago to Miami – the first vital thoroughfare between the Midwest and the South – before eventually being replaced in the late 1920s by the U.S. Highway system. And while fragments of the original road still exist in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Ohio, it remains a route that carries echoes of its past as well as being an enduring symbol of American discovery, fortitude and pride. And on their new album Dixie Highway, Southern Rock icons The Outlaws take fans on what is literally and figuratively the ride of a lifetime.


March 21 – New Orleans, LA – BUKU Music & Arts Festival*
March 26 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins
March 28 – Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
March 30 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
April 10-17 – Indio, CA – Coachella
April 21 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
April 25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
April 28 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
May 1 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Aerna
May 3 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
May 5 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
May 7 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
May 9 – Sioux Falls, SD – Danny Sanford Premier Center
May 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
May 14 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
May 16 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
May 23 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling Festival
June 11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo*
June 19 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
July 10 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theater
July 13 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
July 21 – Hamilton, ON – First Ontario Center
July 23 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Center
July 27 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
July 29 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
July 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
August 2 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
August 4 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
August 7 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
August 10-11 – New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
August 28 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
August 30 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
Sept 1 – Paris, FR – Rock En Seine
Sept 4 – Stradbally, IR – Electric Picnic
Sept 6 – Berlin, DE – Lollapalooza Berlin
Sept 8 – Prague, CZ – O2 Arena
Sept 10 – Krakow, PL – Tauron Arena
Sept 12 – Vienna, AT – Stadthalle

(all with Rage Against the Machine except where noted *)


The new blood of Santa Cruz hardcore punk and recent Revelation Records signees, Drain have announced their debut for the label, California Cursed, due out April 10th. Today, the band has premiered the album’s first single— the succinct, hard-hitting, groove-laden “Sick One.”

“Hundred Bucks” – James Blonde

Niagara Falls three-piece James Blonde takes inspiration from the turn of the 21st century’s rock resurgence and great classic rock bands, to pump out electric performances both on stage and in the studio.

Their new single – “Hundred Bucks” – is an upbeat, driving alt-rock anthem about finding happiness and fulfilment beyond relationships and commercialism.

Under The Lake members old and new unite for a jazz-funk journey

While doing a live radio interview in support of Under The Lake’s 2018 release, “Jazz, Groove & Attitude,” keyboardist, songwriter and producer Jayson Tipp was discussing his 28-year-old band’s ever-evolving lineup when the group’s former saxophonist-flutist Quintin Gerard W. called in. Reminiscing on-air got Tipp thinking. He had already composed the bulk of the material for the next Under The Lake album. After asking Gerard if he wanted to collaborate, Tipp reached out to two other former core band members: bassist Nathan Brown and drummer Richard Sellers. Despite hectic touring schedules, the four were able to get in sync to record “Your Horizon Too,” which drops April 3 on the Mind In Overdrive label.

Steve Aoki launches new Atlantic City residency at HQ2 on Saturday, February 15

HQ2 Nightclub – ranked among International Nightlife Congress’ 100 World’s Best Nightclubs – is pleased to welcome back to Atlantic City acclaimed DJ/Producer Steve Aoki for the start of a brand new residency on Saturday, February 15. This new quarterly residency will bring Steve Aoki back to America’s original seaside resort town for shows across the HQ2 property encompassing both the nightclub and dayclub, home to the largest outdoor pool party on the East Coast (open from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends).

Saturday, February 15, 2020
HQ2 @ Ocean Casino Resort
500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ


Los Angeles-based worshippers Painted Wives reemerge with “Truth & Consequences”, the first track from their long-awaited sophomore LP New Medusa on Century Media Records. The product of a long and intense writing and recording span, New Medusa found the quartet working with Cave In/Mutoid Man frontman and guru Stephen Brodsky and producer Machine (Lamb of God, Clutch) to take the next step in a sound that the OC Weekly praised, “Their doom riffs and vocals with a tint of stadium sounding ambience which is sure to win them a great deal of fans, whether they are metalheads or not.”

Rachael Sage Releases Title Track “Character” Ahead Of Forthcoming Album

Rachael Sage has released the second single, “Character”, off her upcoming album by the same name. Composed during her recent recovery from cancer, the track opens with fuzzy electric guitar and a slew of questions poignantly focused on the age of social media that feel especially timely as we approach a national election. The sound is a sharp contrast to Sage’s last single and shows off her impressive range as both a producer and instrumentalist.

“I don’t think I understood the full meaning of the word ‘character’ until I was suddenly required to redefine my own. I had to decide very quickly what kind of patient I wanted to be, and in the process I learned how resolute I could become.” – Rachael Sage

TVD Live Shots: Howard Jones with Rachael Sage at the El Rey Theater, 2/1

DEWR – “Dream Pop Is Over” EP

The title of the daring new EP from DEWR – indie rock incarnation of up and coming San Francisco songwriter Brian Dewar – says a lot about his progression as an artist. Unlike his previous work, which at times fell victim to the same digitally-enhanced excess that pervades music today, Dream Pop is uncluttered. Uncomplicated. Unencumbered. It’s borne along by its own sense of urgency — one that psychoanalyzes its own disenchantment.

Album Leaf-understudy Christopher Sky shares glimmering cut “Slowly” via Mxdwn

For Los Angeles-based ambient electronic artist Christopher Sky, performing was capturing beautiful emotions in his music, but it wasn’t enough. Between the experiences of his parents soundtracking his mornings growing up with Kraftwerk and Prefab Sprout, while more recently becoming something of an understudy of Jimmy Lavelle and The Album Leaf down in Los Angeles, Sky wanted to better infuse his artistic point of few with a more personal backbone of his life story.

mxdwn PREMIERE: Christopher Sky Guides Us Through a Soothing Crystalline Dreamscape on New Song “Slowly”

Drea and the Marilyns official video for their single “Everything To Me”

In an emotional new music video for the track “Everything to Me,” Drea & the Marilyns explore the need to step away from the chaos to find peace. Through scenes of intense interruptive dance and flashes of superficial social gatherings, “Everything to Me” becomes a reflection of the mask many of us wear throughout our lives. Drea’s emotional lyrics blend with the cinematic representation directed by Drea herself, of how we tend to hide from the world, even in plain sight. As moments escalate to a frustrating peak, the music billows and rises alongside each powerful scene, making for an unforgettable viewing experience. Check out Drea & The Marilyn’s video for “Everything to Me.”