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Nation Beat Drops New Music Video For Title Track “The Royal Chase”

The chase has been on for a longtime for drummer/percussionist extraordinaire Scott Kettner. With his collective Nation Beat, he has long explored the folkloric musical traditions of Brazil and Louisiana. That exploration of the shared history and culture of these two incredibly rich musical areas has led to a hybridity, one mixed with his jazz influence, inspiring Kettner and his crew to compose and perform new music that brings all of these influences together.

MORA PROKAZA Premieres Provocative New Music Video for “I See it This Way”

The up and coming experimental duo combine the ferocious sounds of black metal with the street vibes of trap, tinges of industrial, and out-of-the-box instrumentation, creating a sound that is wholly unique and groundbreaking that you must hear it for yourself to truly grasp the artistic genius behind the Belarusian outfit.

“Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert” Coming To Video-On-Demand

Following the success of Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert at cinemas worldwide, and in support of the release of Stevie Nicks’ 2CD & digital/streaming releases, this exciting concert film will be available for fans to rent at home on video-on-demand (VOD) for one week.

Pre-orders for the rental will begin today at StevieNicksFilm.com. The film will be available to view beginning this Thursday, Oct. 29 at 9am PT / 12pm ET. Audiences will then have 48 hours to view their rental from purchase. The film will be available to rent until Thursday, Nov 5 at 11:59pm PT. This marks the first VOD release from Trafalgar Releasing, who are pleased to be collaborating with Stevie Nicks and BMG on giving alternate options for fans to be able to watch this film.


Justin Simien’s second feature film, BAD HAIR, premiered Friday on Hulu to rave reviews. To commemorate the film’s release the writer, director and composer has shared three music videos from the official soundtrack, out now via Lakeshore Records.

Dan Owen releases official video for “Radio Tower”

Shrewsbury-born singer-songwriter Dan Owen has never been one to conceal his feelings, actively normalising men’s mental wellbeing alongside healthy thought expression through his songs and beyond. Now, he exhibits the urgency of this in a powerful acoustic ballad titled “Radio Tower”.

Ok Cowgirl Share Debut Single “Get Gone” Via American Songwriter

Brooklyn lofi indie rock outfit Ok Cowgirl share their debut single “Get Gone,” a loud, fuzz-laden and jaded reaction against superficiality, against younger insecurities regarding appearances, wealth, and beauty, and the wanton desire to abandon it all.

Leah Lavigne Bucks Toxic Beauty Standards—and Capitalism—in Ok Cowgirl’s “Get Gone”

Puerto Rican Rapper, Yartzi, Wins Red Bull Batalla De Los Gallos for the Second Consecutive Year

Puerto Rico’s famed freestyle MC, Yartzi, won the National Champion title of the Red Bull Batalla de los Gallos for the second consecutive year this past Saturday evening in Miami, FL. The most important freestyle competition of the Spanish-speaking world was livestreamed so millions of fans could watch the battle worldwide.

Astari Nite Release Their New Music Video “Paint the Stars Tonight”

Miami, Florida-Goth Rock/Post-Punk artists Astari Nite release the music video for their song Paint the Stars Tonight.

Off their new album Here Lies, which was released in May, Astari Nite releases the music video for their song Paint the Stars Tonight. The music video plays on the heart strings of an 80’s-90’s underground film aesthetic. It finds vocalist Mychael, choosing between which immortal is more superior. Paint the Stars Tonight, highlights a simpler time in life when Dungeons & Dragons, toys, video games, a summer sleepover and most of all finding out that falling in love meant everything. Vocalist Mychael highlights the director’s vision for the music video..

Emissary Echo – New Single “Silence Is Louder”

Emissary Echo, with Dan Chandler of Evans Blue on vocals, is back with a heavy, but melodic song, “Silence Is Louder” out October 30, 2020. It’s the follow-up to their well received single, “If I’m Right”.

Hailing from Bismarck, ND,. St. Louis, MO. and Glen Dive, MT., Emissary Echo is Dan Chandler (vocals), Preston McKay (guitar), Cory Zimmer (drums), Suzy Drivdahl (bass) and Travis Schell (guitar).

MUSTARD GAS AND ROSES To Release We Are One EP Via Pax Aeternum In November; “Shadows” Now Playing

MUSTARD GAS AND ROSES, most widely known as M.G.R., will release a new EP titled We Are One via Pax Aeternum in November. Featuring two original songs, as well as covers of Joy Division and Spiritualized, the EP’s cover art, track listing, and the song “Shadows” have been issued.

M.G.R. is the cinematic project helmed by Michael Gallagher, formerly of ISIS, Cast Iron Hike, and more. Once a largely solo/instrumental project, the project has bloomed over recent years to incorporate a wide range of collaborators. Following records on Neurot Recordings, Conspiracy Records, Barge Recordings, and others, the outfit returns in 2020 with We Are One, showcasing some of its most expansive material yet.


Written with frequent collaborators Sam Ellis and Derrick Southerland, the lyrics recall times in her life when the love and warmth of the holiday season seemed very far away. And yet as the string sections swells over the delicate piano melody, Andress finds reassurance in the fact that Christmas always seems to find her, “…even if I’m all alone / A million miles away from home / It shows up in a warm memory.”


The NEW Bardots is a highly prolific and relatively newly formed rock ‘n’ roll supergroup from New Jersey. After their debut album “French Kisses”, released in 2018 and the follow up EP “Already Been Chewed (A Return to Bubblegum)” which got out just last May and had 3 singles played by radios from allover the world out of 6 songs, The NEW Bardots have just released their new unconventional video “Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'”, first premiered by The Spill.


Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All The Rest debuts Top 5 on Billboard 200

Tom Petty’s long-awaited Wildflowers & All The Rest debuts at #5 on the Billboard 200 in its first week. The release surpasses the original Wildflowers which peaked on the Billboard 200 at #8 in 1994, while the 2018 posthumous collection An American Treasure debuted at #9. Furthermore, Wildflowers & All The Rest reaches #1 Top Rock Albums, #1 Vinyl Albums, #1 Tastemakers and #3 Top Album Sales.

Tom Petty’s Wildflowers & All The Rest Debuts Top 5 on Billboard 200

[Video] Dirty Needles – Makin’ It ft. Alexa Gold (prod. by Charlie G.)

Dirty Needles drops his latest video “Makin’ It” produced by Charlie G. and featuring Philadelphia’s own Alexa Gold. The Chem Vision directed visual is an introspective and relatable look into what it takes to make it and achieve your goals. Taken from Dirty’s new album “Cathartic” out now on Bandcamp and all other digital platforms.

Jake Allen Releases New Video “On The Run” Off His Latest Album “Affirmation Day”

“Jake Allen has it going on! “On The Run” projects a dazzling spider’s web of glossy radiance, affecting listeners with tantalizing wisps of vibrant feelings.
“- Medium

Elskavon & John Hayes weave together orchestral strings on new track “Itasca”

Elskavon aka Chris Bartels and pianist John Hayes found their way to one another through a common interest in ambient-classical composition, and shared influences spanning Chopin to Eno, both in genre and chronology. On their debut collaborative LP Du Nord, the pair work in a modern framework draped in classical textures, adding up to a moving and tranquil outcome that sonically describes their mutually beloved home state Minnesota, particularly as it is during its overlong winter months.


The one-of-a-kind virtual concert, held at the iconic The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, featured a slew of memorable performances from his latest album everything means nothing as well as his smash hits and fan-favorites such as “hot girl bummer” and “do re mi.” The excitement from fans instantly crashed Moment Houses’ servers, just as the concert kicked off.

Ayoka’s alt-R&B explores all stages of love on Venus (out 11/20)

With a sleek alt-R&B sound and a studious devotion to her ’90s influences, DMV-area singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ayoka emerged fully formed in 2020 with her debut singles “Elevate” and “Need to Know.” Her frank lyricism and relatability appear effortless across both tracks, but the clarity of self presented across her upcoming debut, Venus, is a journey years in the making.


Zbonics & Nigel Hall take you on a sonic staycation in “Eternal Blues”

Zbonics create a sonic staycation on the soul side of town in “Eternal Blues.” Enlisting Nigel Hall as their co-pilot, Zak Najor tapped into the archive of songs he and Karl Denson penned in 2004 and found the sentiments to still resonate in present times. The journey takes listeners into the realms of the dreaded “friend zone” and speak to coping with the fear and pending rejection lingering around the corner. Production-wise, the song will teleport the audience back to the 80s with rotund, but tight production; AC/DC-esque drums; and the polished, natural swagger of Prince. This is the third single off of the group’s upcoming record ‘Keep On Walking’ to be released on Color Red in early 2021.

TANDM Unveils the Vivid “Earthworm”

As TANDM, lead vocalist/guitarist Maxine Beck-Sinderby and drummer Thomas Franklin create music that weaves stories around the complexities of life. From personal pleasures and conflicts to the flaws in society encountered in young adulthood, TANDM’s upbeat sounds, vivid narratives and captivating melodies create a bittersweet and memorable experience for the audience that echoes long after a first listen.


Undeniably one of the best bass and drum duo of our generation, award-winning music sensation AL-E has released their first highly anticipated album “Groove Is Therapy.” Formed by music industry vets Alex Evans and Eric Seats, AL-E’s Groove Is Therapy marks the zenith of duo’s much loved, heart-on-sleeves lyrics permeated with everyday thinking and real-life detail. Set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, funk and gospel, the album has it all producing an epic, funky, unique groove with each track

My Dear Mycroft Shares “By Passion Alone” Via American Songwriter

New York-based trio My Dear Mycroft share “By Passion Alone”. American Songwriter premiered the track, praising how the band “maneuvers through moodier mischievous melodies and somnambulistic lyrics.” This single, along with September’s “The Ghost That Slows You Down”, are off My Dear Mycroft’s upcoming Heaven’s Entertainment LP, out October 30th.

My Dear Mycroft Emerge from a Dark Dream on “By Passion Alone”

New Age Doom Shares Experimental New Single

Hailing from rain-soaked concrete forests of Vancouver, B.C., experimental drone metal band New Age Doom combines and contradicts its namesake genres to create a unique vision of extreme music.

FriendlyBear – New Video “Haunted House”

FriendlyBear, the in-your-face, grunge, but unique sounding rock band out of Los Angeles, CA., has a new, light-hearted video for their killer track, “Haunted House” premiering via a Facebook Live Event on Saturday, October 31, 2020, starting at 8pm PST.

FriendlyBear is Guy Jedidiah (lead vocals, guitar), Megan Speer (drums, backing vocals) and Adam Bones (bass, backing vocals).

Griffin Kenna Shares Vibrant + Eclectic Single “Running Out of Time”

Griffin Kenna is a songwriter and bedroom pop producer based in Chicago where he makes vulnerable dark pop songs about love, growth and dreams. While most of his material is about the latter, Griffin has begun to explore the light and dark fringes of his life and the music industry including drug use and spirituality. In May 2020 he started releasing a new song every month, which he plans to continue through to 2021. His new single “Running Out of Time,” showcases his natural songwriting and performing ability while bringing his unique perspective to a whole new level.

Kurt Baker (Kurt Baker Combo, The Leftovers, etc) Solo Album ‘After Party’ Out This Friday October 23 via Wicked Cool Records

What began as raucous noise in a Maine basement is poised to be the soundtrack to many a socially distanced soiree as Kurt Baker gets back to his roots on the rollicking new album ‘After Party.’

“The idea for the Combo was always to be a band that showcased my more Garage/Pub Rock/Punk side, while the U.S. group is firmly rooted in Rock/Pop/Power Pop,” explains Baker. Counting those two albums with the Combo, ‘After Party’ is the artist’s sixth full-length record, in addition to his previous work with Pop/Punk band The Leftovers.

Hi I’m Beks

Inspired by a new era of music and songwriting, former RACKETT frontwomen Rebecca Callander announces her official name change to Beks.

“Hi, I’m Beks. Beks is an extension of myself personally. I’ve been on a journey of self-discovery through music, writing with producers and artists from all around the world. I’ve been writing so much music that has informed me more about who I am as an independent songwriter and what I can create with confidence in myself.

I’ve chosen to adopt my new artist name Beks to signify a new era for me as a songwriter. A new beginning, one that will carry my new work cohesively into the future

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