Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

MEMBERS OF MAROON 5, PHANTOM PLANET AND GOMEZ TEAM UP

The 14 musicians who make up OPERATION ALOHA had an amazing opportunity. With a month of free time in between tours, recording and the general chaos of their schedules, each musician flew to the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, to live in a strange compound of tree houses with friends whom they respect and share…

HOWLING BELLS SIGN TO NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP / VIDEO

Nettwerk Music Group is proud to announce the signing of Australian rock n rollers HOWLING BELLS. The breakout group is set to release their sophomore album and N. American debut RADIO WARS on July 28th in the US and Canada, with their smoldering first single “Cities Burning Down” out June 2nd on iTunes.

U2 NEW VIDEO FOR “MAGNIFICENT”

The video for “Magnificent” was directed by French filmmaker Alex Courtes. Alex also directed the video for the band’s previous single, “Get On Your Boots,” and alongside his former creative partner Martin Fougeral won a Grammy award for the “Vertigo” video. The video for “Magnificent” was shot in the historic city of Fez, Morocco last…

KATY PERRY RELEASES “WAKING UP IN VEGAS” MUSIC VIDEO

With three worldwide smash hits already and global album sales exceeding 3 million copies, the excitement of Capitol Records’ breakthrough artist KATY PERRY’s album ONE OF THE BOYS continues undiminished, even as the first anniversary of its release on June 17, 2008 approaches.

OUR LADY PEACE TO RELEASE 7TH STUDIO ALBUM

Our Lady Peace, the Canadian rock band consisting of Raine Maida, Duncan Coutts, Jeremy Taggart and Steve Mazur will release their 7th studio album on July 21st, 2009. Burn Burn will be released in the U.S. through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group.

LIVVI FRANC TEACHES STOLI HOW THEY DO IT IN BARBADOS

My next guest is a 21 year old named Livvi Franc. Livvi is a musician who was born in North Yorkshire, UK but grew up in Barbados. Livvi got her break when a friend of hers was babysitting for a music industry insider in Barbados. Livvi made a demo which would lead her to a…

BONERAMA RELEASE FIRST EVER STUDIO RECORDING “HARD TIMES” / DATES

Seasoned with unrivaled soul that only native New Orleans’ artists can boast, Bonerama spins a three-trombone frontline into heavy hitting rock ‘n’ funk.   In celebration of New Orleans’ famous Jazz & Heritage Festival, where the band will perform this Saturday on the Gentilly Stage, Bonerama is releasing their first ever studio recording, “Hard Times”…

NEW VIDEO FROM SECONDHAND SERENADE “MAYBE”

Check out the video for “Maybe,” Secondhand Serenade’s third single off A Twist In My Story. This video is made up of behind the scenes footage of life on the road over the past few months while John Vesely (A.K.A Secondhand Serenade) toured Portugal, the Philippines and Australia.

THE SILENT YEARS NEW SINGLE “MADAME SHOCKING” / DATES

Josh Epstein is certainly no stranger to change. The Silent Years’ founder and frontman has seen his share of shifts throughout the past four years his Detroit-based outfit’s been active, whether it’s in the line-up, musical approach or associations with record labels.

STOLI LOSES IN A STARE DOWN WITH HOPSIN

Ruthless Records is not letting any recession get them down. Their newest signee is 20 year old emcee known as, Hopsin. Hopsin is coming straight out the San Fernando Valley in California and he has alot he needs to get off his chest. Hopsin has been busy locked down is the studio creating his debut…

NEW SINGLE FROM DALE WATSON “TRUCKIN’ MAN” MP3

Dale Watson has made a career out of defying contemporary country music standards. He’s remained tried and true to the spirit of authentic country giants like Johnny Cash, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, and in the process has grown into an artist equal in stature.  

NEW VIDEO “COLD WATER” FROM FRANCES

Frances know this all too well. The coed sextet’s debut full-length All the While carries on the great tradition of pop music that plays with itself, taking the fun parts and discarding the dumb ones, flirting with chaos but always returning to a gloriously catchy, melodic center.

NEW SINGLE FROM AARON BARNHART DEBUT ALBUM

Bonded Records/Fontana/Universal Music Group, has officially announced the street date of the Aaron Barnhart debut album, MISSING PIECES, which will be released on May 26, 2009 and his single, DAY IN DAY OUT, which will be released nationwide USA, March 23rd, 2009.