Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

THE TOADIES RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SONG I HATE” / DATES

Last year The Toadies reunited after a 7-year absence, released a record entitled No Deliverance and played a US Tour that sold out in many major markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Seattle, Minneapolis and of course all over Texas including Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.

CAZWELL OFFERS MP3 & VIDEO FOR “I SEEN BEYONCE AT BURGER KING”

Few new artists embody the spirit of downtown NYC more completely than Cazwell. A leading figure in the renaissance of New York City nightlife that has taken place over the last five years, Cazwell’s music a ridiculously fun mix of electrified dance music and old school hip hop–is the perfect example of the new spirit…

SALLY SHAPIRO NEW SINGLE “MIRACLE”

Sally’s  debut “Disco Romance” will come out in early fall of 2009. Sally will first be releasing her single “Miracle” on Paper Bag Records in North America on June 16th. “Miracle” is written and produced by Johan Agebjörn and Roger Gunnarsson, and includes a remix by up-and-coming Bulgarian producer Bogdan Irkük.

NEW VIDEO FROM NIGHTRIDERS “SHAKEDOWN”

Nightriders are the Boston dance duo; Matt Johnson and Joe Faria, where a chance meeting in 2004 at Boston’s legendary superclub, Avalon, (and many drinks later); formed a solid friendship. Little did they know that their similar tastes in music and their technical teamwork would be the essential ingredients of Nightriders in the making.

STOLI MEETS THE ONE MAN BAND NAMED BAILEY

My nexy guest is a one man band and he proves that on his album, ‘Burden The Hand.’ Bailey is from Los Angeles by way of Ohio. He spent the better part of 2008 recording ‘Burden The Hand’ in his Hollywood apartment. Bailey went without a band as he played all the instruments from guitar,…

JACK’S MANNEQUIN NEW SINGLE “SWIM”

Jack’s Mannequin are back with a new single from their highly-acclaimed album, The Glass Passenger.   “Swim” features lead singer Andrew McMahon’s trademark expressive piano playing in a song about fighting for the goodness in life at all costs.   With music as his emotional release, McMahon was able to inject the songs on the…

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.