Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

JONNY CORNDAWG DOCU ENTITLED ‘STRAY DAWG’

Jonny Corndawg will release Down On The Bikini Line next Tuesday, August 30, 2011. In honor of this special occasion he’d like to offer everyone a free download of “Chevy Beretta” off the record (see the widget below). Corndawg will also continue his never-ending tour with more dates added with Tim Easton, Robert Ellis and…

THE TWIN CITIES’ TIM MAHONEY SAYS “HEY ADAM LEVINE”

Pick up any newspaper in the Twin Cities area and in the entertainment section you will find local singer/songwriter Tim Mahoney performing somewhere in the area. A Minnesota favorite, Tim was a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” this spring. He got as far as the regional quarterfinals but what’s come out of the experience is…

RAY SYTES NEW VIDEO “MY CITY”

Dynamic New York rap artist Ray Sytes puts it on for his city with his brand new music video “My City”, directed by Dante aka SuperstarTaay. “My City” was produced by DJ Smoke and features fellow rappers Bonez, Choppa Zoe, and Otomatik.

ARIEL ABSHIRE OFFERS “NO GREAT PRETENDER” MP3 OFF NEW ALBUM

Ariel Abshire has given new meaning to “the summer of love” with the trio of singles she’s released this year. “No Great Pretender,” about finally letting your guard down, “Fourth of July” a ballad favoring the nursing the wounds of love indoors over the beautiful fireworks and “Essex” about long-distance love. All three of these…

MOE GREEN NEW VIDEO “NIMBUS”

While persevering both personally and professional it is the small achievements that are making the dreamer’s dreams reality. His head may remain in the clouds but his feet are firmly planted in the streets. From Vallejo to Los Angeles to New York City, Moe Green has been making ordinary people into extraordinary believers with his…

HUORATRON OFFERS MP3 “CRYPTOCRACY”

Finnish Electro-Grindcore maven HUORATRON is back with an intense new single, “Cryptocracy” this is an early taste of his forthcoming full-length that will see release in 2012 on Last Gang Records.

THREE METRE DAY TO RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM / MP3

THREE METRE DAY is an acoustic modern roots trio created by players Hugh Marsh, Don Rooke and Michelle Willis. The sound of the band features original songs sung in combination with old instruments, forming a strong, intimate and identifiable texture. The parts are so interwoven it’s hard to distinguish one instrument from another. Michelle sings…

PARENTAL ADVISORY: BROOKERT IS ON SKOPED OUT

Back from summer vacation and the beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. There is nothing more relaxing than Bud LIght, Evan Williams, and live music on the lake. But now back to work so I had to have an emcee that would get us all excited & hot. BrookerT is riding high with the release…

BEAR & MOOSE RELEASE SINGLE “WEAR THE WOLF”

Like the onset of a buzz, Bear and Moose’s “Wear the Wolf” begins floaty and hypnotic, weaving honest lyrics with 12-string guitar and zither (played by Simon Lucas with a pint glass). Soon the peacefulness starts to give way to chaos as Eric Mueller switches to face-melting electric guitar with analog delay, bone-filled rain stick…

SAYS SHE’S MS. BLAT NEW VIDEO RELEASE

Says She’s Ms. Blat announces the release of a digital 45 and music video for the “A and B” side songs, “Violent Nudity” and “Ha Ha Ha”. The two tracks were written and recorded by Lottie Leymarie (piano, vocals) and Bret Puchir (drums, vocals, production) in the band’s Greenpoint, Brooklyn studio. The five-minute audio diptych…

“OY VEY” WHAT A GREAT SOUND

Oy Vey is a rock/pop duet of gutarist/vocalist Bryce Aubrey and keyboard player/vocalist Kevin Corcoran.   Although they live in different cities, they managed to come up with a very dynamic sound.

THE SISTER RUBY BAND NEW VIDEO “GRACELAND SMILE”

The Sister Ruby Band is premiering the video for “Graceland Smile” from their upcoming debut CD “In Cold Blood”. The video was filmed by London based film artist Richard Nicholson, using a 1981 JVC KY-1900 3-Tube Color Video Camera. The footage was shot on location at the Barbican Estate, one of the most iconic examples…

ZEE AVI NEW VIDEO “THE BOOK OF MORRIS JOHNSON”

25 year-old Malaysian singer-songwriter Zee Avi just released a new video for her song “The Book of Morris Johnson” from her upcoming sophomore album ghostbird.   This is the first video released from ghostbird, which is due out August 23rd on Brushfire and Monotone Records. Zee will be supporting the release with select tour dates,…

ROLLING STONE NAMES GERI X “BEST OF INDIE 2011” / VIDEO

Geri X is voted “THE BEST OF INDIE 2011” musician in the Bulgaria edition of Rolling Stone Magazine in July. This is a remarkable and well deserved mark of distinction for the Tampa Bay resident, who was previously named Best Singer-Songwriter by Creative Loafing two years in a row.

SUNNY LEDFURD RELEASES “PLACE TO STAY” VIDEO

Ledfurd Recurds/Average Joes Entertainment releases Sunny Ledfurd’s “Place To Stay” video.   Sunny shot the video at friend and neighbor’s, Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Hammerhead Studio in Mooresville, NC.   Fans can sign-up for the video at his website at www.sunnyledfurd.com. “Place To Stay” is the second music video from his Greatest Hits 2004-2009 album which…

BUTCH WALKER & THE BLACK WIDOWS OFFER “SUMMER OF 89” MP3

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Butch Walker will release The Spade, his debut album for Dangerbird Records on August 30, 2011. Butch Walker started out as a member of acclaimed band Marvelous 3 and has since embarked on a solo career, with equal successes as both artist and producer. An adrenaline-pumping blast of hook-fueled rock…

BROOKERT OF CHERRY POP RELEASES NEW VIDEO “SWALLOW HARD”

BrookerT has released a new video for her first single, “Swallow Hard.” Produced by Chicago natives, Christian Rich, this raunchy track is definitely not for the kiddies. The new video, directed by Joey Pleasants, is full of bikini clad woman and sexually suggestive imagery. Enjoy!

NEW VIDEO I BREAK HORSES “WINTER BEATS”

On Monday 22nd August I Break Horses will release ‘Hearts’ their much anticipated Bella Union debut album in to the World. But before all of this we would like to offer another visually stunning video to the hazy album opener ‘Winter Beats’.

STOLI JUST CANNOT GET ENOUGH MONGREL MIX

For those in the know, I have been doing this column for many years now. I have grown to respect other creative types like myself that understand that it takes time & patience to get where you want to be. This next group today fits that mold and I am so excited to be able…

A RISING STAR IN RIA

At only 16 years old, Ria’s voice has been called, delicate, haunting, flawless and at times very powerful.   This is one young lady we will be hearing lots about in the near future.

MKM ISSUE 2 – AUGUST 2011

Welcome back and big shout outs go out to our first “commentator,” Miss Lori Johnson, who chimed in with “Hey MKM I have got to say I REALLY like this blog site. I am anxious to see the evolution! “Music is the healing force of the world.” Got to give it up for Full Force……

NAPOLEON DA LEGEND DROPS “QUARANTINE” VIDEO

Crazy Al Cayne will be releasing a mixtape series called “The Sugar Cayne Experiment” and Volume #1 will feature Napoleon Da Legend. In Experiment #1 Crazy Al Cayne aka “Sugar Cayne” get’s some beats that he produced back in the 90’s and has Napoleon Da Legend spit fire over them. Authentic 90’s beats with one…

THE LIONS RELEASE “SYD…IS A SERIAL KILLER” MP3

Imagine a whole movie crammed into a three minute song, inspired by Syd Barrett and Quentin Tarantino and featuring a cross-dressing, bucket-carrying, howling maniac who collects peoples blood with a wooden spoon and puts sleeping pills in people’s burgers. Not where you thought this was going, eh? “Syd… Is A Serial Killer” is the latest…

TRIBES TO TOUR USA & MP3 “WE WERE CHILDREN”

It’s not an apology: the chorus of Tribes’ single “We Were Children” is a call to action, a celebration of influence, and an acknowledgement that we are what we love. “People have said that Tribes are nostalgic in sentiment, but you spend your whole life writing your first record,” Tribes frontman Johnny Lloyd says. “The…

BOSTON NATIVE CAM MEEKINS HEADS TO NYC NEXT WEEK / VIDEO

Cam writes his own lyrics and beats with a ‘storyteller mc’ approach and has a similar sound to Mac Miller, Mike Posner and B.o.B. Below is a link to check out his new music video “Rain” as well as a link to his mixtape “1993”, which is self-produced along with Matty Trump, Big Jerm, Ski…

SLEEPER AGENT NEW VIDEO “GET IT DADDY”

The group’s debut music video for their single “Get it Daddy” premiered on Spin.com yesterday. Early champions of the band, Spin.com, hailed back in March that the band “are about to be something massive” and that their “playful Southern-fried, boy-vs-girl power pop is instantly loveable.”

SKOPE / CONQUEST LLC / BELIEVE DIGITAL MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION

Skope Entertainment is very excited to officially team up with Conquest LLC & Believe Digital (http://believedigital.com) to offer a one-stop for all your marketing & digital distribution needs. Your album or single will gain access to a direct and global network of digital music stores to distribute your music and effective marketing & promotion to…

INDIGO CHARLIE NEW VIDEO “COOL LOVE”

SoCal based FIDM fashion student, Giorgio Armani intern and indie alternative artist, Indigo Charlie, has partnered up with lyricists JusTT&GifTT on her most recent single, “Cool Love.” A video was shot for the song this month with director, Tyren Redd.

CUTE LEPERS OFFER MP3 “TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE”

The Cute Lepers are members of the Briefs (great NW new wave punk band – very much 77 type power pop pogo punk stuff).   The Cute Lepers are pretty similar, maybe even a bit more power pop (ala Stiff Records, etc), but also has a bit of a Motown/60s girl group thing going. They…