Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight

Blacktop Mojo

Blacktop Mojo is a hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo's fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by frontman Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Kenneth Irwin. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Candlebox, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Black Stone Cherry, Shaman’s Harvest, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, and Drowning Pool. In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnson for their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March...

Tesla

Thanks to their die-hard, loyal fan base and their younger generation offspring, TESLA continues to tour to sold-out crowds around the world. Celebrating 30+ years of kick ass Rock ‘n’ Roll gives their audience a musical journey that keeps the loyal fans coming back and has newcomers realizing, “Wow, I didn’t know they did that song! TESLA were formed in Sacramento, CA, in 1985, out of an earlier, locally popular group called City Kidd, which dated back to 1982. The band wrote original music and knew their name didn’t fit the sound. At management’s suggestion, the band named itself after the eccentric inventor Nikola TESLA, who pioneered the radio but was given only belated credit for doing so. After playing several showcases in Los Angeles, TESLA quickly scored a deal with Geffen and released their debut album, Mechanical Resonance, in 1986; it produced the hard rock hits and crowd favorite,...

Budderside

  Doused in the (street) waters of Los Angeles, California, Budderside are fronted by Patrick Stone, who was with Adler’s Appetite before realizing the ultimate dream of his own band and singing his own songs to the world. Enter Michael “The Stoneman” Stone on bass, Rich Sacco on drums and Colin Reid on guitar to form a rock-solid band of brothers with instantly unbreakable bonds. Budderside manager, Todd Singerman of Singerman Entertainment (Motörhead), ensured the band went into Rosewood Strat Studio with producer Paul Inder Kilmister. And the result is a searing-hot, self-titled debut album “BUDDERSIDE”, that was released last fall and was officially launched with the video for their first single “Pain”. Since, the band has released “Open Relationship’ and “Genocide”, both hit songs with incredible videos, toured Europe, played Wacken Open Air to 80K fans and now embark on a three month summer tour of the United States...

Greta Van Fleet Bursts Onto The Rock Scene

One of the most amazing new bands out there has to be Greta Van Fleet. Like a blast from the past with a modern twist, they are simply exploding onto the forefront of the rock n' roll scene. I'll admit it's hard to listen to Greta Van Fleet and not hear the heavy Led Zeppelin influence, but damn it all, it's some of the best rock tunes you're likely to hear. I know a lot of people will try to peg these young guys and just Zeppelin rip-offs, but I think that's a serious mistake. First off, let's talk about Led Zeppelin for a minute. Led Zeppelin as we all know it is finished. Put a pin in it. It's done. They were one of the world's most captivating hard rock bands and placed their legacy and stamp on rock music forever. But, the fact is they are no more....

The Watchers

The Watchers, with their Black Sabbath meets Grunge, take no prisoners sound have blasted onto the scene with their debut EP, Sabbath Highway. An energetic, fresh take on riff rock that has to be heard to be believed. It raw and yet refined at the same time and could possibly herald a new era of explosive rock n' roll. Bay Area heavy rockers The Watchers  signed to Ripple Music for the release of their Sabbath Highway debut EP. Founded by members of SpiralArms and Orchid, they’re a four-piece who wear their love of fuzz on their sleeve. Sabbath Highway — presumably named for the stretch of road upon which The Watchers are burning asphalt in their four-seater riff-fueled fuzzcycle — is the absolute first release from the band, which is comprised of vocalist Tim Narducci and bassist Cornbread (both formerly of SpiralArms), guitarist Jeremy Epp and drummer Carter Kennedy (Orchid). It's...

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