Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Friends since high school, Pravada continues to put out Beautiful Haunting Pop

Simon and Garfunkel lost the hope, like a one hand Stevie Wonder, some Gay dance nights, whiskey mornings, Brazilian hospital release music. Yeah, fun-dark-pop

















Monday, June 11, 2018

Neil and Bee find eachother in the classifieds and end up making great guitar pop together

Based in London, Neil Fitzsimon and Bee Brogan aim to produce “pure pop for now people.” Neil and Bee were both members of the band, Pretty Blue Gun, who were signed to an indie label, licensed to Sony. They released two albums which were critically acclaimed. Some of the guest musicians included members of The Art of Noise, Dave Bronze (Eric Clapton’s bass player), Tobias Boshell (Moody Blues) and Pip Williams, who played guitar on the Walker Brothers’ track, ‘No Regrets’. The albums were produced by Pat Collier, who produced Katrina and the Waves’ international hit, ‘Walking on Sunshine’. The band went on national tours across the UK, until disbanding.

Neil Fitzsimon, the songwriter, and Bee Brogan, the vocalist, then went on to form a songwriting/production partnership that led to placement of their songs in Film and TV. They also wrote a musical, Jack Dagger, which was showcased at the Greenwich Theatre, London for the Musical Futures Award. It was also showcased at the Bridewell and the Royal College of Music in London. They have also just had a song placed in a USA Sci-Fi Feature film. They recently had a track reach number 3 in a French national download chart.





All songs are written by Neil Fitzsimon. Vocals, keyboards, drums and engineering by Bee Brogan. All guitars played by Neil Fitzsimon. 

Fitzsimon and Brogan see themselves as a studio act much in the vein of Tin Tin Out and Talk Talk. Their influences range from The Beatles, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb, Jacques Brel and David Bowie. 

New album, “Big Blue World” is due for release in June, with another scheduled for fall 2018 release.

Joél Hernandez Reinvents Guitar Driven Pop

Prodigiously gifted singer, songwriter and guitarist Joel Hernandez is just 20, but the pop-rock wunderkind has already absorbed a lifetime of music. Growing up in El Campo, Texas, he soaked up the region’s diverse soundscapes. Through his multi-generational musician family, he learned how to be a thoughtful and emotive songwriter. Joel’s debut is rife with standout tracks. On the bluesy pop rocker “So Young,” he shares a wise-beyond-his-years perspective on young relationships. “That’s about living in the moment with the people in your life because, as bitter sweet as it is, you know they’ll leave your orbit soon,” Joel says. The amorous “It’s Only You” smoothly melds urban pop to atmospheric rock. 






The after-the-love-is-gone ballad “Where Are You Now?” tugs at your heartstrings and sticks in your ears like a Top 40 hit from the future. The anthemic “Spirit Of Summer” celebrates being young with irresistible pop-rock hooks and undeniable melodies. Joel showcases his bluesy roots on “Can’t Get Through” which boasts a sleek pop chorus a la John Mayer. “The album reflects all the different styles of music I grew up with. Back home, you could go out any night of the week and catch two-step music, blues, hard rock, salsa, and Tejano. All these flavors shaped me, and that’s the diversity I wanted to share on my album,” Joel says. This is Joel’s first foray in the pop-rock arena, and he’s doing it with an album of flair, dimension and depth. Joel reflects on this milestone saying: “This is a big step to a career in music, and I’m so excited to get out there and share this album with everyone. It feels like this has been a lifetime in the making.”

Friday, June 8, 2018

Joseph Eid defied his parents, and the odds to follow his Passion for Music

Since the release of his Human LP, Folk-Pop artist Joseph Eid has been garnering considerable buzz. He has been featured in American Songwriter Magazine’s “Best New Music” column and was named as one of the 100 Hottest Live Unsigned Artists by Music Connection Magazine.  The magazine has also reviewed his latest EP release “Watch It Fall” and described him as “an engaging storyteller (a la Jason Mraz) with a keen eye for character.” His song “It’s Only Love” is in a new Universal studios film starring Sharon Stone called “All I Wish.”  

Joseph Eid has been writing poetry and dreaming of a career in the arts as long as he can remember. He grew up mostly in the suburbs of New York.  Raised in a strict and traditional home, the arts were only supported as a hobby and never as a career.  During his college years, Eid studied psychology and pre-med.  After his first semester at med school, his dream got too big to hold and Eid made the bold choice of dropping out to move to New York City to pursue music.  




While in New York, Joseph Eid picked up a guitar, joined a band, and the songs poured out of him like rain.  His journey then led to Los Angeles where he started playing regularly at open mic nights and showcases.  Shortly after, he began working with world-renowned guitarist/songwriter, David Lamar, honing his songwriting at weekly showcases at the Stone Bar. This lead him to write dozens of new songs as well as record a debut EP, Cardiac Output, followed by a full-length LP, Human.

Known as a dynamic solo performer, Joseph Eid has brought his one-man live show to many of Los Angeles’ premiere music venues. He has toured regionally as well as nationally and has also enjoyed playing regular house concerts and corporate events.  You can catch him every Monday at his current residency in downtown los angles at Bar Mattachine where he performs and hosts a singer songwriter showcase weekly. 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

David T Dunn learns that every second is a Diamond

How do you describe David T Dunn's music? Well, it really depends on who is listening. His new EP release "Catch That Train" due out on Star 1 Records May 1st, can best be described as Americana which includes a strong blues influence. Dunn has written over 100 songs and has won accolades for his ability. Each song tells a story that is colored with a catchy, infectious melody.

The lead single "Catch That Train", is scheduled for radio release to stations throughout the US and Canada on April 2nd. You will be hearing and seeing more from this talented artist in the near future as he plans a tour.





Wednesday, June 6, 2018

KISS: Great Hard Rock Band or Poser Hacks?

The success of KISS is undeniable, but are they more smoke and makeup than great rock and roll? This week the gloves come off in another showdown for the ages. KISS: Smash or Trash?  Featured Loudini Artists:    Raven Black   Broken Rail   The Last Vegas   Aboleth
















Featured Loudini Artists: 

Raven Black
A Dark Metal Carnival.

Kelly Mason - Chimera Magazine
"Raven Black ‘Seven Sins’ – Album Review
Are you a fan of the macabre and the twisted? Do you have a fondness for the brutal and the bazaar? When you heard Darth Vader speak of going over to the dark side, did you think that sounded like a thought-provoking proposition to you? Then you my friend, may be interested in Raven Black, the uncompromising female-fronted metal band turning heads with their gritty tunes and dark carnival inspired visuals. It’s this mixture of fun and frightening that pulled me in, and it was their haunting hooks and sinister style that kept me wanting to know more about this band.

Last year, Raven Black released the EP ‘Seven Sins,’ which feature seven songs each as good as the last. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars,” the first track on the record, is the perfect introduction to the group thanks to its circus-themed rhythm which metal fans could liken to ‘Black Waltz’ era Avatar. To be honest, I loved every song on ‘Seven Sins,’ partially because it was as if someone took some of my favorite things, such as sideshows, Stitched Up Heart, voodoo, Daisy Chainsaw, Butcher Babies, vintage horror movies, unhinged vocals, unwielding guitars, and dominating drums, put them in a blender, and then added just enough LSD to make things totally unpredictable. Furthermore, I can feel the emotion behind the bands lyrics, such as in the song “Still Healing.” When vocalist Raven Black sings, “You let me fall. You Let Me Drown. You let me down. I’m still healing,” she doesn’t just throw those words away. They’re spoken in a way that makes them action verbs, bringing them to life. And isn’t that what we all want in our music? For it to transcend and help us to feel like we aren’t alone, even during our loneliest moments? “Damaged,” on the other hand, showcases the bands spirited sick side with rapid-fire pedals, a chugging hook, and seriously brutal vocals that prove just how hard women in metal can rock.
‘Seven Sins’ is delightfully demented, and offers just the right balance of sincerity and a band that does not take themselves too seriously. Raven Black is definitely one of those bands to watch, even if they make you feel as if you want to sleep with one eye open.

Kelly Mason
Chimera Magazine

Current Location
Los Angeles, CA

General Manager
Chris Bianchi
chris@cbent1.com

Influences
Too many to list

Press contact
Tom George - Publicist
tomgeorgepr@gmail.com

Booking agent
Logan Crosland | Satellite Touring | logan@satellitetouring.com

Broken Rail
Alabama rockers, BrokenRail was formed in 2008 by an all-star unit of musicians with the sole intention of rising to the top and proclaiming their place in modern music with their infectious blend of hard rock and metal.

BrokenRail has grown their following extensively over the years throughout the world. The exposure allowed the band’s music to get featured on several notable platforms such as ESPN, NBC Sports, MMA’s World Series of Fighting as well as having the band nominated in 2016 and 2017 for the Alabama Music Award for “Rock Band of the Year”. BrokenRail has also been nominated for the worldwide, 2018 Independent Music Awards (IMAs) for Rock / Hard Rock "Song of the Year" for their title 'Save Me'.

The band’s debut release, “Welcome To The Escape” came out in 2010 and made a strong impact for BrokenRail’s inception. The album was produced by Ben Trexel & Rick Beato (Shinedown, Crossfade). The band toured extensively throughout the Southern Regions before getting back into the studio for their sophomore album. BrokenRail teamed up with producer & engineer Brett Hestla (Framing Hanley) in 2011 to work on tracking and release for the EP "Never The Same". In 2013, the band release the single "When You Fall" while they ultimately headed to Los Angeles to work with producer Joseph McQueen (As I Lay Dying) on the new full length record. The final mixes were sent to Kane Churko (Papa Roach, As Lions) & Logan Mader (Gojira, Bullet For My Valentine) in Las Vegas which was completed in October of 2016.

In November of 2016, BrokenRail released a 3 track EP based off the upcoming album simply titled “BROKENRAIL” which was the first hint of the bands next full-fledged release. The release was to introduce a new and powerful direction for the band moving forward. The band released a music video for the single “Walk Again” which has attained tremendous responses from fans and press. With this EP, BrokenRail caught the attention of New York based Extreme Management Group Inc. and the partnership was inked in the summer of 2017. The EP has garnered over 1.5 MILLION spins on Spotify alone and over 20 MILLION views on Youtube through user generated content, both completely independently.

BrokenRail have shared the stage with bands such as 12 stones, Eye Empire, The Veer Union, Taproot, Digital Summer, 3 Pill Morning, Super Bob, Almost Kings, Shallow Side, Artifas and many more. As of recent, the band has been on the National “Screaming Black Curse Tour” supporting All Hail the Yeti & Invidia. BrokenRail will be performing at the 25th anniversary of Rock Fest in Cadott, WI this year alongside bands such as Disturbed, Godsmack, Sevendust, Seether, Halestorm, Trivium, & more.

The band is working to complete their 3rd studio album which will be the most predominant to date. With their extensive live history, BrokenRail is primed to support the release at a wider level and won’t let anything get in their way.

BrokenRail is:
Vocals – Blake Clawson
Lead Guitar – Dave Delacruz
Bass – Dakotah Wright
Drums – Alex Hilton

Awards
2018 Independent Music Awards "Rock / Hard Rock Song of the Year" Nominee
2017 Alabama Music Awards "Rock Band of the Year" Nominee
2016 Alabama Music Awards "Rock Band of the Year" Nominee

Gender
Male

Current Location
Birmingham, Alabama

General Manager
Extreme Management Group, Inc.
Joann Gullo: EMG.Joann@gmail.com
Amanda Hocker: EMG.Amanda@gmail.com

Influences
5 Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Metallica, Sevendust, Godsmack, Alterbridge, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Seether, and many, many more.

The Last Vegas
Band Members
Chad Cherry - Vocals
Adam Arling - Guitar
Johnny Wator - Guitar
Bryan Wilkinson - Guitar
Danny Smash - Bass
Nathan Arling - Drums

Hometown
Chicago, IL

Record Label
AFM Records

About
www.thelastvegas.com

Biography
The Last Vegas are a rock band hailing from Chicago, IL. Their music draws influence from ‘70s classic rock and glam, ‘80s hard rock and heavy metal and garage and punk rock while at the same time maintaining a unique sound all their own.

Current Location
Chicago, IL

General Manager
Frank Mastalerz at FM Entertainment

Press contact
info@thelastvegas.com

Aboleth
Dirt Metal // Blues // doom // desert // stoner // heavy
Instagram: @abolethband
Vocals: Brigitte Roka
Baguitar: Collyn McCoy
Drums: Boll3t

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Intica on Crafting Moody Introspective Soundscapes

INTICA is an alternative indie artist from the California Bay Area. Making her debut in 2018, her introspective full-length album titled, “Nights Like These” is influenced by her hardships with anxiety and depression. INTICA found her passion for music at a young age, she allowed this discovery to mold her into the artist she is today. Through music she institutes an outlet that expresses her vulnerabilities in a way that people can find comfort and relevance. Throughout her music journey, she aspires to discover a haven in the industry where artistry and full creativity can infinitely become an outlet through her music.