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KATIE KNIPP Releases New Single, “Chamomile and Cocaine”

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Northern California Blues Americana Singer / Songwriter KATIE KNIPP has released a new single and lyric video, “Chamomile and Cocaine.”

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Top Ten Billboard Charter in Blues albums and 2 time Sacramento Music Award Winner for Best Blues Artist, Katie says, “I felt like a kid on a trampoline the minute I started writing this.” This big sound features her core 5 piece band (co-producer Zack Proteau on bass, Neil Campisano on drums, Chris Martinez on guitar, Otis Mourning on Saxophone, and Katie Knipp on vocals and piano) plus special guest Keith Cotton (Joan Osborne’s musical director) on Hammond B3. The focus of this song was 100% fun, with an anthematic “Here I am world, I’m comin’ atcha!”. Recorded and mixed by Dustin Shapiro and Zack Proteau (Jackie Greene’s “Gone Wanderin’” producer). Written and produced by Katie Knipp. Mastered by Brian Poole at Moon Tree Mastering.

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Having hit #10 on the Blues Albums Billboard Charts with her 5th album release titled Take it With You, Northern California Blues Americana Siren Katie Knipp is equipped with powerful vocals and plays a variety of instruments from boogie woogie piano to slide guitar, to honest harmonica laden stories in between. Her various performance formats from raw solo act to full band captures audiences hearts from her first notes. She has opened for Robert CrayJimmie VaughanJoan OsborneThe Hidalgos (David Hidalgo of Los Lobos), The Doobie BrothersTim Reynolds, Jon Cleary, Ruthie Foster, Joe Louis Walker, The James Hunter Six, William Duvall of Alice in Chains, among many others. She played the 2019 Mammoth Blues Festival as the only solo female act that included headliners Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty, Charlie Musselwhite, and more. She has won two SAMMIES-2020 and 2019 (Sacramento Music Awards) for Best Blues Artist, and was nominated Artist of The Year by The Sacramento News and Review. She has gained worldwide radio support, putting “Take it With You” on the Roots Music Report in Top Contemporary Blues Albums spun for 2019 and 2018. She is currently in the studio with her 6th album that includes special guest Keith Cotton, the musical director and keyboardist for Joan Osborne.

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THE ROAR Releases Official Music Video for Cover of BRYAN ADAMS Rock Classic “Heaven”

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Corona, CA based Rock Band has released the official music video for their cover of the 1985 BRYAN ADAMS hit single, “Heaven.” Off of their new LP, Ninja Kitties, “Heaven” was filmed at Musicians Performance Studios, Inc..

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“I became interested in covering ‘Heaven’ by Adams in the 90s when I noticed that many melodic punk bands covered his song ‘Summer of 69’. I wanted to do a different song, and I always thought Heaven would sound better in a faster tempo with heavier guitars. The song is nostalgic for 80s love songs. It reminds us of the innocence of love and hope. Maybe a trip into the past is what we need…, albeit reimagined.” – THE ROAR

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Track List:
1. Ninja Kitties
2. Someone to Listen
3. Super Girl
4. The Driver
5. Claddagh Ring
6. Heaven
7. Decay
8. Crossfire
9. Till The End

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The Roar is a power rock act and the culmination of a decades worth of work in roots music ranging over Blues, Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, and Soul. The band creates a unique sound by combing blues and other roots techniques with hard rock and melodic punk.

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FEUDALE Release Official Lyric Video for “Teenager”

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Matawan based Heavy, Alternative Rock Band FEUDALE has released the official lyric video for their new single, “Teenager,” which is out NOW via The Label Group / INgrooves.

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“We are thrilled to be partnering with TLG/Ingrooves for the upcoming release of our intoxicating nostalgic, new single ‘Teenager.’

We wrote ‘Teenager’ based on our own experiences living and growing up in New Jersey. There was always something charming about hanging out down the shore and shopping (maybe getting kicked out) of the Freehold Raceway Mall or vibing in our bedroom listening to Pink Floyd and Nirvana.

When writing ‘Teenager,’ we really wanted to encompass what it was like for us being teenagers. Our goal was to give our listeners a glimpse into our lives before becoming FEUDALE. It’s a song that will hopefully bring our listeners to a place in time that they will remember as magical, uncertain, and a ton of fun!” – FEUDALE

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If you had to categorize the sound of the FEUDALE, it would be impossible because they are a category unto themselves. Based in Matawan, NJ, FEUDALE is a hard-rocking, blues inspired band, with a twist of alternative flare. What started as a part-time hobby for the band of brothers, eventually evolved into a full-time passion for writing, recording and playing varied styles of great music.

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DIGITAL BRAINS Release Official Lyric Video for “The Itch”

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Nashville based Punk / Metal Band DIGITAL BRAINS has released the lyric video for their new single, “The Itch,” out now via Go Long Entertainment.

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“We won’t say who this happened to, but, we all like the bad girls. Face it, they’re fun. Girls, you like the bad guys too. You know, when there’s that person you know is no good for you, but it’s so right….at least the sex is anyway? So right, you get “The Itch” to go back, even when you know you shouldn’t because you’re addicted to them. You get “The Itch” to go back, because something about the way the treat you like shit keeps you hooked. Unfortunately, sometimes the bad girls (or boys) give you more than you bargained for. When “The Itch” sends you to the doctor, well, its a bitch.” – ADAM SHOENFELD (Vocals)

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Digital Brains is a rock band based in Nashville, TN. An original blend of Punk, Metal, and Rock.

Drummer Corey Boise is a wild man, he brings a power and punk attitude to the stage that is infectious.

Bassist Danny Faillo lays down solid, melodic groove that is no doubt a product of his Chicago musical bloodline.

Singer and guitarist Adam Shoenfeld throws down Green Day-esque tones, scorching leads, and sings memorable, melodic, and emotional lyric.
Separately, the trio has traveled the world and made their musical mark.

Together, they are a musical force to be reckoned with.

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Lead guitarist and singer of Digital Brains is also part of the 70’s Rock inspired duo SunKat.

Sunkat’s song, Tom Petty, made it’s satellite radio debut on Steve Ferrone’s (of The HeartbreakersThe New Guy Show, on Tom Petty Radio Sirius XM and continues to pile up streams.

As a sideman, Adam has played guitar on over 30 Billboard #1 songs. Few people have had as big of a behind-the-scenes impact on modern country music as guitarist, songwriter and producer Adam Shoenfeld.

With the crunchy, loud and proud opening notes of his lead guitar on Big & Rich’s “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” and the edgy, aggressive tone heard on Jason Aldean’s breakout smash “Hicktown,” Shoenfeld blazed a trail for a wave of hard-rock influenced country that changed the genre forever — and he hasn’t looked back since.

Born in Huntington, New York, and raised in New Jersey with a love of jazz, blues, rock and heavy metal, Shoenfeld came to Nashville at the age of 19 and began working as an in-house musician at Woodland Studios. There he met “Big Kenny” Alphin and later John Rich, going on to became a member of the infamous music-and-art collective known as the MuzikMafia and Rich’s go-to studio guitarist, laying down demos for soon-to-be groundbreaking songs like Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman.”

With the formation of Big & Rich in 2003, Shoenfeld was invited to play guitar on the duo’s debut album, Horse of a Different Color, including the multi-platinum single “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” The song ditched familiar country sounds in favor of Shoenfeld’s brash, live-oriented feel, and helped open the floodgates in country’s new era of crossover success. He has since played on every Big & Rich album, and toured with the group from 2005-2007 and 2009.

Around the same time Big & Rich was getting started, Shoenfeld became member of Jason Aldean’s showcase band hoping to score the rock-loving Georgia native a record deal. Once Aldean was signed, Shoenfeld stayed on to develop the superstar’s muscular sound and provided the chugging, down-and-dirty lead on Aldean’s debut single “Hicktown,” which went on to become a Top 10 hit and earn platinum sales status. Shoenfeld has been featured on every subsequent Aldean release.

Following the success of Big & Rich and Aldean, Shoenfeld’s unique sound made him an in-demand studio guitarist, and he has now been included on over 200 albums including titles by Luke BryanKeith UrbanSteven TylerBlake SheltonFlorida Georgia LineJake OwenThomas RhettAlabamaTim McGrawLee BriceRascal Flatts, and many more. His work has led to nominations for the Academy of Country Music’s Guitarist of the Year award in 2011, 2012 and 2015, as well as numerous first round nominations for CMA Awards Musician of the Year award.

As a songwriter, Shoenfeld was awarded SESAC’s Song of the Year honor for Faith Hill’s “Mississippi Girl” in 2005, and he is also the co-writer of Big & Rich’s “Real World, “High Five,” “When the Devil Gets the Best of Me” and “M-E-D-E-L-Y of the Hillbilly Jedi,” plus Aldean’s “Laid Back.”

As a producer, he has guided projects for John Rich (Rich Rocks), Sarah Darling (Angels & Devils), Kelsey Harmon (One Big Favor), luvjOi (Volume 2) and more.

In 2012, Shoenfeld joined Tim McGraw’s touring band and currently travels with the group when he is not in the studio.

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THE SPIDER HOLE Releases Official Music Video for “The Leviathan Stomp”

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Phoenix, AZ based Cinematic Alternative Rock band THE SPIDER HOLE has released the official music video for “The Leviathan Stomp,” the first video off of their hotly anticipated new LP with graphic novel, To the Monsters. Directed by Johnny Wilkerson and front-man Ethan Scott, “The Leviathan Stomp” was exclusively premiered on Dread Central.

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“The song ‘The Leviathan Stomp’ is about a wealthy, uptight family who keeps its monstrously deformed son chained up in the basement of their opulent mansion. Naturally, one day the son breaks loose. The “stomp” is him coming up the stairs. We didn’t have access to a mansion or a monster or a rich person, so for the video we just kind of cherry picked the themes of chaos, disease, and duality, and threw it all in a blender. Also, stairs. We found some stairs.” – The Spider Hole

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Track List:
1. Werewolf Biker Bastard
2. Still Draw Breath
3. The Skeleton Wedding
4. Hungover at the Eel God Festival
5. Rock, Your Body
6. Chomp-Chomp
7. The Goat Witch of Cornman Road
8. The Leviathan Stomp
9. Devil By a Nail
10. The People Who Come Out of the Ceiling
11. Night of the Nighty-Night Slasher
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A quartet with frequent guest musicians, The Spider Hole performs songs meant to stir brains and rattle bones. Based in sun-scorched Phoenix, AZ, the band started banging sounds together in the late nineties, and has steadily developed an aural stew that is partly rock, partly cabaret, partly blues, and partly goth. Influences include Tom Waits, Oingo Boingo, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Primus, The Pixies, Frank Zappa, The Doors, and your face when you taste something unexpected. New music is being prepped for a new full-length album called To the Monsters, due near the end of 2019.

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HELL & HOLLAR Release Official Music Video for “Showdown”

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West Palm Beach, FL based Stoner Rock Band HELL & HOLLAR has released the official music video for “Showdown,” off of their debut EP, 442.

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“We are so excited to release our first music video “Showdown”, from our debut EP 442 that is available now! ‘Showdown’ came into the Nashville studio with us as an unfinished idea. With the help of our great friends at Lust For Tone Studio we finished it and we did so by giving it a Nashville kick that gives the song a very southern rock vibe we really enjoy. Our director and cinematographer Cam Brooks had the great idea to do a Cool Hand Luke inspired theme which was a lot of fun to film and we really think everyone is going to enjoy watching it. We are also very excited to be heading out on our Why The Hell Not Summer Tour at the end of June. We will be making stops in Johnson City TN June 26th, Summerfest in Milwaukee WI June 28th, Raleigh, NC July 5th and more dates to be announced soon. So be sure to follow us, Hell & Hollar on all our social media channels to stay up to date. We can’t wait to see you all out there!” – HELL & HOLLAR

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Track List:
1. Low And Slow
2. Double Wide
3. Desert Dust
4. 442
5. Personal Issues
6. Showdown

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Hell & Hollar is a rock band from South Florida featuring Blake Burns on guitar and vocals, Nate Largent on drums, Johnny Dusko on bass and Mike McCleary multi instrumentalist. Drawing from their many influences that span the areas of blues and heavy stoner rock, they are developing a brand of rock all their own. Their heavy yet inviting sound is a refreshing straight forward rock music that anyone can have a good time with. This power trio has an old school heavy rock vibe with an open eye on the future.

Catch Hell & Hollar Live:
06/26 @ The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
06/28 @ Summerfest Uline Warehouse Stage – Milwaukee, WI
07/02 @ The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC

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LoveSick Radio Release New Blues Tinged Single, “Bloodshot Eyes”

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Alternative Rock Band LoveSick Radio has released their newest single, “Bloodshot Eyes,” which was voted Track of the Week on Classic Rock Magazine.
“Good times now with part Ohio, part Vegas-based rockers LoveSick Radio. The opening riff sounds a little like a more rootsy You Shook Me All Night Long, but in truth this is a more layered affair – in a good way. Punchy blue-collar rock’n’roll, rough-edged touches of punk, pop rock, bluesy guitar soloing… All audibly drawing from the classic rock likes of The Stones, Aerosmith and co.” – Classic Rock Magazine

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“’Bloodshot Eyes’ is about overcoming and how we cope with life’s struggles. Some people may have a drink with friends, some may like to get high, and some just need a good scream. No matter what is the fix or how you get there, “it will be ok if we end the day with bloodshot eyes”. – LoveSick Radio

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LoveSick Radio (LSR) play unapologetic blue collar rock n’ roll on steroids! Big guitars, big vocals with punk and blues infused swagger creating a fresh sound all their own.

LSR has performed at some of the most buzzed about festivals and events such as NHL All-Star Game with Fall Out Boy and O.A.R.; the Changjiang International Music Festival in China, the Vans Warped Tour, and has shared the stage with the likes of the Bon Jovi, Scott Weland of Stone Temple Pilots, Dorothy, Josh Todd & The Conflict, Wayland, Bobaflex, Blue October, Kid Rock, Steel Panther, Three Days Grace, Buckcherry, Hinder, Twenty One Pilots, Paramore, Dead Sara, to name a few. Additionally, between live shows and writing/recording, the band found time to bring their live energy stage show overseas for tours in Japan, South Korea & Singapore.

LoveSick Radio has received great airplay , landing in the top 50 Billboard pop chart with their 1st single. LSR received multiple placements on several MTV shows (including a appearance on “My Super Sweet Sixteen”) and MTV2 featured the band as one of its “Bands on the Rise.”

Thanks to LoveSick Radio’s road work and live shows, the band boasts a strong, loyal fan base. The band recently began production on the their new record with guitarist David Harris co-producing with Joe Viers ( Twenty One Pilots, Bobaflex ) & producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Aerosmith) on new tracks.

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Mark C. Daniel Releases Official Music Video for “Gasoline Fire”

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Heavy Rock / Blues Artist Mark C. Daniel has released the official music video for his new single, “Gasoline Fire.”

“Gasoline Fire,” is desire personified as a force of nature. It’s the unstoppable need for fulfillment both mental & sexual and the unguided feelings that form from it’s ideation. – Mark (Vocal, Guitar & Songwriter)

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“The laid back Connecticut native comes across as a relaxed, really dedicated guy that just lives for his music. His sound is what you would expect if Jon Spencer and Led Zeppelin had a baby that went to high school with Neil Young and Stone Temple Pilots.” – DO512 Austin, TX

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Mark spent several years touring and has supported: Buckcherry, Disturbed, Steve Vai, former members of Pearl Jam & Blind Melon, Living Colour, Everclear, Vertical Horizon, King’s X, Cowboy Mouth, Eric Gales, Corrosion of Conformity & Bret Michaels.

The forthcoming E.P. (from which “Gasoline Fire,” is the 1st single) features Mickey Curry on Drums (The Cult, Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Hall & Oates) and Mark’s former roommate from Berklee College of Music, Marc Hickox, on Bass (Charlie Musslewhite).

Tour Dates 2019 TBA

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STEW Reconnects Rock to its 60s and 70s Roots with ‘Hot’ EP

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Swedish Rock Band STEW has released their 4 track EP, HOT, a gritty and nostalgic fusion of classic rock and blues inspirations.

“This EP is a mix of classic rock, blues and soul! The four songs are heavy influenced by the late 60’s and 70’s era. With groovy riffs, strong vocals and swinging drums! Classic yet modern..” – STEW

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“The title may signal hot contents, but Stew’s blues-rockin’ four-pack regularly rises to boiling point. The riffs roast, the solos steam and the vocals variegate. A groovin’ goulash that satisfies the audio appetite like the finest of phonic feasts.” – Loud-Quiet-Loud

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 Track List:
1. Might Be Keeping You
2. If This Will Be The End
3. Tongue Tied
4. Dig For Gold

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Stew is a Swedish power-trio that consists of Markus Åsland (Bass/Vocals), Nicklas Jansson (Guitar), and Nicklas Dahlgren (Drums). We got together in the beginning of 2017 and noticed quickly that we all were into the same kind of music and drew our influences from the late 60’s and 70’s era. We started jamming, wrote a few songs and booked some gigs. Everything went well, and then we made plans for the EP. We recorded the basic tracks live in studio and then vocals, solos and percussion on top in Lakesong Music Studio with engineer Kristian Lakeson. The EP was mixed/mastered by Joona Hassinen at Studio Underjord; the cover art was made by Maline Nordin. It’s really fun because the three of us can now call ourselves best friends, we just love to play with each other and that’s the main thing! We hope it shines through to the listener!

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JUST 6 HOURS Release Official Lyric Video for “One Way Doors” Off of ‘SOBER’ EP

New Jersey based alternative rock band JUST 6 HOURS has released the official lyric video for their single, “One Way Doors,” off of their sophomore EP, Sober, which is out NOW via Moto Records.

“‘One Way Doors’ is a song about drug use and not being able to become sober, like going through a door and not being able to open it back up, hence the title, ‘One Way Doors.’ The lyrics use quotes from real drug addicts – Just 6 Hours

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Early Praise for Sober

“Jersey Shore-based Just 6 Hours’ forthcoming sophomore EP, Sober, finds the young band maturing with an angst-filled, metal-rooted, punk-fueled sound that will please fans of both Tool and Black Sabbath. Among the standout tracks is “One Way Doors,” which features such an emotional vocal delivery by singer-rhythm guitarist, Seth Barnett, it almost seems as if he is mistakenly trapped in hell and can’t get out. A blend of metal and blues guitar by Nick Marrotta adds to the intensity and integrity of the track.” – The Aquarian.

Track List
1. Ashes
2. Patrick
3. Pity Me
4. One Way Doors
5. Dan
6. Number Man

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Just 6 Hours is an alternative rock band formed in 2014 by bassist Gordon Sine. Lead vocalist/guitarist Seth Barnett joined the group in June of 2015 and the band is now based out of Asbury Park, NJ. A change in the band’s lineup just before a gig at The Saint in Asbury Park resulted in the addition of Nick Marrotta and Anthony Giordano on lead guitar and drums, respectively, in the spring of 2017. With only six hours of rehearsal time leading up to The Saint show, the reinvented band took the stage and performed a powerful set. Since that first show at The Saint, Just 6 Hours has performed at major venues across NJ including The Brighton BarThe House of IndependentsThe Wonder BarThe Stone PonyDingbatz, and Boontunes. In May 2018, Just 6 Hours was named Jersey Rock Band of the Week by WRAT 95.9 FM and in April 2018 played a live set on WMCX 88.9 FM.

Borne from musical influences that include NirvanaGreen DayYellowcardPierce the VeilBlack SabbathMetallica, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Just 6 Hours sound is a combination of powerful rhythms supporting aggressive guitar drive melodies with lyrics that are thoughtful and emotional. As an original member of the Moto Records community, Just 6 Hours released their second EP, Sober, in March 2018 to rave reviews. Their first EP, H.O.P.E., was released in early 2017. Both are available on all streaming services.

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