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    Soulful singer-songwriter-guitarist returns on January 26, 2018 with his first collection of new songs in 15 years   PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Throughout his two-and-a-half-decade recording career, Jeffrey Gaines has maintained an impressive standard for soul-searching, introspective lyrics and catchy, uplifting melodies. Since bursting on the scene with his self-titled 1992 debut album, the

Getting to Know: Potty Mouth

Potty Mouth are Western MA-based trio Abby Weems (guitar, lead vocals), Ally Einbinder (bass) and Victoria Mandanas (drums). Originating in 2011 from the hometown of guitar rock predecessors Dinosaur Jr., Potty Mouth emerged from a "why not?" attitude when the 3 members set out to form a band of like-minded

Getting to Know: MEERNAA

      Meernaa is Carly Bond’s beautiful, freaky dream. When you listen to her songs, you have the feeling of being in this dream: walking alone in the woods, sometimes spooked and sometimes elated, and you are uncertain whether or not you will wake up in a familiar place. Bond (guitar and vocals)

Getting to Know: Flint Eastwood

FLINT EASTWOOD   Besides having played 4 successful Lollapalooza shows (including supports for Phantogram and Sylvan Esso), Flint Eastwood had a huge set at Bonnaroo and was the youngest artist invited to join the “Superjam” to perform “Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown with Preservation Hall and Jon Batiste as

Radio8Ball – A Pop Oracle Experience

Article and Photos by: Turhan Troy Caylak   There are a lot of podcasts out there, folks. And separating the good ones from the “yawners," (or those two or three drunk dudes/dudettes spewing what they think would be of interest to their limited-to-no audience), can be a tedious venture, because there are

Silent Planet: Best Underground Metal Band of 2017

Article and Photos by: Andrea Chvatal   What does lemonade, dad hats, no shoes, and an endless supply of hugs all have in common? The Alternative Press Music Award's Best Underground Band of the Year Silent Planet, that's what! This four-piece progressive metalcore band from Los Angeles, California got their start back in

Getting to Know: ELENI MANDELL

  It all started with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, where an innocent afternoon wandering the exhibits led acclaimed LA singer and songwriter Eleni Mandell on an unexpected journey of profound musical and personal self-discovery culminating in Dark Lights Up, her tenth and most captivating album yet. Touring

Tour Preview: Neck Deep

Article by Andrés Alvarado   Within the upper echelon of the latest pop-punk revival sits Neck Deep. Fresh off a successful run in the 2017 edition of the Vans Warp Tour throughout the U.S., the Ben Barlow-led quintet look to further cement their tunes and stylings by kicking off a headlining run

Getting to Know: Cicada Rhythm

Article by: Sabrina Miles Photo by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar   If anyone wanted to argue the fact that music does not have an affect on our mood or our senses, it would be a very short lived argument. In fact, all they would need to do would be to listen for just a