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Month: September 2023

Worldwide Wave: Global Wave Music Tours 2023
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Worldwide Wave: Global Wave Music Tours 2023

Last year, we saw the wave community hit a couple monumental milestones: wave music at the Amsterdam Dance Event for the first time, the launch of the first-ever dedicated North American wave music festival, and much more. Later on this year, however, some major players in the wave scene are going to be hitting the road all across the globe. Many of these tour dates are first-time cities (and countries!) for these artists. That's right: we are getting wave music tours... worldwide! Read all about these tours and more, below. Worldwide Wave Music Tours, Forthcoming: These forthcoming international wave tours, led by Kompass Music Group artists barnacle boi, Brothel, and Skeler, are following the massive North American 'wave tour' that these three producers set out on together e...
What to Watch: October 2023 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: October 2023 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in October we’ve got you covered. Per usual, the month is packed with horror movies to bring the scares for Halloween! Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your October streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Megan Suri stars in 'It Lives Inside' (NEON) Newly Available on VOD this October The Equalizer 3 (PVOD, October 3) The Nun II (PVOD, October 3) Joan Baez: I Am A Noise (October 6) Fremont (October 10) It Lives Inside (PVOD, October 10) Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (PVOD, October 10) The Lost Weekend: A Love Story (October 13) The Origin of Evil (October 13) The Miracle Club (October 17) https://youtu.be/wu8CzVfik-4?si=u_3yEIkI50UBII_P *PVOD...
Arcana Kings Blend Bagpipes and Rock in Powerful New Single “Soldier On”
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Arcana Kings Blend Bagpipes and Rock in Powerful New Single “Soldier On”

Canadian rockers Arcana Kings have been captivating audiences since their formation in 2015. With their distinctive fusion of arena rock, punk pop, and the unexpected addition of bagpipes, they have crafted a unique sonic identity that sets them apart. Their latest release, the single and accompanying music video titled "Soldier On" is making waves. The band's lineup includes Johnny McCuaig, who takes the lead on vocals, bagpipes, and rhythm guitar. James Picton plays lead guitar while Allan Morrison is on rhythm guitar and vocals. Kevin Kyle and Graham Templeman hold down the rhythm section on bass and drums. "Soldier On" "Soldier On" does hold a deeper significance for Arcana Kings. It was a collaborative effort with members of the Soldier On program. The song's lyrics were...
Jesse Ahern’s ‘Roots Rock Rebel’ Is A Gritty Musical Journey
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Jesse Ahern’s ‘Roots Rock Rebel’ Is A Gritty Musical Journey

Boston-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Jesse Ahern has unveiled his debut album Roots Rock Revel. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Ted Hutt (Dropkick Murphys, Gaslight Anthem), the album was released through Dropkick Murphys' Dummy Luck Music record label. This 10-track collection of songs offers a compelling blend of gritty rock 'n' roll infused with roots inspiration and Americana-style storytelling. SPIN hailed the album as a "meaningful call to action in the tradition of great rambling American buskers." They particularly praised the debut single, "Pray," as "a foot-stomping, modern-gospel anthem." Jesse Ahern has also released a music video for his moving single, "The Older I Get," featuring guest musicians Ken Casey of Dropkick Murphys and country singer-songwriter Jai...
K.Flay Tour Dates: ‘MONO’ to Bring Intimate Shows to Seven Cities
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K.Flay Tour Dates: ‘MONO’ to Bring Intimate Shows to Seven Cities

K.Flay is gearing up for her MONO: Live in Stereo 2024 North American Headline Tour. The tour will kick off in March and will see the talented artist perform a series of underplays in seven major cities. And in a unique twist, each stop will feature two intimate nights. These cities include Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, and San Francisco. Photo Credit: Danielle Ernst The tour is in support of her recently released full-length studio album MONO which dropped on September 15th. The new album marks her first release under a new deal with Giant Music. Along with her high-energy performances, K.Flay is known for her multi-platinum status and two Grammy nominations. She's been on the road in the EU and UK and is set to join Arkells for a few dates in Canada in...
Your Guide to Bristol’s Misery Loves Company Music Festival
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Your Guide to Bristol’s Misery Loves Company Music Festival

"We're all sad, so let's be sad together." This time next week, a curious new UK-based alternative music festival, Misery Loves Company, will be taking place. A celebration of diversity, inclusivity, and of course, great live music, MLC is definitely worth considering as a late edition to your summer festival schedule. Why? For starters, the festival has 5 stages across 4 venues and features a line-up of over 40 bands hailing from all points on the heavy metal-alternative rock-emo-and-beyond spectrum. So listen up, all you current and "former" emo kids-- you lot in particular are going to want to pay attention to this. Below, you will find all the need-to-know information about the festival. You will also find a list of a few artists that we feel are particularly notewo...
‘Flora and Son’ Explores the Healing Power of Music (Review)
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‘Flora and Son’ Explores the Healing Power of Music (Review)

With his latest film 'Flora and Son,' Irish director John Carney continues to build on the themes that have brought him success. Over the last two decades, the former bass player for The Frames has earned raves with movies like "Once" and "Sing Street." His newest is a little more rough around the edges, but still illustrates the transformative properties of song. Flora (Eve Hewson) is a single mother living in Dublin. When it comes to luck, she just doesn't have any. Her teenage son Max (Orén Kinlan) is a problem child, but Flora isn't much better. Life has been a series of mistakes and disappointments and when she gets a warning that Max needs to clean up his act or risk serious trouble, her maternal instincts finally start to surface. After rescuing a guitar from a dumpster, she...
The Wait Is Over For Arkells New Album ‘Laundry Pile’
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The Wait Is Over For Arkells New Album ‘Laundry Pile’

Canadian rock band Arkells has dropped their latest album Laundry Pile on Virgin Music. The release is accompanied by a heartfelt music video for the album's closing track, "Quiet Love." The song delves into the theme of longing for a love that's beyond one's control. Preceding this release, the band unveiled the title track, "Laundry Pile," and the summer-infused anthem "Skin." Frontman Max Kerman describes "Laundry Pile" as their most raw and intimate work to date, emphasizing its imperfections as a deliberate attempt to capture unfiltered honesty in their music. The album's creation was an unexpected journey for the band, who stumbled upon new material that ignited their creative fire, resulting in a profoundly connected experience both with the music and each other. New ...
New Music From Bush Accompanies First Greatest Hits Collection
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New Music From Bush Accompanies First Greatest Hits Collection

Iconic rockers Bush are gearing up for the release of their very first greatest hits compilation. Titled Loaded: The Greatest Hits 1994-2023, the album arrives on November 10th, courtesy of Round Hill Records. Alongside this milestone release, the band has released a new song and is embarking on a series of headline dates across North America. Bush is comprised of the talented quartet of Gavin Rossdale (vocals, guitar), Chris Traynor (guitar), Corey Britz (bass), and Nik Hughes (drums). The band has continually pushed the boundaries leaving an indelible mark on the music industry. "Loaded" offers fans a comprehensive glimpse into their extraordinary musical legacy, boasting 21 tracks that span nearly three decades of their career. New Music From Bush As a preview of what's to...
Introducing… ALLIESUN! (exclusive interview)
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Introducing… ALLIESUN! (exclusive interview)

"Everything in life is creative: the way we speak, love, dance, live. [...] We’re just all humans doing our best."- ALLIESUN LA-based DJ and music producer ALLIESUN is someone that's been at the top of our 'Artists to Watch' list for months now. Her tunes are unique, her passion is inspirational, her vibes are immaculate... and we were lucky enough to have a quick chat with her about all things creative, professional, and emotional. Take some time to get to know ALLIESUN now--that way, you're already 'in-the-know' for when she takes over the industry. Read on to find the full interview. Meet ALLIESUN! AM: Hi ALLIESUN! It’s so good to see you again. Since it’s your first time here with us at MendoWerks Magazine, could you please take a moment to introduce yoursel...