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A Bandcamp Friday Exclusive: Just Connor’s “Platinum Angels” Pre-Release Was A Gift.
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A Bandcamp Friday Exclusive: Just Connor’s “Platinum Angels” Pre-Release Was A Gift.

Barely a month after his last single, the genre-defining wave producer Just Connor is at it again with his latest single, “Platinum Angels”, an upbeat, atmospheric track that’ll make your heart race. Trust me when I say this song is something you need to listen to right now. Check it out: Platinum Angels by Just Connor "Platinum Angels" was first made available as a special pre-release for August’s Bandcamp Friday. It will be available on streaming platforms later this summer. This track will get you up and out of your seat with its electrifying synths, addictive melodies and classic JC beats—all perfectly layered together at a pace that will make you MOVE. It is four minutes of pure bliss. Hearing it is a transformative experience. Defining a Genre &...
Interview: Phoebe Katis Releases New Music Video For “Never Be A Cool Girl”
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Interview: Phoebe Katis Releases New Music Video For “Never Be A Cool Girl”

Fresh off her first headline show in New York City, talented singer/songwriter Phoebe Katis has just released a new music video for her latest single "Never Be A Cool Girl". She took an interesting approach in writing the song, compiling the lyrics first and then adding different homegrown percussion instruments to fill out the quirky groove. As far as some insight into the meaning behind "Never Be A Cool Girl", she had this to say, "I wanted to voice being over the facade of 'playing it cool' during the first stages of a relationship, be that romantic or just meeting people you vibe with." Phoebe recently moved from London to Brooklyn, more on that below. She flew to Los Angeles from New York in July to film the video. However, prior to the cross-country trip, the project was ma...
INTERVIEW: Jeff Symonds Talks New Material, Album Release Plans
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INTERVIEW: Jeff Symonds Talks New Material, Album Release Plans

Jeff Symonds has been a staple on the San Francisco music scene for decades. The multi-instrumentalist has been playing a variety of instruments since age 12. He's played guitar, bass and/or keys with more than 30 different bands. Inspiration struck and Symonds decided to release his first solo album at age 50. Since then, he hasn't looked back. We recently had a chance to catch up with Jeff and got some more insight into riverrun, details on the album release party, and what he'd like to say to his fans if he had the chance. For updates be sure to follow Jeff on Instagram and Twitter. 'I love a rock and roll band in full flight live -- the pandemic created my longest break from live performance since I was 10, and I cannot wait to get back up there'.-Jeff Symonds What inf...
Behind the Scenes with Rob Dexter from Kings County
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Behind the Scenes with Rob Dexter from Kings County

Orlando Florida's Kings County has been lighting up stages all over the East Coast for over 20 years. They play shows all year round, wowing fans with their slick sounds and incredible stage presence.Cammy K from Mendowerks sat down with lead singer and bass player Rob Dexter for an in-depth look at how the band has maintained its success over the years and continues to grow with their new hard rock songs.Hi, Rob Dexter from Kings County!! Tell us a little bit about you. What is your professional background? Are you a musician full-time?Sure, I’m Rob Dexter, vocalist, and bassist for the hard rock band Kings County. We are based out of Orlando, FL. I’ve been playing bass and singing professionally since the ’90s with several bands but Kings County was started in 2003. The core of the band...
Interview: Junket Come Together In The Face Of The Pandemic To Find Inspiration
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Interview: Junket Come Together In The Face Of The Pandemic To Find Inspiration

Fresh off the release of their new Dexter-inspired single 'Red Handed', Junket is breaking new ground. We had a chance to catch up with frontman Chris Wicher and got to the bottom of a few things. We were looking to see how the band has been holding up during the pandemic, got a deeper look at the story behind the song, and some advice for new bands just starting out. Wicher is joined by accomplished guitarist Mike Miller. The rock-solid rhythm section comprised of bassist Kyle Hallenbeck and drummer Chad Babcock. 'Red Handed' is the band's first new music in nearly a decade and it's been worth the wait. For updates follow Junket on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and be sure to stream 'Red Handed' on your favorite digital audio platform. Junket Interview Has the pandemic br...
NY Guitar Virtuoso Celebrates Six Years Of ‘Morning Jam’ Sessions With Heavy Metal Guest
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NY Guitar Virtuoso Celebrates Six Years Of ‘Morning Jam’ Sessions With Heavy Metal Guest

Accomplished New York-based guitarist Todd Mihan has been releasing weekly 'Morning Jam' videos on his YouTube and social media pages for a remarkable six years straight. To celebrate the longevity he recently welcomed a very special guest, drummer Matt Byrne of Hatebreed, on a rocking cover of Stevie Ray Vaughn's 'Tightrope'. In March of 2015, the series came to life and has featured everything from instrumental blues and groove rock to country. Most weeks Mihan is a one-man show, playing guitar, bass, and drums all on his own. To mix things up he occasionally brings on collaborators but it's clear there's a special chemistry between him and Byrne. We had a chance to catch up with Todd to get an idea of what instruments and gear he likes to use, how he connected with Byrne, and ...