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Blue October Announce Full Band Live Stream Featuring Singles Collection
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Blue October Announce Full Band Live Stream Featuring Singles Collection

Blue October will be getting together for the first full-band live stream of the year and is preparing quite a setlist. They intend to break out nothing but the best material from over the past two decades. You can expect to hear songs from 1998's The Answers all the way up to their latest effort, 2020's This Is What I Live For which featured the popular singles 'Oh My My' and 'Moving On'. A Blue October documentary debuted in May of last year right at the height of the pandemic and offers an inside look at the bands' history. Watch live at Getbackup.tv and there are various ticketing options to choose from. Showtime is 7 PM EST on Saturday, March 27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRzvkWVWmA0 For updates, you can like and follow Blue October on Instagram, Twitter, and Yo...
Two Acts That Will See a Bump In Popularity After 2021 Grammy Performances
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Two Acts That Will See a Bump In Popularity After 2021 Grammy Performances

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night and winners were announced in each of the night's 83 categories. Taylor Swift took home the award for Album of the Year for Folklore while Billie Eilish won Record of the Year for 'Everything I Wanted'. The Trevor Noah hosted event included performances by everyone from Post Malone to Chris Martin of Coldplay. But there were two performances in particular that elevated both acts. Black Puma has been around since 2018 and has gaining in popularity over the last few years. They were up for two awards and while they didn't win, their performance of 'Colors' certainly turned some heads. The debut of Bruno Mars, Anderson. Paak project Silk Sonic will surely be talked about in the coming days and weeks. Both acts brought vintage vib...
Orange County Rockers Junket Return To Action With ‘Red Handed’
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Orange County Rockers Junket Return To Action With ‘Red Handed’

It's the first single in 10 years for Orange County's Junket and it's well worth the wait. 'Red Handed' combines introspective melodies with intense layers of sound and just maybe the edge we need right now. The song is inspired by a popular Showtime Classic that just so happens to be making a comeback later this year. Dexter will return for a limited run but Junket's time is now. Made up of seasoned musicians Chris Wicher (vocals), Michael Miller (guitar), Kyle Hallenbeck (bass), and Chad Babcock (drums), they have channeled the spirit of actor Michael C. Hall on 'Red Handed'. According to frontman Wicher, although the song is inspired by the show, 'there’s enough ambiguity for any listener to come up with his or her own meaning that’s relatable to their lives'. 'Red Handed' was ...
Three Side Gigs For Travis Barker That Have Taken His Career To The Next Level
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Three Side Gigs For Travis Barker That Have Taken His Career To The Next Level

Travis Barker has been very busy outside of his day job with Blink 182 over the past year. He's been working with hip-hop artists, signing talent to his new record label, and producing hit records. As one of the most respected drummers on the scene, he's putting his clout to good use opening doors for a new generation of talent. His career has gone to a new level over the last year with room still left to grow. In April he showed up with Post Malone at the much-talked-about Nirvana tribute for COVID-19 relief. Barker along with Malone, bassist Brian Lee and guitarist Nick Mack raised more than $500,000 for those in need according to CNN. The 'Rockstar' rapper filled the shoes of the legendary Cobain putting his own spin on 80 minutes worth of Nirvana classics. Each of the musicians wa...
HeIsTheArtist Drops New Single ‘Virgin’
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HeIsTheArtist Drops New Single ‘Virgin’

HeIsTheArtist has a new powerful single, "Virgin" out now. The new song from the American Christian singer-songwriter from Central Islip, NY., expands the topic of temptation that was previously the center topic of his single, "The Snake Charmer" and his EP Adam & Eve. HeIsTheArtist says, 'Virgin' delves into the experience of a Catholic Nun taking a vow of abstinence and how difficult that is while living in a society where the temptation of sex is everywhere. The lyrics “It's you I like, it’s not me” references the promise that nuns make to rid themselves of all vanity in order to be able to focus fully on God’s work." HeIsTheArtist is influenced by the music of Kim Burrell, Carrie Underwood, Prince, and Michael Jackson. He considers himself an eclectic artist who merges diffe...
The Long Wait For New Offspring Music Is Officially Over
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The Long Wait For New Offspring Music Is Officially Over

Rumors have been swirling about a new album from The Offspring for nearly three years. The wait has come to an end with the release of the up-tempo 'Let The Bad Times Roll'. Along with the release of the new single, the full album is set for an April 16 release. The genre bending punk rockers formed in the mid-80s but it wasn't until their 1994 breakthrough album Smash did they become a near house hold name. Recent years have seen the band sell off the rights to their music for a cool $30 million and the unfortunate departure of longtime bassist Greg K. Dexter and Noodles will carry the band into their very respectable fifth decade of making music. They announced last year that the album was done and that they were looking for the right record label to release it to the public. ...
Rockers Kings County Drop Intense Flock Of Seagulls Cover
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Rockers Kings County Drop Intense Flock Of Seagulls Cover

Florida based rock band Kings County have given new life to a song that helped define a generation by putting their own spin on A Flock of Seagulls 'I Ran (So Far Away)'. The original was released in 1982 at the height of the MTV era and was the second single off their self titled album. Kings County have redefined the track with an exceptional hard hitting music video and single release. The band is made up of Rob Dexter (Vocals, Bass), Steve Bell (Guitars, Vocals), Joe Lopez (Drums) and Bill Kania (Guitars, Vocals). They brought on producer Chuck Alkazian out of Pearl Sound Studios to helm the project. Alkazian is known for his work with Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Pop Evil and on Tantric's 2018 release Mercury Retrograde. According to a recent press release, Dexter had this t...
Long Awaited Eve 6 EP Drops In June
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Long Awaited Eve 6 EP Drops In June

Eve 6 are back on the scene with a new single and EP on the way. On February 4th the new song 'black nova' was released and it's the first taste of new music from the band since 2012's Speak In Code album. The grim value EP is set to be released on June 25th on Velocity Records. According to their profile on the labels' website the band has 'had all the terminally predictable ups and downs of every other band that's been chewed up and spit out by the machine. their new shit is good but no one will listen or care'. But, we're listening and we care and are looking forward to hearing more new music from the project. Since late 2020 Eve 6 has practically owned Twitter, trolling everyone from Jimmy Fallon to Third Eye Blind. There's a lot to digest on their feed, but here's a good plac...
Five Reasons Why 2021 Will Be A Great Year For New Alt Music
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Five Reasons Why 2021 Will Be A Great Year For New Alt Music

The pandemic has led to a lot of downtime for bands and musicians in the absence of full touring schedules. Many have channeled their energies into writing and producing new material. 2021 is shaping up to be a great year for new music so let’s dive into five artists who have albums coming.  Bleachers Singer/songwriter Jack Antonoff is set to drop a new album later this year after releasing a surprise collaboration with fellow New Jersey resident Bruce Springsteen in November called ‘Chinatown’. Antonoff, a prolific writer collaborating with the likes of Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey in recent years, is also known as a member of Fun. and Steel Train. But it’s with Bleachers he’s at his best channeling a nostalgic feel for the 80s and 90s while incorporating soaring me...