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RRGH Vol 4: Celebrating Women & Femmes in Music
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RRGH Vol 4: Celebrating Women & Femmes in Music

My dear readers, it's time for me be completely honest with you: It's a bit embarrassing to admit this, but when it came to International Women's Month, I froze. I thought I'd be able to put together a piece celebrating women & femmes in music in no time, but here we are. In May. Don't get me wrong--I immediately had an idea as to who I wanted to write about. Like, when I asked myself, "OK, Women's Month-- woohoo! Time to write. Best chick in music right now, go." I did have a name pop up in my head. But it felt too easy. Too immediate. So, I sat with that thought for a moment. "Why did my mind immediately jump to her?" Because her music is bomb, of course. There was no lie there. She wasn't a cop-out. I absolutely wanted to celebrate her during women's month, ...
Ghost Woman’s “Clockwork” Single Hits Just The Right Spot
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Ghost Woman’s “Clockwork” Single Hits Just The Right Spot

Ghost Woman's "Clockwork" single is a refreshing new song that taps into something special. The project is the brainchild of talented multi-instrumentalist Evan Uschenko. He spent time on the road internationally with songwriter/producer Michael Rault. He found inspiration after sharing the bill with artists like Jacco Gardiner and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. He's channeled that innovative spirit into his new self-titled album set for release on July 1st. Influenced by the likes of Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, and others, "Clockwork" takes the listener on a psychedelic journey through the desert. I just rewatched Natural Born Killers for the 100th (rough estimate) time and this song could fit right in on the soundtrack. While the song does have a psychedelic feel ...
AWOLNATION Tour Announced, Covers Album Drops Friday
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AWOLNATION Tour Announced, Covers Album Drops Friday

AWOLNATION is hitting the road and tickets go on sale Friday. Not-so-coincidentally, the highly anticipated covers and compilation album will be released the same day. My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me features appearances by Beck, Jewel, Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Taylor Hanson (yes, that Hanson), and many others. Photo Credit: Credit: Kari Rowe Joining AWOLNATION on tour are Badflower and The Mysterines. Dubbed the 'Falling Forward' tour, it'll kick off October 6th in Utah and run through November 18th in Seattle. Highlights include stops in New York City, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn Bowl Nashville. Tickets are on sale to the general public Friday at 10 am local time and can be found here. There is a special pre-sale underway for members of the AWOLNATION fan club through Thursday....
Five New May Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar
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Five New May Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar

Here are five new May album releases that caught our attention. Just for the record, Coheed and Cambria's new LP was on the list until we found out it had been pushed back until June. It never hurts to throw some fresh material onto your playlists so hopefully, you'll find a tasty nugget or two here. And before we get into it, honorable mentions include Warpaint's Radiate Like This on May 6th, Kendrick Lamar's Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers on May 13th, and Harry Styles' Harry's House on May 20th. 1. Arcade Fire WE Release Date: May 6th What you should know: This will be the first new album from Arcade Fire in nearly five years. Their latest single "The Lightning I, II" debuted in mid-March. Around that time multi-instrumentalist Will Butler announced that while he pla...
James And The Cold Gun Drop Debut EP False Start
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James And The Cold Gun Drop Debut EP False Start

James and the Cold Gun are everything that's great about rock and roll. Soaring choruses meet edgy riffs and a little unpredictability on their debut EP False Start. It's been released on Venn Records in the UK and Loosegroove Records out of Seattle in the US. Loosegroove is owned by Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog) and Regan Hagar (Malfunkshun, Brad). False Start EP The band caught the Pearl Jam guitarists' attention after he heard "Long Way Home" getting airplay on KEXP last year. The False Start EP is just the beginning of this new partnership between the iconic indie label and James and the Cold Gun with Gossard stating, 'This new track, "It's Mutual" takes it to another level. Totally unhinged and letting it all hang out. Loosegroove Records is thrilled to be worki...
Sub Urban’s New Video For “Uh Oh” Might Give You Nightmares
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Sub Urban’s New Video For “Uh Oh” Might Give You Nightmares

The immensely talented alt-pop artist Sub Urban's new video has got a lot of people freaked out. If horror movies aren't your thing, you might want to skip this one. But he's continuing to break new ground as an artist ahead of the release of his debut album so, you may want to check this one out. Credit: Jonathan Weiner Hive will be released June 3rd via Warner Records. Sub Urban has more than 1.5 billion streams and a billion YouTube views under his belt already. It's clear he's making connections with fans across the globe. "Uh Oh" is a collaboration with multi-platinum New Zealand-based artist Benee. Sub Urban had this to say about joining forces. 'Benee’s presence in UH OH! gives the song a much needed level of enchantment. Though it’s a shame we never met in person, she n...
Judah & The Lion Announce Headlining Fall Tour Dates
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Judah & The Lion Announce Headlining Fall Tour Dates

If you've been anxiously awaiting a tour announcement from Judah & The Lion, that wait is over. An extensive run of shows has been announced in support of their new studio album Revival. The tour kicks off September 8th at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Missouri and wraps up at the end of October in The Twin Cities at First Avenue. These dates are in addition to their highly anticipated performance at Bonnaroo on June 18th where they'll be playing alongside Tool, Flume and dozens of others. Revival is Judah & The Lion's fourth full length studio album and features the popular singles "Find Another Reason Why", "Take a Walk" and "HAPPY LIFE". It's their first album and major tour since the departure of founding member Nate Zuercher. Their most recent album Pep Talks wa...
The Von Tramps Drop Infectious New Single & Album Called GO
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The Von Tramps Drop Infectious New Single & Album Called GO

The Von Tramps is an up-and-coming punk rock band formed out of Minneapolis. One doesn't often immediately associate punk rock with the Twin Cities. But if The Von Tramps have their way, that could all change. After 2018s successful debut album The Future is Female and the follow-up EP Sun's Out: Strung Out!, they've come roaring back with 12 high-energy tracks on GO. The Von Tramps pack a real punch on this new concept album. Jenna Enemy's powerful vocals are complimented by Chelsea Oxborough's guitar playing and pounding bass from Krissandra Anfinson. Photo Credit: Kaytlin Dargen Stand-out tracks include the new single "Live Fast" which can be seen & heard below. We find ourselves gravitating to the title track and we're hearing hints of early No Doubt on "Your House". So...
12 Rock Videos On YouTube With More Than 1 Billion Views
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12 Rock Videos On YouTube With More Than 1 Billion Views

Evanescence is the latest band to achieve a once-unthinkable milestone. "Bring Me To Live" has crossed the one billion view mark on YouTube. And we'd be lying if we said we weren't responsible for at least 267 of those views over the last few years. Here's a deeper dive where we take a look at 12 rock videos on YouTube that have been viewed more than a billion times. Sure bands like Bon Jovi and AC/DC have hit the mark but that's to be expected. Pop stars? Sure, a lot of them have more than a billion. And of course, in researching for this article we came across the fact that the first act to achieve this accomplishment was Psy with the phenomenon "Gangnam Style" (yes we can do the dance still). So congrats to Amy Lee and company from Evanescence, you've entered into a pretty ...
Pop-Punk Band 408 Pays Tribute To Mark Hoppus On Catchy New Single
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Pop-Punk Band 408 Pays Tribute To Mark Hoppus On Catchy New Single

Orlando's 408 has just dropped a new single that's making some waves. The song is a tribute to Blink 182's legendary bassist "Mark Hoppus" and the accompanying music video will put a smile on your face. 408 teamed up with Kellin Quinn from Sleeping With Sirens and Joshua Roberts from Magnolia Park to pay tribute to an artist that's had a huge impact on their lives. The goal was to record a genre mashup that stayed true to themselves while paving new ground. The resulting collaboration combines elements of Juice WRLD style trap with pop-punk vibes and they've succeeded in creating something unique. To the point that they've gotten the attention of Mark Hoppus himself as evidenced by this tweet by the man himself. https://twitter.com/markhoppus/status/1507059696577875969 No...