Tag Archives: rock

Rat Race :: Urban Heat Urges You To Break Out Of The Box With ‘Have You Ever?’ Video

Rising Pride :: The Ghost Wolves Celebrate Success On Your Own Terms With ‘Elsa’ Video

Haunting Melodies :: The Ghost Wolves Release Stellar ‘Pieces Of 8’ Video

Picture Perfect :: Big Bill Releases New John Valley Directed Video For “Forget About Monday”

Communal Chords :: Capyac And Friends Form The Capyac Friendship Alliance And It Sounds So Smooth

Spread Love :: Hurricane G Of BÖNDBREAKR Stops By BlackRockersUnited

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Hurricane G, frontwoman for the up and coming quartet BÖNDBREAKR, for many many years, and after watching her go through a number of successful ventures, seeing her not only find herself, but find a crowd as well, has been inspiring.  Recently, the good people at BlackRockersUnited invited Hurricane G to #BRUTalk, an interview series that gets down to the nitty gritty what makes key figures in the music scene tick, how they see the scene and other insightful conversation paths.  If you love independent music, independent spirits and independent creatives, then check out this interview asap, leave a like and a comment if it moves you, and share it around for all to see.

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Skating On :: Kady Rain Drops Hot New ‘Got Away’ Single

If I had to guess, I’d say that Kady Rain is familiar with the old adage “kill them with kindness” based on Got Away, her latest high energy single.  Over a very lively backing track, Kady Rain drenches some extremely pointed and aggressive lyrics in layers and layers of playful and boisterous delivery, making this song about regret and leaving toxicity deceptively layered and extremely catchy.  Hopefully this song gets the music video treatment, because catchy tunes like this totally deserve memorable visuals to accompany them.  Don’t sleep on this gem from Kady Rain… cop the track if you’ve got a couple of bucks, stream it on your favorite music service, and spread it around for everyone to enjoy!

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Pulling Cards :: The Freethinkers Educate The Masses On ‘Illusion Of Choice’

Normally I ignore ads, be they Facebook, television, on a podcast, or wherever they are fed to me.  Every once in a while, however, ads catch my attention for some reason or another.  In the case of The Freethinkers, it was the recognition of the SIXO memorial shirt being worn in their latest video, Illusion of Choice, that got my attention.  Lucky for me, the hard rocking, truth driven track more than impressed me very much.  It’d be easy to write this track off as a Rage Against The Machine emulator, but that would be a shortsighted view of things… the song is more a testament of how much things stay the same, despite years and years of apparent ‘growth’ and ‘change’ that the masses fool themselves with.  If you’ve ever felt a way about the injustices that many accept as commonplace, this song is for you.  Check out the video, leave a like and a comment on it, and spread it around so that everyone can hear the good word.

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The Bargain :: Heroes Die Young Release ‘Painful Truth’ Single

San Marcos-based rock band Heroes Die Young are looking to make an impact in the vibrant central Texas music scene the old-fashioned way : strong songwriting, old school promotion and (hopefully one day soon) live performances for new and old fans.  Their latest (and seventh) single, Painful Truth, is a new take on the ballad, eschewing the call for the best parts of a significant other and instead opting for any and all truths.  The high energy soundtrack matches the urgency and nervous nature the lyrics lay out perfectly.  Don’t be surprised if a song like this one gets the music video treatment at some point.  In the meantime, like the song, leave a comment if you dig it, and share it around for all to enjoy!

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Joyful Noise :: Buzz N’ Bangs Release ‘Going Places’

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April 20th is and always has been a day of celebration, and when it rolled around for 2020, it seems like Buzz N’ Bangs had an idea to make it extra special.  Fans of rock in the central Texas area had a reason to rejoice as Going Places hit the internet airwaves.  The duo captures all of their high energy and wonderful sense of humor on the project, dropping a collection of original songs and two covers that round out the proceedings.  After approaching nearly ten years on hiatus, it is certainly refreshing to know that the duo is alive and kicking, and hopefully the pair still has a few albums left in them.  If summer rolls around and we’re allowed to go outside again, don’t be surprised if you hear this one out in the streets.  Check it out, share it around for others to enjoy, and if you have a few bucks, go ahead and cop it.

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