Get Up & Go: When their band of 10 years, Rule 22, came to an end, Tom and Todd decided to start planning their next project. After a few weeks of trying out bass players, they came across Gary (formerly of Cut And Run) and he was a solid fit. Then Todd was called back into service with the Peace Corps to stop the spread of AIDS in Africa. After four days he returned, stating that he'd be able to help more people by playing drums in a punk band. So anyways.
Pioneering Electronic-Pop act Vishno ties together transcendent DJ culture, real-time virtuoso musicality, and philosophically like minded sponsors in an unprecedented lifestyle experience.
The Strive is breaking ground with a fiery, infectious spin on today’s power-pop vibe that simply must be heard. They named their band The Strive after the fun but intense, forward thinking aesthetic they brought to their 2011 debut EP Anything Goes. Their subsequent standalone singles The Way It Goes, Sleepless, and their second and third EPs Design The Road (produced by Matt Noveskey of Blue October) and Caught Inside are a testament to their unstoppable progress and vibrant energy.
Down the well-traveled highways of America comes Lily and the Tigers, rambling from town to town, infecting hamlets and cities alike with their arresting indie folk. Each song spins an intricate web of love and friendship while betraying a dark, pastoral Southern Gothic undercurrent.
After leading several popular ‘80s cult bands in and around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck Mead landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR549. The band’s seven albums, three Grammy nominations and the Country Music Association Award for Best Overseas Touring Act would build an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans worldwide.
Has bemused cynicism and ennui ever been so fun? Archie Powell & the Exports have made a career of grafting prismatic power pop and sardonic, dark looks at the world outside into guileless songs with hooks galore. Archie Powell makes it look simple; he is incapable of writing an un-danceable tune, whether he turns a jaundiced eye on the culture of self-medication or whipping up a 3 minute heist story.
Chicago funk/hip-hop group whysowhite released their self-titled debut album in February 2013. Well received by listeners it shot to the front page of popular social news site Reddit, #1 on Bandcamp with featured coverage on Jay-Z's Life + Times. During SXSW 2013, whysowhite played several showcases including a supporting set for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Headlining dates at Chicago venues like Subterranean, Double Door and Martyrs followed with a main stage performance at North Coast Music Festival in Chicago.
Rocky's passion for music began the day she was born in Detroit, Michigan. Growing up near an urban area with a strong musical influence, Rocky developed an appreciation for all types of music, identifying rock, R & B, and rap as her favorites. At just 18 months, she was singing and belly dancing at family gatherings and for random people. She immediately relished in the spotlight and knew her destiny was to perform.
The combination of beauty, talent, and brains is rarely personified in an individual as young and poised as multi-genre musician Devyn Rose, but in this case there is simply no denying it.
Since 2009, A Balance Between has been anything but indolent. The band, consisting of Jeremy Hernandez, Robert Piccininni Jr., Roberto Cangialosi, Brian Grego and Mike Carroll, has been diligently working on furthering their growth as musicians while tirelessly pursuing a larger audience. This quintet from New Jersey is focused on writing music that not only tests their collective artistic consciousness, but stays true to what made them want to play together in the first place; the love and thrill of exploration through creation.