Monday, July 21, 2014



Synergy has been putting feet on the dance floor with their upbeat energized sounds of smooth groove for awhile and continue to do so with their new release forthcoming..."Oxygen".
This track, "Superman" invokes the iconic names powerful presence and glides into your mind with a smooth flow of sweet notes. This is the kind of music you can relax and fall into the groove with.
Having worked with many stars like The Ministries of Sound, Synergy brings in vocalist, Lenore Bowdler who's voice is silky and evocative. A perfect match for this fun tune full of energy.
Check 'em out on Soundcloud.com you'll be listening and dancing for awhile....have fun!

A great vocal with a superb top line, this is super.... man!

Synergy - Superman

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dog of Panic's sound can only be described as rock with roots in jam, funk, metal, and punk. They accommodate even the most eclectic ears. Too metal to be hippie, and too hippie to be metal, the band has a stigma of surprising the ears with collisions of off-time beats and harmonic melodies. The band’s musical influences include Primus, Tool, Between the Buried and Me, Incubus and Umphrey’s Mcgee
Dog of Panic enters your ears with their tunes and leave a residue there that has you wanting more of the same. This band rocks! In a pop filled music world, most artist tend to focus on one style and one sound because their marketing gurus tell them that's what they have to do to succeed.

Artist like these band mates; Daniel Joseph Rohde (Composition, Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar Composition), Jason Holmes (Drums/Percussion Composition), Josh Begué (Bass Performance and Composition), Chris Maxey (Lead Guitar Composition, Bass Composition) are to be admired they are creative and branch out in different directions letting their talents lead them. So you end up with awesome original grooves that don't get boring.

I got hooked listening to "Sauce or No Sauce?" a tune that gets you grooving from the start and makes you smile because some folks are still creating new directions and Dog of Panic is one of those groups of folks. Have yourself a listen....hey support the independents, too pick up their album while you are listening too.

http://dogofpanic.bandcamp.com/track/sauce-or-no-sauce

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lions Named Leo put a smile on my face and made me want to get up and groove when I discovered them at soundcloud today. When you want a positive, high energy groove with a lof of fun mixed in, look no further than Lions Named Leo. One of my new favorite discoveries and one I know you'll love too. "Can I Want The World There Too" is filled with that Ska energy I'm talking about. Be sure to check their other tunes too, they have a diverse group of talented musicians who bring a lot of creativity in their work, so quit reading this and go check 'em out....

Monday, July 7, 2014

Illustration and a Beer

http://www.stitcher.com/s?eid=34671449&refid=asa

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Creative artist get bullied by youtube

YouTube to block indie labels who don't sign up to new music service http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/17/youtube-indie-labels-music-subscription

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I've been watching lots of singers in the last few months on AGT, BGT, X-Factor, youtube, etc. Today I had one of those moments where you hear an incredible talent for the first time. I came across this cover of a Pixies tune, I've always liked and really listenend not expecting to be bowled over with a cover tune, the last time I remember it happening was Gretchen Wilson covering Led Zepplin and Heart. Today I had my jaw dropping moment when I heard the young singer Natalie Jones from South Wales open her mouth and release a vocal perfomance that was purely brilliant in tone and execution. Her band blended in without overpowering her performance and created a truly wonderful rendetion of this great Pixies song. I rarely recommend covers but if you miss this one you're missing something truly special, cheers to the Natalie Jones Band, more please...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My favorite kind of music is music that exudes energy, the more drive and energy the tune has the more I like it. That being said, many genres can fit with-in that dynamic. And when genre's come together in a fusion forming a unique sound, I get even more excited. Panther Style a band from Chicago hits all of those targets and delivers to my delight. There rockin' new song, "Seeing... Just Not Believing" (Mixed by Beau Hill)is one tune that has me coming back for multiple listens with it's great rhythmic energy and a punkish pop vibe that all blends together leaving me catching slight influences in the singing that remind me subtly of the way the Beatles delivered on, "I'm Only Sleeping". Needless to say I was excited to find the fresh new rockin' sounds of Panther Style and you will too, check them out now!