Indie rock band, Lydia, will be returning to New York City on Friday, March 21st at Highline Ballroom. The band kicked off their Spring 2014 North American Tour, Illuminate, last month and will be touring until April. With HRVRD and Golden Sun joining the tour, it will definitely be a night full of good music. The doors for the event open at 6:15pm and the show begins at 7pm. Lydia formed in Gilbert, Arizona in 2003 and have released four studio albums. Get your tickets here.
Its a modern day battle of the bands with Campus DJ looking to crown this year's best college DJ!
Campus DJ is back for a second year of finding 2014's top college DJ from over 40 Universities and college campuses all over America! Their 2013 winner, Flaxo, is already on the rise as an emerging Trap DJ and this year's winner will surely be on their way to becoming the next big thing!
How does that old saying go? “If two’s company, then three’s a crowd?” Nah… There have been plenty of three’s that have been quite successful. Charlie’s Angels for example, did very well for themselves. Hanson, of the MmmBop generation, stuck with three when there were plenty of other Hanson’s to draw from, so clearly it worked for them too. How about the Three Musketeers? They even got a candy bar named after them; it’s hard to top that!
Where did your name come from? It was a nickname I got in college from a surfing bud. We adopted the name as a band because we had built this platform w/ the youtube skits and we started making songs with the name during our YouTube growth. Now we’re stuck with the name. Sometimes I like to say, I’m Con (Me, the guy you’re talking to in this interview who’s really cool probably), Bro is my brother Sam, and Chill are my cool buds Steve and Tyler. Just go with it, okay? You guys just came out with a new video for your song, “We Came To Party!” What was your favorite part of filming it? I think filming the ridiculous Drill Sergeant scenes was hilarious We just acted like maniacs for 6 hours and run around yelling at everyone. Fun day. You all have a very colorful wardrobe. Do you design your own costumes? Ya we design all our costumes. Ty in the band is the main event when it comes to costumes and visuals for us. Him and Steve get together and bust out the insanity and we all rock it live and in our videos. We think it’s hilarious and radical and we encourage our fans to come decked out like us and they do. We are like a ridiculous Neon Army of party animals. All of you obviously genuinely enjoy making music and performing. What’s your favorite part about the job? The best part is performing live and partying with our fans. It’s been overwhelmingly fun every show we’ve ever had. Fun with 1,000 people, and fun with 20 people. It’s fool proof, you’re gonna have a good time. Come out to our shows! What’s next for you all? Tour this March! You can get tickets at www.ConBroChill.com and than we are making our next video for our song Party Animal. Just keeping it going! Thanks for talking with us! Love Life.
Award-winning, Australian based alt-rock band, Monks of Mellonwah (M.O.M), has stirred up quite a buzz surrounding the upcoming release of their debut album, Turn the People, scheduled to drop Mar.7, 2014. The dynamic foursome, consisting of lead vocalist Vikram Kaushik, guitarist Joseph de la Hoyde, drummer Joshua Baissari and bassist John de la Hoyde combine their musical influences, which includes the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse and Red Hot Chili Peppers, to create a brand-new sound. According to Joseph de la Hoyde, who also sings back-up vocals and co-produced the album with Keith Olsen, the meaning, as well as the concept of the album’s title, derives from the lyrics to the title song itself, “The meaning for me comes from the lyric, ‘and all the seas, roll around, turn the people upside down, see confusion tear away’, which for me makes a statement about the force we want our music to become, and also looks at the deeper and more profound forces that drive the human condition,” he said. The anticipated LP follows the release of an EP trilogy by M.O.M which includes, Ghost Stories, released, Jun. 2013, "Afraid to Die", released on Oct. 2013, and the final installment, "Pulse", to be released on the same day as Turn The People. The title songs to the three EPs are also featured on the album. On the 46 minute LP, M.O.M, who borrowed their name from characters in the 1994 Apogee Software video game, “Hocus Pocus,” takes the listener with them on a musical voyage while they experiment with a fusion of sounds borrowed from an array of genres including, progressive, psychedelic, grunge, electronic and pop music.
Sarah Barthel on vocals and keyboards and Josh Carter on vocals and guitar make up the Electronic Rock duo Phantogram, who will release their second studio album titled Voices through Republic Records on February 18, 2014.
Originally from Greenwich NY, the two were friends since junior high, coming together later in life to record their “street beat, synch pop, rhythmic, swirling guitars, airy vocals and echoes,” as Carter had once described the sound of their music. Among their musical influences are Sonic Youth, David Bowie, Prince, Cocteau Twins, and The Flaming Lips, who featured the couple on their song “You Lust” off their album, The Terror. The two originally went by the name Charlie Everywhere as they performed in the Saratoga Springs Area, later becoming Phantogram in 2009.
During some down time, fix yourself a bourbon (...or a scotch, or a beer), settle into a nice cushy chair, grab your headphones and listen to Dead Ship Sailing. This band, man…this band is angsty. The lyrics are genius, although we’re still trying to define the intended meanings. It’s like reading dark poetry; where the words pledge allegiance to each and every listener.
February is finally here and with it comes the first major festival of the year - Aura Music and Arts Festival. Taking place in the scenic Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida, from Feb. 14 - 16, Aura will host more than 30 bands playing across four stages with headliners Lotus, Papadosio and Conspirator at the helm of the excitement.
Festivals at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music park regularly utilize the Amphitheater Stage and the Porch Stage, but this year Aura will add two additional stages into the mix. The Technaflora Music Hall, an indoor space, will house acts like Kung Fu and Future Rock, while the Vibe Tent curated by Brotherly Love Productions will present guided meditations and comedy hours.
Slowly languishing under the heat-lamp, outdoor area of the Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, January 30th, 2014, flocks of audience entered the trembling venue. Chatter about the band was in full effect, and everyone was ready for a dose of Consider The Source. Hailing from Queens, NY, this super trio is nothing less than extraordinary. In fact, you can say that they are more extra than ordinary. Comprised of only three players, Gabriel Marin (guitar), John Ferrara (bass), and Jeff Mann (drums), these wizards of musical odyssey are masters of their craft. Their music can be described as Sci-Fi, Middle Eastern, Fusion, melting together elements from many different genres to create an entirely new and unique concert experience. As their tapistries of OM symbols cascaded the back of the stage, the lights began to glow and Consider The Source took their places.