Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Husky Burnette To Re-Issue Tales From East End Blvd. With Bonus Tracks

Husky Burnette To Re-Issue Tales From East End Blvd. With Bonus Tracks

We're happy to announce that next month, on August 25, 2015, Husky Burnette will re-release his second album Tales From East End Blvd. The new version will include four previously unreleased bonus tracks. The release party will be held at Brew and Cue in Chattanooga, TN the following Friday on August 28, 2015. Husky will be on a short tour, The Tales Revisited Tour, in the Eastern U.S. from September 11th til October 3rd to push the release. Keep an eye out for your city to be included in that run!! 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ralph White, Featured Artist On The Altco Sessions

Altco Sessions introduces Ralph White. A short interview and song with former member of the Bad Livers and Texas Folk Artist Ralph White. He gives us a peek into his psyche and a listen to his step in the evolution of folk or mountain music from the heart.

Produced by Stevie Tombstone and Jeff Harris for Altco Recordings in San Antonio Texas July 12 2015.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Motobunny Interview On Artist Direct

Motobunny photo - nie-dravnos.deviantart.com

"Who are Motobunny? We are glad you asked. You will find out everything you need to know about the band via this Take Aim feature.

Strap yourselves in and get acquainted with Motobunny.

Twitter-size your bio.

After years of touring together in different bands, four longtime friends from Los Angeles and Phoenix sketched out an idea for a co-female-fronted band built on glossy glitter pop harmonies, vicious rock riffs, slick bass grooves and Bonham-esque drums. We recorded 12 original tracks in Detroit with Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Dirtbombs). The result was electric, the songs infectious. Our debut album, Motobunny, is now blasting into earbuds and airwaves around the world. We are four friends who love sharing on-stage and off-stage time together more than ever before and have set our sights on a future world tour.

If you were not doing music, you would be...

Michael: An artist of some sort…
Rik: A priest.
Nicole: On a champagne tour of France or designing shoes.
Christa: Dead.

Any non-music hobbies, talents or skills?

Nicole: Writing children's books, professional-grade napping.
Michael: Graphic design, cappuccino-making.
Rik: Hobbies: Metal detecting; Skills: Speaking in tongues.
Christa: I love cooking, I sew, make jewelry, dabble in millinery, paint, pretty much anything working with my hands! I have a store on Etsy (Bandit Boutique) where I sell some of my creations. www.Etsy/shop/BanditBoutique.com

Pick ONE song on your record and share a writing or recording story. Something intimate, that you haven't told anyone else (or at least a bunch of writers or journalists) and that which puts us in the moment with you. Let's get intimate, shall we?

'The Other Side' might be the most intimate song on the album. Michael wrote it from the perspective of his uncle, trying to imagine what he went through during his final days in hospice care.

Christa: My favorite song is 'I Warned You.' It has just the right amount of pain and angst. It's threatening while at the same time you can't help but surrender to it. It's a universal theme I think everyone has experienced at one point in their lives. This whole album was basically written in our pajamas at Michael and Nicole's place over the course of two weekends. We then headed to Detroit to record it, and run through the snow like 5-year-olds. We all shared a studio motel room. The fireplace worked but as we discovered the hard way one night, was to be used at your own risk. We did a lot of cooking to try and cut the expense of eating out while we were there. It was a blast! Nicole and I recorded vocals together in a little closet-like booth that we draped in material and found objects to set the mood. We had a bunch of weird props which we found at the dollar store down the street and masks were involved. The ambience put us in the right headspace for maximum rocking, and well theatrics are just Fun!

Finish this sentence: Motobunny is the band that...

...will guarantee you a good time and will put bunny masks, keytars and Lonnie Mack Flying V guitars on everyone's wishlists."

Motobunny Interview On Artist Direct

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Whiskeydick - The Bastard Sons Of Texas, Album Pre-order!

Whiskeydick - The Bastard Sons Of Texas, Album Pre-order!
At the lonesome crossroads where country and metal intersect, stand two swaggering badasses holding acoustic guitars. They're not interested in your soul they have plenty of soul already. Cult favorites WhiskeyDick blow minds with a double barrel blast of dreadnaught shredding and hillbilly bellowing that makes you want to knock back a shot, stand up tall, and holler "Oh-hell-yeehaw!"

The Fort Worth duo carry on the Texas traditions of super-powered guitar slinging and clever songwriting that make lone star music a worldwide curiosity, except Reverend Johnson will remind you more of Dimebag Darrell than Billy Gibbons and Fritz remains more lyrically akin to David Allen Coe than Robert Earl Keen.

Be sure to click some of the images below for our exclusive package deals for this album release on July 28th! The Bastard Sons Of Texas belt buckle is a limited edition and only available with the album pre-order.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Need Some Great Music Advice, Listen To Steve Vai on Renman Music & Business Youtube Channel

Need Some Great Music Advice, Listen To Steve Vai on Renman Music & Business Youtube Channel

Often while working when I can also listen to music or podcasts. Many times I listen to TED talks and been lately listening to the channel Renman Music & Business on youtube. He has a great conversation with Steve Vai about the music industry and how to create your own path. Stoked to hear that Steve Vai is DIY as it comes and has some sound wisdom. Make life happen and quit waiting for others to do it for you.

New Custom Belt Buckles From Rusty Knuckles

Shovelhead belt buckle design from Rusty Knuckles

Creating new items is just something we wake up pondering over. It could be a new tshirt design, album cover, a belt buckle or maybe a new style of motorcycle bag. Whatever it may be, we labor for hours thinking everything through and thinking on what might be a great new product. 

Order one of our custom belt buckles from our Etsy store

Motobunny Feature Review In Blurt Magazine

Motobunny Feature Review In Blurt Magazine

Order Motobunny's new album

Check out the review on Blurt Magazine

"There aren’t too many Iggy Pop-influenced pop/punk bands out there with a full-time keytarist and co-frontwomen, but Motobunny somehow manage to make it work.

 It would be easy to dismiss the band as a novelty if they didn’t have the songs to back it up, but as their self-titled debut proves, they’ve got about a dozen.

The band was formed backstage at an Iggy gig a few years ago, when members from The Wooly Bandits and The Love Me Knots decided to merge. Collectively, the members have shared the stages with everyone from Nirvana and The Damned to Pearl Jam and X, but their album has a much more glam-punk vibe to it. From the Joan Jett-like rocker “Shake Me” to the just what it sounds like track “My Boyfriend is a Ghost” the band is distorted guitars with plenty of synths and hooks.

There are a few weaker tracks here and there, but ultimately, the record is an experiment in glitter and grease that ends well.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

You Decide The Value Of Music

Bummed that an artist can't tour or put out new music fast enough? Nothing in this world is free and now that pirated music has shifted to streaming music and online links are continually flooded with new bands, how do you cut through the clutter and achieve any form of success? Dare to be different and start with a business plan, paired with your art.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Rory Kelly Has A Featured Headlining Set At The Hot Springs, NC Motorcycle Rally

Rory Kelly Has A Featured Headlining Set At The Hot Springs, NC Motorcycle Rally
If you are in the western Carolina's this weekend, check out Rory Kelly's set at the Hot Springs Rally. Should be a good ride in bike show and some damn quality music on hand.

Find out all the info on the Hot Springs Rally


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Will Apple Music Help To Get Artists Paid?

Will Apple Music Help To Get Artists Paid?