Banchi – Rock/Alternative – Allentown, PA Video
A four-piece rock group from the sticks and suburbs of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, combine the familiar sounds of grunge, classic rock, and psychedelic rock to use as a vessel to transcend space and time. Live and in studio, Banchi allows the energy of themselves and the atmosphere around them to venture into the open world of improvisational jam.
Black Tie Stereo – Pop/Rock – Scranton, PA Video
Blending together influences of pop, rock, and funk, Scranton, Pennsylvania-based four-piece Black Tie Stereo are bringing a unique flair to the music world. Though the members of Black Tie Stereo had all taken part in different projects before, they came together in 2014 to create an upbeat and exciting sound comparable to the likes of Maroon 5 or Young the Giant. Described by Dustin Schoof as “A cross between My Chemical Romance and The Killers (with just a dash of Maroon 5),” Black Tie Stereo is as charming as they come; they’re a band bound to give you a musical experience like no other.
Bonsai Trees – Alternative/Rock – Connecticut/Pennsylvania Video
Bonsai Trees is a high-energy rock band co-founded in 2011 by James MacPherson (singer/songwriter/guitarist) and Nick Sokol (drummer/backing vocals). Their large catalog of music is fresh and relatable, with memorable chord progressions and relevant lyrics. The band is currently touring with Marshall Biever (lead guitar) and Larry Sniscak (bass guitar) to promote their second full length LP “Not Bitter”. They previously released an EP “Live Free and Die”, an LP “Minimalist”, and several singles.
Broke Royals – Rock/Alternative – Washington, D.C. Video
Broke Royals are a well-dressed alternative rock band from Washington DC. Colin Cross and Philip Basnight started collaborating at William & Mary in 2014. They have since added live members, toured the country and, in November 2017, released their debut LP.
Dan Hartig – Blues/Rock – NYC Video
Dan Hartig is a blues/rock artist from New York City. His original songs are edgy, catchy and unique, reflecting hope, strength, courage and inspiration. Dan has played in New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, New Orleans, Montreal and Israel.
Dave Johnson & the Truth – Blues/Rock – Virginia Beach, VA Video
Deborah Cher – Singer-songwriter/Rock – NYC Video
Deborah Cher is New York City-based singer, guitar player, poet, writer and performer. Despite hailing from Montreal, Canada, her current musical style can best be described as urban-noir Americana.
Her debut album Partie pour chercher quek’ chose de chaud was released in Canada with the help of a full production grant from Musique Action! and contained songs in French and English. Her voice has been heard on many Canadian TV shows, and her song Searching for the Light was featured on Canada’s award winning drama ‘La Galère’. Deborah also sings and writes for Sci-fi electro-rock band Leftwich. Deborah has a new EP slated for April 2018.
Dreadnot – Rock/Blues – Richmond, VA Video
With a sound that falls somewhere between head-banging rock and foot-stomping blues, Dreadnot is a band comprised of five 20-somethings who live for good times and great music. Rooted in RVA (Richmond, VA), each of their intricately-crafted originals runs deep with echoes of home and the music they grew up on. With a sound that hearkens to soul, heavy blues and hard rock, Dreadnot’s influences range from Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix to Highly Suspect and Metallica.
Fallout of Fear – Metal – Hampton, VA
Fallout of Fear is a four piece metal/rock band that produces very high energy music, with very well placed hooks, and melodic undertones. Their songs are written with an 80’s/90’s metal influence, yet still containing the dark slashing riffs of today’s sound.
The Foxfires – Rock – West Nyack, NY Video
The Foxfires are a Seagaze band from Nyack, NY formed in 2013. The band has been playing shows extensively across the east coast and midwest, making their mark on the world with their positive message for four years with their positively charged songs.
From the Concrete – Pop-punk/Rock – Clifton, NJ Video
From the Concrete is a female fronted pop punk band with powerful vocals and catchy guitar riffs. Hailing from Clifton, New Jersey, they are a fresh take on a familiar scene, with a new spin on the nostalgic “2000s pop punk” sound that New Jersey is no stranger to.
Gypsy Store Troubadours – Rock/Country/Americana – Oklahoma Video
At the crossroads where country, pop, rock and Americana meet, you will find the Gypsy Store Troubadours. With a sound and style as unique as the small Oklahoma town that they hail from, GST blurs the lines and provides a fresh approach to songwriting.
Jake Tavill – Rock/Blues – New York, New York Video
If the soulful, empathetic lyrics and melodies of Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and Bill Withers had an illegitimate child with the complex, moving instrumentation of Parliament Funkadelic, it would result in the music of Jake Tavill. He voices his messages through honest, introspective lyrics working in tandem with an accompaniment that illustrates the deep emotions of the stories he tells. Jake loves writing and performing his music, but nothing makes him happier than having a personal connection with his audience.
Johnny Coull – Rock – Montreal, Canada Video
Wielding a virtuosic talent on the piano and a poignant narrative voice, Johnny Coull is a Canadian rock troubadour from another time. His second full-length album That Cold Year was released in January, 2018.
Joshua Van Ness – Rock – East Brunswick, NJ Video
Joshua’s honest, heartfelt lyrics are a cross between poetry and conversation. His voice has the raspy, soulful quality of Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes) or Seal. The musical style ranges from the loose groove of The Band, to the solid funk of James Brown, to the surgical precision of Death Cab for Cutie. A multi-instrumentalist, Joshua has toured the entire US and beyond. In 2018, Van Ness released his latest solo effort, “Wild” while supporting “The Revivalists”. A new solo record is slated for an early 2019 release.
Kai Orion – Rock/Experimental – Washington, D.C. Video
Kai Orion is an experimental pop musician from Washington, D.C. His music blends unorthodox instrumentation (beatbox flute, wine glasses, various found sounds) with accessible songwriting and heartfelt vocals that have been compared to Peter Gabriel and Tom Waits. Whether he’s playing the flute or a lawnmower, it’s the sincerity of Orion’s songs that make his music truly special.
Mercury & the Architects – Alternative/Rock – NYC Video
Mercury and the Architects is a lively, charismatic creative collective based out of New York City that’s spent the last four years developing a new innovative way of telling stories through music and visual art. Brother-and-sister duo TJ Mercury (vocals/production) and Chelsea Rae (keyboard/artist) reunited at their childhood home and realized they could create a unique artistic experience using original art from their early years.
The Poynt – Alternative/Rock – Queens, NY Video
Hailing from Astoria, Queens, The Poynt has made it their mission to never play it safe. With the release of their 2015 debut album ‘This is American Royalty,’ a progressive rock concept album, and most recently a two-part alternative rock EP entitled ‘Alpha Queue’ and ‘Alpha Queue II’, The Poynt finds its comfort zone in creating music without borders.
Rocky 7 – Pop/Rock – Hampton, VA Video
Not long ago in a galaxy far, far away, a starship cruiser containing DNA polymers from Prince, Bjork and Portishead crash landed on planet N.E.R.D. to form Rocky 7 – a six piece electronic/rock fusion band driven by Hip-Hop back beats and hypnotic guitar riffs. With inspirations ranging from Black Sabbath to Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars to Phantogram and Paramore, the band delivers a night of high energy, sweat, and an unforgettable show!
Rose Cora Perry & the Truth Untold – Rock/Alternative – London, Ontario Video
Named one of the Top #10 indie acts across Canada, within 6 months of coming together, Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold conquered audiences of 25,000+ , performing at notable festivals and winning over crowds of 20-somethings & baby boomers alike. They’re high energy, refreshing and modern with a hint of 90s aesthetic. Picture Benatar on vocals and Jett on guitar, backed by hard hitting rhythms and infectious melodies.
Sid Kingsley – Americana/Rock – Richmond, VA Video
Sid Kingsley is a modest man. He doesn’t think of himself as any more than simply a journeyman musician. After a few false starts, he came to the realization that making music was all he ever wanted to do, and while he doesn’t trumpet his skill and ability, it’s obvious at the outset that the man is easily one of the most talented artists making his bow in recent memory.
Skyward Story – Pop/Rock – Baltimore, MD Video
Sparky Quano – Rock/Experimental – Kanagawa, Japan Video
Spirit Plots – Alternative/Rock/Post-punk – Washington, DC Video
Hailing from DC, Spirit Plots gives nods to late 70s Euro post-punk and 90s indie rock, while reinventing modern post-punk. Spirit Plots creates spastic song structures that clock in at under two minutes. Hit ‘em hard, fast, and keep ‘em wanting more.
Vegan Llamas – Rock – Richmond, VA Video
Formed in 2015, Vegan Llamas are a group of musicians with a passion for pushing the boundaries. Taking the best of what they know and mixing it with each member’s best abilities, they have created a unique flavor of rock music for themselves. From banjos to the blues, you never know what to expect, but you’re guaranteed to be left wanting more.
What’s Black Is White – Rock/Funk – New Jersey Video