Arizona band AUDRA releases new album

By Amy Szmik, Contributor [Photo courtesy of AUDRA] Arizona post-punk band AUDRA released their fourth and latest LP, titled Dear Tired Friends, digitally on August 23 and on vinyl and CD on October 18. Read more: Singer-songwriter Nikki Jean releases short film “Get Free” The 10-track album began as a four-song EP; when brothers Bart…

Album Review: Chelsea Wolfe – Birth of Violence

By Amy Szmik, Contributor   [Sargent House; 2019]  Rating: 7/10  Key tracks: “Deranged for Rock & Roll”, “The Mother Road”, “Dirt Universe”  Isolating herself, singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe settled in Northern California to focus on her new album after an extensive touring regime. During the time she spent locked away, she created her 6th LP, Birth of…

Group Feature: ACRN’s 2019 Summer Bangers

Before the leaves turn red and we shift our gears into the chilly fall, here are ACRN’s certified summer bangers of 2019. Add them to your Back-to-School playlist while summer extends its stay! Emily DiAlbert, Editorial Director: Tyler, The Creator – “GONE, GONE / THANK YOU”  The most iconic breakup song of all time, Tyler,…

Soul Singer Jordan Mackampa Releases New Single

By Amy Szmik, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Josh Shinner] Singer-songwriter Jordan Mackampa released his new single, “What Am I,” on Friday, September 20. Blending alternative pop and soul music, this release comes just months after his first single of 2019, “Under,” which came out May 24. Read more: Rock Musician Eddie Money Dies After Stage…