Russo is your new favorite summer fling that actually sticks. The band released a debut EP earlier this summer, aptly titled House With A Pool, introducing Russo’s signature sound, which is very much influenced and informed by the music of the 80s and 90s, but is also fresh and apt for the times with lyrics and beats relatable to today’s culture. As indicated by their catalogue of songs, their artsy music videos, and energetic live performances, the band has a lot of fun, and invites the listener to do so as well.
Shaunt Avakian is a musical force to be reckoned with. Throughout the past year or so, Avakian has proven not only committed to growth as a singer, songwriter, and stellar guitarist, but also to his vision of bringing his creative passion and emotion to the ears of listeners. Earlier this year, he released his debut EP, Intensity, featuring six tracks which showcase Avakian’s versatility and ability to appeal to a variety of genres and styles while remaining true to his voice. Read on for our interview with the artist, and be sure to check out Intensity!
Both of these fairly new bands, Badflower, and Dallon Weekes's (Panic! At The Disco) and Ryan Seaman's (Falling in Reverse) I Don’t Know How But They Found Me, offer hopes for promising new material in addition to their already-growing catalogue of refreshingly unique, highly enjoyable songs. Keep these artists on your radar, and be sure to catch them live!
Any serious fan of A Perfect Circle must see them live at least on one occasion, as they sound phenomenal and provide an unparalleled musical experience. Their performance at the Hollywood Bowl on May 7th was truly an unforgettable event. At one point in the show, Keenan remarked that as artists, “we are emotional merchants.” To me, that sums up exactly what A Perfect Circle is, if not much, much more.
No other group is able to illustrate such vivid dystopian imagery through sound as well as Nine Inch Nails. Each song on the EP stands independently, but in its entirety, Not The Actual Events is smart, reflective, intellectual, and damn good to listen to. With two major events planned for 2017, this EP may not be the actual event, but in the meantime, it will do more than satisfy.