Artist of the Month
Sonar Lights is a rock trio from Fort Worth (Texas, USA) whose sound is an unapologetic punch in the face for fans of early heavy metal and late 70s/early 80s progressive rock. Their mighty, crunchy guitar riffs together with their pummeling rhythmic textures and dynamic melodic vocals are laced with old school elements while still maintaining the focus of a modern band. With a rhythm section throwing down tight grooves and guitar big enough to put a hole in your chest, it’s hard to believe the band is only three people.
In early 2015, Sonar Lights caught the attention of legendary recording engineer/producer Tim Kimsey (Pantera, SRV, Sick Puppies). Kimsey was a fan of their first album and was even more impressed by the demos of new material the guys were working on. Upon hearing these new songs, he immediately offered to produce their sophomore album.
The band entered the studio with Kimsey in the spring of 2015, and Babelonia was released on January 2, 2017. The response to the album has exceeded the band’s wildest expectations. The album has received national and international attention with radio stations in the UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, Iceland, The Netherlands, France, South Africa, New Zealand, and The Czech Republic adding tracks to their rotations.
Babelonia and Here We Are are available on the Sonar Lights’ website (www.sonarLights.com), iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, Google Play, Bandcamp, and most majors streaming services.
Jenny Darren, the lady that proves we are never too old to Rock
An acoustic singer/songwriter from Wichita, KS that plays dark acoustic rock music. Grant is continuously striving to write, record, and play shows as much as possible. "There’s a somber intensity to Grant’s voice that comes across as intrepid pertinacity that might be considered ruthlessness. He’s examining his life and his feelings with ruthless honesty. And that makes for a powerful, emotionally stirring song." - Huffington Post Facebook: @dustygrant57 Twitter: @dustygrant57
"THE SAVAGE LINE" by Lunden Reign (American Stranger Album) is about the bravery, isolation and loneliness of life on the front line of an unpopular war. It is a dedication to all American veterans and their families.
A Dutch rock band founded in 1961 in The Hague as the Golden Earrings.
They achieved worldwide fame with their international hit songs "Radar Love" in 1973, which went to number one on the Dutch charts, reached the top ten in the United Kingdom and went to number thirteen on the United States charts, "Twilight Zone" in 1982, and "When the Lady Smiles" in 1984. During their career they had nearly 30 top-ten singles on the Dutch charts; over the years they produced 25 studio albums.
The band's lineup consists of co-founders Rinus Gerritsen (bass and keyboards) and George Kooymans (vocals and guitar), along with Barry Hay (vocals, guitar, flute and saxophone), and Cesar Zuiderwijk (drums and percussion). All musicians in the present lineup of the band have been continuous members of the band since 1970, although other musicians have joined and left the band during the intervening years.