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.
Of his song-writing relationship and the formation of iCon, Geoff Downes says, “Throughout my entire career, there is no doubt in my mind, that some of my proudest achievements have been the songs that I wrote with the late John Wetton. Not only were we great friends, but also blood brothers in the song-writing department. His magic rubbed off on me immensely, and outside of the hugely successful Asia template, we decided to step out together with our Icon project. It was a ‘bromance’ made in heaven, because here we had the chance to expand our innermost thoughts and variety of influences, without interference. It was effectively ‘us’. We also had the luxury of working with some of the finest musicians in the world who were willing participants in the project.”
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LISA LYNN RETURNS TO THE AIRWAVES WITH HER INDIE SHOW TUESDAYS AT 10AM AND HER MAINSTREAM MUSIC FRIDAY EVENING 6pm EST
Jenny Darren, the lady that proves we are never too old to Rock
Once in a while, the stars align just right – the right people, the right sound, the right time – and good things become great things. Jason Gautney, formerly of Sanctum Solaris, relocated from Dallas to Oklahoma at the same time as charter members of Medicine Train (Richard Young and Becky Scheufler) were looking for a change. The powerful, driving drums of Zac Kuder combined with the punishing bass of Richard Young create a solid foundation for the heavy, riff inspired guitar layers of Jason Gautney, and the soulful, melodic vocals of Becky Scheufler. The music of Mudd Flux, which was forged from the iron of hard rock icons, delivers a thunderous low end charge mixed with rumbling, heavy riffs, deep melodic lyrics, and a groove that shakes the soul.
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.
The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band, formed in Winnipeg in 1965. Initially gaining recognition in Canada, the group found international success from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s with many hit singles, including "No Time", "American Woman", "Laughing", "These Eyes", "Undun" and "Share the Land". The band continues to perform and record to the present day, and at various times have included many well-known musicians, including Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman (of Bachman–Turner Overdrive). Formed as a garage rock band, their musical style encompassed the pop rock and psychedelic rock genres.
The band was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1987. In 2002, Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Garry Peterson, Donnie McDougall and Bill Wallace received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement for The Guess Who's contribution to popular music in Canada.