Eric Ober and Derek Astles signed up for the 2015 RPM Challenge ... Where bands are challenged to write, record and finish a ten-song album ALL in the month of February.

‘Local Blend Vol II’ is in the works!!!! “Volume I” featured some of the area’s artists playing solo acoustic tunes. Volume two is going to feature local bands. FULL BANDS playing amazing local music. We are hoping to have a large collection of local bands on this compilation from a wide spread of genres. Our last project was downloaded 10,000 times and we are hoping to top that with this project. Look for this compilation album to be release in the next month!

If you are in a band that wants to be involved, please shoot us an e-mail- yourbandinfo@gmail.com

For local blend vol I click here

Merrimack Music Series

Merrimack Music is back in full swing and kicking off hard this SUNDAY, Feb 22 with a FREE, ALL AGES show at the Concord City Auditorium. Four shows will be taking place at the Audi. The concerts will all be FREE and open to all ages. That is right. F-R-E-E-A-H. umm. Meaning, you don’t have to pay… anything. So why would you NOT go? Are you too good for free awesome music, too busy re-lacing your tennis shoes, do you have a hair appointment? The shows start at 3pm and go until 5pm

Pocket Heat- Review

pocket Heat, Bay City, MichiganPocket Heat is an indie rock band from Bay City Michigan. This four piece just put out their three song EP ‘Transitions’ and you can check it out for free on bandcamp. Pocket Heat recorded this demo in December at Little Elephant in Toledo Ohio but they are already heading back into the studio. So, look for more material from these guys in the near future.

Brooks Young is a NEW dad, living in a NEW place and seems to be going in a NEW direction with his music. ALL THE THINGS ARE NEW. The Brooks Young Band is currently up in Gilford New Hampshire at Resort Recordings tracking a NEW single. Resort Recordings is a NEW recording studio and label founded by Franz Haase and Ryan Ordway in 2010. Since Brooks is such a nice guy he let us hear a rough cut of the NEW tune.

The Skeleton Beats are a punk band from Boston Massachusetts. I am a fan of true-real-badass punk and this band does it with one part Motorhead and one part New York Dolls. Amy Von Eerie is the lead singer and guitarist and we got a chance to sit down for a chat. We asked her our famous five questions and tried not to fan-freak out on her. Even us reporters sometimes become star struck when you get to meet such talent.


Live Sound: an Indie Band Guide

We have all been there, you are a musician and you are trying to play a show and do your own sound. When you are a band playing in bars that don’t provide their own sound guy, the duties of musician AND sound guy fall on you. Let’s face it though; you spent most of your time practicing your songs and instrument, not on how to run sound. Here are a few things that will help you get started. This is just a quick down and dirty overview so you can get a PA working without much experience.

What an amazing show. I have seen the Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio before but last night was flying superman capes of greatness. I have become a fan of the Spotlight Café series at The Capital Center for the Arts and I hope to see more fantastic shows like this one in the future. I learned a few things while at this show and about the restaurant, O’s, that I went to beforehand. I learned ten things exactly. These ten things are important and I think you should know them too.

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