Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pilgrim Speakeasy ..

The following is as compiled at this bands website, and, this is a great short view of Pilgrim Speakeasy's possibilty!  Check them/him out and you will quickly learn why we love Pilgrim Speakeasy on the Pluto Radio stream!  (Lee Crisman)

"....Now, rather excitingly, the musical maverick is back. Empowered by t’internet, a new generation of musicians can be as experimental as they like without having to worry about how it sounds to an A&R man. One such artist is Pilgrim Speakeasy, who combines the funkadelics of Parliament with a political and mystical message, the likes of which HOLV has never heard..."

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Ghosts of Eden ..

The often unholy but beautiful spectre and spirit of Rock N' Roll is alive and well today in Ghosts of Eden. In riff after riff and line after line, these songs live inside and pour out of the souls of this band from the city that never sleeps. Formed in early 2008, the members have all played in various bands in and around New York City. After years of playing in the Staten Island and New Jersey hardcore punk/metal scene, the four friends decided to challenge themselves and their creativity by coming together to form the current lineup that is now Ghosts of Eden. With influences which run the gamut from hardcore and metal to 80s College Rock and 90s alternative, GOE seamlessly combines these seemingly disparate elements with a sound that gives your ear a good swift kick to the backside (as compiled from the bands website).

This is a band playing what they love and loving what they play, not just following banal commercial trends and vogues that are playing elsewhere.

Lee, we just love listening to bands that resist the mainstream and commercial trends!
SK and Jack

Read more at: www.myspace.com/ghostsofedenmusic

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stage 11 ..

An up-and-coming L.A. based rock and roll band, STAGE 11, is a newly innovated group that’s has been conquering West Coast venues with a diverse yet familiar sound that will have you singing along the first time you hear them. It’s based around a group of four unique musicians who came together by chance, but complement one another with great simplicity to form a fresh and exciting new wave of music for the world to hear.

Despite only being formed in November of ’09, STAGE 11 has opened for the Crash Kings, accomplished two tours, released their debut album, “Livin’ Room Sessions”, along with its featured music video, “Rollin’ On”, and played at notorious venues all throughout the Hollywood area, such as; The Whiskey A-Go-Go, The Mint, and The House of Blues. With momentum moving their way and the passion to reach out to audiences across the world, STAGE 11 is a band whose allure of honesty and soul have subconsciously captivated their audiences with great attraction that leaves them wanting more and more…(as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: www.reverbnation.com/stage11

Saturday, March 28, 2015


"Hypnostate is a very cool group of Russian rockers who jumped into the mix here at the commercial free Pluto Radio stream very early on.  They have a unique vibe, and always sound fantastic rockin' on the stream!"  -  Lee Crisman

Friday, March 27, 2015

Matt Angus ..

Matt Angus with members of The Harlem Gospel Choir in My Photos by  

General Info

  • Genre: Alternative / Americana / Blues
    Location CLINTON, New Jersey, US
    Profile Views: 29695
    Member Since 1/21/2006
    Record Label Black Potatoe Records
    Type of Label Indie

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Nothingdoers...

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The Nothingdoers are a Moscow band formed in 2004 by Igor Ivanov (guitars, vocals, keyboards) and George Manaev (guitars, bass, vocals), also known by monikers Harry Johnson and George Manson, respectively. The Nothingdoers play contemporary folk-rock oriented music with English lyrics.

Because of the appalling situation with independent music recordings in Russia, The Nothingdoers cling to the principles of DIY in their recordings and in the process of album promotion, so they still remain unsigned and plan to continue releasing their future recordings under the Creative Commons license.

Monday, March 23, 2015

BLOODIEST - Crushing Walls of Sound......

Running seven members deep, and reading like a who’s who of the Chicago music scene (ex and current members of YAKUZA, 90 DAY MEN, FOLLOWS, ATOM BOMB POCKET KNIFE), BLOODIEST craft epic tracks that flow gracefully and methodically from crushing walls of sound to moments of fragility. Influenced both by the sounds of 90s Chicago underground rock scene as well as heavy music titans like Neurosis and Swans, BLOODIEST’s debut album ‘Descent’ sounds vast, symphonic and ultimately heavy.

Bloodiest members are:
Eric Chaleff
Tony Lazzara
Cayce Key
Nandini Khaund
Bruce Lamont
Craig Ackermann
Steve Art
Sean Patrick Riley
Ben Clarke (as compiled on the bands website)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

COLT - Alternative / Electronica / Rock

UK band COLT began as writing duo Living With Eating Disorders; Andrea and Jared met in a west London recording studio and on the strength of demos attracted the interest of legendary producer John Fryer.  In August 2004 they released their debut EP ‘White Like Snow’ and the end of 2004 saw the band support ‘Psychic TV’ and ‘Whitehouse’, but increasing pressure forced the band to withdraw from the public eye and on the 16th March 2005 LWED performed their last gig - a multi media gallery project ‘parliament of monsters’, with live sets, projections and sculptures.  Keen to move beyond the controversy surrounding the name, the band returned in October 2005 as Colt, to release their debut album 'These Things Can't Hurt You Now, So Throw Them In The Fire' on Halloween to critical acclaim from the independent worldwide press.

In May 2008, After a change in the live line-up and a change of label, Colt released the new EP "You hold on to what's not real", featuring four new tracks, and remixes by artists including Arlen Figgis and William Bennett, on their own label Obvious Records along with the video for 'Black Rabbits'.  In September 2008 Colt re-released 'These things can't hurt you now, so throw them in the fire' through Obvious Records. The album includes bonus tracks 'Arm' and 'Lullaby Remix' by Arlen Figgis featuring Mike Figgis on Trumpet, from the LWED EP 'White Like Snow', and the previously unreleased 'Gag Reflex'.

Colt are currently in the studio writing an album. (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: www.myspace.com/coltmusic

Friday, March 20, 2015

CAT MCLEAN - Rock / Alternative Rock / Americana

At the age of 8, Cat knew she wanted to be a musician. Touring all over, she has performed recently with Joe Walsh (Eagles) Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) Fee Waybill and The Tubes their hit song "Dont Touch Me There". Cat wrote a top 20 hit in UK with Narada Michael Walden( Whitney Houston, Mariah Carry) called "Camouflage" Cat has opened recently for; Heart, Robin Trower, Peter Frampton, Rat Dog, TheTubes, Young Dubliners, (another Pluto Radio favorite!) Sophie B Hawkins, and Montrose. Cat's latest album, "Category4", features her tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called "Dream" (with the legendary Stuart Hamm on bass). All proceeds from "Dream" go to charity. Cat has 4 albums out and has sold over 150,000 Cd's worldwide. With a library of over a thousand songs, she has written music for television, film, and theater. Cat produces, engineers , sings, Plays Guitar, Keys, Bass, Cello, and does all programing. (as compiled on Cat's website)

Read more: www.reverbnation.com/catmclean

Thursday, March 19, 2015

EUGENE CHRISTOPHER - Indie / Folk / Rock

Eugene Christopher is gearing up to get back on the road in 2012. He will be traveling through the west coast up into the mid west with his band.
Watch out for his new chocolate bar  commercial!

Eugene Christopher offers his support to the Occupy movement and all of the demonstrators fighting for this cause. Keep it up.  Songs from Eugene's album, "Based on Live Performances" were used in the multiple award wining short film, "Vicky and Sam".  This film has won 19 awards in counting.  His music has been heard by millions around the world and we are just getting started. (as compiled on the bands website) 

Read more:  www.eugenechristopher.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Just heard some amazing guitar work by Hedras Ramos on the commercial free Pluto Radio stream...  Diverse musical stew, indeed!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

THE YOUNG DUBLINERS - Celtic Rock / Alternative

The Young Dubliners are excited for the release of Saints and Sinners, their second album on 429 Records--and first batch of original material since 2005's critically acclaimed Real World. After taking an exciting retro, rootsy labor of love detour to give a shout out to the masters of Irish song past and present on their 2007 429 Records debut "With All Due Respect, The Irish Sessions", the Young Dubliners drew inspiration from the trials and tribulations of the past few years on the road where they have encountered their share of, to borrow from an Irish proverb, "poets and patriots, saints and sinners", for the new album. (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: http://www.youngdubliners.com/

Saturday, March 14, 2015

DARK GLOBES - Blues / Psychedelic

Dark Globes - from Melbourne, Australia.  We are here to melt some minds!

Curtis Goodfellow - Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Saxophone

Oli Grinter - Lead Guitar/Bass/Effects

Carl Lindeberg - Bass/Effects

Sam Ingles - Drums/Percussion/Effects

Read more: www.facebook.com/darkglobes

Friday, March 13, 2015

ADRIAN AND THE SICKNESS - Bombastic Rock N' Roll!

Adrian and the Sickness is an undeniable front of infectious pop concoction wrapped around electric, bombastic rock and roll. They have been wowing live audiences with sweet melody and sheer sonic power since their debut in February 2004. Guitarist Adrian Conner also plays lead in Hell’s Belles, an AC/DC tribute band so fearsome that Angus Young himself is a devoted fan. She’s a deft soloist and a sure hand with a stinging riff, and she’s demonstrated her talents in front of demanding AC/DC fans all over the world. But she’s also a formidable pop-rock songwriter, penning honest, forthright songs spiked with catchy, irresistible hooks. Her original music has been called “exciting, rambunctious and kinda scary” in Guitar Player Magazine (2007).

In 2008, Adrian’s endearing melodies as well as her scalding six-string caught the attention of fellow Austin resident, songwriter and bassist for the Gogo’s, Kathy Valentine, who produced the band’s fourth CD, B.F.D. (2009). Kathy’s attention to sonic detail and eye for the architecture of pop composition resulted in an album that combines the rock fury and dazzling guitar of Angus’ best, with the approachability and energy of early Go-Go’s-style pop-punk. Adrian and the Sickness released B.F.D., under their own label, Fantom Records, which charted on CMJ stations across the US and Canada, in early 2010. (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: www.adrianandthesickness.com

Thursday, March 12, 2015


It all started in '93, when drummer Whytey met guitarist Jason Klassen and wanted to form a band. They found a singer, then hunted down a bass player and formed a hard rock band called Boneyard. They recorded a demo tape (yes I said tape) in '95 and shopped it around and played a bunch of local shows in Vancouver. Word spread and the band started to get a buzz going and more and more people starte...d coming out to shows. In '96 they went in to the studio to record their debut cd with producer Delwyn Brooks and were now ready to take on the world. They shopped the cd, and played tons of local shows getting the opening slots for bands such as LA Guns, Nickelback, and many many more.
In '98 they did their first big tour across Canada in an old van that the band bought and fixed up. They sold cd's and t-shirts to fund the tour, and had a blast on the road making many memories along the way. When they returned from the tour, they let go their lead singer, and the hunt was on to find a replacement. They weren't having much luck with the auditions until one day, when the band was rehearsing, they heard a guy in the room across the hall singing Skid Row songs...........read more at http://www.theunderstream.com/  (all as compiled on the bands website)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

KENELIS - Alternative Rock, Grungy Punk!

Words to describe Kenelis! Alternative, Attitude, Punk, Rock, Grunge, Melodic & Anthemic. A unique mix which gives the band their own distinctive sound, with fans crossing over all alternative genres. Comparisons have included the raw angst of Hole, vulnerability of Placebo and diversity of Radiohead. Kenelis are constantly developing their sound and are known for experimenting with different time signatures and song structures, whilst staying true to creating unpretentious memorable rock music.

The new sound of Kenelis is current, original and on target to fill a huge gap in the market.  For too long the industry has been empty of established female vocalists that won't take any prisoners and rock it as hard as the boys.  With an army of sound and a musical ability to make you stand up and take notice, Kenelis are ready to fill that void.
  (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: www.reverbnation.com/kenelis

Monday, March 9, 2015


Symphonic Rock Guitarist Les Fradkin is a successful songwriter/composer from the 1970's, lead guitarist, and one of the original members of the hit Broadway show "Beatlemania". He was a Guitar Synthesizer pioneer of the 1980's, a neoclassical surf guitar trendsetter in the 1990's and is now a 21st Century innovator as a virtuoso MIDI Guitarist with the Starr Labs Ztar. A classically trained musician as well as being a rock guitarist, he has found success as a recording artist, composer and producer with MGM Sunflower, ESP-Disk, Bell, Arista, RCA, and Laurie Records. Les has written the well known French hit "La Chansons Des Souvenirs" ("Song Of A Thousand Voices") for the famous French songstress Mireille Mathieu and the Latin Pop icon Roberto Jordan ("Donde"). He has played Mellotron, 12 and 6-string Guitar, Bass and Piano on dozens of Top 40 hit records throughout the early 1970's , scoring many US and UK chart placings throughout his career. (as compiled on the artists webpage).

Read more:  www.lesfradkin.com

Sunday, March 8, 2015

CACTUS HUNTERS - 60s-Garage, Psychedelia, Rockabilly, Blues

The Cactus Hunters debut album received critical praise and was generously embraced by radio stations ranging from country to alternative college radio. And, thanks in part to word of mouth and devoted fans and DJs, the debut Cactus Hunters album continues to grow in popularity along with their fan-base throughout Europe and Japan. The debut album "Cactus Hunters" charted on the AMA, FAR, and Roots Rock charts.

With the release of their second album titled "Something Gone," the Cactus Hunters once again conjure a collection of songs that weld together elements and inspiration from rock and roll, country, folk, roots, psychedelia, rockabilly, blues, 60s-garage, and the rich history and tradition of the great Americana songbook. (as compiled on the bands website)


Read more: www.myspace.com/cactushunters

Saturday, March 7, 2015

LAST TRAIN HOME - An Acclaimed Roots Rock Favorite!

If you’ve overdosed on teen celebs (well-behaved and otherwise), D.C. band Last Train Home has the cure: music by and for grown-ups. Their latest release is packed with intelligent, emotionally truthful lyrics, tuneful vocals, and a scintillating mix of influences from 80s power pop and cowboy music, to border radio and Brazilian jazz.

"One of the country's most formidable roots-rock bands."  ~ That's the assessment of Nashville's Tennessean newspaper about Last Train Home. And while roots-rock is at the heart of LTH's sound, don't overlook the country, bluegrass, swing, blues, folk, pop, and Tin Pan Alley influences you'll find if you lend this band an ear. What began as a part-time band in Washington D.C. back in 1997 has evolved into an acclaimed full-time touring group based out of Nashville.
The band has played more than a thousand shows over the years, including tours of Australia, Germany, Switzerland, and the Virgin Islands. With its nine releases, Last Train Home is a prolific band that gets better with each release, and continues to be one of the most interesting bands on the landscape of American music.  (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more:  http://www.lasttrainhome.com/

Friday, March 6, 2015

NAKEDOWN - Alternative/Acoustic Rock!

In the metaphorical sense NakeDown is a unique experience a fusion of latin and alternative rock with a spice of almost everything else,a mix of diverse emotions the marriage of thoughts and feelings, the love and suffering, the rise and fall, the beauty and chaos.Their music is edgy, energetic,and filled with haunting melodies.

Their enthusiasm, style, and class lights up every room they play. All three members of the band have completely different music roots, and they play off each other in creating a sound that is felt even more than it is heard. The result is a sound that has been compared to the melodic sense of Lacuna Coil and Evanescence, the playfulness of No Doubt, the vibe of the Whole, and they rock as hard as Slash’s Snakepit and Alice in Chains. (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: www.reverbnation.com/nakedown

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Music, deserving to be heard....

Just played an early UNSUNG featuring the solid rock groove of Cry Electrum here on the commercial free Pluto Radio stream...  Thanks to all our fans for the amazing support here on the distant planet.


Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, Americana, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder, CO in 1989 the group was one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genreusic, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder, CO in 1989 the group was one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre.

Though the band members are reticent to accept the weight of their influence, Leftover Salmon co-founder, singer, guitarist, fiddle and mandolin player Drew Emmitt does reflect fondly on the band’s early days. “We knew we were doing something special” he says. “At that point in the early-90′s, it was the birth of the jam band movement, Phish was starting out, Widespread Panic was starting out, and they were a little ahead of us, obviously, but we were one of the first bands to get out there with bluegrass and just get on the road and try to make something happen without a record deal. We were just following in the footsteps of New Grass Revival, Hot Rize and Little Feat, but by doing that I think we inspired some other bands too.”  (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: www.leftoversalmon.com

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

THREE TIMES THICK - Kitchen Sink Rock

Welcome, you've wandered in to the interweb digs of three times thick. Just give it a minute and that nasty bit of vertigo will pass and after a few more minutes you'll hardly even notice the smell. You'll find "headline news" here in the middle, links to various items including our electronic promo kit, song downloads, photos, & other features on the upper left, and upcoming events on the upper right.
There's beer, soda, and lemonade in the fridge, coffee in the press pot, and a fair bit of booze in the Southern Comfort cabinet. We even have plenty of low sodium mineral water and other nutritious foods in the house; but you already know that. Grab a glass of whatever sounds good, pull up a chair, and set for a spell. If you'd like you can use the Contacts page to e-mail us - booking or business inquiries, suggest a question for our FAQ, a website to link to, or to send in your pics from a three times thick gig. And please be sure the door shuts tight on your way out; it sticks a little.

Mahalo,  the fine fellazz of three times thick
(as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: www.threertimesthick.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BROOKE MACKINTOSH - Indie / Acoustic / Soul

A natural born singer, by the age of five she was performing original musical compositions. Finding solace in writing with her dad's acoustic Fender in her teens, her passion for songwriting began.   In 2006, she relocated and submersed herself in the San Diego music scene where she met and instantly befriended award-winning producer, Sven-Erik Seaholm and released her first album a year later. Within a few years Seaholm and Mackintosh realized their true harmony potential and began performing as the duo, Seaholm Mackintosh. Now, with multilple record projects, Brooke continues her career as a solo performer and studio musician, specializing in harmonies and songwriting. (as compiled on Brooke's website)

Read more: www.reverbnation.com/brookemackintosh

Monday, March 2, 2015


"After countless hours of blissful work and euphoric toil, I am proud to present you with the Widest Smiling Faces. This album is a compilation of songs arranged to form something resembling an abstract emotional narrative, or to be more abstract, a narrative of imagery and color.

It is recommended that you listen between the hours of 2-4 A.M. preferably with headphones, in a state somewhat between cognizance and senselessness." The Widest Smiling Faces (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more: www.myspace.com/widestsmilingfaces

Keith Thompson...

An Evening with Keith ThompsonAn Evening with Keith Thompson

Singer/Songwriter Keith Thompson returns to the Everyman Studio.

Keith Thompson has received much critical acclaim in the music press. Having toured the length and breadth of the UK and Europe mostly with his band, Keith finds it refreshing to strip the songs down to a simple acoustic level.

Blues Matters magazine states: “Keith’s acoustic guitar takes us off to the Mississippi Delta in some songs, gentle, intricate acoustic guitar playing in others. The consequence is not so much a sound as a mood or an all-consuming atmosphere.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015


Justin and the Salty Dogs began making music out of necessity. When Brownie McGhee (1915-1996) so astutely said years ago that “Blues is Truth,” he exposed the roots of an ancient philosophical tradition that regards music as playing an important role in the welfare of a troubled mind. The ancient Roman philosopher Seneca (ca. 4 BCE-65 CE), for instance, speaks like a bluesman when he says, "Let the mind be soothed by the reading of poetry and occupied by the tales of history; it should be treated with sensitivity and finesse. Pythagoras used to calm his worried mind with the lyre; and who does not know that the cornet and trumpet act as stimulants to the mind, just as certain songs provide it therapeutic relief" (De Ira 3.9). The songs by Justin and the Salty Dogs, initially self-prescribed medicines, have precisely this aim. (as compiled on the bands website)

Read more:  www.reverbnation.com/justinandthesaltydogs