On Sweet Action Heyer has found his home. He is rarely assisted on the album’s eight tracks, but left alone with his own imagination Heyer’s classic rock dream has come true. There isn’t a weak track on the album, and Heyer’s voice is stronger than ever. Sweet Action opens with the delicious mid century ring of vibraphone and roiling snare. Heyer quickly establishes a psychedelic feel–somewhere between Bowie‘s Space Oddity and Floyd‘s Dark Side– and the album is instantly established as an orchestra you’re allowed to play loud. The psych-rock freak out, one of Heyer’s trademarks, comes faithfully on the next track. With that out of the way he breaks into a honky-tonk in the style of Lovin Spoonful‘s “Nashville Cats” called “Hideaway.” Stumbling on a rock record like this is like meeting an old friend, then realizing what it is about them you missed.
Heckendorf’s ability to captivate a crowd, spit rhymes, lead a mountain-influenced groove, or raise a ruckus with his full band demonstrates his dynamic range and already well-seasoned stagecraft.
Folkinception is a six-piece, Americana roots-rock band featuring three-part harmonies, soulful piano and organ textures and rockin' hollow body guitar. The band features a vibrant cello and fiddle duo that can be credited for a large part of the group's sound. Drum and bass add a rock n' roll feel to the folk inspired tunes. Through collaboration and individual songwriting Folkinception aims to achieve an original brand of music that honestly conveys each member's passion for life.
Toney Rocks isn't just another guitar slinging bluesman. His conscious penmanship reveals a poet that identifies with todays struggles and triumphs such as homelessness, love, human struggle, and self-liberation. With a sound difficult to pin down, blues is his roots while rock is his energy.
A visual & soulful blend of Rock, Funk and Jazz-influenced improvisation, and some good clean fun.
The Quick And Easy Boys-
A power-trio out of Portland, Oregon, create their own unique blend of high energy rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, the Police, and Band of Gypsies rolled into one.
The Quick & Easy Boys
Thirteen years can put a hell of a lot of wear and tear on even the hardiest of rock ’n’ roll bands. But don’t be fooled by all those hundreds of thousands of miles on Micky & the Motorcars’ odometer: pop the hood of Hearts From Above, the long-running Austin band’s seventh album, and you’ll find a brand-new engine, fine-tuned and good to run for at least as many more miles still ahead. And behind the wheel? Two brothers and founding members Micky Braun (lead vocals and guitar) and Gary Braun (guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals) invigorated and supercharged by a transfusion of new blood from fresh recruits Dustin Schaefer (lead guitar), Joe Fladger (bass), and Bobby Paugh (drums). Micky and Gary, who by their own admission, haven’t been this fired up about playing together since they first rode south from the Whitecloud Mountains of Idaho to stake their claim to the Texas and wider Americana music scenes.
Scott Pemberton’s sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland: freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The best way to categorize his music is with the moniker “Timber Rock”. Scott naturally applies his own lens/stamp to the sounds of the Pacific North West, the region he has always called home. The deep jazz, NW rock/grunge, blues roots and the west coast funk. It’s all there, and often all in the same song.
The mastery of his guitar playing combined with the fun recklessness of his songwriting show that the rules of songwriting and playing the guitar no longer exist for him. Scott plays with the uninhibited joy and intensity of someone who recognizes that every time we make music is an honor and a gift.
Yamn resides in Denver, CO. First and foremost their heart is in their live experience. One that scintillates the senses with courageous beats, grooves that cause instant and contagious grins to ripple across the undulating crowds, heart-warming peaks and head-banging rock riffs. This refreshed and revitalized Yamn is a band hungrier than ever to push the limits of progressive live-tronica. To lend a hand in enhancing the full-bodied, crisp melodies and free-flowing power rock jams that Yamn has come to be known for, is a lighting experience that encompasses a world class rock show.