Philadelphia, PA. February 20, 2024. Vitalij Kuprij, a virtuoso keyboardist for Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 2Cellos, Artension, and Ring Of Fire, a world-renowned classical pianist and composer, has passed away, leaving behind a legacy that will forever resonate in the hearts of countless music lovers worldwide. He was just 49 years old...
His talent and passion for music transcended borders, captivating audiences, and inspiring fellow musicians. As we mourn his loss, we celebrate his remarkable impact on the world of rock and classical music and the enduring beauty of his compositions.
Hard rock supergroup Art of Anarchy makes the long-awaited return with their latest album, "Let There Be Anarchy," followed after their new hit single "Vilified," that was released in September 2023 and another recently released video, "Die Hard.". Let There Be Anarchy was released on February 16, 2024 marking their comeback after the release of "The Madness" seven years ago.
Produced, mixed and mastered by the acclaimed Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, "Let There Be Anarchy" is now widely available through Pavement Entertainment. The album comprises ten power charged tracks that explore the challenges and complexities of modern society, providing a raw and introspective look into the struggles individuals face in today's world.
The year 2023 can indeed be named a year of Generative Artificial Intelligence, which took the world by storm with the explosion of ChatGPT and then took the race in the image creation by Imagen, MidJourney, FireFly, and others.
This is when an Israeli luthier Omer Deutsch got an idea about exploring the use of AI as a design tool for his hand-crafted guitar brand OD Guitars, which emerged from the heart of Israel and goes beyond the realms of conventional guitar manufacturing, delivering an unparalleled synthesis of craftsmanship, sexy design, and sonic artistry. Omer calls this project basen on MidJourney AI - /imagine: prompt.
An all-female rock powerhouse, Plush, known for their captivating sound, emotive lyrics, haunting melodies, and explosively charged music, released their long-anticipated EP, titled “Find The Beautiful”, via Pavement Entertainment, which embarks the beginning of another compelling musical journey with kicking off an epic tour with Disturbed and Falling In Reverse across the United States.
This release is bound to showcase the evolution of Plush as artists while maintaining their signature elements that have garnered them a devoted fanbase. 'Find The Beautiful' proclaims a testament to Plush's talent and becomes a poignant addition to their discography. It is undoubtedly exciting for fans who are eagerly awaiting new music from Plush.
For decades, US and British artists dominated the rock scene with just a few exceptions, until globalization, the internet, and social media overturned the entire music industry on the brink of the millennia.
For heavy music styles in particular, the artists’ origin is no longer a factor for popularity and acceptance in the United States. It opened an incredible opportunity for Oceans on Orion, a modern metal powerhouse from the vibrant cultural landscape of Israel that has already made its mark on the rock scene in the UK and Israel since 2019, and they are regulars at Israel’s major metal show PsychoWard Fest.
In the enchanting landscape of the Pacific Northwest, fashion shows emerge as vibrant expressions of creativity, style, and cultural diversity. Nestled amidst the evergreen surroundings and cosmopolitan cities, these showcases embody the region's unique blend of natural inspiration and urban sophistication.
From Seattle's chic skyline to the artistic hub of Portland, fashion events in the Pacific Northwest weave together the threads of local talent, global influences, and a commitment to sustainability. As the runway lights illuminate the stage, attendees are treated to an immersive experience reflecting the region's spirit—forward-thinking, eclectic, and unapologetically authentic.
What could be the most heartfelt, filled with the warmth of home, the love of family, and the joy of the holiday season, than receiving a special gift from your close family but if this gift is part of your family heritage then it becomes something much more. It becomes a continuing story of something that connects us throughout our lives and it is meant to be passed along to future generations.
This Christmas Carol Ann Wood of Born To Fly shares her personal story through a new hit song My Daddy's Gibson which paints a picture of Carol's life and the stories her mother told about meeting Carol's father, her great love for her new husband and how much she wanted to surprise him on their first married Christmas together with a beautiful Gibson that she'd seen in town.
Boisterously enthusiastic self-starter Scarlet Parke released her self-produced single and music video “369” delivering smooth jazzy vocals, hypnotic beats fused with mesmerizing melodies, and inspiring message through direct, uplifting lyrics.
Talented songwriter Scarlet composed a music piece, which emits a synergy of pop, soul, and jazz within easily recognized soundscape. For years Parke has been determined to produce her own music and this release became her signature achievement of her long-time goal as a music and video producer.
In May 2023, an alternative pop-rock band Beach Weather hit the road for a five month long tour covering over 30 major cities in the US and Canada supporting their debut full-length album, Pineapple Sunrise, which was released on March 3, 2023, through Arista Records.
Their booking includes both headlining shows and supporting lovelytheband, as well as several major festivals, such as BottleRock in Napa Valley, WonderRoad Music Fest in Indiannapolis, and Milwaukee’s mega Summerfest with headliners like Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews Band, Imagine Dragons, Trippie Redd, The Pretty Reckless, Styx, Smokey Robinson, to name a few.
Award-winning Zambian-born Botswana-raised poet and rapper, Sampa The Great is on a roll across North America and Europe with As Above, So Below tour, which is set to delight fans with an eclectic medley of her highly acclaimed 11-track 2022 album As Above, So Below, which is a career-eclipsing record spanning hip-hop, neo-soul, Zamrock, Amapiano, and Southern African rap, and anchored by Sampa The Great’s spoken word in the Zambian-rooted language of Bemba.
Iconic Rock duo Janet Gardner and Justin James return with their brand new album, entitled No Strings, will be available through Pavement Entertainment on June 9, 2023 in the US and Canada. Audiences outside of North America can pick up the album through Frontiers Music. To give fans a taste of this new work, singles “Don’t Turn Me Away” and "85" had been released in March, 2023, and is available now on all streaming platforms.
Dan Mangan, the celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter kicks off his tour with three special, intimate US shows in May 2023, starting at the Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles, then at the Madame Lou's in Seattle, and at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland before travelling to the United Kingdom in June and then going back to Canada for his major 5-month tour all over his homeland country.
Dan will be promoting his latest album, ‘Being Somewhere’, which is available on CD, Vynil, and MP3 download. The album is marked by Mangan’s singular wit and a respectful deference to the quagmire of existence.
Seattle nineties grunge and metal scene is not complete without multi-platinum rock power house Candlebox that marks the 30th Anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a release of a new, live, acoustic album, entitled Live at the Neptune on June 23 via Pavement Entertainment, and a “The Long Goodbye Tour 2023”, which kicks off June 10th thru September 23 to celebrate band’s three decade career, eight studio and three live album discography, and extensive live performing and touring.
An all-female rock band PLUSH is continuing their mission to bring rock back to the forefront of the music industry with a release of a brand new single, entitled “Left Behind.”
This new fire charged hit can be reckoned as a rock anthem. “Left Behind” demonstrates the band’s heavier side led by Moriah Formica’s fierce and powerful belting with aggressive range of vocal lines such as “We’re the cast-outs of society, one big, twisted family,” fueled with ferocious riffs, down tuned guitars, over the top vocals, and blasting beats and fills of impeccable metal drumming.