Category: Alternative

The Spotlight

By Alan Ho Who:  The Drama StateWhere:  Gas City, IndianaFor fans of:  Angels & Airwaves, New Found Glory, You Me At Six Indiana, known more for its singer-songwriters like John Mellencamp, the legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses and of course the Jackson 5, actually has a pretty vibrant but underrated and woefully under-covered […]

The Spotlight

By Gabriella San FelipeWho: PurpleWhere: Beaumont, TXSounds like: No Doubt, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The BreedersUnapologetically themselves, Purple is an Indie Rock three piece who aren’t afraid to speak their minds. Over the past few years they’ve established their own unique sound, and have gone from playing shows in small-town Texas to […]

Marianas Trench announce second half slate to current tour

By Alan HoYou really think that the dates on Marianas Trench’s “The Hey You Guys!! Tour” was it.  Think again.  The Canadian alt-pop/rockers have just announced today (Monday October 26) the second half of the tour.  The second leg begins January 13, 2016 in Sacramento, CA and end February 14 in Grand Rapids, MI.  Fellow […]

Breakout act Meg Myers announces fall tour

From Musiqtone News2015 breakout alt-pop/rock singer-songwriter Meg Myers announced today (August 25) that she will be embarking on a coast to coast tour beginning September 25 in Fresno and concluding November 17 at LA’s famed El Rey Theatre.  Opening on most of the dates will be emerging singer-songwriter Jarryd James and she will also be […]

The Spotlight

By Alan HoWho:  Alabama ShakesWhere:  Athens, AlabamaSounds like:  Janis Joplin, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers Band, Muddy Waters, Black KeysNever has a combination of 70’s style arena rock, mid 20th century blues rock, pure blues and hints of gospel, southern-fried rock ever sound so good in 2015.  And this quartet from Alabama has turned […]