The Spotlight

Who:  Hey VioletWhere:  Los Angeles, CASounds like:  5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Garbage, Foo Fighters, ParamoreSometimes a simple retooling is all you need to break through and that is exactly what fast rising pop-punk outfit Hey Violet has done.  The former Cherri Bomb, who were not only on this very feature about 3 […]

Little Mix announces new album, releases date; pre-orders set for August

By Alan HoComing off massive success for new single “Black Magic,” which now is spinning on 60 terrestrial U.S. radio stations, debuting finally at no. 1 in their native U.K. and aiming for the longest no. 1 overall consecutive streak this year on The Countdown, Little Mix announced on July 16 via official press release […]

Simple Plan returns with new music in four years, set to release album later this year

By Alan HoFor the first time in four years, Canadian pop-punkers Simple Plan unveil new music with highly anticipated single “Saturday.”  Produced by two-time GRAMMY nominee Howard Benson, “Saturday” heralds Simple Plan’s hugely anticipated new album, set for worldwide release later this year with further details to be announced soon.  This is also the first […]

Civil Twilight announces release date for new album, tour dates

By Alan HoPast Spotlighters and South Africa’s Civil Twilight return July 10 with their third studio album, titled Story of An Immigrant via Wind-Up Records.  Story is the follow-up to the group’s breakout 2012 effort Holy Weather.  To usher in their third studio release, Civil Twilight will hit the road, stopping at a handful of […]