Stone Sour, the gold-selling Iowa hard rock outfit, has sold over four million albums worldwide over the course of five full-length releases. Stone Sour unleashed their eponymous debut album in 2002 and was immediately confirmed as one of the most popular and significant hard rock outfits of the 21st century. “STONE SOUR” earned RIAA gold certification while singles “Get Inside” and “Inhale” each received GRAMMY® Award nominations for “Best Metal Performance.”
“COME WHAT(EVER) MAY” followed in 2006 and proved an even greater accomplishment with a top 5 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and a #1 entry onto Billboard’s “Rock Albums” chart. The acclaimed album spawned still another GRAMMY®-nominated single in “30/30-150” on its own way to RIAA gold certification and “Through Glass,” which spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s “Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks” while also reaching #2 on “Alternative Songs” and the top 40 on the overall “Hot 100.”
Stone Sour’s most recent all-original releases, the monumental “HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 1” and “HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES – PART 2,” both made top 10 debuts on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon their 2012 and 2013 arrivals – the band’s third and fourth consecutive top 10 chart entries. The two-part concept album yielded a string of multi-format rock radio hits, including the top 5 favorites “Absolute Zero,” “Do Me A Favor,” and “Tired,” the latter of which ascended to #1 at Mainstream Rock outlets nationwide.
2015 saw the arrival of “STRAIGHT OUTTA BURBANK,” an unprecedented EP in which Stone Sour took on five immortal songs originally performed by such iconic artists as Bad Brains, Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, Mötley Crüe, and Slayer. More, recently, Stone Sour celebrated the 10th anniversary of their classic second album, “COME WHAT(EVER) MAY,” with an extraordinary new Deluxe Edition marking the collection’s first ever vinyl release. Remastered and appended by an array of bonus material, the Deluxe Edition, featuresan array of rare tracks, B-sides, and more, including never-before-heard versions of “Through Glass,” “Zzyzx Rd.,” and “Cardiff,” as well as an electrifying acoustic cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.”
Stone Sour is: Corey Taylor (vocals), Josh Rand (guitar), Roy Mayorga (drums), Johny Chow (bass), and Christian Martucci (guitar).
One of the weirdest things humans do is to classify half of all humans as niche. As though women's shit isn't real shit-as though menses and horses and being internet-harassed aren't as interesting as beer-farts and monster trucks and doing the harassing. That's why Tacocat is radical: not because a female-driven band is some baffling novelty, but because they're a group making art about experiences in which gender is both foregrounded and neutralized. This isn't lady stuff, it's people stuff. It's normal. It's nothing and everything. It's life.
The four actual best friends-Emily Nokes (vocals, tambourine), Eric Randall (guitar), Lelah Maupin (drums), and Bree McKenna (bass)-came together in their teens and early baby twenties and coalesced into a band eight years ago, and you can feel that they've built both their lives, and their sound, together. Hanging out with Tacocat and listening to Tacocat are remarkably similar experiences, like the best party you've ever been to, where, instead of jostling for social position, everyone just wants to eat candy and talk about Sassy Magazine, sci-fi, cultural dynamic shifts, and bad experiences with men.
Tacocat's third studio album, Lost Time (an X-Files reference, doy), is their first with producer Erik Blood. "I would describe him generally as a beautiful wizard," Nokes said, "who, in our opinion, took the album to the next level. Wizard level." Blood's sounds are wide and expansive, bringing a fullness to the band's familiar sparkling snarl. The Tacocat of Lost Time are triumphantly youthful but also plainspoken and wise, as catchy as they are substantive. "Men Explain Things to Me" eviscerates male condescension with sarcastic surf guitar. On "The Internet," they swat away trolls with an imperiousness so satisfying you want to transmogrify it into a sheetcake and devour it: "Your place is so low/Human mosquito."
One of feminism's biggest hurdles has always been that it isn't allowed to be fun. Tacocat gives that notion precisely the credence that it deserves, ignoring it altogether and making fun, funny, unselfconscious pop songs about the shit they're genuinely obsessing or groaning over: Plan B, night swimming, high school horse girls ("they know the different breeds of all their favorite steeds!"), the bridge-and-tunnel bros who turn their neighborhood into a toilet every weekend. And, eight years in, Tacocat have built something bigger than themselves. They've fostered a feminist punk scene in Seattle so fertile it's going national and rendering the notion of the "girl band" even more laughable than it already was. There are no "girl bands" in Seattle anymore. There are just bands and everyone else. "Women," Nokes jokes. "They're just like us!"
Surf Curse is Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck, who started their project in a basement in Reno, Nevada before going to Los Angeles to become a fixture of the DIY scene anchored by internationally-renowned venue The Smell, eventually linking up with likeminded groups like Girlpool, The Garden, and Slow Hollows. Their music is anchored with a blend of punk and pop elements heavily influenced by the pulp of 80’s, cult and arthouse cinema. Coming a few years after the boys broke out with 2013’s Buds LP and Sad Boys EP, their new album Nothing Yet marks not a return-to-form but a significant step forward from a group that has grown older, more mature, and more effective as songwriters.
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Live Party Hits and Cocktail Buckets With Howl at the MoonA total high-energy package, Howl at the Moon is the experience that brings together a live concert AND a full bar, and the fun doesn't stop short at their spot in Universal City. Try switching out the DJ for a live show that features musicians jamming out to their own renditions of dance anthems and party hits. Whether it's that pop song you hear on repeat on the radio or a good old '90s throwback, Howl at the Moon re-charges each tune with a new, refreshing kick that gets the crowd jumping. Massive buckets of sugar-fueled cocktails also lend a hand to the party, with treats like sparkling vodka apple lemonade, a Fruit Roll-Up-inspired medley and more.
Caught A Ghost is a foot-stomping, electronic soul outfit led by producer Jesse Nolan, from East Los Angeles, California. Their sound reaches into the past, grabs ahold of images and sounds that resonate, and complements them with modern sonic landscapes and lyrics that are sure to spark the urge to get up and MOVE.
The band’s live show typically consists of a 5 piece band colorfully backdropped by homemade visual treatments that paint vivid landscapes for each song they perform live. The band released their debut album “Human Nature LP” on +1 Records in April 2014, which garnered positive reviews from Rolling Stone, Paste, SPIN, Billboard, USA Today, and Last Call with Carson Daly and more.
Caught A Ghost have performed before thousands of fans in North America and the United Kingdom, with several sold out performances in the United States. You may have heard his music on television alongside ads for Miller Lite and BMW, or in shows Vampire Diaries, The Blacklist, Boardwalk Empire, Suits.
Caught A Ghost is putting the final touches on a followup album and will release the first single "VICTORY LAP" in Summer 2017 worldwide on their DIY label, Weed & Coffee.
'New York-born, Los Angeles-based Warbly Jets are here to revive rock music from it's indisputable funk. The newly released track "Psychomanteum" takes you on a pleasant journey inside yourself and showcases what the band means when they say they're "coming for your ears, your money, your girlfriends, your faces." Flirtatious guitar riffs, buoyant drums, and introspective lyrics meet to create a raw and natural sound which is much needed in today's musical landscape. The highlight of the song for us is the slowed down, tripped out bridge which takes you down a well of echoey vocals and guitar. It's the perfect tempo to get your headbang or your hippie sway on, throw your lighter up, and get lost in a groove. Just when it feels like you're about to get completely submersed in the waters of your own mind forever, the Jets shoot you back out to the surface for some fresh air. Fuzzy guitars and bouncing drums lead the way for the final chorus, marching you back out into everyday life.' - WE THE BEAT
To sing about being wronged is one thing, but to speak the truth with the emotional presence, grace, and clarity that FYOHNA—the duo of Katarina Gleicher and producer Elliot Glasser—does is another that one doesn’t find so often. It is this bareness as it is met with a sort of triumphant musical buoyancy that makes FYOHNA’s sound so special. A novel blend of warm synths à la James Blake and sequenced drums that pull from the expansiveness of trap, the complexity of west african rhythms, and the moods of trip hop equally. Songs are reminiscent of the more reflective singer- songwriters of the past decade—amongst Feist, St. Vincent, and Cat Power—and atmospheres range from the catchy sweetness found in singles “Believe You” and “Ghost Heart” to the mellow brooding that carries the songs “Misjudged” and “Lucy Lou.”
'Eye-watering brilliance. He hits you right to the core'
- BBC Radio 1
'An arresting, BIG voice with an amazing range. Definitely one to watch'
- MEDIAN Reviews
'A depth not often seen in young musicians. Powerful. Haunting. Remarkably good' - The Equal Ground
Leo James Conroy is a British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, CA. Soulful vocals, jazz-inspired trumpet loops and a warm electric guitar tone form the backbone of a sound deemed 'eye-watering brilliance' by BBC Radio 1.
Conroy's distinct sound is the result of a lifelong obsession with music. A proud northerner, raised in the working class brass band scene of northern England, he has since gone on to become an accomplished conductor, composer and featured artist in jazz bands, orchestras and gospel choirs around the world. Rolling such a varied skill set into one musician lands us with a songsmith whose only focus is to create 'evocative, haunting music built on soulful deliveries'.
Lyrically, much of Conroy's music highlights 'my constant state of inner turmoil...and quest for self-love' following an 'abandonment of faith' after a dark period in his personal life. This is disguised well in his writing and delivery, though; 'I make a point of writing and rewriting every song until it is simultaneously a standalone chapter for me and a story with lots of possible endings for everyone else'.
With an incredibly versatile voice and warm, expressive horn playing, Leo James Conroy is quickly garnering fans in his new homeland of Los Angeles. Currently recording his latest record, expect new music soon.
Francisco Fernandez has been the bucking force behind his unstoppable outlaw cowboy band for the last ten years. His punkabilly roadhouse rock and roll has commanded attention anywhere he plays, charging upwards from the streets of San Francisco to eventually headlining SF’s The Great American Music Hall and opening for Cyndi Lauper on her Memphis Blues tour.
Francisco’s been busier than ever these days, headlining Lightning in a Bottle, LA’s The Mint and House of Blues, and many other festivals and venues on the west coast this summer.
Now The Ferocious Few is making music their full time job, touring endlessly in a Prius with their mind set on playing for as many people as possible.
With thousands of Facebook fans demanding they play around the country, help them give people what they want: Rock & roll with as much soul as grit.
The Help Group’s summer camps provide a safe and enriching atmosphere for children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs. Our unique day camps create opportunities to engage, experience and explore. Each camp strives to developmentally and chronologically match each camper across the spectrum to ensure an appropriate peer group for learning and fun. Campers will participate in a variety of activities such as art projects, sensory play, special events, animal-assisted activities, field trips and much more! Camp will run on June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30, July 3-7 (no camp on July 4th), August 7-11, August 14-18, and August 21-23 (Sherman Oaks location only).