#Rockpicks May 2018
New solo release from Coyle Girelli, previously of ‘Your Vegas’, and frontman for ‘The Chevin’. * (check these bold and powerful albums out too – “A Town and Two Cities” , Your Vegas , and “Borderland” , The Chevin )*
This is the first single from his debut solo album, “Love Kills” to be released this summer on Honey Lemon records. Girelli spent time in songwriting sessions with music legend Mac Davis, which he states were pivotal in the evolution of the songs in the new album. Stating huge influences from the likes of Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash, Girelli emotes his own unique moody, romantic spirit to his music, which he labels as “Modern Noir”.
This velvety smooth crooner does what he does best —creating an intriguing, vintage sounding ballad across a lush guitar soundscape.
“Where’s My Girl ?
J’ adore !
Looking forward to more gems like this on the album.
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam will be honored at the 2018 MusiCares Concert For Recovery at The Shadowbox in Seattle on May 10th receiving the ‘Stevie Ray Vaughan Award’ in recognition of his significant work with MusiCares and his commitment to helping others in the addiction recovery process.
“Recovery is a journey that you take each day, and mine has been affirming from a musical standpoint and a community perspective,” said McCready. “To be able to raise funds for MusiCares and the critical addiction recovery work they do for music people across the country all year long is humbling, and it speaks to the way we can come together to help those in need.”
The benefit concert will support MusiCares’ addiction recovery programs with performances by Barrett Martin, Slash, Chad Smith; and artists Duff McKagan, Mike Ness, and Heart’s Nancy Wilson. The evening will close with a special performance by McCready and friends.
McCready is also involved in Treehouse, a supportive program for kids in foster care that help them find their dreams and express themselves through music. He is also very active in the Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation. McCready plays with friends in Flight To Mars, a UFO tribute band that hosts charity events for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s ‘Camp Oasis’ program, helping send kids who suffer from these diseases to camp.
“Starting Gun ” from The Bad Flowers set for release February 16th.
This Cannock three-piece deliver steady, bold, unapologetic riff-laden rock with swagger and intensity. If you love the 70s and 80s rock, you’ll love their wall of sound. Determined as ever, the band shows they have the grit and passion to keep this train roaring forward.
RockPicks // February 2018 Edition
On tour now. Dates here :
Listen to single “Thunder Child” here: https://youtu.be/34buNKPQWFA
Happy New Year, Music lovers! Lots of new music set to be released by artists far and wide. Fired up to kick off the New Year with this much anticipated, long awaited release. 5 years in the making BRMC deliver on poetic truths, painting these tracks across the landscape of time and experience in a meaningful, sobering journey .
RockPicks // Januarys 2018 Edition
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club presents their 7th studio album ‘Wrong Creatures’, out January 12th.
North American Tour Begins January 15th.
The band has partnered with Plus 1 for the tour in which $1 from each ticket will be donated to War Child, a worldwide organization that supports programs aiding women & children dislocated and impacted by war, political unrest, terrorism and poverty.
This is the second month I am showcasing a new release I find worthy of your listening consideration.
RockPicks // December 2017 Edition
This month it’s an extra special one that will touch your heart and also help others this Christmas.
This new one-off track release comes from Ally Dickaty, guitarist and lead singer of The Virginmarys.
“Don’t Let Go”, was written and conceived as a song to bring about awareness for and raise money to aid the homeless of Manchester. Released on December 4th, 100% of all donations will be given to support homelessness via Cold Nights.
The track has already been recognized and shared, exceeding expectations with monies raised.
Please donate anything you can afford at : https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/allydickaty
Full quality video and audio at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6qsAp5QY5A
Free download of the song https://www.thevirginmarys.com/dontletgo
Starting this month I am showcasing one new release I find worthy of your listening consideration . I’ve been asked by several people for new music recommendations so I’m going to use this avenue to share the bands and music that are currently lighting me up. Enjoy !
ROCKPICKS // November 2017 Edition
Broken Witt Rebels have released their debut self-titled album via Snakefarm Records (CD & DL) on November 24th.
The album is a collection of new songs and the best of BWR to date. “Hailing from Birmingham UK, BWR are now winning over a new legion of fans with their infectious blend of rebellious rock and soulful blues. Lauded as one of a new generation of contemporary and distinctively soulful rock bands.”