Music Monday: Menage

Usually I’m introduced to a band during live events and then I’ll search for their studio work (spotify and/or available CDs). The opposite effect has occurred when I first listened to Toronto based, Menage, Christmas song and then checked out their other music on Soundcloud. I was suddenly overwhelmed with their melodies and lyrics and at that moment I hoped they would come to the the LA area soon.

A few months later my wish was granted when they played a week in the SoCal area but of course availability was against me. Just when I thought my chances were over, I got a ticket for their very last show at the Hotel Cafe. I really could not contain my joy to finally Menage took the stage and it was magical!

I was so happy I was able to see them live because they put on one helluva show! I seriously love the way Bela and Fernando’s voices blend together and it makes me ache to hear more. And I have to say this….nicest people group of musicians!! It was great to see them talk to everyone who hung out afterwards. Finding a band who appreciates their fan base is harder than you realize. Those little moments go a long way with me. So if they’re playing in your area you have to check them out – you will not be disappointed.

Links:

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Music Monday: Dark Waves – “I Don’t Wanna Be In Love” (Official Video)

DarkWaves

My heart has a new musical love – Dark Waves.

Dark Waves has been on my radar for a few months and finally last week they released a new video for the song ‘I Don’t Wanna Be In Love’. This song is just so intense you can feel the pain of someone who was hurt and simply dealing with the aftermath of a broke relationship and the associated pain.

I think the beautiful haunting hypnotic melody, with its honest lyrics makes this one of the most painfully beautiful songs I’ve heard in a long time.

Be sure to check Dark Waves out on Twitter and Instagram, you won’t be disappointed!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkwaves

Instagram:https://instagram.com/dark_waves

Video: Kathryn Dean – I’ll Show You Crazy

When I hear Kathryn Dean sing I’m instantly reminded of Carrie Underwood and Joss Stone, a perfect mix of the beautiful tough girl with soulful sass to match. In September she debuted her self-titled EP, Kathryn Dean, on iTunes and was able to snag famed music director, Paul Boyd to direct her new single ‘I’ll Show You Crazy’. 

At only 18 years old, this talented singer-songwriter music has been heard on NBC’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Special as well as CBS’s daytime soap opera ‘Young and the Restless’. Not to mention she has been up for various songwriting awards and her talents has created a buzz through out the industry.

If you want to keep up with Kathryn Dean be sure to check out her out on Facebook and Twitter.

Music Monday: We Are Stars – Virginia To Vegas ft Alyssa Reid

Virginia To Vegas & Alyssa Reid

I was researching another band and came across Derik Baker’s project Virginia to Vegas on YouTube. I must have listened to ‘We Are Stars’ featuring Alyssa Reid for an entire hour, it was safe to say my research shot to hell – this song grabbed me!!

It’s one of those songs I will add to my ‘Motivate Me’ playlist mainly because the catchy melody makes the powerful lyrics seem breezy. Here’s a little truth, recently had this conversation with a new friend, we went from friendly playful banter to this intense deep conversation about life, love and letting go of fear. And I think one of the reasons why I gravitated towards this song is because it reflects everything we talked about. Suddenly, a bulb went off in my head and I love that feeling.

My favorite part:

Life is impossible, 

So believe, 

that you’re unstoppable. 

Damn LOVE that line! I’m a little late to the game but so far I’m really liking this band.

Please enjoy and hopes it inspires!

Seriously cannot wait to get to know this artist a little better!

 

Music Monday: TILL THE SUN BURNS OUT – [SEBELL]

[SEBELL]There are several artists I wish I could see live but haven’t had the opportunity and at the moment that artist is indie singer Greg Sczebel aka [Sebell]. The more I listen to him the more I want to be trapped in a room and listen to him sing all day. Wait….that sounds creepy but its true….he’s like a musical onion, I want to peel and explore!

At the moment Till The Sun Burns Out have been burning up the Canadian charts, major labels have been courting this independent artist but at the moment he’s undecided. Whether he remains an independent artist or sign to a label, I simply want great quality work that I know [Sebell] can and will produce. Thankfully he plans to release his EP this summer but will have to wait a little while longer for a full length album. At the moment I will take what I can get.

I.WANT.MORE.!!!

Find [Sebell]:

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/sebellmusic
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/sebellmusic
Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/sebellmusic
Official Site – http://www.sebellmusic.com

 

Video: Nico Vega – “Bang Bang” (Behind the Scenes of A&E “Bonnie & Clyde”)

Nico Vega- Bang, Bang

Nico Vega has released a video on the making of their remake of Nancy Sintra’s ‘Bang,Bang’, for A&E’s Bonnie and Clyde movie starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger. I will admit I had no desire to see another Bonnie and Clyde remake but hearing Nico Vega’s version of this song had me sold on this movie. Listening to Aja’s voice gives me chills because its just so perfect for this song.

Now if you enjoyed Bang, Bang as much as I did you can get the single for $0.69 cents!!! Click Link: http://bit.ly/1iwBfY3

Video: Tic Tic Boom! – How It Ends

Today, Tic Tic Boom! released a new video for their song ‘How It Ends’, directed by lead singer Leilani Francisco. If you follow the band on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook the last few weeks, you would have seen them leaving hints about the video shoot.

And my patience has been rewarded……

Its a great video and I simply was not prepared for the Romeo + Juliet twist I have to admit I was a blubbering fool by the end of this video. This video makes me EXCITED for the things to come with this band!

Enjoy!

Save the day for Tic Tic Boom’s EP release, ‘It’s The Heart That’s a Fool’ on October 8th!!