Band News | Marquee Grand’s Self-Titled EP

Emerging Alt-Rock Band Marquee Grand Recently Released Debut Self-Titled EP 

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Buffalo, NY – Teasing fans with the recent release of their single “Maybe”, Marquee Grand is eager to share their new music with the world – a tantalizing taste of their high energy, infectious music that has led them to perform in conjunction with major bands like The 1975, Dashboard Confessional, and Blink-182.

Our debut EP means a lot to us. It shows the progression of songwriting and is a true demonstration of the genre barriers that we can break. Each track on the EP has meaning to us and the EP as a whole represents feelings that most adolescents and young adults encounter in their lives. Our goal is to take the experiences and feelings we’ve had and channel it through music to connect with others. This EP is just the tip of the iceberg, as we will be very busy delivering new music to our fanbase in a quick manner in 2020.

Stream Marquee Grand EP Now!

Since the release of their debut single in 2018, Marquee Grand has brought a refreshingly modern style to Buffalo, New York’s music scene. Comprised of members John Richter, TJ Luckman, Matt Lawniczak, and Josh Owczarzak, these Buffalo natives stand out above the rest with alt-rock influences spanning the past few decades. Their single release “Not Finished Yet” resonated with fans and reached over 27,000 streams on Spotify signifying a strong representation of the band’s cohesive musicality and burgeoning talent. High energy performances make their live shows memorable as they radiate infectious melodies, unforgettable lyrics, and an anthemic attitude throughout each of their original tracks. Their portfolio is comprised of carefully-crafted singles leading up to their highly-anticipated debut EP in early 2020. Their message is simple: Be Grand.
Twitter: @marqueegrand
IG: marqueegrand

Music News: Canadian Chart-Toppers Receive Three Global Music Awards

Toronto-based rock band Across The Board wins three Silver Medals in the worldwide music competition

Across the Board Global Music Awards

Toronto, ON, Canada – Since the band’s inception in 2013, Toronto’s Across The Board has been racking up the accolades and clearing space in their trophy cases for a multitude of industry awards. A short list of accomplishments includes a 2019 Canadian GMA Covenant Award nomination (the Canadian equivalent to a Dove Award,) a Top 5 iTunes Rock chart Song, several Josie Music Awards nominations, a Radio Music Award, and multiple Indie Music Channel Awards, to name a few.

Now, the band has been honoured with three Silver Medals in the Spring 2019 Global Music Awards. Across The Board won for Best Rock Band, Best Rock Album and Best Songwriter. The Band were recipients of a Gold Medal Award in 2018. Judges for the 2019 Global Music Awards include Grammy and Emmy Award Winners. For a full list of Global Music Award winners, please visit

About Global Music Awards
Established in 2011, the Global Music Awards is a well-known international music competition which celebrates independent musicians. Global Music Awards is widely recognized by industry insiders as giving legitimacy to highly talented artists. ‘Global Music Awards is recognized as music’s golden seal of approval.’

About Across The Board
Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning “Canadiana” rock band of multi-instrumentalist musicians who seamlessly combine creative talents to push their pop-rock sounds to the edge of the rock ‘n roll envelope with rootsie influences from roots, pop and classic rock that create the band’s signature indie rock sound.

With harmonious power vocals & catchy electric guitar riffs, Across The Board brings a high energy show to live audiences and uniquely clever videos to their growing Youtube channel of over 600 videos–including several weekly series “Pick Up & Play” – collaborate cover series, “Kitchen Sessions” – musical cooking show, “Caravan Karaoke”, “ATB At Rehearsal”, “Acoustic Jams” and “ATB Live” on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
Twitter: @atbmusiccanada
IG: acrosstheboardmusic


Celebrated for Being the Best! | Across The Board at Indie Music Channel Awards

Top 5 iTunes Band Across The Board Wins Big At Indie Music Channel Awards

The Canadian rock band won three awards: Best Rock Band, Best New Band and Best Rock Video. The awards were held April 28, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, CA — Jacqueline Auguste and Andy Ramjattan of Across The Board took home three Indie Music Channel Awards at the iconic Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on April 28th, 2019. The Indie Music Channel celebrates independent musicians from all genres across the globe, supporting excellence in recording and performing arts and providing opportunities to showcase and celebrate the unsigned artists and the immense pool of talented musicians on the international music scene. The project was created by Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur and television host, Christopher Ewing.

Canadian Rock Band, Across the Board at Indie Music Channel Awards

Jacqueline Auguste and Andy Ramjattan of Across The Board

Across The Board took home three awards for work on their album Sonic Boom including “Best Rock Band”, “Best New Band” and “Best Rock Video” for their song “No Curtain Call”, produced by MC2 Music Media in Toronto.

We had such an incredible time in Los Angeles networking with other independent musicians and attending the Indie Artist Summit. From a composer who took a rock band, choir and full orchestra and created an epic orchestral album, to a 16 year old pop sensation, to an alternative rocker from India, and an incredible classical producer, who created a collaboration across genres, (there was) such amazing talent in this group of award-recipients. – Jacqueline Auguste

The “Indie Music Channel” awards is an annual event, held in Los Angeles, and judged by a panel of experts from across the industry–production & engineering, artist management, mainstream radio and television, and grammy-winning artists and producers.

About Across The Board
Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian rock band from Toronto and recipient of the Indie Music Hall of Fame award for hitting #4 on the mainstream iTunes Rock Charts Sept 10, 2018 for their 2018 album Sonic Boom. ATB hit the charts running with their newest album Wild Ones, debuting at #21 days after release. Having won “Best Rock Song 2018” for the Radio Music Awards, and being nominated for a 2018 Covenant Award for Best Rock Album, Across The Board gas been making musical waves nationally and globally. Formed in 2013, ATB quickly gained popularity with their YouTube cover series “Pick Up and Play” – now with over 600 videos on Youtube—imprinting their unique and innovative musical style and videography on both contemporary and classic rock songs while featuring other local artists as guests. Across The Board received airplay on terrestrial FM and College radio throughout the globe for their last four albums and recently released their fifth studio album Wild Ones March 15, 2019 to a packed house at Toronto’s iconic Opera House.

With a rapidly growing and solid social media footprint across the platforms, and a busy local touring schedule, Across The Board is a hard-working, unrelentingly creative force on the Canadian music scene and making marks globally online – selling out shows in and around Toronto, and continuously putting out quality audio and video content. ATB also collaborates regularly with other local and national musicians on projects such as “Indigal”- the Canadian Independent Female Artist Collective, “She’s Listening” in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada, and other local collaborations on the vibrant Canadian indie music scene.
Twitter: @atbmusiccanada
IG: acrosstheboardband

Lovers Rock | “Valentine” Music Video by Love Stallion

Top 5 iTunes Rockers Glam It Up For “Valentine”s Day Video

Denver-based glam rock band Love Stallion have released the music video for their upcoming single, “Valentine.” The band has a Top 5 iTunes rock chart single.

Denver, CO — Denver-based glam rockers Love Stallion are definitely feeling the…love. Influenced and inspired by the biggest bands of the 70s and 80s, Love Stallion’s debut album, Unforgettable Ride has received massive critical praise. Their first two singles, “Slow Release” and “Big Rock Radio” have amassed tens of thousands of Spotify streams, while charting on national and international am/fm radio outlets. “Slow Release” hit the iTunes Canada rock charts in 2018, reaching the Top 5. The videos for both songs have received Official Selection status from film festivals around the globe. If that wasn’t enough, Love Stallion recently wrapped up opening dates with LA Guns and Steel Panther.

Aaron Hart of Love Stallion on the set of new video,

Aaron Hart of Love Stallion on the set of new video, “Valentine”

Love Stallion recently released their latest video in time for their favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day. “Valentine” was produced by Arcadian Pictures, the same team behind the “Big Rock Radio” video.

“It was an absolute pleasure working again with John Hunt of Arcadian Pictures,” said Love Stallion frontman, Aaron Hart. “Our favorite part was the filming the black light party body-painting flashback scene! We filmed this at my condo in Denver, where a pair of Sexy Disco Legs hang above a big white plush area rug in the great room, surrounded in black light. Our tour company, Full Color Productions brought in 16 additional lighting fixtures to help set the mood, completely washing the room in black light and lasers. We had a bunch of friends out that night, along with DJs spinning house music (one of which was John, aka Panamaa). It was a total blast! Unfortunately, for our guests and my rug, the “washable” body paint didn’t turn out to be washable, ha!”

Watch Official Video for “Valentine”


Album, Unforgettable Ride is Available Now!

Unforgettable Ride by Love Stallion

About Love Stallion
Inspired by the “big rock” sound of the 1970s and ’80s, rock stars like David Lee Roth and Freddie Mercury, and dynamic bands like Van Halen, Kiss, and Def Leppard, Love Stallion is charging onto the music scene with original glamorous hard rock. The band’s high energy live performances, flamboyant wardrobes of sequins, spandex and leather, and their signature “Sexy Disco Legs” have placed Love Stallion in the spotlight among Denver’s hottest tickets. Their debut album, “Unforgettable Ride” was recorded at Colorado Sound Studios with Emmy Award Winner and Certified Gold Album producer, Steve Avedis (Tony Bennett, NSYNC).
Twitter: @lovestallion
IG: lovestallionband

Inspired by Gaming | “Sanctuary” by Dusk

LA Alternative Rock Band, Dusk, Pays Homage to Kingdom Hearts III with Debut Release, “Sanctuary”

Sanctuary by Dusk
In honor of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III video game release, Los Angeles-based alt-rock band Dusk pays homage to the video game series with their single release of “Sanctuary”, a unique take on the ethereal masterpiece by Japanese-American singer, Utada Hikaru.

“Sanctuary” is the perfect marriage between the band’s strong attachment to the introspective themes surrounding the video game series and their own musical and thematic sensibilities influenced by the franchise’s original soundtrack. Dusk takes a different approach to this heartful cover through their exploration of avant-garde instruments and a more alternative sound.

“Sanctuary” is Available Now on all Digital Music Streaming Outlets!

We make a conscious effort to create a soundscape that portrays the fictional world that’s unfolding within our music. In our live show, we incorporate several instruments not commonly found in rock bands, such as bass synthesizers and theremin. – Aaron Rudin (drummer)

Lessons From Kingdom Hearts
Beyond the music, Dusk admits the Kingdom Hearts video game series has largely influenced each band member’s life in significant ways.

  • Lesson 1 Everybody is somebody, and nobody is a nobody.
  • Lesson 2 Create your own future in the present. It is not defined by your past.
  • Lesson 3 We are all a part of each other. Love and trust is the strongest weapon of all.

About Dusk
Dusk is an alt-rock band from Los Angeles, CA formed in 2018. The band’s music is connected through a narrative story which explores themes of utopia, morality, and control.

Their unique atmospheric but heavy spin on the classic alt-rock sound tells the narrative of an expansive story in which the characters’ actions and motivations often lie in a grey area between light and dark – this is the significance of the name, Dusk.

LA Alternative Rock Band, Dusk
Twitter: @therealduskband
IG: DuskBand

Hard Rock Debut! | KOKOWERK Debut Album

Norwegian Rock ‘N Roll Band, KOKOWERK, Releases Self-Titled Debut Album

Kokowerk Album - BRASH! Magazine BlogKOKOWERK has finally released their self-titled debut album. The album has 9 hard-rockin’ tracks, including the singles “Gasoline”, “Red, White & Blue” and “Friend”, which was released earlier this year. At their slbum release concert this Wednesday, October 17th, they’re visited by their friends Vincent Flatt’s Easily Led (UK). Vincent Flatt was actually chosen and ready as new vocalist after Bon Scott in AC/DC, but could’nt because of some personal problems at the time.


Kokowerk Album is Available Now!



The Norwegian band KOKOWERK is a hard-hitting rock and roll band, considered a fresh breath in their genre. After their first single “Gasoline” in January this year, they was listed to Rock and Roll Music blog’s (UK) Best New Music 2018. Next year KOKOWERK is attending support tour with Sass Jordan (CA) as well as ready for some of the largest Classic Rock festivals in Norway.

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Twitter: @kokowerk
IG: kokowerk

Hard Indie Work Pays Off! | Your Favorite Enemies & Sony Music Entertainment

Indie Rock Band, Your Favorite Enemies, Partners with Sony Music Entertainment

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Alternative Rock Band, Your Favorite Enemies announced news that any hardworking indie hopes for. They are now partners with music machine Sony Music Entertainment. The band gave the exclusive this week via Facebook:

I’m very proud to announce that Your Favorite Enemies (YFE) and I are now partnering with Sony Music Entertainment!

Being a fierce DIY and independent artist, I was looking for partners who would not only understand the modern reality of the music business we’ve been involved in for the last decade but who would be first and foremost crazy music fans. That’s what I found in the people at Sony Music; not a prestigious logo, but real music and art lovers. I’m utterly excited for the present and future of the band and my different artistic ventures, as that new partnership will allow our unconventional and uncommercial perspective and creative endeavors to resonate in new places, and will also pave the way for others artists to define new means of uncompromisingly being… and that’s a very good news!

We hope other major music companies catch on to this and open more doors for indie artists! More details are to come from the band and this new music partnership! For more details, subscribe to YFE newsletter to be the FIRST to know!
Twitter: @YFEOfficial
Instagram: YourFavoriteEnemies

Driving Rock | “Taxi Driver” by Overjoyed

Indie Rock Group, Overjoyed takes the lead for the next generation of outstanding export from the Gothenburg (Sweden) scene with single “Taxi Driver”, taken from their upcoming EP

taxi driver by overjoyed, overjoyed, rock band, indie rock, rock music, entertainment industry news, gothenburgOver driving percussion, glittering guitars bounce like reflective prisms from the walls as the vocalist seeks deeper meaning through the night. Overjoyed suggestive and exquisite music is as sad as uplifting.

This young trio has during their short existence already played on relevant stages in their home country. Previous single “Lights” has been streamed over 128,000 times on Spotify.

“Taxi Driver” ticking in just over two minutes is the first taste of the collaboration with producer Erik Bjarnar (The Sun Days). The track is mastered by Hans Olsson Brookes at Svenska Grammofonstudion and will be followed up with more releases on Blinding Recordings in 2018.

Stream “Taxi Driver” Now on Spotify!


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Overjoyed Band Members
Guitar/vocals – Tobias Ringsten
Guitar – Hampus Högdahl
Drums – Einar Thörn
Twitter: @OverjoyedBand
Instagram: OverjoyedBand

Just One More Try | “Calgary” by Drea & the Marylins

band, drea maryin, drea and the marylins, calgary by drea and the marylins, new music, love songs, musicians, entertainment news,Released on March 2nd, “Calgary” by Drea & the Marilyns is an effervescent track with an arrangement that seems to glisten and undulated under layers of beautiful instrumentation. The track was produced by John True and Stephen Johnson at Unveiled Records and composed/written by Drea Castillo. The artist is also joined by guest vocalist, Jonathan Lacayo, creating a fiery chemistry, that folds into the rhythmic atmosphere of the music with ease. The vocal harmonies fall softly over one another and build an innate sense of airy effortlessness that enraptures the listener from start to finish. The tranquil vibe feeds the story of a love that requires work and dedication, crafting a track that feels equal parts uncertain romance and sensual hopefulness.

“Calgary” by Drea & the Marylins is Available Now on iTunes, GooglePlay, & Spotify!

About Drea & the Marylins
Drea Marilyn is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist now living Seattle, Washington.

Her sound has been compared to Feist, Norah Jones, Fiona Apple, with a slight bossa nova feel. She’s toured all over South Korea with her band Drea & the Marilyns. Drea & the Marilyns released their debut EP entitled ‘En Route’ in 2014. They’re featured single ‘Moons’ have been nominated for WomeninCharg3 2015.

Drea currently finished her latest EP ‘ Sun & Moon, toured the Pacfic Northwest and Southern California, which included performing with her band at the 2018 NAMM Show. She just released her new single ‘Calgary’ which features Jonathan Lacayo, and is preparing for her first East Coast Tour.

Band Members
Guitar/Vocals: Drea Castillo
Bass/Vocals: Molly Newkirk
Flute: Giuliana Barraza
Twitter: @DreaMarilyn
Instagram: Drea.Marilyn

That California Sound | “San Junipero” by Watch For Horses

Indie Rock Band, Watch For Horses, Releases Black Mirror Inspired Track, “San Junipero”

San Junipero by Watch for Horse, So-Cal pop, indie music, indie rock band, new music release, San Junipero, black mirror, watch for horses,After the success of their previous EP The Evil Kid, which was added to rotation on LA’s World Famous KROQ and won them a place at the Vans Warped Tour, Watch for Horses are back with their highly anticipated upcoming release “San Junipero” and it’s set to be another success. Sonically, “San Junipero” is full of energy, with a sweeping catchy chorus and vocals that sparkle amidst the dynamic rhythmic section. The single emanates the band’s ideology to create something ultimately fun, layered with a variety of textures while still maintaining organic and unpretentious style.

The most intriguing part is that this all takes place in this alternative to heaven, called San Junipero. – Tafoya

Produced by Joshua Brooks, Jon O’Brien (Young The Giant), and Francois Comtois, “San Junipero” was inspired by an episode of the popular series “Black Mirror”. Based around the love story that happens between two people who are inherently different, the music is inspired by the dynamic of this unforeseen relationship.

Listen to “San Junipero” by Watch for Horses NOW on SoundCloud!

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About Watch For Horses
Watch for Horses is an American indie rock band from Norwalk, California, formed in 2011. The band consists of Joshua Borja, Julian Chavez, Bryant Genuino and Ralph Tafoya. United, the musical ensemble seeks to use their sound as a way of expressing what words cannot. “Music lends itself to every emotion. Every feeling. Every instinct. Music can bring you back to a time or place. It has such a profound effect on the human mind” confides Tafoya.
Twitter: @WatchforHorses
Instagram: WatchForHorses