Fresh Hops take their debut album Everyone Act Normal out on the road
Fresh Hops is gearing up to play a 15 day straight, tour to promote their new debut album hitting 8 States. LMNR caught up with them before they headed out on the road. We had the great opportunity to catch up with the band for an interview to shed some light on how they are doing lately and their plans for the future.
Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers
In The Band’s Own Words
With a new album out on Vizz Tone records and a solid delta blues lineage, Boston’s Erin Harpe takes her Delta Swingers out on national tour. Oh yea, they’re taking their electro funk rock band Lovewhip along for the ride. Underestimate her at your peril.
In The Band’s Own Words
Emerging from the Pennsylvania music scene, from the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, is the phenom band known as Flux Capacitor. Their fiery, distinct sound has catapulted the group with lightning speed into the National Music Scene.
Big Leg Emma
A Special Interview
Hailing from western New York, American roots band Big Leg Emma infuses their original music with lively jams and a bluegrass feel. Although their music is based on traditional folk, bluegrass and country, BLE also has a psychedelic side. The eminently danceable style keeps the fans coming back for more, but it is their thought provoking songwriting and intricate harmonies that really stand out.
Roots of Creation
Release of new DVD/CD box set, “Live at Bella Terra Festival.”
Not just your typical roots-reggae band, Roots of Creation has been bringing their unique contribution towards the genre since 1999. Bringing in elements seen more commonly in funk and psychedelic rock, this East Coast based group can slip into dubbed out cover songs just as easily as extended jams that keep the crowd involved and interested. RoC is currently touring as a quintet with Nick Minicucci on bass/vocals, and saxophonist Andrew Riordan (Billy Kottage, now in Reel Big Fish, joins RoC on Trombone when he can), in addition to the mainstays of the crew Brett Wilson on lead vocals and guitar, Tal Pearson on vocals and keys, as well as drummer/sampler maestro Mike Chadinha.
Hot Day at the Zoo
Hot Day At The Zoo is a New England based Bluegrass unit from Lowell, MA. This four-piece musical ensemble has created their own genre that they and their fans like to call “ZooGrass.” Combining the likes of Classic Rock, Folk and Americana while adding in characteristics of the Grateful Dead and other avant garde stylings, this band has captured the minds and hearts of people all over.
SPANKALICIOUS is bounce. Kevin Moore recently transplanted his Midwest home base from St. Louis, Missouri to Cincinnati, Ohio where he is holding down a new residency and gearing up for festival season. In 2011 Spank played more than 100 shows, traveling more than 90,000 miles, meeting amazing people while attempting to spread a message of higher awareness and social consciousness. From sunrise sets in the French Quarter of New Orleans to the 4:20 set at Wakarusa 2011, and many places in between, Spanky has been consistently rocking parties at every stop.
New Hampshire’s premier jam dance band Superfrog was formed in 2007, in a basement, in the damp and the dark, in an environment only a frog would love. It was there, taking refuge underground, that is where the band first started writing music.Graduating from the same high school, Shane Comer and Nate Proper form the rhythm section and backbone of the band playing drums and bass respectively. There have been a few line-up changes over the years but this duo has remained the constant driving force of the band.
Paranoid Social Club
Paranoid Social Club, a radio friendly rock band from Portland Maine is getting ready to embark on their first national tour in years. The quartet, consisting of Dave Gutter and Jon Roods on guitar and bass respectively, also are well known as members of Rustic Overtones. Joining them are drummer Craig Sala (Mid Atlantic indie rock fans will recognize him as the drummer of Planeside) and Trent Gay on guitar and vocals. The band has received international acclaim for their energetic live performances, and they enjoyed a radio hit a few years ago on the strength of the song Wasted. For many fans that was their first introduction to the band, many of whom discovered the song as a result of its inclusion on the sound track of the cult movie, Beerfest.