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.
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.
For this band spotlight, we've turned our attention to the twin cities, and soul and funk warrior, SONNYBOY, a.k.a. Sheldon Riser. What does it take to have Rolling Stone declare, "...one of the best unsigned bands to come out of Minneapolis since Prince and The Time." SONNYBOY isn’t one to be restricted to categorization or industry labels, Sonnyboy is known as an urban misfit on the musical scene. A multi- layered artist whose talents have taken him all over the world, Sonnyboy is a musician, singer, composer, producer, and bandleader.
It would be easy to label The Alchemystics as another stereotypical reggae band, but you simply wouldn’t be doing them justice. With a feel-good sound that blends reggae, dub, soul, and hip-hop, these guys sound as diverse as they look. Formed in 2003 in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, The Alchemystics have evolved over the years into their current six-piece lineup, which includes three vocalists- an emcee and two singers.