Start your week right! Today we bring you 5 new tracks from local artists you should check out! It is always awesome to see new content from bands! Keeps everyone focused on the band when they aren’t on stage.
Out of Providence, Rhode Island, four-piece alternative pop punk band Silence The Radio are premiering the music video for their latest single, “Sad Love Story,” A direct follow up to their new EP, “Friendly Neighborhood Nightmares,” the theatrical song is the second music video released for the record cycle. It is a beautiful, yet dramatic, visual continuation of the EP’s lead single (and video) “Friendly Neighborhood Nightmares.
Speak The Truth Even If Your Voice Shakes Facebook | Instagram | Youtube From: Los Angeles Ca. The four piece band from Los Angeles Ca. has a new album out and they also have a limited edition vinyl click here to learn more
Dreams Of Vertigo Facebook | Instagram | Youtube From Orange County Ca.
Check out this bands new album on itunes and google play. Featuring their latest single down below.
Being influenced by wrestling as a kid and attracted to the theme entrances of wrestlers, Warrior Dave started diving into music at an early age. He is well known around Southern California Music Scene as a fan who paints his face in accordance to the show he’s attending. As seen below, some designs get pretty wild. As a promoter and a fan, he is involved in the local music scene in every aspect. Today he talks to us about, what it takes to be a superfan of a band and the local music scene.Thank you for stopping by and listening to the OCML Podcast! We are a group of promoters, artists, and fans that enjoy local music! This Podcast will help up the up and coming artist get to know the local music scene. You will gain a perspective and knowledge from us the promoters, fellow artists and fans that host this show. It will also help you get a better idea of the local music scene and how it works. If you like what you hear, subscribe using the links provided down below.
Also check this week’s Featured artist and track goes to Well Hung Heart with their track Devil
Check it out down below and make sure you follow them on social media! Facebook | Instagram | Website | Youtube
The American Emo/Post Hardcore band from the Inland Empire is set to take the stage this Friday in Riverside as DayShell and Eyes Set To kill stop by on their “New Years Resolution Tour”. (Get your Tickets by clicking here) We sat down with CVLTVRE’s guitarist and lead singer Joseph Yarbrough and chatted about the bands inspiration in their early stages, their hustle and plans for 2018
How do you like to describe CVLTVRE’s overall sound/themes/ideas to the uninitiated?
Joe Yarbrough: Well, CVLTVRE is a blend of all our influences, plus our cinematic desire to tell stories through the art of melodies and instruments. For those who wish to compare us to other artists, we would say we are for fans of Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, and Citizen.
What kind of story do you want to convey in a song like “Drown” for example? Straight from the first few lines, there’s some very interesting imagery on display here.
Joe Yarbrough: The idea is quite simple. There are some things you just cannot control in life. No matter how hard you try, no matter how much you react, and in this case that inspired this song, no one lives forever. I have a chemical disorder which has caused me to battle taking my own life in the past. A year ago, my grandmother, who was a big part of raising me, was diagnosed with cancer. With everything in my life doing great at the moment, there was no way to prepare, and in an attempt to control the situation, my first thought was not to accept the situation, but to fall back to ways I knew I can control. The chorus “I got time to kill, I have time to breathe, but I can’t stop you from running away from me” sums up how we should come to terms with situations like these.
With those kinds of strong personal emotions running through your music, how have you seen that translate in your live shows?
Joe Yarbrough: That’s the beauty of CVLTVRE: it varies. When we are living in acceptance, it becomes a tune of hope. But when life is hard, it comes off more aggressive and in your face. But every time we play, we love seeing that translate to fan interaction. The music itself has transpired to be more about response than performance.
Whether as a band or as a fan, what can you say about the importance of supporting your local music scene? How have you seen it contribute to your success so far?
Joe Yarbrough: It is SUPER important! Especially to us! Supporting the local music scene is what keeps the bands we’ve grown to love alive. How do we keep the legacy if we don’t constantly share and give time to musicians who are creating, based off music that is so inspiring, but not yet in the mainstream of pop culture? Also, from supporting the local scene, it helps people find artists who may be their new favorite band.
What’s the plan for CVLTVRE in 2018?
Joe Yarbrough: Well we are releasing a new music video Jan. 19th for a single “Birthday Song,” which is off our EP “All Life Is…Act 1: An Act of Letting Go,” which is due out mid-February. Also, we will be doing a west coast tour in support of its release. Also, we will be announcing our label which has partnered with us for this release.
After conquering the beast of the Monster Mash ’17 this past October, Gus McArthur are not only releasing new content this week but are also part of this week’s OCML Artist Spotlight featuring their brave lead singer Gus. Check out the interview down below as well as their Spotify playlist.
Before you go check out their music down below and also remember to follow them on their social media pages and website linked down below. Facebook | Instagram | Website
After a few busy months Michael Barnum finally releases a new single on his birthday called, “Universe” So we chatted with Michael to find out what inspired the fresh new track, this is what he said,
“So I actually wrote the song a year ago. In the month of September last year, I challenged myself to write a song everyday in September. In an effort to keep writing and hone my songwriting skills, this was one of the ones that came out of that exercise. An album isn’t officially in the works just yet, but I have been writing a lot.”
Check the track down below and don’t forget to get yourself the single “Universe” on itunes and google play!
Texan citizens are not the only ones suffering after this past weekend’s Hurricane Harvey floods.Images of grief and despair on television shows us that human life and animal life are interwind together more than we think. People are leaving their household with their pets on hand rather than other valuable goods, showing us that pets and animals are more valuable than the latest television or game system. With water levels rising, animals are being trapped in their homes, on top of cars, or on their pens.
This is how you can help out:
The Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team provides response to natural disasters. They have volunteers, equipment, and rescue vehicles currently working from Corpus Christi to Texas City to San Antonio. The ASPCA is on the ground with search-and-rescue, sheltering and relocation teams in Houston and much of Harvey’s path. They are asking for monetary donations or membership within the organization to support ongoing rescue efforts.
The Louisiana SPCA is getting ready in case flooding in New Orleans should occur this week. The group has already transported dozens of animals living in Harvey’s path to Atlanta.
OCML was at this year’s Vans Warped Tour ’17 and we had a chance to interview Elliot from the band Alestorm! OCML’s own John Safari chatted with Elliot in regards to the touring life, their creative process on music videos and whats planned for the band in the upcoming year! Stay in tune and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and as always #enjoylocalmusic
1. Get to the show before the first band goes on. Load in and support their set. You want them to stick around for yours, right?
2. Load out and get back inside the venue to support the other bands. The scene is only as strong as we make it. If you don’t support each other, why would anyone else?
3. Encourage your fans/friends to stay and watch the other bands with you after your set. The other bands brought people to watch you as well. After all, they paid to get in. Get their money’s worth!
4. Mingle with the other bands, become friends,buy merch from touring acts and help the promoter create the fun environment that people want to be a part of. Support starts from within.
5. Stay until the last band is done with their set.We all have day jobs and have to wake up early. This is Rock n Roll, you have to be able to stay up late.
In closing, if all the bands were at the show from beginning to end, it would keep the other people there to watch more of the bands. We are all working our ways up, and we will all get there faster if we work together. Shed the ego at the door and support the other bands in the scene.