Ugly is a high energy, four-piece funk band from New Orleans, LA which features: Orlando da Silva on vox & guitar, Joey Laborde on bass guitar, Mauricio Viana on sax, and Keith Hawkins on drums. Ugly formed in late 2015 with the mission of writing, recording, and performing great music without being limited by modern music industry’s rules. They have since become a strong touring force in the Gulf Coast Region.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Storm Dragon is a melodic heavy metal band that proudly holds the banner of the NWOTHM movement. Guitar-driven rock and roll, with dual lead guitars, deep grooving bass guitar, thundering double-bass drumming, and melodic power vocals, they are a force to be reckoned with! They have been compared to the likes of Saxon, Dio, Iron Maiden, and Yngwie Malmsteen, and the band proudly claims those influences in the development of their musicianship. The band fully formed in 2017 and began recording their first EP, “Strike at Dawn,” which was finally released in October of 2018 after numerous delays. They are currently not signed to a record label.
|Short Band Biography||Yigga Digga is a straightforward no-gimmick heavy rock four-piece with BIG riffs. Hailing from Western PA, the band has made a name for itself with a sound, attitude, and approach that will pull in metal and mainstream rock fans alike.
The band is currently recording their 4th album and releasing singles to be included. The effort will follow their 3rd full length studio album No Limiter (2019) which garnered airplay both domestically and internationally, their 2007 self-titled debut, and 2016’s Faded Glory, which received rave reviews.
Rock is more than a four-letter word, it is a message, a statement to which many bands attest to doing, but only a handful of them succeed. The Frauds are one of them. Yes, their name might suggest that they're a group of fakes, but they are not. They claim to bring the rock, and boy, do they ever.
Their self-titled debut, originally self-released in 2004, was a homage to their influences: Superdrag, The Who, Guided By Voices, Teenage Fanclub, you name it. Where one song might sound like DIY indie rock, the next can have the appeal of arena rock proportions. With their new album, Hiding Out Loud, the band continues the ethos brought forth on their debut, while branching out and exploring new horizons once untouched.
Where the band concoct the same formula as their debut on the lead-off track "Nothing To Say" or the deep cut "I Can See The Light," they branch out and expand with the Beach Boys-esque laden harmonies of "Palm Tree Baby." Grand scales of piano and mellotron give you comfort in "Asphalt Dunegon," and the acoustic guitars wash all the pain away in "Roundtown Rose," while also balancing Loud's ferocious at times demeanor. And lest we forget the bass grooves and barking vocal that make up "Strawberry Soul", a melody that will be trapped in your mind for days.
Louder. Softer. However you want them. The Frauds are back.
The Frauds are based out of Baltimore, MD, home of Frank Zappa and
David Hasselhoff (their two biggest influences). Rick Bowman (guitar, piano, vocals) teams up with brothers Emerson: Eric (bass, vocals) and Ernie Jr. (drums, wrenches) and new addition Jonny Watkins (guitar) to carve out their space among the new legion of DIY indie rockers in the digital age.
Formed in the winter of 2015, The Whelming Waters began when three high school
friends John, Collin, and Nina, decided to start a folk trio consisting of mandolin, guitar, and violin. However, when the songwriting quickly started to expand, and with the introduction of two new members in the form of Collin’s older sister Kelcie and her
husband, Jereme, the group suddenly became a rock band with a wide variety of
musical styles and a “no rules” attitude when it comes to songwriting or genre
Their music is characterized by everything from catchy melodies to aching harmonies
and ranges from raucous horn-laden romps to heartfelt country ballads; all combined
with thoughtful lyrics and a healthy dose of humor. With the addition of more friends in the form of a second saxophone player, Andy, and Kristen on keys, the band’s sonic
|Short Band Biography||Victoria Fire is a female-fronted alternative hard rock band from Pittsburgh, PA. The band strives to deliver a varietal sound, blending delicate vocals with fiery screams and riff-focused instrumentals.
Founding members Kaitlyn Washko (Vocals) and Andy Oddo (Guitar) crossed paths in late 2018 and found that they had a shared vision for a new project. After eventually rounding out the lineup with Oddo's long-time bandmate Cory Schuster on bass and Dan Moore (2019-2022) on drums, the pieces were in place. The band quickly started writing material and playing shows all over their hometown of Pittsburgh, eventually welcoming new drummer Dean Burlon Jr. into the group to replace the departing Moore in late 2022. Victoria Fire has since shared the stage with national acts such as Elisium, 3 Years Hollow, Madame Mayhem, Actor/Observer, Convey, and Fame on Fire.
The band has been working hard in the studio, putting the final touches on their debut EP and will be announcing the EP title and release date in spring 2023. The debut single and music video for their song "Fire" was released on August 26th, 2022. The second single "Let You Go" was released Feb 10th, 2023. Both of these early tracks should give fans a solid glimpse of what they should expect to hear from Victoria Fire going forward.