The Rift EP by The Rift
No one hits quite as hard as up and coming alternative band The Rift. The current band memebers consisting of Aris Anagnos, John Anagnos,Tyler Holsclaw, Tesh Hatharasinghe and Matt Melamed, have been together since early 2010 and have been moving forward at a rapid pace. Armed with a crisp new sound and a solid EP, The Rift packs a punch with great lyrics and melodies that will no doubt have you singing along. The band is great live and has played with more established bands like The Misfits, Exodus, Midnight Theory and others. Thanks to Crooked Creek Studios, The Rift is ready to hit the next level and will be releasing their new CD in 2011. Check them out on Reverbnation! or http://www.reverbnation.com/theriftca
Lara Johnston is clearly on the rise with her powerful voice and fiery, captivating stage presence. Touring tirelessly, Lara Johnston has performed in the United States, Europe and Canada where she has shared the stage or opened ... Lara Johnston is clearly on the rise with her powerful voice and fiery, captivating stage presence. Touring tirelessly, Lara Johnston has performed in the United States, Europe and Canada where she has shared the stage or opened for:Michael McDonald, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Miller, Willie Nelson, KISS, Tower of Power, Heart, Sammy Hagar, Huey Lewis, Pablo Cruise, Journey and Cheap Trick. She also won 3rd place in the prestigious BMI Foundation John Lennon Scholarship Competition. Not many 21 year olds can attract the attention of some of the most powerful names in music as Lara has. While Lara generally writes her own songs, she spent months collaborating on her new album with Nashville greats like Producer/songwriter Mike Krompass, and song writers Steve Diamond, Jim McCormick, Tebey and Tommy Lee James. Between the five of them these chart topping songwriters have worked with artists like Taylor Swift, Pixie Lott, David Archuleta, and Orianthi. Their talent and expertise is very influential on Lara’s new album being released later this year.What makes her so captivating, aside from her beauty, is the powerful voice that comes from within her and her ability to perform them effortlessly with a range of influences including Pop, Funk, Gospel, Rock, Jazz and Blues. Perhaps her favorite is Soul music. She was inspired at a young age by Aretha Franklin. She has truly achieved her aspiration and inspiration; to channel Aretha’s powerful, emotional and heartfelt story telling, making Lara the extraordinary artist that she has become. Sign up on her mailing list to get a free download of her new single from the record that is coming out in March 2012, just visit her site at http://larajohnston.com/ !
L.A. based indie rockers, The Elizabeth Kill are returning to the stage after putting the finishing touches on their newest CD release. Known for electrifying live performances, the female fronted quartet delivers their signature ... L.A. based indie rockers, The Elizabeth Kill are returning to the stage after putting the finishing touches on their newest CD release. Known for electrifying live performances, the female fronted quartet delivers their signature style of music and keeps fans wanting more. With Influences like The Cure, Alanis Morrisette, No Doubt, and The Smiths you can expect lots of attitude and nothing short of a good time with The Elizabeth Kill. “Our fans like live music, they work hard and like to play hard and we want to rock hard with them,” says Sarah Roiko, the bands front-woman. Other members of the band include Corey Manske, Jeremiah Roiko, and Son Vo. The Elizabeth Kill supports organizations like “To Write Love On Her Arms” which raises awareness and support for people struggling with addiction, depression, self injury, and thoughts of suicide. Check out their website here! or http://www.theelizabethkill.com/