Of Sea and Stone

Of Sea and Stone is a Folk Pop duo formed around the vocals of Luke and Morgan Dierker. After meeting on Tinder, the Missouri born, Austin based duo quickly realized their vocal chemistry and began writing and performing together. Of Sea and Stone’s sound ranges from joyful to solemn, hopeful to desperate, and ultimately reflects the very nature of their relationship. The two are opposites in many ways, yet they share an inherent link. Much like their namesake, they’re always crashing into one another. Their latest project, soon to be released, was engineered and recorded at Dark Horse Studios with producer Billy Smiley in Franklin, TN. It was mixed by Richie Biggs, engineer of The Civil Wars’ albums, Barton Hollow and The Civil Wars. The album features guitarist Brad Rice (toured with Keith Urban), drummer Jared Kneale (toured with Kacey Musgraves, currently performing with Hunter Hayes), bassist Danny O’Lannerghty, and guitarist Brennan Smiley of The Technicolors. The album is scheduled for release in Fall 2017 through Sony RED and Soundly Music of Nashville, TN. Of Sea and Stone will be touring the West U.S. in July 2017.

Of Sea and Stone

Nonstop To Cairo

Nonstop to Cairo is quickly emerging as one of New York’s premiere bands. Currently they take to the road, bringing a unique blend of ska, hip-hop and funk, to their eager fans. Artistically speaking, Nonstop to Cairo’s newly released, debut album is the band’s crowning achievement and the hard work and dedication put into its inception can be heard in every note and groove Dabble Heavy has to offer. Nathan Leigh of Afro Punk raves “Nonstop to Cairo rewrites the book on Ska… Make no mistake Dabble Heavy is the future.” This band is a guaranteed exceptional music experience for the listener and they invite anyone who will hear them to grab hold and enjoy the adventure.

Nonstop To Cairo

Ava Bryant

Texas native, Ava Bryant, is an indie-pop singer/songwriter. Ava began singing and performing around age 10. By her teens she was writing original music and performing regularly at local venues. In August 2018 Ava was signed to Strega Entertainment Group. This year she has continued her music journey and is about to release her debut single, “Always You,” at Springboard South in Houston on June 22. Ava Bryant is distributed through the SRG-ILS Group, with worldwide distribution through Universal Music Group, and EMI Music Europe & Caroline / EMI USA.

Ava Bryant

White Label Analog

The past, present and future all converge into a mighty mix in the music and performances of White Label Analog. “The band carefully and beautifully crafts melodic pop-rock that’s totally in the moment, with inspiration coming from every era – something all generations can enjoy and appreciate,” says Elmore magazine.

The four members of the Austin, TX-based group – lead singer Chris Didear, drummer/singer Heath Macintosh, bassist Aaron Herbster and guitarist/singer Chal Boudreaux – bring a wide and diverse palette of stylistic inspirations to what’s a truly collaborative team endeavor. They all share the wisdom gained from their time on the big-time music business battlegrounds in multiple previous outfits that were courted by, signed to and had records released by major and indie labels, and playing national tours. The end result now in White Label Analog is a mutual musical maturity that values making music for its own sake and the rewards of creating with kindred souls and genuine friends.

The band’s 2015 debut EP, A Little More Time, and first full-length album the following year, In Case You Just Tuned In (“quite addictive” raves Music Junkie Press), won airplay on album rock, alternative, college and modern rock stations nationwide and overseas. Their hometown club dates are a strong draw in the highly competitive Texas musical capital, and the band’s tours through the Midwest, Northwest and West Coast as well as their home state have earned them a cadre of fans and friends.

A third release later in 2018 promises more and even better things to come: irresistible grooves, winning pop hooks, a solid foundation of rock’n’roll veritas in a modern, alternative architecture of innovation and adventurousness – an undeniable combination that commands attention.

White Label Analog

Tender Beats

After emigrating from Colombia in 2017, lead singer and band founder, Oscar Fernando reimagined his Tender Beats in NYC with musicians Marcelo Maccagnan (Bass) and Jared Pease (Drums). The band is here to do soulful raw rock and roll with thunderstorm guitars and melodic lines.

Tender Beats raised over $10,000 on their first IndieGoGo campaign and they’ll be releasing their 4-song opus at the end of April 2018 along with video

Tender Beats

The Boleys

The Boleys are three siblings, making their own flavor of rock n roll from Florence, TX. With influences from 13th Floor Elevators all the way to Nirvana, The Boleys are truly “musical mutts”. They have played in and around Austin since 2015, becoming a fixture on the Austin music scene. With the debut of their self titled, full length album release in August of 2017, they gained the attention of the Houston Press, were featured in the Austin Chronicle (Jan 19, 2018) where they were described as putting an “acid-punk spin on the family bands of the sixties”, and were named one of the Top Selling Artists in 2017 at Texas Record Stores by the Texas Music Office (Jan 2018). They are a mixed breed of multiple genres that has appeal to everyone, always bringing a great show and great vibe anywhere they play.

The Boleys

Xavier Keyz

Burgeoning singer, songwriter and music producer Xavier Keyz has no intention of redefining R&B. On the contrary… It is his passion for classic soul that continues to make the artist a standout among so many gimmick- ridden acts currently pervading the airwaves.
Born and raised in Chicago, Keyz (a.k.a. Cameron Frazier) began singing at age 2(!). He recalls, “It was Faith Evans’ hit ‘Soon As I Get Home.’ I sang it out loud to my parents and friends and they all gave me this look of surprise. I was just learning to speak and yet I was delivering verses and choruses… and they were in tune!”
From that point on, there was little doubt that music was destined to become the major force field in his life. He took to the piano as if he had played it all of his life—playing any song by ear. And thus was born his lifetime moniker: Xavier Keyz.
Ever working to increase his talent, Xavier Keyz was in the right place at the right time, joining Chicago’s Children’s Choir, and then a cappella sextet the Harmony Brothers at Kenwood Academy during high school. They sang at basketball games and other local functions around Chicagoland area, hoping to make a name for themselves.
After downsizing to four members and then to two (as J2), Xavier Keyz and his partner released a full-length album, “Another Level” in 2012. It was three months later when Xavier realized that his best shot at notoriety was as a solo artist. Meanwhile, he was wise enough to fortify his talent with college studies in Television Production and Communications at Kennedy King.
But music remained Priority No. 1: Keyz’ first official step into the solo music realm was single “Trip To Mars” in the fall of 2013, which was followed in February 2014, by love song “Nobody Else but You,” a collaboration with songstress B.Lin. That became the game-changer for Keyz, creating massive buzz in the Midwest—and then beyond—including positive press
onUSAToday.com, thisisrnb.com and Youknowyougotsoul.com.
Xavier Keyz’ released his debut project Monday Thru Sunday in December of 2015. Xavier’s project has sold over 1200+ albums direct to his loyal female-based supporter base. His project is about bringing love back to R&B and is a modern Odé to letting his listeners know that love based R&B isn’t dead.
“I’m the perfect example of someone that knows that if you believe in yourself and never allow your vision to be diminished by circumstances or the negativity of others, success will find you. I know I have what it takes to shine in a crowded field. It takes perseverance, of course, but this is where I belong.

Xavier Keyz

Ronnie Lott

Texan rapper/songwriter/producer Ronnie Lott brought a pop sense to his cross-genre mix of Rap and R&B. The San Antonio native channe’s the smooth, sensitive tone of Drake, but with hints of the Weeknd’s mainstream savvy. Ronnie honed his craft in local groups before going solo with a series of mixtapes and LPs like Paradise and It’s Just Different. His 2016 full-length, Nothing Is Forever, featured production from frequent collaborator J-Nice and included the single “Trophy,” which gained traction on online streaming charts, ultimately finding placement on spotify’s #1 discovery playlist “Fresh Finds”.

Ronnie Lott

One Headlight High

Hailing from the small town of Tarkio, Missouri is a group of five friends; Keifer Nemyer, Tim Miller, Danny Hogue, Ethan Piveral, and Duston Noland, known collectively as One Headlight High. The pop-punk style group got their start in February of 2010 when three longtime high school friends and former band mates decided to begin writing music together again. One Headlight High is a pop/punk rock band with an alternative rock feel that has energetic drums and guitar along with very catchy melodies. One Headlight High has been influenced by bands such as All Time Low, Yellowcard, Blink-182, A Day to Remember, Eve 6 and so on. You can feel a mesh of each when you listen to any of their albums. The band has released three independent studio albums, “One Last Chance” in the summer of 2011, “Live Free or Don’t” in September of 2013, and “Show Me State of Mind” in February of 2015. Their music can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and many other streaming/downloading sites. One Headlight High over the years has played regularly throughout Midwest cites such as Kansas City, Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Lawrence, St. Joseph, Columbia, and St Louis. They performed with national touring acts such as Digital Summer, Blameshift, The Stickup Kid, No Bragging Rights, 12, Stones, Head East, Warrant, and Smile Empty Soul. In 2015, the band was selected to play on the Warped Tour in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

One Headlight High

Dyggz

Rafael Frederick Randall at a very early age knew what he wanted to be… a great rap artist. While in elementary school he heard 90’s rap being played by his Uncle David who lived with him, his parents and his 3 siblings in Hartford CT. Dyggz has an older brother, an older sister and a younger brother. As the the third of 4 children he got to spend plenty of time alone listening to his uncle’s rap music collection. He learned every word to every song on the Wu-Tang Clans first album “Enter the Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers)” His Uncle would often bring his friends around who watch in amazement as his 6-year-old nephew would recite every word to such Wu favorites as M-E-T-H-O-D- M-A-N & C.R.E.A.M. His Uncle’s friends would often say “lil Man you are going to be a big-time rapper one day” … He would say “Yes I am!!”
Dyggz was born in St Ann Bay Jamaica to a Jamaican Father and Dominican Mother. His father got a job with US Air and when he was 2 his family moved to Hartford CT. He got the name Dyggz (pronounced Diggs) in junior high school when he told his friend KP (still by his side today) he was going to make rap Albums that went Diamond (10 Million sales) KP said u gonna have to really dig! He started calling him Digs and the name stuck!! He has lived in Virginia, Atlanta, Costa Mesa, CA and currently reside in Dallas. He states he basically has no hometown. But the lack of a hometown has been an asset. All of the places he has lived have had some influence on his style which has led to very unique original sound.
Dyggz is currently finishing his first album and released the first single 4real4real which is now on ITunes, Spotify, Tidal and Pandora.

Dyggz

Tariq Aidid

Tariq Aidid is a 24-year old recording artist, songwriter, musician, and vocalist based in Houston, Texas. Tariq started singing and playing the guitar at the age of 10 years old. Tariq’s style and ability to play multiple genres is drawing comparisons to Prince and Jimi Hendrix. At 19, he entered the I.C.E. Artistry Showcase at the House of Deréon Media Center. L local hopefuls performed at the showcase for a chance to get signed by Mr. Matthew Knowles of Music World Entertainment. Fittingly, Tariq’s performance of Prince’s “Purple Rain” would stun the judges and the audience in the early rounds. He advanced to finals, which was attended by Mr. Knowles. Tariq sang his original song “Breath of Air” and followed up with an instrumental of “1+1” by Beyoncé. Mr. Knowles was very impressed and said, “Tariq’s musicianship and stage presence is incredible.” He has been an opening performer for the Sun Seeker America band at Warehouse Live, K-KCI & JOJO, Fantasia and Toni! Tony! Tone! NYE 2017 concert at The Arena Theatre.

Tariq Aidid

j and the 9s

j and the 9s are a hard hitting rock band originally from Brooklyn, New York, now living in Southern California. Formerly a 4 piece, now a duo that fuses together rock, pop, punk, blues, soul, and metal coupled with jazzy flute licks, catchy hooks, glam visuals, strong vocals, and a high energy interactive stage show “that is certain to steal your attention.”
“A powerhouse of raw, uninhibited rock with the swagger to back it up”, it’s no surprise that they cite pioneers Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, Royal Blood, and 21 pilots as inspiration. j and the 9s have toured across the U.S. multiple times playing festivals big and small, most notably multiple dates on Vans Warped Tour, SXSW, and The Mesa Music Fest as well as abroad for The Lancaster Music Fest (England), Zandari Fest (South Korea),The V-Rox Fest (Russia), with lots of club dates in-between.
Currently engaged, j9 and Beatz of j and the 9s are on a 4 month U.S. tour in their painted rv with their dog Rusty and cats Max and Ruby. They have just released a new single/video, and their 3rd ep will be released this August.

j and the 9s

Alyx Rush

Writing and recording music from the age of 16 and self taught on guitar, Pop & R&B artist Alyx Rush is making waves not only from the Midwest, but worldwide! The next level singer/songwriter just released his debut single “Minutes (Rewind)” available on all digital outlets, from his upcoming EP.

Alyx Rush

Danger Scene

Danger Scene was born with a common goal. Make the music that they would listen to and impact people with relevent, possitive lyrics. “Music is what we love. It has impacted us in a major way. This is the way God has given us to love on others and be the example we want others to see…” Matthew quotes without hesitation.

These brothers are not new faces to the music world though. Already their single “I Wanna To Be Famous” has charted at #2 on Billboard Christian Rock for 26 weeks and their song “Drive” charted at #15 for 10 weeks.

Their last project “The Lost Colors” received recognition by winning a nationwide battle of the bands that landed them slots on 15+ festivals from San Diego to Atlanta. Not to mention opening for bands such as Hey Monday, Relient K, Breathe Carolina, Emery, RED, and Hawthorne Heights. They have also played multiple warped tour dates, all of this done while being independent of a label.

But what really make these two special are their music and the shows they put on. Danger Scene is one of the most fun and exciting groups to watch live. With only two members, Danger Scene fills more space on stage than some 5-piece bands. Electro-Poprock has never been so much fun. Dance breaks and high energy are a staple for the boys. Michael (Vocals) goes from keys to front man seamlessly. Matthew (Drums) could be the only one on stage and still captivate with his showy yet fun style of playing.

Danger Scene

Copelin Bates

Notably having many mainstream influences, Copelin Bates is an artist who consist of multiple genres. While specializing in guitar driven blues, the independent artist doesn’t shy away from writing and composing original music that fit into the playlist of mainstream pop radio.

Born in Raised in ”The Natural State” of Arkansas, Copelin Bates has a deep remanence of southern tone spanning from his soulful vocals, and on into his original lyrical/musical content.

Slightly following in the footsteps of his father, Stanley Bates(professional vocalist for the 12 piece ‘Rock and Soul’ horn band “Full House”, whom are also from Northwest Arkansas), Copelin picked up his first guitar shortly after the age 10. While pursuing a career in athletics during the High School years and onto College, he also begin his musical career at the age of 14 within his hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Being home to the University of Arkansas and one of the largest biker festivals in the country, “Bikes Blues and BBQ”, Fayetteville has grown into a unique artistic atmosphere very similar to the likes of Austin, Texas. Through years of cultural growth and change, Copelin himself has grown into a well known and frequently featured artist through out the whole state.

Giving extensive dedication into the recording and production process through out the last 6 years, his debut EP will be officially released in the summer of 2018.

With the release of the debut single “Immaturity” in 2016, Copelin has gained a high level of local and regional notoriety, while building great anticipation for the album release.

The independent singer/song writer has been compared to the sounds of John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and along with ‘Pop Sensations’ Prince and Michael Jackson.

Copelin has a deep spiritual ideology that music can heal the world. Many should look forward to seeing and hearing from the artist Copelin Bates for years to come.

Copelin Bates

Glass Mansions

Glass Mansions, led by the charismatic, sultry voice of Jayna Doyle, is an Altpop duo from South Carolina, influenced by modern and 90s pop, heavy synths and tight, dance-friendly rhythms. Their music is propulsive and elastic, with bubbly pop-melodies, lush electronic beds of sound and intelligent, intimate lyrics. Live, it’s pure Rock n’ Roll – raw, sweaty, passionate and covered in a cloud of fog and confetti – and chances are you’ve probably seen Glass Mansions at some point or another as they’ve crisscrossed the country, playing places like SXSW, Warped Tour, Daytrotter, South Sounds and Florida Music Festival. In the case that you haven’t, you are in for a treat.

Go See Live Music says “Glass Mansions are a pop lover’s dream,” and that the music “follows pop anthem sensibility, and does so magnificently. You feel like you know the song when it is over and are reaching for the repeat button.”

That knack for writing earworms recently landed the band a featured song on Bravo’s “Vanderpump Rules” among other sync placements. Their newest EP, “RITUAL” was helmed by multi-platinum producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount and finds the duo of Doyle and ,ulti-instrumentalist Blake Arambula exploring self-discovery, demons, nostalgia, and the satisfaction and laser focus that comes with leaving toxicity in the past.

The record has already been met with early rave reviews. Pure Grain Audio calls the EP “damn good” and says the band has “layered in a ton of hooks, sing-along choruses, and even captured their live energy,” and South Carolina’s Free Times has called the record “a spectacular collection of edgy electronic music that finds Glass Mansions hitting a new peak.”

To Doyle, that new peak brings relief, especially in the live show. “They are 100% cathartic. They are just raw rock and roll vibes and a lot heavier and super fun. Every show is different and everyone has a good time”

That rawness and authentic connection translates from the songs themselves directly to the live experience, something you’ll have to witness yourself. Catch them across the country, and you’ll see why Glass Mansions is proving their worth, one sweaty fog and confetti-filled show at a time.

Glass Mansions

Hello Noon

Hello Noon fuses pop-rock, folk and orchestral elements to create a powerful and dynamic listening experience that aims to empower and connect with audiences on an intimate level. Beginning as a group of friends and songwriters, Hello Noon came together sharing music with each other while students at UCLA. Their debut album, “Into Place,” was developed with all seven band members adding their own unique layers into each track.

The band’s name is inspired by the positive experience of waking up to a new day. Their music shares a range of experiences and inspires others to positively tackle emotions such as loneliness, personal insecurity, and uncertainty.

Hello Noon

Dossey

“Conjuring up a sublime blend of powerful synths and surging alt-pop melodies, Dossey can only be described as a long-overdue musical whirlwind,” Danielle De Wolfe, One Stop Record Shop.

Dossey is the electro-pop alter-ego of artist/songwriter/enigma Sarah Dossey, who derives her sound from a truly eclectic appreciation of music and art. The banjo playing member of Austin-based folk/bluegrass trio Indian & the Jones, Dossey’s sound as a solo artist is very much influenced by traditional American folk, all through the funnel of 1980s synth pop and new wave. A songwriter at heart, her music is always built on a foundation of a catchy, memorable hook, paired with a danceable beat.

Dossey has been an officially Featured artist on Noisetrade, and has received nods from indie blogs like The Deli, Parachute Music, One Stop Record Shop, and Wolf in a Suit. She was also nominated for Deli Magazine’s Best of Austin poll, and the video for her cover of Peter Gabriel’s In Your Eyes was included as an official selection of the Austin Music Video Festival in 2017.

Released in April of 2017, Dossey’s debut EP, “Electric” is currently at 100,000 total streams and counting between Soundcloud and Spotify alone. Her official music videos boast over 6000 views on YouTube since the summer of 2017.

Dossey

Sol y Motion

There’s something about the creative dynamic between brothers that has propelled some of the greatest bands in history. From The Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater Revival, AC/DC, Van Helen, Oasis up to the present with Kings of Leon, Radiohead and Arcade Fire, Rock and Roll history is filled with sibling teams creating great music.

It could come from the deep understanding of each other developed over a lifetime together. Or the fact that brothers have a special, and sometimes extreme way, of coming to a resolution of differences. But the energy and bond that comes from knowing your creative partner better than anyone else has led to some of music’s greatest and most innovative groups.

Sol y Motion is one such band. Nick and Thomas Klein form the core of one of Houston’s most exciting new groups. The counter play between Nick’s soulful vocals and Niles Rodgers inspired guitar style along with Thomas’ energy and technical precision on the drums have helped them to create a unique sound all their own. Sol y Motion’s music is a blend of Soul, Blues, Rock and Reggae pulled together with some influences from their Latin roots.

They’ve drawn comparisons to a broad range of artists, from mainstream acts Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars and Maroon 5 to alternative acts like O.A.R., 311 and Rebelution. With Sol y Motion, it’s the blending of sounds and influences that makes them a band you must see!

Sol y Motion

Jazzo

Hypnotic. Intoxicating. Electric. Just a few words used to describe Massachusetts born, Maryland raised singer/songwriter, producer, actress, and choreographer: Jazzo. Jazzo is a Reverbnation CONNECT artist, SESAC songwriter/publisher and a member of the DC Grammy Chapter of the Recording Academy. With three EP’s under her belt, she plans on releasing her first feature length album “Matters of the Heart” later this year.

Jazzo

Sierra Nicole

Sierra Nicole is a 26 year old singer/songwriter from Durham, North Carolina. Sierra began recording cover videos for Youtube in 2013 and has been picking up momentum ever since. She developed a love for music and performing at a young age, first learning to play trumpet, then developing skills in guitar and voice. You can find Serra online on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube to show your support.

Sierra Nicole

Lee Perreira

Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist Lee Perreira combines classic blues riffs with a soulfully textured vocal style leaving his audience instantly captured. His New Album “Whats That Gotta Do With My Dreams?” has already been added to 111 radio stations across the US so far. Lee Perreira has opened for and sat in with Blues Legend Buddy Guy at Marquee Theatre, opened for James Bay at Mix 96.9s SOLD OUT “Spring Thing” at LiveWire and has also been blessed to of shared the night with many other amazing artists such as well.

Lee Perreira

Alex Marie Brinkley

With a recent win at the Wildflower Arts & Music Festival Singer/Songwriter contest in Dallas, Texas, Alex Marie Brinkley is lighting up both the Dallas/Fort Worth and Nashville music scenes. In Nashville, she’s been working with Grammy-winning songwriters and multi-platinum producers, where she recorded her first single ‘Broken’ and EP ‘The Other Side.’ The Nashville Songwriters’ Association International has acknowledged her as “One to Watch.”

Writing songs since she was fourteen, Alex’s original music comes from a place of personal experience and honesty. Her songs are being recognized both nationally and internationally, as her songs ‘Sincerely, Me,’ ‘Broken,’ ‘The Other Side,’ and ‘Messy’ were all finalists in the Great American Song Contest, the UK Songwriting Competition, and the International Songwriting Competition. Outside of writing her own music, Alex is currently writing with & for tunnA Beatz, Arc North, Vinil, Dylan Taylor, Oscar Olivo, & other DJs across the US & Europe.

She’s a featured artist for the House of Blues’ ‘Chick Singer Night,’ which raises money for a Dallas women’s shelter. Even with her busy schedule, she still finds time to travel and sing the National Anthem at sporting events for teams like the Boston Red Sox and Indiana Pacers!

Alex Marie Brinkley

Cinema For The Blind

Cinema for the Blind is fronted by the songwriting brother-sister duo, Kruz and Blaze Bramlett. The band is young, yet insightfully tuned-in to the world around them. Cinema for the Blind songs will get you dancing, feeling romantic, rebellious, hopeful, empowered and even reminiscent. With their single “She’s Forever” getting radio airplay on dozens of mainstream stations across the country like KLTZ/MIX93 and KLIR 101.1, the band is beginning to get recognized for it’s “major label” potential. Band members Kruz, Blaze, Mateo and Victoria are charting a fresh, new path in the indie / alt / pop music scene.

Cinema For The Blind

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