Posted in on March 22nd, 2014 by Rusty Manoff
Travis Dopp and the crew of Small Brown Bike have done it again and this time it’s a blend of new and old. I’ll let them fill you in on this new gem....

Article posted in on March 29th, 2013 by Rusty Manoff
To be different nowadays is very hard to do, especially when it comes to music. Doing the norm to get ahead, be heard and be a pop sensation seems to be the path...

Article posted in on March 26th, 2013 by Rusty Manoff
When I first received a copy of Walk Off The Earth’s four track EP I knew this band had an unbelievable talent and all around rhythm for music, little did I know their...

Article posted in on March 22nd, 2013 by Rusty Manoff
Being bred into music is a blessing for those who accept it, as was the case for the Hawaiian born musician Ikaika Beamer. His family’s musical background and accomplishments around all the islands...

Article posted in on December 7th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
Sweden has all the cool stuff. They have badass cars like Volvo’s and Sabb’s, they have Absolut Vodka, they have IKEA, and now they have smoking hot female lead singers in heavy metal...

Posted in Wake on October 15th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
The xx is another one of those bands that we’ve known about for a long time but never truly listened to until recently. Their mellow, foot tapping beats, light whispery lyrics, and soothing...

Article posted in Wake on October 15th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
The controversial rap icon and pioneer is back. After a four-year break Nas’ new album, Life is Good, picks up right where he left off. Hated by some for his hardcore points of...

Article posted in Wake on October 11th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
Another San Diego band on the road to glory, Shining Through releases their EP Stripes. The highs mixed with the lows blend a unique sound suitable for just about any eardrum’s liking. Taking...

Article posted in Wake on October 8th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
I’ve followed Pierce The Veil for a long time now but never really embraced their existence until the 2010 San Diego Warped Tour. For a Warped I’ll never forget, Pierce The Veil was...

Article posted in Wake on October 4th, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
I’m consistently blown away at how smart artists are today and California Wives’ lead vocalist/keyboardist Jayson Kramer is no stranger to the classroom. After a few years at Boston University as a pre-med...

Posted in on September 23rd, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
I talk about feel-good music a lot, music that touches the soul and makes you smile. Let’s face it, who wants music to make them feel crappy? Seattle’s tropical psychedelic pop four piece...

Posted in on September 21st, 2012 by Rusty Manoff
One of the best shows I’ve ever attended was a New Found Glory concert back in 2003 at a tiny venue in Mission Beach, CA. The venue no longer exists but the memories...

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