Area Bands

Chicago Showcases Old and New Acts

Originally from Wilmette, Fall Out Boy has become one of the most popular musical groups currently performing. This very active band consists of bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, drummer Andy Hurley and vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump. Since starting out in 2001, this band has hit it big in radio and music videos. Just recently in Chicago at the Riviera Theater, Fall Out Boy performed some of its favorites in front of a thrilled hometown crowd. www.falloutboy.com https://web.facebook.com/falloutboy/   This band…
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Variety is the Key for New Bands in Austin

‘Otis the Destroyer’ is a side project formed by singer/guitarist Taylor Wilkins in 2015 near the end of his tenure with his former band, the Couch. It was originally called Belushi, which became the title of their first EP, a heavy fuzzed-out rock record with a lineup of veterans from his previous bands: Anthony Rucci on guitar, Clellan Hyatt on drums, plus Kyle Robarge and Andrew Dalton splitting duties on bass. https://otisthedestroyer.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/otisthedestroyer/   Austin’s Bee Caves exists in between…
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Old and New, Seattle is the Source for Great Music

Pearl Jam is a renowned band in the heart of Seattle, commonly known as Mookie Blaylock. They have been entertaining Americans for 27 years now. The five-membered band has performed live concerts, given solo performances and released super-hit music albums. These brilliant singers have backed up social justice and non-profit charity projects around the globe. Their vocals in combination with Guitar, Harmonica, Ukulele, Mandolin, Bass, Drums, Percussion and Piano mesmerize the audience. https://pearljam.com https://www.facebook.com/PearlJam/   Seattle based band Foo Fighters,…
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Patrick Mawn – Charlotte, NC

Patrick Mawn is a Boston-born, Charlotte-based artist. A singer/songwriter/guitarist, Patrick brings both his original works and unique takes on popular favorites, ranging across many different genres. His eclectic blend and strumming style offer a powerful performance that fluctuates fluidly from poignant to poetic to pounding. Strong or soft, he brings it 100% and pours his heart into every song. At times, you’ll want to stop and listen, at others you’ll be dancing and moving your feet to the beat. His…
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The Ladies are Rockin It in the Windy City!

Boxx Magazine, a Chicago-based publication, has observed a big boost in women in Chicago’s music scene. “There is a definite increase in the number of female artists—I’d say even more so in the more alternative, heavier or underground genres where there is an increase in female attendance at shows as well,” said Jordan Young, publisher and co-founder of Boxx. Here’s a list of ladies to watch… Girl Group Chicago Bottom of Form Find a mix of 1960s girl group, bubblegum, soul…
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Noise Pop Bands Hit Bay Area

  With the Noise Pop Festival coming up we thought it would be fun to introduce you to six up and coming bands. Geographer Started in 2007, New Jersey native Michael Deni’s synth pop band, Geographer, has gathered 100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify for its electro, analog and acoustic sounds. The three-member group has turned out three albums; in the two years since his latest release (2015’s Ghost Modern), Deni, who lives in San Francisco, has spent his time in his SF studio working…
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Joe Firstman

Adult album alternative, Rock music https://www.facebook.com/j1stman/ http://www.joefirstman.com/ Joe Firstman bought an $18 cross-country Greyhound ticket from his home in North Carolina to Los Angeles, arriving with a beat-up guitar and head full of songs. He quickly found the big stage. It all happened quickly: first came the big Hollywood gigs, then the industry buzz, then the big deal with Atlantic Records and national tours with big rock stars like Sheryl Crow, Jewel, and Willie Nelson. There was ego and excess…
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Unknown Hinson

Psychobilly, Rock music, Country www.unknownhinson.com 400 year old hillbilly vampire playing magical searing guitar riffs and funny as hell lyrics. Tight as a tick band with perfect pitch. Would you like your band to be featured on America Loves Music? Give us the details…

Calvin Richardson

Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Jazz https://www.facebook.com/IAmCalvinRichardson/ Whether categorized as “retro-soul,” neo-soul or simply soul, the decade-plus trend of resurgent soul music has only accelerated recently. Artists as diverse as Janelle Monet (doing a James Brown homage on David Letterman), Raphael Saddiq (who evoked Motown on his most recent album), Leela James, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Raheem DeVaughn, Amy Winehouse and more have ridden the soul bandwagon. For Calvin Richardson, affectionately dubbed The Soul Prince, soul music is more…
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