AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: YOKO ONO/WARZONE

     Much has been written about Yoko Ono over the years and, sadly, not all of it positive. However, if you look back over the 50 years that she has been in the public consciousness, she has always been a force for good. A superhero of sorts. From being a positive light that guided John Lennon out of his darkness to being an outspoken advocate against gun violence, Yoko has lent her name, her money and her time to many great causes over the years. Yet, the press has dragged her name through the mud so many times that their personal agendas have been adopted by the public as facts. While I’m sure it has been hurtful and confusing to Yoko, she has stood tall and continues to be a strong force in activism and art. […]

By | October 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE BOTTLE ROCKETS/BIT LOGIC

So, what do you do if you create music that is completely in step with what should be popular but is apparently out of step with what is actually popular? Playing great music that reaches a specific audience is definitely admirable but it can be frustrating – for the band and their fans – if a talented act continually releases outstanding albums that don’t immediately race to the top of the charts. Sadly, this type of situation is quite common. For example, for nearly 30 years, St. Louis’ The Bottle Rockets have released a series of albums that embrace the heart of American music while reinterpreting it in fresh, new ways. BIT LOGIC is their 13th album and might be the album that finally connects them with a larger audience. […]

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AMPED™ 2018 Issue 40 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Yoko Ono Nenah Cherry Appleseed's 21st Anniversary Broncho Jewel

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AMPED™ 2018 Issue 39 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Bottle Rockets Jedi Mind Tricks Mormon Tabernacle Choir Anna St. Louis You Me At Six

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AMPED™ 2018 Issue 38 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From J.P. Harris B.W. Stevenson Jackie Greene Kubrick's Music Matt Nathanson

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AMPED™ 2018 Issue 37 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Amy Ray Bayside Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds XTC The Marshall Tucker Band

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AMPED™ 2018 Issue 36 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Alborosie Blaze Foley Golden Earring Lemmy & the Upsetters Nico

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: J.P. HARRIS/SOMETIMES DOGS BARK AT NOTHING

If you go to Wikipedia and look up ‘Honky Tonk’, you’ll find the following description: “A Honky Tonk is both a bar that provides country music for the entertainment of its patrons and the style of music played in such establishments. In the 1950s, Honky Tonk entered its golden age, with the popularity of Webb Pierce, Hank Locklin, Lefty Frizzell, Ray Price, Faron Young, George Jones, and Hank Williams.” So, given that description, it’s no wonder that singer/songwriter J.P. Harris is often referred to as one of the finest purveyors of Honky Tonk music in America today. As ‘modern’ Country takes up space on the charts, it is refreshing – and dare I say it, exhilarating – to experience an artist so in tune with the roots of the genre’s pioneering artists. Harris ain’t no Americana bandwagoneer – he is as Country as Country Music gets. […]

By | October 4th, 2018|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: J.P. HARRIS/SOMETIMES DOGS BARK AT NOTHING