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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ROSIE TUCKER/SUCKER SUPREME

Los Angeles, California-based singer/songwriter Rosie Tucker came to prominence in 2015 with the release of her debut album LOWLIGHT. Bathed in shadows, the album was a collection of deeply personal songs presented in stripped-down form. Armed with just an acoustic guitar and a bucketful of songs, LOWLIGHT was a stroll through Rosie’s world. Thoughtful and introspective, the album hit a chord with many listeners. Four years later, she released her sophomore album NEVER NOT NEVER [...]

By | June 18th, 2021|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ 2021 Issue 24 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Amerikinda Mose Allison Emmanuelle Bertrand & Pascal Amoyel Arthur Brown Bill Champlin & Joseph Williams

By | June 14th, 2021|New Release Digital Magazine|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: DANNY ELFMAN/BIG MESS

Ever since his days as the singer, songwriter, front man, and ringleader in Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman has always been unpredictable. He first came to prominence in his brother Richard Elfman’s 1980 film FORBIDDEN ZONE, in which he performed with his band – then called The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. In 1979, the group shortened its name to Oingo Boingo and streamlined their sound into a quirky New Wave beat. Immediately, they became [...]

By | June 11th, 2021|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ 2021 Issue 23 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Digital Underground Bad Brains Sam Blakeslee Cindytalk Dark Psychosis

By | June 9th, 2021|New Release Digital Magazine|0 Comments

AMPED™ 2021 Issue 22 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Christone Ingram Dolly Parton Lightnin' Hopkins Mudhoney The Specials

By | June 9th, 2021|New Release Digital Magazine|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JAPANESE BREAKFAST/JUBILEE

Japanese Breakfast is singer/songwriter Michelle Zauner. Or rather, singer/songwriter Michelle Zauner is Japanese Breakfast. Zauner was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved with her family to Eugene, Oregon before she turned one. Falling under the spell of music, she eventually became part of several bands throughout her college years and beyond – Post Post and Little Big League – as well as starting her own solo project Little Girl, Big Spoon. After spending time [...]

By | June 4th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JAPANESE BREAKFAST/JUBILEE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LOU BARLOW/REASON TO LIVE

Lou Barlow has been a part of the indie music scene for nearly 40 years. Born in Dayton, Ohio – best known as the birthplace of great funk bands like Ohio Players, Slave, Lakeside, and Zapp - Barlow had relocated to Westfield, Massachusetts, where he attended high school. His first band was Deep Wound, a hardcore punk band that featured drummer J Mascis. After Deep Wound split in 1984, Barlow and Mascis – who moved [...]

By | May 28th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LOU BARLOW/REASON TO LIVE

AMPED™ 2021 Issue 21 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Rodrigo Amarante Bad Brains Chaka Khan Cinderella Savoy Brown

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AMPED™ 2021 Issue 20 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Clipping Eddie Money Johnny Paycheck Bad Brains Johnny Thunders

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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CHAI/WINK

Chai is a Japanese quartet comprised of twin sisters Mana (vocals/keyboards) and Kana (guitar) plus bassist/lyricist Yuuki and drummer Yuna. Formed in Nagoya in 2012, the group’s name was, in fact, inspired by the popular Russian tea. The four musicians came together to create music that would exist outside of the formulaic J-Pop music that infiltrated the charts. Their own musical tastes were drawn towards experimental Pop and Hip-Hop and they embraced a style that [...]

By | May 21st, 2021|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CHAI/WINK