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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: QUICKSAND/DISTANT POPULATIONS

While not the most prolific of bands – they are releasing their fourth album in a 31=year career – New York Post-Hardcore trio Quicksand has certainly left their mark. The original trio’s members had their roots in the NY Hardcore scene:  Walter Schreifels (guitar/vocals) was originally a member of Gorilla Biscuits and Youth of Today; Tom Capone (guitar) was a member of the groups Beyond and Bold; Alan Cage (drums) was in Burn and played [...]

By | September 24th, 2021|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CARCASS/TORN ARTERIES

Liverpool looms large in Rock history. In fact, the city changed the musical landscape forever back in February 1964 when four mop-topped Liverpudlian lads appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. From that moment onwards, Liverpool went from being just another city in England to becoming the birthplace of the new British invasion. Suddenly, fellow Liverpool acts Gerry & The Pacemakers, the Searchers, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, Freddie & The Dreamers and many other [...]

By | September 17th, 2021|News|0 Comments

AMPED™ 2021 Issue 37 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Houndmouth The Everly Brothers The Vandals Allan Holdsworth Joan As Police Woman

By | September 15th, 2021|New Release Digital Magazine|0 Comments

AMPED™ 2021 Issue 36 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Hayes Carll Bad Religion Calexico Starship Danzig

By | September 15th, 2021|New Release Digital Magazine|0 Comments

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LOW/HEY WHAT

Founded in Duluth, Minnesota in 1993, Low has become one of the most respected bands in indie rock. Formed by guitarist/vocalist Alan Sparhawk and drummer/vocalist Mimi Parker, the band has featured several bassists in their line-up over the course of their career including founding bassist John Nichols (1993-1994) who was then succeeded by Zak Sally (1994-2005), Matt Livingston (2005-2008), and Steve Garrington (2008-2020). While Low’s standard guitar-bass-drum line-up might lead the uninitiated to believe that [...]

By | September 10th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LOW/HEY WHAT

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LITTLE SIMZ/SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT

Born in London, England in February 1994, rapper, singer, and actress Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo is better known by her stage name Little Simz. Born to Nigerian parents, Little Simz attended Highbury Fields School in London before attending St Mary's Youth Club in Upper Street, Islington. After studying at Westminster Kingsway College, she chose to pursue a career in music. Her first steps towards her successful hip-hop career began in 2010 when she released her [...]

By | September 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LITTLE SIMZ/SOMETIMES I MIGHT BE INTROVERT

AMPED™ 2021 Issue 35 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Every Time I Die El Michels Affair Night Ranger William Shatner Electric Light Orchestra Part II

By | August 27th, 2021|New Release Digital Magazine|Comments Off on AMPED™ 2021 Issue 35 New Release Digital Magazine

AMPED™ 2021 Issue 34 New Release Digital Magazine

New Releases From Xenia Rubinos Dionne Warwick Rockin' Legends Pay Tribute To Jack White Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej Black Label Society

By | August 27th, 2021|New Release Digital Magazine|Comments Off on AMPED™ 2021 Issue 34 New Release Digital Magazine

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CHVRCHES/SCREEN VIOLENCE

Formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 2011 by vocalist Laureen Mayberry and multi-instrumentalists Iain Cook and Martin Doherty, Chvrches has become one of the most celebrated electronic/synthpop groups in modern music. However, the origins of the band began eight years earlier when Cook and Doherty met while they both attended the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. While they weren’t initially bandmates – Cook was brought in to produce Doherty’s band - they discovered that they had [...]

By | August 27th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: CHVRCHES/SCREEN VIOLENCE

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE BOB’S BURGERS MUSIC ALBUM VOL. 2

Animated projects aimed at adult audiences have been around since the 1930s when LOONEY TUNES cartoons played in movie theaters all over the country. While children have embraced all the characters in the decades since they were first appeared on screen, many of original ‘messages’ in the cartoons were aimed at an older audience. And while they are now aimed at a much younger audience, when THE FLINTSTONES first aired in 1960, it was in [...]

By | August 20th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE BOB’S BURGERS MUSIC ALBUM VOL. 2