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AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE BEAT FARMERS/TALES OF THE NEW WEST (Deluxe)

Even if they may escape the prying eyes and ears of the rest of the world, every major city in the U.S. has a vibrant music scene. And San Diego, California is no different. While some think of San Diego as Los Angeles and Orange County’s precocious little brother (or sister), the talented musicians that have created and built the SD scene over the decades beg to differ. The city – and surrounding areas – [...]

By | April 2nd, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: THE BEAT FARMERS/TALES OF THE NEW WEST (Deluxe)

AMPED™ – Now Hiring: Marketing Coordinator

MARKETING COORDINATOR AMPED’s marketing team is looking for a marketing coordinator who will be responsible for a roster of retail accounts marketing needs, maintain social media efforts and coordinate the production of a weekly solicitation publication as well as assist other areas within the marketing department. This person will interface record labels, solicit, and book co-op advertising, manage multiple social media platforms, present advertising opportunities to labels, present new music projects to retail accounts, perform [...]

By | March 31st, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ – Now Hiring: Marketing Coordinator

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SUZI QUATRO/THE DEVIL IN ME

Here in the United States, Detroit, Michigan-born Suzi Quatro is best remembered for her stint as Leather Tuscadero on the television sitcom Happy Days and the 1978 hit single “Stumblin’ In” (a duet with Chris Norman, lead vocalist for British band Smokie). However, Quatro is much more than just a blip on the pop culture roadmap – she is one of the most influential female artists in Rock ‘n’ Roll history. From her days as [...]

By | March 26th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: SUZI QUATRO/THE DEVIL IN ME

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: PAPA ROACH/GREATEST HITS, VOL. 2: THE BETTER NOISE YEARS

Formed in 1993 in Vacaville, California, Papa Roach climbed to fame during the early ‘90s Nu-Metal movement. Even though the band was tougher and edgier than some of their contemporaries, they still got swept up in the scene. However, they managed to break away and prove that they were more than just another band riding Korn and Limp Bizkit’s coattails. Founded by vocalist Jacoby Shaddix and guitarist Jerry Horton along with Will James (bass), Dave [...]

By | March 19th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: PAPA ROACH/GREATEST HITS, VOL. 2: THE BETTER NOISE YEARS

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ROB ZOMBIE/THE LUNAR INJECTION KOOL AID ECLIPSE CONSPIRACY

In 1985, nobody would have ever thought that the leader of the newly-formed noise rock band White Zombie would end up having a hand in the changing of the music and filmmaking landscapes in the coming years. But here we are, 36 years later and nearly everyone knows who Rob Zombie is. Whether you love or hate his music and films doesn’t matter – Rob Zombie has become an innovative and influential artist regardless. His [...]

By | March 12th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: ROB ZOMBIE/THE LUNAR INJECTION KOOL AID ECLIPSE CONSPIRACY

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: TIGERS JAW/I WON’T CARE HOW YOU REMEMBER ME

Formed in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 2005, Tigers Jaw was formed by Ben Walsh (vocals, guitar, and drums) and Adam McIlwee (guitar, vocals) during high school. Brianna Collins (keyboards/vocals) joined soon after. For the first eight years of the band’s career, they formed the nucleus of the band. With the addition of Dennis Mishko on bass, the band released their critically successful debut album BELONGS TO THE DEAD. Walsh, who was originally the band’s drummer, moved [...]

By | March 5th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: TIGERS JAW/I WON’T CARE HOW YOU REMEMBER ME

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: WESLEY SCHULTZ/VIGNETTES

Formed in Ramsey, New Jersey in 2002, The Lumineers have become one of most popular Folk and Americana bands in the U.S. over the course of their 20-year career. Now based in Denver, Colorado, founding members Wesley Schultz (vocals/guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites (percussion/piano) have forged a career that has inspired a legion of young musicians to investigate American Folk music, Country, and other genres that were not yet considered ‘cool’ in the world of indie [...]

By | February 26th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: WESLEY SCHULTZ/VIGNETTES

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: WILD PINK/A BILLION LITTLE LIGHTS

Creating a unique musical sound isn’t always planned. Sure, you can think that combining genre #1 with genre #5 and then adding a dibble-dabble of genre #8 sounds like a good idea, more than likely one of those genres will dominate and listeners may not notice anything else. Band bios – usually written by the band members or their girlfriends – promise something spectacular and unique yet end up sounding mediocre and predictably unspectacular. However, [...]

By | February 19th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: WILD PINK/A BILLION LITTLE LIGHTS

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: KAREN MATHESON/STILL TIME

Formed on Oban, Scotland in 1984, Capercaillie is a band that blends both traditional Gaelic and modern Folk music, creating a sound that has delighted audiences around the world for over 35 years. For their first few albums, the group focused on creating music that was modern yet rooted in traditional Folk. Beginning in the early 1990s, they made a slight shift in their sound, adding more modern elements to their recordings, creating a contemporary [...]

By | February 12th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: KAREN MATHESON/STILL TIME

AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JOHN CARPENTER/LOST THEMES III: ALIVE AFTER DEATH

Although filmmaker John Carpenter had already directed two feature films – DARK STAR (1974) and ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1976) – he came to prominence with his 1978 film HALLOWEEN. The movie redefined horror and independent filmmaking and ushered in a legion of copycats. Carpenter then went on to direct films that thrilled a generation of movie-goers: THE FOG (1980), CHRISTINE (1984), STARMAN (1984), BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986), THEY LIVE (1988), and more. [...]

By | February 5th, 2021|News|Comments Off on AMPED™ FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK: JOHN CARPENTER/LOST THEMES III: ALIVE AFTER DEATH