Live Music: Tommy Castro Band – McWell’s, Orlando, FL

Tommy Castro is the hardest working man in blues. Over his career, Castro has recorded numerous albums and has received several Blues Music Awards including Contemporary Blues Male Artist Of The Year and B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year Award. His album, Hard Believer won Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year in 2010. I had…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Summoned Tide

Music knows no boundaries, and great Rock n’ Roll can transcend both time and space.  Summoned Tide, from Northern Sweden, proves that a young band can respect the past and still sound like the future. Calling on some of the 1970’s Heavy Metal Legends for inspiration, this group intends on World Domination even if they…

Indie Artist Spotlight: Kafka

by Kurt Schwarz On the surface, Wayne Kafka seems to be a regular guy. Hailing from the smallest of towns in England, Kafka is gainfully employed and navigating his way through the wonders of fatherhood. But dig deeper and you’ll find this talented songwriter has quietly released an incredibly personal and well-honed sonic masterpiece. His…

Rubber Tracks Offers Free Studio Time for Indie Artists

by Mocha Dad Fledgling bands and independent musicians now have the opportunity to record their music in a professional studio complete with cutting edge recording equipment and instruments for free. Converse has opened a new 5,200-square-foot recording studio in Williamsburg, NY (near Brooklyn) called Rubber Tracks and is taking applications from bands who want to…

Live Music: Brennen Leigh at Cactus Music, Houston, TX

by Mocha Dad Reports of the record store’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.  Take Cactus Music in Houston, TX for example. Not only is this store meeting the needs of audiophiles, collectors and music fans, but it is also doing it’s part to support live music. Cactus Music regularly holds live in-store performances where music fans and…