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Wyldlife

It’s hard not to like a band whose bio claims they were “raised by alcoholic wolves” and who cite The Saints, The MC5, Iggy Pop and cheap beer as influences. Wyldlife is an old school punk/power pop combo started by four likely lads who were then attending Purchase College. Since moving on from school Wyldlife has relocated to the Read More

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40 Sons

Formed in the spring of 2004, 40 Sons are a contemporary hard rock outfit with a sound that’s both heavy and melodic. Having won numerous awards in their native Hamilton, Ontario, the band has toured extensively across Canada and even filled an opening slot on the 2006 Ozzfest tour. The band has also shared stages with the likes of Black Label Society, Disturbed and Atreyu.  40 Sons’ hard-hitting sound is well represented in this video for “Hurricane.”

 

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Drastik IV

An alternative hip-hop act with a heavy rock guitar sound, Drastik IV are a four-piece from Austin, TX. Having a music Mecca like Austin as your hometown definitely has its advantages and Drastik IV have already established themselves on the local scene; having been named one of the “Top 10 Hip-Hop Acts” by the Austin Chronicle and being singled out as one of the “Read More

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Lost In Atlantis

Phoenix, AZ is perhaps not the most likely place for a band whose sound is a nuanced combination of rock and electronica to emerge from. But that’s exactly where Lost In Atlantis hails from. Fronted by the photogenic and brassy-voiced Elisabetha Rosnowski, the band was formed in 2008 and have an anthemic, techno edged rock sound that they describe as “rocktronica.” Lost In Atlantis may not exactly be Read More

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Futurist

Being a band of bearded, longhaired hipsters with a retro influenced sound is nothing new at this point. If you’re from New York City, it’s become almost a cliché. Unless you are Futurist that is. The Brooklyn five-piece describes themselves as “indie art rock,” which might make you wince were it not for the band’s instantly likeable alt-folk rock sound. Futurist have been making some waves on the Read More

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Artist Showcase Winner: 8stops7

GSTV’s November Artist Showcase Winners revealed

 

8stops7 are a Ventura, CA alt rock band with a radio friendly hard rock sound that’s even been called “arena-ready” by some. The band was signed to Warner Bros/Reprise Records at one point. However after parting ways with the label in 2002, they’ve spent the last decade honing their sound, recording and building up their following. Along the way they’ve shared stages with the likes of Read More

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