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Feud

Led by a duo of South African brothers, English rockers Feud have been bringing their own heavy but soulful hybrid or grunge and alternative rock to audiences around the UK since 2005. With Eddie Vedder sound-alike Ian Harper out front the band have crafted a distinct sound that draws on diverse influences that include Read More

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Midnight Mirage

Los Angeles pop-rockers Midnight Mirage have a sweeping, radio-friendly sound that would seem to put them in the same category as mega-successful act like the Maroon 5. Originally from New Jersey, the five-piece outfit now operates out of North Hollywood. Midnight Mirage’s sound is characterized by catchy pop songs with clean vocals and hooky choruses, underpinned by heavy rock guitars.  Here’s a hot clip of the band strutting their live chops as they perform their original number “Whatever You Want.”

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Suburban Syndicate

Detroit has a long history of producing talented acts, ranging all the way back to the heyday of the Motown sound through to the White Stripes. Rock-rap outfit Suburban Syndicate is one of the Motor City’s latest musical offerings. The diverse seven-piece group is fronted by a trio of rappers and has a musical section that blends funky hip-hop beats with… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artist: Xander Demos – Pittsburg’s Rising Guitar Hero

Xander Demos is an innovative rock and metal guitarist who hails from Pittsburgh, PA. Drawing on diverse influences that include pop and ambient, as well as the metal riffery that is his bread and butter, Xander has created a uniquely modern guitar rock sound. His versatility as a musician enables Xander to push the envelope in terms of metal guitar in a manner that few players have managed, since the emergence of Joe Satriani in the late 1980s.… Read More

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Sweet Ray Laurel

Midwest-based rockers Sweet Ray Laurel have been around for nearly a decade, honing their craft with live shows and recording sessions in the studio. The band’s explosive and innovative sound incorporates elements of post-punk, reggae and psychedelic rock. Near constant touring has earned SRL a dedicated fan-base across the country. Recently the band made an appearance at the Chubbstock Festival in Friendship, Indiana. Sweet Ray Laurel also recently put out an Read More

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Black Rock Revival

Black Rock Revival is a Memphis trio with a loose, funky, hard rocking sound. The group was founded by singer/guitarist Sebastian who got the idea to start a band after noticing a distinct lack of black rock bands on the local and national scene. To that end he recruited drummer Hype and bassist Percy Blue to put together a hard-hitting trio with influences that include Cody Chestnutt, Read More

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