Rocky Kuner reveals the origins of YYNOT.

In this third installment of my series of interviews with new Prog-Rock heroes YYNOT, lead singer Rocky Kuner joins me to discuss how she got involved with the project. She discusses how what she thought would be a one-off project developed into a full-fledged band. We also discuss how she takes care of her voice, [...]

Aquel Futuro Ahora…

Creating music out of his South Texas base, artist Arzalez has once again come up with a body of music that both reflects the modern (with techno-inspired synths), and the traditional (with mariachi-inflected accordion). His latest single “Preguntame Algo” (Ask me something) blends both seamlessly. Arzalez’s upcoming album “Aquel Futuro Ahora” literally translates to “that [...]

DIY musicians, a quarantine diary…of sorts.

So as we approach the end of April, much of the world has been on relative lockdown for several weeks now. Normally musicians, whether it be hobbyists or professional recording artists have some sort of recording capability at home these days. The ability to record direct to one’s home computer makes it infinitely easier. So [...]

Roots Rock surges in 2020 thanks to Strange Culprits.

“The music biz is so slow in January and February it freaks me out every year!”, an acquaintance of mine lamented recently. Well luckily, with the rise of independent marketing and social media promotion we aren’t quite as bound to record label schedules as we once were. Artists are free to release an album, an [...]

Robin McAuley talks Black Swan: Shake the World.

Black Swan was initiated by bassist/producer/engineer Jeff Pilson, and he soon recruited a stellar line up to realize his goal of creating a killer classic hard rock album. Along with Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner) the band features Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), Robin McAuley (MSG, Survivor), and Matt Starr (Mr. Big, Ace Frehley). Even with this roster, [...]