Honey Hounds

Hailing from the small town of Ocala, Florida, Honey Hounds is a three man blues and rock ‘n roll band featuring Nick Izzard, Nathan Ranew and Tyler Watts. With every performance, Honey Hounds delivers an experience that features classic blues rock with powerful rifts and energizing vocals. With a recent name change and an upcoming nationwide tour, you’ll be seeing much more of Honey Hounds this year!

 

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The Rift

Based out of L.A, The Rift is a three man band featuring Ovais Malik, and brothers John Anagnos and Aris Anagnos. With their heavy rock sound and lyrics with verses of inspiration, The Rift not only knows how to rock hard, but they also deliver a message to their listeners within each one of their songs. Check out what the three band-mates had to say on becoming a rock band, working besides family and the inspiration they find to continue pursuing their musical passions.

 

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The Killing Floor

Emerging onto the scene in 2009, The Killing Floor is a rock ‘n roll/alternative rock band, with ties in the states and across the pond. Their edgy sound and powerful lyrics,has landed the band on music festival stages such as SXSW, Vans Warped Tour and Springboard West. Check out what lead guitarist Mark Alberici had to say about the advantages of the distance, coming together as a band and what inspires them to keep moving forward and going after their music dreams.

Photo: Daniel Ridley

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Ready Set Survive

Photo: Kevin McGuinn 

Emerging onto San Diego’s rock scene in mid 2016, Ready Set Survive has proven to be on the rise here in the local music scene. With their edgy, full of energy, rock sound and lyrics based upon survival stories, Ready Set Survive has set a name for themselves. The talented trio released a self-titled EP in the beginning of 2017 and is already receiving airplay on local radio stations like 91x. Talks of a second album is in the works but in the mean time, the band released two, brand new singles in early August 2017. Along with new music and upcoming gigs, Ready Set Survive is on to something big.

 

Take a look at what Ready Set Survive had to say about becoming a band, song writing, funny wine stories and future works.

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The Midnight Pine

Photo: Rebecca Joelson

With their deep, soulful music The Midnight Pine brings an alternative, country sound to the San Diego music scene. Consisting of Shelbi Bennet (vocals), Al Howard (instruments) and Matt Molarius (instruments) as well as a full band. Their first album tittle “Awake Now” was released in 2012 and which won the band best Local Recording at the 2013 San Diego Music Awards. From there, they have release two albums, their self title album “Midnight Pine (2016)” and “Buried (2014),” which won Best Americana Album at the 2014 San Diego Music Awards. With future plans of recording a live album, we are intrigued for The Midnight Pine and their future.

Here’s what lead singer, Shelbi Bennet had to say about the band, their journey and their future.

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Bang Pow

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Deriving from San Diego, Bang Pow is a indie, synth, rock band that you can’t help but want to groove to. The edgy, fun dance band consists of Tommy Dubs (vocals),  Doug Kunnath (synths), Joe Gastelum (drums),Tim Powers (bass) and Jonathan Zander (guitar). After winning a spot at KAABOO at the Discover Tour battle of the bands competition last year, Bang Pow is on the rise in the local SoCal music scene. With their debut album, “Talk in Technicolor”, Bang Pow has made quite a name for themselves in the community.   

Here’s what singer Tommy Dubs had to say about their journey.

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Wild Planes

Photo: Justin Frabasile

Wild Planes is a pop/rock band based out of New York City consisting of Lead Singer/Guitarist Kris Carmello, Lead Guitarist Sean Mac, Bassist Jimmy “Ray” Hoag, and Drummer Andre Jevnik. Being labeled as a fun band with an unmatched energy and a big personality, Wild Planes is on the rise in the music industry.  Blending elements of pop, rock, funk, and R&B, Wild Planes is creating timeless music that everybody can enjoy.    

Check out what Drummer Andre Jevnik had to say about their journey and where they’re heading.

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