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Watch: Crystal Bright premiere’s eerie elegy just in time for Halloween on AXS


Crystal Bright has been reinventing herself since she began her music career. With her current reinvention, her most creative and soul-baring record is with her current EP, debuting sometime in Jan 2018, titled Staring At The Sun. Her premiere for her spooky new rendition of the classic song “You Are My Sunshine” provides a taste of what is on Bright’s new record. Pre-order the record here.


“The London rap artist proves that less is more as the music video for single, “Do Less” continues to pick up steam after premiering in Complex.”


What’s better than making a song with a great message? Making a great sounding song with a great message. Let’s make one thing clear though, that’s no easy feat. Many a musician has fallen into the trap of trying too hard to write something with meaning, only to sacrifice the music (looking at you Vic Mensa). So when you stumble upon a dope song with a dope message, it’s cause for a celebration.






Jackie Venson gives us the inside scoop on her tour with Gary Clark Jr. via The Austin Chronicle.


[Late last month and earlier this October, local guitarist Jackie Venson opened a series of dates for Austin blues slinger Gary Clark Jr. We asked for her reflections.]

If I could put it all in one word, I would say “enriching,” simply because it encompasses the full experience. Gary himself and his team are so relaxed and experienced, and it gives me hope that I too can build a team like that. Being able to experience his show and see how it evolves every night into its own thing is fascinating. Not only because it’s cool being behind the scenes like that, but also it gives me a perspective that most folks, including myself, are usually not offered.

Nashville-based/El Paso-born indie folk artist, Sierra Blanca, releases his video “Paint the Road” via The Deli Nashville.


Nashville-based, El Paso-born Jethro Gaglione is the multi-instrumentalist behind Sierra Blanca. Having recently been featured by Spotify’s Fresh Folk playlist, the artist is looking to continue building on the momentum by premiering here “Paint the Road”, a DIY project crafted from footage Gaglione shot during his trip from Nashville back to his home of El Paso, featuring many friends and family he met along the way. It’s a road trip song in the tradition of Willie Nelson’s classic “On the Road Again”, yet closer to the relaxed front-porch style of Iron & Wine. Sierra Blanca’s EP Honorable Mention is out November 10, 2017, and you can catch him live on the 9th at The Cobra for the release party. – Chris Thiessen




NY-based, progressive/melodic metal project, Orissa, shares the new track, “Blue Communion,” via ProgSphere, from the forthcoming album Resurrection, due out 11/3/17.


Progressive/cinematic rock project, Orissa, has teamed up with Prog Sphere for an exclusive premiere of their new song “Blue Communion,” taken from the upcoming album Resurrection, due out November 3, 2017. Hear it below.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist David Dodini commented:

‘Blue Communion’ is the culmination of the musical and lyrical themes presented throughout the album. It is much more than a summation – it arrives at then keeps pushing ever deeper in an exploration of an eternal, profoundly personal connection with the divine. I know from blood to balls to bones that there are some souls with whom ours is deeply connected through eternity.