San Diego's Reason To Rebel has gained critical and commercial success since their 2005 debut "The Politrix". Their fourth release "Movement of Clarity" features their diverse melding of guitar-heavy riffs, bombastic beats and politically-charged lyrics. The new release also features guest musicians Ikey Owens of The Mars Volta and Brent Hinds of Mastodon. Touring relentlessly (recently doing support for Incubus) and writing constantly has insured a long, brilliant journey for the band so far.
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The Alder Street All Stars have been spreading their gritty, thug-grass stylings since 2006. The Oregon-based quintet have been earning their touring stripes by relentless performing to audiences throughout the country. They recently electrified the crowd at the Mountain Stomp Music Festival in Oregon. Their latest release "Hillybilly Roundhouse" meshes acoustic-laced anarchy and foot-stomping rhythms to create a honky-tonk concoction of epic proportions.
Black Delany has been serving up hot punk rock tastiness since 2006. Armed with a relentless DIY ethic and skanking melodies, the band has become a mainstay in the regional scene. Mind-numbing bass work, thrashing beats and hot tele-guitar licks combine to create a gumbo of madness.
Noise aficionados Explode-A-Tron have been pummeling audiences for several years across the Pacific Northwest. Their mash of heavy/soft guitar riffs, stop/start drum patterns and laser-guided nonsensical lyrics all meld to create a buffet of brutal experimental insanity.