Alternative Chicago Band Sleeping At Last New Album ‘Atlas: Year Two’



Website: www.SleepingAtLast.com
Facebook.com/SleepingAtLast
Twitter: @SleepingAtLast
Instagram: @SleepingAtLast

The alternative Chicago-based band, Sleeping At Last, is nearing the release of their latest album, “Atlas: Year Two.” A followup to singer-songwriter’s Ryan O’Neal’s “Atlas: Year One,” Year Two is based off themes of human life. Each of the twenty-five songs are divided into one of five thematic groups: Life, our five Senses, Emotions, Intelligence, and the nine Enneagram personality types. Masterfully lyrical and melodic, the songs are varied and beautiful with an underlying current of love and beauty. If you have been looking for some softer, more soulful music to inject some appreciation for the world into your daily life, this may be the album for you.

The enneagram personality songs are particularly interesting, as you can take the test to find out your type here, and then listen to the corresponding song. Each song is beautiful its own way, “Six,” presenting the long instrumental intros and building emotion that Sleeping At Last is known for. The final song on the album, Nine, will be released on June 7th.

This review was written by Tess Humes.

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A True Original – Hannah Moore


Hannah Moore is a young, up-and-coming artist who has captivated the charms of her locals. She has been opening for the band Winehouse as well as playing at places like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and similar gigs. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her since kindergarten. Ten years later she is recording covers and writing more music than ever.

Hannah has grown up in the PNW. Her parents are very close with rockabilly singer James Hunnicutt who has supported her dream all along the way. He has given her opportunities to perform and trust me, they are not performances you will forget. When she performs it causes a stir of emotions inside. She can make me feel the pain in her songs or the love or even the color. It takes a real artist to make one feel color from the music, let alone the voice behind the lyrics. Not only is her music astounding, but her stage presence feels humble and rewarding. It almost felt as if I were in a trance, one I would never want to leave.

I’ve never met someone as down to earth as Hannah. She is nothing but in touch with her music and her soul. Channeling the passion and talent she has into her creativity is really going to pay off. I’ve seen her a couple times and have gotten the chance to work with her. I don’t know anything better than hearing someone with so much heart sing. Hannah is wise beyond her years and nothing short of a true artist. As a musician and a person I have never had more respect towards someone my own age. If you’re looking for something new and original, I highly recommend listening to Hannah Moore.

This review was written by Makenna Hoag. Follow her on Instagram @kennahoag

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Richard Lynch – ‘Keyboard Cowboy’ Country Single


Even though Waynesville Ohio artist, farmer, radio show host Richard Lynch has been around for a while and has quite a few, particularly independent country music awards under his belt, he is still labeled by Billboard as an ‘emerging artist’.

Doesn’t matter, because the fans of mainstream country music will catch on at some point, and Lynch will certainly emerge. “Love Tattoo”, his joint effort single with Ronnie McDowell will help, but there is a good chance “Keyboard Cowboy,” his latest effort might go a long way towards that goal.
In the good old country music tradition, Lynch comments on current cultural trends. Spiteful comments and Internet trolls are the subject of the single’s lyrics.:”I saw it on Facebook, so it must be true,” goes Lynch making a general comment about opinionated people who hide behind their anonymous or not so anonymous computer identities and make comments of all colours.

While the lyrics are current and trendy, musically Lynch sticks to what he knows and does best – traditional mainstream country, and along with his band members he certainly does it well. The lovers of ‘standard’ country music should be pleased with “Keyboard Cowboy.”

This review was written by Ljubinko Zivkovic. Follow him on Twitter @zivljub

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Gary Burk III New Single, “Friday Night”



Website: www.GaryBurkIII.com
Facebook.com/thegaryburk

If you like Jason Aldean crossed with Bon Jovi crossed with a harder, Linkin Park-style guitar sound, then Gary Burk III’s new single, “Friday Night” is definitely the thing for your Friday night party. It starts with a grinding mid-scooped metal-style riff that quickly introduces a country element when the vocals kick in. Unsurprisingly, “Friday Night” describes the typical events of a small town party, where an unending cast of wacky characters get crazy in a way that would certainly have raised the hackles of Reverend Moore from Footloose. The song falls into a certain lyrical tradition that namechecks all these characters who you don’t know in specific but you definitely know as types, so that you know his kinda party is also your kinda party.

No hard rock party song would be complete without a guitar solo, and Gary Burk’s playing here has a laid back groove that evokes the all night long flow of this kind of party rather than building to a showstopping climax, an unusual choice. The competent pop-metal mix isn’t hard on the ears, although perhaps a more dynamic, classic rock sound would sit better instead of this ultra-modern guitar tone. Overall, this is a song that will certainly scratch a Friday night party itch for your country/nü-metal fans, all weekend long.

This review was written by Michael Ouyang. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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Review of the Alternative Rock Pop Band Veridia Live Concert Opening for Evanescence



Veridia is a band that was founded in 2014 and is an alternative rock pop band. With powerful vocals and captivating music. After two EPs, in October 2018 they released their first full length album, “The Beast You Feed.”

Currently, they are on tour with Evanescence. This is a show that I highly recommend you go to. From beginning to end it is worth every second.


Website: www.VeridiaMusic.com
Facebook.com/VeridiaMusic
Twitter: @VERIDIA

I had the pleasure of seeing Veridia live, this past week, opening for Evanescence. I had never heard of them before I walked into the show I was attending. A lady in front of us said who cares who they are, no one is here to see them. I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Then they came out, and within two impressive seconds of Deena Jakoub’s distinctive vocals, I was instantly hooked. I couldn’t get enough. As was everyone around me, including the lady in front of me. Everyone was dancing and yelling. The entire crowd moving and grooving. They were an excellent fit for Evanescence. When Deena Jakoub brought out Amy Lee to join her on the piano and vocals, the whole place was completely in awe of how beautiful both woman sounded.

Veridia’s music reminds me of something you would hear at Warped Tour. If anyone out there with the power to get them on the bill at some point, do it. Veridia would be perfect for Warped Tour. I enjoyed the mix or rapping, with the pop sounds. They provided a very industrial feel. The music was as amazing as Deena’s vocals. The powerful energy the band shared, was passed onto the crowd. You could feel the music in your bones. With songs that just hit your soul, like Cheshire Smile and Numb, you just fall in love with this band.

Since seeing them, we have all been telling friends and family about them. My brother is hooked, and we had a conversation on Facebook about how we all need to buy their CD and see them again.

I cant say enough how much I enjoyed not only hearing this excellent band, but seeing them. But don’t take it from me, watch the videos below and explore Veridia for yourself at www.VeridiaMusic.com.

You won’t regret it.

Numb (audio only):

Cheshire Smile (audio only):

Pretty Lies:

Perfume:

This review was written by Michelle Haigh

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