What’s it like to hit the road and perform at Sturgis Buffalo Chip? We’re going behind the scenes with Midnight Mob, Low Volts, and The Grizzled Mighty on their journey to Sturgis, SD for the performance of a lifetime. Road to Sturgis promises to take you on each band's journey as the make their way to Sturgis Buffalo Chip to perform at the biggest motorcycle rally in the U.S.. Read on to meet the bands and follow their Road to Sturgis.
Hey everyone! We’re so excited to follow your journey to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip! What was it like to find out that you were selected for this opportunity out of thousands of bands?
Midnight Mob: We are so excited! It’s kind of unbelievable and frankly a little terrifying. We’ve been together 7 years and for the most of us this was our first band. Some of us never played our instruments before, so it’s kind of unfathomable that we get to be apart of this after the kind of humble beginnings we’ve had. I can’t imagine being in front of that many people opening for One, the only Metallica Tribute Band and Three Doors Down on a Saturday night. Then have the opportunity again to play then next night after Kid Rock’s set. We’re pretty speechless about all of this. We’re that stereotypical story that began by kicking out the jams in the back of a garage & believing in it all these years.
Low Volts: It felt really great to be selected to play Sturgis, still does! I’m a motorcycle fiend!
Every month we launch amazing opportunities for our musicians to connect with the industry. Hundreds of artists submit for the chance to be featured in top publications, headline festivals, sign to labels, and more. Get to know some of the artists who have been selected for recent opportunities in the round-up below!
Meet Little Tybee, the genre-blending sextet from Atlanta. They’ve been together for over seven years and they’re currently touring the country promoting their new self-titled LP. We chatted with the band about crowdsourcing their new album, how they maintain an engaged fanbase, and more.
Hey Little Tybee thanks for chatting with us! Can you introduce yourselves? Where are you guys from and how did you meet?
We are all Georgia natives, but half of the band is from Savannah, GA (Little Tybee is a actually an island off the coast of Savannah and inspired the name of the band). We have been playing under the name Little Tybee for the better part of 7 years, but I have been playing with most of the members in various projects for the past 12. Ryan (BASS), Pat (DRUMS) and I went to High School together (Savannah Arts Academy) and all moved to Atlanta around the same time to pursue careers in the arts and music. We met Josh, Chris and Nirvana as members of the thriving music scene that was present in Atlanta at that time. We all clicked musically and have been playing together ever since.
After releasing his highly anticipated album Cities & Schools and getting praised by the likes of Paste Magazine and The Big Takeover, singer-songwriter Jon Lindsay is hitting the road for a U.S. summer tour and European fall tour. Read on to get the inside scoop and find a tour date near you.
Following the release of his album Cities & Schools, Jon Lindsay has been releasing a slew of music videos that we can’t get enough of. “Little Queen Drum Machine” just premiered on Paste and its captivating visuals is Lindsay at his best. Paste was also the first to share Cities & Schools and describe the LP as, “a powerful collection of finely crafted pop that has garnered considerable praise for Lindsay.” We couldn’t agree more.
After gaining attention from the likes of Billboard and PopMatters with their anthemic single “Something New,” pop duo Secret Weapons just released their debut EP ‘SW.’ With an infectious sound and feel-good vibe, you’ll have Secret Weapons on repeat in no time.
Hey guys, thanks for taking time out your busy schedule to chat with us! Let’s start with a little introduction. Who is Secret Weapons? Secret Weapons is Gerry Lange and Danny Rocco from Brooklyn, New York.
We’re kind of obsessed with your recently released debut EP ‘SW’ — tell us about the making. What is it that you want your listeners to get from it. The EP was a crazy experience. We spent two months recording in a warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We were totally isolated from the rest of the city, out on a pier jutting into the harbor. We recorded a ton of music, and had a hard time pairing it all down to a single EP. I think in the few days before we turned it in we were still adding new songs that were only a few days old.
The Eiffels recently finished recording their sophomore EP and they shared their first single, “You Got Me,” on Free Bike Valet. We chatted with singer Sean Ulbs about the band's signature '80s synth pop sound, what it’s like to land a synch placement, and more.
Hey, guy’s what’s good?! Tell us a little bit about The Eifflels. How did you guys meet? Sean: Hey RN! We started The Eiffels early 2015. Lee and I met while out in Silver Lake and started playing music together soon after. Jade and I had mutual friends and he joined the band just before we left for tour.
You recently landed a synch placement on UK reality show The Only Way Is Essex through CONNECT Songs. What was it like to hear your song “City All Night” on the show? Sean: It was a thrill. It’s exciting to see our music get that kind of recognition. We really appreciate the support from CONNECT Songs, and The Only Way Is Essex.
If Henry Hall isn’t on your radar, he will be after you read this interview. We’ve been obsessing over his captivating vocal style for quite some time, and this week he dropped his much-anticipated “Introduction EP.” Read on to get to know Henry, learn about what it was like to collaborate with Ellis on his new EP, and more.
Henry, what up? Stoked to chat with you! Let’s start with a little introduction to Henry Hall. Hey! Not much! Stoked to chat with you too! I had a turkey sandwich for lunch!
Your music has been featured in a few of Casey Neistat’s short films, which have garnered millions on millions of views. How did you get involved with the filmmaker and social media guru? A good friend of mine and co-director of my new music video for my song “Frenemy (Just Be Nice)”, Jack Coyne, has been working for Casey for years and showed him some of my music way back. I went to Casey’s studio and we hit it off– we high-fived and everything. Pretty soon thereafter, I wrote the song “Talk” for his video “A Love Story 8 Years in the Making” and from then on, we’ve just been collaborating as much as possible! Casey is the best.
Throughout the week, our ReverbNation CONNECT team keeps track of industry news and artist successes. We’ve got your weekly recap of the top stories you’ve missed, including features and premieres on The Guardian, Spin, and more.
Get to know what could be “your new favorite band”, Midnight Mob, with the folks over at Music Junkie Press. They sat down with the band and talked about influences, new releases, upcoming shows, and more!
Spin covered Green Gerry’s “Mean Miracle” release calling it the calling it one of the most “locomotive” anti-summer songs you’ll come across.
Henry Hall revealed his bad boy side in his new “Frenemy” video. See him toting skateboards and baseball bats and robbing a bodega while dawning a velour suit. Contrary to the trouble making video, Rolling Stone calls this song a “dreamy pop ballad,” which is appropriate considering the use of his upper range as well as a deep, smooth track.