Meet the Artists Playing Summerfest Vol. 3

Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” is taking over Milwaukee, WI June 29 - July 10, and as the official submission platform we’re excited to share over 30 ReverbNation artists are on the bill. Get to know the artists below!

Nora Collins

Nora Collins

The Pheels
This Atlanta based “Bedroom Geek” duo is known for their smooth, spacey R&B/ soul sound. They recently released their EP “likeWise,” which made waves in the Atlanta music scene and solidified their place as a hometown hero artist. They are a must see.
Set Time: 7/6 6:45 @ Emerging Artist Series

Just B Polo
New York Native Just B Polo is a versatile performer/writer/engineer with immense talent and potential. He has spent the summer performing in the east coast area. Don’t miss him light up the stage at Summerfest!
Set Time: 7/6 4:15 @ Emerging Artist Series

Ogden Payne
This Austin native started his trade at the young age of 17, and since then has grown and cultivated his sound to the well made, hip hop/neo soul sound that has gotten him booked at numerous renowned music festivals including this year’s Summerfest. Don’t miss it!
Set Time: 7/6 5:30 @ Emerging Artist Series

Nora Collins
Country girl Nora Collins recently signed a publishing and artist development deal with MV2 in Nashville, TN. Since then, she has continued to make numerous appearances and grow her sound. Catch her in her home state as she performs this July at Summerfest!
Set Time: 7/6 4 PM @ US Cellular

Ogden Payne

Ogden Payne

Max & The Invaders
This 10 piece Ska/ Reggae band has been releasing music and playing the Milwaukee area for more than 30 years! Seasoned Summerfest veterans, they have nailed the art of crowd-pleasing in their home town. Check them out!
Set Time: 7/5 5pm Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard

Epoch Failure
These Camden natives took the high road and pursued music even in trying conditions at home. Catch this amazingly talented urban pop duo at Summerfest this July!
Set Time: 7/6 @ 3PM, Emerging Artist Series

Check out the other artists: Volume 1, 2

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ReverbNation Discover App Updates

Our latest updates to the Discover app make it even easier and quicker for you to experience great, emerging artists on the go. Read on to learn about the new features.

Search Tool
Easily find and listen to your favorite artists with user-friendly search capabilities.

Persistent Player
The music never stops with the new player that lets you listen to music, while browsing for new emerging artists at the same time.

Higher Quality Streaming
Enjoy a higher quality listening experience with an increased bitrate.

Personalized Music Recommendations
Discover what artists are trending in the New Finds feature based on your genre preferences.

Sign-in with your fan or artist account to sync your saved songs and playlists from the website.


Download the Discover app today: iTunes  or Google Play.

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Meet the Artists Playing Summerfest Vol. 2

Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” is taking over Milwaukee, WI June 29 - July 10, and as the official submission platform we’re excited to share over 30 ReverbNation artists are on the bill. Get to know the artists below!


Shirley Green

Soulful rock trio AyOH came together in 2010, and they’ve been churning out passion-filled, energetic music ever since. Fans of The Killers and Ryan Adams will dig these up and comers.
Set Time: 7/2 @ 6:30 PM, Uline Warehouse with Miller Lite

Jocelyne & Chris Arndt
These sibling rockers have put on a great show with their powerful vocals and retro-inspired riffs. They’ve been featured in Paste Magazine, The 405, and Relix Magazine.
Set Time: 7/2 @ 5:00 PM, The Emerging Artists Series

Shirley Green
Milwaukee-based alt-rock outfit Shirley Green’s songs are quirky and melodic. Playing on their home turf at Summerfest will be a treat for the band and fans alike.
Set Time: 7/1 @ 12:00 PM, Harley Davidson Roadhouse


Jocelyne & Chris Arndt

Life In A Tree
Life In A Tree were recently nominated by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry in both the  “Best Indie Rock Band” and “Best Female Vocalist” categories. They are Summerfest veterans, having performed at the festival several times.
Set Time: 7/2 @ 2:00 PM, Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

4 On the Floor
Classic rock group 4 On The Floor has a nostalgic 70’s – 80’s vibe that’s sure to please the Summerfest crowd.
Set Time: 7/2 @ 6:00 PM, BMO Harris Pavillion

Captain Midnight
Glam-jam band Captain Midnight will be coming to Summerfest by way of Nashville. Their live show is not to be missed!
Set Time: 7/5 @ 3:00 PM, Uline Warehouse with Miller Lite

Check the other artists here.

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Why You’ll Get the Feels for The Pheels

You know that feeling you get when you’re listening to a song and it instantly takes you back to certain time in your life? Our guest blogger Olivia, the powerhouse behind Wolvereen and who is spending the summer discovering new music with us, can’t get enough of The Pheels for that reason. Read on to find out why you should be listening to this Atlanta-based duo.

Some of my fonder memories of high school are of my sophomore summer, driving around in my friend’s Jeep and listening to Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” on constant repeat. We were invincible, and we were drunk on the warm air and the carefree feeling of summer. When I clicked on The Pheels’ “French Toast” I was immediately back in that Jeep. However, I can’t limit their sound to the comparison of one artist. These guys create a well-crafted mix of Atlanta pop and R&B; they have that homemade, original feel with a big label sound. If you’re a fan of dreamy, R&B-meets-urban tracks with smooth, heartfelt lyrics, you’ll definitely catch the feels for The Pheels.

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Success Story Update

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.

Green Gerry

Green Gerry

ReverbNation and American Songwriter invite you to Discover Volume 5, at Family Wash in Nashville!  This round we’re featuring Becca Mancari, Sammy Brue, and The Carmonas. Head over to American Songwriter to meet the artists and we’ll see you on Monday, July 11th!

The Eiffels recently finished recording their sophomore EP and they shared their first single, “You Got Me,” on Free Bike Valet.

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.

Air Traffic Controller

Air Traffic Controller

Shortly after gathering over 1 million Spotify plays for their uplifting single “On The Wire,” Air Traffic Controller debuted the official video on BULLETT Media.

The Pheels’ signature spacey, bedroom flow landed them a feature in The Guardian’s series, “New Band of The Week.”

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Meet the Artists Playing Summerfest Vol. 1

Summerfest, “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” is taking over Milwaukee, WI June 29 - July 10, and as the official submission platform we’re excited to share over 30 ReverbNation artists are on the bill. Get to know the artists below!

The Electric Sons
This Atlanta-based duo makes sparkling, vivacious pop music that’s perfect for summer nights. There’s no doubt they’ll win the hearts of their audience at Summerfest.
Set Time: 7/1 @ 8:00 PM, Johnson Controls World Soundstage



Ron Gallo
This garage rock trio recently debuted their single “Kill The Medicine Man” via The FADER as part of ReverbNation CONNECT’s The Watch List. Their feverish tunes sound great live.
Set Time: 6/29 @ 12:30 PM, The Emerging Artists Series

Glass Lux’s sleek, 80s new wave-inspired beats are contagious and perfect for live play. This is the Chicago-based band’s second time playing Summerfest, and they’re sure to impress.
Set Time: 7/5 @ 3:00 PM, The Emerging Artists Series

This pop-rock, neo-soul band got Rolling Stone’s stamp of approval when they were named a “Band To Watch” in 2013. They have shared bills with multitudes of national acts including: Lifehouse, Hinder, 311, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Joy Formidable, Fuel, Hanson, Rick Springfield, and Imagine Dragons. These rockers know how to draw a crowd.
Set Time: 7/1 @ 8:00 PM, Uline Warehouse with Miller Lite


Hope Country

Stephanie Erin Brill
Stephanie Erin Brill started busking at the tender age of 12, and she’s been grabbing the attention of passersby and music industry folks alike since then. She’ll be in good company at Summerfest, where she’s sharing a stage with powerhouses such as Zella Day and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
Set Time: 6/30 @ 2:00 PM, The U.S. Cellular Connection Stage

This Milwaukee-based band has their very own brand of heavy glam party rock. Their frenzied energy belongs on stage!
Set Time: 7/1 @ 7:30 PM, The Miller Lite Oasis

Hope Country
Powerful storytelling is at the heart of Hope Country’s music. Their 2014 album Water, Land, & Sky features two songs co-written with Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional, Twin Forks). The album was mixed by Jonathan Clark of Twin Forks, and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Richard Dodd (The Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, The Lone Bellow). This hopeful music is great live.
Set Time: 7/2 @ 6:30 PM, The Miller Lite Oasis

Check back for more Summerfest artists announcements and get all of the festival deets here.

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Gear Talk: Avi Sic

Performing over 300 shows a year, Chicago-based DJ Avi Sic has shared the stage with the likes of Calvin Harris, Icona Pop, and works with top brands including AllSaints and Nike. With residencies in Chicago, NYC, and Miami, Avi Sic is a driving force in today’s club scene. Read on to learn about her go-to gear, how she approaches music production, and more.

Hey Avi Sic, thanks for chatting with us! Introduce yourself. You were a radio DJ at KISS FM, mentored by DJWS (Lady Gaga’s Grammy-nominated producer), and have shared the stage with the likes of Calvin Harris, Diplo, and more. (Such a rad background!). How did you get started in music?
As a kid i was obsessed with space and music – my parents wouldn’t send me to space camp so i concentrated on the music . I took up instruments at an early age and by high school I was Djing and playing college parties. I wasn’t certain as to what i wanted to do as an adult – DJing professionally kinda fell into my lap. I took sound engineering classes in college and messed around with the basics of the the early 2000’s. Pro tools, fruityloops, garageband… After a few years I was supporting myself solely off gigs and basically continue to network my way up and up.

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Hard Rock Rising 2016 Winners

The Hard Rock Rising winners have been announced! For the fifth year in a row we were excited to partner with Hard Rock as the official submission platform for the opporunity. Get to know the winners below.

The Hard Rock Rising winners have been announced! After beating out nearly 10,000 artists, Street Guns claimed the title of Global Winner. The five-piece rockabilly band from Seoul walked away with $50,000 USD, a prize pack from Fender, a trip to play at an international Hard Rock location, a Hard Rock produced music video that will be added to the world-wide Hard Rock video system, and a 1,000 CD/DVD pack from Bison Disc!  In addition to the Global Winner, Jack Berry, 100 Fables, and Les IndiGents dominated their regions and each received a Fender prize pack, a music video added to Hard Rock’s video system in their region, and a 1,000 CD/DVD pack from Bison Disc. Listen to the winners below:

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