Killing Tyranny is performing in Groove International’s Superheroes vs Villains bash on Friday, April 28th, 2018 at Hard Rock Hotel in Downtown San Diego! Be sure to check them out!
KILLING TYRANNY is a heavy metal band based out of the San Diego area of Southern California. Their live shows are a thrill ride from start to finish. Insane vocals and blistering leads layered over a heavy groove that hits you like a freight train keeps you banging your head and pumping your fist all the way through.
Lead vocalist George Gregory originally hailed from the unforgiving streets of Detroit Michigan where he gained his metal influence going to see countless shows of the 80s and 90s such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Helloween, Fates Warning, Megadeth, and numerous others. In the year 2000 he arrived in California to pursue his musical career and quickly gained noteworthy recognition as the lead singer of the band OUTRAGED.
With years of touring and recording sessions under his belt, in 2010 he went into the studio to record a CD of his own material and emerged with an epic compilation of political-controversy-meets-
Going through the local musicians’ outlets, he put together a team of seasoned musicians; Scott Moller on lead guitar, Jason Bonsangue on rhythm guitar, Erik Owens on bass and Bill Giannattasio on drums. With George’s heavy but melodic vocals, Scott’s captivating leads, and a rhythm section pushing and pounding it’s way through your chest, they started a local tour to promote KILLING TYRANNY. Quickly getting the attention of Michael Black of Dead Sea Records, they began a relationship that has quickly taken them to international shows in Mexico and the West Coast of the US,, and this is just the beginning.
Their next CD titled CHURCH OF THE TWISTED PROPHET is due out in February 2018 and is sure to be epic. You can find music from KILLING TYRANNY on ITunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon and many other digital outlets. Killing Tyranny is found on the most popular social media where you can keep informed of their latest show dates and listen to Rock Rage Radio, Boston Rock Radio, Pure Rock Radio and many other cool online radio stations to hear their most popular songs. The second greatly anticipated CD Church of the Twisted Prophet is to be released March 27, 2018. Expect big things from this band!
The Mungmen: characterized by driving, heavy rhythms punctuated with sultry melodies hearkening back to crooners of yesteryear. These guys are dying for you to hear their new EP Green Ships. If you dig their singles “Superhero” and “No Gas” then you’ll be enticed and surprised by this release.
The Mungmen were formed from the runoff of all of New York. This four-piece outfit delivers high-energy rock n’ roll sermons to the masses from their headquarters: a compounded rehearsal room in the heart of Bushwick.
These guys got snowed-in at a warehouse studio, they are enemies of the sécurité incendie de Montréal and they’re already unwelcome frequents of your favorite dive bar. You can hear the six smoldering tracks recorded at Free Lunch Audio in Clark Mills NY via Green Ships, available in Spring 2018 with the release party at DROM NYC on April 5.
“Flushing with vigorous riffage and infused with punk rock urgency” – Idioteq
Manic Fanatic will be performing at House of Blues San Diego in the Voodoo Room on Saturday, February 24th, 2018! Get your tickets early!
Manic Fanatic is San Diego’s ultimate 80’s cover band. Formed in 2015 with the mission of playing the best 80’s hits, Manic Fanatic has rapidly grown in popularity and continues to gain die hard fans. They’re not your average 80’s background-music cover band. Manic Fanatic brings the 80’s classics to life and encapsulate the crowd with their energy, awesome outfits, and hilarious banter. They provide the ultimate live experience that transports every member of the crowd back in time.
Ryan Hale will be performing in Groove International’s Masquerade Bash at Harvelle’s Nightclub in Downtown Long Beach on Friday, February 23rd, 2018!
Ryan Hale is a Los Angeles based singer songwriting. Driven by his powerful baritone vocals he finds a way to deliver music that touches on topics as pop friendly as the excitement of new love and as dark as the death of a loved one.
He first picked up a guitar in his late teens and hasn’t looked back ever since. Over the years Ryan has evolved into an avid songwriter and enthusiast of the craft. Each one of his songs features catchy hooks that stay in the listeners mind for a long time to come. Influenced by a wide variety of music from rock, funk, soul, and pop Ryan finds a way to give the listener a unique experience every song.
He will give you a musical experience that is both different, familiar, and not quite like anything you’ve heard before.
Many A Moon will be playing Sound The Groove’s 2018 Kickoff Party at Hard Rock San Diego on Friday, January 12th, 2018!
Many a Moon, comprised of Kinz Ray and Lucy Ray, are a brother-sister indieworld livetronica chillwave duo with an eclectic array of instruments and performance art. Their set runs you into a new dimension through dreamy looping vocals, ambient beats, live sitar-guitar-mandolin-
“Many A Moon knows how to make a statement with their sound. With bombast and drone, this Californian band immediately announces their peculiar blend of psychedelic instrumentation. They admirably balance electronic elements and a tight live performance that merges rhythmic sitar with synthesizers, electric drums and Beach House-style reverberating vocals”
POEINA will be performing at The Federal in North Hollywood on Friday, October 20th, 2017!
After returning from a two month US summer tour and at the request from her online fans; Poeina has put together an all star band of musicians to back her up for an amazing one night event at The Federal in North Hollywood, CA. Poeina & her band will be one of the special guest performers for Sound the Groove hosted by Groove International. The band members are Sky Dangcil on bass, Austin Thierry on guitar, Jurni Rayne on backing vocals, D Major on Keys, & Allan Ritter on drums. Don’t miss this perfect moment in time created just for your friends, family & co-workers listening pleasure. Buy early bird tickets at a discount rate while they last.
“To our surprise, we were joined by Poeina, the costume designer for Corey Feldman & the Angels…Understandably we were a bit annoyed but she shut us up real quick. This girl has pipes! I will not be surprised when she is popping up on the radio and shutting it down!” ~Dylan Lyles, Icon vs Icon
“Poeina = Honey Honey + Amy Winehouse + Janis Joplin Poeina’s vocal range is insane…In many instances, her voice sounds a lot like Hayley Williams of Paramore, though she masterfully dives into spaces Williams wouldn’t dare go…heart-aching atmosphere that adds excellent dynamic tension. Overall, Poeina has cultivated an intriguing vibe with a little bit of everything; it’s lustrous, eclectic, and damn sexy.” ~CJ Morgan, Slug Magazine
“Happy Whore is a phenomenal, phenomenal cd. It should be in everybody’s collection. You should listen to it often. It’s beautiful.” ~Darrell Fortune, NWCZ Radio
Check out POEINA at www.poeina.com! She will be performing at The Federal in North Hollywood on Friday, October 20th, 2017.
Travaughn is performing at F6ix Nightclub in Downtown San Diego on Friday, September 29th, 2017!
Travaughn is an American rapper residing in Menifee, CA. Originally born in Houston, TX, this artistically gifted young man learned early that within music was a rhythm of life that transcended any and every type of barrier or label grafted onto it. With the initial support of friends and family, Travaughn set out on a journey to manifest meaningful project that reflected his thoughts coexisting in life as a being, in reality, crafted through experience and a love for the art of music. Early influences began from the hip-hop, rap, and R&B genres including such acts as Bone Thugs N Harmony, Ludacris, and TLC. They allowed him to diversify his style based on a variety of brands and different sounds including rock with acts such as Linkin Park and Evanescence to soul and funk genres with acts such as The Temptations and Isley Brothers.
Travaughn takes a broad selection of music and conforms it to his style of expression with the help of art of rhythm and poetry. Travaughn touches on many different variables on his recent project “Welcome to Infinity,” gaining popularity slowly due to a resonance that humanity is vibing to, with the major points addressing having a love for yourself and others while refraining on placing judgment on others. We are all put on earth for a reason and it feels like the conglomerate of humanity is waking up to that now, continuous facilitation of care and generosity in ourselves and the world around us can spark a new movement in music for generations to come.
Editors Note: Electric Mud is an INCREDIBLE rock band from the City of San Diego with a TON of energy that crowds go nuts over. They will be playing on the Main Stage of The Music Box on Saturday, May 20th, 2017!
Two brothers started out from NYC, left for sunny San Diego and the Navy. That’s where they met Colton Cori. Jamming turned into a full-time band and Cousin Matt Sorena moved out from the east coast to join up with the boys. Now with Cousin Matt on bass, Colton Cori on guitar, Matty on drums and Marc on guitar and vocals, Electric Mud is starting out with their own sound influenced heavily by the old Rock N Roll bands of the 60s and 70s
Editor’s Note: Lad’s Holiday is an incredible band with INSANE energy. Even as a company that has seen countless shows for nearly ten years, this band completely blew us away. Come see them at Tin Roof San Diego on Friday, December 30th, 2016 for Groove International’s NYE Pre Party in Downtown!
Hawaiian shirts, Pineapples, catchy Indie-Rock melodies, a British accent and craigslist – all can be used when describing new San Diego based indie-alternative group Lad’s Holiday. The band form in late 2015 when founding members Cody Seeger and Liam Wilkes met via the reliable world of Craigslist. The two had joined another band via Craigslist before realizing that project was heading in a different direction musically than desired.
“We were both playing in another band that we had found on Craigslist. We didn’t have much of a say from a creative aspect and that band was heading in a different direction musically than we wanted to go. We broke off and started our own project and couldn’t be happier with the results” – Cody Seeger, Lead Guitar
Liam and Cody settled on the band name, Lad’s Holiday, after Liam (a Manchester, England native) had used the phrase when describing what Americans may call a “guys trip” or “dudes weekend”. The name stuck and the theme of the band was born (Hawaiian shirts, pineapples, inflatable zebras, etc… you get the idea).
Lad’s Holiday spent a few months writing and recording their 6-track debut EP tiled “THE EP” with Skyler Lutes and his Sunset Cliffs based studio. After releasing the EP at the end of May 2016 Skyler officially joined the band to play Bass. The last piece was finding Drummer, Jack McCain, to round out the 4-piece lineup.
So far in 2016 Lad’s Holiday has played at Music Box, SOMA, 710 Beach Club, Sofar Sounds San Diego and is scheduled to play Dec. 12th at Soda Bar and Dec. 30th at Tin Roof San Diego. Look for the Indie rockers to put out their first full-length album in the beginning of 2017.