The Bolts Transformation Into Island Apollo At Silverlake Lounge

By: Lucy rendler-Kaplan

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(PCM) Orange-County based indie rockers The Bolts made a bold move early last month—they changed their name to Island Apollo. Bolder still, the five-some headed north to hipster haven Silverlake  previewing work through their new material as Island Apollo, taking up residency at the gritty Silverlake Lounge for four Mondays in July.

The band—comprised of guitarists Heath Farmer and Ryan Kilpatrick, bassist Addam Farmer, keyboardist Austin Farmer, and drummer Matt Champagne—gained considerable fame as The Bolts after forming as teenagers in Orange County.  In short order, they picked up airplay on KROQ, won Orange County’s “Best Pop … read more...

Josh Turner Pulls No Punches With His Rougstock and Rambler Tour

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(PCM) Recently, country music superstar Josh Turner brought his down-home melodies to the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. Turner is in the midst of his Roughstock and Rambler Tour in support of his latest album, Punching Bag.

Josh hit the stage and pulled no punches, playing a sweet 16-song set that included big hits like “Your Man”, “Punching Bag”, “Time Is Love”, “Haywire”, and “Would You Go With Me”, as well as rare gems like “Backwoods Boy”. Turner closed out the set with the foot-stompin’ “Firecracker”. Josh Turner has one of the most distinct voices in country music today, … read more...

Dan Croll Talks Festival Life, Latest Album And More!

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(PCM) We were recently out at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE and caught up with British singer/songwriter Dan Croll.

Croll’s set on the Firefly Main Stage was sweet music to our ears and we enjoyed being able to chat after the set about topics such as festival life, the music industry, and of course his latest album release “Sweet Disarray”.

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Check out the full interview below:

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Catching Up With Kongos At Firefly Festival

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(PCM) South African rockers, Kongos, put on an incredible performance during their recent appearance at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE.

The band, which consists of four brothers Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Daniel Kongos, fill the stage with a true sense of passion and intoxicating energy. Despite their early set time, kicking off the Firefly Main Stage, they were the ideal wake-up call to shake things up and get everyone moving at the festival.

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The band’s single “Come With Me Now’ is blowing up at radio and is surely becoming one of biggest hits of the summer. The track … read more...

Outkast And Jack Johnson Round-Out An Epic Firefly Festival Weekend

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(PCM) I could hardly believe that after Thursday and Friday’s epic performance there were still two more days lined-up for Firefly Music Festival. As I made my way into the festival around noon on Saturday, I was greeted by sounds of “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles blasting through the speakers of the Lawn Stage, the same thing occurred on Sunday around noon as well.

I felt that it was a warm and lovely way to greet festival goers as they were making their way into the festival grounds each day…almost like a little good afternoon hug of a … read more...

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