Drive A Victims Of Strange Bus Break-In While In Chicago On Rock Allegiance Tour with Papa Roach and P.O.D.

Our sources have informed us that Los Angeles’ Drive A were the victims of a bizarre bus break-in earlier this week in downtown Chicago, while on a break from their run on the Rock Allegiance Tour with Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mud, P.O.D., Red and Crossfade.

 

This past Tuesday night, as band members and crew slept on their bus while parked in an underground garage located in an area frequented by transients, an unidentified person entered the vehicle and made off with money, food, booze, clothing and an iPod, while leaving their gear untouched.

 

The band is taking it in stride, as front Bruno Mascolo explains, “I guess to make it in music these days you have to fully commit yourself, even if it means your home away from home being raided by homeless people on occasion. That being said, the next homeless person that asks us for change, we will be checking his pocket for our ipod. I’m just glad everyone is okay.”

 

Rock Alliance Tour (9/02-9/21 & 9/25):

 

       

          Sep 02         SOARING EAGLE CASINO  Mt Pleasant, MI                        

          Sep 04         AMP @ WHARF       Orange Beach, AL                     

          Sep 05         Green Iguana          Tampa, FL                       

          Sep 07         FAU Arena    Boca Raton, FL                          

          Sep 09         LAWRENCE JOEL COLISEUM        Winston Salem, NC                   

          Sep 10         Ntelos Wireless Pavillion    Portsmouth, VA                       

          Sep 11         The Brewery  Rochester, NY                          

          Sep 13         WEST VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY      Parkersburg, WV                       

          Sep 14         PromoWest Pavillion         Columbus, OH                          

          Sep 16         Main Street Armory Rochester, NY                           

          Sep 18         THE WOODS Nashville, TN                  

          Sep 20         HEARTLAND EVENT CENTER OUTDOORS         Grand Island, NE                      

          Sep 21         THEATRE @ WORLD ARENA        Colorado Springs, CO       

                  

          Sep 24        Verizon Amphitheater   Irvine, CA             EPICENTER FESTIVAL 2011   

         

          Sep 25         Power Balance Pavilion

 

Check out DRIVE A on the web here: drivearock.com 

And watch their videos here: youtube.com/drivearocks

Article by Matthew Dickson

Migrate Music Review: Truth – Troubled

Download: Truth – Troubled

The other day we got a submission from a native rapper from Ohio. Truth be told (pun intended) I thought I was gonna hear some corny guy with a non existent flow. Instead what I heard, was unsigned gold! I have listened to many albums this year from rappers with multi million dollar contracts who don’t have the flow, style, or even ability to stay on topic for an entire song. Truth has all three of these things and more. The only thing he is missing is the millions of dollars.
It saddens me when I hear someone good enough to make it in the business but has had no chances, or has been turned down quicker then you can blink your eyes! Truth brings a certain street style that is widely accepted in hip hop. His rhymes are uplifting and have meaning. The samples in his songs are great to hear and accompany his style and voice perfectly.
In his song “Troubled” he talks about his everyday life. Not everyone can relate to one person’s life or upbringing. So Truth takes it a step further when he brings up issues effecting everyday life for people all across America. Such as homes being foreclosed, gas prices rising, and people with a promise of getting a job when they graduate college with a degree, NOT being able to get a job in this time of recession. I’ve already listened to “Troubled” a good ten times, it’s quite catchy.
So my conclusion of “Truth.” Well I can respectfully say the guy has talent. He flows to the beat flawlessly, talks about stuff people can relate too, and most importantly he has the skill to come up in the game. If you asked me if I could see Truth on MTV or on the radio, I would most definitely have to say yes. Take a listen and see what I mean. After only listening to three songs, he has popped up on my radar and I will be watching for his next moves.
Below is a link to his sound cloud, youtube, twitter, and facebook. On his sound cloud he has two other songs named “Fall For You”  and “Got It Made.” Both I might add are just as good as “Troubled.” Fans of hip hop, rejoice because Truth is real, and a future up-and-comer! You heard it here first from Migrate Music!

Article by Tyler Ritchie

Migrate Music Premiere and Download: Lightouts – Only the Smart Ones

Our friends over at BreakThru Radio have a weekly show called Live Studio! And for this week , they have brought in one of our favorite indie rock bands the Lightouts.  So check out the Lightouts perform Only the Smart Ones off of their maxi See Clear.

You can also download Only The Smart Ones for FREE right here: Lightouts – Only The Smart Ones

Article by Matthew Dickson

Download: Machine Gun Kelly feat. Waka Flaka – “Wild Boy”

Cleveland’s own Machine Gun Kelly has released his first official single from his upcoming album. The song is called “Wild Boy” which might just describe him accurately. Just recently Machine Gun Kelly was arrested for organizing a flash mob at a Cleveland Mall that got out of hand as soon as the rapper showed up. Below is the song…so listen because Migrate Music told you to!
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Article by Tyler Ritchie

Migrate Music Exclusive – Balance and the Traveling Sounds – Won’t Do (J Dilla)

How about we switch gears here for a moment. I know we post up a lot of rock, indie, and hip hop, but we also want to start branching out and covering more genres. (See the ABOUT MIGRATE MUSIC NEWS tab at the top).

Let us introduce to you Balance and the Traveling Sounds.

BTS combines  a variety of musical tastes, cultural backgrounds, eclectic grooves and lush harmonies to create an innovative, captivating and addicting sound accessible by any music enthusiast. This powerhouse of soul, funk, jazz and hip-hop-inspired grooves is composed of seven diverse musicians from a variety of metropolises up and down the Golden Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego). Comprised of producer EBO, MC KIRB, vocalist Mike Eddie, drummer Julian Hogan, saxophonist Jeff Kolhede, guitarist Ryan Kern, and bass guitarist Scott Fulton. Embodying old-school class with a hip-hop edge, Balance and the Traveling Sounds melds the raw honesty of live instrumentation and introspective lyrics with hip-hop sampling and imaginative beats. They add a modern twist to the musical acts that came before and inspired their musical progress, making them a group of tireless artists with an unparalleled level of devotion to the art form.

So check out Balance and the Traveling Sounds new video – Won’t Do ( J Dilla)

Check them out on the web here: btscentral.com

Facebook and “Like” them here: facebook.com/soundstravel

Article by Matthew Dickson

Migrate Music Exclusive: Fourth Quarter Comeback – When I Fall

Buy: Fourth Quarter Comeback – When I Fall 

Fourth Quarter Comeback is:

Andy Garcia: Vocals/Guitar

Casey Johnson: Guitar/Vocals

Ben Cobb: Bass

Matt DuRousseau: Drums

Fairfax, VA’s Fourth Quarter Comeback has only been together since late summer 2010, but they’ve quickly gone on to create quite a stir both online and in their own hometown. Armed with a batch of infectious, radio-ready power-pop rock tunes, the band entered the studio in late 2010 to record their self-released debut EP “Finders Keepers” with producer Jim Ebert (All Time Low, Butch Walker). The EP is out now and available on iTunes at: itunes/finders-keepers 

Finders Keepers Track Listing:

1. When I Fall

2. All I Know

3. New York, New York

4. Finders Keepers

5. You And I

 


Impressively, Fourth Quarter Comeback is currently among the Top 10 bands competing for a chance to play Virgin Mobile‘s FreeFest 2011 on September 10 in Columbia, MD. Five bands will be chosen, and they need your help to win a spot! To vote, simply ‘Like’ Virgin Mobile Live’s Facebook page (facebook.com/VirginMobileLive) and under the “FreeFest” tab, vote for Fourth Quarter Comeback. Voting ends Sunday, September 4th

 

Check out Fourth Quarter Comeback on the web here: fourthquartercomeback.com

Facebook and “Like” them here: facebook.com/FourthQuarterComeback

Tweet them here: twitter.com 4thquarterband

And check out more of their music here: purevolume.com/4thQuarterComeback

 

Article by Matthew Dickson

 

 

Migrate Music Highlight: Inferno

Inferno is a band from Rome, Italy. They categorize themselves as “Sci-Fi Grind ‘n’ Roll”. Their sound contains elements of 8-bit and they are highly entertaining and fun to listen to. If you’ve never heard them before, here is your chance:

Watch them live…

And not so live…

 

Article by Tommy Hemmer