Riff Relevant Retrospect: No Rest For The Riffin’ w/ Patrick Kennison [Guest Contributor: Erik Kluiber]

(By Erik Kluiber, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Every so often, we have a chance to run something off-road that kicks ass.  This here be one of those times.  Erik Kluiber (Void Vator, Ironaut, ex-Gypsyhawk, et al.) approached me about an article he penned.  A tale I found intriguing and a bit surprising, about Patrick Kennison – who one might call a bona fide ‘rock star’.  His career spans many successes, but within that success, Erik shares with us a candid view from Patrick’s home-spun dive stage fun, out from under the glory of arena lights.  Enjoy! ~ Leanne   
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UNSANE To See Extensive U.S. & EU. Touring This Summer; U.S. Support Includes CHILD BITE-ZEKE-WRONG

(Pic By: Dan Joeright)

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

N.Y.C.’s brashest of aurally abrasive noise rockers, UNSANE, will embark upon extensive tour cycles in the U.S. and Europe this summer. Continue reading “UNSANE To See Extensive U.S. & EU. Touring This Summer; U.S. Support Includes CHILD BITE-ZEKE-WRONG”

Riff Relevant Interviews: TELEKINETIC YETI; Appearing @ FireBreather Fest (4/14!); Descendants Of Crom

(By Taylor Waring, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

[Editor’s intro] Dubuque, Iowa’s Telekinetic Yeti began their journey in 2015, and in only a couple of years these two gents have steadily and strongly ascended.  Just in time for FireBreather Fest (today!) in Indianapolis, IN, we have a chat with the duo for you before the show.

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MOS GENERATOR – New ‘Shadowlands’ Album Out May 11 on Listenable Records [Mini-Review]; ‘Road Rats Tour’ w/FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Last month, we shared news that Mos Generator is direct support for Fu Manchu’s tour in May, and we also premiered their new video.  We now have updated ‘Road Rats Tour’ dates, plus details about the new ‘Shadowlands’ album.    Continue reading “MOS GENERATOR – New ‘Shadowlands’ Album Out May 11 on Listenable Records [Mini-Review]; ‘Road Rats Tour’ w/FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Capitol Hemp

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets went on sale in December.  Riff Relevant has announced the lineup, a beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and of four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  We invite you to learn a bit more about primary sponsor: CAPITOL HEMP. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Capitol Hemp”

STONER DAZE – Stoner & Doom Festival (March 15 & 16) Austin, Texas

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

#FestAlert – Stoner Daze: Stoner & Doom Festival is happening in a couple of weeks on March 15-16th in Austin, Texas.    Continue reading “STONER DAZE – Stoner & Doom Festival (March 15 & 16) Austin, Texas”

SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

It has been just a little over three years since the Tri-State (TN., VA., N.C.) region’s Sang Sarah released their introductory EP, Lips Of Atomic Explosion. Since then, the band has remained active, although they have undergone some changes in their roster which we’ll get to in a moment. Continue reading “SANG SARAH ‘Dismantle’ Review; Album Release Show”

EXCLUSIVE: MOS GENERATOR – ‘Wicked Willow’ Video Premiere; ‘Road Rats Tour’ Dates To Support FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

A couple of weeks back, we shared news of Fu Manchu’s new release and tour, with Mos Generator on board as direct support.  Today we bring you the full list of MosGen tour dates, plus a premiere of a new Official Video for the track ‘Wicked Willow‘, off their Abyssinia album.    Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE: MOS GENERATOR – ‘Wicked Willow’ Video Premiere; ‘Road Rats Tour’ Dates To Support FU MANCHU + Headline & Fests”

THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 event tickets went on sale in December.  Riff Relevant has announced the full festival lineup, revealed the beautiful fest poster (artwork by Christina Christie), and told of the four primary festival sponsors (Riff Relevant included).  Now we’re inviting you to learn a bit more about these sponsors, starting with the Oliver Brewing Co.. Continue reading “THE MARYLAND DOOM FESTIVAL 2018 – Sponsors Feature: Oliver Brewing Company”

BLACKLIGHT MEDIA RECORDS Announce 1st NYC Showcase w/ CANDIRIA, GOZU, GOOD TIGER & More!

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

On March 8th, Blacklight Media Records will present its first ever label showcase, with six bands of the Blacklight family.  Hosted by Jose Mangin, the showcase will take place at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.    Continue reading “BLACKLIGHT MEDIA RECORDS Announce 1st NYC Showcase w/ CANDIRIA, GOZU, GOOD TIGER & More!”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds THE SKULL, GEEZER, ATALA, & MORE!


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Additional bands revealed for the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL that’s set for this April 2018… we have updates about the lineup and another headliner! Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds THE SKULL, GEEZER, ATALA, & MORE!”

RIFFS OR GTFO Announces ‘California Blood: Volume 1’ Compilation; Teaser Video


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Arriving on Friday, January 26th, is the metal-intensified “California Blood: Volume 1” compilation from the San Diego based Riffs Or GTFO label.  The offering provides a powerful presentation containing some of the best underground bands out at this time. Continue reading “RIFFS OR GTFO Announces ‘California Blood: Volume 1’ Compilation; Teaser Video”

NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds DEMON EYE, VOID KING…+ VIP Contest Winner!


(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

Additional bands revealed for the NEW ENGLAND STONER & DOOM FESTIVAL that’s set for this April 2018… we have more news about the lineup, as well as the VIP contest they had! Continue reading “NEW ENGLAND STONER AND DOOM FESTIVAL – Lineup adds DEMON EYE, VOID KING…+ VIP Contest Winner!”

FIREBREATHER FESTIVAL – TONESMITH Presents 10-Band Stoner Rock Event on 4-14 in Indianapolis IN

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

“…Then I was but young and tender. Now I am old and strong, strong, strong.” ~ Smaug (J.R.R. Tolkien) Continue reading “FIREBREATHER FESTIVAL – TONESMITH Presents 10-Band Stoner Rock Event on 4-14 in Indianapolis IN”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – More Festival Acts Revealed: MOS GENERATOR, LO-PAN, TELEKINETIC YETI, & MORE!

Descendants Of Crom Festival

(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)

“…Only that the crowd would be there to greet him with howls of lust and fury.  He began to realize his sense of worth… he mattered…” ~ The Wizard (Conan) Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018 – More Festival Acts Revealed: MOS GENERATOR, LO-PAN, TELEKINETIC YETI, & MORE!”