VAST ASTEROID Debut ‘Drown’ Official Video As S/T Album Sees 1st-Time Vinyl Release

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

The Los Angeles collective known as VAST ASTEROID have premiered a new official video, one for their song “Drown“. Continue reading “VAST ASTEROID Debut ‘Drown’ Official Video As S/T Album Sees 1st-Time Vinyl Release”

THE BLACK BONES S/T EP Review & Stream

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

Vienna, Austria’s The Black Bones recently released their self-titled EP a scant two months ago, back in early January. Continue reading “THE BLACK BONES S/T EP Review & Stream”

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]


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

After several months of rumors, speculation, and cryptic picture posts, The Smashing Pumpkins have officially broken their silence to announce their reunion.  Continue reading “THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Confirm Reunion; Announce ‘Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour’ [Video]”

BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album


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

Three of the songs from Barren Womb‘s upcoming new album, “Old Money / New Lows“, are available to stream at this time. The Nordic noise-mongers will unleash the new record on February 16th via Spartan Records. Continue reading “BARREN WOMB Share 3 Songs From Upcoming ‘Old Money / New Lows’ Album”

NOISEHEADS ‘Wait’ Official Video Arrives As Band’s New ‘Sitcoms For Aliens’ Album Drops

(Pic Courtesy Of Elizabeth Gray)

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

Florida’s highly promising punk rock-fueled Alt. Rock act Noiseheads are back with a brand new album and an Official Video from it too. That new record is titled “Sitcoms For Aliens” and it dropped yesterday, on January 5th from Silly Monkey Music and is sure to be another explosive salvo of angst-y music mania. Continue reading “NOISEHEADS ‘Wait’ Official Video Arrives As Band’s New ‘Sitcoms For Aliens’ Album Drops”

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: SANG SARAH ‘X-Ray Eyes’ Single; New Album Details


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

Riff Relevant is excessively excited, overjoyed in fact, to be the EXCLUSIVE source for today’s global-wide premiere of the brand new single from Sang Sarah, “X-Ray Eyes“!   Continue reading “EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: SANG SARAH ‘X-Ray Eyes’ Single; New Album Details”

TY TABOR (King’s X) To Release New 2-Disc Solo Album ‘Alien Beans’; Official Video Premiere


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

Iconic King’s X guitarist, Ty Tabor (also of The Jelly Jam and Platypus, etc.), will release a new solo effort, ‘Alien Beans’, on January 12th via Rat Pak Records.   Continue reading “TY TABOR (King’s X) To Release New 2-Disc Solo Album ‘Alien Beans’; Official Video Premiere”

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce First US Tour With New Singer Jeff Gutt


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

STP (Stone Temple Pilots) are prepared to capitalize on their revitalized return with new vocalist Jeff Gutt (pronounced ‘goote’) by undertaking an early 2018 U.S. tour.  Tickets go on-sale this Friday, December 8th at 10 AM local time.  Continue reading “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce First US Tour With New Singer Jeff Gutt”

Riff Relevant Lists – 15 UNDERGROUND CUTS FROM THE 80’s

(By Shaun Katz, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Despite what the history books tell us, the 80’s wasn’t all about MTV and men in pink slacks.  Under the smiley faced conservatism, something odd and esoteric was brewing.   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Lists – 15 UNDERGROUND CUTS FROM THE 80’s”

STNNNG / CHILD BITE Split EP Streaming In Full


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

Five songs, two bands, one scathing release. The numbers don’t lie as the STNNG / Child Bite Split EP dropped today, Nov. 11th from Forge Again Records.

Continue reading “STNNNG / CHILD BITE Split EP Streaming In Full”

RIFF RELEVANT Catches ‘New Wave’ Of POWERMAN 5000 Stream; Official Video Premiere


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

Without question, one of the greatest strengths of Riff Relevant, or any music website that dares to do so, is to crush divisive elitist mindsets within said music coverage.  Many sites tailor make themselves into cookie cutter-like, color by number spots that only cater to one style or genre of music.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Catches ‘New Wave’ Of POWERMAN 5000 Stream; Official Video Premiere”

EMPTY THREAT ‘Shutdown Nowhere’ EP Review & Stream


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

The threat is real! From Mississauga, Ontario comes the debut offering from Empty Threat, the “Shutdown Nowhere” EP. The six song effort dropped nearly two weeks ago and I’m pretty happy about it landing on my radar. The reason I’m saying that is because of what is channeled through these six selections. It’s a potent blending of punk rock, grunge, alternative and post-rock that walks the line between the past and the present worlds of music. Continue reading “EMPTY THREAT ‘Shutdown Nowhere’ EP Review & Stream”

RUFF MAJIK ‘The Hare And The Hollow’ [I.E. Seasons Pt. 1] Review & Stream

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

If you are like me and are even remotely tapped into alternative music from outside of the U.S., then I’d wager you’ve encountered this band at some point. This band being Pretoria, South Africa’s Ruff Majik of course, a band I discovered a year or two back.  Continue reading “RUFF MAJIK ‘The Hare And The Hollow’ [I.E. Seasons Pt. 1] Review & Stream”