KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain”

Photo courtesy of Pure Noise Records
Article by: Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

This week, newer hardcore giants Knocked Loose released a music video for their song “The Rain,” the third song off of their latest album, ‘Laugh Tracks’, out on Pure Noise Records.    Continue reading “KNOCKED LOOSE – Show Review & New Video “The Rain””

STONECUTTERS ‘Carved In Time’ Album To Arrive In Nov.; Title Track Stream + Tour Dates


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

Louisville, Kentucky’s genre-melding, metal chaos-mongers STONECUTTERS will return this winter with their fifth studio album. Continue reading “STONECUTTERS ‘Carved In Time’ Album To Arrive In Nov.; Title Track Stream + Tour Dates”

Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]


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

When it comes to straightforward Rock ‘N Roll, Los Angeles’ FIREBALL MINISTRY are one of the absolute best bands in this universe, or any other for that matter. Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: FIREBALL MINISTRY [Video]”

HOWLING GIANT Share Cover From Upcoming PINK FLOYD Tribute; Schedule May U.S. East Coast Tour


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

Nashville’s critically-acclaimed psyche / space rock band HOWLING GIANT have contributed a Pink Floyd cover to a tribute compilation coming from Magnetic Eye Records. Continue reading “HOWLING GIANT Share Cover From Upcoming PINK FLOYD Tribute; Schedule May U.S. East Coast Tour”

DAPPER DAN ‘Tight Spot’ Review; ‘Hell Or Horses’ Single Streaming


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

The Southeast Kentucky-based, hard fuzz, southern rock and blues band Dapper Dan (gotta love that name, huh, O’ Brother Where Art Thou fans) recently issued their first official studio effort, “Tight Spot“. Continue reading “DAPPER DAN ‘Tight Spot’ Review; ‘Hell Or Horses’ Single Streaming”

ROTTING KINGDOM S/T EP Review & Stream


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

From right within the heart of my distant backyard of Lexington, KY comes the three-song introduction to Rotting Kingdom.   Continue reading “ROTTING KINGDOM S/T EP Review & Stream”

FLAW Launches Western U.S. Tour 2018 With VIP Pkg.; Guests BLACKLITE DISTRICT & THE CROWNED


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

Re-activated Kentucky hard rock / nu metal unit FLAW have unveiled their plans for a Western U.S. Tour 2018.  Joining the Louisville rockers will be guests Blacklite District and The Crowned.   Continue reading “FLAW Launches Western U.S. Tour 2018 With VIP Pkg.; Guests BLACKLITE DISTRICT & THE CROWNED”

SMOKE HEALER ‘Highway Meets The Sky’ EP Review & Stream


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

It is no big secret that marijuana cultivation and the State of Kentucky in the U.S. have a symbiotic relationship established quite long ago.   Continue reading “SMOKE HEALER ‘Highway Meets The Sky’ EP Review & Stream”

Riff Relevant Interviews: STONECUTTERS Guitarist NICK BURKS

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

Louisville, Kentucky’s Stonecutters are a powerhouse band that are well into their first decade of creating intense music to say the least.  The band is widely known in our communal underground as being a caustic, genre-melding entity.   Continue reading “Riff Relevant Interviews: STONECUTTERS Guitarist NICK BURKS”

MIRRORED IMAGE ‘The Pursuit Of Happiness’ Review & Stream


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

Of course you can call me a bit biased when a Kentucky-based band and their music falls into my lap.  It’s not a big secret that The Bluegrass State is my old Kentucky home and that I’ve lived here on and off in various periods of my life.   Continue reading “MIRRORED IMAGE ‘The Pursuit Of Happiness’ Review & Stream”

SINFUL LILLY: Summer Of Shows 2017

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

RKY’s (Richmond, Kentucky) Sinful Lilly are a band that’s rising like lava-hot mercury in a thermometer! The guys, Fredi Handshoe (guitar/lead vocals), Nikki Valklix (bass/vocals) and Trey Bledsoe (drums), are in the early stages of this meteoric rise, but don’t be fooled.   Continue reading “SINFUL LILLY: Summer Of Shows 2017”

LAST IN LINE To Play The Forum In Hazard, KY. July 22nd; SINFUL LILLY & DULA Supporting


You could call them a “supergroup” and it would be absolutely legitimate and applicable. Last In Line is the stellar hard rock act that was originally begun as a tribute to the late, great Ronnie James Dio by former members of his band.   Continue reading “LAST IN LINE To Play The Forum In Hazard, KY. July 22nd; SINFUL LILLY & DULA Supporting”