Oldschool Sunday: ANIMAL BAG [Commentary From Singer Luke Edwards]

ANIMAL BAG Circa 1992 (Photo Courtesy Of Gideon Smith)
Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

“Country boys make good in the big city”. That short sentence could very easily summarize the story of Charlotte, North Carolina’s ANIMAL BAG. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: ANIMAL BAG [Commentary From Singer Luke Edwards]”

ACE FREHLEY To Perform Entire 1978 Solo Album At N.J. KISS EXPO 2018

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the collective four solo albums issued by each individual member of KISS in 1978. Continue reading “ACE FREHLEY To Perform Entire 1978 Solo Album At N.J. KISS EXPO 2018”

CLUTCH Set Dates For Annual Holiday Mini-Tour w/ Guests THE MESSTHETICS, LIONIZE & MIKE DILLON BAND

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

Anyone who is any kind of fan of the great American rock band CLUTCH is probably aware that the band is known for carrying out a mini-tour to wrap up each year of their success.  Continue reading “CLUTCH Set Dates For Annual Holiday Mini-Tour w/ Guests THE MESSTHETICS, LIONIZE & MIKE DILLON BAND”

COCKY BITCHES (Butthole Surfers, Cold Members) Full-Length Debut Due In Nov. [Video Trailer]

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

There’s psych-rock and then there is psychedelic rock, two totally different genres, or musical styles, very dissimilar to one another. Continue reading “COCKY BITCHES (Butthole Surfers, Cold Members) Full-Length Debut Due In Nov. [Video Trailer]”

New Round Of DEEP PURPLE Vinyl Reissues Arrive In Nov. w/ ‘Deep Purple In Rock’ & ‘Fireball’

Article by: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited by: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor

In July, Riff Relevant reported [HERE] on the UMG reissues of several classic albums from hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE. Continue reading “New Round Of DEEP PURPLE Vinyl Reissues Arrive In Nov. w/ ‘Deep Purple In Rock’ & ‘Fireball’”

THE BREW ‘Art Of Persuasion’ Upcoming Napalm Records Release; Video Premiere + EU. Tour Dates


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

U.K.-based contemporary rock band THE BREW are back as the arrival of their seventh studio album sits upon the horizon. Continue reading “THE BREW ‘Art Of Persuasion’ Upcoming Napalm Records Release; Video Premiere + EU. Tour Dates”

Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Festival: Day 1 – BASK, TOKE, TEMPTATION’S WINGS & GREEN FIEND [Live Videos]


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

The most recent Labor Day Weekend here in the U.S. – specifically Saturday, Sept. 1 and Sunday, Sept. 2 – would see the inaugural Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Festival get underway in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Continue reading “Heavy Mountain Music & Beer Festival: Day 1 – BASK, TOKE, TEMPTATION’S WINGS & GREEN FIEND [Live Videos]”

DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018: Pat Riot’s Must See Bands [The First Time 5]

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

With the ever-nearing events of the 2018 edition of the Riff Relevant-sponsored DESCENDANTS OF CROM less than a week away… what better time to roll out some of the acts I’m most excited to see live?! Continue reading “DESCENDANTS OF CROM 2018: Pat Riot’s Must See Bands [The First Time 5]”

‘Chris Cornell: An Artist’s Legacy’ Career-Spanning Collection To Arrive In Nov.; ‘When Bad Does Good’ Lyric Video

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

After weeks of rumors about a posthumously issued collection of music from Chris Cornell, we now have solid facts about the intended release. Continue reading “‘Chris Cornell: An Artist’s Legacy’ Career-Spanning Collection To Arrive In Nov.; ‘When Bad Does Good’ Lyric Video”

Steven Wilson ‘Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall’ Film Due In November [Video Trailer]

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

STEVEN WILSON is a world recognized songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician, producer, and much, much more. Continue reading “Steven Wilson ‘Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall’ Film Due In November [Video Trailer]”

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set Reissue [Video Trailer]

(Image: © K & K Ulf Kruger OHG/Redferns – Getty)

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

One of the most iconic albums in the history of rock and roll, the JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE‘s 1968 offering, ‘Electric Ladyland‘, reaches its 50th anniversary this year. Continue reading “JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set Reissue [Video Trailer]”

MISCONDUCTERS ‘Reanimated’ EP Review; New Lyric Video


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

It has been almost a year since I tackled reviewing last year’s release from MISCONDUCTERS, ‘Pariah‘, [HERE] at Riff RelevantContinue reading “MISCONDUCTERS ‘Reanimated’ EP Review; New Lyric Video”

CIRCUS OF POWER Premiere ‘Princess Of Mars’ Official Video; Issue New Non-Album Single [Streaming]

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

It was just last year (2017) that saw the studio resurrection of CIRCUS OF POWER via their first new full-length in 25 years, ‘Four‘. Continue reading “CIRCUS OF POWER Premiere ‘Princess Of Mars’ Official Video; Issue New Non-Album Single [Streaming]”

THROAT’s New Svart Records Album ‘Bareback’ Streaming

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

Finland’s alternative / noise rock band THROAT released their new album ‘Bareback‘ via Svart Records this past Friday, August 31st. Continue reading “THROAT’s New Svart Records Album ‘Bareback’ Streaming”

BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE ‘Burn’ In New Official Video; UK Tour Nears

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

London’s modern rock act BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE are premiering the new official video for “Burn“, the band’s third single from their latest release.  Continue reading “BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE ‘Burn’ In New Official Video; UK Tour Nears”