BLACK STONE CHERRY Announce Dec. U.K. Tour w/ THE CADILLAC THREE & MONSTER TRUCK


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

Kentucky’s southern rock ‘n blues band BLACK STONE CHERRY have just announced a planned U.K. tour set for this December. Continue reading “BLACK STONE CHERRY Announce Dec. U.K. Tour w/ THE CADILLAC THREE & MONSTER TRUCK”

WASTED THEORY Reveals ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Coming on Argonauta Records; ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour Continues

Cover Art by Bill Kole – Billy Diablo Designs

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

Hitting the halfway point of their ‘Stoned On Both Coasts Tour” on May 26th with a blazing set at the Stoned To Death 3 Fest in Vermont [PHOTOS HERE], American Weed Rockers Wasted Theory sneaked into the studio in between performances to complete a new record.   Continue reading “WASTED THEORY Reveals ‘Warlords Of The New Electric’ Coming on Argonauta Records; ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour Continues”

CLUTCH’s EARTH ROCKER FEST 2018 – C.O.C., BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, EYEHATEGOD [ER Fest ’17 Photos]

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

The CLUTCH organized and led Earth Rocker Festival has announced it will return for a second edition in 2018. Continue reading “CLUTCH’s EARTH ROCKER FEST 2018 – C.O.C., BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, EYEHATEGOD [ER Fest ’17 Photos]”

BLACKTOP MOJO North American Tour Announced [Select Dates With BLACK STONE CHERRY]; JOYOUS WOLF & OF LIMBO To Support


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

The Texas boogie ‘n blues / southern rock outfit Blacktop Mojo have announced their North American tour run with Joyous Wolf and Of Limbo, including select dates with Black Stone Cherry. Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO North American Tour Announced [Select Dates With BLACK STONE CHERRY]; JOYOUS WOLF & OF LIMBO To Support”

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”

WASTED THEORY – ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour w/First West Coast Dates; Supporting ‘Defenders Of The Riff -2017’ [Full Stream] via Argonauta Records

Photo by Shane Gardner/Rock N Roll Socialite

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

American Weed Rockers WASTED THEORY hit the highway again, announcing U.S. Tour dates for 2018, including their first sky-way trek to California for a hazy ‘Stoned On Both Coasts” year of performances.   Continue reading “WASTED THEORY – ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour w/First West Coast Dates; Supporting ‘Defenders Of The Riff -2017’ [Full Stream] via Argonauta Records”

BLACKTOP MOJO Release Acoustic Live Video For ‘Underneath’; To Play ROCK FEST 2018

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

Capitalizing on the breakthrough success of their 2017 sophomore album “Burn The Ships” (Cuhmon Records), Blacktop Mojo have released an acoustic performance of one  of its songs.  Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO Release Acoustic Live Video For ‘Underneath’; To Play ROCK FEST 2018”

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”

EMP Label Group Launches Southern Rock/Country Music Imprint ‘EMP Outlaw’; RON KEEL BAND Release Announced Via Video


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

EMP Label Group, ran in part by Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, has announced the formation of EMP Outlaw, a southern rock/outlaw country music imprint. One of the label’s first offerings will the re-issue of “Metal Cowboy“, the 2014 independent release from legendary Steeler/Keel vocalist Ron Keel, in stores on March 2nd. Continue reading “EMP Label Group Launches Southern Rock/Country Music Imprint ‘EMP Outlaw’; RON KEEL BAND Release Announced Via Video”

Tesla Guitarist FRANK HANNON To Release Solo Covers Series; Allman Bros. Band Song Streaming


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

Longtime Tesla guitarist and solo artist Frank Hannon has announced the upcoming release of “From One Place…To Another Vol. 1“, a planned series of albums to consist of cover songs from the soulful musician. Out everywhere January 26th, 2018 while a pre-order is available now at PledgeMusic where contributors will gain access to exclusive merchandise and experiences with Frank. Continue reading “Tesla Guitarist FRANK HANNON To Release Solo Covers Series; Allman Bros. Band Song Streaming”

Oldschool Sunday: THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT

THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT

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

For many of you here reading this, NOLA band The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight (sometimes known solely as Clearlight) may be a totally unknown entity to you. If that is the case, especially if you consider yourself tapped into the New Orleans, Louisiana music scene, prepare to be astounded to some degree or another. See, the band, which was originally begun in 1996 as a side-project type thing, happens to house some rather well known players from the heavy rock/sludge underground. Continue reading “Oldschool Sunday: THE MYSTICK KREWE OF CLEARLIGHT”

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ‘No Cross No Crown’ in Jan. 2018; Album Details + New Official Track


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

The highly touted, anxiously awaited new album from Corrosion Of Conformity, marking the return of guitarist / vocalist Pepper Keenan, is closer than ever.   Continue reading “CORROSION OF CONFORMITY ‘No Cross No Crown’ in Jan. 2018; Album Details + New Official Track”

EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE To ‘Grind’ Again This October; Song Premiere


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

Nashville, Tennessee’s Every Mother’s Nightmare were a massively popular band during the Nineties.  They signed with Clive Davis’ Arista Records and garnered regular airplay on MTV with a string of highly popular songs.   Continue reading “EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE To ‘Grind’ Again This October; Song Premiere”

CONTRA – ‘Deny Everything’ Album Review & Stream; Show Dates

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

OH!-IO!”  Cleveland, stand up (or smoke up), you should be proud.  Lemme drop a quick list of all the great things this city has bestowed upon Western civilization:   Continue reading “CONTRA – ‘Deny Everything’ Album Review & Stream; Show Dates”

GATEWAY TO HELL ‘Clovers’ EP Review & Stream


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

Maryland Doom… it sits in high regard here in the U.S.,  as well as the rest of the world.  I won’t bother to name-drop all the bands inevitably linked to that scene. We are here to discuss only one today – Baltimore’s Gateway To Hell.  The band released their new 5-song EP, “Clovers“, just today (July 21st) via Unholy Anarchy Records. Continue reading “GATEWAY TO HELL ‘Clovers’ EP Review & Stream”