MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4

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

We covered the Pre-Fest. We covered Days One and Two. Guess what? Now it’s time for Day Three! Wrapping up Part Four of my series on The Maryland Doom Fest 2017, let’s get this party train through the final stretch of tracks… Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Day Three 6/25 – Leanne’s Must-See Bands #4”

BLACKTOP MOJO Announces The FREE ‘Where The Wind Blows Tour 2017’


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

That is not a typo in the title, my friends. The Texas-based twister of Southern-infused heavy rock that is Blacktop Mojo have announced their first official road run of 2017. The 14 date, first leg of the ‘Where The Wind Blows Tour 2017’ is a totally FREE event… every stop along the way! Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO Announces The FREE ‘Where The Wind Blows Tour 2017’”

MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Leanne’s Must-See Bands – Pre-Fest 6/22

MDDF Poster – Illustration: David Paul Seymour with Color/Design: Mark Cruikshank

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

Weekend Pass bought (check), hotel booked (check), job time off approved (check), camera ready (check), road trip mood (check), procrastinating packing (perma-check). I will be attending the Maryland Doom Fest for the first time this year.  Pat Riot stated his musts, now here are mine…  Continue reading “MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2017; Leanne’s Must-See Bands – Pre-Fest 6/22”

JUKEBOX MONKEY ‘Grey Skies Red Planet’ Review, Stream & Official Video

After a string of fantastic EP releases, England’s Jukebox Monkey issued their debut full-length album, the eight song ‘Grey Skies Red Planet‘, today, Friday, April 28th.     Continue reading “JUKEBOX MONKEY ‘Grey Skies Red Planet’ Review, Stream & Official Video”

FIVE HORSE JOHNSON Announce Long Awaited New LP ‘Jake Leg Boogie’; Title Track Streaming


Despite speculation to the contrary, Ohio’s smoldering stoner blues band Five Horse Johnson are active and have a new record on tap. They have just announced that ‘Jake Leg Boogie‘ will see the light of day from Small Stone Recordings on June 30th.   Continue reading “FIVE HORSE JOHNSON Announce Long Awaited New LP ‘Jake Leg Boogie’; Title Track Streaming”

I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]

It has been a couple of months since RVA’s I Am The Liquor served up their new offering, ‘7 Days Of Smoke‘. The seven song slab of thick riff-driven rock and roll recently landed on my radar and I couldn’t be happier.  I say that because I was a big fan of their 2015 self-titled full length and am stoked there’s now a follow-up.   Continue reading “I AM THE LIQUOR ‘7 Days Of Smoke’ [Pat Riot & Leanne Ridgeway Dual Review]”

BLACKTOP MOJO Issue ‘Where The Wind Blows’ Official Video

Texas’ gritty Southern Rock rowdies Blacktop Mojo have debuted their official video for the song ‘Where The Wind Blows‘.    Continue reading “BLACKTOP MOJO Issue ‘Where The Wind Blows’ Official Video”

Pantera/Ex-Down Bassist Rex Brown Reveals Solo Album Details; Premieres Lyric Video


Bassist Rex Brown, the metal/hard rock legend whose legacy includes Pantera, Down and Kill Devil Hill among others, is on the verge of releasing his solo album. That album, ‘Smoke On This…‘, will be released on July 28th via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music). Brown has debuted an all-new single and lyric video for the track ‘Crossing Lines‘ which is streaming below. Continue reading “Pantera/Ex-Down Bassist Rex Brown Reveals Solo Album Details; Premieres Lyric Video”

RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)

Riff Relevant is seeking additional contributors! Do you have a way with words? Are you a music-addicted witty, metalhead who wants to write about their musical drug of choice? Are you looking to expand your network of music or writing-related opportunities? Then here is your shot.   Continue reading “RIFF RELEVANT Seeking Contributors (Freelance Writers, Reviewers, etc.)”

BROKEN TEETH Sign With EMP Label Group For ‘4 On The Floor’ Release

Texas classic rock-styled band Broken Teeth, who are fronted by Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, Watchtower, Evil United), have revealed news about their next release.

Continue reading “BROKEN TEETH Sign With EMP Label Group For ‘4 On The Floor’ Release”