R5 Performs New Single on The Morning Show

Los Angeles-based pop band R5 recently released the single “Pass Me By” from their debut album Louder (due out Sept. 24), and the quintet performed the catchy track on The Morning Show in Canada.

Surrounded by a group of young and enthusiastic fans, R5 stripped down the song with just two acoustic guitars.

Watch R5 in action below and visit their official website for more information.

Soundgarden Drops New Video for ‘Halfway There’

In the video for “Halfway There,” the third single off their latest album King Animal,  Soundgarden tripped the light fantastic by following the adventures of a lonely pilot hurtling across space.

Directed by the band’s art director Josh Graham,  who also directed the band’s 2012 video for “Been Away Too Long,” the clip employs crazy colors and patterns to make it even more psychedelic.

Check out “Halfway There” below and visit Soundgarden’s official website for more information.

Exist Elsewhere Rocks Artie Lange Show

Exist Elsewhere on the Artie Lange ShowExist Elsewhere recently appeared on the Artie Lange Show to perform the track “Tokyo” from their latest EP 413.

Led by Noah Benardout, the song takes a rocking turn once the refrain kicks in.

Check out “Tokyo” in the video below and visit Exist Elsewhere’s official website for more information.

The Lumineers Light Up Reading Festival

The Lumineers Hey Ho Reading FestivalDenver folk rockers the Lumineers have been making the rounds of the summer festivals based on their intimate and passionate live performances and their heartfelt 2012 self-titled album.

That journey recently took the Lumineers overseas to the U.K.’s Reading Festival.  Taking the Main Stage after a smattering of rain hit the site, the band went out into the crowd at times and generally led a giant singalong.

That was evident during their take on “Hey Ho,” which had the masses singing loud.

Watch the Lumineers play “Hey Ho” below and visit their official Facebook page for more information.

Okkervil River Hit Open Mics to Play New Tune

Okkervil River has a new album titled The Silver Gymnasium coming out Sept. 3, but frontman Will Sheff wanted to test out a new tune with his childhood friend Aaron Johnson in a few odd locations.

What ended up transpiring was Sheff and Johnson sitting in on several open mic nights around Vermont and New Hampshire, where they gave unsuspecting audiences a rare treat.

Watch the duo in action below, playing the song “Down Down the Deep River” in various locations, and visit Okkervil River’s official website to pre-order a copy of The Silver Gymnasium.

Dave Fenley Offers Soulful Performances for America’s Got Talent

Born and raised in a small town in East Texas, singer/songwriter Dave Fenley grew up with country music before getting into classic R&B in his teens.

Those influences can be clearly heard in Fenley’s unmistakeable soulful voice and passionate stage presence, both of which have been on display to a national audience during his recent run on America’s Got Talent.

Fenley has fought all the way to the semifinals of the show, with his last two performances earning huge cheers from the audience.  For those spots, Fenley decided to put his own spin on ”Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne and “Say You’ll Be There” by the Spice Girls.

Watch Fenley in action below and visit his official website for more information.

Atlas Genius’ Keith Jeffery Performs Solo Version of ‘If So’

Since the release of their pop-rock gem When It Was Now in early 2013, Australia’s Atlas Genius has garnered accolades around the world.

The band has made capacity crowds dance along with their catchy anthems in small clubs and big festivals. But when frontman Keith Jeffery stopped by the Guild Lounge to perform their latest single “If So,” it was not the fast-paced mover that they typically play live. Instead, Jeffery grabbed a Guild 12-string guitar and slowed down the tempo, creating a dreamy way to enjoy the song.

Watch Jeffery in action below and visit Atlas Genius’ official website for more information.

Aly Tadros Releases New Video for ‘Whim’

Aly Tadros

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Aly Tadros has been gaining momentum since the release of her latest album The Fits earlier this year..

Now, the New York-by-way-of-Texas singer/songwriter has a new track out with Ben Balmer called “Whim.”

The song, which sounds somewhat dark, features Balmer on a Guild D-55 and Tadros on a vihuela, which is a traditional five-string mariachi instrument.

Check out the video for “Whim” below and visit Tadros’ official website for upcoming tour dates.

Matchbox Twenty Guitarist Electrifies ‘Star Spangled Banner’ at Orioles Game

Kyle Cook of Matchbox 20 at the Baltimore Orioles

With some time to kill before his band Matchbox Twenty was to play a show with the Goo Goo Dolls in Salisbury, Md., guitarist Kyle Cook took in a little baseball.

Cook was the special guest of the Baltimore Orioles, where he performed an amazing version of the “Star Spangled Banner” at Camden Yards before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Click here to watch Cook’s full performance and visit Matchbox Twenty’s official website for a list of tour dates.


Watch Doyle Dykes Put on Fingerstyle Clinic at Middletown Music

The incomparable Doyle Dykes has been touring the country to hold Guild clinics all year long, and a recent stop was as Delaware’s Middletown Music.

While there, Dykes told stories about his upbringing and musical experiences, in addition to wowing the crowd with a demonstration of his amazing fingerstyle playing.

Dykes chose the songs ”Country Fried Pickin’” and “Caravan,” as well as a medley combining “Classical Gas” and “25 or 6 to 4.”

Watch Dykes do his thing in the clips below and visit his official website for a list of upcoming events.