From Another Planet: The Most Hardcore In The Midwest

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From Another Planet.

Their name says it all. Creating a sound, in a genre that is widely portrayed in a singular manor, that is so unique you’ll reconsider your “I like everything but that scream-o stuff” rule. To know more about this band, let’s start from the beginning.

Three of the guys (Marcus, Nick, and Jesse) have been playing together since they were twelve years old in cover bands, pop punk, etc. In 2010-2011, they welcomed Shayne into their lineup and in 2014 the last member, Michael joined, to forge From Another Planet. Bandmates Assembled!

Working on their debut album, An Ever-Changing Perspective, they channeled their influences from Between the Buried and The Contortionists to the classic Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Such a wide range of influences to assist in the creation of their own sound which is the real key to their future success. Their sound is a mixture of…

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From Another Planet: The Most Hardcore In The Midwest

From Another Planet.

Their name says it all. Creating a sound, in a genre that is widely portrayed in a singular manor, that is so unique you’ll reconsider your “I like everything but that scream-o stuff” rule. To know more about this band, let’s start from the beginning.

Three of the guys (Marcus, Nick, and Jesse) have been playing together since they were twelve years old in cover bands, pop punk, etc. In 2010-2011, they welcomed Shayne into their lineup and in 2014 the last member, Michael joined, to forge From Another Planet. Bandmates Assembled!

Working on their debut album, An Ever-Changing Perspective, they channeled their influences from Between the Buried and The Contortionists to the classic Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Such a wide range of influences to assist in the creation of their own sound which is the real key to their future success. Their sound is a mixture of post rock elements that cater to the “moshable” folks and atmospheric punk rock niche that basically changes your perspective on life (I see what you did there guys). Their guitar solos are different when compared to most bands, not focusing on the technical aspect rather looking for that effective chord progression. Don’t get me started on the vocals, such magic!

Now, every band must have some ridiculous “On The Road” story right? Well, Marcus had eaten continuously eaten a whole pizza, chicken wings, etc while drinking a ton and while driving overnight they stopped in a parking lot for some shut-eye. The boys woke up in the middle of the night to sounds of horrific heaving. That’s what happens when you party too hard, man.

From Another Planet are not only relatable through their music, they’re a great band of guys who understand the nature of music and the profound effect it has on us.

Here are some dates to keep on your calendar to see these incredibly talented guys: THE SUMMER OF SHRED!

8/28: Chillicothe, OH – Wagner’s

8/29: Port Huron, MI – DM3 Fest

8/30: Lansing, MI – The Loft

9/1: Ft Wayne, IN – Skeletunes

9/2: Joliet, IL – Bada Brew

9/3: La Crosse. WI – The Warehouse

9/4: Des Moines, IA – TBA

9/5: Omaha, NE: TBA

9/6: Kansas City, MO – TBA

9/8: Little Rock, AR – TBA

Want more dates? Can’t get enough From Another Planet? Check out their social media and see if they’re coming to a city near you!

Website: http://www.fromanotherplanet.bandcamp.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fap740

Twitter & Instagram: @fapohio

It was such a pleasure getting the inside scoop! I don’t know about you, but I’m beyond excited to see what From Another Planet will do next!

Stay Tuned,

Alyssa

AeB: Woman on Fire

AeB became a regular on the LA scene when a girl moved to the City of Angels with a dream to perform, whether it be covers or her own songs, she’s proven to everyone that has had the pleasure to listen that she’s a musical force of nature.

She started from an early age. Her father is a musician so the connection is in her blood. As long as she can remember, music has been apart of her everyday existence, a form of identification that felt natural.

If you’ve already listened to her EP, you can understand how talented she really is. AeB combines the classical sounds of the past and molds it with other genres. Her creative process begins with jumping into a new genre, such as Americana and Classic Rock, and getting to the point of mastering it. She is forever a student of music and that’s true artistry. It’s no wonder she’s modeled her methods after the popular Beck and Radiohead, always finding a way to create a brand new sound and not settling for what sells.

It’s a fact that her single “Repetition” is about as catchy as they come, but the true magic comes from the lyrics. It embodies her experiences first moving to L.A. to pursue her dream. She writes with meaning and this song in particular was a coping mechanism for working to support herself in a new city that’s not to forgiving financially. If that’s not relatable for any up and coming artists, I don’t know what is.

During her time in L.A. she’s developed friendships with a few well known names. She was actually friends with the late Dan Gordon-Levitt, brother to the actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and they would have “open collaborating” parties where it was a requirement to participate. After Dan’s passing, she and Joseph wrote a song and performed it on hitrecord.org (The boy’s production company) paying tribute to Dan and the amazing time the had at those parties in particular. So incredibly touching!

Now that you are sold on how phenomenal AEB is as an artist, and a person – here are some dates to go see the magic for yourself:
Friday August 21st @ 7:00pm – Tribute to 50 Years of the Doors – Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA

Friday August 28th @ 7:00pm – Showcase – Muse on 8th, Los Angeles, CA

Monday August 31st @ 7:00pm – The Translucent Ham Sandwich – The Mint, Los Angeles, CA

Thursday September 10th @ 7:00pm – Private Party – Mission Viejo Country Club, Mission Viejo, CA

Saturday October 3rd @ 6:00pm – AeB at Street Food Cinema – Victory Park, Pasadena, CA

Monday October 5th @ 7:00pm – The Medlock-Krieger All Star Jam Benefiting St Jude- Moorpark Country Club, Moorpark, CA

If you want to keep up with this supernova of talent, stay updated:

Website: http://www.aebness.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aebmusic

Twitter & Instagram: @Aebness

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/aebness

iTunes: http://www.itunes.com/aeb

Stay Tuned,

Alyssa

Welcome Readers!

I’d like to start by welcoming you to PRESS PLAY AND LISTEN, where all the artists are up & coming and the genre doesn’t matter.

I’m the creator, Alyssa Price. I cannot begin to express how elated I am to share this concept with you, and this welcome is going to give a bit of an update on what to expect from us.

First off, we’re going to be having video interviews with artists. I believe an actual video can give a taste of their personality and help fans feel more connected to them. I’ll be posting links to their Soundcloud accounts with their latest singles, and host a few contests for merch and tickets to see their shows. That’s right, free stuff.

I know what you’re thinking… how can it get any better? Well, I’m taking applications/writing samples from anyone who regularly attends concerts of up & coming artists and wants their work published.

Stay Tuned,

Alyssa