Powered By Rock Sponsored Artists

Decent Criminal (Santa Rosa, CA)

Decent Criminal is a punk/alternative rock band from Santa Rosa, California. Brothers Tristan Martinez (guitar, lead vocals) and Hunter Martinez (drums) are joined by Brian Gellman (guitar, vocals) and Alex Kouninos (bass, vocals).

They have been pumping out great music since their debut self-titled album dropped in 2016, and they put out one of the best albums of all time with their sophomore release, Bloom

Of course, they followed that up with Bliss in 2019 and the "DC EP" in March of 2021.

The next album is scheduled to be released in 2022. Keep your eyes peeled for that release as it is going to be another banger.

 

Raised On TV (Los Angeles, CA)

Raised on TV is an indie rock band from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, CA, that was formed by brothers Keaton Rogers and Kacey Greenwood in 2016. They have toured and played numerous venues and festivals all across North America, and have opened for established bands such as Jefferson Starship, Marcy Playground, Sponge, and Green Jello. They embrace the wildly varying and fun nature that comes with being an indie rock band, playing a giant festival stage one night, and a backyard college party the next.

We were first introduced to the band back in January of 2021, and we have been fans ever since. The band has released 3 albums to date (Season 1, Season 2, Fernando) with plans for a fourth album coming in 2022 or early 2023. 

 

Nights Like Thieves (San Diego, CA)

 

Nights Like Thieves is a melodic, emo, punk, rock, alternative band based out of Southern California featuring four musicians with a longstanding history in the punk/rock scenes in both Southern California and New Mexico.

Their sound varies from an upbeat, intricate, and melodic vibe to a slower, more rhythmic, and emotionally charged pace. The lyrical content is a prevalent factor in what defines the Nights Like Thieves catalog.

Through the combined years of experience of all band members, they function like a well-oiled machine on stage and know how to bring an impressive and engaging live performance.

The current lineup consists of guitarist and vocalist, Mario Rivera, Matthew Ainsworth (lead guitar), Steven Smith (bass), and Keoki Lanza (drums).

They are always releasing new music. So, go check them out now.

 

Taken Days (Orange County, CA)

 

Taken Days is a SoCal pop punk band that inspired by 90's and early 2000's punk rock, emo and pop punk. 

Taken Days signed with Wiretap Records in December of 2020 to release their debut full length record Every Second... in March 2021.

That record is a great example of how pop punk is alive and well even now. Earlier releases by the band include "Ten More Miles" EP 2018 and "Nowhere Slowly" EP 2017.

Taken Days has opened and played with some big time punk acts such as Lagwagon, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and more. I already know you are going to be a fan if you like pop punk!

 

Crossing I's Dotting T's (Orange County, CA)

Crossing I's Dotting T's is an emo/alternative rock band from Orange County, California that has put out one self-titled EP in 2021, and a couple of new singles since then.

In doing so, the band has created one of my favorite new songs with their hit, "All Feelings Aside."

Crossing I's Dotting T's is a band that has had a few lineup changes over the years, but lead singer/guitarist Matthew Mucerino keeps things moving forward in a powerful way as showcased with their latest single to date, "You."

 

The Dreaded Laramie (Nashville, TN)

The Dreaded Laramie is an indie-rock band from Nashvile, Tennessee that has put out two EP's to date with their latest release "Everything a Girl Could Ask" in May of 2022.

The band is full of passion, energy, and they are an incredibly intelligent band when it comes to their songwriting and composition. 

You can check out their original EP as well (titled "The Dreaded LarmiE.P.") to see how they have molded from a college rock act into a power pop-rock act that is about to grow even more in the coming year.

 

Dropped Out (Austin, TX)

Dropped Out is a pop-punk band from Austin, TX that recently put out their 3rd full-length album titled Get Lost! 

We loved the album and gave it a perfect 5.0 star rating! It is a must listen for pop-punk fans, and you can read the review as well.

The band consists of Dave (lead guitar/vocals), Tron (drummer) and Ryan (bass).

They are signed to Otitis Media Records out of Corpus Christi, Texas, and their music is an amalgamation of great punk music over the years.