Melanie Martinez recently released her second album K-12 which did very well on the Billboard Charts, and a feature film that is currently available to watch on YouTube. She just kicked off her highly anticipated tour and we were able to catch her at the Orlando stop. A sold out House of Blues crowd with many dressed like Melanie’s signature style, one patron even had earrings that said Doll. As far as the eye could see in the line that wrapped around the building, there were pink skirts and half-head’s galore. They all anxiously awaited for the clock to strike seven and they could secure their spot on the floor.
I was recently fortunate enough to sit with New York City’s Mainland. This alternative rock group has been paying their dues for years, and recently began making waves in the industry. Having released two EP’s, signing to the label 300 Entertainment, playing South By Southwest, and now opening for Melanie Martinez, they’re on the road to success. I met with Jordan Topf (lead vocals, guitar), Corey Mullee (synth, guitar), and Alex Pitta (bass, vocals) in their greenroom at The Ritz Ybor in Tampa, Florida, a few hours before show time.
Self-described “indie-prom” group Handsome Ghost have announced 11 new tour dates alongside In The Valley Below, which kicked off 10/30 in Denver, Colorado. The Massachusetts-based band released their debut EP Steps (Photo Finish Records) in March and have spent the year on the road with Misterwives, BORNS, The Mowgli’s, X Ambassadors, Grizfolk and just wrapped up a two-month, 36 date, sold-out tour with Melanie Martinez. In between shows, principle ghost Tim Noyes has been working non-stop on their full-length debut, tentatively set for a spring 2016 release.