Hour 24 To Release New EP, Go On Tour

May 17th at Mickey Finns in Toledo, OH

May 17th at Mickey Finns in Toledo, OH

I had the good fortune of receiving a pre-release copy of Hour 24’s up coming CD One Step At A Time, an eight song EP to be released independently next month. If you haven’t heard Hour 24, musically, they’re a brand of pop punk that’s on the verge of being metal— raging guitars by Dan Quigley and Cody Sizemore, low end brought to you by Luke Eckenberg, and Robert Geiger covering the drums more than adequately. Forget the brutal screaming typical of metal though. Instead you get the beautiful vocals melodies of singer Rachel Mayer. Now you get an idea of where Hour 24 is coming from. Continue reading

Edge Water Drive Show Potential For Mainstream Success

Edge Water Drive

Edge Water Drive

Named after the street in Toledo’s Point Place neighborhood, Edge Water Drive play a brand of melodic metal similar to Breaking Benjamin. Having seen them perform live before, I can also say they put on one hell of a show. The music itself is the main vehicle for Edge Water Drive’s energy and passion in their live performances and you can easily see the potential the band possesses. Edge Water Drive has been featured on WIOT’s The Man Cave multiple times already and I look forward to the day when these guys are in regular rotation on rock radio stations across the country. Continue reading