• Jun : 16 : 2017 - SPOTLIGHT: FAR AWAY STABLES – New Album ‘Between Rage and Serenity’
  • May : 31 : 2017 - Eclipses for Eyes – POLARIS Album Review / Video
  • Feb : 4 : 2017 - STARSET – Live Photo Gallery
  • Aug : 19 : 2016 - SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Live Photo Gallery
  • Aug : 12 : 2016 - Spotlight: COLD SUMMER Release ‘Fight To Survive’ EP (Listen & Watch) [Post-Hardcore, Punk Rock]

  Scott here, AmpKicker editor, creator, and independent music advocate.I started this website in 2009 (under a previous domain) to practice some web building techniques and to let my friends (and bands) know who I was listening to. Then it turned into a obsession, to find that ‘one band’ that’s going to break into the scene. The band that hit all the right spots and my friends and I could   Read More ...

Categories: Music News, Reviews

  Well, Kickers, it’s about that time again: the year’s end is drawing neigh, and we get to contemplate the greatness of the music that has made its way to our eager ears this year. Here are the albums that left me enrapt as we rap up 2013! Here’s hoping you enjoyed them as much as I did!!! If not, there’s always Scott’s list. hehe   HEAR THE PLAYLIST ON   Read More ...

Categories: Music News, Reviews

We were recently afforded the opportunity to review Session 606’s most recent EP, Martyr Dispatch (which we did here), and were instantly impressed by its (to quote myself), “splendid blend of progressive and synth-rock elements coupled with intoxicating melodies and poignant lyrics.” In fact, I was intrigued enough that I decided to have a little chat with the man behind Session, Anthony Masington, to get further insight into the music   Read More ...

Categories: Interviews, Music News

Recently we here at AmpKicker were afforded the opportunity to sample the stunning debut record from Albany, New York quintet Stellar Young (if you missed it, feel free to peruse it here). I lauded the album, Everything At Once, as, “a stunning tapestry of styles, moods and influences that will hold you hostage from the moment you hit play.” Furthermore, I proclaimed the band, “one of the best pop-rock acts I’ve heard   Read More ...

Categories: Interviews, Music News

The pop-rock genre is one of the most readily slandered genres in the realm of professional music. I believe it is accorded greater rancor by many critics simply because it stands astride the gap between popular music and the edgier, artsy realm of rock. One could even argue that the creation of the, “indie-rock,” label is due in large part to the negative perception of, “corporate rock,” acts and the   Read More ...

Categories: Music News, Reviews

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