Weekly Updates

Are Music Festivals Ready for the Legal Use of Marijuana?

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FestForums SF hopes to change the conversation on how to legally integrate cannabis into music festivals and events.

Since music’s inception into society and the very first Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, lighting up a joint while listening to your favorite band has been a right of passage. Though technically not legal, most venues have turned a… read more

Neck Deep Make Their U.S. TV Debut on Last Call With Carson Daly

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Neck Deep will be making their Late Night TV debut on an upcoming episode of Last Call with Carson Daly.

Neck Deep is up wrapping up the North American leg of “The Peace and The Panic” world tour. Along the way the performed on Last Call With Carson Daly which will air late night Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:35pm PT.

Currently… read more

Avoiding Gang Life in Compton Through Beats, Bikes, and Street Art

Street artist, DJ, and entrepreneur Rick Ruiz avoided the trap and created his own lane.

Ruiz grew up in South Central L.A. and started building bikes as a kid after finding spare parts in his neighborhood.

He combined that passion with a love of music and street art where he etched his nickname “Fuze” on walls throughout Southern… read more

His Dream of Lions Are More Than Pseudo Stars

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Blending indie rock with new wave and vocal harmonies, His Dream of Lions write pop songs that connect.

When we’re evaluating songs, we’re always looking for those refreshing sounds that don’t even require a critique.

They just grab you from the jump and hold on. His Dream of Lions lead single, “Love Me Like I’m Sick” off of their… read more

Final Vans Warped Tour Lineup Announced

After 24 years, the final Vans Warped Tour lineup has been announced.

All good things must come to an end. The Vans Warped Tour has been a summer staple in music festival culture for three decades.

It’s farewell but see you soon. We look forward to covering the Vans Warped Tour one last time.

We are grateful for Lyman and… read more

Tribal Seeds Live at The Fillmore

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Tribal Seeds toured through San Francisco, CA in support of their new album Roots Party and played the legendary Fillmore West.

Five years ago, when I founded Rockstardreams.com, our first on-camera interview was with an emerging reggae/rock band called Black Bottom Lighters at Floyd’s Barber Shop in Venice, CA.

Reggae/ rock has always had a special place in our… read more

Dua Lipa Passes 1 Billion Views on YouTube with “New Rules”

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New rules indeed, Dua Lipa becomes the youngest pop artist to pass the 1 billion view mark on YouTube.

Seven months after the music video for Dua Lipa’s smash single “New Rules” went live on YouTube, it surpassed 1 billion views. Yowza, that’s a lot of listens and streams for a single video and an incredible… read more

We Set Signals Release “Remember Me”

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We Set Signals might be the next post hardcore band to breakthrough.

Combining elements of post-hardcore, metalcore, and pop punk, this 4-piece is hitting the scene with force releasing a video for their lead single “Remember Me”off of their debut EP Abandon Ship.

“So we give in to the pressure because we have no way to measure,”  “It’s… read more

Walrus Audio Pedals Sound As Good As They Look

Walrus Audio has some of the most stylish and unique guitar pedals in the game.

Dakota Gartner, lead guitar and vocals for the L.A. indie rock band Naked Walrus, may have found his spirit animal in Walrus Audio.

Their standout designs and effects were on full display as we roamed the vast showroom floor during The NAMM Show… read more