Jim Beam Rocks
27 Jun 2014
The Rasmus are a Finnish rock band that formed in 1994 in Helsinki while the band members were still in upper comprehensive school. The original band members were Lauri Ylönen (lead singer/songwriter), Eero Heinonen (bass), Pauli Rantasalmi (guitar) and Jarno Lahti (drums). Jarno Lahti left the year after and was replaced by Janne Heiskanen in 1995. Heiskanen quit the band in 1998 and was soon replaced by Aki Hakala. The Rasmus has sold 4 million albums worldwide, 310,000 copies in their native Finland alone. They have won numerous awards, both domestic and international.
The Wanton Bishops
The Wanton Bishops are a two-piece blues and garage rock revival band from Beirut, Lebanon. The band is made up of Nader (vocals, harmonica, guitar, keyboards) and Eddy (guitar, backing vocals, banjo), who are joined on stage and in the studio by a hired drummer and a bassist. Nader met Eddy in a blues bar in Beirut a couple of years ago. Well, technically, they met outside the bar on the sidewalk in the middle of a fistfight. Luckily, they weren’t punching each other, and their friendship developed over cheap tequila. They eventually decided to form a band together.
Jay Wud, is a Lebanese independent guitarist, singer, songwriter & producer, based in Dubai. His music incorporates a wide variety of genres, including blues, metal and rock. Wud has written two albums: debut album New Blood and album False Utopia
Who Killed Bruce Lee
Who Killed Bruce Lee is a Lebanese four-member indie rock band from Beirut, Lebanon. The band was formed in 2010 and released their first studio work, Who Killed Bruce Lee EP, in December 2012.
The Coolcumbers is a Lebanese Rock band formed in the summer of 2010. Over the years, their stage presence has struck the Lebanese scene.
Nominated for "Best Local Cover Act" in the Time Out Beirut Nightlife Awards, they have performed all over Lebanon on the biggest of stages (Martyr' square, Beirut Waterfront, Forum, DRM...).
Debut album "Time & Youth" released in December 2013.
The band released, in Autumn 2010, their first auto-produced album “raW”, recorded at Tunefork Studio.
At the time, singer-songwriter Sandra Arslanian (piano/vocals) was joined by Tony Abou Haidar (drums), Elia Monsef (guitar) & Nicholas Credli (bass).
In 2010/2011, they performed in Lebanon and Belgium; participated in various festivals, contests and compilations; had airplay in Lebanon and Belgium, ...
After a break period, sandmoon is back…
sandmoon era 2013 is different, as in sound, band members (all except Sandra Arslanian – vocals/piano), design, …
The 2nd album, “Home” is the result of a year of songwriting, joys and tribulations. The nine songs are written and composed by Sandra, but the input of every member of the band has incredibly enriched the piano/vocals basic tune. Though sadcore is still at the core of the album, there are some happier, crazier moments that sugarcoat the initial melancholia. That’s what Home is all about. The album is in the making at Tunefork Studio. Release scheduled for fall 2013.
Meen is a Lebanese rock band with a twist.
The band was founded by Fouad and Toni Yammine, the warped minds behind the quirky lyrics and catchy melodies.
They hold the noble mission of promoting Lebanese rock music as their main objective, followed by other worthy goals such as getting rich and impressing lots of chicks.
Four "too old to be young but not old" friends play punk rock songs with enough melodies on the side. Athens, Greece is our shitty hometown and we're always looking for new places to check out, to hang out with friends and familiar faces and definitely endorse our small independent community in any way we can. Listen to our music and come say hi at our next show !!
Pindoll is a Lebanese indie musical project. It produces noise inspired from and echoing contemporary events in the Middle-East and the world.
Their debut, Twisted Times, will be released in 2014.
In a sea of rock-n-roll talent emerging from the Middle East over the last 3-years, Beirut, Lebanon's own LAZZY LUNG (pronounced Lazy) has stood out among the region's indie-rock acts - sweeping up more industry accolades than any other independent group in the region since their release of their first album Strange Places in 2010.