Kayla Nichols Is A Fresh New Twist On Blues, Pop, & Rock

I came home late after a local rock show, and posted a few photos on Instagram around 2:00am. A new name popped up as “liking” one them. That name was “Kayla Nichols Music.” I decided to check out her music, came across her video for “Illusion” and was immediately obsessed. I loved the smooth groove […]

Ashtin Larold: Progress and Personal Growth

Ashtin is someone I knew I wanted to interview the first time I heard his single “Broken.” It’s one of those songs that you can just feel as you listen to it. For me, it’s a song I can 100% relate to. As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety myself, I remember hearing […]

Afterlife: Touring and ‘Breaking Point’

We got a chance to catch up with Tyler Levenson, vocalist of metal/rock band Afterlife, to discuss their current tour and newest album, Breaking Point. Coming out of West Palm Beach, Florida, they’ve recently signed with Hopeless Records and show no signs of stopping anytime soon. RL: First, congrats on signing to Hopeless!  You’re with […]

Resistance Rocks Southern Wisconsin

Resistance is:Michelle “Mimi” Johnson – Lead VocalsMichael Ellington – GuitarJosh Lisiecki – Bass, VocalsScott Bednar – Drums, Vocals Resistance is a high energy, original rock band out of Racine, Wisconsin. For their CD release, they shared the stage with other local bands DayRollers, Mixed Company, and Electric Revolution at Route 20 Outhouse in Sturtevant, WI. […]

Autumn Kings Talk Hockey, Breakups, and Fan Appreciation

Canadian Rock/Pop band Autumn Kings are leaving their mark on the music scene and they’re only getting started. With 1,024,702 views on YouTube and 60,561 monthly listeners on Spotify, it’s no surprise that they’re playing sold-out shows and getting airplay in 64 countries. We had the opportunity to catch up with Jake Diab, lead guitarist/vocalist […]

Rock|Life Catches Up with Josh A and Jake Hill

One thing about me is that on every Monday and Friday for the past year, I tell Siri to play me only New Releases on Apple Music. This is how I first came across Jake Hill (known as iamjakehill in his solo work), then Josh A, and then collaborative work with both Josh A and […]

ZFG Chats With Us Ahead of Spring Tour

L.A. – based ZFG (short for Zero Fucks Given) really hit the ground running with the release of their single Special, accomplishing milestones such as #2 Most Added Spot on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator Chart, #1 Most Added Spot on the Foundations Chart, and landing among the Top 10 Greatest Gainers on both charts. […]

Them Evils – Classic Rock With A Modern Roll

After seeing Them Evils for the first time on Shiprocked, I definitely wanted to get to know the band more and hopefully do a feature. I ran into them when we were at port in Cozumel, and spoke to them briefly while Jake rode off on someone’s back to get more beers. As luck would […]

The Future Of Rock Is Here – And It’s Fame On Fire

L to R: Alex Roman (Drummer), Bryan Kuznitz (Vocals), Blake Saul (Guitarist), Paul Spirou (Bassist) For us rockers, the heartbreak of listening to “rock music” in rotation has been the equivalent of attending a funeral – deep riffs and a skilled drum set have been replaced with the same two chords repeatedly and the pattern […]

Milwaukee’s Amberstein Adds 2 Guitarists To Create Local Supergroup

Amberstein out of Milwaukee went through some recent line up changes and added Ivan Mallory and Brock Betz. Rock Life Magazine interviewed them just prior to their first live performance at The Back Bar in Janesville. Amberstein is: Jake Warne – Lead vocals/bass Andrew Farrar – Drums/vocals Ivan Mallory – Guitar/vocals Brock Betz – Guitar […]