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Ear to the Grind Rock Cover Jan 2016

As we come eagerly into the new year most of us have a favorite band or artist we’ve been waiting to drop some new tunes. #Awaken has decided to bring some of the grinders to your attention. These artists have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a piece of their life. From new albums, new videos, to tours... The  Independent Music Scene has got lots to look  forward to in 2016.  



SoundTrapp is a Mid-Missouri based Rock band formed by vocalist Ronnie in 2007. Over the years Soundtrapp has seen several new faces in the band. Among all these changes one thing that has always stayed the consistent. Soundtrapp will bring you catchy music and the live performances that will never be forgotten.
With opportunities to support national touring acts, SoundTrapp has burst into the Saint Louis music scene with a fresh, new repertoire of hard rocking music. Older SoundTrapp music has been revamped and improved upon with a hard rock edge, but without losing it's melodic quality. SoundTrapp gains melodic rock influence from bands such as Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, breaking Benjamin, Stone Sour, Chevelle and Pop Evil... Too many to name. SoundTrapp has a cult following from earlier days and with every show brings a new crowd of dedicated fans.



Members: Cody - Vocals Pito - Backing Vocals Freeman - Guitar The Human - Keys/Synths Starbie -Bass Brick - Drums
Genre: Industrial/ Hard Rock /Metal/Pop
Hometown: Portland, Or



Rock / Hard Rock / Alternative Rock Saint Louis, MO
When you hear the music, it pulls you in. One Day has managed to pull through even the hardest of times, and runs as an engine that has been finely tuned. Between the heart-clinching vocals, masterful guitar melodies, creative basslines, and unbelievable drumlines, they have proven themselves to outstand and overcome everything that has come their way. Now, One Day is working on new material, playing shows, selling cd's, and preparing for what might come next.




Band Members
Ryan Trask: guitar, bass, singing, screaming; Maker's Mark, hypomanic episodes.
Chris McCartt: drums, drums, singing; not smoking smoking, Blue Moon, heavy artillery.
 Michael Castro: bass, keyboards, guitar, technical know-how; Scotch Whiskey, being tall.
Alex Stensel: guitar, bass, singing; nine gin and tonics at a bar in the bay, sleeping.
Hometown: 90293
Record Label: Not Dead Yet Records
A city full of transplants, and yet all four members of Niantic are from the Los Angeles area. We grew up right here, in the thick of it, watching people and ideas and flavors of the month come and go.
 So we transplanted styles. The goal is impossible -- a sonic architecture, a diversity of borrowing, from all periods and approaches to great music. Different approaches to technical mastery -- or sometimes lack thereof. A relentless focus on arranging, musicianship, and performance.
 Every song tells a story, has words and melodies to get lost in. On stage you won't want to look away. On record hopefully it'll be like anything good you put on -- you'll call your friends in from the other room and say "you've gotta hear this".
 What does the name mean?? It's an Indian tribe from Connecticut. Ryan found it on a street sign in San Diego and it's a pretty name. You can pronounce it with a hard I if you want to. We're probably concentrating on not sucking and not correcting your language.
 But if you do find yourself intrigued, bring your friends, come see us live.



Start Date: Founded in 2010
Genre: Sludge Rock/Hard Rock/Metal
Band Members:
Travis Burton-Guitarist/Singer/Founder
Jon Harvey-Drummer
Travis Waldo-Sound&Tech
Hometown: Joplin Mo.
Record Label: Unsigned

If you like Kill Devil Hill, Alice In Chains and Corrosion of Conformity check out Joplin Missouri's Sludge Rock n Roll Band Forsaken Few was formed in Jan 2010 ,
 by Travis Burton (guitar/vocals),
 Brian Roullard (bass) presently
 Rikki Ramirez, and Nathan Pease (drums),
 presently Nathan Miller. With their catchy sludge rock "riffs"
and great southern voice, Forsaken Few has climbed their way to the top of the Southwest Missouri's top rock bands charts! With several Mid-West regional Tours, and the bands drive to succeed, the band has a vast growing fan base of national and worldwide fans Forsaken Few is an exciting and entertaining band and is sure to draw a crowd anywhere they play.
Press Contact:
Amber Doyle
Booking Agent:
Travis Burton-




Tom LaPak - Lead Vocals/Bass Guitar
Michael Henthorn - Lead Guitar
Dan Kerns - Rhythm Guitar
Touring Musician: Chris Mozingo - Drums
Genre: Alternative/Pop Rock
Hometown: St. Louis

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