Before Fame Gave Them Affirmation: A Look at Reverbnation

Written by David J. Rivera

While sitting in a small venue or park concert, the opening band's chord progression is so unique that it isn't possible to continue conversing, smoking, even flirting with those that are within earshot of the band. Without words, the band commands the attention of the captive audience.


Music Review: Assembly Line Gods

Written by Tamara Styer | Photographed by Chet Smith

Genre: Hard Rock/Metal/Alternative
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Songs to Check Out: "Seveneight", "New Best Friend" and "Coil"

David Samples, vocals
E.B. Cox, guitars
Carson Underwood, drums
Josh Kroeger, bass

SPiNRaD: Life Returns

Written by David J. Rivera | Photographed by James Moore

SPiNRaD is one of the most talented and promising groups in the area. Their music is a new breed of jazz, rock and funk that has been steadily wedging its head through the bluegrass and country roots of Northwest Arkansas. Their prominence in the music scene has begun to generate a national interest as they plan their first cross-country tour. And they are having a blast doing it. But underneath the liveliness onstage and the constant wisecracks offstage, they are serious and driven toward their passions with emotional severity. Deitra Mag’s own David J. Rivera writes.
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