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JHARIAH Talks New Album and Freedom of Following Own Path of Creativity

Jhariah Clare has created numerous mediums of art throughout his life. He started off with drawing and animation but quickly grew into music, directing, and more. Fortunately, his music project has given him the perfect home base for all of his creative aspirations and outlets. As he gets ready to release his second full-length album Trust Ceremony on April 19—literally on the last day he was recording it—he dropped by the idobi Radio studio, and we chatted about the new music, his love for creating an entire universe around his art, and more. “TRUST CEREMONY is exactly as the title… Read more »


Jhariah Shares Dynamic, Gospel-Inspired Opus, “PIN-EYE”

Brooklyn-based artist Jhariah is back with a brand-new single “PIN-EYE.” Self-described as “NO GENRE, ALL DRAMA,” Jhariah draws inspiration from a wide array of acts including Dua Lipa and Remi Wolf all the way to Daft Punk and Gorillaz. Listeners may catch the jazzy, big band feel of a gospel choir à la Kirk Franklin, too. The wildly energetic melody unleashes a delicious barrage of belts, yearning choruses, and impressive falsetto. “Oh why do I beg my legs to take me/Much farther than they were meant to/I plead in vain these bleeding hands might reach for you,” Jhariah sings. Believe… Read more »


Jhariah And Pinkshift Go Head-To-Head On “Eat Your Friends”

The music industry can feel like a boxing match. Some days, you’re swinging with full strength, claiming every opportunity you can and being applauded by the public for your artistry. On other days, the crippling self-doubt that comes with grinding on the road and being on social media can knock you out faster than you came. This competitiveness, mixed with imposter syndrome, is a juxtaposition that the music business can make bands in the scene feel. These complex feelings are precisely what Jhariah’s new single, “Eat Your Friends,” is about.  Featuring his friends and Baltimore natives in Pinkshift, the track… Read more »


Jhariah Takes A “RISK, RISK, RISK!” On New Track

The Brooklyn-based math rock connoisseur, Jhariah has released their highly-anticipated new song, “RISK, RISK, RISK!” today. Sonically, this track is a HELL of a song. It is rare for an up-and-coming artist to successfully blend so many different soundscapes and influences into one track, but Jhariah does it and does it perfectly. It is glaringly obvious that they are making a big splash into the alternative rock scene, and this new song cements their place at the table. Alternative rock is a severe understatement though. There is not a box that Jhariah can be put into. They impressively fuse dance-punk,… Read more »


Pinkshift Announces “The Eat Your Friends Tour” With JHARIAH And Pollyanna

Pop-punk powerhouse Pinkshift is hitting the road this fall for a special North American headliner! Hilariously titled the Eat Your Friends Tour, the three-piece unit is bringing JHARIAH and Pollyanna along for the ride. The run will kick off on September 19 at Riot Fest in Chicago, IL, and end on October 21 in Miami, FL.  The Eat Your Friends Tour marks Pinkshift’s biggest headlining run to date. After an incredible summer opening slot for L.S. Dunes, along with their upcoming European appearances at Pukkelpop and Reading & Leeds, the band is excited to return home and perform for their… Read more »


Fall Out Boy Announced As Headliners For Riot Fest 2024

Riot Fest is officially back for 2024, taking place on September 20, 21, and 22 at Bridgeview, Illinois’ Seatgeek Stadium. Headliners include Fall Out Boy on Friday, Beck on Saturday, and Slayer on Sunday. The festival lineup boasts myriad rock staples including The Offspring, who are playing their 1994 LP Smash, NOFX, Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, and beyond. Plus, rising stars such as Heart Attack Man, Sweet Pill, and Loveless, will also be taking to the Riot Fest stages. While announcing their festival slot, Fall Out Boy shared, “[H]aving a big ol’ Chicago homecoming + headlining #RiotFest on September… Read more »


Pool Kids, Queen Of Jeans, More Added To No Earbuds Fest Lineup

In celebration of five years of No Earbuds, the music PR firm run by industry veteran Jamie Coletta, the inaugural No Earbuds Fest is on its way. The day-long punk music-lovers dream show takes place on June 15 at Pomona, California’s The Glasshouse. Early in the spring, No Earbuds released their first wave of artists, which included Glass Beach, We Are The Union, Jhariah, Dollar Signs, Teens In Trouble, J.R. Slayer, and La Fonda. Today, the full No Earbuds Fest lineup finally dropped. Pool Kids are also set to headline along with performances from Queen Of Jeans, talker, Grave Secrets,… Read more »


No Earbuds Fest Announces Debut Lineup

Open your ears and cheers to five years! The first-ever No Earbuds Fest has announced their inaugural lineup. The festival is on June 15 in Ponoma, CA, at The Glasshouse and The Haven. Fans can grab limited pre-sale tickets today, with the general on-sale happening on Friday, March 29, at 9 AM PST. Alt-indie rockers Glass Beach will headline, and the undercard features We Are The Union, Jhariah, Teens In Trouble, and others. More acts will be announced at a later date. The fest is gearing up to commemorate five years of the music public relations and consulting business spearheaded… Read more »


Spotify Showcases MARROW Playlist In Star-Studded Trailer

Spotify is chock-full of good alternative playlists, ranging from The New Alt and ALT NOW all the way to Feel-Good Indie Rock and Walk Like Badass. Now, the streaming platform is introducing a new rock playlist entitled MARROW. Showing off how “rock never dies,” Spotify has unleashed an entire trailer with big industry names to showcase the new playlist. You can see cameos from The Beaches, Destroy Boys, and KennyHoopla, all of which appear on the playlist. The trailer takes place in a police station as detectives try to find “the killer” of rock, but come up empty-handed, obviously. Rock… Read more »


Smartpunk Records Announce Fifth Annual SXSW Showcase Lineup

Smartpunk Records is bringing their Smartpunk House back to the iconic South By Southwest fest (SXSW) for the fifth year in a row. It’ll run March 16 and 17 at the Empire Garage and Control Room in Austin, TX, and begin at noon local time. Music enthusiasts will not need a pass to enter the free showcase. The lineup is a blend of newer indie emo/rock with acts such as Winona Fighter, Proper., and Remo Drive to classic staples in the scene such as Spitalfield, Sparta, and Bob Nanna of Braid. With a label that’s been around since 2016 and… Read more »

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