Flipsyde Joins Barb Rocks Booking Roster


I am beyond stoked that Oakland alternative hip hop trio Flipsyde has joined the Barb Rocks Booking Roster!

Mixing together rap, rock, political awareness, and introspection, Flipsyde utilize their diverse backgrounds to create ambitious, revolutionary music. Their 2005 hit "Someday" took the world by storm and they had a deal with Interscope Records from 2004-2009. They’ve opened for Snoop Dogg and The Game and toured all over Europe, Asia, and India. They played Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, Soul Train Music Awards, and X Games; Flipsyde even wrote the anthem for the 2006 Winter Olympics and performed in the video with Team USA.

After a 10 year hiatus, Flipsyde is back with a new single coming November and a 6 song EP Flipsyde Prophecy releasing early 2020. I’m in process of booking them shows, so stay tuned to see them live! Check out their EPK:




Frantic Romantic Release "Someday" Single & Video


After a successful show playing FestiArte (Plaza Alameda Otay) in Tijuana Mexico, San Jose dreampop band Frantic Romantic released their new single “Someday” with a pastel-laden music video in which singer Mr. Kerosene and guitarist Rube Walker jump into a 80's synth wave hellscape. “Someday” is available on all outlets, including Spotify and Apple Music.

Frantic Romantic is playing Santa Cruz Music Festival on Saturday October 19th at the Blue Lagoon, so grab your tickets now!



BreakFEST 2019 Announced October 19-22 At Amnesia


Balanced Breakfast presents BreakFEST, the second annual SF music festival in the Mission September 19, 20, 21, and 22, featuring a variety of local and touring bands, it will be the ultimate example of community in the music industry.

Great to see my roster well-represented at BBFEST with The Go Ahead, Life Size Models, Sam Johnson, and Martay!


6PM Dillingers (duo) San Francisco, CA
Manos Lindas (solo) San Francisco, CA
Esha K. (solo) San Jose, CA

7PM Leon Rosen (solo) San Francisco, CA
The Minnesota Child (solo) Oakland, CA
MAAYAN (solo) San Francisco, CA

8PM Ellisa Sun San Francisco, CA

9PM Adam Brookes San Francisco, CA
10PM Kingsley Music Portland, OR
11PM Sam Johnson San Francisco, CA

DJ Set by Reed Fox & Bun Bun Denver, CO

6PM Samantha Margret (solo)San Francisco, CA
frinj (DUO) San Francisco, CA
Byron Mayhew (solo) San Francisco, CA

7PM Justin Seagrave (solo) San Francisco, CA
Lisa Azzolino (solo) San Francisco, CA
Shaynie Rhoads (solo) San Francisco, CA

8PM California State Flower San Francisco, CA

9PM Fellow Vessel Pittsburg, CA
10PM HATE DRUGS Bakersfield, CA
11PM Your Fearless Leader San Francisco, CA

DJ Set by Reed Fox & Bun Bun Denver, CO

6PM Eve Fleishman Music (solo) San Francisco
Michael Bang (solo) Oakland, CA
Lauren Hulbert (solo) Oakland, CA

7PM Clementine Darling (solo)Santa Rosa, CA
Werwisp (solo) Santa Cruz, CA
Martay (solo) Kansas City, MO

8PM Scruffy Pup San Francisco, CA

9PM Great Highway San Francisco, CA
10PM Life Size Models Oakland, CA
11PM The Go Ahead San Francisco, CA

DJ Set by Reed Fox & Bun Bun Denver, CO

6PM Adrian West Band (DUO)Oakland, CA
Aliza Hava Music (solo) Santa Cruz, CA
Ken Newman (solo) San Francisco, CA

7PM Shelby Ann (solo) Napa, CA
Seth Lael (solo) San Francisco, CA
Little Spiral (solo) Pittsburg CA

8PM Trace Repeat Oakland,CA

9PM Californicorns San Francisco, CA
10PM The Urban Renewal Project Los Angeles, CA
11PM Night Animals San Francisco

DJ Set by Reed Fox & Bun Bun Denver, CO

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Thanks to The Bay Bridged, Broke-Ass Stuart, and Bartable for the press!




Alex Winters Premieres "Silent Storm" Single With Lyric Video


Austin pop-rock singer/songwriter Alex Winters premiered her new single “Silent Storm” today with a beautiful lyric video!

"Silent Storm" is about someone you love who comes into your life like a hurricane, then disappears while you deal with the emotional devastation. The cycle repeats until you can't take it anymore and you have to let them go, dreading the conversation you'll eventually have to have explaining why. In the end, despite the difficult situation, the protagonist is empowered. It's part of what makes her who she is, which is a strong, confident woman who's not going to let that person drag her down anymore.

You can stream the song on Spotify and Apple Music, as well as purchase the tune on her website!

Loud Women selected “Silent Storm” as their Track of the Day on September 9th!



The Go Ahead Announce Shows & Spotify Playlist Placements


San Francisco rockers The Go Ahead announced new shows starting with Pop Rocks Presents show on Wednesday August 7 at Harvard & Stone (Los Angeles), Balanced BreakFEST on Saturday September 21 at Amnesia (San Francisco), and Santa Cruz Music Festival on Saturday October 19 at Blue Lagoon (Santa Cruz).

Their new single “Falling To Pieces” has also been picked up by a few Spotify Playlists, including Just Indie (by It’s All Indie), Chill Days (by Caltify MX), and Lyft Essentials (Day Mode) (by Lyft Essentials).



Sam Johnson Wins Spot On Sail Across The Sun Cruise Opening For Train


San Francisco singer/songwriter Sam Johnson is one of the three winners in the Sail Across The Sun competition to perform at special music festival at sea that features Train, Matt Nathanson, Ezra Ray Hart, Allen Stone, The Original Wailers, The Rembrandts, and many others! The cruise sets sail February 14-18, 2020, from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas and Great Stirrup Cay. The Sixthman competition started with ten finalist which the public voted on, then down to five finalists that those on the cruise voted on, with the final three performing on the boat.

The cruise is full, but you can get on the waitlist!

I’m really proud of Sam and his dedicated fanbase for getting him to the top with their guerrilla style promotional efforts and am stoked to be part of Sam’s industry team. I can’t wait to see what the future brings!




Pre-Save Alex Winters New Single "Silent Storm" on Spotify


Austin pop-rock singer/songwriter Alex Winters just announced new music releasing Friday, August 23rd! “Silent Storm” is the first single of many that Alex is releasing in 2019 and 2020 for her upcoming album “Beauty and Blemishes.”

You can pre-save the tune on Spotify and be the first to stream the song! Alex also created a beautiful lyric video for it and if you follow her on Instagram and/or Facebook, you can catch a glimpse of it as she’s posting a line each day until the premiere.

Alex recently updated her website to reflect the new “Beauty and Blemishes” branding, which includes all new photos taken by RSX Digital Studios. I really love the new imagery that shows off Alex’s sexy look and style. In addition, the single cover art was done by A.G Ink which perfectly reflects the feelings the song portrays. I’m really excited for everyone to hear the new music!



The Go Ahead Debut Powerful New Video "Falling Out Of Place"


San Francisco female-fronted rock band The Go Ahead debut new song “Falling Out Of Place” on June 30th! The song’s music video was first featuring in Soundwaves TV’s Episode #28 (at 10:05 mark) with a wonderful intro from Dennis Willis, with a separate more detailed post later that night.

Lead singer Kyna Wise really bears her soul in this song which is about sexual abuse and the video features quotes from other women that Kyna interviewed that deal with this important topic. Influential music blog Consequence of Sound featured the video in a powerful article and Topgolf’s Who Will Rock You also showed their support in promoting the new tune.

You can stream & buy the new single on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, and all other major outlets!



Sam Johnson Selected As Semi-Finalist For Sail Across The Sun Competition



Berklee Online Student Sam Johnson selected as a semi-finalist for the Sail Across the Sun Music Cruise Competition

June 27, 2019 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Sam Johnson, a Berklee-affiliated singer/songwriter from San Francisco, has been selected as a top 10 semi-finalist for the Sail Across The Sun music festival at sea. The cruise sets sail from Miami on February 14-18, 2020 and features Train, Matt Nathanson, and many other popular artists. Sam was a student in the Berklee Online Writing Hit Songs course in 2016.

This competition, called Sixthman Soundcheck, gives up-and-coming acts a chance to perform on the cruise. Three finalists will be selected via an online voting process.

The first round of voting is open to the general public beginning on Thursday, June 27 at 12PM ET and ending on Wednesday, July 3 at 6PM ET. The top 5 artists will then move on to the final round of voting, which will be open to guests booked on Sail Across the Sun only. The top 3 artists to emerge from that round will perform on-board the cruise.

Sam previously opened for top 40 artist Andy Grammer on dates for his 2016 “Honey I’m Good” tour and he has also shared stages with pop and reggae artists including Shwayze, Collie Buddz, Flipsyde, Common Kings, The Holdup, and Mike Love.  

Sam’s original music is also frequently featured in TV shows on MTV, FOX, NBC, BRAVO, and SPIKE. Macy’s used Sam’s version of “In The Midnight Hour” for their popular nationwide Black Friday ad campaign for 2 years in a row. He has also written songs for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) that they keep in regular rotation. 

Sam signed with start-up label Text Me Records in 2018, and has since released half a dozen singles, with hundreds of thousands of Spotify plays, and his song “Faded” debuted at #3 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts. A new full-length album is on the way in 2019.

Find Sam online, and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, plus you can check out his EPK with press/reviews, full bio, videos, photos, and more. For inquiries, please contact Cheryl Butner.



Planet Booty Release New "Guilty Pleasure" EP


Oakland’s sexy dance trio Planet Booty released their new Guilty Pleasure EP, which they state will unlock your deepest secrets and fulfill your inner most desires. Sounds pretty irresistible! You can download the album now from their website, as well as order a physical copy. Don’t hesitate, let the summer fun begin, and don’t forget to keep loving the amazing person you are!



Life Size Models Release Official Music Video For "Polar Nights"


San Jose indie-rockers Life Size Models premiered their official music video for “Polar Nights” this past Sunday on Soundwaves TV! The video is filmed entirely in San Francisco with the band walking the streets while enjoying a fun day exploring the city. Please give the video some love and feedback and share with your friends!

San Francisco’s Alt105 Radio continues to play the single Sunday nights during their Soundcheck program, so thanks for tuning in and requesting it!

You can listen and buy “Polar Nights” on all outlets, including Spotify and SoundCloud!



Set The BAR Announces Signing Of Alex Winters


Contact: Set The BAR Management

Alex Winters signs Management Deal with Set The BAR

Set The BAR Artist Management is pleased to announce the signing of central-Texas based singer/songwriter, Alex Winters!

Alex Winters is an award-winning rock artist whose forte is in sharing the vivid memories, feelings, and stories of both the beautiful and challenging experiences that molded her into the resourceful woman that she is today.

Of the signing, Barbara M Wahli shared, "We are excited to work with such a talented and ambitious musician who's heartfelt songs really resonate with her audience! It's wonderful to see how devoted and engaged Alex's fans are. Sharing her arduous journey and how it shaped her life has truly made Alex a strong female role model."

Luna Guitars honored Alex Winters with the inaugural “Shining Star” award in 2012, and Alex was featured in Hypebot for her use of Concert Window for live-streaming shows. With her seamless vocals, effortless compositions, and self-starting business sense, Alex has garnered some dedicated fans via her Patreon page and been featured in various press throughout the years. She is known by her fans as a poet, a dreamer, a story-teller, and an inspiration.

Excited about the new signing, Alex Winters said, “The folks at Set the BAR have been really great to work with so far. I love their enthusiasm and passion for developing and growing the careers of the musicians on their roster. Each member brings something special to the table that I know will help me succeed, and I am looking forward to storming the music business with them at my side."

Alex is currently in the studio recording new songs while the new team formulates plans for upcoming releases, tours, and transforming Alex Winters’ brand into a scalable business that aligns with today’s market trends.

To learn more about Alex Winters and her introspective music, check out:



Sam Johnson Releases New Single "Fuego"


I’m excited to announce that I’m working with the ever-so-talented singer/songwriter Sam Johnson and he released a new single today named “Fuego”! The single already landed on Spotify‘s official New Music Friday playlist in Germany! Listen on Spotify and download the new tune via your favorite outlet!

Sam fully funded his third EP “The City” through Kickstarter raising nearly $10,000. The album’s lead single “The City” received airplay on San Francisco’s Live 105 FM for several weeks.

Sam’s previous single “Faded” debuted at #3 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts and his original music is frequently featured in TV shows on MTV, FOX, NBC, BRAVO, and SPIKE. Sam will be releasing a new full length album in 2019, so stay tuned for more!

Sam recently played one of my One Roof Sessions house show, so check out his awesome version of “Uptown Funk” from that evening.



Barb Rocks And The A&R Agency Announce Set The BAR Partnership


Contact: Set The BAR Management

Barb Rocks and The A&R Agency Announce New Partnership: Set The BAR Artist Management

Barb Rocks (CA) and The A&R Agency (TX) are excited to announce a strategic partnership between their artist management firms!

Having successfully collaborated on various projects and events, and even sharing an artist management roster over the course of 12 consecutive years, Barbara M WahliAustin Breckenridge, and Robert S. Austin have proven on numerous occasions that their team dynamic moves mountains.

In regards to the new partnership, Robert Austin of The A&R Agency mentioned that, “By being a cross-city/cross-state alliance, we create the opportunity to increase our regional footprint and serve a more dynamic roster. I’m a firm believer that by combining our diverse skill sets and robust network of industry professionals, we will continue to yield the organizational fortitude that our clients require in order to succeed.”

Set The BAR's mission is to provide a vigorous, proactive approach to artist management, tailored to the unique needs of each client. The ultimate goal of STB’s relationship with their clients is to achieve and maintain a state of mutual excellency.

Barbara Wahli of Barb Rocks added, "I’m excited for this partnership and trust that together we are an unstoppable force that champions the artists we work for!"

Set The BAR's combined roster currently consists of Alex Winters, with more artists to be announced! For more info, check out



Frantic Romantic's "Ready To Go" Cover Premiered on Soundwaves TV


Our friends at Soundwaves TV premiered Frantic Romantic’s newest music video for their cover of Republica’s “Ready To Go” last night! The video was filmed in my backyard and really captures the live performance aspect of the band, especially the commanding presence of lead singer Mr. Kerosene.

Personally, I think the band did a great job capturing the original songs energy, yet still making it their own. Curious to hear what you all think of it!

The single will be out on all outlets this week, including Spotify and Apple Music! Next Sunday June 23, Soundwaves TV will feature Frantic Romantic’s interview with them, so tune in at 7pm PDT!



Levi J Releases "Time Slips By" Single


This past Friday, San Jose singer/songwriter Levi J released a new tune called “Time Slips By,” which features the talented Shiloh Mae. Opening with a strong guitar riff and some harmonica, the song leads into a beautiful melody and heart-felt lyrics of a personal love story. Shiloh adds a touch of femininity with her soft rich voice that really completes the song. It’s a easy listen and another solid single by one of my favorite local artists.

“Time Slips By” is available on all outlets, so give it a listen and let me know what you think!



Life Size Models Release New Single "Polar Nights"


San Jose indie rockers Life Size Models released their new single “Polar Nights” today! The song deals with the delicate topics of mental illness and depression that affects so many people, a disease that has taken the lives of a few close to the band members.

Not only is it a great ear-worm with an important message, it also samples a Ted Talk by Jake Tyler about depression, which adds a unique element to the tune that really hits hard on how depression can affect people.

“Polar Nights” is available on all outlets, including Spotify and SoundCloud, and has garnered some wonderful press from both PureGrainAudio and the Silicon Valley Metro. I highly recommend reading both articles as it gives some great insight on how the song came about, what it means to the band, upcoming shows, and what the future holds for LSM. Plus tune into ALT 105.3 Radio next Sunday to hear “Polar Nights” on Soundcheck!




Planet Booty Announce "Guilty Pleasure" Summer Tour


Bay Area’s favorite dance outfit Planet Booty recently announced their first headlining tour fittingly named “Guilty Pleasure Tour” and they are hitting the road this Summer! The trio is performing 29 shows, starting with June 2 at Santa Cruz Pride and ending on August 23 in their hometown Oakland. Grab your tickets now so you don’t miss one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen! Their new EP drops in June and I can’t wait to hear the new tunes.



Sign Up For The Profitable Musician Summit


The Profitable Musician Summit, now in its 2nd year, is an online conference being held from April 22 - May 1. This virtual event provides step-by-step action plans for making money (and keeping more of the money you make) from the world’s pre-eminent music industry experts.

This year’s event is 100% focused on making musicians more profitable. That means not only making more income, but keeping more of what you earn.
It’s about making your money work for you:

  • Making smarter business decisions

  • Using your income to grow your income

  • Finding money you didn’t know existed

  • Creating a sustainable income you can count on

The presenters include 33 sought-after experts from the music and financial industries including Ari Herstand, Rick Barker, Ariel Hyatt, Suzanne Paulinski, D Grant Smith, Tommy Darker, and Bandzoogle's very own Dave Cool.
The Summit is hosted by Bree Noble, who is known for helping musicians learn to make money from music. The interviews will be packed with practical steps and action-oriented information to help you finally get on a path to profitability.
Several great things about this summit:

  • It’s FREE to register. Go here

  • You can watch the presentations from the comfort of your own home or on the go (desktop or mobile)

  • You’ll get access to each interview for 48 hours after it airs so you’ll have plenty of time to watch at your own convenience

And since it’s held online and the sessions are available for 48 hours, you don’t have to choose. You can make time for the ones that really interest you!