A warm welcome to Fortified, where we show you firsthand the leaps and bounds our artists are taking on a weekly basis.

Mystery Skulls

Luis sat down with the Pepperdine Gazette to talk haircuts, his days of touring with a metal band making $3 a day, and his new life as a world touring electronic music producer.  There’s some great tidbits here, as well as a reminder to get your tickets for Mystery Skulls’ west coast tour now!

Andrew St James

In this premiere of Andrew St James’ Drowning River Blues, the writer mentions that “he wouldn’t seem out of place in the winding streets of the 60s village.”  True, but he continues to show he is simultaneously very now with this steady stream of strong Soundcloud releases he’s been putting out recently.  Listen to the latest one below.

Normanton Street

The Brighton gang played two rocking shows this week, one of which ended in a pizza making contest – won by Nicholson, in case you were wondering.  There was also teasing news about their upcoming tour documentary with Boom Productions.  We wait eagerly.

The Orwells & Wes Period


As Thanksgiving came and went and we firmly moved into the holiday periods, we took time this weekend to be thankful for all our wonderful artists, colleagues, friends and new acquaintances this year that have made this all possible.  It was such an emotional moment that we even got a cute photo of The Orwells for once!


Pic from the converse tour ??. Happy thanksgiving ???// @steve_rose #mattwho?

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This week don’t miss:

  • Mystery Skulls live on tour in Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Los Angeles.  Tickets here.
  • Ian Moore live in Galveston and Houston respectively.  More information here.
  • Andrew St James in concert on Thursday December 2nd at the Don Quixote International Music festival in Felton, California.