With the worst year in the history of mankind behind us, 2021 is looking more hopeful…hopefully. Although our future can never be wholly known, our present is like an arrow that can point the way ahead. Where it will land, we never know, nor what is waiting for us on the other end as the arrow falls to earth. In the end we all become memories even when the heart stops beating…..However who will be remembered? These are our staff picks including indie artists, rising talent, and those who have already made their mark, most likely to be noticed on the scene or even explode……
Actors, Film, TV Series
Anthony Ramos: For “In the Heights.” Ramos has already created a splash for his role in the musical “Hamilton.”
Can He Pull It Off?:
Austin Butler: Butler is set to portray Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s untitled project
McKenna Grace: The 14 year- old actress will be starring in the sequel to “Ghostbusters”
Hollywood’s Rising Sweetheart:
Sherry Nelson: Though not yet a household name, Nelson is on her way as TV co-host most sought after with an unquestionable TV and screen presence.
Elizabeth Moss: Moss securely holds the lead in the “Handmaiden’s Tale” as fans wait for its return with baited breath.
Martin Kove: The most hated character on the planet in the number one series Cobra Kai, we want to see what he’s up to.
Gianni DeCenzo: Also from Cobra Kai, The young actor is flourishing with young audiences as an inspirational Nerd.
Keep Your Eye Out:
Steve P. Hamm: Army helicopter pilot turned actor is about to take off with positive persona abs and movie star handsome looks.
Judy Parfitt: The 85 year-old Sister Monica Joan of Britain’s “Call the Midwife” portrays a nun approaching dementia (who lost her husband from that very illness).
Rick’s Plaice: Superstar and legendary keyboardist from “YES” plays his pianos with a flurry of British humor.
Let’s Rock N’ Roll
Artist of the year Again:
The Weeknd: He doesn’t need a Grammy to still be the most listened to artist.
Ed Sheehan: After a family hiatus Ed has returned stronger than ever.
Will She Continue?:
Billie Ellish: Of course she will, she already is.
Interested in Indie?:
The PondHawks: This Chicago based indie group has the biggest fan base on the planet…. keep watching.
Post punk anyone?:
ReW STaRR and the ReWlettes: Their benefit cover “To Sir With Love” will put them on the map.
Metal With A Twist:
AniMaze X: The new superheroes of heavy metal singing to Disney, comic books and video games.
Making A Scene:
AJR: “Bang” Exactly!
As Popular As Ever:
Justin Bieber: He’s already hitting 2021 hard!
Rocky Kramer: Allied Artist’s secret weapon.
The FMs: “Silent City”, “ Annihilation Denial”…They are trying to save the world without being dicks.
Think:EXP: The supergroup including Scott Page from Pink Floyd, Stephen Perkins from Jane’s Addiction, Kenny Olson from Hendrix Experience, Norwood Fisher from Fishbone, Grammy winning Will Champlin, and Derek Day.
About to Make Some Noise:
The Immediate Family: Another supergroup: Leland Sklar, Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Russ Kunkel, Steve Postell, the biggest session players on the planet.
Listening….Watching…Radio, TV and Podcasts
Popular Popular and Popular
Unconventional…Explosive…5 Million viewers
The Jimmy Star Show With Ron Russell
Z100 Elvis Duran
Celebrity Talk Show Host Cable TV…20 Million Strong
Profiles With Mickey Burns
Freakin’ Awesome with Anthony Boese
Fierce Females with Adrienne “Fierce” Manson
Lifestyles With Dr. Mobi
Across the Pond:
Ask Mike: with Mike McDonnell
It Gets Bigger and Better:
Movie Reviews and More with Brian Sebastian
Smoked Meat with Brad Pittman
Even More Down South:
Radio Land with Ric Chetter
Good Ole Boys:
Heavy Chump with Jasson Maddox
The Mike Wagner Show
Bionic Buzz with Steve Sievers
You Really Shouldn’t Have with James Warwick
New and Intimate:
If These Walls Could Talk with Wendy Stuart Kaplan and Tym Moss
Pandemic Cooking with Wendy Stuart Kaplan
A Celebrity Fix
The Simonetta Lein Show
Mainstream Radio Down South
105.5 FM Radio Real Talk With G-Love and a Kenny Wilkerson
Rock n’ Roll
Meet Me For Coffee with George Rock
Music Music Music
Louder a Than War Radio with Nigel Carr
FCR247 with Twyzm Whyte Piece
Adventure in Music
The Adventures of Pipeman with Dean K. Piper
Top Fashion Pop Culture Influencer:
Rising Commercial Pop Culture Model:
Reading is The Great Escape
Mickey Burns: “From The Projects to Profiles: A Memoir” An unlikely journey to stardom.
One In a Million
Howard Bloom: “Einstein, Michael Jackson and Me: A Search For Soul in the Power Pits of Rock and Roll.” Bloom has been called “the greatest press agent that rock and roll has ever known.”
Eileen Shapiro: ”Waiting For Adam” A quest to interview Adam Ant through 3 continents and interviews with some of the biggest celebrities on the planet.
Leland Sklar: “Everybody Loves Me” 6,000 celebrity and man in the street pictures of people giving Sklar the bird. You cannot put this coffee table book down.
Kenny Wilkerson: “Rockin’ Recipes For Autism“ Nova Rex bassist raises awareness for autism with a picturesque cook book of iconic rocker’s secret recipes. Collector’s item.
Concert Producers Virtual or Otherwise to Get Excited About
John Velasco: SohoJohnny Presents “Let Me Help, Inc” Star Studded Charity Event”
John “SohoJohnny” Pasquale : SohoJohnny Presents “Let Me Help, Inc” Star Studded Charity Event
DJ D-Nice: Club MTV, Homeschool Party, Instagram Celebrity Parties
Diplo- A Very Lazer Sunday
The Roots-DJ Questlove Presents
Leland Sklar- YouTube
Rocky Kramer: Rock & Roll Tuesday’s