Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Adam Rivera Live April 13, 2014

the ANSWER by Adam Rivera
Music Video

The first track for the new album "SuperAuspicious" By: Adam Rivera has now been made into a music video! The video was Directed By: Hiu Kwong Yau and the song was Recorded mixed mastered By Kyle Graham. We hope you enjoy it!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Adam Rivera in Boston April 13th at the Middle East Downstairs 7 PM



Adam Rivera played the Cantab upstairs in 2013 when he came to Boston.  He will be performing at the MIDDLE EAST 4/13
7 PM Sharp
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    18+ w/Valid I.D. NO I.D.=NO ADMISSION

    Additional Info:
    EARLY EVENING SHOW: League Podcast Presents: Post-PAX show with Adam Rivera (AKA "James K. Folk"), Glen Raphael (nerd-folk), Amanda Lepre (Austin TX, Descendants of Erdrick/Those Who Fight), In Glove With Bach (Joe DeGeorge from Harry and the Potters playing Bach wearing various gloves) - 18+ $8 with PAXEAST badge / $10 Advance and Day of Show G.A. *NOTE: 7pm Doors


Sunday, September 1, 2013

ADAM RIVERA 3 song radio sampler: Gone / The Answer / All I Want 3 song radio sampler now shipping to college radio



Super Auspicious

Rorschach Radiowaves

Full-length recordings from Adam Rivera

1)Gone   2:34
2)The Answer  3:05
3)All I Want  2:32

These are 3 very radio-friendly tracks from Rivera's two cds.

contact:  adamriveramusic{@}

or for additional copies and to set up interviews


LISTEN TO ADAM RIVERA ON WMWM  91.7 Salem, Massachusetts

from Rorschach Radiowaves
Adam's second CD
Speed-folk-rock with a firm grounding in pop traditions and smart but accessible lyrics

Listen to a sample here:
Written by Adam Rivera
Time: 2:34 
First song on Rorschach Radiowaves 

Track 1 on the Radio Promotional sampler and Track 1 on Rorschach Radiowaves

A terrific and tumultuous tour-de-force that blitzes the listener for two and a half minutes. Accurately reflecting that knock-out of an image that comes into your psyche and you wonder what to say and how to say it.  The scrambled emotions are mirrored in the manic presentation.
Radio Sampler Track 2
Written by Adam Rivera
"The Answer"
Opening track on the Super Auspicious CD Time: 3:05

 "I don't want/to fall in line" sings Adam Rivera on this sparkling pop gem with very interesting production and its unique opening. 1:49 in to the performance the singer emotes: "You ask why/I don't care/that the answer still remains..."

Super Auspicious on iTunes
Track 3 Radio Sampler

"All I Want"
Time: 2:32 
Track #8  Super Auspicious CD

While on "Gone" the love interest vanishes in the wink of an eye, on "All I Want' the hopeless romantic that Adam Rivera is just wants the object of his affection back in his arms.

Two minutes and thirty two seconds of power pop with a glorious descending guitar line. It's like the Buzzcocks meet James Taylor in its efficiency, sincerity and determination.

Radio sampler commentary by Joe Viglione
Here's a brand new review by 
Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship biographer Craig Fenton:

Adam Rivera- SuperAuspicious
Adam Rivera - Rorschach Radiowaves

 Adam Rivera

It’s been fourteen years and counting since Adam Rivera’s debut the Oceanside EP (released 1999).  Those that have eavesdropped on his stage magic or his blueprint in the recording studio aren’t shocked by his longevity.  The revaluation is Adam’s ability to walk several musical directions.

A multitude of those in and out of the music business have often referenced Adam’s lyrics as accessible but smart.  The description in its simplicity is spot on.  His vocal style allows the one to one nature to be articulated without drowning with unnecessary verses.  

To wear one hat and flourish is difficult enough.  To balance three takes proficiency and high competence.  Adam and his faithful enjoy his unique brand of speed folk, the alter ego James K Folk (playing the songs of They Might Be Giants), and the two person band the Externals (with Katie Feeney).

Adam has a tremendous connection with his fans.  The sincerity of the videos produced without the fluff and stereotypical nature of most show his never ending search for perfection.

The record industry has changed so much over the years that the plethora of artists even those embedded with talent are often on their own when pursuing a dream.   

You can see and hear first hand his story of what transpired to be able to record his recent endeavors.  Adam’s CD’s give an aura of knowing the artist even if the buyer hasn’t seen him perform (you’ll want to in an expeditious manner).  The videos further enhance the specialty of his work.  The Answer the opening song of his 2012 SuperAuspicious release compliments the song without drowning it in a sea of superfluous overkill.

The YouTube Channel as well highlights another side of Adam Rivera as he pays homage to They Might Be Giants (as James K Folk).

To keep up with Adam visit his website
There are musical samples, news, and upcoming performances.

Adam Rivera- SuperAuspicious

In 2012 Adam Rivera’s SuperAuspicious saw the light of day.  Adam leads the brigade with vocals and guitar, Chris Harry takes the drum stool, Kyle Graham handles the keyboards, and Adam Z fingers the bass.  The four are a cohesive unit as made evident with a wonderful opening track The Answer.  Adam obviously knows the question; he’s been around long enough to know the importance of the first song.  The Answer sets the tone for thirteen cuts that combine folk, pop, and his own stamp of individuality.

The follow-up track Unsaid articulates plenty with a high energy opening before the vocals take root.

Contradiction a song placed perfectly in the middle of the running order is another ear catcher.  In less than two minutes the high octane rocker says more than many tunes three times the length.

Thirteen numbers all creating a premium listening experience.

Adam Rivera- Rorschach Radiowaves

A multitude of artists that release a quality record as Adam Rivera did in 2012 (SuperAuspicious) would rest on their laurels and savor every moment before heading back into the studio for the follow-up.  Adam’s work ethic would never allow new material taking a backseat to a pat on the back.

2013 gives us another gem Rorschach Radiowaves.  One change in the personnel department Ryan Malloy takes a seat on the drums.

The opening track Gone with a clever hook and a substantial vocal immediately pave a smooth road for the fifteen song experience.

Special Kind Of Us documents once again Adam’s ability to say a myriad of things in a short time span.  Clocking in under two minutes it manages to deliver a knockout punch.

Take Three is another track of intensity.  The musicians cook on all cylinders.

Near the CD’s end there is a perfectly titled number Road Song.  Adam knows the highways well.  He’s logged many a mile leaving a trail of a memorable songs and concert goers that got their dollars worth.

All the best,
Craig Fenton
Author: Jefferson Airplane “Take Me To A Circus Tent”