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AUGUST 17, 2015
http://www.rockwired.com/rrplogo.JPGhttp://www.rockwired.com/impendinglies.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
GUiTARiST JAMES SKRTiCH OF
iMPENDiNG LiES
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW EP  BELiEVE
It seems as if rock n roll is fueled by false starts and plans that never see their way through to fruition. But that never stops anyone from wanting to achieve that ever elusive glory that the genre has promised many a young man or woman for more than half a century now. Vocalist MATT HAYES and guitarist JAMES SKRTICH were kicking up some sand  in their local Cleveland, Ohio with their band RIKETS. Years after that band's demise HAYES and SKRTICH teamed up again in attempt to recapture some of the magic of their early ventures in music. By forming the band IMPENDING LIES, they've done one better by combining their natural heavy metal know-how with some modern electronic flourishes. The electrifying results can be heard on their latest EP BELIEVE which features the formidable rockers LET GO, the blazing title track and a spirited cover of the JOURNEY classic SEPARATE WAYS. Assisting the band behind the recording console is CHIMAIRA guitarist ROB ARNOLD.
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AUGUST 14, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
SiNGER-SONGWRiTER
BRi iNGRAM
AND CUTS FROM HER NEW EP  i AM
With just six songs, BRI INGRAM takes the listener on a whirlwind journey of emotion, heartache, and newfound determination to move on with life and all of it's ups and downs on her EP I AM. Combining a jangly country and western-styled charm with a down and dirty blues and soul delivery, INGRAM has developed a strong musical identity with a little help from her co-songwriting and production team of DAVIDE RASO and OWEN SARTORI. You wouldn't think that a whole life story could be told in the space of six songs but INGRAM has managed to do so here. CAN'T EVEN CRY is a moody exploration into loneliness that rewards the listener with some of the punchiest, observational lyrics that we have heard this side of AIMEE MANN's BACHELOR #2. SAVE ME is an epic plead for a salvation in a world that is all too eager to chew you up and spit you out. INGRAM delivers the soulful ballad with a flawless reading that recalls DUSTY SPRINGFIELD legendary Memphis sessions. BELLY OF THE BEAST is the true knock out moment of the EP with it's frantic bluesy romp detailing INGRAM's winding musical journey. Thankfully that journey is nowhere near over. I AM is a stylish offering form a talent that we'll be hearing more from in the years to come.
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AUGUST 11, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/timeandcolorsEP.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
SiNGER-SONGWRiTER
JOSEPH PAGANO
AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP  TiME AND COLORS
JOSEPH PAGANO first came onto ROCKWIRED's radar a few months back with the release of his EP  GRAVEYARD OF DREAMS. On that recording he boasted JOHN LENNON-styled songwriting chops mixed with a curious vocal styling that found it's way somewhere in between NEIL YOUNG and WAYNE COYNE of THE FLAMING LIPS. THe stand out from that EP was the live recording of the lighter-waving ballad CANDLES HOPE AND FAITH. On his latest EP release TIME AND COLORS CANDLES HOPE AND FAITH gets the full studio treatment but this time it's far from the best track on the CD. PAGANO has come a long way in the short amount of time since his last release and the evidence can be found on the haunting title track. He even manages to show a grittier side with two stomping roots rockers LIFE IN A BAG and 16 OTHER WAYS - a song that could find a snug a comfortable place between JOHN HIATT and SHEL SILVERSTEIN.
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AUGUST 6, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/murderfm.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
NORMAN MATTHEW OF MURDER F.M.
AND CUTS FROM THEiR  NEW ALBUM  HAPPiLY NEVER AFTER
Born and bred in Dallas,TX, MURDER FM was formed as an outlet for the frustrated youth spent writing music in the dark dusty corners of Texas. Following independent success with singles supported with domestic and international touring, MURDER FM perfected their sound and stage presence.  Their rising success was based largely in part by their shocking and elaborate videos which received much attention and impressive view numbers on YOUTUBE. The band also gained lots of positive international press which carried over to The States and led to supporting slots with ROB ZOMBIE, DEFTONES, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, POP EVIL and many more. With a full length LP in tow, MURDER FM are set to release their passion and unique brand of Rock/Industrial style Metal to the world.
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AUGUST 6, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/gabeclose.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
SiNGER-SONGWRiTER
GABE CLOSE
AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP LEAVE THAT LiGHT ON
An exciting new voice in the indie Americana world, Louisville singer/songwriter GABE CLOSE can pinpoint a host of powerful influences that have driven the development of his uniquely diverse sound and compelling, thought provoking lyrical themes. After leaning towards the blues on his previous recordings LEARNING TO WAIT FOR THE DAWN (2010) and SOUNDS FOR AN OLD SOUL (2013), he's taking a powerful mixed acoustic-electric approach - with some songs stripped down, others dynamically produced - on his latest six track EP LEAVE THAT LIGHT ON. Concurrently developing his chops as a producer, GABE n his previous projects - a total of two years - and get the musicians and sound he felt like each song deserved. The energetic, acoustic driven WEARY WIND - a semi-love song about leaving all you've known for what you believe will be a better life - benefits from the beautiful vocals of Louisville singer MOLLY GREER. While the provocative LOVE YOU LIKE A MAN - a hard hitting look at the evils of men to who turn to domestic violence - achieves its emotional intimacy via a gentle acoustic guitar accompaniment, other tunes like EVERYTHING REMINDS ME OF YOU (a heartfelt song inspired by friends who had suffered the loss of loved ones) and CRIPPLING WEIGHT are powerhouse productions featuring a horn section, organ and sax solos by MUSCLE SHOALS veteran RONNIE EADS.
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JULY 24, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/victormartisius.jpgROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  ViCTOR MARTiSiUS OF  GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA REGARDiNG THE DEPARTURE OF LOGAN STAATS

The lead singer of any rock band is integral to the image of that band and anyone stepping into that position after a charismatic front man is vacated or vacates that position will learn fast what an unenviable position it is. In the case of VICTOR MARTISIUS, it is a chance to move forward after the acrimonious departure of former lead singer LOGAN STAATS and continue to give the people what they've come to expect from the band GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA - blistering rock n roll and an electrifying live set. "You just keep working hard and keep honing your craft" says MARTISIUS. "We go to band practice every Tuesday and every Thursday and we think it's the best thing ever and it reflects in the tunes because the tunes are getting a little more edgy. A little more funky and a little more fun. A little more adventurous. A little more heavy. These are the things that keep us going. We've got to make sure that we do everyone proud. We play this for us but its' not just about us. There is a crowd of a hundred people in front of us and there is only three of us onstage now. We're outnumbered. There's a reason why we want to work so hard because everyone who comes out to see us to cheer us on we want to make sure that we do them proud." In speaking with MARTISIUS, the departure of STAATS still pains him as you'll hear in the interview but any resentment is tempered by the success the band still continues to enjoy. Especially with their recent nomination by the INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS for BEST BAND and BEST ENGINEER/PRODUCER.

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JULY 24, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/loganstaats.jpgROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  LOGAN STAATS REGARDiNG HiS DEPARTURE FROM GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW CD GOODBYE GOLDiA

What is rock n roll without a little drama? The premiere edition of ROCK IS RED MAGAZINE boasted that bomb-ass photo by DARKO of First Nations rockers GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA who were still high from their win at the ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS (now called the INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS) for BEST ROCK BAND. Who better to have featured on our debut cover? Within minutes of circulating the premiere issue in May of 2015, We received an instant message from front man LOGAN STAATS informing us that he was no longer with the band. It was a hell of a way for us to launch our new magazine but the tensions that have driven STAATS out of the front man position of GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA and the tensions that have arisen since his departure between him, the band and the record label have made for one hell of a rock n roll blowout. Yet despite the drama, LOGAN STAATS is making his voice heard as a solo artist with the release of his solo album GOODBYE GOLDIA - a stripped down acoustic affair that highlights STAATS' raspy howl and haunted prose. 

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JULY 23, 2015
ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE HiGHLiGHTS - VOODOO SEX CULT
FROM THE JULY 2015 EDiTiON OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH

http://www.rockwired.com/voodoosexculthighlight.jpg A YEAR AND A DAY is a fantastic CD and now that it's out there for people to listen to, how do you feel about the finished work?
You know what? I love the CD. I'll tell you how my mind works a little bit. I haven't listened to it in about three or four months. I listened to it so much before it was made and after it was made and now I'm focusing on new stuff. We're still playing all of thatstuff live and I love all of those songs but as a band we're focused on continually writing and moving forward. Right now we have about seven or eight new songs that aren't on the CD and others in one form or another floating around. Anytime a band
releases a full length CD - to me that is an accomplishment. It's a statement.

Especially today!
Yeah, especially today. I've talked to people and they've suggested that we take these songs and break it up into EP releases. I think the approach that we're going to take is that we're going to do all of those things plus a full length release.
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JULY 23, 2015
ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE HiGHLiGHTS - STRAiGHT LiNE STiTCH
FROM THE JULY 2015 EDiTiON OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
http://www.rockwired.com/SLShighlight.jpg I'm so thrilled to be talking to you and I'm so excited to be hearing this new EP. I know that we have until the end of June before the CD comes out but Now that the release date is looming how do you feel about the finished work?
Oh my gosh! I don't think that words can describe how I feel about it. It's definitely been a labor of love. We went through so much trying to put it together and trying to find the right people to put it out. I really have to thank the PAVEMENT ENTERTAINMENT team because they really believed in us. I am immensely grateful. I feel grateful and thankful that this EP is coming to fruition. To the see the whole thing manifest this was is an all around good feeling. I'm excited.

And who helped you guys behind the recording console for this album?
We went to two different people. Earlier in the EP we went to BEN SCHIGEL who actually did our FIGHT OF OUR LIVES album. He produced three of the tracks. And then for two of the songs we went to nice fella in St. Louis, Missouri named MATT AMALON.

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JULY 18, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/scattertheirown2015.jpgROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  SCOTTi CLiFFORD OF  SCATTER THEiR OWN AND CUTS FROM THEiR  ALBUM TASTE THE TiME

There is no business model quite like that of a rock n roll band. There is no guarantee that money is going to come through or that an audience is going to show up for a performance. And on the creative and performance fronts egos can become fragile. For years we've followed SCATTER THEIR OWN and have marveled at the fact that band has remained resilient in a musical environment where music doesn't make money and rock n roll isn't quite the music of the day. The strength of this band lies in the creative and romantic bond of it's creative nucleus SCOTTI and JULIANA CLIFFORD. SCATTER THEIR OWN is a family affair where music comes before ego. Since the band first came onto the scene in 2013, SCATTER THEIR OWN have become media darlings throughout Indian Country and beyond on the strength of their music and JULIANA's camera readiness (check out the cover of the latest edition of NATIVE MAX MAGAZINE). The band's straight ahead rock sound has earned them a loyal following throughout the U.S. and beyond so it's no surprise that their debut album TASTE THE TIME is now nominated for the INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD for BEST ROCK ALBUM. Despite the nomination the Oglala Lakota couple know that there is work to be done with a series of upcoming shows as well as the follow up their stellar debut. 

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JULY 18, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/sate.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
CANADiAN ROCKER
SATE
AND SPiNS OF HER SiNGLES WARRiOR AND WHAT DiD i DO?
Sometimes all you have to do is hear something once and you know right away that you have to jump on it. It was simply a random TWITTER session that led us to finding SATE - an electrifying soul rock artist based in Toronto, Ontario with a voice, a stage presence and a sound that is bigger and badder than anything we've seen or heard in a while. Oh and the music is one hell of a roller coaster ride. With the assist of producer TOM MCKAY and some of the grittiest, rockingest, funkiest players around since IKE AND TINA's rhythm section SATE (formerly known as SAIDAH BABA TALIBAH) has created a fierce musical identity that is thirsty for blood and eager to take on this tired old music industry on her own terms. To precede the release of her forthcoming debut album SATE has released three EPs - curiously titled RED, BLACK and BLUE -  exclusively through PLEDGEMUSIC.COM where listeners will get a chance to pick what songs will make it onto the official CD release. Those who say rock n roll is dead are about to get a good shaking up. 
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JULY 18, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/dawnkarima.jpgROCK iS RED
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  DAWN KARiMA
(CREEK) AND CUTS FROM HER iNDiGENOUS MUSiC AWARD NOMiNATED ALBUM THE STARS OF HEAVEN

It's not all that common for gospel music to be featured here on ROCKWIRED and it's even less common that we get to to profiles people that are in the same business that we're in - online radio. DAWN KARIMA - or DR. DAWN KARIMA PETTIGREW to you - is the author of two novels, THE WAY WE MAKE SENSE and THE MARRIAGE OF SAINTS and co-author of CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY READ and is the host of the online radio show A CONVERSATION WITH DAWN KARIMA which is available through TALKTAINMENT RADIO. Outside of these rather exciting ventures this Creek/Cherokee juggernaut has made her voice known in song as well. He debut album THE WORSHIP OF ANGELS was a winner at the NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS in 2013 for BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL CD now she's back with her follow up CD THE STARS OF HEAVEN which boasts an all-star cast of performers such as N-DON, LITO and SAINT MIKE. Not surprisingly, this fresh and vibrant set of songs is nominated for the INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD for BEST GOSPEL CD. 

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JULY 17, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/ND22.jpgROCK iS RED
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
KEiTH BiG CROW (THREE AFFiLiATED TRiBES)
OF ND 22
AND CUTS FROM THEiR FORTHCOMiNG ALBUM

To find a native rock band that embraces that straight ahead hard rock sound ROCK IS RED has traditionally had to look above the U.S./Canadian border. The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation on North Dakota is merely a hop skip and a jump from Canada and it's home to the band ND 22 whose bombastic heavy metal sound boasts a strong blues-based sensibility. Formed in 2013,  the band - comprised of KEITH BIG CROW on guitars, vocalist TOMMY NELSON, IAN NELSON on drums, KODY FOX on guitar and JOSH RED FEATHER-RAMIREZ - cut their teeth musically in numerous bars an casino lounges. They've taken their electrifying live show beyond the the Dakotas and their original material is due for an official release. The tracks that have us the most exciting are the rapturous rock anthems 66, 44 TO THE 5 and SOMEWHERE. 

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JULY 17, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/glamourassassins.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
JARED SAVAS OF
GLAMOUR ASSASSiNS
AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST ALBUM
AiN'T SO YOUNG
Connecticut is not a locale that one equates with anything that is happening in music yet it was JARED SAVAS of the electro pop band GLAMOUR ASSASSINS that pointed out to me that the Nutmeg State was the launching ground for acts as far apart as HATEBREED and JOHN MAYER. In time people will add GLAMOUR ASSASSINS as that State's favorite sons and daughters for their ambitious sound that combines the alienation of electronica with the straightforward approach of four to the floor rock n roll. That sound is in abundance on the band's album AIN'T SO YOUNG - a spunky collection of modern pop songs that celebrate the highs and lows of love and life. The stand out tracks include the ecclesiastic opener THE DAY ROCK N ROLL DIED and the pulsating stomper PHANTOM OF THE DISCO.
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FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:

ROCKWiRED MEDiA RELEASES THE SUMMER 2015 EDiTiON OF ROCK iS RED MAGAZiNE HiGHLiGHTiNG AMERiCAN iNDiAN AND FiRST NATIONS CONTEMPORARY MUSiC ON JULY 24, 2015!!! HOPi REGGAE ARTiST CASPER MAKES THE COVER!!!

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The Summer 2015 edition of ROCK IS RED MAGAZINE will be available exclusively through ROCKWIRED.COM on July 24, 2015. Featured on the cover of this forthcoming issue is Hopi reggae artist CASPER who will give us some insights on his forthcoming album ELEMENTAL. Rounding out the editorial for this upcoming issue will include exclusive interviews with SCATTER THEIR OWN, LOGAN STAATS, WILL BELCOURT AND THE HOLLYWOOD INDIANS, ANIMAL TEEF, ND 22, DAWN KARIMA, JULIA KEEFE and ROYCE TAGHON OF VOODOO SEX CULT.   In addition to these artist profiles ROCK IS RED will also give readers a behind the scenes look at the upcoming INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS.
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JULY 14, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/casper.jpgROCK iS RED
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
CASPER AND THE MiGHTY  602 BAND
AND CUTS FROM THEiR FORTHCOMiNG ALBUM ELEMENTAL

After almost twenty years in the music business CASPER LOMAYESVA (Hopi) knows not rush a good thing. He and his band THE MIGHTY 602 pretty much have their seventh studio album ELEMENTAL in the can  but have decided to wait till the first quarter of 2016 to release the album in all of it's glory. But that doesn't mean that we aren't privy to couple of tracks of the album such as  APON THE RIDGE and  FOR ALL THE CHILDREN  both of which offer up that irresistible groove and positive message that have become CASPER's brand and trademark. 

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JULY 13, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/revel92015.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
DJ PEARLMAN OF
REVEL 9
AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST ALBUM
THE REALiTY CRUSH
Back in 2011, REVEL 9 made a huge impression on our listeners with the release of their album THE RAZORBLADE DIARIES. Outside of  ROCKWIRED's  listenership that band's sound and live show which recalls the blistering sounds of  CHEVELLE,  SEVENDUST and THE DEFTONES has earned them a massive following beyond their Long Island, New York base to the greater East Coast Shoreline and beyond. Four years onward and armed with a brand new band frontman DJ PEARLMAN and REVEL 9 have maintained the momentum establushed by their previous release but have cranked things up a notch with their latest release THE REALITY CRUSH  which boasts the tracks THE GOOD FIGHT - a gritty dedication to our troops - as well as QUIETMIND and SENSELESS TRAGEDY.
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JULY 11, 2015
ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE HiGHLiGHTS - STATiON
FROM THE JULY 2015 EDiTiON OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
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Well it's great to hear form you guys again and I'm excited to be hearing this new album. It was a long time in the making. You already have a video for a couple of the songs and the thing seems to be gaining in momentum so how do you guys feel about finished work now that it's out there for people to listen to?
PATRICK:
We're really proud of this one. It was a long time in the making but I also feel like we left no stone un-turned with this one. It was exactly what we wanted to get out. It feels great.

CHRIS: One of the things that look so long is because we did it all ourselves. There were absolutely no outsiders involved at all. We just went into the studio and made sure that it sounded like we wanted it to sound. This album was pretty much a trial by fire kind of thing. I've never recorded a full length album before. With the making of this album I went form being a guitar player and songwriter to being a producer. The process was very overwhelming but very rewarding because when you hear the finished product and it's really your baby because you created it.

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JULY 11, 2015
ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE HiGHLiGHTS - DOWNFALL 2012
FROM THE JULY 2015 EDiTiON OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
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So the tour with OTEP hasn't started yet?
No the tour starts in the next couple of days. We jump on on the 8th of June and then were on board for the next two months.

Well talk about the anticipation that you guys must be feeling in regard to touring with OTEP. How did the whole thing come together?
We're extremely excited. We would be under any circumstance but it's more so for this because we made good friends with the the last time that we went on the road with them earlier this year. It was strange how this whole thing happened. As a band we had discussed making 2015 a time to create new record and not tour at all. And then days later we get a phone call from a very helpful promoter friend out in Northern California. This opportunity came through and he was able to get us involved. We had like two and half weeks notice before we hit the road with them in February. It was an amazing experience and to be able to do it again is beyond exciting. We're stoked.

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JULY 8, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/acidic2015.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
MiKE GOSSARD OF
ACiDiC
AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST ALBUM
CREATURES
In the early days of the ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES podcast, the band ACIDIC was one of the first bands to elicit a strong, positive reaction from our listeners. Needless to say we took a liking to this young band  who served up the goods on their debut album GETTING LUCKY. If there is anything that rock n roll needs right now, it's bands that maintain that steady course to rock n roll glory no matter what the obstacles and ACIDIC has done just that with three albums and an electrifying live set  that they have taken all over the country. The band's third album CREATURES is their most ambitious to date  with the bands natural hard rock inclination melding flawlessly with electronic flourishes. 
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JULY 8, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/fingereleven.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
JAMES BLACK OF
FiNGER ELEVEN
AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST ALBUM
FiVE CROOKED LiNES

Given the fickle nature of the music industry these days, five years is a long time to go without releasing anything new. FINGER ELEVEN truly came to prominence in 2007 on the strength of their single PARALYZER from their fifth album  THEM vs. YOU  vs. ME which was followed up by the JUNO AWARD nominated album LIFE TURNS ELECTRIC in 2010. Five years later the band has released the album FIVE CROOKED LINES and trust us when we say that no momentum has been lost and not a beat has been skipped. Their  smashing new single WOLVES AND DOORS is proof of this. According to the bands lead guitarist JAMES BLACK : "We spent that time making this record. As a band we've been together about twenty-two or twenty-three years now. After a while we have five ingredients and you're trying to make a different soup everyday. It's like how can you make something new with it. We didn't want to be on autopilot. We stopped for a second and and regrouped and decided to make an album that sounded like what we wanted to do and not what we are effortlessly doing. Part of changing things up involved dismantling the lineup and getting rid of our drummer and going back to ground zero."

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JULY 8, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/michaelgrimm.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
AMERiCA'S GOT TALENT WiNNER
MiCHAEL GRiMM
AND CUTS FROM HiS LATEST ALBUM GRiMM

With the advent of reality TV there have been more overnight sensations than there have ever been.  It would've been all to easy to dismiss MICHAEL GRIMM - the 2010 winner of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT - as a mere "overnight" but the fact is the guy had been performing live and recording music for an entire decade before walking away with the million dollar prize and a shot at recording with a major label.  Music was always in his blood and four years after his shot with a major label MICHAEL is back on his own terms with the independently produced album GRIMM which cleverly showcases the singer songwriter's fondness for rock and soul. The stand out tracks on this standout collection include the first single GENERATION NEXT, SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY and BLACK AND WHITE.  

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JUNE 28, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/ericandaaron.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
ERiC AND AARON
AND CUTS FROM THEiR SELF TiTLED DEBUT EP TO KEEP FROM LOSiNG OUR MiNDS

They are band that is comprised of only two people and they've released an EP with just six songs but the sounds and the ideas that have emerged from the synergy generated by this duo is galactic in proportion.  ERIC AND AARON is comprised of the combined talents ERIC LARSON  and AARON BERK  and their debut EP TO KEEP FROM LOSING OUR MINDS will keep the listener spellbound with such tracks as the U2-esque opener ON THE ROAD, the quirky little ditty WOODS and epic ballad LONG TIME which manages to be empowering  without  being preachy. Six songs don't feel like they are enough from this dynamic duo but this stunning debut has us waiting anxiously for more. 

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JUNE 27, 2015

FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:
THE JULY EDITION OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE FEATURES
EXCLUSIVE iNTERViEWS WiTH
ELiSiUM, GiRLSCHOOL, FiNGER ELEVEN
AND CRUCiFiED BARBARA
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ROCKWiRED LOOKS BACK AT THE MUSiC FROM 1995 THAT DiDN'T ANNOY US iN OUR SPECiAL FEATURE 20 YEARS AGO?!!!

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Summer time is here and once again we've got nothing better or more exciting to do than to give you a brand spanking new edition of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE.  For  a while we didn't have a special feature to present to you but it took hearing the song  SPIDERWEBS by NO DOUBT on the radio and then realizing that the song was in fact 20 years old. That was where my list of music form 2005 started. In previou editiond of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE we've always made mention of the opinion that the 1980s were teh golden age and the nineties was where everyone missed teh point.  Well, after giving the matter some serious thought and looking back at the music of my college years  - the nineties in fact had tons to offer  and in some ways might have been the last shout for rock n roll.  In this upcoming issue we will take a look back a the songs that made the year 1995 rock. This forthcoming edition  is indeed an unintended nostalgic romp and I dont' think that we've enjoyed  1995 this much when we actually lived through it.  But don't expect this issue to be all nostalgia. We've got some amazing interviews with some amazing bands sucha s ELISIUM, the legendary all female hard rock band GIRLSCHOOL, CRUCIFIED BARBARA and FINGER ELEVEN who have returend with their first new album in five years. 
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JUNE 27, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/wonkytonk.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
JASMiNE "WONKY TONK" POOLE
AND CUTS FROM HER SELF TiTLED DEBUT ALBUM STUFF WE LEAVE BEHiND

When we spoke with  singer songwriter  JASMINE POOLE -who goes by the moniker WONKY TONK - regarding her debut album STUFF WE LEAVE BEHIND she made it clear to me that the album was in drydock for six years before it's recent release to the public.  The old saying about having your whole life to make your first album and six months to make your second seemed to apply here as well but given the plaintive production, shimmering melodies and the plucky delivery and songwriting to be heard on this heartfelt debut it is plain to see that time and effort were all worth it.  the country bluegrass approach shows hints of a definite punk influence and while the songs address feelings of  loss and longing don't expect to be  brought down by the proceedings. Expect to enjoy and offering from a new talent in American music who could give LUCINDA WILLIAMS a run for her money.  

TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLICK HERE!!!

JUNE 26, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/anniebaby.jpgROCK iS RED
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
WiLL BELCOURT OF WiLL BELCOURT AND THE HOLLYWOOD iNDiANS
AND CUTS FROM THEiR iNDiGENOUS MUSiC AWARD NOMiNATED ALBUM ANNiE BABY

For years there was a rock n roller inside of Cree singer-songwriter WILL BELCOURT waiting to get out. The start of his music career was marked lone acoustic recordings before venturing into an electronic sound which had earned him some recognition in Canadian press. Now he is putting aside the electronics and looking to the assist of an actual band - a group of roots rock troubadours known cleverly as THE HOLLYWOOD INDIANS. The results of their toiling inthe studio has resulted in an album that hasn't officially been released but is gaining traction and attention thanks to the internet yet despite the album "limbo" release it has earned WILL BELCOURT AND THE HOLLYWOOD INDIANS two INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD nominations for BEST ROCK ALBUM and BEST SONGWRITER.

TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

JUNE 23, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/papermoongypsies.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
KENNY WiLLiAMS OF PAPER MOON GYPSYS
AND CUTS FROM THEiR SELF TiTLED DEBUT ALBUM

The pan generational band has become more and more common with rock and roll losing it's foot hold on the culture but that doesn't mean that the music has to come off as something you hear on some NPR special. PAPER MOON GYSPSYS is a blues rock project fronted by father and daughter team KENNY WILLIAMS and his daughter LEXI G. The moniker of the project is nicked form the 1973 PETER BOGDANOVICH file PAPER MOON starring RYAN O'NEAL and TATUM  O'NEAL as a father and daughter con artist team but unlike that team the only thing that is going to get taken way is your breath once you hear the  bands flawlessly executed brand of blues rock. 

TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

JUNE 23, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/COS.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
FRANKiE CROSS, MiCK MiCHAELS AND JAMES PERA OF CORNERS OF SANCTUARY
AND CUTS FROM THEiR ALBUM AXE TO GRiND

You always hear that metal music is a long gone genre but for years we at ROCKWIRED have known differently. Back in 2010 the band CORNERS OF SANCTUARY was formed primarily out of the remains of the band SEEKER. Members of that band which included drummer SEAN NELLIGAN, bassist MIKE PERA and guitarist MICK MICHAELS definitely felt that there was more territory to mine a metal troubadours and with the assist of vocalist FRANKIE CROSS the band SANCTUARY was formed. Their sound is most defintely rooted in metal's glorious and thunderous past yet is firmly entrenched in what is going on in today's music world. Nowhere is there more evidence of this than the band's 2014 album AXE TO GRIND - a headbangingly joyous catalog of songs that prove that there ain't no school like the old school. And now we hear that the band isn't far from releasing a new album titled METAL MACHINE. 

TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!
JUNE 23, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/patrickames.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
SiNGER/SONGWRiTER PATRiCK AMES
AND CUTS FROM HiS  LATEST RELEASE MUTUALLY

In creating OAKVILLE ONTOLOGY, his critically acclaimed 2014 recording one musician friend called the "Best 70's Album in 40 Years," singer-songwriter PATRICK AMES first played its songs out in the lush vineyards he's owned for 20 years in Napa, California - as if each vine was an audience member. Since releasing that retro meets contemporary album the folk/rock Americana singer/songwriter secured a regular Tuesday residency at the FREE WHEEL BREWING COMPANY in the Bay Area's Redwood City, an opportunity that helped him shed and develop the five diverse tracks on his five track follow-up EP MUTUALLY. While all the tracks of his previous CD reflected a deep contemplation of the nature of being and existence geared towards the issues of the day, this time, he liberates himself to complement his "protest songs" and "social commentary with a beat" with simpler love songs and party tunes. The track on MUTUALLY that is bound to stir the conscience is YOU HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER. Once the words take hold, they sear the heart with a biting look at all the problems we're facing as a society - hunger, homelessness, global warming, overpopulation, topical freak-outs like the recent Ebola scare. AMES says it all about the hopeless wheel we seem to be on when he reflects: "We wag our fingers at our own uncertainty/Then we elect the same politicians/And they form more committees ...you'll have to wait a little longer." The singer gets into some solutions on the sparse acoustic reflection AMERICA NEEDS: "no more hatred, just policy/no more ideologies ... green valleys, mountains and trees ... abandoned children to be seen."

TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

JUNE 16, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/badreed.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
MEMBERS OF THE BAND BAD REED
AND CUTS FROM THEiR SELF-TiTLED DEBUT EP
It's always exciting to catch something from the very beginning with the Brantford, Ontario-based band BAD REED who have just issued their self-titled debut EP.  For a recording with only three songs on it, the musical ground that gets covered is quite expansive covering jazz, blues and progressive rock and even some electronic flourishes. The band - comprised of GRAHAM WALKER on guitars, SYDNEY SOLLAZZO on vocals and keyboards, AUSTIN THARPE on bass and COSTA CHATZIS on drums and percussion - is certainly not afraid to experiment but there is something inviting and accessible about the experimentation at hand here. This premiere effort is worth a few extra listens. 
TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

JUNE 14, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/girlschool.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
KiM McAULiFFE OF THE LEGENDARY BAND GiRLSCHOOL
AND CUTS FROM THEiR FORTHCOMiNG LP
GUiLTY AS SiN
For as long there has been rock n roll there has always been a fascination with the phenomenon of the all-female rock band. Whether or not the music is good or not -and most times it is - the public has a thirst for hearing about cat fights and break ups a'la THE RUNAWAYS or THE GO-GOS.  However, the all-female UK metal band GIRLSCHOOL has managed to make music their business as opposed to tabloid gossip for 37 years now after emerging from the very same metal scene that gave birth to MOTORHEAD. The band's brand of punk-tinted metal has earned them a devoted cult following on the strength of such gritty, classic recordings as the albums DEMOLITION (1980), HIT AND RUN (1981) and SCREAMING BLUE MURDER (1982). By the 1990's and the early 2000's the band's out put of recorded material had diminished but  their love for the road did not. The band has played on almost every stage and ever rock festival throughout the world but now the band is set to release their newest album GUILTY AS SIN showcasing the punchy brand of rock n roll that has made the band a phenomenon - namely on their stomping cover of the BEE-GEES' STAYIN ALIVE. Although original lead guitarist KELLY JOHNSON passed away from cancer in 2007 the other original members KIM McAULIFFE, ENID WILLIAMS and DENISE DUFORT  have stayed the course  along with new lead guitarist JACKIE CHAMBERS and did what all great rock n roll does - survive. 
TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

JUNE 14, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/londonhasfallen.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
ALECiA GATES AND CAMERON GORHAM OF LONDON HAS FALLEN
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW EP iNTO THE NiGHT

According to CAMERON GORHAM - producer and co-founder of the alt-rock duo LONDON HAS FALLEN - there has beena definite change in approach to the bands music  from their 2014 debut album FRACTURE to their latest EP release INTO THE NIGHT.  Where FRACTURE boasted a loud and aggressive stance, the four songs on INTO THE NIGHT boast richer sonic textures and string arrangements.  Yes the sound on this latest offering ( which is only a hint of what people can expect on the band's soon-to-be-released LP) is way too big for the dynamic duo's Rockford, Illinois surroundings and its only mater of time before LONDON HAS FALLEN proves to the world indie rock can be be more than heartfelt - it can be ambitious also.  

TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

JUNE 10, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/shanemartin.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
COUNTRY ARTiST
SHANE MARTiN
AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW ALBUM TiLL THE WHEELS FALL OFF
Okay so we've thrown you for a loop by presenting a country artist  in this latest edition of ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES but SHANE MARTIN's brand of country is firmly rooted in a  gritty rock n roll sensibility.  The Minnesota-based troubadour has issued albums in the past but TILL THE WHEELS FALL OFF is a collection of driving country rockers that celebrate the roller coaster ride of life and love with the sort of Nashville gloss - provided by producer KENNY ROYSTER - that could bring this all-to-authentic country artist wider acclaim. The tracks to to keep your ear open for are I AM WHAT I AM, SHE'S GOT ME WHERE I WANT ME and GEORGIA PEACH.
TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

JUNE 8, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/downfall2012.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
DANNY GiL OF
DOWNFALL 2012
AND NEWS OF THEiR CURRENT TOUR WiTH OTEP

One can only imagine the ups and downs that plague a band that has been around for twenty years. With that being said we've become acquainted with DOWNFALL 2012 at a rather exciting juncture in their career. The band captured the hearts and the imaginations of listeners with the release of their two-part saga release EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF VOL. I and II and the accompanying graphic novels. Yes this is band that goes big with their releases and that sense of spectacle also makes it into their electrifying live set which borders on rock n roll and performance art. However in 2014 personal issues plagued the band but with a little time away from each other the band is now focused on completing the EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF saga as well as material for a brand spanking new release.

TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

JUNE 7, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/voodoosexcult.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
TiM HiLLS OF
VOODOO SEX CULT
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW LP A YEAR AND A DAY

VOODOO SEX CULT describe themselves as a multi-cultural kick ass rock band with an American Indian lead singer, a Viking guitar player, a black bass player and a red neck drummer but don't think for a second this some sort of politically correct, UP WITH PEOPLE angle. The Arizona-based band's brand of hard partying rock n roll is a refreshing change from the brooding that is favored by today's Active Rock play lists. The band's most recent release A YEAR AND A DAY is a big sloppy serving of the goods that the band has to offer with such potent rockers as BLACK JESUS, 40 DAYS and CUTTING LOOSE.

TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

MAY 30, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/straightlinestitch.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
ALEXiS BROWN OF STRAiGHT LiNE STiTCH
AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP TRANSPARENCY
Heavy metal and hard rock fans are a fickle and discerning bunch. Bands that attempt to make a career for themselves by trend jumping with half-hearted devotion do not last. STRAIGHT LINE STITCH has been steadily ascending the ranks of metal and hard rock through authentic and impassioned performances, an organic evolution of their writing and recording, and a tried and true road warrior mentality towards touring. The band defined who they were early on in their career and held steadfast to their beliefs while making the natural progressions and growth of a committed touring band. While being genuine at the core of a band's being is an absolute necessity for credibility and longevity, it gets you nowhere fast if the songs do not matter. The STRAIGHT LINE STITCH sound is commanding and universal, engaging casual fans of hard rock and satiating the most stringent fans of metal. The tenacious musicianship is on full display upon first listen, quickly establishing the virtue of the players. The balance between aggressive punch and highly charged hook goes a long way to explaining the wide and diverse range of devoted STRAIGHT LINE STITCH loyalists. Whether sharing the stage with the titans of metal like SLAYER, or playing a coveted slot at the Punk driven WARPED TOUR, STRAIGHT LINE STITCH captivates and levels all in attendance. Vocalist ALEXIS BROWN is a blazing persona that demands the attention of a room. Throughout their songs, ALEXIS navigates a seamless shift from harrowing screams to heartfelt melody that adds depth and sincerity to their music. Her clean vocal parts never take a back seat to the punishing screams, as they are sung with an assertive power and spirit that soar mightily. The new EP TRANSPARENCY will be released June 30, 2015.
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

MAY 28, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/jamesrawson.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
SiNGER - SONGWRiTER
JAMES RAWSON
AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW ALBUM TRiSTAN & iSOLDE
Dubbing his fresh electro indie pop vibe "like a side project between BEETHOVEN and The Postal Service," JAMES RAWSON draws from his passions for classical music, English literature, and social justice to create TRISTAN & ISOLDE, a compelling 10 track song cycle which portrays how love blooms from ruins. Named for RICHARD WAGNER's 19th Century opera of the same name, the cycle - which follows the singer's well received 2012 debut EROICA (named for BEETHOVEN's 3RD SYMPHONY) - is artfully divided into three thematic parts: 1) TRISTAN's journey; 2) ISOLDE's journey and 3) TRISTAN's and ISOLDE's ability to create healing and wholeness together, culminating in the dreamy, soulful closing number LOVE BUILT A CITY.
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

MAY 24, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/Falcor3.jpgTHE THiRD EDiTiON OF GONZO AND JEREMY GiLLEY iS THREATENiNG TO DO MORE!!!

It was a strange experiment having some punk kid interview bands and contribute to ROCKWIRED.COM and our monthly magazine. It was an experiment that has yielded some rather interesting results such as our ROCKWIRED CONCERT WATCH segment and of course this curious podcast series.  Before JEREMY joined the rank and file here at ROCKWIRED I hadn't had much experience communicating with millenials other than some of the bands that we've featured but have to say that I find myself  constantly entertained and absolutely fucking terrified all at once. I hope this latest edition of GONZO gives you that same sense of entertainment and terror. Not Like I'm banking on it or anything. 

TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

MAY 24, 2015

FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:
THE JUNE EDITION OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE FEATURES
EXCLUSIVE iNTERViEWS WiTH
VOODOO SEX CULT, STATiON, STRAiGHT LiNE STiTCH AND DOWNFALL 2012
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ROCKWiRED GiVES iT UP FOR 20 OF OUR FAVORiTE
BASSiSTS iN ACTiVE ROCK WiTH OUR 42-PAGE FEATURE 
ACES OF BASS!!!

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The tenth anniversary of ROCKWIRED.COM has been full of surprises and unexpected twists and turns but all of these surprises have made for a much stronger magazine. It has also lead to the creation of a brand new quarterly magazine ROCK IS RED. So soon after the launch of that magazine, we are now getting ready for the release of our JUNE issue which is shaping up to be our biggest issue ever not only because of our ACES OF BASS feature but becuase of some exciting profiles on some hot and current rock acts such as VOODOO SEX CULT, STATION, STRAIGHT LINE STITCH and DOWNFALL 2012. In addition, the 38th edition of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will feature a profile on WE ARE ONE MCI - a movement to end extreme poverty. It isn't often thatthis magazine has has a look at the philanthropic side of teh music industry but all of that is going ot change with this issue. ACES OF BASS was a major hit for ROCKWIRED last year that we've decided to do it again this year. The bass player is a most valued player in any rock band but for some reason those that slap the old four string never quite get teh attention tha tthye deserve.  For the june issue, ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE highlights twenty bass players from twenty different bands and gives themthe rock star treatment with an enormous photospread and audio interviews with each bass player and music clips that can be downloaded directly from the issue.
TO READ MORE CLiCK HERE!!!

MAY 22, 2015
THE PREMiERE EDiTiON OF ROCK iS RED MAGAZiNE FEATURES EXCLUSIVE iNTERViES WiTH GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA, iNNASTATE, DUSTY ROADS BAND, CODY BLACKBIRD, DAViDiCA AND MORE!!!
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CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW THE MAGAZINE!!!
TO DOWNLOAD A FREE PDF COPY CLICK HERE!!!
 ROCKWIRED MEDIA has launched a brand new digital magazine.  Since the launch of BRIAN LUSH'S ROCKWIRED (formerly ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE) ROCKWIRED MEDIA and it's founder BRIAN LUSH have taken special care to shine an ever-loving light on the  musical output by bands and recording artists from Indian Country. Since ROCKWIRED is an American Indian-owned web publishing company (and BRIAN LUSH'S ROCKWIRED is the first American Indian-owned rock magazine), it goes without saying that giving it up for aboriginal talent  is more than a mere cause du jour. It's all about passion and that passion has led to the creation of the acclaimed podcast series ABORIGINAL SOUNDS which has nurtured  and promoted talent from the likes of  Rosebud Sioux hip hop artist FRANK WALN to rockers such as GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA and BLACK STONE.
TO READ MORE CLiCK HERE!!!

MAY 17, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/station2015.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH 
PATRiCK KEARNEY AND CHRiS LANE OF
STATiON
AND CUTS FROM THEiR EAGERLY AWAiTED SELF-TiTLED DEBUT ALBUM

Ever since ROCKWIRED became acquainted with the New York City-based glam metal band STATION at the dawn of 2014 with the release of their EP WIRED We've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the album that guitarist CHRIS LANE had assured us was on it's way. Why were we so excited? The truth is, STATION delivers the kind of rock n roll that packs a punch rather than something to whine about. In a time when indie rock has embraced  a sickeningly down-home approach as evidenced by shit like MUMFORD AND SONS and other bands of that foot-stomping, accordion-playing sort STATION is here to crank up up the volume with anthem rockers that bring us back to a day when it was boy meets girl and then loses her and can't live without her and then realizing that he was better off without the bitch. The metal guitar theatrics of guitarist CHRIS LANE and the vocal pyrotechnics of front man PATRICK KEARNEY will definitely jog a memory or two fo those halcyon days of MTV's HEADBANGER'S BALL which is weird considering the fact that the members fo STATION were barely alive back in those days. Maybe there is some hope for rock n roll after all.

TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

APRIL 30, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/kelakos.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH 
CARL CANEDY OF
KELAKOS
AND CUTS FROM THEiR COMPiLATiON
UNCORKED: RARE TRACKS FROM A ViNTAGE 70'S BAND
How many times do you go onto YOUTUBE to watch a  music video from a classic artist only to read one comment after the other basically stating that music sucks now and that back in the good old days  it was all about the music? You see it all the time and sometimes it takes a true blast from the past to agree with these oh so faceless, amateur social critics. KELAKOS was a pop rock band from the the mid to late seventies  that for this reason or that reason didn't reach the heights  of other seventies rockers that you might hear on constant rotation on this or that classic rock station. Recorded in an age when music making was indeed all about music  KELAKOS boasted a sound that  combined the expansiveness of THE BEATLES during their SGT. PEPPER era and the musicality of TODD RUNDGREN. Forty years later when musicality has seemingly been replaced by jiggling rear ends and pop psychological heartache, the decision was made to release the music of KELAKOS in a 15-song collection called UNCORKED: RARE TRACKS FROM A VINTAGE 70'S BAND - and we must say it was a  damned good decision. 
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

APRIL 27, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/kickingharold.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH 
TiM DAViD KELLY OF
KiCKiNG HAROLD
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW RELEASE
RED LiGHT DISTRiCT
KICKING HAROLD are modern rock alchemists, and the operative word is "modern" - they synthesize hard rock, alternative, metal and dance-pop elements, and generate radio gold. Their new album - RED LIGHT DISTRICT - offers the perfect balance of classic and contemporary - the big riffs and dancier elements of new jacks like YOUNG THE GIANT and SHINY TOY GUNS, meshed with the melodic thunder of ageless grunge heroes like FOO FIGHTERS and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. New album boasts 12 expertly-sequenced potential singles poised to erupt on multiple platforms. And every slugger in this murderers' row boasts a home run hook, from the supercharged strut of leadoff track AMERICAN NITRO  to the passionate entreaty of the newly-resuscitated KILL YOU.
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

APRIL 27, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/daydreamercd.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH 
MARCUS GRESSMAN OF
i CAPTURE CASTLE
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW RELEASE DAYDREAMER
Accompanied by an array of strobe lights and synth, I CAPTURE CASTLE is much more than bone-shivering breakdowns, electrifying keys, and mesmerizing melodies. Having developed a reputation as one of the most divergent and explosive electronic hardcore acts to take the stage, the band is set to drop a slab of hard-hitting idiosyncrasy on the scene with their new EP DAYDREAMER. PAPER WALLS, the new single/video is an addictive first taste of what the group is up to on the new EP. Surrounded by a never-ending onslaught of more and more followers, and led by a determination and drive that is concrete, it is safe to say I CAPTURE CASTLE has earned their position as an upcoming leader in the world of heavy metal and hardcore. As they continue to progress and transcend expectation, the culmination of this group isn't even on the horizon yet. With plans for an upcoming mid-west tour, a highly anticipated full-length album, and much more, I CAPTURE CASTLE are aggressively setting the pace for their biggest year yet in 2015.
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

APRIL 24, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/innastate.jpgTHiS EDiTiON OF
ROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH ADRiAN WALL OF iNNASTATE AND CUTS FROM THEiR SELF-TiTLED DEBUT EP
Typically, a band that has only been together for a year doesn't have a whole lot to offer in the way of history but INNASTATE is a band with a past. The band's founder ADRIAN WALL - a world renowned Jemez Pueblo sculptor -  first flexed his musical muscle as the bass player of the band RED EARTH. During RED EARTH's tenure the band in almost single-handedly electrified their local Albuquerque scene and even generated a buzz throughout Indian Country with a sound that combined the groove of reggae and ska with the alternative rock posturing that was all the rage in the mid to late-nineties. After spending years away from music making WALL teamed with bassist and co-songwriter RYLAN KABOTIE and drummer LAWRENCE BAILON to form INNASTATE and the results of their labor in the studio can be heard on their self-titled EP. Not surprisingly WALL's inclination for that irresistible reggae groove is still as strong as ever but it's tempered by lyrics that are reflective and a delivery that is more earnest than RED EARTH's war whoop. JIR ANDERSON on lead guitar adds a roots rock touch to this very promising debut. 
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APRiL 17, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - PiQUED JACKS
FROM THE MARCH 2015 EDiTiON OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
http://www.rockwired.com/piquedjackshighlights.jpg All of the press and the bios that I can find on you guys say that you are now Austin Texasbased but I'm now calling you in Italy. What's the story there? E-KING: We came back to Italy to record the new album. We wanted to come back and record in that same studio where we recorded our first demo. There are a lot of messages behind the new album. One of them is how much home and the places that you know are important.  So I guess you could say that coming back to Italy was an artistic decision.

So you didn't become disillusioned by the States.
E-KING: No. We believe very much in the American market.  In fact we are planning our next tour of the States.  We'll be coming back to Austin in February and we're planning on doing the tour throughout March, April and May.  We're very happy to have found a great city like Austin.  We have friends there. When the tour wraps up in May  we hope to come back to Europe and do some touring here.  We'll see  what happens.
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APRiL 17, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - FORESHADOW
FROM THE MARCH 2015 EDiTiON OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
http://www.rockwired.com/foreshadowhighlight.jpg THE STRANGER END OF DEATH is a great little EP. Maybe I shouldn't say little. It's a great EP. Now that it's behind you in a sense how do you feel about the finished work?
I'm proud of it.  I think it did really well. It showed our sound and how we've evolved from our first album. And with this new lineup we have the sound is heavier and grittier. I'm just very proud of how it turned out.

Other than having a new lineup in what other ways is it different form what you guys have put out before?
The first album was very experimental.  I was writing and trying to be different  and I think that I got a little too different.  It went off the deep end in a lot of areas.  With STRANGER END OF DEATH we really honed in on an original sound for us  and we simplified things a little more  and explored more thrash metal instead of just trying to be too different.
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APRIL 16, 2015

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ROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW AND MUSiC FROM DUSTiN HARDER OF THE DUSTY ROADS BAND
Blues music and the Native experience are so intertwined that it was only a matter of time before ROCK IS RED turned our attention to a Native blues troubadour. Sure DUSTIN HARDER and his band THE DUSTY ROADS BAND have a musical palate that is wide and expansive but all of it can be traced back to the blues. Listeners first got a taste of the band's blues-based approach on the 2009 album SEARCHIN FOR A RIVER.  In the time since that album's release DUSTIN and the band has released a single here and a single there. Fans of the band's dexterity and versatility can now breathe a sigh of relief because HARDER is working on some songs for a upcoming album and the Metis troubadour promises that the sound and the songwriting will be cranked up a notch.  Given the man's track record thus far we can only assume that the music will most definitely rock - even if it is the blues that we're talking about.
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APRIL 15, 2015

http://www.rockwired.com/rrplogo.JPGhttp://www.rockwired.com/chainflowerEP.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH 
GUiTARiST KELLY WHEELER (OF SEXTAPES) REGARDiNG HiS NEW BAND CHAiNFLOWER
AND CUTS FROM THEiR SELF-TiTLED DEBUT EP
You don't get more decadent than the LA rock scene with it's flare for the dramatic power chord and in some cases some serious eyeliner. For years guitarist KELLY WHEELER has been entrenched in the scene starting out in a band with PERRY FARRELL called PSI COM. When FARRELL moved onto for JANES ADDICTION, WHEELER kept busy in the scene and eventually founded his band SEXTAPES with lead singer CHRIS PITTMAN (who was also a member of AXL ROSE's "GUNS & ROSES" during the the release and the promotion of CHINESE DEMOCRACY.) With SEXTAPES on a bit of hiatus WHEELER was on the verge of launching a new band but finding the right frontman proved elusive. Sometimes it takes a woman to do a man's job. Singer ERIKA RENEE auditioned for WHEELER and the rest was history. Well not quite - but a new band called CHAINFLOWER has been formed and their self-titled, two-song debut EP effin' rocks. The band's SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES meets LED ZEPPELIN approach is evident. on the songs THE FEVER and DISSOLVE IN THE SKY and ERIKA RENEE's  growl  sends the material soaring.
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APRIL15, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/paulatozer2015.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH 
SiNGER-SONGWRiTER
PAULA  TOZER
AND CUTS FROM HER NEW EP CAiN'S REGRET
When we first became acquainted with singer-songwriter PAULA TOZER in 2014 she was relatively new to the process of songwriting but that didn't stop her from releasing her stellar debut EP BLUE MUSE. Despite the brevity of that set the musical range that was spanned in that finite number of songs was tremendous - from the celtic elegance of a song like FIDDLE PLAYERS LOVE to an epic hard rock stomper like WINTERSLEEP. Now TOZER has returned with her three-song follow up EP CAIN'S REGRET where she explores darker themes such as regret (namely the EP's moody title track) and the price that one pays for getting what they truly want (PERDITION'S TOLL). Offering assistance this time around in the songwriting department is co-writer CHRIS MERCER.  With producer DON CHAPMAN behind the recording console CAIN'S REGRET is another fine addition to PAULA TOZER's ever-growing catalog of music that walks the line between ethereal and down right earthy. 
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APRIL 2, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH 
J GROVER OF LAZY J AND THE DiRTY SHUFFLE
AND CUTS FROM THEIR
SELF-TiTLED EP
It's a good long while since we've covered a blues artist/band here at ROCKWIRED  and we couldn't think of  a better way to get our groove back on than with  the Austin, Texas based trio LAZY J AND THE DIRTY SHUFFLE  who have just released their latest self titled EP a whopping seven years after the release of their 2008 debut album  BONE TO PICK. Front man and guitarist J GROVER  takes center stage on the reggae-fied first single TIL THE DEVIL KNOWS YOUR DEAD (recalling early J GEILS BAND) and the ballad  LETS LET LOVE. As a lead guitar player he truly shines on the instrumental DOUBLE DOWN BOOGIE and the band proves that they ain't slouches. 
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APRIL 2, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/jacepawlak.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH 
SONGWRiTER
JACE PAWLAK
AND CUTS FROM HiS
NEW LP "PERSPECTiVE"
Remember songwriters? With so much emphasis being put on voices and image these days, it's easy to forget that there are people still writing music. JACE PAWLAK is a fellow who grew up listening to music and developing a keen interest in the machinery behind some of his favorite artists.  Looking to pop scribes like DESMOND CHILD and DIANE WARREN for inspiration he threw himself into songwriting with complete abandon and has now issued his thrid album PERSPECTIVE - a catalog of ten songs that show off PAWLAK's range and versatility from the opening rocker  CRY to the jazz pop twist of DON'T TALK TO ME.  In a time where many pop artists have five producers and about five different co-writers per song on an album it is most refreshing to see and hear that adventurous and versatile sounding music can come from one single, passionate source. 
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APRIL 2, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/seekirony.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH 
KFiR GOV OF SEEK iRONY
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW LP "TECH N ROLL"

Rock n roll is full of brother acts but we haven't heard one quite like SEEK IRONY before.  Founded by vocalist and guitarist KFIR GOV and his brother  ROM on drums SEEK IRONY got it's start as your basic four-to-the-floor rock band  but eventually the two became enraptured by the throbbing pulse of EDM. After some success in their native Israel, the brothers GOV set their sights on the States - specifically Austin, Texas - where their notoriety and their electronic rock alchemy has continued to evolve. That evolution can be heard on the band's latest release TECH N ROLL and the name cleverly says it all. However nothing is more clever than the music which flawlessly combines the grit of rock n roll with the  pulsating rhythm of electronica.  Nowhere on the album does this sonic mixture com together more seamlessly than on the lead single DEVIL IN ME.

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MARCH 31, 2015

ROCKWiRED
REWiND - BLONDiE'S 1979 ALBUM EAT TO THE BEAT

WRiTTEN BY BRiAN LUSH

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PARALLEL LINES is the album that everyone refers to when looking for an initial exploration into the BLONDIE catalog and rightfully so. After the garage rock meets bubble gum pop meets tabloid headlines approach of their first two albums BLONDIE (1976) and PLASTIC LETTER (1977) (both produced by RICHARD GOTTEHRER) the band had been signed by the CHRYSALIS label and were introduced to Aussie pop producer and hit maker MIKE CHAPMAN to helm the recording console for the band's third album PARALLEL LINES. While BLONDIE enjoyed success abroad on account of their undeniable panache and pop smarts and of course the allure and snide yet radiant sex appeal of their MARILYN MONROE-esque lead singer DEBORAH HARRY sales and enthusiasm for the New York City-based band were underwhelming aside from photo spreads and favorable press in magazines like ROCK CIRCUS and ROCK SCENE. All of that changed with the release of PARALLEL LINES which further cemented the bands appeal abroad with such hits as the sweet yet kinky PICTURE THIS, the frantic HANGING ON THE TELEPHONE and of course the punchy power pop of ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. However it was the single HEART OF GLASS - a meticulously crafted pop confection that seamlessly combined disco sheen with the snide-ness of punk - that electrified the U.S. music buying market and signaled the emergence of DEBORAH HARRY as a pop culture icon and the band BLONDIE as being a cut above the grit that typified their CBGB's brethren.

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MARCH 28, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/gilleygreen.jpgROCKWiRED.COM PRESENTS
THE SECOND EDiTiON GONZO
A PODCAST HOSTED BY ROCKWiRED CONTRiBUTOR JEREMY GILLEY FEATURiNG MUSiC FROM ROYAL BLiSS, FOXY SHAZAM, THE WiLD YOUNG HEARTS AND
ANOTHER LOST YEAR
Well the guy is back for more.  Last week, ROCKWIRED's #2 downloaded some AUDACITY software and thought he's try his hand at putting a podcast together.  Now he's given us the second edition of his show GONZO.  On a personal level  if I had were to scan around for a radio station and heard this kid spinning music, I'd stop and give the show a listen and right now I'm hoping everyone out there will do the same.  The tenth anniversary of the website ROCKWIRED.COM has ended up not being all that big of a deal for me - the founder for the site but it tickles me to see this punk kid approach his podcast with both enthusiasm and  some rather fine music. All of the music that he spins on this show is from bands that have been featured on our website, podcast and magazine such as ROYAL BLISS, FOXY SHAZAM, THE WILD YOUNG HEARTS and ANOTHER LOST YEAR. I'm just glad that he's keeping it in the ROCKWIRED family. 
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MARCH 24, 2015

http://www.rockwired.com/damnitgilley.JPG ROCKWiRED.COM CONTRiBUTOR JEREMY GiLLEY CATCHES SiLVERTUNG, RED EYED ROMANCE AND SEVEN TEN OiL AT THE WiZARD SALOON ON MARCH 21, 2015
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March 21st, THE WIZARD SALOON in HICKORY NORTH CAROLINA, I had the absolute pleasure to see RED-EYED ROMANCE, SEVEN TEN OIL, and SILVERTUNG perform. It was an excellent show indeed and thank you to NICKEL & DIME ENTERTAINMENT for putting it together! First to hit the stage was RED-EYED ROMANCE and these guys are one of my favourite bands to see play in the area. This was their first show in about 9 months with a full lineup and plugged in, it was absolutely kick ass. The set all the way through blew me away and it was pretty clear that it did the same to the rest of the crowd. I've talked about JONNY and BEN several times through these write ups and they're amazing performers but with the addition of KRIS HUTTON on drum and TOBY WATSON on bass, these two were absolutely fantastic. I could only hear KRIS in the back rather than see him because of course that's how it works with drummers but the performance of TOBY was absolutely astounding and in fact alluring, his technique on the bass was phenomenal and I was blown away by it. He's the perfect reason as to why players of the bass deserve more recognition than they get. At this point, it's hard for me to tell whether I prefer them playing acoustic or plugged in more. Either way, I can't wait until their next show.
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MARCH 22, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/dennydiamond.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH 
DENNY DiAMOND
AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP "DiAMOND MOUNTAiN"
Singer and songwriter NEIL DIAMOND has always been an anomaly. The man has made a fifty plus year career based on simple tunes with a curious lyrical approach and an unassuming sex appeal made even more unassuming by those glittering shirts. The man's place in the American pop cultural pantheon is secured. It's so secured that the man has inspired a number of tribute artists - with one of the most acclaimed being DENNY DIAMOND. For years he has paid homage the gravelly voiced troubadour and now has become a recording artist in his own right with the release of his two-song EP DIAMOND MOUNTAIN. The title track is a song penned by Irish folk singer LUKA BLOOM and is set to be featured in the documentary film PLAY ME which will examine the lives of NEIL DIAMOND tribute artists. Coupled with that track is a stirring cover of NEIL DIAMOND's HOLLY HOLY. One listen and you can hear why DENNY gets the acclaim he does for paying tribute to this all too American icon.
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MARCH 22, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/bubblesoflight.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  SiNGER-SONGWRiTER
DON  PUGLiSi
AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP "BUBBLES OF LiGHT"
Back in 2010 DON PUGLISI had us concerned. Clearly a relationship gone sour had gotten the better of him and you could hear it on the album GOODBYE, NEW YORK. Okay so I'm exaggerating just a bit but the point is the guy had a way with taking a bad relationship and putting it under the microscope in  musically pleasing way.  In the five years since he has played out and toured regularly and found the time to release a live album. Now PUGLISI is back with a brand new EP and and whole new perspective on this thing called life. BUBBLES OF LIGHT is only four songs but is a cut above his 2010 release in terms  of it's top notch production and a new found lyrical dexterity that takes a more optimistic view of love and life without coming across all saccharine and cloying - but just plain honest.
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MARCH 21, 2015

ROCKWiRED
REWiND - PAT BENATAR'S 1981 ALBUM PRECiOUS TiME

WRiTTEN BY BRiAN LUSH

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http://www.rockwired.com/precioustime.jpgPRECIOUS TIME was the third album to be issued by the rock n roll coloratura PAT BENATAR at a time when she had proven herself to be a leading force in music. Back in 1979 BENATAR's debut album IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT showed the world that a pint-sized girl with a four-octave range could tear into a arena rock material and have millions of people wanting to hang onto every note. That album's single HEARTBREAKER was more than a mere lead single. It was a clarion call. It was as if it had almost single-handedly signaled the end of the disco era and an embrace of straight ahead rock n roll even though much of the album had a definite cabaret-meets-new wave approach. For anyone eager to write her off as a BLONDIE imitation they had all of the ammo they needed  given the fact that BLONDIE producer MIKE CHAPMAN produced four of the album's tracks. 

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MARCH 17, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/codyblackbird2015.jpgTHiS EDiTiON OF
ROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH CODY BLACKBiRD AND CUTS FROM HiS CURRENT RELEASE EUPHORiA AND HiS BAND'S FORTHCOMiNG RELEASE THiS SiDE UP
For the third edition of the ROCK IS RED podcast we've caught up with flute player and composer CODY BLACKBIRD (Cherokee/Dakota) whose haunting compositions and performances have earned him universal acclaim as well as a few industry accolades such as a couple of Native American Music Awards for Flutist of the Year and for for Song of the Year in 2012 for the track HEAR MY CRY with Rosebud Sioux hip hop artist FRANK WALN. In the years since that NAMMY win, BLACKBIRD has experienced disillusionment over an alleged mishandling of royalties over the song HEAR MY CRY  but  that  disillusionment has allowed BLACKBIRD to challenge himself as both a musician and an artist. His current EP release EUPHORIA - Produced by TERRANCE JAYE (Oglala Sioux hip hop producer) - takes BLACKBIRD's mesmerizing flute sounds and combines them with ambient beats and electronic textures.  His forthcoming release THIS SIDE UP is being released by his eponymous band  and is stylistically different from EUPHORIA or any of his previous releases. THIS SIDE UP introduces us to CODY BLACK BIRD - the multi-instrumentalist and singer with a message about the human condition. The first track to be made available form THIS SIDE UP is the acoustic guitar driven PROMISED LAND - a good old fashioned protest song giving a big middle finger to the KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE.
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MARCH 19, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  SiNGER-SONGWRiTER MATTHEW AZRiELi
AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP "CHLOE"
It's nice when we can turn the volume down just a little bit every now and then. Singer-songwriter MATTHEW AZRIELI serves up a delectable little EP called CHLOE (named for the artist's girlfriend) which showcases AZRIELI's earnest and immediate songwriting which is given extra punch with a full band and and the singer songwriter's own dylan-esque howl which is brought to full effect on the tracks CONDOMS AND RAZORBLADES, MOCKING BIRD and the epic coffee shop ballad WHERE ARE YOU TONIGHT? AZRIELI is currently in his Sophomore year at BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC studying songwriting. Clearly the education is paying off.
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MARCH 18, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/add2.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
MATiLDA MOON OF A.D.D.
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW ALBUM "CORE"
Chicago-based A.D.D. is starting 2015 out with a bang, releasing their 2nd full-length hard hitting album "CORE" in January. The band has sold 6,000 cds independently and have amassed over 4,000 paid downloads. They have played with KORN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM, SEVENDUST, ALTERBRIDGE, and BUCKCHERRY to name a few. In addition, they have headlined some of Chicago's most prestigious venues including HOUSE OF BLUES, METRO, and MOJOES. They have also played major events such as THROTTLEFEST at TOYOTA PARK, SUMMERFEST at MILWAUKEE FAIRGROUNDS, and WIIL ROCKFEST in Twin Lakes, WI. The new album "CORE" was mixed by TADPOLE (DISTURBED, 3 DOORS DOWN, STAIND) and mastered by GRAMMY Award winner TREVOR SADLER. The album has already received spins at WYKT (SW Chicago), WIXO (Peoria, IL), and was the "420 Hit of The Day" on WIIL Rock (Chicago, IL). The band plans to tour throughout the new year in support of their new release "CORE".
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MARCH 17, 2015

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ROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH BERTA BENALLY MANAGER OF THE BAND SiHASiN AND ORGANiZER OF THE OFFiCiAL
NATiVE AMERiCAN SHOWCASE - REMEMBERiNG THE ANCESTORS
AT SXSW
SXSW is the biggest music event of the year where an entire industry descends on the streets of Austin, Texas. For an entire week, bands will showcase what they've got and and music industry professionals discuss current trends in the business and network with other professionals.  There are so many voices tobe heard at this event and this year a silent demographic is being brought to the attention of SXSW organizers - American Indian music. BERTA BENALLY - manager of the the Navajo rock duo SIHASIN has created the first, official NATIVE AMERICAN SHOWCASE for SXSW titled REMEMBERING THE ANCESTORS. In addition ot SIHASIN, the bill for this showcase includes JOHN TRUDELL and BAD DOG, SCATTER THEIR OWN, HUICHOL MUSICAL and a special guest appearance by EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS.  According to BENALLY, the goal of this showcase is to bring American Indian music the attention that it deserves.  The showcase is an all ages show and will take place SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015 from 9PM to 1AM at ST. DAVID'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH | HISTORIC SANCTUARY on 301 E. 8TH STREET, AUSTIN, TX 78701.
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MARCH 17, 2015

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THE PREMiERE OF GONZO
A PODCAST HOSTED BY ROCKWiRED CONTRiBUTOR JEREMY GILLEY
ROCKWIRED has it's own twist on that old saying about teaching a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. For us the saying goes "Give a punk kid some space on your website and he starts to think he's HUNTER S. THOMPSON". ROCKWIRED contributor JEREMY GILLEY had the nerve to think that he was rock journalist material  and that nerve has driven him to profiling such bands and artists as THE DARKNESS, HENRY ROLLINS, CITY OF THE WEAK,  FOXY SHAZAM and others.  He has also become a stringer for ROCKWIRED at live shows with reviews that he thinks put him in the same fucking league as LESTER BANGS (I doubt he even knows who the guy is) and jumping onstage with the headlining act with a mic in hand  just because ROLLING STONE doesn't have the balls to  do the exact same thing.  Now, he's downloaded some AUDACITY software and has come up with his first ever podcast. We at ROCKWIRED have a feeling that we are going to regret this but damn it's gonna be fun. 
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MARCH 15, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - ONE-WAY MiRROR
FROM THE FEBRUARY 2015 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
http://www.rockwired.com/onewaymirrorhighlight.jpg So how are you liking the States so far?
It's not my first time here.  I arrived on the 26th of December and I've been to San Diego, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Hollywood and you guys know how to work on people.  I really like this country.  It's so big and there are so many things to see. I really like the people here.  It's a really rock n roll country I guess.

Well yeah it was sort of born here. The English kind of took it a step further but it kind of came form here. But you guys have this fantastic album and now that its' out there for people to listen to how do you feel about the finished work?
I have to say that we are really happy with the results.  We worked really hard on it Even though a lot of the subject matter for the album is really melancholy  we did it all with big smile.  It's satisfying to know that we've created an album that we can actually feel good about listening to.
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MARCH 15, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - BONZ
FROM THE FEBRUARY 2015 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
http://www.rockwired.com/bonzhighlight.jpg Great to hear from you again. The last time I talked to you there was still some conflict between you and the rest of STUCK MOJO but now it looks like things have been mended. Is that the case?
BONZ: No BRIAN there was no conflict between me and STUCK MOJO.  All I told you last time was simply what had happened between me and the band.  There was no conflict.  I was just telling you that we hadn't spoken in a while. So don't drum up something that ain't true now.

Alright!
BONZ: We hadn't spoken and that was the only thing. We're fine now.  We've had a meeting of the minds and we've talked about it and everything is going to be what it is. It's  a work in progress, you know what I'm saying? We can all agree to disagree again.  You were right I was pissed but over time you let shit go.  You get older, you say your prayers and you let God handle it.  And He brought us back.
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MARCH 14, 2015

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ROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH LOGAN STAATS (SiX NATiONS) OF GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA AND CUTS FROM THEiR ALBUM DEAD WAiT
Is there any wonder we gave this band the cover for the premiere issue of ROCK IS RED? We first became acquainted with this Ontario-based band of rockers back in August of 2014 after the band had just been nominated for BEST ROCK BAND in the ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS. Months aafter we had featured them  they had actually walked away with the prize. It always feels good when you can pick a winner.  There is still a tremendous amount of momentum that has been built by their win and ROCKWIRED sees really big things happening with this band - hopefully a little more attention Stateside. Citing influences such as RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, BOB DYLAN, TOM WAITS, THE DARKNESS, THE BLACK KEYS  and KINGS OF LEON, GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA create a vibrant folk-inspired sound well suited for fans of rock & roll and alternative folk fans alike. LOGAN STAATS (guitar/vocals),VICTORMARTISIUS (guitar/vocals), IAN MARTINS (Bass/vocals) and PAUL VENDITTI (Drums) steadily morphed themselves into an experimental rock-funk outfit during the the early summer of 2012 in the forgotten ghost town of Brantford Ontario. What began as a simple collaboration project between the young but scattered musicians quickly transformed into a rambunctious hybrid of swaggering indie rock and danceable Folk not bound by any specific genre. Guided by sandpaper-gritty vocals, a blend of raw unpolished boogie rock, and unvarnished guitar parts these gentlemen of the stage are set to prove that anything is possible when you put you heart and soul into it.
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MARCH 13, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/rockisredcover.jpgTHE SPECiAL SNEAK PREViEW OF ROCK iS RED FEATURES MUSiC FROM GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA, SiHASiN, iNNASTATE, BLACK STONE, KiCKiN' KROTCH, CODY BLACKBiRD AND DAViDiCA
On April 15th ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will be launching a quarterly digital magazine called ROCK IS RED and to get the buzz going on this exciting new publication ROCKWIRED is also launching a new podcast series of the same name. Actually the idea for ROCK IS RED is an old one here at ROCKWIRED. For years produced the online podcast series ABORIGINAL SOUNDS which featured music and exclusive interviews with the top American Indian and First Nations recording artists. After a while we felt that the show needed a name change and reboot and now we've done it. And somewhere along the way we came up with the idea to give ROCK IS RED it's own magazine.Why has a rock music magazine like ROCKWIRED gone through all of this trouble to highlight music makers from Indian Country? Well the answer is simple. ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE is the first American Indian-owned rock magazine. As a music journalist and a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe I feel like I've got a responsibility to promote the music of Indian people now matter what the music is really. While ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE focuses solely on active rock the music that will be featured on ROCK IS RED will cover a wider range of music.
TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:

ROCKWIRED MEDIA LAUNCHES A NEW QUARTERLY DIGITAL MAGAZINE ROCK IS RED AIMED AT PROMOTING AMERICAN INDIAN AND FIRST NATIONS CONTEMPORARY MUSIC MAKERS AND ENTREPRENEURS!!! THE PREMIERE ISSUE DROPS APRIL 14, 2015 AND FEATURES GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA
ON THE COVER!!!

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(February 17, 2015) ROCKWIRED MEDIA is taking that first step to launching a brand new digital magazine.  Since the launch of BRIAN LUSH'S ROCKWIRED (formerly ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE) ROCKWIRED MEDIA and it's founder BRIAN LUSH have taken special care to shine an ever-loving light on the  musical output by bands and recording artists from Indian Country. Since ROCKWIRED is an American Indian-owned web publishing company (and BRIAN LUSH'S ROCKWIRED is the first American Indian-owned rock magazine), it goes without saying that giving it up for aboriginal talent  is more than a mere cause du jour. It's all about passion and that passion has led to the creation of the acclaimed podcast series ABORIGINAL SOUNDS which has nurtured  and promoted talent from the likes of  Rosebud Sioux hip hop artist FRANK WALN to rockers such as GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA and BLACK STONE.
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MARCH 11, 2015

http://www.rockwired.com/damnitgilley.JPG ROCKWiRED.COM CONTRiBUTOR JEREMY GiLLEY CATCHES SHALLOW SiDE AT THE WiZARD ROOM ON FEBRUARY 28, 2015 WiTH SMOKiNG CHAMBERS, BUTTERFLY CORPSE AND
FiTTY FLiES!!! CHECK OUT HiS REViEW OF THE SHOW!!!
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February 28th 2015, live at THE WIZARD SALOON in HICKORY NORTH CAROLINA, I had the opportunity to see SMOKING CHAMBERS, BUTTERFLY CORPSE, FITTY FLIES, and SHALLOW SIDE play! It was a great night full of music, fun, and thinking about whether or not one legged people have to pay for 2 shoes but that's a can of worms to open another time.
First up on the stage was the band SMOKING CHAMBERS, I thought they were pretty great instrumentally, however I feel as though the vocalist should try switching vocal styles to better fit the instrumental portion of their songs rather. They were pretty entertaining none the less and I hope to see them come back around to HICKORY so that I can hear more from them and really decide whether or not I like their music or not. As it stands, I love them instrumentally but not quite vocally but I'm sure that while I feel that way, at least 15 other people love the vocals.
TO READ MORE CLiCK HERE!!!

FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:

THE FORTHCOMiNG MAY EDiTiON OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE
WiLL FEATURE VOODOO SEX CULT, SEEK iRONY
SOMETHiNG CLEVER AND SCARLET CANARY

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ROCKWiRED PROFiLES THE BEST ONLiNE ROCK RADiO STATiONS OUT THERE iN OUR SPECiAL FEATURE
BEYOND THE DiAL

http://www.rockwired.com/May2015.jpgWith the thirty-seventh edition of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE we make May  "Online Radio Month". When ROCKWIRED started in January of 2005,  it began as a weekly online radio show that streamed from a rinky dink station out of Anaheim, CA that looked like a place to shoot porn.  We've evolved into a semi daily podcast and a monthly digital magazine. If any publication understands the importance of online radio  to independent rock n roll it is ROCKWIRED.  For this issue we will profile 10 online radio stations that we feel you should be checking out. In a time when people are complaining about the lack of choices that terrestrial radio has to offer we are here to introduce you to some online stations that will have you believing in music again. Even in the age of the download  online radio stations that spin music from independent artists is a thriving little enterprise.  If you are in band or are a solo artist looking for outlets to give your music a spin or if you are just a listener seeking sites to hear great new music, this issue of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE simply cannot be missed. The issue will also feature exclusive interviews with VOODOO SEX CULT, SEEK IRONY, SOMETHING CLEVER and SCARLET CANARY.
TO READ MORE CLiCK HERE!!!

FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:

THE FORTHCOMiNG APRiL EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED
WiLL FEATURE ONE-EYED DOLL, A.D.D.
CHASTAiN AND VAJRA

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ROCKWiRED EDiTOR BRiAN LUSH WAXES POETiC OVER FiVE ALBUMS BY LEGENDARY WOMEN iN ROCK THAT CHANGED HiS LiFE!!!

http://www.rockwired.com/april2015.jpgThis will be the third year that ROCKWIRED has issued it's annual presentation A FEW GOOD WOMEN and we feel that we will be giving you the best one yet. Everyone of the female led bands and the female solo artists that are featured are women who have truly taken their lives and their creativity into their own hands and have created musical careers that are run completely on their terms.  Recently we came across an interview with CHRISSIE HYNDE of THE PRETENDERS on BBC where the journalist had asked about her stance on feminism. She immediately removed herself from having anything to do with the "f" word yet  stated that what she does as  a rock embodies feminism. She qualified her statement with a question for the journalist. "Isn't it better to walk it then it is to talk it?" It is that very quote that  has found it's way onto the April  cover and it's become the motto for this very issue. In the pages of this issue you are going to find profiles  of women who indeed "walk it"  The cover for April also includes ONE-EYED DOLL, A.D.D., CHASTAIN and VAJRA.  You couldn't ask a more varied set of female artists and female led bands  but it is the language of rock n roll that links all of them together seamlessly.  We can't wait for you to see it.
TO READ MORE CLiCK HERE!!!

MARCH 8, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
ELiSSA-MARiE AND ERiC ROTTER OF DiViDiNG EDEN
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW ALBUM  "HERE COMES THE WATER"
There is nothing more exciting for us than to catch something from the very beginning as we have with DIVIDING EDEN. With such musical surroundings as the Twin Cities in Minnesota, it's no wonder that this young band's musicality is right on point and now with the release of their  debut EP HERE COMES THE WATER they are about to be propelled to the next phase of career which we can tell is getting way too big for the Twin Cities.  The band's sound is a curious  mixture of  the grandiosity of EVANESCENCE and DREAM THEATER proginess  with the scratching of a turntable added not only to throw you off from trying to categorize their sound but  to give ELISSA-MARIE and  bassist ERIC ROTTER's compositions that extra kick  that can catapult the band to greater heights  than any winner of THE VOICE could imagine. 
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

MARCH 8, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
THE WOMEN OF TAKE 147
AND CUTS FROM THEiR DEBUT ALBUM "NOTHiNG TO LOSE"
Even in this day and age the notion of an all-female rock band is still going to garner a wide range of assumptions and all of them have been heard by the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based band TAKE 147. However when these women get on stage armed only with their axes and their gear and a whole bunch of swagger and attitude, people (mostly guys) walk away saying the same thing. "You sure don't play like girls!" Of course the members TAKE 147 don't take offense to this. To them, this is high praise and folks who want their music a little heavier and harder need to check out the band's latest album NOTHING TO LOSE.  With the wailing RANDY RHOADS-styled playing of lead guitarist ROCHELLE SMITH and singer GRETTA ZECHMAN's LITA FORD-like howl, TAKE 147 is a band that is here to give you a most rocking alternative to all that wispy stuff going on in indie rock as of  late. 
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLICK HERE!!!

FEBRUARY 22, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/bonz2015.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
BONZ AND CURT TAYLOR OF BONZ
AND CUTS FROM THEiR DEBUT ALBUM "BROKEN SiLENCE"

When we spoke with BONZ - the former front man of STUCK MOJO - with regard to his band's forthcoming debut LP BROKEN SILENCE he stated that he wanted people to know that rap-rock isn't dead. Sure you get people ringing the death knell for rock n roll left and right and  you've got others saying that  rock n roll's death can't be called just yet. But is championing this last great musical fusion other than BONZ? Nobody. And that will suit BONZ just fine given the fact that the band's balls-to-the-wall new album will serve as a clarion call  for the survival of rap-rock.  BONZ and guitarist CURT TAYLOR are the brain trust behind the band's punchy sound  which is further punctuated by the bass slappage of DON LESLIE and the thunderous percussion of ERIN STAGG. The silence has indeed been broken and we at ROCKWIRED have had a taste of one of our first favorite recordings of 2015. 
TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

FEBRUARY 22, 2015
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
ANNAMARiA PiNNA OF VAJRA AND CUTS FROM THEiR DEBUT ALBUM "PLEROMA"

The story of VAJRA is so epic that it ought to be a movie. As a matter of fact in our interview with front woman ANNAMARIA PINNA we even suggest that she needs to start writing things down because we believe has box office gold with this kind of story. Despite an upbringing in classical music lessons, ANNAMARIA found herself working for a law firm as well questioning what her life was all about. The daughter of Indian immigrants ANNAMARIA left her job and returned to the homeland of her parents and went on the sort of soul search that makes for great cinema. What she found was inspiration for songwriting and  chose to return to the States to establish herself as a performer the likes of which we don't see too much of in the world of active rock. VAJRA's sound is an intoxicating mixture of  hard rock mixed with East Indian flourishes and the band's live performances are getting raves for ANNAMARIA's mesmerizing stage presence which elevates the average band performance to something spiritual. VAJRA is in the process of working on new music to be released later this year and we can't wait to see how this already epic story is going to unfold. 
TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

FEBRUARY 22, 2015
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
JOSH JONES OF BEiTTHEMEANS AND CUTS FROM THEiR ALBUM "MARBLE CiTY SECRETS ARE OFF iN THE BLACK"

Okay so MARBLE CITY SECRETS ARE OFF IN THE BLACK  ain't the snappiest title in the world. As a matter of fact the curious title is just as curious as the moniker of this power trio hailing from Alabama but they have released some thing that you don't hear a lot of any more amongst the current active rock set - good old fashioned storytelling. Yes we've got a concept album on our hands - one that explores the corruption and the secrets that plague the titular Marble City. Front man and primary songwriter JOSH JONES combines the intrigue of TENESSEE WILLIAMS with the kind of grunge-inspired fracas that made ALICE IN CHAINS and SOUNDGARDEN the rock legends that they are today. But keep in mind that there is nothing nostalgic about BEITTHEMEANS but it is refreshing to hear actual subject matter being brought back into rock music. 
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

FEBRUARY 21, 2015
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
STEF WiTH AN F OF CiTY OF THE WEAK AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST EP "DiSCLOSURE"

With  crazy eye makeup that could put CHRISSIE HYNDE to shame and the biggest , wildest hair this side of DALE BOZZIO and the fiercest battle cry in rock since PAT BENATAR's hey day - why the hell didn't we get  this band from the beginning?  Yes, CITY OF THE WEAK is  our idea of a dream band  complete with a mega-charismatic front woman and  a band that knows their shit from whatever the latest brand of shinola is on the market.  The band made their  debut in 2013 with the release of their EP  WHITE FIRE ALARM  and it's propulsive title track.  In 2014 they released their follow up DISCLOSURE and now the band is getting some serious attention for their latest single and video for JUST ANOTHER EULOGY.  We don't have enough fingers to count the times that we have lost  some of our  more rocking dames in the name of dance music or a softer more consensus sound and it is our genuine wish that STEF WITH AN F and the boys will stay the course and not go gently into that good night. 
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FEBRUARY 21, 2015
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
CLAiRE LONDON AND CUTS FROM HER NEW EP "HiT THE SWiTCH"

After listening to the mesmerizing electro pop of CLAIRE LONDON, you wouldn't think that this promising young artist was once a fan of more conventional pop offerings from more conventional pop artists such as MARIAH CAREY. But like all of us she grew up and cultivated a more refined musical palate which includes the likes of DEPECHE MODE, NINE INCH NAILS and the moody trip hop of PORTISHEAD. With some guidance from producer ROBERT LUX all of LONDON's musical influences can be heard on her latest EP HIT THE SWITCH but the listener gets something more - CLAIRE LONDON herself. The young singer's sturdy contralto soars effortlessly over LUX's electronic soundscapes in the same way as ANNIE LENNOX's did back in her EURYTHMICS days. LONDON's 2011 debut album LIKE A MACHINE proved that she could issue a cold electronic howl as good as REZNOR himself but HIT THE SWITCH proves that there is a heartbeat beneath all of the electronic luster. That's a damn good thing!  
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

FEBRUARY 11, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - CRAWL
FROM THE JANUARY 2015 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
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The band's EP ANTICIPATE THE FALL has been out of ra few months now and it's looking like you guys are getting a good deal of traction formt he recording. Now that it's been out there for all this time how do you feel about the finished work?
We're really happy with it. The band in this incarnation got together about two years ago. We got together to do this one off fundraiser gig for Cancer Awareness. Our drummer's mom passed away from cancer and we thought it wouuld be a great tribute to do something for her. So we pulled the old band together minus the singer simply because we couldn't find the old singer. We ended up tracking down a guy named MIKE WOLF so the songs that you hear on the EP are the result of a few months in the rehearsal studio just jamming and pulling things together. Given all of that and the circumstances and how quickly everything came together and not knowing MIKE from the day we met him we are pretty happy with the recording. You tell me what you think.

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FEBRUARY 11, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - BLUE MOViE
FROM THE JANUARY 2015 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
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The release of your EP is two days away. Talk about everythng that is going through your collective heads at the moment.
TONY:
How does the word 'fuck' sound to you? How does that work?

LISA: It has been so much work. It's like an onion. There are so many layers with everything that has been going on up to this release that personally I am super excited. It's like we're breaking free out of our shackles or something and finally being able to share with everyone what we had been working so hard on.

TONY: 'Breaking free form the shackles' is exactly right! I'll actually be able to sleep for once in my freaking life. It' s been non-stop, you know?

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FEBRUARY 6, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - A LiGHT DiViDED
FROM THE JANUARY 2015 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY JEREMY GiLLEY
http://www.rockwired.com/alightdividedhighlights.jpg A LIGHT DIVIDED, how did you come up with the bands name?
JAYCEE: Ok so, our story sucks. One day I'm gonna come up with a bad ass answer about how we got it but until then, the truth is, we needed a name, JAMES rattled it off, we didn't hate it and BAM! Here we are. Patience isn't exactly our strong point.

JAMES: I wrote a bunch of name ideas on a piece of paper, and A Light Divided was number 3. we couldn't decide right away, but after a couple of days it just seemed right. It doesn't really have a meaning, just came from the back corner of my incredibly distracted mind.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - GHOSTS OF EDEN
FROM THE JANUARY 2015 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
http://www.rockwired.com/ghostsofeden2highlights.jpg The new single HAPPY is fantastic but how soon can people expect the full release from you guys?
TOM: The album offically comes out on February 10th. It's taken us along time to wrap up a lot of things with it. We've put  a lot of time and effort into it between artwork and doing press and promotion for it. We feel that February gives us enought time.

And you guys took to crowdfunding to get this album made. How did the funds go? Was it able to cover everything?
TOM: We put every cent that we made from the campaign into it.  Music is not a cheap passion to have.  We raised over ten thousand dollars and we gave ten perscent of the proceeds to an anti-bullying charity.  So ninety percent of it went to the album.

TO READ MORE CLICK HERE!!!

FEBRUARY 5, 2015
A ROCKWiRED MEDiA ANNOUNCEMENT
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http://www.rockwired.com/womenbanner.jpg This April  BRIAN LUSH'S ROCKWIRED giving it up for the women of independent rock.  We are living in times when women in music are  all either way too chirpy songbirds or dace diva's swinging on wrecking balls. Where the hell are all fo the women doing rock n roll? ROCKWIRED is making it our mission to find these hellcats  and giving them some recognition. This ain't ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE's first time  executing an undertaking like this. In April of 2013, ROCKWIRED issued our first ever special edition suitably titled A  FEW GOOD WOMEN and that issue became one of the publication's biggest hits.  Now we are all too excited to bring that special issue back.

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FEBRUARY 1, 2015
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ALOGiA, CRASHDOLLZ, NiCK COYLE, JANE BADLER, BLACK STONE AND SHALLOW SiDE EMERGE ViCTORiOUS iN THE 2015 ROCKWiRED READER'S POLL AWARDS!!!
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The polls have closed and the votes have been tallied and ROCKWIRED announced the winners of the 2015 ROCKWIRED READERS POLL AWARDS  in aspecial podcast presentation available exclusively through iTUNES on Sunday, February 1, 2015. This years polling kicked off on Monday December 15, 2014 and closed on Janaury 23, 2015 with over 100,000+ votes coming in. This years winners included ALOGIA, CRASHDOLLZ, NICK COYLE, JANE BADLER, BLACKSTONE and SHALLOW SIDE.
TO LISTEN TO THE SHOW AND SEE THE RESULTS CLiCK HERE!!!

JANUARY 28, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/piquedjacks2.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH THE FELLOWS FROM   PiQUED JACKS AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW LP "CLiMB LiKE iVY DOES"

We first became acquainted with PIQUED JACKS in the middle of 2014 when they had released their two singles UPTURNED PERSPECTIVES and NO BAZOOKA. As you can glean from the titles of these tracks the band had a little something different to offer from the rest of the current indie rock fair. Adding to their differentiation was the fact that they were strangers in a strange land. Hailing from Tuscany, Italy the band sought out  a strange sort of haven in Austin, Texas  where the band's slightly left of center approach has earned them a nice little following in that town. SO when we received news of the band's new LP CLIMB LIKE IVY DOES we were surprised to hear that they had gone back to Italy to record this album. CLIMB LIKE IVY DOES is an LP with some epic and transcendant moments such as the slamming opening track REIGN OF CLOUDS, the insistent SHYEST KINDRED SPIRIT and the LP's true gem HOME IS FOREVER - a track teaming with more passion and yearning than that album U2 inflicted on iTUNES users sometime last year. Tuscany Italy and Austin, Texas are getting way too small for these lads. 
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

JANUARY 27, 2015
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH RYAN BRYANT  OF JUMPSHiP ASTRONAUT AND THEiR NEW EP "HUMANS"

Who would've thought that one of the finer electro indie bands out there would be coming out of FLAMING LIPS country? I sure as hell didn't but the Oklahoma City-based band JUMPSHIP ASTRONAUT have issued a winner with their new EP HUMANS - a recording that combines the warmth of  analog with the computerized chill of electronica  and  the muted lyrics and impassioned delivery of front man RYAN BRYANT. The stand out tracks on this glorious recording include ALIVE, the pulsating CHANGE and the electrifying FASCINATION. Sure the brevity of the EP release leaves you wanting more but there is enough here to keep listeners eager for whatever these chaps want to release next.

TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

JANUARY 25, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - BLiNDSiDE THUNDER
FROM THE DECEMBER 2014 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
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How soon can people expect the release of the new album 100 PROOF?
Right now we're going to go into the studio on December 5th. We've got all of the pre-production out of the way. We have the album scheduled for President's Day February 15th 2015. We're ready to go! We're jacked up and stoked about it.

And how do you think it's going to be different from the previous album THE STORM?
I think the songwriting is a little more mature. It's the same premise as the last album which was all about partying and having a good time and good looking girls and rock n roll. But this time around I think the songs are structured a little bit better. We spent more time in the pre-production. So this new album 100 PROOF will be right on target and be something fresh and new. With this album we're trying to set a different tone in rock music right now. You've the metal side of things and you have the pop side of things but there isn't any rock. Right now we are focused on making music that everybody can listen to and get something out of. They may not like all of the songs but it's a very wide variety of music that we are really hitting on.

TO READ MORE CLiCK HERE!!!

JANUARY 23, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/foreshadow.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH AARON ROBiNSON  OF FORESHADOW AND THEiR NEW ALBUM "STRANGER END OF DEATH"

FORESHADOW, a musical group that blends the core genres of death metal, black metal, old school thrash metal, to create their own, unique sound, has begun to deliver a plethora of lyrical and melodic genius to the world. Foretelling the turn of this generations appreciation of raw music and solid performances. Reigning from their infamous hometown of Tampa, Florida. FORESHADOW uses their vocal and instrumental influences to comment heavily upon the lies that have enveloped as truth amongst the general population. Influenced by such artists who include SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, NILE, and PANTERA, FORESHADOW has completed their second release, a studio EP, THE STRANGER END OF DEATH. The album has been released to fans and fellow listeners independently, and delivers the group's ideas and collective beliefs that are saturated in a sense of self empowerment and individuality.  
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JANUARY 22, 2015

http://www.rockwired.com/damnitgilley.JPG ROCKWiRED.COM CONTRiBUTOR JEREMY GiLLEY GiVES HiS TWO CENTS REGARDiNG SOMETHiNG CLEVER'S NEW RELEASE SEASON OF DARKNESS

http://www.rockwired.com/seasonofdarkness.jpgSOMETHING CLEVER gave me the honour of reviewing their new release SEASON OF DARKNESS which will be released on MARCH 17th and fans of SOMETHING CLEVER, you're in for a treat and even if you hate it, buy it for the fucking cover. It would make for an amazing poster or vinyl record cover. So SOMETHING CLEVER, there's 2 merchandise ideas for you. Anyway in regards to the album, I found it to be absolutely splendid. It's one that you have to sit and listen to from beginning through to the end. The guitar work on the intro is fantastic and I don't know why but it reminds me of BATTERY by METALLICA and I was anticipating, "LASHING OUT WITH ACTION RETURNING THE REACTION" but it keeps on a mellow level but despite that it's very powerful, especially as it leads into the title track "SEASONS OF DARKNESS". SEASONS OF DARKNESS is a pretty hard hitting track and ADAM NELSONS voice hits hard as it usually does.

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JANUARY 18, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - OCTOBER RAGE
FROM THE DECEMBER 2014 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
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The new album FALLOUT, DUST AND GUNS is a great album. Now that it's out there for people to listen to how do you feel about the finished work?
I am much happier with this current release than I thought that I was going to be. It's absolutely amazing. We've had such great feedback. It's kicking ass and the songs are fun to play live which is an important thing as well.

And who all helped you guys behind the mixing board. Who all helped put this together for you?
We had ADRIAN HANNAN who worked on our last album. He was actually involved with the production and we recorded it in his studio in Melbourne Australia and then we did a lot of the mastering in Georgia with a guy named STAN MARTELL. We had done a little bit of work with him before but this is the first release of ours that he has actually worked on. We love his work. He's a brilliant guy.

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JANUARY 18, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - BEYOND AMENDS
FROM THE DECEMBER 2014 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY JEREMY GiLLEY
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BEYOND AMENDS, what brought you past amends?
That name was brought about before I joined the band due to the previous lineup changes caused by alcoholic and pillhead members. Basically stemming from situations like "Hey dude, you're too fucked up to play"  escalating to "Fuck you dude, I own this band!" and ending with one or two less members.

Tell me a bit about each of you and how you came together.
We're all different. Sometimes I think our name should be 'Beyond Agreement'. (Laughs) But it works out. This band has been in the works for a while, it used to be just our current drummer KRIS with some other guys under the name HATESTICK. Then our current vocalist KEVIN was brought in through mutual friends of KRIS and after firing the guitarist at the time, they formed the name BEYOND AMENDS. I met KEVIN at a Halloween party I was throwing at my old house last year; he worked with one of my roommates and was brought along. When I was first introduced to the band it was KRIS, KEVIN, and two pushing 50 year old guys named BRAD and TRAVIS. I liked KEVIN'S voice enough to stay and jam but I knew there was no way I could play in a band with these two granddads. So within 2 weeks or so I put the word in to KRIS and he got rid of BRAD and TRAVIS. Immediately after, we scrapped their former material and after one jam session we pretty much had 3 or 4 of the songs that will be on our full length record when it comes out. We had one cool guy we called MERSCH on the bass for a while but he left to pursue another project and we brought in Toby after talking to him at a TREMONT show. TOBY has been shredding on bass for a few months and now has been promoted to guitar; we've recently brought in new bass player DANNY.

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JANUARY 16, 2015
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH FRANCK POTViN  OF ONE WAY MiRROR AND THEiR NEW ALBUM "CAPTURE"

There is a first time for everything. ONE WAY MIRROR is the first metal band that we've ever profiled here at ROCKWIRED to hail from France. In 2008 the band issued their American debut with th assist of METAL BLADE RECORDS. Now the band is back with their new album CAPTURE on the PAVEMENT ENTERTAINMENT label  and the band's metal sound this time around is tempered by a melodic rock approach that should have no difficulty finding it's way onto active rock radio playlists.  Tracks such as STINKIN' OF GOLD, NEGLECTED SKIES and THE CLOCK IS TICKING  are further proof that this time around  ONE WAY MIRROR  is a force that will be reckoned with  for some years to come.
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JANUARY 13, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - RED SKY MARY
FROM THE DECEMBER 2014 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
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RED SKY MARY's new album is due out until early next year but since the production of it is behind you what your thoughts on what the band is about to put out?
I feel really excited about it. We certainly put a lot of work into this one and we think if nothing else that this album was a personal best. The production level on it is of a higher level and we also put a lot more into the songwriting end of things. We're pretty excited about the whole thing.

And when you talk about production who all helped you out with this album?
That would be JOHNNY K out of Chicago. He produced it and then MATT DOUGHERTY helped to engineer then thing. He also did some production as well. He was totally in the trenches with us. It was great.

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JANUARY 13, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - CRASH MiDNiGHT
FROM THE DECEMBER 2014 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
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How do you feel about the album LOST IN THE CITY now that all that has gone into making it is behind you?
What a lot of people don't know about this album is that it was recorded two and a half times. When we first got signed it was right after a couple of our members ended up having to move back home. They were twin brothers. They were our lead guitarist and our drummer. They had to move back home because there was some family stuff that they had to go back there for and we were down to half a band. We reached out for session musicians and recorded the entire album. We expected to go out on tour with them and the whole touring thing was just not for them. Here we are with an album with guys who aren't in the band any more. By the time all of the dust had settled with recording this album. ALEX was in a place where he felt that he could come back to the band and that ended up adding a whole other year onto the life cycle of this thing. So we ended up recording the album a second time and there were a whole bunch of other things that the label wanted to change. We ended up dropping a coupe of songs and changing some drum production values. This album really ended up being the longest process ever. But in the end we're really proud of what this album is and we'd better be because this album took long enough.

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JANUARY 3, 2015
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH TOM PiNO AND BENNY ROSE OF GHOSTS OF EDEN AND A SPiN OF THEiR NEW SiNGLE HAPPY

The first edition of ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES for the year 2015 features a band that we got to know back in late 2013. New York City-based rockers GHOSTS OF EDEN enthralled us with their last EP SOMETHING (KINETIC) and it's thunderous single IN MOTION. When we spoke to TOM PINO in late 2013 there were already rumblings of a brand new album on the horizon and thanks to some successful crowdfunding, the band's forthcoming album  WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY is set for release in February of 2015. The album is being preceded by the bands new single HAPPY - a punchy little punk rock number that PINO states is inspired by BAD RELIGION although we're reminded of URGE OVERKILL's SISTER HAVANA from 1993. The tune is a motherfucking headbanger until you get to the multi-layered, harmonious chorus that'll bring back a memory or two of THE BEACH BOYS. In an exclusive interview PINO and drummer BENNY ROSE have promised an anthemic rock-n-roll album brought to you by a band with a brand new trick or two up their sleeves.
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JANUARY 3, 2015
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH BOBBY AND WALLY WALDEN OF THE HELLBiLLY BANDiTS
AND CUTS FROM THEiR FORTHCOMiNG CD

Damned if you're ever going to get me and my dad to be in a band together! For years ROCKWIRED has featured many a band that was fronted by siblings but THE HELLBILLY BANDITS marks the first time we've ever had a band with a father and son who not only seem to get along but can kick out some mother'effin jams. Son WALLY WALDEN  is the front man for this rag tag group of down and dirty swamp rockers while dad BOBBY WALDEN lays down the beat that has gotten people off their asses and moving in venues throughout their native Reno, Nevada. The music is a volatile mixture of heavy metal with some stomping blues sounds and with the release of their forthcoming album drawing nye it's only a matter of time before these fellas bust out of the confines of the 'Biggest Little City in the World.'
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DECEMBER 22, 2014

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http://www.rockwired.com/josepheid.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH SiNGER SONGWRiTER
JOSEPH EiD AND CUTS FROM HiS ALBUM
HUMAN

JOSEPH EID released his debut full studio album HUMAN in late 2013. EID has been garnering considerable buzz with his music and recently named as one of the 100 HOTTEST LIVE UNSIGNED ARTISTS of 2012 and 2013 by MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE.The album's title track displays the pastoral beauty, delicate and emotional guitar work and intricate but relatable lyrics that have become EID's trademark. HUMAN seamlessly blends sharp, melodic pop lyricism with traditional folk sensibilities evoking folk troubadours both past and present. Known as a dynamic solo performer, JOSEPH EID has brought his cathartic one-man live show to many of Los Angeles' premier music venues, including stints at ROOM 5 and EL CID. He has held residencies at the following Hollywood venues:THE STONE BAR, CRANE's HOLLYWOOD TAVERN and BAR LUBITSCH.
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DECEMBER 19, 2014
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http://www.rockwired.com/lauracole.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
LAURA COLE AND CUTS FROM HER NEW EP 
DiRTY CHEAT

In a digital download world where artist photos and clever packaging are often overlooked, LAURA COLE makes us pay attention. On the front cover of her raw, gritty and wildly infectious debut full length album DIRTY CHEAT, the quickly emerging, raspy voiced Ontario based singer-songwriter smiles playfully, relaxed in a wicker chair. The back cover finds her in a sexy black dress in the remote woods of Upstate New York, aiming and shooting a friend's licensed .45 - a wild episode that had neighbors calling out the SWAT team, thinking something sinister was amiss before the situation was defused as a big misunderstanding. That's the perfect metaphor for LAURA and her deep, complex artistry: the adorable badass. A compromise free, colorfully blunt songwriter, LAURA brings her edgy, soulful and distinctively bluesy musical vision to life with the help of two GRAMMY winning producers - STEVE BIGAS, who won his GRAMMY for engineering blues legend TAJ MAHAL, and the legendary DANIEL LANOIS, an artist in his own right whose vast resume includes GRAMMY winning albums by BOB DYLAN (TIME OUT OF MIND) and U2 (THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE, THE JOSHUA TREE) and others by WILLIE NELSON, NEIL YOUNG, EMMYLOU HARRIS and THE NEVILLE BROTHERS. 

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DECEMBER 17, 2014
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
SCARLET AND TREVOR OF THE SCARLET AND THE HARLOTS AND THEiR NEW EP WE CAN'T SEEM TO GET ENOUGH

The darling of college kids, classic and alt rock fans and excitable drag queens alike, the high energy, horn fired progressive blues rockers SCARLET AND THE HARLOTS carry on and blaze a path beyond the sacred rock and roll traditions of their home region of Northeast Ohio. Hailing from the Akron and Cleveland areas which gave us everyone from DEVO and CHRISSIE HYNDE to NINE INCH NAILS and THE BLACK KEYS, the eight piece powerhouse - led by the edgy, searing vocals of SCARLET, which have been compared to those of JANIS JOPLIN - harkens back to an amazing era in rock history (characterized by events like Woodstock and legends like JIM MORRISON) where artists were brash, no holds were barred, everyone was fun loving and the music made people feel alive. In an age where rock n roll is supposed to be dead as a door nail SCARLET AND THE HARLOTS prove that it is very much alive, kicking and (more often than not) screaming for mercy on the group's explosive new six track EP whose title echoes what their fans are feeling: WE CAN'T SEEM TO GET ENOUGH.

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DECEMBER 16, 2014
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
GUITARiST STUART GREEN OF THE CANADiAN ROCK BAND CRAWL AND THEiR NEW EP ANTiCiPATE THE FALL

When I asked guitarist STUART GREEN of the band CRAWL what he wanted people to come away with after they listened to their new EP ANTICIPATE THE FALL he told me he wanted people to know that a Canadian band can rock and that a bunch of guys in their forties can rock. Being a year away from the big 4-0 myself I definitely feel like I'm rooting for the home team by getting behind a rather fine collection of songs that boast  the kindof big melodic hard rock that has sustained me and others in my age bracket for all of these years. You see, ANTICIPATE THE FALL is more than just a mere "new release". It's a comeback. The band was formed in 1992 and earned a measure of success in Canada  with two CDs  - 300 YARDS OF FACE and FEED - both of which generated singles and music videos that earned accolades form the MUCH MUSIC ViDEO AWARDS in the mid nineties. In 2013, three quarters of the band reunited for a benefit show and the energy felt on stage has now found it's way onto this exciting new album with new front man MICHAEL DAVID WOLF and some electrifying material such as the bombastic first single RISE.
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DECEMBER 13, 2014
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http://www.rockwired.com/syntheticIII.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
TONY PARiS AND LiSA FOERDERER OF BLUE MOVIE (OR iS iT
BLACK FiLM
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 AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW E.P.
SYNTHETiC III

Guitarist TONY PARIS and drummer LISA FOERDERER have been the only constants since the inception of the New York-based rock band BLUE  MOVIE.  Earlier this year we got a taste of the latest evolution of the band's sound which has them embracing electronics with complete abandon as evidenced by the EP's first single ELECTRIC WATER. Now the band's new EP SYNTHETIC III is here and now we get to hear the band's new lead singer ANTHONY NOTO take charge over the band's adventurous new material which includes an electrifying cover of two FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD songs PLEASURE DOME and TWO TRIBES. 

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DECEMBER 11, 2014
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - ALOGiA
FROM THE NOVEMBER 2014 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY BRiAN LUSH
http://www.rockwired.com/alogiarename.jpg Congratulations on the new album ELEGIA BALCANICA. You guys released this album in September so tell me what the reaction has been like so far?
Reactions have been very good  and very satisfying. I've been very surprised by the reactions.  I understand it for some reason because this is a return to ALOGIA's roots.  Our previous album was a lot more hard rock oriented  and this new album is a return to our progressive metal sound. It's the sound that we were doing back when we recorded our first album.  Reactions have been great but I expect more reactions.  September is very recent and I expect more reviews and more responses form fans  who have heard the album.

Who all helped you in the studio for this album? Who produced this album? Actually I was the producer. I have a home studio and other than ALOGIA I produce quite a few Serbian and Balkan bands. I've actually produced all of ALOGIA's albums to date. I just want to mention one more thing because I'm afraid that I'm going to forget it later. I just want to say that this album was released on MINER RECORDINGS. This is a great recording label. It's a Serbian label and they really support bands and they've really helped us out a lot with promoting the songs  and recording the videos.  They were the greatest support for us.

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DECEMBER 11, 2014
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - HENRY ROLLiNS
FROM THE NOVEMBER 2014 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

iNTERViEWED BY JEREMY GiLLEY
http://www.rockwired.com/henryrollinsheadings.jpg First off HENRY I would like to say that you are an absolute inspiration, role model, and someone that I highly look up to which I feel more people in my age range should take the time to listen to but aside from that, for the readers who may have no idea who you are, can you list out the outstanding achievements of your extensive career?
I've done a lot of work in a lot of areas in the entertainment business, I guess. A lot of albums, books, films, stuff like that. I can't say that any of it could be classified as outstanding at all.

Of all of your achievements, which of them do you hold the most dear as well what would you say has been the lowest point in your career?
 Not trying to get out of answering the question but none of it is dear to me. It's work. I take on a task, do it and then take on something else. That's all it is to me. Full involvement and commitment, then achievement. The achievement is the means to new tasks. I allow myself a momentary breath of satisfaction, like when a new book of mine comes back from the printer. I look at it for a minute, can usually find a typo, make note of that and put the book down. The book being printed doesn't make me feel anything but relief that there is now more room on the desktop to work on something else. Low points, there have been, however. I think one of them was after my friend JOE COLE was shot and killed next to me. I had to go on tour days later, it was a lot to handle with shows, press and people every night.

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DECEMBER 8, 2014
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http://www.rockwired.com/screwtheholidays.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
JOWANNA LEWiS OF RADiO KSCR

 AND CUTS FROM THEiR CHRiSTMAS COMPiLATION ALBUM SCREW THE HOLiDAYS VOLUME ONE

The holidays are here and so is that dreadful Christmas music that gets played at every supermarket, drugstore, bank and dentist's office. Despite the wide array of artists who have covered these songs they all sound the same and the exude that same saccharine sweetness  that comes off as prescribed rather than truly joyous. For those of us that don't get caught up in all of this yuletide nonsense JOWANNA LEWIS and RADIO KSCR  have put together the Christmas CD for you. SCREW THE  HOLIDAYS VOLUME ONE doesn't waste time with reindeer with red noses, jingling bells  and three wise men but instead shines a light on everything that can be alienating, isolating and just plain fucking maudlin about the holidays. 

RETRACTION: In the December edition of BRIAN LUSH'S ROCKWIRED we provided the wrong photo for teh band CANARIES IN THE COAL MINES. The correct image is below. Their song  FALLING LIKE SNOW  is included in this podcast.
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DECEMBER 8, 2014
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http://www.rockwired.com/rhettmayinsatiable.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
AUSSiE ROCKER
RHETT MAY

 AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW E.P.
iNSATiABLE 
The E.P. has a way of cutting to the chase and giving a listener a bite-sized taste of what an artist has to offer. The artist gets to show off what they got and listener can enjoy with a spending as much as he or she would if it were an LP.  My problem with INSATIABLE - the new EP from Australian rocker RHETT MAY is that the music is adventurous as all get out and by the conclusion you are are left wanting more.  Perhaps the broad range of MAY's musical palette stems from being born and raised in Calcutta and attending boarding school inthe Himalayan foothills at a time when rock n roll giants like THE BEATLES, THE STONES , CREAM and JIMI HENDRIX were laying down the sound for a generation.  And you can hear  that influence on such tracks as the grooving psychedelia of COCKTAILS AND CANNIBIS,  the jovial HELP-era BEATLES-styled romp JENNY and the moody acoustic ballad that serves as the title track.
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DECEMBER 3, 2014
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