FEBRUARY 19, 2018
ROCK SHOW #4 | FEATURiNG MUSiC AND iNTERViEWS WiTH LA MUSiC ViDEO AWARDS AND iT'S DiRECTOR JOWANNA LEWiS OF RADiO KSCR TED AXE, AND MANHIGH!!!
e are going to try not to have an edition of ROCK SHOW go by without our co-host RITA LOUISE. The addition of her to the ROCKWIRED family has been invaluable and her presence in front of the mic is really something special. Her being away for one show was way too long and we're grateful to have her back. In the latest edition of ROCK SHOW, we kick things off with news of the upcoming LA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS which ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will be publishing an official guide for. We'll be interviewing the director of the LA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS JOWANNA LEWIS (CEO of RADIO KSCR) and spin some tunes from some of the nominees like RAYMOND LEVIER, MILITIA VOX and B OF DAKOTA SOUTH RECORDS. We will also be spinning some tunes and presenting exlcusive interviews with the likes of Canadian punk/glam rocker TED AXE, the New Mexico-based rockers MANHIGH and the adventurous musical stylings of RAUSCH. There is also some new music from ROCKWIRED newcomers such as MAGNETIC NORTH, SHINOBI NINJA, SIDE CHAIN and WE ARE BAND NERDS. Check out the playlist below:
RAYMOND LEViER - BOMBS iNSiDE MY HEAD
MiLiTiA VOX - THiS iS SHE
JOWANNA LEWiS OF THE LA MUSiC ViDEO AWARDS!!!
iNTERViEW STARTS AT: 16m 30s
MTV changed the musical landscape tremendously by making music a visual experience and turned recording artists into superstars in some cases. In an time when the M in MTV has become obsolete due to the network no longer spinning music videos, there are more music videos than ever thanks to YOUTUBE. Visuals are still the most powerful way to sell a band no matter the genre. With the flux of music videos coming from this or that independent recording artist, where does the artist go to get recognition for their work if MTV's VMAs are all about celebrity and wardrobe malfunctions and KANYE WEST outbursts? JOWANNA LEWIS - the founder of the online radio station RADIO KSCR - is an entrepreneur who saw a need for this need for recognition and began hosting music video festivals involving screenings of music videos at vintage movie theaters. In 2016, LEWIS upped her game by hosting RADIO KSCR's MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS which celebrated the visual work of an intimidating number of bands and artists from around the world. Just as intimidating as the number of artists nominated were the categories themselves which included BEST HORROR MUSIC VIDEO and MOST LIKELY TO BE AN INDIE FILM. To check out the winners that year click here. A year and a half later, LEWIS has rebranded her ceremony the LA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Bands and artists are able to enter their music video for consideration up until regular deadline of January 20, 2018 or the late deadline of January 31, 2018. The ceremony will be taking place at UNFRIENDLY STUDIOS on March 24, 2018. To promote the event, ROCKWIRED.COM will publish the official guide for the program featuring write ups on the nominees.
B OF DAKOTA SOUTH RECORDS - COME AND GET YOUR LOVE
MAGNETiC NORTH - SHAKEDOWN
SHiNOBi NiNJA - WHAT iF TiMES
TED AXE - FEMME FATAL
iNTERViEW STARTS AT: 41m 30s
Legendary frontman TED AXE was in THE ACTION,"Ottawa's First Punk Band" and one of Canada's first punk bands.Touring with THE STRANGLERS and THE RAMONES in 1978 and signed to MONTRECO RECORDS, THE ACTION garnered more press in one year than most self-respecting punk bands get in a lifetime and TED became known as an entertaining provocateur and powerfull vocalist. THE ACTION released one EP containing their hit TV'S ON THE BLINK and then self-destructed. Rather than fade to Punk rock obscurity however, TED has led his own bands since then and has lived and performed in Montreal, Los Angeles and Seattle forming SISTER HYDE in Seattle and signing to STEEL HEART RECORDS in 2007 with the release of his SISTER HYDE self-titled debut. Returning to Canada in 2009 for an ACTION reunion,TED relocated to Toronto in 2012 and reformed SISTER HYDE releasing SEX CHANGE in 2010. Now in 2017 with a new album produced by ROB SANZO (SUM 41, DANKO JONES), TED will be performing select engagements in Canada and the US.
THE ARTiCLE WiLL CONTiNUE
FOLLOWiNG THE ADVERTiSEMENT BELOW
SiDE CHAiN - ROLL THE DiCE
WE ARE BAND NERDS - WHORE (MEND MY SOUL)
MANHiGH - SiNK iNTO YOU
iNTERViEW STARTS AT: 1h 11m 15s
MANHIGH is used with loving respect to PROJECT MANHIGH, the US space project that started in 1957, and is a symbol of leaving your familiar surroundings to search for new horizons, places you never imagined you could go. When drummer RAY GUTIERREZ referred to the old project, it seemed to make perfect sense. He and GABRIEL GAMBINO, the singer and guitarist, had both recently left their former bands and found refuge in working together and searching for progressions that made them happy. For GABRIELLE GAMBINO, the bassist, it meant something else entirely: learning to play an instrument. In April of 2017 she began playing the bass guitar, and in four short months, she found herself in a professional studio recording their first single and in September, was on a full west coast tour, experiencing something brand new. MANHIGH means leaving your comfort zone and hopping into your mental balloon to ride into the stratosphere to discover just how far you can go. Heavy, tight, straight-to-the-point three piece rock and roll. MANHIGH brings a new, but familiar brand of desert rock, mixing thunderous lows, punched up guitar, dancy beats and spacey vibes that will make you nod your head.
THE ARTiCLE WiLL CONTiNUE
FOLLOWiNG THE ADVERTiSEMENT BELOW
KRASH KARMA - GHOST iN THE MACHiNE
JACOB CADE - WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?
RAUSCH - GREENER GRASS
At long last, RAUSCH releases second full-length album BOOK II. Heavy-hitting contributions come from the likes of MARK ZONDER (FATES WARNING), RYO OKUMOTO (SPOCK'S BEARD), and second SHADOW GALLERY mainstay, guitarist BRENDY ALLMAN. Picking up where the debut left off, it remains painfully vulnerable & autobiographical of the band's trials & tribulations along the way. Things are "even more deep and dark" this time, observes the returning RICH MOUSER who (along with BUMBLEFOOT) applauds the "QUEEN-on-steroids" diversity running throughout. Lead-off single GREENER GRASS is adventurous and catchy; IRKED at times flirts with jazz; THE END is a nearly 10-minute atmospheric musical tapestry picking right up where PINK FLOYD left off; the head-splitting SPEECHLESS shows the band clashing with Metallica-sized demons; and joining GOOD DAY is 2nd Ivory-produced track SWANSONG which, by notable contrast, offers a glimpse of something completely unexplored up until now: optimism.
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