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10 Quick Ones with JUNO REACTOR of JUNO REACTOR & THE MUTANT THEATRE - July 2017

10 Quick Ones with JUNO REACTOR of JUNO REACTOR & THE MUTANT THEATRE – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “Trance/Electronic Pioneer and Legend Juno-Reactor has unveiled the debut single off of his upcoming Juno-Reactor & The Mutant Theatre full-length album, Mutant Land. Originating from the elaborate 2016 Ozora Festival commissioned performance, Juno-Reactor & The Mutant Theatre has been developing as a visual and auditory experience eclipsing even the […]

10 Quick Ones with PHIL CHAMBERLAIN from TO SPEAK OF WOLVES - July 2017

10 Quick Ones with PHIL CHAMBERLAIN from TO SPEAK OF WOLVES – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “To Speak of Wolves will release their new album Dead in the Shadow via Solid State on July 21. The band has teamed up with Revolver to share the very first taste of music from the album by premiering the song “Haunt Me.” Additionally, To Speak of Wolves will spend the weeks leading up to the album’s release and […]

10 Quick Ones with BRANDON EISENBEIS and DAVE ORTON from VARSITY WEEK - July 2017

10 Quick Ones with BRANDON EISENBEIS and DAVE ORTON from VARSITY WEEK – July 2017

According to a recent press release: “Los Angeles, California’s alt-pop quartet Varsity Week is thrilled to announce their debut EP, If Only You Knew, is set for release on June 23, 2017 via Another Century Records (Century Label Group/Sony). The five song EP was produced by Jim Kaufman [Atlas Genius, Night Riots, Anti-Flag] and Kenny […]

A QUICK DOZEN with TIM BASTMEYER

A QUICK DOZEN with TIM BASTMEYER

A QUICK DOZEN with TIM BASTMEYER By Shane Pinnegar Canadian blues guitarist Tim Bastmeyer has performed everywhere from The Melkweg in Amsterdam to The Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto. His website biography suggests that, “you may have seen him playing solo delta blues with tasty slide guitar. Maybe you caught him on tour with Juno […]

A QUICK DOZEN with GARY CAIN

A QUICK DOZEN with GARY CAIN

A QUICK DOZEN with GARY CAIN By Shane Pinnegar Gary Cain’s debut album Twangdelic Bluesophunk made it halfway around the world from Kitchener, Canada, to 100% ROCK Castle in Western Australia, and we instantly knew we had to find out more. From learning AC/DC’s Highway To Hell by ear on his Mum’s acoustic guitar, to […]

A QUICK DOZEN with THOMAS WYNN

A QUICK DOZEN with THOMAS WYNN

A QUICK DOZEN with THOMAS WYNN By Shane Pinnegar When we heard Thomas Wynn & the Believers’ stunning third album, we were moved to write, “Thomas Wynn & the Believers have made a stunning record that could only be improved upon by hearing it played live.” Their blend of Americana, soul, folk, rock, gospel and […]

IN CONVERSATION WITH FIONA HORNE, DEF FX

IN CONVERSATION WITH FIONA HORNE, DEF FX

IN CONVERSATION WITH FIONA HORNE, DEF FX By Shane Pinnegar Cutting a swathe through the beer barns of pub rock-obsessed Australia in the ‘90s was a band like no other in our music history: DEF FX. Combining an obsession with surfing and metal riffs with electro beats, a penchant for mind altering chemicals and a […]

INTERVIEW: CLAYTON MITCHELL, SONGS & SMILES

INTERVIEW: CLAYTON MITCHELL, SONGS & SMILES

INTERVIEW: CLAYTON MITCHELL, SONGS & SMILES By Shane Pinnegar From a song to cheer up a miserable friend to an ambitious plan to record a song every day for a year to raise $100,000 for charity: this is the Songs And Smiles story, led by Perth musician, Clayton Mitchell. Known for his vocal dexterity and […]

INTERVIEW: JOE COTELA of DED - June 2017

INTERVIEW: JOE COTELA of DED – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “If you’re not pissed off, then you’re not paying attention. Heavy music is alive and Ded is bringing back the aggressive spirit that is authentic to the genre.  “There is an honesty and a “fuck you” about hard core music that I don’t feel as often anymore” says lead singer Joe Cotela.  Ded […]

INTERVIEW: JOHN CONNOLLY of PROJECTED - June 2017

INTERVIEW: JOHN CONNOLLY of PROJECTED – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Coming on the heels of the recently released EPK and album announcement, Projected returns with the video for the debut single “Reload.” The song comes from the band’s sophomore double-length release, Ignite My Insanity, scheduled for release on July 21st via Rat Pak Records. The two-disc collection is now available for pre-order in various configurations at http://www.ratpakrecords.com/Projected as […]

10 Quick Ones with PETER HELLERS from YEAR OF THE LOCUST - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with PETER HELLERS from YEAR OF THE LOCUST – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Hard Rock band Year of the Locust- YOTL has announced tour dates with Devour the Day and Sons of Texas. The tour will kick off on June 27th in Monroe, LA at Live Oaks. In addition the band has released The “MOVIN” ON” music video made from tour footage in 2017 alongside Puddle of Mudd, Saving Abel, Tantric and Saliva while […]

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS LEWIS from PHEAR - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS LEWIS from PHEAR – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “If you long for the sounds of vintage power and thrash metal with a prog twist, then there is a fast-rising band that perfectly fits this description – Phear. Comprised of Patrick Mulock – Lead Vocals, Graham Stirrett – Guitar / Backing Vocals, Tyson Emanuel – Guitar / Backing […]

10 Quick Ones with RUSSELL RAY from VYCES - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with RUSSELL RAY from VYCES – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Los Angeles, California Independent Heavy Active Rock Band VYCES premiered the video for their latest single “Nocturnal” featuring Carla Harvey of Butch Babies on Bravewords.com today! “Nocturnal” was released to all digital media outlets on June 6th and will be on their next EP titled ‘Angels’ due out Fall of 2017. The debut single is currently impacting radio with early adds […]

10 Quick Ones with CHASE MANHATTAN from NIGHT ARGENT - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with CHASE MANHATTAN from NIGHT ARGENT – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Today, Washington alternative pop rock outfit Night Argent announced the release of their highly anticipated sophomore EP, The Fear, set for July 14, 2017 with Outerloop Records. The Fear EP was written and produced by Night Argent (Rainmaker Studios), co-written and produced in part by John Feldmann (Neon Trees, […]

10 Quick Ones with ZEB CHRISTENSEN from SCREAMING FOR SILENCE - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with ZEB CHRISTENSEN from SCREAMING FOR SILENCE – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Screaming for Silence have announced tour dates in support of their new, independent release titled House of Glass due out on July 28, 2017. The House of Glass Tour will kick off on the same day, July 28th in Ames, Iowa at DG’s Taphouse and conclude on August 19th in Omaha, Nebraska. The band […]

10 Quick Ones with UPRIGHT MAN - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with UPRIGHT MAN – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “New York City-based rock band Upright Man – Aidan Dolan (guitar/vocals), Nick Katz (bass/vocals), Max Yassky (drums/percussion/background vocals) – is set to release their dynamic self-titled debut album on August 18th.  The album’s ten shimmering tracks were produced by Marc Copely (Roseanne Cash, B.B. King, Billy Squire) and Zev […]

9 Quick Ones with BUGGY from ALARM FOR WAR - June 2017

9 Quick Ones with BUGGY from ALARM FOR WAR – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Sam AKA ‘Buggy’ is a young rocker that mixes rap with rock on a new energetic track.” We get Buggy to answer our 9 Quick Ones about the new release, his influences, and more… 1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the […]

10 Quick Ones with JONNY ROSS from SMALL TOWN TITANS - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with JONNY ROSS from SMALL TOWN TITANS – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Small Town Titans have released an acoustic version of their brand new single titled “Too Much To Dream” that was based off of a poem written by one of their fans, Don Mattox, a veteran of the U.S. Military. In addition, the band has launched a PledgeMusic Campaign for pre-orders of the official single […]

10 Quick Ones with ENRICO MINELLI from OWL COMPANY - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with ENRICO MINELLI from OWL COMPANY – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Owl Company, a new band from São Paulo, Brazil will release their debut full length album Horizon on Friday, July 14th. “Riddles” is the first single. Owl Company consists of Enrico Minelli (vocals), Thiago Biasoli (drums), Fabio Yamamoto (bass) and Felipe Ruiz (guitar). The release of Horizon will be followed by tours of the USA and Europe this summer and fall.  It’s hoped the album and tours […]

10 Quick Ones with JOHN SALMON of HOGAN'S GOAT - June 2017

10 Quick Ones with JOHN SALMON of HOGAN’S GOAT – June 2017

According to a recent press release: “Nashville, TN based, Hard Rock Band Hogan’s Goat has released the first single, “Shit Kicker,” off of their debut, self-titled album. Due out July 18th, Hogan’s Goat was self-produced, mixed by Alex Gilson and Nathan Zensen at Gold Cassette and mastered by Tommy Dorsey.” We get John Salmon (with a little help from the rest of the band) to answer our 10 Quick […]

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