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MAY 16, 2016
FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:
THE JUNE EDiTiON OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE
WiLL BE OUR FiFTiETH iSSUE FEATURiNG iNTERViEWS WiTH JANE BADLER, LOVE AND A .38, RED TiDE RiSiNG AND EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE -PLUS- ROCKWiRED GiVES iT UP FOR 25 OF OUR FAVORiTE BASS PLAYERS iN ROCK WiTH OUR SPECiAL FEATURE THE MUTHAPLUCKAHS!!!

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Due to all of the hustle and bustle here at ROCKWIRED, we overlooked that fact that the May issue was in fact our annual issue marking four years for this digital endeavor and now we are on the verge of releasing our fiftieth issue and what makes it even more exciting is the fact that it is our bass player issue - one of those special issues that always gets our readers going and newcomers astonished by the realization that there is still a rock n roll magazine out there that is still rocking and rolling. We've put a lot of rock n roll into fifty issues in our four year run and there will be no shortage of if it in thsi upcoming issue where we will reacquaint ourselves with such ROCKWIRED favorites as JANE BADLER (who is back with a surprise single and a mesmerizing music video from director JESSE DAVEY) and RED TIDE RISING who are back with a brand new EP VOICES.  New to ROCKWIRED are the bands LOVE AND A .38 and EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE and we are blown away by the punch these two bands pack. Why the hell else would we have put them on the cover?  And then there is the matter of our list of bass players. Our list of 25 bass players is quite impressive. Some of the names have been featured on previous lists but the majority of them are newcomers and ROCKWIRED is behind these pluckers one-hunded percent.  The fiftieth issue  of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will be launched on Friday, June 3, 2016.
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MAY 9, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH ATHENA AND CUTS FROM HER NEW EP READY FOR THE SUN!!!
Los Angeles is city that gets a bad rap and a lot of times for good reason but for some it's a chance to pursue a better life and maybe even get your name in lights. That is certainly the case for singer-songwriter ATHENA ANDREADIS (who simply goes by ATHENA) but the Greek-born, London-raised artist has already known acclaim and chart success on her native continent with her three previous releases. A year ago, the rising star set up shop in Los Angeles and found herself  blessed with inspiration and under the tutelage of producer ETHAN ALLEN (BEN HARPER, SHERYL CROW, BETTER THAN EZRA). An expansive catalog of songs was filed down to thirteen tracks which will be released as a trilogy comprised of two EPs and on LP. Recorded at  THE VILLAGE the forthcoming EP READY FOR THE SUN is a five-song recording that showcases an artist ready to reach out to a broader audience. ATHENA and ALLEN have brought such rousing songs to life such as the plucky opening track YOU BRING ME LUCK and the soaring ballad AUTOPILOT. So far, the City of Angels agrees with this rising talent and it's only a matter of time before ATHENA's brand of heartfelt, soul-searing pop rock finds it's way into the consciousness of a public that wants something deeper to listen to.
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MAY 9, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH STEVEN WOLFE AND MYLA SNOW OF SOLES OF PASSiON AND CUTS FROM THEiR FORTHCOMiNG RELEASE ESCAPE FROM JURiSDiCTiON B!!!
The pursuit of rock n roll is a precarious one with twists and turns with everybody from parents to society in general telling you that you need to get a real job. Well STEVEN WOLFE and MYLA SNOW both had real jobs in the mortgage industry and being based in Southern California who the hell could blame them? After years of climbing the corporate ladder things came to screeching halt with the stock market crash of 2008 where two found themselves with front row seats to witness the deadening of the American Dream with the foreclosures displacing and disenfranchising millions. If the mortgage industry was shaky, the need for playing music felt stronger than ever and the two set out to form SOLES OF PASSION. There was to be nothing escapist about this new musical endeavor. The duo set out to release music that spoke to life and the hopes and despairs  that come with it in a world full of classism and inequality. Displacement - an issue that hit close to home for both of them was a theme addressed in their 2012 album BUMP YOU UP and it's single GOT ME SURROUNDED . Now they are back with the single TAX SLAVE which precedes the forthcoming album ESCAPE FROM JURISDICATION B. The funky track combines elements of rock with rap and highlights the absurdity of a tax code that is designed to keep the poor struggling. Creating music that speaks to the struggles of people is the only business there is for SOLES OF PASSION and we are eternally grateful.
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MAY 5, 2016
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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH RAY GOREN AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP SAVE MY SOUL!!!
RAY GOREN has a musical talent that is beyond comprehension and beyond his sixteen years of life. At the age of three after tinkering away on an electronic keyboard he came to the realization that TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR and the ALPHABET SONG were the same bloody tune.  Almost immediately he was given the building blocks for playing and composing music. His early years (it sounds strange putting it that way) were marked by virtuosity on the piano but his love for the six string was stoked when he accidentally came upon a performance by the legendary BB KING on line. From there a love for blues, soul and rock n roll was cultivated as well an ear for whatever passes as new these days and all of it can be heard on his brand new EP SAVE MY SOUL. The guitar playing is seasoned, the vocal delivery is confidant and assured and the songwriting is brash but that can happen when one of your songwriting mentors is the legendary LEON RUSSELL. With songs such as the blistering title track, the irresistible pop rocker STOP and and pleading blues/gospel rocker RISE TOGETHER, GOREN proves that he is in this for the long haul and we are happy to be seeing this potentially legendary career unfold from the beginning.
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MAY 5, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH RiCK WALKER AND MONiCA SORENSON OF SOMETiMES JULiE AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW EP BRiGHT SiDE OF THE LiNE!!!
You never think that anything good can come of doing karaoke but in the case of MONICA SORENSON the great American past time ended up changing her life. While singing what was more than likely an ALANIS MORISSETTE tune according to the press release, MONICA's voice and soulful phrasing caught the ear of guitarist RICK WALKER - a man whose musical past goes back to the halcyon days of the Chicago scene of the early nineties which was filled to the brim with artists such as LIZ PHAIR, SMASHING PUMPKINS, MATERIAL ISSUE and URGE OVERKILL. At this point in the story WALKER was looking for words to put to his musical arrangements and it just turned out that the woman singing karaoke not only had a voice but dabbled in a little bit of verse as well. Before long the two began swapping ideas and eventually songs were born as was the act they curiously dubbed SOMETIMES JULIE. By 2014 they made their presence known with their award-wining debut HEAD FIRST and now they're back with a brand new EP BRIGHT SIDE OF THE LINE. To call a six song EP an emotional roller coaster sounds like a bunch hyperbole but in this case it ain't hyperbole. SOMETIMES JULIE's songsmithing marries stomping grooves and funky, bluesy flourishes with dark and edgy subject matter that is given extra heft thanks to SORENSON's buoyant vocals and emotional delivery.
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MAY 3, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH  JUQ (OGLALA LAKOTA) AND CUTS FROM HiS DEBUT EP OGP!!!
Much of the music coming out of Indian Country these day is marked by entrepreneurship as well as musicality and in these D.I.Y. times those two things are going hand in hand more than ever. For years ROCKWIRED has gotten to know Yankton Sioux hip hop artist and entrepreneur BRANDIS KNUDSEN for his own series releases and the promotion of his own label DAKOTA SOUTH RECORDS. Now, we're excited to get to know one of the artists on his fledgling label. Oglala Lakota pop artist JACOB SCREAMING EAGLE goes by the moniker JUQ (pronounced "juke") and finds himself at a rather exciting junction in his life. This is the very beginning of his career as a recording artist with the release of his debut EP OGP.  On it, JUQ has swagger and groove to spare on this collection of slow burning R&B numbers of which the lead single CALLING BULL stands out by a mile. There is no doubt here that JUQ loves the Indian ladies and the track's clever mix of modern slow burn with  the sort of unabashed, positive message that elevates the tune above everything else that's out there. It's my sincerest hope that the girl mentioned in the song who is "so in touch with what our people should be" will look this guy's way. OGP is just a slice of things to come. Apparently a full length album will be dropping in the Fall of 2016 and we're all too anxious to hear how JUQ's musical journey plays out
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APRIL 24, 2016

ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE SNEAK PREViEW!!!:
http://www.rockwired.com/candlebox2016.jpgROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE PRESENTS OUR EXCLUSIVE iNTERViEW WiTH KEViN MARTiN OF CANDLEBOX REGARDiNG THEiR  NEW ALBUM DiSAPPEARiNG iN AiRPORTS!!!
When you're as old as I am 22 years feels like it goes in a flash and because of that the debut album from CANDLEBOX feels like it was a released just yesterday. Memories of it come back to me in the form of that album's singles CHANGE,  FAR BEHIND and YOU and for the fact that the band was signed to MADONNA's MAVERICK RECORDS - a proposition that probably helped the album attain multi-platinum status. I seem to remember a few grunge folks being puzzled by the signing and leery of the success. Ah fuck them and fuck the nineties. CANDLEBOX deserved every bit of their success.Two more albums would follow on the MAVERICK label (1995's LUCY and 1998's HAPPY PILLS). After a ten year hiatus CANDLEBOX reunited for the 2008 album INTO THE SUN (SILENT MAJORITY GROUP) and 2012's LOVE STORIES & OTHER MUSINGS (AUDIONEST). Now after four years CANDLEBOX has signed to PAVEMENT ENTERTAINMENT and has now released the curiously titled DISAPPEARING IN AIRPORTS. Having worked with producers CARSON SLOVAK and GRANT McFARLAND (AUGUST BURNS RED, EVERCLEAR) CANDLEBOX now embraces a modern sound that is more immediate and visceral than any they've issued in the past - a taste of which could be provided in the albums first single VEXATIOUS. ROCKWIRED has a chance to speak with the band's front man KEVIN MARTIN regarding the new release. Here is how the interview went.
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APRIL 22, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH JUSTiN EMORD OF LOVE AND A .38 AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW ALBUM NOMAD!!!
When I lived in a Los Angeles years ago I couldn't find four musically inclined guys who weren't concerned with trends and obscure sub genres of music. Now that I'm far away from the City of Angels I've now become acquainted with LOVE AND A .38 - four guys who are all about keeping this rock n roll thing pure, simple and direct. In this day and age doing so almost comes off as a trailblazing effort and it's one that folks will get lost in when they play the band's new release NOMAD. The album is a testament to the staying power of rock n roll. We would've said anthemic rock n roll but that would've been a sub genre. Kind of. More importantly the album showcases LOVE AND A .38 as a leading force in what could very be the re-emergence of the very music and attitude that got us through the Cold War. The songs OH MY GOD and I WON'T WAIT crackle with the very urgency that made music of this kind "dangerous" when we was kids and the haunting ABRE LOS OJOS is the only thing close to a ballad on NOMAD but the track is guaranteed to hit home for just about anyone who longs for the days when ballads had balls. Over the years we've seen so many take on the mantle of bring rock n roll back to the forefront. Here's hoping that these lads can stay the course.
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APRIL 21, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH DERRICK BRUMLEY OF CONQUEST AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW ALBUM UNDER THE iNFLUENCE!!!
It's always great to welcome back a band that has been featured on the pages and the sound waves of ROCKWIRED and to see and hear what changes (if any) have taken place since the last time we got them on the phone. In the Spring of 2014 CONQUEST has just released their album THE WAR WE RAGE and had shown that after twenty six years of rocking out the band fronted by DERRICK BRUMLEY, the band showed no signs of middling or slowing down. Once rock n roll gets into the bloodstream it apparently sticks around. Two years later, the band is back with a brand new album but this time original compositions are put aside in favor of covers and do these guys have some covers for you! The aptly dubbed new album UNDER THE INFLUENCE is a band giving it up for the heavy metal architects that  gave DERRICK and the gang a baseline to work with back when CONQUEST was forming in 1988 and while the interpretations of anthems from the likes of JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, MOTORHEAD and BON JOVI (Yes, BON JOVI with a smoldering rendition of WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE) are performed with due reverence don't expect the proceedings to be all stuffy as it's only rock n roll. UNDER THE INFLUENCE is an unrelenting party to be turned up at full blast. In a time when rockers past a certain age look to the American Songbook for inspiration, it's great to see a band opening peoples eyes and ears to metal music's own deep well of classic performances. Nothing more inspired than that.
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APRIL 20, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH SiNGER-SONGWRiTER STEWART FRANCKE AND CUTS FROM HiS SELF-TiTLED EP!!!
I will first address the fact that BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN himself makes an appearance on the opening track of STEWART FRANCKE's self-titled EP. The song is SUMMER SOLDIER (HOLLER IF YOU HEAR ME) and if no one could imagine THE BOSS himself making some magic out of this gloriously stomping rocker on life on the pointlessness of war than I don't know what I can say to convince you but SPRINGSTEEN isn't the point. It's STEWART FRANCKE's lyrical narrative and parched delivery that anchor this SPRINGSTEEN-esque tale.  FRANCKE's self-titled EP is an eight song collection that truly tells a story of the Detroit singer songwriters own musical journey over the years. An informal greatest hits if you will where the FRANCKE and company sway with balladry, stomp with rockers such as KISS KISS BANG BANG and rolling to an R&B groove like he does on the HALL AND OATES-ish splendor of SAM COOKE'S ON THE RADIO.
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MARCH 22, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH MICHAEL BELKiNOF THE REFUSERS AND CUTS FROM THE E.P. BORN TO ROCK!!!
Oh the delicate and desperate situation that America has found herself in! On one end you have a maniacal supposed billionaire with  woman, Arab and a Mexican problem making a mockery of the Grand Ol' Party and on the other side you have an elderly socialist crying revolution versus the embodiment of a career politician linked to this word "Benghazi" that gets bandied about by people who hate the woman. And while all of this is going on that fat guy in North Korea is positioning his nukes just so, Brussels has been attacked and we're all like "When can we get to Mars?" Everyone's got an opinion and they're willing to throw down for it and I find it strange that none of this kind of thinking ever finds it's way into our music. In comes THE REFUSERS fronted by former Wall Street wizard-turned-whistleblower on American greed  MICHAEL BELKIN with a punchy, guitar-driven punk rock sound that calls out the crooks and calls for the heads of the infidels and two-bit bandits who call themselves bankers. Does the song HANG THE BANKERS need any explanation? In an age where music moves products in order to move units we've gotta give it up for THE REFUSERS whose heart and balls are in the right place. BORN TO ROCK indeed. 
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MARCH 22, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH JUSTiN MCCAiN OF THROUGH FiRE AND A SPiN OF THEiR NEW SiNGLE STRONGER!!!
Guitarist JUSTIN McCAIN knows all about seeing the rock n roll dream through. Throughout his ten year tenure with the EMPHATIC he had paid the price for a life in rock n roll with blood sweat and tears and the struggles had paid off with some chart action and one hell of a loyal following. While that bands self-titled album and two follow up EPs GOOD BYE GIRL and RIOT 10 didn't make too much of a dent it was their 2011 album DAMAGE that put EMPHATIC on the map with it's two singles BOUNCE and GET PAID. They followed this up with ANOTHER LIFE in 2013 which boasted the single REMEMBER ME. Despite these brushes with success it's important to remember that ten years is a long time and in a time when most marriages don't last ten years it's silly to think that a band could but EMPHATIC put on a brave front despite a revolving door of members. JUSTIN McCAIN proved to be the only constant. In 2015 McCAIN realized that something had to give without dismissing the fan base that had been accrued over the years so he locked himself in the studio, wrote some songs, got a band together and EMPHATIC was re-nicked THROUGH FIRE and the moniker sums up his sense of survival. At the moment it feels like more that a reboot and less than a debut for THROUGH FIRE. According to McCAIN the new album is in the can and will be released in the Summer of 2016 but it's been preceded by the single STRONGER which demonstrates that despite mostly new members that primal instinct for issuing a not-so-subtle rock n roll punch and this time it's served up with an electrifying vocal performance by new front man GRANT KENDRICK.
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MARCH 20, 2016
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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH  ARiGON STARR (KiCKAPOO TRiBE OF OKLAHOMA) CREATOR OF SUPER iNDiAN COMiCS!!!
Super heroes are a bigger business than they have ever been thanks to DC COMICS and MARVEL having set their sights on the silver screen but they all got their start in comic books. I'll have to admit I'm a little out of my area of expertise when it come to the world of comic books but in doing research on Native American superheroes I see that the list is surprisingly long. The only one that I was familiar with was APACHE CHIEF from SUPER FRIENDS. However finding out all of this information doesn't take anything away from ARIGON STARR's (Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma) comic book creation SUPER INDIAN. In fact of all of the Indian super heroes out there SUPER INDIAN might be the only one created by a Native person. STARR began her career  producing cartoons, drawings and artwork for many organizations including NATIVE VOICES AT THE AUTRY, NATIVE VOICE ONE RADIO SERVICE, the legendary rock band QUEEN, WALT DISNEY and the NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. She also boasts a background in theater and playwriting. The initial idea for SUPER INDIAN came when STARR was on a train ride in Australia on her way to an Indigenous Theater workshop. "I've always thought our Native community didn't have enough comic book heroes and most of the ones that were already out there weren't created or drawn by Native artists or writers" says STARR. SUPER INDIAN first came to national attention when it was turned into a 10 part radio series on NPR. Fueled by the positive reception to the radio series SUPER INDIAN has continued as a weekly webcomic but now STARR has joined forces with WACKY PRODUCTION UNLIMITED's CEO JANET MINER and has formed REZIUM PRODUCTIONS in an effort to bring SUPER INDIAN back to radio and whatever media there is to take advantage of.
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MARCH 20, 2016
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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH HiP HOP ARTiST AND ENTREPRENEUR B. OF DAKOTA SOUTH RECORDS (YANKTON SiOUX) AND CUTS FROM HIS NEW ALBUM OHHH! B!!!
When we first met B. OF DAKOTA SOUTH RECORDS two years ago he had just released his twenty song, self titled debut album and what blew our minds about the Yankton Sioux hip hop artist was his knack for thinking big. But then again in the hip hop world thinking big is the only way to be. B is not only an artist but the CEO of his company DAKOTA SOUTH RECORDS which is home to such artists as TREY DEMI and juQ. While Rapid City, South Dakota may be the last place that anyone would think of as a hot spot for rap and hip hop, B has managed to make it a domicile to take seriously for future consideration on the strength of his artistry and entrepreneurial acumen. Now said artistry and entrepreneurial spirit have come together on B's eagerly awaited follow up album OHHH! B. Once again B issues a twenty-song compilation featuring state-of-the-art production, guest spots by folks on DAKOTA SOUTH RECORDS' roster and most importantly rhymes that speak to the highs and lows of life. B has his sights firmly set for going straight to the top and if there are any doubts about that they will squashed after hearing the album's first single COME AND GET YOUR LOVE. The homage to the RED BONE classic has "smash" written all over it it's a wonder that no other Native hip hop artist has sampled the tune. We are clearly at the beginning of B's ascent to the hip hop glory and it should be interesting to see where all of this goes a year from now."
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MARCH 17, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH SCOTT SMiTH AND CUTS FROM HiS DEBUT LP THE SUM OF LiFE!!!
There is that old saying about debut albums that goes "...you have all of your life to get ready for your first album and six months to get ready for you second one." In the case of Bay Area- based singer-songwriter SCOTT SMITH the former is true. Having grown up with the sounds that emanated from San Francisco thanks to bands such as THE GRATEFUL DEAD and JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, SCOTT SMITH took to music with a great deal of enthusiasm but the furthest he was able to go was in a series of cover bands over the years. It was only a few years ago that SMITH - feeling like he needed to get something off his chest - decided to pick up the guitar and put pen to paper and begin the process of expressing himself through song in a way that performing cover songs couldn't. The fledgling songwriter has finally made a statement all on his own with his debut album THE SUM OF LIFE - a country folk-tinged collection of songs with some rock n roll and boogie woogie flourishes. The track THE WORLD IS STRANGE is a one hell of a rant about a world that is getting crazier and crazier by the second. PAYDAY is a punchy country rocker number that gives it up for the working man and all that crap he's got to put up with and BLUES GUITAR SLINGER is a strutting rocker about giving the music everything you've got. 
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MARCH 15, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH KLAS BOHLiN OF BESEECH AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW LP MY DARKNESS, DARKNESS!!!
Rarely does  the list of past members of a band bring about a sense of intimidation. The Swedish goth metal band BESEECH has been a revolving door for over twenty years but the whole thing started with guitarists  KLAS BOHLIN and ROBERT VINTERVIND and vocalist JORGEN SJOBERG. For a decade the band enjoyed a tremendous cult following on the strength of their releases ...FROM A BLEEDING HEART (1998), BLACK EMOTIONS (2000) and SOULS HIGHWAY (2002). The last of those releases marked the end of KLAS BOHLIN's tenure with the band which continued one with the albums DRAMA (2004) and SUNLESS DAYS (2005). Now more than ten years after the release of SUNLESS DAYS guitarist and founding member KLAS BOHLIN has stepped things up in more ways than one with the re-emergence of BESEECH as goth metal force in music. KLAS has now stepped into the lead singer role along with ANGELINA SAHLGREN SODER for the band's latest album MY DARKNESS, DARKNESS. On their first release in over ten years the band's knack for exploring all matters dark and light has not lost any of  it's bite and the contrast of KLAS and ANGELINA's voices give this latest step in BESEECH's musical journey an immediacy that is sometimes lacking in much of the drone that gets written off as 'goth'. And returning guitarist ROBERT VINTERVIND and a brand new set of players also keep the proceedings stimulating on tracks such as BEATING PULSE and their stirring cover of the JOHNNY CASH song HIGHWAYMAN.
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MARCH 14, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH MOHAWK WRiTER AND PRODUCER JANET ROGERS DiSCUSSING HER SEVEN PART PODCAST SERiES NDNs ON THE  AiRWAVES!!!
There is no denying that television is a medium where native people are alarmingly underrepresented. Sure you have FNX (FIRST NATIONS EXPERIENCE) Channel but who the hell can find it even with all that they've put down for advertising in glossies. However, one medium where First Nations and American Indian people have made their presence known is radio whether it be through public broadcasting, the private sector or podcasting. Radio has been a  forum for Indian people for more than three-quarters of a century so it's strange that there hasn't been some stuffy article or academic paper on the subject. But thanks to Mohawk writer and producer JANET ROGERS we've got something better. She has produced a seven-part podcast series NDNs ON THE AIRWAVES which examines the history of the relationship between Native people and radio and the role it plays in Native communities throughout the U.S. and Canada and the innovations that have come along in the past few years that could only help in making the voice of Native people even louder. ROGERS developed the programming along with  CFUVfm - the University of Victoria campus radio station - and CRFC RADIO METERS FUND.
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MARCH 11, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH MARC BOURGON, DAViD MALTAiS AND MiKE DESTROFF OF DEAD AiR REPUBLiC AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP WiTH EXTREME  PREJUDiCE!!!
With a tumultuous election year already upon us in the United States a great number of eyes are looking to Canada to see what our neighboring country is all about. Maybe it could be  a place of refuge should a TRUMP presidency become the case. Politics aside ROCKWIRED has enjoyed an appreciation for the rock n roll that comes from the True North Strong and Free from bands such as GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA, LUKAS ROSSI, CRAWL, SATE, DISTRICT AVENUE and FINGER ELEVEN and now we're happy to be adding DEAD AIR REPUBLIC to that list. Rock n roll is certainly the name of their game and their brand new EP WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE is an in-your-face affair that is destined to attract attention from active rock radio programmers beneath that U.S-Canadian border. The music is simply stomping with some rather layered guitar riff-age brought to you but DAVID MALTAIS and RICH BENT and an imposing rhythm section consisting of bass player BEN BARNES and drummer MIKE DESTROFF. Despite all of the heavy metal thunder lead singer MARC BOURGON gives the chaotic material a touch of humanity in his nuanced vocal performance and crafty lyrical approach.
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MARCH 9, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH TODD APFEL AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP REFLECTiONS!!!
Sure we could call the EP REFLECTIONS a debut recording for singer songwriter TODD APFEL but the recording is more than that. It is in fact a return to music making for APFEL who first had a taste of the rock n roll life when he had formed a "hair metal band" at the age of eighteen. That band won second place in some battle of the bands contest but more importantly had the tremendous opportunity of opening for CHEAP TRICK on a leg of one of their tours. Normally one would expect a rock career either great or small to have emerged from such a billing but the hard scrabble rock n roll life was dropped in favor of the pursuit of a business degree and a corporate career which came to an end in the early 2000's when the internet cut into the profits of his print-based business. After opening a bowling alley and then getting a divorce in which his ex-wife took the bowling alley APFEL settled in a small Iowa town called Vining which boasts a population of 50. While in correspondence with his friend CHRIS CAFFERY (of TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA)  he was urged to turn his attentions toward making music again. Slowly but surely APFEL invested in a home studio and began laying down the blueprints for the next leg of his musical journey. REFLECTIONS is the first step on said journey with songs that showcase a world-weariness and sensitivity that only a troubadour who has been there and done that is able to convey but the track HOT SUMMER LOVE shows that APFEL hasn't entirely shaken off the rock n roll.
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MARCH 8, 2016
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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH JASON WHiTTON  AND CUTS FROM HiS LATEST LP HONEY BUTTER!!!
One would think that we were on some sort of alt-country kick at the moment with our recent editions of ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES and who could blame us with the music that has been coming our way from the likes of acts such as JACK THE RADIO, SMALL TOWN SOUND and THE MORNING SEA.  However this current edition features an artist from ROCKWIRED's past. Alt-country artist JASON WHITTON was first featured on ROCKWIRED ten years ago with the release of his haunting album THRIFTSTORE COWBOY which boasted some of the moodiest and subdued country rock this side of THE COWBOY JUNKIES. The young singer-songwriter left a strong impression on us that year so his disappearance from the scene was a loss that we felt deeply but it turns out the WHITTON had started a family and within the past decade has released a couple of CDs here and there but this year he is back in a big way with his new album HONEY BUTTER. In a decade where country music seems to have taken claim to the dominance that rock music once enjoyed WHITTON could have a shot at some mainstream recognition with that easygoing charm that made us take notice ten years earlier. Despite the gentility of the material there is enough of an edge here that's not likely to get the guy confused for that dufus who's currently dating GWEN STEFANI. If there's any doubt about WHITTON's musical edge how many country artists do you know that could paraphrase ROB BASE's IT TAKES TWO as he does on the track HEART BROKE?
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MARCH 4, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH GEORGE HAGE AND CHRiS SAYLES OF JACK THE RADiO AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST LP BADLANDS!!!
Being a Southwest-based publication we found it curious that a recording filled with numerous rustic, wild west motifs was recorded by a band based in North Carolina. JACK THE RADIO takes Americana music to a whole other level on their newest album BADLANDS - the band's first CD in three years. In speaking with vocalist and guitarist GEORGE HAGE and bassist CHRIS SAYLES it was clear to us that sci-fi Spaghetti Westerns inspired the songwriting here and one can hear such influence on tracks such as THE RUNAWAY, BAD MAN and THE HILLS. BAD MAN maybe the only track there released as a single but HILLS and THE RUNAWAY leave strong and haunting impressions and the thumping single AIN'T SO BAD ain't no slouch either. The band's GRAM PARSONS -meets- BLUE OYSTER CULT formula has earned them some rather glowing recognition from such publications as the INDEPENDENT WEEKLY, THE  VINYL DISTRICT and AIDING & ABETTING which refers to them as an "...acid-rock version of THE EAGLES." The packaging and release of the album has us particularly excited in that BADLANDS is available both electronically and through vinyl. BADLANDS is just the sort of album that you want to hear on a turntable while reading the lyric sheet and taking in the artwork vibrantly illustrated by DAVID PAUL SEYMOUR. Alt-country has never been more alternative.
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FEBRUARY 26, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH ANNi PiPER AND CUTS FROM HER LATEST EP MORE GUiTARS THAN FRiENDS!!!
When we first became acquainted with Aussie blues mama ANNI PIPER back in the summer of 2013 she had just cut an album that she had recorded alongside another female blues artist and was on the verge of going on a tour that would take her through much of the United States. Almost three years later PIPER is now a citizen of the United States and married and living a good life in the State of Florida but what's important to us is that she has released a brand new album MORE GUITARS THAN FRIENDS and this time the bassist and singer steps into the light as a true solo artist having written much of the material herself. With previous recordings PIPER has built an audience with some fine musical know who and a knack for a delivery but with MORE GUITARS THAN FRIENDS - a songwriter has emerged with a voice that is distinctive and soulful. The first single PAPER BAG is a playful blues romp and gives PIPER the chance to growl seductively and sink her teeth into the chorus aimed at empathizing with a guy who's got to screw an ugly chick. The title track of the album sums up the lonely life of a musician on the road and the countrified swing of BLACKBERRY BRANDY has PATSY CLINE written all over it. While she is a few albums into her career MORE GUITARS THAN FRIENDS  feels like a good first impression all over again.
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FEBRUARY 24, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH JOZEY OF L.A. KNiGHTS AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST EP PSYCHOANALYZE!!!
We feel that that Akron, Ohio-based band L.A. KNIGHTS have something with their newest single and title track of their new EP PSYCHOANALYZE. Given the curious state of rock n roll in this day and age L.A. KNIGHTS get a whole new years started off with an infectious rock anthem and an instantly memorable chorus that could even win over a non-rock fan. Their EP as a whole is testament to a band that is putting it all on the line for rock n roll that is direct, punchy and spirited however guitarist JOZEY assures us that the EP is merely a taste of a larger work to come within the next couple of months but in the meantime there is plenty here at the moment for anyone who wants their rock n roll to be a non-stop party such as the stomping opener DEVIL ON MY HEELS and the strutting DANCE which given the the time and the exposure will become a poll dancers anthem.
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FEBRUARY 23, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH TODD NEECE OF SMALL TOWN SOUND AND CUTS FROM HER LATEST EP FOR MAMA!!!
Just going by the name of the town, one can hear that Minco, Oklahoma is a million miles away from Nashville, Los Angeles or New York but that hasn't stopped a band like SMALL TOWN SOUND from grabbing the ears of music fans as far away as Europe and music industry professionals with the release of their brand new EP FOR MAMA. How do we begin to describe the band's sound? It's definitely American. It walks that fine line between old time rock n roll and some of the more celebratory, stomping country music that is all the rage these days. At the heart of all off this are songs that speak to the everyday joys and hardships that come with the territory of making a living and coming home to that loved one and being yourself. The band is a dedicated group of guys who know how to come at a song from the ground up while front man TUFFY CASTEEL gives the proceedings the warmth and personality that it deserves with that delivery of his that will bring back a memory or two of MATCHBOX TWENTY's ROB THOMAS. However there are two  ingredients that set SMALL TOWN SOUND apart from that seminal late-nineties/early-aughts pop rock band - playfulness and spunk. The opening track WHISKEY opens deceptively as a downbeat tale of drinking an old love out of one's mind but the songs turns into a rocker two thirds of the way and the sorrowful sentiment turns celebratory in tone. RACING TO YOU is amid tempo roots rocker driven but by a never ending, soulful harmonica and a chorus that reminds us that "There's a party going on tonight!" The track recalls the blue-collar bliss that JOHN MELLENCAMP was able to convey perfectly in his music. HARDER TIMES is country-tinged rock ballad about holding onto dreams of better days as work and romance are on shaky ground. We're catching a new talent at the very beginning. Not only can we say that we knew SMALL TOWN SOUND when, we can also say that we enjoyed the ride that is their debut EP.
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FEBRUARY 21, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH JiLLiAN KOHR AND CUTS FROM HER LATEST EP FREE!!!
When we spoke with singer-songwriter JILLIAN KOHR regarding her new EP FREE she made it clear to us that she wanted people to appreciate real music written by real people. In a time when much of what is popular in music is dismissed as being digitized and lacking in substance we find something noble in KOHR's hope to connect with a listener on a deeper level. Of course she shouldn't have a problem finding an audience for the songs on FREE. The songs on her latest release are family affair with her husband and 12-year old son chipping into the songwriting process and the pay off here is that the songs not only deliver but transcend the genre of country music. The EP's opener is the bluesy LEAVE THE LIGHT ON which will bring back a memory or two of SAMMI SMITH'S "HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT". The verses for the title track are built around a soulful groove but the chorus simply soars and WRAPPED is a moody rocker about being a fool for love and is curiously sung from a guy's perspective. She maybe two EP's into her music career but it feels like this is only the beginning for a fine talent.
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FEBRUARY 18, 2016
FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:
THE AMERiCAN iNDiAN/FiRST NATiONS MUSiC MAGAZiNE
ROCK iS RED TO RE-LAUNCH ON APRiL 15, 2016
FEATURiNG DiSTRiCT AVENUE ON THE COVER!!! EDiTOR-iN-CHiEF BRiAN LUSH (YANKTON SiOUX) PROMiSES A BOLD NEW LOOK AND EXCiTiNG NEW FEATURES!!!

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The quarterly publication ROCK IS RED magazine was launched in the Spring of 2015 to tremendous response from throughout Indian Country and beyond on the strength of it's coverage of American Indian and First Nations recording artists form throughout North America. ROCK IS RED was a venture by ROCKWIRED MEDIA LLC - the publishers of the monthly rock music publication ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE and the website ROCKWIRED.COM.  The American Indian-owned publishing company had sought to create a  publication that would reflect the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of music makers form throughout Indian Country and exceeded expectations with the publication of three editions which featured exclusive interviews with artists such as GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA, INNASTATE, CODY BLACKBIRD, KICKIN KROTCH, BLACKSTONE, LOGAN STAATS, ANIMAL TEEF, DAWN KARIMA, CASPER, SCATTER THEIR OWN,  JULIA KEEFE, WILL BELCOURT, JANA MASHONEE, WOLF SAGA, LEAH SHENANDOAH, 2 8 THA NATIVE and others. While the receptions form readers proved enthusiastic, advertising sales were hit and miss. The low returns weighed heavy in the decision on whether the magazine would continue or not. "It was a really tough decision for us to make!" says Brian Lush  - the founding editor of ROCK IS RED and ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE. "We set out to do a quarterly and only ended up publishing three issues because the ad sales were a bit sluggish."

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FEBRUARY 14, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH ONEiDA GUiTARiST iRV LYONS JR. AND CUTS FROM HiS LATEST LP WONDERLAND!!!
In all of the write ups for Oneida singer-songwriter and guitarist IRV LYONS JR. his music is described as being "rooted in Latin influenced jazz" in the vein of  CARLOS SANTANA but after hearing his latest album WONDERLAND one can not dismiss a clear and present STEELY DAN influence as well. The CD WONDERLAND is a nonstop party and LYONS and company lay down one irresistible rocking R&B groove after another. The opening track STARLENE is a sexy little romp about a leggy looker - the kind that thousands upon thousands of guitar riffs have been inspired by and written for. In addition to his own serviceable vocal performance LYONS partners with a a couple of other talents on the album. While he gets the party started on the track FIRE WITHOUT A FLAME it is the vocal performance of KIM MONROE that gives the playful little number it's playfulness. On the bluesy title track LYONS shares the mic with JOE DRISCOLL and the two of them give the track a SAM AND DAVE-styled delivery . In our interview with him LYONS gave us his reasons why Native music has never quite hit the mainstream since REDBONE's COME AND GET YOUR LOVE. It was strange that he brought that band up because a lot of WONDERLAND's roots can be heard in that legendary minimalist approach to R&B. Yes, this album carries on a whole different kind of musical legacy in Indian Music outside of Traditional music. Pop chart success may not be int he cards for LYONS and WONDERLAND but a NAMMY or GRAMMY nomination doesn't seem like too much to hope for.
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FEBRUARY 14, 2016
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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH ADAM COHEN OF THE MORNiNG SEA AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST EP MAL DE MER!!!
Americana is a music form that we've never been able to shake off here at ROCKWIRED. There is something enticing about taking the raw and melodic approach to rock n roll which tends to go out of it's way to make Country and Folk music listeners feel right at home. THE MORNING SEA is a gloriously named New York City band which is the latest to take on this musical tradition and give it a whole new twist and name. Front man ADAM COHEN has dubbed his band's sound as "Gotham Americana" which perfectly sums up the bands rustic musical tendency with their oh-so New York City sensibility. And we love the description because it sounds like something out of THE DARK KNIGHT. THE MORNING SEA was a band formed accidentally when singer-songwriter ADAM COHEN went into the studio and formed alliances with some pretty savvy players and studio engineers. Eventually they came up with the name THE MORNING SEA and took their act on the road. Of course they had some stellar material to show off with their debut recording STRANGE CAPTIVE. Now the band have released MAL DE MER and the band and Mr. COHEN are able to deliver a collection of songs that navigate the entire spectrum of emotions much in the same vein as NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS have dome album after album.
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FEBRUARY 11, 2016

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TO PRODUCE A RADiO DOCUMENTARY SPECiAL RADiO SiLENCE ON THE DANGER THAT FACES iNTERNET RADiO BY THE COPYRiGHT ROYALTY BOARD
Talk about hitting us where we live. Without the presence of small independent internet radio webcasters there would be no music scene for ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE or ROCKWIRED.COM to report on. The last time we checked CLEAR CHANNEL hadn't backed off of their goal to monopolize almost every radio station in existence and that band that  is building their following and fortune the slow and hard way through touring wasn't getting their new song played on any of those said CLEAR CHANNEL stations. A new movement has risen called SAVENETRADIO 3.0. According to them this is how the situation stands:
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FEBRUARY 10, 2016


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PROFiLES CURTiS McKiNNEY OF THE SYNDiCATED RADiO SHOW CRANKED UP LiVE !!!
The death knell has been sounded for rock n roll for over ten years now and with some recent losses of music legends such as LEMMY KILMISTER and DAVID BOWIE the death knell is ringing louder and louder. People can mope around all they want about the shaky ground that this genre of music on but CURTIS McKINNEY and BRAD HENNINGTON have done something about it with their syndicated radio show CRANKED UP LIVE. For anyone who thinks that rock n roll is out of here, these fellas have proven that there is still a viable market out there. CRANKED UP LIVE is available on over 55 markets (both terrestrial and online) throughout the world with a listenership in the millions who tune in for the comdeic rantings of the shows two hosts, the music and the interviews with today's leading active rock artists. After years of building their brnd McKINNEY and HENNINGTON have their eyes set on expanding CRANKED UP LIVE to an even wider audience. Based in New Mexico (as is ROCKWIRED) CRANKED UP LIVE has earned both McKINNEY and HENNINGTON two NEW MEXICO BROADCASTER AWARDS for BEST PERSONALITY AIR CHECK and BEST INTERVIEW.
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FEBRUARY 10, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH SCOTTiE SOMERVILLE OF ARTiFAS AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST LP iNHUMAN!!!
Over the years we have profiled many artists who have taken a myriad number of paths toward rock n roll glory but SCOTTIE SOMERVILLE of ARTIFAS is probably the first one to have been a drum line coach. The progression from doing drum line to being the front man of one of the most exciting active rock bands ion the scene is a curious one but we're glad that SOMMERVILLE landed were he did. ARTIFAS first marked their territory with their debut EP ENEMY INSIDE and now they are back to secure that territory and then some with the release of their new LP INHUMAN - a collection of first rate rockers that are bound to make a huge impression on active rock radio in what remains of 2016. If having a solid release in their corner wasn't enough ARTIFAS will be hitting the road with ROCKWIRED favorites BOBAFLEX and THE VEER UNION for the ROUND 2 LIVE AND LOUD U.S. TOUR.
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FEBRUARY 8, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH BAD MARY AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST EP WE COULD HAVE SAVED THE WORLD!!!
Toward the end of 2015 BAD MARY made a huge impression on us with the release of their EP KILLING DINOSAURS due to their embrace of the spirit and energy of the punk scene that had exploded in their hometown of New York City forty years ago.  In a time when you have young hipsters wearing CBGBs tee-shirts without even knowing what the fuck it means BAD MARY is issuing the very primal sound that was responsible for one of the last great music movements of this great U.S. of A and KILLING DINOSAURS captured the feverish, frenetic abandon that the band has created on live stages throughout New York City and beyond. Now the band has released their follow up EP WE COULD HAVE SAVED THE WORLD and the band positively cracks on such RAMONES inspired rockers such as CREEPER and MARZ ATTAQX with singer AMANDA MAC channeling DEBORAH HARRY of BLONDIE from the PLASTIC LETTERS days. Needless to say, the package is an intriguing one.  Hopefully it's the first sign that the lumberjack beard-sporting, skinny jean-wearing sensibility that has come to typify what we call "indie" is on it's way out.
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FEBRUARY 8, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH DAViD M'ORE AND CUTS FROM HiS LATEST LP PASSiON, SOUL AND FiRE!!!
Never in my life did I think that the aggressive rock guitar styling of folks like RITCHIE BLACKMORE and JOHNNY WINTER would ever be considered music of a by-gone era but all one needs to do is scan the radio to hear that hard rock is no longer that music of the day. This makes DAVID M'ORE's musical ambitions seem like the story of DAVID AND GOLIATH. It's hard for any artist these days to to stand out among the crowd but but M'ORE manages to do just that with the release of his new, aptly titled album PASSION, SOUL AND FIRE. With his penchant for blues-drenched hard rock and a growling voice  M'ORE's PASSION, SOUL AND FIRE plays like a a slice of life set to music. M'ORE is an Argentinian-born Italian who's musical education stated with the Nylon string classical guitar. The dexterity he gained from the instrument has gone on to inform his unique approach to playing rock music.  As a young man he ventured tot he States to form the band BLIND HOLE to great local stardom in Los Angeles in the early nineties. For the past few years he has built a reputation for his electrifying stage show that has left many in awe and PASSION, SOUL AND FIRE has succeeded in capturing the very drive and spirit that has kept this talent going strong all of these years.
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FEBRUARY 6, 2016
FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:
THE MARCH EDITION OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE
WiLL FEATURE EXCLUSIVE iNTERViEWS WiTH ADELiTA'S WAY, DEATH VALLEY DREAMS, ARTiFAS AND KiNGS HAREM -PLUS- ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE GiVES iT UP FOR 20 OF ACTiVE ROCK'S FiNEST DRUMMERS iN OUR EDiTORiAL SPECiAL FEATURE
BANG THE DRUM LOUDLY!!!

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It feels as if the year has officially begun here at ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE and now we are moving on with the the publication of our annual  special issue BANG THE DRUM LOUDLY which celebrates those men and women who lay down the unrelenting backbeat in today's active rock music. It's always exciting for us to go through the list of bands and artists who have been featured on our magazine and our website and pick out the players that we feel deserve the recognition that can often times be elusive. With rock music becoming the royalty game that it has become we feel it's important to acknowledge the talents of today's emerging bands and artists. In this issue we will be highlighting twenty different percussionists form twenty different bands that deserve some due for all they do to make rock n roll that thing that we are going to keep banging our heads to. These musicians will be featured in a 30 page pictorial and editorial spread with a few surprises here and there. The complete list of who made the cut can be viewed below. In addition to this exciting special feature is our usual reportage which will include exclusive interviews with ADELITA'S WAY, DEATH VALLEY DREAMS, ARTIFAS and KINGS HAREM. The March issue of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will be available exclusively at ROCKWIRED.COM on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
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JANUARY 25, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH JESSE W. JOHNSON AND CUTS FROM HiS LATEST EP PRiMAL SCREAM!!!
JESSE W. JOHNSON is the first male solo artist to be featured by ROCKWIRED in the new year but don't think for a second that this Chicago-based troubadour serves up the same old fair that has become typical of many a male solo artist in the indie music vain. What sets JOHNSON apart is pure unadulterated guitar riff-age. The Windy City is somewhat famous for riff rock by the likes of bands as HUSKER DU and URGE OVERKILL and JOHNSON made a name for himself in that respect with his band JET W LEE. The band had built a following with such releases as CANNON ROWS, WESTERN NIGHTMARE, HOME TO ROAST and WHO SHALL REMAIN SHAMELESS but now that outfit is on an indefinite hiatus and JOHNSON is now gaining attention for his solo work. His latest EP PRIMAL SCREAM is the sort of gritty, gut-bucket, foot-stomping rock n roll  that is both joyous and dark all at the same time. Now where is this featured more prominently than on the EP's scorching title track. But that doesn't mean that one should stop there. The feisty rocker FUCKED UP FIRST is a foul-mouthed anthem they may not get radio play but will definitely get a live audience fired up and EXPECTING TO FALL is a gentle, plaintive closer to a recording that has us wanting more from this man. 
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JANUARY 24, 2016

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While many throughout the world capped off the year 2015 on the night of January 31, 2015, ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE officially put the previous year to rest on the evening of Sunday, January 24, 2016 with the 2016 ROCKWIRED READER'S POLL AWARDS SHOW. The two hour on-line radio program was webcast on the on-line radio station RADIOKSCR.COM. Throughout the course of the two hour program, host and ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE editor BRIAN LUSH announced the winner in every category and spun tunes from the winners and select favorites from each category. This year boasted the smallest number of award winners  due largely to the fact that  two of the winners walked away with three categories each. Singer-songwriter JOHN TAGLIERI  cleaned up this year with three wins for BEST MALE ARTIST, BEST RECORDING (EP) for TRUE BELIEVER and BEST SONG for  DON'T ASK WHY.  Also walking away with three wins was the band ACIDIC who walked away with BEST BAND, BEST RECORDING (LP) for their album CREATURES and BEST MUSIC VIDEO for CHICAGO. Rounding out the remaining categories was LAURA COLE who walked away with BEST FEMALE ARTIST on the strength of her album DIRTY CHEAT and reggae rock band INNASTATE for  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN AMERICAN INDIAN/FIRST NATIONS BAND OR ARTIST on the strength of their self-titled debut EP.
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JANUARY 18, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH NiCK COYLE AND JON BOVA OF DEATH VALLEY DREAMS AND CUTS FROM THEiR SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP!!!
Yes the road to rock n roll glory is a long and winding and sometimes you run into dead ends and cul de sacs. There is no one route that works the same for anybody so there is almost no way to advise one to tread the shaky ground of this here music industry but a fellow like NICK COYLE could be a textbook example of how not to give up. NICK COYLE first hit the scene in a big way with the band LIFER and later DRAMA CLUB. ROCKWIRED first became acquainted with him three years ago when he had formed the band STARDOG CHAMPION with members of BREAKING BENJAMIN. A year later he broke off on his own and released a solo album which boasted a more electronic side to his songcraft. Now the past has caught up with NICK in a sense but it's paying off artistically as well as musically. He has formed his newest band DEATH VALLEY DREAMS with guitarist JON NOVA who was a guitarist from DRAMA CLUB and together they've created a straight-forward rock sound punctuated by icy electronics. While a a couple of the tracks on their recently released debut EP such as the punchy opener WORDS LIKE FIRE may bring back a memory or two of the likes of a heavier ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN or THE CHURCH, DEATH VALLEY DREAMS is far from being a mere nostalgia act. This newest chapter in COYLE's musical journey is an exciting turn of events and we get a sense that this outfit is in this for the long haul.
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JANUARY 14, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH SPEED OF SiLVERTUNG AND SPiNS OF THEiR NEW SiNGLE FACE THE MUSiC!!!
Maryland is where I grew up so when someone comes out of the the "Old Line State" and makes some noise I naturally want to join in on the commotion and share the news with the world. Back in 2014 we gave it up for the band SILVERTUNG and their album DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILS which boasted the singles such as the hit NEVER TOO LATE, COMING ALIVE, JUSTIFY and DEJA VU. Comprised of singer/guitarist SPEED, lead guitarist ZZ, bassist SKOOT, and drummer DANNO, SILVERTUNG had and continue to create a tremendous buzz in their own backyard  but 'DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILS' has given the band some favorable attention throughout the United States and have given them spots on some rather desirable rock festivals. Now SILVERTUNG is back with a new single and music video called FACE THE MUSIC - a headbanging ode to the perseverance that it takes to survive in a music. Sounds pretty damn autobiographical to me. FACE THE MUSIC is the first offering from their upcoming album OUT OF THE BOX where the band is teamed up once again with producer STEVEN WRIGHT (AVRIL LAVIGNE and SLIPKNOT).
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JANUARY 14, 2016

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH PHiLLiP VILENSKi OF WAYLAND AND SPiNS OF THEiR NEW SiNGLE BLOODY SUNRiSE!!!
It makes all of the sense to us in the world why bands choose to release a single here and there as opposed to that one large release. This is the reality that music makes have been dealt but in the case of the band WAYLAND the formula has certainly paid off. Since the release of their self-titled debut EP back in 2012 WAYLAND has built their massive following the old fashioned way - by living on the road and hitting every major city with their now renowned live performances. Toward the end of 2014 WAYLAND scored a hit with their single GET A LITTLE - an anthemic stomper that celebrated the struggles and joys of the working man. Anthems have been where it's at for WAYLAND since they first hit the scene so it's exciting to announce that their newest single BLOODY SUNRISE is a nice little departure. Don't think for a second that the band's penchant for directness has taken a backseat. It's only been tempered by some rustic southern rock flourishes that typify bands such as LYNYRD SKYNYRD and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND. Not bad for a band whose members hail from both Wisconsin and Indiana. According to the band's guitarist PHILLIP VILENKSI the band recorded the single in Atlanta which would probably explain the songs Southern vibe of the track. The single is a taste of a larger work to come and VILENKSI promises that what people will hear is a band coming along as one should in rock n roll - wiser and a hell of a lot more confident. Without a doubt one will hear that in this new offering form WAYLAND.
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DECEMBER 21, 2015

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH MiCK MiCHAELS OF CORNERS OF SANCTUARY AND CUTS FROM THEiR ALBUMS DRIVEN SNOW AND METAL MACHiNE!!!
When we first spoke with the members of CORNERS OF SANCTUARY a few months the interview was aimed at discussing their then-latest album AXE TO GRIND but clearly that album was ancient history for these fellas as they had their sights set on the future with an album they were working on titled METAL MACHINE. Even the advertising that they've run in ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE of late has made mention of the fact that METAL MACHINE was on it's way and according tot he band this album was to be a crowning achievement and now that the release is finally here we can say that all of the advance hype was worth it. METAL MADNESS is the latest chapter in the ever evolving saga of CORNERS OF SANCTUARY and their mission to reintroduce the metal madness of yore to an unsuspecting musical landscape that seems all too willing to favor restraint an sheen over frenetic energy and bravado.  METAL MADNESS is a rocking good time and accompanying the release is a Holiday album entitled DRIVEN SNOW which cranks up to eleven and delivers holiday themed tunes in a way that is palatable to folk who don't know the first thing about roasting chestnuts on an opened fire. This is a band with about as many surprises and deliveries as STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS and we certainly don't mind hearing more and more. 
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DECEMBER 21, 2015

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FEATURES AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH ADAM MALiCKi OF ONE AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW ALBUM TRUTH OF LiES
Hailing from Warsaw, Poland, ONE is band that is issuing the the sort of rock n roll that we had thought was extinct in favor of the clinical, electronic sound that has come to typify what could pass as "current" and "new". In 2013 they issued their debut album NJOYIN which had earned them much acclaim in their homeland and throughout Europe. The road to the localized success of their debut album was started long ago when guitarist ADAM MALICKI picked up the guitar at age of eight charged with a love for the music of DEEP PURPLE. The vunderkind started his first band at the age of twelve and had made a name for himself in Warsaw. In 2010 he began putting together the foundation of what would become the band ONE. Now MALICKI and the band have released the album TRUTH OF LIES in both English and Polish and the music runs the gamut of from more headbanging material such as GETTING AWAY to bluesier cuts as STAN THE MAN. 
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DECEMBER 14, 2015

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THE ELECTRiFYiNG ROCK FRONT WOMAN AND SONGWRiTER
XOCH
AND CUTS FROM HER LATEST SELF-TiTLED EP
XOCH. Her music, her look, her presence, they stimulate your senses and demand your attention. With a tour de force of vocals and a commanding stage presence, singer/songwriter front-girl XOCH knows how to grab her audience with huge hooks, a driving and dynamic rock/pop sound, and powerful lyrics that resonate inside your head and refuse to let go. Her name means "the goddess of flower and song", and she is just that. XOCH has received critical acclaim from all over the world for her music. She has had over 60 major licenses of her original music to ABC, MTV, VH1, LIFETIME, TOYOTA, JEEP/EAGLE, WARREN MILLER, and many more. She has released five CD's to date - HOLLYWOOD, POPCORE DU JOUR, CABARET and THE ONE. Her latest release is self-titled.  XOCH is an engaging, provocative and versatile live performer. She is equally adept at both the intimate setting of a small acoustic performance or a full band electric concert, and has shared the stage with such national acts as EVANESCENCE, JOAN OSBOURNE, PAT BENATAR, SPIN DOCTORS, LIT, BUTCH WALKER, and many others. She has performed at such famous venues as the HOUSE OF BLUES at MANDALAY BAY, THE HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CAFE, CBGB, THE CONTINENTAL, THE KNITTING FACTORY, THE BITTER END, THE CHANCE THEATER, THE PALACE THEATER, NYC's MEANYFEST, NEMO, THE BLOCK ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL,THE HUDSON RIVER ARTS FESTIVAL, and many more.With her range of commercial appeal and her avid following, it is only a matter of time before XOCH invades the airwaves and beckons the listeners to take heed. 
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DECEMBER 3, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/2016rrpaguidecover.jpgROCKWIRED MAGAZINE and ROCKWIRED.COM are jumping anxiously into another award season following the announcement of the nominees for the 2016 ROCKWIRED READER'S POLL AWARDS on December 2, 2015. This year's nominees span quite a range of musical styles but all of them demonstrate artistic excellence, sheer industriousness and a spirit of independence - all of the things that are essential to the survival of a music maker in this day and age.

There were 56 nominations slots this year taken up by 31 bands and artists. Some of them have been winners of prior awards such as JANA MASHONEE, BOBAFLEX and JOHN TAGLIERI and those artists along with pop rockers ACIDIC, electro pop artist WOLF SAGA and former AMERICA'S GOT TALENT winner MICHAEL GRIMM have come out of the nomination process with a lions share of the nominations. In order for an artist to be given a nomination they have to have been covered by ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE or ROCKWIRED.COM within the past calendar year and have generated favorable responses from readers. The nomination categories include BEST BAND, BEST MALE ARTIST, BEST FEMALE ARTIST, BEST RECORDING (EP), BEST RECORDING (LP), BEST SONG, BEST MUSIC VIDEO and BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN AMERICAN INDIAN/FIRST NATIONS RECORDING ARTIST OR BAND. The latter category is an important one for ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE given it's standing as the first American Indian-owned rock magazine.

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DECEMBER 2, 2015

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ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE AND ROCKWiRED.COM ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE NOMiNEES FOR THE 2016 ROCKWIRED READER'S POLL AWARDS!!! VOTiNG BEGiNS DECEMBER 7, 2015 AND THE WiNNERS WiLL BE ANNOUNCED ON A SPECiAL TWO HOUR PRESENTATION ON THE ONLiNE RADIO STATION RADIOKSCR.COM
Award season is upon us here at ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE and today we are pleased ot announce the nominees for the upcoming 2016 ROCKWIRED READERS POLL AWARDS. Our award season has always been a huge to do but this time around we will be doing it bigger than we've ever done before. This year the voting will begin on Monday, December 7, 2015  here at ROCKWIRED.COM with polling provided by MICROPOLL.  This year ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will be publishing an official guide to the 2016 ROCKWIRED READER'S POLL AWARDS with profiles on each of the nominees as well as some interactive features such as audio interviews and music. The OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE 2016 ROCKWIRED READER'S POLL AWARDS will be published and ready for public consumption by January 5, 2016 one day the same day as the release of our regularly scheduled January issue of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE which will feature a few READER'S POLL AWARD goodies as well. Toward the end of January the winners pf the 2016 ROCKWIRED RADIO MUSIC AWARDS will be announced on a two-hour presentation whish will be featured on the online radio station RADIOKSCR.COM. THe date and time for this presentation  are still being discussed. The February issue of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE will  available February 2, 2016 and feature exclusive interviews with the 2016 winners.
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NOVEMBER 30, 2015
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ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE AND RADiO KSCR HAVE JOiNED FORCES TO PRESENT TO YOU A SPECiAL HOLiDAY TREAT - A SPECiAL PUBLiCATiON TITLED SCREW THE HOLIDAYS SERViNG AS THE OFFiCiAL MAGAZiNE FOR THE NEW HOLiDAY MUSiC COMPiLATiON SCREW THE HOLiDAYS VOL. 2 FEATURiNG HOLiDAY -THEMED MUSiC FROM AN ASSORTMENT OF VARiOUS iNDEPENDENT RECORDiNG ARTiSTS!!!

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The Holidays and ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE have always had a rocky relationship. It's not be asue we're cynical about the season of giving or because we're due for a visit from the GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE. It's simply because our best laid plans have always fizzled. Our almost decades long goal of creating a Christmas special was finally realized last year and the labor was agonizing and results were embarassing.  At the start of 2015 I had resolved to eschew any sort of Holiday cheer but thanks to RADIO KSCR we have made Holiday cheer our business with this very special publication celebrating the release of RADIO KSCR and SCREW POP CULTURE's release of their Holiday music compilation SCREW THE HOLIDAYS VOL. 2. ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE spoke with RADIO KSCR founder JOWANNA LEWIS with regard to the inspiration for a collection of Holiday music and to paraphrase her the goal was to counteract this move by corporate America and the music industry to deliver schmaltz that is designed to get everyone to spend, spend, spend. JOWANNA and RADIO KSCR suceeded withthe release of their first edition of SCREW THE HOLIDAYS last Christmas. Now they've released Volume 2 with contributions for artists as varied as CIERA OULLETTE, SCOTT VERVILLE, BRADLEY GILLIS, AVI WISNIA, THE ACTIVE SET and more. The music cataloged on this collection runs the gamut from sweet to sour in terms of sentiment toward the Holidays but there is no absence of heart from any of these music contributions. Of and did we mention there is a good cause attached tot his release? A portion of the proceeds will go to the ROCK N ROLL CAMP FOR GIRLS IN ORANGE COUNTY. 
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NOVEMBER 19, 2015

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NYC PUNK ROCKERS 
BAD MARY
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW EP KiLLiNG DiNOSAURS
The punk scene in New York City in the latter half of the 1970s  was the greatest rock scene ever. It gave us such acts as PATTI SMITH, BLONDIE and THE RAMONES and informed the direction of rock music for the next couple of decades. In recent years gritty rock n roll has been replaced with hipster folk music and the sterile pulse of electronic dance music. BAD MARY is a band  based out of Brooklyn just down the street from where all the action was forty years ago and they are picking up the rock n roll torch and making due with a raw and  raucous sound that goes against the grain of what folks like PITCHFORK.COM wish to pick apart and analyze to death these days. BAD MARY'S full-throttle approach gets one hell of a showcasing on their latest EP KILLING DINOSAURS and there is not one riff or growl wasted with such punk gems as WANT WHAT I WANT, SOAPBOX and ONE MORE SONG. 
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NOVEMBER 24, 2015
FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:
THE DECEMBER EDITION OF ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE FEATURES
EXCLUSIVE iNTERViEWS WiTH BAD MARY, CASABLANCA, ZiERLER AND iMPENDiNG LiES -PLUS- ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE CELEBRATES 2015 WiTH OUR EDiTOR'S CHOiCE LiST FEATURiNG 25 BANDS AND ARTiSTS WHO MADE 2015 ROCK!!!

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2015 was an important year for us. It marked the tenth anniversary of ROCKWIRED.COM and the website experienced record traffic and expanded coverage in the pages of our monthly publication ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE.  Yes, 2015 was a milestone year for us and as always we had some amazing artists excited the readers of the magazine and the listeners of our podcast series ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES.  Now the year is over and as we do every year -end we have made a list of our favorite bands and artists and have dubbed it THE EDITOR'S CHOICE and this year the  list is quite amazing and will be presented in a special 50 page editorial piece. The list of those artists and bands can be found below. Also featured in this upcoming issue will be exclusive interviews with BAD MARY, CASABLANCA, ZIERLER and IMPENDING LIES. It's been one eventful year and with a decade behind us we are we have our sights set on the future and are excited about the possibilities. This exciting  issue of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE is due out on December 4, 2015.
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NOVEMBER 3, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/28thanative.jpgROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  HiP HOP ARTiST
2 8 THA NATiVE AND CUTS FROM HiS LATEST RELEASE
GLADES TO THE CASCADEZ

Throughout much of the mainstream media, hip hop music is often portrayed as a big money grab with a little violence thrown in and and is almost never shown as a genre that can uplift. For a little more than twenty years now FISH MARTINEZ (Confederated Tribes of Siletz) has set out to create hip hop music that can bridge the gap between elders and youth and stave off of the temptations of gang life for the native tradition and culture. His musical journey began in 1993 when he was asked to help organize a Youth and Elders Gathering in Eugene Oregon only to discover that he was expected to perform as a rapper for the event. With only two jams to his credit MARTINEZ (a.k.a. 2 8 THA NATIVE) began a career in music typified by positivity and cultural pride. All of that can be head on his first official solo release GLADES TO THE CASCADEZ where 2 8 THA NATIVE gets a little help form fellow rapper STRYK-9 and some invaluable production from LOST IN FABRIC. Despite years of building up his chops as a performer we get a sense that this is just the beginning for 2 8 THA NATIVE and we will certainly keep our eyes and ears opened for new material from this one-of-a-kind talent. 

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NOVEMBER 19, 2015

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SiNGER SONGWRiTER
SHELiTA BURKE
AND CUTS FROM HER NEW EP TRANSFiXED
We learn something new every time we do one of these interviews. Thanks to singer-songwriter SHELITA BURKE we have learned a thing or two about Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) - a perceptual phenomenon marked by a pleasurable, tingling "brain tickle" effect.  It's a phenomenon  that BURKE herself refers to as a "brain orgasm" - that moment that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. We were beginning to wonder what was up with this new EP of hers. TRANSFIXED is a six song EP featuring BURKE's plucky acoustic guitar sound and that siren-like voice that artfully bends the notes of her sparse yet elegant lyrics. This debut EP is an exciting new chapter for an artist who has made music her living and has toured the world four times over armed only with a playful sense of song craft, a yearning to connect with listeners and an all too unique vision which will serve this young talent well for year to come.
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NOVEMBER 4, 2015

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GiVES iT UP FOR
PLAYWRiGHT
TANYA SHAFFER
AND SPiNS A FEW TRACKS FROM HER MUSiCAL THE FOURTH MESSENGER
What if the BUDDHA were a woman, living in our times? In this captivating new musical, MAMA SID is a modern-day "awakened one" with a worldwide following. But a determined young woman seeks to unearth MAMA SID's mysterious past, exposing long-held secrets that could change everything. Epic and intimate, comic and profound, THE FOURTH MESSENGER investigates what it means to be both enlightened and human. Written by Tanya Shaffer (BABY TAJ, LET MY ENEMY LIVE LONG!) with a ravishing score by award-winning recording artist VIENNA TENG, helmed by acclaimed Broadway director MATT AUGUST, this musical enjoyed a critically acclaimed, sold-out world premiere run at the ASHBY STAGE in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013. 
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OCTOBER 19, 2015

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GiVES A COUPLE OF SPINS OF THE NEW CHRiSTMAS SINGLE SANTA CLAUS iS ROCKiN PERFORMED BY SiNGER BRADLEY GiLLiS AND SPEAKS WiTH EXECUTiVE PRODUCER SiMON SHiRE
Christmas is coming a little early here at ROCKWIRED. I know that nobody really likes being reminded that the Holiday Season is just around the frigging corner and about all of the sales that you need to be taking advantage of in time for Christmas but we're not selling anything. In fact what we have is news of a brand new Christmas single from recording artist BRADLEY GILLIS called SANTA CLAUS IS ROCKIN and if we do say so ourselves it's got us pretty jazzed about the coming yuletide season with the songs' big epic PHIL SPECTOR-esque production and scope complete with a children's choir, an orchestra and GILLIS' own assured, bad-boy croon. This is just what the Holidays need � something playful instead of syrupy. In this edition of ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES we're breaking tradition and interviewing the executive producer of the project SIMON SHIRE.
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OCTOBER 16, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/leahshenandoah.jpgROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  NAMMY AWARD WiNNiNG SiNGER-SONGWRiTER LEAH SHENANDOAH AND CUTS FROM HER MESMERiZiNG DEBUT ALBUM SPEKTRE

We've profiled enough artists in our time to know that one has their whole lives to make their debut album and in the case of singer songwriter LEAH SHENANDOAH (Oneida Iroquois Wolf Clan) that journey began as a child under the tutelage of her mother - the pioneering recording artist JOANNE SHENANDOAH. Growing up LEAH has shared the stage as well as harmonies with her mother and before she knew it a seed was planted and had sought to create music of her very own. The results of those years of discovering new sounds and textures and honing her own voice have resulted in her 2014 album SPEKTRE - a stunning collection of songs that showcase LEAH as her own musical entity with emotional and musical range to spare.  LEAH's first outing as a solo artist has already earned her acclaim and a NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD for DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR on the strength of SPEKTRE and is now setting her sights on a brand new album. Despite a lifetime filled with music, we get a strong sense that LEAH's musical journey is only beginning. 

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OCTOBER 15, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH RON HOLM AND JANNiE NELSON OF TRiNADORA AND CUTS FROM THEiR DEBUT ALBUM TRiNADORA SOUNDS

It's no secret by now that we here at ROCKWIRED like to crank up the volume and kick out the jams but every now and then we like sound that's a little more intimate and earnest. With the Americana duo TRINADORA we get a heavy serving of both intimacy and earnestness on their debut album TRINADORA SOUNDS. Comprised of RON HOLM on vocals and guitar and JANNIE NELSON on keys, vocals and ocarina (the oldest wind instrument in the world) TRINADORA creates a sound that cannot be easily labeled however many musical styles come to mind from jazz to folk to blues and just about everything within the spectrum from country and western to rock.  The Rockford, Illinois-based duo have garnered quite the following thanks to over two-hundred spirited live performances in the course of a year. While their dedication as professional  musicians is undeniable what ends up stealing the show is the songwriting and the tracks LIKE THE WATERS OF A BAYOU, IS IT TRUE? (where NELSON's vocals recall DOLLY PARTON) and SHOULD I SAY IT are the true standouts on a promising first offering from a formidable talent.
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SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH LUKE UNDERHILL AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP ATLAS UNPLUGGED
I remember a time when people felt that rock n roll and earnest songwriting was going to be a thing of the past. They said that during the height of the boy band era and they are saying it now in the JUSTIN BIEBER/NICKI MINAJ era. But when we see a fresh faced twenty year old take his songwriting queue from the likes of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN we have to wonder if there is any validity to all of this doomsaying. Earlier this year, said "fresh face twenty year old" LUKE UNDERHILL released his album ATLAS - a punchy little pop-rock album that hits all of the right targets for mainstream radio airplay yet pulls at the heart strings without coming across all sentimental. Now UNDERHILL has released an interesting follow up - an eight-song EP of acoustic renderings of songs from the ATLAS album titled ATLAS - UNPLUGGED. The songwriting truly shines in  these stripped down acoustic performances. LUKE UNDERHILL is a name to remember the next time the subject of the future of songwriting comes up.
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SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH NiCK PEAY AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP SOBERiNG
The days of music telling a story as compelling as any that you see on TV are long gone but that hasn't stopped singer songwriter NICK PEAY from using the EP format to brings about songs that paint a vivid picture in ones mind of the struggle of addiction. Surprisingly, PEAY relates to us that he himself has never struggled with addiction which is strange given the intimacy in the lyrics of his latest EP SOBERING. While the struggle of putting down and laying off the sauce makes for a stirring listen the music and the lyrics both thankfully steer clear of sensationalism or righteousness and instead treat the subject of addiction with the humanity that such a subject deserves. At the very least the track PUT THE BOTTLE DOWN could be the new theme for INTERVENTION. Isn't it about time that show retired FIVE STEPS by THE DAVENPORTS?
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SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH JiLLiAN RiSCOE OF RED VELVET CRUSH REGARDiNG THEiR NEW KiCKSTARTER CAMPAiGN TO RAiSE FUNDS TO WORK WiTH PRODUCER JOSH GLEAVE iN NASHViLLE
Before the establishment of the band RED VELVET CRUSH, front woman JILLIAN RISCOE had made a little bit of noise as a solo artist but the idea of being a part of a band was more enticing to the young singer songwriter hailing from Kansas City, Missouri. Teaming up with guitarist and songwriting partner DANIEL MENDALA, RED VELVET CRUSH was formed and has since stunned listeners and live audiences with their potent mixture of pop smarts and guitar driven tunes that could easily find their way onto most modern rock radio formats. The proof of this can be heard on the band's 2013 EP SMOKE AND MIRRORS. Now RED VELVET CRUSH are gearing up for what they are dubbing their "coming of age" album. The plan is to work with producer JOSH GLEAVE out of Nashville and the band has started a KICKSTARTER to raise funds for this ambitious endeavor. The campaign expires October 15, 2015 and if an endorsement from ROCKWIRED means anything, we must say that this band and it's front woman are most definitely worth it.
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SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH WiLL CARPENTER OF SHiPS HAVE SAiLED AND CUTS FROM THEiR ALBUM MOOD SWiNGS AND THEiR APTLY TiTLED REMiX ALBUM RE:MiX
It isn't often that we do double duty here at ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES but in the case of SHIPS HAVE SAILED releasing a remix album on the heals of their flawlessly produced alternative pop album MOOD SWINGS, we needed to make a exception. Released in March of this year, MOODSWINGS is that breezy, feel good release that you find yourself listening to all Summer long. Right now it makes us a little sorry for that fact that we are just getting around to these guys on the very day that Autumn has begun. The singles DRIVE (not too dissimilar from THE CARS' classic pop ballad of the same name) and the punchy SUMMERTIME stand out by a mile on a CD that knows how to boast clever hooks and melodies that get stuck with you for weeks. Now, SHIPS HAVE SAILED have released their aptly titled RE:MIX EP where four songs from the band's already  effervescent catalog become even more effervescent in the hands of some ace dee-jays. The band's penchant for pop song craft is undeniable. 
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

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There is this perception out there that independent artists don't make any money and that they never will unless they get themselves signed to a major label. For years now Lumbee recording artist JANA MASHONEE has taken matters into her own hands without major label interference and has managed to secure a couple of GRAMMY nominations and a couple NAMMY award wins. Her musical ambitions know no bounds as she is all to happy to have us know in her uplifting new single ROCKET LAUNCH. Accompanied by a playful, sexy new video MASHONEE is making a splash like she's never made before and it's got us more than excited for some of the new tunes that are on the horizon. Evidently, being the captain of your own ship is the only way to go in this new musical climate. 

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/wolfsaga.jpgROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  JOHNNY SAGA OF  WOLF SAGA AND CUTS FROM THE NEW EP AUBURN NiGHTS

The pristine and precise synth sound that typified 1980's new wave  was a sound that has never left me. As a child of the REAGAN-era, the music that I listened to was the antithesis of the 60's/70's styled sensibilities of my parents generation so I find it funny how a kid who is half my age is out there and making music that exemplifies all that I loved about the music of my "growing up". WOLF SAGA is a project helmed by Anishinaabe  musician and songwriter JOHNNY SAGA who has just released his newest EP AUBURN NIGHTS and the radiant four song collection definitely deserves it's place on the shelf between MGMT's "CONGRATULATIONS" and THE STROKES' "ROOM ON FIRE". Grounding WOLF SAGA's iridescent electronica is an undeniable punk sensibility which comes through loud and clear on the tracks ALL IN and WALLS. In my interview with JOHNNY SAGA he states that he will be heading back to the studio to work on new material whcih is a good thing. He's got me wanting to hear more. 

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ROCK iS RED iS SEEKiNG AMERiCAN iNDiAN AND FIRST NATiONS RECORDiNG ARTiSTS TO FEATURE iN iT'S UPCOMING FALL ISSUE AND PODCAST SERiES

(September 14, 2015 - Albuquerque, NM) ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE is gearing up for the the publication of it's third edition of ROCK IS RED MAGAZINE. The American Indian-owned publication is calling  out to Indian Country and beyond for talent to have showcased on its pages as well as it's podcast series. The quarterly magazine thus far has featured profiles of such American Indian and First Nations recording artists as GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA, INNASTATE, CODY BLACKBIRD, KICKIN KROTCH, BLACKSTONE, LOGAN STAATS, ANIMAL TEEF, DAWN KARIMA, CASPER, SCATTER THEIR OWN,  JULIA KEEFE, WILL BELCOURT and others. The Fall edition of ROCK IS RED MAGAZINE will be due out OCTOBER 21, 2015.

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/shamanic.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH SHAMANiC AND CUTS FROM HiS DEBUT ALBUM THE ARTiST
It is the 600th edition of ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES and what do we do? We break away from tradition and profile a hip hop artist. SHAMANIC is a young man with a story to tell and that story is vividly illustrated through rapid fire rhyme and unrelenting beats on his debut LP THE ARTIST. White guys in rap are nothing to shake a stick at in this post-MARSHALL MATHERS musical climate but what should get people talking is SHAMANIC's long and winding road of survival. Haunted by a life marred by mental illness and a horrifying tenure in a mental hospital SHAMANIC has takes a few at his demons on this mesmerizing debut with such tracks as the penetrating first single MINDLESS, BA DA DA DA (the albums one moment of levity) and the chilling MR. ANDERSON. There is no artist out there that is comparable at the moment so in the meantime you're going to have to file this one somewhere in between MARSHALL MATHERS and the most intense WILLIAM FRIEDKIN movie that you can think of.   
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SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/johntaglieri2015.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH JOHN TAGLiERi AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW EP TRUE BELiEVER
When ROCKWIRED first became acquainted with JOHN TAGLIERI he was a breath of fresh air. He was proof that a male singer-songwriter could rock and not conform to the oh-so-sensitive stereotype that have permeated the industry post-JOHN MAYER. Even better - he doesn't have that phlegm-y sounding voice. Yes TAGLIERI was a rocker with a rather refined pop sensibility but on his previous two releases the bald troubadour took a more genteel, Nashville-styled approach to his music that saw some action on the charts but had us wondering when we were going to hear that hard-edged sound that made him stand out  from the crowd. With the release of his new EP TRUE BELIEVER, JOHN TAGLIERI - the rocker - has returned but he's older, wiser, and more capable than ever of  issuing the sort of music that can make you think all while banging your head just a little. The tracks DON'T ASK WHY and MAD, MAD WORLD demonstrate a true return to form and have made us believers once again. 
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SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/vermillionroad.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH WiLL ROBiSON OF VERMiLLiON ROAD AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW ALBUM PALACES
Sex, drugs and rock n roll has always been one hell of an enticing package. Lord knows ROCKWIRED has built our reputation on celebrating the kind of music that speaks to the darker side of love and life. So when something comes our way that is described as positive and uplifting there might be a little bit of hesitation on our part but after giving PALACES - the new release from the Denver-based band VERMILLION ROAD - that hesitation was unwarranted. Just check out the baby faces on this band of twenty-somethings! What they lack in age they more than make up for in musicality and an innate sense of what makes a song work. With PALACES they've got an album full of finely crafted pop rock with a heart as big as it's sound as evidenced by the electrifying rockers TREAD ON ME and THESE LIES and the stirring balladry of the album's title track.
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SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH BONZ WiTH HiS RESPONSE TO RiCH WARD OF STUCK MOJO AND MOViNG FORWARD WiTH HiS OWN BAND
No one needs to tell us that rock n roll is hard work and no one knows that better than BONZ. The former front man for STUCK MOJO launched his own self-titled band two years ago and ROCKWIRED was one of the first outlets to fill people in on it. Earlier this year they released their album BROKEN SILENCE and if you look in the latest edition of ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE you'll see that BONZ himself made our GUYS OF ROCK list. However there have been a few pitfalls. A tour was canceled recently due to their buses engine catching fire. While some new dates have been booked the band is looking to purchase a new bus. Outside of that, the past has come back to haunt BONZ due to a recent interview that STUCK MOJO guitarist RICH WARD gave to the TALKING METAL PODCAST regarding BONZ' contributions to the band. 
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SEPTEMBER 8, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/throwthetemple.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH GABRiEL GAMBiNO OF THROW THE TEMPLE AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW LP NO WAY BUT DOWN
We'll be honest. While our publication is based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico there is very little here musically that has us terribly excited. Being a largely hard rock and heavy metal publication we are at odds with some of the more hipster-y local acts that are favored by some of the local alternative press in the city where BUGS BUNNY often neglected to make that left turn. We first became acquainted with THROW THE TEMPLE back in 2012 and ROCKWIRED RADIO PROFILES spun a demo recording of theirs which showed promise but was far from earth shaking. Now, the band has released their album NO WAY BUT DOWN and despite the title things are looking up. Tracked and mixed by JIMMY J MEDINA of EVILESQUE RECORDS, NO WAY BUT DOWN embraces a nineties rock sensibility where riffs and earnest vocals (provided by front man GABRIEL GAMBINO) rule the day as opposed to flashy soundbites but don't expect this album to come off as a mere nostalgia trip. It is a tasteful offering from a Duke City band that is ready to take their music and other such matters beyond the Land of Entrapment. Needless to say, these guys have renewed our faith in all that is possible in our surrounding local music scene.
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SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH KORE ROZZiK
AND A SPiN OF HiS NEW SiNGLE ROCKSTAR FROM HiS DEBUT EP
HAVE A TASTE!!!
He's got a mouth bigger than New York City and ambitions that are larger than that city's surrounding metropolitan area and if you ask us that's a damn good thing. Attitude and swagger have become more common among rappers and pop stars so maybe KORE ROZZIK represents a return to the old notion that a rock star lifestyle can be lived by a guy who want to be an "actual" rock star. The hair, the make up and the attitude are all there but it's the music that legitimizes KORE ROZZIK's claim on rock n roll stardom. A tremendous amount of love and care has been taken into getting his debut EP HAVE A TASTE recorded in the studio and packaged in such a way that will excited folks who would probably rely on YOUTUBE or SPOTIFY for the their music fix instead of paying for it. Preceding the release of this EP is the first single ROCKSTAR - a raucous little number that perfectly sums up KORE ROZZIK's music and marketing agenda. While the music is great, the live set is clearly where it's at for KORE ROZZIK and if the live performances that we've seen on YOUTUBE are any indication this is most definitely a show that needs to get on the road.  
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SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/bobaflex2015_.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH SHAUN MCCOY OF
BOBAFLEX
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW ALBUM ANYTHiNG THAT MOVES
We don't think there is a band out there who understands that rock n roll glory requires a hell of a lot of years in the salt mines more than BOBAFLEX. Since they first arrived on the scene in 2003 they have earned their reputation and notoriety the hard way with one album after another and spending years on the road building that massive audience that keeps coming back for more. This time around the brothers MCCOY and the band have given their fans and active rock listeners more bang for their buck (or however much downloads are these days) with the the release of their seventh album ANYTHING THAT MOVES which has been preceded by the blistering single MAMA DON'T TAKE MY DRUGS AWAY which is accompanied by an equally blistering music video directed by PAUL CUNNINGHAM. The fact that a living is hard to come by in this day and age is a fact that doesn't need repeating but there is something to be said for BOBAFLEX's staying power and their passion to deliver that heavy metal thunder on CD and in live performance year after year. No disintegrating music industry infrastructure can deny these guys their rightful place as rock n roll giants. 
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AUGUST 27, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/rachelandtheruckus.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH RACHEL ALENA OF
RACHEL AND THE RUCKUS
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW DEBUT EP
Many will make distinctions between country music and blues but for the band RACHEL AND THE RUCKUS, it's all rock n roll to them. The Denver-based band fronted by lead singer RACHEL ALENA have just released their self-titled debut EP and the sparkling results of their labor in the studio  should have no problem finding their way onto most radio formats. Sure, there  maybe a trend in music now where a rustic sound is appreciated but RACHEL AND THE RUCKUS  take a down home and dirty sensibility and give it an irresistible rock n roll backbeat while RACHEL ALENA's full throttle delivery gives the material that little extra push. The standout tracks here are the rockers BOUNCE, DANCING WITH THE DEVIL and ROMEO. 
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AUGUST 17, 2015

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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
-PLUS-
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.  

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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. 

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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 
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