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

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

ROCKWiRED
REWiND - PAT BENATAR'S 1981 ALBUM PRECiOUS TiME

WRiTTEN BY BRiAN LUSH

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

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MARCH 17, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FOR iMMEDiATE RELEASE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.rockwired.com/april2015.jpgThis will be the third year that ROCKWIRED has issued it's annual presentation A FEW GOOD WOMEN and we feel that we will be giving you the best one yet. Everyone of the female led bands and the female solo artists that are featured are women who have truly taken their lives and their creativity into their own hands and have created musical careers that are run completely on their terms.  Recently we came across an interview with CHRISSIE HYNDE of THE PRETENDERS on BBC where the journalist had asked about her stance on feminism. She immediately removed herself from having anything to do with the "f" word yet  stated that what she does as  a rock embodies feminism. She qualified her statement with a question for the journalist. "Isn't it better to walk it then it is to talk it?" It is that very quote that  has found it's way onto the April  cover and it's become the motto for this very issue. In the pages of this issue you are going to find profiles  of women who indeed "walk it"  The cover for April also includes ONE-EYED DOLL, A.D.D., CHASTAIN and VAJRA.  You couldn't ask a more varied set of female artists and female led bands  but it is the language of rock n roll that links all of them together seamlessly.  We can't wait for you to see it.
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MARCH 8, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/dividingeden.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
ELiSSA-MARiE AND ERiC ROTTER OF DiViDiNG EDEN
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW ALBUM  "HERE COMES THE WATER"
There is nothing more exciting for us than to catch something from the very beginning as we have with DIVIDING EDEN. With such musical surroundings as the Twin Cities in Minnesota, it's no wonder that this young band's musicality is right on point and now with the release of their  debut EP HERE COMES THE WATER they are about to be propelled to the next phase of career which we can tell is getting way too big for the Twin Cities.  The band's sound is a curious  mixture of  the grandiosity of EVANESCENCE and DREAM THEATER proginess  with the scratching of a turntable added not only to throw you off from trying to categorize their sound but  to give ELISSA-MARIE and  bassist ERIC ROTTER's compositions that extra kick  that can catapult the band to greater heights  than any winner of THE VOICE could imagine. 
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MARCH 8, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
THE WOMEN OF TAKE 147
AND CUTS FROM THEiR DEBUT ALBUM "NOTHiNG TO LOSE"
Even in this day and age the notion of an all-female rock band is still going to garner a wide range of assumptions and all of them have been heard by the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based band TAKE 147. However when these women get on stage armed only with their axes and their gear and a whole bunch of swagger and attitude, people (mostly guys) walk away saying the same thing. "You sure don't play like girls!" Of course the members TAKE 147 don't take offense to this. To them, this is high praise and folks who want their music a little heavier and harder need to check out the band's latest album NOTHING TO LOSE.  With the wailing RANDY RHOADS-styled playing of lead guitarist ROCHELLE SMITH and singer GRETTA ZECHMAN's LITA FORD-like howl, TAKE 147 is a band that is here to give you a most rocking alternative to all that wispy stuff going on in indie rock as of  late. 
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FEBRUARY 22, 2015
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
BONZ AND CURT TAYLOR OF BONZ
AND CUTS FROM THEiR DEBUT ALBUM "BROKEN SiLENCE"

When we spoke with BONZ - the former front man of STUCK MOJO - with regard to his band's forthcoming debut LP BROKEN SILENCE he stated that he wanted people to know that rap-rock isn't dead. Sure you get people ringing the death knell for rock n roll left and right and  you've got others saying that  rock n roll's death can't be called just yet. But is championing this last great musical fusion other than BONZ? Nobody. And that will suit BONZ just fine given the fact that the band's balls-to-the-wall new album will serve as a clarion call  for the survival of rap-rock.  BONZ and guitarist CURT TAYLOR are the brain trust behind the band's punchy sound  which is further punctuated by the bass slappage of DON LESLIE and the thunderous percussion of ERIN STAGG. The silence has indeed been broken and we at ROCKWIRED have had a taste of one of our first favorite recordings of 2015. 
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FEBRUARY 22, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/vajra.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
ANNAMARiA PiNNA OF VAJRA AND CUTS FROM THEiR DEBUT ALBUM "PLEROMA"

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

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

Okay so MARBLE CITY SECRETS ARE OFF IN THE BLACK  ain't the snappiest title in the world. As a matter of fact the curious title is just as curious as the moniker of this power trio hailing from Alabama but they have released some thing that you don't hear a lot of any more amongst the current active rock set - good old fashioned storytelling. Yes we've got a concept album on our hands - one that explores the corruption and the secrets that plague the titular Marble City. Front man and primary songwriter JOSH JONES combines the intrigue of TENESSEE WILLIAMS with the kind of grunge-inspired fracas that made ALICE IN CHAINS and SOUNDGARDEN the rock legends that they are today. But keep in mind that there is nothing nostalgic about BEITTHEMEANS but it is refreshing to hear actual subject matter being brought back into rock music. 
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FEBRUARY 21, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/cityoftheweak.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
STEF WiTH AN F OF CiTY OF THE WEAK AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST EP "DiSCLOSURE"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JANUARY 13, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - RED SKY MARY
FROM THE DECEMBER 2014 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

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

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

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

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

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

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

JANUARY 3, 2015
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH BOBBY AND WALLY WALDEN OF THE HELLBiLLY BANDiTS
AND CUTS FROM THEiR FORTHCOMiNG CD

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

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

JOSEPH EID released his debut full studio album HUMAN in late 2013. EID has been garnering considerable buzz with his music and recently named as one of the 100 HOTTEST LIVE UNSIGNED ARTISTS of 2012 and 2013 by MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE.The album's title track displays the pastoral beauty, delicate and emotional guitar work and intricate but relatable lyrics that have become EID's trademark. HUMAN seamlessly blends sharp, melodic pop lyricism with traditional folk sensibilities evoking folk troubadours both past and present. Known as a dynamic solo performer, JOSEPH EID has brought his cathartic one-man live show to many of Los Angeles' premier music venues, including stints at ROOM 5 and EL CID. He has held residencies at the following Hollywood venues:THE STONE BAR, CRANE's HOLLYWOOD TAVERN and BAR LUBITSCH.
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

DECEMBER 19, 2014
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http://www.rockwired.com/lauracole.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
LAURA COLE AND CUTS FROM HER NEW EP 
DiRTY CHEAT

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

TO LiSTEN TO THE iNTERViEW CLiCK HERE!!!

DECEMBER 17, 2014
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http://www.rockwired.com/scarletandtheharlots.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
SCARLET AND TREVOR OF THE SCARLET AND THE HARLOTS AND THEiR NEW EP WE CAN'T SEEM TO GET ENOUGH

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

TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

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

When I asked guitarist STUART GREEN of the band CRAWL what he wanted people to come away with after they listened to their new EP ANTICIPATE THE FALL he told me he wanted people to know that a Canadian band can rock and that a bunch of guys in their forties can rock. Being a year away from the big 4-0 myself I definitely feel like I'm rooting for the home team by getting behind a rather fine collection of songs that boast  the kindof big melodic hard rock that has sustained me and others in my age bracket for all of these years. You see, ANTICIPATE THE FALL is more than just a mere "new release". It's a comeback. The band was formed in 1992 and earned a measure of success in Canada  with two CDs  - 300 YARDS OF FACE and FEED - both of which generated singles and music videos that earned accolades form the MUCH MUSIC ViDEO AWARDS in the mid nineties. In 2013, three quarters of the band reunited for a benefit show and the energy felt on stage has now found it's way onto this exciting new album with new front man MICHAEL DAVID WOLF and some electrifying material such as the bombastic first single RISE.
TO LiSTEN TO THE SHOW CLiCK HERE!!!

DECEMBER 13, 2014
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http://www.rockwired.com/syntheticIII.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
TONY PARiS AND LiSA FOERDERER OF BLUE MOVIE (OR iS iT
BLACK FiLM
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 AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW E.P.
SYNTHETiC III

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DECEMBER 8, 2014
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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH
JOWANNA LEWiS OF RADiO KSCR

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

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

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

 AND CUTS FROM HiS NEW E.P.
iNSATiABLE 
The E.P. has a way of cutting to the chase and giving a listener a bite-sized taste of what an artist has to offer. The artist gets to show off what they got and listener can enjoy with a spending as much as he or she would if it were an LP.  My problem with INSATIABLE - the new EP from Australian rocker RHETT MAY is that the music is adventurous as all get out and by the conclusion you are are left wanting more.  Perhaps the broad range of MAY's musical palette stems from being born and raised in Calcutta and attending boarding school inthe Himalayan foothills at a time when rock n roll giants like THE BEATLES, THE STONES , CREAM and JIMI HENDRIX were laying down the sound for a generation.  And you can hear  that influence on such tracks as the grooving psychedelia of COCKTAILS AND CANNIBIS,  the jovial HELP-era BEATLES-styled romp JENNY and the moody acoustic ballad that serves as the title track.
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DECEMBER 3, 2014
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MARCH 17, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/codyblackbird2015.jpgTHiS EDiTiON OF
ROCK iS RED PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WITH CODY BLACKBiRD AND CUTS FROM HiS CURRENT RELEASE EUPHORiA AND HiS BAND'S FORTHCOMiNG RELEASE THiS SiDE UP
For the third edition of the ROCK IS RED podcast we've caught up with flute player and composer CODY BLACKBIRD (Cherokee/Dakota) whose haunting compositions and performances have earned him universal acclaim as well as a few industry accolades such as a couple of Native American Music Awards for Flutist of the Year and for for Song of the Year in 2012 for the track HEAR MY CRY with Rosebud Sioux hip hop artist FRANK WALN. In the years since that NAMMY win, BLACKBIRD has experienced disillusionment over an alleged mishandling of royalties over the song HEAR MY CRY  but  that  disillusionment has allowed BLACKBIRD to challenge himself as both a musician and an artist. His current EP release EUPHORIA - Produced by TERRANCE JAYE (Oglala Sioux hip hop producer) - takes BLACKBIRD's mesmerizing flute sounds and combines them with ambient beats and electronic textures.  His forthcoming release THIS SIDE UP is being released by his eponymous band  and is stylistically different from EUPHORIA or any of his previous releases. THIS SIDE UP introduces us to CODY BLACK BIRD - the multi-instrumentalist and singer with a message about the human condition. The first track to be made available form THIS SIDE UP is the acoustic guitar driven PROMISED LAND - a good old fashioned protest song giving a big middle finger to the KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE.
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MARCH 19, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.rockwired.com/april2015.jpgThis will be the third year that ROCKWIRED has issued it's annual presentation A FEW GOOD WOMEN and we feel that we will be giving you the best one yet. Everyone of the female led bands and the female solo artists that are featured are women who have truly taken their lives and their creativity into their own hands and have created musical careers that are run completely on their terms.  Recently we came across an interview with CHRISSIE HYNDE of THE PRETENDERS on BBC where the journalist had asked about her stance on feminism. She immediately removed herself from having anything to do with the "f" word yet  stated that what she does as  a rock embodies feminism. She qualified her statement with a question for the journalist. "Isn't it better to walk it then it is to talk it?" It is that very quote that  has found it's way onto the April  cover and it's become the motto for this very issue. In the pages of this issue you are going to find profiles  of women who indeed "walk it"  The cover for April also includes ONE-EYED DOLL, A.D.D., CHASTAIN and VAJRA.  You couldn't ask a more varied set of female artists and female led bands  but it is the language of rock n roll that links all of them together seamlessly.  We can't wait for you to see it.
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MARCH 8, 2015

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PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
ELiSSA-MARiE AND ERiC ROTTER OF DiViDiNG EDEN
AND CUTS FROM THEiR NEW ALBUM  "HERE COMES THE WATER"
There is nothing more exciting for us than to catch something from the very beginning as we have with DIVIDING EDEN. With such musical surroundings as the Twin Cities in Minnesota, it's no wonder that this young band's musicality is right on point and now with the release of their  debut EP HERE COMES THE WATER they are about to be propelled to the next phase of career which we can tell is getting way too big for the Twin Cities.  The band's sound is a curious  mixture of  the grandiosity of EVANESCENCE and DREAM THEATER proginess  with the scratching of a turntable added not only to throw you off from trying to categorize their sound but  to give ELISSA-MARIE and  bassist ERIC ROTTER's compositions that extra kick  that can catapult the band to greater heights  than any winner of THE VOICE could imagine. 
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MARCH 8, 2015

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http://www.rockwired.com/take147.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
THE WOMEN OF TAKE 147
AND CUTS FROM THEiR DEBUT ALBUM "NOTHiNG TO LOSE"
Even in this day and age the notion of an all-female rock band is still going to garner a wide range of assumptions and all of them have been heard by the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based band TAKE 147. However when these women get on stage armed only with their axes and their gear and a whole bunch of swagger and attitude, people (mostly guys) walk away saying the same thing. "You sure don't play like girls!" Of course the members TAKE 147 don't take offense to this. To them, this is high praise and folks who want their music a little heavier and harder need to check out the band's latest album NOTHING TO LOSE.  With the wailing RANDY RHOADS-styled playing of lead guitarist ROCHELLE SMITH and singer GRETTA ZECHMAN's LITA FORD-like howl, TAKE 147 is a band that is here to give you a most rocking alternative to all that wispy stuff going on in indie rock as of  late. 
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FEBRUARY 22, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/bonz2015.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
BONZ AND CURT TAYLOR OF BONZ
AND CUTS FROM THEiR DEBUT ALBUM "BROKEN SiLENCE"

When we spoke with BONZ - the former front man of STUCK MOJO - with regard to his band's forthcoming debut LP BROKEN SILENCE he stated that he wanted people to know that rap-rock isn't dead. Sure you get people ringing the death knell for rock n roll left and right and  you've got others saying that  rock n roll's death can't be called just yet. But is championing this last great musical fusion other than BONZ? Nobody. And that will suit BONZ just fine given the fact that the band's balls-to-the-wall new album will serve as a clarion call  for the survival of rap-rock.  BONZ and guitarist CURT TAYLOR are the brain trust behind the band's punchy sound  which is further punctuated by the bass slappage of DON LESLIE and the thunderous percussion of ERIN STAGG. The silence has indeed been broken and we at ROCKWIRED have had a taste of one of our first favorite recordings of 2015. 
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FEBRUARY 22, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/vajra.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
ANNAMARiA PiNNA OF VAJRA AND CUTS FROM THEiR DEBUT ALBUM "PLEROMA"

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

FEBRUARY 22, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/beitthemeans.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
JOSH JONES OF BEiTTHEMEANS AND CUTS FROM THEiR ALBUM "MARBLE CiTY SECRETS ARE OFF iN THE BLACK"

Okay so MARBLE CITY SECRETS ARE OFF IN THE BLACK  ain't the snappiest title in the world. As a matter of fact the curious title is just as curious as the moniker of this power trio hailing from Alabama but they have released some thing that you don't hear a lot of any more amongst the current active rock set - good old fashioned storytelling. Yes we've got a concept album on our hands - one that explores the corruption and the secrets that plague the titular Marble City. Front man and primary songwriter JOSH JONES combines the intrigue of TENESSEE WILLIAMS with the kind of grunge-inspired fracas that made ALICE IN CHAINS and SOUNDGARDEN the rock legends that they are today. But keep in mind that there is nothing nostalgic about BEITTHEMEANS but it is refreshing to hear actual subject matter being brought back into rock music. 
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FEBRUARY 21, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/cityoftheweak.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH  
STEF WiTH AN F OF CiTY OF THE WEAK AND CUTS FROM THEiR LATEST EP "DiSCLOSURE"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JANUARY 27, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/jumpshipastronaut.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH RYAN BRYANT  OF JUMPSHiP ASTRONAUT AND THEiR NEW EP "HUMANS"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JANUARY 16, 2015
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http://www.rockwired.com/onewaymirror.jpgROCKWiRED RADiO PROFiLES
PRESENTS AN EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEW WiTH FRANCK POTViN  OF ONE WAY MiRROR AND THEiR NEW ALBUM "CAPTURE"

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

JANUARY 13, 2015
BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED HiGHLiGHTS - RED SKY MARY
FROM THE DECEMBER 2014 EDiTiON OF BRiAN LUSH'S ROCKWiRED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DECEMBER 16, 2014
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GUITARiST STUART GREEN OF THE CANADiAN ROCK BAND CRAWL AND THEiR NEW EP ANTiCiPATE THE FALL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DECEMBER 8, 2014
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JOWANNA LEWiS OF RADiO KSCR

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

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

RETRACTION: In the December edition of BRIAN LUSH'S ROCKWIRED we provided the wrong photo for teh band CANARIES IN THE COAL MINES. The correct image is below. Their song  FALLING LIKE SNOW  is included in this podcast.
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DECEMBER 8, 2014
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AUSSiE ROCKER
RHETT MAY

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