MAY 3, 2018
ROCK SHOW #8: FEATURiNG LEGENDARY TV PRODUCER KENNETH JOHNSON AND NEW MUSiC AND iNTERVIEWS WITH CiTY OF THE WEAK, KNEE HiGH FOX, iRON TUSK, F.K.U., and QFT!!!
or almost a month now, our podcast ROCK SHOW has been on an unintended hiatus due to some changes that are continuing to unfold with ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE. In case anyone is unaware, the name ROCKWIRED and it's official website is now in it's teens. For thirteen years, the website and all of the online podcast programing and the publications that have come with it have kept the brand going for thirteen years. Personally, I remember being a thirteen year old kid nd all of the ugliness of growing up that came a long with it. ROCKWIRED is weathering those same changes today, but we are confidant that the brand will re-emerge as a strong force in rock music and popular culture, and our weekly podcast ROCK SHOW will play a huge part in that. Wrods can't describe how great it feels to be in front of the mic again with my co-host RITA LOUISE and spinning some new music that has come ROCKWIRED's way as well as some interview excerpts with the likes of CITY OF THE WEAK, KNEE HIGH FOX, IRON TUSK, Swedish horror meltal band F.K.U. and QFT - the latest musical outing from the led singer of THERION, LINNEA VIKSTROM. In addition to all of this is a sneak peak into astory that ROCKWIRED has cooking involving legendary television writer and producer KENNETH JOHNSON ( THE INCREDIBLE HULK and V) regarding his plans to bring V to the big screen with a little help from the newly revamped DESILU PRODUCTIONS. Check out the interview excerpt with KENNETH JOHNSON at 00:04:09.
DYNAMOS - KNOWLEDGE
CITY OF THE WEAK - PARDON ME
For us, CITY OF THE WEAK represents something that has been lacking severely in the world of rock for a long time - artistry. So few have had that artistry that goes along with being a rock n roll band down to a science and this band - fronted by the irrepressible front woman STEF W/ AN F - has always had the musicality and the visual smarts to stand out of the active rock crowd. You could hear it in their punchy, pop rock delivery and you could see it in all of their music videos to date and we have the photogenaeity of STEF and the vision of bass player and filmmaker CODY EVAN HOFFMAN (the guy directs their videos) to thank for that. In a time when musicmakers simply make music on their laptops and post it to whatever musical platform is out there, it's quite refreshing to see a band that has the complete package and knows the value of a little visual flash and style. For years, CITY OF THE WEAK has released a steady stream of EPs and singles to reasonable chart action and radio play on all of the right markets, but now the band is gearing up with the release of their first ever LP PULLING TEETH. The title represents the struggles the band has faced by simply making the music they want to make. Not only is the album a milestone for the band, it's a middle finger to the haters and the naysayers.
Check out the interview excerpt with STEF W/AN F at 00:14:50
KNEE HIGH FOX - AMERICAN BEAUTY
Frontwoman KRSY FOX, of the the alt-rock/electronica band KNEE HIGH FOX, is determined to take listeners on a roller coaster ride with the release of their new album JAWBREAKER. In looking at the title of the album, I was immediately reminded of the 1999 black comedy cult film JAWBREAKER starring ROSE McGOWAN as the villain in a tale of high school bitchery that escalates to murderous proportions. It turns out I wasn't too far off the mark, as FOX cites the film as an inspiration for this new album. In fact, cult 90's films such as THE CRAFT, FOXFIRE, GIRL INTERRUPTED and even more high brow films as AMERICAN BEAUTY have and continue to inspire FOX's music making giving the woman and her band's blistering, primal sound a bit of cinematic intrigue. When you're a band with an appreciation for high drama and moving images, you can only imagine how that makes any live performance all the more exciting.
Check out the interview excerpt with KRSY FOX at 00:24:10
IRON TUSK - DARK SPIRIT
When I first interviewed drummer CARLIN BLACKRABBIT back in early 2017 it was for his Calgary-based punk band NO MORE MOMENTS and their INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD nominated EP STILL GOING. The band embodied the very D.I.Y. spirit necessary for that coveted punk rock cred that isn't going to get you laughed out of the the room. Why the hell wouldn't ROCKWIRED have been on board with these guys. Unbeknownst to me at the the time, BLACKRABBIT was pulling double duty as he was also in another band called IRON TUSK which he has formed with the original members of NO MORE MOMENTS. Yes, the rock n roll life is all about ending relationships and started them up all over again and with a 2016 EP behind them, IRON TUSK has now issued a soft release of their newest EP BAD SPIRIT. Accompanied by less than a handful of gigs thus far and pressings on both vinyl and cassette, this band hailing from the Siksika Nation are determined to toss their hat into the ever-shrinking ring of punk rock and make a little noise.
Check out the interview excerpt with CARLIN BLACKRABBIT at 00:35:25
LONESOME GEORGE - JOHN DUNBAR
TED AXE - FEMME FATALE
F.K.U. - FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2
Horror loving Swedish thrashers F.K.U. have released the second single from their upcoming 1981 album, conveniently sharing a title with it's release day, "Friday the 13th Pt.2". The band celebrate by premiering the lyric video through Australian website Sentinel Daily. 1981 was recorded at The Overlook Studio in Gävle, Sweden and is produced by F.K.Ü., recorded by William Blackmon, mixed by Lawrence Mackrory & Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Productions,and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Obey Mastering. The astonishing artwork by Tom Hodge from The Dude Designs. As for the track, the band says, "”One of our favourite days of the year is here, Friday the 13th and what better way to celebrate it than to release the second single from our upcoming album 1981! We give you, the aptly titled "Friday the 13th Part 2". Twice the terror, twice the thrash!”
Check out the interview excerpt with LARRY LETHAL at 01:01:01
QFT - ALIENS
The Big Bang, space travel, black holes, singularity, aliens, stars colliding and the inevitable end of the universe: the solo debut from internationally praised metal singer Linnéa Vikström spans time from modern day science to the eternal, philosophical questions regarding the beginning, the end and life beyond our own planet. As the singer for the Swedish symphonic metal phenomenon Therion, Linnea Vikström already has a worldwide fanbase. But when she makes her solo debut as QFT (Quantum Field Theory) we get to meet a completely new side of the beloved singer. The first single from the upcoming album, "Aliens" is out now through Despotz Records.
Check out the interview excerpt with LINNEA VIKSTROM at 01:09:04
SEPIA - HOME
MANHIGH - ANTARCTICA
KIM WILDE - KANDY KRUSH
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