This is tough one for me. When I first started Renegade Radio, everything was new and everyone was “the next big thing”. We spent a few years kinda watching the scene and learning all we could about the best local talent and who the ones “on the verge” were. 11 years ago that was JIBE . If you were in a band the last thing you wanted at this time was to have to play a local show the sam...
For the handful of you out there who may be unfamiliar, Doyle got his start as the guitarist for the Misfits almost 40 years ago. Where many punk artists from that era are finding comfort in new sounds (some for better, some for worse), Doyle has been charging on with a surprising amount of consistency since day one, be it on later Misfits releases, other projects with Danzig post-Misfits, or solo...
While we do have a submissions folder for new music, our recent shift to more nationals coupled with the flood of country, hip hop, rap, and at times what amounts to drunk old men on an older acoustic guitar singing to you in your facebook e-mail, I’ve been thinking maybe it’s time to move away from this and find another way find new music. At this point I believe we’re up to 7gb of “music” that s...
Abacu5 out of Dallas has been playing the local scene for many years. They also have the distinction of being able to tour in China after being selected as the guest artist for the Shanghia American School playing several live music venues through the area. This month they release their first full length cd, A Long Way to Begin and the sound is a fantastic mix of rock, soulful melodies, and a wide...
As strange as it may be, the best way I can explain Richie Kotzen is that he carries a funk rock style of soulful 70s Motown Jazz Rock fusion that can only be described as a brand new yesterday. A déjà vu of new experiences. From his solo work of an amazing now 21 solo albums to joining forces with Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan for The Winery Dogs to this 21 st solo effort that redefines the expe...
April 12, 2017 - Legendary Dallas, Texas Rock band JIBE has released the Official Music Video for "We've Only Just Begun," which originally premiered on Tattoo.com the second single off of their upcoming album, Epic Tales of Human Nature . Due out June 9th, Epic Tales of Human Nature was produced by Matt Noveskey ( Blue October ), and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer/engineer Toby Wright ( M...
“Paris, France.” There’s a lot of questions Kenny Youngar could have answered and those words never would have come to mind. But as usual in interviews, you start a little basic and grow out from there. Leave it to Kenny to start anything “basic” when asked the simple question of “Where did ‘Kenny the Drummer’ begin”? Laughing, Kenny backed up a bit and took a sip of beer and clarified himself. “I...
March 28, 2017 - New York Based Metal Rock Band KILLCODE has released the Official Music Video for "Kickin' and Screamin" off of their newest full length album, The Answer . Directed by David Swajeski and Produced by Maryanne Grisz features footage from their Spread The :::CODE::: tour, "Kickin' and Screamin'" originally premiered on Revolver Magazine "Kickin' & Screamin' is a real deal, class...
SEETHER ( Shaun Morgan — vocals/guitar, Dale Stewart — bass/vocals, and John Humphrey — drums ) have shared "Stoke the Fire," the second track from their highly anticipated new album Poison the Parish , via Revolver. Listen here . The track is now available as an instant download for fans that pre-order the full album; find it here . Previewing ...
Four years ago, in a bar somewhere out in eastern Long Island, I happened upon a tattooed singer from Indiana, whose band had just finished tearing the place up. We spoke for a few minutes, and then went our separate ways. Less than a year later, They held a record release party on Feb 28 th , 2014 at Revolution in Amityville, New York, that we simulcasted here on Renegade Radio, for the wor...
There are so few bands today that can capture your mind, your heart and your imagination all at once in what would appear to be a simple song. To do it several times in one release, well that will take a type of magic, I suppose. In this case, it just took some Blacktop Mojo . Formed in the fall of 2012, vocalist Matt James teamed up with drummer Nathan Gillis and a demo and hit the road. 5 y...
since our inception somewhere around 2002, renegaderadio.net has been about what you don't hear on the radio. those of us who started this trip and have come and gone over the years were all about music you just can't hear anywhere else. we'd be out in the scene and hear some incredible stuff and think "any day this will be on FM". you see, FM was relevant back then. but like reel to reel tapes, 8...
When I heard Jack Russell’s Great White would be releasing their debut album, I was beyond excited. Finally, new music from the great Jack Russell! Yes, there is still Great White, but really Jack Russell is the voice of Great White. The music just isn’t the same if he is not the one singing it. This album is proof that he has got a great band behind him, consisting of Robby Lochner (guitar), Dan ...
these days where i find music blurs. label services, itunes, reverbnation contests, and just random submissions to our review process are all ways we come across music, so sometimes it can sit on the back burner and wait. recently while putting together the new stream we'll have up and going at the first of the month, i started listening to more and more " gone for days ". guilty pleasure. that's ...
white bear by the temperance movement - someone say capture the 70s? the younger crowd will simply fall for a good sound. the older crowd will be taken back to yesterday when music was a touch raw, had an edge that pulled you into feeling and in a way, set you free from whatever it was you were doing just minutes before that song started. in this case get yourself free is kinda where i rippe...
We've got another badass showcase ready to entertain you - So Let's give it up to the latest round of Rockers!
We've got the Legendary Grimm Jack!
We've got Pop Smart Overdrive!
And We've got WAKE THE SUN!!!
And what would an Original showcase be without some Acoustic Debauchery Between sets? We've got our pal Kenny Truhn ready to rock your world.
We're sure there will be other nifty things to announce about this show as it gets a little closer - Be sure to make your plans now!
**As per usual, the event WILL take place at The Crooked Rail, there's a $10 cover (Bands gotta get paid and all.) So come through, as the wonderful ms Evelyn will be behind the bar and Jerry will be doing his best to make everything sound Perfect. As always, everybody's favorite Sean willl be making sure anybody in China, Australia, New Zealand, or even Amsterdam can hear these bands LIVE, exclusively on RenegadeRadio.net
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ABACU5 is a four-piece rock band from Dallas, TX. THeir debut album, "A Long Way to Begin" released on April 25th, 2017, produced by Geoff Rockwell (Forever the Sickest Kids, Crown the Empire, Regan James). Their unique melodic rock sound has been described as Rock Opera you can take seriously" with "thick vocal choruses and screaming guitar solos so full of personality (that one) is reminded as much of Led Zepplin as of Minus the Bear.
Although ABACU5 performs all over the DFW metroplex, they have also toured China when selected as the guest artist for the Shanghai American School and gained additional overseas exposure with multiple performances across several of Shanghai's premiere live music venues, taking advantage of their time in China and their audiences, hungry for American style music.
ABACU5 – 14_Exactly
ABACU5 – 09_Darker Shade of Gray
ABACU5 – 01_Blow You Away
Dark Avenue - Dallas
Sometimes things catch fire. Just ask Dark Avenue. Originally formed as a side project to the Dallas/Fort Worth heavyweight Pistol Whippin Ike, three of the members began writing alternate jams for fun – and the project instantly sparked a wildfire. In a short amount of time the band established a reputation in the DFW area, performed with acts like Pop Evil, Queensrÿche, Red Sun Rising, Bobaflex, 36 Crazyfists, and launched a successful crowdfunding campaign to finance their first recordings. With the release of their debut album Illusions, Dark Avenue have bridged the gap between metal and hard rock – and Texan crowds have been drawn to their fulgent flame.
Formed in 2014, Dark Avenue is comprised of guitarists Barry Lorberbaum and Andrew Lewthwaite, bassist Alan Sauls, drummer Jeff Hathcock and vocalist Mario Cadena. The band’s first recording was Seasons Change, a five-song EP whose title track was the catalyst that ignited regional interest. It spurred a showcase during SXSW/Austin Music Week and a development deal with Breakout Artist Management, who fostered their growth and transcended them beyond the Dallas scene.
“The scene in Dallas is super vibrant,” explains Lorberbaum. “But there wasn’t anyone bridging the gap between heavy bands and the lighter bands. The heavy music crowds stuck to their bands, and the alterative/hard rock fans stuck to theirs. You did not see any crossover fans. That gap is bridged with our music. The metal fans get their heavy, and the alt-rock fans get their more mainstream sound, and all get songs they can relate and sing along to.”
That middle ground between heavy and light is where the nexus of creativity lies for Illusions. In the center of a Killswitch Engage/Imagine Dragons Venn diagram, the first single “Outside” is colossal and robust, yet driven by dynamic and melodic vocals. Perhaps that’s why it’s been featured on several nationally televised MMA events. Then there’s the song "Una Vez Mas," the group’s first single in Spanish. Its overwhelming response prompted the band to track Spanish versions of their songs for a future deluxe release of Illusions. And let’s not forget the crowd favorite “Maybe Tomorrow.” It won Video of The Year at the 2016 Krave Music Awards and helped them take home the grand prize: Artist of The Year.
“I want people to leave listening to the album like they were right there with us,” says Cadena, “feeling what we were feeling, seeing what we were seeing, as if they were part of it.”
Dark Avenue is:
Formed in 2009, South Florida based band Daybreak Embrace aims to become more than a genre. Though their foundation is firm on energetic Rock, D/E members take pride in being true admirers of all music. Listening you may find they pull influence from many different directions such as Electronic, Alternative, R&B, Progressive, Metal, and more. In 2010, D/E released their first EP, "Tomorrow Awaits", under the direction of Producer Paul Trust, who also produced "Mercury", their second EP released in 2013. After two semi-national tours and global sales under the independent label, Capsule Music, D/E has begun to establish themselves as a mainstay in the coming generation of innovative music.
James "Wamo" Wamsley - Vocals
Dan "Kardagan" Cartagena - Guitar
Keneth Figueroa - Guitar
Giann Rubio - Drums
Ryan Dorries - Bass