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royal bliss - carrying the rock and roll torch

royal bliss - carrying the rock and roll torch
Time can be a funny thing. You can be the same “kind” of sound that sold like crazy, oh say 25 years ago or so, but for some reason, it doesn’t sell today. Well, outside Taylor Swift and Adele, what DOES sell today? But let’s put that bit of anger I carry away and focus on the music. You see, the more I dig the more I find rock and roll. The rock and roll train that was so easy to spot did in fact take a head long collision into technology and got scattered in what must have been a “big bang” of its’ own. Where once everything was all wrapped up in a tidy package, it’s gone and it’s now every ...
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shock tu, 25 years later...give or take

shock tu, 25 years later...give or take
it was certainly a night no one will forget. at least not those who were there. shock tu, with frontman joey c jones, came together after a 25 year hiatus and for just over an hour, it was like 25 years had never passed. well, except the audiences were older and likely got home before the dawn this time around, but the sound, the strength of joeys vocals was spot on. gas monkey live continues to be the top venue in dallas and if they're coming your way, they will be the best there too. it's what they do. we do have something special hooking up with gas monkey and rock monster radio in the comi...
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success in the aftermath - rock is NOT dead

success in the aftermath - rock is NOT dead
Rock and roll is dead. There. I got the obligatory dramatic headline out of the way and now I can tell you it’s full of shit. Unfortunately, I do hear it all the time when I surf. Rock is dead. Over. Kaput. Got Jap attacked by technology. Younger writers, it seems, flock to this almost as if a victory dance. Older writers, mention this in passing at times to sound cool to the younger generation, I believe. Again, it’s all bullshit. Changed, yes, but change doesn’t equal death. Usually.  Rock and roll is far from dead. However, despite the vast improvements in technology we are back before...
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Calling You To Hate Me

Calling You To Hate Me
There once was a young woman who had it all – a roof over her head, food in the pantry, clothes on her back, friends, family, a boyfriend, and a promising future.  One day, the young man she called “boyfriend” returned from a long holiday weekend with family and told her about a band he and his siblings saw called Blue October. Showing her the CD he had purchased after that evening’s performance, he then placed into the CD ROM drive of a massive desktop computer and began making a digital copy of the songs it housed.  Once the process was complete, he removed the CD from the tray, pl...
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millennials killed the radio star

millennials killed the radio star
the sad part is, most of them won't even get this reference. recently an older article came out where the writer was pumping his chest proclaiming that his generation killed the music industry. a lot of words came to mind but all them were after a healthy bout of laughter from the headline alone. after reading the first paragraph it was painfully obvious they were referring to the RIAA's business model that yes, is in fact 100% dead. but the millennials didn't have jack shit to do with that death. as soon as mp3's hit the public web it was game over. it was only a matter of time before file sh...
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A History of Deep Ellum

Here is a really neat little documentary on the history of Deep Ellum, Texas.  After watching it, you will definately understand why it merit's reposting.   Deep Ellum A brief overview of Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas. Music by yours truly, Jim Suhler. Produced by Mark Birnbaum. Posted by Jim Suhler on Monday, August 3, 2009
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10 Tips for New Musicians Taking the Stage

10 Tips for New Musicians Taking the Stage










  1.  Practice.  A bunch.  Every practice is a rehearsal for your show.  You should all start at the same time, and end at the same time.   2.  Tune before your show.  There is no exception.  If you’re first tuning on stage, you are behind the game.  It's unprofessional, and you look amateur.   3.  Fuck ups happen.  No one is perfect, some worry about the show, while others worry about the music.  But you need both. Not just one.. if  you are a solo act, you need to pull double duty, if your drummer is a great showman, ...
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the winery dogs - hot streak

the winery dogs - hot streak
I suppose my biggest critique of the new winery dogs could be considered pretty harsh. I’ll go ahead and brace you for it now so it comes as no surprise later but the worst part of this release is that sooner or later it is in fact…over. This mixed bag of funk rock will simply capture you and your imagination and either take you back to when “funk” was coming into its own as you remember it, or you get to feel what it was like when it was new. This sound. While I certainly can’t say it’s a brand new sound, it is different. That in itself is new these days. In their previous release, the winery...
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