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Dallas band Legacy, Icepick for May

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Local Dallas band Legacy has wrapped up their studio chores recently and has presented the world with an official full release entitled “One” and after a full listen or two dozen, the quality shows throughout on this release and it’s certainly “one” to add to your collection. In all, this album to me just feels like a home I knew in yesterday; and that is an incredible feeling when it comes to music. The band is full of talented musicians that gel together in a common goal of power metal, energetic riffs and a feeling of new nostalgia so needed in today’s scene. Brett Inman on vocals, Scott Se...
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from grassroots to mainstream - bands path to success today

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recently on a bands support group, someone made a post where they got into it with a local radio station for why they were not playing their favorite rising band. this is a topic i could talk to for hours. easily. you see, back in around 2000, i too was sick of radio. had been since the repeat nature of the 80s forcing me to hear michael bolton at work 4 times a day. no one should ever suffer so much. but nothing i could do. you were FM or you giggled at the AM you heard out of chicago on a clear night. gotta admit the chicago thing was kinda cool. around 2000 i was knee deep in my career...
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An Evening with Matt James, Blacktop Mojo Frontman

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It’s always amazing to get into a band as they’re just about to take off. You can see it, you can certainly hear it, but when you can just feel it , then it becomes real. When all 3 come together, you get Texas based Blacktop Mojo and then things most certainly get real, really fast. Blacktop Mojo has already been chosen for (2) icepick awards here on Renegade for their music, and as I’ve come to know the band, I’ve come to find that you couldn’t ask for a more down home group of guys that honestly is as easy as family to hang around with. This shows up on social media with their interaction a...
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Red Sun Rising - Icepick for April

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It's amazing what a conversation at a gas station can lead to.  In this case it led to the start of Red Sun Rising with Mike Protich and Ryan Williams simply talking over music, pumping some gas in 2006 and by 2007 they were into playing local gigs; the journey had started. In 2015 they released their smash debut "Polyester Zeal" which hit 11 on the Billboard Hard Rock album chart. Polyester Zeal produced 3 songs we play on Renegade Radio since its release in “The Otherside”, “Emotionless” and “Amnesia”; with the first 2 reaching #1 on the mainstream rock chart. Repeating t...
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Review - Stone Temple Pilots (2018)

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I can’t say that I’m a Stone Temple Pilots fan. Historically anyway. They came along as music was in a shift from hair metal, where I grew up, to grunge, and I just lost interest in the latest trends of music and didn’t care for grunge overall. I mean, we go from women in short skirts and high heels to canvas pants and combat boots. Didn’t seem fair to me I suppose. You can’t however deny their impact on grunge itself. They carried a lot of weight, put out good music for their fans who did get into the sound, and in the end, earned respect worldwide for their music. From their founding in 1989...
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Evergrey - The Storm Within - Icepick for March

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there are times i'm late to a party and i find a band too late to appreciate them while they're still cranking it out. i won't drop any names but there's more than 1 band i wanted to pick for my first "icepicks" of the year, but the ones i've found have been MIA on social media for 18+ months and if you're gonna pull a stipulation out of your ass, that's as good as any i suppose. this month, while late to the party i welcome everygrey to the ranks of the icepicks. don't completely misunderstand me; i've been playing "wrong" off of "glorious collusion" for years. maybe not since 2011 when relea...
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State of the Renegade Union

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By now we’re coming into March and I’m WAY behind on icepicks, general reviews, interviews and so forth. Most of what I’ve been doing has been focused on having to move off my independent style where I paid all the PROs on my own and did what I wanted to do. 2017 saw that die and I had to move Renegade Radio to Live365. On the last run I would shudder at the thought of having to use a service like this but it’s become more than apparent that many simply don’t want random internet radio to have to deal with. Our own numbers are also not what they used to be in traffic as people move to custom p...
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icepicks - 2017

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2017 is over and it’s time to look back and pull out some highlights and then see what 2018 has to offer and what I am looking forward to. So, my usual list of awards are usually one-offs and kinda strange, but it wouldn’t be me if it were anything else now would it? So, in no particular order of preference, here are my 2017 awards as I come up with them and name them on the fly. I’ll also sneak in a look at 2018 for a local band that is about to make some serious noise nationally. Most interesting e-mail Zoe Friedman from Thrilldriver . Needless to say we get many submissions a day. When we w...
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