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icepicks october - love and a .38



Rock and Roll. I can try to make this a fancy review. I can even try to get "cute" with clever phrases and words found in a lot of reviews. But i'm going to take a cue from Love and a .38  and just come out and say it. Rock and Fucking Roll. There isn't much complex about this band and that would certainly seem intentional and to me making me grateful. You see, they don't get cute, they don't try and "show off" they just bring it, this rock and roll. Don't believe me? Now, do I lie??? Simply put, I love it. Ryan Hudson has a no nonsense attitude and the presence that just commands attenti...
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Heaven Below - Good Morning Apocalypse

Heaven Below - Good Morning Apocalypse



Concept albums are far from new. Most fall short of any individual goal to tell a story more so than just put out an album loosely tied together with the "concept" of a story that doesn't really get told in the album. The most notable examples of these I can remember would include Styx with Mr Roboto and KISS with their hidden gem, The Elder. Now, the list of successful concept albums grows in ranks as  Heaven Below  releases "Good Morning, Apocalypse" and the story of Dr Faust’s (inspired by the German legend of Faust) dealings with the devil in his own struggle with life. I do...
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falling in love with violet janine

falling in love with violet janine



One of the best things about music is it lets you fall. in this case with a new release from Swedish rockers Violet Janine  (ja-nine) you're going to fall in love. Lead singer Janine Nyman can certainly hold her own and her soulful edge comes through with emotions she's not even trying to hide. As you make your way though Between Red and Blue you are going to fall in love. time and time again. There are times I want to save the best songs for last but this release makes choosing such things a certain 1st world problem. But hey, the struggle here is real and in the end you're going to decl...
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icepicks for september - stone and moxie and the influence

first up -  STONE formed in 2010, this band out of philadelphia is certainly one to keep an eye on. Somewhere along the line a song has a way of getting personal. New song, new band, but out of the blue it’s 1970-something and it just got real. When listening to STONEs song “you made a promise” it just felt like a brand new yesterday. A touch raw, very emotional, you know. Personal. Certainly looking forward to more from these guys and guys, if you have a facebook page let me know! not found one anywhere but that's ok - you can check them out here - STONE .   Vocals, Guitar / Johnny ...
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a contest ends, let the music begin

a contest ends, let the music begin
recently we wrapped up our first promotion in conjunction with reverb nation  and in the end over 3500 bands submitted their music for us to consider. no, we've not gone through each and every one as much as i would like to say we have. first and foremost we're a rock station so pop, country, rap, blues and any other format not "close enough" were filtered out just to get us to our own core. even then we had a ton of music to go through, and we still are i promise. more offers went out just this am. all i can tell you is "holy shit". to say we were floored by the response is an under...
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Aaron Lee & The Gambling Souls

Aaron Lee & The Gambling Souls

I still remember seeing Aaron Lee for the first time in curtain club in his band paperface and in that brief introduction what stuck out the most was the passion he puts into the music in how he tells the story. The vocals pulled you in, the story kept you around, and the good times you’ll remember in that special place we hold where all good music goes to be remembered over the years. Fortunately there are times moments carry on into days and those days carry on into years and you continue to hear such a person continue to create music and while new, it’s still just as good as the first time ...
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Stylin and Profilin - An Evening with Joey C Jones

Stylin and Profilin - An Evening with Joey C Jones

“I was stylin’ and profilin’ in elementary school, and knew what I wanted to do with my life when I was six years old.” said Joey C Jones , kicking back with his feet propped up when asked how it all began. Not many can point to such an age with such conviction but when questioned on how soon Joey knew what would be in store for him, the answer was lightning quick as he finished the thought by adding that his love for the early 70s bubblegum music and the Beatles catalogue dictated what he wanted to do with his life. As the early years went by and Joey was busy developing an early love for ban...
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icepicks - Grimm Jack, Random Dogs & Rainchild

Grimm Jack out of New York has been on Renegade off and on over the years. If you’ve heard the London Quire boys or Englands The Answser, you’ve got an idea of this simple sound with a melodic edge focused on roughing it up some around the vocals. They came back to us via Reverb Nations promotions we’re now running and of course, we’ll see what they’ve got new and keep some Grimm Jack in the stream at all times. Kinda mandatory Grimm Jack, you see. Check ‘em out!
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