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Tyketto - Reach

Tyketto - Reach
Timing is everything. As cliché as that sounds, it’s true. Looking back on the 80s it’s harder to describe the rise and eventual fall of hair bands and the “copycat” syndrome. Almost any successful band had 2 things happen; the “brand” made a ton of money and the industry went into overdrive to do it again with another band. You like Night Ranger, we’re going to give you more Night Ranger, so to speak. But as a famous author once wrote – Nothing gold can stay. It was 1987 and in many ways, 80s music was at its climax and bands were being pushed out as quickly as they could be found. Howev...
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why i watch movies, sports and entertaining things

the real world can suck at times. these days for sure. the world seems hellbent on destroying itself and at times, it's hard to find fault in that idea. this last election took a huge toll on us all as a society and culture and regardless of who won, a good 1/2 the people who are emotionally tied to the results, lost. that's a lot of losing to get over. not happening very gracefully either. now i could google some of my own examples of the world gone mad but we all have our own examples. rioting since the left lost the election and showing them obama bumper stickers of "we won, get over it" do...
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icepicks - november; saint asonia

ok - in before the 15th so i'm ahead of the game! sorry about missing my show last thursday but the flu was busy taking my ass out. i've coughed up a lot more than i've eaten so i do believe im on the road to recovery and today i actually have the energy to make gross analogies in my opening statements again. I STILL GOT IT!!! now - enough of me. while listening to our own stream i sometimes find bands all over again. while wondering who to tell you about this month i came across saint asonia  and fell in love with the lyrics instantly. "Now I'm leaving Minnesota Would have been nice to h...
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The Twisted One Returns

The Twisted One Returns
I've been working with RenegadeRadio.net now for a bit over 9 years now, in one form or another. I Originally started out Wednesday afternoons back in the summer of 2007, as I was working a 3rd shift job and that seemed like primetime for me.. "Grave Disorder" it was called. Had a decent run, but then had to step away for personal reasons (Because, Life happens.) Came back and started again 12-25-2009. Decided to take over Friday nights. Had another good run, Got to do some really kickass interviews (Including Dommin, Acey Slade, Ville Valo, Rudi Protrudi of The Fuzztones), and then once again...
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the walking dead - season 7 premiere

the walking dead - season 7 premiere
spoiler alert. numb. that's the best i can put it. relief it wasn't glen but sad it was abraham as he was always the "backbone" of things at times. he got the last word in, sorta. i consoled myself quite a bit that i was *dead wrong* in this and it wasn't glen. this got me through the repeated hits and crunching noises. but i'm already ahead of myself. i should have known that TWD simply can't just say what happened. not after an 8 month layoff in which 10s of thousands of people died between cliffhanger and reveal (that alone has to be a record - how many real life people died not knowing who...
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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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