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through the storm we all survive

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closer to nowhere is as close as i'll ever be to nothing that i've seen in this world in front of me fading lights from storms of  yesterday dancing through my mind looking for the words to say oh hell im speechless again drifting of to somewhere i know i've been before always seem to be looking for a little less or a little more fading memories from songs of yesterday singing the words in my mind as i thought i found my way oh hell i'm lost again through the storm we all survive finding a light to fight...
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everything changed as i ran

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laying here somewhere lost between sleep and dreams everything so different here nothing is what it ever seems running through my afterthoughts no i don't know what i was thinking so real so far i know i won't remember i feel myself fading yea im sinking then the lights come on and we put on the show running in circles look at me go everything changing as we run everything changes as we run then the lights went out and i had nowhere to go walking into the light that looked so dark everything changed as i ran everything changed...
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May Icepick – The Damn Truth

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the other day i was engaged in a usual hobby of looking for the best cover of "gimme shelter". believe it or not you'd be amazed at how this has been hacked up over the decades. these covers range from something close to the original, lady gaga stomping on something while singing, and honestly you get lost in all the variations of people out there trying to get close to that rage of emotions the original gave. it's hard to capture a time you were living in, to be sure. merry clayton flat out owned it vocally and the song,...
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April Icepick – Black Paisley

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Sometimes I try to figure out the music, sometimes the music tries to figure out me. I either get lost looking for something clever to say or looking for an impactful way to make you go listen to some music I discovered recently. But every once in awhile I just listen and love. The sound, the style, the tone and how it can hit home and somehow I have something brand new from my past. Enter Black Paisley. Moving to Spotify recently, I ended my holdout of how people listen to music today and finally went and saw how the...
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PBR “Unleash The Beast” Tour Cowtown Coliseum

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The PBR came stomping into The Stockyards in Fort Worth TX and brought the toughest bulls and bull riders to one of the oldest and most nostalgic venues in the world, the Cowtown Coliseum. This venue was built in 1908 and had been host to thousands of rodeos and seen the best in the world make a name there. The venue is also home to the Bull Riding Hall of Fame and holds rodeos every weekend. This weekend all eyes were on the current PBR World Champion José Vitor Leme and season points leader Cooper Davis. Everyone knew coming into this...
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icepick – those damn crows

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the twisted one, sean twisted that is btw, stopped by our renegade chat room and threw some bands at me. for me it was "like it, like it, like it, holy shit, hold on..." hold on here. those damn crows got my attention. now i don't know what they're drinking over in the UK but most of my favorite bands lately have all been UK based. whatever it is, bottle that shit up and send it stateside and lets spread this sound as far and wide as we can. giving that facebook page a like. those damn crows do have...
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these glass walls of mine

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i was dreaming about you last night i can't say it was anything new you're always on my mind, indefinitely i was thinking about you the other day it seems to be what i must do indecisions of yesterday haunt me indefinitely after all these years the regrets are still the same too little to late was the best i could do i know i had walls i made them of glass at the time screaming so quietly from the other side hoping you could see in me what i couldn't say to you through these glass walls of mine...
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mike and the mechanics, post 2010

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mike and the mechanics pretty much had the song of the 80s with "the living years" in 1988. to this day i can play it on 80s night and invariably i get commentary in the chatroom along the "wow" lines. while that song defined how great "greatness" can be, the rest of the i simply don't remember. my bad. maybe one day i'll go back and listen again. that was a long time ago, ya know? i've changed but the music hasn't. not that music anyway. will i see it differently 30 years later? maybe, but for now i want...
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living when i had time

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at times i took myself nowhere i miss those times sometimes drifting between my memories living when i had time i took myself nowhere living when i had time every now and then i remember flashes of my past in kind growing older without growing up needing a reason to my rhyme i wasn't getting anywhere i had nowhere to go content just to pass the time yea i'll catch up again sometime living when i have time and late at night when i close my eyes now i see the dreams i forgot to have back then a bit...
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the latest artist to win the coveted "icepick" award is dead sara. emily armstrongs vocals i can promise you will not be forgotten and will pull you in. kinda like a demi moore with powerlungs cranked up to 11. she just has that undeniable edge, making you fall in love with the sound and emotion. while they do have a new song out, i'm simply going to run out to youtube and listen to a dead sara mix. don't worry, we'll be back to the new stuff. i just wanna reminisce for a bit. in no particular order, let youtube...
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Lone Star Showdown – TCU vs Texas A&M Basketball

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TCU Horn Frogs came into the new Dickies Arena with their heads on and ready to play some serious basketball.  RJ Nembhard scored 16 points with nine assists helping TCU with their win over Texas A&M. Mike Miles had 15pts with five assists for the Horned Frogs (5-2), PJ Fuller scored 13pts with four assists and TCU tallied 22 assists on 26-for-50 (52%) shooting. TCU made 10 of 23 from 3-point range. Texas A&M (3-1) shot 18 for 47 (38%) and missed 13 of 17 from 3-point range. Jay Chandler led the Aggies with 12 points, Quenton Jackson scored 11...
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PBR Rodeo at AT&T Stadium Nov 12-15

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ARLINGTON, Texas – The PBR came stomping into AT&T Stadium this past weekend, Thursday November 12th - Sunday November 15th bringing the biggest event on dirt to Texas for the first time ever. The PBR World Finals is normally held in Las Vegas but due to COVID it got moved to the biggest stadium in the U.S. the house that Jerry built, AT&T Stadium. Only the best of the best of the best were invited and what a spectacular event it was!  Jose Vitor Leme (Ribas do Rio Pardon, Brazil) who went on to win the 2020 PBR (Professional Bull Riders)...
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rearrange me

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there was a time that i never knew me doesn't seem so very long ago going through the motions around me that i know there was a time this would have changed me all these things that i've been through somehow it would have rearranged me that i know why am i always fighting whatever i feel inside no one understands what i never set free maybe they see me behind my glass walls so many silent screams never heard what am i always fighting whatever i feel inside there was a thought that i kept on thinking putting a...
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Small Town Titans, The Ride Releases Nov 13th

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ain't much denying that the new release from small town titans, the ride, starts off strong and powerful. "rufflin feathers" doesn't give you a single second to catch your breath and the band just dives right in with the grunge rock scream. they certainly lay it all out there hard and heavy to start "the ride". lets go ahead and call it. small town titans is my icepick for november with all the earmarks to become a favorite of your own as well. now, once they lay that first song down, don't think you're gonna come up for much air...
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Alliance Air Show 30th Anniversary

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As a child I always was fascinated by military jets and fighter pilots. Growing up my favorite movie was Top Gun and I swore that one day that would be me in the cockpit of an F-16 in a dogfight over the oceans. Well life took other courses and I am still that little kid today when I see and hear the sounds of a jet zoom past in the sky. This year marked a milestone for the Alliance Air Show in many ways. Not only was this the air shows 30th anniversary but we also did it while living...
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 2020 PBR World Finals relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

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PBR’s 2020 world championship took another major turn today. This time, facing gridlock in Nevada, PBR took a detour on the freeway to the Lone Star State. PBR World Finals: Unleash The Beast – which for 26 straight years has been held in Las Vegas – will be relocated to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, November 12-15. This blockbuster announcement, following a lightning-fast, Herculean collaboration among the state of Texas, City of Arlington, Dallas Cowboys, CBS Sports and PBR, was made this afternoon by PBR Commissioner Sean Gleason. Gleason spoke to fans live on social media from the heart of...
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Icepick for September – Magnolia Bayou

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Ok - lets head back to the states for this months icepick for September. This time around I hit the south and we find a new release over 2 years in the making from Magnolia Bayou. When you see a southern band play some southern fried rock, you have expectations. Lofty expectations of the sound and style. Now being from "the rich soil of the Mississippi Delta all the way down to the muddy waters of Mexico", this band doubles down on history. Step outside on a summer day and play some Magnolia Bayou. Soon you'll find yourself swept away...
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Gin Annie takes our Icepick for August

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Last month while simply surfing on Amazon, I came across several bands "by suggestion" to check out. Gin Annie caught my attention from the very first song. Every song after that just kept the rock and roll coming with a "fuck yea" inserted in appropriate places by me. Billed as a hard rock band out of the UK, all I can say about that billing is they left off "phenomenal" rock band out of the UK. Usually I feel I come in late to some bands, but 100% Proof hit the shelves in Jan 2019. Fallin and Chains preceded the...
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talk to you today

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hey i wanted to talk to you today seems it's been awhile but you're always on my mind i know i keep forgetting to remember remember what is fading a little more each time i remember and i wish i could tell you everything is going to turn out fine but these are the things you learn, learn on your own in time each year ahead is something that one day you'll look back on and see another memory fading like so many have had before and i wish i could see ahead to how everything will be to tell...
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icepicks for july – throwin some hollowstar at you

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it happens. that amazing time you find a new band in your life like hollowstar. you hear the 1st note, then as each new instrument comes in, and then the song builds and god damn it, it happens. you find yourself just lost and moving with the song. you're suddenly playing the best air guitar in your life and you're not even a minute into "take it all". suddenly the vocals you imagined come in and you struck musical gold. i love it when that happens. but that's just song 1. any band can get a song right, right? can...
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the politics of football

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the politics of football these days you stop and get some gas, you're politicized. modern gas pumps have commercials playing and trying to sell you something. with the exception of the black couple who did karaoke on it once, those are a total waste of time. karaoke was brilliant. flat out made my day in a "social" kind of way. it made me feel good and it made me feel like i made friends by just watching how much fun they were having in an every day situation. wouldn't you know it, now it appears it was staged. but i...
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i never believed

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i never believed i'd have nothing to say nothing inside of me ever stayed there for long i have a dream it needs to fly i have to dig inside and find that something to say i never imagined a life without hope hope always seemed to be the purpose to me i gotta believe i have to try to put away the pain and set free the hope and late at night when i turn the world back down i close my eyes in hopes today was just another dream everything seems so surreal to me in the light...
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Review: Heaven Below – Rest in Pieces

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Patrick Kennison and Heaven Below are at it again. Always busy and usually putting a creative spin on life for the rest of us with their music, Heaven Below took it a bit of a different direction and now give us Rest in Pieces. This new release contains 12 cover tunes from artists/singers/band members we've lost over time as it's central theme, or as they say "A Tribute to the Departed". Now, many people have a notion of what a cover tune should be. Just like the original; totally different, new and improved, honestly the list never ends. Cover tunes...
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June Icepick – Bad Wolves

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I've never really been into rap, but I've always been into great music. If you can rap but not make your music nothing BUT rap, ok; I'll listen. The "public facing" Bad Wolves hasn't really shown the harder side of Tommy Vext and the band in 2018 really. Radio airplay and all. Remember When, their cover of Zombies, the duet with Diamante Here Me Now, hell we're headed to some serious melodic rock with an edge. But they do a LOT more I would come to find. And, didn't I just say "do something good but don't make your music...
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so much left to be

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someone said the sun came up today well i just couldn't see it seems the hate in the world today has found its way to me someone said something else today everyones got something to say it seems the talk in the world today isn't going to go away the choices we make build the lives we create every step and every world make us who we are will the rage we feel overcome the love we're after which choices will we make in this world we create I understand the rage sometimes all too well but blind emotions blind...
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if i don’t see you tomorrow

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if i don't see you tomorrow know that i'm still ok i'm just tired of the world today something borrowed something blue lord just give us something new it's the same old story living your life one day at a time emotional validations must be satisfied a little more a little less i just don't understand why we cannot see how this story will end too much revenge on our minds no room left for love emotional validations can't be satisfied the meaning of everything will never mean anything if we don't look for another way we all break down we all...
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i just wanted to say hey

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i just wanted to say hey wondering what you're doing out there been on my mind from time to time and i just wanted to say hey today i wanna tell you i'm gonna laugh out loud i wanna tell you so many things at once holding it in i don't want to anymore i want to let them hear me this time now no i won't go making those promises to change all my ways and become so much more we all know those fade in the morning light best intentions seem to die so easily no i won't...
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Review – Blacktop Mojo; Static EP

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Around 32k followers. That's about how many followers Blacktop Mojo had on Facebook when they finally came across my headphones and certainly got my attention. A few years later and lord knows how many live shows and photo shoots, they still do. We connected, I guess you could say. They seem to have that impact on people. In a relatively short amount of time I've seen a whole lot of Mojo. I've seen them anywhere from the small venue to the Dos Equis Pavillion in Dallas. Usually up close with my Pentax in tow getting shots of the guys as...
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dreaming before i fly

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you see things differently when you're looking for something else never staying focused on what you saw before to be understood, maybe a little more you never see what you feel when you're looking in what is real i feel things so differently when i'm feeling for someone else never really knowing what i felt before to be understood, maybe a little more i feel things so differently when i'm feeling what is real but i still remember the times that got me to this day growing sometimes in spite of myself every step of the way dreaming something new...
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Losing the Lizard Lounge and The Church

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The time was Labor Day weekend, 2005. I had traveled with my dad and brother from a small town in Oklahoma to Dallas Texas, to visit my uncle. After an unmemorable start to the three day weekend, Sunday rolled around with my uncle grinning like he just saw his first pair of boobs. He pointed at me and said "I just got off the phone with Angela. And we are taking you to a place that you wont want to leave." He was so certain about it, that he bet me his Tron arcade cabinet, and Kiss pinball machine. He...
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I Just Got to Say

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there'll be some wholesale changes to my dreams tonight try as i may i just got to get this right a new world today i just found a way there'll be some constant vigils in my heart tonight a silent prayer said to my soul is right a new hope today i just got to say everything is possible inside of our dreams shifting to reality isn't as hard as it seems takes some time to put old thoughts away better than forgetting it all anyway a place in time yea but it's time to grow putting down what's been...
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Review: Five Finger Death Punch – F8 (Fate)

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Recently stumbling upon the fact I missed that Five Finger Death Punch has released new material, I ramped up quickly once I heard "A Little Bit Off Today" and had almost every emotion come to life inside of one song. A quick trip to Amazon music and I now own F8 and within the hour, started this review. Quite simply, this is what it is like to listen to a classic being born. F8 starts off quietly, with oddly enough an F8 instrumental intro. Slow at first, as if to give you a breather. Heads up; take it cause the...
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Top 10 Influential Albums – Iceberg

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Invariably a new "hey everyone do this and nominate someone" pops up on facebook. It's during this times I usually hang low and hope people forget about me. It's not that I don't have favorites or music that has shaped my own tastes, no. I just don't like trendy things. If everyone is doing it, I'll wait. In fact, when Forest Gump came out, I would not watch it until blockbuster had ever single copy in the store available for rent. So to be different, a requirement for me to be pretty much anything at all I suppose, i'll do...
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Lava Cantina, The Colony; Keeping Things Going

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2020 sure hasn't gone the way anyone anticipated, has it? How could it when the entire world shifted into a mode never seen before? The global concern for Covid-19 brought out measures to match the concern around the world. Pushed into a a time many people have chosen to handle by withdrawing to ride out the storm, other businesses and people chose to face it differently and adapt. How would we all handle the challenges presented to us as we go through a time none of us have been through before? Then on April 3rd, the world changed  yet again...
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may icepicks – band-maid

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ok, i'm going to be 100% up front. other than a few japanese words styx taught me in the 80s and the occasional times band-maid uses english in their music, i have zero idea what they are saying. for all i know they could be singing something like "that iceberg rides camels backwards while slappin their booty with a camel booty slappin stick" and i'd still be on my end raging up an amazing "HELL YEA"!!!! to be honest, that would actually be pretty cool, huh? the lyrics, not actually riding camels around. to be just as honest, there are...
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something like that

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he paints a perfect picture of a perfect world tellin so many stories of a perfect life he sings another love song that shines inside of him showing so many emotions of a perfect time he seemed to always be on the edge of who he was saying things like "that's something i would write if i could write something like this" something like this he knew his every weakness and took them on just the same doing things like "that's something i could do if i could so something like that" something like that he laughs a little more today...
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Interview: John Humphrey; Seether / The Nixons

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When you talk about drummers in the rock music industry today one name that will come up in most conversations is John Humphrey. Humphrey certainly keeps himself busy playing drums for platinum award winning band Seether as well as Oklahoma City based band The Nixons. He took a moment to sit down and answer a few questions for Renegade Radio via email. Just as many of you we are on a shelter in place here and could not get together with John in person but I will assure you that once this lifts I will go visit John and we...
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she sings sometimes so quietly

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she sings sometimes so quietly i seldom hear her words she cries sometimes so painfully she can't hide her tears yet through all of this time she stands so alone still trying to find her way to the other side of a time she used to know and all of this time she weathered the storm she found she no longer had to hide from a time she used to know she acts so shy out socially i seldom see her leave behind the walls shes surrounded by she built so long ago yet through all of this time she...
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i think i found something today

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i'm looking for something it's hiding so well picking up the pieces you know i can tell i think i lost something long long ago remembering the pieces i no longer can tell and why does it seem like all my yesterdays aren't even mine anymore memories fade between night and dreams i can't tell anymore changing the secrets that i've kept inside gave them away for free long long ago changing up the secrets that i've been keeping inside showing things about me i've never shown before finding something else to hide changing up the ways that i've been...
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REVIEW: Bonfire – Fistful of Fire

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Bonfire and I go way back. Late 80s back. Loved 'em then and from time to time I still play their music in the rotation and on the icehouse. But everything I know about them is still around the late 80s, early 90s.  In fact, it was 1986 the band went from Cacumen to Bonfire. Going before that the roots dig all the way back to 1972. The late 80s had their own hair metal sound. Didn't matter if you were from Ohio, LA or Germany. The sound sold and it was everywhere. Everyone had to look the same, sound...
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Icepicks – Devilskin; RED

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Icepicks is back! No I have no real idea why I stopped doing it, I just shifted things to reviews. However, I wanted to bring back a personal touch that really is more than a review. More a hope for not just this release, but all to come from that band.  Welcome Devilskin to the icepicks elite fold. When it comes to the harder metal, I fully admit I can be harder to impress. It becomes all the same to me with the growling and repetitive chords that I just quickly move on from usually. From the word go, however,...
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Getting Out When This is Over

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At this point I swear to god Netflix only has 2 movies under 4000 names and they all look the same. Amazon Prime for some reason I've just not reached out to in order to pass the time.  Add them to the list but most days are kinda zombie like. Get up. Check Got Toilet Paper. Check (maybe) Phone still work? Check Life still sucks? Check I suppose this is life under a global pandemic. I don't think we'd be having this big a problem if we were in any other time. However, we're in the middle of a perfect...
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Love is Such a Strange Emotion

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i've found that love is such a strange emotion leaving me lost and found in the in between they both look the same in the strongest light i've found that love is such a strange emotion giving highest of hopes in the lowest times they both look the same in the soul spotlight i said it's all right, it's ok im going to let it show me another way and i won't look back no i won't run away i'm going to hold onto these strange emotions tonight it's ok take a deep breath practice letting go time will show...
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Maybe if Tonight

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just because or if questions living in my mind picking me up to watch me fall no that wouldn't be her way maybe if just maybe if tonight maybe if tonight everything was different it wouldn't end so much the same way maybe if tonight yesterday was never around maybe it would be different tonight maybe not, maybe questions living in my mind i asked them before years ago i want to ask them all over again maybe, maybe it would all be different just maybe if tonight maybe if tonight everything was different it wouldn't end so much the...
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Maybe Its Me

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maybe it's me and i don't understand all that's happening behind those eyes maybe you see and i don't understand all that is happening all around me maybe it's me you seem so held hostage by your own emotions crying through the nights trying to save your day it seems so twisted up by your own frustrations running through your mind trying to find your way a touch of human nature we all share pushed to extremes in a perfect storm watching others react as if they care a touch of human nature we all share you seem so held...
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Welcome to the New Renegade Radio Site

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Every once in awhile, I simply get bored and decided to redo just about everything. We spend the bulk of our life on a Joomla based platform and it was "ok". However dev support was falling off and WordPress was taking off to be more than a blog service. I morphed over a template and created our first site under WP and honestly, it was time to "refresh". We're still most definitely under WordPress, but we've lightened up the pages and stopped doing everything in a single row. We've also added a focus on local Dallas sports of all types...
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Mens Lone Star Conference Championship Continues Today

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This afternoon at Comerica Center in Frisco Tx the Lone Star Conference men’s and women’s championship college basketball continues as we fight for the finals!!! Starting the day off we have the women of Texas A&M University-Commerce VS Lubbock Christian University with a 1pm tip-off. Following that game the men take the court as West Texas A&M University take on St. Edward's University at 3:30pm. One men’s team and one woman’s team will take home the title of Lone Star Conference Champion after this long week of battle after battle. All four of these teams have earned the right to...
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2020 PBR Global Cup – Recap

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This weekend the PBR stomped into Arlington Tx at AT&T Stadium for the WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR Global Cup USA 2020 presented by Monster Energy. This was my third year to get to come out and cover the event and I can not think my friends at PBR enough for their kindness and hospitality. I strongly recommend if you see PBR coming to your area to check it out! Now on to the overview of the weekend events. In Day 1, Team USA Eagles took the lead last night after an very amazing ride by Jess Lockwood who...
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Billy Talent Share Release Chapter 2 of Short Film

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Billy Talent have released the second chapter of their episodic short film Forgiveness. Based on the song "Forgiveness II," which was released by the band last November, the new episode features gripping performances from UFC superstars Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Rose Namajunas. "Forgiveness I+II," described by Loudwire as a "musical journey," was the first new music from Billy Talent since their 2016 album Afraid of Heights.  Fans can watch the latest episode from the short film here. In addition to the new film, Billy Talent recently released "Reckless Paradise," the first radio single from their forthcoming album. The new track is already flying up the charts, where it was...
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Big Rig Dollhouse – The Moon

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Big Rig Dollhouse. Say it with me; Big Rig Dollhouse. You instantly get nostalgic in a new way. Not because you’ve said it; but because you went out to listen to their music and that’s how it made you feel in all the good ways. I can hear a touch of several influences with Motorhead coming out as a sound it takes me to. That’s a lot to live up to from a 6 song EP released in 2018. How did 15 months get by without my hearing about these guys? Note to self; pick up your game. If not...
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Dak Prescotts Upcoming Payday

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Even when the Cowboys have one of their most disappointing seasons in history last year going 8-8, they still continue to be THE SHOW to watch. On the field, meh. Off the field, watch us now! Drama in how we dismiss Garrett, Cobra like quickness picking McCarthy, and a million shades of gray around Dak. What will the Cowboys do? It’s no secret Dak should be setting the market at the position for at least a good 2 or 3 days. People seem to get so caught up in today’s payment they keep forgetting in a few years it will...
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Legends Acquire Cameron Payne

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Official Release | January 25, 2020 The Texas Legends have acquired former NBA first round pick Cameron Payne off waivers. Payne (6-3, 190, Murray State) was selected 14th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder and has four years of NBA experience under his belt with the Thunder (15-16, 16-17), Chicago Bulls (16-17, 17-18, 18-19), and Cleveland Cavaliers (18-19).  The guard played 57 games his rookie season with the Thunder averaging 5.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 12.2 minutes per game.  Named Tennessee Mr. Basketball in high school, Payne played two seasons at Murray State averaging...
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PBR Global Cup Returns to AT&T Stadium Feb 15-16

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Tickets for the 2020 WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR Global Cup USA, presented by Monster Energy, on-sale now ARLINGTON, Texas – After debuting in the U.S. in 2019 with one of the most exciting bull riding events in the sport’s history, the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Global Cup will return to the United States for the next edition of the five-nation tournament, bucking into AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas with the 2020 WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR Global Cup USA, presented by Monster Energy, on February 15-16. The event in Feb. 2020 at the NFL’s largest stadium will...
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Review – Another Day Dawns – Stranger

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Closing in on a year since my review of Another Day Dawns previous release, A Different Life, they’re back. Psycho, I believe, was the single from that release and set the tone of a hard rock band with grunge mixed in. Stranger, to release Jan 31st, picks up where A Different Life left off. Recorded at the world famous Dark Horse Studios in Franklin, Tennessee, and produced by Joe Rickard (Red, Starset, Manafest, Joyous Wolf), the album’s release follows closely behind Another Day Dawns’ 2019 show lineup; including hometown performances in and around Northeastern Pennsylvania and alongside ISSUES during their...
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Dallas Cowboys Coaching Changes, Finally

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Not too long ago, I finally got to stop hitting “refresh” on my browser waiting on the news that Garrett had left the building. In true course of the nature of this beast, even his departure was as mystifying as his tenure. I had high hopes early on as he took the reins of my beloved Dallas Cowboys. After around 4-5 years, you could just see you were treading water, but the water was mud. Nothing was going anywhere very fast and when it did, it reverted quickly. It honestly seems he won just enough to make you think he...
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The Texas Legends – Basketball in Frisco

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The Texas Legends are an NBA G League team based in Frisco, Texas, and the minor league team of the Dallas Mavericks. The team relocated to Frisco from Colorado in 2009 and became the Texas Legends for the 2010–11 season. The Legends play their home games at the Comerica Center locate at 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco, TX 75034. For tickets and more information please visit the Legends at https://texas.gleague.nba.com/ and bring the family out for a night of fun and games for everyone. The Texas Legends Team: Head Coach: George Galanopoulos Associate Head Coach: Eric Snow Assistant Coaches:...
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Radical Self Improvement is the Most Punk Rock Shit I’ve Ever Done

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Before there was Black Flag, there was nothing. I knew nothing about the outside world beyond the shitty little town I grew up in with the shitty people that surrounded me in the shitty household I lived in. I was angry, but didn't know how to properly express the rage at everything I saw. Effectively, I existed as a 14 year old mass of hate and anger without words to put on everything in my head. The moment I discovered "Nervous Breakdown," I wanted to hit something. "They fucking get it!" I screamed internally. the lyrics "If I don't find...
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Cowboys 2019 Season Over, Garrett Out?

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Today I sit around hitting refresh on the sports pages and my local cowboys newsgroup. I keep waiting for the news to come through that Jason Garrett is finally over and out and I *need* to see this as soon as possible. I can’t honestly say it’s just Garrett that’s made me lose some excitement about football. Between politics coming in and living in a decade long “groundhogs” day of underwhelming mediocrity, it just wasn’t fun. The “escape” into something more was gone. All the PC crap in the world decided to take the NFL stage and well, watching the...
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Elijah Newman & The SideEffects – Free Born EP

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One of the most rewarding (but equally frustrating) parts of reviewing music for this site is that there's so many artists that deserve far more credit for their craft than what the mainstream publications are willing to offer. In a fair and just world, Elijah Newman & The SideEffects would be a household name and they'd be playing sold out shows all over the country. Elijah would be recognized as a poet. Alas, this is not a fair and just world, so I'm taking it upon myself to trumpet praise for an EP I've grown to fall madly in love...
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Review – Ghost Hounds, Roses are Black

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It happens. Every once in a while it happens. When it does, it’s an amazing feeling. In this case I’m simply talking about a band, or a particular song, that takes you back and brings the life out of today all at once. You just feel good and dive into the music head first and sit back and see where this experience will take you. In the case of The Ghost Hounds new release, Roses are Black, it’s quite the amazing trip. Til It’s Gone was my introduction to this amazing band and when “it happens” I tend to hit...
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Wrapping Up Dirty Honey, Alter Bridge, Skillet Tour

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While we’ve been playing Dirty Honey, When I’m Gone, pretty much since it released, I’ve not had a chance to dig deeper. Seeing them live just didn't present itself yet. All that changed last Sunday (10/20/19) when they opened up for Alter Bridge and Skillet at the legendary Bomb Factory in Dallas. Their stage presence was of veteran stature and talent on display for all to see and appreciate. If anyone skipped the opening band on this tour you will most certainly regret it. I’ve now become a full-fledged Dirty Honey Man and will be following up with a review...
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SINGLES ONLY – Rough Dreams – “Six Sick Strings”

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When I agreed to write this review, I fully intended to write a full, comprehensive breakdown for anyone unfamiliar with Rough Dreams. With one EP and this single under their belts, it's more than obvious these dudes are prepared to be your next favorite band. Here's the problem; I'm legitimately speechless. I've been sitting with this single for a week now, trying to find something to say beyond "OH MY GOD LISTEN TO THIS NOW!" but these motherfuckers had to go and write a line that has legitimately left me speechless. Everything you need to know about this song can...
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If You Want Peace, Prepare for Peace

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If you want peace, prepare for peace While this goes dead set against an article I did many years ago where I discussed the normalization of extreme behavior, maybe it’s time we look at things from that perspective. In my years on this earth I’ve come to find you find what you’re looking for. One way or another. It’s the whole “which dog do you feed” question? We feel we must be heard and understood and over the last decade we stopped listening, if we ever really did, and simply started shouting. Nothing new here, just human nature shifting around...
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The Joker – A Haunting Reflection of Our Modern World

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I went into this movie knowing fully well that The Joker is not the "typical comic book movie" Joaquin Phoenix goes all in with any role that he is set to play but I still tempered my expectations. Reasons for low expectations? 1. DC has put out bust after bust after bust. And Marvel is filled with so much camp, one should bring the marshmallows. 2. Hollywood is once again relying on complete ideas of the past to be the secret ingredient of a current decent film. 3. If my expectations are low, they won't fall far. Well the joke...
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Singles Only – Kali Ra – “Breathless”

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Not to take a swipe at the other contributors of this site, but I like to think I'm the black sheep of the black sheep of Renegade Radio. Many of my interests are of the "niche;" if Iceberg is going to hand me the aux cord after playing some Metallica, I'm likely going to say something like "I'm not fond, but maybe you'll dig (insert obscure thrash/punk/hardcore/random loudness band)" and get super excited while he's battling to yank the cord out of my phone. My name is Jeremy, and I'm basically a hipster piece of crap. It's nice to meet...
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The Atom Age – Cry ‘Til You Die review

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  If it's not broke, don't fix it. Many bands are content with treading familiar waters. This sound sells well. This is your sing along. Here's a slower variant of the songs you heard before. Rinse, repeat, send it to the presses. Punk rock is no stranger to this formula. Three chords and some lyrics about being a misunderstood outcast and maybe a song about being in love with a girl who's also a misunderstood outcast can almost guarantee the presence of a kid with a Mohawk chugging Pabst in front of you at your gig. But The Atom Age...
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Review – Blacktop Mojo; Under the Sun

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Blacktop Mojo has been a station favorite ever since finding them through their publicist, Tom George from TAG Publicity. Always on the lookout for up and coming bands, I checked them out and fell in love with the sound. Since then we’ve been fortunate enough to interview the singer, Matt James, in “an evening with” series. We also recorded a video of them doing Underneath live for the very first time. Also captured whole lot of concert memories along the way. It didn’t take very long to fall in love with the band, their energy, and their “guys next door”...
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Artist Spotlight – Black Water Greed

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The following is from Yvonnes World who constantly sends great music our way. Black Water Greed is added to the list. Written by Daniel Morrison. What happens in Pennsylvania when you put Michael Mundy, Andy (IOS) Patzer, Bill Kahler and JJ Tyson together in a room?  Black Water Greed. A hard rock band, not a metaphor. When I listened to them I was reminded a bit of 90’s style rock with a modern sound.  Artists like Skid Row, Babylon A.D., and the like. To explain it further their production sound is not hard as nails.  The guitars are smooth distortion,...
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Memories as the Curtain Closes

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When I heard Curtain Club was closing, I’m not quite sure how it hit me. I loved the club and they were always great to work with on promotions of any kind we could think of here at Renegade Radio. Over time believe me, we've thought of a lot of them. We were one of the first to start streaming live from the club and we hosted many fantastic events out there. The biggest of course was when Faktion was signed by Roadrunner. We sent them off in style to a major tour late one fall with a packed club....
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Bowling for Soup Comedy Jam (and 25th Anniversary Concert)

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Lava Cantina, The Colony, TX June 8th 2019 According to legend, back in 1994 Bowling for Soup was formed one evening over a few too many Zimas.  While most people forget things they do, say, or promise after having too many malt beverages (or at least wish they could), fortunately for the rest of us they didn't forget, and spent the next two and a half decades cranking out one punk-pop jam after another and amusing their fans and roasting each other between songs during their live performances.  Their music videos over that period mirrored the "don't take this too...
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Review: Wake Up Hate – Deep Sleep

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Wake Up Hate came to me by way of Tag Publicity and the amazing artists they represent. In going through some requests for airplay usually a few will stick out and make me hit “rewind” a few times. I got the whole release of Deep Sleep for review so in this case, it is simply their sound that keeps me coming back for more. While positioned as “alternative rock” it just sounds good to me. When getting something out of the blue, I like to flip through all the songs before really settling in with an opinion. With Wake Up...
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Review: Royal Bliss – Self Titled New Release

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Many years ago I heard a song from Royal Bliss called Crazy. The song itself pretty much defined everything I love about music and finding new bands. Since then I’ve dug into their history and wow, there’s a lot of it. Coming together in 1997 out of Utah, they are a very hot band regionally but seldom saw them outside the northwest. I missed one show at Trees here in Dallas and damn it – their show coming up in Dallas just got cancelled.  Now I must live vicariously through their online presence until they come back through. While predominantly...
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Review: Joyous Wolf – Place in Time

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There’s something familiar about the music from Joyous Wolf. I don’t mean how it sounds, not at all. But how it feels. Somehow or another I get transported back to around 1968. Granted I was 3 at the time but as I grew up that music was core to my own foundations. I just wouldn’t know it for many years to come. To me the late 60s and early 70s are some of the most honest times in music where people didn’t get up on stage and play their instruments for you. They became the music they were giving to...
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Review: Godsmack – When Legends Rise

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I wasn’t going to review the new Godsmack. New release, power rock, energetic as you can get…yea. Godsmack. I love it. It’s in our rotation to be sure but it just didn’t “move” me to want to talk about it given my knack of introducing people to new talent and bands. But sometimes you can find something “new” in the most familiar of places. I found all that in When Legends Rise and got that feeling all over again. I’ll get to that emotional moment in a bit, but for now, I did go back and pick up When Legends...
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Another Day Dawns – A Different Life

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Another Day Dawns is another shining example of talent that my friend Tom George of Tag Publicity sends me on a regular basis. After a quick viewing of their video Psycho, I asked for the rest so I could check it out. I love getting in on the up and coming music the rest of the world just hasn’t found yet. Found another one! Based out of Pennsylvania, Another Day Dawns is a 4 piece band with Dakota Sean on vocals, Tyler Ritter on guitar, Livi Dillon on bass and Nick McGeehan slammin the drums. Certainly hard rock, but in...
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Review: Dreamkeeper – In a Parallel World

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There’s a subtle art form to progressive metal. A touch medieval, immense story telling in the lyrics and in the end, a sense of mystery and wonder that pulls you into an adventure in as much as a song. All of these facets of the art come to life in the debut release from Dreamkeeper with In a Parallel World. Dallas Based Taylor Dennis has been working on this release for well over a decade. Collecting experiences and perspectives along the way certainly helped formulate such an amazing debut effort. “I have been working on In a Parallel World off...
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Lullwater – Voodoo Review

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Just, damn. This Lullwater doesn’t mess around. Dropping today (2/22), Voodoo is the latest release from Athens, GA based Lullwater. To say this one hits the ground running would be an understatement. Curtain Call is interesting right off the bat. This introduction turns into grunge infused rock and you’re hooked. For some background on Lullwater, they were formed in 2007 and it wasn’t until 2012 that their first release came into the world.  Followed by some major tours and Sirius XM Octane airplay as well; the band started off strong. National tours included sharing the stage with acts such as...
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Liliac – Chain of Thorns EP Review

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Late in 2018 I came across a band whose potential reinvigorated my enthusiasm for the future of music. This of course would be Liliac. I play them weekly in some fashion on the icehouse and I pimp them when I can on Facebook and other social media. I picked up their first release of cover tunes and their management sent me a copy of Chain of Thorns for the rotation. Over the years I’ve written many stories over the exaggeration, to me, on the “death of rock and roll”. I’ve called out those saying such (yes, you Gene Simmons!) as...
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Anticipated Releases Coming in 2019

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2018 is over. Done. Stick a fork in it and let’s see what we’ve got coming for 2019. For my last article of 2018 I’m going to cover some of the more anticipated released scheduled for 2019. Let's see what we have in store for this year. Liliac. I found this band while surfing youtube and they just made me stop and take notice. Melody, on vocals, just turned 17 and has vocal ability beyond her years. She’s got an edge that fits the bands driving rock style perfectly and hey, plays a mean bass. While you can today get...
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KNON Reckless Rock Radio Local Show – CD Release Party

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Local radio station KNON has been hosting a 2 hour weekly show focusing on the local Dallas music scene for years now. Every Sunday from 10-midnight "Big Mix" Lee Russell and long time local radio personality Spicoli have been there week in and week out playing today's local hits and diving WAY back into so many yesterdays. If I start naming all these bands it would pretty much be the entire article. The local scene in Dallas, TX is simply that good. Their show, Reckless Rock Radio on 89.3 KNON has been tireless in supporting our incredible scene. Putting their...
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Evergrey – In Search of Truth; Remastered

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It’s not often I’m going to go back to 2001 and review an album. Hell, that’s 17 years. But Evergrey’s In Search of Truth has set the tone for the band and in many ways, still the “go to” release for Evergrey. The very first song set the tone with a spoken intro you seldom hear and hear even less done well. Rest assured this set the tone for Evergrey and the creativity they would produce in the many years and releases to come. You can certainly hear the influences of bands such as Symphony X, Kamelot and Dream Theater...
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Disturbed – Evolution

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Legendary rock/metal powerhouse Disturbed has pushed out yet another release with Evolution now available. Tours are already planned and they will be selling out the biggest arenas available such as American Airlines Center in Dallas. (wonder if I can get a photo pass!). It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was moshing to them in Grand Prairie, TX; but it most certainly was and I’m pretty sure I won’t be doing that again.  Near as I can figure it was likely the “Indestructible” tour in 2008. Disturbed broke into the scene with “The Sickness” asking millions if they were...
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Liliac – October Icepick

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I don’t do this every day. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I’ve done it. Finding a band I instantly fall in love with that is. There I was bouncing around youtube killing time. I find this band from California by the name of Liliac doing Crazy Train and they simply nailed it. I needed more so I did want I don’t normally do and I dove all in. I checked out all I could find on the Liliac, liked ‘em on facebook and got with them about getting their new song ‘Chain of Thorns’ for the site....
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Steve Perry – Traces

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There simply isn't another voice or singer more widely known that Steve Perry, frontman for the iconic band Journey. His gritty melodic vocals helped define what was ushered in as 80s rock, still played today. Will his new release "Traces" live up to the past or set a new tone for the future? Before we go there, let's back up. Starting off as a "jazz-fusion" band in 1973; Perry was not an original member of the band. He did not come along until 1977 with Infinity, produced by Roy Thomas Baker. Wheel in the Sky was "relaunched" under this line...
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Nothing More Than Great Rock

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Four score and at least six albums ago (that’s studio recorded albums¹), the Nothing More clan had a dream!  A gleaming vision of a local headlining show with crowd surfing, sing-alongs, and a huge fuck-off drum set on stage!  At this show, blessed be the music snobs, the lip singers, the head bobbers and the booty shakers who proudly braved the sticky dive bars and tagged photos of themselves holding pots and pans² in the front row!  For thine is the Kingdom of Tunes, NoMo fans unite!³ Since the dive bar days, Nothing More has done far more than pack...
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The Temperance Movement – A Deeper Cut

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The Temperance Movement first came into my life with “A Pleasant Peace I Feel” which echoed classic 70s “deep thought” music and followed it up with a tone and style very reminiscent of the more free and open days of rock and roll as it was finding its own place in the world during the late 60s and early 70s. While that certainly was an excellent song to get my attention, their latest release “A Deeper Cut” pushes things forward for the band without losing the raw emotional feel they began with their first release “White Bear”. Released in February...
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Five Finger Death Punch 2018 Tour Review

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I have to think many people are a lot like me. We hear what’s on the radio for the most part and think what we hear represents the bands style and sound. To say that is not always the case is of course an understatement but rarely has it ever been so true than for the band who opened up for The Five Finger Death Punch Tour that also had Breaking Benjamin and Nothing More. I’m referring of course to Bad Wolves. The other bands do sound like the songs you hear on the radio. For me Bad Wolves came...
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Icepicks for August – Whiskey Myers

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I gotta say, sometimes you find your new favorite band in the strangest of places. My introduction to Whiskey Myers was in a dive bar of all places. This fiery redhead was looking for trouble and an older gentlemen kept falling for her games. She got him punched 2 times in about a minute before he high tailed it out of the bar before more blood got in the water and more cowboys decided to take a swing. Before long (well I’m sure it took hours but it didn’t seems as much as this unfolded) another cowboy came up and...
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Pearl – Heartbreak and Canyon Revelry

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I had the pleasure of interviewing Pearl when Little Immaculate White Fox was out and I was busy playing something off that every week. The interview is still here on our site and after what seems forever, she’s got a new release out with Heartbreak and Canyon Revelry. While I was not able to make the tour last time around, I’m already putting in for a photo pass and where ever she is close to Dallas, I’m there. I really want to see all this heartfelt emotion she puts into her music live and capture a moment or two of...
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The Dirty Hooks – Icepick for June

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you get bands coming at you in all sorts of places these days. submissions in e-mail, flagging renegade radio down on facebook, and the like. we love it to be honest because we get to hear a lot of great music. the dirty hooks was introduced to me by a new friend and she tipped me off this band will be coming through dallas (irving) at the toyota music factory. somehow this band landed on a dream bill of the cult, stone temple pilots and bush. damn straight i'll be out there with photo pass in hand, i hope! energy....
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Pop Evil / Cheap Trick / Poison

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i have to admit, if i'm sitting at home thinking of a dream bill, this wouldn't be it. poison, cheap trick and pop evil would be playing at the toyota music factory in irving tx. at first glance, not your typical lineup to be sure. while we play all 3 of these at any given time, we don't normally play them together and you won't hear poison really unless it's an 80s night. on paper, this is certainly a strange line up. cheap trick / poison? not too far off. i can go with it. let pop evil open? i'd love...
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meet the new renegade radio

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a renegade radio joomla. that's how all this started i suppose. for the longest time joomla was the basis for renegaderadio.net. i simply wasn't interested in wordpress because it was for blogging and that was about it. i chose joomla so many years ago and spent a ton on themes, plug ins, components and the like. in the meantime, wordpress was changing. i've gotten a lot better at wordpress in building some demo sites for friends. in doing that, i saw an easier way to build pages, add customizations and to be honest, a prettier looking site. what put me...
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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...
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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...
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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. 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.  This shows up on social media...
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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 that...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Can They Go The Distance on Vast? (Demo)

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Twisted’s Top Upcoming Releases for 2018!

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We’re back again, Kids! You heard ALL about my Top Releases for 2017 and my top new finds for 2017, So now it’s time to start looking to the future – But not too far. We’re less than Two weeks into 2018 and There’s surely a bunch of cool new stuff that will be coming out – a LOT of it will be coming from our friends, So why not take a gander and maybe even get a little excited for what’s coming up! Sweet Tooth – The Second EP.  Our boys in the ‘Tooth will be heading into the...
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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...
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Twisted’s Best Of 2017, Part 2: New Finds

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We had my favorite albums of 2017, but there are also a lot of artists who I fell in love with over the last year, that didin't make THAT list. They still deserve some shout outs! Wake The Sun I caught these guys in NYC early in the year as they opened up for friends in Face The King. I was blown away and immediately talked to guitarist, Tommy, to find more information about them – Which they were actually from Long Island. Fast forward to the summer and we featured these guys on a show case and will most...
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Next Next Time

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Livin on, passin time Another day goes by A little laughter, shed a tear Another year goes by Lookin back, movin on Another life will live its time I never seem to realize that I could be seeing someone for the last time today Always taking things for granted that there’d be another day But you never know and you can never say That there will ever be a next next time Kickin back, smiling on Looking back at days gone by Yea I’ll cry, it’s ok Memories are meant to carry on Nod in silence, laugh out loud Another...
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Twisted’s Best Of 2017 Part 1: EP’s/Albums

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So, Who thought 2016 sucked? 2017 had SO much potential, Just when we didn’t think things could get much worse.  In retrospect, 2017 most definitely had it’s ups and downs. On The political spectrum, all kinds of crazy stuff happened. Movie-wise, We finally got a version of spider-man that was AWESOME, Wonder Woman finally graced the silver screen (And killed it!), while the Justice League did Not, AND we had another adventure in a Galaxy far, far away as Star Wars: The Last Jedi certainly changed the landscape of the entire franchise. That all being said, there was also a...
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Hinder – The Reign

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Formed in 2001 by OKC guitarist Joe Garvey and drummer Cody Hanson, Hinder has certainly seen some changes in themselves and industry itself in their march through the charts and global tours. In November of 2013 they made their biggest change in parting ways with charismatic front man, Austin Winkler. With Jared Weeks of Saving Abel stepping in for a bit and Nolan Neal singing “Hit the Ground” the focus soon turned to Marshall Dutton, former guitar player, writer and backup vocalist for Dallas based Faktion, who was already “in house” so to speak since 2009 helping write and produce...
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How a shitty Batman Movie changed my Life.

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I'll be honest. When "Batman Forever" came out, I was hyped. I was 12 years old and I couldn’t get enough of it. Today, after watching it again for the first time in years: Jim Carrey's Riddler is holy annoying and Tommy Lee Jones' Two-Face was just.. Bad. I wasn't a huge Val Kilmer fan, either (And we won't talk about Chris O'Donnel's Robin.) There were so many ways that Joel Shumacher just went completely wrong. That being said - Years later I look back and i still stand by it legit has one of the *BEST* Soundtracks. It intrduced...
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October icepicks – Wayland, Rinse and Repeat

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Been tracking on Wayland for a while now. Quite often you’d find me spinning (do we do that in the digital age still?) tunes such as She Lights it Up and Reason to Love  from their 2010 self-titled debut release for no other reason than they’re great songs from a band that has a familiar sound from the word go but something different you can find if you take a minute to really listen. I’d buy the singles as they come out, add them to our rotation usually because they’re just a good band you can count on for good...
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Steelheart – Through Worlds of Stardust

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Many months ago, when I first heard Steelheart was in the process of making a new album I was beyond excited. Through Worlds of Stardust is their first album in 9 years, and recorded with his studio/touring band. They have been a long-time favorite of mine. Miljenko Matijevic’s voice has always amazed and blown me away. The control and power he has along with his incredible range makes this band one that should never be overlooked. As I have alluded to above, the one thing I have always loved about Steelheart is lead singer, Miljenko Matijevic’s incredible voice. In the...
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Scandroid – “Monochrome” Review

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Scandroid “Monochrome” Review Editor's note: I totally realized i had stated the self-titled debut album was 2017. That is incorrect, as it was released in 2016. Fixed! - Sean Let me start off by saying – I’m a Scandroid fan. There’s nothing I didn’t love about his self titled release in 2016, or the multiple remix albums that followed.  I’ll consider myself a die-hard since The Scandroid project, at least, has been in full swing.  Yes, I’ve picked up every single, and all the goodies.  So, sure, you could group me in with  “Fanboys” if you will, before continuing on,...
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13 Songs #1

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A couple of days ago, I wrote a piece called “13 Short Reviews For A Rather Unlucky Day.” While I was quite pleased with the way it came out, I was kind of inebriated, to say the least. I realized after I posted the article that I genuinely enjoyed writing the piece, as I’m one who is prone to “skipping” songs just for the sake of seeing what’s playing next. That review gave me a reason to sit down and honestly listen to the song and sort out how I truly felt about whatever song was playing within myself, as...
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13 Short Reviews For A Rather Unlucky Day

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Today has been a rough day.    Correction, rough is an understatement. Do you remember that woman who spilled hot coffee on herself at McDonalds? Right on the crotch. Now imagine yourself being that woman, and that hot coffee you just spilled on your guy-bits isn’t cooling down. The door isn’t working as you try and leave the car, and, somehow, your radio is just playing goddamn “Call Me Maybe” on repeat, and it’s at full blast. the back window is cracked and everyone can see you screaming and flailing about in your car, and they’re all watching and judging,...
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Blacktop Mojo Does It Again – Icepicks for September

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Never done this before. Came close a few times, yes. But I don’t recall ever actually coming back and making a band I’ve already selected as an “ice pick” to be again, an “ice pick” for a later month. Even if I had, I don’t usually go back to a previous album to project future success. Again. So I’m going to double down and make the call again. I am, however going back to the first album of this band to get an idea of where they came from, compare to their cd they just got off a national tour...
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Jimmy Ray – Live to Fight Another Day

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If I were to ask you how you found your favorite rock band, where does your mind immediately wonder? Maybe you remember that time you were hanging out with your cool Uncle Jeff down in the basement after christmas dinner, and he surprised you with your first record player and “Dark Side of the Moon.” Or maybe it was that outcast kid Eric who always sat in the back of class, smelling of weed, and he introduced you to “Static Age” on a walkman with one of the ear pieces busted. Me? well... I have a secret. I’d love to...
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Icepicks for August – Ingram Hill

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When making a playlist there’s a lot of things I think about; how well known is the song or band, does it fit the style/mood I’m after for the show itself and so forth. Some bands I pick up and while they may mean a lot at the time, in time I forget to play them. First for a few weeks, then months and then I just remember them while driving home and think DAMN IT – load up some of xyz bands music and listen to it again. But I don’t. I may or may not remember it much...
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Linkin Park / Chester Bennington – Hybrid Theory 17 Years Later

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Chester Bennington unfortunately passed away on 7/20/17. His death has had a very strange effect on me, personally. I’m not a fan, nor have I really been a fan of Linkin Park’s music. Hell, I can honestly tell you, had you asked me prior to 4 days ago, I’d really only be able to tell you that Linkin Park is a band that came out during the age of nu-metal and they did some stuff with Jay-Z at some point. Needless to say, I wasn’t all too familiar. On the day he passed, I opened Facebook to a barrage of...
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icepicks for July – Colossal Street Jam, Living Free

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At times you never know where your next favorite song is coming from. In the 80s it was easy as the “machine” fed you hit after hit in at times an assembly line fashion. However, one thing for sure is in that time you heard a LOT of styles of music. You heard southern, corporate, glam, pop, alternative, metal, blues, and the list went on and on. But some bands stood out on their own for how well they did their sound. Colossal Street Jam has a recognizable sound all their own that they in fact do VERY well. With a...
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Icepicks for June – Bad Moon Born

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The good thing about working with a lot of passionate people in this business is people get to know what you like and usually even why. So when the twisted one slides me a "you'll dig this" I tend to pay attention. Recently he introduced me to another Australian band called Bad Moon Born and their EP Chemical Lullabies. Holy hell this was a "hold the presses" moment as I copied the music to our server and got them into the rotation that very day. Let me explain, this is rare for me. I collect music and about once a month...
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JIBE – Epic Tales of Human Nature

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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 same night they did cause almost everyone went to JIBE. Hell you probably wanted to go see them too. But again, that was...
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Doyle II – As We Die

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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. If it’s got Doyle’s name attached to it, it’s almost guaranteed to evoke something rather nasty in your mind. On “Doyle II: As We Die,” Doyle teams up with...
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icepicks for may – thrilldriver

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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 scares me more than entertains. You have to wonder if the people who bother to find our submissions address even bother to listen to...
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Icepicks for April – Abacu5

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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 range of sound that simply won't allow the band to be easily classified. Geared more for a thoughtful audience you can certainly turn off the world and...
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Richie Kotzen – Salting Earth Review

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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 21st solo effort that redefines the expectations of music for everyone else. It just does. The most amazing things he does in this release, Salting Earth, and his style...
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Dallas based Jibe releases video “We’ve Only Just Begun”

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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 (Metallica, Alice In Chains, Korn). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA2v-VapF_c We've Only Just Begun tells the story of an endless quest for redemption in a turbulent sea of uncertain times. Realizing there's no beginning and no end in sight, one finds...
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An Evening with Kenny Youngar

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“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 actually got my first drum set in middle school while living in Paris, France” Youngar decided to explain. “I rarely played even then because my neighbor played and...
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Killcode Release Official Music Video for “Kicking and Screaming” off “The Answer”

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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, classic, straight ahead Rock&Roll song. It's the type of rock that we grew up on that makes you want to drive a little faster, scream a little louder and party a little harder with your fists in the...
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Craving Strange – “Careful Of The Landmines” Review

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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 28th, 2014 at Revolution in Amityville, New York,  that we simulcasted here on Renegade Radio, for the world to hear – changing the course of our New York (And East Coast) endeavors forever. The title of that record was “A Life Exceptional” and the Singer's name...
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Icepicks for March – Blacktop Mojo

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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 years later they found themselves opening up for one of the biggest 80s rock bands in Bon Jovi just last month in Dallas,...
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About Renegade Radio

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since our inception somewhere around 2002, https://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 tracks, am, and the CD, FM really has drifted from relevance. napster in this time has come and gone and song sharing had morphed...
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the new renegade launches!

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much more national rock in the stream but still plenty of new indie music as well! check it out and let us know what you think of the new sound/direction!
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ok, lets turn this up – renegade radio has gone “national”

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since our inception somewhere around 2002, https://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 tracks, am, and the CD, FM really has drifted from relevance. napster in this time has come and gone and song sharing had morphed...
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Jack Russell’s Great White – He Saw It Comin’

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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 McNay (bass), Dicki Fliszar (drums), and Tony Montana (guitar, keyboards). The beginning of the first track, “Sign of the Times,” starts off with soft guitar picking...
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Deaf Havana – All These Countless Nights

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A former "icepick" in early 2016, we discovered this band through general surfing. Song by song they're taking over the UK scene with tours all across Europe and their new release All These Countless Nights will be another review here on Renegade Radio soon. Initial songs and impressions are as positive as always. From their Wiki site: Deaf Havana was formed when the original members met at the King's Lynn campus of The College of West Anglia. The band's roots can, however, be traced back much further with Ryan Mellor, James Veck-Gilodi and Lee Wilson all attending Smithdon High School and playing together...
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icepicks for february – gone for days, self titled

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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 the song. a bit rough on the vocals to fit the style of play, gone for days is pretty removed from "cookie cutter" type music, outside of just being good rock...
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feb 11 newsreel

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coming down the homestretch to be sure.  we've made a lot of sight changes and many you can see. and as you can see, we're still tweaking them. goal is mostly to minimize load times, keep things even on as many platforms as possible, and of course, the music.  🙂 we've locked into some official radio sources for music and are loading up our new server now. we've done a lot of remote testing and the player on top, well that's our new player and the pretty one will likely be retired. nice and all, but too difficult to work...
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News Reel – DAMMIT JEM!!!

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wow. even when abusing jemini i can still pull off a star trek reference! I RULE!!! as you can see, if you come here that often, we are in fact sporting a new look and more changes are coming. if you're bored our HOME > TEST page may or may not have what we're working on that you can see. hard to say, so i won't commit, just say to keep an eye out for it. format changes coming. we've tried for a very very very very very long time and as many different ways as possible, but strictly indie...
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icepicks january – the temperance movement reviewed

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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 ripped off that quote.  🙂 there is a sense of honesty that other bands have tried to pull off over the years but can't always get...
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Twisted’s Top 10 of 2016!

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Hey Everybody! Every now and again I get around to writing a thing. I most certainly should do so more often, but, reasons. So let's get on with it shall we?For some, 2016 was a Steaming pile of Horseshit. It seemed like everybody lost at least one or two idols with the Grim Reaper claiming so many celebrities. The media catastrophe that was the U.S. Presidential Election stressed everybody out. We won't even bring up Brexit. Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad left a LOT of us hardcore fans disappointed, but they still killed the box office.There were a few good...
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wrapping up 2016 – best of icepicks and a glance at 2017

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we don't have an official "Renegade Radio" award ceremony and that's one thing we're looking at for this coming year but i'll get to that later. for now i'd just like to go over my best of "best of" so to speak and just call out the ones who i keep going back to time and time through the year. until the last, these are in no specific order. the last of course will be my "best of 2016" but again - i get ahead of myself. 🙂 first up is decembers winner, hell or highwater. my initial high has...
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icepicks december, hell or highwater

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i wish you were here for days like these but you saw all the world gave you to see somtimes life just slips away so shed a tear for the dead remember the legacy they left for the time we have left  remember the life and not the death i had a lot already written and so close to saying everything i had to say about the band. then this song came on, "remember the life and not the death" and given how this year has taken a toll on our own musical heros and our own personal losses that...
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An Evening with Patrick Kennison

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Most of us go through high school without a clear path ahead but with any luck, some questions answered about what we’d like to do with our time and life. Then again, some people just know early on and have never looked back. “My first band was in middle school” started out Patrick Kennison, front man and creative force behind rock band Heaven Below. “we played half covers, half originals, won several battles and I even won some guitar competitions.” This could well have been cemented in high school by an errant guidance counselor. “By the time I got into...
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Why Your Band Gets Looked Over

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We are into our 2nd run working with Reverb Nation in finding new artists to play and promote. Round 1 brought out some MAJOR scored in violet janine, grimmjack, moxie and the influence, and many many more and so much has been added to our rotation. But finding these bands was tough. REAL tough. You've got a lot of crap to get through to find the good stuff and along the way you start to notice why you gloss over some and don't even listen to others and in the end, start to understand in depth as to why you will...
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Who Wants to be KING???

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we left the last round of vikings with this cry from ragnar who was both getting through having his brother whip his *** and detoxing from his drug induced loss in paris. to be fair, it was rolos time but ragnar was not ragnar and everyone knew it.enter the new season. i think my only complaint is the "overmakeup" on floki and ragnar that made them look like they were wearing too much makeup, not gotten older. there, that's said.from here i'll talk about the show so if you've not seen it yet, stop if you want. last warning. you'd...
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the walking dead – season whatever

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one of the things i pondered so carefully when we left last season in the cliffhanger we did was just how many "real life" people would die before they ever knew who negan killed. i had it all figured out. x amount of populationx amount of is a % of fans of the showx amount of people die yearlyx amount of fans that would likely die... you get the picture. but the number i came up with was pretty impressive. the "cliffhanger" resolution maybe wasn't exactly what they were looking for as i can see now that it really did...
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Tyketto – Reach

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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...
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why i watch movies, sports and entertaining things

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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...
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Updated Show and Site News!!

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In a blog far, far away, someone posted newsreels that contained the latest https://renegaderadio.net show and site news. Congratulations, you have reached the end of the rainbow! Your reward: the long lost blog containing the latest and greatest https://renegaderadio.net show and site news! *and there was much rejoicing, and the peasants danced*The Twisted One and the rest of the Long Island, NY crew will be hosting the final live stream of the year on Saturday, December 10th in the year of our Lord 2016. Not only will Don’t Let It’ Snow get you into the Christmas spirit, it will also...
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Show and Site News – 11.13.2016

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In a blog far, far away, someone posted newsreels that contained the latest https://renegaderadio.net show and site news.  Congratulations, you have reached the end of the rainbow!  Your reward: the long lost blog containing the latest and greatest https://renegaderadio.net show and site news!  *and there was much rejoicing, and the peasants danced*The Twisted One and the rest of the Long Island, NY crew will be hosting the final live stream of the year on Saturday, December 10th in the year of our Lord 2016.  Not only will Don’t Let It’ Snow get you into the Christmas spirit, it will also...
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icepicks – november; saint asonia

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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...
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The Twisted One Returns

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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...
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icepicks october – love and a .38

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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,...
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Heaven Below – Good Morning Apocalypse

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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...
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falling in love with violet janine

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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,...
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Lzzy and Lita and Dorothy, Oh My!

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Yes, friends, it was girl’s night out last Thursday at Gas Monkey Live and it frickin rocked!  And I’m not referring to free drinks after 5pm for all the ladies at the bar (although that would have been a nice bonus).  Better yet, I am referring to the fact that last Thursday night was nothing but kick ass female fronted bands the entire evening.  Now that’s something to buy a girl a drink for!  Why? Because even in this day and age, you don’t see a line up like this very often, in particular the rock and metal genres.  Historically,...
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icepicks for september – stone and moxie and the influence

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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...
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battle of the bands, reverb, changes and more

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holy hell this is going to be a packed newsreel. JEM WHERE ARE YOU!!!! WE NEED YOUR NEWSREELNESS!!!! anyway - i'll carry on as best i can. first of all, way to go Feel Never Real for winning our first round of our Music Match (battle of bands is so what - 80s?) and we will be setting up october soon! voting will shift to 1 week vs 3 and decembers contest will be the Feel Never Real and the next 2 winners with iceberg doing an in depth interview and featured story for the winning band in December! from...
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a contest ends, let the music begin

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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...
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ReverbNation Contest Coming to a Close

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not long ago we started our reverbnation contest to add 20 songs to our rotation from their bands. well, we had little idea we'd get thousands upon thousands of entries so - we put it up to 100. in less than 10 days this will draw to a close and we've still got a LOT to go through and listen to. we're almost there! we do have 110 we have "liked" at this point but still more to listen to. we will be getting this wrapped up hopefully this week and by the end of Sept we'll have 100 new...
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Aaron Lee & The Gambling Souls

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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...
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Stylin and Profilin – An Evening with Joey C Jones

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“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...
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icepicks – Grimm Jack, Random Dogs & Rainchild

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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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHx7GEH8S3Y There’s a lot of things that come to mind when...
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Stryper – Gas Monkey Live

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Stryper: Fallen 2016 Tour - Gas Monkey Live 7/1/16Jessica Kuyawa Stryper played at Gas Monkey Live Friday night as a stop on their Fallen tour. The concert was nearly sold out with over 1600 people in attendance. It got pretty warm inside as the night went on. But, the night was not without a few technical difficulties. First it started with Michael Sweet’s guitar not being loud enough. Instead of stopping and storming off stage, while Oz Fox was playing his solo, Michael went over to the amp and fixed the sound issue. No rants. No anger. Just went on...
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Renegade Nation?

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In the culinary world I believe it’s called a “fusion” when you merge 2 ideas into 1. I’m sure in many areas it’s called a lot of things but when not rocking I’m usually feeding my food habit so this is a handy reference to me. J Not long ago the twisted one came to me and said that reverb nation was expanding their reach and working more to help not only artists, but promoters like us. After a few there was nothing to lose, all to gain, and we’re in. we’ll be working on tweaking our page you can...
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icepicks for july

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from reviews to simply playing these guys week in and week out (and still never getting tired of ANYTHING to this point), shamans harvest has gone from someone who got my attention, like many bands, a few years ago but in their release running around the internet now, Smokin Hearts & Broken Guns, they're certainly taking their game to the next level. if you want to hear more, they're easy enough to find on the web, but every thurs i'm almost bound to play something from their intro hit "dragonfly" to their cover "dirty diana" but for now, you'll get to...
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Have I Mentioned Windows 10 SUCKS?!?!?

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The reason you are not listening to a new episode of The Stairwell Showcase tonight is because Windows 10 has killed my inner child and my ability to broadcast.  I tried to fight off the free upgrade to this piece of shit operating system as best I could, but NO!   One day, it decided to download itself onto one of two laptops.  I kept telling it to fuck off, but that evil white window icon in the lower right corner of the task bar kept popping up messages telling me I needed to upgrade this instant.  After one last...
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Redline Drive – Friction; Deja Vu for the Very First Time

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When you head to a Stryper show, you already know you’re in for a touch of retro. By touch, I mean “welcome to 1980-something for a few hours, we hope you enjoy your stay.” I expected to go “holy hell I heard this back in….” and then conveniently choose to NOT remember anything else out of respect for my ongoing years. What I wasn’t expecting was for the opening act, Dallas’ own Redline Drive, to steal the show. Don’t get me wrong – Stryper was as good as ever and Sweets vocals still going strong. We’ll cover that review in another...
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June Icepicks

icepicks
let's go ahead and get the local out of the way real quick in that yes, i'm coming back to dallas for back to back picks. dark avenue has been in the dallas scene for quite some time, and yes, still alive and well musically as well as on the stage. i've caught these guys at curtain club cd release parties, austin sxsw and most recently at gas monkey bar and grill and each and every time the power is there and the good times roll. and fresh off the press- dark avenue - maybe tomorrow.   i ran into...
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tomorrows classics, today – this generation is screwed

Music News Interviews Reviews
classic rock, if you're old enough, is late 60s, early 70s.  led zepplin. rolling stones. the guess who and american woman. who can miss the intro of that song? we even went through a disco phase and rock held on tight. face it - ever see a "classic disco" station? please. even the late 70s and into the 80s rock just went, for lack of a better word, corporate. CORP ROCK SUCKS!!! but looking back it all was but that rock is considered "classic" today. van halen, night ranger, bon jovi, ac/dc, KISS and many more who while some may...
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last night in my dreams

Blithering
I know it’s coming anticipation taking over in the end where will I take myself tonight Barely a memory usually gone when the morning comes I wonder where I went last night Night after night it’s the same old thing living alone inside of dreams I can’t recall was it anything at all Day after day it’s got me thinking again what it was and what I said and did I make it through just what did I do Last night in my dreams I’ve been here before anticipation to expectation it seems I wish I could remember last night...
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last night in my dreams

Lyrics
I know it’s coming anticipation taking over in the end where will I take myself tonight Barely a memory usually gone when the morning comes I wonder where I went last night Night after night it’s the same old thing living alone inside of dreams I can’t recall was it anything at all Day after day it’s got me thinking again what it was and what I said and did I make it through just what did I do Last night in my dreams I’ve been here before anticipation to expectation it seems I wish I could remember last night...
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icepicks for may

icepicks
adakain going for the home team here and giving a shout out to adakain. current lineup going back to 2012 when singer Ryan Ray took over to join drummer Ryan Caroll, last remaining original member of the band and pulling in others from the local scene in corey goodwin on guitar and anthony morel on bass. the sound is driving, combining sheer sound with melodic tendencies at times to bring something just a little different to the scene. check out the video for hey girl and check out the bands site at adakain.com. and lets face it - any band...
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Sebastian Bach at Trees/Dallas

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Sebastian Bach at Trees in Dallas, TX on May 7 was sold out and absolutely phenomenal. But first I would like to talk about the band he is touring with, Santa Cruz. Originally from Finland, their sound rings very much of the Skid Row grit and heavier side of 80s heavy metal. They appeared on the show Breaking Band with Sebastian as their mentor. Saturday night was the last stop of their first tour in Texas. They were great. They have an energizing stage presence and lead singer, Archie Cruz, has a dynamic voice. It is evident they learned a...
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getting cramped up here on facebook…

Music News Interviews Reviews
a lot has been going on over the last year or more and a lot of it out of new york city. now while a bad place for salsa as any pace commercial will tell you, it's a pretty damn good place for rock and roll and a very supportive scene. our own twisted one took over programming awhile back while i took the 24x7 stream again and focused on the site and just how we do things. it's been pretty obvious in some of the changes mr twisted has done - look at this main pick and check out...
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A Quick and Dirty Newsreel – 4.21.2016

NewsReel
And now for a quick and dirty Renegade Newsreel - *and there was much rejoicing*. Upcoming Live Streams The Long Island crew have been VERY busy scheduling fun and exciting live streams just for you to listen right here on RenegadeRadio.net.  Have we mentioned you can listen to these from the comfort of your own home?  You can be naked in a bean bag chair eating Cheetos while you tune in!  Whatever state you would like to be in while tuning in, make sure you mark your calendars with the following dates: May 3, 2016 – https://renegaderadio.net Original Music Showcase...
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a lifetime left to go

Lyrics
Eyes a little closed I catch myself dreaming again A smile I put away I find myself laughing once more Take a deep breath It doesn’t seem to hurt this time Standing on my own Realizing I no longer have to be alone It’s taken a lifetime to come this far still a lifetime left to go Learning every day to put the hurt away Still letting myself grow Tomorrow doesn’t have to be just another day It’s time I finally know It’s time I finally know There’s still a lifetime left to go Even in my darkest memories I...
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icepicks – volume 1

icepicks
if you've stuck with us for awhile, you know i used to do icepicks with Jeff Duran on FM Los Angeles. it gave me a hell of an opportunity to get bands heard in a major market and we even had Dallas vs LA where we went head to head with LA bands and won. that came and went and while still a good idea, no real place to set it free right now, so i'll steal my name back and put it on a different segment where i just pick 5 bands to show off as i think they've...
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500 street fights

Blithering
500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are. this, of course, is from the 2001 film knockaround guys. i wish i could take credit for it but if i did, well yea, i'd personalize it...
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nobody wins in this war

Blithering
it started off innocent enough. we will simply tell our children that they didn't lose, the race was unfair and didn't take their "uniqueness" into account. we can't celebrate winning anymore because it may hurt those who didn't win and we must consider their feelings. we can't ask them to do more because how do we know the struggles they've already endured? we can't ask our youth to step up and work because they already work hard doing...something i'm sure. so because you worked at something you're "entitled" to something easy. winning has become a different shade of losing simply...
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The Art of Illusions by Dark Avenue

Music News Interviews Reviews
“Dance with me my darling,” the tall, dapper young man said as he elegantly grasped a soft, delicate hand and kissed it.  Leading his lady of choice onto the empty dance floor in the middle of a crowded ball room, the gentleman places his right hand on her waist and takes her other hand into his left.  As they stare deeply into each other’s eyes, the band begins to play and the couple starts to waltz across the dance floor.  Leading with his left foot, he grasps her firmly at the waist and spins her around, floating effortlessly across the...
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it was 1979 and boston was rockin it

Blithering
it's 1979 and musical powerhouses such as boston are filling up giants stadium. led zepplin is making instant classics, aerosmith is dreamin on, rolling stones rolling along, AC/DC and hell, if you've been around or have studied the musical past, you'll realize how many bands were out there writing the music that today is about all FM plays. the question then becomes something gene simmons has asked that the answer is varied and "out of focus" really. who are the bands today that will be "classics" tomorrow? the world is changing and while i will forever think "rock is dead" is...
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Live from 7 Somethings to 7 Something Else!

NewsReel
Or was it 6 somethings to 6 something else?  7th and Neches is only a block north of 6th street so it's close enough. This is the wandering one reporting LIVE from 7th and Neches (aka The Rock Block) for the 17th Annual Heart of Texas Rockfest in downtown Austin, Texas!  That's right everyone, a tune pilgrimage was made earlier last week to The Rock Block to acquire knowledge of the 2016 Texas Rockfest from none other than its creator and founder Mr. Adam Brewer. The result is the 2016 Rockfest Radio broadcast that shall air TONIGHT starting at 7pm...
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royal bliss – carrying the rock and roll torch

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
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shock tu, 25 years later…give or take

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
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success in the aftermath – rock is NOT dead

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
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pop tart moment – archive feature

Blithering
did you ever have a “deju vu” moment where you stop and think “did that just happen? I’ve had several “pop tart” moments since the original one and now I’ve just come to appreciate them for what they are; a coincidence of epic proportions that you can’t plan because the random nature of them is what makes them so great. let me back up and explain how first the term got coined and then the moments I've had since then I'd call a "pop tart" moment. it was around 1990 and I was living in arlington, tx with a friend....
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Sunday Night Double Feature!

NewsReel
Happy Lupercalia everyone! Meet the newest Double Feature on RenegadeRadio.net: The Slaughterhouse featuring The Renegade Chef from 7-8pm EST (6-7pm central) and The Stairwell Showcase from 8-10pm EST (7-9pm central)!  This double feature starts TONIGHT (February 14, 2016) only on RenegadeRadio.net! Come say hi to The Renegade Chef in the chat room and then stick around for an interview with Deuce Wanier of Trine and learn all about the origins of Valentines Day on The Stairwell Showcase!  See you in the chat room!    
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All New Episodes of The Stairwell Showcase!

NewsReel
You read that headline correctly. Starting THIS Sunday, February 7, 2016, you get to hear all new episodes of the Stairwell Showcase!  *and there was much rejoicing, and the peasants danced* This Sunday, we have a pre-recorded interview with Auggie Del Rey of Queen of Kings and the return of Band News!  That and you will get to hear the ENTIRE Queen of Kings EP as well as some old school Beautiful Disturbance tunes!  To get a taste of what you will be hearing on the show, have a look and listen to Queen of King’s very catchy single “Hollywood...
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Tuesday Night Double Feature!

NewsReel
Say hello to the newest additions to the https://renegaderadio.net Family!  Starting TONIGHT (February 2, 2016), we have your Tuesday Night Double Feature with Ambush Radio starting at 7pm eastern (6pm central) followed by All Screwed Up at 8pm eastern (7pm central) right here on RenegadeRadio.net!  See you in the chat room!
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newsreel from da jemjem!

NewsReel
So um, yeah, here is the latest poop on all things https://renegaderadio.net as of Wednesday, January 27th in the year of our Lord 2016. The show schedule right now is (all times are eastern): Mon 12p-1 Happy Hour w/LTOB Mon 8p-10p BadSeedRadio w/AmenPhoenix Wed 11a-1p is Heldback Radio w/Annie Stoic Wed 8-10p is Side B Radio w/Steph Walsh Thur 12p-1p is the RadioJ Show Thur 8p-10p is the Icehouse Fri 12p-2p is Grindhouse Radio w/Brimstone, Kim & Zambo Our very own Sean Twisted is in the process of adding even more live shows to the lineup AND podcasts!  One of...
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welcome to renegade radio, we hope you enjoy your stay

Blithering
if you stay around and relevant long enough, even your own history page becomes outdated. that's what is happening to us here at renegade but this is good. damn good. it means we're picking up steam and out of the ashes of busted attempts by others, we're still growing. we'll face that hurdle ahead of how to pay our BMI fees soon enough, we hope. you see, the sooner we're paying those fees the sooner our own "relevance" takes it up another level. it's a problem that isn't going away and as we continuet to grow, we'll be facing it...
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Greetings from the Middle of Nowhere!

Blithering
No, really we mean the middle of nowhere, the place Jemini now officially calls home.  The only down side to being in said place is the temperamental to nonexistent internet service provided in the place she will be staying at until the end of June 2016.  (This place is so remote the internet speeds are currently 1mbps for upload AND download speeds.  The cell phone service is all of 1 bar.  IF you are in a sweet spot, you can get 2 bars!)  There will “off” weeks where Jemini will return to “civilization” and have access to the much more...
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Calling You To Hate Me

Blithering
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...
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Footsteps Heard on The Spiral Stairs

NewsReel
The story you are about to read is the second installment of the blog series “Itasca The Friendly Ghost”.  Waking up in the middle of the night, my mother adjusted her pillow and tried to fall back asleep.  Tossing and turning a few times to find a comfortable position again, she finally settled in and started to relax. Suddenly, a loud series of THUDS complimented with CREAKS and CRACKS originated from the foyer adjacent to the master bedroom.   THUD!  THUD!  THUD!  CRACK!  CREAK!  THUD! THUD! THUD! Rising out of bed, she tiptoed her way to the bedroom door and...
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millennials killed the radio star

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
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shit, 9 days into the year, changes already

NewsReel
and i gotta admit, i feel kinda "on the edge" when i can start my headline w/profanity.  🙂 changes so far are not major but they are in fact, changes. we dropped the old chatroom because as it was functional, we're after a little bit more than that in the coming months to this entire year. the most notable change to date is this chatroom bit. you see, we found chatwee that allows 3 social logins and we don't have to maintain a userbase OR make you create yet another online account. let's face it, the fun of that wore...
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gearing up for 2016 – yep. that’s what we’re doing

NewsReel
we've got some cool plans for 2016 and want to thank everyone, again, for sticking with us while we grow and continue to make listening to our music easier for you. we've got at least one person to add on board who is kinda family already, and we'll be revamping the Long Island scene soon so keep an eye out there. for our site, we'll have a new 24x7 cloud server by the start of the year, 1st week is our goal. how will you know? hopefully you won't tell other than the music has been updated.  🙂  shows are...
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So Long San Antonio!

Blithering
So long San Antonio, For there is a place I must be Where only close friends and family can find me. With such beautiful sunsets and the brightest of stars in the night sky I often wondered why I didn’t get here sooner. For this is a place I call home Where my heart and mind are free to roam And dream of making new discoveries I can call my own. Never fear, the tunes shall play on So no worries mon! For out in BFE Is where I shall be Cranking up the tunes on a regular basis And...
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Naked at a bar eating Cheetos (i.e. Show News for 11.19.2015)

NewsReel
The clock struck 10pm at the local bar.  Shaking his head, the bar tender scans the poorly occupied room with numerous empty chairs. “It’s going to be a very long night,” he mumbled to himself as he collected the fifth empty beer glass from a tipsy regular.  Placing the glass in the sink, he turns to grab another wine glass, fills it with a sweet red, places it on a tray, and walks across the bar to the darkest corner of the room to deliver it. As he got closer to the poorly lit table, he could hear her loudly...
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A Double Feature TONIGHT!! (11.18.2015)

NewsReel
Tonight on RenegadeRadio.net, we have a double feature just for YOU!  On the main stream (that's the big player button on Renegade's main page), we gotcha Side B Radio starting at 8:30 pm eastern (7:30 pm central) and The Stairwell Showcase on the second stream both starting in about 25 minutes (7pm central; 8pm eastern).  Side B will take you on a roller coaster ride of some alternative tunes and the Stairwell Showcase welcome's special guest The Chimpz!  Tune into Side B here - https://renegaderadio.net/radio/ and The Stairwell Showcase here - http://www.primcast.com/radio/606263.  If you tune into both at the same...
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Harley, fence repairs, and $350

Blithering
Funny how things work sometimes. This bit of odd humor that I can’t make a pop tart moment but however, the timing is still impeccable and not at all planned. There are funny parts to this, and there’s a few tear jerking moments. In the end, I just had to be glad it was over. Well almost. My gates still need to be fixed so they shut first. But I jump too far ahead. Many months ago I decided after 18 years it’s time to replace my falling off gutters and get the house repainted. Go through the motions, find...
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Si vis pacem, para bellum

Blithering
Whenever you start quoting latin, you know you’re quoting some old OLD verbiage. This statement in fact is found in Book 3 of Latin author Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus tract De Re Militari, although similiarly found in earlier works such as Platos Nomoi. By now you are either totally confused as to where this is going, or you know at least a little latin and have a pretty good idea. Peace. We all want it. The liberals and progressives, the conservatives and religious people. Well, most religions. It’s something dreamed about since the dawn of time and likely even before...
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Let there be INTERNET!!

NewsReel
Behold thine heavenly device that allows Jemini to be connected to the world once more!  That's right everyone, Time Warner Cable finally arrived and successfully installed a new connection at Jemini's place of residence!  WOOT!!! Damn right The Stairwell Showcase IS ON like Donkey Kong tonight starting at 7pm central time! Tuneth ineth only on RenegadeRadio.net!! And don't worry, more Renegade show news shall be posted in the next day or so.  If you don't see a fresh show news post, give Jemini a good poke.  Of course I couldn't let you go without a music video.  Here's some Downfall...
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The Newsreel is Alive!! Alive I Tell You!!

NewsReel
That’s right everyone, the Renegade Newsreel is baaaacckkk : )  First up a real show newsreel with relevant input on all of your favorite shows right here on RenegadeRadio.net! The Happy Hour with Last Turn Off Broadway (Sundays from 8-9 eastern) –  After listening to one episode of Happy Hour, you will want to head to your local watering hole with your laptop, order a beer or adult beverage of choice, kick back and crank this up for the ENTIRE bar to hear!  Why?  Because it will make you happy!  Don’t believe us?  You can catch some of the latest...
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The Stairwell Showcase Returns?!?!?!?

NewsReel
You read that headline correctly.  The Stariwell Showcase is back. BACK I SAY!!  After much turmoil with internet service providers and other events that took place, Jemini can finally schedule a couple of broadcasts.  Special thanks to Yvonne of Yvonne's World for providing internet service and a place to broadcast to make these shows possible.  We love you Yvonne!! So, the first broadcast shall be this Tuesday, November 10, 2015 that will feature new tunes from Dark Avenue, Daylight Industries, Liberty's Exiles, Frank Palangi, The Chimpz, Downfall 2012, Killset, Radiodrone, The Chimpz, and more!!  Basically, Jemini has a LOT of...
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A Renegade Show Newsreel?!!?!?!

NewsReel
Well, sort of.  At the very least, this will give you a brief listing of the shows we have at the moment.  More information on each and every one of them will be posted in a later newsreel (ie as soon as Jemini has a moment to surf the internet and/or poke everyone for input).  Your brief listing of shows: The Happy Hour with Last Turn Off Broadway (Sundays from 8-9 eastern) Bad Seed Radio with Amen Phoenix (Mondays from 8-10pm eastern) The Stairwell Showcase (Tuesdays from 7-10pm central time) Held Back Radio (Wednesdays from 11am-1pm eastern) Side B Radio...
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The Saga Continues…Grrrrr!!98

Blithering
In a dream world where all electronics work flawlessly, Jemini envisioned broadcasting episodes of The Stairwell Showcase once again.  Sadly, that dream world has not become a reality just yet.  Time Warner Cable, Jemini's only hope for getting reliable internet, was supposed to arrive at the place she calls home and install new internet service.  Well, they arrived last Thursday, determined that there was not an existing line leading to her cubby hole, and then promised that they would return to install said new line Monday, November 2, 2015. Guess what, they never showed up on Monday. GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!  Hopes of...
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Itasca The Friendly Ghost

Movies / Entertainment
The digital alarm clock resting atop a night stand struck 1am.  Shadows of pecan limbs waved in the moonlight with a brisk gust of wind, projecting their dance onto the carpet in the master bedroom.  Moonlight streamed in through tiny holes in the lace trimmed curtains, its beams of light flickering as the pecan trees swayed in the wind.  Then suddenly, the wind stopped and the trees stood still.   The couple tossed and turned, attempting to fall back asleep.  Finally, they both rolled over, lying on their backs, staring at a very still moonlit silhouette of a pecan tree...
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A History of Deep Ellum

Music News Interviews Reviews
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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The State of The Stairwell Showcase

Blithering
Many of you have been wondering where the hell Jemini has been for the past several months.  Others have asked who the hell this Jemini is that you speak of.  Believe it or not, she is not a figment of your imagination or the Ghost of Christmas Past.  In fact, she is slowly returning to RenegadeRadio.net, and dare we say it, going to be broadcasting again soon. At first, her demanding day job kept getting in the way.  She got rid of that day job, got a new one, and finally started to get a bit settled into a routine,...
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Administer CPR….CLEAR!! We have a PULSE!!!

NewsReel
Thanks to AED’s, the newsreel is still alive and kicking these days.  Oh the wonders of modern medical technology! And now for a RenegadeRadio.net NEWSREEL!!  Contain yourselves as you are not allowed to collapse and have a heart attack on us.  We are armed with an AED to revive you if need be and are not afraid to use it. Your first shock to the heart is the 2nd Annual https://renegaderadio.net Halloween Showcase THIS SATURDAY, October 31, 2015 at Even Flow Bar and Grill in Bayshore, NY!!  Did we scare you yet?  If not, the details of this terrifically scary...
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10 Tips for New Musicians Taking the Stage

Music News Interviews Reviews
  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

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
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Cavo – The Painful Art of Letting Go

Music News Interviews Reviews
Preparing for the new release, I wanted to take a minute to go to their past. Way back into their past and look at an early effort from Cavo, just to give you a point of reference in how far this band has come. But also to tell you how far ahead of the game they started. You see, I believe we all have a private cd or two that we just keep going back to when times are great, or even when we need something familiar to get us through not so great times. You can look at their...
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when you troll an iceberg

Archive
lost part of this article but someone was trolling my messenger on facebook and i decided to play along. this is what happened after they decided to give me another run. (ok, so that didn’t work and they came back again) Her: Ok are you married Me: Yes. To myself. I have control issues. But to my credit, I did play hard to get Her: Omo iya (apparently Nigerian) Me. I came home one day, I was there. Screw it. I left. Her: Bowoni Me: So you've been there too Her: Where u from Me: 1965. Can we move this...
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Book Review: The Second Coming, a Love Story

Archive
Ya know what it is, is something very special. Pinsker takes us on an epic journey of the End Times, but the literary device that he employs – a Savior and an Antichrist who may not be what they seem – creates a foreboding undercurrent that’s irresistible.  Never before have good and evil, light and dark, God and Satan been so interchangeable.  And at the last minute, right when you think you’ve figured everything out, all the pieces come together in an ending that would give a (young; not old) M. Night Shyamalan night-terrors and WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.  ...
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so you want to start a radio station?

Archive
updated 4/6/17 Between people coming to Renegade, finding us on facebook (yea, right. People are too busy showing off their lunch to give a damn who else is out there) or being involved in discussion groups such as linked in and so forth, I see a lot of people asking “man, help me setup a radio station!” One of my first questions back is “why”? Oddly enough that stops a lot of people in their tracks. You're really looking at a very expensive hobby and by expensive, I mean the ability to stream music is going to be $720 a...
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social media crumbles again

Archive
Sort of. You can’t make efforts to avoid the law. You must be over 18 to talk about guns. (if someone could explain that bit of nonsense to me, I’d appreciate it) and in a bold move have issued this pointed statement that simply could *never* be misrepresented. “will not permit people to post offers to sell regulated items that indicate a willingness to evade or help others evade the law."(reference) Well that should clear everything up, to be sure. But what *is* the law exactly? Well gun control activists call this the “gun show loophole” because you see, if...
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craving strange – a life exceptional

Archive
  "Dirty Rock" kicks off the release with one hell of a groove.. You can't help but want to dance in your seat with that deep, gutteral bass line from Tommy Wendt.. Then it's all guns blazing as  you've got the Anthem-like "Your Last Day Alive". "Here and Gone" is one that sticks out as well  - Catchy rhythm & Passionate lyrics all in a tight package. Then there's the title track, "A Life Exceptional" which SCREAMS crowd-pleaser - and that's not a bad thing. "Do You Remember" has possibly some of the most powerful lyrics on the album, it tells a story, sucks you in, and leaves...
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my private war with att

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Currently I have direcTV and it's not bad. i hate the "record" feature when I just want to watch something and that annoys me. then there's the "pregnant pause" feature. Hit the button, bring up the channels, hit "page down" and get told to fuck off. the TV wants to sit there for a bit longer. FINALLY it catches up but it's annoying and even more so on bad days. finally, to order pay per view I just see no friggin reason to have to say "ok" to "enjoy your show" to get the crap off my tv screen. I...
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is the PC on life support?

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With the ever changing face of technology these days, consumers are now caught between computers, phones and all sorts of tablets in between. There was a day when Microsoft led the way and over time accomplished Bill Gates simple mission statement of “a personal computer on every desk and in every home”. While the PC isn’t “dead” yet it is on life support and losing ground to more mobile platforms such as the iPad and Android.  In fact, tablet sales accounted for 1/3 of the global computer sales during the 4th quarter of 2012.  In fact, sales of PC’s across the...
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they say guns kill people

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Guns don’t kill people. We hear that a lot but in today’s society they sure seem used by others to get the job done. Most recently we’re all aware of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting where 20 children and 6 adults lost their lives at the hands of 20 year old Adam Lanza. This is a heartbreaking event and many have called for stricter gun control laws. But is that the answer? In looking at this event on its own, Lanza was refused his request to purchase a gun. Why? He didn’t want to wait 14 days for the background...
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bucket list – arctic style

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Bucket List. I have to imagine we all have one but we keep putting things off. Work, cost, is that *really* on the list? Sometimes you have to stop and then, just go. Go do it. Put away the excuses and hide the reasons from the logical side of you. So while I had some downtime, I decided recently to shut up and then, just go.   Past bucket list items I’ve checked off include singing on stage with friends. This may not sound like much, but growing up whenever I tried to sing in the car with friends, it...
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it’s christmas eve and it’s snowing

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repost from 2009 but wanting to save the content.   how about that? the traditional snow on christmas here in dallas, texas. we do get snow a few times a year, but rarely when it's supposed to and rarely does it last more than a few hours. but today, i can look out my office window and see the snow slowly cover up the grass. i started to remember the last time it snowed on christmas and my mind drifted way back to my college years in oklahoma. i don't remember anything specific but i do remember it would be...
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a pop tart moment

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happen? I've had several "pop tart" moments since the original one and now I've just come to appreciate them for what they are; a coincidence of epic proportions that you can't plan because the random nature of them is what makes them so great.   let me back up and explain how first the term got coined and then the moments I've had since then I'd call a "pop tart" moment.   it was around 1990 and I was living in arlington, tx with a friend. I had just lost my job I moved to Dallas for and he was...
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analysis of a dream

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we've all had dreams that flat woke us up in a cold sweat. or maybe it's only me and I should seek help. however, over time I've come to find my dreams usually center around a few things. I'm in familiar territory, but it's all different and changes every time I look around. if I go back to where I was, or thought I was, it's different.   maybe I went from an elaborate hotel lobby on my way to find some friends I know I'm just right on their footsteps. I turn around and go back but suddenly I'm...
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the bright – objects of my affection

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coming off a rare "10" rating from their last cd, "in lucid dreams", the bright is back with "objects of my affection", a release that to a point completes the teaser cd "Diamonds in the Snow" which contained 4 early tracks (charmed, deep fall, how i feel and save the night) and then ever so much more. Comprised of a group of talented musicians, The Bright* is: Julie Lange (vocals), Miguel Fair (bass), Robert Yahne (drums), Kell Curtis (guitar),Taylor Tatsch (guitar/backing vocals), Eric Jenkins (keys/producer) (stolen directly from their website. - Check it out - The Brights Website). the entire...
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Static Fiction – On Your Mind

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Nothing says true love like bat shit.    Meet Static Fiction. They‘re a pop punk band from of Huntington Beach, California that wants to accomplish everything they ever wanted in the music industry. One of those things is the goal to record the best pop punk album of all time. To work towards this goal, they really wanted to get Ryan Greene to produce some of their tunes. So how do you get one of the greatest punk rock producers of all time to notice your band? Let’s just say that after much clever thinking, copious amounts of enthusiasm, lots...
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the death of FM

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All through history new technology has made old technology obsolete. With music, we started off with reel to reel tapes and moved to 8-tracks. I’m not sure how 8 tracks ever got out the door however. i never had one that didn't need a piece of paper shoved in the side of the tape to player (if you don't understand that you're too young, Google it) and i never understood how you can be jamming to some Boston, for example, and go from belting out MORE THAN A FEELING and having it wind down, change tracks, and pick back up...
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The New Marvel Universe

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Attention comic readers! It's completely possible that the combination of the Marvel comic realities could be a disaster.  Using my favorite childhood comic Spider-Man as an example, he had at least four seperate comics running in the 90's.  Spider-Man, Spectacular Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man and a weekly comic strip... and none of those effected the other. As of now... there will be one Spider-Man in the larger MCU...  and that's better, for now. Actions will have larger consequences that will ripple and effect other characters.  In addition, there are new faces to the characters, once again using Spidey as a template,...
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A “Take” On Electronic Rock: The Musical Style of The Taking

Music News Interviews Reviews
First they called themselves Structure.  Then the name changed to Secret Secure.  Now they call themselves The Taking.  Under the current name and banner, this four-piece band from San Antonio, Texas combines elements of electronic music and rock to form a sound their Secret Secure songs were missing – sonic variety.  While songs under the name Secret Secure were good (especially “Lady”), a common criticism I kept hearing from a few listeners is that they all sounded the same.  This criticism was soon silenced in a big way. After some length of time passed and this four-piece band was ready...
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The State Of The Musician’s Address

Music News Interviews Reviews
Welcome! This is the state of the musician address, by a musician for the music fans.  We have a lot to speak about on this day. The world has changed for us, those that have picked up an instrument or sang in front of a crowd in the last 20 years or so. It is now really hard to sell music, venues have embraced the pay to play system, and nobody knows who is supposed to market the performer now.  The listener does not, in general, want to purchase an album anymore. Ten songs for 10 dollars is too expensive...
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Brobusters vs. Galbusters

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Here are the facts.  Ghostbusters, the 1984 movie about the destruction of New York City by a giant marshmallow, and a woman demon dressed in bubblewrap, and an obvious 1980's supermodel haircut is getting remade.  Gone will be Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, Winston Zedmore, and Egon Spengler...and these characters are so big, that they need to be replaced with 4 women, and an unnamed amount of males. A few months ago Sony green-lit an all female reboot of the GB universe, directed by Bridesmaids director, Paul Feig.  It does have the blessing of both Dan Ackroyd, and Ivan Reitman... the...
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so, you think you want a dog?

Blithering
With all the changes I’ve been going through since my ICU visit last October, I do feel like I’m taking control of my life again. Getting up to get things done, cleaning up around the house on a regular basis, and all the things I never cared about or took the time to under my previous lifestyle. Maybe one day I’ll get into my previous lifestyle, but for now let’s just say it was pretty isolationistic (is that a word? Word didn’t mark it so it must be) and keeping to myself. I can’t honestly say that all that is...
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The Cunning Use of Flags

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"Do you have a flag?" ... "No flag, no country!  You can't have one!" ... "Those are the rules that I've just made up!" During the Age of Exploration (late 1400s to at least the late 1600s), powerful European countries often conquered "new" lands with the cunning use of flags.  [To clarify for the history buffs and snobs, Jemini is very well aware that the dates provided earlier are VERY rough and are only meant to provide a bit more context.  That said, no need to expose the claws, mkay? : ) ]  Today, we here at https://renegaderadio.net like to...
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god damn it – this is fun!

Blithering
I don’t know what to say. This is fun again. I’m jamming my ass off to some old Kenny loggins putting the final touches on this our new home and ya know what. I’m air drummin. I’m singing with my headphones on. I’m having fun again. There’s a million reasons I could get into as to why this is so cool for me but it all goes back to well WELL over a year ago. Hell in some ways it goes back close to 20 years ago. But all I can and will say is I’m feeling MUCH better these...
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sonoffabichberg, again???

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Another year, another website. Or so it would seem. The last one we had never really took off but never to let failure stop me (donuts yes, failure no, unless it’s failure to stop eating donuts) I took what I learned and the team here regrouped, huddled up, took on different roles and responsibilities and here we are. We’ve put together yet another website but this one is about 90% html 5 compliant and should work 100% on phones, if not a big wonky on a few things. Sorry. The work that goes into trying to make a site like...
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Renegade Radio – Legal

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Deaf Havana – Old Souls

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In another rare move, Old Souls, the bands 1st official US release, has simply exceeded my lofty expectations and given me an anchor in a sea of lost music searching for a home. I honestly have no idea what that reference really means, but it sounds cool so I’ll keep it.   I would love to say that I could pick out a favorite, but that would imply that there are “less favorite” songs on this release. That’s simply not the case as Old Souls is one rocking hit after another, never falling into a rut or making me feel...
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what’s in a cover?

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But to make an entire career out of blatantly emulating - actually, I'm going to go with Impersonating - what was already done? Well,  I just don't get. Sure you can go to Vegas, get married by (or even To) Elvis, Have Marilyn Monroe sing "Happy Birthday" to you.. Or even catch a never-aging Beatles as they sing their classic set from the Ed Sullivan show, so many years ago. you can go to your local dive bar, and catch the best Creed tribute band this side of the county.     Maybe I'm having a little difficulty seeing the...
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where music goes to play

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So, it was with that hope, that some of the lounge owners, would tell you what to play, when to play it, and to take every single request no matter what, and NEVER play what they don't tell you.. Yeah. That worked out pretty well for me. You see, I've always had one rule that I've stood by - Don't play music that sucks. Don't do the same s*%t that every other DJ does and pimp Metallica, just because they (At one point and time) were all OVER the f*%#ing place ("Mandatory Metallica", anybody?). Don't play Nickelback because that's what's...
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we’re not dead yet…i think i’ll go for a walk now…

Blithering
i must admit, i never thought there would be a time people could post a python quote and have someone mistake it for reality. but, it happened. how in the hell this relates to the latest newsreel i'm not real sure, but let me see what i can do. been awhile since i plopped on my ass AND wrote something like this.   been too long, actually. while i'm not sure if you can ever lose a talent like writing i suppose it is like anything else. don't use it, it gets weak, is about to die, but the liberals...
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wasted time behind me

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you ever find yourself learning to laugh all over again remembering a time you never had to learn at all   i sometimes find myself nodding my head to a song in my mind singing about a time a time i could have had it all   i've been knocked down, i've fallen too wasting my life wondering what to do night after night they all blurred in time i let it happen i made my own mind i never wanted a single thing to change falling was far too easy to do   i usually found myself lost in...
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Oh sure, blame the guy in the dress

Blithering
well, that's how my friend ALF put it long ago in a time that really seems far far away. we're making progress to the site that hopefully you don't really notice. you need to keep in mind that over the course of starting this year we were on hostgator and since moved back to bluehost. why? don't get me started but you piss me off for the 10th time i've had enough.   nuff said.   we did however have 1 singular focus - build an html 5 compliant site. why? cause *most* phones, pads, and remote devices read html5...
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2nd Annual https://renegaderadio.net Rockfest Showcase!!!

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After over a month of shuffling multiple schedules, dropping slots, adding slots, adding more slots, and growing several gray hairs, the 2nd Annual https://renegaderadio.net Showcase at Texas Rockfest 16 is  finally complete.  And this is only a small portion of over 175 bands playing at the 16th Annual Heart of Texas Rockfest.  I can only imagine the shuffling that goes on behind the scenes on that!  Big thanks and major props to Adam Brewer for keeping the tunes going year after year after year. Thanks to Adam and his crew, we rock lovers and metal heads alike get to enjoy...
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Once Upon a Renegade newsreel…

NewsReel
“I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream” sings a tipsy, chain-smoking lady with a fake German accent.   As the chain-smoker belted this Disney tune as loud as her raspy voice would allow her to, she reminisced on how she once saw something called a Renegade Newsreel that someone with the username “Jemini” used to post on a weekly basis.   “What happened to those days?” she thought as she began to sway with the contents of a wine glass spilling onto the carpet by her feet while still singing the Sleeping Beauty tune at the...
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more of the same, i know

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ok, while some things i've wanted and tried to make happen have fallen through lately, i also have to step back and realize too many things are "getting to me" these days and they never really have before. i attribute part of this the sudden lifestyle changes i made 6 months ago that i'm still working through and i need to focus on what i have done, not necessarily what's left to do. while i can be a "whiner" at times, it does seem i've done a lot of it lately and i don't like that, so i'll whine about...
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