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Wrapping Up Dirty Honey, Alter Bridge, Skillet Tour

Wrapping Up Dirty Honey, Alter Bridge, Skillet Tour

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...
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SINGLES ONLY – Rough Dreams – “Six Sick Strings”

SINGLES ONLY – Rough Dreams – “Six Sick Strings”

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...
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If You Want Peace, Prepare for Peace

If You Want Peace, Prepare for Peace

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...
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The Joker – A Haunting Reflection of Our Modern World

The Joker – A Haunting Reflection of Our Modern World

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,...
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Singles Only – Kali Ra – “Breathless”

Singles Only – Kali Ra – “Breathless”

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,...
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The Atom Age – Cry ‘Til You Die review

The Atom Age – Cry ‘Til You Die review

  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...
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Review – Blacktop Mojo; Under the Sun

Review – Blacktop Mojo; Under the Sun

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...
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Artist Spotlight – Black Water Greed

Artist Spotlight – Black Water Greed

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...
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Memories as the Curtain Closes

Memories as the Curtain Closes

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...
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Bowling for Soup Comedy Jam (and 25th Anniversary Concert)

Bowling for Soup Comedy Jam (and 25th Anniversary Concert)

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...
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Review: Wake Up Hate – Deep Sleep

Review: Wake Up Hate – Deep Sleep

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...
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Review: Royal Bliss – Self Titled New Release

Review: Royal Bliss – Self Titled New Release

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...
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Review: Joyous Wolf – Place in Time

Review: Joyous Wolf – Place in Time

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...
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Review: Godsmack – When Legends Rise

Review: Godsmack – When Legends Rise

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...
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Another Day Dawns – A Different Life

Another Day Dawns – A Different Life

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...
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Review: Dreamkeeper – In a Parallel World

Review: Dreamkeeper – In a Parallel World

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....
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Lullwater – Voodoo Review

Lullwater – Voodoo Review

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...
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Liliac – Chain of Thorns EP Review

Liliac – Chain of Thorns EP Review

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...
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Anticipated Releases Coming in 2019

Anticipated Releases Coming in 2019

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...
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KNON Reckless Rock Radio Local Show – CD Release Party

KNON Reckless Rock Radio Local Show – CD Release Party

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...
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Evergrey – In Search of Truth; Remastered

Evergrey – In Search of Truth; Remastered

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...
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