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meet the new renegade radio

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...
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Dallas band Legacy, Icepick for May

Dallas band Legacy, Icepick for May

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...
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from grassroots to mainstream – bands path to success today

from grassroots to mainstream – bands path to success today

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...
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An Evening with Matt James, Blacktop Mojo Frontman

An Evening with Matt James, Blacktop Mojo Frontman

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...
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Red Sun Rising – Icepick for April

Red Sun Rising – Icepick for April

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...
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Review – Stone Temple Pilots (2018)

Review – Stone Temple Pilots (2018)

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...
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Evergrey – The Storm Within – Icepick for March

Evergrey – The Storm Within – Icepick for March

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...
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State of the Renegade Union

State of the Renegade Union

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...
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Twisted’s Top Upcoming Releases for 2018!

Twisted’s Top Upcoming Releases for 2018!

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...
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icepicks – 2017

icepicks – 2017

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...
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Twisted’s Best Of 2017, Part 2: New Finds

Twisted’s Best Of 2017, Part 2: New Finds

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...
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Next Next Time

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...
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Twisted’s Best Of 2017 Part 1: EP’s/Albums

Twisted’s Best Of 2017 Part 1: EP’s/Albums

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...
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Hinder – The Reign

Hinder – The Reign

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...
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How a shitty Batman Movie changed my Life.

How a shitty Batman Movie changed my Life.

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...
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October icepicks – Wayland, Rinse and Repeat

October icepicks – Wayland, Rinse and Repeat

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...
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Steelheart – Through Worlds of Stardust

Steelheart – Through Worlds of Stardust

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...
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Scandroid – “Monochrome” Review

Scandroid – “Monochrome” Review

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...
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13 Songs #1

13 Songs #1

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”...
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13 Short Reviews For A Rather Unlucky Day

13 Short Reviews For A Rather Unlucky Day

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,...
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Blacktop Mojo Does It Again – Icepicks for September

Blacktop Mojo Does It Again – Icepicks for September

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...
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