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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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Jimmy Ray – Live to Fight Another Day

Jimmy Ray – Live to Fight Another Day

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...
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Icepicks for August – Ingram Hill

Icepicks for August – Ingram Hill

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...
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Linkin Park / Chester Bennington – Hybrid Theory 17 Years Later

Linkin Park / Chester Bennington – Hybrid Theory 17 Years Later

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...
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icepicks for July – Colossal Street Jam, Living Free

icepicks for July – Colossal Street Jam, Living Free

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...
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Icepicks for June – Bad Moon Born

Icepicks for June – Bad Moon Born

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...
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JIBE – Epic Tales of Human Nature

JIBE – Epic Tales of Human Nature

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...
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Doyle II – As We Die

Doyle II – As We Die

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...
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icepicks for may – thrilldriver

icepicks for may – thrilldriver

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...
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Icepicks for April – Abacu5

Icepicks for April – Abacu5

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...
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Richie Kotzen – Salting Earth Review

Richie Kotzen – Salting Earth Review

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...
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Abacu5

Abacu5

ABACU5 is a four-piece rock band from Dallas, TX. THeir debut album, "A Long Way to Begin" released on April 25th, 2017, produced by Geoff Rockwell (Forever the Sickest Kids, Crown the Empire, Regan James). Their unique melodic rock sound has been described as Rock Opera you can take seriously" with "thick vocal choruses and screaming guitar solos so full...
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Dark Avenue – Dallas

Dark Avenue – Dallas

Sometimes things catch fire. Just ask Dark Avenue. Originally formed as a side project to the Dallas/Fort Worth heavyweight Pistol Whippin Ike, three of the members began writing alternate jams for fun – and the project instantly sparked a wildfire. In a short amount of time the band established a reputation in the DFW area, performed with acts like Pop...
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Dallas based Jibe releases video “We’ve Only Just Begun”

Dallas based Jibe releases video “We’ve Only Just Begun”

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...
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An Evening with Kenny Youngar

An Evening with Kenny Youngar

“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...
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Killcode Release Official Music Video for “Kicking and Screaming” off “The Answer”

Killcode Release Official Music Video for “Kicking and Screaming” off “The Answer”

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...
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Craving Strange – “Careful Of The Landmines” Review

Craving Strange – “Careful Of The Landmines” Review

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,...
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Icepicks for March – Blacktop Mojo

Icepicks for March – Blacktop Mojo

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...
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