Renegade News and Reviews

Trending Stories
Trending Stories

feb 11 newsreel

NewsReel
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...
Read More

News Reel – DAMMIT JEM!!!

NewsReel
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...
Read More

Twisted’s Top 10 of 2016!

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

wrapping up 2016 – best of icepicks and a glance at 2017

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

An Evening with Patrick Kennison

Evening With
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...
Read More

Why Your Band Gets Looked Over

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

Who Wants to be KING???

Blithering
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...
Read More

the walking dead – season whatever

Blithering
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...
Read More

Tyketto – Reach

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

why i watch movies, sports and entertaining things

Blithering
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...
Read More

Updated Show and Site News!!

NewsReel
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...
Read More

Show and Site News – 11.13.2016

NewsReel
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...
Read More

The Twisted One Returns

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

Heaven Below – Good Morning Apocalypse

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

falling in love with violet janine

Music News Interviews Reviews
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,...
Read More

Lzzy and Lita and Dorothy, Oh My!

Music News Interviews Reviews
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,...
Read More

battle of the bands, reverb, changes and more

NewsReel
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...
Read More

a contest ends, let the music begin

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

ReverbNation Contest Coming to a Close

NewsReel
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...
Read More

Aaron Lee & The Gambling Souls

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

Stylin and Profilin – An Evening with Joey C Jones

Evening With
“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...
Read More

Stryper – Gas Monkey Live

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

Renegade Nation?

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

Have I Mentioned Windows 10 SUCKS?!?!?

Blithering
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...
Read More

Redline Drive – Friction; Deja Vu for the Very First Time

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

Sebastian Bach at Trees/Dallas

Music News Interviews Reviews
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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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....
Read More

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!    
Read More
1 2 3 4 5

Categories