GODSMACK – A Little Campho-Phenique Will Help With That

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What a name and what a ride it’s been so far for multi-platinum rock band, Godsmack.  With a moniker like that, you better be as raw and powerful as the name suggests, but what’s in a name anyway? Everything.  Your name is your identity; your calling card out to the world and people take notice… Read more »


BIG DAD RITCH – Texas Hippie Coalition’s Texas Tornado

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“If there was a race from Earth to the heavens, and if how close you would get to God was determined on how fast you shot from Earth to heaven, wouldn’t it be strange to see a lot of us long-haired, tattooed hippie freaks rising faster than those preachers.” James Richard Anderson, better known as… Read more »


ENUFF Z’NUFF – Like a Sumo Wrestler and a Cupcake!

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Not many bands deserve the respect that should be laid at the feet of this Illinois-based rock band.  Since 1984, they have worked hard and relentlessly plied their art which is an infectious pop-driven form of accessible and at times quirky style of rock music.  Their self-titled debut album was unveiled in 1989 complete with… Read more »


SAVING ABEL – New Horizons

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In the years following its initial formation in 2004, Saving Abel has seen some changes.  When former vocalist Jared Weeks made the decision to pursue a solo project last December, vocalist Scotty Austin was asked to step in after his former band opened for Saving Abel.  “My band opened for Saving Abel and the next… Read more »


ANOTHER LOST YEAR – Times Are A Changin’

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It’s been since spring 2013 when we last talked to Clinton Cunanan, lead singer of the hard rock band Another Lost Year. When we last visited with Cunanan, it was while he and I sat on the Another Lost Year RV before a show at Krazee Kafe in Des Moines, Iowa, with a photographer documenting… Read more »


EVERGREY – Embracing A Sense Of Hope

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Back in 1998 a Swedish metal band went to Gothenburg to record their debut studio album The Dark Discovery not realizing that in 2014 they would still be a functioning band and ready to unveil album number nine.  Hymns for the Broken captures a band in touch with their strengths yet moving in to a… Read more »


AURIN – Cathartic Darkness

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Among the many catalysts in music production, there remain those experiences and those feelings that initially coax the artist to the drawing board – those that put pen to paper, those that transform verse to song, and those that ultimately bind the artist to their audience both on and off stage. For Andrew Wayne, growing… Read more »


KIX – Rock Your Face Off

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With the resurgence of 80’s glam rock music, fans new and old are getting treated to sounds from an era where long hair, [curly or straight; your choice] bare adolescent skin peaking through billowy poets shirts, tight leather pants/chaps and thigh-high boots ruled the club scene.  Mascara ran down the cherub faces of those glistening… Read more »


THE MOJO GURUS – The Last Rock n’ Roll Show

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Who would have guessed that after Roxx Gang released their well received debut album Things You’ve Never Done Before back in 1989 that the main brain behind the group Kevin Steele would have evolved and taken a new line-up in to the sound of The Mojo Gurus.  He is a sensitive soul who has been… Read more »


THE RASKINS – Living The Dream

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Sure, it’s a tired cliché. You’ve heard the phrase a million times. “Living the dream.” Seriously? Well yeah, in this case, seriously. Picture this: You’re in a young, unknown band. One day you’re slogging away doing gigs in local clubs, and the next day you’re playing arenas, opening for Motley Crue and Alice Cooper on… Read more »