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Out of Ontario, Canada comes the MacKenzie Blues Band. Consisting of classically trained vocalist, Tara MacKenzie, guitarist Trevor MacKenzie, bassist Joel Dawson & drummer Mike Weir, they have just released their sophomore album Slam! Bam!, containing 12 originals. The band has traveled to Memphis for the IBC twice and we will discuss their careers and their music.
Generation Blues Experience is the joining of 14-year old Ray Goren, who has played guitar at the Chicago Blues Festival and with Buddy Guy and more. he was introduced to 80-year old bluesman, Jamie Bluesboy Powell and septuangenerian harpist Sammy Lee. The three were introduced a few years agao and their musical talents meshed, and Generation Blues Band was formed. We'll talk about how their music bridges the generational gap and where they hope to go in the near future.
Bob Corritore needs no introduction. Maybe an explanation as to why it has taken so long to bring Bob on the show; well I interviewed him for American Blues News a number of years ago, he has visited during my IBC shows and somehow,my brain turned that into him having appeared on a Monday show! When I realized my mistake, I reached out and Bob accepted. We'll look at how it all began some 40 years ago and then also chat with Bob about his take on the Blues World today as compared to when he was sharing the stage with the many legends who are no longer with us. We'll share some of the mus from Bob's latest, Taboo.
Finally, Sena Ehrhardt returns for COUCH KID NEW MUSIC for her new album, Live My Life. Sena originally sat on The Couch back in May 2013, so we will find out what the last year has brought to this wonderful artist.
"Musicians You Should Know"
Chicagoland's #1 Youth Rock Band, Wireless Soul, had an auspicious start in 2014.
Wireless Soul returned for their second consecutive appearance in the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade where they ROCKED to a crowd of
HALF A MILLION PEOPLE! That's the equivalent of over 27 Allstate Arenas!
This award winning band, plays popular rock music with an energetic live show headed up by
founding member, 12 year old guitarist and lead vocalist Vince Minogue, who commands the
stage with a stunning Dean diamond plate guitar. With his two-handed tapping technique and
sweeping arpeggios, Vince has been performing live with Wireless Soul at major Chicagoland
venues since the age of 9. At the end of the Wireless Soul 2013 Summer Tour, Vince had
performed live in over 30 shows in just one year! Vince studies guitar under the direction of
guitar virtuoso Dave Uhrich. Wireless Soul is the youngest rock band ever to perform live at the iconic Chicagoland venue, Allstate Arena. Wireless Soul has been featured in every major Chicagoland newspaper including The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times/Pioneer Press, The Daily Herald,
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Deep inside Missouri’s capital city, you will find one of the most amazing bands to emerge from the Midwest. This 5-piece features Nathan “Drake” Hunt on vocals, Josh Hamler on guitar, bassist Matt Fisher, Derrick Shipp on lead guitar and Joe Harrington on drums. Together, they have formulated their own unique mix of modern and classic rock with a southern twist that has energized fans across the nation. Shaman’s Harvest has successfully endured a long journey and cultivated a large national fan base. “Dragonfly,” from the album SHINE, truly showcased their unique ability to create a dynamic original sound. Their debut single from the critically acclaimed album landed on both the Billboard Active Rock (#13) and Heritage Rock (#9) charts and set the boys up to be one of the biggest truly independent rock bands of today. This brought on national tours with Adelitas Way, Puddle of Mudd, Black Stone Cherry, AC/DC, and not to mention the largest of national festivals. The band’s hard work and dedication to touring catapulted them into the spotlight and opened doors to many opportunities including professional sports teams, WWE wrestlers, and movie soundtracks using Shaman’s Harvest songs. Spending most of 2012 in the studio, Shaman’s Harvest continues to forge ahead with their Fifth full-length album titled “Smokin Hearts & Broken Guns” due for release late summer 2014 featuring “Dangerous” as the first single. In support of the new album, Shaman’s Harvest will be hitting the road in 2014 bringing thier unique style of Rock n Roll to a venue near you. For more information, visit www.shamansharvest.com
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It has been quite a journey for ISLANDER, who, in just over a year, have gone from obscurity to a band in constant radio rotation. Fueled with a combination of emotionally capturing songs and audience grabbing live shows, ISLANDER continue to lead at the forefront of their peers. The thrilling trip for this quartet began in the foothills of Greenville, S.C. with the release of their Victory Records debut Pains in 2013. Now, a lethal combination of alt-rock, punk and nu-metal that recalls the finest of bands like Refused and Deftones, ISLANDER have released their full length Violence & Destruction to critical recognition. Comprised of members Mikey Carvajal on vocals, Andrew Murphy on guitar, drummer Eric Frazier and bassist Chris Doot, ISLANDER recorded the album with producer Cameron Webb (SILVERSTEIN, ALKALINE TRIO) at Hollywood's NRG Studios. It is twelve tracks of American rock anthems spawned by individual struggle and organic affection. The result is a refreshing and unpredictable performance of cutting edge, modern-day rock with classic punk overtones fused with groove laden beats. Violence & Destruction awakens the nerves and lets life in. From the blockbuster single 'Coconut Dracula', to the outlaw collaboration of 'Criminals' with P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval and the fist-pumping title track, ISLANDER sonically 'demonstrate that fragile dichotomy between softness and weight in a riff', as described by Noisey/Vice. Alternative Press confirmed that ISLANDER was one the '100 Bands You Need To Know' as 2014 continues to shine with festival confirmations at Aftershock in Sacramento and Louder Than Life in Louisville. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/weareislander
Meet the Rock the Mike Show Host Jermaine Mitchem Jr. and Co-Host Crystal 'CB' Booker and the Rock the Mike Crew! This first broadcast is a glimpse of what you can expect from our show. We showcase the hottest independent artists in the industry. If you want your music heard on our show we also in this broadcast let you know how you can be seen and heard. So tune in for all of the fun on Rock the Mike Show!
On stage Ostrich Run relinquishes their carefree attitudes and manifests into the commanding musicians they know they were born to be. Connecting with the audience and thriving on their energy are what perpetuate the band and enable them to express their boisterous personalities. Founded by Anaheim natives, Joel Rowland and Mark Pascale in 2013, Ostrich Run is all about connecting with people through their blend of indie and alternative rock sound.
The duo bonded over their numerous musical influences from as far back as Louis Armstrong, to contemporary artists such as Blink-182, Arcade Fire, and Foster the People. The band has graced the stages of numerous venues including The House of Blues, The Glass House, The Mint LA and more.
Ostrich Run joins Take 2 Radio Music on Wednesday, August 27th at 3pm eastern!
We may arrive slightly early in your evening, but there's a good chance that you'll still have that blues feeling all night after our inaugural hour show featuring Clarence Carter, Aretha Franklin, Dorothy Moore, Tre Williams, Leela James and others. Join The Professor (Walter Dubiel) , Monday 10/20 / at 6:00 p.m. PST on The Essence of Success Network for Blues in the Night. If you love the blues, you'll love our playlist.
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Tonight, Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes The Antics, Post-punk/indie rock band out of New Jersey.
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Luke Meisenbacher (vocals/guitar), Derek Rosengarth (guitar), Josh Reitan (drums) are the fun-loving men that make-up The Antics. “I don’t write music that sounds exactly like something else or things that don’t matter to me,” Meisenbacher said about his writing style. The Antics’ post-punk/indie-rock sound is often accented by 60’s pop, surf and garage rock – the group is certainly capable of it all. Playing their individual instruments from an early age, each member grew up in a different part of New Jersey yet the members manage to play like they've been together all their lives. The band has been growing together for three years, and through the trials and tribulations; their brotherly bond has allowed them to develop a unique sound that speaks to their vibrant personalities.
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Ohio quartet Phillip Fox Band will soon be their debut full length album Heartland (produced by Joe Viers) on September 2nd, they have truly carved out their own sound that is best described as ‘Country-Fried Rock N’ Roll’ From the tenacity of “I Ain’t Angry” and “Nothin’ Worse Than Weak” to the down-home feeling of “Heartland”, Phillip Fox Band have crafted an album that is full of hope, loss, love and the truth. In early 2013, the band began pre-production for what would become their debut full length album Heartland. The band completed the album in January and launched a Kickstarter campaign raising over $18,000 to release the new record. 2014 will see the band playing over 200 dates including headlining slots at Ohio Bike Week and larger festivals such as Buckle Up featuring Alabama, Willy Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Old Crow Medicine Show, Cadillac Three, and more. “Heartland has sort of a double-meaning. The Motor City Blood EP was about where I came from, my roots in Detroit. This record is more about where we call home now, and that’s Ohio. For a long time Ohio’s slogan was ‘The Heart of it All’ and in a small way we wanted to pay tribute to that. But in a grander sense, I’ve traveled to four continents and there are just places that feel welcoming to certain folks and places that don’t. I’ve found that if I get too far away from open fields, trees, and a little soil in the air, I start getting antsy, a little claustrophobic. It didn’t matter if it was in Japan, Spain, or New York state. Heartland is about finding places wherever we are that speak to us and feel like home.” For more information, visit www.phillipfoxband.com