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One very important fact about Alan Merrill: He was the lead singer and songwriter of the first and original 1975 version of "I Love Rock N Roll" with his band, The Arrows. The song has become an enduring international rock anthem, recorded by Joan Jett, Britney Spears, and many others. Joan Jett saw Merrill perform the song on a British television pop show in '76, while on tour with her band, The Runaways, and she was deeply inspired. Her 1982 version of the song was #1 for 8 weeks in the USA.After starting to play music in semi-pro bands in Greenwich Village, Alan eventually moved to Japan in his late teens. Starting his professional career in music with the RCA-Victor Tokyo-based recording group, The Lead, in 1968, Alan replaced Mark Elder as guitarist in the band. They had one hit single, titled "Blue Rose." It was also then that his management changed his professional name to Alan Merrill.Alan's composition, "When The Night Comes" (as recorded by R&B great Lou Rawls in 1983), was taken into space by the first black astronaut in history, Guion "Guy" Bluford. It was the first LP ever in outer space, and Alan Merrill wrote the title track! The album "When The Night Comes" by Rawls, also won two Beach Awards for best album, and the recording has a 5-star rating (full marks) in Rolling Stone magazine's album guide .http://www.alanmerrill.com
Join us for another Indie Cafe hosted by Spencer Drate / Judith Salvatz and Holly Stephey of Red Velvet Media . Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz are award-winning designers of album art for countless industry legends
Jesse Malin was born in Queens, New York. Jesse Malin’s passion for music began at an early age. Upon receiving his first nylon stringed acoustic guitar, Jesse taped an old 1950’s reel-to-reel recorder with a beat-up attached microphone to its body and the soon-to-be songwriter began his musical career.
Malin began playing live the age of twelve years old in the seminal hardcore band Heart Attack. After the group’s disbandment in 1984, Jesse and his childhood pals formed the rock and roll band D Generation and released three albums, touring the globe several times over before parting ways in 1999. Following several in-between bridge bands, including PCP Highway and Bellvue, Jesse Malin embarked on a solo career and has released five acclaimed records. Over the years Malin has also worked in both film and radio, currently co-hosting a monthly radio show on Sirius XM alongside John Varvatos, and is now completing production on a new album set to be released in 2015.
Richie Scarlet, nicknamed ”The Emperor of Rock ’n Roll”, is multi-talented musician and producer from New York. The man started his career back in the late 70’s but he’s best known from his long and successful collaboration with former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley. Scarlet has also worked with such names as Sebastian Bach, Mountain, and he’s released several solo albums, including the latest I PLEAD THE FIFTH which came out earlier this year.
Join Holly Stephey As she introduces THE INDIE CAFE with Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz.THE INDIE CAFE Hosted by Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz on the Red Velvet Media Blogtalkradio show will appear once a Month with some cool guests that will be sure to bring Pop Culture to a new level... "Spencer and Judith are award-winning creative directors/designers/authors-album and 45 sleeve designers for the famous in music including 12 inductees in The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame and more also authors of 21 pop-culture visually driven books and their design has been displayed in major museums."
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"When he was starting 15 years ago,I was struck by the strength and visceral quality of Jo's paintings.Jo is a real unusual,interesting and talented artist in music and art." - Peter Gabriel. JOSEPH ARTHUR (Artist,Musician,Poet) was discovered by Peter Gabriel in the mid nineties. Since then,Arthur has released,10 full length studio albums and 11 LP's with music from his extensive and critically acclaimed catalog being used in such popular television series as Dawson's Creek,The OC,Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs,HBO's Hung and True Blood as well as the films Shrek 2,The Bourne Identity, Hell's kitchen and the American Pie Trilogy. Arthur sells his Art on his Virtual Gallery "MOMAR" (Museum of Modern Arthur) online. His painting and artwork has been showcased in many galleries and he has appeared numerous times on major television shows,most recently on Jay Leno and David Letterman. Joseph also recently performed at WOMAD in the UK and his latest album release is "The Ballad of Boogie Christ" available on 12" Vinyl and CD. Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz call Joseph "A Visionary Genius."
LEZ ZEPPELIN, the New York City-based all-girl band has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin.Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist, Steph Paynes, the all-girl quartet, LEZ ZEPPELIN, has since gained unanimous critical acclaim as one of the most exciting live acts around, becoming the first female rock act to pay homage to Led Zeppelin and to garner rave reviews across the board. LEZ ZEPPELIN stays true to the musically audacious spirit of the original, delivering the legendary rock band's blistering arrangements and monstrous sound note-for-note at sold-out frenzied shows around the world. In June, 2013, Jimmy Page attended their show in London and said of the group, “They played the Led Zeppelin music with an extraordinary sensuality and an energy and passion that highlighted their superb musicianship.The thing that sets LEZ ZEPPELIN apart is the seamless and unique way they inject their gender-bending performance into the original material. They have been featured on major television including the BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, MTV, VH-1, FOX and radio worldwide. The group’s first studio album was produced by legendary producer/engineer, Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix). The group’s second LP, Lez Zeppelin I, is an authentic re-make of Led Zeppelin’s first album, using the very same vintage equipment employed by Led in 1968. Produced by Perry A. Margouleff (Paul Rogers) and William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper), the musicianship, attention to detail and passion in the playing takes LEZ ZEPPELIN’s homage to an entirely new and unprecedented level in this industry. Both records are distributed throughout the United States, Japan and Europe.
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Join Holly Stephey As she introduces THE INDIE CAFE with Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz.THE INDIE CAFE Hosted by Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz on the Red Velvet Media Blogtalkradio show will appear once a Month with some cool guests that will be sure to bring Pop Culture to a new level... "Spencer and Judith are award-winning creative directors/designers/authors-album and 45 sleeve designers for the famous in music including 12 inductees in The Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame and more also authors of 21 pop-culture visually driven books and their design has been displayed in major museums."-
Spencer and Judith's first guest will be Punk Icon Danny Fields.
Danny Fields is an American journalist and author. As a music industry executive in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, he was one of the most influential figures in the history of Punk. He managed Iggy and the Stooges, as well as the Ramones, as has worked in various roles with Jim Morrison, the MC5, and the Velvet Underground and the Modern Lovers. Fields has been described as "one of the godfathers of Punk"
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Author Scott Pinsker joins me this week to talk about his book, The Second Coming: A Love Story
Two men claim to be the Second Coming of Christ. Each claims the other is Satan in disguise. But only one is telling the truth. In "The Second Coming: A Love Story," the devilish new novel by Scott Pinsker, the culture war between Red America and Blue America turns shockingly real when two self-declared saviors appear on earth. The first “messiah” attracts legions of liberal and secular-progressive followers with his message of New Age brotherhood, quickly becoming the darling of the left. The second “messiah” preaches fire-and-brimstone traditional Christianity, gaining a grassroots army of conservative worshipers ready to battle to the death. It’s finally happened: Red America and Blue America are headed for Armageddon! Novelist Scott Pinsker is a Tampa Bay-based celebrity publicist who has also written for FOXNews.com as a marketing expert. As Pinsker tells it: “Late one night I had an unsettling thought: If the Devil truly wanted to con mankind, he wouldn’t have a pitchfork and horns. All those horror movies have it wrong; a pitchfork and horns are bad marketing. Instead, his smartest strategy for activating new followers would be to appear as a holy man – and claim the faith of his target audience. Because if I were Satan’s publicist, that’s what I’d recommend.”
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Oh yes..the crew from Texas Indie Fest returns for two hours of music, fun and surprises!! Featuring the artists of Texas Indie Fest 2015 Austin, Texas @ the Red Shed Tavern March 18,19, 20.
Indigenous Robots - People Grow
Resz - Till It Hurts
Heather LaRose - I Could Never Say No
Death of Paris - Give and Take
Jimmy Willden - Smoke
David Martinez - Hey Mary
Blake Byrd Band - High School Sweetheart
Jason Jeka - What Are You Waiting For
Poppy's Field - Not Today
Stephen Hunley - Oklahoma
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