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Punk/Rock band “Just In Case”, will be our special guest on this Tuesday at 7 p.m. PT/10 ET on A.K.A. Music, Art and Music Show on Blogtalk Radio.
Originating in southern NJ in spring of 2000, Just In Case has always been about producing great music. Coming from an era of so much great punk rock, they have been influenced by a lot of amazing bands. The band has a complex blend of pop-punk, skate-punk, touch of grunge, and a strong undertone of hip-hop on the back end. They enjoy combining all of their favorite styles throughout their songs, adding their own twist to their first love, punk-rock.
With over a decade of steady live shows/tours, and numerous albums, Just In Case is now taking on the West Coast with a brand new EP entitled "Better Late Than Never.”
We will be playing a couple of the band's songs just for our audience, so tune in tomorrow at www.blogtalkradio.com/akamac, or call the show and talk to the band at 805-285-9737. We will be taking questions in our chatroom as well.
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Tonight, Pop Art Painter Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes Crack in Shell's James McFadden to the show.
Crack in the Shell, founded by James McFadden (Bass/Keyboards) and Daniel Alan (Vocals) in 2010, cannot be pigeonholed into just one musical category. CITS show variety both musically and vocally, ranging from punk to rock to psychedelic in style. Comprised of veteran players from TN. to CA. to Lebanon, the band's sound is as diverse as their background.
CITS have been making a name for themselves, and have played as direct support for The Gin Blossoms, Winery Dogs, Don Dokken, Bret Michaels, Geoff Tate, Lou Gramm, and more.
Crack in the Shell are currently putting the final touches on their video for “After Life,” and finalizing their third release ‘I Am Alive.’
this episode is sponsored by: Metal Babe Mayhem
THERE WERE SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES IN THE FIRST 2 MINS OF THE SHOW SO PLEASE KEEP LISTENING! IT WAS A FUN INTERVIEW ONCE WE GOT STARTED!
ROCK BAND: MESSAGE TO VENUS:
What series of events unites a few strangers to make music together? Is it a cosmic anomaly or destiny? Jandre Nadal, John Feliciano, Edgar Ramos and JuanMa Font gravitated towards each other because of a shared desire to create intoxicating and sublime music. Since 2009 this intricate sonic workshop has yielded blistering tracks with great depth, melding dreamlike sounds with unheard-of guitar strength, tight bass, high-energy drums and powerful melodic vocals.
Lead singer Jandre will join Take 2 Radio Music on Thursday, August 7th at 11am eastern!
We'll chat about their music and their Indiegogo project: Victim & Villians - a new album - That’s why we’ve decided to make our new album available to you, our closest fans, in advance of the official release date. With your support, we can raise the money needed to properly release and promote our new album, Victims & Villains. For your contribution, you'll receive exclusive perks in return, from an autographed copy of the new album, a limited edition poster to even having your own personalized comic book!
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!
Kids in the Street: Pop/Rock band out to revolutionize your wavelengths. They just finished up recording their debut ep with Kevin Gates (Never Shout Never, The Ready Set).
A couple guys with a similar passion, making music. Birthed from the ashes of a diverse list of genres, from punk pop to hardcore; Kids In The Street have plenty of experience in the game. Debut ep, Moving Forward, out now and more vids to come on YouTube!
Alex from Kids in the Street joins Take 2 Radio Music on Wednesday, Feb. 26th at 3pm eastern!
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Charming Liars are a British/American rock band, based in Los Angeles, California. Originally founded by lead vocalist, Charlie Cosser, guitarist, Karnig Manoukian, and bassist, Mike Kruger, in London, England. For the Londoners that are now the nucleus of Charming Liars, the move from London to Los Angeles has paid dividends in ways even the most prescient or optimistic person could have imagined. The band landed a recording contract, earned a chance to work alongside two of the most influential producers of the past quarter century – John Fields and Canada’s Bob Rock, and more recently, a slot on the Fourth-Annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival tour, playing alongside some of the biggest alternative rock acts on the planet. In October 2013, Charming Liars released a four- song EP called New Disorder (available now on iTunes), which is a powerful and compelling teaser for the debut Charming Liars full-length album. On an initial 5 day trip to LA, the band played showcase gigs at The Viper Room, The Roxy, The Troubadour and the Whiskey A Go Go, carving a reputation as a band on the ascent in the highly competitive LA music scene. Producer John Fields, whose credentials include work with The Goo Goo Dolls, The Rembrandts and former Barenaked Ladies frontman Stephen Page saw this raw potential and was the first LA music gurus to encourage the band to at least try their hand at setting up shop in southern California. Bob Rock’s name initially came up in a casual conversation but the band decided to approach the legendary Canadian producer knowing that the worst he could say was no. Rock said yes and eventually produced the majority of the songs on the Charming Liars forthcoming album. Charming Liars recently released their second E.P entitled ‘We Won’t Give Up’ featuring the first single impacting radio titled “The Desperation.” For more information, visit www.charmingliars.com
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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Even though they haven't had their debut release yet, you can already tell that the indie-rock group The Fantasy Echoes is too damn fun. From the first notes of their demo "Battle Cry", you're already tapping your toes, bobbing your head, and wanting to sing along with lead singer Austin and the rockin' vocals emanating from his throat.
This week Steven Rouk talks with guitarist and song-writer Ryan to hear the stories behind the infectious tunes and to get the scoop on what the band's plans are for the future.
The Fantasy Echoes Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1269505866/the-fantasy-echoes-ep
The Fantasy Echoes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefantasyechoes
Bringing High energy Rock and Roll with a modern mix sound reminiscent that of the 80’s rock scene, these young musicians continue to garner new listeners as they continue to influence and move audiences . Introducing a new fresh perspective on life, love and self happiness, with such hits like the self-proclaimed “ Me4Me”, the fiery and rock worthy “Take Me Down” and the angelic rock track “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, Moxy and the Influence is a band that remains on the music radar with an undisputable energy in every performance, A strong following, and a lot of good music to share.
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What series of events unites a few strangers to make music together? Is it a cosmic anomaly or destiny? Jandre Nadal, John Feliciano, Edgar Ramos and JuanMa Font gravitated towards each other because of a shared desire to create intoxicating and sublime music. Since 2009 this intricate sonic workshop has yielded blistering tracks with great depth, melding dreamlike sounds with unheard-of guitar strength, tight bass, high-energy drums and powerful melodic vocals. The upcoming album follows the 2011 EP, 'The Envelope,' which, along with lead single, "Universal You," drew praise from established artists such as Godsmack and Halestorm while receiving weekly spins at SiriusXM Octane, MusicChoice and more. The track was also featured in the motion picture, The Witness (El Testigo). Following the release of 'The Envelope,' Message To Venus made the decision to relocate from San Juan to Miami, Fla. "Puerto Rico is beautiful...it's our home," explained guitarist, John Feliciano. "We play there as often as we can, but in order to expand globally we want to be planted on soil where touring opportunities are more frequent." After being nominated for a Latin Rock Award in the 'Slam Alternativo/Rock' category in 2012, as well as participation in the International Day of Non-Violence, Message To Venus successfully employed the help of fans through a crowdfunding campaign and toured the U.S. in 2013. The quartet is now seeking its dedicated fans' help again to bring their upcoming album, Victims & Villains to the masses. Stay tuned to the campaign page at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-message-to-venus-release-their-new-album-victims-villains. For more information, visit www.messagetovenus.com