SHOW: IndieUprising #15
AIR DATE: Wed, 25 July 2007
In 2007 I discovered the band Medicated Kisses and fell in love with singer Alanna Quinn-Broadus‘ amazing voice. I was positive they were going to hit it big and they had the momentum to do so. Much to my surprise, the band broke up after the release of their fantastic EP in 2008. When doing research for this episode of the Retro Edition, I was happy to discover that Alanna’s soulful voice is still going strong with Alanna Royale. Here is my 2007 interview with Alanna.
Brian Jackson keeps busy in many aspects of the Music Business with his PR Company The Awareness Group, but recently he got involved with The Fastback Sessions: a documentary series showcasing the talent in the Northwest with invite only acoustic performances mixed with live video/audio recordings.
When I started to broaden my horizons away from punk rock, I latched on to more melodic emo bands such as The Appleseed Cast and American Football. As I dug more into the emo scene, I knew I was supposed to like bands such as Cap’n Jazz and Joan Of Arc, but I never fully got into them. So for me, a new Owls album is already a tough sell. I didn’t care much for their 2001 release on Jade Tree Records, so I met this long awaited follow-up with shrugs. Owls probably won’t gain many new fans with Two but fans of Cap’n Jazz, Joan Of Arc and Owls’ previous effort will love this album.
It’s not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but lately things have taken a strange turn. Crime scenes seem oddly familiar. Lou’s senses are heightened, and when the full moon is out, he’s a rage-fueled werewolf. Wolfcop is one cop’s quest to become a better man… One transformation at a time.
Take a minute and drink in that poster. Wolfcop. FUCKING WOLFCOP. I mean, you had me at “Wolfcop.”
The Starting Line’s classic Drive-Thru Records debut, full length, 2002′s Say It Like You Mean It, will be released on vinyl via ShopRadioCast on May 27th.
The vinyl will be available for pre-order here starting Thursday, March 27 at 1pm EST.
I’m a sucker for pretty much anything Star Wars and I have a fondness for William Shakespeare. However, never in my wildest dreams did I think someone would combine the two! Ian Doesher has and the result is pretty humorous. I’m not sure if these will last past an initial read-through, but I’m happy they exist and have added them to this years Christmas List.
For me, synth-pop and electronica has been hit or miss. Few electronic albums turn my head and most of them annoy the hell out of me, which is why Pillar Point’s debut self-titled album is such a stand-out. The tinge of 80′s synth mixed with Scott Reitherman’s smooth, slightly processed vocals are reminiscent of early Depeche Mode, but it doesn’t feel like an experiment in nostalgia.