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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 16:  Jim Gwynn of JIP
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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 16: Jim Gwynn of JIP

Editor's Note:  Jim Gwynn of Chicago indie rock band JIP joined the Madness To Creation Podcast to talk about the band's legacy out of Chicago, making comedy music, and how he had a plethora of celebrities react to JIP's music as of late.  This was a hilarious conversation but also a meaningful and poignant discussion based on mental health, Jim losing his mother a couple of years ago, and celebrity roasts and whether or not comedians are as happy as they portray themselves to be.  The band will be releasing "Thought This Was Over" coming up and it includes work with Royce of Spacehog.  Fans can find JIP on Facebook, their official website, and Instagram. 0:50- Jim talking about Covid, and Local H at the Metro, and how the Metro is requiring the vaccine passport 1:37- How Jim has...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Kemble Walters of AEGES
Behind The Yearbook, Crane Level Heaviness

(Mental Health Conversations): Kemble Walters of AEGES

Editor's Note:  Today, Los Angeles heavy rock outfit AEGES released their single entitled "Colors."  This single is the follow-up to their early 2020 album release "DROMMEN."  AEGES is composed of Kemble Walters on vocals/guitars, Tony Baumeister on bass/vocals, Trevor Howard on guitars/vocals and Dylan Howard on drums.  AEGES is composed of former members of Pelican, The Rise and -16- and they've shared the stage with Tool, Chevelle, Local H and Coheed & Cambria.  In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation, Kemble Walters of AEGES discusses a crazy road story, the single "Colors" and coping with the Covid-19 pandemic.  Fans can find AEGES on Facebook and Instagram. Madness To Creation:  Take us into the single "Colors", what was the most challenging and rewarding asp...
We Nerd Out Vol. 186:  Scott Lucas of LOCAL H on THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST
Alternatives, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

We Nerd Out Vol. 186: Scott Lucas of LOCAL H on THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST

Contributor's Note:  Earlier this year, Local H released their album "Lifers" via AntiFragile Music.  The album received rave reviews from BrooklynVegan, AllMusic, and Billboard with Billboard stating, "There's plenty of Local H's trademark, punchy rock on "Lifers", but fans will also notice some musical muscle flexing and prog rock influence on a handful of epics". The album also features guest work from Juliana Hatfield, John McCauley of Deer Tick, and it features the work of legendary rock engineer Steve Albini.  On a side note, "Lifers" peaked at No. 5 on the I-Tunes rock charts. On June 25th, Local H will be performing a sold-out drive-in concert at the legendary Harvest Moon Drive-In in Gibson City, Illinois.  In this interview with The Don and The Grizz on the 100th episode of T...
Tarek Jafar & Justin Tessier of THE BLUE STONES Converses with Madness To Creation on Mental Health Awareness, “Grim” and Finding Success
Behind The Yearbook, MTC Gets Punked

Tarek Jafar & Justin Tessier of THE BLUE STONES Converses with Madness To Creation on Mental Health Awareness, “Grim” and Finding Success

Editor's Note:  Madness To Creation sat down with Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier of The Blue Stones to discuss many topics, including mental health awareness, their video for "Grim", and finding success.  The Blue Stones is a duo out of Canada that has so much groove, catchiness, and just a feelgood vibe to their music.  The Blue Stones absolutely slaughtered the show at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, Iowa and they took the time out beforehand at Fong's Pizza with us.  Fans can find The Blue Stones at the following locations: www.facebook.com/thebluestonesmusic www.thebluestonesmusic.com www.twitter.com/thebluestones www.instagram.com/thebluestones Madness To Creation:  Thanks for having me meet you guys here at Fong's Pizza.  You guys have amassed over 300,000 YouTube hits ...
Strange 90’s: A Benefit for JERRY BRYANT of JBTV Announces Performers for March 8th Benefit Show in Chicago
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Strange 90’s: A Benefit for JERRY BRYANT of JBTV Announces Performers for March 8th Benefit Show in Chicago

Charity Bomb is proud to announce Strange 90s, a benefit concert for Jerry Bryant of JBTV, set to take place on Friday, March 8th at Metro Chicago. All proceeds will go to Jerry's cancer treatment fund. Tickets are officially on sale HERE. Performers include: Naked Raygun, Andrew W.K., Local H, members of Kill Hannah, Stabbing Westward, Plain White T's, OURs, Broken Hope, Morrissey, and MS MR, with additional performers to be announced over the next few weeks! Surrounding the fundraiser, President of JBTV Michael Harnett has expressed that "Jerry wants everyone to know that although these obstacles are difficult and there's a lot of trials to come - he's committed more than ever to helping artists and exposing new music." Jerry Bryant, the Emmy award winning host and owner of the ...
Summerland Tour featuring Everclear, Marcy Playground, and Local H Proved to Des Moines that “Everything Is Wonderful Now”
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Summerland Tour featuring Everclear, Marcy Playground, and Local H Proved to Des Moines that “Everything Is Wonderful Now”

It was an absolutely stormy night at the Brenton Skating Plaza in Des Moines where the Summerland Tour featuring 90's alternative rock giants Everclear, Marcy Playground, and Local H came to remember and celebrate the 1990's.  The 1990's were a time where we would cruise around on rollerblades with our Sony Walkmen's and sing along to our favorite songs.  That's what this tour is all about, and that is to celebrate when times were relatively innocent and when the memories were treasured and appreciated.  Chicago duo Local H took the stage after Everclear frontman Art Alexakis emceed the concert. As the wind was blowing and the night sky was becoming increasingly cloudy, Local H came storming onto the stage and showing people why they are the true pioneers of two piece alternative rock b...
The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 2:  “Weathering the Storm and Finding Your Silver Lining” by Connor Pohl of Violet Night
Musings With Musicians, The Musician's Tribune

The Musician’s Tribune Vol. 2: “Weathering the Storm and Finding Your Silver Lining” by Connor Pohl of Violet Night

Editor's Note:  It seems like duos are becoming a trend in various genres of music today.  Groups like Royal Blood, Local H, and The White Stripes have helped pave the way for some of today's duos.  In the underground scene, fans are starting to see emerging duos come out such as The Values and this group out Little Prairie, British Columbia, Canada called Violet Night.  Violet Night has recently released their eclectic album entitled "Colours of You" and released the music video for "Where We Began".  Fans can check out the video after Connor's blog.  In the meantime, fans can find Violet Night at the following locations: www.facebook.com/violetnightmusic www.violetnight.org www.instagram.com/violetnightmusic www.twitter.com/violetnightmusic Weathering the Storm and Finding...