Thursday, October 28

Tag: Punk Rock

(Concert Therapy Reviews):  “Drugs In California” Tour featuring TRANSVIOLET Live at Studio B at Skyway Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota (10/4/2021)
Concert Therapy Reviews

(Concert Therapy Reviews): “Drugs In California” Tour featuring TRANSVIOLET Live at Studio B at Skyway Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota (10/4/2021)

It was a beautiful Sunday night in Minneapolis packed with just incredible music and a lovely atmosphere in my second hometown.  Transviolet headlined the "Drugs In California" tour with Lorelei Marcell and an exclusive opening set performance by local Minneapolis garage punk band Vial.  Personally, I love it when a local band gets an opportunity to shine.  This tour stopped at Studio B at Skyway Theater which is one of my favorite venues to see a show. It was one of those nights I won't soon forget.  Los Angeles by way of Boston recording artist Lorelei Marcell took the stage. Lorelei Marcell toured based off of her self-titled EP and did a couple of covers originally done by H.E.R. and Hozier(no, it wasn't the "Take Me To Church" song).  It was one of those performance where she c...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Matt Mucerino of CROSSING I’S DOTTING T’S
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(Mental Health Conversations): Matt Mucerino of CROSSING I’S DOTTING T’S

Editor's Note:  Matt Mucerino of Crossing I's Dotting T's converses with Madness To Creation to talk about mental health, music and their latest EP.  Crossing I's Dotting T's, out of Costa Mesa, California, recently released their EP, which is one of the most heartfelt EP's I've heard in quite sometime.  Their self-titled EP was inspired by Matt losing his cousin/best friend to cancer at the age of 21.  Their song "See You At Your Funeral" is specifically about his cousin/best friend, while the other songs touch on mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and not feeling wanted.  This EP is a wonderful listen as it mixes the 90's power rock along with the 2000's brand of post-hardcore/emo, and I see Crossing I's Dotting T's doing very well for themselves in the future.  Fans can fi...
(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 31):  A Mental Health Conversation with Peej of PUNK ROCK FACTORY
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(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 31): A Mental Health Conversation with Peej of PUNK ROCK FACTORY

Editor's Note:  Peej of amazing UK punk rock band Punk Rock Factory sat down with Madness To Creation Podcast to discuss their amazing cover record "Masters of the Uniwurst", which features cover songs of all of your favorite cartoons growing up.  This record is for millenials and the Generation X crowd who grew up with various cartoons such as Thundercats, Masters of the Universe, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Captain Planet and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  They are an absolutely fun band to get down to, and it's also for the Generation Z kids as they cover Pokemon, Powerpuff Girls and Goof Troop.  They are talking about covering WWE entrance music songs along with a host of other covers, including video games and hit sitcoms.  We get into a discussion on mental health as well and Peej...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 29:  Derek Zanetti of THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR
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(Mental Health Conversations): Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 29: Derek Zanetti of THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5SXcKnjkyicJ9QKCzCUn93?si=1a86475815c1426e Editor's Note:  In the challenging and uncertain times that stems from income inequality, gender inequality, racial and sexual orientation inequality, there is a voice that screams from the rooftops about these issues along with unjustified wars and the like.  It's an anarchist voice, that voice is Derek Zanetti of The Homeless Gospel Choir.  This was a unique podcast format.  It was unique in the sense that I decided to invite my good friend Nate Gustafson(they/them) to the podcast as they's a diehard fan of The Homeless Gospel Choir.  We went through a plethora of things about mental health, PTSD, moving from Pittsburgh to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and poured through the live album entitled "This Is A Protest So...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 296):  CHASER
Hardcore to Punk, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 296): CHASER

Contributor's Note:  West Coast punk rock band vocalist Mike LeDonne of CHASER joined The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz for the 296th episode via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, they go through the goosebump moments in their latest record entitled "Dreamers."  "Dreamers" is out via Thousand Island Records, Sound Speed Records, SBAM Records and Pee Records. The media outlet Melodic Punk Style has quoted the following about "Dreamers":  "All in, Chaser's "Dreamers" isn't just a good record, it's a masterpiece." They talk about their European tour was cancelled in 2020, and Chaser made the decision to sit on this record.  They also talked about the awesomeness of the DIY scene and the influence of various bands on the Epitaph and Fat Wreck Chords labels.  Fans can...
(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 15:  Kim Salmon of THE SCIENTISTS
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(Mental Health Conversations) Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 15: Kim Salmon of THE SCIENTISTS

Editor's Note:  Kim Salmon of The Scientists appeared on the 2nd season and 15th episode of the Madness To Creation Podcast.  Recently, the Australian alternative/punk/fuzz/garage rock band released the album "Negativity" via In The Red Records.  This album features the 1985-1986 lineup of Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sudjovic and Leanne Cowie.  The really cool thing is one cannot put a label on The Scientists.  They're able to take a couple notes and make it sound progressive or they can twist it up and sound totally garage/fuzz/punk rock. If you're into bands like The Stooges, Suicide, Gun Club and The Cramps, then The Scientists is a band for you.  I learned so much talking to Kim and Kim was total class and such a wonderful person to talk to.  He is like that mad scientist that'...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 230):  Steve Rawles of BELVEDERE
Hardcore to Punk, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 230): Steve Rawles of BELVEDERE

Contributor's Note:  Founding member Steve Rawles of legendary Canadian punk band Belvedere appeared on the 230 episode of The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Steve and The Don talk about how fans out of Brazil and France already have YouTube guitar covers out of their music mere hours after Belvedere releases a music video. Steve talks about memories of touring in Europe and how festivals in the United States are pigeonholed as opposed to the rest of the world.  On May 14th, Belvedere will be releasing their upcoming record entitled "Hindsight Is The Sixth Sense" via Thousand Island Records and they have released their music video for "Elephant March" on March 23rd.  Fans can find Belvedere at their official website, Facebook,...
(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 110):  Eric Hauser of COUNTERPUNCH
Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast

(Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast Ep. 110): Eric Hauser of COUNTERPUNCH

Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast is sponsored by 2 Foot Parade Records.  Check out the podcast by becoming a member of their Patreon!  They would definitely appreciate anything that you can pledge. In the 110th episode of Invite The Neighbors DIY Podcast, Bryan and Benny converse with Eric Hauser of Counterpunch.  Counterpunch is a street punk band out of Chicago and they have recently released their 7" "Handbook For The Recently Debriefed" via Thousand Island Records.  The 7" vinyl dual single includes the single "We, The Role", which was recently released as a lyric video.  Counterpunch has been out since 2004. Fans can find Counterpunch at the following locations: www.instagram.com/counterpunchrock www.facebook.com/counterpunchrok www.twitter.com/counterpunchrok Fans ...
(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 220):  Scott Ervin of BORN AGAIN HEATHENS
Hardcore to Punk, The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz

(The Don’s Hit List with The Don & The Grizz Ep. 220): Scott Ervin of BORN AGAIN HEATHENS

Contributor's Note:  Scott Ervin of punk rockers Born Again Heathens returns to The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz via FAB Radio International.  In this episode, Scott discusses their latest EP release entitled "Just Shut Up", which is a mixtape. They get into the wonders of mixtape and breaking down "Just Shut Up" and discussing TikTok.  Scott also discusses how the Covid-19 pandemic has personally effected him and playing shows.  Fans can find Born Again Heathens at the following locations: www.facebook.com/bornagainheathens www.heathensofficial.com Fans can find The Don's Hit List with The Don & The Grizz at the following locations: www.facebook.com/TheDonsHitList www.twitter.com/thedonshitlist www.instagram.com/the_dons_hit_list www.dashlighten...