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Sound Check's Blog – July 2011 Archive (5)

Rockstar In Training: Punk Writing Radio

I was recently asked to participate in a cool radio show discussion about punk rock music, lyrics and songwriting. Crescent Hill Radio has a weekly show called From The Inkwell which is about all things related to writing. The host wanted to talk about how punk gets a bad rap as far as an art form, and is ignored as a legitimate form of writing. When I heard this I thought, “Hey, good idea!” I was honored that the folks at Crescent Hill Radio wanted to get me involved and have me… Continue

Added by Sound Check on July 27, 2011 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Lady Bo, The Queen Mother of Guitar

Bo Diddley is rightfully credited as a true luminary in the history of rock. An innovative guitarist, clever lyricist, and energetic live performer, the legend of Bo Diddley is well deserved. Often overlooked, however are the contributions to his band by one of the most talented women to ever pick up a guitar; Lady Bo.



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Added by Sound Check on July 18, 2011 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Post-Hardcore Band Life After Me Breaks Down The Creative Process - Interview

Life After Me is a Post-Hardcore group with members split from New Jersey and Delaware. The talented young band independently released its first album, 'Existence', in 2009 and followed up with its first EP, 'Where The Ocean Ends', last year. Lead guitarist Matt Ryan and vocalist Brandon Potter gave an exclusive interview to Afro-Punk about touring, songwriting, and the future of the band.



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Added by Sound Check on July 4, 2011 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Wrust: Here and There, Metal in the Motherland

Anyone with half of a rock and roll brain knows metal is one of the most easily identifiable and distinguishable sub-genres of Mother Rock. In the 1970’s, it became synonymous with bands like Pantera, Judas Priest and AC/DC. The blues/classic rock/psychedelic lovechild soon gave birth to offspring of its own, including death metal, glam metal, nu metal and more. When it comes to fans, you either are or aren’t with metal; it’s a case study in hate it or love it phenomena. Haters… Continue

Added by Sound Check on July 1, 2011 at 6:10pm — 18 Comments

Getting To Know Cody B. Ware: PMA Is A Lifestyle - INTERVIEW + DOWNLOAD

There’s no better time than summer time to discover new music and revel in getting a little sweaty on the dance floor. There’s something about the sun that makes people want to dance to new sounds and songs that don’t seem to fit in the winter. This is how I discovered Cody B. Ware, the Queens based black-metal hip-hop punkster, and his debut album 'Welcome Home' (download it below). It’s been a buzztape…

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Added by Sound Check on July 1, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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