Circadian Clock is a band that’s not afraid to get in your face. Their music is rambunctious and well-crafted. Groovy riffs and intricate rhythms make for a rockin’ song that you can also dance to. You can’t help but tap your toes and sway to the underlying groove, but its danceability is bolstered by the playfully rhythmic vocal delivery (coupled with lyrics that are both engaging and beautiful).
Powerman 5000 is a band that is no stranger to the ebbs and flows of the high seas of Rock and Roll, but they pilot their ironclad galleon of powerful lyrics and killer riffs with ease and proficiency. Riding like a bat out of hell on the heels of their brand new record, Builders of the Future, Powerman 5000 is still doing exactly what they’ve already mastered, which is taking great heavy rock and mixing it with heavy doses of pop culture and science fiction. I had the incredible pleasure of chatting with Powerman’s frontman, Spider, about all this. In the same interview, we also covered the band’s involvement in Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, and much more.
This Song Shot is a little different from previous ones for one major reason: Matt’s in it! The video, that is. The hilarious Afterbirth Monkey has put together a music video for their “After-Bro” anthem called, “It’s Raining Dicks.” The song can be found on their full-length release, Man Dies Defecating a Drinking Game, available on iTunes.
It’s our summer vacation! We’re off doing things that podcasters do on their time off — but don’t say that we left you without any content! Matt, for instance, has started a new bi-weekly interview series, the first of which aired this past Tuesday. You can check out the new blog page at CC: Autographs or follow it on iTunes .
(hed)p.e. is a group that I latched onto very tightly in my high school years. They were one of the earliest “heavy” bands I listened to (not counting classics like Megadeth and Metallica). Needless to say, without dating myself any further, they’ve been around a long time. On July 22, their brand new record, Evolution, is coming out on Pavement Records. This is the (hed)p.e.’s tenth full-length studio album.
KISS is a band that needs no introduction. Their new record “KISS 40: Decades of Decibels” is a 40-year retrospective of this epic and talented band. It’s chock full of goodies including studio favorites, live tracks, and both previously released and unreleased demos. The mix of live, studio, and demos gives the album a variety unlike that of other anthologies.
Such a taxing week. We are exempt from today’s episode, but don’t deduct us from your lives! There are plenty of old episodes itemized in our Podcast Archive. No liabilities—it’s a musical investment! Just pick your album, rating, or topic of choice, and proceed to download these assets. (Disclosure to third parties is encouraged.) Speaking of taxes, we have something else to declare: Don’t miss our friends, the Wall Street Playaz at their 7th Annual Tax Day show, 10pm this Saturday at the Full Cup, Staten Island. Bring revenue! Don’t withhold! They’re dependant on your support! And finally, with springtime in full blast, we encourage you to get out and enjoy the weather until next week’s episode blossoms into being.
Sunday night, February 9th 2014, I had the wondrous experience of attending the best rap show ever featuring the likes of Tribe One, Louis Logic, Mikal kHill, Adam WarRock, and last but not least, Schaffer The Darklord. (I have a photo to prove that the title rings true, courtesy of former guest, Nelson Lugo.) The Fifth Estate on Fifth Ave. in Brooklyn was the venue that housed this awesome band of wordsmiths for this momentous night, and indeed these incredibly nerdy and brilliant rappers hit me with a barrage of hip hop punches from the moment the first act hit the stage.
This Song Shot is a bit different from those that came before it. I want to talk about the song “Diamonds” by Rihanna—but not her version. Instead let’s look at Steam Powered Giraffe’s powerful and fun cover.