It’s been a few weeks since my last posting. We’ve had some wild adventures in the field since my last ramble, and I’ll get right to it. First off, you’re probably wondering what THE BIG 13 is (No, it’s not THAT you dirty minded freaks)..This month we are celebrating THIRTEEN YEARS on the air. This is a HUGE landmark for us. I’ve always been strangely drawn to the number ’13’ and it warms my black heart to actually ‘celebrate’ the number. All month long on the Rock Solid Pressure Show we’ll be celebrating this Anniversary. It will also be the 13th Anniversary for The Industry Showcase on Sept 26th. We’re almost ready to reveal the artwork and post an event page. And yes, the theme this year is THE BIG 13..The lineup has been secured and we will be making the formal announcement next Monday night on The Rock Solid Pressure Show. Join us for a Champagne toast on the air. We are also whipping up a ’13 Year Anniversary’ playlist, so make it a point to tune in next Monday night..
Hope you all had a chance to catch the broadcast last night. In honor of Mothers Day (And Women in general), we unleashed an edition of KILLER CHICKS OF METAL! The entire playlist was some of our favorite Female Fronted bands. We also featured interviews with a couple of fast rising young stars in the Hard Rock world, DIAMANTE, and LEE LEE from FALLING FOR SCARLET. Both of these acts are featured on the ‘REVOLVER’S HOTTEST WOMEN IN HARD ROCK’ Tour, which just rolled through State Theatre recently.
DIAMANTE, who fronts the all Female powerhouse that bears her name, is a band NOT to be missed! They kind of reminded me off a revved up version of ‘The Runaways’. But the raucous awesomeness of this performance easily made this band one of the best on the tour (Which was the general consensus of the crowd). Diamante was also really cool to talk to. This L.A. Girl is taking the Rock world by storm. The Revolver Tour just ended, but there’s no rest for the wicked (right?) She’s gearing up to go out on the road with WHITESNAKE and HINDER.Check her out, you’ll become a fan!
LEE LEE from FALLING FOR SCARLET is an insanely amazing vocalist. The crunchy, hook laden melodies of this Canadian band could easily conquer the corporate charts. Like Diamante, Lee Lee’s ‘Hot’ image is backed up with ferocious talent. I can see this band on a number of arena tours with the giants of the genre. She was also very cool to chat with. Let’s face it, if you can handle my crazed ‘in-your’face’ approach to an interview..AND..can actually match my inebriated wit..Then you’re ready to take on the world..AND..She loves ANVIL!! Need I say more?
*LAST NIGHT’S KILLER PLAYLIST
NIGHTWISH: Last Ride Of The Day (Roadrunner)
ARCH ENEMY: Down To Nothing (Century Media) debut track
THE AGONIST: Architects Hallucinate (Century Media) debut track
TEAM CYBERGEIST: Zombie
PAMELA MOORE: The Sky Is Falling (Rat Pak Records)
WICKED REVOLUTION: Quantum
DIAMANTE: There’s A Party In My Pants And You’re All Invited (debut)
FALLING FOR SCARLET: Hero (debut)
WITHIN TEMPTATION: The Howling (Roadrunner)
*So, it’s been an extremely busy April in the field for us. So many great concerts. We had ORGY, THE REVOLVER TOUR, QUEENSRYCHE, but I wanted to touch on some really good friends of ours, BANG TANGO. I have been booking the band for years, and I featured them at The Local 662 on April 17th. Yes, it was an amazing night. We’ve seen the band in many different incarnations over the years, but JOE LESTE has always kept the ship on course. BUT NOW, it’s probably the best lineup that I have ever witnessed. Due in part to legendary guitarist ROWAN ROBERTSON from DIO. Rowan adds a whole new dimension to the Bang Tango sound. He is also one of the coolest guys on the planet. We’re huge DIO fans and it was an honor to have a backstage chat with Rowan. We aired the interview on The Rock Solid Pressure Show on April 27th. We’ll be posting that show on our site soon http://www.RockSolidPressure.com
HERE’S THE PLAYLIST FROM APRIL 27th
BARREN EARTH: The Vault (Century Media) debut track
VOIVOD: Mechanical Mind (Century Media) debut track
THE AGONIST: As Above, So Below (Century Media) debut track
DIO: Wild One (Warner Brothers) debut track
KARA & THE DAM BAND: Shepherd (debut track)
EXXILES: Anthem Of Lies (Nightmare Records) debut
BLACK STAR RIDERS: Turn In Your Arms (Nuclear Blast) debut track
*LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK
Sat 5/16: The Local 662: ROCK FOR SOFIA featuring TRUST FOR LIARS: This is a HUGE benefit for a little girl who has Cancer. There will be other bands performing, and the show is heavily sponsored. JESSE KAGE will be hosting, and we’re expecting a record crowd at The 662. Please come out and show your support for a GREAT CAUSE!! You can find the event page at The Local 662’s site on facebook. And you can get more info at our calendar at http://www.RockSolidPressure.com
NEXT WEEK ON THE ROCK SOLID PRESSURE SHOW: We’re officially kicking off our ’13 Year Anniversary On The Air..We whipped up a creative playlist to commemorate this landmark PLUS we’ll be revealing the lineup for The Industry Showcase..TUNE IN ON MONDAY NIGHT AT 7pm. For those of you listening online, check out these stations http://www.LocalizedMusic.net http://www.PureRockRadio.net
That’s all I got this week..Cya in the field