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Reviews and Suggestions

Deep Grooves: Ronnie Hawkins – Mojo Man/Arkansas Rockpile (Collector’s Choice)

While many do not remember this rockabilly wildman who skillfully seized upon the thrilling, visceral rock and roll sounds being concocted at Sun Records by Sam Phillips and his young stable of stars, in his day he was one of the most exciting rock and rollers around.

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Reviews and Suggestions

CD Review: Voyager One – Afterhours in the Afterlife (Loveless Records)

Jeramy Koepping (guitars, keys, programming) and Peter Marchese (vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keys, programming) are the the main cogs in Voyager One, meeting after answering an ad in a Seattle music magazine. Though it was an inauspicious beginning, the band has made it’s mark with it’s intricate, textural space rock.

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Reviews and Suggestions

CD Review: Los Kahunas – Otro Reverberante Encuentro Con Los Kahunas

Rock music can take on many forms: There’s classic rock, British Invasion rock, punk rock, new wave rock, alternative rock, and many, many other styles. One form of the genre that is mostly overlooked (simply because of the dearth of artists contributing to it) is instrumental rock. Artists like Johnny and the Hurricanes, The Starfires, The Ventures, and Dick Dale once had plenty of company as other bands also created instrumental rock, but now there are fewer and fewer bands creating the music. One such band that is creating their take on instrumental rock is Los Kahunas.

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Podcast

Rock and Roll Report Podcast #26 – Just Play it Loud OK?

Man was I ever a chatty Cathy on this podcast! Geez! But it doesn’t get in the way (too much) of the amazing rock and roll played on this week’s show. A bit of hard rock, a bit of powerpop and a whole lot of great music is what The Rock and Roll Report Podcast is all about and I hope you enjoyed the show.

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Rock and Roll Report TV

Rock and Roll Report TV – The Dead City Riots – Complete Control

Dead City Riots playing The Clash’s “Complete Control” as part of the Joe Strummer Tribute Night,at King Tut’s,Glasgow 22/12/06. In aid of the Strummerville charity.

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Odds & Sods

Penthouse Pet of the Year To Rock Against Diabetes

(PR) Penthouse Pet of the Year 2008 Erica Ellyson has joined forces with Rock Against Diabetes in a large way. She has offered to auction a date with herself, where the winner gets the royal treatment of limo service to dinner with Erica at Hawaiian Tropic Zone in Las Vegas, then limo service to the incredible new Penthouse Club in Vegas, where they will experience true VIP treatment when they accompany Erica for drinks at this amazing establishment.

The winner will also receive a ton of Penthouse swag including magazines, DVD’s and other cool items. A pair of tickets to the Rock Against Diabetes Preshow Bash August 22nd, as well as a set of impossible to find main show VIP tickets for the Rock Against Diabete main event on August 23rd, 2008. VIP treatment at the R.A.D. show will also be a one of a kind experience with up close and intimate access to all of the performers and some give aways that are for VIP’s only.

Erica will also be at the Preshow Bash and Main Event, where she will assist host Evel Dick Donato in the hosting duties, sign autographs for fans and hang out in the VIP area. The date will take place on August 24th, the day after the Rock Againt Diabetes events. This is by far, the coolest, or hottest weekend package to be offered in Vegas all summer.

To view the auction and get further information please visit – http://www.rockagainstdiabetes.org/auction

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Live Rock and Roll Reviews and Suggestions

The Rebel Reviewer Checks Out Bobnoxious – Best band out of London, Ontario EVER

The best band at the 3rd Annual Metal Queen Management, Metal Mayhem show was a band that’s been around in many different forms since the beginning of 80’s heavy metal. Not the band you might think, the headliner, Exciter, was impressive to say the least. Even my personal favourite Toronto metal band, Sin Dealer, had to relinquish the crown to the mighty Bobnoxious… for a night anyway. Thing is, it’s not like they gave it up to some nobody out of the blue.

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Reviews and Suggestions Rock History

Deep Grooves: Gene Clark – Silverado ’75 Live and Unreleased (Collector’s Choice)

Collector’s Choice continues its’ current run of reissues of Gene Clark’s oeuvre with this lost classic from the mid-70’s.

By the time this album was released, Clark’s star had long since faded. Since he had left the Byrds back in the early ’60’s after penning some of their best-known songs, Clark had tried to forge his own path by blending bluegrass with rock and roll in a way no one had ever tried before, and, for the most part, since. Despite the artistic success of those ventures, due to Clark’s reluctance to tour and other often-contrary business decisions, the albums Clark put out were generally ignored by the public. In 1973, however, the original lineup of the Byrds had reformed for an album (simple called Byrds) and a tour. Though the album wasn’t their best, the notoriety raised by the project had made Clark a wanted commodity again

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Reviews and Suggestions

Deep Grooves: Ben Vaughn Combo – Beautiful Thing (Collector’s Choice)

The fine music-loving folks over at Collector’s Choice have unearthed this rare gem from the catalogue of the very underrated Ben Vaughn. The first question you might ask is “who is Ben Vaughn?” and then you might wonder why this relative unknown’s work is worthy of reissue when he was never able to find a substantial audience to begin with. While Vaughn has never been well known or written a huge hit, behind the scenes Vaughn is a well-respected musician’s musician and producer who has also contributed instrumental pieces used for TV show themes. In other words, you may not know who he is but you;vce heard his work many times.

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Opportunities

“Make Rock History” Competition Continues

Through Sept. 21, 2008, bands across the U.S. are invited to submit their music at www.makerockhistory.com for a chance to win a prize package that includes an opening slot on Mötley Crüe’s 2009 U.S. tour, $25,000 cash, $20,000 in exclusive new gear from Gibson Guitar, management from Tenth St. Entertainment and a recording deal from Eleven Seven Music, Mötley’s management and record label. A judging panel including Tenth St. Entertainment and Eleven Seven Records will then review the top bands, selecting 30 to advance to regional evaluation events held in mid-October at Guitar Center locations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.