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Rock and Roll Report Podcast #68 – So Awesome!

This week we get back to some semblance of normality here at the Rock and Roll Report Podcast with a more streamlined version of the podcast compared to the last two 25 song whoppers.

This week I played some hard rock stuff, some poppy stuff, some acoustic stuff and well what I did was play some rock and roll!

As usual you have a wide range of styles from a wider range of bands and artists who are either unsigned or are signed to independent record labels. If you like what you hear please consider supporting these bands in a tangible way by buying their music, going to their shows and buying their merch.

If you want to subscribe to the podcast, just click either of the links below:

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If you are in a band or with a record label you can submit your music by checking out our listing on SonicBids.

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Hop On In and Let’s Go For a Ride! This is Rock and Roll Report Podcast #67!

Hop on in and make sure you turn the stereo up nice and loud for Kendra!

We are back with another healthy dose of great rock and roll for those of you hungry for more after our record 25 song podcast last week. This week is part 2 of our look back at 2009 as we prime ourselves for another year of amazing rock and roll here at the Rock and Roll Report Podcast. Next week I settle down and revert to my usual 10 song, 45 minute length but for this week, here is another extended shot of rock and roll fun.
As usual you have a wide range of styles from a wider range of bands and artists who are either unsigned or are signed to independent record labels. If you like what you hear please consider supporting these bands in a tangible way by buying their music, going to their shows and buying their merch.

If you want to subscribe to the podcast, just click either of the links below:

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And if you want to get a hold of me or anybody at the Rock and Roll Report just email us at rockandrollreport@gmail.com . You can also add us as a friend on MySpace at www.myspace.com/rockandrollreport our check out our Facebook Group.

If you are in a band or with a record label you can submit your music by checking out our listing on SonicBids.

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Artists and Bands

The Rock and Roll Report Band of the Week is Wizardry

Wizardry webOne of the perks about being a music journalist is the opportunity to be made aware of artists you ordinarily would never have even heard of if not for the plethora of publicists, labels and ambitious band members flooding my email box , proclaiming what they have to offer is going to “shock the very foundation that which the musical world stands upon.” Now, of course 99.9% of it is either an out and out lie or completely subjective (based on the opinions of parents – mine consider me to be a “catch”), but that just means that .01% manage to rock my world. And that’s also .01% that I never would have had the pleasure of knowing existed.

Brooklyn’s Wizardry falls into that very exceptional category. Brooklyn, already being home to some killer metal acts over the years (Biohazard, Type-0 Negative, Genghis Tron), has always been a hotbed for hardcore, so inspiration is in abundance.

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Rock and Roll Report Podcast #65 – Get It On!

get it onAnother week, another healthy dose of rock and roll fun! This week I play some bands that I have previously played on other podcasts as well as some new stuff that is currently making my ears happy. And just a reminder, if you enjoy the podcast then please chick out the rest of the Rock and Roll Report as there is bound to be something to scratch your rock and roll itch. And don’t forget to check out the brand new Rock and Roll Report TV!

As usual you have a wide range of styles from a wider range of bands and artists who are either unsigned or are signed to independent record labels. If you like what you hear please consider supporting these bands in a tangible way by buying their music, going to their shows and buying their merch.

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CD Review: John Brodeur “Get Through”

JBrodeur CDBack at the beginning of 2009, a musician by the name of John Brodeur put out a new solo album. Having been part of rock bands for many years, Brodeur took the opportunity to record his own album of music. That album is named Get Through.

Get Through from John Brodeur is an album that allowed the musician to do just what he wanted as a solo artist. The album takes several turns throughout the 12 tracks of music. When a band would have a certain style or sound, Brodeur could write songs that could be influenced by anything and everything. And although Brodeur stuck to the rock genre, he took some alternative, some lite rock and some straight-out hard rock music and created the music that made up the songs on Get Through. These styles of rock that Brodeur chose to use as influences were extremely varied and that made for a very interesting album.

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Rock and Roll Report Podcast #64 – The Best Thing to Stick In Your Ears!

mandy with ipodAfter an unavoidable delay The Rock and Roll Report Podcast is back and ready to rock your socks off! This week I once again went all over the rock and roll map with some 60’s inspired tunes, some heavy stuff, some punk and some sunny pop tunes. It’s what I like to refer to as a trip to the rock and roll buffet!

As usual you have a wide range of styles from a wider range of bands and artists who are either unsigned or are signed to independent record labels. If you like what you hear please consider supporting these bands in a tangible way by buying their music, going to their shows and buying their merch.

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Rock and Roll Report Podcast #63: More Loud Rock Fun and a Tribute to Greg Shaw

PigshitOctober16This week on the Rock and Roll Report Podcast I again play music from bands that have yet to be played on the show. I don’t know why I make a big deal of this all the time as there are so many amazing bands that I should never technically repeat but let this be a lesson to you all that rock and roll is far from dead but living and breathing under your very own collective noses!

On this week’s show I also play some tracks from Bomp Records’ excellent tribute to the late great Greg Shaw CD He Put the Bomp in Bomp: Greg Shaw as I wax nostalgic a bit on the passing of the legendary founding of Mojo Navigator Rock and Roll News, Bomp! magazine, Bomp! Records and too numerous articles, liner notes and production credits to his name. Greg Shaw inspired directly or indirectly every one of us who started a fanzine or website or blog or podcast dedicated to rock and roll and it was fun playing some of these songs in tribute to the man who I consider an important influence on my rock and roll upbringing.

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Gary Pig Gold wonders WHO PUT THE BOMP? Why, GREG SHAW, Of Course!

PigshitOctober16Personally speaking, I can solidly claim that the very first record ever released on the Bomp! label, the Flamin’ Groovies’ 1974 seven-incher “You Tore Me Down,” actually caused the sonic earth to move beneath me in ways matched only by, I kid you not, you-know-who on The Ed Sullivan Show, my first discovery of Elvis’ Sun sessions, and my pal John’s bringing the first Ramones record home to our innocent little Canadian turntables via the Bowery, very very late one long-lost Friday ago.

Yessir, that little Groovies record, and the joyous singles (and albums) (and magazines) Bomp faithfully sent my way throughout the Ford and Carter administrations – while those less fortunate amongst us were stuck listening to the Cars and pondering the fate of J.R., just to put things in their improper hysterical perspective – duly inspired this here Rock and Roll Report-er to start my own fanzine. Then my own band. Then even my own record label! You could say, then, that “You Tore Me Down” single-in-handedly spared me from a life of University study and squarely set me down the road to where I type today.

And then, when Bomp founder / mastermind / domo-major Greg Shaw Himself actually blew my way in early 1978, his raw, unbridled enthusiasm instantly swept aloft all of us riding the then-new Toronto punk wave, in turn inspiring such things as, oh, off the top of my once-buzz-cut scalp, Teenage Head (the band), SCTV (the television show), and possibly even Maggie and Ronnie (the weekend that almost brought down a Canadian Prime Minister, via that guy in the once-Rolling Stones).

So! Just who was this Greg Shaw fella then, you might well be asking?

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Rock Radio 2.0

Rock and Roll Report Radio is Back on CKUT 90.3 FM with Stareblind!

That’s right! Rock and Roll Report Radio is back on the air tonight, October 12th from 10:00 – 11:00 PM EST with special guests live in the studio Stareblind!

Stop by and have a listen on the old fashioned radio or online at www.ckut.ca.

Thanks!

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Rock and Roll Report Podcast #61 – Say It Like You Mean It

girls-jessbarton2This week we bring you more fun and loud rock and roll meant to be played at high volume amongst friends and assorted alcoholic beverages. Make sure you crank it and get those winter window panes rattling ASAP!

As usual you have a wide range of styles from a wider range of bands and artists who are either unsigned or are signed to independent record labels. If you like what you hear please consider supporting these bands in a tangible way by buying their music, going to their shows and buying their merch.

If you want to subscribe to the podcast, just click either of the links below:

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And if you want to get a hold of me or anybody at the Rock and Roll Report just email us at rockandrollreport@gmail.com or drop a listener comment on our listener comment line at 206-350-4333. You can also befriend us on our MySpace page at www.myspace.com/rockandrollreport or on our Facebook group at  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8747411939.

If you are in a band or with a record label you can submit your music be sending it to rockandrollreportsubmissions@gmail.com.