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Stone Cold Fiction EP review plus interview

This band who I am highlighting for you here are very new to the unsigned rock scene, coming into formation in early 2014 and they are already making waves in the unsigned rock scene. They are based in between Bath and Bristol in the UK and go by the name of Stone Cold Fiction. At present, finding links for you to check their sound out from is a little difficult but fear not this will soon change.

Stone Cold Fiction are set to release their first EP on the 17th of October. I have been lucky enough to check this out via a private streaming link and believe me, this release rocks out loud and proud in every respect.

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Features Podcast

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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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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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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Intense Nick checks out John Wilkes Booth

JWB_HatJohn Wilkes Booth are a four piece band , these are the players – Kerry Merkle (Vocals), Christian Horstman (Drums), Jason Beickert (Guitar) and Harold Vrooman (Bass). The result of the combined efforts of these guys rocks in an awesomely dirty and slightly sludgy, a bit punky and with a hint of metal all combined in a uniquely John Wilkes Booth fashion. If you are into bands like Clutch and Kylesa then these guys will surely hit the spot for you. John Wilkes Booth’s music is packed with wicked riffs and stupendously energetic rhythms delivered imaginatively and perfectly finished with great vocals. Once heard there is no escape, John Wilkes Booth will have you gripped.
John Wilkes Booth has just completed their first full length release Sic Semper Tyrannis. Booth fans, whose numbers are ever increasing, have eagerly been awaiting the fulfillment of promises for new tracks from the latest recording sessions. They will not be disappointed. Since the formation of the band in 2005, the band has consistently recorded and played live shows while continually escalating their fan base.

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Features Podcast Rock History

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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Rock and Roll Report Podcast #62 – So Glad You Dig Me

cute girl smilingFor those expecting a podcast last week I apologize but as I did Rock and Roll Report Radio on October 12th I just couldn’t get a podcast together in time for release on Wednesday.

On this week’s podcast I turn things on their head a bit and feature what I consider 3 very distinct styles of music in 3 very distinct sets. And I went against my initial impulse to start of the show with the harder stuff to keep things interesting!

I have just finished reading “Rick Rubin: In the Studio” and it is a pretty fascinating book as Rubin’s taste in music know no boundaries. From hip hop to hard rock, metal to Pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Johnny Cash, the guy understands that music is about the song and the emotion it conveys. A highly recommended read and a good rule of thumb to go by. Don’t get caught up in genres in niches, focus on the song and let the rest take care of itself which is kind of what I did this week. I love all this songs and at first listen you might find them to be quite different from each other but to me that doesn’t matter. Each song caught my ear and I like each one regardless of whatever genre YOU think they belong in!

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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.

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Rock and Roll Report Podcast #60 – Sometimes A Girl

bathing babeThis week’s Rock and Roll Report Podcast is definitely made to be played loud! I apologize for the lateness of it’s release but various technical gremlins, work commitments and power failures resulted in me having to put off recording for a few days.

This week’s podcast features a number of bands and artists that I have never played before and they are all amazing. Despite the fact that these bands and artists are either unsigned or are on smaller indie labels they really would have no problem being slotted in on a commercial rock radio playlist in my opinion so if you like what you hear, request your local rock station to play these artists!

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