Categories
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:

Subscribe to The Rock and Roll Report Podcast

itunes_subscribe.gif

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.

Categories
Podcast

Rock Class Is Back In Session! It’s About Time For Rock and Roll Report Podcast #66!

Well it’s been a long time coming but the Rock and Roll Report podcast is back! That’s right, hold onto your hats because after a few months hiatus I am back with more rock and roll fun than you can shake a stick at. What I have decided to do is take a belated look back at 2009 in two parts which will remind you all of some of the great music played over the last 12 months and for those of you new to the podcast this will serve as an intro to what the podcast is all about. Next week will be part 2 of the 2009 review (and another 25 songs!) before I settle down and revert to my usual 10 song, 45 minute length.

I apologize for being away and I really appreciate all the comments about the podcast and the genuine good wishes (and occasional snarky remarks!) from those of you wanting to hear the podcast again.

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:

Subscribe to The Rock and Roll Report Podcast

itunes_subscribe.gif

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.

This is what I played this week:

  1. Rock and Roll Report Podcast Intro by Featured on Fridays
  2. Shake Me by Taddy Porter
  3. Rockstar’s Girlfriend by Pistol Day Parade
  4. Rust Bucket by One Bad Son
  5. Mission To Rock by Cockpit
  6. Sometimes a Girl by Royal Gents
  7. The Grind by 4Lyn
  8. Soul Shine by Pirate Radio Station
  9. Shake It Off by Why
  10. Hate You by Day Minus 7
  11. Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead by Vains of Jenna
  12. Dope, Sex & Money by Love & Opium
  13. Call Me by Daydream On Autopilot
  14. Keep Me From Drinkin’ by Riverboat Gamblers
  15. Melancholy by Knockout Theory
  16. Hey Mom I Got The Bomb by The Shazam
  17. She Sells Smiles by Gee Davey
  18. I’m Bored, Let’s Fight by The Neighborhood Bullys
  19. A Cheaper Kind of Love by Emily and the Orgasm Addicts
  20. Soul On Your Sleeve by The Joys
  21. All My Life by Kingsfall
  22. Universal by The Revisionists
  23. Charged By The Minute by The Respectables
  24. Cling by Krescent 4
  25. Lose Control by Darling
  26. On The Day I Found My Hands by The Brilliant Mistakes
  27. Rock and Roll Report Outro by Featured on Fridays

The Rock and Roll Report Podcast is a proud member of:

Association of Music Podcasting
Thanks so much for listening. See you next week!

Categories
Reviews and Suggestions

You want great Rock and Roll? Just say SHAZAM!!

Meteor by The Shazam

Shazam – Meteor
Not Lame

Not only does this new album from rockers The Shazam mark the long-awaited return of one of the best power pop groups of the past twenty years or so but it also marks the return of THE best power pop label ever, Not Lame, if only temporarily. Two great treats in one! Seems the great folks behind Not Lame have decided to partner with The Shazam on this new CD but have no plans to revive the label outside of this release. Boo! Then again, if there was ever a reason to bother to start (or revive, as in Not Lame’s case) a label it is for a band as deserving and overlooked as The Shazam. For over a decade now, this powerpop juggernaut led by guitarist/songwriter/singer Hans Rotenberry have been at the forefront of the New Power Pop which sprung up in the mid-’90’s thanks to pioneering bands such as Jellyfish, The Posies and The Smithereens – bands who took the combination of melody and guitar bombast The Beatles, Badfinger, Big Star, and early Who represented and decided to bring it forward while giving it a much-needed kick in the ass with some modern technology and post-punk attitude. That the band hasn’t become more of a household name is very unfortunate as their distinctive blend of arena rock with razor-sharp pop hooks should have been the perfect bridge betwen the kind of FM hard rock fodder listeners have suffered through for over thirty years and the alternative rock of the mid-90’s and beyond. In fact, if Fountains of Wayne, Weezer and Foo Fighters were combined, it would sound like The Shazam.

Categories
Features Podcast

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.

Categories
Features Podcast

Rock and Roll Report Podcast #57 – Hey Mom, I Got the Bomb!

kid-sports-fanI’m back!

After over a month with no podcast I am back and ready to rock once again. I took pretty much all of August off to recharge my batteries in advance of a full scale rock and roll assault on the ‘net. As you will be learning about in the next few days The Rock and Roll Report has a new editorial team ready to take the site to the next level and I couldn’t be happier!

The great thing about this team is that they share my vision of spreading the word about some amazing rock and roll that is put out by bands and artists that are for the most part unsigned or signed to the smaller indie labels out there. Together I think you will find the site an even better destination for rock and roll fans as we have more resources and more voices added to the mix.

Another thing that I am happy about is that this new team frees up my time to allow me to concentrate on the podcast, RRR TV and perhaps some writing for the site of my own! It is all good and I can’t wait for you to see what we have in store.

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

Subscribe to The Rock and Roll Report Podcast

itunes_subscribe.gif

As usual, if you want to get a hold of me or anybody else on The Rock and Roll Report just email us at rockandrollreport@gmail.com and don’t forget to leave a comment on our listener line at 206-350-4333.

And musicians, if you want to submit songs to the site send them to rockandrollreportsubmissions@gmail.com.

Speaking of rock and roll, this is what I played on this week’s show: