Philosophical Musings: Conversation with Ryan Kirby, vocalist of Fit for a King

Contributor’s Note:  It was a cold blustery night in Des Moines and I was not feeling good while battling the flu.  Ryan was absolutely a kind, gracious person in this interview, and I really appreciate him taking the time with me to discuss God, Fit for a King, that fateful night in Paris, and “Deathgrip”, along with other fun topics.  Check out Fit for a King on Facebook...

March 18th, 2017
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Part Two of Interview with Jackyl: Guitarist/Founder Jeff Worley discusses “No Filter”

Contributor’s Note: Hot off of their run supporting “ROWYCO”, came quite an impromptu interview with Jeff Worley.  I finished up interviewing Jesse James Dupree, and all of a sudden, Jeff wanted to talk about his book.  I will provide a link below on where a person can pick up a copy of his book.  Here is Part Two of the Interview with legendary classic rock band Jackyl. Jesse:...

March 17th, 2017
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“Triboluminescence” by Andy Summers, spilling paint onto the canvas, a Review

The painter paces the floor as he examines the colors on his palette.  He stares longingly into his blank canvas as anxiety seems to be consuming his thoughts.  The painter has successfully created so many styles of art whether it represents realism, cynicism, impressionism, or even drawing influence from Picasso and trying abstract art.  What do you do when you feel like everything is created? ...

March 17th, 2017
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“Love Sick Dick” by Barry Adamson, refreshing change of pace!, a Music Review!

Dark, Bluesy, Maniacal, and Theatrical.  If I were to play the word association game to describe the music of Mercury Prize-nominated Barry Adamson, those are the first words that come to mind.  On April 14th, Barry Adamson will be releasing his six track EP entitled “Love Sick Dick”. This EP seems to be a concept record about a lovelorn guy who is struggling to find peace and hope...

March 17th, 2017
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“Going Off The Cuff”: Matty’s Conversation with Jeff Stebbins, vocalist of 3 Pill Morning!

Contributor’s Note:  This is what happens when one feels like they have too much on their plate.  The plate eventually overflows and something is bound to be forgotten.  This happened to me.  I had meetings after my work and I completely forgot that I was supposed to interview the Minneapolis kingpins 3 Pill Morning.  Long story short, I was supposed to interview them as they were...

March 12th, 2017
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Going Completely Off The Cuff: Matty’s Conversation with Ron Thunderwood, vocalist of 9Electric!

Contributor’s Note: It was a blustery cold evening and 9Electric is here to provide support for Drowning Pool and Gemini Syndrome!  This band, whose vocalist used to front for Opiate For The Masses, needs that break because quite honestly, they’re one of the best live bands out there today!  The reason why I say that is because of how they engage with the audience, their energy...

March 11th, 2017
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Chino XL, Rama Duke Create New Take On Chili Peppers Classic

By Philip Sayblack Red Hot Chili Peppers’ song ‘Under The Bridge’ is one of the greatest, most iconic rock songs of the 20th century.  That is because of the song’s subject matter in its lyrical content and a musical arrangement that expertly captures that emotion.  Now, that iconic composition has been re-worked by the duo of Chino XL and Rama Duke and given a whole new life and identity. The...

March 9th, 2017
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Behind The Fallen at The Slidebar January 17, 2017

Behind The Fallen at The Slidebar January 17, 2017 All Photos by: David Trejo Behind The Fallen Slide Bar - Kizoa Movie - Video - Slideshow Maker
March 9th, 2017
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Going Completely Off The Cuff: Matty’s Conversation with Jasen Moreno, vocalist of Drowning Pool

Contributor’s Note:  It was a blustery cold evening in Iowa and Drowning Pool is getting ready to kill yet another show in Iowa.  There’s a reason why this band has been around for as many years as they have.  The Texas natives were born and bred to play intense rock-n-roll.  They do it with cynicism and a take no prisoners attitude!  Jasen Moreno is the most recent vocalist...

March 6th, 2017
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Schenker Shines Again In His Latest Live Recording

Courtesy: Inakustik By Philip Sayblack Later this month, Inakustik will release veteran guitarist Michael Schenker’s latest live recording in the form of Michael Schenker Fest.  The nearly two-hour concert, filmed August 24, 2016 at the Tokyo International Forum Hall, is a welcome addition to the music library of any Michael Schenker fan, from casual fans to the most devout fans.  That is due...

March 5th, 2017
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