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Volume 6 • issue 7 • July 2016

WRitERS: terry Canter • Bob Cheesman Corrina Drost  •  Rem Fields Kelly geist  •  Jessica Key Rachael Lamb  •  Dawn Lemay Shobha N. Lizaso  •  Marissa Puckett Liz Stokes  •  Keith Wilkins PhotogRAPhERS: Jordan Kruger • Neal Nachman

Music News.............................3 July Scrapbook ...................13 Album Reviews....................19 Club Calendar........................22 Event Calendar......................23 PuBLiShER/EDitoR: Neal Nachman

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Steven Tyler Confirms Aerosmith 2017 Farewell Tour Steven Tyler phoned into The Howard Stern Show Tuesday to discuss his new solo country LP as well as to confirm the rumors that Aerosmith are planning a farewell tour in 2017. "I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this … We're doing a farewell tour, but only because it's time. We've never done that," Tyler said. Stern, stunned by the news, made Tyler confirm whether Aerosmith were planning a farewell tour. "I think so, next year," the singer said. Asked whether guitarist Joe Perry is aware of Aerosmith's farewell plans, Tyler responded with a simple "Mmhmm." Tyler then poked fun at bands like the Who and Kiss, whose previous farewell tours lacked finality. While the details of the farewell tour likely haven't been ironed out yet, Tyler joked about the tour's length would last "probably forever." In May, Tyler revealed to Rolling Stone that he and bandmates were contemplating one last trek together. "I'm doing 30 [solo] shows from May until August," Tyler said. "And then in 2017 we go out with Aerosmith. We're probably doing a farewell tour. Look, there's two bands that still have the original members, us and the Stones. I'm grateful for that. Whether we do a farewell tour or go into the studio and do another record, I'm just excited about it." Steven Tyler has been making the rounds as he promotes his country LP, “We're All Somebody From Somewhere,” and on Friday the singer appeared Today to perform the album's title track and third single. Tyler also unveiled his cover of Big Brother and the Holding Company's "Piece of My Heart," which also appears to be destined for his solo album. "I believe y'all are gonna listen to this stuff and you’re gonna agree with me that it fell from a star," Tyler told Rolling Stone 3

Country of his new album. "I had nothing to do with this shit, it's just Nashville. There's something so magical about this town and me writing with all these people."

Attrell 'Prince Be' Cordes, P.M. Dawn Rapper, Dead at 46 Attrel "Prince Be" Cordes, founding member of the chart-topping hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn, died Friday in a New Jersey hospital following a battle with renal kidney disease. He was 46. A representative for the group confirmed Cordes' death to People. "Prince Be Rest In Peace forever more, Pain from Diabetes can't harm you anymore," Cordes' cousin and P.M. Dawn member Doc G wrote on the group's Facebook page following Cordes' death. "My Heart is at Peace B-Cuz U suffered so long, Tell Grandma I said Hi & Stay Blisstatic & Strong." Formed by brothers Attrel and Jarrett "DJ Minutemix" Cordes in their native Jersey City, New Jersey in 1988, P.M. Dawn became only the third hip-hop act ever – and first black rappers – to top the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991 with their single "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss," which revolved around a sample of Spandau Ballet's "True." The band's critically acclaimed 1991 debut LP, “Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience,” achieved gold status, as did its well-received follow-up, 1993's The Bliss Album…?. P.M. Dawn once again climbed to the upper reaches of the Hot 100 again – Number Three – with their ballad "I'd Die Without You," which gained popularity after first appearing on the 1992 soundtrack for the Eddie Murphy film Boomerang. The track later featured on The Bliss Album…? alongside "Looking Through Patient Eyes," another Top 10 hit and a cover of the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood (The Bird Has Flown)." The Cordes brothers released two more albums in the Nineties, 1995's Jesus Wept

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and 1998's Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry for Bringing You Here. Love, Dad, neither of which attained the critical or commercial success of its predecessors. Although health problems stemming from diabetes took its toll on Prince Be – he suffered a stroke in 2005 that paralyzed the left side of his body, and one of his legs was amputated below the kneecap – but P.M. Dawn continued to have a considerable impact on contemporary hip-hop, including its "cloud rap" offshoot.

Taylor Swift Pens Tribute to Victims of 'Devastating' Orlando Shooting Taylor Swift has paid tribute to the 49 victims of the tragic Orlando shooting with a handwritten note posted on Instagram where the singer offered her handwritten condolences to the families of those killed at the Pulse nightclub. "As you bury your loved ones this week, please know that there are millions of us sending you love and our deepest sympathy in the face of this unthinkable and devastating tragedy," Swift wrote in the caption of the photo, which featured the names of each Orlando victim written out alongside purple and white flowers. Swift is the latest artist to pay their respects to those killed at Pulse June 12th in what was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Earlier in the week, Adele remembered the victims during her Antwerp, Belgium concert – "The LGBTQ community, they're like my soulmates since I was really young, so I'm very moved by it," the singer said onstage – while Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera both dedicated new songs to the victims.

Prince's 'Yellow Cloud' Guitar Sells at Auction for $137,500 to Colts Owner Prince's distinctive "Yellow Cloud" guitar, used by the late icon throughout the Nineties, sold at auction Saturday for $137,500. The bright-yellow, custom-built guitar – made by Minneapolis' Knut-Koupee Enterprises and outfitted with gold knobs, tremolo and tuning keys – was purchased by Indianapolis Colts owner and avid music

memorabilia collector Jim Irsay at a Heritage Auctions event where a lock of David Bowie's hair also sold for $18,750. "This Yellow Cloud guitar was Prince's main guitar & used in most of his early videos & touring performances & album recordings. From around 1988-1994," Prince's former guitar technician Zeke Clark wrote for Heritage Auctions in a letter of authenticity. "In 1994 he broke the neck of this guitar at a French T.V. show. After returning to U.S.A. I repaired neck & installed the first Floyd Rose set up Prince ever played. And then used in recording more albums, up until the symbol guitar was born. After the symbol guitar he wanted 24 additional cloud guitars made to be sold at his outlet store." Heritage Auctions noted that the guitar's neck was "expertly repaired." In December, Irsay, a music fanatic who has spent millions of dollars stocking up an entire arsenal of historic instruments, purchased at auction Ringo Starr's 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit for $2.2 million. That same auction, Irsay was the high bidder on a Rickenbacker guitar John Lennon had gifted to Starr during the recording of The White Album. "I feel I'm just a curator of history. I'm going to pass this thing on as time goes along," Irsay told Rolling Stone in December of his collection, which also features Bob Dylan's 1965 Newport Folk Festival guitar, Lennon's "Paperback Writer" Gretsch guitar and Les Paul's "Black Beauty." "It's just a privilege and an honor." Hundreds of unique items were sold to the highest bidder at Heritage Auctions' Music Memorabilia Signature Auction Friday and Saturday, including the lock of Bowie's hair, an unplayed Fender guitar signed by George Harrison and Eric Clapton and even Whitney Houston's 2006 California driver's license. However, Houston's 1986 Emmy Award was pulled last minute from the block after a federal judge blocked it sale.."

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There are many bands out there, but one of the most hardworking bands out there right now is Motionless In White. Motionless In White is a gothic band out of Pennsylvania. We had a chance to sit down with lead singer Chris (Motionless) Cerulli to talk to him about their upcoming tour dates and what makes them work so hard. Chris tells us that they get their energy from, “Residual passion that still resides in us and a lot of residual energy and passion from our days of before we were doing this kind of stuff. I try to surround myself with guys in the band that are equally as driven as I am. Our push to want to succeed is pretty huge. To see that things are going well, I'd feel really disappointed in myself if I didn't continue that and continue to stroke that fire and even grow it. So it's a lot of just dedication to my own passion and my own drive. I know that's how it is for the other guys. Seeing all of the cool things that have happened because of that passion, it continues to really help things roll and maintain the way that they are. If we were to give up now, it'd be weird considering things are still going uphill. Maybe when things, or if things ever chill out, then we'll start considering where we are at in our lives and...we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. But for right now, it's just a lot of passion and drive

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that's still just as present now as it was before we were at this point." Chris tells us that they released their last album, "Reincarnate" in September of 2014, and they are currently working on their new album which will be released on Roadrunner Records and they are about halfway done writing. Chris says, "We will continue with our usual fall release" probably October this year. Slowly but surely we're writing away and we're gonna do the studio pretty soon. It's been somewhat stressful just because there's a lot of pressure on ourselves to really write the record that we feel is the next bigger step from the last one. And that's hard because we really loved, ‘Recinarnate,’ so it's just a lot of personal pressure that we're putting on ourselves. But so far, so good, and we'll get there!" There is something very surprising about Chris that many people probably don't know and until this interview, I didn't know either. Chris has never had any aspirations to be a vocalist, he always considered himself as a guitar player. He said, "I was heavily into playing all of the instruments when I first started in music, I learned how to play drums first, and then I moved onto guitar and found out that guitar is my favorite. I eventually learned how to write while playing these instruments, it

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was a huge thing for me. I feel like I'm a moderately creative person, so that's why I was like, ‘I'm a guitar player.’ It just so happened that I ended up being the singer of the band, and I found out there is a place for me being the vocalist. I feel like I handle the job well enough. It's still fun because I get to write a lot of the music for the band. At this point, I'm the only original member left in the band.. the band kind of follows what my vision of what the band is supposed to be aesthetically and musically. So I still get to contribute to writing and playing guitar, and building the whole songs as they come together. But I just don't play them, I sing, so it's fine with me. I try to exhaust every option possible to be creative. That's why I write a lot of the stuff!" Chris defines success, "At this point, just waking up every day, having it be one more day that you're surviving as a band. It's really hard to be a fully functioning band today. Shit is expensive. There's a lot of things that go into it, and we're not even a gigantic band. It's a lot of expenses, a lot of things that go into doing what we do, that people don't really know about. You can live day by day knowing that you're getting through it and growing as a band; to me that is success. I see a lot of bands just dying out, and I haven't honestly seen a new band in our genre, in our world succeed in forever. I feel like they can't get their feet off the ground because it's nearly impossible today. I've seen a couple bands get signed just by being an internet band and a label finds them, and gives them a bunch of money and that's fine. But I haven't seen a lot of bands put in the DIY hard work like we did early on, which is really unfortunate. We kind of just got lucky. We caught the wave before it became impossible to be a DIY band, and then we ended up getting picked up by a label. Success is having your band survive day by day."

Some of the artists that Chris looks up to is Corey Taylor of Slipknot, or as Chris says, "Anyone in Slipknot! When we were on that tour with them, I was terrified to talk to Corey even though he's the nicest guy we've ever met. That dude is seriously the definition, my definition of what rock star is; super humble, super respectful, very nice guy, very welcoming, passionate. He's just got it all. I kind of purposely didn't really go around him too much, partially to save myself the embarrassment. The other part because I don't want to be friends with somebody that I really look up to and respect that much. It's not like I'm saying I don't want to be friends with him or don't want to have a relationship, a cool professional relationship with him. But I really like having that mystique and the cool factor of these people that I had looked up to. It kind of goes away because you're involved in that world just as much as they are." Chris' biggest accomplishment to date so far has been the "Reincarnate" album coupled with the Apollo X tour that they did, he said, "It was a perfect representation of bringing the songs to life in live form. The album itself was huge for us because the true identity of what the band is was finally realized. And that was a huge accomplishment for me personally and musically together." Motionless In White just recently signed with Roadrunner Records, after leaving Fearless Records last year. Motionless In White will be performing on the Van’s Warped Tour on July 1st at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg and on July 2nd at Tinker Field in Orlando.

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When you think of the late 80s and early 90s, there is several artists that come to mind. One of those artists is still well-known and his music still lives on, even to the younger generation. Although most people know him for one particular song, he has released multiple albums since then. Young and old people a like still can't help but to sing along when they hear his song, "Ice Ice Baby!" Rob Van Winkle or better known as Vanilla Ice has been making music since the 80's and for the past 2 decades, he has been flipping houses and has two popular shows The Vanilla Ice Project and Vanilla Ice Goes Amish. We asked Rob what he has been up to lately and he said,"Man, just working, you know. We call it The Grind. They say the proof is in The Grind. So I'm grinding, which is equivalent to work, which is equivalent to success because nothing comes easy. I wish I could give some people this big pleasurable answer and not gonna bust the bubble for them, because people have this dream of what's it like to be famous, and to have success, sell records, movies, and TV. And it doesn't just land on your lap. Your mother and father don't do it for you. You do it yourself. You have to believe in yourself, you have to have ambition, you have to be able to get up and work hard. And you have to learn how to sleep on airplanes. So anytime the word success is

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involved, just always remember that it equals work. That's what it's all about. So the grind is the work and that's what we do out here to be successful and enjoy ourselves. But the greatest thing about it is, you know, honestly if you enjoy what you do, you really never work a day in your life. So even though I'm calling it all work, I'm still enjoying it. This is life. This is how I have laid it out so to speak since I was 16 years old. And it's a good thing, I know the ropes. You gotta be tough for this business. You gotta be tough for everything that hits you. You gotta be able to jump over hurdles. You can see I'm involved in every single aspect, from the sound check to the sound out in the house to the monitors to everything. The stage presence, how everything fits and everything. So it basically has to fit better than O.J.'s glove. So that's what we are all about; perfection. It's a passion that I have and I'm OCD, so it kind of goes hand in hand with what I'm doing on the stage as opposed to what I'm doing with the houses on the Vanilla Ice project. I'm just a perfectionist. I like that, but sometimes it drives you crazy because you overthink everything. I'm a Scorpio as well, so I have to learn not to overthink things. I just kind of let it take its course sometimes. Yeah, it's all an adventure and if you treat it like that and you're easily entertained,

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and you'll be fine. The Vanilla Ice Project is on Season 6 right now and Rob tells us that, "We are working hard, it takes about seven months of the year for me. I tackle it with the same OCD-ness or passion that I have with my music. I have to be involved in the sound and everything, you know. That's what I do. There's no fluff to the show. It's not really even a flip show. It shows the latest and greatest in technology in home design and it's more about showcasing to the world all the stuff that inspires people to say, ‘I want that. I might not be able to afford it, but one day I want it.’ Or I'm gonna change my back splash and make that like that or I wanna put a marble floors or these beautiful chandeliers or all glass in the back or infinity pool or maybe an elevator. A lazy river. We put in jellyfish aquariums. I could go on and on with this. As you can see, I have a passion and I lose a lot of sleep thinking about all these ideas. And it's just great to turn my dreams into reality. I never predicted this. If you would have asked me back in the day what I'd be doing 25 years later, I'd never be able to predict this. But it goes to show you, expect the unexpected. And if you wake up with a smile and go to sleep with a smile, you'll be happy. Because smiles are contagious, a hundred percent. And too many people, they stress on things. They stress on what's going to happen tomorrow. But tomorrow hasn't even happened yet. And they stress on what happened yesterday and they can't go back and change it. It's really weird how I used to fall in victim to these patterns. And it's kind of like how we were programmed to coming up. So you have to grow up and realize that we're kind of like a computer. We absorb everything our parents give us or information, and we're told that our parents. Don't question your elders. You have to just go with what they tell you. And somewhere along the cycle, you have to break the chain. You have to become

you. And once you become you,you can reprogram yourself to be happy all the time. Because honestly, you have to fight for happiness. Anyways, they're making music back here. That was my point, you have to fight for happiness every day. So to live the dream, you have to reprogram yourself. Vanilla Ice will be performing at Shephard’s Beach Resort in Clearwater Beach during the fourth of July weekend on July 2nd. If you have never seen Vanilla Ice perform in person, you don’t know what you are missing. Make sure you go check out his high energy performance. I am sure you will have a great time!

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If you want to see how popular a band is open up Google and type in their name. I did this and as I typed in the word “From” the band, “From Ashes To New” came right up. Solidifying their popularity are three releases starting with their Self-Titled 2013 EP followed by 2015’s EP “Downfall” and that brings us to their first full-length effort “Day One” (Feb 2016/Better Noise). “Day One” has charted on seven different “Billboard Charts,” four of them in the top six and within the top 50 on the other three. Based out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania this unique powerhouse band consists of Matt Brandyberry (Rapping vocals, Keyboards), Chris Musser (Clean vocals), Branden Kreider (Unclean vocals, Rhythm guitar), Lance Dowdle (Backing vocals, Lead guitar) and Tim D’onofrio (Drums). I recently had the chance to sit down with Matt and Tim as we talked about some of the more personal issues that go along with being a musician, popularity and being on the road. Having crossed paths with these gents several times over the past few years, they have quickly become not only one of my favorite live bands, but also one of my favs to just shoot the breeze with. I begin our conversation by talking about the roots that musicians come from, mainly their garage band days. I like to find out what path they have taken and how the present day

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differs from their previous groups. Matt tells me, “This is the first band where I have done vocals. Usually I was a backdrop musician. I stepped out of the comfort zone. I think this is the basis for what we are doing in this band. We all wanted to be involved in something completely different.” Tim adds with a smile, “None of us had been involved in projects with rap or the electronic end to it and we are now.” Looking at their structure I jump into the topic of influences and influencing upcoming musicians expecting their answers to be musically charged. Matt says, “My grandmother. She always told me to stay strong and keep my head up. Always do what I want to do. I really didn't realize it until she passed away and it was then it really sunk in. Here I am doing what I love to do. As far as current musicians Yelawolf, Sevendust and Avenged Sevenfold are some of our main staples.” Tim talks family also, “Definitely my father. He was involved with art his entire life even though people told him he couldn't make a career out of it. You can find his art all over the world in museums. Looking at that, I knew I could be a drummer. It really wasn't that big of a stretch. Now on the other side, It feels great to see people doing our songs on YouTube. It definitely feels like we are on the right path. It's great to know that they are

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into what we are doing. In the beginning there was a lot of nay saying going on.” With their music come from all areas at once I'm curious on how they found their identity. “I think it found us.” Matt continues, “We ended up out of our comfort zone and I don't think we were aiming in any direction. It really organically came together. All the pieces just seemed to fit.” When people look back they often come up with something they would like to change right? Not according to Tim, “Like everybody else we have had our share of failures, but we have learned from them just as much, if not more than from our successes. I wouldn’t go back and do anything different. Right now, we are on a good path and I just like to keep looking forward.” Being that we are at a festival where they play in front of a very large crowd, I bring up the topic of differences between a show like this compared to smaller venues. Tim starts by saying, “The smaller shows are much more nerve racking than the larger ones. At the smaller ones, you can see every eye staring at you so if you mess up you can see them look at you like, what the hell did he just do. They both have their allure. But the bigger ones have so much energy that you can feed off.” Matt says, “If it is just a handful of people, I think you have a tendency to try too hard to make it perfect instead of the larger ones where you just pick up on a flow. Everyone is already primed and going nuts. Although the smaller ones bring that intimacy both during the show and afterwards to where you can meet everyone and hangout with them.” We start talking about some of the more successful bands out there and the things that you must have to give up while you are pursuing your dreams and following your path of destiny. This part of the conversation leads right into my next two questions for the guys, what the word success means and the biggest part of them that they have had to change in order to accommodate the pursuit of

their dream. Tim says, “Success to me is longevity and sustainability. It's a lot like that story of the tortoise and the hare. Pacing yourself for the long haul. I want to be able to do this when I'm old and be able to sustain a lifestyle that I have built up over the years. To have the same life that you would have if you were tied to a cubicle your whole life. Now what I have had to sacrifice is definitely the monetary aspect. You have to cut back and make sacrifices where you normally don't think that you could. Also, living in a 30 foot radius of seven or eight people at a time is a challenge. You have to always accommodate. Sometimes you are just not in the mood and you just have to put yourself in check and remind yourself that you need to be pleasant. You don't want to ruin anyone else's day because you aren't in a good mood.” Matt adds, “On the success part of it, Tim nailed it. For me, I have a family at home so being away from the family has been a huge change and a difficult one at that. Before this, I was working the everyday nine to five and coming home after the shift was done. Now, we are gone for weeks or months on end. Not being home and watching my son grow up is tough.” Now due to time and space constraints we move ahead in our program. The guys need to get moving so this brings us to what I like to call the, “What the world needs to know” portion of the sit down. The floor is yours guys. Matt and Tim in unintentional unison, “We are definitely here to stay.” Tim, with a blank look on his face says, “That was both weird and awesome at the same time.” He continues, “We are trying to make our stamp. So either get on board or get out of the way because here we come.” Matt laughing, “Us hitting that together was incredible.” While looking out of the corner of his eye at Tim he concludes with, “We really are here to stay, that is what it is all about.” From Ashes To New will be performing on the Van’s Warped Tour on July 1st at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg and on July 2nd at Tinker Field in Orlando.

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For the first time in years, the 2016 CMA Music Festival was defined more by artistry than mass appeal. This year the festival showcased one of the best combinations of country’s top stars and the best in up-and-coming artists. The festival featured country super stars like Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, and many others. The festival also featured amazing performances from Maren Morris, Chris Stapleton, Charlie Worsham, Kelsea Ballarini, A Thousand Horses, Scotty McCreery, Maddie & Tae, and LoCash. This event is like attending the Super Bowl for country music. There is really no other event like this in the world. Every year, the CMA Music Festival continues to get bigger and bigger. This year was no different. The festival set several attendance records forcing the fire marshall to shut down the entrance to the Riverfront Stage twice on the opening day due to being at maximum capacity. This has never happened in previous years. With a record-setting daily attendance of over 88,000 country fans attending this year’s festival and a spectacular lineup of country artists performing, the energy was at an all-time high. Fans from all over the world enjoyed the opportunity to get up-close and personal with their favorite artists

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inside the Music City Center at Fan Fair X. This truly is a unique experience unlike any other festival. Each year at Nissan Stadium, fans are treated to the biggest artists in country music, and some amazing special guests. This year some of those great performances including Pharrell with Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum with Cam, Elle King with Dierks Bentley, Steven Tyler with Martina McBride, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, and Luke Bryan with Keith Urban. Another big highlight this year was seeing Randy Travis honored on stage, joining Charlie Daniels during his nightly set. The one thing I can say about country music is that up-and-coming artists are very respectful of those artists that came before them, and seeing Randy Travis making his first appearance on stage since his stroke and receiving a standing ovation was a great moment. Other great moments was the intimate performances at the HGTV Lodge. This year fans were treated to performances with Keith Urban, Martina McBride, The Property Brothers, Jake Owen, and others. For those that have never had the chance to experience all that the CMA Music Festival has to offer, you will have the chance to experience some of the great performances at the nightly shows at Nissan Stadium when Country Night To Rock airs on ABC on August 3rd, hosted by Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett. The special will feature performances from the nightly shows at Nissan Stadium, including the special guest performances. As for the CMA Music Festival, the 2017 CMA Music Festival is only a year away, and this event sells out fast. If you are a big country music fan, I would strongly suggest you consider visting Nashville next June and attend next years event. It is an event like no other. Definitely would be the highlight of your summer.

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Keith Wilkins is a Syndicated Music Columnist, Songwriter, Promoter and Guest Radio Show Interviewer. You can reach him at keith@fullaccessmagazine.com

BAND/ARTIST NEWS: Tampa Bay singer/songwriter, Amber Lynn Nicol, was hard at work filming a new music video last month. There has been no official announcement made as of yet to which song the music video was being filmed for. Orlando pop singer, Ashley Nicole, has been selected to be one of the featured performers at the “Mafs Fashion and Film Heroes” event which will take place on October 29 in Orlando.

Fort Lauderdale alternative rock band, Phineas J. Whoopie, have announced Tony Schreiber as their new bass player. The band is currently working on their up-coming new album, “I Could Die Tomorrow,” which is currently in post-production. New official release date has been announced as of yet.

Tampa funk band, Green Sunshine, has apparently called it quits after nine years together. The band performed their “Farewell Show” at the Ringside Café in downtown St. Petersburg this past May 7. Green Sunshine consisted of MC Reason (vocals), Optimus Rhyme (vocals), Motown Tea (vocals), Sunshine Slim (trumpet, keys, vocals), Mama Bone (trombone), Justin (guitar), MoJoe (bass), and Booty Reeder (drums).

NEW RELEASES: Tampa Bay Rock-A-Billy trio, Jeff Vitolo & the Quarter Mile Rebels, released their brand new single last month entitled “Gonna Getcha’.” Jeff Vitolo & the Quarter Mile Rebels consists of Jeff Vitolo (lead vocals, guitar), Kenny Donahue (stand-up bass, vocals), and Mike Murphy (drums).

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Sarasota metal band, the D.O.O.D., have released their new music video for their song “House of the Dead.” The band is currently working on their up-coming new album. Tampa folk trio, American Songbox, recently released their new album entitled “What is and Never Was.” Formed in 2011, American Songbox consists of Todd Murphy (acoustic guitar, vocals), R.J. Kerker (piano, vocals), and Chris Evans (percussion).

UP-COMING RELEASES: Clearwater pop-rock band, Four Star Riot, will be releasing their new album on September 2. Four Star Riot consists of Steve Alex (vocals, guitar), Finn Walling (lead guitar, vocals), Aaron Akers (bass, vocals), and Mike Chilton (drums, vocals). Tampa Bay Blues artists, Steve Arvey & David Scott, are currently working on a live album together entitled “Ballads & Blues Live.” The up-coming album will be a live performance that was recorded at a show they did this past June 25 at the Hard Rock Café in San Jose, Costa Rica. Arvey & Scott’s backup band on the album was The Blind Pigs Blues Band with Carlos Dominquez & Greasy D on guitars, Franco Torterolo on bass, and Francisco “The Fats” Alvarado on drums. There has been no official announcement on a release date for the new live album as of yet.

UP-COMING EVENTS: Iconic Tampa Bay rock band, Diamond Gray, will be reuniting for a show on August 7 at Quaker Steak & Lube in Clearwater. Though it hasn’t officially been announced which band lineup will appear at the reunion, all former band members have been invited to take part in the reunion.

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Garbage Strange Little Birds Stunvolume gggdf by David Buchanan

Scottish-born Shirley Manson and her band of epic Wisconsinites, Garbage, are likely hiding in your playlists, somewhere. You might even have 1998’s Version 2.0 on cassette, buried deep in a cache of relics that will be dug through during existential quarterlife crises. Also, if you’re like me, you will remember gothing out and rocking to “Stupid Girl”, “Push It”, and more, meditating to the chaos of their music videos in an era predating YouTube. This year’s Strange Little Birds, however, is the first Garbage record since 2012’s Not Your Kind of People, but more than that its their first record in years that has a distinct flavor and a lack of label pressures. The group’s sixth record inhales pop sensitivities and exhales essence of electronica (“We Never Tell”). It bends syncopation to vocal demands from a seductive and/or coercive Manson (“Night Drive Loneliness”, “Teaching Little Fingers To Play”). The doubled guitars crunch whenever they must (“Sometimes”, “Even Though Our Love Is Doomed”). In press for the album, Shirley Manson claims that this release was “less fussed over,” an indication that winging it old-school while utilizing the wisdom that comes with age can be a successful formula. While Manson stands tall at the front of the group, a lot of credit should go to Garbage’s continued efforts as a cohesive unit here. Butch Vig’s percussion and looping effects gives Garbage’s 2016 auditory animal one killer heartbeat after another, particularly strong on “So We Can Stay Alive” and “Amends”. The duo of Steve Marker and Duke Erikson add the appropriate synths and guitar grit required 19

to pull the song’s strings accordingly. When retracing their steps to their well of alt rock tricks, Garbage will likely please plenty of longtime fans, all whilst developing new ways to clear the overgrowth on the path that’s grown since their last visit. However, much like Not Your Kind of People, they won’t win a ton of new fans here or prove that they’re trying a lot of new things. But there’s nothing wrong with taking a dozen shots and hitting a nostalgic sweet spot a couple of times. Buried late on Strange Little Birds, Manson sings about how “we might cheat death if we worship it.” On its face, that line is a bit of gothy drama, but its meaning could stretch so much farther. From the gorgeous, cohesive production to the effective sonic resurrection of the late ’90s, Garbage pours their heart and soul into the instruments. It’s still not the most original thing in the world, but at least now we know that they’re confidently continuing to choose it for themselves. They are the birds, soaring free. They are the strange, refusing to fix things that ain’t broke — but also unfortunately refusing to fix things that might use some tinkering. Let us all join the feathery flock and fly free. The Melvins Basses Loaded IPECAC Recordings gggdf by Dan Caffrey

True to its title, Basses Loaded is, well, loaded with bassists — six to be exact: Jeff Pinkus, Trevor Dunn, Jared Warren, Dale Crover, Steve McDonald, and Krist Novoselic. Don’t let your jaw drop to the floor just yet though; the concept isn’t as crazy as it sounds. The first four players have all served as rotating members of The Melvins’ low end, and the last two are longtime associates of the band. Even though all six musicians have their own

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subtle differences in playing styles, it’s doubtful you’ll pick up on these distinctions during a cursory listen of Basses Loaded. For instance, McDonald peppers opener “The Decay of Living” with punctuated slides up to the higher part of the neck, but is that enough to distinguish it from Pinkus’ more root-noted picking on “Captain Come Down”? Probably not — at least not to the untrained ear. It’s important to remember that each bassist was asked to play with The Melvins because they’d be a good fit for The Melvins. They already have to be somewhat chameleonic, able to move from primordial sludge (“Beer Hippie”) to a fairly faithful — if rough-around-the-edges — Beatles cover (“I Want to Tell You”) to a sea-shanty take on a children’s novelty song (“Shaving Cream”), all in just 45 minutes. Divide that among six people, and it would be jarring if someone as instantly recognizable as Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, or Carol Kaye popped up on the roster. So as far as Melvins experiments go, Basses Loaded is fairly tame in its conceit when compared to a wilder album like the drone- and electronica-heavy Honky or the creaky Freak Puke, where Dunn made his first studio appearance with the band on standup bass. Tellingly, it’s “Planet Destructo” — his sole contribution to Basses Loaded — that stands out, if only for its jazzier Melvins Lite climax. Starting out as a standard piece of lumber-lugging stoner rock, the distortion eventually fades out for one of his lengthy improvisations. Suddenly, you realize that his standup has been bubbling underneath the surface the entire time, even when the volume was cranked way up. It’s not a lounge act by way of stoner rock; it’s a lounge act

dressed up as stoner rock, the one time on the record that a song’s identity hinges almost exclusively on the bassist. Most of the other tunes would probably still sound the same if just one guy had played on all of them. Fortunately, the songs themselves are among the Melvins’ most solid work in a few years. Buzz Osborne stays full-throated enough on “Hideous Woman” that the weirdness of the lyrics never undercuts his shoutable boogie, and the accordion on “Maybe I Am Amused” is the sort of musical choice that elevates filler to admirably deliberate filler. That applies tenfold to the closing cover of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”. Evolving from a tinny MIDI file to a slur-along chant in the bleachers, it’s almost aggressive in its disposability, apparently existing just so it can tie back to Basses Loaded‘s punny title. The irony, of course, is that like most of the best material on the album, its strengths have little at all to do with any kind of virtuosity on the bass guitar — just the whacked-out sense of humor that makes for a good, if standard, Melvins album.

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