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Volume 6 • issue 10 • October 2016 WRitERS: Scottie Brown • terry Canter Bob Cheesman • Corrina Drost Kelly geist  •  Rachael Lamb Dawn Lemay • Shobha N. Lizaso Scotti Moore • Marissa Puckett Liz Stokes  •  Keith Wilkins PhOtOgRAPhERS: Jordan Kruger • Neal Nachman

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White House Taps Chance the Rapper for Christmas Tree Lighting Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson and gospel star Yolanda Adams will perform at the White House's annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, Pitchfork reports. The event will take place December 1st and a free ticket lottery for the general public will begin October 7th. More information is available on the National Christmas Tree website. Both Clarkson and Adams have performed at events during Barack Obama's tenure. Clarkson sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at his second inauguration in 2013, while Adams has appeared at White House "In Performance" events celebrating Ray Charles and the music of the Civil Rights movement. Chance the Rapper, meanwhile, will make his White House performance debut at the Christmas Tree Lighting, but the MC's ties to the Obama family go back to when his father — a community organizer in Chicago — worked for Obama when he was an Illinois state senator. In April, Chance was among several hip-hop and R&B stars invited to meet with Obama to discuss the administration's My Brother's Keeper initiative, while the President also prominently placed Chance's "Acid Rain" on his summer playlist. In a recent interview with GQ, Chance said Obama even offered him some career advice after the My Brother's Keeper meeting. "He brings me up to his office, and we had a really good conversation about what I was working on," Chance said. "He told me I needed to start selling my music. He's a good man. Even if he wasn't president, if his ass worked at, like, Red Lobster, he'd be just a good man working at Red Lobster." Jay Z Wins Copyright Lawsuit Over Roc-A-Fella Logo A federal judge dismissed a $7 million lawsuit against Jay Z and his former label 3

partners that accused them of breach of contract and copyright infringement over the logo for Roc-A-Fella Records, Reuters reports. Dwayne Walker filed the suit in 2012. Walker, a clothing designer, claimed he created the artwork depicting a vinyl record that served as the basis for the Roc-A-Fella logo (the official version features an "R" and a champagne bottle superimposed over an LP). Jay Z, co-founder Damon Dash, Roc-A-Fella and its parent company, Universal Music Group, denied Walker's claims, saying the logo was designed by an in-house art director. Walker also claimed that he and Dash signed a contract that entitled him to royalties from the logo, but U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter ruled there was little evidence to prove the document existed. Along with Walker, two other people purported to have seen the contract, but Judge Carter ruled their testimony was too weak. He wrote in his decision, "This leaves only plaintiff's own self-serving testimony that he drafted the contract, that he and Dash signed it, and that he lost track of it in 1998." Judge Carter also noted that Walker waited too long to file a copyright claim, taking five years, instead of three, to sue Roc-A-Fella after learning he was allegedly owed royalties. Representatives for Jay Z and Walker were not immediately available for comment. Walker plans to appeal the decision, his lawyer Gregory Berry told Reuters. "Walker made the logo in 1995. Then in 2013, in response to this suit – never before – the defendants find a guy who is willing to claim now that HE made the logo … Sound like a factual question for trial? We agree." Kesha Blasts Donald Trump Over Alicia Machado Comments Kesha expressed solidarity with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado after Donald Trump allegedly made derogatory comments

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about the pageant winner's weight. The pop singer addressed Machado on Instagram, writing: "You did not deserve to be shamed by this monster. Your body is NO ONE else's business." The GOP candidate's comments toward Machado were raised by Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate. Clinton said Trump criticized Machado's eating habits by calling her "Miss Piggy." He also referred to her as "Miss Housekeeping" because of her Venezuelan background, said Clinton. Trump denied making those specific comments the following day on Fox and Friends. He said after Machado won the pageant she "gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem." Trump's comments resonated with Kesha after her public legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, whom she sued for sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse in 2014. "WORDS mean something, and can be extremely hurtful and dangerous," Kesha wrote. "They stay deep inside you and can affect your emotional and mental health. I know this from personal experience. They are hard, and sometimes impossible, to ever forget. Please don't let him get to you any longer, instead realize that you are a strong woman and a beautiful role model for standing up and telling the truth, even if it hurts to remember."

Roy Orbison's Estate Authorizes New Biopic 'The Big O' Roy Orbison's estate has signed on to co-produce a forthcoming biopic, giving filmmakers unprecedented access to the late singer's catalog, according to Deadline. The Big O: Roy Orbison will be the first authorized biopic about the late singer. "My dad's story is a fantastic journey," Alex Orbison, son of the late singer, said. "He was so inspiring as a person because, after everything he had been through, good and bad, he still had a positive outlook and was kind and wonderful. Movie mirrors a Roy

Orbison song: having triumph and tragedy, sometimes losing the girl and sometimes getting the girl, and ending on a high note." Ray Gideon and Bruce Evans, the screenwriting duo behind the 1984 science fiction romance Starman, are writing The Big O. "Our father's life story has an undeniably cinematic quality to it," Orbison said. "The telling of it is in extraordinarily capable hands with Bruce and Ray and the overall team that will bring The Big O Finally to the screen."

Howard Stern Details All-Star Tribute to Beatles' 'Revolver' Howard Stern will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Revolver, his favorite Beatles album, with an all-star episode featuring over a dozen artists covering the 1966 LP's tracks. "Revolver to me is the best album the Beatles ever did; there was nothing like it when that album came out," Stern said of the album on his show. Earlier in the week, Stern broadcast 15second snippets of his Revolver tribute, which features Cheap Trick, James Taylor, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis, Gov't Mule, Jewel, Grouplove and Living Colour are also among the artists that take part in "Howard Stern's Tribute to the Beatles' Revolver," scheduled to premiere on SiriusXM's Howard 101 on October 7th. Grace Potter, the Milk Carton Kids, Joe Bonamassa, O.A.R., Rachael Yamagata, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear round out the episode's lineup. According to Billboard, the recordings for Stern's Revolver tribute were made in various locations. Some acts, like O.A.R. and Living Colour, laid down their contributions while visiting Stern's SiriusXM studio in New York. Revolver, Number Three on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, celebrated its 50th birthday on August 5th.

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Who is ARW? Well let me tell you! This band is comprised of three former members of the group famously known as YES. Although each had a stake in the fame of YES, they had lived it in different eras of the band. While joining forces on only one YES tour (91-92 Union Tour), they have had success working as pairs. But it was decided years ago, that this union would come together, and that day has arrived. Destiny will allow us the honor of Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman to band together and tour not only performing ARW songs, but also the Greatest Hits of YES as they are meant to be performed live on stage. As luck would have it, I had the opportunity to sit down with the architect of YES’s most popular effort, 90125, which produced the hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” Mr. Trevor Rabin. This gentleman is far beyond a musicians musician. He has mastered several instruments in which guitar is what he is best known for. With such an arsenal and being so influential himself, he tells me that he was influenced from a few different directions. “Musically, there are a number of people, but I started off as a pianist from the age of five.” He continues, “My father was a lead violinist with the Johannesburg Symphony and my mother was a piano

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teacher among other things. It was kind of automatic in our household and I could read music before I could read English. If I had to start off with who actually got me started in music, it was definitely my parents. Playing guitar, I fell in love with a band called The Shadows. They were an English band who backed up Cliff Richards and there was a guitarist named Hank B. Marvin, and he just blew me away. I think I was 12 years old and I was an official member of their fan club and I guess that is where it all started. I always saw myself first and foremost as a guitarist/songwriter, even though I have never had a guitar lesson in my life. I studied the piano quite intently, so it is a bit weird that the guitar became my main instrument. I had studied with the most brilliant guy in the world, unfortunately he isn’t with us anymore. Walter Mooney was his name and he was the Dean of the string department at British Columbia University. He taught me orchestration, arrangement and conducting. Definitely a huge influence on me. Those would be the people and things that have created my identity.” So, having a father to guide you through with his own experiences has to be a god send. Just imagine the advice you would receive. Rabin says, “My dad called me into his law office and said we need to

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talk. I was a session musician from the time I was 17, but my real passion at the time was becoming a conductor. So my father being really involved in classical music and knowing what it would take to be a conductor, sat me down and said that since I really had a knack with the guitar and orchestration, he thought that it would be a mistake for me to be a conductor because I wouldn't be writing, just interpreting the music and giving up what comes very naturally to me. Because of that conversation at about the age of 19, I gave up the long time idea of just becoming a conductor.” When a band has had a pretty good run for several years, usually a change of style isn't a possibility. When Trevor brought in the idea of ‘90125,’ that album was pretty much written before Chris and he had met. With that said, the commercial edge was something we hadn't heard from them to that point. Getting them to buy into the change couldn't have been easy. Trevor says, “First of all, there wasn't any intention of calling the band YES. I thought it was so different to what YES was, that there was no point in it. When Chris heard ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ and a couple of the other songs, he said that this was going to be a really big record and we should use all the things at our disposal. One of them was YES and he kind of talked me into it.” Trying to not directly pry into reasoning behind decision making, I am interested in the path he has taken since his departure from YES. He begins by telling me how the old cliché fits and then continues by saying, “ You have to close some doors, so others will open. I got to the end of that last tour with YES back in 1993 or 94 and I was sitting with a friend in Hiroshima and told him that I just can't play this stuff again. We had been playing it for quite some time and I was getting very worn out. I had to stop and move on to something else, so I came back to L.A. and started

doing film scores and parted ways with the band. To be honest, I had no clue on what it entailed or what to do. So I did it and thankfully it worked out. As for this ARW thing, Jon, Rick and I have been talking about this for quite some years. I had to discipline myself, because every time we talked about it something would come up. It was always ‘after I finish this score,’ and then another would come up. We all got to the point where we decided to just clear the map and just do this.” We began talking about some of the details behind ARW. Rabin tells me, “Rick and I did a reunion tour years ago and we promised ourselves that we had to do this again. From then to now, all kinds of weird politics got involved and we never got to it. Finally it's here and it's a very natural thing. I had turned down a lot of films to do this and my wife had said to me that I shouldn't be disappointed because films will always be there and it was so true. Rick, Jon and I had all agreed that nothing is going to get in the way of this ARW project. We are planning to record and do more tours. This isn't a One-Off for sure. We have all been waiting too long for this. We are a bunch of old guys and we really appreciate the fact that we can even do this. I'm loving the fact that we are doing this for all the right reasons. I can't stress enough how motivated and dedicated we are to do this. This isn't a bunch of guys getting together because some business guys suggested that it would be a good idea. It came absolutely and only from Jon, Rick and myself. It is all about music and taking it to the next level.” Don’t miss your chance to see these legendary musicians come together and perform their classics that shaped the music industry. ARW will be performing at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando on October 4th and at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on October 7th. Both shows start at 8pm.

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There are so many rock bands in the world that play all different genres of music. Some of them may be talented, but rarely do bands stay together with the same lineup. Alter Bridge brings a different story to this, over a decade into playing, the band lineup hasn’t changed and these guys rock like they have from the beginning. Their 5th album entitled, “The Last Hero,” releasing in October, proves that Alter Bridge has no desire to quit anytime soon and they are better and bigger than ever. Alter Bridge is here to stay for a long time. Formed in 2003 with former members of Creed, Myles Kennedy, formally in The Mayfield Four, brought a brand new sound to the band themselves, differentiating from the sound of their former band. “Open Your Eyes” became a hit song immediately and allowed an amazing release for Alter Bridge’s debut album, “One Day Remains.” From that point, the band was noticed on an international level. The United Kingdom took much love to Alter Bridge, allowing them to fill stadium sized venues all over Europe, with dates selling out all over the United Kingdom. It’s taken a bit longer for America to get behind Alter Bridge, but with 2013 album “Fortress,” the band began touring more extensively in America and the love for Alter Bridge is finally being shown in America. “That was no real planning for how it turned out. You know,

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you just take the show on the road and see where it goes. We discovered over a decade ago, that for whatever reason, there was more interest in the band over in Europe. We spent a lot of time building up those markets, and going back and going back and going back. With the US, it’s not that we didn’t tour the United States a lot. Sometimes it just depends on the band and it could be backwards,” says Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy. Alter Bridge is one of the best live bands in the world today. They have released two Blu-Ray and DVD compilations titled “Live From Amsterdam” and “Live From Wembley Stadium,” which have both sold well and does a wonderful job of capturing the energy and the wonderful show that Alter Bridge puts on for the band’s thousands of fans. They are one of the few bands out there today that can capture the live show and show it on a TV screen. “The wonderful thing about DVDs and Blu-Rays is that it’s always good to document things and I love doing that. We are definitely due for another one soon, it’s been a while.” Alter Bridge can perform in any room whether it is a big festival or arena atmosphere, all the way to an intimate House of Blues, rest assured that Alter Bridge will bring the energy, no matter where they are.

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All of the guys in Alter Bridge have other projects. Even when the band is on a break, none of the guys are. Myles Kennedy, whom is the lead singer, plays with Slash and the Conspirators when he is not doing anything with Alter Bridge. “They are very different vibes. That’s what keeps a record fresh for me. You know, Alter Bridge is more of a metal vibe at times. As with Slash is more straight up Rock and roll with more of a soulful element. They are different enough to where I can go in a completely different direction. It definitely keeps me inspired and keeps me on my toes,” says Myles. Mark Tremonti, whom is the guitarist for Alter Bridge has an amazing solo project, Tremonti. Mark has released 3 albums within the last four years. Tremonti has had much success with the double concept albums titled “Cauterize” and the second part “Dust,” which has seen much mainstream success and radio play throughout the world. The band has got to participate in many other outlets for their music. This includes performances on the Tonight Show. Their single “Rise Today,” from the album Blackbird was used for several commercials and TV Shows including Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The song “Metalingus” from their debut album “One Day Remains,” was theme song for World Wrestling Entertainment’s own Adam Copeland (aka Edge). The band even performed the song “Find the Real” on Monday Night Raw with Edge. “The thing that struck me was how professional and cool a lot of those wrestlers were. I got to meet a bunch of them backstage, I love what they do. They are great entertainers and know what they are doing, that’s for sure,” says Myles Kennedy. “The Last Hero” is Alter Bridge’s latest record and it will be released on October 7th of this year. The hit single “Show Me A Leader” has already received amazing reviews and words, after its debut on

Sirius/XM Octane. This album takes on a theme of how the world needs a hero. Alter Bridge does a great job of continuing the evolution of the band, while being able to combine elements of all the previous records. “The best way to describe the record is, if you’ve listened to what we have done in the past, there are elements for all those records in there. There are definitely elements from ‘Fortress,’ ‘ABIII,’ and ‘Blackbird,’ but there are also some concepts that we’ve never done before. A lot of times during creativity, you just let the chips fall where they may,” says Myles. What Alter Bridge has got to accomplish in there illustrious 13 year career is amazing. They have tackled every single outlet of the music and entertainment industry and show no sign of stopping anytime soon. Whether all the guys in the band are involved in side projects or not, when Alter Bridge comes back, they are a force to be reckoned with. With five albums under their belt, two live DVDs, and a box set, they still have so much left to offer for all the metalheads of the world. “The Last Hero” will bring a promising future for Alter Bridge, with meaningful lyrics and powerful singing. This is where Alter Bridge wants to be. They are a powerhouse in the United Kingdom, but now the United States will began to feel all the amazing energy that Alter Bridge has to offer. It doesn’t matter if one decides to listen to an album or go to a live show. Fans will be able to connect to what these guys have to offer and find a string of hope through all the amazing music created by Alter Bridge.

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When you have an archive of music, it can be hard to continue to evolve and to get the most out of one’s creativity. Enuff Z’nuff is one of the best examples of this. Commitment is something that has to be shown in the music industry, Enuff Z’Nuff has more creativity in one song than most bands have in an entire library. Hailing from Blue Island, Illinois, Enuff Z’nuff (pronounced Enough is Enough) started recording at the very beginning of their career and haven’t even thought about stopping and still have a lot to offer to the world of hair metal and rock music. The name has a simple meaning. First off, Z’Nuff is the bassist’s (and now currently tackling vocals due to Donnie Vie leaving the band in 2013) last name. Secondly, the band was just tired of hearing the same old sound, with the same boring music. Enough was enough and they wanted to make a change to the music industry. “We were mainly influenced by bands over in England such as Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, The Who, The Beatles. We just played music that we considered rock, and I think that really set the tone for the band,” says Chip Z’Nuff. The band has charted several singles such as “Fly High Michelle” and “New Thing” and has appeared on numerous outlets such as Howard Stern, MTV, and even the Tonight Show with David Letterman.

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Enuff Z’Nuff has such passion and a fire that hasn’t even began to die. The band is gearing up to release their 21st record. Signing a deal with record label, Frontier Music, these guys can not wait to move on with their careers. The band has 16 studio albums and the others are compilations and live records. Fans of Enuff Z’Nuff have continued to buy records and bassist Chip is honored. He can’t wait to release the new record that is scheduled to release this fall. It is a great visitation to the band’s entire archive of music. “This record is material that fans may have heard in the early days. I think I would call it an archival record. I sent the label three songs and the record label called me back and said we want you to make a record. So, I had to scamper and got everyone together. I was able to put together a nice dozen songs for the album, which is a great archival Enuff Z’Nuff record. I think it’s a good mixture of what we are about: rock, pop, metal, new wave. I think people will listen to it and it sounds new and fresh, even with some of these songs being 20 years old. You won’t find any Enuff Z’Nuff records in the used bins at record stores; the fans buy those records and love them. They are little flocks of life. This record is no exception,” says Chip Z’nuff. Enuff Z’Nuff has snagged a couple of big names to record in their upcoming record.

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Life wasn’t always glamour and fame for the band. These guys had to fight their way to the top and would gladly play a show at any venue, at any time. “We played the clubs for as long as we had to, we were just happy to get a gig. We would be especially happy when we got to open for people like Cheap Trick and bands such as that. “I would be lying if we said we didn’t want to get big. When we came out we played the clubs for five or six years. We opened for anyone that we could. Our big ones would be like opening up for Cheap Trick. We just took any gig we could get until we were discovered by Doc McGee and we started making records,” says Chip. In today’s music industry, there is always concern with if an artist’s record is going to be successful. Enuff Z’Nuff understands that there is always a chance you can succeed or there is always a chance that you will fail. Users are able to consume music with such services as Spotify and Apple Music and these guys still strive to make the best music even if there is a bit of anxiety and nervousness when going to make a record. “We go make records and we know what’s on the table. We know that we’ve got to make a good record and if it doesn’t do well within the first six to eight weeks, then I know that it’s time to go ahead and start on the next one. That’s the crazy thing about this music industry. It’s even changed now. There is so much competition. We are at a time where there is too much product and not enough demand. We are always concerned if our record is going to be heard, and if it gets heard and does well, then people are going to purchase it,” says Chip. Enuff Z’Nuff is an underrated band that works hard and will continue to do so until the day the guys can’t physically play. The commitment level this band has after three decades, 20 albums, and playing their hearts out for anyone that would listen, is

on such a high level that no one can bring them down. These guys care about their fans and will continue to make music for them as long as they can. Enuff Z’Nuff will be touring all through the year of 2016 and 2017. The band will be featured on the Caribbean Cruise along with other hair metal bands such as KISS, Skid Row, and many more. “I know I keep talking about it and I’m not trying to brag, or maybe I am, that we are opening up for KISS! I mean the real KISS, not the fake KISS. We are really proud and excited to have this chance to play with these guys. I’m probably going to be talking about it a lot. We’ve worked our whole career for opportunities such as this,” says Z’Nuff. These guys are a long way from stopping. Enuff Z’Nuff is one hard working band that deserves any recognition they get. In today’s music industry, it’s hard to come across a band that even through break ups and member changes, Enuff Z’Nuff still continues and allows that fire and passion to keep driving them. Enuff Z’nuff will be performing with Tracii Guns (Formerly of LA Guns) at the District 3 in Downtown Tampa on October 15th. Tickets are still available for this show.

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Genres have all started to blend into many different types of music. Many bands and artists tend to come ahead of their time. The Mavericks is quite a big piece of evidence towards this. “When we seem to do something that goes against the norm, we tend to prosper from that because we are just doing what we love to do,” says Eddie Perez, whom is the bassist for The Mavericks. The Mavericks formed 20 plus years ago and were doing things that no other artist did back in the time of the band’s beginning. Latin, country, rockabilly, and many other genres are in one excellent package. “All Night Live Volume I,” the band’s latest live record that will release in October, does a swell job of combining all the different types of music and fun that The Mavericks have to offer. The Mavericks have so much energy and passion in every single song they sing. This shows because The Mavericks have several awards including the Country Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and even the Academy of Country Music Awards. These guys have dealt with a lot to get to where they are today. The Mavericks have had ups and downs, as most bands should. That is the reason why they are at such a great place today and have finally found their sound as The Mavericks. “It’s been quite a journey nonetheless. We’ve went from breakups to makeups, and breakups, to thinking the band

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that would be gone forever, then coming back. I think there is a new spirit to what we do. There have been many ups and downs. We had a founding member that decided he needed to move onto other things. I think what we are going through now is another version of what we have went through before. I think it’s just a maturity thing as you go through it, you know,” says Eddie Perez. The Mavericks are currently in their prime now more than they ever have been. They are releasing a live album, finding their sound again, and making independent labels and wonderful partnerships. The band feels that they are currently doing better creatively than they ever have before, but still fail to pinpoint a genre, which is a good thing. “It seems to me that over the years, people have been confused by what we do. I don’t feel like what we do belongs to a certain genre and movement. When we approach these songs, I am thinking about the energy of that song and how to put that energy forth so people can relate to it. Our lead singer is at the top of his game and his voice is sounding better than ever, he is writing these incredible songs and his know how of making and putting records together, and his creativity has increased. The band to me has really kicked it up a notch in the creative sense. It’s inclusive now. We give the space for all of that to occur, so we

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are not really trying to fit into this genre or that genre, we are just doing what we love to do. It’s an interesting dynamic with us, I can tell you that there is a language with us when we all get together with our instruments and we all just get what we are doing, you know? We are playing music in an interesting way. It’s hard to define a genre, so I think we’ve just stopped trying,” says Perez. Launching an independent record label is always something that an artist or band strives to do to get away from the machine. The Mavericks have successfully launched their own record label. After releasing two albums on Valory Music Company, which is a sub division of Big Machine Records, the band was able to launch their own record label called Mono Mundo Recordings with the help of Thirty Tigers, to help get The Mavericks’ products out there. With all this coming together for The Mavericks, they plan to release multiple new albums and to tour more extensively around the world. “We had our partnership with Big Machine Records for those past two records since the band got back together, and that was a good opportunity for the band. They were really big fans over there, but on another note, there is a certain way that company does things and it’s not really how we do things. Luckily, we have such fans at the label that they realized it’s a natural progression for the band to take charge and do something more like we want to do. The band has been together 25 plus years, if we don’t have this music thing down, then maybe we shouldn’t be doing this. This is really to test the waters to see how we fair with all of this. The body of work that we have coming out, does a really good job to show where we have been and where we are at. With this new partnership with Thirty Tigers, they will help us with all the distributing; it’s just a really good time for The Mavericks right now. If we are not having a ball with this and it isn’t fun,

there isn’t any reason to do it anymore,” says Perez. Furthermore, The Mavericks do not have quit in their vocabulary. They are always trying to buck the system and are always trying to bring out something new and fresh. “I think what’s special to us is that we make music that we love to. Thanks to all the fans, we seem to be on the right track. It’s an empowering time for us because I believe we are in the business of being in The Mavericks and not being in a record label. Today, I think we are all on the same page. It took us 20 plus years, but we are all brothers and we all love each other, it’s just really a joyous time for us right now as The Mavericks” says Eddie Perez. It’s quite easy to see that The Mavericks have a passion and a will to never give up. The Mavericks are here to stay and the fun sound that they bring to a stage or an album is such a unique sound that deserves to be heard by all. “I still feel like we are kids in the garage with the amazement of playing their first gig; that’s how it feels.” With all the accomplishments that The Mavericks have accomplished, just in this year alone, is hard proof that The Mavericks aren’t going anywhere. The Mavericks will be performing as part of the Annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday Festival on Sunday, October 15th, which takes place at Coachman Park in Downtown Clearwater. Tickets are still available.

The Mavericks will be performing as part of the Annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday Festival on Sunday October 15th at Coachman Park in Downtown Clearwater. Tickets are still available. Full Access Magazine

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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: Longtime Tampa Bay music scene veteran, Gary Muchmore, passed away on September 4. Muchmore was a well-respected musician and production manager based out of the Tampa Bay area. One of the rock bands that Muchmore was known for singing with was Messiaxx. Muchmore is the second former Messiaxx band member to pass away within the past year, as Eric Gibson, former Messiaxx guitarist, passed away on October 23, 2015. A memorial concert was held in honor of Muchmore at Quaker Steak and Lube in Clearwater on September 24. Muchmore is survived by his daughters, Angie and Katrina. Tampa Bay Blues musician and recording studio owner, Earl "The Pearl" Bucko, passed away on September 2 after losing his battle with cancer. Aside from being a well-respected harmonica player and manufacturer, Bucko also owned Sack-OWoe Recording Studios. St. Petersburg rock band, Murder The Crow, debuted their new bass player, Lance Balch, at the “2016 Rock Solid Pressure Industry Showcase” which took place at the State Theatre on September 24. Prior to joining Murder The Crow, Balch was the guitarist in such bands as Decepcion, Black Rose, and the Luv Dogz. Formed in 2015, Murder The Crow consists of Pat Parry (guitar), Lance Balch (bass), Sven Couture (drums), and Tyler Luce (vocals).

NEW RELEASES: Tampa Bay power-pop group, Four Star Riot, released their new album, “Waves,” last month on September 2. The band celebrated the release of their new album by holding a CD Release Party at the Dunedin Brewery on September 17. Four Star Riot consists 19

of Steve Alex (vocals/guitar), Mike Chilton (drums/vocals), Aaron Akers (bass/vocals), and Finn Walling (guitar/vocals).

UP-COMING RELEASES: Tampa death metal band, Led By Serpents, will release their debut album, “Karmic Execution,” on October 1. Tampa Bay rock band, 4Ever Endeavour, are currently recording their debut album, which is planned for a 2017 release. Tampa Bay singer/songwriter, Erica DiCeglie, is currently in the studio working on new material. Other area bands and artists currently in the studio working on new material/albums include Kenny McGee’s Machine (Tampa), Sunshine & Bullets, Amber Lynn Nicol (St.Petersburg), and Maybe If You Hit It (Orlando). THIS MONTH IN TAMPA BAY MUSIC SCENE HISTORY: 51 years ago in October, 1965, Tampa band, The Tropics, released their single, "I Want More" on Knight Records. The single eventually became a #1 hit song locally. 25 years ago on October 4th, 1991, Savatage released their album, "Streets, A Rock Opera," on Atlantic Records. 23 years ago on October 17th, 1993, Savatage guitarist and founding member, Criss Oliva, died after a drunk driver collided head-on with Oliva’s 1982 Mazda RX-7 while traveling northbound on Highway 301 in Zephyrhills. The drunk driver, who had seven prior DUI convictions, survived with minor injuries and was later found guilty of DUI manslaughter, DUI serious injury, and vehicular homicide. He would eventually serve only 18 months of his five year sentence in prison.

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Machinedrum Human Energy Ninja Tune Records ggggf by Nate Patrin

Let’s bow our heads for the phrase “going pop,” a now-archaic term meant to note an underground artist compromising themselves to make gobs of money and perch themselves on top of the charts. “Gobs of money” no longer applies to industry hopefuls, in a splintered post-monoculture there’s nobody to compromise to, and with postmodern retromaniacal flailing still a top priority, anything that might otherwise skew “trendy” still sounds like a future that’s dragging its ass on actually getting here. Travis Stewart’s had one of the more typical internet-era careers in that context: as Machinedrum, he spent nearly ten years being underrated for working in the margins of glitch-hop, then was pulled into the post-dubstep orbit to find a cult audience that felt bigger than it actually was. He went on to find equal renown (and more resilient praise) in a team-up with Praveen Sharma as Sepalcure. And then, because this is what happens now, he started putting out the amount of work one typically needs to do to support himself, only to find out that people expect you to keep reinventing yourself, which, whoops. But maybe what passes for “going pop” now is the very thing that’s actually snapped Machinedrum’s style into sharper focus. And it all clicks once you hear how geeked about contemporary R&B and dance music Human Energy is. This is the record where the guest features start pouring in, the scattered and shattered sampled-vocal loops receding in favor of live voices. There’s also some personal-life conceptual thinking about Stewart’s New Age holistic healing and meditation that went into this somewhere, and you can hear some signs of spiritually renewed energy in the music if you listen close enough. However, that could just be the arpeggios lining up in just the right sequence to hit that emotional/physical connection in 23

that super crowd-pleasing way. Those guest voices mesh well with Machinedrum’s enlightenment through repetition, bringing a bit more flexibility and unpredictability than your traditional diva loop. The neo-junglist rhythms of “Do It 4 U” might not sound as fresh as they did in 2011, but all it takes is Dawn Richard’s voice descending from the clouds to reintroduce the hazy uplift that makes the best of this stuff breathe. Like her best work with the similarly future-bass-inclined Kingdom, D∆WN’s voice gets pretty altered here— rebuilt into staccato waviness, flanged, and muffled—only to have it resonate high above the chattering melodies and give the track a weight before its weightlessness burns it up in the atmosphere. And both MeLo-X (growling “let the trumpets hit”-declarations on the Diplo-one-upping, dancehall-in-space anthem “Angel Speak”) and Jesse Boykins III (finding bliss in the crystalline glitch-soul cut “Celestial Levels”), earn the gravity they give to tracks that approach the boundaries of feel-too-happy euphoria. There’s never been a sense in Machinedrum’s work, especially from Room(s) onwards, that this music is just a basic distillation of trends. I’m grateful that the drive-thru speaker fidelity and impenetrable wall of pre-drop clap buildups on “Dos Puertas” at least partially muffles Kevin Hussein’s disconnected art-but-not rap. But Stewart sounds renewed in channeling his posi-vibe mindstate into making the rest of his instruments soar. The glassy bells on “Morphogen” and the ’87 mall-pop distortions of “Isometrix” capture the idealized yet unfamiliar retro vibe that eludes most vaporwave composers, and he commands his dynamics to sequence a pixellated sugar rush (“White Crown”) right before an isolation-tank meditation (“Ocean of Thought”). Even the interlude-length sketches—the breathtaking “Lapis,” the organ-driven trance of “Etheric Body Temple,” the Boards of Canada-in-a-pastelpalm-tree-t-shirt zone-out of “Surfed Out”— fill in the blanks that the threats of diminishing returns left open. Maybe this is the album where Machinedrum breaks big.

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If it is, there’s even less to the glitch/pop divide than we ever suspected. Mykki Blanco Mykki Dogfood Records gggff by Stacey Anderson

Mykki is the first proper studio album by Mykki Blanco, but it’s just the latest in her long line of punk moves. The New York rapper has been rising through the Afropunk scene for half a decade, cleaving apart the conventions of hip-hop through her dense rhymes—hectic, often hilarious gasps of speech have their own internal scaffolding. It’s something Mykki offers in spades, from her declarations of “smoking blunts wit my cunts” in the club to raging, “They swear they kingpins in Rio but really D boys in Jersey/ Put a hit out he swerved, the nerve of doing me dirty!” But often enough, Blanco is radical merely by holding steadfastly to her persona: the queer, gender-fluid alter ego of the performance artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr., a woman who’s the sharp-tongued, arms-aloft progeny of riot grrrl and Lil’ Kim. It’s high-concept hip-hop, a swerve from the brusque, heterosexualization of nearly all mainstream rap. And Blanco has been greeted by her share of raised brows. But this experimental persona is delivered so nonchalantly, it frequently undercuts the radicalism; it’s a facet of the artist, not an aggressively pushed narrative. (She’s already gone on record bemoaning the media’s usual response to her identity, which is to group her with other gay, black artists like Le1f and Zebra Katz.) On Mykki, her assertiveness never wavers, whether diving into top-shelf hedonism in the club bangers or keening to find love past carnality in the ballads. Unlike her breakthrough 2014 mixtape Gay Dog Food, Blanco’s full-length debut offers unabashed moments of autobiography: She’s Snapchatting naked. She’s falling in love for

the duration of a pill. She’s talking shit across a club banquette, and she’s furious at her partner for those suspicious texts. Mykki’s whirlwind of topics have a heated musicality to match, jostling backpack rap with spongy neo-soul, usually with a chant-along pop chorus twining it all together. Opener “I’m in a Mood” is her most delicately melodic moment, a woozy morning-after twirl in which Blanco sighs, “My sweatpants they Gosha/La Costra nostra/Ziplocked them potions/I love my lip gloss and lotion.” The ardent electronic rasp of her voice is an analog to the gentle gilding of Frank Ocean or Ro James. “For the Cunts” is a bubblegum rap kiss-off that revels in bravura bitchery, with a chorus that folds in cliquish giggling. The album’s most hypnotic and eccentric banger, “My Nene,” balances the previously unfathomable: husky baritone lusting after her hot-to-trot “Nene” (whose gender is deliberately never revealed) with the hyperbolically yelped, overtly silly verses that land somewhere between Lil Wayne, Boosie Badazz, and the Lonely Island. (In good conscious, I cannot endorse “Boy am I in luck/Shawty’s bad as fuck/One look at the booty make my noodle wanna bust” as a romantic entreaty at the club.) These flashy moments are broken up with interludes of solemn introspection—twice as spoken interludes from Blanco’s diaries, in which she confesses a desire for monogamous love (which feels pretty punk in itself, nowadays). Most compelling is when Blanco raps her journey in the gruff, low-slung cadence she has mastered. In “You Don’t Know Me,” Blanco stares ahead, unflinching, into her HIV-positive status, her gender fluidity, and the misogyny that surrounds her, in an operatic tumble of disclosure: “Buzzing on the block, I guess you heard the news/I’m running through the city like a predator, I’m burning dudes,” she mutters, sliding into a tetchy bark. “Booling with my Hooligans but deep inside I feel the trigger/Smoking weed ain’t working and these Xans done killed too many niggas.”

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