the Pennsylvania Rock Show
Aug 07, 2020 1 hr 0 min
Anxiety at Best PARS527
Anxiety at Best join Bill on Episode 527 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show. This is their first time on the show. Segment 1 with Anxiety at Best I'm sorry but I couldn't pass this up, if it is Anxiety at Best, what is it at worst? How did your band form? With the current health situation, you're given a chance to play an outdoor, social distanced event. What venue would you want to play it at, and what bands would open for you? Can any of you pinpoint the moment that you knew you had to be a musician? Segment 2 If you were djing a party, what unsigned bands would you play? You're given the chance to be a tech for band on their next tour. Which band would you want to work with? What is something about each of you that your fans might be surprised to learn? If your band was to be in a cartoon series, which would it be and who would play each of you? Can you tell me an embarrassing moment, that someone else in the band had on stage?
Jul 31, 2020 59 min
Modern Welfare PARS526
Follow on Facebook Bill sits down and chats with the members of the Pittsburgh based Pop Punk band, Modern Welfare, on episode 527 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show. Where to find them:
Jul 24, 2020 1 hr 0 min
Learn more about the album at First Angel Media Brutalitus and Bovice of Dethlehem join episode 525 after embarking on their newest tale, Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon. Dethlehem Segment 1 Famously, KISS put out and ad looking for a guitarist, worded "Lead guitarist wanted, with flash and ability. Album out shortly. No time wasters please." Last week, KHULT HEADWIND, became a LVL2 and joined the warriors of Dethlehem. My question is, what does an ad looking for a new warrior look like? I mean, I have some gauntlets and an amulet, would that get me in the door? Normally I ask questions like, if your band was in a cartoon series, which series would it be and which character would be you; or if they made a rockumentary about Dethlehem, who would play you. What I want to know from you, is if you were from this realm, what would your day jobs be? If I were to go on a quest with you, what bands would provide the soundtrack in between battles? I also usually ask bands which songs of their's would survive an apocalyptic event; however, for you I would like to know what that tale would be titled and how many tracks it would take for you to complete the quest? or more specifically how do you come up with the storyline for an album like Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon? Does Overlord Brom keep that helmet on for the whole show? What is the reddish orange glow coming out of his helmet? When you guys are preparing for battle, what does your pre-show look like? How do you decide who you're going to ally with on a night? Segment 2 with Brutalitus and Bovice Can you tell me about an embarrassing moment that you had during a quest? If you were given the quest to take over the world's stages, which 2 unsigned bands would you ally with to accomplish that quest? Having just watched your release, I have to know... what is your best guess on how many hours went into getting Maelstrom of the Emerald Dragon finished... starting with writing the first thought down and ending with the Facebook Live. Can you quickly share your social media links, where your music can be bought, and anything you might have scheduled for the future? (A Dethlehem movie?!?!) What is the story about the wound on your face? (Brutalitus) Last question, step into your alter egos for a moment, and tell me something that you fans would be surprised to know about each of you, please. Xbox or Playstation? The legend of DETHLEHEM began in the realm of GHORUSALEM many eons ago. During their journey, the warriors of DETHLEHEM have traveled through time and space to do battle against dragons, wizards, warlocks, leviathans, shape-shifters, and a sh t ton of other things that needed to be SLAIN (for XP, duh). https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfensvypjd4Cmkkcb1VsNDEmtE9CJugsx
Jul 17, 2020 1 hr 0 min
Keith Hawkins PARS524
Keith "The Hawk" Hawkins, a professional drummer and co-host of The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus with Lou Lombardi and Lily V. Sixx joins Bill to talk about both the PGH & NOLA music scenes as well as his musical history. Segment 1 with Keith Hawkins How did you get hooked up with Lou and the Loudini Rock and Roll Circus. What bands did you play in, in Pittsburgh? Keith compares the drummers in the New Orleans and Pittsburgh scenes. Do you have a steady gig in NOLA, or do you fill in a lot? What is your current favorite whiskey? - asked by Jeff Yeckel If you could follow any band around for a year to learn from them, which band would you follow? If 10 years from now, kids are flipping through their social studies books and they find a you in the book, why is Keith Hawkins in the book? What would your dream gig be? If you were in a crowd and being pulled up on stage, who would be your "Dave Grohl"? We talked about Black Laurel's album, Tales from the Motherland that Keith recorded on. Segment 2 with Keith How do the 2 scenes compare? (Pittsburgh and New Orleans) What has been the oddest place that you've ever played in either scene? We talked a little bit about Chris "Thunderwolf" Dodson's Wolf's Customs company. If you could sit on a bench for a hour and talk to anyone from the history of music and ask them only 1 question, how would that go down? If you were going to build a band to manage based on both the local scenes that you've been a part of, who would you put in the band, what band are they currently in, and what genre would they play?
Jul 10, 2020 1 hr 0 min
The Whelming Waters PARS523
Collin, from The Whelming Waters, joins Bill to discuss their new album Bon Voyage and to introduce the Pennsylvania Rock Show listeners to his band. The Whelming Waters segment 1 What's the story behind the name The Whelming Waters? If I was to go on tour with you, what would the sound track while traveling between shows include? open for you If you could hand pick band members to create a band to manage from the scene, who would you pick? Can you pinpoint the moment that you realized that you wanted to be in a band? Can you tell me about an embarrassing moment you've had on stage? Do you have an interesting story about, The Whiskey Song? Collin Segment 2 If your band was made up of super heroes, which hero would play your part in the band and why? If you could go back in time for a full year, and follow one band around, who would you follow and why? bench 1 question Think of your all time favorite album. One that you would listen to from 1st track to last. One that you would love to forget so that you could hear it again for the first time. Which album would it be? dave grohl? What is something that you fans would be interested to learn about you? Where can people find the Whelming Waters online? Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon Music
Jul 03, 2020 59 min
Get on the Bus PARS522
Purchase the EP Jake and Dave from the band, Fubar, join Bill on episode 521 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show. They band has expanded from 4 to 7 members since they were on last. They also had a CD release foiled by the pandemic, so what did they do during the pandemic? Listen to find out... Fubar Segment 1 about Get on the Bus Right as the Pandemic started, you guys dropped an EP. I'm guessing you're not very happy with our current situation... You have awesome album artwork on the EP, how did that come about? If there was an apocalyptic event, which song from Fubar would make it through the event? Do you have any cool stories about Crossed Fingers off of the Get on the Bus EP? Fubar Segment 2 What's the plan for the band if we ever get back to normalcy? If they put Fubar into a cartoon series, which one would it be? What character would play you? If you could take your favorite album, forget hearing it, and hear it again for the first time; which album would you forget so that you could hear it again for the first time? Who would be your Dave Grohl? Sharing of the socials... If you had a podcast and I was your guest, what would you ask me? ... ship wreck ... medieval warrior ... Which band would you want to follow around for a full year?
Jun 26, 2020 59 min
Hughshows – Hugh Twyman PARS421
He has been described as the "Godfather of Pittsburgh Music Blogging." Starting to place his stamp on the Pittsburgh scene in 2004, Hugh Twyman of Hughshows joins Bill for Episode 521 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show to talk about the Hughshows. Segment 1 about Hughshows Ok Hugh, let's start off with a question that you have asked on your own website, Why the Hugh Shows? You started out taking photos of the local music scene, what was it about the scene that enticed you to try and capture it? Tell me about Hugh Twyman day. What have been some of your favorite moments on Hughshows? How does a band get on Hughshows? Segment 2 with Hugh Twyman Okay Hugh, let's set the music scene aside for a moment. What are some things that you enjoy that are not scene related? If I were to find you in a social studies book 10 years from now. On the pages about the pandemic, why would you be there? If you could give bands in the local scene any advice about being on shows like your's, mine, or something similar, what would you suggest to them? Last question, what is something about you that your followers would be surprised to learn about you?
Jun 19, 2020 59 min
Joining Bill for episode 520 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show is Walker's Cay . They are an original rock band based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Members include Gary LaBarr, (Vocalist/Rhythm Guitar/Keyboards), Mike Swain, (Lead and Rhythm Guitars) The new single, “Tell Me” is being released on MTS Records out of Pennsylvania. Segment 1 with Walker's Cay How did Walker's Cay get it's name? What has been your most memorable moment on stage? You go out on an international tour, what 2 bands would you be playing with? I tag along during the tour, what music would we listen to while traveling between stops? Who are some bands that you think have the best harmonies in the industry? (Thanks, Loudini Rock n' Roll Circus) If there was a catastrophic event, and only 1 Walker's Cay song survives, which song would it be and why? backwards song What would your fans be surprised to learn about you? Can you give us a story about your single "Tell Me"? Segment 2 with Gary and Michael You can pick 1 album that you’ve already heard to erase the memories of having heard it, and go back to listen to it like it’s the first time again. What would it be? How do you create your music? Tell me about the moment that you realized you wanted to be a musician? What gear do you use? If they were to put Walker's Cay into a cartoon episode, which series would it be and which character would play you? Where can we find your band online and where can my listeners get your music? What is your favorite music based website? www.walkerscay.ca https://www.facebook.com/WALKERSCAY/ https://twitter.com/walkerscay1 CONTACT: Michael Stover MTS Management Group [email protected]
Jun 12, 2020 59 min
Justin Wade Band PARS519
Justin from The Justin Wade band makes his second appearance on the Pennsylvania Rock Show. His first appearance was on June 21, 2019.We learn a little more about his band and their new single, T-Shirt. Segment 1 with the Justin Wade Band What cartoon characters would play your band members? If they were to do a documentary on the Justin Wade Band, who would play each of you? If you could take one of your favorite albums to listen to and completely forget it so that you can get the euphoria of hearing it again for the first time, which album would it be? You get approached about headlining an international tour from the scene to open for you, which bands do you choose. If you were going to build a band to manage from the local music scene, who would be in your band? We're on your international tour, what kind of music are we listening to in between shows? If you could sit on a bench and and ask any musician from history 1 question, who would it be and what would you ask? Can you give us a brief synopsis on the Jett Foundation? If we were to play a Justin Wade Band song backwards what would we here? Segment 2 with the Justin Wade Band Can you tell me about the moment you knew that you wanted to be a musician? If you had to pick one story to tell about your band, what would you tell? What about an embarrassing moment you had on stage? If you could join any band on stage for one song, coming out of the crowd, who would it be? If you could write a song with an artist from today, who would it be? Where do you get your inspiration from, while you're writing? What is something about you, that your fans would be surprised to learn? Who were the best bands from the 90s? Favorite music based website? How can a venue or talent buyer get in touch with you? How should people get a hold of your music? …
Jun 05, 2020 59 min
The Shadow Event PARS518
Christina makes her second appearance on the Pennsylvania Rock Show on Episode 518 and brings her bandmate Mark along for the ride. They are 2 of the members of Pittsburgh band, The Shadow Event. Segment 1 with The Shadow Event If they were going to make a cartoon episode that features the Shadow Event, what cartoon series would it be, and what character would play you? They are going to make a rockumentary about your band, who plays you? What are the side effects of The Shadow Event? If you could play with any band, like you're at a concert and they invite you up on stage, which band would you want to get up on stage with? What genre is The Shadow Event? I stole the topic from this week's Loudini Rock and Roll Circus, who are the best supergroups? Build your own supergroup from the Pittsburgh Scene. Segment 2 with Mark and Christina 10 years from now, kids are flipping through their social studies book and they get to the section on the pandemic and The Shadow Event is on the page, why are you there? What's the best thing about the music scene? Worst thing? Shout out to Durty Art- Bob Freyer If you could take you favorite album and forget it so that you get the euphoria of hearing it for the first time again, which album would it be? Being a KISS fan I had to add this: