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SKAR 3QS019

Three questions for SKÄR – Episode 019

  • If you could design the perfect venue for SKAR to play in, what would it consist of?
  • Can you tell me about the moment that SKÄR came together?
  • What is the hardest piece of music that you’ve ever written? It can be hard because it was tough emotionally, cathartic, or even from a technical standpoint. Also, why was it hard. Asked by Patrick McElravy from 9 Stitch Method on Episode 18.

The Song: Build on Love

B.O.L. (Build On Love) It is in the classic hard rock power ballad style, a song about how no matter where you are in life, love seems to find you. It can break your heart but that helps you grow. So “Build On Love don’t you tear it down, Build On Love when it comes around”

About SKAR

Band Location: Sioux Falls, SD USA
Band Genre: Classic Hard Rock

SKÄR is a powerful 5pc classic hard rock band with strong lead vocals shared by our female lead vocalist and our drummer. We do play covers in our own style and we “SKARIFY” songs which means we take classic out of the box songs and update then with a new energy, we add a heavier crunch yet stay true to the original. released our first album “SKARIFIED” (Volume 1) in Sept. 2018 and are finishing up our second album tentatively called “Butterfly That Stings” with a late Sept./early Oct. release date.

Find SKAR Online

https://skarband.wixsite.com/home
https://open.spotify.com/artist/363Ev1b0ZaMK33nkpw9UC1
https://www.facebook.com/groups/skarband/
https://www.reverbnation.com/skar14

9 Stitch Method 3QS018

Three questions for Patrick McElravy – Episode 018

  • Do you think it is more difficult to play to a track and have to create it ahead of time, than it would be to play live?
  • If I was flipping through my Social Studies page and found a page with 9SM on it, what would that page in history be about?
  • How in the ever-loving hell can you run around that stage, and sing like that?

The Song: Sleep

“Sleep” was a really fun song to write and record. It was the last song written for the album, and almost never came to be. Josh had a different song written originally he wanted to bring to the table to round out the album. He then said “oh I have this other idea, but it prob doesn’t fit with what we are doing”; as soon as I heard the riffs he had going I said “that’s it!!! That’s the final track!!!” The song has alot of cool melodic parts and alot of really heavy dissonant stuff that makes a great contrast in dynamic. Lyrically the song is ironic of it’s title: “Sleep”. Its about the lack there of, the stuff that comes flooding in your brain at night when the day has wound down and you just get stuck in your head stressing.

About 9 Stitch Method

Band Location: Pittsburgh, PA US
Band Genre: Alternative Metal

9 Stitch Method are a 2 piece alternative metal from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Combining their influences of alternative metal, deathcore, and mathcore; the band have been tearing it up on stages across the tri-state area with their unique brand of metal and stage antics, reaching as far down as Nashville, Tennessee. They recently signed to the Brutal Business Entertainment roster early 2019 and have just released their brand new album “Jaywalking Somnambulist”.

Find 9SM Online

https://www.facebook.com/9stitchmethod/

https://9stitchmethod.bandcamp.com/album/jaywalking-somnambulist

https://www.teambrutalbusiness.com/bands

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGncrNLFdZ1XI8z7tVU6X2A

Vincenzo Grieco 3QS017

Vincenzo Grieco

Three questions for Vincenzo Grieco – Episode 017

  • Can you tell me about the moment that you realized you wanted to play the guitar?
  • 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?
  •  When I was looking through his music and all the places he has played, what is the one thing that he just can’t live without when he is on the road? – asked by Bastion’s Wake in Episode 016

The Song: Misleading lights of town

“Misleading lights of town” is the title track from Vincenzo Grieco’s first album. It’s about a person who’s driving late at night in a big city, trying to escape from the sense of fear in his mind. While driving, he realizes that all the lights that he sees are not going to comfort him. The imaginary spider web inside his mind represents Vincenzo’s own phobia.

About Vincenzo Grieco

Band Location: Rome, Italy
Band Genre: Hard Rock

Vincenzo Grieco is a guitar player, musician and composer from Rome, Italy. After many years of musical experiences he decided to publish his first solo album. The song involves Piero Pierantozzi on drums, Marco Polizzi on bass, Emanuele Casali on Keyboards and Giorgio Lorito on vocals. Lyrics are written by Sara Facciolo, Vincenzo’s wife, who’s also a singer-songwriter herself.

Find Vincenzo Grieco Online

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4BmjyBrk0SoQ3e8MFvqox9?si=sGBJUogwQIurPYkC8GhYKA
https://www.facebook.com/vincenzogrieco76
https://www.amazon.com/Misleading-Lights-Town-Vincenzo-Grieco/dp/B07QLSPCFL
https://www.twitter.com/vincenzogrieco
https://www.instagram.com/vincenzogrieco

Bastion’s Wake 3QS016

Three questions for ėVė and Derelith October
– Episode 016

  • If I found a picture of Bastion’s Wake in my social studies book, what would that page be about?
  • If there was one thing that you could tell your potential fans about your band, what would it be
  • How did the steampunk aesthetic come about

The Song: Claudia

The song is Claudia. A multilayered track featuring low guitars, Symphonic elements, and densely layered vocals. The song tells the story of the Anne Rice’s child vampire of the same name.
Band biography Based out of Delaware, Bastion’s Wake has come on to a music scene saturated with dad shorts, and brought back the magic and theatre of a live show. With dipping into every style of music, lights, and video shows, they pour every ounce of creativity they can muster into to everything they do.

About Bastion’s Wake

Band Location: Nowhere, DE USA
Band Genre: Cinematic Metal

Their first album, the cinematic expose, Sea Creatures and Sky Pirates, introduces their ground breaking interpretation of a new genre of metal; cinematic metal.

Combining soaring vocals, harmonic and sometimes heavy guitar, melodic synths, orchestral instruments, and fairy tale-like story telling, there’s something for everyone in a Bastion’s Wake set.

Find Bastion’s Wake Online:

Spotify Page
Facebook Page
Instagram Page
Band Camp Page

Night’s Edge – Edge of the World 3QS015

Night's EdgeThree questions for Brian Haran – Episode 015

  • If a band from SWPA was doing a mini-tour and would be coming through Baltimore, what advice would you give them?
  • If there is an apocalyptic event and only one Night’s Edge song will survive along with a handful of people, which song do you think should survive and why?
  • If you could pick any of the big tours you want to be on, which one would you pick to be on and why? – asked by Lou Lombardi on Episode 014

The Song: Edge of the World

Edge of the World is the second single from our debut album “Shades of Dusk” and is a good representation of the diverse sound that Night’s Edge brings. It’s a mix of chugging metal, gothic keys, and dancy drums that creates a very distinct atmosphere that is the band’s own.
Band biography If you threw a banger in a haunted house, NIGHT’S EDGE would be your entertainment for the evening. Gothic yet fun, the band combines 80’s arena rock with dance grooves and a punk attitude. NIGHT’S EDGE doesn’t sound like anybody else.

About Night’s Edge

Band Location: Baltimore, MD USA
Band Genre: Alternative Metal

NIGHT’S EDGE doesn’t look like anybody else either. The band performs covered in fluorescent glowing paint, adding a psychedelic, cyber-punk aesthetic to an already explosive live show. NIGHT’S EDGE owns the stage and the crowd’s attention.

“Shades of Dusk”, the debut album from NIGHT’S EDGE dropped on June 29, 2019. With songs ranging from horror-punk anthems to radio-ready dance tunes to dramatic gothic waltzes, the genre-spanning album is the band’s statement to the world that Night’s Edge is something completely different, and something really, really good.

Listen to the album. Dive into the aesthetic. Learn the words, come out to a show and —

Find Night’s Edge Online:

https://nightsedgeband.com/
https://spoti.fi/2LBTT5f
https://facebook.com/nightsedgeband
https://www.instagram.com/nights_edge_band
http://nightsedgeband.bandcamp.com
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Build the Scene & the Pennsylvania Rock Show’s coverage of Rock for Life 20

Lou Lombardi – Where Have All The Acid Queens Gone 3QS014

Three questions for Lou Lombardi – Episode 014

  • Some of my listeners may know you as the host of The Loudini Rock & Roll Circus Podcast, can you tell us about how the show came about and how it affects you personally as a musician? (Joann Quinn Smith’s Positively Pittsburgh Live!)
  • If you could go back in time and spend 1 year following any band around without changing history, which band would you follow and why?
  • I really like it when people talk about their live show memories because I feel like the craziest stuff happens. So I wanted to know, what’s a really great live show memory that you have? – asked by Marina of Echoheart in Episode 013

The Song: Where Have All The Acid Queens Gone?

Where Have All The Acid Queens Gone is a song about the days of psychedelic exploration. I wrote it to commemorate that era and also to say that we have lost something. There are some fun Easter Eggs in the song with references like “our merry prankster friends” and “electric cherry Koolaid”. The protagonist is singing to a girl, presumably one of the acid queens. While Tina Turner played the Acid Queen in the film version of Tommy, it’s also a reference to some of the other ladies who rocked that late sixties/ early seventies era; like Grace Slick, Mama Cass, and of course the great Janice Joplin.

Musically, the song is straight up hard rock with a singable catchy chorus. The guitar solo has this slightly out of time feel which we intentionally did as a way of showing how out of touch the world is today with that era of mental exploration.

About Lou Lombardi

Band Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Band Genre: Hard Rock

When a teenage Trekker from a devout Christian upbringing realized that he couldn’t join the crew of the Enterprise, he did the next best thing; he picked up a guitar, traded his Larry Norman praise music for ‘real’ rock n’ roll and never looked back.

Lou ‘Loudini’ Lombardi has been rocking the Pittsburgh PA area and beyond for over 20 years with his high octane brand of classic hard rock, as a solo artist, with his band Strangelove and as a freelance songwriter and session player for acts including Carly Simon and Billy Joel collaborator Pete Hewlett.

He is the host of the Loudini Rock And Roll Circus podcast, broadcasting weekly to a global audience and has conducted extended interviews with a wide roster of musicians, including recent chats with Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss and Nancy Wilson of Heart. And even if he never did fly to the stars, he came close when he opened for KISS’s space-ace Ace Frehley.

Find Lou Lombardi Online

https://loulombardimusic.com/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5TNjx5p6DowICYKt4CokxK?si=UnvovCboQbuMS5cXYXaMfg
https://www.facebook.com/LouLombardiMusic/
https://www.instagram.com/loulombardimusic/
https://twitter.com/LouLombardiRock
https://www.youtube.com/user/yourguitarist/
https://music.apple.com/us/album/where-have-all-the-acid-queens-single/1458707295

Echoheart – Void 3QS013

EchoheartThree questions for Marina Heath – Episode 013

  • What is one thing that you love about the local scene in Maryland, and one thing that you hate?
  • Has the transition from a trio to a duet caused any changes to how your originals are played?
  • How long does it usually take you to write and record a song? – asked by Derek Davis formerly of Babylon A.D. in Episode 012

The Song: Void

We wrote this song when we thought that the band might fall apart. We were just off the heels of releasing and touring our previous EP when our guitarist needed to step back from the project. This song is all about grieving the good times and preparing for what’s about to come. It’s about trying to approach your pain positively and rebuild instead of wallowing in sadness over what you once had.

About Echoheart

Band Location: Rockville, MD USA
Band Genre: Indie Rock

Echoheart is a two-piece pop-rock band from Rockville, Maryland. Consisting of Marina Heath (21) on guitar and vocals and Pablo Hannan (20) on drums, we have been going non-stop since 2015. We have been consistently putting out EPs and singles, music videos, and doing self-booked tours across the east coast and mid-west. Echoheart is known for our high energy and personable stage presence.

Find Echoheart Online

https://www.facebook.com/echoheartband
http://twitter.com/echoheartband
http://instagram.com/echoheartband
https://open.spotify.com/artist/1E2vmLyfynilgH3tsyLqDg

Derek Davis 3QS012

Derek DavisThree questions for Derek Davis – Episode 012

  • How has your writing process changed from the beginning when you were working with Babylon A.D. and now when you are doing your solo work? – asked by Micah Martin in Episode 11
  • Have you ever had a really embarrassing moments on stage that you wouldn’t mind sharing with the fans?
  • Having been signed to Arista and Frontiers Records, what kind of advice would you give to an artist that is starting today?

The Song: Mississippi Mud

This song was written quite a few years ago when he first started playing slide guitar. He thought is sounded muddy, kinda like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Foreigner. It is almost like a biography of when he started playing music. Listen to hear a more in depth description.

About Derek Davis

Band Location: Oakland, CA USA
Band Genre: Blues/Soul/Funk/Rock

Derek Davis, Songwriter and Frontman for former ‘Arista Records’ and ‘Frontiers Records‘ rock band ‘Babylon A.D.‘ releases “Resonator Blues” on June 1st 2019.  

“Resonator Blues” is Derek’s third solo album after his initial 2012 release “Re-Volt.” His second offering, the 2017 “Revolutionary Soul” ushered in some great Retro Soul’ and was widely praised by music critics and fans alike. In total, Davis has performed and written on twelve albums. With a wide range of influences, Hard Rock, Southern Blues Rock and Old School R&B Soul. [Read More]

Find Derek Davis:

https://www.derekdavismusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/derekdavismusicpage/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZDnlmvRRtTLlfcjwWXxGb
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4kZZrIWUf4nzyweERCthpA

Buy Resonator Blues

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The Crowning 3QS011

Three questions for Micah Martin – Episode 011

  • So The Crowning is based in Stroudsburg, PA and you’ll be making your debut in Pittsburgh soon. What can you tell us about that upcoming show?
  • Recently, you put on your annual Five Acre Fest and Winter’s Descent from this end of the state participated. How do you decide on what bands to book for your festivals?
  • Do you think cover bands and/or tribute bands are a positive or negative influence on a town or city’s music scene? – asked by Jimmy Feudale of Dragline on Episode 10

The Song: Will I Make It Home

Will I Make it Home tells the story about a solider who has to leave his family behind to head off to war. It explores the emotions from the family’s perspective who are constantly on edge wondering if they’ll ever hear from him again, and his constant fear that he may never get home alive.

About The Crowning

Band Location: Stroudsburg, PA USA
Band Genre: Rock

Nobody understands momentum quite like The Crowning. After storming the scene in the Fall of 2017 with their debut EP, the Pennsylvania quartet has already begun to establish themselves as a regional powerhouse with their unique take on the altrock/grunge sound. In a very short period they have amassed thousands of streams, opened up for several major national touring acts, received continuous airplay on hundreds of indie and college radio stations, and have been featured in several major publications including the cover of The Aquarian Weekly.

Find The Crowning online:

https://thecrowningmusic.com
https://facebook.com/crowningmusic
https://instagram.com/crowningmusic
https://twitter.com/crowningmusic