The Powered By Rock Podcast

Powered By Rock

The Powered By Rock podcast hosted by Isaac Kuhlman was created to help showcase the best independent and DIY rock musicians in the world, and to pass on to future generations the rock music that has inspired fans around the world for decades. Hear the true stories of rock bands and their life experiences directly from the source while digging deeper into music theory. We talk about rock music like no other show you’ve ever heard all while cracking some jokes and having a good time. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support read less
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Top 5 Times Record Labels Rejected Bands That Became Iconic
06-05-2024
Top 5 Times Record Labels Rejected Bands That Became Iconic
Episode Summary: In an industry where rejection is as common as a three-chord song, Isaac Kuhlman sheds light on the surprisingly rough beginnings of some of the most revered names in rock history. Bands like The Beatles, U2, Nirvana, Radiohead, and Linkin Park all share histories marked by initial industry rebuffs, only to later ascend to legendary status. This episode delves into the narratives of missed opportunities, relentless perseverance, and the fateful intersections that changed the course of music history. Each story Kuhlman shares is a testament to the tenacity and innovative spirit of these artists. From The Beatles being turned away by Decca Records to Lincoln Park's whopping 40 rejections, these tales underscore the transformative power of belief in one’s artistic vision. The summaries recount the lessons learned and the triumphs earned, reminding listeners that many music industry trailblazers once faced closed doors and skeptical ears before breaking through to achieve worldwide acclaim.+ Key Takeaways: The Beatles, despite being rejected by Decca Records, went on to revolutionize music after signing with EMI’s subsidiary, Parlophone. U2 overcame initial resistance to secure their place within Island Records, which led to global fame and the genesis of anthemic rock. After numerous rejections, Nirvana found success with Geffen Records, catalyzing the grunge movement with their album "Nevermind." Radiohead proved that artistic integrity could yield immense success after a lukewarm reception from EMI led to their groundbreaking works like "OK Computer." Linkin Park * faced a staggering number of rejections before Warner Bros Records took a chance on them, resulting in a debut album that would define their genre. Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Please consider purchasing some cool merch or some musical instrument accessories at our site - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ If you are an aspiring indie musician, and you are looking for a systemized structure for running your music career, check out the FREE DIY Rock Career Playlist here - ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2jRJsJubw&list=PL465-TazTQf5tZ9zGHitfmWQpYsbVlF99⁠⁠⁠⁠ You can also learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Resources from This Episode: Vinnie Fiorello Interview on Powered By Rock Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96lzgzv-XhM UltimateClassicRock.com Interview with Chris Blackwell - https://ultimateclassicrock.com/chris-blackwell-memoir-interview/ Faroutmagazine.com Article on Nirvana - https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/dave-grohl-different-from-kurt-cobain/ Jeff Beato Interview with Krist Novoselic of Nirvana - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbrXN7x623U New Yorker Article about Radiohead - https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2001/08/20/the-searchers ThePRP.com Interview with Jeff Blue about Linkin Park - https://www.theprp.com/2017/07/27/news/linkin-parks-original-ar-recalls-struggle-rejection-bands-pre-fame-days/ Timeline: 0:00 - Iconic Bands Once Rejected by Record Labels Introduction 1:49 - Decca Records' Historic Mistake Rejecting The Beatles 4:30 - U2's Rise From Rejection to Rock Supremacy 7:17 - Nirvana's Rise From Obscurity to Rock Royalty 10:35 - Radiohead's Rejection and Triumph in the Music Industry 14:36 - Linkin Park's Rise From Rejection to Rock Icon Status --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
The Death of Rock Music: Will It Ever Make a Comeback?
29-04-2024
The Death of Rock Music: Will It Ever Make a Comeback?
Episode Summary: In an age where musical genres fluctuate in popularity, rock music's supremacy has waned, sparking discussions and analyses about its decline. Isaac Kuhlman delves into the history and current state of rock, reflecting on the heydays of legendary bands and the genre's marginal presence in the modern era. With a blend of nostalgia and critical insight, Isaac provides a narrative journey through rock's pinnacle and the factors contributing to its fall from mainstream favor. The episode takes a critical and explorative approach to understand why rock music, once a dominant force in the music industry, has faded into the background. Isaac Kuhlman narrates how societal evolution, musical diversification, and the rise of other genres have shaped today’s soundscape. The episode poses a vital question: "Will rock ever return to the mainstream?" Related Topics: "rock music history," "rock genre decline," and "music industry shifts" Key Takeaways: The history of rock music showcases its evolution and how it dominated the music scene until the end of the 20th century. The shift in societal music preferences, the rise of hip-hop and electronic music, and the evolution of consumer behavior have contributed to rock's decline. Rock musicians' attitude towards fame and reluctance to adapt have also played a role in the genre's diminished popularity. Changes in music consumption, including the rise of YouTube and streaming services, have impacted traditional rock avenues such as MTV and radio. The restoration of rock music's popularity hinges on the support of fans, modern musicians' dynamic engagement, and adapting to the current music landscape. Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Please consider purchasing some cool merch or some musical instrument accessories at our site - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ If you are an aspiring indie musician, and you are looking for a systemized structure for running your music career, check out the FREE DIY Rock Career Playlist here - ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2jRJsJubw&list=PL465-TazTQf5tZ9zGHitfmWQpYsbVlF99⁠⁠⁠ You can also learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Resources from this Episode: How Indie Artists Should Release Music - https://youtu.be/NhKLYWSWg2c?si=IaNY0rgGQ20d_Yos Data Is Beautiful Timeline of Most Popular Music Genres - https://youtu.be/eP88FUL7d_8 Chapters: 00:00 - Rock music's popularity and evolution through the decades 00:27 - Rock music's decline in popularity in the 2000s 01:15 - Shift in musical tastes and cultural diversification 01:30 - The Rise In Other Music Genres 02:22 - Streaming statistics and the decline of new rock music 03:35 - Influence of YouTube and the decline of MTV 04:30 - The Anti-Fame Attitude of Famous Rock Musicians 04:43 - Rock musicians' ego problem and rejection of fame 06:00 - The shift towards artists willing to sign deals and become famous 07:06 - Rock musicians' attitude towards fame and fortune 07:40 - Rock Musicians' Aversion to Change 08:10 - Formulaic song creation in rock music 09:39 - Gatekeeping and purism in the rock genre 10:05 - Decline of human attention span and its impact on rock music 10:30 - Rock songs staying under three minutes and listeners skipping songs 11:23 - The Evolution of Live Music Experiences; Decline of rock music due to rise of dance clubs and DJ culture 12:44 - Blame for the decline of rock music on famous musicians, fans, and the music industry 13:23 - Who's to Blame for the Death of Rock Music? 15:36 - How rock music can make a comeback through fan support and collaboration 19:07 - Encouragement to support and appreciate local rock bands --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
The 9 Best Rock Songs, Best Rock Artists & Biggest Rock Comeback of 2023
08-04-2024
The 9 Best Rock Songs, Best Rock Artists & Biggest Rock Comeback of 2023
In this riveting episode of the Powered By Rock Podcast, Isaac Kuhlman dives deep into the ever-evolving landscape of rock music, showcasing the best that 2023 had to offer. This episode is a goldmine for rock music aficionados seeking fresh tunes and for those lamenting the supposed "good old days" when music was at its peak. Kuhlman meticulously dissects the top songs, breakout artists, and comeback stories that left a mark on the music industry in 2023. Isaac kicks off the episode by shining the spotlight on new artists such as Magazine Beach and their captivating album "Constant Springtime." He navigates us through the soundscapes of diverse genres, from punk to power pop, heralding the emergence of bands like the Codefendants and Grave Secrets. Reflecting on the genre's greatest comebacks, he praises the monumental returns of bands like Portugal. The Man, Diesel Boy, and Blink 182, whose resilience and creativity left fans in awe. With a balanced blend of nostalgia and novelty, the episode creates a vivid collage of rock music's recent innovations and blasts from the past. The episode is packed with commentary on musical masterpieces, discussions of the deeper meanings behind the lyrics, and personal anecdotes that highlight the interplay between music and life. From the energetic riff of "Quarter Life Crisis" by Fat Heaven to the reflective "One More Time" by Blink 182, Kuhlman's selection encompasses the full emotional spectrum. Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Please consider purchasing some cool merch or some musical instrument accessories at our site - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ If you are an aspiring indie musician, and you are looking for a systemized structure for running your music career, check out the FREE DIY Rock Career Playlist here - ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2jRJsJubw&list=PL465-TazTQf5tZ9zGHitfmWQpYsbVlF99⁠⁠ You can also learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Resources from this Episode: Powered By Rock Best Albums of 2023 Spotify Playlist - ⁠⁠https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Y6FmZuETy4LeKAfcm0vYA?si=fe2e97a639c040bd⁠⁠ Chapters: 00:00 - Powered By Rock Podcast Made the List - Best Rock Songs and Artists of 2023 Intro 00:47 - Best New Rock Artists of 2023 - Magazine Beach, Codefendants, Militarie Gun, Grave Secrets 03:38 - Breakthrough Rock Artists of 2023 - Fat Heaven, Mercy Music, Militarie Gun, Hot Mulligan, Wicked Bears 05:15 - Best Rock Comebacks of 2023 - Portugal. The Man, Diesel Boy, The Hives, Foo Fighters, Blink-182 12:17 - The 9 Best Rock Songs of 2023 12:45 - "Soothe" by Decent Criminal 13:43 - "Waterboy" by Pure Sport 15:29 - "Lucky" by Wicked Bears 16:07 - "Suicide by Pigs" by Codefendants 17:36 - "Quarter Life Crisis" by Fat Heaven 18:18 - "Mood Ring" by Grave Secrets 19:16 - "Countdown to Shutdown" by The Hives 20:10 - "Suddenly" by Mercy Music 21:12 - "Nootmare (K.I.L.L.I.n.G.) [Meow!]" by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
The 7 Best Punk Rock Albums of 2023, What I Picked As My Favorite, and Why You Should Listen to Them All
01-04-2024
The 7 Best Punk Rock Albums of 2023, What I Picked As My Favorite, and Why You Should Listen to Them All
Episode Summary: In this gripping episode, Isaac Kuhlman takes us on a personal journey through his musical evolution, from his early influences in classic rock and grunge to his passionate discovery of punk music. He establishes the significance of punk in shaping his identity and provides an exclusive look into the top punk albums of 2023, sharing insights that resonate with both punk aficionados and newcomers to the genre. Drawing from a diverse array of punk sub-genres, Isaac spotlights a mix of established bands and emerging artists that have defined the punk scene in 2023. With a keen analytical eye, he dissects each album's distinct elements, showcases the creative songwriting, and praises the communal ethos embedded within the music. The episode delves into the connection between the music and the listener's personal experience, making it relatable to a broader audience seeking authenticity in art. Punk music has been a significant influence in shaping Isaac Kuhlman's musical taste, providing a sense of community, rebellion, and self-expression.The top punk albums of 2023 range from well-known bands to indie groups, offering a fresh perspective on the punk genre.Wicked Bears' album "Underwater" is Isaac's top punk album pick for 2023, admired for its dark humor, catchy pop elements, and relatability.Isaac's album reviews are introspective, noting personal connections and experiences mirrored in the music.Discussions of the albums include considerations of the artists' backgrounds, lyrical content, and the sociopolitical commentary embedded in the music. Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Please consider purchasing some cool merch or some musical instrument accessories at our site - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ If you are an aspiring indie musician, and you are looking for a systemized structure for running your music career, check out the FREE DIY Rock Career Playlist here - ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2jRJsJubw&list=PL465-TazTQf5tZ9zGHitfmWQpYsbVlF99⁠ You can also learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Resources from this Episode: Powered By Rock Best Albums of 2023 Spotify Playlist - ⁠https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Y6FmZuETy4LeKAfcm0vYA?si=fe2e97a639c040bd⁠ Interview with Sam King from Codefendants about Debut Album This Is Crime Wave - https://youtu.be/WohdAyA9BrM?si=K2UdlAMiooy2BkJS Chapters: 00:00 - Powered By Rock Podcast Made the List - Top Punk Albums of 2023 Intro 01:47 - Underwater by Wicked Bears 03:31 - Life Under The Gun by Militarie Gun 04:49 - This Is Crime Wave by Codefendants 07:18 - Trash Life by Fat Heaven 09:06 - One More Time by Blink-182 11:46 - Local Support by Rebuilder 13:17 - What You Stand to Lose by Mercy Music 14:40 - And The Powered By Rock choice for the Best Punk Album of 2023 is... --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Celebrating One Year of The Punk Rock Museum with Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake / The Inevitables)
25-03-2024
Celebrating One Year of The Punk Rock Museum with Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake / The Inevitables)
About the Guest(s): Vinnie Fiorello is a key figure in punk music's history and evolution. As a co-founding member of the ska-punk band Less Than Jake, Vinnie has left an indelible mark on the music scene. His contributions extend beyond performing; he co-founded the influential record label Fueled By Ramen, which has been instrumental in the careers of multiple acclaimed bands. Adding to his impressive résumé, Vinnie has also been a driving force behind the Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, integrating his deep connection with punk culture into a tangible experience for fans and enthusiasts. Episode Summary: In this vibrant exchange with Vinnie Fiorello, we plunge into the nostalgic waves of punk's past and the dynamic present of punk culture. Isaac Kuhlman reminisces about the transformative power of punk music, specifically the iconic moments with Less Than Jake that bridged inner-city punk to the suburbs. As we fast forward to the present, Vinnie takes us behind the scenes of the Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, which is on the cusp of marking its one-year anniversary. The conversation is a riveting journey through the origins of the museum, exciting exhibits, and the upcoming celebration event. The museum's guided tours allow visitors to immerse themselves in the stories told by punk legends, bringing the genre's history to life. Vinnie shares anecdotes of how the museum's artifacts were sourced, including high-profile donations, which allow fans to interact with the instruments of their punk heroes. The anniversary event includes a concert headlined by The Vandals, with a rich lineup of punk acts and a free day at the museum. Additionally, Vinnie touches on his continued creative expression through his current band, The Inevitables, and tattoo art, illustrating his enduring passion for punk culture. Key Takeaways: Vinnie Fiorello co-founded Less Than Jake and the groundbreaking label Fueled By Ramen, and plays a crucial role in the Punk Rock Museum. The Punk Rock Museum is a curated experience of punk history, housing priceless artifacts and offering an interactive journey through the genre. Scheduled to celebrate its first anniversary on April 1st, 2024, the museum hosts a special concert with legendary and emerging punk bands. Vinnie's current musical project, The Inevitables, is on hold amidst his busy schedule but promises a future release. Despite challenges and initial rejections, Vinnie emphasizes the importance of persisting and embracing the DIY spirit central to punk ethos. Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Please consider purchasing some cool merch or some musical instrument accessories at our site - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠If you are an aspiring indie musician, and you are looking for a systemized structure for running your music career, check out the FREE DIY Rock Career Playlist here - ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2jRJsJubw&list=PL465-TazTQf5tZ9zGHitfmWQpYsbVlF99⁠ You can also learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Resources from this Episode: The Punk Rock Museum's ⁠Website - https://www.thepunkrockmuseum.com/ Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 01:10 - How did The Punk Rock Museum come about & what was Vinnie 16:40 - What cool shit will be going on for the one-year anniversary celebration of The Punk Rock Museum? 20:47 - How did Vinnie get involved in tattoos, graphic design & helping to get the tattoo shop in the Punk Rock Museum? 27:04 - When will the new album from The Inevitables come out? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Discover the 7 Best Rock Albums of 2023 & Why You Should Listen to All of Them
18-03-2024
Discover the 7 Best Rock Albums of 2023 & Why You Should Listen to All of Them
The Powered By Rock Podcast Made the List of 2023's Top 7 Rock Albums of the Year. Episode Summary: In this engaging episode of Isaac Kuhlman's podcast, the host delves into the pulsating world of rock music, presenting his much-anticipated breakdown of the best rock albums of 2023. With an infectious enthusiasm for discovering under-the-radar tunes, Isaac expertly curates a list that steps away from mainstream soundtracks and digs into the heart of what makes rock music truly exhilarating. This episode is a treasure trove for rock enthusiasts and anyone seeking fresh, high-octane musical experiences. Isaac Kuhlman provides a personalized commentary on each album, weaving his experiences and connections with the music. From the split personality of "There's More To It Than Climbing" by Decent Criminal to the emotional depth of Grave Secrets' debut, Isaac showcases the diversity and evolution of rock. He expertly touches on the compelling stories behind the music, such as Vinnie Morales's background influencing Grave Secrets' lyrics, further enriching the listening experience. With a finger on the pulse of the indie scene, Isaac's insightful analysis covers a spectrum spanning from Philly's Magazine Beach to the Aussie beats of the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. Isaac Kuhlman shares his curated list of top rock albums of 2023, focusing on less mainstream, yet outstanding music in the rock genre.The versatility and depth of the music from artists like Decent Criminal, Grave Secrets, and Magazine Beach are spotlighted, demonstrating a blend of rock styles and emotive lyrics.The balance between radio-friendly tracks from bands like White Reaper and Hot Mulligan, along with critically acclaimed but less known bands, illustrates the array of talent in the rock scene.Isaac's personal favorite and top album of the year is "The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons" by The Hives, selected for its timeless quality and standout tracks.A sense of regret is expressed as Psychedelic Porn Crumpets come in close with their album "Franzoli," marking the second time they've been the runner-up in The Powered By Rock Podcast's annual picks. Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠⁠ Please consider purchasing some cool merch or some musical instrument accessories at our site - ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ If you are an aspiring indie musician, and you are looking for a systemized structure for running your music career, check out the FREE DIY Rock Career Playlist here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_2jRJsJubw&list=PL465-TazTQf5tZ9zGHitfmWQpYsbVlF99 You can also learn more at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Resources from this Episode: Powered By Rock Best Albums of 2023 Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Y6FmZuETy4LeKAfcm0vYA?si=fe2e97a639c040bd Interview with Vinny from Grave Secrets about Debut Album Til Your Lungs Fall Out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6A6p9Rv8I4 Chapters: 00:00 - Powered By Rock Podcast Made the List - Top Rock Albums of 2023 Intro 00:44 - There's More to It Than Climbing by Decent Criminal 04:47 - Constant Springtime by Magazine Beach 06:50 - Why Would I Watch by Hot Mulligan 09:34 - Asking for a Ride by White Reaper 11:45 - The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons by The Hives 13:52 - Fronzoli by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets 16:13 - And The Powered By Rock choice for the Best Rock Album of 2023 is... --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Straddling the Line Between Dark Artist and Happy Family Man with Miguel Ferreira of Canadian Band Northpark
12-02-2024
Straddling the Line Between Dark Artist and Happy Family Man with Miguel Ferreira of Canadian Band Northpark
About the Guest(s): Miguel Ferreira is the guest from the Canadian-based pop punk emo band, Northpark. Coming from various musical backgrounds, including R&B, hip hop, and hardcore, Miguel and his bandmates have converged to form Northpark, who began their journey under this new moniker in 2022. Miguel is a multifaceted musician who has been involved in multiple bands throughout his career. With Northpark, Miguel and the band have released their debut album "Wasteland," which features nine tracks filled with emotive themes and punk energy. Episode Summary: In this episode of the Powered by Rock podcast, host Isaac Kuhlman engages with Miguel Ferreira, the frontman of Northpark, to delve into the inception of their band, their debut album Wasteland, and their newest single "Ink." Listeners are treated to a behind-the-scenes look into the band's creative process, personal anecdotes, and the vision they aim to bring to life through their music. The conversation kicks off with the backstory of how Northpark was formed, shedding light on the band's evolution and their journey to releasing a vinyl record of their album Wasteland. Miguel shares intimate details about the inspiration behind their songs, grappling with personal emotions, and the thematic focus on the complexities of relationships. He also discusses the significance of their band name, its deep roots in his childhood experiences, and the importance of his own musical influences that span across various genres. Key Takeaways: North Park is fronted by Miguel Ferreira and originated as a pop punk band shaped by personal experiences and various musical influences.Their debut album Wasteland explores themes of romance, depression, and introspection.Miguel opens up about how personal hardships have influenced his songwriting, offering an outlet for emotions that may otherwise impact his family life.The new single "Ink" reflects on taking control over one's life and emotions through the metaphorical power of songwriting.Future plans for Northpark include a reimagined version of their song "Teal," a full band recording, managing new vinyl production, and a tour with Cleveland Avenue. Notable Quotes: "It's important to be open with your lyrics and not be scared to say too much, almost." - Miguel on songwriting."It's like one of those things where nobody can come down there and help you, because then they're going to be in the same boat as you." - Miguel discussing the meaning behind the song "Wasteland." Resources: Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠ Northpark's Links - ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/northpark.band/ ⁠⁠"Ink" rebroadcast with full consent of Northpark Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/asteroidmrecords⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Grave Secrets - A Rising L.A. Rock Band - Discusses Their Debut Album Til Your Lungs Fall Out
18-12-2023
Grave Secrets - A Rising L.A. Rock Band - Discusses Their Debut Album Til Your Lungs Fall Out
About The Guest(s): Vinny Morales is a member of the LA rock band Grave Secrets. He is the singer, guitarist and the main songwriter for the band. Summary: Isaac Kuhlman interviews Vinny Morales of Grave Secrets to talk about their debut Til Your Lungs Fall Out and dig into the personal history and pain behind the songs. They also discuss the band's upcoming shows, including Vinny hinting at a VERY big show in April. Vinny also shares his plans for an album release show and an acoustic EP, and they discuss the importance of pre-sales and strategic song releases. Vinny recommends checking out the band Militarie Gun. Key Takeaways: Check out Grave Secrets' new album Til Your Lungs Fall OutGrave Secrets has a big show coming up in April at a large venue.The band is planning an album release show and considering a smaller, intimate show for dedicated fans.Vinny is already working on new music and has about 15 songs written.The band plans to release an acoustic EP and explore different ways to engage with their audience. Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock Grave Secrets' Links - https://linktr.ee/gravesecrets "Mood Ring" rebroadcast with full consent of Grave Secrets Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/asteroidmrecords⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬   00:00 - The Powered By Rock Podcast Intro 00:43 - Talking about the formation, the growth, and the songs behind Grave Secrets and their debut album Til Your Lungs Fall Out 0:02:04 - How Grave Secrets formed as a band 0:03:09 - Influences for Grave Secrets' sound 0:09:13 - The importance of diverse musical influences 0:10:42 - The avoidance of whiny vocals in Grave Secrets' music 0:12:34 - "Mood Ring" inspired by a conversation with a girlfriend 0:14:03 - Collaborating with Alex Estrada to refine "Mood Ring" 0:15:27 - "Mood Ring" has the potential to be a radio hit 0:18:08 - Advice to young bands: focus on music while young 0:20:05 - "Fuck Shit Up" is about hating pretentious and fake people in LA 0:21:16 - Hate towards war and the lack of love in the world, hypocrisy of religions, governments 0:26:13 - "Distant" as a special song, inspiration from other bands 0:30:13 - Musicians need to self-promote, change in the music industry 0:31:34 - Self-promotion as a sign of humility, vulnerability in music 0:33:49 - "No One to Hear You" is about the suicide of the Vinny's father's twin brother 0:37:03 - Guilt and complexity of the father-son relationship 0:38:49 - Vulnerability and the power of sharing personal stories 0:39:43 - Playing "Mood Ring" during the break 0:42:49 - Animal representation of Grave Secrets' music 0:43:57 - Exploring film or editing as a creative project 0:45:06 - Friends being "vermin" in LA 0:45:45 - Discussion about planning a national tour with two supporting bands 0:46:38 - Choice between watching a boxing match or an alien autopsy 0:47:51 - Naming four influential musicians for personal Mount Rushmore 0:52:53 - Teasing a big show in April and plans for an album release show 0:55:58 - Potential new listeners in Phoenix and Las Vegas 0:57:40 - Importance of getting presale tickets for events 1:00:06 - Writing new songs and collaborative process 1:02:13 - Not every song needs to be released, consider bonus tracks 1:03:22 - Using bonus tracks for physical copies as an incentive 1:03:51 - Plans for an acoustic EP 1:06:08 - Hope to create a rock anthem that brings people together 1:07:46 - Recommendations to check out the band Militarie Gun 1:09:03 - Wrap up and closing remarks --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Vegas Rock Band Detective Frog Talks About Their Monster Movie Themed Debut Album Vol. 1 and How They Rock So Hard
27-11-2023
Vegas Rock Band Detective Frog Talks About Their Monster Movie Themed Debut Album Vol. 1 and How They Rock So Hard
Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with the Vegas alternative rock band Detective Frog today.  These guys have just released their debut album called Vol. 1 which is an 8-song ripper that is heavily focused on monster movie characters but the music is a pumping energy force that pumps speakers and soundwaves directly into your soul.  The one thing I was most impressed about with Detective Frog when I was fortunate enough to organize a show that they played on was that they were like a lightning ball of loudness and macabre. It kept me listening to more and more things out of sheer awe whether it was the dual vocals, the compositions or thundering beats, the more you listen, the better their music gets. I can’t wait to play one of their songs for those that listen to the show after our first segment. So, make sure to stick around for this week’s earworm from Detective Frog. Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Go Listen to Vol. 1 by Detective Frog now! - https://open.spotify.com/album/042iYDsT7EpqNmspekncwF "Invisible Man" by Detective Frog is broadcast with direct consent from Detective Frog Checkout Detective Frog's Links - https://linktr.ee/detectivefrog Checkout Detective Frog's Recommendation - ⁠YOB - Our Raw Heart, Aesop Rock - Integrated Tech Solutions, Darko (US) - Praise the Sun Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/asteroidmrecords⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Las Vegas rock band Detective Frog talks about their new, debut album Vol. 1 and how they came to be so awesome 27:06 - "Invisible Man" by Detective Frog 29:26 - Hot Seat questions with Detective Frog 42:40 - diyrockcareer.com 43:13 - What's coming up in the near future for Detective Frog, and their musical recommendations --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Las Vegas Host, Announcer & Philanthropist Mark Shunock Talks About His Charity Mondays Dark and Supporting Local Music
20-11-2023
Las Vegas Host, Announcer & Philanthropist Mark Shunock Talks About His Charity Mondays Dark and Supporting Local Music
Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with Canadian-born, Las Vegas legendary host, announcer, actor, and philanthropist Mark Shunock today.  Mark has played Timon in the Lion King on Broadway, been a born and bred hockey goalie from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, he has raised literally millions of dollars for charity, has excited thousands of both hockey and boxing fans here in Vegas as In-Arena announcer for the Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights and as the host of Top Rank Boxing on Friday Nights, and he has helped cultivate music and performing arts in Las Vegas through his venue called The Space where musicians both national and local have performed in the state-of-the-art multi-purpose event space. If you live in Vegas, you have almost certainly seen his face, and I am glad I finally have the chance to have a conversation with him about all of his contributions to this city and help in supporting Las Vegas’ DIY music scene.  Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ TICKETS to Monday's Dark 10th Anniversary - https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/17005F1010CA583E Checkout Mark's Projects - https://www.instagram.com/markshunock/ thespacelv.com mondaysdark.com Checkout Mark's Recommendation - Counting Crows, The Tragically Hip Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/asteroidmrecords⁠⁠⁠⁠ ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Las Vegas entertainer, host, announcer & philanthropist Mark Shunock talks about 10 years of "Mondays Dark" and supporting the Local Las Vegas entertainment community 37:58 - ⁠diyrockcareer.com⁠ 38:31 - Mark Shunock answers some hot seat questions about poutine, rock music and Letterkenny 46:16 - Mark Shunock talks about hosting the 10th Anniversary show of "Mondays Dark" at the Pearl Theater at the Palms on Monday, December 11th, 2023 to try to raise $250,000 for charity --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Vegas Horror Punk Band Damned By The Night on Their New EP "From the Shadows to the Coffin"
13-11-2023
Vegas Horror Punk Band Damned By The Night on Their New EP "From the Shadows to the Coffin"
Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with John and Josh of the Vegas based horror-themed punk band Damned By the Night today. These guys have just released their debut EP called “From the Shadows to the Coffin” which is a 7-song ripper that has a bit of a storyline to it from what I can tell anyway. It’s sort of like going through a haunted house or watching a horror movie, but with a really catchy soundtrack. It’ll be right up your alley if you like bands like Screeching Weasel and other midwest pop-punk bands or even a band like The Misfits. There are great melodies, catchy hooks, and it is filled with tongue-in-cheek dark humor. Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠⁠⁠ "Resurrection Is Upon Us" broadcast with direct consent from Damned By The Night Checkout Damned By The Night's Links: https://linktr.ee/damnedbythenight Checkout Damned By The Night's Recommendation - Codefendants, The Ghostwood Murder, The Love Bombs, Talking Bombs, Won't Stay Dead, Von Boldt, Blvd Bullies, and Lean 13 Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas⁠⁠ ⁠⁠https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/⁠⁠ ⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/asteroidmrecords⁠⁠ ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Discussing the creation of the Horror Punk band Damned By The Night and their debut EP "From the Shadows to the Coffin" 30:13 - "Resurrection Is Upon Us" by Damned By The Night 33:13 - Hot seat questions for John and Josh of Las Vegas horror punk band Damned By The Night 54:04 - diyrockcareer.com⁠ 54:36 - What does Damned By The Night have coming up in the near future? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Dissecting Sleave's New EP "All These Songs Are About You" with Julien Robert
09-11-2023
Dissecting Sleave's New EP "All These Songs Are About You" with Julien Robert
Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with Julien Robert of the Richmond, Virginia alternative/punk/hardcore band Sleave today. They have a brand new EP called All These Songs Are About You that just came out at the end of October via Engineer Records in the UK and Sell The Heart Records in the U.S., and it is a 4-song roller coaster ride and marks their first new music since 2019. I actually came upon these guys via me playing music videos on YouTube and their videos coming up after something that I had played which led me to immediately post about how awesome they were on Instagram. I believe it was the video for “Swept” and then subsequently watching the other videos immediately afterwards. The band has grown over the years to the point that they toured Canada and even India, and they are in the process of putting out more music in the near future. So, keep your eyes open for all the goodness that your ears will enjoy soon. Intro Music: ⁠⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠⁠ "Icarus" broadcast with direct consent from Sleave Checkout Sleave's Links: https://linktr.ee/Sleave Checkout Julien's Recommendation - Chico Buarque, Birds in Row Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠⁠ ⁠https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas⁠ ⁠https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/⁠ ⁠https://linktr.ee/asteroidmrecords⁠ ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Speaking with Julien Robert of Richmond based rock band Sleave about their new EP "All These Songs Are About You" 40:31 - "Icarus" by Sleave 44:28 - Julien Robert from Sleave hot seat questions 01:15:07 - ⁠diyrockcareer.com⁠ 01:15:38 - What does Sleave have coming up in the future? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Sal Ellington from Punk Band Rebuilder Talks About New Album Local Support and Boston Music Scene
30-10-2023
Sal Ellington from Punk Band Rebuilder Talks About New Album Local Support and Boston Music Scene
Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with Sal Ellington from the Boston-based pop-punk band Rebuilder today.  Rebuilder has a brand new album called Local Support that came out in  The new album is high on my list for best albums of 2023 as it has a great mix of pop-punk mixed with a bit heavier stuff due to the fact that the band has two singers and can jump into different directions whenever they want. Heck, they even start one song off in a country vibe to sort of bring the mood in a different direction as if you were leaving a concert in a rural bar and being played out by the house PA music. Rebuilder has some serious accolades and credits such as being on the Clerks 3 soundtrack, being nominated SIX times for punk band of the year in Boston’s annual music awards, and they have played with some big name acts such as Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Pennywise, Bad Religion, NOFX, and Frank Turner to name a few. I am excited to talk all about Local Support and Rebuilder today, because this is one band and one album you NEED to put in your rotation. Intro Music: ⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠ "Hold On" broadcast with direct consent from Rebuilder Checkout Rebuilder's Links: https://www.rockandrollinamerica.com/ Checkout Sal's Recommendation - The Brokedowns Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠ https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/ https://linktr.ee/asteroidmrecords ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Sal Ellington from Rebuilder discussing the backstories and histories of several songs from the new album Local Support 53:30 - "Hold On" music video by Rebuilder 57:30 - Sal Ellington from Rebuilder hot seat questions and why he thinks the Mighty Mighty Bosstones split up 01:28:02 - diyrockcareer.com 01:28:34 - What does Rebuilder have coming up in the future? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Discussing The Local Vegas Music Scene, Cancel Culture and More with Asteroid M Records' Cody Leavitt
23-10-2023
Discussing The Local Vegas Music Scene, Cancel Culture and More with Asteroid M Records' Cody Leavitt
Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with Cody Leavitt from Asteroid M Records out of Las Vegas  today.  Asteroid M is a multi-purpose label that not only helps distribute awesome music in various formats both digitally and physically, but Cody also helps record, mix and master tracks and albums in his home studio AND even hosts Live band performances that are aired on the Asteroid M YouTube channel. Not only that, but he helps promote and organize shows for bands in Vegas as well as plays in a band called Not For Sale. So, he is a busy guy with a lot of talent and a massively helpful individual in the Las Vegas music scene. Intro Music: ⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠ "Temporary Arms" broadcast with direct consent from Not For Sale Checkout Asteroid M's Links: https://linktr.ee/asteroidmrecords Checkout Cody's Recommendations - Life's Torment, Anti-Vision, Desert Island Boys, Wyatt and the Ashes, The Dollheads, Pure Sport, Holding On to Sound, Death by Unga Bunga, and Unfair Fight (and any others mentioned that may have been missed) Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠ https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/ ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Traversing the history of Las Vegas's rock music scene with Cody Leavitt of Asteroid M Records 48:10 - Live Performance of "Temporary Arms" by Not For Sale 51:25 - Hot Seat Questions for Cody from Asteroid M Records 01:14:00 - diyrockcareer.com 01:14:35 - What's coming up for Asteroid M? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Corey Glockner from O.C. Punk Band Taken Days Talks About Sophomore Album Any Minute
16-10-2023
Corey Glockner from O.C. Punk Band Taken Days Talks About Sophomore Album Any Minute
Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with Corey Glockner from the Orange County pop-punk band Taken Days today.  They have a brand new album called Any Minute coming out in January of 2024 that is the follow up to their 2021 debut album Every Second which was an absolute melodic pop punk gem. The new album is going to take your earholes to new heights as well as make Taken Days a household name. Okay, maybe that is just my projection for them in a world that has cast aside rock music for people who push a button on a laptop. Either way, I am excited for the new album to come out and to talk about the album ahead of time so that all the listeners can get as excited about this magnificent LP as I am. Intro Music: ⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠ "Least of All You" broadcast with direct consent from Taken Days Checkout Taken Days' Links: https://linktr.ee/takendays Checkout Corey's Recommendations - Tiny Stills, Mercy Music, Odd Robot, Blink-182, The Bouncing Souls, Grave Secrets, Nights Like Thieves, Ready Set Survive Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠ https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/ ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Talking with Corey Glockner of Taken Days About Their Upcoming Album Any Minute 40:04 - Music Video for "Least of All You" by Taken Days 43:14 - Hot Seat Questions for Corey of Taken Days 56:53 - diyrockcareer.com 57:25 - What's coming up for Taken Days --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Discussing D.C.-Based Punk Band American Television's New Album Scars with Steve & Bryan
09-10-2023
Discussing D.C.-Based Punk Band American Television's New Album Scars with Steve & Bryan
Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with Steve and Bryan of the Washington D.C.-based punk band American Television today.  The band has been releasing music since 2013, and their 2016 debut EP “Reaction” was a bombastic introduction onto the scene. The band has put out another EP called “Adolescence” back in 2021 as well as a full-length in 2020 called Watch It Burn, and even better, they just released their brand new sophomore LP called Scars on September 22nd, and it is absolutely killer. The album reminds me soundwise of The Copyrights last album Alone in a Dome which anyone who listens to this podcast may know won the 2021 Punk Album of the Year from the Powered By Rock Awards…so, that is some very high praise. They also have a very cool video for their song “Bittersweet” that I am excited to play for you during the show today. So stay tuned for that. Intro Music: ⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠ "Bittersweet" broadcast with direct consent from American Television Checkout American Television's Links: https://linktr.ee/americantelevision Checkout American Television's Recommendations - Samiam, Peak Bloom Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠ https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/ ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Talking about American Television's brand new album Scars with vocalist Steve Rovery and drummer Bryan Flowers 28:40 - "Bittersweet" by American Television 31:01 - Asking American Television Some Hotseat Questions like what D.C. Band is their pick between Bad Brains, Fugazi and Minor Threat 54:43 - thediyrockcareer.com 55:15 - What's on the horizon for American Television? --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
The Nudieland Shooting, Overcoming Addiction and New Album with Tane Graves of Tightwire
02-10-2023
The Nudieland Shooting, Overcoming Addiction and New Album with Tane Graves of Tightwire
Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with Tane Graves of the Minneapolis punk band Tightwire today.  Tightwire released their second album called Head Full of Snakes in June of this year, and it is an absolute Ramones-core meets The Descendents banger with 12 songs coming in at 18 minutes. It’s short, but chock-full of every emotion balanced with catchy melodies and uptempo pop-punk.. The band has played and toured with some big name acts like Dillinger Four and Teenage Bottlerocket, had some lineup changes over the years as well as changing their name entirely upon being signed to Red Scare Industries. If you like punk music, and you do NOT know of Tightwire, well, fuck me, you’re in luck, because today is your day. Intro Music: ⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠ "Bad Decisions" broadcast with direct consent from Tightwire Checkout Tightwire's Links: https://linktr.ee/tightwirempls Checkout Tane's Recommendations - Like Roses and Minnesota bands Supportive Parents, GLORIA, Small Towns Burn a Little Slower, Dillinger Four, Banner Pilot, The Soviettes, The Slow Death, Motion City Soundtrack, Hüsker Dü, Dear Landlord, and I accidentally cut him off when he was about to mention Cadillac Blindside (also shout out to Local H) Support Victims of the Nudieland Shooting if you can - https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-victims-of-nudieland-shooting-in-mpls and https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-support-caitlin Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠ https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/ ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Talking with Tane Graves of Tightwire about the Nudieland Shooting, Overcoming Addiction and the New Album Headful of Snakes 39:02 - Music Video for "Bad Decisions" by Tightwire 41:48 - Hot Seat Questions for Tane Graves of Tightwire 01:02:28 - What's coming up for Tightwire --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
The Weirdest Fucking Band on the Planet - Hans Gruber and the Die Hards
25-09-2023
The Weirdest Fucking Band on the Planet - Hans Gruber and the Die Hards
Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with the weirdest fucking band in the world today Hans Gruber and The Die Hards! For those who have yet to hear of this band, well, I am not sure I can accurately describe what you can expect from these guys, but imagine if you mixed At The Drive In with The Aquabats and then piped it through Jack Black’s energy core… That’s what I would say is Hans Gruber & The Die Hards. The band has released 4 full-length albums since 2017, and broke out in many ways even more last year with their latest release With a Vengeance (a nod to the Die Hard movie franchise’s 3rd installment) which came out in 2022 and was a banger of an album that perfectly encapsulated the band’s sound as well as their intent to make music their own way. Intro Music: ⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠ "No No Bronto" broadcast with direct consent from Hans Gruber and the Die Hards Checkout Hans Gruber and the Die Hards' Links: https://linktr.ee/hansgruberandthediehards Checkout Hans Gruber and the Die Hards' Recommendations - Son Rompe Pera, Sgt. Scagnetti, The Whiffs, Plastic Presidents as well as Texas bands Dropped Out, Bondbreakr, The Putz, Shitty Advice, Molly Ringworm, The Pinky Rings, The Capitalist Kids, The Awful Lot, Money Chicha, Superfónicos, El Tule, Black Pumas, Jackie Venson, A Giant Dog, Sailor Poon, Ben Kweller Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠ https://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas https://www.instagram.com/blacksheep.booking/ ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Talking with Hans Gruber and the Die Hards about how they came to be such an eclectic band with their unique mix of ska, hardcore, and latin fusion 39:09 - Music Video for "No No Bronto" by Hans Gruber and the Die Hards 40:48 - Hot Seat Questions for Hans Gruber and the Die Hards 01:08:52 - What's coming up for Hans Gruber and the Die Hards --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support
Seas. 4 - Ep. 22 - Pumping Out Great Music for Decades While Battling Chronic Lyme Disease with Scott Klopfenstein of Reel Big Fish and The Littlest Man Band
07-08-2023
Seas. 4 - Ep. 22 - Pumping Out Great Music for Decades While Battling Chronic Lyme Disease with Scott Klopfenstein of Reel Big Fish and The Littlest Man Band
Hello and welcome to the Powered By Rock podcast where I am going to be speaking with a man who has had a great impact on my musical life today in Scott Klopfenstein of The Littlest Man Band and who was also a former member of the legendary ska band Reel Big Fish as well as a player in various other influential bands in the 90’s California ska scene like The Scholars. I still remember watching “Sell Out” on MTV for an entire summer and rocking out to every Reel Big Fish album that came out for the next 15 years or so. Scott left Reel Big Fish in 2011 but has been fronting The Littlest Man Band since 2003 or so with some gaps in there to pursue other areas of life like starting a family and dabbling in other artistic endeavors. I recently saw him perform in Las Vegas, and I was very impressed with how much his style and sound had evolved…especially for a guy who I came to know as the goofball trumpet player in my early years. He is truly a legend of ska and very much an icon of the scene in my eyes. Today, I am honored to welcome Scott Klopfenstein to the show. Intro Music: ⁠⁠"Colorado" by Birds Love Filters⁠⁠ Outro Music: ⁠⁠"Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper⁠⁠ Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: ⁠⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock⁠⁠ "Just Like You" broadcast with direct consent from The Littlest Man Band Scott's Links: The Littlest Man Band - https://linktr.ee/thelittlestmanbandHis Website - https://www.scottklopfenstein.com/GoFundMe to Help Scott Fight Lyme Disease - https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-scott-beat-lyme-diseaseCreative Coaching - klopfensteincoaching@gmail.com Checkout Scott's Recommendations - Gabriels, Anohni Thanks to our sponsors:   ⁠⁠https://reverendguitars.com/ ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠https://diyrockcareer.com⁠⁠ ⁠⁠https://poweredbyrock.com⁠⁠ ▬ Contents of this video ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 00:00 - Intro 00:43 - Segment 1 - Scott Klopfenstein of The Littlest Man Band and Reel Big Fish talks about battling Chronic Lyme Disease and how it affects him personally and as a musician as well as discussing his solo music project 30:55 - "Just Like You" by The Littlest Man Band 35:03 - Segment 2 - Scott Klopfenstein gets put in the hot seat to answer questions about a possible Reel Big Fish reunion and more 1:01:45 - Reverend Guitars 1:02:36 - diyrockcareer.com 1:03:09 - Segment 3 - What's coming up for The Littlest Man Band and what new music does Scott Klopfenstein recommend 1:20:15 - Outro --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/poweredbyrock/support