The Top 10 AC DC Songs of All Time

September 19, 2018

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This week on The Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus, Lou and Lily (Keith is off this week). Discuss the greatest AC/DC songs of all time.

They will cover:

What makes a great AC/DC song?

Are their any BAD AC/DC songs?

What is the future of AC/DC going forward?

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Nandan Guatam pulling in beautiful music from the ether despite his lack of musical knowledge

September 18, 2018

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A spiritual awakening 2-decades in the making would bring Nandan back to music in a way he never imagined, freeing his mind and soul to compose music aligned with his sophisticated jazz-pop tastes and imbued with his newfound illuminated wisdom.

The sleekly ambient “Hold On To Your Sails” soars with melodic lead vocals, uplifting ocean imagery, infectious beats, and ethereal electro beauty. Nandancomposed, produced, handled all the voices, spoken word, and played keys and programmed all drums and synth baselines. The track boasts a heady mix of pop, rock, lounge, world, electronic, and spoken word.

Today, Nandan is a renowned yoga exponent and is the author of a Lie and a Truth, an anthology of conversations with his master.

 

Links:

http://www.nandangautam.com

https://soundcloud.com/nandan-gautam/hold-on-to-your-sails

Connect with Nandan via:

https://www.facebook.com/nandangautamofficial/

https://twitter.com/Nandangautam

https://www.instagram.com/nandangautamofficial/

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Rival Sons say “Do Your Worst!” Bluesy Tuesday Ep 10

September 18, 2018

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The new single from Rival Son's has just dropped... and it freakin' ROCKS!

Jay and Scott decided to hold up in a shack in southern Tenesse and just write and write and write. Jay describes the new track as a "whiskey nightmare".

The single "Do Your Worst" was recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals and is the first teaser single for a new album with no release date as of yet.

On this week's Bluesy Tuesday, Lou (Loudini) gives you a taste of what "Do Your Worst" sounds like and a little background on the track, the Sons and the new record.

 

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Cole Walsh-Davis of Cool Life just wants to make great rock and roll. Is that too much to ask?

September 17, 2018

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This is the first glimpse we have of the band, who are set to release their highly-anticipated record later this year. The group is also gearing up to share their new video for "REPEATER," which will grace our eyes and ears in the next few weeks.

The video for "Waves" was created with the help of ruef design and filmed in Dayton, Ohio last winter.

COOL LIFE'S heavy so72nd is filled with vibrant horns, and harmonious instrumentation that brings the essence of their sound to life.

A few years in the making, listeners can tell the band put their heart and soul into crafting each piece on the record. The result is an ambitious and noteworthy collection of songs that will grab your attention immediately.

 

Links:

Watch the video for "Waves," here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G1EBketDhI

Connect with the band via:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coollifeband/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coollifeband

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What happens when you get dumped hard? You start The Hate Club

September 17, 2018

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“The Hate Club is a place for outcasts to call home, for people to punch in the face the messed up world we live in.” This is how The Hate Club’s (THC) leader and sole member, Alex Poe, describes the mission for his music and his ‘band' overall. Poe has set out to achieve this goal through an amalgamation of the driving bass heavy practices of EDM and the spite and swagger of punk rock, clearly heard through his vocal quality and lyricism.

Growing up in an oppressive Ukrainian household, Poe eventually fled to Los Angeles where he became enamored with the electronic music scene. In 2017 THC released its debut EP, Space Born, made major waves in the underground electronic music scene, becoming a cult favorite in the US primary musical hot spots, New York and LA. Now, with the release of their second EP, Misfits, THC furthers the dark yet charming narrative created by Space Born.

Check out Misfits Here

The music in Misfits explodes with a type of impulsive emotionality created by a thick, and often chaotic, bed of sound, perfectly supporting Poe’s entrancing vocals. Poe explains “This EP glorifies inappropriate behavior; it looks at your past with disgust and focuses on your ego.” Of the 5 songs on the Misfits EP some standout tracks include “Under My Feet,” “One Mile Away,” and “Little By Little.” Opening the EP and setting the tone powerfully with the industrial pop sound in “Under My Feet.”

While favorably compared to some Punk and EDM greats like Skrillix, Cage the Elephant, Missio, or The White Stripes, THC is truly in a class all its own. Keeping in the spirit of Punk rock, Poe is a dedicated DIY artist who not only writes all of his music but also tracks all parts, as well as mixing and mastering his songs by himself to prepare for performance with the help of his Ableton Push. This approach has allowed him to achieve the level of excitement, and overall sound, in performance comparable to a full-band. Poe states, “I want to reinvent the way artists perform now. I think there’s so much room to explore in the electronic world, in terms of performance.”

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/thehateclub
https://www.instagram.com/iamhateclub/
https://thehateclub.xyz/the-hate-club-epk/

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Following the tragic death of her musical soulmate, Sarah Sharp finds the strength to make music again

September 16, 2018

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When singer-songwriter Sarah Sharp’s life began to unhinge after the passing of a beloved artistic ally, instead of resisting profound foundational shifts, she bravely surrendered to the monumental changes and experienced a spiritual awakening. To commemorate this new era of fertile self-growth and vibrant creativity, she’s releasing a series of four EPs with each release to be issued in three-month increments. Aptly, she calls the opening salvo in this program, Wake. Up until now, the award-winning songwriter and jazz singer has been best known for embodying 30s and 40s jazz-cool with the acclaimed combo the Jitterbug Vipers. These solo EPs, however, will piece together to present the full breadth of Sarah’s artistry. “With every step of this transition, I’ve been reminded to keep going and listen to my heart and my instincts, and to not make decisions out of fear,” the Austin, Texas-based artist reveals. As a solo artist, and a former member of the Jitterbug Vipers, Sarah has topped the Austin music award polls as Best Female Vocalist, Best Producer, Best Songwriter, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Band of the Year, and Best Jazz Band. She has been featured on NPR’s “Song Travels with Michael Feinstein” where Feinstein suggested some of her original songs were destined to become standards. Recently, Paste Magazine premiered the mesmerizing single “You Don’t Dare” from the Wake EP. Previously, Sarah explored the expanse of her talents writing somewhat anonymously in a variety of contexts and styles. Sarah’s songs have been featured worldwide in ad campaigns for Chanel, Dell, Kia, ABC’s Revenge, E.L.F. cosmetics, among others, and on TV, including hit shows The Good Wife, Cable Girls, Grandfathered and more. After the passing of the Jitterbug Viper’s sage leader, guitarist Slim Richey, Sarah boldly didn’t try to recapture the smoky magic of the group. Instead, she dove into creating her first solo offering in a decade. Opening herself up artistically, she began to explore writing across genres in a solo context, and things began to almost poetically fall in place. Not only did she have an outlet for her eclectic palette, it was as if the universe was screaming for her to share it. She won a posh songwriting grant after a grueling 10-month decision process. The money received will pay for her marketing and publicity campaign, ensuring this creatively expansive outpouring receives the attention it deserves.

Art is a byproduct of life, and the vibrant and diverse music on Sarah’s four EPs reflect a powerful shift in her personal landscape. Slim’s passing set off a series of painfully complex events and inner turmoil that opened Sarah up to a specific rebirth called a Kundalini Awakening which completely changed the way she organized her reality. These EPs are the songs of redemption, renewal, and reclamation in the face of profound change in Sarah’s life. Each EP offers access to a distinct Sarah Sharp artistic sphere. Her first release, Wake, is thoughtfully organized around an intimate singer-songwriter aesthetic that’s both earthy and elegant. The six-song collection is beautifully fragile, replete with supple and sensitive instrumental interplay that frames Sarah’s finely crafted tales of heartache and salvation. On the dreamy “You Don’t Dare,” with woozy soulful vocals and watery guitars, Sarah reveals a tale of how disaster can lead to liberation. Beneath the ethereal vocals and slow playful piano motifs on “Heart Weigh,” Sarah sings from the other side of spiritual torment, from a vantage point of redemption and fresh, overwhelming soul-connecting love. Sarah’s second EP showcases her pop sensibilities and pairs slow-burn hooks with raw emotionality. The track “Easy” sparks afire from a thick and woody upright bassline and smolders into a sage Adam and Eve-themed treatise on hard fought knowledge. In this lush and refined setting, Sarah explores a majestically full-sound with honeyed harmony vocals, piano, and a lilting, almost bossa nova, groove. Sarah’s graceful sensuality imbues her velvety vocal phrasing on “What To With This Love,” and here she seduces with vulnerability. The delicate track “Kidding” is a sweet farewell to lost love. Sarah’s third EP will be a jazz offering, featuring two jazz chestnuts, two originals, and two unique covers reimagined with a little Jitterbug Viper panache. The character of her final EP is yet to be determined. The EPs were recorded in Austin and Brooklyn, and capture the electric musicality surrounding each locale. Select marquee musicians on the tracks include Phoebe Hunt, and Sarah’s current musical soulmate, guitarist Mitch Watkins (Lyle Lovett, Leonard Cohen, Jerry Jeff Walker, Joe Ely, K.T. Oslin, Jennifer Warnes, Abra Moore and Bob Schneider). Up next, Sarah will continue her Tuesday residency at the venerated venue the Elephant Room in Austin, and she will commemorate this EP series with a release event. Reflecting on her path to soulful salvation in the wake of loss and inner tumult, she says: “I’m stepping into my full adult self with a whole new path that I didn’t know was possible a couple of years ago. I’m ready to be fully present and make the most out of now.”

 

Links:

https://www.sarahsharp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/sarahsharpatx
https://twitter.com/SarahSharpATX
https://www.youtube.com/user/sarahsharp
https://soundcloud.com/sarah-walter-%20sharp

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Ozzy is the New Bing Crosby Wicked Riff Wednesday Ep 8

September 13, 2018

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Closing in on 70, the prince of darkness himself told the Philadelphia Inquirer this week that he's the new Bing Crosby. Citing a letter from a female fan in her seventies who wrote his majesty a letter of appreciation saying how much she enjoys his live shows.

While Ozzy may be scaling back a bit as evidenced by the title of his latest tour, (The No More Tours Tour) he has no plans to quit. He says that this is his passion but he also wants to spend more time with his grand children.

He also talked a bit about not being too happy with his time with Black Sabbath. This doesn't really come as much of a surprise. After all, they did fire him all those years ago, but more than that Ozzy is just used to being the boss and having his own way and there's nothing wrong with that one bit! We here at The Loudini Rock and Roll Circus hope that he keeps touring and putting out great Ozzy music for a long time.

 

Ozzy Interview in the Philadephia Inquirer: http://www2.philly.com/philly/blogs/things_to_do/ozzy-osbourne-tour-bb-t-pavilion-20180911.html

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10 Albums Panned By Critics But Loved By Fans

September 12, 2018

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Believe it or not critics do get it wrong...sometimes HORRIBLY wrong. Did you know that when Zeppelin released their debut album one critic commented "They're like Cream... only worse!"?

Other critic misfires include, AC/DC's High Voltage, The Stones' Exile On Main Street, The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Are You Experienced", Nirvana's "Nevermind" and many more.

This week on The Loudini Hard Rock and Metal Circus, the team puts together their top ten examples of critic's arrogance and stupidity. Along the way we will also address the function of the music critic and what music criticism is SUPPOSED to be.

Are there any albums that you love that the critics hated? We would love to hear about them even if it's St. Anger. We won't judge. Tell us what you love about them. Featured Loudini Artists: Sova Jack Berry

 

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Keith Richards Secret Sauce, Open G Tuning

September 11, 2018

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Many times the key to a great guitar riff is doing something as simple as retuning the guitar. Alternate tunings are used by many classic guitarists from Robert Johnson to The Edge. If you have ever listened to Zeppelin's "Going to California", Pearl Jam's "Daughter", George Thorogoode's "Bad To The Bone" or the Stones' "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" and wondered... "How'd they come up with that?" Then you definitely want check out this week's Bluesy Tuesday Podcast.

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The Story of Icky Thump and the killer comedy sketch, Wicked Riff Wednesday Ep 8

September 5, 2018

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"Icky Thump" was the White Stripes highest charting UK single and chartted well around the rest of the planet as well. It also won the band a Grammy Award in 2008 for best rock performance by a duo or group.

The name of the song is a play on the British expression, "Ecky Thump" which loosely means, "What the heck!" Jack White changed it from "ecky" to "icky" thinking that the former would just confuse American teenage audiences. While the lyrics are a criticism of the treatment of immigrants in the U.S., the origin of the title is much more interesting.

The title was inspired by an episode of a British sketch comedy show called "The Goodies". The episode in question "Kung fu Kapers" also known as "Ecky-Thump" caused one fan to laugh for 25 minutes non-stop, resulting in a massive heart attack and death.

The song, (not the sketch) is one of the greatest riff's of the early 2000s and that's why it's this week's Wicked Riff!

 

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