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Amusium Releases New Video

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There’s a new artist based out of New York that’s been turning heads regionally and internationally with his music. Amusium is born out of an obsession with all music, but with roots planted firmly in electro, orchestral, J-pop, house, and film scores. Russell Carlton Huiskamp—singer, songwriter, producer—spent the majority of his musical upbringing playing classical piano and training to be a composer.  But, it wasn’t long until his interest in creating music grew to include film scoring, electronic music, musical theater, songwriting, producing, and eventually, pop. Eclectic, energetic, and heartfelt, he strives to be both unique and approachable with his music, drawing on limitless inspiration from all types of composition, visual art, fashion, technology and foreign culture. His hot new video for single “French Fries and Caviar” just got released today.

His upcoming EP “French Fries and Caviar” is to be released digitally in all stores online Aug 12. By the way 4 of the 6 songs on the EP are available on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/amusium

Unofficial EP track listing:

 

1) Inamorato

2) French Fries and Caviar

3) Gamble the Heartache

4) Miss Pariah

5) Nomad Prisoner

6) City in my Headphones

 

Below is a recent Interview I conducted with Amusium

 

CR: I understand you have a video that just got released today. Can you tell us a bit about it and the songs featured?

A: A few months ago, one of my very best friends got dumped.  They had been together two years and were living together, and it became really ugly really fast.  There was a lot of fighting, some abuse.  My friend told me afterwards that she was never going to be in a relationship with anyone ever again–and she said it with such conviction, it really startled me–because of how bad it was.  I thought, well, of course you are.  There’s nothing anyone can do about that, it’s just inevitable.  There will be someone else, eventually–that’s what this song is, ‘Inamorato’.  It’s about getting destroyed by someone, and wanting to swear off love forever, but realizing that that’s impossible, and it will start again someday, and there’s just nothing you can do about it.

CR: Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?

A: I feel like this question is easier to answer if I give everyone a special reason.  For lyrics, maybe Roisin Murphy.  Production, definitely Japanese producer Yasutaka Nakata (Perfume, Capsule).  Invention and creativity, I’ve always been inspired by Rachmaninoff.  Kesha can write a great hook.  Lastly, I’ll say the B-52s, for being a beacon of that special mix of self-awareness, pride, and cleverness

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A: I think most of all, a love of music itself.  With every artist or composer that’s had a profound impact on my own life–my heroes–that was the overall effect.  Music is the best thing I’ve discovered in my entire life.  I’d like to pay that forward

CR: How would you classify your music?

A: One of the dancers at the ‘Inamorato’ shoot asked me this question.  I always say ‘Pop’, because I feel it’s the widest possible category–and she got so mad!  She was saying “I think it’s more of an electronic, funk, soul thing” and I was very flattered.  I feel like a big portion of people are intimidated by ‘Pop’, or whatever their feeling of that word is.  I don’t mind it, so that’s what I say.  But I’m not implying I sound like 90s N’SYNC.  (Although I do love 90s N’SYNC.

CR: What is the best concert you have been to? What do you like most about playing live?

A: I have to be honest, I miss both of these things.  I miss the intensity of it.  Over my career as a musician I’ve performed as a composer, conductor, actor, I’ve played piano in shows, I wrote and performed a musical here in New York in 2011–but I’ve only done one show as Amusium so far.  And I was let down by it–I have a big vision for what I want to do with the Amusium live act, but it’s not done yet.  I’m still working on perfecting the songs, and finding the right people, and building an audience for it.  I’m know I’m getting closer every day.

CR: How have you evolved as an artist over the last year?

A: I have a better vision for what Amusium is–I’m better at creating my own rubric and playing by my own rules.

CR If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, get drunk with any band or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?

A: I would meet, play a gig, co-write a song, and get drunk with Shiina Ringo.  Although I’d probably be so happy I’d forget to wake up the next morning.

Be sure to check out the video linked above. Asusium’s upcoming   EP is to be released digitally in all stores online Aug 12. Don’t miss out!

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Reckless Dodgers – CD Release This Friday

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This week’s featured band, Reckless Dodgers, are an excellent punk band out of Philadelphia with a brand new album out this week.

 

Reckless Dodgers have been a regular in our rotation for a few years now. Frontman Andrew “Stripes” Winter is a veteran in the punk world, which is very apparent in both his song-writing and his stage presence. Tracks from their debut album Be Prepared have been in and out of the Top 10 Countdown since the debut. Now we just got a copy of the new Reckless Dodgers album Relentless. You will be hearing a few tracks in heavy rotation all this week. This is a high energy album, and we are very excited to get this into rotation.

 

 Philadelphia Radio | Indie Music BlogSpeaking of high energy, Reckless Dodgers are a great live band. We’ve seen them a few times around the city over the years, and we highly recommend you join us this Friday, August 1st at Connie’s Ric Rac to see them again. Reckless Dodgers are celebrating their new album with an excellent lineup of music. Also on the bill are Glim Dropper, Midnight Bottle Club and Starving the Tsunami. Glim Dropper are longtime favorites, and now the have a whole new sound. We had Midnight Bottle Club as a feature at our open jam and they brought a ruckus. We’ve heard only good things about Starving the Tsunami, so this is sure to be a great night of music. There’s a $10 cover at the door, and everyone attending will get a copy of the new album Relentless!

 

So be sure to tune in all week to hear some tracks from the new Reckless Dodgers album. Use the thumbs up/down buttons to let us know what you think. More importantly, join us this  Friday at Connie’s Ric Rac for the album release show!

This week on Gashouse Radio

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We’ve got yet another action packed week on Gashouse Radio, and I want to make sure you don’t miss anything. First of all you can start off every morning with our Acoustic Hour at 9am ET. Then throughout the day we play a track fro one of our latest submissions on The Radar.  Now let’s breakdown the rest of the week (all times are Eastern):

 

Monday

12pm Full Album: Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

5pm Top 10 Countdown

6pm on Gashouse Live – We have a special Thirsty Records showcase. Ted is coming in from the label to sample all the artists on the label and let us know what’s coming up next from Thirsty Records.

10pm A Case of the Metals returns live with your host Thomas Botchulism!

 

Tuesday

12pm Full Album: Talking Heads – ’77

5pm Top 10 Countdown

6pm on Gashouse Live – The Butter Guns will be in studio for an interview and acoustic performance. Plus, Jennifer Hillier is stopping by to fill us in on some of the upcoming Fallen Angel Bookings!

10pm Song is King – music geek ramblings for the thinking man. We are so happy to have this show back on our airwaves!

 

Wednesday

12pm Full Album: Rage Against the Machine – Evil Empire

5pm Top 10 Countdown

6pm THAT Mag Radio takes over Gashouse Live. Every Wednesday join Brian, Jodie and Dan for independent music updates, interviews, etc.

8pm That’s How We Roll with your hosts BC, DC and Jessica. You never know what direction this show is going to take, but it is always entertaining.

10pm Jersey Jim Makes A Scene! While there is a heavy focus on pop punk, Jim covers a large gamete of the independent music world.

 

Thursday

12pm Full Album: Even Man Out – O Friends, Not These Sounds (check out Even Man Out at Shady Katie’s this night as well!)

5pm Top 10 Countdown

6pm on Gashouse Live: Raftree will be in studio for an interview and acoustic performance.

9pm The Cover Hour (an hours worth of bands’ cover songs)

 

Friday

12pm Full Album: The Good Excuses – 30 Minutes or Less (The Good Excuses are playing Dockside Friday night)

5pm Top 10 Countdown

6pm on Gashouse Live: A preview of all the events happening this weekend. Join us in the chat room and let us know about your event as well!

 

Saturday 12pm Full Album: Queen – Hot Space

Sunday 12pm Full Album: Jay Regan – Dreams & Nightmares

 

Sunday nights don’t miss The Launch Pad at 8pm and Rock on Radio with your host Danny Coleman at 10pm! Rock On Radio includes interviews and in-studio performances as well. It’s a great way to wrap up your weekend.

 

And finally, here’s a look at some of the live events this week that we’ll be discussing on Gashouse Live

Date Artist City Venue
08/01/14 The Good Excuses, Paige Allbritton, Murphee Doyle, The Strange Heat, Lost Romance Philadelphia, PA Dockside Bar at Dave & Buster’s
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 325 N. Columbus Blvd..
08/01/14 Liberty Vintage Motorcycle 1st Friday Philadelphia, PA Liberty Vintage Motorcycles
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2212 Sepviva St.
08/01/14 Reckless Dodgers RELENTLESS Album Release Party Philadelphia, PA Connie’s Ric Rac
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1132 S 9th St. Venue phone: (215) 279-7587. Special guests: Glim Dropper, Starving the Tsunami and Midnight Bottle Club!
08/02/14 Blood on The Water: Charetta, Flesh Engine (Return Show), Pravda, Ketosis, Ratfarm Philadelphia, PA Dockside Bar at Dave & Buster’s
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 325 N. Columbus Blvd..
08/04/14 Moonlight Jazz w/ The Mystic Ticket Philadelphia, PA Connie’s Ric Rac
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1132 S 9th St. Venue phone: (215) 279-7587.
08/05/14 First Tuesdays…With The Beatles! Philadelphia, PA Connie’s Ric Rac
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1132 S 9th St. Venue phone: (215) 279-7587. hosted by Andrew Napoli and feat the Ric Rac Allstars More information
08/05/14 Open Mic hosted by Tess Emma Philadelphia, PA Finnigan’s Wake
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: 21+. Address: 537 North 3rd Street.
08/06/14 Open Mic Night Philadelphia, PA Connie’s Ric Rac
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1132 S 9th St. Venue phone: (215) 279-7587.
08/07/14 Late Night Karaoke w/ Taylor Philadelphia, PA Connie’s Ric Rac
Time: 11:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1132 S 9th St. Venue phone: (215) 279-7587.
08/08/14 Kings and Comrades (Single Release), Native Maze, Reef’d Suburban Sensi Philadelphia, PA Dockside Bar at Dave & Buster’s
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 325 N. Columbus Blvd..

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Bosom Band – Yes Ma’am Show this Friday

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This week’s featured artist is Bosom Band, and they are a part of the Yes Ma’am show this Friday at Connie’s Ric Rac!

 

Bosom Band are an unmistakable band in the Gashouse Radio rotation. Their bluesy sound is unlike any other we play. The music is classic, and the vocals grabs everyone by surprise. Anytime I’ve ever played a Bosom Band track for anyone, the first thing that strikes them is Monica’s voice. Powerful, sultry vocals reminiscent of the original blues voice of 20′s and 30′s.

 

yesmaamflyer 300x231 Philadelphia Radio | Indie Music BlogAnd often times you will hear Bosom Band covering some of these old tunes, which fits in a set of their original songs like a glove. We’ve seen Bosom Band a few times and they never disappoint. They’ve been one of the many bands to come in studio for an acoustic set, and one track from that set ended up on our Acoustic Compilation Volume 1. Those acoustic tracks along with songs from their album Autumn Comes are always available to request, and they will be in heavy rotation all this week.

 

I highly recommend you come out to Connie’s Ric Rac this Friday night for the Yes Ma’am Show! This show will be all female-fronted bands including Bosom Band, Sucker, Little War Twins (Boston) and Every Heard. The show is 21+ and $8 at the door. This is a great lineup and a great place to see a show.

 

So tune in all week to hear Bosom Band in heavy rotation. Catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (weeknights 6pm ET). And join us this Friday at Connie’s Ric Rac!

July 26th: Rage on the River

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Where will you be this Saturday night? We will be at Dave & Buster’s Dockside Bar. It’s an amazing place to see a show in the summer time, and its ALL AGES:

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If you are a regular listener of Gashouse Radio, then I don’t need to tell you how great this impressive lineup. Bong Hits for Jesus, Midnight Mosaic, and The Jawn are all regular fixtures in the Gashouse Radio rotation. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Aquatic Ape Theory, Still Moon and Universal Funk Order. I can’t imagine being anywhere else.

 

Please note the early door time. This show starts at 6pm so that we can fit so many great bands into 1 night. It’s $10 at the door, it’s all-ages, and it’s ging to be a great night outside on the river.

Join us! And RSVP to the Facebook event page

 

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Gashouse Radio is a Philadelphia radio station dedicated to supporting the independent musician. We blend independent music with underplayed mainstream to give our listeners a unique listening experience. We are also an independent music blog that covers the music scene in and around Philadelphia. Tune in to Gashouse Live, weekdays at 6pm ET for new music, contests, giveaways and a unique listening experience.

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We debut new music on the station everyday in our segment called The Radar. We encourage all of our listeners and blog readers to vote on every songs they hear using the thumbs up and thumbs down buttons located on the left column. These votes determine how often the music is played in regular rotation. Enough votes and that song could end up in our Top 10 Countdown, which airs everyday at 5am and 5pm ET. Also, listeners of our Philadelphia radio station can request songs throughout the day using our unique auto-request feature:

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In addition to The Radar and The Top 10 Countdown, Gashouse Radio includes a ton of  programming you won’t find on any other radio station. The Acoustic Hour (everyday at 9am ET) is an easy way to start your day. We play a full album from beginning to end every day at 12am and 12pm ET. Our signature show Gashouse Live airs weekdays 6pm ET and we have a variety of specialty programming throughout the week.  For a full listing of our on air shows, please check out Our Schedule.

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In addition to our Philadelphia radio station and our independent music blog, Gashouse Radio hosts events throughout the city. Our events may include live broadcasts, giveaways, and live music from both local and nationally touring bands. Take a look at our events page for a full list of upcoming shows that we support and/or host.

Philadelphia’s music scene has become incredibly strong. It has been really exciting to watch the scene grow so much. Every night in Philly there is a great show happening, and most nights it is difficult to decide which one to attend. Gashouse Radio is bringing that scene to you. Our station plays the best new music we can find from the area and around the world. Our DJs do not follow the traditional radio formats and this allows us to provide a fresh take on radio.

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