Red Rising in Studio Thursday October 9th

Red Rising

Thursday on Gashouse Live we welcome a band in for an in-studio interview and acoustic performance. This week we welcome Red Rising.

 

Red Rising are a very young, very talented band coming out of the Philadelphia area. You wouldn’t know it from their sound or their stage presence, but the band is still in high school. They’ve already opened for national acts and played some of the biggest venues in the area. For more information on Red Rising, please visit www.redrisingband.com.

 

We’ll talk to the band about their ambitious career, their plans for the future of the band, their label, and how they’ve managed this resume at such  an early age. Join us in the chat room to share your thoughts and ask Red Rising any questions.

 

Tune in to Gashouse Live at 6pm ET Thursday, October 9th. Use the Gashouse Radio Android app, iPhone app, TuneIn Radio or right at www.gashouseradio.com!

 

Rachel Schain In Studio Thursday, 7/10

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Rachel Schain, a singer-songwriter out of Wilmington, will be joining us on Gashouse Live for interview and acoustic performance Thursday night!

 

Every Thursday night we invite an artist in studio to discuss their latest releases, upcoming shows, and to perform an acoustic set live on the air. Rachel Schain has plenty to talk about these days! After taking a little bit of a maternity leave, Rachel is back booking shows all around the region. On July 17th she will be performing at The Ladybug Festival in Wilmington, DE. This is an all-female festival that features over 30 artists across 9 stages. This is a giant festival and we are looking forward to hearing more about it tonight on Gashouse Live.

 

Rachel recently released her album LilacFace, which is currently in rotation on Gashouse Radio. Today at 3pm ET you can hear the album in it’s entirety. So tune in, and then grab the album on iTunesAmazon, or find it on Spotify. We’ve heard nothing but great things from the promoters around Philadelphia about Rachel, so we’re happy to have her on the show tonight. Tune in to Gashouse Live, 6-9pm ET, and join us in the chat room to be a part of the discussion!

 

For more information and show dates, check out rachelschain.com. Also, follow her on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news!

 

 

East of the West AND The Defused In Studio Thurs

defused in studio

Every Thursday night we invite a band to come in for an interview and acoustic performance on Gashouse Live (weeknights 6pm ET). This Thursday, May 29th is a special occasion for a couple different reasons.

 

This Thursday is my birthday, and so we invited 2 bands to come in and celebrate with us. These 2 bands have been regulars on Gashouse Radio for a long time. Both bands have been in studio numerous times. HOWEVER, neither one of these bands have played acoustic on air yet!

 

East of the West are one of the biggest bands in Philadelphia right now. Currently they are the WMMR artist of the month. Their live show has the entire Philadelphia music scene talking. You never know what to expect when you go to and East of the West show! Recorded, there are 2 distinct styles; heavy and acoustic. We’ve been waiting months and months to get some of the acoustic songs performed live in studio! You can see the full band experience at PPL Park in Chester, PA this Saturday.

 

The Defused are another well-known Philadelphia band. Like East of the West, they write very catchy songs and they have a very energetic live show. Chris has played a few songs in studio impromptu, but not a proper The Defused acoustic set. You can see the full band this Saturday at the Rock 4 Paws event in Medford, NJ. Also, the are opening for Stroke 9 at Finnigan’s Wake on June 6th.

 

So tune in to Gashouse Live this Thursday at 6pm ET, we have a ton to celebrate! I’m sure there will be a few guests stopping by the studio and we have 2 amazing bands doing some acoustic sets. Head to the chat room and be a part of the show! Who knows, they may even take a few requests.

 

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Jay Regan In Studio, 6pm ET

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Jay Regan in studio tonight for an interview and acoustic performance!

 

Jay Regan, or Just Jay, has been writing original music in the area for over 20 years; both in bands and as a solo artist. His songs have spent some time in our Top 10 Countdown (everyday at 5am and 5pm ET).

 

Jay has a very busy schedule in the upcoming weeks all over PA and NJ. Go to jayregan.us for a full list of upcoming appearances, and a little more history of Jay Regan’s career. Also, be sure to follow Jay on Facebook and Twitter. Also, check out his Reverbnation page and sample some of his latest songs.

 

Whatever you do, make sure to tune in tonight at 6pm ET for more on Jay Regan. Jay will be in-studio for an interview and an acoustic performance. Bring your questions and comments to our chat room. In addition to Jay, we have a ton of new music from this week’s The Radar. We also have plenty to talk about happening this weekend between the Italian Festival and Elephants for Autism!

 

Gashouse Live, weekdays 6pm ET only on www.gashouseradio.com!

Gashouse Acoustic Compilation, Volume 1

gashouse acoustic compilation

You may have heard that we are running an IndieGogo Campaign to raise money for the station, and to build a clientele of advertisers.If you were to contribute to this campaign, you have a list of “perks” to choose from as a thank you. For a $10 contribution, you will get a Gashouse Radio button pin (which will get you discounts to certain Gashouse Radio events) and you also get a copy of the Gashouse Acoustic Compilation Volume 1. So what is this compilation all about?

Click here to view our IndieGogo Campaign

Every week we invite a band in studio during Gashouse Live for an interview and acoustic performance. Over the years, we’ve accumulated almost 200 songs that were recorded here in studio. So we picked some of the best ones and put together this digital compilation album. This album will only be available to those who contribute to this IndieGogo Campaign. The campaign ends on June 2nd, so if you want this album, contribute today!!

 1.  Rodger Delany – Without You
2.  Hero Jr – Tower 18
3.  The Silent Signals – Auria
4.  Terrible Friends – Don’t Rattle My Cage
5.  Even Man Out – For the Feral Few
6.  Breckenwood – Emergency
7.  Zer0 – Sweet Mary
8.  Skinny Cool Kid – Old Stone Wishing Well
9.  The People – Sparrow Mountain
10.  In the Presence of Wolves – Palladium
11.  The Wayside Shakeup – Tell Me When To Kiss You
12.  Amber Ladd – Away From the Sunshine
13.  The Defused – 1984
14.  Wooden HEZ – Punky Jack
15.  Cold Roses – Got No Lovin’
16.  Magnificent Birds of Prey – Wolves A Comin’
17.  E. Joseph – The Ghosts Around You
18.  Bosom Band – Evil Woman
19.  Red Letter Life – Of All the Things
20.  Joey DiTullio – Long Way From Home
21.  WaveRadio – Blue
22.  Zach Caruso – Clarity

 

Look for many more of these compilation albums in the future, but the only way to get Volume 1 is to contribute to our campaign today! Thank you for all of your support, and be sure to tune in every weeknight t 6pm ET to Gashouse Live for more in-studio acoustic performances, broadcast live only on Gashouse Radio!

Danielle and Jennifer Acoustic Tonight, 6pm ET

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Tonight on Gashouse Live we welcome Danielle and Jennifer to the studio!

 

Danielle and Jennifer are sisters fro outside Philadelphia. They’ve been in the entertainment business since they were toddlers. The two already have a nice resume building on IMDb (Danielle’s IMDb and Jennifer’s IMDb) from their work in TV and movies. In 2012 the two expanded their resume to include music as well. They released Radical Love, and then a year later they released their follow-up The First Time You See Me. Both of these albums are available on the Danielle and Jennifer CD Baby store.

 

We met Danielle and Jennifer last year at Liberty Music Fest. Since then, they’ve played just about every major venue in the Philadelphia area. Tonight we will some acoustic versions of Danielle and Jennifer’s songs. Tune in to Gashouse Live at 6pm for an interview and acoustic performance. Danielle and Jennifer have a lot coming up to discuss!

 

In addition to their appearance tonight on Gashouse Live, Danielle and Jennifer will be playing the South St Spring Festival this Saturday, May 3rd. They actually have 2 performances on Saturday. In June the duo will also be playing World Cafe Live at the Queen. These are 2 major shows, so we are looking forward to hearing more about them!

 

If that weren’t enough, we also have some new music from Hopscotch Jefferson. Hopscotch Jefferson will be a part of our Italian Festival Kickoff Show on May 16th. Tune in tonight to hear a new track from the band. And as always, we will have giveaways for our listeners. And if there is a particular song or artist you’d like to hear, please use our auto-request feature to help us program the music tonight, starting at 6pm ET

 

 

E. Joseph In Studio, 6pm ET Tonight

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E. Joseph will be on Gashouse Live tonight, 6pm ET

 

E. Joseph, or EJ, has been a staple of the Gashouse Radio rotation since the release of his album Burn All the Documents. In addition to E. Joseph and the Phantom Heart, EJ recently joined Wooden HEZ on lead guitar. He’s also a part of the Philadelphia post-punk band Stellarscope. As you can see, EJ keeps himself very busy in the music world (not to mention the man is a Baltimore Orioles connoisseur). When he’s not working with these 3 projects, you can find him doing some solo stuff as well. Sunday, May 4th you can catch E. Joseph at The Legendary Dobbs for a free show at 3pm.

 

So tune in tonight at 6pm ET for an interview and acoustic performance with E. Joseph. We’ll find out what he has coming up in the near future with all of his projects. We got to hear EJ acoustic once before at one of our Raven Lounge shows. If you have not heard E. Joseph solo acoustic, do not miss tonight!

 

In addition to EJ in studio, we will also play our game #RadioRoulette. It’s a very simple game where you can win free stuff. We’ve also got a ton of new music as well. Here are the bands lined up for tonight’s “The Radar” segment:

 

Wine & Spirit: Our new returning champions of The Radar! This Pittsburgh band recently released a new album, Against All Odds, and they are touring in celebration of the release. They will be featured at the open mic at Dobbs on Wed, May 14th. They’ll be playing The Legendary Dobbs again that Friday, May 16th. Go to wineandspiritsmusic.com for more show dates, and pick up the new album.

 

Splashing VioletSplashing Violet is a female fronted rock band from South Jersey, based right outside of Philadelphia. The group was founded by songwriter and vocalist Lisa Cavallaro, better known by her stage name Violet. The band has a very busy May coming up around the NJ/PA area. Saturday, May 10th you can find them at Finnegan’s Wake. Check out their latest single “My Heart ” available now at splashingviolet.com.

 

Kenny FameKenny Fame is an artist out of NY whose music has been featured on Gashouse earlier this year. He’s a big supporter of the station, and a regular in our chat room. Kenny getting ready to release his album #Famenation, and today we have a preview of the album. Rumor has it that Kenny is already working on the follow-up. Stay tuned to Kenny Fame’s Facebook page for more updates, and some show dates coming soon as well.

 

Sam Page: We’ve been fortunate enough to get all of the new Sam Page music since his debut on Gashouse a few years back. His music has always been well written, catchy songs that will cement themselves in your brain for days. His new album, The Slog In Uncertainty, is no different. Today on Gashouse we are sampling a few songs from the latest release. Get more information and pick up the album at sampagemusic.com.

 

James AngelRockin’ new artist from the UK who is creating an on-line storm of interest at the moment. Currently Jimmy Angel can be heard on a ton f internet radio stations, so don’t miss his debut on ours today as part of The Radar.

 

Amanda LopezAmanda Lopez is a California native with a soultry voice and vivid life experiences to sing. Her musical influences range from Citizen Cope and Brandi Carlile to John Mayer and Maxwell, which gives her music a mixture of an acoustic, folk and soul feel.

 

So as you can see, Gashouse Live at 6pm ET will be an action-packed show. E. Joseph acoustic performance, interview, giveaways and all this new music make Gashouse Radio your source for online entertainment! Tune in, and join the conversations in chat!

Kid Felix In Studio, 6pm ET Tonight!

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Kid Felix in studio, and whole lot more tonight, 6pm ET

 

The last time we spoke to Kid Felix they played one of our Victorian shows, back in January of 2012. Since then the band has grown quite a bit and played some major shows along the way. In March they toured the northeast in support of their new EP Rivals. According to their Reverbnation page, the band is continuing that momentum straight through spring.

 

We’ll be seeing quite a bit of Kid Felix in the coming months. This Saturday they’ve got a big show at Ardmore Music Hall. On May 3rd they will be at the South St Spring Festival, and in July we’ll be seeing them at Jam at the Dam. Tune in tonight to hear more about the upcoming Kid Felix shows, as well as an acoustic set.

 

In addition to Kid Felix, we also have a ticket giveaway to announce, updates on the IndieGogo Campaign, and a handful of new music to debut on our segment The Radar. Here are the bands currently on The Radar:

 

Shinobi Ninja: This Brooklyn Band has been a part of Gashouse Radio since the beginning. They are an amazing band, and they just released a new single. The track, Amped to 12, will be featured in the new Marlon Wayan’s movie Haunted House 2!! Check it out tonight on Gashouse Live.

 

HitardaThe Hitarda Project was created by two talented and extraordinary music producers, Filipp Logvinenko and Ann Muse, which are part of Filipp’s Music Team.
In their spare time, composers Filipp Logvinenko and Ann Muse give free rein to wild imagination and crazy energy that result in a seductive mix of dance rhythms and guitar riffs. It was through this unique collaboration that Hitarda, with one of the best female singers as a front girl, was born.

 

Undergun: This Philadelphia band has already spent some time on The Radar, but our listeners continue to vote them up. So much so in fact that their song Ten Cigarettes has been at the top of the Top 10 Countdown for almost 2 weeks. Tune in to see if Undergun can continue their reign on The Radar.

 

Veins to WiresIntroducing::Veins to Wires!–A musical duo that recently released their first album VOID. Now living on the front lines in Sacramento, CA, they hope to shine some Sun on their Music and fight for human&environmental rights! They play what they call:Cyber/Organic-Soul/Core~with Soul at it’s Core, and Veins to it’s Wires…….

 

iScat: iScat was recently debuted on Gashouse Radio, and they already have This is a new song called Polaris which was made between us in UK & our good friends Mad Andersons from Seattle

 

A Victim of Good TimesA Victim Of Good Times have been playing in the Philadelphia-area music scene for two years now, creating live show mirages of bumper Nash skateboards, knee scrapes and the backseat of your parents’ borrowed car. Drawing on 90s indie-rock mainstays like Dinosaur Jr, Pixies, Modest Mouse and Sunny Day Real Estate, the band has just finished recording their first full length album, The Full Catastrophe.

 

Zen Drivers: Comedy band out of Lancaster, PA. These guys have been on Gashouse for a little bit now but they have a new single. Tune in tonight to hear that track, and then it will be available for request, and in regular rotation after that.

 

So don’t miss Gashouse Live tonight at 6pm ET. Interviews, news, Kid Felix in studio, giveaways and much more!

Review: Matthew Genovese – Chasing the Sun

Matthew GenoveseMatthew Genovese – Chasing the Sun – EP

URL: http://matthewgenovese.com/

 

I have to admit that I’ve never heard Matthew Genovese before today. That’s a shame for a lot of reasons. For one thing, the guy has won a lot of awards for best singer/songwriter and more over the years. For another thing, this set shows just how talented he is, so that means I’ve probably missed out on some great music. I need to see about catching up on his older stuff because I really love this one.

 

The first track bears the title “If I Can’t Have You.” It is all about leaving. It’s pretty and emotional and it’s a story of lost time. Genovese has some great vocal hooks. The music works well to support the lyrical and vocal message. This is compelling music that has a lot of modern alternative rock in the mix, but is based on a real classic sound. It’s both sad and empowering at the same time. It’s the kind of life story that most experience at one time or another. Who hasn’t been stuck in a relationship with someone who doesn’t want or respect that relationship? The decision to leave is a tough, but important one. It’s a pivotal moment in life that opens up new opportunities in a leap of faith. Genovese seems to capture all of that in this musical journey.

 

“Strange Paradise” immediate feels more vulnerable and gentle. It’s a bit playful. The arrangement is more stripped back.  It almost seems related to the opener. One can read it as a step along the journey away. It reflects second thoughts along the road. “Strange Paradise” seems to refer to the new world, full of magic, but also some regret. Although he considers turning the car around, one gets the impression he won’t.

 

With a lot of horns in the mix, “Time’s Tickin’ Away” has a great groove. It seems that Genovese is still living with regrets of a lost love here. Thinking longingly of the past has never sounded this good. The bluesy guitar fills add a lot to this. The lyrics seem to tell the tale of a man watching the time go by as he admires his old love from the distance and wants to convince her to try again.

 

There is down-home intensity to “Nothing That I Do.” While the banjo brings some bluegrass to it, in some ways it’s more modern pop than anything else here. It still seems tied into the same themes. It seems like the main person in the song is still longing to be loved by his lady. He’s trying hard to get her to “leave those other loves behind.” He believes that if she does that, “nothing that I do is a waste of time.” Somehow it gives the impression that he’s fighting a losing fight, though. It seems like a doomed cause. It’s like the listener understands that while he doesn’t get it.

 

The final cut is “Time Won’t Heal Me.” It seems to be the end of the story. He keeps trying to reach his beloved, but she won’t answer the phone. The music is very stripped back and slow. This is a sad song and the vocal delivery is vulnerable. He sounds like a broken man and it’s hard not to get caught up in his emotion. Sometimes sad songs are the best songs. It’s been said that pain creates some of the greatest art. So, it’s no surprise that the saddest moment of this EP is the best.

 

While this might not have been intended as one story, it sure reads that way. Matthew Genovese has created a serious of musical stories that works extremely well. This seems to be a love lost story. Really aren’t the best stories love lost stories? The music and vocal performances work well to convey the meaning behind the lyrics. Ultimately, it’s the lyrics that hold the greatest magic.

 

by Mary Angela Tobin, approved by Mindy McCall

Review comments: mindymccall@gmail.com

 

I-TUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chasing-the-sun-ep/id759709022

 

Score: 10 of 10