Saturday, July 08, 2006

Moving to podshow...

The show will be moving to podshow...
The show is located at http://thenewmusiclab.podshow.com
See you all over at podshow!!!!
Laterzzzzzzz
Simon
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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Friday, June 09, 2006

From the road

Just stopped in to give you all this show. I can't wait to get back to the show. I'm gigging my ass off and there isn't any sign of slowing down. Something had to chill, so when fruitcast told me they are going to be off for the summer, that gave me the idea, maybe I should chill on the show while I'm playing shows. I may pop in from time to time during the break. Here is a show I forgot to upload. I recorded this show from the road on the cell phone. It worked out ok but doesn't sound like the studio mic. Who cares the bands rock, check 'em out...
Dig it!
Simon
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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Time for me to go rock out...

We are closed for the summer concert season... The show will resume at it's regular schedule in 3 months. Thanks for all the support... See you next season. Rock on!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Best of Headbangers Lab

Whats up!
I'm crazy busy this weekend, 3 shows in 2 days. So while I'm rockin' out with the cork out, here is a blast from the past. I think this one is the first show for 2006. Man it's hard to listen to these early shows. The show has been through alot of different stages, this was one of them.
Rock on!
Simon
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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Friday, May 05, 2006

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

NML- May 2nd 2006

Tonight on The New Music Lab


Pre-show

There's a pre-show posted at my blog Simon Sucks!

New show on the way....

New show is on it's way. Did some Skype with Whiskey Dust, it's too long need to cut it down a bit. Check back Tuesday LATE night.. Playing all new music!
Laterzzzzzzzzz
Simon

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Headbangers Lab - April 29th 2006

Tonight on Headbangers Lab
-- Occams Razor --
Find more info about this kick ass band at www.cyclonerecords.ca
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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Look out man, it's the five ooohhh!

Tonight on the New Music Lab

-- Karmyn Tyler --

Check her out at www.karmyntyler.com for more info...
Here is show five zero...
Sorry if I'm not talking very well tonight, I explain more on the show.
Where did the luck go?
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Also on the show

  1. Sonny Combs and Kitty Kat Rodeo
  2. Mates Of State
  3. Poundcake
  4. COMEG

Friday, April 14, 2006

nml-v49

Tonight on the New Music Lab
nml-v49
-- Smeer --
Check these guys out at www.smeer.com for more info...

The first show in 2 weeks. it's about damn time.
I tried some new editing techniques, and tried to be all hard core.
Check out my metal growl..
it's good to be back man..
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Also on today's show
  1. God Forbid
  2. KAPUDA
  3. Converge
  4. Without Thought
Songs used
  1. Makeshift3
  2. KAPUDA
  3. Converge
  4. Smeer

Up and running! About freakin time!

Finally, everythings done, now we can get our groove on.
New show in the works, will be posted Friday night..
It's about freakin time...
Laterz
Simon

Monday, April 03, 2006

Back in the...

I'm back... Damn that was a long time without the net. I've never went this long, I thought I may need the patch for it. Lightning hit the pole and fried everything attached to a phone line, even my router, but another router is on it's way. So the show will be back sometime this week. Then we can rock the fuck on with it...
Simon

Friday, March 31, 2006

They call me the workin man...

Hey lab people...
Sorry the shows have been far and few between. Things are sucking right now but should be getting back to normal soon I hope. Been working doubles all week, got another one today and I still haven't been to sleep yet. Today is gonna suck for real... 38 hours straight through man, I doubt I will be able to record a show tonight. Such is life for the workin man eh...
Simon

It seems to me I should live my life, much better than I think I am..
That's why they call me, they call me the workin man, I guess that's what I am..
- Geddy Lee
- Rush

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

NML- Something

Some bloopers and shit and some great new music.. This show don't count does it? More shownotes and links laterzzzzzzzz
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Monday, March 27, 2006

Headbangers Lab - Video podcast #1

Tonight on Headbangers Lab
Video podcast #1

-- Skum Love --
Check these guys out at www.skumlove.com for more info...

This show was the first test run at a video podcast.
Thanks for waiting while I figure this video shit out...
Rock on!
Simon
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Sunday, March 26, 2006

This weekends show will be delayed.

This weekends show will be delayed.
Having technical difficulties.
Sorry

Thursday, March 23, 2006

NML-v46

Today on the New Music Lab
-- Inner Surge --
Exlusive interview on today's show..
Check out www.innersurge.com for more information.
Also:
A sneak preview of the new CD "Signals screaming"..

Tracks played from the new cd:
Track 3 - Flames in Synergy
Track 5 - Retribution Song
Track 6 - The Bottom Line
Track 9 - Wolves


I had alot of fun hanging out with Steve Moore on the show today. Innersurge is a great band with talent out the yang, and the new cd is fucking amazing! I will be working on a video cast in the next couple of weeks and hopfully I can get us a preview of the new video they have been tirelessly working on. Go check these guys out, and if you hear what I hear you'll want a copy of the new CD "Signals Screaming"...
I've got more interviews coming up soon with some bands on the other side of the world, but untill then it'll be back to the old format, looking for some great new music...
Rock on!
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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The forum is down!!!

Hey all,
The forum is down for some reason, I guess they forgot to pay the bills. I'm looking for another free forum to set up right now, when I should be recording another show. What a pain in the ass!
Sorry guys, it'll be back up soon.
Simon

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

nml-v44

Today's featured band - Pitch Union!!!



Interview with the band on today's show...
Check them out at www.pitchunion.com for more info...



More show notes later, I got another interview to do tonight.
Later
Simon

p.s. fruitcast is down, and so was the feed for awhile. i have fixed that for now. had to bypass fruitcast servers. look at me being all tech n shit...

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Simon Sucks : The Outfitter : CafePress.com

Simon Sucks : The Outfitter : CafePress.com: "Simon Sucks"

Look what I found!.. Go get yours today!... That's just too cool....

Headbangers Lab - March 11th 2006

Today's show - Headbangers Lab - March 11th 2006

exclusive interview with worm box:




check them out at www.wormbox.net for more info...

other bands on the show:

  1. god forbid - better days
  2. strapping young lad - love
  3. thoughts lost - suicide rewind
  4. all for nothing - start at zero
  5. chapstick - cream of everything
  6. inner surge - retrobution song
  7. bitch to swallow - plauge
  8. the jon benet - behold the white whore
  9. in silence - btk
  10. watch them die - bastard son
i have more interviews to get done today, so more show notes and links later tonight.
thanks for subscribing, and your support.
Horns up!!!!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

nml-v43

Today's show - This show is very special to me, because today we are featuring one of the best jam bands of my generation. the String cheese incident. No show notes needed, I played some live tracks by the band. and played Griddle "positively Jackson" as part of production.
Show your appreciation for the bands that show there support for podcasting, and check out the web site...

the String Cheese Incident

Live cheese

SCI Fidelity Records

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Clutch - Rejected...

Reply:
hello simon, i was forwarded your mail. at this time i do not give permission to podcast a track.
best,
NYC entertainment biz dude


REJECTED..... I feel so... I feel so... happy I got a reply....
but it sucks we wont be playing any CLUTCH on the show. Sometimes their hands are tied, there's nothing they can do. But I still, wont be buying any CLUTCH merchandise any time soon, and I'll bet 10,000+ downloads/listeners (and growing) agree...


Saturday, March 04, 2006

Headbangers Lab - March 4th 2006

Today's show - The best of - Headbangers Lab - March 4th 2006
Tonight I wanted to recap some of the older shows, for new listeners that may just be joining us here at the lab. Plus I played a couple new tunes.

Show notes:
  • This is the HBL...
  • Today's show is...
  • Featured band info
  • Featured band
  • Start of "Best Of"
  • Band info
  • Track
  • Band info
  • Track
  • Track
  • Recap last band
  • Intro next band
  • Track
  • Track
  • Recap
  • Wrap up
  • Last band info
  • Last track
  • End
Bands:
  1. 137
  2. awaiting the apocalips
  3. dark carnival
  4. early man
  5. worm box
  6. diecast
  7. despised icon
Special thanks to the bands that let us use there music for the production of the show. You know who you are, and we thank you....
I'm sending a 5 min clip of the show to Podshow Music Rewind... Maybe they need some metal to ballance out the show.. Who knows. It may get deleted the first 2 seconds, but it's atleast worth a shot, worst they can do is say fuck off right?. I'll take one for the team, fuck it.
Rocked out, rock on!
Simon

Links coming later...

Thursday, March 02, 2006

nml-v41

Today's show - Wow 41 shows kinda jumped up on me... That's cool.. I think I'm going to put a show together showcasing the best and worst of our humble start in podcasting.
Today's show will make you kick yourself in the ear, and scream "LOUDER!!!!!!", or something like that... Check it out.

Show notes:
  • Intro "We make our own rock stars"
  • Humble beginnings
  • Pitch union reminds me of...
  • First track of the day
  • Block of 3
  • Recap
  • Verbal plugs
  • Next band!
  • Misprintz bumper
  • "Fuck the FCC"
  • Block of 2
  • Wrap up
  • Verbal plugs
  • Last track
  • PSA/Promos
  • End
The bands:
  1. pitch union
  2. brand new sin
  3. lacuna coil
  4. Diecast
  5. the fabrications
  6. eyes of fire
  7. god forbid
  8. ring of fire
  9. the deadline
PSA/Promos
  1. Willie nelson - Norml.org
  2. Podcast outlaws network
  3. Zero gravity radio
  4. Fresh media works
  5. Google
Rock on.....

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Headbangers Lab - Feb 25th 2006

Today's show - Headbangers Lab - Feb 25th 2006
Featured band - Early man!
Featured record label - Cyclone records

Show notes:
  • This is the HBL fuckers...
  • Featured band
  • Welcome to HBL
  • Block of tunes
  • Recap and intro next block
  • Block of tunes
  • Recap and special thanks
  • Intro next block of tunes
  • Recap
  • Wrap up
  • Last track
  • End
Bands:
  1. Early man
  2. Worm box
  3. A hint of malice
  4. Black sky
  5. Inspected by 40
  6. Inner surge
  7. Tempered
  8. Verbal deception
  9. In silence
  10. 137 (Hail 137!)
Damn I love this gig man, the bands on today's show melted my ipod!!!
You can find a link to Early man and the new video at the HBL's sister site www.thenewmusiclab.com
Check there for some interviews coming soon....
!!Rock on!!

I will be giving HBL a face lift in the next couple of weeks, hang in there while I fuck things up.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

NML makeover, feedback needed.

I'm working on building a new website for you all.
What do you want on the new site?
Send me some feedback so I can get it done for y'all.
This is what I've got so far NML MAKEOVER
Let me know what you think of it so far.

Friday, February 24, 2006

nml-v39

NML-v39

Splash Image

-- In Silence --
Checking out 10 new bands, the rock and roll experiment, and today's featured label. you don't want to miss this one!....
Show notes:
  • Intro
  • Welcome to the show
  • Thanks to PMR check out #21
  • Bands on today's show
  1. In Silence
  2. Cobretti
  3. Without Thought
  4. fuckin shit biscuits
  5. AGENCY
  6. Wormbox
  7. Inner Surge
  8. Pitch Union
  9. Sinch
  10. Smeer
  • Wrap up
  • End
Check out the compilation CD's available on today's featured label Cyclone Records
Today's rock and roll experiment was "fuckin shit biscuits".
Show your love for the experimental!
Subscribe to hear it all!
Horns up!
Rock on!
Simon

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

nml-v38

Today's show:
Something different, Reaching way back into the experimental and progressive rock genre for bands that aren't afraid to push the envelope, and do something different. Every tack on today's show has it's own unique flavor, just take your pick.

Show notes:
  • Intro by "The hillbilly casino"
  • Promo/Intro "FM radio can stick it"
  • Show info
  • Bands....
  1. Griddle
  2. tantrum
  3. Trespass
  4. Dick The Flasher
  5. twotwotwo
  6. HORSE the band
  7. Pilotdrift
  8. The Reverse Engineers
  9. Sinch
  10. Devin Anderson
  • Wrap up with Devin Anderson
  • Promos
  • End
That's it y'all.. I had a great time with this one. My favorite genres are experimental and progressive rock and I was really excited about the bands on today's show. Even if it's not your cup o' tea, you have to admit every one of these bands had their own distinct sound. Definitely not cookie cutter bands.
See ya next show.
Rock on!
Simon

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Headbangers Lab - Feb 11th 2006

Today's show - Headbangers Lab - Feb 11th 2006
It's actually the 12th but the show was recorded on the 11th. I never get these out by Saturday.
Check out the bands on today's show, and if you dig it buy it!

Show notes:
  • This is the HBL fuckers.....
  • Set list and DC info
  • The bands
  1. Dark Carnival
  2. Skum love
  3. Makeshift3
  4. Converge
  5. Manchurian Candidates
  6. Tangaroa
  7. 137
  • NML promo is in there somewhere
  • Wraped up with 137
This is the new format for the show notes, it's quicker to do than the copy and pasting all day.
If you liked what you heard you don't need to remember names, just remember when it was played on the show and click on it here. I might start calling out track numbers in the show for reference. Subscribe to hear the whole show, it's worth it!
Rock on!
Simon

P.S. Here's my blog for show fuck up's, bloopers, odd shit, and everything else that doesn't fit into a music podcast.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Simon Sucks!

Hey all,
The audio blog is online. It's for everything that can't be posted on a music show. Also the shows that get thrown out will be posted there. You know, the badly edited, poorly produced ect...
Sometimes I have a lot to say, and a music show isn't the place to do it. So here is the blog, to steal your newspaper and turn your lawn brown.
I haven't registered a domain name yet. I think go daddy has a blog thing for new domains, I might check that out.

In the meantime (cool helmet tune) here is the url

And here is the feed

I posted nml-v36 there to get the blog rolling (it was badly edited and produced and I was going to throw it out, but the bands are cool so go get it).
Rock on!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

nml-v35

Todays show - I'm back and ready to rock! Next year I'm getting a flu shot...
Trying to simplify the shownotes, it's taking way too long to copy and paste everything (yeah I am that lazy) .
  • Talked for a few about the flu
  • Some cool stuff going on with the show
  • Clip from question played on DSC
  1. Coheed and Cambria
  2. Boysetsfire
  3. Alexisonfire
  4. Endicott
  5. Armor For Sleep
  6. Converge
  7. Bane
  8. The Hope Conspiracy
  9. Silent Drive
  10. Shift
  • Wrap up
  • Promos
  1. Fresh Media works
  2. The Tech Tap
  3. The Roadhouse
  4. The Musicians cooler
  5. Pod Trippin'
  6. The Podcast Outlaws Network
  7. NML

Rock on!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

NML - on the DSC

Wow! That was unexpected. I wasn't trying to get a plug on the DSC, but damn did that make my day... I was trying to get a DSC promo for the NML, and maybe get the dude man himself to introduce a tune for us. (yeah that was a long shot, but hey I took one for the team right.)
I was just chillin' out with DSC on the MP3 minding my own, when BAM. Well, the bad news is, there isn't a DSC promo. The good news is I think there might be one on the way.

I'm down with the flu, I know I was just sick a couple weeks ago, but now I got the fuckin' flu.
So the shows will be on hold for now. Maybe I can put together some kind of best of show or something for now. Is it too soon for a best of?
Till next show check out The Daily source code.
Rock on!
Simon

46:50 NOT A PROMO - Question from Simon
That's some funny stuff right there, I don't care who ya are.

Check it out:
Daily source code
Subscribe to the feed
Subscribe with iTunes

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Headbangers Lab - Jan 28th 2006

Today's show - Headbangers Lab - Jan 28th 2006
skum Love makes a world podcast debute with new track " My Machine" Be sure to check them out at www.skumlove.com . Here is some info about the bands on today's show, slurpped up from the bands bio pages...



Skum Love
With spiked multi colored hair and
multiple piercings it's obvious he's a self-made freak of nature. The same is true when it comes to his music.
A solo project two and a half years in the making, Skumlove has fought for his place in the music industry while maintaining his unique identity. "I couldn't find anyone
who thought like me and wanted to write good rock music with an electronic twist." And so tired of the LA rock and roll conveyor belt of clone bands, Skum set out on his own. "For ten years I've been creating the kind of music I always wanted to hear."
Influenced by everything from punk rock & metal to electronica, industrial and goth.
Skumlove mixes it all together to produce his own twisted sound. "I love 80s new wave, punk & rock
so I incorporated a little of each and mix it with industrial, electronica and good ol' American EVIL.!" So armed with a sequencer and a radio shack karaoke machine he did just that. "It was a real primitive way of recording but it worked."
On the lyrical side, Skumlove is sick and twisted, Raw and untamed, his words spew forth with such force you can't help but take notice. "I sing about things that move me like sex, perversion, love and hate."
Skum explains with a devilish grin, "I don't sing about politics and such. I find that boring and I wanna have fun with my music. I don't want to change the world. . . I wanna fuck the world."

One person who did take notice of this hard core prodigy was long time friend Glenn Danzig.
"I was working with Glenn in his office when he asked if I knew of a good band
looking for a deal. I mentioned to him that I had been working on my own music,
so I gave him a demo." From the first listen he liked what he heard and agreed to help
me." With Glenn's help, just one year later Skumlove
signed a deal with emerging record label Emagine. "I was
excited to hear that a label was interested in my music."
But as The relationship with Glenn and the label diminished so did Skum's deal.
With Skumlove on the back burner he decided to get out while he still could.
Forced to start over, Skum knew his "do it yourself" approach was the only way to go.
"I was on my own again which was fine." But that didn't last long.

Now its the Devil's turn to play and SKUMLOVE is the Evil of the new millennium...
More info available at: www.skumlove.com

137
Taking influence from "Dark-Groove" masters like Black Sabbath, Morbid Angel, and Cathedral... 137 has proven themselves the new kings of the genre. Turn on a blacklight and enjoy. - Cordial Records (www.cordialrecords.com)



Chapstik
The finest Hillbilly Heavy Metal Art Stoner Cockfight Music from Detroit Michigan via South Texas





Confirmed Kill
Confirmed Kill is an extreme metal band from Buffalo, New York. This group has been together since the fall of 2003. Since then they have lost a singer and gained two guitarists (Adam and Nick). Dan is now the full-time vocalist. Phill continues to grind on the bass and Joe continues to shred the drums.
The overall sound and songwriting approach taken by these musicians has drastically changed since the beginnings of the band. What used to be slower, less complex songs has now turned into fast, technical, brutal music that has the power to make you do unexpected things.

Trauma Concept
Formed in April 2001, Trauma Concept came together for one thing - their love of metal. Ever since, they've become known not only for their "enormously heavy" sound, but for their high intensity shows as well. With members from Texas, New York, and Massachusetts, this Framingham, Ma. based metal band has fused all of their influences into an original, focused, attack. The result is the double bass assault of Derek Jay on drums, the searing vocals of newly added frontman Trey Holton, John Jones' guitar riffs that go from blistering, to down right brutal breakdowns, and Scott Heron delivering an evil, damaging rumble from the bass. Thus, creating their own distinct sound that Boston SoundCheck Magazine describes as "..potent, throbbing, enormously heavy music". Since their debut release, "The End of Denial"(2002) [recorded by Adam D. of KillSwitch Engage (Roadrunner Records artists)], the band has been a non-stop powerhouse, gaining a nationwide fanbase. With performances at large festivals such as GWAR-B-Que (w/Lamb Of God), Milwaukee MetalFest (w/Exodus, Arch Enemy, Nile), & Locobazooka (w/Black Label Society, Hatebreed, Disturbed), Trauma Concept has proven their ability to win over and "own" crowds of any size. Combine these accomplishments with constant touring, and the fact that the band had only been around for a year and a half when these accomplishments were made, and you can plainly see that Trauma Concept is unarguably one of the hardest working bands out there. Surely one to keep your eyes and ears on! With the addition of being part of MTV's "Battle For Ozzfest", the response to the band has been overwhelming, and brought worldwide requests for them to pass through new areas. One thing is for sure - This band will continue to play more shows in a broader area for an increasingly larger audience. Overall, Trauma Concept will prove to you that metal is here, it’s been improved, and there’s no stopping it.

Catch these bands live!!!

Thats all for todays show. If you dig what was played on todays show, go check them out.
The show was a little delayed today, I pulled the show and recorded it again to make sure you got to hear Skum Love here first! I think it was worth the wait.

Download this show

Saturday, January 28, 2006

FYI: Something to entertain the masses?

I'm thinking about opening up an audio blog. You know, just bitchin' about stuff, maybe some weird stuff. Mostly while I drive around the state working on crap. I'm not much for words at times, so not sure how it will go, but why not. I have alot of free time driving all day. So why not do something to entertain the masses? Sounds like a good idea to me. I will post a link to the feed when it gets rolling. I don't think it will be included with this feed, NML is a music show, to promote hard working musicians like myself, and I don't think it should be fucked with. NML is fine just the way it is.

Speaking of fucking with NML, I just downloaded v33 and noticed Fruitcast re-encoded my mp3 files! I'm pissed! I encode at 192k and always in stereo for the best sound quality possible while keeping the file size manageable. Fruitcast re-encoded my mp3 files to 128k mono! It's not bad quality, but it's not what I would have chosen. So if you have been having issues with sound quality, and would like the show in stereo at 192k, you can get it here at the show blog. Just click download this show, but if 128k mono is fine with you then, the feed should be fine. It is a smaller file, and sounds OK, but it's just not the best ya know...

Headbangers Lab is tomorrow! Got some great bands in the set list already, DON'T MISS IT!

laterzzzzzzzzzzz

Simon

Friday, January 27, 2006

nml-v33

Todays show - Screwing off a little tonight, talked about recording gear, and where to buy it, fruitcast most popular podcasts list (we made 18th and 20th yahoo!) , our email has changed, send comments and shit to newmusiclab@gmail.com (thanks dude) and played some tunes by...


Uncrowned
UNCROWNED's Simple sick device for Sale Now! click the CD cover to buy!


Passion comes in many fo
rms, be it art, music, or poetry, and for the Atlanta-based quartet known as UNCROWNED, passion comes alive through the talents & visions of front man Stephen Bazzell, guitarist / backing vocalist Jack Andrad, bassist Stuart Clark, and drummer Scott Sellers.

Since exploding into the scene in March 2002, UNCROWNED, whose influences range from Stone Temple Pilots to Incubus, Linkin Park, and Rage Against The Machine, has molded their own distinct brand of rock that they have self-titled “Modern Edge.”

From the emotional impact of their 3 song demo(2005-Produced by Rusty Cobb- Default, SevenDust, Simple Plan, Avril Lavigne, Injected and John Briglevich- SevenDust, Edwin McCain, DoubleDrive, 3rd Day, Stuck Mojo), UN
CROWNED reveals their penchant for crafting infectious & diverse songs that also retain the sincerity & resourcefulness of the group.
Despite the youthfulness of the band, UNCROWNED has already accumulated a number of impressive accomplishments that belies the Independent status of the group:
· UNCROWNED are only the second independent band in the history of Hard Rock Cafe to have an instrument added to the HRC permanent memorabilia collection.

· Chosen Winners of the Cabo Wabo, Hard Rock Cafe “A Shot at the Cabo Wabo” 2004 competition by Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Irving Azoff.

· UNCROWNED Landed 3 spots and 2 live performance tapings on the nationally syndicated TV show "Blind Date" that aired in 2005.

· UNCROWNED
was chosen by CMJ and Dick Clark as one of the 10 hottest unsigned bands in the country in “The American Music Awards” 2003.


One shot left
"The way it makes me feel // the way it makes you smile // looking down onstage // I’m glad I’ve walked this mile // the friends we’ve made // the moments shared // when all is said and done,” reads the chorus to closing track “The Journey” on One Shot Left’s new album: Restitution. The lyrics themselves reflect the band’s anti-glamour stance and agenda for connecting with its audience, while the sonic delivery pummels the message home. Complemented by Travis Saunders’ (Maverick/Warner recording engineer) coproduction, “The Journey” and the ten other mini-epics on the band’s sophomore effort are delivered with potency.


Morpheena
We started to play together in 2004 and are now ready to take over the world (:
For more info and MP3´s, check out our website: www.morpheena.com







Rex Stiff and the Kinky Morticians
To this day it is still uncertain how Rex Stiff and the Kinky Morticians came to be. It is rumored Rex Stiff met Ian Balmer and Roger Mortis at Drake's Funeral Home where they all held part-time jobs.

The first known performance of Rex Stiff and the Kinky Morticians was in 1952 at a summer sock-hop at Westburg High School. The show was a complete failure and forever branded the band as the most vile and disgusting group of that era. This did not stop Rex or his morticians from writing songs dealing with what was considered to be lurid sex acts and extreme violence. The entire band seemed to have an insatiable love for the dead and Rex, throughout many songs, preached BDSM to a non-understanding public.

Rex Stiff and the Kinky Morticians continued playing shows, but to no avail. The fifties just weren't ready for them. Then, on Halloween 1958, en route to their biggest gig yet, opening for Frankie Avalon, tragedy struck. Someone from the last city they played at, cut the brake lines on their tour van. The van careened off a cliff, killing Rex, Ian and Roger instantly.

But don't fret children. Rex, Ian and Roger were not yet ready to say goodbye and their spirits returned to Drakes, waiting for an oppurtune moment to unleash their return. Exactly 45 years later, Halloween 2003, someone managed to resurrect them from the grave.

Enter Frankie Fermaldibryde, a young mortician, who at that time, was working at Drakes Funeral Home. Frankie loved music and was a beast on the guitar, but was unable to devote herself to a musical project she could truly love. In the meantime, Rex had taken note of the attractive sex pot and was unable to resist her. He found himself leaving tokens of his presence everywhere.
On October 31, 2003, Frankie was searching fro some embalming chemicals when she came across an old record. The record was Death, Dance and Decay by none other than Rex Stiff and the Kinky Morticians. Little did she know that record was to change her life forever.

Later that evening, a storm was brewing as Frankie took out the record and put it in her player. She immediately fell in love with the sounds she heard. It was a band she would have loved to have been a part of. At that exact moment, her house was hit with lightning. A moment later, there was a knock at her door. When Frankie answered it, who was there but Rex, Ian and Roger. That night they began rehearsing.

Nearby a strapping young alien had somehow ran off course. Suddenly, his ears picked up the most disgusting, gruesome noises he had ever heard. Zardonicus followed the sounds until her found himself outside of Frankie's house listening to Rex Stiff and the Kinky Morticians. Zardonicus was so intrigued with the band, he immediately threatened them to let him play his guitar along with Frankie or else he would send them all into outer space. After first hearing his chops, the band agreed. Thus a new era of Rex Stiff and the Kinky Morticians was born.

Many will argue that the ideas brought forth in their songs were just way ahead of the times. Now fresh from the grave (and outer space) Rex Stiff and the Kinky Morticians are back and ready to pollute the minds of this generation. So kiddies, strap on your dancing shoes because they're back!!


Bogart
Reborn from dead punk/ska/what-have-you bands, BOGART! has a lot of experience to draw from. They've done all else they can stand, and have found their way home to the comfortable nook of rock n roll. Their live show has been compared to "early SNFU," and they wouldn't have it any other way: dynamic, intense, and sincere. Honest songs about minimum wage, cheap living, and all the other bullshit that's necessary to get on the stage and on the road come easy, as they spill their guts on a relatable and realistic level.

It's important to BOGART! that they find something new in their roots. That being said, BOGART! really loves the Bellrays, Motorhead, Billy Holiday, the Buzzcocks, the New BombTurks, the Browns, SNFU, the Who, and many others.

"In A Post Oil World, There Is No High Octane But For Now We Are...", the debut full length, will be released March 18 of 2006 with Meter Records.


The Plus
A hard charging live band that pulls no punches while performing an agressive, high energy, and, above all, honest show. Sound wise, The Plus borrow a little from the past and a little from the present Think: Rolling Stones, Pavement, Archers of Loaf, Velvet Underground, The Who, Sonic Youth...
and some promos.



Yeah I know I just slurpped up info from the bands web sites... But hey it works, and I'm lazy. Think of it as, one stop shopping for bands. If you like what you hear on today's show, go buy the cd, because if you don't support the musicians, the music goes away.. Thanks to ALL the bands played on today's show.. I had a fuckin' blast recording it.
Tootles folks
Rock on!
Simon

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Misprintz - VIDEO

Here is a little something extra for everybody....
A downloadable MISPRINTZ Music Video, for the song, "Discount Record", which can be played back through iTunes, Quicktime, and sync'ed to the VIDEO IPOD. Click the video screenshot to download the new video...



It's a downloadable .zip file, but once you download it, you can decompress it and play it back in QuickTIme or iTunes.

Simon

Monday, January 23, 2006

nml-v32

FYI: The server is down for some reason, so it may take a few for todays show to post. Hey it's a free server so I put up with it....

Today's show - Chillin' out with the guys from The Tech Tap podcast, go check them out! -[Plug]-
Answered a few questions, addressed a schedule issue and played some ear candy from the PMN. Only the best!

Junkstar
Delivering a sound that is best described as adventurous, Junkstar merge old school funk with new tech' tricks to make their music both contemporary and classic funk.

Think James Brown, think Grove Armanda and you're getting close.




american anthem
American Anthem is Cliff Calabro, Christy Calabro, Joey Andriaccio, & Lisa Rav. After touring the nation with Poison's Bret Michaels, they quickly aquired a legion of dedicated fans nationwide. The band recently signed with Indie label Fastlane records and will release thier debut cd in Jan of 2006.



American Heartbreak
From San Francisco, CA. Bass Player, Michael Butler also does the Rock and Roll Geek Show





Smeer
What's the band best known for?

SMEER have released their 2nd full length CD “Dischord” and sales have been great, over 2500 copies sold so far with little promo involved. The first single “DOWN” was up to #4 on the Top30 chart in NB in only 3 weeks of it entering the chart. Smeer headl


50 foot wave
The new band from Throwing Muses' founder Kristin Hersh. Harder, faster and more intense than the Muses, 50 Foot Wave is Kristin's pure release.





Had a great time with the show today, If you dig what you hear on the show, go buy the cd, because if you don't support the musicians, the music goes away..
Thanks for suporting the show! Want to win a FREE ipod?
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Rock on!!!
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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Headbangers Lab - Jan 21st 2006

Todays show - Headbangers Lab - Jan 21st 2006 more band info later. For now check out the show.
Simon

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

nml-v31

Todays show - I'm feeling much better today. High on life and flu medicine and I can't remember what I played on todays show... I think I played ...


The Misprintz
The long awaited follow-up from THE MISPRINTZ is finally here! Imperfect Harmony features 7 tracks that'll have you shakin' your ass, movin' your feet, and singing along to some "F*** yeah!" Rock and Roll Music. The album is exclusively available on CDBABY.COM.
BUY IT NOW






Thee Minks
Formed in 2001 by guitarist / vocalist Hope Diamond and bassist / vocalist Liz Lixx, Thee Minks burst out of the garage and onto the stage, steaming up bar windows up and down the East Coast with their infectious Ronettes-meets-the-Ramones-by-way-of-Radio-Birdman stomp. After solidifying their line-up with the addition of drum whore extraordinaire The Playthang, the band headed back into the studio to add another notch to their rock and roll bedpost, resulting in the 14 tough and sexy bittersweet rock and roll nuggets that make up their first full length CD, Are You Ready Now?


Eaten By Sheiks
Sorry! The update of the biography is in progress! In the meantime please visit for more information: www.eatenbysheiks.de & www.koks-music.de









Third Fire
In 2002 a trio of musicians played at the only bar in Bend , Oregon that allowed loud rock bands. Drunken guys still in their work clothes, committed players of lotto machines, pool sharks, and people on their way around the dance floor toward the bartender wondered about the volume and the noise. A classic rock station could still be heard through the house speakers between live songs performed on stage.
In the midst of this chaos, unknown to the trio, stood Joe Lokteff co-owner of Piggyback Records. He was listening to the band -- intently. Unknown to the band he came back to listen to other sets on other days.
The band signed with the record label shortly thereafter.
Members since 2002 Dylan, Josh, and Craig brought old friend, Jeremy into the band in 2004 to play bass.
Today Third Fire drives heavy beats with original, highly melodic and progressive metal riffs with lyrics that promote world consciousness and self-awareness, while giving the audience a hard hitting, original style performance that demands attention in even the nosiest venues.


Morpheena
We started to play together in 2004 and are now ready to take over the world (:For more info and MP3´s, check out our website: www.morpheena.com






The Plus
A hard charging live band that pulls no punches while performing an agressive, high energy, and, above all, honest show. Sound wise, The Plus borrow a little from the past and a little from the present Think: Rolling Stones, Pavement, Archers of Loaf, Velvet Underground, The Who, Sonic Youth...







" Wiskey Dust" is the winner of the NML fan pic of the week. Who will be next?
Recorded a promo for The Tech Tap Podcast go check them out....
Had alot of fun with todays show. Can't wait for v32.
Rock on... and on.... and on....
Simon

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Monday, January 16, 2006

NML fan pic of the week

Here is NML fan "Wiskey Dust" (yes I spelled it wiskey) at The Alamo. Sporting the Oz man T-Shirt... You rock man...

In 1982, Ozzy Osbourne was busted in San Antonio for urinating in front of the Alamo (and was banned from the city for 20 years).

nml-v30

Todays show is SICK!!! - I'm sick as a dog, and so today I played some sick ass trax.
Check these bands out....

Brad Sucks
I make music and put it on the internet.

Ummm, simple enough... Rock on man!

The Matches
Straight outta Oakland, the Matches set the California music scene on fire last year thanks to twelve explosive, hook-injected songs recorded on the cheap in their basements and living rooms. Coupled with an unstoppable work ethic that included the band's very own "Commotion Promotion" tactics, buzz on the quartet's self-released debut E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals and the live shows that supported it spread like a virus to music enthusiasts up and down the Golden State and, as they toured small venues relentlessly, across the country.Despite the ensuing hype that landed the interest of numerous label A&R execs, the truth is that the Matches wouldn't be shit without contagious anthems like "The Jack Slap Cheer" or "The Restless." It's these songs, sounding like they were written for the bored and lonely kids loitering in bowling alleys and backyards across the fruited plain, that have sparked so much attention.Formed as The Locals in 1997, when vocalist/guitarist Shawn Harris, drummer Matt Whalen and bassist Justin San Souci were early in their respective tenures at Oakland's Bishop O'Dowd High, the group grew frustrated by the turn of the millennium at the lack of under-21 venues in the Bay Area. Commandeering a webcasting warehouse called iMusicast in their home city, they launched a show called L3: Live, Loud and Local. In an effort to promote these L3 shows, the band - now with guitarist Jon Devoto in the fold - initiated "Commo Promo," accosting potential fans exiting concerts and clubs, student unions, dorms, high schools, malls and fast food joints, welcome or not. By performing these brief acoustic attack sets in the days prior to L3 gigs, word soon spread and the shows started selling out - without advertising or publicity.Changing monikers in time to self-finance and release their February 2003 debut, the Matches mothballed their educational pursuits to focus on music. Veering from headlining West Coast All-Ages venues to touring opportunities with Reel Big Fish, Lit, and Zebrahead, the latter even asked Shawn, Matt, Justin and Jon to join them for a ten-day trek to Japan late in the year. Around that time a new tune, "December is for Cynics" appeared alongside Blink 182, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and New Found Glory, on the Immortal Records benefit compilation, A Santa Cause.The group also aligned with Epitaph, walking away from the lure of those wide- open major label checkbooks. And now the energy and innovation of E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals is yours to behold, you lucky bastards.If the Matches sound like they could be the next big thing in a way that nearly every other band only wishes they could, perhaps it's the musical and lyrical ingenuity that steers "Eryn Smith," an exuberant, irresistible song about falling in love with a punk rock girl. With the throbbing bass-line that launches "Dog-Eared Page" and the wry, quirky rocker "Chain Me Free," the Matches have more hooks than your Grandpa's tackle box. When they do tap their influences, such as the blend of Elvis Costello and the Faint in "Audio Blood," it's done tastefully, damn-near out of respect. And with tunes about dying for a new zipcode ("Borderline Creep") or dying in slow motion at our own careless hand ("Sick Little Suicide"), these concise, communicable bursts tap a common nerve. Whether your memories of sneaking out a window to catch your ride to that not-to-be-missed show are from last summer's Warped Tour or from the days when Green Day first exploded, the Matches take you back to those moments in an instant. Now that's red-tipped Rock & Roll. Light 'em up.

Sick Of It All
As torchbearers of this only true remaining worldwide musical underground, SICK OF IT ALL is the one band upon which every fan can depend. From Iceland to Japan, from Argentina to the UK, hardcore fans have remained under the commercial radar for two decades. Whether deliberately shunned or accidentally overlooked by the mainstream, these hundreds of thousands of kids live for something that cannot be fabricated or target-marketed to them: lyrics that capture their alienation, music that channels their rage, and the emotional release provided only by the most energetic and communal of live shows.
SICK OF IT ALL’s latest sonic conquest comes in the form of a collection of B-sides and rarities titled Outtakes For The Outcast. These 15 tracks have been compiled over the years and make up some of their best songs and hardest to find material; covetous record collectors be damned! Outtakes For The Outcast is the band’s fifth full length for the San Francisco based indie-punk label, Fat Wreck Chords. In addition to their classic full lengths like Scratch the Surface and Blood, Sweat, and No Tears, SOIA have four other records on Fat: Call to Arms, Yours Truly, Live In A Dive, and Life On The Ropes. Eight full lengths in all, and a catalog that has influenced numerous bands from all genres of underground music.
While SICK OF IT ALL’s transition from indie label to bigger indie to major and back again has been the subject of heated debate in the worldwide HC forum, the band has always had the last word. Putting its collective nose to the grindstone and touring non-stop around the world, the band has blazed new ground for hardcore figuratively and literally: Refining and expanding the genre for nearly a decade and a half, playing the first ever hardcore shows and some of the most obscure corners of the world, and often becoming the first true hardcore band to crack the Top 100 and play the major festivals of many a foreign territory. It’s only fitting for SICK OF IT ALL to now be releasing their best stuff on an indie label with roots as deep as their own.
But for SICK OF IT ALL, it’s not all about retrospective records, because the band is still riding high from their latest studio material: Life On The Ropes. For the making of this full length SICK OF IT ALL switched things up by tracking and producing the new record by themselves. This is an unprecedented occurrence in SICK OF IT ALL’s long recording career and has them getting back to the Do-It-Yourself ethic that first endeared fans years ago. After countless hours spent in the studio and with years of road-tested musicianship under their belts, SOIA has all the necessary tools to produce their own material. And in a continued effort to make this album even more noteworthy, SICK OF IT ALL enlisted the guest vocals of the great John Joseph on the song ‘Paper Tiger’. This is indeed a landmark as John Joseph is the Godfather of the New York hardcore scene and was the original frontman of the seminal NYHC band the Cro-Mags. SICK OF IT ALL pulled all the stops for this record and the listener can tell that on this album SOIA is expanding their skills and their sound.
Between Outtakes For The Outcast, Life On The Ropes, and their colossal U.S. tour they just wrapped up with the band Terror, things don’t seem to be slowing down for the scene’s most storied veterans. This band is relentless and you can always count on them for intense live shows and powerful records’stay tuned!

Cobretti
Hailing from SF, vets of bands such as: Motorhome, The Grannies, All About Evil, Sammy Shakes and a bunch of other dumb bands you never heard of . Our main goal is to ignore everything that hipsters claim as their own for the next 20 minutes and pound out some fine loud Rock.

As always, if you like what you hear, go buy the cd... Beacause if you don't support the musicians, the music goes way...
Go check out The Tech Tap Podcast , more info about them at the end of todays show.
Thats it guys. I'm going to go take some tylenol and sleep this shit off.
Laterzzzzzzzzzzz
Simon

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Headbangers Lab - Jan 14th 2006

Todays show - Headbangers Lab - Jan 14th 2006 - Having another hard attack, check out the bands played on todays show...

awaiting the apocalypse
Awaiting the Apocalypse was formed late in the summer of 2004 by Tyler and Marcos with one vision in mind, to make the heaviest music possible. Through a couple of line up changes (between slackers and finding a drummer that could keep up), with Jon on lead guitar and Scott on the drums, A.T.A. is a force to be reckoned with.
Confirmed Kill

137
Taking influence from "Dark-Groove" masters like Black Sabbath, Morbid Angel, and Cathedral... 137 has proven themselves the new kings of the genre. Turn on a blacklight and enjoy. - Cordial Records (www.cordialrecords.com)


Chapstik
The finest Hillbilly Heavy Metal Art Stoner Cockfight Music from Detroit Michigan via South Texas
Life In Pictures

Prepare for War
This band started october 2004 and has made a big apperence in the portland hardcore scene. For being a young band we have shared stages with make move, the warriors, six bullets, endless fight, hollow ground, the contender, reflux, a taste for murder, brutal fight, lose none, and many many more. To sum it al
morpheena

HORSE the band
Stumbling out of Los Angeles, CA, HORSE the band has been many people's favorite little secret since their inception in 2000. The godfathers of the sound already coined as "Nintendo-core", they've built a sizable worldwide fan base just by being creative and having a slightly demented sense of humor. Deconstructing hardcore and metal trademarks and soaking them with a sharp tongue and inventive keyboard leads, HORSE the band has risen to the forefront of eclectic and extreme hard rock music. When HORSE the band signed with Pluto Records in early 2003, they finally got to release a debut full-length, R. Borlax, which was an immediate hit. The media picked up on the buzz as well and the band found themselves praised in the pages of some of the top music magazines such as Kerrang, Alternative Press, Terrorizer, and Rocksound just to name a few.
In the summer of 2004, the band set out on the most ambitious tour any band, big or small, could hope to accomplish. HORSE THE WORLD TOUR 2004 included 85 shows in 90 days, spanning 7 countries. One highlight was a jaw-dropping performance at Hellfest in July, which was characteristic of the whole tour which turned out to be a huge success. An offer from Combat Records soon followed, and HORSE the band seized the opportunity to take things to a new level. The band found themselves in Seattle recording with producer/engineer Matt Bayles (Botch, Norma Jean, Mastodon) and produced what's sure to be a huge follow-up to R. Borlax. The album will be called "The Mechanical Hand" and is scheduled to hit stores this fall through Combat Records.Catch HORSE the band on tour all summer, and making another appearance on this year's Hellfest!

Trauma Concept
Formed in April 2001, Trauma Concept came together for one thing - their love of metal. Ever since, they've become known not only for their "enormously heavy" sound, but for their high intensity shows as well. With members from Texas, New York, and Massachusetts, this Framingham, Ma. based metal band has fused all of their influences into an original, focused, attack. The result is the double bass assault of Derek Jay on drums, the searing vocals of newly added frontman Trey Holton, John Jones' guitar riffs that go from blistering, to down right brutal breakdowns, and Scott Heron delivering an evil, damaging rumble from the bass. Thus, creating their own distinct sound that Boston SoundCheck Magazine describes as "..potent, throbbing, enormously heavy music". Since their debut release, "The End of Denial"(2002) [recorded by Adam D. of KillSwitch Engage (Roadrunner Records artists)], the band has been a non-stop powerhouse, gaining a nationwide fanbase. With performances at large festivals such as GWAR-B-Que (w/Lamb Of God), Milwaukee MetalFest (w/Exodus, Arch Enemy, Nile), & Locobazooka (w/Black Label Society, Hatebreed, Disturbed), Trauma Concept has proven their ability to win over and "own" crowds of any size. Combine these accomplishments with constant touring, and the fact that the band had only been around for a year and a half when these accomplishments were made, and you can plainly see that Trauma Concept is unarguably one of the hardest working bands out there. Surely one to keep your eyes and ears on! With the addition of being part of MTV's "Battle For Ozzfest", the response to the band has been overwhelming, and brought worldwide requests for them to pass through new areas. One thing is for sure - This band will continue to play more shows in a broader area for an increasingly larger audience. Overall, Trauma Concept will prove to you that metal is here, it’s been improved, and there’s no stopping it.


As always if you like what you hear on todays show, go check them out and buy a cd, because if you don't support musicians, the music goes away.
I'll finish the show notes and links in the morning, my ass is numb from sitting in the same spot for 3 hours...
Rock on!
Can you hear me now!?!
Simon Smith

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

nml-v28

Todays show - Hey, it could happen..... I'm adding new tracks to the playlist. Let me know what you think, crank it or yank it? Keep it or delete it? 100% free podsafe music goodness.
If you dig what we played today, click on the band you liked the most to learn more about them, and/or buy a cd. Don't forget about the "BIG BLUE BUTTON". We need your support.

Check out these new bands.

Opus Dai
Drawing on influences from Led Zeppelin and Jeff Buckley to Tool, The Mars Volta and Maiden. Opus Däi embody a musical energy that have made them a must-see live band with a diverse and loyal following in their home town Los Angeles. Look for Opus Däi's debut full-length in March 2006!

George Hrab
George Hrab is a multi-instrumentalist philosopher skeptic who writes, produces and performs original material. George firmly believes that the most direct route to someone's brain is via their funny bone and dance shoes. Geo has been featured on SKEPTICALITY (full episode!) and COVERVILLE.

Crank or yank?
Onion Flavored Rings
3-piece, formed 6/01. Paul (bass/bu.vox) played in great bands like Crimpshrine & Go Sailor. Erick (drums) publishes SCAM, in addition to playing in tons of one-off bands like Chaos LR, Allergic to Bullshit, Hey Schmecky, & the legendary Chickenhead. Steve (git/vox) founded the funyons so long ago.

Keep or delete?
Escape Goats
Our lead guitarist plays the drums, two different, but equally unconventional voices sing lead vocals and our guitar player recently learned the names of all five strings on his guitar. Ideally, we'd just like to play songs that rock, and maybe amuse people a little with our witty lyrics.

What do you think? I dig it...
LifeInBraille
From the Black Hills of South Dakota to the San Francisco Bay, Creepy Sleepy Music has published and promoted artists since 2002. If you hate the Creepy Sleepy Podcast, then you'll also hate Creepy Sleepy Music! If you are of refined character, then you know that Creepy Sleepy Music means 'class.'

These guys had a great response on the last Headbangers Lab...
The Jonbenet
The Jonbenét began in the sweltering Houston summer of 2003. The band released their first demo later that year, and following a lineup change, proceeded to release two self-released EPs in the summer of 2004 ("Five Stories Retold") and again in early 2005 (a split with The Kidnap Soundtrack). During all this time, the Jonbenét hit the road hard, traveling across the US and into Canada, building their fan base solely based on punk rock ethics and incredible word of mouth.The band soon found support from Pluto Records, and plan to release "The Plot Thickens" in July. The 8-song release is a discography of sorts, combining remastered versions of both self-released EPs recorded in the past year.The music of the Jonbenét consists of a blend of indie stylings, metallic urgencies, and a post-hardcore sense of delivery. Appealing to a vast array of listeners, they have comfortably shared the stage with a variety of bands such as The Red Chord, A Life Once Lost, Murder By Death, The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower, Breather Resist, Dead To Fall, Codeseven, Evergreen Terrace, Fear Before The March Of Flames, and many more.The Jonbenét will again be embarking on a nationwide tour this summer.

That's the show. We played a couple new tracks today. brand new to the PMN. Tell me what YOU think. newmusiclab@hotmail.com
See you show 29

Simon

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