Three questions for Micah Martin – Episode 011
- So The Crowning is based in Stroudsburg, PA and you’ll be making your debut in Pittsburgh soon. What can you tell us about that upcoming show?
- Recently, you put on your annual Five Acre Fest and Winter’s Descent from this end of the state participated. How do you decide on what bands to book for your festivals?
- Do you think cover bands and/or tribute bands are a positive or negative influence on a town or city’s music scene? – asked by Jimmy Feudale of Dragline on Episode 10
The Song: Will I Make It Home
Will I Make it Home tells the story about a solider who has to leave his family behind to head off to war. It explores the emotions from the family’s perspective who are constantly on edge wondering if they’ll ever hear from him again, and his constant fear that he may never get home alive.
About The Crowning
Band Location: Stroudsburg, PA USA
Band Genre: Rock
Nobody understands momentum quite like The Crowning. After storming the scene in the Fall of 2017 with their debut EP, the Pennsylvania quartet has already begun to establish themselves as a regional powerhouse with their unique take on the altrock/grunge sound. In a very short period they have amassed thousands of streams, opened up for several major national touring acts, received continuous airplay on hundreds of indie and college radio stations, and have been featured in several major publications including the cover of The Aquarian Weekly.
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- I know that you used to use the tagline “Pure Rock Fury” for your band, and I feel like it is a pretty good description for your band. How would you describe your sound to people who haven’t heard you yet?
- Recently, I was flipping through my social studies teacher’s manual and found a photo that looked exactly like my college roommate. If I were to find a picture of a time traveling member of DRAGLINE, what historical event would the photo be with and why?
- What is it that you like and dislike about the Pittsburgh Music Scene and what are the advantages and disadvantages of being a part of it as opposed to a more musical city like Nashville, LA, or New York; what do you find special about opposed to any other music scene out there? – Asked by Doug Carnahan on Episode 009
The Song: She Put the Devil in Me
The song is about Temptation and giving in to it.
Band Location: Leechburg, PA USA
Band Genre: Rock / Metal / Punk Rock
DRAGLINE was born out of the fiery remains of what once was the Midnight Plowboys. The Plowboys had Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins style rockabilly riffs along with some southern rock influence. This has carried over into DRAGLINE’s sound, although now, there’s an edge that has been added to it, with some Motorhead influence and metal riffs being tossed around. The line-up consisted of: Jimmy-Lead guitar & vox, Mike-Bass guitar & backing vox, and Jay on drums. DRAGLINE is proud to play an all original set, yet has no problem dropping in some David Allen Coe, Johnny Cash, or yes, even Motorhead. Their sound is a basic power trio. Their style consists of “bar-room” rock ‘n’ roll, punk rock, metal, and even some rockabilly floating around in there somewhere. Their ideology is “just play, have a good time, and most importantly put on a good show” They do everything from benefits to bike nights. Whether it’s doing a backyard BBQ or playing at a local bar, the boys in DRAGLINE just wanna play. Grab yourself a cold beer and check them out…you won’t be disappointed!
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Three questions for Doug Carnahan – Episode 009
- I know that you used to be in a you play solo acoustic shows, and you front After the Fall, a Heavy Rock and Metal band. So my first question is, what musicians would you say have influenced you?
- What’s up with your microphone? (bonus question)
- So this next question kinda doubles up on the questions, can you tell me what the writing process for an After the Fall song is like and then specifically how it went for “The Fight”? (Check out Fernando’s Review of “The Fight”)
- What keeps you going when all else fails, when the people that you need let you down and the people that are the closest aren’t there what keeps you motivated to make music? – asked by Deyv Dee on Episode 008
The Song: The Fight
“The Fight” is a song about everyday life, and getting through it as unscathed as possible. We all have faced adverse situations that may cause us to stumble, and perhaps, even become a bit jaded towards life. That’s really the struggle, trying to get through life without compromising yourself, your morals, etc, and oftentimes, we don’t walk away the same person, be it for better or for worse. “The Fight” is meant to be inspirational, in the sense that we all have the ability to stare our individual adversity in the face and declare that we won’t come unhinged, that we’ll persevere and come out on top! Short of death, we all have the ability to overcome our individual obstacles, we simply need to have the strength and courage to do so, and that’s what I tried to convey with “The Fight”. A short side note, my eldest daughter, Sydney, helped to inspire some of the lyrics. I try to match the lyrics to the emotion that the music invokes, and I was having trouble determining the emotion attached to the music in “The Fight”. She asked me what my hangup with this song was, lyrically, and I told her. She then proceeded to tell me that I should make the song have both happy and sad emotions, that those were the emotions she felt upon hearing the music. I got to thinking and thought that, in life, we all experience both of those emotions, often one right after another, and that started me on my way to getting the lyrics completed!
About After the Fall
Band Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Band Genre: Hard Rock/Metal
After the Fall is a 4 piece, original hard rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally formed back in 2003, they’ve undergone several lineup changes over the years, and although met with success soon after their formation, it’s their current incarnation that has the city of Pittsburgh and cities throughout the country, abuzz. With Matt Ferrante on drums, Steve Craven on bass, Zac Shepard on guitar, and Doug Carnahan on vocals/guitar, they’ve made a bang in Pittsburgh and surrounding regions since the addition of Carnahan on vocals back in the spring of 2012. More recently, they would replace longtime guitarist Brandon Cornish with Zac Shepard. They’ve shared the stage with such national acts as Warrant, Sevendust, Nonpoint, Hed PE, The Sin City Sinners, Dope, Corrosion of Conformity, Hurt, Primer 55, and more. They have played in cities across the country, turning heads and recruiting new fans as if their lives depended on it.
Their sound is reminiscent of some of the great hard rock bands of the late 80’s, early 90’s, yet still stands out amongst their contemporaries as fresh, melodic, and just plain catchy. The songs are predominantly driving, radio friendly, hard rock songs, infused with attention commanding guitar riffs, topped off with vocals and lyrics that drive their point straight home and often through the heart.
Starting with their 2014 EP which contains their first big hit “Rumors” and followed with their full-length effort “My Confession” in the summer of 2015, After the Fall has kicked their career into high gear, winning the Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh Music Awards for “Best Rock Band” (2014-2019), and “Album of the Year” (My Confession). Armed with new, soon-to-be released music and with their signing to Pittsburgh’s RFL Records on September 6th, it’s only a matter of time before their music is in front of the masses! RFL Records released “My Confession” on November 30th, 2018 with full label backing, new packaging and promotion to reach a worldwide audience. They also released the single “The Fight” in April, 2019. With a jam packed schedule and shows dotted all over the map, be sure to keep an eye out for After the Fall in a town near you!
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Three questions for Deyv Dee – Episode 008
- Having played all over the world and in various genres and styles of music, I’m guessing that you have quite a few stories to tell. Can you tell us about an embarrassing situation that you faced on stage?
- If you could go back in time and follow 1 band or artist for 1 year and learn from them, who would it be and why?
- What does success mean to you? – asked by Aaron Hart of Love Stallion on Episode 007
The Song: Oh Dear Helen
“Oh Dear Helen”, Its about feeling betrayed, abandoned, and living past it.
About Deyv Dee
Band Location: Elgin, IL USA
Band Genre: Folk Punk
Deyv Dee released his first solo album in 2012 however has over 16 years in the Chicago-land music scene. After receiving his first guitar from Jim Ellison’s family in 96 Deyv Dee, also known as Dave Damask, went on to play Blues on the Fox, in Aurora Illinois, 3 years in a row and was front page news in the Beacon News, once sharing a picture with Sherly King. Deyv played in a nu-metal band, Cry for Dawn, for 3 years and was part of the writing process and release of “Rainy Days and Razor Blades”. Deyv went on to start a pop-punk band, Gutter Star. Gutter Star played for 4 years and had two CD’s released by Deyv himself. Broken TV Fest was put on in 2008 by Deyv and was 13 bands in a back yard in unincorporated Dupage county in Illinois. Deyv also went on to join Team Rockit and tour in Germany and Switzerland in 2006. After Team Rockit he started The Regals (also known as Meet The Regals) who shared the stage with many bands and recorded a 13 track album that was released after the band broke up. After the break up of The Regals Deyv joined Leah Stargazing for one year as the lead guitar player and started writing material for his first solo album “27 to life”. For promotion of his first solo album he played with a full band or acoustic with friends backing him up. Deyv Dee has played all over the country going to open mics for years (2011-current). Deyv was released in 2013 on a Methadones tribute album, released from Infested Records, as the only stringed song with cello and violin backing up Deyv on guitar, drums and vocals.
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Corbriwoodstock is an annual music festival held in the woods of beautiful West Deer Pennsylvania. CWS began in 2008 as a small gathering of musical friends on a chilly October afternoon and has now grown into a wonderful all-day festival based on great music and great friendship.
Though food and beverages will be available for purchase at Corbriwoodstock, guests may bring food, & beverages of choice plus their own lawn chairs, blankets, tents, etc. This is a “family friendly” event where everyone is treated with love & respect.
The 7th annual Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival, presented by Woodman Life, is gearing up for another fun filled weekend at Cooper’s Lake Campground. With over 450 acres of camping paradise, plus activities for young and old and 20 of the best bands in the Western PA tri-state area, The Band Jam is a must stop event for your 2019 Summer plans.
Admission for the festival is just $20, kids 17 and under are FREE. Admission is good for the entire weekend, come and go as you please. Camping encouraged and is sold separately through Cooper’s Lake Campground. Visit www.cooperslake.com to make a reservation today.
Lineup announcements can be heard every Friday morning before 8am on The Rock Show with Jay Kline on The Rock Station 97.7fm (www.977Rocks.com). Kids 17 and under are still FREE. Follow us here on Facebook or at our website at www.TheBandJam.com for complete information and updates as we make our way to July.
Some of the Featured bands include:
Amanda Noah / James Graff
Meathook – Meatlocker Recording Studio
Justin Wade Band
John Vento – Music and Friends
Wine and Spirit Band
Anger the Ant
Highland Brothers Band
Shag Dog Melon Head
Presented by Woodman Life. Contact Agent Tony Angerett, FIC, WoodmenLife Financial Representative, Pennsylvania today to discuss what Woodman Life can do for you.
It is the mission of Rock for Life to provide financial support to needy individuals residing in Western PA who are suffering from life threatening diseases. Rock for Life sponsors music festivals and other music-related and general fundraising events to raise the monies necessary to support its purpose.
Recipient(s) of support will be determined annually, utilizing selection criteria guidelines as adopted by the Directors. Financial support may be provided to a needy individual or a non-profit organization that supports the mission of Rock for Life.
This is a charity event(s) that is close to our heart. You can read more about our take on this 20 year monster, here.
|07/05/19 - 07/06/19||Gigaroo||Iselin, PA||Iselin Community Park||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Admission: 20. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 1782 Iselin Rd,. Friday, July 5: 6pm Suffacate 7pm Oceans to Ash 8pm Divine Tragedy 9pm Losing September 10pm Homicide Black 11pm Five-2-One Saturday, July 6: 3pm JL Cook and Jeff Towers Acoustic 4pm Iron Sight 5pm Unbroken Soul 6pm Shattered 7pm Chip & The Charge Ups 8pm Flashback 9pm Five Alarm Flood 10pm SILK9 11pm A Common Crown $20 Admission. ALL AGES. Camping Permitted. B.Y.O.B. if 21+ Food Trucks: The Girls Lunch box- Damn good food for a damn good price Related post. More information|
|08/02/19 - 08/03/19||Rock for Life||Iselin, PA||Iselin Community Park||United States|
|Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1782 Iselin Rd,. 20th ANNIVERSARY CHARITY EVENT! Featuring: Friday, August 2: 6pm Safety Last 7pm Farewell Felicia 8pm AmberAlexis 9pm Doppler Affect 10pm Dimwit 11pm The Hellfire Club Saturday, August 3: 2pm Terry Lee Spencer 3pm The Shiners 4pm Lenny Collini 4PaK 5pm Post Traumatik 6pm Black Ridge 7pm The Borstal Boys 8pm Big House Pete 9pm XFACTOR1 10pm After The Fall 11pm Skell $20 Admission. ALL AGES. Camping Permitted. B.Y.O.B. if 21+ The Girls Lunch box- Damn good food for a damn good price Fat Lipp Productions Strobe Lighting And Sound Local Commotion Reina Peli Art & Photography Bradley Services co. PA Rock Show, AK Music Scene, & Podcast Your Scene Related post.|
|08/31/19 - 09/01/19||A Concert for Anna||Cheswick, PA||ACME Club||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 230 Herron Drive..|