Adam Linn interview with Rick DeJesus
AL: What milestone do you feel you have reached as a band?
RD: We had a 2009 breakthrough single “Invincible,” and it reached # 6 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart. I think that was awesome.
AL: How are you different from other bands out there?
RD: We write songs about real life experiences, so that way people can relate to our music without us feeling pretentious and our songs have a natural progression to them.
AL: Sounds like you really enjoy what you do.
RD: The first single off our second album Home School Valedictorian “Sick” hit #1 at active rock, and #36 at Modern Rock radio. Our second single will be “Collapse” off of Home School Valedictorian. I feel that we are great at being a live rock band since you can feel the passion of lyrics and relate.
AL: Have you considered doing other gigs, like WWE or getting a song on a video game?
RD: Well, actually we have. “Invincible” was featured on the video game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw, it’s currently the official theme song for the WWE show: WWE Superstars, and it was on numerous television spots for CSI Miami. “Scream” is on the soundtrack for Saw 3D movie. We were also the theme song for the Indiana Colts.
AL: Wow, you’ve been busy.
RD: Yeah, it’s f**king awesome.
Katie Martin’s Versatile Vocal Range is Mind Blowing add her Soul Filled Lyrics of Life mixed with her Amazing Acoustic Skills and you have one Marvelous Musician!
Unique vocals, lyrics full of life–add amazing musicians in the mix and you have the makings for one mesmerizing musical journey! Katie Martin’s freshman album Purpose is just that, ten soul-filled tracks showcasing Katie’s amazing talent and versatility as an artist!!
Had a few questions for this Talented MUSIC Maker starting with her vision for the album.
wasn’t until I had all of the work sitting out in front of me that I was able to start to piece it together in the right order. The album isn’t focused on staying within the lines of a set genre but more on taking the listener on a journey.
You began your “Purpose”-filled journey in 2012 working with Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and Killer Guitarist Larry Mitchell at his Studio The Chocolate Room in Opelika, Alabama.
How was it working with such a talent?
Working with Larry was an amazing experience. We got together to co-write a song (“I Feel You”) where I wrote the words
David Rogers-Berry of O’Death Talks Creating and Curating
I got a chance to speak with o’death drummer and percussionist David Rogers-Berry today ahead of the band’s upcoming gig at Terminal West with Murder By Death. Following the release of 2014’s Out Of Hands We Go, o’death had quite a bad October, losing all of their assets and equipment on the road in LA. But according to Berry, he’s ready to move past the bad times and look ahead, and o’death’s Spring tour is just the way to do that. Take a listen!
Murder By Death w/ O’Death
March 12th @ Terminal West 8 PM
15 ADV/ $17 DOOR // 18+
Eliot Bronson Releases New Goodness into the World!
I first heard Eliot Bronson by accident early this year at Eddie’s Attic when I went to hear another band that was opening for Some Guy! That Guy blew my mind and, I might add, while playing to a record breaking sold out room! Bronson brought to mind Dylan with a Modern Edge, a Lyrical Genius!
Bronson returns to Eddie’s Oct 25th for the release of his self-titled album via Saturn 5 Records.
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