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Bill is a teacher by day and webmaster by night. Bill started working with bands and their online presence in 1995. He founded AK Music Scene in February of 2004 and the Pennsylvania Rock Show followed shortly after in September of 2004. In October of 2016, he founded Podcast your Scene Bill hopes that his websites help the bands around the world get their music heard. Unsigned music creates signed music, and there are a lot of bands out there that deserve a shot at that. In late 2017, Bill started his 4th unsigned music website, www.buildthescene.com

07/27 & 07/28 Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival 2019

08/02 & 08/03 Twenty Years of Rock for Life! 2019

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.

Date Artist City Venue Country
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..

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Love Stallion – Valentine 3QS007

Three questions for Love Stallion – Episode 007

  • I have to know, what was it like opening for Steel Panther? Did you interact with them? I think it was probably a huge party, am I wrong?
  • What is your favorite thing about playing in a Glam Rock band in the 2000s?
  • When a fan goes to hear Love Stallion live, what will they see, hear, or experience that they won’t see, hear or experience when seeing another band live? – asked by Chip Dominick of Chip & the Charge ups Episode 006

The Song: Valentine

Valentine is track 7 on Unforgettable Ride. It is a nostalgic tune about a love lost, and wishing for one more sweet taste before it’s gone forever. In the studio, we spent the most time on this one to make sure we captured just the right space and feel, and super proud it came out how it did. It seems to put us all in trance every time we hear or play it.

I originally wrote Valentine on the piano and always wanted to share that version. So, I just released my first solo project in a long time called the “Valentine EP”, released Valentine’s Day 2019.

About Love Stallion

Band Location: Denver, CO USA
Band Genre: Glam Rock

Inspired by the “big rock” sound of the 1970s and ’80s, rock stars like David Lee Roth and Freddie Mercury, and dynamic bands like Van Halen, Kiss, and Def Leppard, Love Stallion is charging onto the music scene with original glamorous hard rock. The band’s high energy live performances, flamboyant wardrobes of sequins, spandex and leather, and their signature “Sexy Disco Legs” have placed Love Stallion in the spotlight among Denver’s hottest tickets. Love Stallion has recently opened for LA Guns and Steel Panther, and will be playing with Kix on April 13th at Herman’s Hideaway in Denver, Colorado.

Find Love Stallion online:

www.lovestallionrocks.com
www.facebook.com/lovestallion
www.instagram.com/lovestallionband
www.twitter.com/LoveStallion
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFTeJ5cnPMvDAyAUEPfNg4A

Purchase Love Stallion

https://www.lovestallionrocks.com/store


Chip & the Charge Ups 3QS006

Three questions for Chip & The Charge Ups – Episode 006

  • If you could change one thing in the Pittsburgh scene, what would it be?
  • How was the band’s stage attire chosen?
  • What is it like to play in a band with your daughter? Do you ever find yourself battling between band member and dad? – asked by Jana of First Angel Media

The Song: Sunshine, Take Me Away

“Sunshine, Take Me Away” by Chip & The Charge Ups

This song was inspired by the seemingly never-ending winters in Pittsburgh. Once we get into March, it seems us “yinzers” are dying to see what we haven’t seen in months: the sun! We are just tired of winter!

But, being creative, we made the song metaphorical by describing a long-distance relationship where reunions are like seeing the sun after a long winter.

Unlike the other songs on the album, this song was co-written and produced by Sean McDonald. Sean is known for his work with Frontiers Records artist Gene The Werewolf and The Clarks.

About Chip & The Charge Ups

Band Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Band Genre: Power Pop

Chip & The Charge Ups arrived like a bolt of lightning in Spring 2018!
Pittsburgh’s Chip & The Charge Ups quickly created an electrifying buzz by performing its first shows at some of
the East Coast’s fastest-growing music festivals. Cultivating a modern power pop sound that blends leading-edge
alternative rock with old-school punk, the band captivated audiences with its energetic live performances and catchy
songs.

Chip & The Charge Ups’ debut single, “The Ol’ Two Niner,” is a staple on WDVE, an iconic radio station in
Pittsburgh. The station uses the song as intro music for legendary Pittsburgh Penguins player and current radio
announcer, Phil Bourque, when he makes his weekly morning show appearances. The band released their debut album,
“Flow of the Current, Part I (+)” in September 2018 to rave reviews from the press and radio, such as:

  • “Full of hooks and youthfully heartfelt lyrics” – Pittsburgh Current
  • “A stellar release” – Empire Extreme
  • “It’s no wonder Pittsburgh is shaking! Great music and tons of rock fun!” – BANGS Music & Entertainment
    Magazine
  • “A band who knows music is meant to evoke a good time” – Rock All Photography Music Magazine
  • “Definitely badass!” – The Pipeman, iHeart Radio
  • Emboldened by the success of their debut release, Chip & The Charge Ups are set to release their sophomore
    effort, “Flow of the Current, Part II (-)”, on April 5, 2019.

Find Chip & The Charge Ups Online

http://www.thechargeups.com
https://open.spotify.com/artist/3sawyykTrio9OoKW2XmTrn?autoplay=true&v=A
http://www.facebook.com/thechargeups
http://www.instagram.com/thechargeups
http://www.twitter.com/thechargeups

Purchase Chip & The Charge Ups

http://www.thechargeups.com/store
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/chip-the-charge-ups/1368543646
https://www.amazon.com/Flow-Current-Pt-Chip-Charge/dp/B07DTRPWC1
https://play.google.com/store/music/artist/Chip_the_Charge_Ups?id=A2bznyqx7xmaqe4g342iobaowae&hl=en_GB

Silk9 3QS005

Silk9The 3 Questions for Silk9

  • You have a new line up, what can you tell me about the new members?
  • If you could live the movie rock star, which band would you join?
  • If you can take the band to any city in the world and perform, as the band is now, where it would it be and why?

The Song: I Won’t Carry You

Simply put the song is about staying your path, regardless. It’s about separating yourself from those who will be nothing but dead weight. It’s about doing what you feel is best for you and what fulfills us. It’s about leaving those behind that would rather attempt to destroy your dreams rather than work to achieve them.

About Silk9

SiLK9 is a Pittsburgh PA based hard rock band that was founded in April of 2013 by Anthony Leone and Jamie Rohr. 

In May of 2014 the band released its first EP entitled “Exit the Pain.” 

The Ep was released too much acclaim on the local and Tri-State scenes  with regular radio play on several local stations as well as internet radio received 6 Nominations in the “Iron City Rocks Music Awards” and nailed down the award for “Best Album of the Year 

Songs from the EP have been featured on 97.7 Butler Pa, Adrenaline 101, 105.9 The X, 102.5 WDVE, The PARockShow.com, 107.5 The Eagle in Wheeling WV, also featured on Lou Lombardi’s Rock n Roll Circus.

Shortly after, a licensing agreement was signed with JTV digital and Pop-up music. 

On November 21, 2015 the new single “Shattered and stained” was released for digital download. The song has already been featured on 105.9 The X as well as Big D’s House of Pain on Adrenaline 101. 

September 12, 2016 Anthony Leone, Founder of SiLK9 signs a deal with RFL records 

January 2018 the new EP “RETRIBUTION” was released. Featuring 5 tracks that are best described as Dokken on the melodic side meets Pantera on the heavy side. 

5 high energy and flat-out aggressive tunes that will burn the soul and etch new depths into your Metal core; melody that stretches the heart and a heavy beat that ravages your mind. 

A video for the first single, I don’t know, was aired on January 29th with promotional partner, BRAVEWORDS.com. 

SiLK9 has worked with: Steel Panther, Lynch Mob, Adelita’s Way, The Art of Dying, Winger, Drowning Pool, Skid Row, Jake E Lee, Puddle of Mudd,  Winger, Warrant, The Reb Beach Project, Sebastian Bach , Dokken, Bullet Boys, Enuff Z nuff and Tantric

SiLK9 has recently started tracking a new single and hope to have a release date soon! 

The dawn of a new era launches and the thunder that is SiLK9 is set to take the hard rock world by storm.

Can your ears handle the volume?

Find Silk9 Online:

https://www.silk9.com
https://www.facebook.com/silk9rises
https://www.twitter.com/SiLK9rocks

Purchase Silk9’s Music

https://silk9.com/merchandise#silk9-merchandise

John Vento 3QS004

John VentoThe 3 Questions for John Vento

  • You’re involved in quite a few charity events that are musically based. Could you take a moment to talk about them and explain what got you involved in them?
  • If you could change one thing about your local scene, what would it be?
  • In the way that the music industry has shifted, are you a fan of this new model or not? And why? – asked by Brady Novotny Episode 003

The Song: Baby Blues

It was the first track that we wrote and recorded for recently released new album, ” Love, Lust & Other Wreckage”

It’s all about regret after losing something special.

About John Vento

Businessmen 1997 – present

Nied’s Hotel band – 2006 – present

And also some other John Vento project sprinkled in . LOL

Pittsburgh, PA – Americana/ Folk/RNR

Find John Vento Online:

http://johnvento.com/
https://www.facebook.com/johnventomusic/
https://twitter.com/jventom
https://www.instagram.com/jventom/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUGoFEvBQTlQq-j07Xluswg

Download John’s Music

http://johnvento.com/albums/

Brady Novotny 3QS003

The 3 Questions for Brady Novotny

  • I read in your bio that your experience ranges from the experience ranges from the Pittsburgh rock scene to national tours, what was the coolest thing that has happened to you while you were on tour, and if you don’t mind name dropping, who have you toured with?
  • Can you tell our listeners about how you got started playing guitar? I have a feeling that the story has a lot to do with your new release, Passions Collide.
  • A lot of bands try to mimic each other, in your respective area, what makes you different from another band of your genre? – asked by Ricky Wells of Black Horizon – Episode 002

The Song: Passions Collide

Passions Collide is an up-tempo, musically eclectic guitar instrumental. This song was birthed out of several of my musical passions like rock, flamenco, and jazz, thus creating a collision of my passionate styles. The main structure of the song is rock influenced. My goal was to take the listener on a musical journey, allowing him/her to experience singable (haunting) melodic lines while captivating the ear with flamenco sounds and strategically placed virtuosity.

About Brady Novotny

Brady Novotny started playing the guitar at the age of 10. Determined to be a world class guitarist, he left his first guitar lesson with his instructor telling him basically to give it up now. Thus he was introduced to criticism and disappointment early in his endeavor. Nevertheless, Brady heard a guitar player that would motivate him to push all that aside and re-engerize his passion to continue; that guitar player was Randy Rhoads. Brady soon fell in love with classical and melodic guitar playing. Brady practiced restlessly learning everything from classical pieces, melodic and virtuosic solos from 80’s guitar heroes, to jazz fusion.

Brady loved the guitar, and truly, that has been his passion. He attended Berklee College of Music for a little time. At the age of 19, he was asked to teach summer guitar workshop at Duquesne University. As life often happens, however, Brady got burned out and went back to school and received his masters in Psychology. Yep, that’s right — Psychology. But the passion is back and stronger than ever, plus it never hurts to have some money!

Brady set out to do an instrumental project that would have his listeners singing the haunting melodies while holding their attention by uniquely placed guitar virtuosity and dynamic rhythms creating a fusion of rock, flamenco, and jazz. His love for a variety of musical styles led him to study under many teachers in his life. Brady started out playing Classical guitar at the age of 10. Ever since then, Brady has had a strong affection for nylon string guitar sound. Ultimately, this led him to study Flamenco guitar. He immediately fell in love with the passion, virtuosity and rhythm of this style. The shred of the 80’s was one of his main influences and guilty pleasures, while Jazz was a big influence on Brady’s chordal choices and song color.

Brady has a wide range of experience in the music business. His experience ranges from the Pittsburgh rock scene to national tours. He has worked as a Pittsburgh session guitarist, Worship leader, and guitarist at several mega churches. He has also taught guitar at clinics and universities.

Band Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Band Genre: Instrumental Melodic rock with a flamenco and world twist

Find Brady Novotony Online:

https://www.facebook.com/bradynovotny
https://www.twitter.com/bradynovotny
https://www.instagram.com/bradynovotnyofficial
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQMG6bjBHNLH2uxumRx1IyQ

Purchase Brady’s Music

https://www.bradynovotny.com/shop/
https://www.amazon.com/Passions-Collide-Brady-Novotny/dp/B07MC9NJ82/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/passions-collide/1449585458

 

Black Horizon 3QS002

The 3 Questions for Black Horizon

  • How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
  • Being a heavy metal band, what advice would you give someone that wanted to start their own metal band?
  • What is the funniest thing that you’ve seen while on the road with you and your band members? – asked by Richard Lynch Episode 001

The Song: Five Point Ritual

Five Point Ritual is a fast, aggressive take no prisoners type song. We wrote it as a single to an ep we want to release later this year

About Black Horizon

Ricky and tyler started jamming in 2015, went through an array of bassists and the lineup has been the same since zack joined 2017.

Band Location: Wilkes Barre, PA USA
Band Genre: Heavy Metal

Find Black Horizon Online:

https://www.facebook.com/blackhorizontheband/
https://www.instagram.com/Black_horizonband
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWrXFPhbU2Mmmr3iZ6CdTuw

Purchase their Music

https://blackhorizon.bandcamp.com/

Richard Lynch 3QS001

Richard LynchThe 3 Questions for Richard Lynch – (Listen for the answers)

  1. Being a “traditional country” artist, are there any influences outside your genre that your fans would be surprised to hear that you have?
  2. What hurdles did you have to overcome in your journey to becoming a musician, and why?
  3. Do you think it is more wise to play more shows in a month and get in front of more people knowing that you will have less fans at each show, or is it better to play less shows to build them up really big and have a more quality show because you’re playing less (asked by Derek Smith of The Cosmic Vultures)

The Song: Pray on the Radio

This song is truly inspirational,” says Lynch. “I was traveling down the highway with my wife Donna and speaking to a DJ on the radio, for an interview. After talking for awhile, he suddenly said, ‘would you mind praying with me on the radio?’ That was indeed a first, and I suddenly found myself with a head and heart full of lyrics.

About Richard Lynch

Richard Lynch is an American country music artist, who has compiled a long list of country hits and chart toppers in the world of traditional country music. His single, “A Better Place” topped the New Music Weekly AM/FM country chart, the IndieWorld Country Record Report, and spent an incredible 32 weeks atop the Roots Music Report True Country chart. His next 4 singles also topped the country airplay charts, including a duet with Grammy Award Winner, Rhonda Vincent. Richard’s last single, “Country Music Isn’t Country Anymore” went Top 25 on the iTunes Canada sales chart.

Richard is a multiple-award-winning artist and a member of the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame, who has appeared on WSM Radio Nashville, RFD TV, and countless other media outlets. He is also the host of “Traditionally Lynch,” airing on TV and radio, and he’s the founder of the Love Tattoo Foundation for veterans.

Band Location: Lebanon, OH
Band Genre: Country

Find Richard Lynch Online:

http://www.richardlynchband.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/richardlynchband
https://www.facebook.com/RichardLynchBand
http://www.twitter.com/richardlynchbnd
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lynch_(musician)

Dethlehem at Magfest 2019

I am 100% sure that I need to find myself in the path of Dethlehem very soon! Props to the magfest production crew. This full quest video is amazing!

Support Dethlehem on their latest quest, Maelstorm of the Emerald Dragon.

From the MAGfest facebook page:
MAGFest Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the appreciation of video game music, and gaming of all types. We do this by supporting other events, as well as holding our own.
Our events are:
Super MAGFest – Our flagship event featuring dozens of musical performers, tons of 24 hour gaming, panels, guests, and more. Occurs every January in the DC area.
Bit Gen Gamer Fest – An one day video game cover band bonanza in Baltimore, with arcades, consoles and artists thrown in for fun. Occurs every summer in the Baltimore area.
MAGstock – A MAGFest family reunion at a campground. Features tents, chiptunes, and too many video games than belong in nature. Occurs every summer in central Virginia.
MAGWest – MAGWest is a 3-day all-hours festival celebrating the communities of people that video games can bring together, and exploring the creativity that comes with the people who are passionate about video games.
MAGLabs – MAGLabs is a unique 3 day event, bringing maker content to the world of gaming. Explore our giant video game library, arcade, and concert hall. Learn to make your first game, create a cosplay, or solder your own electronic projects. All available to you 24 hours a day.
Game Over – MAGFest’s touring concert series. An evening of video game bands, and video games. Occurs all during the year, all over the USA.