Monday, February 8, 2016

Dime City Cycles Wants To See Your Helmet Designs

Dime City Cycles Wants To See Your Helmet Designs

Dime City Cycles is offering Motorcycle Enthusiasts, Graphic Artists and just about anyone with a pencil or computer the opportunity to WIN a free limited edition helmet with your design on it, and a $100 Dime City Cycles Gift card.  

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Singers, Take Care!

Every musical artist is responsible for their instrument. One instrument that gets taken for granted, because it's used daily for social interaction, is the voice.

Vocal abuse or misuse, such as excessive use of the voice when singing, talking, smoking, coughing, yelling, or inhaling irritants can cause abnormalities of the vocal cords, such as nodules, granulomas, polyps, or cysts. Unlike a broken guitar, you cannot purchase a new set of vocal cords.You only have one set, so you can either care for them, or hear your singing career start to disappear.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

McSwain Guitars Proves That One Off Custom Gear Is Just As Important As A Great Song

McSwain Guitars Proves That One Off Custom Gear Is Just As Important As A Great Song

If you choose to use a guitar to speak your language and also as a visual selling point, McSwain Guitars might just be right up your alley. Amazingly precise detail work and known for their solid sound, these guitars aren't just works of art, but maybe the muse you need to kick out the jams. I found out about them through links on Vimeo and once I started to explore, I just had to report back and show what I had found. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Country Music's Newest Artist Management/Music Publishing Company

Texas native Keith Stegall is a long-time legend of Country music. Since the early 1980's, he has secured his reputation as a songwriter and producer. During his musical career he has attained "55 No. 1 hits, 40 million airplays, and 70 million in sales worldwide". He has also worked with such country acts as Alan Jackson, and Zac Brown Band!

Keith Stegall with Alan Jackson at ASCAP

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Catl, Last Show, European Tour Invasion, Part 10 - NOVI SAD, SERBIA

 It's catl's last stop, before sweet home Canada!

Look for them this July, at Munich's Raut Oak Fest

And don't forget, they'll be touring the U.S this year! 

"We drove an hour with all our gear, our host Aleks, the driver Zoran, and Iggy the harp player, to the charmer of a town called, Novi Sad. The car was a small Ford ‘something or other,’ and you couldn’t squeeze a piece of rice into the cramped cabin if you wanted to."

catl-radio Novi Sad is on the air!

Our first stop in Novi Sad was a local radio station to promote the show that night. We had no idea what was being said.

Gritty Rock N' Rollers, The Seduction, Join Rusty Knuckles Music

Please welcome The Seduction to Rusty Knuckles Music and crank it loud! These dudes are from multiple points on the western North Carolina map and you will see them all over the state and eastern seaboard on stages large and small. Its refreshing to see a band that is added to shows from death metal to indie rock and never misses a beat. Proof in the puddin' that good music transcends genres and how these miscreants are building a solid rep for their live show and great songs far and wide! New album in the works and shooting for a killer release party at Heavy Rebel this fourth of July weekend in Winston-Salem, NC.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Catl, European Tour Invasion, Part 9 - BELGRADE, SERBIA

 catl's tour in Europe is winding down, and coming to an more stop to go!

"We hopped in a van to get to Serbia, where we met our first, official, border hassle. The rather large Serb, with the machine gun, asked us for our papers for being musicians. We handed him the only things we had - our very ripped up itinerary, that had been in Sarah's purse all tour. That seemed to be enough, and off we went."
Near the outskirts of Belgrade at a toll booth. An incredible fog had descended on the city, which had lasted two weeks by the time we got there. This is one of many stray dogs. #fogdog

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Catl, European Tour Invasion, Part 8 - BUDAPEST

It might have been a Sunday, but it didn't deter the rockers in Budapest from coming out to see catl

Stunning architecture, delicious Turkish food, and welcoming/ beautiful people...these are some of the things Budapest is made of! 

Check out what catl had to say about their Budapest stop!

Having a snack on the train. Sarah insists it's an elephant, Jamie says it's something else....
The train to Budapest, was the last train we took on the tour, and it was by far the most ghetto train of all. Rickety. Old. No food or drink. But it still looked fucking cool as hell! It made us miss the cushy trains we'd experienced earlier on this tour.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Catl, European Tour Invasion, Part 7- FELBACH, AUSTRIA

This here is the OFFICIAL VIDEO for 'Gold Tooth Shine'  Featuring Pete Ross on harmonica, and Dani Nash on extra vocals. Director: Brett Van Dyke, Cinematographer : Brett Van Dyke csc, Editor: Kyle McNair

Life on the road isn't always easy! Sometimes all you want is quite, a clean place to rest your head, and food that won't make you sick!

Thank goodness for the friends catl made in Europe! It helped make the rest of their European tour a comfortable success!

Read more about their travel success and tribulations in this, and future blogs!

"Our host Didi met us at the train station and we went straight for dinner. Sarah couldn’t eat anything on our second train (the ‘ghetto’ train) because she's vegetarian and celiac so she was starting to chew on her drumsticks for sustenance."

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Catl, European Tour Invasion, Part 6 - PRAGUE

Canadian greats, catl, have been hitting the road hard! 

Here's a peak into the fun, and struggles, they have been encountering on their European tour!

Jamie's ongoing amp roulette - Marshal Stack baby!

"We traveled on the train for about 8 hours, to get to this weird little pub in the middle of a park. It was their staff Christmas party, and they were handing out gifts, like socks with 'Jameson's' written on them. They were also pretty well oiled, just like the rest of Europe.
There were long pauses after our songs ended, and they seemed to like it with some polite applause; but when we threatened to stop playing, they got feisty and wanted us to keep going. One fella stopped us afterwards, and said our music was 'good quality'. We said 'thanks but our hygiene is becoming of very poor quality', and he stared at me blankly.