Friday, August 28, 2015

Whiskeydick Debuts Brand New Video For The Title Track, Bastard Sons Of Texas, From Their New Album

Whiskeydick Debuts Brand New Video For The Title Track, Bastard Sons Of Texas, From Their New Album
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At the lonesome crossroads where country and metal intersect, stand two swaggering badasses holding acoustic guitars. They're not interested in your soul they have plenty of soul already. Cult favorites WhiskeyDick blow minds with a double barrel blast of dreadnaught shredding and hillbilly bellowing that makes you want to knock back a shot, stand up tall, and holler "Oh-hell-yeehaw!"

The Fort Worth duo carry on the Texas traditions of super-powered guitar slinging and clever songwriting that make lone star music a worldwide curiosity, except Reverend Johnson will remind you more of Dimebag Darrell than Billy Gibbons and Fritz remains more lyrically akin to David Allen Coe than Robert Earl Keen.

WhiskeyDick's live show is a true spectacle: two giant, tattooed, mean-looking dudes saunter on stage and sit down in wooden folding chairs, then pick up acoustic guitars and proceed to amaze everyone by generating more power than a full band by means of Fritz's deep, rich vocals, Johnson's unapproachable acoustic guitar heroics, and their triumphant songwriting.

"We're just a train robbin', gun totin', dope smokin', guitar pickin' muthafuckin' good time band. Taking hillbilly music and spreading it across the land."

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Whiskeydick Scores A Feature Review In Belgium For Their Latest Album, The Bastard Sons Of Texas

Whiskeydick Scores A Feature Review In Belgium For Their Latest Album, The Bastard Sons Of Texas
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"While Fritz 'n Johnson after a stopover in Iceland continued their flight continued to the Netherlands to be there on August 28 European release of their latest album' To The Bastard Sons of Texas' quarters Baroeg in Amsterdam, we high time to find our focus as shifting to Whiskey Dick, their new album and accompanying tour on the old continent.

At least 18 days peaked 'The Bastard Sons of Texas at number one on the iTunes Alternative Country Charts. Rightly so, because it 6'de studio album of this Texan bastard sons proposes at no time disappointed. Who ever saw the band live knows that the guys from Whiskey Dick quite a few have in the fingers and with their semi-acoustic guitars get the whole club moving. Typically, however, because as they say themselves, 'by the time we play our last issue is either the merch sold or the club empty. At humor lacking Fritz not to the country and hillbilly tracks to talk to each other during a live show, what the atmosphere extra benefits. Whiskey Dick is close to the people and warned chat with the fans do not. In short, Reverend Johnson and Fritz have become welcome guests in European clubs. However, the band did over there eight years before they played their first show in Europe. That this tour two years ago now, has been well received, we are absolutely not angry about. After every show we are already looking forward to the next, because the degree of addiction Whiskey Dick is very high. You have been warned.

'The Bastard Sons of Texas' lists 13 tracks on the cover, but it contains 14 which, as we are used from Whiskey Dick, compromise between drunken talk and sentiment. We immediately notice that the balance is restored between the two extremes, after the previous album 'From The Devil's Boots' still had a somewhat more melancholic undertone. On the new album is so uninhibited partying again, and we try to no longer count how many times words like "drunk, stoned, fuck, whiskey, devil, truck and Texas are reviewed. In terms of themes on this record will obviously nothing new, but why should that too. The formula has been working for ten years and they will not get bored, on the contrary. Always revolves around the circle: from liefdesverdiet to drink and drugs on Fuck The World, to then return to land with your feet on the ground and draw the lessons of life.

The opening track 'Whoops I Was Drunk "is a very playful song with an equally playful animation attached to it, both representative of the carpe diem content of Whiskey Dick. A lot of pranks, as in the title track 'The Bastard Sons of Texas', 'Fast Life' or 'Goddamn I Need Some Whiskey', with this last number with matching whiskey voice is played. In between the moral of the story Restless, Heart Broke And Stoned 'broken heart' Memories Of You 'and the amorous soul in' One More Day '. Leaves us with a few tall stories about 'Edna and Earl' and 'Crazy Uncle Blue' to naturally conclude that the gentlemen 'Truck Drivin' Blood '. The property is easily listenable tunes and your willy nilly cheerful. 'The Bastard Sons Of Texas "is actually the ideal location for anyone who stepped on the wrong side of the bed and then finds that the coffee is on. Whiskey Dick saves.

The European tour starts as I said on 28 September in Amsterdam and ends on October 24 in the cosiest pub in Deinze. In between there are numerous shows in smaller and larger clubs, at home and in neighboring countries. Options enough as the tour calendar shows, and so no one has a valid excuse for Whiskey Dick miss this time. Put that checkered shirt already finished and get those cowboy boots out of the closet. See you there!"

Whiskeydick Begins Their Fall 2015 European Tour

Whiskeydick Begins Their Fall 2015 European Tour

AUG. 28 - Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands
AUG. 29 - Last Minute Festival - Den Helder, Netherlands
AUG. 30 - TBA - Germany, Luxembourg
AUG. 31 - Ebrietas - Zürich, Switzerland

SEPT. 1 - Ebrietas - Bern, Switzerland
SEPT. 2 - Chat Noir - Roujan, France
SEPT. 3 - Parc Central - Andorra La Vieja, Andorra
SEPT. 4 - Old Skull - Barcelona, Spain
SEPT. 5 - TBA - TBA, Spain
SEPT. 6 - Satelite T - Bilbao, Spain
SEPT. 7 - Don Floro - Aviles, Spain
SEPT. 8 - Honky Tonk Bar - Acebal, Spain
SEPT. 8 - Rocket Bar - Oviedo, Spain
SEPT. 9 - Café Cultural - Ourense, Spain
SEPT. 10 - Babylon - León, Spain
SEPT. 11 - Crazy Factory - Burgos, Spain
SEPT. 12 - Stonehead - Vitoria Gasteiz, Basque Country Spain

SEPT. 14 - TBA - TBA, Portugal
SEPT. 15 - TBA - TBA, Spain
SEPT. 16 - Wurlitzer Ballroom - Madrid, Spain
SEPT. 17 - Le Bukowski - Donostia, Basque Country - Spain
SEPT. 18 - Les Runes - Bordeaux, France
SEPT. 19 - Rodeo, Cowboy Up - Waardamme, Belgium
SEPT. 20 - Free Riders MC - Knokke, Belgium

OCT. 13 - Scruffys - Stuttgart, Germany
OCT. 14 - Bacchus - Geel, Belgium
OCT. 15 - Craufurd Arms - Milton Keynes, UK
OCT. 16 - The Anvil - Bournemouth, UK
OCT. 17 - The Masons - Swansea, UK
OCT. 18 - The Caledonia - Liverpool, UK
OCT. 19 - The Library - Oxford, UK
OCT. 20 - Quakerhouse - Darlington, UK
OCT. 21 - Bannermans - Edinburgh. UK
OCT. 22 - Bad Apples - Leeds. UK
OCT. 23 - Big Red - London, UK
OCT. 24 - Elpee - Deinze, Belgium

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

GWAR And Regional Identity In Richmond, VA | Dr. Michael Bishop | TEDxRVA

GWAR And Regional Identity In Richmond, VA | Dr. Michael Bishop | TEDxRVA
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. It was filmed and edited by Tijo Media at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage in Richmond, VA. Select images credited to

Michael Bishop is a Richmond musician best known for his work with GWAR. In the late 1980s, Bishop started as the bassist for the shock rock band while in high school, creating the character Beefkake the Mighty. Bishop left the band to concentrate on Kepone, a post-punk group who released three records between 1992 and 2000. In 2012, he earned a Ph.D. in music from the University of Virginia, specializing in popular music ethnography and performance studies. Following the death of GWAR singer Dave Brockie in 2014, Michael became the band’s vocalist, the Berserker Blöthar. Today, he stays busy as a writer and learning strategist, a member of Kepone and a country and soul group called the Misery Brothers, and the bassist for Sarah White. He also works with composer J. William Adkins on music, stage, and animation projects.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Legendary Shack Shakers Launch Video "Mud" For New Album On Alternative Tentacles

Legendary Shack Shakers Launch Video "Mud" For New Album On Alternative Tentacles

The Legendary Shack Shakers bring you the official video for "Mud" - the first single from their new album 'The Southern Surreal' - out September 11, 2015 on Alternative Tentacles.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shane Martin Knows A Thing Or Two About Bending Metal

Shane Martin Knows A Thing Or Two About Bending Metal
One the greatest aspects of web searches or my new favorite, searching on instagram, is finding raw talent. There are a myriad of things in which we can find distractions in and one of the things I enjoy most is to see new artistic fabrication ideas in steel. What we think of as one secular object, being morphed into an entirely different object is just too damn cool. The patience to create these pieces along with the thought process speaks to the true imagination that might be lurking within any of us. Maybe it's time to take a page out of Shane Martin's playbook and work up some bolts into something cool. 

Epiphone - On The Road With Whiskeydick

Epiphone - On The Road With Whiskeydick

It is great to see that Whiskeydick is getting the attention they deserve. For a good while they have had an artist endorsement with Epiphone Guitars, but after they crashed the party on the Alternative Country Charts, debuting at number one, a few corporate gear sponsors are really starting to take notice and feature the band prominently. Huge thanks to Epiphone Guitars for the feature post.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Rusty Knuckles Custom Leather Guitar Straps

Rusty Knuckles Custom Leather Guitar Straps

Rusty Knuckles hand crafted customs offers up a line of unique musical instrument straps for guitars, banjos and mandolins. We take the utmost pride in our craftsmanship and know that our customers expect nothing less. We back up all of our work and offer full customization on every product sold by us. Let us create the exact strap to best match your instrument to help keep you on the stage for many an hour per night and for the years to come. 

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Help Support "The Quiet" A New Horror Film Being Shot In Louisville, Kentucky

Check out the film on IndieGogo

"Hi! My name is Mike Thompson and I am the writer/director of The Quiet, my first feature-length horror film. For years, I've shot, concepted and edited videos for record labels such as Rusty Knuckles and corporations such as Crosley Radio, and I'm ready to make the jump to a feature film. 
The plan is to make an amazing haunted house thriller that serves as an homage to the classics such as The Changeling, Poltergeist, The Innocents, The Shining (Book & Movie), Legend of Hell House, etc.  
With an already amazingly supportive cast & crew, as well as a great script and amazing location, this film is ready to shoot, but we just need a little push.
The Film
A young couple, Maggie and Josh Kelly, move back to their hometown to recover from the loss of their son, Thomas. Maggie's consistent nightmares cause her to seek out help from a psychic to see if her dreams mean anything. After strange disturbances begin in the house, Maggie begins to connect the dots between her dreams, the house and the evil that lies within.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Master Penman, Jake Weidmann Proves That Craftsmanship Is Still Alive And Well In The Design Community

Master Penman, Jake Weidmann Proves That Craftsmanship Is Still Alive And Well In The Design Community

It is way to easy to open up a computer application today and just start to mock up a font choice or to manipulate an image. But to create imagery from a calligraphic pen and ink is the modern day equivalent of magic. Seeing an artist such as Jake Weidmann talk about his craft is a true inspiration and a valuable lesson in keeping your skills honed and on point.