Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rock Of Ages New Album "Strings Of Fortune"

Famous European Rock & Roll sixties / Country Rock group "Rock Of Ages" have a great sound with a mix of various music styles. They played mostly covers in the past and toured all over Europe.

After a few years of silence they are back with an brand new studio album called: "Strings Of Fortune". A fantastic album with only new written songs. Beautiful vocal songs and special guitar instrumentals. The quality of the recordings is excellent. All in a mix of guitar instrumental pop / rock, adult rock, oldies and country rock.

Higly recommended tot fans of 60's & 70's Rock, Instrumental Pop & Rock.

Albums released in the past:
Keep On Rocking" and "Birth of Rock 'n Roll


Sunday, October 23, 2011

REVIEW: Cutting Edge Goes To College

One of the most original & creatively driven bands in the universe, Cutting Edge, ‘Goes Back To College’ to figure out this constant love-hate relationship we have with each other in this thing called life. What Cutting Edge has brought to the table on this new record are songs about anti-war, relationships, government control, equality of women, love & loss, temptations and can’t forget good times. Staying true to being extremely eclectic, Cutting Edge has put all of this material together to make up one BIG EXTRAVAGANZA of DIVERSITY! Cutting Edge believes in variety within their music and you will definitely get your fill of that on ‘Goes Back To College’.

Right from the cover art, I’m observing an image of your girl-next-door in a sexy school girl outfit holding a book called ‘Love and Romance By Cutting Edge’. This good-girl, bad-girl character is dressed as if it were the 50s maybe and on the back women hanging out together in their lingerie appear to be of that same era also. So right away, you’re getting the idea that this picture paints a portrait of a throwback to pure innocence vs. naughty sexuality. Cutting Edge has most certainly got your attention by stimulating your sense of sight but what will follow in the area of sound. Here is the love version of their hit song ?Love Police".


Well, let me first tell you that there are 15 tracks but it wouldn’t be a Cutting Edge party without some club-friendly remixes. Ricky Ric is back with 4 blazing hot tracks: Dance Radio Mix for “21st Century Woman”, Officer Busty Mix & Radio Mix for the song “Love Police” and the first ever Latin Radio Mix for “Body Talk”. You’ll also experience a Guiseppe D. Mix for “Love Police” & “She’s Got A Brain” and a Chris “The Greek” Mix for the song “Every Time I Try”. These DJs are spinning out catchy dance beats that will make you bob your head and move your body. If you’re not getting’ your groove on then something’s wrong because Ricky Ric & company are bringin’ it & makin’ it happen!

The CD opens with a song titled “Venomous Love Affair” that has almost an exotic vibe that really moves with David Pesnell incorporating his unique chat-like vocals. “21st Century Woman” is for all the strong, independent women out there while “Puppet of the Beast” is telling the government to back off. “Puppet of the Beast” comes with a hard rock/heavy metal approach that includes that distinct Pesnell vocal delivery once again. Track four, “Losing You”, is an emotionally-sung ballad that is incredibly touching and really tugs at your heart strings. On the song “Every Time I Try (Live)”, you hear a great intro building up momentum for the listener as She’ Best delivers a soulful vocal performance that is combined with a solid rock beat. “She Wore Red” appears on this album and you can find out plenty more about this buzzworthy gem right here: http://skopemag.com/2011/10/10/cutting-edge-she-wore-red.

Track seven “Agony And Ecstasy” has a lot of cool mojo going on where you’ll just rock out all night long. “Love Police (Live)” is honestly one of my favorites on the CD because it’s just so damn funky and it also rocks. This live version gives off such an inviting & fun atmosphere where you’ll want to be a part of all the action & excitement yourself. The “Love Police” have arrived and they will arrest you if you are not livin’ it up and having the time of your life. Taking no prisoners along for the ride, it is safe to say that the Cutting Edge ship has landed!

I have to add that Jeff Carolus adds smokin’ hot solos and stellar guitar playing throughout the eight original tracks. I am highly impressed with Jeff’s skills on the guitar; enjoyable all the way through! The singing of She’ Best on “Losing You” & “Every Time I Try (Live)” and Ashley Skye on “21st Century Woman” really stood out to me. A series of three drummers really caught my attention as well: John Platero, Raymond Johnson and William Zimmerman. Zimmerman also plays the role of main songwriter along with the late Liza Pesnell. David Pesnell did an excellent job himself with his one-of-a-kind vocals while also producing the album alongside J. Fassler.

This group Cutting Edge is on pace to make major, BIG-time NOIZE in the music world so either get on board now or get lost in the dust! I would highly recommend this record to anyone out there and you can buy ‘Goes Back To College’ right here:

Ain’t no party like a Cutting Edge party ’cause a Cutting Edge party don’t stop! You heard it here folks so get ready because Cutting Edge is coming to town!


Cold Days In NashHell - Anti Fest In Music City USA

3 Days of Music Hell! Come Play, Nightly parties: Pajama & Polar Bear Party with Tommy Barnes Gong Show! Education, Mentoring, Map Hunts, Ouija Board co writing, Garage Sale & more. Come have a near music death experience! Bring your Ex to make it especially hellish! Free Snowballs in NashHell throughout the event. February 3, 4 & 5, 2012. Friday-Sunday 10:30am-Till? on the 1st & 2nd floors of the Music Row Best Western.

Come play scheduled on a Stage or at the all night Guillotine Sing Ring. Can you cut it? Nightly parties include the Zombie Pajama Party, Polar Bear Party and Tommy Barnes Gong & Bong Show! The will be education and mentoring by those that have been thru NashHell so you don't have to. Between Puzzle Map Hunts for music charms and spells to escape NashHell, Ouija Board co writing sessions and a Music Row Garage Sale you will have a devilish good time.

Why go to NashHell before it freezes over? Well, being negative isn't necessarily a bad thing there. NashHell is full of moaning. You complain, we answer. Let's hear your personal observations and get you motivated toward positive solutions. We'll listen, give you a reason why and possible work a round's to keep you out of NashHell. We help solve problems one on one. So, whether it is to learn, find out consumer habits in the market or how to change with the industry, we can help guide you into the light.

Parties every nite! Gather Saturday evening for the Zombie Pajama Party. Snack and dance to the music. Hot Cocoa and BYOB. Get your pajamas on and come looking like a Zombie from NashHell! Or attend the Polar Bear Party Friday night and freeze to death waiting for a record deal! Gather by the shark tank near the pool side area of the Best Western and Bob for apples or participate in other cold weather dares. Or become the devils advocate Sunday eve as Tommy Barnes host his Gong & Bong Show. Participants will perform and either be sent abruptly to purgatory or pass on into paradise.

Come meet other music minions from the past, present and future of NashHell! Talk to people who are stuck here for eternity and share ideas on over 25 topics! Follow our music Spirit Guides one on one in the specialty rooms & group classes. Bring your careers and overall works to be reviewed and evaluated. Go to other individual areas like Recording, Publishing, Plugging, Legal, Records, Duplication, Distribution, Radio/Video Broadcasting, Shop, Management, Promotions and Productions for all three days! Have your music future foretold as Oracles pour over the strengths and weaknesses of your vision. Also attend group classes Saturday and Sunday held in the great pit. Group instruction for Saturday includes Guitar Workshops, How to Navigate the Maze of Music, How To Start & Maintain A Publishing Company, the Politics of Getting a Song Cut and 1000 Songwriting Ideas!

Join in the Puzzle Map Hunt for music charms, keys and spells to use in surviving NashHell. Follow the clues and win prizes! Given a map you must collect charms and spells placed in the abyss. Follow the hints and gain power to survive NashHell. Collect a certain level of protection and to earn prizes. It's musically educational as well as entertaining. Participate at your leisure through the festival.

At our Music Row Garage Sale you can bring your organs or other music related items to sell. Anything musically related can be placed up for sale. Items will be added and subtracted throughout the weekend as Fest goers arrive and buy or place new products. IndieMusicAssociation.org, a Tennessee not for profit, will monitor your deals in exchange for a contribution of sales.

There will be Ouija Board co writing areas. Come contact writers in NashHell to learn their secrets or spell out a great hook at the Co writers Corner. Connect with the Co writer from Hell with your blood curdling ideas. Drop your CD's off at the Publisher Room where your music could be pronounced, "Dead On Arrival!"

Badge holders automatically step into the light of the Independent Music Association. Utilizing the spirit of ingenuity, the IMA inspires, motivates & increases productivity from whatever level you may come from. Creating opportunity with the tools each of us has, doing the best with what you've got, all working within the conditions each of us lives. So sharpen your sword.

Registration is Open. Join NashHell's Black List. Badges are all inclusive to participate in ALL performance opportunities, parties, specialty music rooms, group classes and IMA membership. Look into the precipice and visit www.NashHell.com for more info. Call 615-424-1491 or email Popcorn@NashHell.com for more details.