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Me Time and The Raging Crush releasing new music for 2016.

By Gary S. Angelo/YoungstownRock.com  Hailing from Massillon, Ohio,  Me Time and The Raging Crush originally began as Me Time, which was the basement recording project of guitarist and vocalist Eric Blankenhorn and his wife Abby Blankenhorn. The project is relatively new , but gradually grew as a six piece psych rock act. In September of […]

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Thin White Line will release box set by Gary Angelo

Thin White Line’s firstband photo at 243 Chesterfield St. in Pittsburgh, PA

Photo Courtesy of Tim Dunleavy and  https://www.facebook.com/Babalonkids?fref=ts

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Viking Jim and Dr. Killjoy showing off the NEW Third Class album. Tune in to The Home Grown Show on 93.3 WNCD Sunday night @ 9PM.

Youngstown area, tune in and listen to HomeGrown Show 93.3 The Wolf, tonight, 9 pm and hear us. Listen on waves, or @iheartradio. A photo posted by Third Class (@thirdclass) on Jun 28, 2015 at 12:16pm PDT

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The Detroit rock tale of The Orange Roughies By Gary S. Angelo/YoungstownRock.com

For David Feeny, guitarist of Detroit’s legendary jangle pop/post-punk act, The Orange Roughies, Youngstown was the band’s home away from home. Feeny currently operates his own recording studio, Tempermill Studios in Ferndale, Michigan. Feeny originally began Tempermill Studios in his parents basement in the early 80’s, which was where the Roughies recorded “7 Simple Songs” […]

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The Forty Nineteens ‘Reboot’ for new record -By Gary S. Angelo/Youngstown

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Hailing from Temecula, California, The Forty Nineteens take us back to the great American ‘1980’s garage revival  when greats like  The Del Fuegos, Let’s Active,  The Long Ryders, The Bongos,  The Smithereens, and   The Dream Syndicate ruled the college airwaves.  The members of The Forty Nineteens lived and experienced this period of halcyon jangle rock and you can still […]

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No Way to Express: The story of Sister Ray by Gary S. Angelo

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Legendary Youngstown staple, Sister Ray, garnered great acclaim outside of the area, playing shows in Akron, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Detroit and New York City. Sister Ray headlined an opened for acclaimed greats including Urge Overkill, Viva Cauldron, Club Wow, The Headless Horsemen andThe Orange Roughies.Mark Hanley, Sister Ray guitarist, said the band also did a six […]

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New music from The Deadbeat Poets plus Club Wow and Blue Ash reissues – By Gary S. Angelo

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Frank Secich ( formerly of Blue Ash, Stiv Bators Band, Club Wow), bass and vocals of Youngstown’s acclaimed powerpop all star outfit, the Deadbeat Poets are working on a new  upcoming record for 2015, which Secich said is tentatively titled, “Pop Gun.” The Deabeat Poets includes Frank Secich on lead vocals and bass guitar, Pete […]

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Music you should be listening to, by bands you should be talking about

I don’t go to as many shows as I’d like of late, simply because of my work schedule and my disposable income being practically nil.  However, I remain immersed in the music of local and regional artists, as well as those from our rickety Rust Belt world who have sought their fortunes elsewhere.  In fact, […]

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New Releases: Phratry Records (Cincinnati,Ohio) State Song “Sleep Crawling” -Review By Gary S. Angelo

Cincinnati’s State Song’s sophomore effort, “Sleep Crawling” sounds like it would fit perfectly on the rosters of Grass Records, Teenbeat Records  and  Caulfield Records. I can hear a little bit of Idaho  ( as frontman Scott Torres  has very Jeff Martin-esque vocals) , HUM , Codeine and  self-titled –era Sunny Day Real Estate thrown in […]

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New Releases: Phratry Records (Cincinnati,Ohio) Shanks: “Surfing The Lexicon” -Review by Gary S. Angelo

Hailing from Toronto, Canada ,The Shanks have that quintessential Aussie and  Scandinavian garage punk feel which plays nice with its Detroit rock and glam tendencies . I hear slight  elements of Agent Orange on the track “Feel The Holes.”  Also a more  “muscular” sounding Redd Kross  comes to mind , especially on    “Miss Virginia,” “When […]

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