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Dragline 3QS010

Three questions for Jimmy Feudale – Episode 010

  • I know that you used to use the tagline “Pure Rock Fury” for your band, and I feel like it is a pretty good description for your band. How would you describe your sound to people who haven’t heard you yet?
  • Recently, I was flipping through my social studies teacher’s manual and found a photo that looked exactly like my college roommate. If I were to find a picture of a time traveling member of DRAGLINE, what historical event would the photo be with and why?
  • What is it that you like and dislike about the Pittsburgh Music Scene and what are the advantages and disadvantages of being a part of it as opposed to a more musical city like Nashville, LA, or New York; what do you find special about opposed to any other music scene out there? – Asked by Doug Carnahan on Episode 009

The Song: She Put the Devil in Me

The song is about Temptation and giving in to it.

About DRAGLINE

Band Location: Leechburg, PA USA
Band Genre: Rock / Metal / Punk Rock

DRAGLINE was born out of the fiery remains of what once was the Midnight Plowboys. The Plowboys had Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins style rockabilly riffs along with some southern rock influence. This has carried over into DRAGLINE’s sound, although now, there’s an edge that has been added to it, with some Motorhead influence and metal riffs being tossed around. The line-up consisted of: Jimmy-Lead guitar & vox, Mike-Bass guitar & backing vox, and Jay on drums. DRAGLINE is proud to play an all original set, yet has no problem dropping in some David Allen Coe, Johnny Cash, or yes, even Motorhead. Their sound is a basic power trio. Their style consists of “bar-room” rock ‘n’ roll, punk rock, metal, and even some rockabilly floating around in there somewhere. Their ideology is “just play, have a good time, and most importantly put on a good show” They do everything from benefits to bike nights. Whether it’s doing a backyard BBQ or playing at a local bar, the boys in DRAGLINE just wanna play. Grab yourself a cold beer and check them out…you won’t be disappointed!

Find Dragline online:

https://www.facebook.com/DraglinePA/
https://www.instagram.com/draglinerocks/

After the Fall – The Fight 3QS009

Three questions for Doug Carnahan – Episode 009

  • I know that you used to be in a you play solo acoustic shows, and you front After the Fall, a Heavy Rock and Metal band. So my first question is, what musicians would you say have influenced you?
  • What’s up with your microphone? (bonus question)
  • So this next question kinda doubles up on the questions, can you tell me what the writing process for an After the Fall song is like and then specifically how it went for “The Fight”? (Check out Fernando’s Review of “The Fight”)
  • What keeps you going when all else fails, when the people that you need let you down and the people that are the closest aren’t there what keeps you motivated to make music? – asked by Deyv Dee on Episode 008

The Song: The Fight

“The Fight” is a song about everyday life, and getting through it as unscathed as possible. We all have faced adverse situations that may cause us to stumble, and perhaps, even become a bit jaded towards life. That’s really the struggle, trying to get through life without compromising yourself, your morals, etc, and oftentimes, we don’t walk away the same person, be it for better or for worse. “The Fight” is meant to be inspirational, in the sense that we all have the ability to stare our individual adversity in the face and declare that we won’t come unhinged, that we’ll persevere and come out on top! Short of death, we all have the ability to overcome our individual obstacles, we simply need to have the strength and courage to do so, and that’s what I tried to convey with “The Fight”. A short side note, my eldest daughter, Sydney, helped to inspire some of the lyrics. I try to match the lyrics to the emotion that the music invokes, and I was having trouble determining the emotion attached to the music in “The Fight”. She asked me what my hangup with this song was, lyrically, and I told her. She then proceeded to tell me that I should make the song have both happy and sad emotions, that those were the emotions she felt upon hearing the music. I got to thinking and thought that, in life, we all experience both of those emotions, often one right after another, and that started me on my way to getting the lyrics completed!

About After the Fall

Band Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Band Genre: Hard Rock/Metal

After the Fall is a 4 piece, original hard rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally formed back in 2003, they’ve undergone several lineup changes over the years, and although met with success soon after their formation, it’s their current incarnation that has the city of Pittsburgh and cities throughout the country, abuzz. With Matt Ferrante on drums, Steve Craven on bass, Zac Shepard on guitar, and Doug Carnahan on vocals/guitar, they’ve made a bang in Pittsburgh and surrounding regions since the addition of Carnahan on vocals back in the spring of 2012. More recently, they would replace longtime guitarist Brandon Cornish with Zac Shepard. They’ve shared the stage with such national acts as Warrant, Sevendust, Nonpoint, Hed PE, The Sin City Sinners, Dope, Corrosion of Conformity, Hurt, Primer 55, and more. They have played in cities across the country, turning heads and recruiting new fans as if their lives depended on it.

Their sound is reminiscent of some of the great hard rock bands of the late 80’s, early 90’s, yet still stands out amongst their contemporaries as fresh, melodic, and just plain catchy. The songs are predominantly driving, radio friendly, hard rock songs, infused with attention commanding guitar riffs, topped off with vocals and lyrics that drive their point straight home and often through the heart.

Starting with their 2014 EP which contains their first big hit “Rumors” and followed with their full-length effort “My Confession” in the summer of 2015, After the Fall has kicked their career into high gear, winning the Iron City Rocks Pittsburgh Music Awards for “Best Rock Band” (2014-2019), and “Album of the Year” (My Confession).  Armed with new, soon-to-be released music and with their signing to Pittsburgh’s RFL Records on September 6th, it’s only a matter of time before their music is in front of the masses! RFL Records released “My Confession” on November 30th, 2018 with full label backing, new packaging and promotion to reach a worldwide audience. They also released the single “The Fight” in April, 2019. With a jam packed schedule and shows dotted all over the map, be sure to keep an eye out for After the Fall in a town near you!

Find After the Fall online:

https://www.rflrecords.com/after-the-fall
https://www.facebook.com/afterthefallbandpa/
https://www.reverbnation.com/afterthefallband

Purchase After the Fall

https://www.rflrecords.com/after-the-fall-merchandise

“The Fight” by After the Fall

08/31 & 09/01 Corbriwoodstock 2019

Corbriwoodstock is an annual music festival held in the woods of beautiful West Deer Pennsylvania. CWS began in 2008 as a small gathering of musical friends on a chilly October afternoon and has now grown into a wonderful all-day festival based on great music and great friendship.

Though food and beverages will be available for purchase at Corbriwoodstock, guests may bring food, & beverages of choice plus their own lawn chairs, blankets, tents, etc. This is a “family friendly” event where everyone is treated with love & respect.

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07/05 & 07/06 Gigaroo 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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09/21 Leechburg’s Pink Day 2019

Leechburg’s 8th Annual Celebration and Fundraiser for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Date Artist City Venue Country
09/21/19 Timbeleza Leechburg, PA Leechburg’s Pink Day: Stage 2 United States
Time: 10:45am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Market St.. Related post.
09/21/19 Miss Freddye Leechburg, PA Leechburg’s Pink Day: Main Stage United States
Time: 11:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2nd and Market St.. Related post.
09/21/19 Timbeleza Leechburg, PA Leechburg’s Pink Day: Stage 2 United States
Time: 11:45am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Market St.. Related post.
09/21/19 Marshall and the Deputies Leechburg, PA Leechburg’s Pink Day: Main Stage United States
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2nd and Market St.. Related post.
09/21/19 Lenny Collini 4pak Leechburg, PA Leechburg’s Pink Day: Main Stage United States
Time: 1:45pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2nd and Market St.. Related post.
09/21/19 Jessa Kenzi Leechburg, PA Leechburg’s Pink Day: Stage 2 United States
Time: 2:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Market St.. Related post.
09/21/19 Flying Elvis Music Circus Leechburg, PA Leechburg’s Pink Day: Main Stage United States
Time: 2:45pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2nd and Market St.. Related post.
09/21/19 Sourmash Leechburg, PA Leechburg’s Pink Day: Main Stage United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2nd and Market St.. Related post.

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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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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/

What is Our Goal?

Our goal has been the same since we got started way back in 2004 as AK Music Scene. We have always believed that the music scene in southwestern Pennsylvania provides the best music available today, and our goal is to get it out to the masses. We have so many ways for you to be introduced to it.