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Spotlight on Zac Shepard

AKMS: Most people know you as the guitarist for the band After the Fall, tell us your music life before AtF. ZS: When I was 18 I started with Souls of Aries. That lasted for about 5 years. After we disbanded I got a call to ask if I'd be interested in jamming with local rock band Stratega and needless to say I jumped on that pretty fast. I had my first practice with those guys on a Monday and...
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Spotlight on Cate Fouse

AKMS: from Jacob Parks: While you are an artist pushing your art, do you feel you are doing enough for others around you in the community? CF: I think that with being involved with Rock for Life, yes, I feel extremely involved in the community. AKMS: What is it about a stage that draws you to it? CF: The energy. Once you get on any stage, you feel the energy of everyone that played there...
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Spotlight on Jacob Parks

AKMS: from Chris Dittman: If you could say a thank you to one local musician that is not a current band mate of yours, for being an influence and helping to mold you into the performer you are today, who would it be? JP: That is a hard question to answer. I was raised around a bunch of musicians and they all had important things to teach me. But... Bruce McClean from the Amaretta Band out of...
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Spotlight on Chris Dittman

AKMS: Chris, you've been in the western PA music scene for a while now, what do you feel are the pros and cons of the scene? CD: Well, I've been in the scene for 23 years now and I've seen it go through several changes. I'd have to say the biggest pro of the scene we have right now, is the brotherhood that is being formed with all of these bands. Bands booking shows and sharing nights together,...
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Beardly Customs – Local Spotlight

Interview of Rick Link from Beardly Customs 1. How did originally get involved in the local music scene? I answered an ad in the Rock N Roll Reported back in 2000 for a band looking for a bassist. That band was Chronic Groove, which eventually evolved into Camp Element. 2. What was the best concert you have ever been to that involved big name bands? Primus when they toured for the Green Naugahyde...
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