After a week of stuffing ourselves with over sized fowl and braving hordes of meth addicted soccer moms at Wal-Mart at 3am, we’re back to bring you the best and last installment of our Fest interviews. This week we sat down with Brent Eyestone and his band mates in Forensics. For those not in the know, Brent is the label overlord of Magic Bullet Records, an amazing label that boasts releases from This Will Destroy You, Doomriders, Austin Lucas and a ton more. Forensics is the awesome rock band that Brent fronts (I know right, so talented). They’re somewhere between Kelly Clarkson and mid 2000’s Green Day (and they covered the Gin Blossoms’ “Hey Jealousy” at the Fest in 2008 [yeah it ruled]). While I wasn’t quite prepared to interview the whole band (I mean, why would I actually want to be prepared for one of these things, ever), we cover everything from how the band got started, to the “revival” of vinyl, to playing live and even what it’s like to run a vanity label (I kid). It’s pretty awesome and the guys are incredibly candid (something I find in increasing scarcity in music these days).
We have one more show after this, then we’ll be bringing you our Holiday Speck-Tac-You-Lore (that’s four syllables of awesome), so don’t miss out! Also, we’ll be hosting all open contests for about two more weeks, then they’ll all be closed for the holiday season, so if you want to win someone a gift (instead of pissing away $15), or just want something incredible for your white elephant exchange, enter now! Always feel free to contact us at SoundSceneRevolution[at]Gamil[dot]Com, on Myspace and follow us at Twitter.com/SoundSceneRev and learn how often we do everything! And remember, “We have to all improve our performance in terms of ensuring error-free broadcasts. To that end, there was a meeting this afternoon between senior managers and the folks who run the daytime shows in which expectations were reviewed, and the following results were announced: Effective immediately, there is zero tolerance for on-screen errors”…Penis.
So, how does one top an interview with Quebec’s hometown heroes of awesome? With an interview featuring New York’s favorite squatter punks. You know it has to be Leftöver Crack. More specifically Stza (Scott Sturgeon) and Ezra (Ezra Kire).
This is more than just an interview, this is a glance into one of the most misunderstood bands of all time. They’ve been banned from venues, shit talked on message boards and they claim Tim Armstrong (owner of Hellcat Records) hates Stza more than his ex-wife. This is right up there with Rush Limbaugh making fun of Michael J. Fox on the controversial factor.
Along with a great interview you can ENTER TO WIN a copy of Leftöver Crack’s latest full length Fuck World Trade. This album created controversy with everything from its title to the artwork, to the lyrical content. You already downloaded it anyhow, so get a legit copy. Just check out the last eight minutes to get the low down. As always tell how much you love or hate us at SoundSceneRevolution@gmail.com, on MySpace or on the comments section. Next week we plan to kick off big before we go on Turkey Day vacation, so check it out!!!
This week we keep it real with none other than HORSE the Band. This interview is so real, that we decided to do it in San Francisco’s tenderloin, as shit was being stolen! That’s right, in this interview you get not only a HORSE the Band interview PLUS tracks from their new EP Pizza BUT you get to hear us actually describe crimes in progress.
So hear as Nathan and Erik rip through questions with answers that will make your old, bigoted grandfather blush. But, rest assured it’s all in good fun. Also, we have not one but two…DOS copies of their new EP, Pizza, to give away. So be sure to listen to the last eight minutes to learn how to ENTER TO WIN!!!
As always you can reach us at SoundSceneRevolution@gmail.com, at MySpace or on our comments section. We’re always looking for new bands to interview so if you have any ideas please contact us so we know who to look at. Have a good week and be prepared be cause next week has a HUGE surprise.
You asked for it, your got it! What’s that? You didn’t ask for it? Well you still got it, bitch! After a week of unexplained absence we have returned with an interview from the Nardiest band around, Dr. Know!
Listen, as Brandon Cruz talks about singing with Dr. Know and The Dead Kennedy’s. Marvel, as the band explains the roots of Nardcore. Wonder, “what the fuck was he thinking?” as I suggest the band do a Journey cover. And ENTER TO WIN!! a copy of the Best of Dr. Know and some other free shit.
So enjoy and enter the contest. Worse comes to worse, you win and sell it used at a local record store. C’mon you know you wanna! As always hit us up at SoundSceneRevolution@gmail.com , on our MySpace or on the comments section. Keep tuned as next week promises to be more insulting than before.
Well, fancy seeing you here again. So, in light of the recent “special” elections held in California we decided it was time to sit and talk with a political band. We thought long and hard about it and decided the best band to talk to about all things relating to our state, our governor and all things ballsy is “The Greatest Band of All Time” ArnoCorps.
But, how does one define ArnoCorps? To some who have only seen pictures, a gimmick band, perhaps. A group of adults who dress in fatigues and talk in Austrian accents. To those who have heard them, musicians. A band of guys who write good music with humorous lyrics that seemingly follow the plot of Schwarzenegger movies. But, to those who have seen them and experienced “The Pump”, they are a band of god damn hero’s who have come to save us from mediocre music with songs of ballsy defiance.
ArnoCorps not only plays every live show like their lives depend on rocking harder than hell, they also work to bring excitement to the atmosphere of the show. From the first band that plays ArnoCorps can be seen (in full uniform) drinking, singing, and dancing as every band before them plays. Between sets the band talks with fans and encourages everyone to enjoy the show as much as possible. And even if you don’t approach them there is a good chance Holzfeuer my simply approach you.
I hope you enjoy the awesome insanity that is this interview, it is truly one of the most unique and humorous interviews I’ve been a part of. As always, please hit us up on our comments section or e-mail us at email@example.com. I know someone out there thinks they can do this better and we want to know how. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments or if you just want to tell us that ArnoCorps rocks (but we do already know that). So drop us a line and tune back in next Tuesday as we continue to work to bring you great new bands, so you can be lazy.
You said it couldn’t be done, and yet here we are again to bring you show number two! This time we share our bandwidth with Jerry, the lead vocalist for the band Requiem. For those of you who don’t know, Requiem is a five piece out of Salinas. So what do they sound like? If you can’t get your lazy ass to listen to the songs on the stream you don’t deserve shit. Alright, so the reality is I don’t know how exactly to classify them. The first thing that comes to mind when I hear them is old Thrice, I mean pre Artist in the Ambulance, and maybe even pre Illusion of Safety. Not that the necessarily sound alike, but the raw energy and the musical talent are definitely overriding factors. We contemplated labeling it “Butt Rock” but we make a couple of jokes at the bands expense (including an inability to remember Jerry’s last name) and we don’t want to upset them. In reality they’re awesome musicians and nice guys, I promise.
I also promise some big interviews in the weeks to come. We’re talking artist who have sold in the four figures and have toured not only America but other places (until we find out what to call places that aren’t America they’ll just be called Not-America). We’re talking about people who have played in bands you might have heard of! At the moment I won’t reveal any names because I know I’ll fuck it up if I say anything. So, just hold tight and pray for us and any money would be appreciated.
Speaking of giving us stuff, I’ve decided we should have the tagline “Sound Scene Revolution: until you start paying us or giving us free stuff, we don’t give a shit”. I don’t know if that’s final but it’s something I’m kicking around. Another idea was, “Sound Scene Revolution: it’s what Lando Calrissian would want you to listen to”. But that gets into a whole copyright issue. Regardless, if you have any questions or comments hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our message board (which is now back up and running for all two of you who care). Thanks again, and be sure to check back in the coming weeks for more awesome guests.
So first off I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to listen to (or at least check out) our very first broadcast. I’ll admit it’s a little rough but it’s our first show, so cut us some slack. We here at SSR are always looking to improve so please drop us a line, either on our comments section or at Soundscenerevolution@gmail.com. But, please spare us the “That band sucks” comments. If you’re in a better band and you plan to be in the San Jose Area let us know and we’ll gladly fuck up an interview with your band.
Anyhow, our first show is with San Jose aural masters Meat Hammer. We pretty much figured this was a good idea for a first show because the guys in the band are funny as hell and they’re our friends, so if we mess up too bad we can always re-record it. If you have any trouble deciphering who is who just remember Ryan is the one who does most of the talking, Alex is the one who talks too loudly and sounds like he’s swallowing the mic and Greg is the low gravely voice that says about five things and is in it for “chicks and money”. Do them a favor and check them out on MySpace, or go to their shows. Just don’t stand too close to Alex, especially if you’re female and under 14 years old.
I hope you enjoy our show and be sure to check back every Tuesday for more updates, interviews and music form Bay Area locals and under ground artists. In addition, I hope to add sections to the site, like a news area and a Bay Area concert calendar. I do, however, work remarkably slow, on account of I usually use a computer solely to look at porn, so don’t hold your breath. That’s all for now, and if you’re in a local band and you’d like to be on SSR, send us an e-mail, we always want to hear from you.