[Album Review] Adema – Topple the Giants

Adema - Topple the Giants cover (Large)

It’s been six years since Bakersfield, CA rockers Adema have released a new album, and the lineup changes the band has been through in recent years may certainly be a factor. The group tried and failed in 2010 to restore its original lineup; despite this, the bands’ remaining core of Tim Fluckey (guitars, vocals), Dave DeRoo (bass) and Kris Kohls (drums) want to prove to the world their resiliency with their latest effort Topple the Giants, due to be released tomorrow. Overall, the album makes a strong statement that this is one band looking forward and determined to forge their own path. Continue reading

[Audio] Impending Lies Acoustic Session on The Rock on 88.7 WJCU

Impending Lies (Photo courtesy of Impending Lies)

Impending Lies is energy. (Photo courtesy of Impending Lies)

This past Friday night, local rockers Impending Lies visited the studios of 88.7 WJCU to talk about their brand-new album “Until the Lights Burn Out” and play a couple songs live on-air. Check out the links below to listen to the two new songs the group debuted on the radio, “Chaos” and “Revenge”. Continue reading

[Album Review + Stream] Social 66 – The Party is On

Social 66 - Party is On (Album Art)

Like a hillbilly Frank Sinatra doing things his own way, Jason O’Daniel of Social 66 is forging ahead with a debut album of in-your-face rock tunes bound to make anyone yearning for a 21st century resurgence a little bit of hope for the future… Continue reading

[Audio Archives] The Missing / Snot Rockets / Solipsist Interview on The Rock on 88.7, 12.10.11

The Missing and Dave from Solipsist stopped by WJCU to chat and have a snack or two. (L-R) Elliot of The Missing, Gene of The Rock on 88.7 WJCU, Rick of The Missing, Chris of The Missing, Dave of Solipsist, Chad of The Missing. (Photo Credit: Gene Natale, Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

Talk about a crazy group of guys! Back in December, The Missing, Snot Rockets, and Dave Vezdos from Solipsist stopped by the WJCU studios to talk about all things rock as well as their show at Peabody’s which was also (as it so happens) back in December. Continue reading

[Audio] Via the Sun Acoustic Session on The Rock on 88.7 WJCU, 7.7.12

Via the Sun (Photo Courtesy of Via the Sun)

On July 7, the award-winning Cleveland rockers Via the Sun stopped by the studio of The Rock on 88.7 WJCU again, this time with guitars in hand to rock out an acoustic set on the radio! If you missed the show that night, you’ve come to the right place – follow the links to listen to both the interview with the band and live performances of the songs “Grateful” and “Bad Roots”. Continue reading

[Audio] All Dinosaurs Live Performance on The Rock on 88.7 WJCU, 7.21.12

Bo and Gib of All Dinosaurs let ‘er rip on the radio! (Photo Credit: Gene Natale, Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

On the most recent edition of The Rock on 88.7 WJCU, local punk / thrash / surf stalwarts All Dinosaurs stopped by to melt all of the skin from my face while jamming their powerful tunes on the radio for the faithful listeners to enjoy. Continue reading