30. Guatch

Guatch was live on stage with myself, and Greg Crone, recently. We all sat down and had some killer conversation, as well as audience interaction. We have a solid mixed version of the podcast audio and the video version, which has a lot of background from the bar. Both are very cool experiences. If you are an audiophile stick with the audio version, mixed by Vincent Tucker. Guatch let us know how they feel about the current lineup, shirt designs, favorite band experiences, and influences.

Download the Audio Podcast Here!

p.s. yes I know my butt cracks in the first 2 minutes. I thought I cut it out. My bad. Enjoy the free show or skip it. I am clumsy and I slipped water. I was a mess. Crone killed it though.

New Song Release! Shoot Yourself – ‘Shoes’ Exclusively on Basement Jams

I have had some cool and interesting opportunities in music since I started Basement Jams, but nothing makes me happier than when a band reaches out to me. Shoot Yourself has asked Basement Jams to release there new single ‘Shoes’. We couldn’t be more happy with this request. Shoot Yourself is Justin Smith on Guitar, Hayley Cherie on Bass, and Zac Clinard on Drums and Vocals. All the tracking was done by Justin and will be under the bands indie label Poop Banana. It was an honor to receive this request, and I am proud to present the bands first single. Check out this song, download it, spread it like wildfire! #ShootYourself #Shoes

Download the song Here!

24. Terry Torregrossa of Rock Show Revival

Terry joined us on the show to discuss his upcoming solo work to promote Rock Show Revival as well as when they will be on stage together next. We discussed his favorite memories, coping with the loss of an Idol, his absolute love for music, and how the new recordings are coming along.

Check out Rock Show Revival on Facebook Here.

Download the Audio Podcast Here.

New music from ‘Farewell To Fools’

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Farewell To Fools has just posted quite a few songs up on Soundcloud. Always a sucker for new music, I gave em a listen. They are really cool tracks and I am glad to finally hear there music. Been one thing or another keeping me from a show. Hopefully that won’t be the case next time.

Farewell to Fools is Ryky Rogers, Brian Harris, Richard Boyle, and Chris Johnson. Excellent lineup including some of them boys from SeViin.

Follow Farewell To Fools on Facebook Here and Soundcloud Here.

Live Review: Yelawolf at Rocklahoma

To quote my lovely wife “If Rocklahoma was a competition, Yelawolf won the whole damn thing.” Now that is coming from a person who only really listens to him when I make her. I was so proud hearing that. I ditched out on seeing Stone Temple Pilots to get first row at the River Casino stage. So worth it. When Yelawolf hit the stage the crowd went wild. He was dressed in his Slumerican shirt, vest and skinny jeans. Odd jean choice but my wife liked it.

Now I know some of the people in the crowd wanted to hear him perform some oldies like Daddy’s Lambo and Let’s Roll, but he stuck mostly to tracks from Love Story, Trunk Muzik Returns, and his new Trial By Fire. He did however do a sing along of ‘Pop The Trunk’. At one point he cracked a beer, and offered it to a guy in the crowd who more or less caught it. Not 30 seconds later Yelawolf grabs thw micstand off the stage tosses it into the crowd. The whole place goes wild and I was later told two guys fought over the stand for 4 songs till staff took it back. Now if you haven’t heard, Yelawolf hired a whole band worth of musicians to tour with him. It gives his music this crazy full and heavy sound. He even hired a fiddler. I know he is currently looking for a name to call them. I can’t explain how heavy his music sounded and the joy I felt at the climax of such a long wait to finally see one of my favorite artist. As a side note, Slumericam shirts were finally in stock at the merch booth and they were selling like hot cakes. I had to rush and get one soon as I saw them. Finally I got mine. To close out his set, Yelawolf performed ‘Punk’. The original track features Travis Barker on drums and Juicy J. On stage his new drummer knocked it put of the park. If you wanna have a great experience, stage dive, crowd surf, have a pit, or just jam go check out a Yelawolf show. We will see him again soon at the River City Rockfest Sept. 22nd.

– Joshua Wheeler

First Rocklahoma experiences

We had a long hard day full of drama, misfortune, and butts falling asleep. We finally arrive at 730 p.m. and get camp setup. I’m excited to be here but disappointed at the same time. I had been looking forward to seeing Blackstar Republic but had missed there set. The day however decided I needed a win. Bryan Brown from the band hit me up and let me know they had a few troubles but

sorted it out and were about to hit the stage. I was surprised but my poor internet connection put me 15 minutes behind. I was not gonna let that stop me. I marched my friends across the festival and showed up just in time to get my face melted. I even hung around after the set to have a podcast interview. Stay tuned for that. Now we are all back at our campsite with the noise, ticks, drunks, drinks, and still having fun. P.s. thanks Mykel. The gift was badass.