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Saturday Night Trainwreck – Rock and Roll Geek Show 826

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On this episode I play a brand new song from Wyldife, I play a douchebag clip of the week, take your calls and more, all done with an extremely unprofessional manner.

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Wyldlife
Bebe Buell
Ace Frehley
Turbo Lovers
The Brought Low

 

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Thanks to Rodney Cross for the knife and $40!
Thanks to Michael Street for the Vinyl and shirt!
Thanks Mark Williams for the CDs!

PATREON DONORS

Michael Brown – $25

Joe Pawlak – $6.66

Robert Harvey – $5

Brad Shick – $5

Bette Wood – $5

Daniel Segan – $5

Michael Street – $5

Ken Kennedy – $5

Chiaki Hinohara – $5

Brian Springer – $5

Dave Slusher – $5

Paul Roub – $2.25

Patrick Shanahan – $2

Paul Underwood – $2

Mario Zoth – $2

Bruce McMillan – $2

Matthew Hunt – $2

Eric Stowell – $2

Arne Stach – $1

Ron Embody – $1

3Legs4Wheels – $1

Bonstone – $1

Mike Dixon – $1

Jon Richardson – $1

Corey Koehler – $1

PAYPAL DONORS

Zach Urlocker – $20

Alodie Johns – $20

James Venners – $10

Jason Shepard – $10

Todd Cunningham – $10

Ralph Miller – $10

School of Podcasting – $10

Cheri and Jeff Thieleke – $10

BJ LIsko – $10

Dave Franco – $10

Dale Roller – $5

Richard Strom – $5

Andrew Howe – $5

Kelly Mitchell – $5

Christopher Del Grande – $5

Jerr OCarrol – $5

John Ofenloch – $5

Richard Fusey – $5

Brett Garske – $5

Craig Vasiloff – $5

Sigmund Haidacher – $5

John Boveri – $5

John  Tennis $5

Gregg Long – $5

Jeff Seay – $5

Eric Lentz – $5

Kelly Mitchell – $5

Peter Spark – $2

John Skiller – $2

Michael Williams – $2

Adrian Boschan – $2

Deborah Dreyfus – $2

Richard Fusey – $2

Bradford Page – $2

Lasse Satvedthagen – $2

William Moffett – $1

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Rock and Roll Geek Show Has Risen From The Dead – Episode 825

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On this show I play a world premiere from Jeff Whalen from Tsar, I give my review of the Judas Priest show in San Francisco, I pay tribute to the late great Mars Cowling. I talk about the Rock n Pod Expo and I’ve been invited back. Also show reviews of The Darkness, Greta Van Fleet and I read your emails.

music by:

Jeff Whalen  – PREORDER ON PLEDGEMUSIC AND GET BONUS STUFF
Juliana Hatfield
Manic Street Preachers
Lou Reed
Pat Travers
Bob Spencer

Other Links:

Brett Garske’s Darkness Review

Meet your friend Michael Butler in person and have a beer on him at the Rock n Pod Expo 2!

Donate to the show – Rock and Roll Geek Friends And Family Membership

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CALL THE COMMENT LINE – 706-621-ROCK (7625)

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Thanks to this month’s Donors!

Thanks to Mike Nixon the RnRGarbageman for the Rock n Roll Comics and $20!

PATREON DONORS

Michael Brown – $25

Joe Pawlak – $6.66

Brad Shick – $5

Bette Wood – $5

Daniel Segan – $5

Michael Street – $5

Ken Kennedy – $5

Chiaki Hinohara – $5

Brian Springer – $5

Dave Slusher – $5

Paul Roub – $2.25

Patrick Shanahan – $2

Paul Underwood – $2

Mario Zoth – $2

Bruce McMillan – $2

Matthew Hunt – $2

Eric Stowell – $2

Robert Harvey – $2

Arne Stach – $1

Ron Embody – $1

3Legs4Wheels – $1

Bonstone – $1

Mike Dixon – $1

Jon Richardson – $1

Corey Koehler – $1

PAYPAL DONORS

Zach Urlocker – $20

Alodie Johns – $20

Michael Williams – $2

Jeff and Cheri Thieleke – $10

Adrian Boschan – $2

Jon Tennis – $5

Dave Franco – $5

Gregg Long – $5

Jeff Seay – $5

Eric Lentz – $5

James Venners – $10

Kelly Mitchell – $5

Deborah Dreyfus – $2

Richard Fusey – $2

Richard Strom -$5

Dale Roller – $5

Andrew Howe – $5

Jerr Ocarroll – $5

Jason Shepard – $10

Kelly Mitchell – $5

Christopher Del Grande – $5

John Ofenloch – $5

Todd Cunningham – $10

Lasse Satvedthagen – $2

John Skiller – $2

Bradley Lisko – $10

Douglass Free – $20

William Moffett – $1

Brett Garske – $5

Ralph Miller – $10

Craig Vasiloff – $5

Bradford Page – $2

School of Podcasting – $10

Sigmund Haidacher – $5

Peter Spark – $2

John Boveri – $5

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The Darkness Regency Ballroom San Francisco Show Review

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I had been waiting for The Darkness to return to the States since they last played in Santa Cruz a couple of years ago. That show reminded me of how a rock and roll show should be. You should have a great time, forget your troubles and see a band on the best performance they can. When The Darkness The Tour De Prance tour was announced last fall , in support of their new record, Pinewood Smile, and I cleared my calendar for the date.

Last night, the day finally arrived. Friend of the show, Michael Street, even flew all the way from Charlotte, NC to join me.

Opening the show was Diarrhea Planet . I have heard their music and I like it. They came on in the dark.  The only lights they had were behind them so you couldn’t see the band. They did big rock moves on stage, which might have been good, had I been able to see the band. I wasn’t really enjoying it that much. To me they came off as hipster guys who decided to form a band as a goof and it accidentally took off. I could be wrong, and maybe I’d like them more if I could have seen them in the light.

The Darkness came on exactly at 9pm to a majestic intro tape. Smiles on everyone in the crowd.

People who don’t like The Darkness, just don’t understand the greatness of this band. They really are the last of the real rock and roll stars.

Justin was wearing a cool leopard print jumpsuit and he looked great and had his usual charm and sense of humor onstage. His vocals were spot on, but what gets overlooked by every one who writes about him is his guitar playing. He is an extremely underrated guitarist, in my opinion, a combination of Angus Young and Brian May. It is such a pleasure to watch this guy play and perform.  Younger musicians should aspire to be of this quality. I can’t say it enough how great Justin Hawkins is in every way.

Dan Hawkins seems to be the heart and soul of the band, holding down the rhythm guitar parts. Malcolm Young would be proud of him. And I get the feeling that he truly loves playing in this band. It shows because he had a smile the entire time.

Bass player, Frankie Poulin, who I had on the Rock and Roll Geek Show when he was promoting his book (a hilarious biography), was wearing a yellow 3 piece suit and a Gibson Thunderbird. He was playing through an Orange bass stack, which sounded great. I saw SIR cases next to the stage, so I’m assuming they were using rented gear, which is common for mid level bands from overseas touring the States.

Rufus Taylor is the perfect drummer for the Darkness. He fits the band so well and watching him play, he was focused on Justin the entire set, using him as cues to begin and end the songs. His drumming is fantastic.

My only complaints about this show, was that it was about 30 minutes too short. They only played about an hour and fifteen minutes. Also, I would have liked to see Justin interacting a bit more. He seemed like he was doing his job, as opposed to going the extra mile, like I’ve seen him do every other time I saw them. The last time I saw the band play, he seemed a lot more into the show. I had a feeling that he may have been not in the greatest of moods tonite, but I’m probably the only one in the audience who noticed this.

If The Darkness come to your town on this U.S. tour, go see them. It may be awhile before you have the chance again and if you’ve never seen them play before, you really need to see what a real GREAT rock band is.

 

I’m going to say it again….The Darkness are the last real rock and roll stars.

The Darkness U.S. Tour Dates

 

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Rock and Roll Geek Show 824 – Michael Street In Studio

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Friend of the show Michael Street flew in to San Francisco to come see The Darkness with me. He sits in on the show in my studio and we spin some tunes, play show reviews of Judas Priest, Schenkerfest and an audio comment from a listener who bailed on the show and came back.

music by:

Cheap Trick
Paul Roub
Judas Priest
J. Geils Band
Ian Gillan
Imperial Drag

 

Donate to the show – Rock and Roll Geek Friends And Family Membership

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CALL THE COMMENT LINE – 706-621-ROCK (7625)

 Butler’s Amazon Wish List

Thanks to this month’s Donors!

Thanks to Mike Nixon the RnRGarbageman for the Rock n Roll Comics and $20!

PATREON DONORS

Michael Brown – $25

Joe Pawlak – $6.66

Bette Wood – $5

Daniel Segan – $5

Michael Street – $5

Ken Kennedy – $5

Chiaki Hinohara – $5

Brian Springer – $5

Dave Slusher – $5

Patrick Shanahan – $2

Paul Underwood – $2

Mario Zoth – $2

Bruce McMillan – $2

Matthew Hunt – $2

Eric Stowell – $2

Robert Harvey – $2

Paul Roub – $1

Ron Embody – $1

3Legs4Wheels – $1

Bonstone – $1

Mike Dixon – $1

Jon Richardson – $1

Corey Koehler – $1

PAYPAL DONORS

Chris Atherton – $25

Douglass Free – $20

Alodie Johns – $20

Ralph Miller – $10

School of Podcasting – $10

Dave Franco – $10

Jeff and Cheri Thieleke – $10

James Venners – $10

Todd Cunningham – $10

Jason Shepard – $10

Bradley Lisko – $10

Craig Vasiloff – $5

Sigmund Haidacher – $5

John Boveri – $5

Brett Garske – $5

Jon Tennis – $5

Gregg Long – $5

Jeff Seay – $5

Alex James Muscat – $5

Eric Lentz – $5

Dean Gillispie – $5

Kelly Mitchell – $5

Richard Strom – $5

Andrew Howe – $5

Stephen Mascord – $5

Dale Roller – $5

Christopher Del Grande – $5

Kelly Mitchell – $5

Jerr OCarroll – $5

John Ofenloch – $5

John Skiller – $2

Bradford Page – $2

Peter Spark – $2

Michael Williams – $2

Adrian Boschan – $2

Deborah Dreyfus – $2

Richard Fusey – $2

Lasse Satvedthagen – $2

John Skiller – $2

William Moffet – $1

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Rock and Roll Geek Show 822 – The Feeling of Being Alive

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On this episode I rave about my favorite album of the year so far, I talk about Judas Priest touring without any original guitarists, I give my thoughts on the Greta Van Fleet hype, I pay tribute to the late great Craig MacGregor, play some audio comments and get the hell out so you can get on with your day.  (more…)