Meet Year Of October

Year of October is an on-the-rise independent band based out of Nashville that has heavily featured on CBW Radio over the past three weeks, but who exactly are they?

Introduced to CBW Radio via the Independent Spotlight during The Rock Revival, Year of October has quickly become a fan favorite amongst listeners of the station. Capturing both a classic rock and modern sound, Year of October’s featured tracks off of Wastelands have found a home on Fridays as well as regular CBW Programing. Upon reaching out to the band, I was able to secure further information about this incredible act and just who they are.

Who is Year of October?

Year of October is Phlecia Sullivan, Josh Sullivan, and James Varner.” The band was formed by Phlecia and Josh While attending the University of Kentucky in 2010. The name comes from “When Phlecia and I (Josh) first started playing music… I was playing acoustic guitar and she was singing and it had a campfire music kind of vibe. Phlecia came up with the name based on that feeling of fall.”

How would you describe your sound?

“We’d describe our sound as fuzz, rock, soul. I would say that our music combines rock, soul, and blues; We’ve put out 4 records now and each record has continued to change and evolve (our sound)”

Who have been your biggest influences?

“We like a lot of different music, Some of our favorites include Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Black Sabbath, Jack White, Dead Weather, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, The Budos Band, and Charles Bradley.”

Year of October can be heard regularly on CBW Radio where Josh describes, “It’s definitely an honor for us to be showcased… It’s an awesome station and we are truly very thankful.” As well as on any major streaming service such as Spotify or iTunes.

You can also catch Year of October live in Nashville, TN at Drifter’s BBQ on May 14th as well as Kimbro’s in Franklin, TN on May 25th!

-Article originally written by Style for CBW Radio and StylesRebelRadio.com

Gavin Michaels Comes to CBW Radio

On Friday 04/29/22 during The Rock Revival, The CBW local music spotlight will be on Gavin Michaels

CBW Radio has begun heavily showcasing local and independent musicians during The Rock Revival show hosted by Style. In recent weeks we’ve heard the music of bands such as Year of October as well as Jet Star, the latter of whom appeared in person during last weeks Rock Revival to talk about some of her favorite music and newest album! This week CBW Radio will showcase the music of Gavin Michaels, a newcomer to the Cleveland music scene but not to THE music scene. If you find yourself asking, just who is Gavin Michaels, we’ve got you covered!

Gavin Michaels, “was born in the pouring rains of Seattle WA, and recently moved to the equally dreary Cleveland OH to bring his signature flavor of emo/pop-punk to the Midwest.” In his own words.

Heavily inspired by the Punk Rock scene, Gavin strives to create shows that are exciting, engaging, and reflect the uniqueness of every particular audience.

Gavin details his days in the Seattle Music Scene below

“In college, I tore up the Seattle music scene with several pop-punk bands, and grew significantly as an artist. When 2020 hit, I took that time to focus inward, and developed my own music. What initially started as indie-acoustic venture, (A Song for the Insecure) eventually grew into to lofi-pop EP (Butterflies), and finally to the powerful pop-rock single Goodnight Seattle! With the return of live music in 2022, I’m focused on making music that’s not only a good listen, but meant to be experienced.”

Gavin Michaels new EP, Along for the Ride, drops May 27th and features three tracks that, “lie somewhere between The Killers, Panic! at the Disco and Green Day.” The EP is set to explore identity, anxiety, and the never-ending struggle to grow as a person.

Look for Gavin Michaels on Spotify and YouTube and catch his music played live on CBW Radio! Gavin’s song Goodnight Seattle! Debuts on air Friday during The Rock Revival at 2:15pm eastern!

This article originally written for StylesRebelRadio.com and CBW Radio.

Who Is Jet Star

This Friday afternoon, 04/22/22, local Cleveland musician Jet Star will appear on CBW Radio’s Rock Revival show, But who exactly is Jet Star?

CBW Radio prides itself on being The Last Station You’ll Ever Need, Providing the best variety of music you can find anywhere online. Spanning all decades as well as all genres, one of the most important genres of music when it comes to Radio Resurrected is Independent and Local music. Always an honor and a privilege CBW brings to you some of the absolute best around. As previously showcased with local Akron band, The Breezeway, CBW will be adding Cleveland native, Jet Star, to their regular rotation! But who exactly is Jet Star, The following is a short interview conducted via SMS to help answer just that question!

How would you describe your sound?

“I’d like to call what I do space funk, but I really enjoy working in multiple genres. Maybe jazzy synthetic space funk? I like to work in one genre but include elements and staples of others. I like to make very odd or less familiar Melodie’s, and I “Manually” Dj. I use my vocals as an instrument as well, and I was in several different choirs throughout high school, so layering vocals and building a choir of my own voice is common in my music.”

She continues,

“I also have synesthesia so I like to work in colors. I’ve been producing for a very long time, and since I started I’ve been making collections of colors and how they sound to me. I prefer to produce my music so that it’s an experience in its entirety. Something immersive.”

Who are your musical influences?

“Grimes, Marc Rebillet, Filler, Saint Motel, and Caravan Palace. I was raised on a lot of jazz but a lot of what I make now is the result of overindulging in these particular favorites.”

Where does the name “Jet Star” come from?

“My old fried ace started calling me jet in 2019, then Jet star. One of My favorite movies is Tank Girl, she’s one of the characters. I always went by fake names growing up, but Jet has stuck. I feel like it fits me better than anything, honestly, it’s the only name I’ll respond to right away. Thanks, Ace boogie!”

How did Planetary Gore come to be?

“I have a r i d i c u l o u s amount of music, and this particular album has gone through many different transformations over the past two years. It was ready in 2020, then I made stuff I liked better, and then it happened again, and again. This year I narrowed it down from 32 songs to the 12  you hear now. Only five of them were absolutes, the other seven just stuck and were work-in-progress acoustics. None of the songs from the original three versions of this album actually made it into this collection, but that’s not a bad thing. 
I wanted Planetary Gore to be an ALBUM. Like a mosaic, meant to be heard in that order. I feel like there’s a very good balance to it, and I’m very happy with the result. 

Fun fact- the original title for this album was QUARANTUNES. “

Jet Star will join me this Friday, 4/22/22, During The Rock Revival on CBW Radio to showcase some of her music featured on Planetary Gore, as well as play all of your requests! Be sure to keep up to date and follow Jet Star on Instagram as well as CBW to keep your finger on the pulse of the next up and coming musicians!

This article was originally written by Style for StylesRebelRadio.com

THE GOO

In the evening while at the laundromat I found myself in a predicament. I had a pocket full of quarters and a hankering for a delicious treat, but to my surprise  all the candy machines were empty… all but one.

Upon further inspection of this specific machine I noticed that this was not a candy I could buy but instead a sticky mound I liked to call Goo. This gelatinous mess seemed to be the byproduct of really old melted candy and an ill maintained laundromat but nevertheless I grew fond of the Goo.

As weeks passed I’d visit the Goo and was in awe of its progression, it never got bigger or more disgusting, it just seemed to solidify more and more over time. The Goo gained a following over time as well it became very famous on several social media platforms, everyone was overjoyed that the Goo was sticking around. 

After a couple of months of this red Goo being the only thing in these candy machines I figured the Goo would never go away. It was reliable, but one sad night I found myself at the laundromat and as I went to check on my old friend the Goo was nowhere to be found, in its place SKITTLES!! I wouldn’t think it’s odd if they had filled the rest of the candy machines as well, however the only machine that has candy in it used to hold the Goo.

It’s my belief that the Goo is still there hiding just beneath the skittles which means two possible outcomes: one the skittles add to the Goo with the impending summer heat that’s coming our way or two enough people use their quarters to buy the skittles and uncover the illustrious Goo.

I know I’m romanticizing melted candy but it was a friend and I will always cherish the time we had together and I hope to see the Goo return in all its glory someday until then farewell old friend.

Blog by Julez for Styles Rebel Radio

Microsoft Talks Fallout New Vegas 2

Now that Bethesda has been obtained in Microsoft’s most recent purchases, there have been mumblings of Fallout New Vegas 2 finally becoming a reality.

It’s been quite some time since we discussed the possibilities for a follow-up title to the prominent Fallout New Vegas. However, now it would appear creators under the Microsoft umbrella are ready to do the same!

As reported by VGC, Venturebeat’s own Jeff Grubb discussed the possibility of a new Obsidian crated Fallout now that they are under the same parent company of Microsoft.

Grubb is quoted as saying, ““This is very early, but people have begun to have talks and say these words in sentences, and those words are ‘Obsidian’ and ‘New Vegas 2’.”

While Grubb would go on to explain this project wouldn’t be in the near future, there is at least interest in the idea of it. Interest has been heavily expressed in the past not only by the community but by Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart who views the opportunity like the original Fallout series, the games would be closely related in a relative proximity while still telling different stores.

While the answer to a New Vegas sequel is still largely up in the air, we are definitely closer than we’ve ever been to the reality of it. We anticipate more updates and news regarding the Fallout series under the new umbrella of Microsoft.

-Style

Middler, Posted byJordan. “Fallout New Vegas 2 Is Reportedly in ‘Very Early Talks at Microsoft’.” VGC, 24 Feb. 2022, https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/fallout-new-vegas-2-is-reportedly-in-very-early-talks-at-microsoft/.

President Biden Signs New National Holiday Bill: Tuesday Feb. 22

Tuesday February 22nd becomes new National Holiday after bill signing goes wrong.

Tuesday February 22nd, or “TwosDay” as folks around the Internet have begun to call it do to its numerical pattern of 2/22/22, has officially become its own national holiday. The holiday however will not take up the “TwosDay” mantle but rather “Goof Day”.

The term Goof Day is typically used to describe a day of relaxation, fun, and “Goofing off”. The reason behind the selection of this name actually comes from an error that occurred during President Joe Biden’s recent signing of bill 2112 section 6 into law. The proposed bill would create stricter qualifications and a more thorough screening process for the approval of government aid programs like WICK. During the public signing however, President Biden was momentarily distracted by the attending press and actually signed Bill 2112 section 9 into law. This section of the bill was proposed by A member of the US Armed Forces, Leif Cassidy, and would officially recognize February 22nd as a National Holliday.

GoofDay as it is now being called will see the closures of Schools, Government Buildings, and all jobs not directly serving state administration. Banks however, will remain open. The bill claims the reason for this is due to, “people need a little extra dough to goof off now and days.”

Goof Day is quickly being used as a way to market Black Friday like sales, and cyber stores like the StyleRebelRadio.com Shop are already offering promotions up to 15% off with promo code “Goof”.

There is no current plan to reverse the ruling of this bill. We will continue to follow this story as it progresses.

-Style

Bees Aren’t Birds

Everybody loves bees and everybody LOVES birds though they work for the government. All everybody talks about is the birds and the bees and how they’re the bees knees but nobody talks about the bees and the birds and how they’re the birds knees. This is a scientific theses supported by bibliographic evidence on how western culture and society views bees as birds.

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I walked outside after a long day of cleaning the sofa. I wanted to unwind so I decided to chop some wood for the upcoming summer. After 2 swipes I couldn’t see too much because of the sweat drooping down my face. I decided to pull my hair back, tighten my kilt, and toughen up though the tears. “This is where the fun begins.”

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Oh right this is a post about bees and birds. The scientific evidence shows it all through the eyes of linguistic relativity. Bees and birds can be the same thing through the eyes of New Yorkers, considering they’ve never seen bees before. The prime difference between birds and bees is that birds do not have knees. Bees also have pollination abilities. No bird ever does that. Not one single bird is able to collect pollen and/or nectar. This is proof #1.

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Another distinguishable difference is that bees are blue collar while birds are living off of welfare. Many different types of bees build their own homes with motivation and craftsmanship while birds collect trash from the ground and steal from other organisms’ properties. This is proof #2.

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The final point of evidence lies on your vehicle’s hood and windshield. No bee has ever taken a dumb on your car right? Right? Well that should be enough to know that birds are the inferior species and they do not understand the systematic failure of corrupt government that we are experiencing as a democratic republic. All they do is buzz and have no thoughts. Birds think politics, not pollen.

Teenager Sentenced to Jail Over Minecraft World

Sixteen year old Russian teenager Nikita Uvarov has been sentanced to 5 years in jail for his Minecraft “plot”.

Nikita Uvarov is a sixteen-year-old teenager from Siberia who is being sentenced to 5 years of jail time for creating and planning to destroy a replica of a FSB security service building in Minecraft. Nikita, along with two other colleagues, were initially charged with “participating in a terrorist organization”, in 2020 according to The Guardian, however charges were later dropped due to insufficient evidence.

Despite investigators claiming to have found the teenagers to have also been building and testing make shift explosives, these chargers were dismissed. Text conversations detailing plans to blow up the FSB building in the game were also uncovered during the investigation.

Nikita Uvarov was found guilty on the charges of “training for terrorist activities” and sentenced to 5 years in prison, even though Nikita still claimed he was not guilty. The other two teenagers were charged with possession of illegal weapons and given sentences of 3 and 4 years respectively for their compliance with the investigators.

Nikita Uvarov’s final statements reveal he still believes himself to be innocent of the chargers but if he Is to face imprisonment he “will serve the sentence with a clean conscience and dignity.”

-Style

Siberia.Realities. “Russian Teenager Gets Five Years in Prison in Minecraft ‘Terrorism’ Case.” RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Russian Teenager Gets Five Years In Prison In Minecraft ‘Terrorism’ Case, 11 Feb. 2022, https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-teenager-minecraft-terrorism/31697608.html.

“Russian Teenager Jailed over ‘Minecraft Plot to Blow up Virtual Spy Hq’.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 10 Feb. 2022, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/10/russian-teenager-nikita-uvarov-jailed-over-minecraft-plot-to-blow-up-virtual-spy-hq.

Don’t be sad go get a tattoo

Tattoos might make you feel good. There are the obvious chemical responses, for starters: You’re going to have a rush of adrenaline, because someone is coming at you with a needle. And you’re going to get some pretty nice endorphins too – your body’s chemical response to pain – which can make you sort of high.

But there’s more to it than that. According to one (admittedly small) study, a new tattoo might improve your self-image for weeks after the fact. 

The effect might even be long-term for men, though most women get anxious a few weeks in – possibly because they started worrying about how other people see their tattoos. 

Wanting to feel that euphoria could play a part in your desire for another tattoo, but there’s no scientific evidence to suggest you can develop an endorphin addiction, whether your endorphin rush is related to a tattoo or to something else.

What about pain?

It’s a generally accepted fact that getting a tattoo will involve some level of pain.

A large, detailed, or colorful tattoo will be more painful than a small, less-detailed tattoo, but most people who get a tattoo will feel at least a little discomfort during the process.

It’s possible you enjoy the sensation of getting tattooed because of the endorphin release associated with the pain. Some people who enjoy painful sensations may find tattooing more pleasurable than uncomfortable.

Masochism, or the enjoyment of pain, could help you feel more at ease while you’re getting a tattoo, but your goal is most likely the permanent art on your body, not the brief pain you feel while you’re being tattooed.

Not everyone who gets a tattoo enjoys feeling pain. In fact, it’s more likely you’re simply willing (and able) to tolerate the pain for the sake of a piece of body art that means something to you.

Whether you enjoy the intensity of the tattoo session and the endorphins your body releases or you tolerate the needle with deep breathing exercises, there’s no research to suggest pain addiction drives people to get multiple tattoos.

So don’t be sad go get a tattoo.

Blog by Julez for Styles Rebel Radio

Everything We Know About The King Of The Hill Reboot

While not much has been brought to the public yet, here is everything we know about the KOTH reboot.

Originally airing from 1997-2010 over 13 seasons, King Of The Hill left its devoted audience craving more. Over the past decade, fans have been speculating and fantasizing about what Arlen life has been like since the final scene wrapped. The answer to that question may finally be upon the horizon as series creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels have been reported to be reviving the series by The Hollywood Reporter. The duo is set to oversee the creation and production of the revival under their new animation company, Bandera Entertainment. This announcement follows the revival of Judge’s other popular series Beavis and Butthead, which has been picked up for a new movie coming to paramount+ set in 2022. The movie is set to also be followed by the TV series reboot, however, a time frame for this has yet to be announced.

While Judge has been rather vocal about the return of Beavis and Butthead, it would seem the King Of The Hill project is still being kept close to the chest. Reports of the reboot first came about during a Reddit AMA in 2021 with show writer Brett Forrester when he was asked if there are any plans on a possible King Of The Hill return. Forrester told the Redditor, “I am sure Greg Daniels and Mike Judge will murder me for sharing this but… HELL YES. They are in hot negotiations to bring back King of the Hill.” It would seem as though all the stars seem to be aligning and aligning very soon. While it is still unclear whether or not the show’s return will be set in 2022, it seems rather likely considering Judge’s similar move with Beavis and Butthead, as well as the trend brought about by the most recent South Park special on Paramount+.

While Judge and Garcia are seemingly keeping the majority of announcements under wraps at the moment, we are eagerly waiting for an official statement on the reboot of one of our favorite series. What do you think will be the setting of the KOTH reboot, let us know down below!

-Style

Cobb, Kayla. “’King of the Hill’s Final Episode Embodies Everything Perfect about the Show.” Decider, Decider, 16 Sept. 2019, https://decider.com/2019/09/16/king-of-the-hill-finale/.

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Remley, Hilary, and Hilary Remley (135 Articles Published) . “’King of the Hill’ to Return in Series from Original Creators’ New Animation Company.” Collider, 18 Jan. 2022, https://collider.com/king-of-the-hill-reboot-mike-judge/.