CBW: Radio for Daze

The Daze joins the CBW Radio lineup this Friday on The Rock Revival.

The Daze are an up-and-coming local band from the outskirts of Cleveland who will make their radio debut this Friday, November 11th, 2022, during Style’s Rock Revival show on CBW Radio. The boys will be featured at 2:15pm eastern as this week’s Independent Spotlight showcasing their single Red Mark. Style got in touch with Eddie and RJ of The Daze to give a little more insight behind the band.

Who are The Daze?

When did The Daze come about and who are the members?

“The Daze was formed in mid-2020 during the pandemic by a group of high school friends.
The current lineup consists of Eddie Grier on Vocals and Guitar, RJ Beall on Guitar and
Bass, and Basil Johnson on drums.”

How would you describe your sound?

“Our sound is a mix of Alternative Rock, Garage Rock with hints of Indie and punk.”

Who have been your biggest influences thus far?

“We are big fans of the grunge scene, bands like Alice In Chains and Nirvana, but also dig
the bands that expanded their sound in drop tuning like Helmet and Silverchair, and the
bands that added more catchy hooks like Oasis and The Vines.”

What went into writing Red Mark?

(Eddie) “Well, it’s the first song I ever wrote intended for a band to play. I was really into the
whole Garage Rock genre of the early 2000’s and tried to write something like The White Stripes or The Hives or The Vines. It’s a quick, catchy little tune that I thought would
be perfect to drop as a single.”

What does it mean to be showcased on CBW Radio?

(RJ) “It means a lot, for sure. This is our first time being showcased on a station, and it
shows that our hard work is paying off not only in writing and recording, but playing live and
spreading the word of The Daze.”
(Eddie) “We’ve had these songs (and a lot more) brewing for a while. So to see it released
for anyone to listen to is really cool. And to watch these songs being picked up and
shared really helps us keep pushing.”

Where else can we find your music?

“You can find our Red Mark EP on any and all streaming platforms. This includes Spotify,
Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon Music, Tiktok I think, and more!
You can watch the music video for Red Mark on our channel as well.”

What’s next for The Daze?

“This year will be our 2nd time competing in the annual TRi-C High School Rock Off at the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in February. We teamed up with Eleventh Records out of
Cleveland to re-issue our EP on CD so we’ll have physical copies to sell soon as well. On
top of that, we are currently recording our debut album which is set to release in early 2023.

We plan on playing more shows and you can come to see us on December 9th at the Outpost in Kent, Ohio. All proceeds of that show are being donated to Toys 4 Totz.

Be sure to catch The Daze this Friday on The Rock Revival as well as going forward on CBW Radio!

-Article originally written for CBW Radio and StylesRebelRadio.com

The Man They Call Moon

Eli Moon is the latest local artist to find his way to CBW’s Independent Spotlight.

Eli Moon is a local artist from Cleveland Ohio who made his CBW Radio debut on October 14th, 2022 with his single High Prices. The song was featured on The Rock Revival’s weekly Independent Spotlight segment which highlights local, independent, and underrated artists. Show host, Style, got together with Moon to dive a little deeper into his music and career.

Who Is Moon?

When did you begin making music?

“I began making music in 2018, a few years after just messing around in a previous friend’s home studio. A few buddies of mine were starting to create music and I really wanted to try my hand at it. I started recording at Signal Flow Studios and releasing music on SoundCloud. It took me a few years to get my music to all streaming platforms. There are actually two projects, “Phases of The Moon and “Conversations Held While No One’s Around, that are exclusively on SoundCloud.”

How would you describe your sound?

“When I first began making music, I was strictly rapping. I didn’t believe in my own voice to sing so I stuck with rap. As I started working with my brother NARR8R, I began to push myself to explore new avenues about my creativity as an artist. I started to sing more and released a single made for my girlfriend titled “Skyla” to highlight my album “Moon & Sky”. It was there I realized that I wanted to incorporate all genres of music into my arsenal.

I’ve gone from “Rocky Road R&B”, which is sweet R&B with a crunch, to pop and alternative music. I feel like every song in my entire collection of music has a different sound to it. I don’t like being stuck in a box and embrace new challenges so I’m always trying something different”

Who have been your biggest musical influences?

“From the mainstream, artists that have influenced me are Mac Miller, Frank Ocean, Chance The Rapper and Tyler, The Creator. I feel like all four of those artists embraced their inner creative side and let everything hang out emotion-wise for the audience. Lyricism with a bit of an edge has been something that’s always drawn me into music and I think that’s reflected in my own music.”

What went into High Prices?

“So at the time I was working two jobs and saving up a lot of my money for my next projects. I decided I wanted to get a feature from a known artist in Cleveland. I ended up paying a $500 deposit and then after that everything became complicated. The feature fell through, I never got my deposit back and High Prices was made the very next day. The song is a reflection of the music industry in a way that a good amount of people aren’t interested in your talent unless your financial status matches that. I’m trying to pave a way for the artists that don’t always have the financial backing right away.”

What does it mean for you to be showcased on CBW Radio?

“It’s an honor to be featured on CBW Radio. Whenever I can speak on my journey and am graced with the opportunity to do so, it’s a blessing. I know you guys have been building something special here so it’s awesome to have Cleveland talent supporting Cleveland talent.”

Where else can listeners find your music?

“Anyone can find my music on all streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, etc). My Instagram is @themantheycallmoon and there’s a direct link in my bio to check out my music there as well. Here’s the link for easier access: https://linktr.ee/EliMoonMusic

What shows or projects can we look forward to in the near future?

“I actually just performed at The Odeon Lounge on October 1st with my brothers NARR8R, King Pala and Vyse. We are a tight-knit bunch known as “Family Ties”. As far as shows for the end of 2022, stay tuned on my social media pages to see what’s next. 

I really have been using this time recently to put together my next releases. I’m thinking maybe one more single this year and a project to begin 2023. Stay tuned, we’ll see! Much love and many blessings to everyone out there rocking with me, it means the world to me!”

We thank Moon for taking the time to give us a peek behind the process and look forward to what the future brings. High Prices can be heard on CBW Radio as part of our regular rotation or any of your favorite streaming services.

-Article written for CBW Radio and StylesRebelRadio.com

The Rebel Radio Show and Year of October Collab

The Rebel Radio Show will be using Year of October for their October theme song!

Long-time listeners of The Rebel Radio Show will know that since debuting on CBW Radio, the broadcast has been played in by an altered cut of Green Day’s “Shes a Rebel”. Likewise, preceding the live radio show, The classic “suspend the show” track has played host to the into of every Rebel Podcast to date. As we once again approach October, The Rebel Radio show begins to gear up for the highly anticipated month of conspiracies. Three years running, the WSRR team has taken the top suggested conspiracy theories from listeners via the WSRR Discord server and dedicated their weekly show to dive deeper into them.

(Last years’ Missing Flight MH370 episode linked below)

Previous seasons have seen guests in the likes of WMMS’s Corey Rotic, NCX’s Joe Czekaj, and many more as well as listener-submitted voice recordings, voicemails, and interviews. This year Style’s Rebel Radio is pleased to announce a partnership with Nashville band Year of October to use a cut of their track “Wastelands Pt. 2” as the show’s main theme for the month. Year of October are no strangers to CBW Radio being featured on The Rock Revival’s Independent Spotlight as well as in daily rotation alongside promotional spots voiced by the band! The track can be found on Year of October’s album Wastelands which debuted on CBW Radio in April of 2022. (Below)

To learn more about Year of October you can check out this article from Style, or head to their website!

-Article written for StylesRebelRadio.com

CBW’s Along For The Ride

No stranger to CBW’s Independent Spotlight, Gavin Michaels brings his newest EP, Along for The Ride, to The Rock Revival IN PERSON this Friday, June 17th.

Gavin Michaels will join Radio’s Rebel DJ, Style during The Rock Revival 6/17/22 show to debut his newest EP for the first time on-air. Gavin will be playing the absolute best variety the internet has to offer alongside Style and will be featured during the 2:15pm showcase time. When asked to give some insight about Along for The Ride and the tracks featured on it, Gavin had this to offer;

“Aesthetic Cigarette is about falling in love with the idea of someone, only to wake up one day and realize they’re a complicated, living, breathing human, and not some idealized version you made in your mind. 

Teenagers vol 2. (1979-2K79) is a song that I wish was about me. I wasn’t exactly a rebel kid, even if I wanted to be. I got really good grades, was overly polite, and I dared not change my hair-style too much lest it make my parents mad. When I discovered punk music though, it was all about identity and saying screw you, I am who I want to be. That punk spirit has always been inside of teenagers. And you hear it in the music today, you hear it in the Ramones, and you hear it in Shakespeare. Well, this was a song to kind of honor the spirit of the teenager inside of me – even if he didn’t smoke cigarettes and drop acid all the time.

Along for the Ride started as a parody of the My Chemical Romance Song “I’m Not Okay” (Hence the Chorus: “I’m afraid that I’m okay, what will I do if I’m not emo anymore?”) As I was working on the song, I was on the upswing from a serious period of depression in my life, and it was a very real fear of mine that I wouldn’t be able to access that sort of dark place that I went to for inspiration. The song personifies my depression as another sort of love-hate relationship where I won’t let myself fall back into the pit of depression entirely, but won’t let myself be free of it either. 

I’m constantly messing up in my life. I’m only at the very begging of a long journey of maturing. I think these songs more than anything are reflections of different levels of maturity in my life – experiences I had to grow from – whether as a teenager, young adult, or man. In the future… We’ll have to see. There’s so much I want to explore. But you can bet that it will be full of all of my passion, groove, and love.”

-Gavin Michaels

Tune in and hear Along for The Ride Live on-air along with the man himself this Friday June 17th starting at 12pm eastern. Listen all over the world and wherever you are by downloading the free Live365 app and typing in CBW Radio!

-Article originally written for StylesRebelRadio.com and CBW Radio

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.