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.

BREAKING: Former Band Mates “Not on Speaking Terms”

All is Not Well Between Former Lithium Band Mates!

As of the night of Wednesday March 3rd 2021, Lithium guitarist Evan Sinarski and founding member Brayden D. do not appear to be on speaking terms!

While details about the issue have yet to come out, regarding the questions as to what lead to the reported falling out, Current guitarist, Evan Sinarski, appears to have cut all contact with the founding member.

For those not aware, Local “Legendary” “Rock” band, Lithium formed in the summer of 2015 as a Nirvana tribute. The brainchild of Style (Jordan Toler) accompanied by guitarist Brayden D., saw the addition of current guitarist Evan Sinarski merely a month and a half after the bands inception. While Brayden departed from the group in late 2015, citing “creative differences” on the part of Style, Evan and Style remained turning out music still to this day. The duo accompanied by a slew of studio/session drummers and bassists, have made server almost appearances including CHS’s town hall rock off, and live on NCU Radio.

The trio has and two brief reunions, both resulting from Evan Sinarski’s departure and leave from The United States Air Force. While there seemed to be no bad blood between the three men, Evan Sinarski, when asked about what had transpired had this to say…

“I just blocked Brayden on every social media platform lol.”

-Evan Sinarski

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While no official public statement has been issued by either the official Lithium social media pages or Sinarski’s, the claim seems to be factual as Sinarski’s social media platforms seem to lack a familiar name in their following list.

More information will be provided as the story progresses.

The Trick To Buying Booze Past 10pm

Ohio State Governor Mike DeWine has issued an emergency ruling stating that the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants will be limited to 10pm. Should this ruling be approved by The Ohio Liquor Control Commision, it will be put into effect July 31st 2020. Not only will this proposal ban the sale of alcohol past 10pm but it also declares that any previously served beverages are to be finished by the 11 o’clock hour. Many citizens of Ohio as well as surrounding states now fear the removal of alcohol sales from gas stations as well as the closure of state liquor stores.

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So now what, you get off work after a long day and want to sit down and grab a drink with a couple buddies, low and behold there isn’t a place within 100 miles that will provide you the alcohol. Fear not, there is an alternative! I’ve compiled a handful of ways of ensure you will still be able to get plastered while Mike DeWine leveys for prohibition!

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1.What About Mouthwash?

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When it comes down to it you can’t beat the classics. Trevor Moore put it best, “You don’t need ID to buy it and you can’t show up too late”. While we here at StylesRebelRadio.com in no way support underage drinking, mouthwash has been known to deliver in large quantities to consenting adults. Don’t forget that minty fresh breath!

2. Rub It In, Rub It In

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Cracking open a first aid kit with the boys? Hell it is in the name! Desperate times call for desperate measures why not clean up your boo boos on the inside as well as the out! Just keep the number for poison control near by.

3. Clean Up Before She Comes

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Look good, smell good, feel good. Cologne typically contains alcohol somewhere between 50 and 90 percent! On the flip side of that if you’ve ever had to get all gussied up in a hurry, you can probably vouge for the fact no matter how good it may smell, cologne will never taste as good.

4. At Least It’s Clean… Right?

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Alright now hear me out, Windshield wiper fluid contains methanol as a prime ingredient. Methanol is actually an extreme industrial alcohol , so yes.. this would get you pretty plastered. I mean hell, Juul pods contain the same chemical components as antifreeze and people actually smoke those!

If you’ve made it to this section of the article I’d assume you are smart enough to not try any of these. I don’t think I really need to but just in case there was any doubt, This article is entirely satirical and noting listed above should ever be consumed in any fasit. Neither I, Nor anybody at StylesrebelRadio.com condone any form of underage drinking or the consumption of any of the items listed above. As always, drink responsibly.

-Style

https://www.alcohol.org/alcoholism/household-products-abuse/ https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/ohio-governor-proposes-10-pm-last-call-for-alcohol-in-bars-and-restaurants