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

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

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

Photo courtesy of StylesRebelRadio.com

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.