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 ofWastelands 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!
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!
It’s time to emotionally prepare for the return of Adele.
After weeks of hinting to fans across the globe by way of cryptic projections of the number 30, Adele has confirmed that new music is just around the corner. The 15-time Grammy winner released her first single off her fourth studio album Thursday. With “Easy on Me,” fans have waited with bated breath to hear the star’s first song in more than six years.
Below, we answer all your questions about the superstar’s new musical era.
What is the album about?
During an Instagram Live session with her fans, Adele was asked about the subject matter of her upcoming project. She promptly replied, “Divorce babe, divorce.” You might remember that the singer finalized her divorce from her ex-husband, Simon Konecki, back in January.
When is 30 releasing?
With a moving message about how meaningful the project has become to her, the singer confirmed on social media that her fourth studio album will release on November 19.
Are there any collaborations on the album?
Maintaining consistency with her past projects, Adele’s new album features no collaborators, the singer has confirmed.
A television special and interview with Oprah Winfrey are also happening.
According to Variety, a televised special titled Adele One Night Only will air on CBS five days ahead of the release of her new album, 30.
It was set for Sunday, November 14, at 8:30 p.m. ET, the special was filmed in Los Angeles, with the singer performing new songs from her upcoming project, as well as some of her greatest hits.
Adele will also sit down with media icon Oprah Winfrey “from her rose garden,” where the singer will discuss “her new album, the stories behind the songs, life after divorce, weight loss and raising her son.”
The “Easy on Me” music video officially premiered on YouTube.
The “Easy on Me” music video officially premiered on YouTube in tandem with the single’s drop at 7 p.m. ET on October 14—and it’s just as tear-jerking and moving as we imagined.
Featuring vintage-inspired cinematography, the video shows Adele singing about forgiveness over her innocent past mistakes as she reflects back on a failed relationship. The mood is somber and nostalgic, and all too cathartic.
Adele released the official tracklist.
According to Variety, the tracklist for 30 is as follows:
1. Strangers by Nature 2. Easy on Me 3. My Little Love 4. Cry Your Heart Out 5. Oh My God 6. Can I Get It 7. I Drink Wine 8. All Night Parking (With Erroll Garner) Interlude 9. Woman Like Me 10. Hold On 11. To Be Loved 12. Love Is a Game
Bonus Tracks: 13. Wild Wild West 14. Can’t Be Together 15. Easy on Me (With Chris Stapleton)
I for one can not wait to get my hands on this album.
This past week saw the announcement of Greta Van Fleet’s 2022 Tour Dates as well as the return of Tears For Fears live.
Greta Van Fleet
Following the release of The Battle at Garden’s Gate, Greta Van Fleet has announced their 2022 tour lineup. The tour kicks off on March 10th in Kalamazoo, Michigan. While not exclusively touring in The United States, these dates will be accompanied by Rival Sons and The Velveteers. Tour dates courtesy of Loudersound.com follow:
Mar 10: Kalamazoo Wings Event Center, MI Mar 12: Grand Rapids The DeltaPlex Arena, MI Mar 13: Saginaw Dow Event Center, MI Mar 16: Flint Dort Financial Center, MI Mar 17: Ypsilanti EMU Convocation Center, MI Mar 19: Huntington Mountain Health Arena WV Mar 22: Madison Kohl Center, WI Mar 23: Green Bay Resch Center, WI Mar 25: Omaha CHI Health Center Omaha, NE Mar 26: Peoria Peoria Civic Center, IL Mar 29: Cincinnati Heritage Bank Center, OH Mar 30: Hershey GIANT Center, PA Apr 01: Atlantic City Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, NJ Apr 02: Atlantic City Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, NJ May 03: Rio de Janeiro Qualistage, BR May 16: Mexico City Pepsi Center, MX Jun 05: Stockholm Grona Lund, SE Jun 11: Vienne Theatre Antique de Vienne, FR Jun14: Cologne Tanzbrunnen, DE Jun 15: Frankfurt Jarhunderthalle, DE Jun 23: Dublin Fairview, IE Jun 25: London Alexandra Palace, UK Jun 28: Manchester O2 Apollo, UK Jun 29: Manchester O2 Apollo, UK
Tears For Fears
Following a nearly three year hiatus from the stage, Tears For Fears have announced they will begin touring again starting May 20th 2022. In an article from UCR, the band is quoted saying, “We couldn’t be more excited to start playing concerts again,” Tears for Fears co-founder Curt Smith said in a news release. “We’ve missed seeing our friends on the road around the world, and the energy of performing live.” Tears For Fears will be joined for a large portion of the tour by Garbage. A complete list of your dates courtesy of Ultimate Classic Rock can be found below:
May 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center May 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center May 24 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory May 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion May 29 – Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion June 1 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion June 2 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre June 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum June 5 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre June 9 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre June 10 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater June 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre June 13 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion June 15 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre June 16 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre June 17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center June 19 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion June 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ TD Pavilion at The Mann June 22 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion June 24 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center June 25 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
The year opened up on a very controversial note from KISS front man/Bassist Gene Simmons over his claim that “Rock is Dead”, which we covered previously in our article, “Kiss and Makeup”. Quickly The Godfather of Shock rock, Alice Cooper, jumped in on the conversation to dispute Simmons’ claim. Taking his stance that rock is exactly where it should be and will be on the rise again, Cooper shut down “The Demon’s” pessimism. Taking things one step further was Simmons’ fellow KISS member Paul Stanley, who publicly disagreed with the statement but seemingly brushed the claim to the side and continue on with the 2021 KISS tour.
Months later and the debate still rages on in the rock world as the famous outspoken front man of Twisted Sister, Dee Snider, has made his thoughts on the matter Crystal clear. Snider told Consequence, “I wish he would just shut the hell up on all of this but he doubles down on it.” Snider goes on to say, “All that shit, it’s so self-serving and self absorbed. It’s selfish!” Dee Snider is currently promoting his new single, I Gotta Rock (Again), which can be heard below!
Dee Snider Vs. PMRC
For those unaware, Dee Snider is no stranger to standing up for what he believes in. In 1985 Dee appeared before congress to state his claim opposing the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) for their efforts to control and censor music they deemed offensive. Snider dressed in your stereotypical torn black 80s rock attire, minus his usual drag makeup, appealed to congress in one of the most shocking and badass instances in music history. The well spoken and educated Snider floored the panel as well as lookers on as he gave his fluent and compelling speech as to why the censorship of music is damaging to the industry. In it’s long extensive history of live events, festivals, collaborations, and rebellion, Dee Snider’s testimony to Congress may be the most badass thing to ever happen in the history of Rock. You can check out the full video of Dee’s appeal below, and check out more articles like this one right here!
The Fan50 is the brand new music countdown home on StylesRebelRadio.com. The Fan50 is is the only music chart comprised entirely of fan submission regardless of Genre, Era, or Style. Each week “Radio’s Rebel DJ” Style, will be counting down your music submissions in order from Most to least listener request. Polls are conducted via Style’s social media platforms as well as the WSRR Discord Server, Likewise submissions can always be sent each week to StylesRebelRadio@Gmail.com in any quantity!
Let us know what’s on your playlist by using the up and down votes under the player!
If you’re more than the average fan, chances are you can go word for word or note for note with any litany of wrestler themes across a multitude of eras. The entrance theme is a vital part of any wrestlers persona and plays a major role in how they are received by the live audience. A great entrance theme can put a rising star on the average fans radar or propel an already established star to an unthinkable level, case in point, Chris Jericho’s Judas. However, many times wrestlers who aren’t particularly pinned by management for the main event scene are often saddled with any number of boring or reused stick music from the WWE library. While other companies such as AEW have shelled out some major bucks for song rights in the past year, we completely understand the sizable reason why this luxury cannot be afforded to everyone. That being said, some theme choices just seem too obvious to pass up!
Lunatic Fringe: Dean Ambrose
Now listen, Tony Khan’s recent Acquisition of Wild Thing for Moxley is a spot on fit, we’re not debating that. However, The WWE’s Dean Ambrose was a very different character entirely. Taking much of the hardcore and ruthless style Moxley was known for and toning it down, WWE startled the then Dean Ambrose with the monicker, Lunatic Fringe. Had this maybe just been “The Lunatic” maybe it would’ve had more legs, but I can honestly say I’ve never once heard the phrase “lunatic fringe” used outside of the 1981 Red Rider song of the same name. This was no one and done nickname either, it stuck with him his entire WWE career! You’d think at some point this would’ve been adapted to his entrance theme, maybe when he broke out from The Shield as a singles star, maybe after he won his first WWE Championship, or one of his big returns to the ring, but no. The opportunity was always there several times over, it would seem more than anything “The Fed” just didn’t want to spend the extra green on The Dean. This theme may have been the catalyst that took the Ambrose persona to a more serious and ruthless level, alas all we ever got were some awkwardly places sirens over the same old tune.
Be A Man: Randy Savage
Getting a little more specific on this one, Pomp and Circumstance is 100% the definitive Macho Man theme. The only song that could’ve possibly played the cream of the crop to the ring for all those glorious years, but we’re not talking WWF here, hell we aren’t even taking WCW. In a very unexpected turn of events The Macho King found himself signed to a TNA contract in 2004 just in time for his big debut at their Turning Point PPV. This wasn’t the robe wearing, colorful, catchphrase spouting Savage of old though. More reminiscent of his latter-day WCW gimmick, Savage was back in black, head-to-toe leather with a more serious demeanor than ever. This would’ve been the perfect time for Randy’s rap album Be A Man to be brought to the live wrestling audience. With the self titled track playing him too the ring, this much more grizzled and rough are kind the edges Savage would’ve been backed by his own fitting signature gravely voice, rather than some weird dance club inspired version of his classic theme.
Ziggy Stardust: Stardust
His name was Stardust. Stardust, how do you drop the ball on this. Presumably, the copyright for David Bowie must’ve been immaculate, however, if they planned to keep Cody in that silly little trash bag suit, which clearly they did, why not invest in it. There is a long standing theory in the wrestling world that Mr. McMahon has always forced the Rhodes family into ridiculous gimmicks and costumes in order to get back at Dusty and the NWA for opposing his product, be it yellow polka dots, the “Androgynous” Goldust, or … this thing, and we can’t help but believe that to be at least partially true. I mean for God sake, he even painted his face like Bowie upon the singers passing. Just imagine how much more of a presence, and less of a joke, this could’ve been with Cody walking to the ring as the Ziggy Stardust guitar riff blared behind him, you know the one.
Break On Through: John Morrison
This one legitimately bothers me to this day. The whole basis of the John Morrison gimmick is that he bares a striking resemblance to Doors front man Jim Morrison. Literally, look at his early presentation on WWECW, his attires, manner of speech, what he references, HIS DAMN FINISHING MOVE IS THE STARSHIP PAIN. He is a walking tribute to The Doors. So if someone could please explain to me what in the hell his entrance theme is suppose to sound like, because it damn sure ain’t Jim. The only thing I keep telling myself is that someone pitched the gimmick to the audio department and had to try and explain what The Doors sounded like without ever listening to them. “Yeah man, so it’s like, psychedelic 70s rock with heavy guitar influence then add some guy who sounds drugged out over it”. That’s the only logical explanation I have, and that’s no disrespect to Jim Johnston because he was a phenomenal asset to the company, by damn what the hell happened here. It doesn’t even have to be Break On Through, it could literally be ANY Doors song, Hell it could be a knock off instrumental cover of a Doors song. Something that makes sense is all I ask for, is that too much? Well, I’m WWE yes, yes it is.
The Touch: Hulk Hogan
I just need this for one night only. Imagine it, the Nitro following the infamous “Finger Poke of Doom”, Hogan hits the ramp with the WCW/NWO World Title as “YOU’VE GOT THE TOUCH” blares behind him, flanked of course by the Touch-ee himself Big Sexy, Kevin Nash. You’d laugh, admit it.
Let us know what themes you think wrestlers should have been using down below and be sure to check out more blogs like this one right here!
Notably one of the most notoriously famous songs for it’s interesting title and lyrics, Iron Butterfly’s In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was the product of a night of over-indulgence. Originally intended to be titled “In The Garden of Eden”, the story goes, Vocalist Doug Ingle wrote the title on the demo copy as we see it appear now while heavily under the influence. Ironically enough, the record company tasked with producing the 17 plus minute track decided to keep the name as it sounded, “Exotic” according to SongFacts, which would help them stand out to the public alongside The Beatles and Rolling Stones who had been drawing from Indian influence.
There’s no doubt in our minds Charlie Daniels is a hell of a musician and one of, if not the best, to ever pick up the fiddle! Now as far as a mathematician goes, maybe not so much. Let’s break down the set up to the Uneasy Rider fight scene for a second, “Jes’ when I thought I’d get outta there with my skin These five big dude come strollin’ in With this one old drunk chick and some fella with green teeth” so okay not five but… Six guys right? But hey, the benefit of the doubt, maybe one of those five just deserved some more explanation due to the natural color of his teeth. Now let’s fast-forward a few verses, “Now the last thing I wanted was to get into a fight In Jackson Mississippi on a Saturday night ‘Specially when there were three of them and only one of me”, so now it’s three guys? Charlie, buddy, I don’t want to call you a liar here but your epic tale of how you escaped hillbilly hell maybe a bit of a stretch, seeing as there are so many inconsistencies. Then again, math was definitely my worst subject.
Wish You Were Here
While not exactly an unintended “lyric” this iconic piece of Pink Floyd history definitely deserves to make the list. If you’ve ever sat down and listened to the popular, Wish you were here, you may have noticed a pretty audible cough around the :44 marker. You’re not alone and you’re not crazy, the cough was left in the final track much to the disdain of the one responsible for it, front man David Gilmour. Allegedly, according to SonicScoop.com, this is what prompted Gilmour to give up smoking.
Prepare your ears for this one! Near the 2:55 mark of The Beatles famous Hey Jude, should you listen closely you can audibly hear one Sir Paul McCartney, uttering “fucking hell” upon messing up a chord. Now while this clearly was unintentional, the decision to keep it in was not! The story goes that Lennon and the others found it so funny and being it was rather quiet under the music, just to leave it in the final cut. So, next time your local oldies station decides to spin the acclaimed track, keep your ears open to see if the station heads have caught on, or if you need to have a talk with the FCC.
Never the prototypical musician, Kurt Cobain was well documented for his unique approach to his music. From his throat-centric singing to his self-taught guitar techniques, Kurt could turn what some would call being “untrained” into pure gold. During the recording of Nirvana’s Polly, Cobain is audibly off on his timing coming into the third verse of the song resulting in him getting in a quick “Polly Said” before catching himself. While thia can easily be mistaken as a quick refrain before the final verse, it was completely unintentional. However, after recording fellow bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic allegedly liked how this little slip-up sounded so much they kept it in the final cut! Unintentional? Could’ve fooled us!
Growing up as musician I always appreciated a well put together soundtrack in a movie so here we go…
The 1999 Disney film Tarzan
All I’m saying is that Phill Collins and Mark Mancina lit that shit up the song You’ll be in my heart was the best song to ever come from anything disney.
2. The 2006 film Curious George
Jack Johnson is one of my favorite artists every single one of his songs will get stuck in your head not to mention how much of a banger the song upside down from this movie will never not play in my head constantly.
3. The 2019 film Frozen II
I wouldn’t normally put either of the frozen movies on the list but the song Lost in the woods by Kristoff played by an amazing artist Johnathan Groff this song hits different.
4. The 2006 film Cars
This film had some absolute bangers including Real gone by Sheryl Crom, Our Town by James Taylor, Route 66 by Chuck Berry, Life is a highway by Rascal Flatts and many many more the soundtrack to cars happens to be in my Spotify liked music so take that for what you will.
5. 2012 film Wreck it Ralph
Wreck it Ralph was not the best film by far but it did have an awesome soundtrack like Owl city’s when can I see you again, sugar rush by AKB48, and not to mention Rihanna’s shut up and drive also not excluding the complete Rick Roll at the end phenomenal.
Moral of the story here is not every movie is great alone but a dope soundtrack can really elevate a movies greatness.
How much would you be willing to pay for an authentic item from your favorite musician? A guitar pick caught in concert, a shirt, scarf, autograph, or even an instrument itself are all commonplace among collectors in the music world. However what about personal, and every day items you wouldn’t necessarily associate with your favorite act. Believe it or not, some of the highest closing auctions for musicians belong to some of the most unique items that may seem like nothing more than common trash to some. Well, one mans trash is another’s treasure they say, and with that in mind here are just a few of the most bizarre items that sold for ridiculous amounts of money at auction.
Justin Timberlake’s French Toast
If you had to re-read that we don’t blame you! Yes, this is correct. All the way back in the year 2000, Justin had just finished a morning interview on New York based radio station Z-100 where he was served a French toast breakfast. According to Ew.com, the morning show host then listed the remaining slices on eBay where they sold at auction for a whopping $1,025. The winner was a 19 year old student who claims she would “probably freeze-dry it, then seal it…then put it on my dresser”. We hate to burst her bubble, but I got French toasts this morning at Denny’s for $7.
Jerry Lee Lewis’s Ointment
Typically people don’t want the possession of their own ointment to be public knowledge, let alone someone else’s! But, what if that some else is “the killer” himself? The auction containing a tube of nasal ointment and two empty prescription pill bottles belonging to the wild child himself ended at $384. A substantial amount of money for something that I’m sure we could categorize as medical waste of you ask me. Even more intreating, the items were put up for auction by Lewis’s Ex-wife.
William Shatner’s Kidney Stone
The spoken word artist is no stranger to the occasional online auction, His Star Trek costumes reaching over $100,000 at times. However, in 2006 Shatner himself took to Julien’s Auctions to list his “sizable” kidney stone in an effort to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. Offering a substantial $25,000, the auction was won by GoldenPalace.com, an online casino. Additionally, the casino initially offered $15,000 which Shatner turned down! Clearly William knows exactly what “a piece of him” is worth!
Britney Spears’s Pregnancy Test
There’s obsessive and then there’s down right creepy. While none of these items have been particularly “normal” to want in your collection, we can’t help but think this the next level. Fortunately for our sanity, the piss stick was taken by GoldenPalace.com in 2005 to add to their ever-growing collection of “oddities”. That being said the online casino rolled out an impressive $5,001 for charity on this one. Surprisingly snagging the item a lot cheaper than a piece of Britney’s used gum that went for $14,000 and didn’t even include a COA.
Elvis’s Backgammon Board
Next time you are convinced nobody plays Backgammon, just remember The King himself was an avid player who even took his travel board with him. That same travel board would find its way to auction in 2016 closing at $1,024. A few rounds of high stakes backgammon and the buyer will have his money back in no time!
Six Strands of Kurt Cobain’s Hair
Capping off our list with the most recent addition to the auction block. Over the weekend of May 15th 2021, Six strands of Kurt Cobain’s hair sold for $14,145. Notably, the hair in question was accompanied by an official COA as well as a photograph of the seller with the late Nirvana frontman during the haircut. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Nirvana as much as the next guy, but I’m not going balls to the walls to showcase 6 strands of hair. In that vein, if you’ve got the money I’ve got a haircut coming up soon!
Would you break out the checkbook for any of these items? What’s the weirdest music memorabilia you’ve seen up for sale? Let us know down below! Make sure to follow along for more and check out all our other blogs right here!