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.

Beavis and Butthead Returns

Series creator Mike Judge has confirmed the return of Beavis and Butthead.

Show creator Mike Judge has confirmed on Twitter the metal-loving duo of Beavis and Butthead will be making a triumphant return to the big screen in 2022 with a follow-up movie to the 1996 cult classic, Beavis and Butthead Do America. The film is set to be released on Paramount+ and will feature middle-aged versions of the dynamic-duo. Paramount+ is the same streaming service that ordered a new South Park special at the tail end of 2021 feature “adult versions” of all the main characters.

Judge accompanied his announcement with two character design sketches for Beavis and Butthead (below) with the caption, “They need some time to get back in shape.”

@MikeJudge -Twitter

This announcement follows one made by Judge back in 2020 describing his new deal with Comedy Central to seemingly reboot the series for two more seasons set in the modern era. With no date yet announced for either project, we eagerly look forward to seeing our two favorite degenerates on the screen once again.

Will the Beavis and Butthead movie be a precursor for the rumored new seasons on Comedy Central? Let us know what you think down below as well as in the WSRR Discord server!

-Style

Adele’s 30 Release

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.

blog by Julez for Styles Rebel Radio

Greta Van Fleet and Tears For Fears Announce 2022 Tours

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

-Style

Dee’s Not Gonna Take It

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!

-Style

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