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

AIP: A Podcast Made by Artificial Intelligence

The AIP, or Artificial Intelligence Podcast will be debuting tomorrow on StylesRebelRadio.com

The Artificial Intelligence Podcast is a creation of radio’s Rebel DJ, Style himself. The podcast is a monthly show comprised with the goal of having every aspect of it made by AI. The brainchild of Style, AIP is entirely written by AI, The podcast art is created by AI, artificially voiced, and even the music heard in the background has been composed by AI! There is as little human input in each episode as possible with the only text directly written by man being: “Hello and welcome to the podcast. I’m Your host,” which can be heard to start out each episode. The remainder of the show is entirely comprised of artificial intelligent generated script.

The First episode of AIP officially be released tomorrow, September 6th, 2022, but the early pilot can be heard now on Anchor.fm or Spotify(below)

Early test and focus groups who listened to The AIP’s reactions were quoted in a recently released article about upcoming programming changes coming to StylesRebelRadio.com and can be read here.

-Article for StylesRebelRadio.com

Format Changes: Fall 2022

StylesRebelRadio.com will be seeing some exciting changes to the formats of multiple shows as well as the addition of new programming!

Minicast Format Switch

With recent adaptations to the WSRR studios, Minicasts and in-house shows will now have the ability to be recorded live with virtual audience interaction via exclusive WSRR Discord events. This will give listeners a chance to witness shows live before they become available to the streaming market as well as potentially participate alongside their favorite hosts.

The Pigeon Hole

The Pigeon Hole, Hosted by “The Pige” Evan Sinarski has moved into season 2 as of 8/28/2022. With this, Evan has begun recording his monthly Minicast LIVE for the WSRR Discord audience, encouraging members of the community to join the show, chat with him, and discuss the submitted content. As always he will continue to read and react to the internet’s worst it has to offer via listener-submitted Tweets, Comments, Texts, emails, and more. You can submit any and all off-the-wall internet findings to the Pigeon Hole section of the Discord server to see them featured in the following month’s episode. The first episode of season 2 featuring Style can be heard below!

*Season 2 premiers at 10am Eastern time

Off Air

Shayne E.’s show about radio hosts’ thought processes while not on the air is another program affected by the new studio renovations. Shayne E., alongside co-hosts Jake Underwood and Style, will be recording batches of content live on the WSRR Discord in special events. These events will allow live listeners to call in and take part in the live discussion before being featured on the podcast! Off Air‘s new format begins on Thursday 9/01/2022.

New Programming

Beyond Bounds

Beyond Bounds, a show to be hosted by Evan Sinarski, will tackle theoretical explanations of the universe as well as everyday life. While not a physicist, Evan will be diving into theoretical and metaphysical paradoxes in an attempt to explain or comprehend the reasoning behind them.

While still in the development stage, Evan has expressed great interest in the possibility of guest involvement as well as listener involvement and fan-submitted theories. Keep up to date with StylesRebelradio.com as well as the WSRR Discord for updates to follow about the debut of Beyond Bounds.

Codename: AIP

A new series created by Style is currently set to air on Anchor and Spotify in Mid to Late September. The series WILL NOT feature the voice of Style, however, nor any familiar WSRR members. While still in early development, the project is currently being kept under the alias of “codename: AIP”. Not much is currently publically known about the forthcoming series other than the fact a pilot was distributed to a test/focus audience for input about the show. (anonymous focus Audience comments listen below).

“Oh God, I Love it. I’m both intrigued and confused after listening to that.”

“It’s even more terrifying in headphones but I love it, Gave me chills.”

“That thing went wayyy off.”

“Bro, That shit is awesome.”

“I can’t wait to hear this shit.”

While no exact date has been announced, as always, stay up to date on StylesRebelRadio.com and the WSRR Discord server.

-Article written for StylesRebelRadio.com

Have an Idea for a show?

Style’s Rebel Radio is always looking to add more compelling content! If you have an idea for a show or are already producing one, WSRR offers Studio time, Production, and distribution tailored to your specific programming! For more info visit the WSRR Podcasts page!

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