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Band Vs Brand

When did the brand, get bigger than the band?  No one really knows, but it was thought to have started in the 40's and 50's.  As many of us know, the band name is the thing that brings people in the door.  Unfortunately, or fortunately for some bands, the band's name sells tickets, no matter who is in the band.  Perfect examples are Kiss and Foreigner.  As bands get older and members change, the casual fan, does not notice which members have been replaced.

Band Vs Brand is a new documentary focussing on the band vs brand comparison.  Filmmaker Bob Nalbandian decided to tackle this topic for his latest documentary.  Bob is best known for his Inside Metal series, but has taken things to a new level with this latest documentary.  Not only does the film explore the bands with revolving doors, but it also looks at the the entrepreneur skills of several artists.  Not only do these guys make music, they also sell coffee, alcohol and hot sauce using their band's name to market their products.  Since the music industry is in a shambles, as far as record sales go, several band have found new ways to make a buck.  Band Vs Brand really opens your eyes up to the way the music business is run today, opposed to yesteryear. This one's a keeper folks.

Bottom LineAn in depth look at the music industry as it is today.  There are lots of insightful interviews with several hard rock and heavy metal legends.

-Ragman is amazed by how savvy some of these rockers are.



Podcast #250: Buff (Pt. 1)

After over thirty years since their debut, Roxanne returns with an interview with Jamie Brown.One of the show's favorite local craft breweries is the fantastic Buffalo Bayou Brewery - who just broke ground on their new brewery space. G&R are totally looking forward to it, but until then, they decided to do a tour and taste some great one of a kind beers while they talk metal as per usual, ya savvy? In fact, they talked so damn much, you're getting a two-parter. So kick back and imagine you're drinking suds with the guys as they try to avoid getting eaten by dogs. Hey, it could happen. Horns up!

Next, Rags talks to Jamie Brown, vocalist for Roxanne, about their new album, Radio Silence, as well as what the band's been up to after over thirty years of rockin'. If you like what you hear, please show the band some love by heading over to their page at Rat Pak Records.

Show Note: Obviously the lads didn't drink just one Beer of the Show, being surrounded by so many great choices. So they went with a brewery flight of three different beers. The results are as follows:

Featured Tracks: Jinjer - Perennial; Plini - Cascade; Judas Priest - Some Heads Are Gonna Roll; Van Halen - Top Jimmy; Rush - Everyday Glory; Allegaeon - Animate (Rush cover); Rush - La Villa Strangiato; Transatlantic - We All Need Some Light; Heavy Pettin' - Love Times Love; Haken - Nill By Mouth; Black Ink River - Useless; Roxanne - Nothin to Lose, Superbad, Thin Blue Line & Go Fuck Yourself

- Genghis can't wait for that new Buff Brewery space...

Podcast #250: Buff (Pt. 1)


Podcast #249: Ambiance 

Have you ever wondered, who is picking the music you listen to, prior to a band taking the stage?  In clubs it's pretty much a given that you are going to get the staples, but in an arena, that's not always the case.  Join Genghis and Ragman as they discuss which style of music they would like to hear before the show starts.  The guys also discuss what they're looking forward to in the new year.  Next the boys caught up with Mors Prinicpium Est vocalist Ville Viljanen and guitarist Andy Gillion for a one on one.  The band discusses their tour of the U.S. as well as what is next for the band.

DVD of the Show: Treat - The Road More of Less Traveled

Beer of the Show: Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. - Mexican Hot Chocolate 

Beer Rating - 3.5

Featured Tracks: City of Thieves - Lay Me to Waste, Treat - Build the Love, Tracy G - Agony, Haken - Puzzle Box, Mors Principium Est - The Meadows of Asphodel, Apprentice of Death, Reclaim the Sun

Ragman's Classic of the Show: Saraya - Seducer

Genghis' Classic of the Show: Nation -You'll See

Ragman's Pick of the Show: Devil's Hammer - Falling in

Genghis' Pick of the Show: Steve N Seagulls - Panama

-Ragman is jonseing for a show.

Podcast #249: Ambiance


Podcast #248: Ornament

Miljenko's on the train to Rocksville. All aboard!It's that time again, kids. Time for The Right To Rock's annual Kicks & Kisses List. Genghis & Ragman have made their lists and checked them twice to find out what hard rock and heavy metal events of 2018 were naughty or nice. So, grab a seasonal ale, light a festive cigar, and kick those feet up as the lads wax nostalgic for 2018.

If that weren't enough the boys caught up with Steelheart vocalist Miljenko Matijevic to discuss his band's latest live release Rock 'N Milan as well as what is in store for 2019.  Miljenko also hints that there may be something happening with the leftover songs of Steel Dragon (from the Rockstar movie soundtrack!).  Plus, you get to compare your year's ups and downs with these two jamokes. Happy holidays, everybody - and HO-HO-HORNS UP!

DVD of the Show: Yes - Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman (Live at the Apollo)

Beer of the Show: Goose Island Beer Co. - Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout (2018)
Appearance: 4.0
Aroma: 4.0
Palate: 4.0
Taste: 4.0
Overall: 4.0
"The geniuses at GI continue to make one of THE best stouts around. No contest. Find it and drink it - NOW."

2nd Beer of the Show: B-52 - Bourbonator  Overall Beer Rating: 3.5

Featured Tracks: King Diamond - No Presents for Christmas, AC/DC - Mistress for Christmas, Yes - Hold On, Vega - Standing Still, Fastway - If You Could See, Ihsahn - Lend Me the Eyes of Millenia, Roxanne - I Don't Want to Live This Way, Steelheart - Everybody Loves Eileen and We All Die Young

- Ragman is ready to rock in 2019!

Podcast #248: Ornament


Podcast #247:  Dinner

It used to be that, dinner and a show meant, dinner and a movie, but now it means dinner at a live show.  Man, how things have changed over the years.  It seems like the Vegas mentality has taken over the concert scene and has became fairly popular.  Just like rock or metal cruises, promoters have found new ways to entice fans to go to a show, by making it an event.  There is a growing trend for matching a good meal with a killer live show.  Join Genghis and Ragman as they discuss their thoughts on this growing phenomenon.  Also, the boys dissect the latest live Blu-Ray from Dokken.  Is it live or has it been touched up?  Join G & R to see what they're thinking.  If that weren't enough the boys brought in Dynazty vocalist Nils Molin for a chat.  Nils discusses the Dynazty's latest release Firesign, as well as their upcoming tour plans.

DVD of the Show: Dokken - Return to the East (2016)

Beer of the Show: Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. - Orange Mocha Frappuccino  Beer Rating:  3

Featured Tracks:  Be The Wolf - Action, Dokken - It's Not Love, Steven Wilson - Pariah, Dynazty - The Human Paradox, My Darkest Hour, Starfall, The Grey, Crack in the Shell

Ragman's Classic of the Show:  Stryper - Two Bodies (One Mind One Soul)

Genghis' Classic of the Show:  Rainbow - Kill the King

Ragman's Pick of the Show:  Ethernity - The Prototype

Genghis' Pick of the Show: All That Remains - Fuck Love

-Ragman can't believe another year has passed.  Slow down - time!

Podcast#: 247 - Dinner