making music

Magical Ingredient

by J.P. Kallio   I am back from Sliotar’s St. Patrick’s day show in The Porterhouse. It was the bands 18th birthday. I have played with them for 15 years. It is the longest by far I have ever held on to a job. It was a quite amazing show, even if I say so…

bad music festivals

Pay To Play

I think it should be time to bring in some new legislations to protect the artist. by J.P. Kallio   Talk about going back in time… One of Ireland’s top music bloggers Nialler9 brought to my attention something the organisers of the Killarney Festival of Music & Food were planning to do. The festival have some…

changing habits

The Right Time

You see, I don’t like leaving things to chance, when I have the power to do something about it. by J.P. Kallio   Let’s talk about “the right time”. I have heard this over and over again over the years, I even believed this my self for years. “I will release my album and it…

ari herstand

17 Things Local Bands Just Don’t Get

BUT it’s not about being famous, it’s about cutting your chops locally and making sure you have your act honed and your business down. Once you do, then you can take it on the road. By Ari Herstand   1. Trashing other bands in your scene isn’t hurting their rep. It’s hurting yours. 2. Acting disinterested with…

NEWS: Led Zeppelin Sued Over ‘Stairway To Heaven’

Spirit (1968) Opinion By Chris McKay Ultimate Classic Rock: Led Zeppelin Sued By Spirit Bassist For ‘Stairway To Heaven’. Well, yeah, Zep definitely stole that intro, but isn’t 43 years a little late to weigh in? Everyone’s known this and the guy that wrote the lick died back in the ’90s. I wouldn’t have blamed Randy…