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GTC Has Track Picks

You only want the best and we have this week’s best…   Spending too much time worried about Morrissey actually completing a tour, weird hairs or the end of Twisted Sister? Put your pants on…The GTC has track picks from BlackWolf, J.P. Kallio, Lightning Bolt, Message To Venus & Golden Means.   We did all…

Eamonn Dowd

Featured Artist: Eamonn Dowd

“If you like it, buy it. If you don’t like it, that’s ok too….its only Rock N’ Roll.” – Eamonn Dowd Featured Artist: Eamonn Dowd Eamonn Dowd, Chris Teusner, Les Keye   Sweden based Irish singer/songwriter Eamonn Dowd has been kicking out drink stained barroom folk based Rock N’ Roll for some years now with The Racketeers and…

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J.P. Kallio – ‘November’

“This is not a Christmas song as much as just an observation of that time of the year. I don’t want to take that “joyous” time of the year away from any one. I ask you to sit back, listen and think just for a second. Maybe, just maybe sometimes in the middle of all the…

Things You Can Buy Today 13 August 2014

  This week in Things You Can Buy we’ll have a gander at three music veterans still going strong and staying true to their guns (the proverbial ones) and bringing coolness to our ears. First a singer/songwriter/pop-star/person of faith/outspoken truth speaker who may be on the verge of a major comeback, then a real classic…

New Music: Pain

By J.P. Kallio Few days back home from the tour and I am starting to recover from the unavoidable sleep deprivation and water retention. Now I just need to build back the muscle I lost and lose the fat I gained. I’m getting pretty good at it at this stage. Upwards and onwards! This week’s song…

10 Reasons To Give Up On Your Art

By J.P. Kallio I used the word art here as this apply as much to music as to any other form of art. We work hard and time to time it feels like it’s all for nothing. My general advice at this point is DON’T give up! But there are exceptions to this rule. Not everyone is cut…

Music As A Skilled Trade

By J.P. Kallio Even in 2014 you come across the stereotype of people not seeing music as a valid career choice. I was told by my extended family back in my school days that music was never going to be a career. Even my dear mother, who by the way have been unbelievably supportive of my…

How To Tour Abroad With Your Band Pt. 3

By J.P. Kallio In 2006 Sliotar set out on our very first European tour that we organised ourselves. We performed in France, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. It was over six-week tour that took us from Atlantic coast to Meditation and to the North coast of Germany. We had an old tour bus that…