Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tripple Fat Goose

According to this goose, Christmas is right around the corner. 

Indie-Monster.com hopes you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday season with your friends and family. No matter which holiday you celebrate or how you celebrate it, do it well, and above all else have fun. After all, Young Statues says Christmas makes everything fun! 


Great song from a great up and coming band who performed great for our holiday party @Milkboy Philly last weekend. A big THANK YOU to all who played actually. It was a stellar event, at an awesome venue, to close out 2011. 

Now onto 2012! You can expect a full transformation from Indie-Monster.com in 2012. Everything from the look of the page to the content will be revamped. Specifically, a change from its roots in personal music ramblings to that of more music coverage, performance pictures and release reviews. In the words of Tupac, "We goin all out (aiiiite)!" Big ups to all who found us and supported us this year!

I-M

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Factory of Sadness

Almost doesn't count in the NFL, only wins and losses. Today the Browns showed improvement, but still posted another number in the loss column. While hope will always be present in Cleveland, and there will always be a good amount of fans waiting for next year. Two things still hold very true.

1. Cincinnati Fans Stink

2. Cleveland Browns Stadium is still the...



I-M

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Val Emmich

Case Closed opens for Val Emmich at The North Star Bar tomorrow night. Check out this video of his appearance on 30 Rock. Dude can act and sing. Tickets are $10. Show info HERE.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Indie History (Mac Miller)



So, when Indie history is on the verge of being made you can expect it to be covered here right? Well, you are correct and let me start off by saying that this month has been incredible in terms of new music.  Debut albums galore, including a self titled album by brand new Indie outfit Young Statues. Listen to it in all of its Indie glory HERE


As for history being made, today marks an inspirational day for independent labels worldwide. A huge congratulations goes out to Rostrum Records, Benjy Grinberg, Wiz Khalifa and most importantly Mac Miller who is about to accomplish something only done by Tha Dogg Pound some 16 years ago. Mac Miller's debut independent LP, entitled Blue Slide Park, is set to debut at number one on the Billboard charts next week. Industry sources suggest the album will sell upwards of 180,000 copies by week's end on Sunday, Nov. 13. The Rostrum Records release is distributed by INgrooves via Fontana Distribution -- Universal Music Group Distribution's indie arm. If "Blue Slide" does top the chart, it will mark the first independently-distributed debut album to hit No. 1 since 1995 (Dogg Pound).


So, let's take a step back for a moment and think about this. First we have Arcade Fire taking home album of the year...




now we have Mac Miller smashing 16 year old records. Go Go 2011! Here's to 2012 bringing independent artists and labels the same success! 


Again, it's great to see Rostrum have continued success. Benjy is as smart as he is passionate. I completely respect his drive and I admire his accomplishments. If you are looking to learn a little bit more about Rostrum and also gain some insight on the industry, Hit Quarters did a pretty informative interview with Benjy last month. You can check it out HERE. Enjoy!


I-M

One Month Away


12/10/2011


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Run For Cover here comes Young Statues

Well, hopefully everyone’s Halloween lived up to expectations this year! Check out a couple highlights from the Halloween Monster Bash last weekend if you couldn't make it.


Case Closed



Parachuting Apostles
Revolution, I Love You
Dynasty Electric


This week I had the chance to catch up with Carmen Cirignano of Young Statues, a new indie-rock outfit from New Jersey/Philly making some serious waves nationally and abroad. The band’s intricate guitar riffs and introspective vocals are pleasantly reminiscent of acts like The Early November and Saves The Day. They’ve recently signed to Run For Cover Records, an influential, up and coming label that just celebrated its 50th album release in July (expect Young Statues self-titled debut album out November 8). Young Statues will be touring the United Kingdom in November, hitting venues including Cambridge University, Wheelbarrow in London, Talking Heads in Southampton and the Concorde 2 in Brighton. The tour will end back in the States at Milkboy for the Monster Holiday Show on December 10. Check out our interview below!


What’s your favorite Philly venue?
I have memorable moments from almost all of the Philly venues, so I like them all. I think in terms of shows I've seen my favorites at The Electric Factory, but the coolest aesthetically has to be the Trocadero. I have not been to the new Milkboy yet, but a bunch of my friends have, I've heard only good things.


What’s it been like working with Run For Cover Records?
Run For Cover is great. I've become good friends with the people working at the label and we have a great working relationship. It's still very early on, but I couldn't be happier. They have an awesome new dog/mascot too.

What was the recording process like (for the new record) compared with the other bands you’ve been involved with?
Totally different. With this record, I didn't have to go through the process of trying to convey my ideas to everyone else. Steve, our guitarist, engineered the record. When we needed an opinion we sought it out, otherwise we just trusted ourselves and went with it. It was very smooth and easy going.

Where do you draw inspiration?
I draw the inspiration to create music from all different areas. It's something that has always been in my family, and I just enjoy playing guitar and singing probably more than anything else. When I first started writing songs, it felt so rewarding to have an outlet that I felt excited and confident about. It still feels that way, and I'll keep writing music for as long as I feel that. Lyrically, I tend to write and draw inspiration from a lot of my own personal experiences.

Have you toured in the UK before?
No, we've never toured in the UK. We will be playing out there November 15-25, including opening some dates for Saves the Day. I have never even been to the UK, and couldn't be more excited about it. This early on into the band, to be able to do something like this is really awesome, we all consider ourselves lucky.

What can we expect from this new album?
Well it's definitely an indie-rock record, but with a ton of pop influence. We tend to have some pretty intricate vocal parts and harmonies, so you find that throughout the record. It's definitely the most honest and forthcoming material I've written lyrically. I think it's something that hopefully a wide range of people can enjoy.
Purchase tickets to see Young Statues at our Holiday Show here. Also on the bill are Toy Soldiers, The Quelle Source, Revolution, I Love You, Michael McCarry and Case Closed so don’t miss out!


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Alexis Canary
Alexiscanary@wearemonsterent.com

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dynasty Electric



Dynasty Electric, one of the headliners at the upcoming Monster Halloween Bash, has been instrumental in moving Brooklyn's underground rock scene since 2003. They were the band behind the legendary Brooklyn Newsonic Studio loft that hosted a ton of then and now famous bands. Dynasty Electric also caught the attention of hip-hop mogul Damon Dash (Rockafella Records) who paired the group with producer Ski Beatz (Jay-Z, Camp Lo, Curren$y), who infused his signature beats into their electro-pop tracks. They have played a slew of festivals (SXSW, The Burning Man, Summerfest) and most recently released a project on Damon Dash’s BluRoc Label.

If I learned anything from the following interview, it’s that Dynasty Electric is extremely diverse, knows how to throw a great party, and has endless passion for what they do:

So how did you two meet?
Seth:
Jenna was actually a bartender at a bar in NY called the Library, and I was stopping in to meet a friend of mine and my friend was late so I just started up a conversation with Jenny. I was a saxophone player and musician just starting up a band, and Jenny said she played the bass so we exchanged information and hit it off right away. We started playing in Dynasty together just from a chance encounter at a bar in NY.


What’s your favorite city to play in?
Jenny
: Ahh, it’s hard to pick a favorite. We were throwing parties in Brooklyn for a very long time and those where incredible. It was called the Newsonic Loft.
Seth: Brooklyn is our home base. That’s where we’ve had a lot of really great warehouse parties and did some really great shows. But we’ve been playing all over the place…
Jenny: Yeah… Philly!

Haha of course. So the Loft closed this year?
Seth
: Yep it ended a 10 year lease.. But we’re continuing throwing parties in Brooklyn. We have a new spot in Williamsburg called Sherland where we’re doing a party next Thursday before we come to Philly. So we’re doin’ a little northeast tour with New York on Thursday and Philly on Saturday.


Do you have a favorite Philly venue?
Seth: We used to play at the M Room, which I always had a really fun time at. I really like that spot. We’ve also played Johnny Brenda’s which we also really like.
Jenny: And the Legendary Dobbs, I heard it’s Legendary!

I see you performed at Burning Man 2011- How was it?
Jenny
: It’s basically unlike any other music festival in the way that its run. There is a schedule of events, but everything there is very loose. It’s sort of like you put an event on and perform and depending on where the energy is on the Playa (what the city is called) is how many people will show up. So it’s a really interesting place. It’s really run in the sense that everyone is a performer- everyone’s dressed up, or riding around in an art car or making art or playing music at all times. The first time we went there it was at night when they were turning on all the fire optics and all the lighted aspects and it’s like seeing the most amazing fiber optic butterflies in your face, like huge, with all these crazy people dancing around it. Then multiply that by 10,000 and there’s 10,000 things like that going on at once in your periphery. It’s totally worth going! We’re going again this year with a group called Acazallo. They make metal carousel horses, and in the past have made the carousal at Burning Man for the sound stage and also a moving pirate ship. We’re gonna be part of what they’re doing in 2012 at Burning Man. But I would like to play Bonnaroo and Coachella and Lollapalooza and a million other ones going on too.


What has been your favorite festival?Seth: Actually Summerfest in Milwaukee is my favorite which we’re playing this year. There are great stages and big crowds whereas Burning Man is more like a survivalist festival, which is also fun but it’s a little crazy haha.
Jenny: Summerfest was great. We opened for Girl Talk in July and it was really fun show. It’s amazing just one person with a laptop and everyone going crazy!

What was the recording process like for Golden Arrows with Damon Dash?Seth: Damon rented out a house near Woodstock NY, it’s a beautiful house underneath a mountain, and he just sent a bunch of artists up there- Dynasty, McKenzie, Curren$y and all of his hip-hop artists. It was a single house in the country with hip hop and rock intermingling, and fashion models and all kinds of crazy parties and recording sessions. So we got sent there for a week, then we did another week and we wrote all the songs and did some production for the record. Then took it back to New York City and finished the record in Brooklyn.
Jenny: Yeah (Damon Dash) was great. He was just a beautiful, amazing guy full of creativity and joyful all the time. We were mostly just doing electro dance songs at that time, then there’s this hip hop producer and we end up writing this whole array of music. Some of the songs sound like adult contemporary pop songs. It’s not what we expected but it was such a cool process collaborating with him and I think we both learned a lot from it.

That sounds like a very interesting environment. How has it been working with No Shame?
Seth
: It’s been great; it’s an independent label all about pulling resources together and working together with other indie bands to build a platform for everyone. It’s a great label with great people; we’re working on our new record now with them. We’re super excited about finishing it up and getting it out next year and going on tour again.


Where do you see yourselves in a few years?Seth: Well we just love playing music and touring.
Jenny: We’re starting to make more contacts that could help us make what we’re doing more global. So we’re definitely interested in getting into more countries. Now we’re starting to work with a British producer so it might make sense to be over in England for a little bit. Definitely becoming more international on the music level, on a personal level I just like creating and travelling.

If there was one band you could open for who would it be?
Seth
: So many…
Jenny: I mean there’s a lot…
Seth: Well the Beatles!
Jenny: I’d open for Bjork.
Seth: And the rolling stones!
Jenny: Haha they have to be living! I think it’d be great to open for the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s at one point. Seth has a jazz duo with the drummer (Brian Chase) and they toured Australia last year. I always thought it’d be cool for us to open for them. Or we actually know a friend who’s a back up singer for the Scissor Sisters so that would be cool! There’s just so much great music coming out right now honestly.
Seth: You gotta understand we do a lot of different styles on the different tours we’ve been on. Last year we supported the Meat Puppets, then we got back on the road and were opening for Curren$y.
Jenny: Haha it’s totally ridiculous.
Seth: Yeah so just the nature of our act lets us open for a lot of different artists because we have a lot of hip-hop, and dance and folk sometimes so we can just get the party started.

Well we're all excited for the Halloween Bash coming up this Saturday (10/22).
Seth
: Yeah we’re pretty excited to come down to Philadelphia and meet all the bands and check it all out.. And we’ll have our costumes haha.
Jenny: Yeah we do have an idea but we can’t tell you!


Come see Dynasty Electric headline the Monster Halloween Bash, this Saturday at the Legendary Dobbs! Tickets here.

Alexis Canary
AlexisCanary@WeAreMonsterEnt.com

Saturday, October 15, 2011

TQS & the Halloween Monster Bash


Fall has got to be my favorite season this year: we have the Halloween Monster Bash coming up on the 22nd with a whole bunch of awesome bands (check out the FaceBook event here), and everyone just seems to be puttin’ out new albums! I recently caught up with The Quelle Source and got the low down on their Halloween show and their new LP, Enjoy The Ridge.

What can we expect at this Halloween show?
Every year our Halloween show gets better, so this year we can guarantee the best and most wicked Halloween tribute show ever. We're working our assess off to do a good job pretending to be Radiohead, and our friends The Bailey Hounds, Goodnight Lights, and Long Walk Home are going to kill it with tributes to T. Rex, The White Stripes, and Neil Young respectively. Beyond that, we don't want to give too much away. We can't wait.

What can you say about the French Rapture vs. Enjoy the Ridge?
Both releases were partially recorded in our own studio and partially mixed and mastered at Milkboy Recording Studio in Ardmore. I think compared with "Enjoy the Ridge, the songs on "The French Rapture EP" benefit from in general having less going on."Enjoy the Ridge" was our chance to make a huge album. On "The French Rapture," I think we managed to keep the number of things going on at once at any point during the songs to a minimum. That's something we’re hoping to keep up with moving forward.

"The French Rapture" is also our first official single - the first song we've ever thought is good enough to stand on its own. We think it is our strongest to date musically, lyrically, and technically. Not that it needs the support, but it comes with two b-side tracks for some extra added value, and those two extra songs are not to be overlooked. Also, it's a digital-only release via thequellesource.bandcamp.com.

What else is comin’ up?
After our 10/28 show at The M Room (click here for tickets), we're taking November to make some sense out of all this new material we have floating around that we've been working on for the past year or so. After that we've got the Monster Holiday show December 10 at the new MilkBoy in Center City (click here for tickets) and a Christmas show at The Blockley on December 23 (click here for tickets). Our real goal right now is a new LP.

The radio stations/magazines listed below stay up with TQS, so check ‘em out for some more news!

The Deli Magazine 
Origivation Magazine 
Phrequency.com

The A.V Club Philadelphia

LoudVine


Alexis Canary
alexiscanary@wearemonsterent.com

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chat with R,ILY


So last week I had the opportunity to catch up with R,ILY front man Rob Lindgren and chat about their recent album release, We Chose To Go To The Moon.


If you haven’t listened to this album you’re missing out on a pretty unique experience. In just the first few tracks it’s obvious how much Rob Lindgren and Jason Reynolds have grown together as a band on this album. Lindgren commented, “Jason and I really considered this album our chance to expand on and more fully realize the whole indie rock/dance beats concept of our first EP, Noise. Pop. Deathray. We widened our range to include more ideas from across the pop spectrum” From the Interpol inspired guitar harmonies in “Anxious Smiles” to the manipulated vocal samples and drum polyrhythms influenced by Aphex Twin in “I Won’t Be Still” and “There Is A Light”, R,ILY has created some serious new sounds to be reckoned with.


Last week R,ILY made a radio appearance on Delaware Valley’s Hometown Heroes 93.7 WSTW, and is continuing to get airplay in other areas. Lindgren commented, “We are getting airplay all over the country right now, and sometimes in the strangest places...Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Wisconsin. It's just weird to think, for the first time, that my voice is coming out of someone's radio in places that I've never been, and I might not be anytime soon. Or ever. I don't have any plans to visit Wisconsin at the moment, Haha”. If you’re bummed about missing the Hometown Heroes appearance, the guys will be on a New Music Inferno podcast next week. We’ll supply the link, don’t worry.


R,ILY will also be at the Wilmington World CafĂ© Live in Delaware on October 7 if you want to get the full live music experience (I recommend it!). Buy tickets HERE.


Check out these stations playing Revolution, I Love You and find one in your area!

New Jersey:
Piscataway- RLC/WVPH
New Brunswick- WRSU
Ewing- WTSR
Lincroft- WBJB

California:
Davis- KDVS
Berkeley- KALX

Colorado:
Fort Collins- KCSU

Connecticut:
West Haven- WNHU
Danbury- WXCI

Illinois:
Rock Island- WAUG

Florida:
Tampa- WMNF
Winter Park- WPRK

Maine:
Portland- WMPG

Massachusetts:
Williamstown- WCFM
Medford- WMFO
Springfield- WTCC

Michigan:
Mt. Pleasant: WCMU

Minnesota:
Duluth- KUMD

Nebraska:
Lincoln- KRNU

Ohio:
Berea- WBWC

Oklahoma:
Claremore- KRSC

Ontario:
London- CHRW

Quebec:
Montreal-CJLO

Texas:
San Marcos- KTSW

Wisconsin:
Milwaukee- WMSE







Alexis Canary
Alexis@WeAreMonsterEnt.com

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Quelle Source - The French Rapture

Available 9/27/2011


Check out this wonderful post over at A.V. Club Philadelphia http://www.avclub.com/philadelphia/events/quelle-source-shorty-boy-boy-and-wendy,263701/

The Quelle Source could be considered my first love as I entered into the tireless world of Indie band management. Something literally happened to me the first time that I listened to "Dependable Ones." Kevin Ryan's deliberately cryptic opening lived in my head for a full year until it was cast out by a spell, that forced me to enjoy the ridge. 

"I can see you, and what you're doing... and I know that it's a lie." - Dependable Ones

While "Dependable Ones" initiated the band crush that would grow into a flourishing business relationship, "Truth" was the binding force that fastened me to, as the author of the short article above states, the dependable source of buoyant indie rock known as The Quelle Source. The song's haunting guitar solo opening backed by what seems to be random party chatter draws you in then smacks you in the face 3 minutes later when a bucket of awesomeness is spilled over after Ryan belts out the word 'anymore.' 

Fast forward a few years and we have The French Rapture EP. The full-on, sweeping, epic, and ultimately futile attempts to stop loving someone.

The title track “The French Rapture” rides a climbing, catchy-as-all-hell bass line, timely group vocals and sprightly synth work so engagingly that it’s easy to miss the song’s true content – which, of course, concerns a guy not-so-convincingly justifying his decision to cheat on his girlfriend. “I could have sworn that I was a good man / but you have no idea how it feels to be surrounded.” Whoops – nice try, but those aren’t the words of someone who’s sorry. 

The b-sides are no less drastic. Drummer Brendan Lafferty’s blisteringly distorted high-hat hits try their damnedest to outmatch singer Kevin Ryan’s layered harmonies on “Never Be Hungry Again” before Dan Wisniewski’s lead vocals enter and growl in caterwaul. The track – a patient, pulsing trip grounded in Dan Comly’s solid keyboard work – is a successful break from the structural and musical norms of a band that sometimes finds it hard to revisit the same musical idea twice in the same song. 

In my own words, The French Rapture is catchy-as-all-hell, and the b-side "Never Be Hungry Again" is a motto that I've been following since my move from northeast Ohio. Be prepared for a ride again with this EP. If buoyant Indie rock is what you desire, The Quelle Source are truly the dependable ones. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

R,ILY Philly CD Release Show TONIGHT


TONIGHT @ World Cafe Live Philadelphia
Revolution, I Love You CD Release Show
"We Choose To Go To The Moon"


21+, $8 cover. Also featuring Early Ape, Panic Years, and Penrose! Come out and celebrate with us! This show is part of Philadelphia Film and Music Festival 2011.

Soundchild Crew Video Premiere

Check out the new video "Body Shots" from their EP Live 4 Once.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Basement Blogging (Rant)

I figured that it would be interesting to blog from the basement while tornadoes and hurricanes swirled above my head. No, seriously this is some scary shit! I hate tornadoes, and yes I know hate is a very strong word. Currently, the east coast is experiencing its worst storm in over 50 years. Philadelphia is under a state of emergency, and no, not one of those normal emergency states... this one is directly from the government and hasn't happened since '86.

I never thought that I would say that I missed winter, but I'd much rather have a blizzard right now. Hopefully, these old Philly buildings can hold tight. Hopefully, the earthquake from earlier this week didn't loosen them up. Yes, I just wrote earthquake from earlier this week. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?! What an interesting post this would be if only I could have read it from the past. Granted, the earthquake only caused a small amount of damage.

Still, there was an earthquake! And, it wasn't in California it was in Virginia, AND I felt it in Philly. Something is going on, or maybe it's nothing. It's probably nothing. Just a series of unlikely events tied together in one week. Maybe I should play the lottery before the week ends? Oh yeah, everything is closed. Anyways, this alternate reality is for the birds. I wish it would just chill out, so I can get back to thinking musically, and living life as normal.

I-M

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Free Show This Friday - Beta hi-fi

The Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Festival is all week this week, and features an awesome lineup Friday with Revolution, I Love You (www.revolutioniloveyou.com), New Sweden (www.newswedenmusic.blogspot.com), Killer Whale (www.soundcloud.com/KillerWhale-1), Satellite Hearts (www.facebook.com/satelliteheartsmusic), and Can You Canoe (www.canyoucanoeband.com). The Festival is taking place at World Cafe Live (upstairs) 3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 TEL 215-222-1400. For more information visit WCL BETA HI-FI. The shows are free and the music is stellar so don't be a couch potato.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Carol H. Axelrod Memorial Blood Drive


A few weeks back I went to Radnor Elementary School to see my guys Diverse Pop Group perform for an event the school was having. For those that haven't heard of Diverse, they consist of two young men who dance and sing, and basically get down with their bad selves. Things are still in progress, but we may be working with them over at Black Ink Management and Music Group (www.blackinkmmg.com). Check Diverse out here Video.

While I was there watching the performance, I stopped by a booth that was giving away free ice cream. The ice cream was awesome, but that is not why I'm writing this post. I'm writing this post, because of the wonderful lady that I met that was running the booth, and the story that she told me about her mother. Michelle Scolnick runs an annual blood drive in memory of her mother, Carol H. Axelrod, who received numerous blood transfusions as part of her treatment for cancer. Michelle had a booth set up at the Radnor event promoting the upcoming drives. This year, they will hold their fourth blood drive. The drive will take place on Wednesday, October 5, and Thursday, October 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, at Lankenau Medical Center (where her mother received her transfusions) in Wynnewood, PA.

Because of the Red Cross, and the blood transfusions that her mother was able to receive, Michelle was able to spend extra time with her mother. She stated, "The extra time we shared with her truly was a gift that blood donors gave our family. When my mother passed away in July 2008, we wanted to give something back to the Red Cross, so we decided to start a blood drive in her memory."


Everyone who comes to donate will receive a gift bag, free parking, special post-donation snacks, automatic entry into a drawing for prizes that have been donated by area businesses, and a free meal, snack, or beverage in the cafeteria. Plus, because each unit of donated blood can help save up to three lives, everyone will leave with the knowledge that they may be helping three families spend more time with their loved ones!

For more information on this blood drive and/or to sign up please visit http://www.membersforlife.org/pennj/schedule/login.php?sponsorcode=1556

Click HERE to download the PDF for the full story on Michelle's family.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

8 Dead in Copley Shooting

Tragedy hit way to close to home today as a mad man killed seven people (two Copley High School students and an 11 year old) before being killed by the police. This all happened in my hometown of Copley, OH, literally not even a half a mile away from the house I grew up in. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims.


Copley police confirm that eight people, including a gunman, are dead after a shooting rampage Sunday morning. Two other people were wounded, one critically.

Chief Michael Mier says a gunman opened fire around 11 a.m. after an argument in a home on Goodenough Avenue. Five people were killed at that location. The gunman then took two more lives on nearby Schocalog Road. One of the victims was an 11-year-old child. -Lindsay Buckingham Fox8

"Somebody knocked on my door, and a woman was on my porch -- hiding on my porch. I went out the door, she ran in the house and told me that somebody had shot her husband point blank in the head," McCrady said. "[The woman] said 'there's a lot of people shot,' and she started screaming 'my son, my son, my 11-year-old son.' [The woman's son] went the opposite direction she went, and she was looking for, wanting her son, but she said 'oh, my God, I'm a widow,' " McCrady said. -I went to Copley High School with Ms. McCrady's daughter. This is too scary.

Like I stated before, way too close to home, and from what I've been told, the 11 year old was chased down. This angers me beyond belief.

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday evening at Copley Community Park to remember the victims.


Something has to be seriously wrong with you to chase down and kill an 11 year old kid. My nephew is 11, and I could only imagine the horror. Police are still actively investigating the shooting and plan to release more information at a noon press conference on Monday.

More Shocking News Via Ellen Miller, newsnet5.com Link

Police have identified the gunman in a shooting spree that claimed seven lives in Copley as Michael Hance, 51.

NewsChannel5’s Dan Haggerty talked with a woman named Monique, whose sister lives at 1219 Schocalog Avenue. Her sister, Melody, saw 11-year-old Scott Dieter running through the neighborhood and called him into her home to hide from Hance.

The child ran to the basement to hide with Melody’s 9-year old son. They turned out the lights.

The family locked the doors, but that apparently did not stop the gunman. He shot holes in the locks and broke the glass to get inside.

Monique said Hance held a gun to Melody’s head, demanding to know where the boy was. When she would not tell him, he searched the house and went down to the dark basement with a gun in one hand and a penlight in the other.

The gunman found the boys and killed Scott Dieter without saying a word, then left.

Hance was killed outside the home when he exchanged gunfire with police.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wonka Mix - The Theme Right Now

I seriously can't get away from this quote. It's the theme of my life right now. "So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it." - Willy Wonka.

I'm so busy I can't even get out what I want to say. It's all worthy however. New web launch on its way from Black Ink Management and Music Group. New album on its way from that awesome band Revolution, I Love You. New music from Philly's best Indie band The Quelle Source. A boat load of shows scheduled here... www.WeAreMonsterEnt.com. And, best of all... a super, kick ass Halloween show locked for this October at the Legendary Dobbs on South Street!

Here's the lineup:

Conversations with Enemies
R,ILY
City Rain
Mike McCarry
Parachuting Apostles
Case Closed
The Pleasure

Mark Rogers of WSTW will be emceeing the event!


I'm so excited. The only problem is, I don't have time to be excited. Must, Keep, Working...

For now, I leave you all with this short blog post, and this video. Enjoy