Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley: Episode #45 - Rob Van Dam

01/27/15 Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley (Rob Van Dam)

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley - episode #45 is up now!

The only guy I know who is cultured enough to both play lead guitar in an Ace Frehley tribute band AND actually sport a Flipp tattoo, Izzy Presley brings you interviews and unique commentary on various music and entertainment related topics...and whatever the hell else he might feel like discussing!

This week! The Superbowl is almost upon us! (Well, it's almost upon YOU anyway. I personally don't give a flying f'n crap about the game, the pre-game, the TV commercials, the half-time show, the post-show wrap-up...none of it interests me.) But! For those of you who do care (and I know there are millions of you who do) Another F'n Podcast's Fantasy Football Guru Jeff "The Great Babboo" Bauer joins Izzy to talk Superbowl predictions and "Deflategate."

Also! Unfortunately, originally scheduled feature guest Adam Carolloa had to rebook at the last minute - that interview will air sometime soon. Izzy, being the resourceful dude that he is, had no problem coming up with another guest to fill the vacant slot for this week. Another F'n Podcast is glad to welcome Rob Van Dam of ECW, WWE, and TNA fame!  He is the only man to hold the title in all three of those promotions. They talk ECW, Philli/ECW fans, and educate the masses of the reality of pot. A fun interview that you will really enjoy.

Let's get to it!



-Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley/ Facebook
-Izzy Presley Productions.com

Monday, January 26, 2015

You Shoulda Been There! 01/24/15 Dave Rave and the Governors ("Sweet American Music" CD Release)/ Junkboat/ James Loney and Lolo's Ghost @ Lee's Liquor Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

01/24/15 Dave Rave & the Governors @ Lee's Liquor Lounge, Mpls, MN

Some sights and sounds from last Saturday night's Dave Rave and The Governors "Sweet American Music" CD release show at Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis. Special guests James Loney/Lolo's Ghost and Junkboat kicked things off beginning around 9:30pm.

James Loney and Lolo's Ghost

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Junkboat

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Dave Rave and the Governors

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-James Loney / Lolo's Ghost play their their next gig at Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis on February 7th. Check Lolo's Ghost.com for more upcoming and updated show dates.

-Junkboat will gig again soon...someplace. I can't find anything listed at the moment.
Check 'em out: Junkboat/Facebook for updates.

-Dave Rave will be doing a just announced solo acoustic set at Hi-Fi Hair and Records in Minneapolis on Wednesday night, January 28. Show starts at 6:30pm. He is then scheduled to go back to New York the following day to work on some projects there before travelling on to a show in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on February 18th where he will do a set with Hailee Rose along with Chris Caddell, and The James Farris Band. Keep up with all the latest on Dave, his music and travels at Dave Rave/Facebook.

Dave Rave and the Governors "Sweet American Music" (Released: 01/24/15)

The brand new Dave Rave and the Governors CD, "Sweet American Music"...

Produced by Rich Mattson and Craig Teiken.
Recorded at Sparta Sound Studios, Sparta, MN.

...Available Now!

- Bandcamp.com - CDBaby.com - Amazon.com - iTunes

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Last Night! 01/24/15 Extreme @ The Space at Westbury, Westbury, LI, NY

01/24/15 Extreme @ The Space at Westbury, Westbury, LI, NY (Ad)

Extreme are out on the road right now doing a quick, hop-scotch run across the States, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their 1990 "hair metal" classic "Pornograffitti." The tour rolls through Minneapolis this coming Thursday night (01/29) at Mill City Nights. According to the venue website, a limited number of $45 Reserved balcony seats are all that remain for that show. So if you want to go after seeing this little preview from last night here, you better act fast!

Last night, Saturday, January 24th, the band played The Space at Westbury in Westbury, Long Island, NY. Our good pal Officer Metalhead was there to check it out and says this morning that is was "a great show." He was even lucky enough to get a few minutes with the band and kind enough to send along a few photos he took - I've posted them here, scattered along with some video from the show shot and posted by some other folks on Youtube already this morning.



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01/24/15 Extreme @ The Space at Westbury, Westbury, LI, NY (Pat Badger/ Officer Metalhead/ Gary Cherone/ Nuno Bettencourt)
(L to R) - Pat Badger, Officer Metalhead, Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt

01/24/15 Extreme @ The Space at Westbury, Westbury, LI, NY (Swag)

One From The Archives: 01/25/89 Ozzy Osbourne/ Anthrax @ Met Center, Bloomington, MN

01/25/89 Ozzy Osbourne/ Anthrax @ Met Center, Bloomington, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley: Episode #44 - Mike Bocchetti

01-20-15 Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley (Mike Bocchetti)

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley - episode #44 is up now!

Minnesota rocker dude and PR guy (now relocated and living in Los Angeles, California) and the only guy I know who is has enough taste to actually sport a Flipp tattoo, Izzy Presley brings you interviews and commentary on various music and entertainment related topics...and whatever the hell else he might feel like discussing!

This week! With a big loss for the Green Bay Packers last week, Another F'n Podcast's Fantasy Football Guru Jeff "The Great Bobboo" Bauer calls in to rehash that disaster. And! In this week's feature interview, Mike Bocchetti joins the show to talk about his roots in comedy, going out on a limb and doing what you love, being on "Last Comic Standing", his time on "The Artie Lang Show", and a personal look at the real Andrew Dice Clay. Very funny and talented comedian. You will love this interview.

Let's get right to it!



-Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley/ Facebook
-Izzy Presley Productions.com

Saturday, January 17, 2015

RIP Kim Fowley - Songwriter, Recording Artist, Artist Manager, Promoter, Agitator

Kim Vincet Fowley (July 21, 1939 – January 15, 2015)

We're a bit late with this one, as you've no doubt already read and or heard in various media outlets over the past two days unless you live under a rock, Kim Fowley has passed away, departing just before 8:00am on Thursday morning, January 15, 2015. Fowley, 75, had been battling an aggressive case of bladder cancer for the past few years and had been in rough health for some time.

We're not going to get into Fowley's long and winding music career, it's been well documented elsewhere and will no doubt continue to be re-examined under a microscope now that he is no longer with us. TATSOL sends condolences to family and friends.

Here's the man, along with a few other cool people some of you may recognize, from a classic episode of the "Tomorrow" show with Tom Snyder, from October 11, 1977.







Friday, January 16, 2015

Tonight! 01/16/15 Fleetwood Mac @ Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

Fleetwood Mac On With The Show Tour Ad

Fleetwood Mac, now forty-plus shows into their 2014-2014 "On With The Show" World Tour, which kicked off in grand style in Minneapolis back September 30th, return to the Twin Cities for another round tonight, starting off on the Second leg of their tour from here again, this time bringing the show over to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley: Episode #43 - Joe Lester, Atomic Punks

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley (Joe Lester - Atomic Punks)

Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley - episode #43 is up now!

Minnesota rocker dude and PR guy (now relocated and living in Los Angeles, California) and the only guy I know who is cool enough to actually rock a Flipp tattoo, Izzy Presley brings you interviews and commentary on various music and entertainment related topics...and whatever the hell else he might feel like discussing!

This week! It is still football season. Still! Can you believe it?!? It must be, what, week 29, 287 by now? Anyway, as such, Another F'n Podcast Fantasy Football Guru Jeff "The Great Bobboo" Bauer calls in with all the latest NFL stats, stories and all the other essential football sh*t you sports types just can't live without. Then! To the good stuff - rock 'n' roll baby! Izzy's featured guest interview this week is with bassist Joe Lester of Los Angeles, California's ultimate Van Halen tribute experience the Atomic Punks.

Lets get right to it, then, shall we?



-Another F'n Podcast with Izzy Presley/ Facebook
-Izzy Presley Productions.com


One From The Archives: 01/14/88 Foghat @ Loose Ends on 10, Moundsview, MN

01/14/88 Foghat @ Loose Ends on 10, Moundsview, MN
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Link Of Interest To The Enlightened: Seth's Rock Report.com

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I gotta thank my pal, north-central Iowa radio DJ Mark Skaar for hipping me to this one and it's something I think many if not all of you would enjoy checking out when you get a chance.

From the site description:

Seth's Rock Report is made to give you all the current going on's in the Rock and Metal world.

Based out of West Warwick, RI, SethsRockReport.com is a weekly compilation style report on a whole hell of a lot of great rock and roll news from around the globe. He publishes on Sundays, so get over there today and check out his latest update, then bookmark that bad boy and continue to check back every Sunday for more!

You Shoulda Been There! 01/02/14 Highlights from The Sons of Gloria/ Doug Collins and the Receptionists/ Billy Dankert @ Palmer's Bar, Minneapolis, MN

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We don't really like to get out much when it gets bone-chilling, frigid-ass cold as it tends to do at this time of year here in Hell the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, but we made an exception last Friday night. Our brother-in-law James "Billy" Dankert was hosting as the guest of honor at the opening night of a month-long exhibition of several paintings he's done recently at Palmer's Bar, located at 500 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis.

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When we arrived around 7:30pm things were already well underway. We opened the door and stepped inside, glad to have some respite from the mind-numbing cold and saw that Palmer's was actually pretty packed already even at this early hour. The bar seemed to be doing reeeealy good business. Hey! Don't judge! It was a Saturday night. It's cold as...uh...Hoth...outside and it's what millions of Minnesotans do...to stay warm. OK? OK!

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And there was to be live music of course. A long-running area combo called The Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs was already on stage providing the soundtrack to the room.

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The artist in residence for January circulated around, visiting with friends and strangers alike, discussing the artwork and whatever else. We cornered him shortly after arriving and said hellos and chatted for a few minutes before finding a few recently emptied out seats at the far end of the bar. We were planning to be there for most of the rest of the evening so we grabbed the seats, ordered a few sodas and continued listening as the Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs guys finished up their set and more people continued to stream into the place. I was really happy to see such a great turnout...although I did also get the sense that there were a few people there that were just neighborhood regulars. But everyone seemed to be having a great time and things were really just getting started.

It was to be a rather busy evening for Mr. Dankert. Besides painting all of the artwork on display, some of you reading may know his name as the drummer for long-running Minnesota rockers The Gear Daddies. He is a songwriter and also plays guitar. He's been doing some occasional solo appearances around town playing his songs in recent months. Tonight he did another solo set on the rather smallish, let's call it "cozy," Palmer's stage.

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"Billy's" solo set ran for maybe 30 minutes I think? I really wasn't watching the clock, just having a nice time like everyone else. He played maybe somewhere between ten and a dozen songs.

Some video highlights!







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So did I say he was a busy man on this evening? After finishing up his own solo set he was immediately helping the members of another band he's been playing with recently set up their gear.

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The band is called Doug Collins and The Receptionists.
Doug Collins, Vocals, Guitar
Charlie Varley - Bass
Kevin Kluever - Guitar

They've been gigging around for a while now. "Billy" is the newest member of the band on drums, playing with the group since last fall. We saw them last at The Terminal back in October and had come to the conclusion that Mr. Collins, a talented songwriter, is also is a very entertaining and enigmatic personality live on stage. Guitarist Kevin Kluever is one of those unassuming guys who gets up on stage and starts to play and you find yourself going, "who is this guy?"  It wasn't too long and they were all set up and ready to rip. We were glad to be having a chance to see them play again and they did not disappoint.

Additional video highlights!







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The final blast of live rawk and roll for the evening came from The Sons of Gloria, a great Minneapolis band we've featured here a few time over the past year that we are proud and happy to call our friends. I think.

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Craig Teiken - Guitar, Vocals
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Charlie Varley - Bass, Vocals
(Yes, the very same Charlie Varley from the Doug Collins and the Receptionists band. These are all very buys guys!)
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Tom "Mr. Wonderful" Cook - Drums, Vocals, Assorted Antics
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We're already on record here as enjoying the hell out of this band when they get together to play, so let's just skip the blah, blah, blah and get straight to the live video highlights, shall we?









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And that...was that. A great way to start off 2015 only two days in: a fun evening out with friends...and one family member, art and some great live rock and roll. It doesn't get much better.

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*You can see James "Billy" Dankert's paintings on display at Palmer's Bar (500 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis) through the end of January.

*Doug Collins and the Receptionists are playing a free, all-ages set at Hymie's Vintage Records (3820 East Lake Street, Minneapolis) tomorrow, Sunday 01/11/14. They go on at 4:00pm and I know they would love to see all of you there.

*The Sons of Gloria are scheduled to begin recording a new CD at Sparta Sound Studios in northern Minnesota sometime in late January. That should be followed by release shortly thereafter. And they'll probably show up unexpectedly at the last minute and play another rockin' gig at some little dive bar near you soon so keep your eyes and ears open for that...

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