Charm City Devils Live in Hagerstown, MD
Charm City Devils Love Their Music
The Charm City Devils know all too well that in an industry filled with trends, fads, fashions, and flash-in-the-pan stories of “here today, gone tomorrow” generic flavors of the month, the one thing that remains constant is the need and love for pure, classic, hard rock and roll.
John Allen, vocalist, songwriter and founding member of Baltimore’s Charm City Devils, knows this. Rock and roll has been his passion since childhood. It has taken him into clubs, studios, tour buses, arenas, and around the world, as a drummer in his own bands and now as the frontman for Charm City Devils, who is set to release their debut album, appropriately titled Let’s Rock-N-Roll on Eleven Seven Music, helmed by label President Nikki Sixx
Charm City Devils Special Mix
“When I first heard Charm City Devils, my initial thought, along with everyone at Eleven Seven, was this is a real rock band! When I listen to their music I hear elements of credible bands like Aerosmith and I feel AC/DC. I like the fact that they’re from Baltimore and the way they relate the working mans experience. They’re not from New York or LA. You don’t hear many bands from Baltimore and these guys carry on tradition with their own relevant and modern sound with classic riffs,” said Sixx.
Selected as Sixx’s first signing to the label, it’s obvious that there’s something special about Charm City Devils. With their roots firmly planted in the blues, the band combines the best, loudest and most raw elements of hard rock, with a touch of punk spirit thrown into the mix. Recording primarily in Allen’s home studio, Let’s Rock-N-Roll retains what he calls “a very high-energy, garage-y type of vibe.”
By the same token, as much as the Charm City Devils rock out on the title track and songs like “True Love” and “Burn Baby Burn,” there is also a poignant side in autobiographical songs like “Almost Home.” Says Allen, “This album comes from an emotional level. The lyrics are very honest; they’re pieces of my life, real things. Some are more sensitive and some deal with heavy issues, but they are balanced out by the fun, energetic songs that bring back some of that 1980s heyday of hard rock that audiences are longing for.”
Already established as a recording/touring artist and songwriter, and as the drummer for SR-71, Allen planted the seeds that would become Charm City Devils in his basement studio. “I didn’t have much gear,” he recalls, “just good mics and real good preamps. But sometimes you write something and you know you have it, and that’s what happened with ‘Burn Baby Burn,’ which was the first song I wrote for this band. That song was a catalyst for me to become a singer. I felt good about my writing and my voice and decided to give it a go. The track on the CD is actually the rough mix. I liked the raw, garage sound of it and we kept that.”
Allen says that finding the right musicians to become Charm City Devils was easy. “I wanted guys who could play, first and foremost, who were seasoned but not too jaded,” he explains. “I wanted guys who were experienced but still hungry and could maintain the playing level that I’m comfortable with. The first guys I thought of were local Baltimore musicians Vic, Anthony, Nick and Jason. I knew that their playing would complement the songs I had written, that they would ‘get it’ and know where I was coming from.”
Charm City Devils with Eleven Seven Music
“Getting it” is what led Allen and his bandmates to Eleven Seven Music. With “Let’s Rock-N-Roll” taking off as a hit single and top add on Baltimore radio stations, it didn’t take long for the label, which was the #1 Independent Rock Label of 2008, to add the group to its roster, alongside Mötley Crüe, Sixx: A.M., Buckcherry, Trapt, Drowning Pool and more. “I’m a control freak,” Allen admits, “and anytime you turn your music, image and everything over to an outside entity, you worry. But I know that Eleven Seven understands who we are and what we do. We’re a perfect fit because our genre of music is their forte; they know how to bridge hard rock and the new generation of fans.”
That generation, he says, is hungry for the music that Charm City Devils has to offer. “I truly believe that raw emotion and honesty transcend all trends, and that if music has that classic kind of sound, it will have longevity,” he states. “That’s our goal: to transcend the times and not compromise the integrity of what we do.”
In support of their debut release from Eleven Seven Music, Charm City Devils will be touring regionally in 2009 and their music can be heard at www.myspace.com/charmcitydevils.
The Charm City Devils Members
John Allen – vocals
Vic Karrera – guitar
Anthony Arambula – bass
Nick Kay – guitar
Jason Heiser – drums
The Charm City Devils Will Take You All The Way Up!
The Charm City Devils Lets Rock n Roll!
Blackwater Still is Hard Roc
Blackwater Still comes to us straight from their hometown of Martinsburg, WV.
Blackwater Still Band
Vocals: Steve Foltz
Lead Guitar: Tommy "T-Bone" James
Rythm Guitar: Chris" Frenchy" Fuqua
Bass Guitar: Steve "Shaggy" DeLawder
Drums: Tom "Happy Feet" Dean
Record Label Seen them peel right off of the bottle…..
About Blackwater Still
From the depths of hell’s BLACKWATER emerges a band that brews hard hitting metal, classic rock, and blues into a refined bold taste that is sure to leave you in a hair thrashing, head banging, heart pounding, fist flying, calm of STILL drunken stupor. Their influences Metallica, Quiet Riot, Godsmack, Drowing Pool, AC/DC, Velvet Revolver, Black Label Society and anything in between.
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Band Interests Beer, Music, Mayhem, the Shine, nonsense, being a wrench in the gears (its how we roll) more beer, fire, beer…you get the idea
These guys are anything but ordinary. They are as far from ordinary as you can get. But what else could you expect? You take the likes of Godsmack, Metallica, AC/DC and Drowning Pool, roll them up, throw them in a box, shake them till they explode into outer space and what do you get? Total mayhem and excitement. Once they get in your head you can’t get them out. They are Blackwater Still.
Adrian Blitzer is Nu Metal
Shermansdale-based Adrian Blitzer stitches together bands like Staind, Linkin Park, Disturbed, and Drowning Pool to form a Frankenstein monster of aggressive modern rock. These 105.7 The X poster boys have developed a grisly musical catalog that will give you a black eye, steal your lunch money, and knock up your sister. "We describe our music as having the melody of Creed, but the intensity of Godsmack," says vocalist Andy Smith, citing influences such as Korn, Deftones, and Tool. Adrian Blitzer’s live set is peppered with cover tunes straight from the hard rock Top 200 charts, including songs by Disturbed, Saliva, Nickelback, and Papa Roach.
The Adrian Blitzer Show
"The Adrian Blitzer live show is full of hills and valleys," says Smith. "There are very high, intense moments and there are also low, calm points." Adrian Blitzer began as a basement jam in July 1999 involving Smith, guitarist Kevin Nelson, and drummer Jeremy Kline. "Kevin then realized that he knew of two brothers (Brian and Brandon Finney) that could fill the void for where a bass guitar and rhythm guitar should be," Smith explains. "We all came together, fit perfectly, and the rest is history."
Since that time, Adrian Blitzer has released their debut album, Foaming at the Mouth, performed at venues throughout Central Pa., and even managed to snag some air time on 105.7 The X. "To me, our career highlight was being played on the radio," Smith says. "There is nothing that gives you more of that sense of accomplishment than hearing your name and original music on the radio." The band will head back into the studio this month to begin work on the next album.
Adrian Blitzer Fans Comments
“Hey Andy! Thanks for your support last night! Was pretty cool to see you out there! Much appreciated, …”
“Thanks for having us last night! What a blast…yes, we should definitely do it again soon!”
“Thanks again guys. Last night was a blast. You guys rock. ”
“Hey Guys!! How’s it going? It has been awhile, right? Tooo long! Looks like u guys are doing great. The schedule looks awesome! Def can’t wait to play a show together again…always a blast”
Adrian Blitzer Full Time
"We’d all like to do this for a living," claims Smith. "It’s something that we love. We pour our hearts into this, and to do that full-time would be amazing." For more info on Adrian Blitzer, visit the band on-line at Adrian Blitzer on Facebook
Welcome to Endangered Species
Endangered Species has had radio airplay around the world, released on SONY CMS (GSA Europe) CRANK IT UP! Featuring Chris Benedict on lead vocals and lead guitar, Endangered Species has performed at Reunion Arena, Starplex, Bronco Bowl/Canyon Club, Whisky A Go Go and Hard Rock Cafe’ appearing with Zebra, Kings X, Sabotage, Nevermore, Manny Charlton of Nazareth, Poison, Dokken, Lillian Axe, Voice of Rock Tour — Vince Neil Project, Steven Pearcy of Ratt, Mark Slaughter, Vixen, Palo Alto, Pound Hound and Funny Money. Other notable venues include The Trees, The Curtain Club, The Rock, The Galaxy Club, Club Indigo, Coyote Ugly, Classic City Rock Cafe’, headlining the Rocky Point Music Festival and many other events. Currently writing and recording music for a new CD.
Endangered Species the Story
Winter of 2005 the boys from Endangered Species were scheduled to tour Europe with Dave Evans (founding member and original lead singer for AC/DC) Dave came to the USA and played several shows in North Texas with Endangered Species performing as his group, quite an honor! Dave Williams from Drowning Pool got on stage with us at Classic City Rock Cafe’ and took over for an entire set — we will never forget it. God Bless Dimebag, guitar and Dallas will never be the same. Mayhem who perished with Dime, lived across the hall from our studio at DLP and was always very cool to us — Ed Beedle, who performed with ES (smokin’ bass player) passed away — “R.I.P.” Endangered Species is featured on COZ Records’ “The Reign Cometh” Rocket Ismail and the Dynamic Twins — “Cry No More” has some awesome guitar work and is one to check out on this CD. “Experience Endangered Species Live”
Endangered Species History
Performing on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles as Thieves and Lovers — Brothers Chris and Birch Benedict — (showcased with Stone Temple Pilots aka Mighty Joe Young at the Whisky A Go Go) Invited and performed at “Cabo Wabo” twice (thank you Brian Markovich). Chris and Birch regularly headlined at the Roxy Theater, the Whisky A Go Go, the Troubador, Gazzarri’s and many other legendary West Coast venues. Featured in BAM Magazine, LA Music Scene and other rock publications, recorded at A&M Studios and West Lake Audio. Chris co-wrote songs with Grammy award winners B.J. Thomas and lyricist Gloria Thomas, on the “When I Become the Wind” Cd , Birch moonlighted as a house drummer at A&M for Chelsea Hotel and other studio projects.
One of the highlights of playing in LA was when the guys went to jam night at Corbin Bowl, Birch sat in with “Slash” and “Ian Gillan” on Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown”. Afterward Birch was introduced as Keith Moon on the drums by the legendary Ian Gillan. Looking for new inspiration and a new direction, relocating to the Northwest — experimenting with the melodies, riffs and rhythms the guys headed into the studio. Endangered writing and producing collaboration came out of Cottonwood Studios, Tacoma,WA. Chris and Birch with producer Brent Derocher made it happen. Back in the Bush/BMI — New York — Los Angeles — Nashville. distributed at all major music outlets on the Internet, “Endangered Species” at the “Whisky Ago-go”
Endangered Species Rocks!
The Love Hate Thing Band
Love Hate Thing Music
Since the alternative rock movement Adult Oriented Rock music has been hard to come by. Enter Love Hate Thing, a rock group centered on blistering guitar solos, arena rock performances, thunderous foundations, & melodic vocals. Most rock music today is branded and given the Saturday morning cartoon lunchbox treatment. Love Hate Thing gives a classic vibe with a modern edge and fresh sound.
400+ radio stations across North America play Love Hate Thing. Over 6.000 copies of their debut album, mastered by the legendary Howie Weinberg, sold within the first year of its release. Love Hate Thing looks to revolutionize rock n’ roll with its live performances, timeless sound, and new form of music distribution (to be introduced later this year). Love Hate Thing is set apart from other acts of today by bringing back the strong voice of rock present in every generation since the 1950′s.
About Love Hate Thing
LOVEHATETHING hailing from Greencastle, Pennsylvania, was formed in January 2009, by Sean Clever, Ryan Eshelman, and Matt Cole. When these three musicians finally came together a driving riff rock sound was instantly created.
Sean and Matt both (formally of Josa Step) have been playing music together for over 15 years. They have recorded several past albums, been signed to an indie label and played many shows at venues such as the Xocatoma Music festival, The Chameleon Club, The Vault, Rams Head Live, and too many more to mention.
Sean’s guitar sound will be one that you will not easily forget, coupled with his lyrical genius. Add Matt’s explosive drumming, and a sound is created that will keep you rocking from beginning to end. Now add Ryan (formally of Marsiglia) to the mix with his driving bass lines, and a voice that has been referred to as, “Eshleman’s voice blends with the band’s musicianship similar to modern rockers Incubus and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
For a while they travelled throughout the Tristate taking advantage of every opportunity available to get in front of eager listeners. Shortly there after, along with their friend Jarred Cannon (of Hierosonic) at the helm as the engineer, the band recorded at Soundmine Studio in East Stroudsburg, PA. The band finished a full length 10 song Rock ‘N’ Roll Monster titled, “The Disco Killer,” in just 8 days. The album was released, and digitally distributed world wide on itunes.com, amazon.com, cdbaby.com, and digstation.com. It is also in regular rotation on WRZO 102.9 The Razor and has since been put into rotation on several online radio stations. In July of 2010 the band was selected as one of eight finalists in the nationwide Reprise Rivalry Competition sponsored by sonic bids.com. LOVEHATETHING also maintained a 5 star rating on garage band.com. Everyone who hears, “The Disco Killer”, seems to agree that there is a very bright future ahead for these original, aspiring and inspiring musicians.
LOVEHATETHING LIVE! As an attendant of a live show, one could expect to sit comfortably in their seat sipping beverages, and socializing with other onlookers. However, as an attendant at a LOVEHATETHING show, there will be no sitting, sipping, or socializing!!! There is only a flurry of Rock ‘N’ Roll fury characterized by raging guitars, methodic rhythmic , and melodic vocals with a harmonic infusion.
LOVEHATETHING has an impressive array of endeavors for the latter part of 2010. Inspired by the deployment of their manager, Eric Shields, to serve in Iraq, the band is orchestrating a benefit for soldiers serving their country abroad. Groundwork for the benefit is coming together and it is expected to be in place by October 2010. Filming of 2 music videos are also in the works and will be released before the New Year. The band is currently writing the next album and is expanding its Live Showcases to neighboring regions yet this year!
Love Hate Thing is
Sean Clever — Guitar and Vocals / Ryan Eshelman — Bass and Vocals / Matt Cole — Drum and Vocals
Love Hate Thing Influences: Jeff Buckley, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Nada Surf, The Twilight Singers, The Gutter Twins, Fiona Apple, Silversun Pickups, Soundgarden, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Travis, The Killers, Pearl jam, Alice in Chains, Ours, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Nirvana, any inspiring music really…. The Deftones, Clutch, Nine Inch Nails, Guns N Roses, Pantera. love local bands. Love all of them. Inspiring live shows: Ledbetter Heights, Kevin Shannon, Booker Lee and the County Fair, Last of Three, Marsiglia, Thomas Roue (The Pale Barn Ghosts), The Hello Strangers…. This list could go on forever.
Love Hate Thing Rocks!
Half Serious Band
Half Serious rock band is from Taneytown, Maryland.
These very talented band members are Don (Sidetrack) Ebaugh: Guitar/Keys/Voice and there is Chris Myers: Drums/Voice along with Tony Bitzel: Bass/Voice followed by Paul (Gadget) McGill: Guitar/Voiceand the newest member Chris (CV105) Viel: Lead Guitar.
How to Take Half Serious
We never want to be taken too seriously. You will hear plenty of quality vocals, driving three guitar rhythm, some keys, and three lead vocalists trading off. Come check us out. We really are HALF SERIOUS. (We can’t tell you where the other half is, when it will return, or if it ever existed in the first place)
HALF SERIOUS Rocks at Break Away II Sports Lounge for a repeat performance. Break Away II and Half Serious both know how to party. Come Early & Stay Late for Solid current to classic covers. 5 piece local favorites from Baltimore! and the best refreshments in the County!
All About Half Serious Band
Half Serious is a 5 piece “anything goes” rock band covering Nickelback, Poison, Kings of Leon, Weezer, Whitesnake, ZZ to Buckcherry and anything between. If vocals are your thing, the 3 and 4 part harmonies pulled off by Half Serious will surely impress you. NO, we do not lip sync….if you don’t see someone on the mic, look harder….it’s Chris on the drums singing to you. You’d be surprised how many people think we are!!! Come out to welcome Chris V (CV105) on Lead Guitar! Wow, is all we can say, and welcome to the party!
Half Serious rocks!
Stoked All the Way!
Stoked® is a Mid Maryland U.S.A. based four piece rock band. Live music featuring songs from today all the way back to the 70′s. Modern Rock, Classic Rock and Party Rock. We specialize in early Van Halen songs.
12 years strong and it definitely sounds like it. 95% cover songs you will know by heart. Each musician has 20 plus years of band experience and talent. People who stop in for a drink never leave! They specialize in Van Halen and the style of that genre.
Artists that Stoked Likes
Crunchy guitar Rock! 3 Days Grace, Seether, Halestorm, U2, Fuel, Creed, Alterbridge and so on
Stoked Main Influences
Van Halen, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Ozzy, UFO, Kokus, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Saxon,AIC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Eric Johnson, Boston, Led Zepplin, Kansas,The Bee Gees (just kidding) it keeps going.
Fun people, Large crowds, dancing , boats, motorcycles and believe it or not Jamming.
Also impulse modulated algorithms capturing preamp direct tones direct to PA via software plugins. “-)
No matter what your musical preferences are, whether it be modern rock, classic roc or just plain old fun party rock, you have to agree on one thing…Stoked Rocks!
Rehab Band Concert Announcement
The Rehab Band
The Rehab Band! It is all in name, but in fact, the name is relevant to the original members as they met in a rehab facility overcoming addictions to drugs and alcohol. It was here their love of music resonated and they became known quickly as the southern hip-hoppers taking Georgia by storm. In September 2010, these warriors released Welcome Home on Universal Republic. No one can explain that feeling better than this group of guys that have traveled the road of highs and lows that have made them the ‘brothers’ they have become today.
The Birth of the Rehab Band
Around a decade ago, three Georgia boys — Danny Alexander, aka, Danny Boone and a few others formed the Rehab Band. Anchored by their influence of all things hip-hop, from Run DMC and NWA to a Tribe Called Quest and more, they set out on their own musical journey taking their first release “To Whom It May Consume” straight to the streets to sell to their newly garnered hard core fans.
Soon after this release Epic Records caught on and signed the group as one of the founders entered a long term rehab. “Southern Discomfort” was released sans Steaknife, but the Rehab Band didn’t miss a beat with the melodic flavor and hard core rap styling of Danny Boone. After a strong US tour with such acts as Linkin Park, and many units sold, a new direction set forth.
Due to the ubiquitous “creative differences” stance, the Rehab band broke up. After writing and recording many songs on his own, lead singer Danny Boone bought the Rehab Band trademark and set out to revamp the group. Boone made additions to that are still going strong today with Hano Leathers on bass, Mike Hartnett on lead guitar, Fazel Syed, aka Foz on rhythm guitar and Christopher Hood on drums. With some guidance of producer Billy Hume and mix master Phil Tan, the Rehab band released “Graffiti the World” independently and toured extensively for nearly three years in an attempt to rebuild the name. During this tour, Demun Jones, DJ Chris Crisis and Lamar Williams joined the REHAB machine.
In 2008, Universal Records signed the Rehab Band and immediately re-released “Graffiti the World” with a few new songs and supporting a non-stop tour and date with with kindred spirits, Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker. Adding collaborations with Bone Crusher and the legendary Hank Williams, Jr. provided a truly eclectic flavor to the disc and later resulted in a CMT Music Awards nomination for Wide Open Country Video of the Year for the multi-platinum selling single “The Bartender Song,” as well as a spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Hot List.”
Rehab Band Music Success
With the September release of Welcome Home, the Rehab band works with producers Billy Hume and Dallas Austin. The release is full of well-crafted tunes by the group and offers a nice slice of southern rock, country and the staple hip-hop that inspired the group. In today’s blurred genre game, the Rehab Band fits the mold perfectly. With over 2 million downloads and over 300,000 units moved over the past few years, Welcome Home is poised to fit onto anyone’s playlist. Mix it up with Rehab the band, they have and it is a winner
The Rehab Band Rocks!
Rehab Band is one of the most unique music experiences of the century. Rehab band will teach you to love music all over again. Go Rehab Band!
vs. the earth | vs the Earth | versus the earth | vte
vs. the earth is an explosive powerhouse of energy! These 4 guys, Adam, Ritchey, Dawg and the newest addition, Elliot give you a high energy explosive electric show like no other! vs. the earth has a wide variety of “cover songs” that they will put their own little “spin” on, but it is their own music that will hook you and pull you right in! Their music plus an awesome lighting show and great sound mixing makes their shows ones not to be missed!!!
vs. the earth Music
You have probably heard some or all of vs. the earth songs: All along, Always, Before the light, Carolina sky, Could I Ever, Forever yours, Goodbye to You, Here I am tomorrow, It is what it is, Johnny Lonley, Midsummers nightmare, Mrs. Wisdom, Psycho, She Rocks Me, Still Remember You, Sweet Christine, TATA (The American Teenage Anthem ), 7 Orchids, Death by cellphone,
Dear John, 2 Girlfriend Luv Boyfriend, 5Years 2 Long
vs. the earth is a rock act from the mid-atlantic region that has a unique sound. They combine guitar-driven rhythm, real lyrical content, and infectious hook and melody to make a musical style unequaled in the region. Their exciting stage presence and high energy live set make them an act not to be missed.
Though the music is most important, Vs. the earth incorporates a sound, energy, and look that makes them a total entertainment package. VTE is a four-piece band with an extensive list of quality originals, and an inexhaustible amount of covers, which allows them to cater to many… many requests. vs. the earth has been exciting the "regional music scene" for five years and plays over 300 shows per year (an unbelievable, yet very real schedule.) Their regional popularity spans from Florida to New York City, with their success leading to the occasional West coast trip as well. Vs. the earth has played with national acts such as The Gin Blossoms, Quiet Riot, Fuel, Panic! at the Disco, Jude, Caroline Spine, Kix, Breaking Benjamen, and Michelle Branch (along with a few others).
A few other accomplishments include wining the Budweiser National Sponsorship: Bud True Music Band, having the singles "Still Remember You," and "Carolina Sky" chosen as a finalist in VH1s Save the Music — Song of the Year contest, and being honored by various radio, and television programs along the east coast. (Including, but not restricted to 105.7 whfs, 98 rock..baltimores rock radio, fox 57 and it’s news affiliates, to name a few.) The band has also had six of the top ten downloaded songs on musicgorilla.com, as well as remaining in the the " top 20 most listened, and downloaded songs" in the websites’ history averaging 1,200 hits a day with over 20,000 downloaded VTE originals.
vs. the Earth Has the Look and the Sound!
Whether they’re playing a night club, concert, or college, vs. the earth has the look, the talent, the production, the fan support, and most importantly the music to make any show successful. Their professionalism and commitment to their work can only be matched by few, and is one of the reasons for their continued success as they continue to evolve in the music industry.
Baltimore native Adam Marino of vs the Earth recently received the honor of being named a Finalist by the Song of the Year ( http://www.songoftheyear.com/ ) songwriting contest. Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest supporting VH-1’s Save the Music Foundation. The Song of the Year judges are some of the biggest names in music including many Grammy Award winners.
Song of the Year is excited to recognize Adam for his exceptional songwriting ability for the song Still Remember You. Adam competed against songwriters from all over the world for this honor. When asked what inspired the song Adam commented that “911”. “I just wanted to give something back to those who had loses so much”. “I went out on the porch on September 11th and the song just wrote itself”.
Vs. the Earth will rock your world!