Halshack Indie Rockcast
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Halshack Ep 10 (Battleshack) Oct 2017
August 24, 2019 12:06 AM PDT
Battleshack 2 results show Ep. 17 is just around the corner so Id thought since PODOMATIC expanded my space I would give you folks a chance to hear this cool episode and download it.
This was the results show for the Battleshack 1 released on Oct 15, 2017! Check out the show and listen as we countdown the most popular acts from our first group of about 35 to 40 acts from our first 3 years in operation!
You could go find the (Shacklist) at my website to see who won but where's the fun in that?
I will admit my audio is rough, hence the re-boot with new audio equipment and new bands for Ep 11 Jan 2018!!
Go check out the early roots of the show. It had its charm but greener pastures were ahead for the HALSHACK!!Halshack Ep. 13.5 (Light My Fire) Dec 2018--bonus show (music only)
August 21, 2019 11:15 AM PDT
This was another show I had to take down from the servers. Now my capacity has doubled I can re-upload this to my feed.
This show got little publicity and has had the least amount of plays due to its release date. I put this out at Christmas 2018 so people could have fun around the campfire or a New Years party. Its a great chill show with lots of indie flavors and styles to burn the night away under the starry skies while lighting up the night with fun tunes.
Shacklist can be found at my website on the SHACKLISTS page. Enjoy this gem of a show on my podcast feed anywhere you can find the Halshack!! New episodes coming and new exclusives for Spotify in the works baby!Halshack Ep 11.5 (Narrow Plains) Shackstars series- Mar 2018
August 20, 2019 07:18 PM PDT
This is a re-release from Mar 2018. I had to drop it from Podomatic to make room but these awesome guys at PODOMATIC just doubled my storage space!! Thanks fellas! Sooooo....they are back.
NARROW PLAINS, what an outstanding acoustic trio from London, UK. They won a contest to come to America to North Carolina and worked with famed producer John Davenport and even had an interview with me and I got to see them play out a show at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC.
These chaps have had their music featured on BBC radio all over the UK and are steadily growing their base at about 70k strong! I'm proud to know these good gents and look forward to more quality tunes from these wooden wind pipes of England.
Find everything HALSHACK at my website , find all other 25+ shows at PODOMATIC or my Rockcasts page.
Find 4 exclusives at SPOTIFY!!Hakshack Ep. 11.5 (Airport Impressions) Shackstars series Feb 2018
August 20, 2019 07:02 PM PDT
This is a re-release from Feb 2018. I had to drop it from Podomatic to make room but these awesome guys at PODOMATIC just doubled my storage space!! Thanks fellas!
Sooooo....they are back. The eclectic boys from Malta. Airport Impressions has to be one of the most diverse, most original bands Ive ever heard. Errol Sammet, lead singer, can reach wondrous heights and breathtaking lows as he and his band of cronies take you on a journey of sights and sounds while they whisk you way to the busy streets of Berlin or the sunny skies of Ballymena. They are one awesome band and I for one stand behind them all the way...
I was included in the EPK to help this band get noticed by SONY!!! Very cool. Glad I could help.
SONY has recently partnered with these fellas on (Orchard) distribution deal with their new song "Faith" which we will hear SOOOOONNNN..lol on a new episode of the HALSHACK coming in August...(thinking its gonna be in a SPOTIFY exclusive)
Find all 25+ (posted) episodes of the HALSHACK here at Podomatic or on the interwebs..lol...GO find and listen, discover the magic!!
4 SPOTIFY (exclusives) shows you can only get there. Get your HALSHACK on Spotify today!!Halshack Ep 16 (CAROLINA FOOTSTOMPIN') Aug 2019 ..main show
August 13, 2019 03:24 AM PDT
Home is the where the heart is what they always say! Well, I'm puttin' the focus on NC and SC best talent. I been stompin' my feet all around the Carolinas all my life and especially the last few years looking far and wide for those Ace level acts who can represent the south with pride and dignity and show the world we got what it takes here in the Tarheel and Palmetto states to be a major player in the music industry.
Ive got a newspaper article coming out soon in support of this episode. Antoinette Kerr, freelance writer for the Lexington Dispatch is working on a nice piece for the Halshack. Thank you so much to the good folks at the newspaper.
Were featuring some awesome talent from all over our stateS with an alt vault to start then a pop stop and then a rock block and so forth. All great music. No 4-corded pop music here, real musicians and singer song writers from all across our 2 states representing the finest of their genre. Folk/Americana, pop, rock, alt, and indie is all on display here for people minds hearts and ears to enjoy.
Hoping a fair amount of these bands and artists will be able to attend our (CAROLINA SHACKFEST) in High Point, NC at AFTER HOURS on N Main. St. in mid-November (if we have one..whole event is still TBA) We will keep you posted on the website and the shows. I will know more by Ep 17 BATTLESHACK 2 release in the fall.
Find this show on every major music service including Spotify, Iheart, Itunes and Stitcher!
If you like what you hear, please share.Halshack Ep 16.5 (SOUTHERN ROOTS) Aug 2019 ...Bonus show, music only
August 13, 2019 03:33 AM PDT
Bonus show to tag along with Carolina Footstompin putting the focus on the region of the southeast and including my acts in Tennessee and Georgia.
Please enjoy a taste of these artists who don't sound very southern ..lol (some do) but are southern bred and have hit songs to boot.Halshack Ep 15.5 (MYSTERY SHACKLIGHTS) Aug 2019 ...bonus show/music only
August 03, 2019 10:15 PM PDT
Ok Im in a giving mood!! Surprise!! Its a mystery show for our mystery spotlights. Its a mystery because I didnt plan this it just fell in my lap as I am planning the Carolina shows (TBA) Ive learned there's too much fate wrapped around my show and a huge story I will share with all my fans and friends sometime. Im learning Im not in control of my show. It gives me cues when and where to do stuff..lol..I just listen and say yes sir were gonna do that...LOLOLOL..(seriously)
So while I'm simmering the Carolina heat and our southeast neighbors for 16 and 16.5 get a taste of a couple Carolina acts Spank and Triton who made the spotlights so special early on in the show and get acquainted with some eccentric eclectic groups from all walks of life. Its a mystery show for our mystery elite acts from ep 1-15!
Find the shacklist at my website, Find the show on every major music service including Spotify, Iheart, and Itunes as well as Stitcher and plenty more...thanks for letting me take me up space on your phones. Please download and take me with you or stream as well. Your choice!!Halshack Ep 15.5 (INDIE FLAVORS) July 2019.. bonus show/music only
July 19, 2019 02:55 AM PDT
July is a great time to travel to the mountains or the beach. This is an awesome playlist to take for the car ride or chillin' and relaxin' under the sun!
I have been listening to a fair amount of well-known indie playlists that were "good" or just OK, but not "GREAT" I look for STANDOUTS and I was left feeling less than inspired by these BIG lists with hundreds of thousands of subscribers or millions of plays on You Tube and Spotify.
They just dont have access to or the knowledge of the music I have. Exclusive bands and little no names artists that could rock the music world whether it be pickin' a banjo or throwin' down in a club or jamming on an axe laden guitar. Halshack can spin up any genre at the top of the game!
You're sure to get your fix of excellent Americana folk/indie acts here from all over the world! The best indie/unsigned talent there is, its even better than BIG radio music!
Be sure to "Say Hello" to "Mariette" as we sit around the campfire and enjoy the "Burn Pile" one last time and catch this little indie show while you bask up the summer sun. There will be some hot heat coming from the Carolinas as we heat things up later this summer with our very own "on fire" quality artists from right here at home. Ep 16 "Carolina Footstompin" and Ep 16.5 "Southern Roots" bonus show to include regional artists.
New reviews coming for some of these acts, new music, new festival starting this fall, maybe NOV or DEC (CAROLINA SHACKFEST)...hopefully (still TBA on this event)
Battleshack 2 (ep 17) coming this fall (Be sure to vote for your fave 3 at Halshack.com)Voting open until Labor Day 2019 (Sept 2nd)
Find us on every major music service under the sun! IHEART, SPOTIFY, ITUNES, PODOMATIC, PLAYER FM, GOOGLE PLAY, CASTBOX, STITCHER, etc.... Were growing folks!
Over 40k subscribers, played in over 70 major US markets and over 70 countries worldwide!!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE LOVE!! COULDN'T GOT HERE WITHOUT YOU!!
KEEP SPREADING THE WORD!!Halshack (The Uk's) Kansas City, MO-- Shackstars series (Drooble excl) now on Podomatic 6/30/19
June 30, 2019 09:52 PM PDT
So I put this out a couple months ago On Drooble as an exclusive. Its time to let this bad boy out the box!!
It's an out of the box rock band like none other (The UK's) from the heartland of the USA. Let me tell you something these guys have started "A Movement" for me in Kansas! Its my next best area to Greensboro and the UK!!
I get alot of plays, downloads, streams, and if I'm not mistaken I believe I'm being broadcasted somewhere in Kansas around Wichita. I get MUCH LOVE DAILY from Wichita, Kansas!
Thank you so much for all your support and continued love for the Halshack to all the good people of the Heartland of the USA!!
Here's your very own Kansas/Missouri based band special featuring 10 tracks of the best psychedelic rock these corn huskers could muster.
3 tracks from their first ep which is good but you gotta get PAST that into what makes this band so fantastic!!!!! Their almost full cd "Bad Seed" (i chose 7 tracks from it to showcase) ITs just superb!! Its a growth show!! You think im gonna give you the best up front. Forget that!!
Find the Shacklist at my website!!
Halshack keeps growing!! Look for us on most major music platforms. Heard, streamed, downloaded or broadcasted in 70 USA major metropolitan markets and 70 countries worldwide!!
Were thinking of having a festival for NC bands and spin up a bunch of party music from the Halshack "end of the summer bash" on Fri. Sept 27th (tentative) at AFTER HOURS in High Point, NC.
New (Ep 16)"Carolina Footstompin" and (16.5) coming out for the summer to support the festival and just because I also have been wanting to do a special on our home based artists here across both the Carolinas and our regional southern states. Will be adding Tenn and Georgia to the line up in the bonus (Southern Roots)
Heres a 2 minute sample commercial or you can find it on Podomatic or about any service (music for this show will be somewhat diff than whats on the commercial plus more acts in the podcast to feature, I just got new tunes from some of these acts...its gonna be a blast!!)Halshack ep 15.5 (ROCK AGES) June 2019 --Bonus music only
June 22, 2019 08:21 AM PDT
A year ago today I began work on the clandestine Ep 12 (Stevie Nicks special), it was also my older brothers birthday as today is as well. Heath Jester, I love you so much brother. Happy birthday man!!
Well so much has changed and transpired in the last year. Its been quite amazing to see all the growth that the show has made. Over 30k subscribers added, multiple music platforms to be heard on (over 20 and growing). Over 70 major USA cities and 70 countries from around the world are all figuring out that the Halshack is where its at and my quality of bands is above all others.
I bring my own acts to seize the day and show people real bands still exist today. Its taken me 5 years to put together this list of fine rock bands from all corners of the globe. I have more, I cant possibly cover all the songs and bands in one hour so there will be more Rock Ages following down the road but for now enjoy my playlist of the BEST rock songs and rock bands playing today.
They say rock is dying and that is correct. In the big market all were left with is old has-beens and limited selection of styles of rock. Im here to show rock music fans that its not dead its alive and well and ready to rock the ages!!
Lets do this. Have fun. You know I had to upstart and upstage any playlister on the planet. You will NOT outfox, out create, or surpass my musical talents and abilities of my golden ear. If its better, I havn't heard it yet!! Thats my reputation and I'm stickin' to it.
HALSHACK RECORDS will become a reality with the help of all my listeners and supporters to keep spreading the news and we will land a BIG FISH to invest or partner up. Its only a matter of time. So in the meanwhile have some "ROCK for your AGES"
Find us across all major music services and platforms!!
Shacklist at Halshack.com
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New Rockcasts page (at Halshack) for all posted shows to stream or download!
Thanks for rockin' out to our show and bands!!
Halshack Indie Rockcast -----100k plays on Fandalism--top 5 at Mixcloud-- Top 8% social users earned expert in bands by Klear and expert badges for music/radio/indie/DJ by Klout--- been added to 90 lists on Twitter--featured on Trendwave
Im new to Podomatic so its time to ROCK!!
BIG THANK YOU to all my fans, bands, and supporters. All these cool accolades would not be possible without YOU!!
Halshack is a radio show, public relations manager, indie A&R rep, talent scout and band promo label....oh and almost forgot we write articles and reviews too (whew!!...im busy when you write it all down..lol)
Reason this show is so cool!!! Im about to tell you. I have many segments that drive the listening experience!
x2 means there are 2 segments
Alt Vault x2 (new for ep.8)
(I live in NC and always on the hunt for great local talent from both N and S Carolina)
and my proud creation!!
Mystery Spotlight x2
My main focal countries are obviously the USA but I get cozy with our Canadian neighbors as well as our friends across the " pond" in jolly ole England. I have even found an amazing artist in Africa and a phenomenal alt rock band on the little tiny island in the middle of Mediterranean Sea called Malta. Shows you that nowhere is safe from the "clutches" of the Halshack...lol
Thank you to all my fans, bands, and supporters. My success is only because of you, this is a team effort and I am proud to have all of you batting for the Halshack!!
Halshack is an indie promo label with 35 bands and artists under his name and most of these groups and solo artists are in viable mainstream contention for potential success and possible stardom for these vying hopefuls. I pride myself on finding top quality rising acts that have made a name for themselves in their respective genres. What you will hear on my show rivals no other indie rock show on the planet. My groups are grade A top-notch artists and musicians that have attained massive followings and semi successful careers with opening for major acts and touring across the country and across the world.
I look for and aspire to finding only artists that mimic what you would hear on major broadcast radio stations mainly in rock, alt and top 40 but I also include a little reggae, ska, funk and americana as well. You will find a lot of diversity on my show and nothing but solid radio ready tunes one after the other. My musicians have mad skills and they are the drive behind my passion, motivation, and determination to see them succeed in this vast ever changing music landscape.
Halshack is also looking for a team of writers/bloggers to help review and write spotlight articles and pieces on bands and artists involved in the show. i have a couple of people to write but need more, lots more..lol
Well halshack is busting at the seems with talent and the potential to cause mass mayhem among the music industry..lol
"You can shine or get in line..lol... I, for one, plan to stand up, stand out, and be heard by revolutionizing the music industry one indie band at a time"------Halshack quote
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