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Ep 12.5 "ShackSlayers" (Sept 2018) ...music only
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September 03, 2018 11:21 PM PDT
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For all you "Rockaholics" anonymous members out there. Its the best of Stealing Eden and SCS. Feast your ears on a 1 hour smackdown (music only) of these 2 metalriffic rock powerhouses!! IMO the best 2 mainstream rock ready bands I've discovered and for that matter the best 2 rock acts (BIG FMradio bands included) that we've had the pleasure of showcasing in the past decade!! These 2 bands stack up against some of the best that have ever graced the stage pros or indie! TOO GOOD TO BE UNKNOWN!!

You can find the tracklist at my website under Shacklists.

www.halshack.com/shack-lists

And reviews for both these bands from our excellent staff.

www.halshack.com/crews-views

Find us on Podomatic, Spotify, Itunes, Castbox and PlayerFM as well as others.

www.halshack.com

Thanks so much for rockin' and sharin' the Halshack.

Halshack EP 12 "Able to Label" (7-14-18)
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July 14, 2018 10:28 AM PDT
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Halshack has been granted a rare opportunity to breakout an upcoming band that has an officially endorsed cover of HUGE MEGA 1983 hit "Stand Back" by Stevie Nicks! She enlisted them to make it by way of mutual management team for the stellar band "PAPER JACKETS" and loved it! Its been authorized for exclusive pre-release on my show only!! WOW!! Thanks so much to the music elites and the management staff and to Stevie Nicks for allowing me this incredible honor!!

We've also got a slew of new artists plus past greats that are sure to aim to please the potential audience that may be listening in on this show. Ive got word from some various sources that the Halshack may be stirring the music pot just enough to cook some attention from a number of important gurus in the biz!

We've got another past Fox TV star, this time someone who used to play on "New Girl", she's all grown up and ready for the spotlight!

There's even a former American Idol Season 11 star in the mix fronting a nifty band from the capital of my home state (Raleigh, NC)

Catch us now on Podomatic, PlayerFM, Castbox, Spotify and Itunes as well as many others.

I'll add more later.....getting it on the web now! updated...7-14-18

Ep. 11 "New Beginnings" (1-25-18)
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January 25, 2018 09:36 PM PST
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Happy New Year 2018!! Time to get crankin' with a new episode and all new 11 bands and artists to get your new year started off with a bang!!

There's even some Hollywood star talent in this show. A popular actor turned musician will be featured amongst many other rising talent hopefuls.

There's even an all-new me to present with a new mic setup, I'm sounding more professional and ready to take on the radio airwaves in any city anywhere USA/Canada/UK/Australia and wherever else people like good music and a happy endearing infectious host...me!!

So as usual I'm not one to tell you who is in the show until you hear it. My reputation proceeds itself, just hit the play button and you will be pleasantly surprised that you have stumbled across the best kept secret in indie rock/pop/alt radio. We are growing immensely and are now featured on Discover Unsigned Radio, Bombshell Radio, The Indie Bible, FIYA music platform as well as Podomatic, PlayerFM, Mixcloud, Fandalism, Halshack website, Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for helping us to achieve success and for your continued support to help us reach our goals!!

I will be posting track lists for all episodes at my website as well as links where each episode can be heard. The track list for this show will be posted at a later date once its had its run. I don't believe in spoilers, I believe you should have no preconceptions when you hit the play button other than trust that I will not waste a minute of your time on non-marketable, non-mainstream radio ready bands that don't have proven reputations and tract records with at least some moderate success within their region of the world or maybe even globally.

In this episode there will be:
Alt Vault..2 songs
Funk Trunk..2 songs
Mystery Spotlight including Pop Stop....4 songs
Rock Block ....3 songs
Blues Grooves (Americana)..2 songs

Within these segments I award special tracks recognition.

Shacktrack Of the Month
Breakout Artist of the Month
Homegrown Artist of the Month (Local North Carolina and SC acts)

All-new award for Ep. 11
Songwriter award ..thinking of calling it the Shack Muse

So listen and find out who wins the all-new Shack Muse of the Month!!

OK ya'll Ive yammered enough and I'll probably be adding more at a later time....lol

Links....

www.halshack.com

www.halshack.com/crews-views

www.twitter.com/halshack

www.facebook.com/halshack

www.indiebible.com/halshack

www.fiyaplatform.com

www.fandalism.com/halshack

P.S. be sure to look for 11.5 "Shackstars", there will be 2 versions floating around for Airport Impressions and Narrow Plains. Why is there an 11.5 and why is there 2 versions? Oooohhh..Im' soooo glad you asked..lol

Well since this show also runs on 2 radio stations Bombshell Radio and Discover Unsigned, I have 2 hour time slots to fill so I make an extra 45 min showcase on past talent and officially with this release they will be full cd's. (Well as much as I can fit anyway..lol) There will be no me just music and you can find a track list posted on the podcast and at my website.

Now I made 2 versions cause frankly I couldn't decide who to use and who to keep back for episode 12 Shackstars and I thought I would let the radio stations play both if they wanted or they could choose. Plus these camps are just so nice about sharing and spreading the love all around for the Halshack that I shall always try to return the favor for these so helpful ladies and gents.

Thanks again folks!! See you soon for Episode 12!!

Shackstars 11.5 (Narrow Plains)
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March 01, 2018 02:29 AM PST
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Please be sure to look for 11.5 "Shackstars" there will be 2 versions floating around for Airport Impressions and Narrow Plains. Why is there an 11.5 and why is there 2 versions? Oooohhh..Im' soooo glad you asked..lol

Well since this show also runs on 2 radio stations Bombshell Radio and Discover Unsigned, I have 2 hour time slots to fill so I make an extra 45 min showcase on past talent and officially with this release they will be full cd's. (Well as much as I can fit anyway..lol) There will be no me just music and you can find a track list posted on the podcast and at my website.

Now I made 2 versions cause frankly I couldn't decide who to use and who to keep back for episode 12 Shackstars and I thought I would let the radio stations play both if they wanted or they could choose. Plus these camps are just so nice about sharing and spreading the love all around for the Halshack that I shall always try to return the favor for these so helpful ladies and gents.

www.halshack.com

Thanks for enjoying this full cd expose on the excellent tight pop acoustic group from London.

Shackstars 11.5 (Airport Impressions)
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March 01, 2018 02:24 AM PST
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Please be sure to look for 11.5 "Shackstars" there will be 2 versions floating around for Airport Impressions and Narrow Plains. Why is there an 11.5 and why is there 2 versions? Oooohhh..Im' soooo glad you asked..lol

Well since this show also runs on 2 radio stations Bombshell Radio and Discover Unsigned, I have 2 hour time slots to fill so I make an extra 45 min showcase on past talent and officially with this release they will be full cd's. (Well as much as I can fit anyway..lol) There will be no me just music and you can find a track list posted on the podcast and at my website.

Now I made 2 versions cause frankly I couldn't decide who to use and who to keep back for episode 12 Shackstars and I thought I would let the radio stations play both if they wanted or they could choose. Plus these camps are just so nice about sharing and spreading the love all around for the Halshack that I shall always try to return the favor for these so helpful ladies and gents.

www.halshack.com

Thanks for enjoying this full cd expose on this fantastic polished band from the island nation of Malta.

Ep. 10.5 "Shackcredibles" extended Battleshack edition 11/2/17
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November 02, 2017 12:44 AM PDT
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Episode 10.5 "Shackcredibles" posted 11-2-17

Well surprise folks...special edition of the Halshack Indie Rockcast. After the many votes from the awesome Battleshack contest we had this summer, there were many really good acts that got votes but not enough to make the Top 10 so this is a honorary episode to show them so love for managing to impress some of the listener base.

Well done to these acts for showing up in the contest with some much deserved attention!! Some of these are new songs, some are posted or have been played in the past episodes. Its a short 45 minute dive into some dang good talent and fun songs to boot!!

I had to make this also to fill my 2 hour time slots with Bombshell Radio in Canada and Discover Unsigned in the UK. Thanks guys for supporting the show. This is mainly just music with very little of me and that will be explained in the show.

Listen.. have fun....and please if you got time, drop one of these bands a line on Twitter or Facebook and tell them you heard them on the Halshack. Thank you all!!

Ep. 10 "Battleshack".....10/15/17
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October 15, 2017 09:58 AM PDT
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Well we've been having a little contest all summer where you the listener got to place votes for your fave Halshack artists and bands.

The contest ran for 2 months and we closed the voting on Labor Day 2017. Originally the idea was to make a show for the top 3 artists but I thought that would get kind of boring so I changed up and decided we would have a top 10 "Shackdown" instead...HA!!

So this is a show dedicated to the bands that got the most votes.

In order to be fair...each vote consisted of 3 bands or artists so that way we got an unbiased look at who the best talent is. I dont like contests based on voting alone. Anyone can vote up your band multiple times or you get all the fans coming on and voting so in order to curb these habits, I allowed only one vote per person, (the voting algorithm I used was able to pinpoint multiple votes from same users and kick them out)

Also we had several tie breaking decisions to make as well so we made sure the right artists were appropriately placed within the top 10! It's a sophisticated algorithm and I think it gave us the best possible scenario for our top 10 results.

Sure people could argue well I liked this band over this band but that's all about personal preference and I cant make up votes that didn't happen or take away votes because someone disagrees.

This seems to be the general consensus among our listener base and the Top 10, especially the top 5, are all of equal talent and certainly deserve the attention and praise.

(side note)....there's a special extended ep 10.5 bonus show "Shackcredibles" featuring some of the bands that got votes but not enough to make the top 10. Hope you check that out as well.

Thanks for listening and supporting indie music.

www.halshack.com

HALSHACK Ep. 9 (4-25-17) ALT, ROCK, POP (Brand new Music!!)
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April 25, 2017 12:30 AM PDT
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Ep. 9 (4-25-17) new format!! Still the same great show!!

www.halshack.com

Brand new streamlined edition of the Halshack Rockcast!! Shows gotten too long so were trimming it down to get you "in and out" in just about an hour. Come on folks you've got an hour to spare right while your cleaning house, driving the car, working at your computer or working out at the gym.

Give us a download and you will discover that the Halshack is not playing around when he says "only the best indie rock, pop, and alt"

Halshack's bands and artists come with a long list of accomplishments from opening for National acts on worldwide tours, radio play on FM stations in various cities, TV interviews and numerous radio gigs. Fans ranging from 5,000 to 300,000 so these are no small potatoes bands and artists. They have proven track records to succeed in the ever growing music factory and some have potential to break out as world wide stars. Thats correct folks everyone of these fabulous artists are unsigned with no major label backing. (not that they are not worthy) We just havn't found the right deal yet or made the right contact or they simply want no label involvement and want to pursue their own path.

So we're doing it on our own Indie style!! Maybe one day with the right backing we can form our own major indie label without all the red tape and blurred lines. Until then we're plugging good music and Grade A talent till the cows come home and the pigs fly!! Wahooo!!!

So how about giving us a listen or download, you may even discover your new favorite band and want to help support their efforts.

Thanks for rockin the Halshack and getting us to over 100,000 total plays across all channels.

www.halshack.com
www.halshack.com/crews-views
www.fandalism.com/halshack
www.twitter.com/halshack
www.facebook.com/halshack

Lets keep it up Shackheads..lol
Share and tell everyone out there in Shackland that this is the new home for the freshest alt, pop, and rock this side of...well...anywhere!!

Thank you to all my bands, fans and followers!!

BE SURE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE (will be updating asap)
Videos, music, info about the bands and upcoming concerts as well as top notch Ace reviews from our bang-up writing staff and review crew made up of aspiring journalists and former major record label affiliate scouts with Road Runner Records.

Review page

www.halshack.com/crews-views

new concerts and tours page

www.halshack.com/concerts

Halshack (Ep. 8) Aug 2016
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March 11, 2018 12:13 PM PDT
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Episode 8 (Aug 2016)

I will be adding a track list soon. Otherwise, just enjoy another great episode from the Halshack.

www.halshack.com

Halshack (Ep. 7) Dec 2015
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March 11, 2018 12:23 PM PDT
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Catch another great episode of the Halshack. I will be adding a track list soon.

www.halshack.com

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