Halshack Indie Rockcast
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Halshack Ep 17 (BATTLESHACK 2) Oct 2019 --Main show
October 13, 2019 04:19 PM PDT
Top 10 baby!! Alright the time is here. You asked for it, the fans voted on it so you guys built your very own playlist!
All my fans did an excellent job picking us a very diverse playlist out of this round of 45 plus contenders! It comes down to taste and who participated but they gave us nice overall look of some of the exquisite talent that can be found buried all through out my shows!
All 45 of these acts have had some kind of success in the indie music biz whether it be radio airplay or opening for National acts or having their music played in TV shows and commercials! Its all top quality and hard to choose who is "better" so with that said just sit back with your favorite music listening device and enjoy these sounds from around the globe. 4 US artists, 1 Canadian, 1 Irish and 4 from England round out this list of bonafide true quality players. vocalists, songwriters and skilled musicians.
Some of the BEST talent in the world folks and it can ONLY be found under my label!
Thanks again for all the support and thanks again to all the fans for a hell of a playlist. This is just awesome!
PS>>>>>>>>If you dont trust me, if youre a new fan and have never heard my show!
THEN DO ME A FAVOR!! Go listen to Spotify top 30 and then come check out my top 10 and hear the difference!!
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PS>>>>>> Thanks again to PLAYER FM for 11 PODCAST of the DAY awards!!
Halshack Ep 17.5 (SHACKCREDIBLES 2) Oct 2019--Bonus show, music only
October 13, 2019 04:04 PM PDT
This is the second portion of the Battleshack 2 (honorable mentions) bands that got the next most round of votes to fill my time at the radio stations and your musical appetite.
Sort of like an 11-20. Special mention to National Parks and their "As we Ran" obtaining the most votes for this group of 10 semi-finalists. The next 4 got equal votes and the last 5 got equal votes so I grouped it together the best way I could into a "flow" that I normally do in a bonus show.
Please enjoy these very worthy artists of our top bands. Its apples to oranges folks, you may really enjoy these tunes alot more than what was in the top 10 and also the other 25 plus bands and artists that were conteding in the Battleshack. Some of our best singers and talent got very few votes so it depends on who is listening and who is supporting and voting. Thanks to all that voted in the Battleshack 2 and thanks to all these awesome acts for bringing us brilliant tunes and potential solid gold hits!!
Find the Halshack at my website and all major streaming services!
Halshack.comHalshack (POPIFY 2) Spotify excl. (Limited edition) for Podomatic/RSS feed
September 20, 2019 02:37 AM PDT
Limited release of POPIFY 2 (Spotify exclusive). Its not pop music, its pop infused styles from diff genres and you will love it any day of the year.
This show has 3 exclusive songs Ive never run anywhere else! Go find out what you missed if you have not been on SPOTIFY to check out this very cool 25 min foray into my "little shack"!!
Get it on Spotify or all music services that run my RSS feed! Thats everybody!! Go find my other shows and give me a follow and subscribe!!
Thanks for shackin' out!!!Halshack Ep 16.5 (NORTHBOUND SOUNDS) Sept 2019--Bonus show...music only
September 15, 2019 02:18 AM PDT
Moving Forward as said by the excellent singer/songwriter Dustin Paul from NY, we are doing just that! keeping on with the Geo location theme we're trekking on northward to include all our great Northern USA bound acts.
Como Bros from NY coming in strong with 2 new songs!! These guys just really continue to up their A game!! Well done fellas!! Youve got a hit with MONEY for sure!! geez guys, the whole song and every freakin' lyric and word just screams $$$$$...lol (oh the irony and the relation every listener will feel from this song..its just one of those major clandestine hits in the making and folks guess what?? YOU HEARD IT HERE 1st on the HALSHACK baby!! They got a new one too about going back home and its just damn awesome!! Love me some Como Bros. You should too!!
From the windy city of Chicago through the brisk chill of the Ohio valley to the steel mills of Pennsylvania on up to the Big Apple and rounding out in the far north east at Hallowell, Maine. You will find the very best the USA has to offer in the indie unsigned market (that I have heard, that's the thing just like the BIG labels don't know about these acts, there's plenty I havnt heard yet..always on the hunt!!) from all types of rock, alt, pop infused genres!
This show arguably contains my best vocalists. Dustin Paul and Luis Feliciano of (Ode to No One) Como Brothers as well, Minshara, Heavy English..dag-on there is some damn fine talent in this show!!
I chose NYC and the Statue of Liberty and the Twin Towers as a symbol of a strong Northern character to be resilient and honorable!! We should all NEVER FORGET the tragedy that unfolded that horrific day in New York. I thought since Sept 11 was just a few days ago this would be the upmost time to pay some homage to the victims and their families.
Halshack will forever remember that day as will so many others that are in the hearts and minds for all people affected that day. I have found the best picture I could to symbolize those beautiful steel structures in all their glory! NEVER FORGET is tagged on the bottom with that dreadful black stain of a date in our nations history! We have been resilient as a nation but we have lost the true meaning of NEVER FORGET! America came together the most it had come together in decades.
What has happened to our countries UNITY? We should NEVER FORGET that as well................
Find the Halshack on all major music services or Halshack.com or google me!! I'm everywhere baby!!
Shacklist found at my website and as always thank you for supporting and rockin' the HALSHACK!!Halshack Ep 16.5 (WEST COAST WONDERS) Sept 2019 (bonus show..music only)
September 04, 2019 03:32 AM PDT
!!!!BRAND NEW MUSIC ALERT!!!! Most of the music in this show is NEW!!
Sticking with the location theme were gonna trek across the grand ole' USA to our west coast neighbors and serve up some Cali to Washington gold and of course we cant forget those great environmental leaders of Oregon stuck in middle.
I recently made a cool Lego video with my son Tyler, featuring (TOP by HOONCH), in order to support the show with new avenues to promote the HALSHACK.
The west coast of the USA is a busy place with many fantastic sights and sounds to enjoy while you soak up those California rays. There are many avenues of styles of music to traverse off the Gold Coast. You cant go too far without running into a famous star or band in SoCal and one day these great Halshack acts will be sharing that musical high life as well with the golden state song warriors.
The Pacific northwest has become a hub of techno jargon and silicon landscaping but Seattle rock still exists and going strong in Wash and Oregon among all the Yahoos and Micronauts running around!...lol
Who said anything about traveling all those roads and highways of the west coast to hear a bunch of great outstanding bands and artists. Look no further but the Halsahck. Ive done all the leg work for you! Ive just about not heard any better indie/unsigned acts hailing from the tri-state area! Were you guys hit with the "musicanator"? (any one who watches Phineas and Pherb cartoon will get that joke..lol)
Long live Perry the Platypus...lol and long live the Halshack so these bands will have their chance at a bright sunny future living and loving life under the sunny rays of the west coast USA!!
Shacklists can be found at my website
Shows can be found across most major music services.
Be sure to vote in the BATTLESHACK 2 contest on my website. Alot of these acts are in the contest to be voted for a top 10 show. Ep 17 will be the Battleshack 2 results show. Get your votes in now. Vote for your fave 3. Voting closes soon!! NO kidding!! Go vote now before its too late!!
Thanks so much everyone for your undying support!!
HALSHACK has 40k subscribers and heard and played in over 70 major US cities and 70 countries around the world!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 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 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 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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