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Halshack Ep 15.5 (INDIE FLAVORS) July 2019.. bonus show/music only
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July 19, 2019 02:55 AM PDT
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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
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June 30, 2019 09:52 PM PDT
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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.com

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.
(CAROLINA SHACKFEST)

All local peeps from Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem area need to get out to this show if we have it. I'm trying to gear up interest as best I can but people need to interact with me. Ive sent out invites on Facebook with my local friends and doing several posts to draw interest. Got a newspaper article coming soon from the Lexington Dispatch! Wow! Thank you so much to the local paper, that will help boost the festival I hope!

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!!)

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/halshack/episodes/2019-06-29T12_46_58-07_00

Halshack ep 15.5 (ROCK AGES) June 2019 --Bonus music only
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June 22, 2019 08:21 AM PDT
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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

Read Crews Views as well.

New Rockcasts page (at Halshack) for all posted shows to stream or download!

Thanks for rockin' out to our show and bands!!

Halshack Ep 15.5 (Lost -N- Space) 6-15-19 (Bonus show Music Only)
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June 12, 2019 02:03 AM PDT
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Its June, Summer is upon us and starry skies are abundant in the sultry nighttime sky here in the Carolinas. Its a beautiful sight to see as I set my starry eyed gaze on conquering the music universe.

This show is one of those more artsy musically skilled type shows full of eclectic bands sure to please your whimsical palette. Americana/folk, some alternative to start, lots of great "pop" hits as well and plenty of cool rock songs to send your mind wandering off into the stratosphere!

3 Excellent Canadian bands taking flight as well as our favorite Italian band on the planet from Malta will be joining this expedition to the stars. New producer JAEM is shooting his lucky stars and there's even a Pink Floyd esque band in the mix as well.

Just the perfect show for taking a trip through space and learning all about how your life can change in a blink of an eye when that rare comet comes around and streaks a blaze of light into your life! I think I may have seen that "Good Comet" in my life recently! I hope she comes back around!! Thanks Tyler Stenson for the great song! Well played and just what a nice touch with those superior golden pipes!

Show keeps growing and gaining serious popularity. Keep sharing and telling people about the Halshack. As the late Casey Kasem would say "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" I have remembered that and lived that my whole life. Well its time for space folks. Lets fly there together!!

Find us on Podomatic, Spotify, Itunes, Castbox, PlayerFM, Google Play Music,plus many more.....

(SONOS and AMAZON via Radio.net)

Discover Unsigned Radio (UK)
Bombshell Radio (Canada)
The Indie Bible

and a bajillion other places like my website.

Halshack.com

BATTLESHACK 2 THIS SUMMER 2019

READ CREWS-VIEWS

Thanks so much everyone for helping us shoot for the stars!! (30k Itunes subscribers ready for liftoff to get us to 3 million)

Lets have a blast off folks!!

Halshack Ep 15.5 (Timestitchers) 5-29-19 (bonus show..music only)
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May 29, 2019 09:06 AM PDT
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Bonus companion show to go along with Ep 15 Springtime Sublime.

All song titles dealing with the subject of time.

You can find the Shacklist at my website.

Halshack.com

Thanks for listening and enjoying and being a part of the Halshack.

Halshack Ep 15 (Springtime Sublime) 5-29-19 main show
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May 29, 2019 08:59 AM PDT
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Time for Spring. Time to grow the Halshack. Its Ep 15. We got awesome new talent to spring into action in your eardrums. We got an authorized "unauthorized" cover (lol..ill explain) of a popular hit song from a known female artist turned into a male rock/alt song.

Trapdoor Social scored a BIG ticket win and are touring with the B52's this summer in Europe.

Battleshack 2 is coming so MAGIC Giant is coming around to start again with their great awesome folk music. Plenty more good folky americana tunes in this show as we are featuring more from new acts FAN FIQTION (collaboration group), and past greats ROGER JAEGER and BIG LITTLE LIONS.

Pop Stop is sure to please with 2 newcomers Jael Johnson and local homegrown artist from SC Jimmy Mowrey.

Mystery Spotlight is rockin' it out this episode to ??????..wait and see???

Ive got a surprise new segment comin' this episode featuring another collaboration project, this time from across the world.

DROOBLE has been an important part of my life lately. An awesome music sharing and social community for all musicians alike. I have found 3 artists so far on there to promote and 2 will be in this show cause were having a "BRITISH INVASION" and also a new local guy from Nashville to round out the show!

Gonna be a blast!! TIME FOR HALSHACK RECORDS TO TAKE FORM AND TAKE FLIGHT!!

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR HELPING US TO BE THE BEST INDIE SHOW ON THE PLANET!!

Find us on Castbox, PlayerFM, ITunes and Podomatic now!!

Main show will hit Spotify on June 15th!!

Halshack Ep 14.5 (Happy Mothershack Day) 5-12-19..Bonus show (music only)
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May 12, 2019 01:35 AM PDT
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Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there. We're celebrating women around the Halshack. There seems to be a stigma and true statistics that back up the claim that there are far fewer women at the forefront of the music industry. You find alot more men and male bands with that the extra talent needed to push forward. Well you girls and ladies and Moms are just as awesome and you seem to always have to work harder to gain the attention of your peers and THAT'S UNFAIR!!

Women are just as fantastic and can be super talented just as much as the guys!! (if not better) There's just far fewer to choose from with ace level talent, songwriting skills, captivation ability, "x" factor appeal. Even diggin' in the trenches of the internet audio sphere, I have not come across many that, are not signed or famous already, who have the whole enchilada..lol

Welcome to the future of the music industry folks. I'm sure there are ALOT (probably hundreds or thousands at least or more from all over the world) more than these 8. But that's what I've "discovered" so far. I don't know they are out there until I find them and that's a daunting task. I do have a few more ladies waiting in the wings. You super talented gals are a rare breed indeed. I have 77 acts now with only these 8 having prominent female leads so HATS OFF to you ladies gettin' in here and stickin' it to the MAN...lol

So MOM's everywhere, rejoice that you are amazing at anything you do and don't ever let a man belittle you or treat you badly. Please "don't love a Monster like Lauren Dair". Cant help who you love but you can get help out of that relationship. Any man who treats a woman this way has no concept of love or the value of life and can never make you happy! Please, tell a family member, the police, a friend. Call the battered woman's abuse centers, they will get you help before its too late and you cant call anyone!

We love our MOMs and all the women everywhere. Please respect them and they will respect you back. After all it takes 2 to love and make a happy life and love for Mom and the children (whether kids or adults).

Allright, Moms of these artists, I hope i made you proud this mothers day and I hope all women enjoyed this "very special" edition of the Halshack!

MUST ADD

Been on this great music site recently called DROOBLE. Great community for amateur and professional musicians. Lots of good people, listen to music, leave reviews, and engage in a thoughtful and rewarding music community. So i found 2 artists on Drooble that made the grade. Both females too, I was so pleased to find them and I had this idea swirlin around in my head for a girlshack so it was perfect timing to put this out and add brand new artists from DROOBLE. (Maisie Mae Wardley) and (Lucia Banfield). Well done young ladies for grabbing my attention.

We did a review for Maisie Mae already and posted at my website, written by music blogger/band pr manager/and writer of books and poetry Andrea Baskin. Thanks Andrea for the nifty little piece on Maisie. She sure is talented and so are all these brilliant performers.

www.halshack.com

reviews at
www.halshack.com/crews-views

Ep 15 (new talk and music show with a theme loosely based around time (SPRINGTIME SUBLIME) and to support the show, companion bonus show (TIMESTICHERS) be out soon. Im hoping around the end of the month.

Find us on Itunes, podomatic, PLAYERFM, Castbox, and my website. You can stream the show or download and take it with you..ENJOY!!

Spotify (new episodes land on the 15th of every month if I have one)

Thanks for rockin' and sharin' the Halshack!!

Halshack (ep 14.5) It's Funkin' 420 (April 20, 2019) bonus show
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April 20, 2019 07:06 AM PDT
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SURPRISE!! It's Funkin' 420 folks! Sure you didnt expect another show already. Why the hell not? Most everyone's partying today and enjoying some good ole' reggae and ska. Why not we join in on the fun too?

You know if Halshack is gonna serve you up some tunes on 420, it's gonna be the best of these high times...lol

So enjoy my spur of the moment show, I had no idea I was going to do this. It wasn't planned or very thought out. About 3 this morning, I looked at the date, started laughing and thought to myself "I got this"!!

Well have a fun party on the house from yours truly. As its time I set my sights on Ep 15 (new artists and me on the mic) with all these good times were celebrating, its time to grow my label and shoot for the stars with the new time-spaced based episodes for May/June.

Hope everyone has a happy safe "holiday", be sure to burn as much time wasting away your 420 listening to good music and bands from the Halshack. There's plenty to NOT do on a day like today....lol..so HAVE FUN doing nothing but as always be responsible.

Find more great HALSHACK shows and episodes on Spotify, Podomatic, Itunes, Castbox, and PlayerFM! and of course at the home website!

www.Halshack.com

Just enjoy it folks! 3 songs in and your hooked for life. Any episode from 11 forward. Just hit the play button!! And as always have fun!

Halshack- NO DIRECTION- Ep 14.5 (Apr 2019-bonus)
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April 11, 2019 11:44 PM PDT
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Well everybody..Nashville was an eye opening and jaw dropping experience. Made some great connects and had some mishaps along the way that have sent my future plans into unknown territory. I've started a movement and made some real headway on the formation of Halshack Records.

Only problem is I have no clear concise picture as to where to go next. As my life and label have no real direction right now...lol

I'm kind of now in "no man's land" in between the nexus of something good and something stellar or legendary even. The sheer potential of TOP 10 hit bands and artists under my wing is enough to give anyone a swift kick in the head that what I'm about to undertake is monumental and overwhelming at the same time. Looking for investors and partners to make Halshack Records a reality for so many struggling and starving fantastic worthy of stardom indie artists.

So have fun as I take you on my journey to "Nowhereville" along the way you will find us feeling up for the cause of it then already gone and moving forward with our plans to conquer the music world! From being on the up to going for high places and screaming out echoes about all our bands. It came down to this current state folks as Ive had a breakdown in Nashville of friendships but I will never give up on my artists or you the fan and find the easy way out. The music fills my spirit up and every face that I meet that doesn't feel the love for good indie music is a faraway place from you the listener. We're on an elevator moving up with the movement that began with one to aspire to new heights, so finally the world would be in our reach where other podcasts are just not there with us on that level.

Nashville tried my patience and tried to curb my enthusiasm as well but it only made me grow in lots of ways, made new contacts, gained a new audience and opened my show up to regional support from the entire southeast.

In the words of Dangermaker at the end of the show... "....everyday every night, I know what I want, its black and white, I'm still here!!!"

Find us on Spotify, Itunes, Podomatic, Castbox, PlayerFM plus others.

www.halshack.com

Halshack- (Walla/Hoonch--Apr 2019) SHACKSTARS- "Gangsters of Suburbia"
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March 29, 2019 08:27 AM PDT
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"Oh no he didnt"..lol. You know I did!! Introducing the original Gangsters of Suburbia, the one and only, California based pop-synth group Walla/Hoonch. (Music-only) one-hour special of the best tracks from this awesome eclectic synth pop act. its part of my "SHACKSTARS" series. Be sure to check out other "Shackstars" episodes.

These guys have been with me since the shack opened up its little doors and windows and let all these tunes out to the world. They are absolutely the best damn alt/pop band anywhere working today!!! Ive heard BORNS, Walk the Moon, Passion Pit, Young the Giant, Foster the People and any other well known alt band out there today in a similar fashion.

These BIG LABEL bands and others in a similar vein can't EVEN begin to touch the writing prowess of Jonathan Hoonch Kim and the creative blending of the synth laden keys of Gabriel Nava Rodriguez. This band has been quietly in development for years and are now ready to storm your earwax and give your brain an orgasm..lol HIT HIT HIT band, nothing but potential hits one after the other from this very polished, very skilled group of musicians from Cali.

Walla officially started in 2012 with the release of their first EP which included "Animal of Love" and "Rising Tide". From that success they would push on to release 2 more successful ep's as their sound grew and matured into "Nature" ep and then went for more indie type direction with "Gangsters of Suburbia" hitting the digital landscape by 2015.

After that, Walla began to work on cultivating that sound into something more.....Here come problems within the band and creative differences began to manifest within the core 5 members. Soon, that would lead to the demise of Walla after much publicity on the web and thru digital services like Spotify and Soundcloud. Walla had built a name for themselves and was looking at possible record deal from Mountain Dew owned "Greenlight Records". The boys had built one heck of a reputation in SoCal and were headed skyward before creative differences got the best of the group and it all came to a screeching halt.

Circa 2017, from the ashes of the former act rises a new kind of "Walla". Their name is HOONCH, taken after the middle name of the lead and consisting of the main 2 creative forces that made Walla so great (Kim and Rodriguez) This band means absolute freakin' hardcore business!! If you thought Walla was good, Hoonch takes Walla and exponentially improves on their formula to bring you the absolute best most catchy, hooky, fun alt pop gold this side of ..hmmmm..well the planet actually. No joke! Ive scoured the globe. Ive listened to to all the bands like this that are known and popular from years past to present day and you cannot and will not throw a name at me of band from this style and say its better.

I have always and will continue to always call this band the "Cali Pop Kings" cause until the labels or YOU the listener or fans can prove me wrong otherwise. There's not a group out there right now with more character of hit potential than what these guys have to offer.

Mainstream pop GOLD and millions of fans across the world is just the tip of this acts potential. See for yourself. I don't have to sell them. The music sells itself but I just love them a whole lot. These are "my boys" and you will be impressed at the sheer amount of radio hits this band has under their belt and tucked away hidden in their library. These fellas too good to be unknown and swimming around in the sea of obscurity.

THEY INSTANTLY BECAME MY DAUGHTERS FAVE BAND FROM THE MOMENT SHE HEARD THEM.

College crowd just eats this act alive!!

WWW.HALSHACK.COM

Find all these Halshack including the shacklist for the episode at my website as well as find more great shows and tunes at SPOTIFY, ITUNES, CASTBOX, PODOMATIC and PLAYERFM.

Thanks for being a part of the indie community and helping to make HALSHACK RECORDS a future reality.

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