The albums and EPs that will be featured on the CD Showcase show that airs each Sunday night at 7PM CDT USA. List of times in your area can be found on the menu under “Shows…CD Showcase”.
July 8, 2018
Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – “Broken But Still Standing”
*BWNR July Album of The Month*
The BWNR choice for album of the month is the 3rd album from the “Gentlemen” and the 2nd album featured on BWNR (“When the Killcode Fails”). In the tradition of the great melodic, progressive rock bands, most notably in our opinion, The Moody Blues & Pink Floyd, this album flows from track to track. You cannot listen to this one just once! Their music combines progressive rock, classic rock, acoustic, blues, metal, folk, funk, minimalism, and electronica. Their music often explores scientific and philosophical themes.
The Grand Masquerade – “MMXVI”
A new act has entered the rock scene! The Grand Masquerade is a 4-piece band based in Stockholm with a unique image; combining 80’s rock culture with the Venetian Opera and Masquerade scene from the late 19th century. The music genre is best associated with AOR, Melodic and Glam Rock. The musical inspiration is influenced by bands like KISS, Queen, and Def Leppard among others, and the music itself is exceptionally arranged with a modern twist. This is not your average rock band, nor is it just another rock show. The mystique from the masquerade is integrated with the energy from rock music to create an extraordinary audience experience and event.
July 15, 2018
Randy Harris – “Never Apart”
RANDY HARRIS studied classical and jazz piano in his early years and later went on to become a founding member of the Harris and Crane Band (FFO RECORDS, N.Y., N.Y.). Performing primarily original music, the band enjoyed regional success in the greater Philadelphia, PA area.
RANDY HARRIS blends pop, rock, jazz and several other genres to create refreshingly new, different music. With catchy melodies and provocative lyrics, his songwriting and musical style has been described as “imaginative and unique”. This unique blend of styles ensures that RANDY HARRIS will be know to music lovers everywhere.
Alex “Crankshaft” Larson – Need To Get There”
Born into this world from gas station cassette tape collecting semi-truck drivers, Alex “Crankshaft” Larson was introduced to a wide variety of music as a pup. In 1996 he traded a combination oil/wood stove to his uncle for his first electric guitar and amp. Since then he’s been involved in many projects, including a band he started with his brother in 2001 called The Mojo Spleens. In April 2008, while self-employed as a contractor, he started practicing as a one-man band and was playing shows two months later. Larson self-produced and released two EPs and one album during the next three years.
July 22, 2018
Scardust – “Sands of Time”
Scardust, the foremost progressive metal band in Israel, features some of the finest musicians in the Israeli metal scene. Their music, rooted deeply in the classical world, though thematic and at times complex, manages to generate an anthemic familiarity in which band and audience sing in glorious unison. The band’s EP, “Shadow” (2015) positioned them as a promising new comer, while their follow up effort, “Sands of Time” (2017) cemented them as the leading progressive metal band in the country
Blue Helix – “Anti-Social Butterfly”
Blue Helix is an award winning International Rock band that hails from two cities; Puyallup, Wa and Sao Paulo, Brasil. This is the 2nd of 2 albums we have featured on BWNR (“Tale of Two Halves”). The band was featured on The Huffington Post for the release of their powerful anti-bullying anthem “Anti-Social Butterfly”. The band just recently returned from a highly successful 2018 tour in Brazil.
July 29, 2018
RAYNE – “Complex By Design”
Rayne – four times Battle of the Bands winners, runners up at the 02 Live & Unsigned final and on the verge of becoming something epic in the UK and beyond. The rock three piece from Sunderland grew up together, and worked hard around the local circuit and are unmatched in their ability to create anthemic songs, mesmerizing drums and addictive guitar sounds all their own.
Theia – “Back In Line”
Hailing from the heart of England’s ale brewing capital, on the edge of the National Forest, Burton-on-Trent three-piece, Theia, have harnessed the rugged terrain of the Peak District to bring the world their blend of hard rock n roll. It has a classic rock feel for the modern era, played with a smile on it’s face. The second album, Back In Line, released 12th June 2017, has received some exceptionally good reviews. The future is bright, the future is…..rock & roll!