*Generation Clash*

Discovered On CD

The first artists I remember hearing were Maroon 5, Kiss, and Midnight Oil. They were artists my dad would play on our home stereo. There were some artists that he would play albums on CD,  that aren't on Spotify, like Jughead. The only reason I knew about artists like them was because of my dad's CD collection!

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Retronaut Favorites: BRKN LOVE

I discovered BRKN LOVE while listening to ROCK MY SOUL. I was writing drafts for my book, Journey To Generation Clash and I heard "Flies In The Honey" for the first time. I couldn't wait to share their music on Generation Clash.

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Premiere: Cold Sugar

The latest tune from Cold Sugar feels like it came out in the mid 2000s even though it was released today. Vintage in the way that it has the style of 2000's indie rock and modern in the way that Cold Sugar doesn't imitate the past, they are inspired by it and they create something original.

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Premiere: Ali Slater

The latest tune from Ali Slater is a tune for hopeless romantics who are trying to find love in a world where people would rather make you believe that they like you instead of being honest. Social media allows people to make us believe that someone is who they aren't, but being so far away, you don't find out but when you do you're hurt.

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Premiere: Profit Drama

The latest Profit Drama is fascinating, which is no different than any other release by him because he's always creating something which always ends up being worth the wait.

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Interview: Tony & The Kiki

1: How did you decide on the name, “Tony & The Kiki”?Well obviously the universal nickname for Anthony is Tony and a kiki is slang for a queer hang. But to make a short answer long I never really identified as a Tony… I’d correct people if they’d call me Tony even affectionately. But with my band I felt like I needed something outside of the everyday Anthony to be… and thus Tony was born. Kiki is what I called my Uncle Jimmy as a baby because I couldn’t  pronounce his name. Kiki was my mom’s big brother and best friend as well as being an out and proud gay man in the 70s/80s… we lost him to AIDS complications… I feel like I’m meant to carry on that queer legacy... to continue to break generational curses and to blaze a path for the future legendary children.2: What inspires you to create?Beauty, joy, and rage are my biggest inspirations to create.3: What advice would you give to someone who wants to be in a creative profession?To have a strong sense of yourself, what you want, and why you create and to hold onto all three with all you got.4: Do you feel open minded about what you listen to? Do you like going out of your comfort zone?Oh absolutely. I pride myself on my eclecticness lol I always feel like I just go to my “go to”  genres, artists or records so when something new comes along it’s like a breathe of fresh air. A new flavor for my day/night.5: What outlets do you find out about music from? (Record stores, magazines, samplers, etc.)Honestly, my friends. Word of mouth and like random things on social media.6: What is your favorite format to listen to music on? (CD, Vinyl, etc.)Vinyl DUH!7: How do you feel the internet has impacted the music business?It's kinda whack attack. Streaming services have a monopoly and artists are at their total mercy, especially indie artists… just ghetto IMHO8: Who was the first band/artist that became your favorite band?Spice Girls… I was OBSESSED… and probably still am.9: Do you have any hobbies outside of music?I like to cook but not as much as I like to eat. Also sleeping is just the best, isn’t it?10: What was the inspiration for your song “Light It Up”?I wanted to create something funky and fiery. Something that was a rager but also something you could shake your ass too. Phoenix energy was a major inspiration… the thought that the ashes fertilize the earth. That systems within society, the world, ourselves must burn in enchanted flames for the new and the fresh vibrations to ring out.

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Premiere: The Great Leslie

The latest tune by The Great Leslie is a tune meant for the broken hearted to remind you that you're not alone. We all have people that we loved, and things end for a reason but it's hard to let go because you cared about that person and you have to accept that this person will no longer be part of your life.

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Premiere: BORN LOST

The Strangest Places starts slowly, and it begins to build and it turns into a rock song with the one of a kind sound that only BORN LOST can create.

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Retronaut Favorites: Grand Funk Railroad

Like many bands I love, I discovered them because of my dad. I remember discovering Grand Funk when my dad let me borrow their albums from his record collection, and they've always been a band I've liked but never stayed into but whenever I rediscovered them, I always loved what I heard.

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Premiere: Sunny Danger

Sunny Danger is not only a band, but an art collective that wants to share the work of others. Founded by Nate Danger in Ann Arbor, Michigan known for his work with BADLND and Hiding Salem.

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Discovered On Cassette

In 2012, my dad started giving me cassettes each week and I listened to them after dinner for only 15 minutes a night. Even though I only had a brief time to listen to them, I discovered artists like Kingdom Come, Mother May I, Circus Of Power, Simple Minds, Beastie Boys, Tora Tora, Slik Toxik, Impellitteri, Piledriver, Vinnie Moore, Queensryche, Hericane Alice, Riot, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Platinum Blonde, Halford, Slade, Vandenberg, The Godz, Stir, Head Wound City, Sass Jordan, and I Mother Earth.

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Under The Radar: Gamma

I found out about Gamma from going record shopping. I always remember seeing their albums and I liked the covers. Their albums were always priced higher than most used vinyl I looked at, and I never got them because I prefer to get vinyl for cheaper prices because you can get more albums for less money.

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Retronaut Favorites: Kiss

My earliest memory of Kiss is hearing Detroit Rock City when I was a kid. I remember playing with Kiss trading cards. I remember looking at my dad's basement stairway which was covered in photos of Kiss. I remember looking at the Kiss head sculptures we have in our living room. I remember seeing a Kiss tribute band at a carnival. I remember looking at the signed Love Gun standee that's at on the top of the window above our staircase.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY B. ALAN ANDREWS

Today, we celebrate the birthday of B. Alan Andrews. Frontman for L.A. Trash and The Slants, and later a solo act. A fan of Starz, Ian Hunter, Artful Dodger, Fotomaker, and Billy Squier. A guy who percolated tea onstage, drank it and got burnt, swung golf clubs and wore a trenchcoat.

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Why Would You Listen To That, When You Could Listen To This?

Our latest playlist is inspired by what we see some people listening to, and we're not saying that you shouldn't listen to certain artists. We're saying that the way you put time into relistening to your favorite bands and discovering the new acts you want to check out, you should be doing the same with older music. Not just the hits. Not just the popular bands.

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Under The Radar: T-Ride

I discovered T-Ride in Hit Parader magazine. There was an ad for their album that was on the right hand side of one of the pages, and I also have a cassette sampler that is sealed. They were also featured on Concrete Corner!

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