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The Rocket Goes 100% Online

The Rocket Goes 100% Online

September 2nd, 2014, Bravo Mic Communications will be moving into the new direction of free internet radio formats as The Rocket goes 100% Online.  For over 8 years now, 99.5 fm has been Southern NM’s Rock Station, and have been named the New Mexico Broadcast Association’s 2014 Division 2 Station ...

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On the Radar, week of 8/25

On the Radar, week of 8/25

Robert EnglandGoood morning everybody!  Way back when, for most of us this was the last week of our summer vacation and we would return to school on the day after Labor Day.  There was always a fun-filled trip to Sears to get school clothes and arguing that I needed Levi’s ...

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(Tina Smash & Big Ric by Sarah Carmody)

RADIO HOSTS TINA SMASH AND BIG RIC TO DEBUT ‘BIG SMASH RADIO’ WEBCAST AT LOUDER THAN LIFE FESTIVAL IN LOUISVILLE OCTOBER 4 & 5

Radio hosts Tina Smash of WXQR in North Carolina and Big Ric of WHBR in West Virginia will debut their new Big Smash Radio webcast live at the first annual LOUDER THAN LIFE, the weekend camping festival featuring music, whiskey and gourmet man food, October 4 and October 5, 2014 ...

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Hit-Making Rock Band, Breaking Benjamin Returns After Long Absence

Hit-Making Rock Band, Breaking Benjamin Returns After Long Absence

After various legal matters and health issues, Breaking Benjamin are set to return, albeit with a different look. The band just revealed they’re back in action with a new video they posted on their Facebook page. The trailer begins with close-ups on the individual instruments showing no faces as somewhat muted voices play ...

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On the Radar, week of August 18

On the Radar, week of August 18

by Robert England Gooood morning everybody! Last year I was in Sacramento for the two day Aftershock show.  Standing at the soundboard at one of the support stages with Jave Patterson, Gary Spivack and Will Hoffman, Nothing More started their set and I was blown away.  I started working with Will ...

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Editorial

On the Radar, week of 8/25

Posted August 26th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Editorial
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canvasRobert England

Goood morning everybody!  Way back when, for most of us this was the last week of our summer vacation and we would return to school on the day after Labor Day.  There was always a fun-filled trip to Sears to get school clothes and arguing that I needed Levi’s and Wallabees, not Tough-Skins and Hush Puppies. Let me get my Peechee folders and Trapper-Keeper organized and then we can talk about music. Continue Reading »

Industry Profiles

Going Artie Fufkin with Jeff Laufer and Rock Bands of LA

Posted July 22nd, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Industry Profiles
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Jeff LauferJefferson A. Laufer is a second-generation native to Los Angeles, the music capitol of the world. He is the chief journalist for Rock Bands of LA. This has been a long laborious under taking yet it’s been a labor of love and devotion for Jeff…..

I was fortunate to work in the record business for over 27 years. Within these 27 years I was fortunate to work with many artist that altered social culture. My job entailed getting records played on the radio. It was considered that the more radio airplay you accumulated the more records you’d sell. Unfortunately it did not always work that way. The public is fickle and never follows the norm. Continue Reading »

News

The Rocket Goes 100% Online

Posted August 27th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in News
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Rocket Online Icon copySeptember 2nd, 2014, Bravo Mic Communications will be moving into the new direction of free internet radio formats as The Rocket goes 100% Online.  For over 8 years now, 99.5 fm has been Southern NM’s Rock Station, and have been named the New Mexico Broadcast Association’s 2014 Division 2 Station of the Year,  and now they are setting their sights on the world. Moving forward from an Active Rock FM format, The Rocket will now dive into territory only touched by the likes of Pandora, Slacker and iTunes. Free to anyone world-wide and returning to the “balls-to-the-walls new rock” format that it has become so well known for, The Rocket is now taking on the world from the comfort of the Mesilla Valley as Las Cruces’ first Internet Radio Station! Internet Rock Radio DONE RIGHT! Continue Reading »

Tour Announcements

IN FLAMES AND OPETH TO EMBARK ON CO-HEADLINE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Posted August 13th, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Tour Announcements
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93d8f3fa-15ee-42b4-b335-bff11f65a079Two of Sweden’s most respected and beloved rock exports will descend upon North America this December for a 15-date, co-headline tour that kicks off December 3 in Chicago and runs through December 21 in Toronto. Red Fang will serve as support.
 
Tickets for the tour, dubbed “Communion of Sirens,” will go on sale Friday, August 15 at 10AM local time. Go here for all details and ticket links. Continue Reading »

Artist Profiles

“It Goes to 11″ with Captain Jack and Crobot

Posted July 22nd, 2014 by beatrixd and filed in Artist Profiles
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I was Crobot’s first Rock on The Range interview this year, and boy did they bring it! These guys totally kick ass live and just love what they do. Completely refreshing and great to see/hear.

1. So what’s the current story with Crobot? Continue Reading »

NEW VIDEO

Motionless In White – Sizzle Reel “Reincarnate” Impacting 9/9!

Posted August 20th, 2014 by admin and filed in NEW VIDEO