Author: Coren McLeod

Auditory Armory: Interview with April Rose of Auditory Armory

It is really difficult to label Auditory Armory into one genre. Auditory Armory initially began as the solo project of April Rose. Starting in 2011, the project became a full band with members Oscar (drums), Dennis (Guitar), and Justice (bass). The band draws from many genres of music, including progressive, jazz, metal, alternative, thrash, and new age. “I didn’t want to be limited to just being an acoustic act…They help me realize even more the potential of my songs,” says April. April also hopes to touch on a personal nerve with her listeners, “I want to be honest with...

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Product of Hate Talks About Buried in Violence (2016)

I love supporting local music especially when the band has some balls behind their bite. Kenosha, Wisconsin’s own Product of Hate has a distinctive sound of thrash metal with a touch of hard core thrash metal. The five piece band has sharpened their musical skills and has toured with greats like Lamb of God, Meshuggah and Job For a Cowboy. Product of Hate is ready to take their debut album Buried in Violence (2016) out to the masses which was be released on February 5th, 2016. This hard hitting album was mixed and mastered by James Murphy. Product of...

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Interview with the Cast of Rock Of Ages: Kayla Alvarez as “Sherrie”

Interview with the Cast of Rock Of Ages Kayla Alvarez as “Sherrie” By: Coren E. McLeod of UnRated Magazine Photos by:  Barry Nadler   “TheatreWorks Florida is extremely proud to present the Central FL regional premiere of Rock Of Ages, opening at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater) Sept 28 – Oct 9, 2016 for 15 sizzling performances. Rock Of Ages is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for The Arts and is TheatreWorks Florida’s fourth Central Florida regional premiere production.”   “Rock Of Ages is set at the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes).”     “But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the...

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Interview with the Musicians of Rock Of Ages: Bobby Keller of Meka Nism in Rock Of Ages By: Coren McLeod

Interview with the Musicians of Rock Of Ages Bobby Keller of Meka Nism in Rock Of Ages By:  Coren E. McLeod of UnRated Magazine Photos By:  Barry Nadler  Broadway’s Awesome “Bad Boy” 80s Musical Sensation is set to Rock Orlando Sept 28, 2016! TheatreWorks Florida is extremely proud to present the Central FL regional premiere of Rock Of Ages, opening at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater) Sept 28 – Oct 9, 2016 for 15 sizzling performances. Rock Of Ages is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for The Arts and...

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An Interview with Mississippi Stranglers’ Own Kurt Carlson By: Coren E. McLeod

An Interview with Mississippi Stranglers’ Own Kurt Carlson By:  Coren E. McLeod         The Mississippi Stranglers hit the main vein of American Music. From folk to progressive rock they cover a spectrum that spans from front porch hoe-downs to traditional garage rock offering something for everyone. The Mississippi Stranglers truly are an original “American band.” If anyone out there knows, I am really good friends of the Sonic Americana band Mississippi Stranglers.  Lately, the band has been playing a lot of shows around the McHenry County area and beyond. I got to catch up with the singer and guitar player, Kurt Carlson, to ask what is happening for the rest of the year with The Stranglers. Here is what he had to say: UnRated Coren:  I heard there is a big festival you guys will be playing soon…  Tell me about that… Kurt:  Yes. There are two in fact:  the first one is in Dixon Illinois called Gardenstock Art & Music Festival.  The Annual Gardenstock Art & Music Festival is Saturday August 20, 2016 on the grounds of Distinctive Gardens, 2020 Lowell Park Road. Gardenstock is a really laid back event featuring the area’s best live music and art on beautifully landscaped grounds. We are very excited to play with some great bands and for the great people that put this event on:  They really do it right!! The Stranglers will...

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