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The Shadow Event

Episode 494 features Christina from The Shadow Event: Some post punk, new wave, groove trip for ya. We’ll take you for a ride with every different song. Powerful, fun, eerie, sexy and cute, The Shadow Event is fronted by Christina Santavicca. She creeps and crawls and is in your face with her stage presence, vocals and keys. Sick guitar work ambushes on in with the makings from Mark DiBello. Followed by the backline, Dave Burek has tasty bass lines and Mike Matjasko bringing in flavorful drums. Originating in the summer of 2016, The Shadow Event is still evolving, but the sound so far will be sure to entice your musical realm. A flavor for all.

Segment 1 with Christina from the Shadow Event

  • Where did the name The Shadow Event come from?
  • How would you describe the sound of your music?
  • If you were on tour, and I was tagging along with you, what music would we listen to in between show dates?
  • If I played one of your songs backwards, what would I hear?
  • If you could go back to any year and follow a musician around for a year who would you follow and why?
  • If you could sit down on a bench and talk to any who is in the music field, who would you talk to? About what?
  • You can pick 1 album to erase from your memory and hear it for the first time again, what album would it be?

Segment 2 with Christina

  • Worst 90s bands?
  • If you were going to build a band to manage from people in the music scene, who would you put in your band?
  • Can you introduce the rest of the band?
  • What is something that you absolutely love about the music scene and something you wish you could change about it?
  • I see you’re playing KISSBurgh 2 on January 25th, what songs are you covering?
  • Where can my listeners get a copy of your music?
  • Can you tell me about the point in your life where you knew you wanted to be a musician?

Negan – Mike Davis PARS486

Mike Davis from Negan joins Bill on episode 486 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show. Negan hails from just outside Altoona, PA or Parts Unknown! They are a 90s/Modern rock act.

Segment 1

  • Where did the name, Negan, come from?
  • If you had to pick someone to play you in a TV series about Negan, who would play you?
  • If there was an apocalyptic event, and almost all the humans were wiped off of the Earth… and only one Negan song survives and plays a part in the repopulation of Earth, which one of your songs should survive?
  • Why did you come to PA from Texas?
  • We talk a bit about the Professor, Jim Price. Has Jim Price sketched you?
  • We discuss First Angel Media and their Templars venue; including the 9 Stitch Method album release held there, as well as, the Crucible Project.
  • If you could go back in time and follow one band to learn from, which year would you go to and who would you follow around?
  • Mike tells us about their song, Obsolete.

Segment 2 with Negan

  • If you were going to manage a band for the local scene, who would you put in the band? What band are they currently in, and why would you choose them?
  • If you could pick one thing about the music scene that you absolutely hate and change it, what would it be? Something you love?
  • What’s coming up for Negan? What shows are scheduled?
  • Where can my listeners find your band online?

First Angel Media

First Angel MediaJana Lee Macheca, of First Angel Media, returns to the Pennsylvania Rock Show 116 episodes after her first appearance in episode 360. In segment 1, She and Bill give you some insight into the inner workings of First Angel Media, Build the Scene, the Pennsylvania Rock Show and Podcast your Scene. You’ll hear a bit about our reach and beginnings. You’ll hear a lot about how our endeavors intertwine.
We talked a bit about the collaboration behind the upcoming article on the Rock for Life 20 show, which included Bill, Reina Peli, and John Klazon.. and the family atmosphere of the people working to help build the music scene.
What can you expect to get from FAM as an artist and how should you submit it? Who is the staff of FAM and what do they do both for First Angel Media and on their own? What genres does your company cover?

About First Angel Media

Music Media for Pittsburgh and surrounding areas – Articles, photography, and anything else we can do to throw a spotlight on area music. With a team of writers, we want to cover more areas, more music and let you know all about the Music Scenes we love and support!

The Crucible Project, Suffacate, & Shattered PARS471

The Crucible ProjectJason Kozura of Silence Follows and The Crucible Project joins us to talk to us about TCP as the main guest of Episode 471. We also talk to Cate of Suffacate & Chris and Erik of Shattered during a rain delay at last weekend’s Gigaroo.

Segment 1 with Jason of The Crucible Project

  • Before we get started with The Crucible Project, tell me what you have been up to with Silence Follows since we last talked.
  • How did The Crucible Project come to fruition, what is it, and why that name?
  • How did the collaborations with First Angel Media, Twist of Fate Productions, and The Metal Edge come about?

Segment 2 with Jason of The Crucible Project

  • What upcoming shows does The Crucible Project have for us?
  • How does a band get involved in the shows?
  • What are you goals for the scene as a whole?

What is The Crucible Project?

Originally forming in 2016 under the “Homegrown Hard Rock Showcase” moniker, The Crucible Project has blossomed into an organization that hosts a recurring monthly concert series, currently based out of The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, with a focus on Pittsburgh and surrounding area-based rock/metal artists. Along with our partners Twist of Fate Productions, The Metal Edge, and First Angel Media, our goal is to showcase some of the best talent in the rock and metal communities that Pittsburgh has to offer. With an “artist first” approach and attention to detail, we strive to deliver an experience to both artists and fans that is nothing short of memorable.

Segment 3 with Cate of Suffacate at Gigaroo

  • How would you describe playing on the Iselin Community Park stage?
  • We discussed the storm, Doppler Affect, alcohol, and her puking out of the backseat of my car for a bit.
  • We talked about what bands should have been playing the rest of the night, but a blown transformer had actually ended the show, unbeknownst to us. The power came back on at approximately 4am.

Segment 4 with Chris & Erik of Shattered at Gigaroo

  • I offered the wrestle Chris, who has wrestled for many wrestling companies, and he tells us about it.
  • What does Shattered have coming up?
  • I invited them to do an episode of 3 Questions & a Song, and we learn a little bit about their new song and an upcoming EP.

* Special thanks goes out to Tim of Fat Lipp Productions, for not getting to upset at me when I commandeered his sound booth to do a few interviews at Gigaroo.

Justin Wade Band

Justin Wade BandEpisode 468 features an interview with Justin from the Justin Wade band.

Segment 1

  • What genre would you say the Justin Wade Band is?
  • Tell us about your track, Story to Tell.
  • What is the Jett Music Foundation? What is the ultimate goal?
  • When did it click, that music was your way out of your addiction?
  • If you had to pick just one genre, which one would you choose?
  • If you could go back in time and spend on year following 1 band around, who would you pick and why?

Segment 2

  • If you were going to do your own podcast, what would it be about?
  • What are some issues… what are some things you like about the scene and some things that you dislike?
  • Where will the Justin Wade Band be playing?
  • If you could open for any band, who would it be and why?
  • Is there an embarrassing moment that you had on stage that you’d want to share?
  • What is something that your fans would be surprised to learn about you?
  • What is your favorite music website?
  • Who would you say has supported you the most in your time as a musician?

Justin Wade is an eclectic Singer, Songwriter from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He is known for his diversity, range and connection with multiple genres which include Rock, Blues, Pop and New Age Country.

Justin has been making a name for himself on the music scene since 2012, collaborating with well-known artists such as TC Davis (TC Davis Band, The Sparrows), David Granati (The Granati Brothers, Toured with Van Halen) and Jay Wiley (The Hawkeyes).

Justin Wade’s first single 4 Wheels was released In April 2017, with his second Life On The Edge following in July 2017 and Your Name in August 2017.  His highly anticipated Ep album, Life On The Edge is avaliable now everywhere.

We just released the first 2 singles off of our upcoming album Story To Tell. The first, the albumn’s namesake, Story To Tell was released in October 2018.

The second, Woman, was just released in November 2018

 All music is now available for purchase on Itunes and at

Rocky Dennis Face

Sancho & Marcus of Rocky Dennis Face, punk rockers from the Tarentum/New Kensington area, joined Bill for episode 453 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show. Things opened up talking about some local restaurants.

Segment 1 w/ Rocky Dennis Face

  • Where did the band name came from?
  • How long has the band been together?
  • Learn how Marcus became the drummer.
  • What is your opinion on “Happy” punk?
  • Learn about their influences and how it brings them to where they are today.
  • If you could go back in time and follow 1 band around for a whole year, who would it be and why?
  • We talked about a few venues in the area.
  • If you could live the movie Rockstar, what band would you join?

Segment 2 w/ Rocky Dennis Face

  • What is something you hate about the scene and something you love?
  • Tell me something that a band mate did on stage what was embarrassing to you.
  • When did you realize that you wanted to be in a band?
  • 20 worst bands from the 90s…name  bands that belong on that list
  • Where can the listeners find a copy of your music?

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zomOn episode 443 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show, Gero of Argonauta Records artist ZOM chats with Bill

Segment one with ZOM

  • Where does the band name come from?
  • Tell us about the recording process of Nebulos.
  • How did you come in contact with Argonauta Records?
  • What are the advantages of being on a European label?
  • What do you listen to?
  • Which ZOM song should survive the apocalypse?
  • Tell us a little bit about the track Burning

Segment two with ZOM

  • Who would be in your all-star band from the scene.
  • What bands would you suggest the PARS listeners check out?
  • What international bands would you want to open for and where?
  • What is your opinion on pay-to-play scenarios.
  • Learn about Fear Itself.
  • What’s your favorite venue?
  • Where can you find a copy of Nebulos?
  • When is your next show?
  • What is something that your fans would be surprised to know about you?

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Oceans to Ash

Oceans to Ash4/5 of the band Oceans to Ash joined Bill on episode 432 of the Pennsylvania Rock Show. They introduced themselves and their new single to our listeners. Speaking of the single, you can get it for free on their bandcamp page!
Segment 1:

  • What is the meaning behind Oceans to Ash?
  • Which Oceans to Ash song would the band want to survive the apocalypse? (and apparently the 4 Horseman showed up when it should have been global warming)
  • Ever wonder what bands influenced them? Tune in to find out!
  • The band talks about their upcoming shows, see below.
  • Christian told us about the song Victim to the Algorithm

Segment 2:

  • You can download the single, Victim to the Algorithm on bandcamp page!
  • Why don’t they like Tumblr?
  • If we played Victim to the Algorithm backwards, what would we hear? They get really in-depth on this one.
  • Embarrassing moments on stage?
  • What internationally touring band would you want to open for, and at what venue?
  • The band talks about the goals for the future and what venues they would like to get into.
  • Oceans to Ash talk about what they love about the scene and what the would love to change, and the changes they wish for we’ve heard many times on the show.
  • Kris talks about why live streaming your shows is probably a bad idea.
  • What about you would surprise your fans?

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Shrouded in Neglect

Shrouded In NeglectNate Kepner of Shrouded in Neglect made is first trip to the Pennsylvania Rock Show tonight, and yes ladies and gentleman, that means this is a metal show!

  • We talked about where the band name came from (this was a new one for me) and how the band formed.
  • We talked about a few other metal bands from the scene both early on and later in the show.
  • We moved on to Nate’s influences which include but are not limited to Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. (Okay maybe he mentions some metal bands and 90’s alternative bands, too).
  • We then talked a little bit about the local band skell and Rock for Life this past weekend.
  • Nate then tells us about his favorite local bands and we talked about our mutal friend at First Angel Media.
  • He tells us about their song Here Goes the Lights off of their sophmore release Kill All Humans, which we played during the break along with Everything’s Fine by skell.

Segment 2:

  • At the beginning of the second segment, Nate talks about searching the Pittsburgh bands to get some great new music.
  • We fan girled it a little and talked about the Penguins and Steelers.
  • Once we got back on track, we talked about Nate’s favorite venues to play at and some of the big name bands (and influencers, is that a word?) that he has played with at the Altar Bar. We also talked about embarrassing situations that have happened to him on Altar Bar’s stage.
  • Which Shrouded In Neglect song would Nate want to represent his band if only one of their songs could survive the apocalypse? Here’s a hint, it comes off of their EP, The Haunting.
  • We find out a little bit about 10 year old Nate and the violin… and a bit more about why he became a musician.
  • What band would he want to open for and at what venue?
  • What does he love about the PGH scene and what does he hate?
  • What would we hear if we listened to Shrouded In Neglect backwards?


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Alter the Design

Alter the Design dropped by to catch up with what’s been going on with them since we last spoke to them.

  • We talk about which song they would like to survive the apocalypse.
  • We talk very quickly about about Rock for Life 19.
  • What would an Alter the Design song sound like backwards? forward?
  • What would you tell a potential fan to get them to come to a show?
  • How do you keep fans that you’ve already gained? (If you have the kitty pic, you might want to hide it.)
  • What is Alter the Design‘s preshow ritual? Does Justin help load in and out, or does he just bring his mic?
  • What is one thing you like and dislike about the scene?
  • We talk about the venue/band saturation of the South Side.
  • …bands from the 90’s that you hate? or since then?

In the second segment with Alter the Design, we discussed:

  • Alter the Design as Iron Maiden?
  • ATD talks about embarrassing moments on stage.
  • We talk about their upcoming shows (see below)
  • We talked a bit about vinyl records.
  • DO NOT watch KISS Meets the Phantom, but if ATD debuts their music video at the Riverside Drive In, you should watch it!
  • What international band would you want to open for and where? (You won’t believe this answer)
  • Bill talks about giving up caffeine almost a year and a half ago.
  • Justin asks Bill what they should call their new CD.

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