CMJ 2011 Wrap-Up and Review

Over 40 of New York’s most important music venues… over 1000 bands... one week... two members of RSU Radio. Metal Meltdown host Turbo and myself, Music Director Cody Nix, took New York by storm last week as we attended the College Music Journal Music Marathon and Film Festival. The festival, which took place all over Manhattan, featured over 70 panels and “meet and greets,” hosted by music and radio professionals, live music featuring over 1,300 artists, and a film festival showcasing rising stars in the film industry. In only a few days, we…continue reading →

Portugal. The Man @ CMJ

RSU Radio exclusive - Portugal. The Man, performing in New York during the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival. {flv}portugalthemang{/flv} RSU Radio exclusive - Portugal. The Man, performing in New York during the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival.continue reading →

Cody and Turbo, New York Bound

Our own music director, Cody Nix and metal director, Gary “Turbo” Webb will have the opportunity next week to catch over 1,300 artist performances and cutting-edge films when they fly to New York City to attend, what some consider “the most important platform for the discovery of new music”…the College Music Journal Music Marathon and Film Festival. Over 120,000 fans, music industry professionals, bloggers, press and musicians are expected to attend, traveling to the more than 80 of the city’s greatest venues, nightclubs and theaters …while also having the opportunity to attend more…continue reading →

Friska Viljor: In Review

Stockholm, Sweden’s own Friska Viljor’s latest album is a new direction for the indie rock duo, and is one of the most fun albums you’ll hear this year. The band was formed, oddly enough, on heartache and loss. According to member Daniel Johansson, “Heartache has always been one of the prime catalysts for artistic work, and every artist sees their own suffering as something unique, and their thoughts and work about it as something the whole world should share.” Had anyone not known their backstory, one would assume that they could be the…continue reading →

Two Minutes Hate…not having a drummer

Broken Arrow Metal band Two Minutes Hate has been tearing up the Tulsa scene for around 5 years. Unfortunately, they’ve run into a snag; they are lacking a drummer. After 1 EP, 2 album releases and countless shows, bassist Espinales says, “Drummers are hard to come by…there’s actually a few bands struggling with that right now.” Even without a drummer, the band still manages to remain active. “Right now, we’re waiting to record an album that is already written, even without a drummer. For the moment, we’ll be using programmed drums because we’re…continue reading →

Let there be Thrash in Tulsa

Tulsa’s metal scene is stronger than most would give it credit for. With well-known bands like Inoperable, Submerged in Dirt and Hardtop for Kennedy, one is never short on the chance to catch quality local metal shows. However, a popular sub-genre of metal that is under represented is Thrash. Enter Death Inquisition. When asked why there were so few Thrash bands in the Tulsa scene, Mutilator, bassist for Death Inquisition, says “It's mostly because Tulsa's scene is dominated by death metal bands. It's not really a bad thing, since I enjoy a lot…continue reading →