At Sorgatron Media, we are always looking for ways to give back to the fans. Thanks to our friends at Suburban Noize, we have an extra copy of the (hed) p.e. album “Truth Rising” to give away to a lucky listener.
Here’s what you need to do.
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AwesomeCast and Wrestling Mayhem Show for October 5 isn’t going to happen. Instead, we’re planning to do makeup shows on Saturday, October 2, and potentially something a little different for the AwesomeCast, in particular.
We are also seeking venues that will support the idea of AwesomeCast and Wrestling Mayhem Show LIVE after the overly positive responses from our fantastic AwesomeCast 17 from Podcamp Pittsburgh 5. We have a few venues recommended to us in mind, and we’ll keep everyone updated!
Music Funtime: As many may have noticed, we’ve missed a week here and there on the Music Funtime show, so I thought I should step in to address it.
This little show was first put together as a small experiment on my part to fill in the gap I saw for a music show on my roster of Podcasts. The idea was simple. A small, easy to piece together venture that wasn’t as in depth as my wrestling and tech show ones.
Well, sometimes it’s hard to find the core interview/guest segment, and I don’t want to rely on the old WPAJ Interview archives for too long.
BUT, we have some plans to make up for the missed weeks. One such awesome interview in the can for this coming week is our interview (thanks to @chachsays for the camera help) with the Kottonmouth Kings. ALL of the Kottonmouth Kings, in one place at one time! Check that out for this week. And after we come back from our break, we plan to talk with out homie Basick Sickness about his new album dropping in a few weeks.
During my years playing and attending shows in the Pittsburgh area, I’ve had the pleasure to see the best and worst the city has to offer in talent. Over the last five years, I’ve seen a consistency, and growth, in quality for what seems like cliques in the local industry, and a few names pop up over again.
One of those names popping up on Shows, collabs, and Myspace pages has been Amuck (or more appropriately, his old name of Enigma). I’ve heard bits of pieces, but only now have been able to take in a full work by this local rapper. When I caught wind of his latest album, Improbabilities, I was excited to see Sikes attached to it’s production, and the usual round of guests including Basick Sickness, Draztyk, and a slew of new names to me. Track wise, you can expect a variety of electronic pushes, mixed with guitars and pianos periodically, such as on “Unfettered Ones”, or something completely off the wall like on “Weirdo” or “Minus Two Chromosomes” that just comes off as an electronic epilepsy to your ears which may encourage a initial skip over at first, but make sense when you get a chance to see their angle.
A typical problem with underground music is a sense of repetition that keeps you from finding those diamonds in the rough through a release. Amuck circumvents that by having a great variety of styles represented here. The beats are tremendously distinctive, and the vocal delivery even alters from track to track. Choruses range from Rehab style melody to interesting effects plays that keep it fun. It was to a point that sometimes I wasn’t clear on whether I was hearing the album’s artist or one of his many guests on the first listen through. Amuck’s album is a great representation of the variety you can get if you dip into the Pittsburgh scene’s waters.