Alive & Loud
By Alive N’ Loud Magazine
How do you like it? Alive & Loud! Welcome to the all access podcast where we talk to EVERYONE. From the bands you know and love to the ones you might not know just yet. Including our 'Industry Spotlight' episodes where we highlight those behind the scenes that are pivotal in creating the live experience you all know and love.
Alive & Loud Ep. 31 w/Reality Suite
Reality Suite is back to discuss their brand-new single "Sleep With Ghosts," which launches today, as well as their upcoming acoustic album 'Closure.'
April 08, 2022
Alive & Loud Ep.30 w/ Justin Press
We're back and today's guest is Justin Press! Justin is a driving force in the music creative community in so many different ways. From security, to photography, and even cruises..? That's right! Justin is part of the team at ShipRocked, the infamously awesome floating rock festival! Join Brandon as he dives deep into the mind of one of today's kindest and truly inspiring individuals.
October 14, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.29 w/ Butcher Babies, Infected Rain and Stitched Up Heart
Charlie sits down for an in-person interview with Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Lena Scissorhands (Infected Rain) and Mixi Demner (Stitched Up Heart) before their show at Buffalo Iron Works. The ladies chat about getting their bands back on the road, and give us some insight into the sisterhood they've found while touring with each other. It's no secret that bands can often find the road a challenging place to be. Here, this group talks about how great it's been to tour together.
September 22, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.28 w/ Edge of Paradise: Track by Track through 'The Unknown'
We've been dying to post this one for a while now! Charlie had the opportunity to sit down with Margarita Monet and go track by track through their upcoming album, 'The Unknown." "The Unknown' is set for release on September 17th and I can't stress enough how good this album is! Check out the series of singles that have been released in advance ("Digital Paradise," "My Method Your Madness," "The Unknown," and "False Idols") and buckle up for one of the most exciting releases of 2021!
September 15, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.27 w/ Reality Suite
On this episode, Charlie chats with Reality Suite. These guys are an incredibly fun and super talented band out of New Jersey. They just released their latest album, 'Awaken,' on vinyl as part of June's Record Store Day, exclusive to Spin Me Round Records (you can find it at www.spinmeroundstore.com ) Additionally, the band talks about playing live again, a bit about their song-writing process and a few potential cover songs in the future. Check it out, but more importantly, go give these guys a listen on whatever platform you prefer!
September 13, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.26 w/ John Corabi
Charlie sits down with John for a chat covering his new single, "Cosi Bella (So Beautiful), his upcoming autobiography "Horseshoes and Hand Granades," a varity of recent and upcoming vinyl releases and of course, the brand new rumors of his rehearsing with Motley Crue.
September 09, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.25 w/ Mike O'Laskey
For the first time in the shows history we have a Mighty Morphin' episode with the last original red ranger, actor ( Colt from the 3 Ninjas Franchise) and martial artist 'Big Bang' Mike O'Laskey! Mike and Brandon have much to discuss as he is about to square off in the octagon September 18th, with the blue turbo ranger Blake Foster for the title of "World's Toughest Ranger". You don't want to miss this one! Order the fight here: https://blitzzpass.com/sffn-79-rumble-of-the-rangers-ppv/?blitzz=1099 Live tickets: https://www.steelfistfight.com/ranger-rumble Buy a shirt: https://www.redbubble.com/people/bigbangmike/shop
September 08, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.24 w/ Dead Romantic
All the way from Great Britain in the U.K., Brandon sits down with Dead Romantic. The band has been up to some exciting things and the only place you'll find out all the up and coming news and details about the band is right here as Brandon gets all the info from the source itself!
September 06, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.23 w/ Any Given Sin
Premiere week rolls on with our second episode of season two! On this episode, Brandon talks to vocalist Vic Ritchie and Guitarist Mike Connor about their rise on the charts, signing with Mascot Label Group, touring, song writing and much, much more!
August 18, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.22 w/ Corey Coverstone of Dirty Honey
Join us as we unleash season two of our show with a bang! Kicking off premiere week with part 1 of our drummer series, we sat down with none other than Corey Coverstone. He is the drummer for the band Dirty Honey. We talk about his influences, what makes a good drummer, how its been and how its going now that live music is back and more! join us as we dive deep into the mind of one of the most talented drummers to step on the scene in ages!
August 18, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.21 w/ Archetypes Collide
From the valley of Arizona to the airwaves of Sirius XM Octane, Archetypes Collide have been busy churning out hit after hit and showing everyone the valley isn't as low as you think. On the season finale of our show, we discuss everything including inspirations, what the band looks forward to as live music returns and we even get a our favorite BLEGH! do not miss this final episode of the inaugural season of Alive & Loud!
July 16, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.20 w/ Confessions Of A Traitor
London, England is where today's guests, Confessions Of A Traitor are from. The aggressive yet positive music all the way from across the pond comes bold and hard right in your face. Hitting you from start to finish on everything they release. Brandon was fortunate enough to sit down with the band to discuss all their recent dealings and discuss where they draw their inspirations from!
July 15, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.19 w/ City Awake
Hard rockers out of Lexington, KY, City Awake is blowing up on the local and national scale with their recent hit 'Black Thread'. Fronted by guitarist and singer Justin Tackett, this Kentucky-based band looks to continue to make waves in the industry and we are excited to share our episode of the podcast we filmed together!
July 14, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.18 w/ Margarita Monet of Edge of Paradise
In this episode, Charlie catches up with Edge of Paradise vocalist Margarita Monet to discuss their upcoming album 'The Unknown.' Some key topics include the writing and recording process of 'The Unknown,' upcoming singles and whether we should expect songs from 'Universe' to be performed live on tour, since that album dropped just prior to the COVID pandemic. Be sure to tune in and bookmark the page as we'll be doing a track by track rundown of 'The Unknown' before the album's release.
July 13, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.17 w/ Crobot
It's finally here! Season Finale Week! What a special week of shows we have planned for you all. Kicking off the week of finale shows we have Crobot joining us from Austin, TX. In this episode we discuss working with Howard Jones, and their upcoming tour, "The Rat Child Tour" that kicked off in Austin, TX on July 8th and goes through the 18th!
July 12, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.16 w/ Starletta
We discovered today's guest on TikTok video playing his single 'Crying In Miami' and we knew we had to have him on our show! Join us for a special episode as we discuss what our friend Starletta has been up to, has planned and even a few surprises about the man himself. This guy is a special find and a phenom. Bringing back the feeling of cruising down an empty highway with nothing but the radio on in the 80's. With a gorgeous synth-based sound and catchy lyrics, Starletta is sure to provide you with all your summer needs! Join us! About Starletta: Emotional pop music from Youngstown, Ohio. Drawing influence from modern pop such as The 1975, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd , while also pulling from 80’s artists like The Outfield, Prince, and Mint Condition. Check out Sad Summer by Starletta: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/starletta/sad-summer
July 08, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.15 w/ In The Whale
In our fifteenth episode we were fortunate to talk to Colorado's finest two-piece, In The Whale. Brandon talks to Eric and Nate about all things music and getting ready to go back out there and rock people's faces off, reminiscing about playing a killer show in Lexington where our host met the duo and plans going forward! Do not skip this one! Check out In The Whale tour dates: 7.7 - Missoula, MT - Monk's Bar Missoula 7.8 - Billings, MT - The Pub Station 7.9 - Casper, WY - Oil City Beer Company 7.10 - Laramie, WY - Ruffed Up Duck Saloon 7.11 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep 7.21 - Wichita, KS - Kirby's Beer Store RIFFS AS BIG AS TEXAS TOUR STARTS 7.22 - Ft. Worth, TX - Lola's 7.23 - San Angelo, TX - The Deadhorse 7.24 - Austin, TX - Spider House Ballroom 7.25 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger 7.29 - Houston, TX - Acadia Bar & Grill 7.30 - Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock 7.31 - Beaumont, TX - Texas Rose Saloon RIFFS AS BIG AS TEXAS TOUR ENDS 8.1 - Tulsa, OK - Mercury Lounge Tulsa
July 01, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.14 w/ Charlotte Wessels
On this episode, Charlie catches up with former Delain vocalist, Charlotte Wessels. Charlotte has been extremely busy during the course of the pandemic, having launched a Patreon over a year ago, featuring new music every month. Additionally, she has a solo album coming out this September on vinyl (consisting of much of the music created in the past year). We talk briefly about Delain, and spend some time chatting about what the future may hold, both for her and her former band-mates. Finally, Charlotte discusses how she envisions bringing her solo material on the road!
June 30, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.13 w/ Satellite Citi
Lucky number 13! On today's exclusive episode of Alive & Loud, we sat down with LA based duo Satellite Citi. This is a band who had Brandon hook, line and sinker from the first listen. They discuss writing music in a pandemic, mental health and why it's relevant to talk about, now more than ever, and we even have an exclusive announcement that you will only hear right here! Discover more from Satellite Citi: Instagram: www.instagram.com/satelliteciti Facebook: www.facebook.com/satelliteciti Twitter: www.twitter.com/satelliteciti Official Website: www.satelliteciti.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4laO1AzROVryZq7KcHnDfL?si=w8EQQITFTmCXRVaPyNUjHQ
June 28, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.12 w/ Myles Kennedy
On today's episode, Brandon sits down with prolific singer/songwriter Myles Kennedy. Who you may know from his work in Alter Bridge, Slash solo tours, and his own solo works. More recently the debut of his second studio album 'The Ides Of March’, They discuss writing the new album, recording with longtime producer Michael ‘Elivis’ Baskette, what these months at home have meant and much more. Early in the week before, we took a poll on social media asking you, the fans, questions for Myles. You'll have to tune in if you want to see if yours got answere
June 24, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.11 w/ Fault Lines
Join us for a bonus and exclusive episode of the show, Brandon talks to Chattanooga natives Fault Lines. Nu-Metalcore badasses with something to say. They discuss what it's like growing as a band in a diverse area, band history, music videos and some very EXCLUSIVE to Alive N' Loud Magazine news! You'll only get the details on this show!
June 21, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.10 w/ Jeff Maker II Light Designer for All Time Low
Join us as we pull back the curtain on this very special 'Industry Spotlight' Episode, as Brandon sits down with Mr. Jeff Maker, the light designer and professional human being (seriously this guy is SO nice) for All Time Low as well as many other artists. They discuss rigging, favorite moments at shows and the return of live music. Enjoy episode 10!
June 18, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.9 w/ Daemien Drake of Reddstar
Join us for our 9th full length episode where we sat down with lead singer of the up and coming band Reddstar. There story is quite unique and one we feel like will be a memorable one years down the road. Sit back and enjoy this very fun talk Brandon had with Daemien!
June 17, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.8 w/Tim Reynolds
On this episode, Charlie catches up with Tim Reynolds about his return to touring, how he's spent his time during the pandemic and a few of his favorite releases over the last year. Tim also talks us through the roots of the Dave Matthews Band, going back to the early 1980's in Charlottesville, Virginia.
June 12, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.7 w/ Abraham Montalvo of Monoliths
On this bonus episode of Alive & Loud, we're talking to Abraham Montalvo, the frontman for the project Monoliths. A heavy new side effort for current guitarist of the powerhouse band SevenStones from Chattanooga, TN. Now stepping into the spotlight to showcase his vocals and songwriting skills, Montalvo discusses what it's been like going from something he's used to to something completely new! Enjoy this bonus episode!
June 12, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.6 w/ Jarvis Leatherby of Night Demon
Charlie checks in with Night Demon’s vocalist and bass player, Jarvis Leatherby, where he’s been holed up in Ireland for the last 6 months. In this episode, Jarvis talks about how Night Demon were productive during the pandemic, plans for the future and how Night Demon is bringing maximum value to their fans through their Subscriber’s Lair with weekly podcasts and exclusive access to the band.
June 11, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.5 w/ Matt Flood and Benji Wilson of Caskets
All the way from Leeds UK, Brandon sits down with Matt and Benji from Caskets. This band is taking over the airwaves and is releasing their new record "Lost Souls" August 13th, 2021. We discuss the bands desires to tour in the States, the upcoming record, tattoos, creating an album in the middle of a global pandemic and the new record.
June 11, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.4 w/ Benny Scholl of AVOID
Seattle based badasses AVOID have been dominating the airwaves and clicks on YouTube since blasting onto the scene just recently, we were able to sit down with vocalist Benny Scholl and discuss what it's been like for the band being on a NASCAR game to playing a virtual concert for SIRIUS XM OCTANE, all the way to a possible festival run, now that shows are gearing back up here in 2021! You don't want to miss this raw and fun episode of Alive & Loud!
June 11, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.3 w/ Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry
We caught up with Chris to discuss all things music and spending time at home off the road. We talk about BSC's new record The Human Condition dropping October 30th from Mascot Label Group and the ways bands can still bring content to their fans!
June 11, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.2 w/ Pat Gerasia of The Violent
A mystery no more! The drummer of a new project named 'The Violent' emerges and we are talking to him about all things Violent and music. Come be a fly on the wall!
June 11, 2021
Alive & Loud Ep.1 w/ Stephen Christian of Anberlin
Join us for our very first episode, as we talk to singer/songwriter Stephen Christian of Anberlin. No stranger to the industry and writing captivating songs over his long and golden career, Stephen and I discuss pandemic life and the possibility of getting the band back together for something really special!
June 11, 2021