In the early 1980’s, hair metal music exploded onto the scene. One of the most notable bands from this era was the band named RATT, featuring the well recognized vocal range of singer, Stephen Pearcy. In 1990, Pearcy left RATT and joining together with Fred Coury, who the former drummer of the well known band, CINDERELLA, began to work on a side project.. thus birthing the band ARCADE. At the time, Donny Syracuse was playing … Continue reading Donny Syracuse – ARCADE
Being a female in the music business used to be quite the challenge! Although there are several bands today with females, this was not always the case! In the late 80’s and early 90’s, the Austin music scene only had a select few bands playing the circa, with female members. One of the most popular of these groups, was a band named RETARTED ELF who incorporated a dancer into their show…A young lady by the … Continue reading “Madame Scorpio”of SCORPIO RISING
If there is one thing that can be said about SLAYER fans, it is that they are loyal to their cause! Fans around the globe have always shown their ultimate love for these long haired metalheads from California. With a fan base ranging in the millions, it is easy to see why SLAYER loves their fans so much!! Jeff Hanneman was one of the founding … Continue reading Jeff Hanneman Tribute Beer
Once again, tragedy strikes the music world. The beloved artist, ‘who will forever be known as‘ PRINCE, said farewell not only to his fans, but also to the world. On Thursday morning, April 21, 2016, the Carver Police Department received a 911 call stating that the music artist, PRINCE, was found in the elevator at his home and studio in Paisley Park. He was reported … Continue reading Goodbye, Sweet Prince
As Friday approaches, it marks the end of the first work week after Spring Break. So too, Austin traffic has returned to it’s regularly scheduled programming, but not without leaving behind the fond memories of this year’s S.X.S.W. Interactive, Film and Music Festival. This year featured some very prominent individuals, indeed! The keynote speaker for this year was Mr. President Barrack Obama, who opened the … Continue reading SXSW 2016
Being a true metal head, takes great dedication! It means attending a lot of shows, profuse sweating, an occasional bruise or two and plenty of whiplash! So what is the payoff? The experience of hearing the music, screaming guitars and of course, there is the mosh pit. However, for one woman it would be the place where her life would be changed forever. Sandra was … Continue reading A Metal Fairytale- Interview w/ Sandra Araya
Hey guys! This week, I’m reviewing the CD debut “Straight for the Sun” by Houston boys, Spacebear! First – a little bit of history. I have been friends with bass player, Jamie Ferrini, for 30 years, so when he asked if I would take a listen to this CD, I immediately said yes. And also because of of our friendship, I really wanted to like … Continue reading Straight for the Sun- by Sharla Sharp
Hey Austin, Texas! Where were you Saturday night? Well, if you weren’t at the Dirty Dog, you missed an amazing night of live music! For those of you who have never seen Dangerous Toys, let me tell you, this a must see show! You won’t be disappointed! I would also like to give a shout out to the opening bands: Crimson Devils, Black Heart Saints … Continue reading Dangerous Toys & Co. – by Sharla Sharp
Let music fans know exactly what your local scene has to offer! We are proud to feature writer Sharla C., as she joins the Stone Music Connection !! The most important aspect of a bands repertoire is without a doubt, their fans! Sharla will be frequenting various shows and checking out the many different venues around town. Find out which venue YOUR favorite band is … Continue reading On With The Show!!
Some musicians search endlessly for the right band with the right ‘sound’ and the right ‘look’, in which they have the ability to easily blend into. Then, there are those who descend on the local music scene like a whirlwind, commanding the attention of all of those around them and are willing to do whatever it takes to make the music their own. Thirty-five years … Continue reading Nathan Olivarez-From Corpus to Austin
LYNYRD SKYNYRD – JANUARY 28, 2015 – THE CEDAR PARK CENTER – 7 pm All my Southern Rock lovers, need to come celebrate the beginning of this new year right !! Get ready to have yourselves one helluva good time with some of that down-home, whiskey drinkin’, ear spankin’, beloved rock and roll music !! The world renowned, little old southern rock band from Jacksonville, … Continue reading -LYNYRD SKYNYRD- Live!