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Halshack Indie Rockcast -----100k plays on Fandalism--top 5 at Mixcloud-- Top 8% social users earned expert in bands by Klear and expert badges for music/radio/indie/DJ by Klout--- been added to 90 lists on Twitter--featured on Trendwave

Im new to Podomatic so its time to ROCK!!

BIG THANK YOU to all my fans, bands, and supporters. All these cool accolades would not be possible without YOU!!

Halshack is a radio show, public relations manager, indie A&R rep, talent scout and band promo label....oh and almost forgot we write articles and reviews too (whew!!...im busy when you write it all down..lol)

Reason this show is so cool!!! Im about to tell you. I have many segments that drive the listening experience!
Each segment is a 2 song block with no interruptions! (beginning with episode 8)

x2 means there are 2 segments

Alt Vault x2 (new for ep.8)
Pop Stop x2
Rock Block x2
Funk Trunk (ska, reggae, funk)
Blues Grooves (americana)
Breakout Artist of the Month
Shacktrack of the Month
Carolina Homegrown band of the Month

(I live in NC and always on the hunt for great local talent from both N and S Carolina)

and my proud creation!!

Mystery Spotlight x2
(mystery band, no one knows who, not even the band......big surprise!!!)

My main focal countries are obviously the USA but I get cozy with our Canadian neighbors as well as our friends across the " pond" in jolly ole England. I have even found an amazing artist in Africa and a phenomenal alt rock band on the little tiny island in the middle of Mediterranean Sea called Malta. Shows you that nowhere is safe from the "clutches" of the Halshack...lol


Thank you to all my fans, bands, and supporters. My success is only because of you, this is a team effort and I am proud to have all of you batting for the Halshack!!

Halshack is an independent A&R rep with 15+ years in the music business scouring the indie scene for the best and the brightest unsigned indie talent in the world!!

Halshack is an indie promo label with 35 bands and artists under his name and most of these groups and solo artists are in viable mainstream contention for potential success and possible stardom for these vying hopefuls. I pride myself on finding top quality rising acts that have made a name for themselves in their respective genres. What you will hear on my show rivals no other indie rock show on the planet. My groups are grade A top-notch artists and musicians that have attained massive followings and semi successful careers with opening for major acts and touring across the country and across the world.

I look for and aspire to finding only artists that mimic what you would hear on major broadcast radio stations mainly in rock, alt and top 40 but I also include a little reggae, ska, funk and americana as well. You will find a lot of diversity on my show and nothing but solid radio ready tunes one after the other. My musicians have mad skills and they are the drive behind my passion, motivation, and determination to see them succeed in this vast ever changing music landscape.

Halshack is also looking for a team of writers/bloggers to help review and write spotlight articles and pieces on bands and artists involved in the show. i have a couple of people to write but need more, lots more..lol

Review page
www.halshack.com/crews-views

Well halshack is busting at the seems with talent and the potential to cause mass mayhem among the music industry..lol
In order to make this the best indie podcast and to continue to grow the indie music community here at the halshack, then we could use a little monetary assistance to make this really take off!! 100,000 plays is great but lets make it a million, then people are really hearing whats going on here at the Halshack but only way we can do that is by help from the fans, bands, promoters, and supporters. Anything you want to give will be much appreciated and just know that you got the gratification of helping to grow and nurture something that is bigger than all of us...the indie music scene!!
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"You can shine or get in line..lol... I, for one, plan to stand up, stand out, and be heard by revolutionizing the music industry one indie band at a time"------Halshack quote
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Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there. We're celebrating women around the Halshack. There seems to be a stigma and true statistics that back up the claim that there are far fewer women at the forefront of the music industry. You find alot more men and male bands with that the extra talent needed to push forward. Well you girls and ladies and Moms are just as awesome and you seem to always have to work harder to gain the attention of your peers and THAT'S UNFAIR!! Women are just as fantastic and can be super talented just as much as the guys!! (if not better) There's just far fewer to choose from with ace level talent, songwriting skills, captivation ability, "x" factor appeal. Even diggin' in the trenches of the internet audio sphere, I have not come across many that, are not signed or famous already, who have the whole enchilada..lolWelcome to the future of the music industry folks. I'm sure there are ALOT (probably hundreds or thousands at least or more from all over the world) more than these 8. But that's what I've "discovered" so far. I don't know they are out there until I find them and that's a daunting task. I do have a few more ladies waiting in the wings. You super talented gals are a rare breed indeed. I have 77 acts now with only these 8 having prominent female leads so HATS OFF to you ladies gettin' in here and stickin' it to the MAN...lol So MOM's everywhere, rejoice that you are amazing at anything you do and don't ever let a man belittle you or treat you badly. Please "don't love a Monster like Lauren Dair". Cant help who you love but you can get help out of that relationship. Any man who treats a woman this way has no concept of love or the value of life and can never make you happy! Please, tell a family member, the police, a friend. Call the battered woman's abuse centers, they will get you help before its too late and you cant call anyone! We love our MOMs and all the women everywhere. Please respect them and they will respect you back. After all it takes 2 to love and make a happy life and love for Mom and the children (whether kids or adults). Allright, Moms of these artists, I hope i made you proud this mothers day and I hope all women enjoyed this "very special" edition of the Halshack! MUST ADDBeen on this great music site recently called DROOBLE. Great community for amateur and professional musicians. Lots of good people, listen to music, leave reviews, and engage in a thoughtful and rewarding music community. So i found 2 artists on Drooble that made the grade. Both females too, I was so pleased to find them and I had this idea swirlin around in my head for a girlshack so it was perfect timing to put this out and add brand new artists from DROOBLE. (Maisie Mae Wardley) and (Lucia Banfield). Well done young ladies for grabbing my attention.We did a review for Maisie Mae already and posted at my website, written by music blogger/band pr manager/and writer of books and poetry Andrea Baskin. Thanks Andrea for the nifty little piece on Maisie. She sure is talented and so are all these brilliant performers.www.halshack.comreviews atwww.halshack.com/crews-viewsEp 15 (new talk and music show with a theme loosely based around time (SPRINGTIME SUBLIME) and to support the show, companion bonus show (TIMESTICHERS) be out soon. Im hoping around the end of the month.Find us on Itunes, podomatic, PLAYERFM, Castbox, and my website. You can stream the show or download and take it with you..ENJOY!!Spotify (new episodes land on the 15th of every month if I have one)Thanks for rockin' and sharin' the Halshack!!
SURPRISE!! It's Funkin' 420 folks! Sure you didnt expect another show already. Why the hell not? Most everyone's partying today and enjoying some good ole' reggae and ska. Why not we join in on the fun too? You know if Halshack is gonna serve you up some tunes on 420, it's gonna be the best of these high times...lolSo enjoy my spur of the moment show, I had no idea I was going to do this. It wasn't planned or very thought out. About 3 this morning, I looked at the date, started laughing and thought to myself "I got this"!!Well have a fun party on the house from yours truly. As its time I set my sights on Ep 15 (new artists and me on the mic) with all these good times were celebrating, its time to grow my label and shoot for the stars with the new time-spaced based episodes for May/June. Hope everyone has a happy safe "holiday", be sure to burn as much time wasting away your 420 listening to good music and bands from the Halshack. There's plenty to NOT do on a day like today....lol..so HAVE FUN doing nothing but as always be responsible.Find more great HALSHACK shows and episodes on Spotify, Podomatic, Itunes, Castbox, and PlayerFM! and of course at the home website!www.Halshack.comJust enjoy it folks! 3 songs in and your hooked for life. Any episode from 11 forward. Just hit the play button!! And as always have fun!
This was an exclusive teaser I ran on Spotify back in Dec 2018 featuring 5 really cool pop infused styled songs from different genres. Its not up on Spotify for now so I thought I send it over here to Podomatic and Itunes for a bit. Have fun getting a trial run of the Halshack if you've never listened before or if you've never heard these songs or if its just been so long you forgot!!Find us on Spotify, Podomatic, Itunes, Castbox, PlayerFM and more.Just google Halshack or go to www.halshack.comThanks for rockin' and sharin' the Halshack.Shacklist at my website!
Well everybody..Nashville was an eye opening and jaw dropping experience. Made some great connects and had some mishaps along the way that have sent my future plans into unknown territory. I've started a movement and made some real headway on the formation of Halshack Records. Only problem is I have no clear concise picture as to where to go next. As my life and label have no real direction right now...lol I'm kind of now in "no man's land" in between the nexus of something good and something stellar or legendary even. The sheer potential of TOP 10 hit bands and artists under my wing is enough to give anyone a swift kick in the head that what I'm about to undertake is monumental and overwhelming at the same time. Looking for investors and partners to make Halshack Records a reality for so many struggling and starving fantastic worthy of stardom indie artists.So have fun as I take you on my journey to "Nowhereville" along the way you will find us feeling up for the cause of it then already gone and moving forward with our plans to conquer the music world! From being on the up to going for high places and screaming out echoes about all our bands. It came down to this current state folks as Ive had a breakdown in Nashville of friendships but I will never give up on my artists or you the fan and find the easy way out. The music fills my spirit up and every face that I meet that doesn't feel the love for good indie music is a faraway place from you the listener. We're on an elevator moving up with the movement that began with one to aspire to new heights, so finally the world would be in our reach where other podcasts are just not there with us on that level. Nashville tried my patience and tried to curb my enthusiasm as well but it only made me grow in lots of ways, made new contacts, gained a new audience and opened my show up to regional support from the entire southeast. In the words of Dangermaker at the end of the show... "....everyday every night, I know what I want, its black and white, I'm still here!!!"Find us on Spotify, Itunes, Podomatic, Castbox, PlayerFM plus others. www.halshack.com
"Oh no he didnt"..lol. You know I did!! Introducing the original Gangsters of Suburbia, the one and only, California based pop-synth group Walla/Hoonch. (Music-only) one-hour special of the best tracks from this awesome eclectic synth pop act. its part of my "SHACKSTARS" series. Be sure to check out other "Shackstars" episodes. These guys have been with me since the shack opened up its little doors and windows and let all these tunes out to the world. They are absolutely the best damn alt/pop band anywhere working today!!! Ive heard BORNS, Walk the Moon, Passion Pit, Young the Giant, Foster the People and any other well known alt band out there today in a similar fashion.These BIG LABEL bands and others in a similar vein can't EVEN begin to touch the writing prowess of Jonathan Hoonch Kim and the creative blending of the synth laden keys of Gabriel Nava Rodriguez. This band has been quietly in development for years and are now ready to storm your earwax and give your brain an orgasm..lol HIT HIT HIT band, nothing but potential hits one after the other from this very polished, very skilled group of musicians from Cali.Walla officially started in 2012 with the release of their first EP which included "Animal of Love" and "Rising Tide". From that success they would push on to release 2 more successful ep's as their sound grew and matured into "Nature" ep and then went for more indie type direction with "Gangsters of Suburbia" hitting the digital landscape by 2015.After that, Walla began to work on cultivating that sound into something more.....Here come problems within the band and creative differences began to manifest within the core 5 members. Soon, that would lead to the demise of Walla after much publicity on the web and thru digital services like Spotify and Soundcloud. Walla had built a name for themselves and was looking at possible record deal from Mountain Dew owned "Greenlight Records". The boys had built one heck of a reputation in SoCal and were headed skyward before creative differences got the best of the group and it all came to a screeching halt.Circa 2017, from the ashes of the former act rises a new kind of "Walla". Their name is HOONCH, taken after the middle name of the lead and consisting of the main 2 creative forces that made Walla so great (Kim and Rodriguez) This band means absolute freakin' hardcore business!! If you thought Walla was good, Hoonch takes Walla and exponentially improves on their formula to bring you the absolute best most catchy, hooky, fun alt pop gold this side of ..hmmmm..well the planet actually. No joke! Ive scoured the globe. Ive listened to to all the bands like this that are known and popular from years past to present day and you cannot and will not throw a name at me of band from this style and say its better. I have always and will continue to always call this band the "Cali Pop Kings" cause until the labels or YOU the listener or fans can prove me wrong otherwise. There's not a group out there right now with more character of hit potential than what these guys have to offer. Mainstream pop GOLD and millions of fans across the world is just the tip of this acts potential. See for yourself. I don't have to sell them. The music sells itself but I just love them a whole lot. These are "my boys" and you will be impressed at the sheer amount of radio hits this band has under their belt and tucked away hidden in their library. These fellas too good to be unknown and swimming around in the sea of obscurity.THEY INSTANTLY BECAME MY DAUGHTERS FAVE BAND FROM THE MOMENT SHE HEARD THEM. College crowd just eats this act alive!!WWW.HALSHACK.COMFind all these Halshack including the shacklist for the episode at my website as well as find more great shows and tunes at SPOTIFY, ITUNES, CASTBOX, PODOMATIC and PLAYERFM.Thanks for being a part of the indie community and helping to make HALSHACK RECORDS a future reality.
A new phase in life is here and a BIG move is in store sometime in the near future as I take my show and bands to music row in Nashville to open up the shack to the world of business. HALSHACK RECORDS baby!! I'm looking at possibly setting up shop in Tennessee so this is a clandestine venture for yours truly. Scary thoughts, new city, so far away from friends and family but big dreams ahead as me and the gang (Halshack gang that is) reign down a music storm on Nashville of the best mix of rock, pop, alt and americana you will find anywhere on the planet of present day artists.As you can imagine I have been very restless of late. Cant sleep, cant eat well, vivid dreams when I do sleep and wide eyed daydreamin' of beautiful girls and the bright lights of Nashville. Hoping to find that cool place I can call Fletcher Bay (reference to ep 13 song from UK artist Harry Pane). So as I reconcile memories of home and past loves to thoughts about a future in the professional music industry with a chance to change the world through music, I press on with guile and determination to succeed. We all have delusions of grandeur but when we have so many quality songs and artists its hard not to see the grand scheme behind all these big dreams, thoughts, memories, and my electric beautiful life that lies ahead of me on this road of stereo dreams. HIP HIP HOORAY folks!! We almost made it!! Keep dreamin' BIG bands and fans and hopefully the wheels will be rolling soon and we will be inking some deals in music city!!Thanks for all that you have done to get us this far. We could not have done it without you and your undying love for our family of artists and the indie community!!www.halshack.com Keep up with all things at my website. Tracklist can be found at the shacklists page. Check us on Podomatic, Spotify, Itunes, Castbox, and PlayerFM as well as my website!!Keep rockin' and sharin' the Halshack. Thanks peeps. You're the best shackheads a guy could ever have!!...lol
WELCOME TO THE FABULOUS SAVAGE HENRY!!Halshack (Shackstars series) SAVAGE HENRY- Mar 2019 (bonus show- music only)Hi again everyone..surprise!! Im back with another show for March. I know the end of VERBAL ACTIONS has you sweltering and drooling for more Savage Henry then you've come to the right place. Life may have forced your hand to look elsewhere for love and respect in your life. Life may be great for you and you may have found never-ending happiness. Whatever the case I hope life is kind to you and opens doors for your future should you feel that same passion as I to change your life and give it meaning, purpose and value. My journey started 20 years ago with a "little" but mighty band from Denver, Co. (ON SECOND THOUGHT) lead singer my buddy and friend Damon. I found love through the music of this wonderful beloved band from high in the rockies.They forever changed my life. A few years later the original act disbanded and the singer and current drummer at the time co-founded a newer tighter well produced and carefully skilled version of this band and together they formed the clandestine SAVAGE HENRY. Taken after the poetic and yet disturbed writings and teachings of Hunter S. Thompson (FEAR and LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS) Damon cautiously and painstakingly writes the most catchy hooky songs and Stu Miller blends his magical axe laden skills into a fun delve into deep provocative thought yet adds a layer of fun to their arrangements that just cant be found anywhere in today's music. This band was the ultimate kick-starter for me and my career. This act has allowed me to build a solid reputation to build my name and earn much respect along the way. Savage Henry and On second Thought will be forever immortalized here at the Halshack. One day when I become a record label then maybe the whole world can enjoy this band as I have for the past 20 years.....I put together a best of playlist from both of their cd releases "ALL IN" and "STEP LIVELY" (you will notice a subtle shift from ska to more rock with the 2nd album, still great!!)but did not include Alive and Kickin' from All In since it was just played at the end of Verbal Actions (Mar 2019).So as I look back at my life and reflect on my roots and looking at starting over again with new beginnings. If you folks want to know what makes the Halshack tick and what drove my passion for life, love and music. Then look no further cause this is absolutely the funnest good time rock/ska/pop influenced freakin' band you will ever hear!! Guaranteed or my name is not HALSHACK!! SIDE NOTE....song "MONKEY" from a ALL IN features MEGADEATH owned 7-string guitar (STU MILLER-guitarist) purchased this guitar from the axe man for MEGADEATH and featured only in the song MONKEY. COOL ASS SONG!! and what a great funky riff written by Stu. WELL DONE GUYS!! HATS OFF TO SAVAGE HENRY!!www.halshack.com
Ep 14.5 VERBAL ACTIONS (3-3-2019)New bonus show music-onlySpring is in the air peeps!! March madness is here and life may be just a little hectic for everyone right now. Spring is a time of action and changing life patterns. You may be starting a new job/career or following a desired passion. You may be thinking of new potential love or where the next verbal action will take you in life whether it be spoken word or move your spirit through physical activity or pleasure.The universe sends us opportunities now and then to better our lives for the purpose of a common goal and to find true love and happiness along the way. Life's journeys can take us from the mundane to pure fulfillment with a small step and leap of faith. I hope your journey brings you closer to that important goal and person of interest in your life.Life changes and evolves for everyone on the planet for good, bad, or worse. We never know why the universe treats humanity this way. Is it a cruel game or all by grand design or fate? Not sure which but one day we will all know why in the end choices had to be made to grow and prosper as people.New roads ahead for the Halshack. 20 years in the making and its time for this diamond in the rough to shine as well. I have found my calling in life through music and my soul purpose in life is too find that special team of dedicated music professionals and label heads that wants to build a record label with me and make the world a happier place one song and one memory at a time for billions of music lovers across the world!!So whether you're running, climbing, throwing, holding, praying or talking or any other verbal type action, this show fits all. I hope everyone enjoys HALSHACK bands... verbal actions.Halshack.com
Ep 14 Bonus show LOVESHACK- (music only) released 2/4/2019Its the Loveshack baby!! A little ole' place we can get together to hear hit music!! The usual quality you have come to expect from yours truly. Song titles dealing with all things love, from promises to heart to feeling good and all love subjects in-between!! Its a party, not a bunch of sappy love songs, you will never hear sappy slow stuff on my show. Were all about feeling the love for our great artists and you should too! Some new tunes in here as well from some our past acts. Its a bonus show, so any of our bands are fair game for being a target for Halshack's LOVE arrow!!Get it while it's hot an' heavy around the Halshack for Valentine's Day!!www.Halshack.com
Hiya folks!! Happy Valentines!! Brand new special edition main show, Ep 14 My Grapevine Valentine (2/4/2019). Were all about sharin' the love for this awesome fun music and these very talented artists!!We got a slew of new artists today as well as a few past greats. Diving into bands like Kingsfoil featuring Frankie Muniz on drums!! Yep you read that right!! As well as a new funk rock act from SPAIN!! Wow!! Our staff members have been busy churning out some new reviews and we will also have a new spotlight centerpiece posted at my website for the new MYSTERY SPOTLIGHT band!! We are also putting some Americana focus on a couple Homegrown artists from NC and SC. New review and interview coming for THE FAMILY from Greensboro, NC from our newest staff member Nate Potts. Show is growing immensely and its only because of you the listener!! Thank you to everyone for making us the best in indie music!!www.Halshack.comFind us on Spotify, ITunes, Podomatic, Castbox, and PlayerFM as well as my website.Pandora comin' soon.......You can find all song titles and artists played for each episode posted at my website under SHACKLISTS
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