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Polaroid Summer (The Giant)...Houston, TX

Polaroid Summer (The Giant)...Houston, TX

Update: 2017-06-251


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Once upon a time, there was 2 very happy bands that lived in a happy land. Then one day, one of the bands said "we dont like this land" and left their merry front man to have to pound the sand to search for another clan to help him reclaim new fans.

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Along came "The Giant" a new song written from the new band formed from the break-up of Houston, TX faves Lost Element and Versecity. That's the story in a nutshell..Lost Element singer stepped down, Versecity band called it quits, Versecity singer needed a band, destiny in the making.

Over 10k fans already and the band only been a band a few months...I quite like this song and its been getting mucho press and play around Houston. The band has been busy playing out and promoting as they push on for their upcoming cd release as new Houston faves "Polaroid Summer"
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Halshack (SAVAGE HENRY) Mar 2019 (SHACKSTARS series-bonus show-music only)
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 "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!!
HALSHACK Ep 14.5 Verbal Actions 3-3-2019 (bonus show)- music only
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
Ep. 11 "New Beginnings" (1-25-18)
Happy New Year 2018!! Time to get crankin' with a new episode and all new 11 bands and artists to get your new year started off with a bang!!There's even some Hollywood star talent in this show. A popular actor turned musician will be featured amongst many other rising talent hopefuls. There's even an all-new me to present with a new mic setup, I'm sounding more professional and ready to take on the radio airwaves in any city anywhere USA/Canada/UK/Australia and wherever else people like good music and a happy endearing infectious!! So as usual I'm not one to tell you who is in the show until you hear it. My reputation proceeds itself, just hit the play button and you will be pleasantly surprised that you have stumbled across the best kept secret in indie rock/pop/alt radio. We are growing immensely and are now featured on Discover Unsigned Radio, Bombshell Radio, The Indie Bible, FIYA music platform as well as Podomatic, PlayerFM, Mixcloud, Fandalism, Halshack website, Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for helping us to achieve success and for your continued support to help us reach our goals!!I will be posting track lists for all episodes at my website as well as links where each episode can be heard. The track list for this show will be posted at a later date once its had its run. I don't believe in spoilers, I believe you should have no preconceptions when you hit the play button other than trust that I will not waste a minute of your time on non-marketable, non-mainstream radio ready bands that don't have proven reputations and tract records with at least some moderate success within their region of the world or maybe even globally. In this episode there will be:Alt Vault..2 songsFunk Trunk..2 songsMystery Spotlight including Pop Stop....4 songsRock Block ....3 songsBlues Grooves (Americana)..2 songsWithin these segments I award special tracks recognition.Shacktrack Of the MonthBreakout Artist of the MonthHomegrown Artist of the Month (Local North Carolina and SC acts)All-new award for Ep. 11Songwriter award ..thinking of calling it the Shack MuseSo listen and find out who wins the all-new Shack Muse of the Month!!OK ya'll Ive yammered enough and I'll probably be adding more at a later be sure to look for 11.5 "Shackstars", there will be 2 versions floating around for Airport Impressions and Narrow Plains. Why is there an 11.5 and why is there 2 versions? Oooohhh..Im' soooo glad you asked..lolWell since this show also runs on 2 radio stations Bombshell Radio and Discover Unsigned, I have 2 hour time slots to fill so I make an extra 45 min showcase on past talent and officially with this release they will be full cd's. (Well as much as I can fit There will be no me just music and you can find a track list posted on the podcast and at my website. Now I made 2 versions cause frankly I couldn't decide who to use and who to keep back for episode 12 Shackstars and I thought I would let the radio stations play both if they wanted or they could choose. Plus these camps are just so nice about sharing and spreading the love all around for the Halshack that I shall always try to return the favor for these so helpful ladies and gents. Thanks again folks!! See you soon for Episode 12!!
Ep. 10 "Battleshack".....10/15/17
Well we've been having a little contest all summer where you the listener got to place votes for your fave Halshack artists and bands.The contest ran for 2 months and we closed the voting on Labor Day 2017. Originally the idea was to make a show for the top 3 artists but I thought that would get kind of boring so I changed up and decided we would have a top 10 "Shackdown" instead...HA!!So this is a show dedicated to the bands that got the most votes.In order to be fair...each vote consisted of 3 bands or artists so that way we got an unbiased look at who the best talent is. I dont like contests based on voting alone. Anyone can vote up your band multiple times or you get all the fans coming on and voting so in order to curb these habits, I allowed only one vote per person, (the voting algorithm I used was able to pinpoint multiple votes from same users and kick them out)Also we had several tie breaking decisions to make as well so we made sure the right artists were appropriately placed within the top 10! It's a sophisticated algorithm and I think it gave us the best possible scenario for our top 10 results. Sure people could argue well I liked this band over this band but that's all about personal preference and I cant make up votes that didn't happen or take away votes because someone disagrees. This seems to be the general consensus among our listener base and the Top 10, especially the top 5, are all of equal talent and certainly deserve the attention and praise.(side note)....there's a special extended ep 10.5 bonus show "Shackcredibles" featuring some of the bands that got votes but not enough to make the top 10. Hope you check that out as well. Thanks for listening and supporting indie
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Polaroid Summer (The Giant)...Houston, TX

Polaroid Summer (The Giant)...Houston, TX

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