Wednesday December 15th, 2010 marks the actual 10th anniversary of BlowUpRadio.com.
I know, I know, we celebrated last month with 2 big shows, but that was because there are other holidays in December (yes, I do think BlowUpRadio.com’s anniversary should be celebrated as a holiday), and the other holidays seem to take precedence to most people.
It really is amazing to think how much the station and myself has changed over the course of the last ten years (hopefully both for the better).
This Wednesday night on Lazlo’s Den, join me in celebrating 10 years of BlowUpRadio.com. For the hour I plan to play New Jersey bands that I played on that very first day, as well as others from the first year of the station.
BlowUpRadio.com has come a long way since those simple beginnings. Heck, when I started on December 15th, there was no website. At the time the station was called Blow Up Radio Network, but a few weeks later (early January 2001), the humble beginnings of BlowUpRadio.com (the website) was born.
I am still working on new ideas for both the webcast and website, and as always, I would love to hear your ideas too.
Please feel free to e-mail me with your ideas, or if you see me out at a show, tell me in person.
Speaking of shows, let me take a moment to plug an annual cancer benefit concert taking place this Saturday night at Buddie’s Tavern. The annual Dogs Of War benefit (put together by legend of the NJ music scene, Mike Grau), always features more than 20 bands and raises money for a family that has a member dealing with cancer and having trouble paying bills. This is a worthy cause, and always one of my favorite concerts of the year, so I hope to see you there this Saturday.
Coming up next week: my top albums of 2010!
The BlowUpRadio.com Free Concert series returns to Buddie’s Tavern on Saturday January 29th with The Extras Inc., Zigman Bird, and The Accelerators!
New things on www.BlowUpRadio.com & www.LazlosDen.com
DVD PROFILE: "Todd P Goes To Austin" (12/12/10)
Lo Faber (God Street Wine) & John Rango (Echofission)
NEW MP3 DOWNLOADS
Rumspringa - "triptych" (MP3)
Tom Brislin - "When You Told Me Not To Go" (MP3)
NEW MUSIC VIDEOS
Jon Caspi & The First Gun - "Fading Into Gray" (music video)
The Devil Makes Three - "Aces and twos" (music video)
Rumspringa - "Triptych" (music video)
Brie Stoner - "edge of a broken heart" (music video)
New Music News stories
If you have not already purchased “This Album Kills Cancer”, please consider doing so. It’s only $15 for 54 songs, and all money goes directly to Shayne Miel to help with his medical expenses as a result of cancer treatments.
See the full track listing and purchase the album here: http://tinyurl.com/cancercd
And don't forget you can still donate to the Spondylitis Association Of America and get a download of the 108 track digital box set “BlowUpRadio.com the First Ten Years 2000-2010”. All the info is at www.BlowUpRadio.com
Our on air schedule at BlowUpRadio.com is
Here’s the BlowUpRadio.com programming schedule for this week:
Lazlo’s Den - Monday thru Friday at 8pm ET
Lazlo’s Den presents New Music - Tues @ 8pm ET, Wed @ noon & 10pm, Thurs @ 3am & midnight, Fri @ 9am & 3pm, Sun @ 8pm
‘Rock N Roll Gas Station’ hosted by Jim Testa - Thursday @ 10pm ET, Sun @ 7pm, & Mon @ 6pm
‘The Weekend Mix-Up!’ hosted by Mick Hale - Friday @ 9pm ET, Sat @ 9pm, Sun @ 1pm & 6pm
And, don't forget to stream or download Rock On Radio, directly from BlowUpRadio.com.
Concert Picks Of The Week
Let me take a moment to plug an annual cancer benefit concert taking place this Saturday night at Buddie’s Tavern. The annual Dogs Of War benefit (put together by legend of the NJ music scene, Mike Grau), always features more than 20 bands and raises money for a family that has a member dealing with cancer and having trouble paying bills. This is a worthy cause, and always one of my favorite concerts of the year, so I hope to see you there this Saturday.
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)
Thursday, December 16 BERN & THE BRIGHTS, Ed & Virginia Kamenitzer - Northern Soul, 557 First St. Hoboken - 9 pm, no cover, 21+
That's all for this week folks.