By Ryan Meehan
Joe Bartnick was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh is where he learned to eat, drink and be funny. Joe moved to San Francisco and began his career as a standup comic in 1997. He worked his way up from performing in coffee shops and laundry mats to play prestigious venues such as The Warfield and The Palace of Fine Arts. During that time, Joe became a regular at the world famous Punchline and shared the stage with numerous comedy legends including Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle and Robin Williams. In 2006, Joe moved to Los Angeles and jumped into writing and acting. He has since written for many television projects including ESPYS, Snoop After Dark and Eddie Griffin Going For Broke. As an actor, Joe starred in Dirty Jokes: The Movie. He has created and starred (fully clothed) in the Playboy TV series, King of Clubs. One of Joe’s biggest thrills was roasting Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee on the show Battleground Earth. Joe has traveled the world opening for the Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli. In 2011, Joe published the best-selling book, You Might Be A Douchebag. He follwed this with the release of his full length comedy album, Salute! in 2013. In the summer of 2012, Joe began producing content for the NHLPA (National Hockey League Player Association). He has also written for the NFL on FOX, and he’s our guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading
Here is our third preview at the new Owls album “Two”. I have not really been excited at any of the 3 songs to this point and am not really a fan of the album as a whole but maybe some time and some more spins will give me a different feeling.
What do you guys think? This sounds more Joan of Arc than Owls
by Ryan Meehan
Mount Salem started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first EP, Endless, in the spring of 2013. The band puts a strong emphasis on tone and feeling in both their songs and live performances alike. Most of the band switched from their normal instruments and picked up new ones for this band and the result was much more natural than they had hoped for. Taking influence from the classics like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, they play loud, heavy rock and roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark and mysterious doom into the music, they invite the listener to step into their sinister realm. The imagery in the lyrics will take you on a ride in which you won’t know whether to be scared or grab a sword and join the battle. “Endless feels like it’s trapped in the nightmarish head-space of a psychic medium on a bad trip” – Mister Growl of MisterGrowl.com Mount Salem has toured the Midwest, South, and East coasts. Sharing the stage with bands such as Windhand, Weedeater, Bongripper, LO-Pan, Mothership, and Howl, Mount Salem has fit on a wide variety of heavy shows and brings a live act to counter their music. “This is music that creates images, demands attention, and engages all senses.” – Mister Growl of MisterGrowl.com Metal Blade Records will release the extended version of Endless containing two additional, brand-new tracks in the spring of 2014, which will be followed by a West Coast tour. Mount Salem is currently touring (dates below) and writing for a follow up full-length. They are led by lead singer Emily Kopplin and she’s our guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading
By Coach Ryan
2013 was a magical season for Chief Wahoo’s Tribe up in Cleveland that unfortunately ended all too suddenly in their one game playoff loss to the Rays. Since then, fans in Cleveland had been hoping for another off season like 2012 that produced players like Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn to beef up the roster. However, the Indians stayed mostly quiet on the free agent market only bringing in players like David Murphy and John Axford to compliment the already existing roster. Although the batting lineup will look very similiar a lot of questions center around Cleveland’s pitching staff due to losing so many key pieces without bringing in new talent. In their defense when there’s teams handing out record deals to second basemen and giving under performing pitchers like Ubaldo Jimenez $50 million contracts it’s hard to make a big splash in free agency, especially with starting pitching. This year the Tribe is bringing primarily the same lineup to bat along with a young, inexperienced rotation to the mound, but will it be enough? Spring Training is officially underway and nobody is more excited than I am about the upcoming season. This year I’d like to bring you a three part series examining different parts of this Indians team, up first are the pitchers.
by Ryan Meehan
A nominee for “Best Female Comedian” by the Canadian Comedy Awards, Jen has her own half hour TV special on CTV – “Comedy Now”. She has performed at every major comedy festival in Canada; including, The Halifax Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Hub Cap Comedy Festival in Moncton, and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Jen has been on CBC’s The Debaters, was a finalist at the Great Canadian Laugh Off and was the first Canadian to be a finalist at the Boston Comedy Competition. One of her greatest honors was to entertain the Troops in Egypt and Israel. Jen has just moved back to Canada from New York City where she lived for three years and had the opportunity to play major comedy clubs with such legends as Robert Klein and the great Louis CK – And she’s our guest today in 7 questions. Continue reading