SuicideGirls Radio feat. Ricky Rebel and Bad Lands
Oct 2014 23

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Ricky Rebel and Bad Lands

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Entertainment,Music,SG Radio

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This Thursday, October 23rd on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Chloe Suicide and Nicole Powers will be joined by musical guests Ricky Rebel and Bad Lands.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Ricky Rebel

In 1997, recording artist Ricky G. burst on the music scene as the lead vocalist of the boy-band No Authority who later toured with 98 Degrees, Destiny’s Child, Aaron Carter, Ashlee and Jessica Simpson, among others. Rodney Jenkins (Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears) produced their first album, Keep On, and Michael Jackson signed the band to his own MJJ Music custom-label at Sony. In 2000, they signed with Madonna’s Maverick label to release their namesake album. The album reached #18 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and their signature hit, “Can I Get Your Number” peaked at #33 on the Billboard Top 40 chart.

Following the break-up of No Authority, Ricky re-emerged as the lead vocalist of Harlow from 2004-2009. He then reinvented himself. Retiring the name Ricky G. and becoming Ricky Rebel, he embarked on a solo career after My Chemical Romance invited him to co-star in their “NA NA NA” and “Sing” videos. In 2011, he released the Manipulator album featuring the hits “Geisha Dance”, “Get It On”, “You Need a Woman” and the title track. In 2013, “Geisha Dance” spent ten weeks on the Mediabase Chart, the chart that powers “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”. Now, in 2014, Ricky takes the stage again with his new release, “The Blue Album”, mixed by Claudio Cueni (JLo). Catch him performing live at the Weho Halloween Carnaval.

For more on Ricky visit his website, Facebook and Twitter.

About Bad Lands

If pistol black mascara, fairy dust, Technicolor palm trees, dangerous love, and kaleidoscopes could be mixed in a blender and made into an intoxicating alt-electro pop elixir, you would have Love Heroes, the new EP from singer / songwriter / musicians Rocky Chance and Mowgli Moon, the L.A.-based partners-in-crime formerly known as He Met Her and now continuing their magical musical journey as Bad Lands.

On their new 7-song EP — which is a sequel of sorts to He Met Her’s critically acclaimed 2012 EP, Crime Novela, which MTV dubbed “Buzzworthy” and Elle U.K. called “a perfect soundtrack for long summer nights — Rocky and Mowgli metaphorically join hands and blissfully jump down the rabbit-hole into the darker side of love and lust.

“We are drawn to the rebellious kind of love – the kind that has no rules and knows no boundaries. We started noticing iconic couples that we looked up to for parading their passion whether or not everyone around them agreed to it. They were looked upon as reckless by society, but together had something dynamic which transcended anyone else’s opinions. They’re couples that do everything for love and they form this energy that’s super epic. We consider these couples heroes of love, they live only for each other and it’s that which we respect and adore,” says Rocky, who grew up in Encino, California.

Some of the tempestuous twosomes that Bad Lands was drawn to include Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson, Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, Mickey and Mallory from “Natural Born Killers,” and, of course Kit and Holly from the movie that inspired their new band name – the 1973 Terrence Malick film Badlands. “We actually wrote the songs first then applied couples to each one later, so really the songs inspired the couples,” explains Mowgli.

“Our sound was evolving and though we do everything creatively together, we wanted to be less of a duo and more of a band so we thought a name change was needed. We love the movie Badlands and the quintessential Bonnie and Clyde type of couple-on-the-run with not much more than their love to fuel their adventure,” explains Tulsa, Oklahoma-raised Mowgli, who became musical soul mates with Rocky after a chance meeting in L.A. in 2009.

The enigmatic artists have organically evolved from their disco-infused pop sounds of Crime Novela featuring the break-out track “Control,” which received considerable radio play from BBC stations in the United Kingdom and earned the band a place on MTV’s most “Buzzworthy” bands of 2012 list. While the trademarks of their feel-good sound and sexy chill vibe still shine through on Love Heroes, their songs are now darkly shaded with a moodier, more dramatic tone showing the seedier side of happiness that leaves the listener feeing high on love, music, sex and the energy created when two kindred spirits just like Mowgli and Rocky collide.

The majority of the EP (“Shotgun,” “Why Hide from the Knight,” ‘Toknight We Ride,” and “Attached”) was created with producer/artist Alex Kickdrums, while “Never Land” and “Gold Name Plates” were produced with Danja in Los Angeles. “We worked on these songs at Alex’s home studio in Brooklyn and also in the e-world from Acapulco and Los Angeles. To complete the EP we worked with Justin Warfield from the band She Wants Revenge in his Hollywood studio. He really helped us to solidify all of the songs and create the cohesive Love Heroes sound,” says Mowgli.

With Love Heroes, Bad Lands serves up an intoxicating pop noir love story prescribed for the wild at heart.

For more on Bad Lands visit their Facebook, Twitter, and SoundCloud.

NEW SG Interview: Andy Bell of Erasure – The Violet Flame
Oct 2014 15

NEW SG Interview: Andy Bell of Erasure – The Violet Flame

Posted In Blog,Entertainment,Favorites,Interviews,Music

by Nicole Powers

“What’s on the inside comes out. And I think at the moment we just feel like in some ways we’ve been regenerated.” – Andy Bell, Erasure

In spiritual teachings, the violet flame is a divine transcendent force that transmutes the negative and transforms it into a positive. It’s therefore a fitting name for Erasure’s sixteenth studio album, which was released on September 23rd, 2014. Though the effervescent synth-pop grooves are nothing short of a party, the lyrics hint at darker times.

As Andy tells me in our phone interview (which took place on the eve of the album’s release), following the death of his manager and former long-term partner in 2012, he found solace in a new relationship and feels like he’s been given a second chance in life. It’s this return to the good times that served as the creative fuel for The Violet Flame.

During the course of our conversation we talk about the new album and tour, the challenges of being out in an increasingly corporate and closed industry, and his two and four-legged sources of love and inspiration.

Read the full interview on SuicideGirls.com/.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Thomas Ambrose Denney
Oct 2014 15

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Thomas Ambrose Denney

Posted In All Things SG,Art,Blog,Entertainment,Music,SG Radio

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This Thursday, October 16th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi Suicide, Chloe Suicide, and Nicole Powers will be joined by illustrator and performance artist (in a very literal sense!) Thomas Ambrose Denney.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Thomas Ambrose Denney

Thomas is an artist with over a decade of experience in a wide variety of media. Renowned as an expert illustrator, with several notable album covers under his belt, Thomas started his career doing illustrations for music festivals and zines. He’s also known for his live painting performances at music events. Venues and events that he’s performed at include The Roxy with the Third Eye Gathering, Serenity Gathering, The Hive Gallery, The Vex, Los Angeles Metal Fest, The Belasco in Los Angeles, LA JOYA with the Conscious life Expo, to name but a few. For more info visit tomdenney.com/.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Ramonda Hammer
Oct 2014 02

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Ramonda Hammer

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This Thursday, October 2nd on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi and Chloe Suicide will be joined by the bastard future love children of Alanis Morissette and Weezer aka LA indie-alt-pop-rock band Ramonda Hammer.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Ramonda Hammer

On a warm mid-90s night, Alanis Morissette and Weezer got super drunk and were dared by their friends to make out, but they were all like “no way man, we’re just friends.” They did it anyway and there was totally hella chemistry, and so they banged and had a baby and named it Ramonda Hammer. They then gave the little band child a Pavement, Cranberries, and No Doubt CD, and some interesting guitar pedals, and teleported it into the future, more specifically the year 2014.

Ramonda Hammer is now thriving in Los Angeles, CA as an indie-alt-pop-rock band made up of singer/guitar player Devin Davis, lead guitarist Randy Felten, bassist Andy Hengl, and drummer Colin Knight. They rock hard, however, the music is beautifully bittersweet and Davis’ emotional, self-loathing, lovelorn lyrics resonate with anyone who is like “I SOMETIMES DON’T FUCKING LIKE MYSELF OR THE WAY LIFE WORKS AND IT MAKES ME SAD”, and if that is you, then you should have a listen.

Just check them out regardless. They have a music video for the song “Chaotic” that will be released this week and premiering on SG Radio! You can also see Ramonda Hammer live at the Voodoo Lounge on October 12th at 9:00 for $5. Please check out their Facebook and Twitter for more show dates and info on downloading their music. If you don’t end up liking Ramonda Hammer, then you’re the minority and someone somewhere will probably do whatever they can to fight for your rights as a minority but you know, they can only do so much.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Scattered Hamlet
Sep 2014 23

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Scattered Hamlet

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This Thursday, September 25th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi and Chloe Suicide will be joined by hillbilly rock and honky tonk metal band Scattered Hamlet.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Scattered Hamlet
“It’s honky tonk metal, like you took a handful of cheap trucker speed and headed out on the warpath” is how Scattered Hamlet describes their musical style. Created to capture the essence of growing up in the country while giving nods to the original classic rock and outlaw country pioneers, Scattered Hamlet is one part Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet featuring heavy rock elements from Motorhead to Down. According to Sleaze Roxx, “Scattered Hamlet’s influences range from southern rock to groove metal to doom metal with the attitude of punk rock.”

With humble origins all across the US and a relentless touring schedule of 100+ shows a year visiting 40 + states, the band makes no apologies for the equal love of Harley Davidsons, honky tonks, Les Pauls, Marshalls, shotguns and classic American symbolism. There debut full length album, Skeleton Dixie, was produced by two time grammy nominated Jason Donaghy who’s credits include Rob Zombie, John 5 and the Murder Dolls and mastered by legend Howie Weinberg who’s credits include: Pantera, Slayer, White Zombie and Danzig. The band has amassed a strong underground following called “Hell Riders” who maintain their own “chapters” (fan clubs) independent of the band.

Scattered Hamlet has made two appearances at Rocklahoma being selected as one of the top 5 second stage acts (2012/2014), Van’s Warped Tour, A2 Festival (Michigan), SXSW, done product demonstrations at the Ana- heim NAMM show and has toured as direct artist support for Jason Charles Miller (Godhead) and Gypsyhawk (Metalblade) on full US Tours. The band also independently headlines US tours and has supported Supersuckers, Michale Graves (Misfits), Jackyl, Alien Ant Farm, 12 Stones, Wayland, Genitorturers, Texas Hippie Coalition, Tracii Guns and the Alex Skolnick Trio in addition to being featured at festivals alongside Black Label Society, Down, Kill Devil Hill, Kid Rock, Mushroomhead, Taproot, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Andrew WK and Hed Pe.

For more info visit their website, Facebook and Twitter.

SG Radio feat. Diamante and the Creative Team Behind Honeymoon
Sep 2014 11

SG Radio feat. Diamante and the Creative Team Behind Honeymoon

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Entertainment,Movies,Music,SG Radio

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This Thursday, September 11th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi and Chloe Suicide will be joined in-studio by the singer/songwriter/teen-sensation Diamante (who’s just turned 18!), and Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei, the creative team behind the spectacularly creepy new film Honeymoon (#SGProTip: Don’t spent yours in a remote cabin in the woods).

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Diamante

Diamante kicked off 2014 with back to back singles on the January Billboard Hot Singles Sales Charts, with “Savage” at #5 and “Burns” at #6, peaking to #3 in May with the newest hit release “Bite Your Ass. ” She just scored Best Rock Song at the 2014 Indie Music Channel Awards with “Burns.”

Having just turned 18, this rocker with her self written songs, has also taken home the title of Best Rock Record at the Indie Music Channel Awards two years in a row, as well as wins in the categories of, Best Young Rock Artist, Best Rock Recording, Best Music Video for “Impossible,” and the coveted title of Teen Artist of the Year.

Not only has Diamante climbed the music charts and dominated the award shows, but she has also shared the stage with numerous notable acts including, The Used, Dead Sara, All Time Low, Yellow Card, Cherri Bomb, Stitched Up Heart. This teen rock star has taken the music industry by storm, and won Ernie Battle of the Bands earning a spot at the Vans Warped Tour. She has also wowed huge audiences with recurring live performances at renowned Hollywood hot spots such as The Avalon, Key Club, House of Blues, Whisky a Go-Go, Roxy Theatre, and more.

Recently, Diamante has been working on her own VEVO Verified Live Performance Series, and has been back in the studio working on the anxiously awaited upcoming EP, releasing the it’s first track “Bite Your Kiss.”

For more on Diamante follow her Facebook and Twitter and visit her website.

About Honeymoon / Leigh Janiak / Phil Graziadei

Honeymoon is a super creepy tale of newlyweds Paul and Bea, and how something beautiful can become monstrous. The film was written by Leigh Janiak and Phil Graziadei, and directed by Janiak.

Leigh Janiak’s first obsession with movies grew after becoming particularly enamored with The Goonies. Using her parents’ VHS camcorder, she spent her childhood in suburban Cleveland creating and filming sketches and then starring in and directing plays as the president of her high school theatre troupe. She attended undergraduate at NYU, where she focused on creative writing and comparative religion, studying abroad in Germany and Israel. She then attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, enrolled in a doctoral program in modern Jewish studies with an emphasis on violence and identity in post–World War II Hebrew literature. In Chicago, her passion for filmmaking was reignited by Fire Escape Films, a community of student filmmakers. After working on numerous short films and experimenting with Super 16 and old-school Moviola editing, she ultimately abandoned her PhD and moved to Los Angeles to pursue film full time. In Los Angeles, Leigh worked at Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company, Appian Way, and at Misher Films in both development and production. Leigh and her writing partner, Phil Graziadei, met as undergraduates at NYU. They’ve been friends for over a decade and writing partners since 2005. They’ve written numerous feature films together. Honeymoon is Leigh’s feature film directing debut.

Born and raised in Germany, Phil Graziadei moved to New Hampshire before studying comparative literature at NYU. As a graduate student at the University of Chicago, he taught courses in German language, literature, and film. He has worked as a writer’s and director’s assistant to David Chase. Phil currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is an editor at one of the city’s premiere arts institutions. Honeymoon is Phil’s first produced feature.

For more on Honeymoon visit the Facebook page and website. Honeymoon is released in theaters, on demand, and on iTunes on September 12.

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Pat Susmilch, Tony Sam and Amy Hood
Sep 2014 04

SuicideGirls Radio feat. Pat Susmilch, Tony Sam and Amy Hood

Posted In All Things SG,Blog,Comedy,Entertainment,Movies,SG Radio

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This Thursday, September 4th on SuicideGirls Radio, hosts Moxi and Chloe Suicide will be joined in-studio by the hilarious Pat Susmilch and Tony Sam. The gorgeous and talented Amy Hood will also be Skyping in to talk about Promiscuities, the new movie she co-wrote and stars in.

You can listen – and watch – the world’s leading BYOB radio show live on Thursday nights from 6 til 8 PM at our new state-of-the-art all digital home: TradioV.com.

If you have questions for the SG Radio crew or our guests, you can call in during the live broadcast at: 1-855-TRV-inLA (1-855-878-4652)

For updates on all things SG Radio-related, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Amy Hood

Amy Hood is a model, actress, and the co-writer and star of Promiscuities, a film directed by fetish photographer Jonathan Leder which explores the dark side of female sexuality.

Pat Susmilch

Patrick Susmilch is a comedian based out of Minneapolis, MN. He was a recent finalist in the Funniest Person in Minneapolis contest and appeared on Last Comic Standing this summer.

Tony Sam

A real gem of a human being, Tony Sam is originally from the part of the country where decent people come from: The Midwest (Chicago, specifically). He now lives in Los Angeles among the endless sunshine, smog, fake everything and perma-tans. 
Tony has written for MTV’s Ridiculousness, MTV2′s Guy Code Online, MTV News, and is currently a producer on A&E’s Brandi and Jarrod: Married To The Job.