Tag Archives: theatrical rock

The Balcony Show Play of the Day: Wed., May 22

And now, for something completely different… it’s the latest Play of the Day from our friends in radio, The Balcony Show!

Hear Tuesday’s Play of the Day
Learn more about The Balcony Show

Hear Wednesday’s Play of the Day

Ralph’s Reviews: Demi the Daredevil’s 2018 At-A-Glance

Austin, TX-based musician Jeff Azar released three new singles under cinematic rock project Demi the Daredevil this year, giving a deep, introspective look at mental health; a subject many of us shy away from, and that few of us even care to acknowledge.

But, with the growing awareness of mental health issues and the toll they can take on our lives, Jeff’s message that needs to be heard loud and clear. And so, Jeff chooses to spread that message through the kind of music that grabs and holds your attention, due to both subject matter and quality.

“America Anonymous” leaves us to examine the choice our demons present us with, beginning with the words, “There’s a beast in me” and resolving, “I can kill it with a quick fix, or use it creatively.” “Lone Lady” looks outside of the self, as the protagonist seems more focused on helping someone else deal with their demons instead of focusing on his own.

A particularly powerful moment lies in the subtext of “Ain’t it Tragic,” which copes with unexpected loss and finishing something that was started as a team, alone. I can only speculate that it’s about the passing of the band’s primary songwriter and frontman, Jovan Ortiz, which left Jeff to finish the vocals on their first release.

There’s much more you can learn about Jeff Azar and Demi the Daredevil by visiting the band online or on Facebook. You can also listen to a sampling of the band’s best tunes below via Spotify.

Review: Jon Smith’s Voyages – Indeed

Artist: Jon Smith’s Voyages
Album: Indeed (LISTEN)
Released: Nov. 2, 2016
Genre: Pop Rock

At first, you may think – from the full sound and intricate, plentiful instrumentation of “Indeed” – that Jon Smith’s Voyages is comprised of a small orchestra. No one man could produce the variety of sounds from the number of instruments (19, including vocals) featured here.

We’re here to tell you how wrong you are.

Read more