Monday, July 16, 2012

MusicDishTV Presents "Wake" By The Rift

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The Rift's video and track "Wake" is a well-produced, highly entertaining surprise. The alternative band starts this high energy groove out with just a little guitar and percussion that is very laid back and mellow. After a small pause, they light the house up with a fiery sound of rock that is second to none. The video shows the band performing the song, and it is a high octane performance indeed, changing tempos at least twice. The lead vocalist has the perfect voice for this track and he hits the high notes with strength and in perfect tune. In fact, all of the band members play with passion and fervor. Background vocals are great, and the band's style is actually reminiscent of Aerosmith. The band pauses the singing for an instrumental jam session, and they really put everything they have into it. Whatever else they are, they are musicians first, and it shows. Their talent is undeniable, and this is one of best songs, performances, and videos I've seen in a while. If "Wake" doesn't make you get up and dance or pump you full of energy, there's a problem.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

MusicDishTV Presents "Trim Pounds" By Mr. Garth-culti-Vader

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West coast rapper Mr. Garth-culti-Vader's video "Trim Pounds" starts off with Kanye West's song Gold Digger being played, and a young white man smoking while he cleans what looks like a club. He goes over to the turntable, then starts the music over, and while it is still Kanye's music, Mr. Garth-culti-Vader has put his own rhymes to it, telling about the marijuana lifestyle in California. The video alternates from that point between showing him rapping on stage and in the bathroom cleaning. A second janitor appears and immediately begins dancing. Overall, the spits are pretty good and of course, you can't go wrong with the music. The video ends with the owner walking in on Mr. Garth-culti-Vader standing there holding his mop, and admonishing him for doing so, stating "What are you doing? We've got a club to open." Oh well, guess it was all just a daydream, but at least it was a nice one.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MusicDishTV Presents "Typical Rock Star" By Shamarr Allen

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"Typical Rock Star" by Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs begins with Shamarr walking into a record executive's office for a meeting, only to find out that there's good news and bad news. The good news is that the record executive promises to make him rich and earn him a Grammy, citing his past accomplishments and even taking credit for the success of Miles Davis. The bad news is, he wants to own him - get rid of his band members, cut down on the use of his trumpet, and change his looks. It then cuts to Shamarr and the Underdawgs performing Typical Rock Star, which is a serious jam, with Shamarr doing the vocals and an outstanding job on the trumpet. This rock jam, which incorporates rap as well, has a really great, universal sound that appeal to the masses. Clever lyrics, great vocals and strong music are all present here. Both the video and track are thoroughly enjoyable, completely innovative and this is one of those groups that breaks the rules and does it with style and finesse. If you don't see another video or listen to another song this year, you should check this one out.

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Website: http://www.shamarrallen.com/

Thursday, July 5, 2012

MusicDishTV Presents Uncontrolled TV Show

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Uncontrolled TV Show: Ep.1 - Powerhouseshow.com is a 30 minute TV show for independent recording artists, female singers, male singers, independent rappers, unsigned bands.

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It all begins with the video "Sin City" from Canadian rock artist Jon Mullane. First shown in black and white with the keyboardist's right hand beginning the intro to the song, it then transitions for a hot second to show a shot of a bridge and Sin city itself, then flashes back to the keyboards, which by that time are joined by the bass, guitar, and percussion. Once the full band has chimed in, the video focuses on Mullane walking the streets of Sin City while singing the melody, but continues the transition from that scene to the black and white keyboard playing and Mullane singing into a studio microphone. Mullane's raspy voice is great for this song, which is definitely powerful rocking hard. After a short guitar solo by Mullane, we began to see his musicians, particularly the guitarist, walking on the street close behind him to the fast paced rhythmic beat of the song. Lights and attractive, but scantily dressed females are featured on the streets of Sin City, who appear to be trying to catch up to Mullane. The song is so fierce that he could have just sat on a bar stool and sung it, and that would have been enough, but the video, combined with the vocals and music are a dynamic combination that will satisfy viewers.

The second video, "Inflicted Shame," is from the group Oblivious Signal, who is touted as a rock band on the edge. One watch of this video and you'll know that's true, but in a very good way. The video, shown in color, leads off with a guitar solo. It features the band performing this song, led by a hot female lead singer who gives new meaning to the words "Girls rock!!!" She gives a brilliant vocal performance and you won't find yourself missing a male voice, not even for a moment, as she blows you away with the quality of her voice, the passion of her singing, and her range. And yes, she has the look and attitude as well. The musicianship in Oblivious Signal is top quality, with a guitar solo that is second to none. It's well worth the watch, not only to see the band perform the song, but to watch the band's female vocalist pull out a can of "whip ass" on a guy much bigger than she who comes up on her from behind in an alley at night. The directed did a very cool and innovative thing with this video as they showed this part in reverse as we first see him lying on the ground, either unconscious or dead, and then he gets up and we see the fight (well, it was kind of a fight - he didn't really get very many licks in before hitting the pavement) from the end result to how it started.

After a quick promo/advertisement by Uncontrolled TV show, the third video begins and we are now at the scene of a boxing match, with the boxer's lady love in the audience all glammed up. It's Round 10, and as he looks up at her, all bloodied and bruised while putting in his mouthpiece, she looks at him and gives him a nod that says, "You can do this!!" The bell rings and the two competitors look each other in the eye while the referee gives them final instructions. The song begins, and the vocalist sings, "When I look into your eyes/I see the better half of me." Need I say more? Well, maybe you should know that the title of the song is "You And I" from pop/rock World5 newly released debut album, "Global Experience." Featuring the group's lead singer Don Bruner and actors Erika Fitzgerald and Kris Eklund, the video was shot on location at Rhino's Gym and at Rancho Buena Vista, and directed by Jim Ellis and Elias Acosta. After the first boxing ring scene, it cuts to where things seem to have started - with a young couple in love on vacation. We do get to see the vocalist and band perform, though the storyline is so interesting and meshes so well with the song's lyrics, you just want to get back to that! Fade back to the young lover getting knocked to the floor for what would seem like a knockout punch as he goes down. Once again, he looks at his love, and she nods her head and mouths "I love you." It's all he needs. After a quick fade back to the band, the next person to hit the floor (and stay there) is his opponent. Lionel Richie had it right when he said, "Love Will Conquer All." It certainly did in this case.

Video #4 begins with a slight reggae infused pop beat and vocalist Craymo singing, "We are all one" repeatedly. The song is "One Love One World (We Are One)," and the video is shot in black and white, which is the perfect backdrop of simplicity to keep the listener focused in the lyrics, which are powerful and thought provoking. This is a deep and touching song, and this world would indeed be a much better place to live in if everyone in it felt like the vocalist who sings it with such passion and conviction: "We are one love/We are one world/Put your hands together/every boy and every girl." This is a great song, a great vocal performance, and just an all-around inspirational treat!

The fifth and final video begins with a couple waking up in the morning, with the man arising first. The song is Fishori's "Hard Love," and while he's in the bathroom singing and shaving, the leggy blonde who was pretending to be asleep, gets up and sneaks out. She's nobody's woman and everybody's girl. Fishori, now fully dressed with a guitar strapped on, continues to sing while the vixen dances seductively around a hot red sports car that is nowhere near as fast as she is. He croons, "It's a hard love. You think I would know better. But I don't." If that doesn't say it all, I don't know what could. He's whipped, she's the whipper, and looks like he's in it come what may. The song is funky and spunky and quite enjoyable. The video, which is very well produced, complements it well.