Welcome to a special edition, of the show, this one is dedicated to all of the artists that our a part of, Halfway's Rock N' Roll Extravaganza !!
It's been some time since I've booked, but this is something I really wanted to do. Much like the podcast (cheap plug: Hamill's Halfway House), to give great and deserving musicians, the opportunity to perform, in what I hope to be, is a huge and receptive audience. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to all of the great artists, whom will be a part, in what I believe, shall be a night the Detroit Metro area, will never forget. I would be remiss, in not thanking all of the folks that will be attending, because, it is you, that makes it all worth while. Also, huge props to , Neal at Boneys Bar, for the opportunity.
MC Sampler and The Halfway House
Andrew John Gagnon
Drizzle, Featuring, Jason Mitchelll, ChZuck Bean, Ron Sharp and , Phil Warren, of Detroit Party Marching Band.
The Derby Girls
The Sympathy Orchestra
It's been much too long, but I'm back for the attack! With music from, Stone Clover, Steal Your Medicine, The Derby Girls, Detroit Perfect (but, of course), Miss Alaynius, Lauren C. Reyna, Zoe Kissel, Lazerface, Shagg Nasty, Ricky Rat, Genghis Ganj, Eagle Desby, and the one and only, Robert Illo !!
I thought long and hard before I recorded this. But, then I thought, why shouldn't I? I haven't cared this much about a band since, Green Day in '94. And, it's not only the band I care about, it's the people behind the instruments. They've become like family to me, and in some cases their families have become like family to me. You're not only going to hear Dolls' songs on this show, you'll hear songs from Alayna, Lauren, Zoe, and Dylan. And to those four, all I have to say is this, I love each and every one of you.
It's been a wile, but I'm back!! This show is dedicated to some of my close friend's bands, as well as bands that now happen to be defunct. My reasoning behind playing bands that no longer exist is this: these happen to be some great songs and I would hate to see them lost to the hands of time. But, as always I do digress, this show features an unreleased Detroit Perfect song with DP's own, my boy, Chzck Bean (who you can also thank, for digging up some of the older stuff), JAKDD, Lazerface, The Porcelain Doll Collection, and Stroller Coaster. As far as the now defunct bands go, I have some of East Detroit's finest (and these songs go back almost 20 years)including , Deaf Go Blind, Drizzle, Circle of Seven, and the Vermitious Kennids, also although not from ED, one of my favorite bands ever, Edgewise!! and of course, Robert Illo !! So enjoy!!
Featuring the music of Steal Your Medicine, Stone Clover, the late and great, Edgewise, Lazerface, The Porcelain Doll Collection, Jordan Sparks of Northline, and because it is my show, a few from myself, Mr. Bill "Halfway" Hamill, including a little Gospel/Funk, an unreleased song, and some Detroit Perfect unplugged !!
The best of both worlds!! Featuring the music of Through Our Eyes, Genghis Ganj, Brian McCarty and The Big Back Beat, King Ludy, myself, The Porcelain Doll Collection, Robert Illo, Matt Wixson's Flying Circus, Frostmatic, and Cobalt Party Revolution !!
This one's nothin' but good old Detroit City Punk Rock!! Featuring the music of Stroller Coaster, Johnny Roastbeef, Gutter Ghouls, The Porcelain Doll Collection, Detroit Perfect, JAKDD, Flaks, The Dewtons, Fires in Japan, Screams of Christ, Against the Grain, and Adios Amigos!!
I've decided to use Robert Illo's "I'm From Detroit" featuring, Jimmy Hoffa and Eddie Kane, as the song to end the show from now on, as I feel it embodies the heart and soul of the show. Make sure to check out Robert in the links provided below.
I'll be doing two shows this week, folks. One dedicated to the artists of the North-East Music-Fest, this ain't that show. There's been some changes in the world of Halfway II, so the majority of the show is dedicated to the kick ass future of Halfway II and what's to come!! The rest is rockin' your ass off Rock and Roll!! Featuring the music of Detroit Perfect featuring, Halfway harmonica player, Jason Keith, Lazerface, John D. Green Sr, Johnny Roastbeef, Andy Gagnon, myself featuring Halfway's Jason Keith, Detroit Perfect's Eric Bachman, and the Saint himself, Santo Ludy, Also, the greatness that is The Porcelain Doll Collection, The Gutter Ghouls, and Sleeze!! And of course the most most important part of the show, me running my big ass mouth!!
With this ep, I'll be starting to showcase, the acts that will be performing at the North-East Music Fest, taking place in Staten Island, NY, from August 21 -24. Featuring, The Chiropractiers, Leaving Lifted, The Porcelain Doll Collection, Spence,Crash Dollz, Miss Alaynius, The Derby Girls, ,Shotgun Surprise, Brand New Day, Thraxx-Up, King Ludy,and Robert Illo
Featuring the music of Detroit Perfect, Stroller Coaster, Johnny Roastbeef, The Porcelain Doll Collection, The Gutter Ghouls, Against the Grain, Hook N Krooks, Stone Clover, Fires in Japan, and the legendary Trash Brats!!
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