Rock n Roll Chicago Podcast

Rock n Roll Chicago Podcast

Rock n Roll Chicago will be bringing you weekly interviews from bands that have rocked Chicago. Artists that not only made great impressions on the Chicago rock n roll scene, but worldwide as well. Join Ray the Roadie & Hollywood Mike each week as they interview your favorite artists, club owners and venues.

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May 21, 2024 49 mins

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Their music blends rock and pop, with some funk, to create a wall of relentless harmonies. The lyrics are personal and inspired by legends of the time.  The horn section steps up seamlessly with the funky flavor we have all learned to love, supported by each other to form the groove.  The powerful bands of the 70’s and into the 80’s is what they do! Ray and Mike met with band members Tom Schuett and Rick Ippo...

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Singer/songwriter Aaron Newsome has been performing since 2023. He can be found somewhere bringing his origiinal tunes, as well as some classic covers. Ray and Mike met with Aaron and found out how it all came together and where he's going with it.

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Theme song courtesy of M&R Rush.
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May 7, 2024 49 mins

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Southtown Soul & Groove is an intense, powerful Soul and Rhythm & Blues Band that is exciting audiences and fans at every performance. This 12-member band features both a driving rhythm section and a smokin’ horn section that are both made up of some of the finest musicians in the Chicago Metro area. Ray and Mike met had George and Vince in the studio to find out how this band got so horny.

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April 30, 2024 52 mins

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The M80's are Chicagoland's 80's MTV era new wave and alternative pop/rock band, covering songs from such classic 80s new wave hitmakers as The Cure, Depeche Mode, Til Tuesday, Berlin, The Cars, Tears For Fears, Flock of Seagulls, Simple Minds and Billy Idol.

The band members’ decades of experience, solid chops and willingness to embrace technology enables them to perform songs in inte...

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April 23, 2024 51 mins

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FoCo was Formed in 2018 by 6 amazing musicians sharing the same love & respect for the music of Foreigner, Bad Co & Badfinger. Performing Grammy nominated hits at premier venues across the Midwest with the same energy & passion as the original bands. Ray and Mike managed to snag a couple of the band members and see if it still feels like the first time.

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April 16, 2024 49 mins

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Based in McHenry, IL, they are a country rock cover band featuring hits of the 70's through today. Ray and Mike met with the band to find out what these devils are distilling.

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April 9, 2024 47 mins

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The Matz Broz have been playing music in and around the Northern Illinois region individually or collectively for years now. Their repertoire consists of rockers, pop, blues, soul, R&B, reggae and folk/country sounds from the 50’s thru today. Add to that a sampling of our diverse original material and you’ve got a great night of music. Ray and Mike met with Rob and David to bro out for a while and talk mu...

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April 2, 2024 38 mins

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Established in 1997, Sabbatha Chicago is an ALL-FEMALE tribute to Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne and Dio Band-Age band is a Party cover band! Elise, Paula, and Lorena stopped by the studio to chat with Iron Man Ray and Paranoid Mike.

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March 26, 2024 55 mins

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ARRA is one of the best and largest drawing classic rock tribute bands in the Chicagoland area and has been for the past three decades. By performing the biggest hits by the biggest bands of all time, with precision and excellence, it has been, and continues to be, the secret to their success. Their superior vocal harmonies and incredible musicianship have made them one of the most sought-after club and festi...

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March 19, 2024 51 mins

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The Diffused Blues Band formerly known as The Grumpy Old Men & Friends. The band is based out of McHenry, IL and was formed as a trio in 2021. In January of 2023 the full band was born. The band is comprised of veteran musicians performing Rock’n Blues, Classic Rock, and Southern Rock covers in their unique style. They feature a wide range of bands including Anthony Gomes, Paul Butterfield, Muddy Waters, ...

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March 12, 2024 40 mins

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The Difference started in the spring of 2014 while playing their middle school talent show. They were the favorite act of the show, which helped them gain confidence for the road ahead. They later named themselves "The Difference" because they felt that they wanted to make a difference in people's lives. The Difference consists of four talented musicians playing music from the 50's through...

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March 5, 2024 55 mins

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From straightforward to blues based to that with a progressive touch, McKenna offers something for almost every hard rock fan. Helping separate McKenna is how it eschews the gravelly, mid-ranged male vocal approach to most hard rock bands in favor of a female vocalist. Their debut album "Are You Ready" makes you take the time and listen to the whole thing. Ray and Mike met with Brian and Kristine to...

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February 27, 2024 57 mins

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John David Daily writes & sings songs about the craziness of real life , motorcycles, drinking, the long road between heaven and hell, love, hurt and so much more. John has written & played in Nashville as well as recorded two albums there to date. Ray and Mike were able to slow him down to find out about his music and where he's going with it.

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February 20, 2024 46 mins

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Chicagolands one and only Cinderella tribute band. Ray and Mike got a chance to meet with the band and find out how and why this happened. They had to move fast on this interview, since one of the band members was missing a slipper and they had to be out of the studio by midnight. We think they thought we were at Pumpkin Recording Studio...

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February 13, 2024 49 mins

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Kicked Outta Choir is a Chicago-area, a Female Fronted “All 80’s” cover band representing the diverse mix of the many musical genres and artists that made the 1980’s one of the greatest music decades of all time. They pride themselves in being a “little different” from 80’s cover bands. Kicked Outta Choir chose their name to pay tribute to everyone who has ever been “kicked out” of something because they were...

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February 6, 2024 47 mins

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The JAD & Shaggy Trio is a Rock/Pop band based out of Wood Dale IL since 2022. Formerly known as Class Reunion since 2009. Ray and Mike had sort of a reunion with the trio and found out who Shaggy's stylist is, among other things.

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Podcast edited by Paul Martin.
Theme song courtesy of M&R Rush.
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January 30, 2024 38 mins

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Superfly Redneck was founded in Chicago,IL. Bringing the best in classic to current rock, alternative, Motown/R&B, Funk and some country. All the songs they play are hits that everybody knows and keep the party going. They play locally and have done sometime on the road. Ray and Mike were able to stop them from flying around to get their backstory.

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January 23, 2024 57 mins

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Chicago area Southern Rock band featuring music of The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Ray and Mike were able to wrangle up the Bandits long enough to get their backstory.

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Podcast edited by Paul Martin.
Theme song courtesy of M&R Rush.
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January 16, 2024 69 mins

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The mega-legend lives on in a jaw-dropping, high energy show, with a fifteen-piece orchestra made up of Buddy’s BIG BAND MACHINE alumni, all the while featuring his daughter, Cathy Rich, as your guide through all that’s 60”s cool, while dropping vocals on you as smooth as “Black Label Scotch’. Oh, and talk about bad ass drummers; we got you covered with Emmy Award winning, wicked as a mother-f***er Gregg Pott...

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January 9, 2024 43 mins

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Whiskey Road has been bringing their unique blend of rock and country to stages thruout the Midwest since 1999. Dubbed "Crossroads" rock, Whiskey Road combines the best Classic, Southern, and Country rock hits and adds their special blend of vocal harmonies and musical prowess to create a truly special and entertaining set of music. The band prides itself on mixing arena style rock with current and ...

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