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Millennial Music Chat – Ben Rue

Growing up on seed farm in Oregon singer/songwriter Ben Rue had a couple of dreams he could have chased – playing baseball or music. Fortunately for his growing country music fan base he chose the singing dream.

On his latest album, Back to Nights Ben continues chasing those country music dreams with an impressive collection of catchy tunes, including the chart climbing single, “Making Out,” which details an ex that just won’t let it go.

 

Not only a singer, Ben is also a champion advocate in raising awareness with young people who daily battle type 1 diabetes, as he has since age 14.

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Check out our chat with rising country music singer/songwriter and all around nice dude, Ben Rue. We talked about his daily diabetes routine, how proud he is of his new album Back to Nights and his upcoming Guitar-B-Que show with one of country music’s hottest artist, Brett Eldredge.

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Free Throw

Guys don’t exactly share if they have any poor body image issues about themselves – let alone sing about such personal topics to a mass audience of rabid fans. Nashville-based emo band Free Throw are looking to change that perception and open up a dialogue through heart-pounding beats and provocative, yet relatable song lyrics on their new album, Bear Your Mind.

This new album is a mature directional shift for the band, both musically and professionally. As the young lads navigate through the grueling touring life of a musician, writing and recording a powerful album and figuring out this whole “adulting” thing that goes with it all.

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We recently spoke with Free Throw’s frontman Cory Castro before a show in Denver. I really loved our candid conversation with Cory as he spoke about their new album, Bear Your Mind, how cool it is to see the crowd sing their songs and how he’s ok with being a spokesman for dude’s who may have issues with their body.

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Millennial Music Chat – Brennan Smiley, The Technicolors

Phoenix – the city – not the French pop band, may not pop into your brain when you think of the next up-and-coming music metropolis. Phoenix-based The Technicolors are looking to change that perception of the Valley of the Sun as they launch their latest LP, Metaphysical, that dropped July 7th.

Known for their amped up live shows, the band nicely blend sonic pop anthems of Oasis, vocal stylings of the Killers, with the grit of early Rolling Stones, while still sounding innovative and modern. With this strong collection of songs on Metaphysical, this might just be the Technicolors breakout album and a band to watch in 2017.

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Ahead of their album release, frontman Brennan Smiley talked with us about new LP; how each of the band members parents love of Led Zeppelin influenced them starting the group and which band they’d like to swap careers.

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Millennial Music Chat – Mike McColgan from Street Dogs

Lifelong Bostonian and lead singer of the punk band Street Dogs, Mike McColgan has not always taken the easy road in the music business.

After a stint in the first Gulf War, McColgan became the original lead singer of the Dropkick Murphy’s. Right before the Dropkicks were finding the success they have today, McColgan left the band to pursue his lifelong dream and family tradition to become a Boston Firefighter.

After a few years on the job, music was still calling McColgan, so he left the fire department and formed his current band, Street Dogs.

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Today, Mike McColgan is back as a dispatcher for the Boston Fire Department, while the Street Dogs are currently working on a new album, as well as hitting the road this summer on the Van’s Warped Tour.

I worked with Mike a few years back and this guy is truly one of those “salt of the earth” kind of dudes. He also proves that you can never give up on your dreams or your calling.

So, enjoy our conversation with lead singer of Street Dogs, Mike McColgan, as he talked about never regretting leaving the Dropkick Murphy’s, Street Dogs new album due out in the fall and how his hometown favorites and current Super Bowl champs, the Tom Brady led New England Patriots might just have a few more rings in their future.

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Millennial Music Chat – The Tin Man

Do you ever want to blow up your life and chase a dream that you always felt you born to do? That’s the path that this week’s musical guest, the Tin Man has been chasing all his life.

 

Growing up, the Tin Man (Marshall Seese) always dreamed of becoming a singer, but the practicality of life drew him to law school and later his own law practice. Still, he always had that burning feeling he was not made for the cutthroat business of law, so the Tin Man was born out of the need satisfy that creative yearning that always plagued his life. Plus, the music business is a much safer bet, right?

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Listen to our chat with singer-songwriter the Tin Man as we chatted about his new single “Can You Feel My Love,” how he’d love to write music like Tom Petty, and how it’s ok to blow up your life from time to time when you’re chasing your dreams.

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Millennial Music Chat- Gina Sicilia

Gina Sicilia is not your ordinary singer living in Nashville – she may just have one of the biggest voices you’ve heard in a long time. In fact, this singer with a blues-soaked booming voice hails from the great music city of Philadelphia – following in the footsteps of other Philly greats like Pink, Diplo, and Questlove.

Check out our music chat with artist Gina Sicilia

 

The move from Philly to Nashville and some personal struggles along the way inspired Sicilia to write and record her upcoming seventh album, “Tug of War,” which drops on June 2nd. This album is full of tenderly heart-exposing lyrics, combined with beautifully achy vocals.

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If you have not heard of Gina Sicilia you are in for a real treat on this one. Check out our conversation with this very talented singer as we chat about her new album, “Tug of War,” the musical talent that lives in Nashville, and how she loves taking a long drive while listening to 50s classic music on Sirius XM.

Like what you hear from Gina Sicilia, download her new album “Tug of War” right now.

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Millennial Music Chat – Ellie Holcomb

Some artists follow creative poetry in their song lyrics, some artists may be born to shine on stage in front of thousands of people, and some artists follow a higher calling. Singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb falls into all three categories and is one special soul that permeates each note and each song lyric.

We're dishing with Ellie Holcomb about her new album, Red Sea Road, and her journey to overcoming fear and empowering others.

Holcomb has just released her newest album, “Red Sea Road.” Even though the album deals with a lot of life issues like loss, heartache, and trust in our crazy lives, ultimately the record feels positive, even empowering at times.

 

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Ellie is not the only Holcomb to appear on Millennial Money. A few months ago, we had her talented singer-songwriter husband Drew. Together, these Holcomb’s are a powerhouse of creativity and two of the nicest people you may meet.

Enjoy our chat with Ellie Holcomb, as she dishes about her new album, “Red Sea Road,”how she does not let fear drive her life, and how she went from being a teacher to a working singer-songwriter.

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Millennial Money Conversation – Tim Noyes Handsome Ghost

Check out our new podcast episode featuring Tim Noyes from Handsome Ghost.

I love when I discover a new band or singer that I have never heard of before, but then I become a big fan. This week is such the case as we speak with Boston-based singer-songwriter Tim Noyes of Handsome Ghost.

Since releasing their first demo in 2014, Handsome Ghost have racked up over 44 million plays on Spotify with two ep’s.

The band just hit the road for some headlining dates around the U.S., and they are working on their first full-length album that is due out in the Fall.

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I think you are going to enjoy our conversation with this laid-back singer as we talk about their “indie-pop” sound, recording the new album, and if his beloved Boston Celtics can go all the way this year.

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Millennial Money Conversation With Artist-Producer HISH

Emerging Artist-Producer HISH is one of the vanguard DJ’s pushing the boundaries of music, blending country and electronic dance music with his debut single, “Broken Heart Rehab.”

After working as a DJ and a songwriter in Nashville for a few years, HISH came across the idea to mashup “Started from the Bottom” by Drake and Brantley Gilbert’s “Bottoms Up,” which made a huge impact in the club scene.

So much so, HISH got a call from Gilbert himself on a Monday to join his national arena tour two days later. Now HISH is playing huge festivals like Stage Coach in California and Country Thunder in Wisconsin.

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Check out our conversation with this rising-star HISH, as he talks about his new single, “Broken Heart Rehab,” the inspiration of Eric Church, and his first DJ gig many years ago at his Grandparents anniversary party.

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Best Apps for Music Festival Season

If you're going to hit the music festival scene this year you're going to need a few apps to help save you time, money and energy.If you’re going to be headed to a music festival then you better load up your phone with some great apps to help you survive.

With thousands descending on Coachella this weekend, which is really the kick-off to the summer festival season. Right after Coachella is finished in a few weeks, Stagecoach rolls into the same spot in Indio, here in California.

Down the road, you have Bonnaroo in Tennessee, the Firefly Festival in Delaware, the Governors Ball in New York City, the Bottlerock Festival in California, and so on. Let alone all the great festivals there are in Europe and other places around the world.

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This week, we wanted to check out some of the best apps that are out there to get you ready for festival season. We have apps that will help you drink more water, apps to get a massage and apps that will help you stay dry.

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Waze – Coachella roads can be crazy busy. Waze is a navigation app that gives you alternative routes when your original route is congested. Helpful to any festival.

Find My Car – Once you have parked, three days later you might have a hard time finding your car. An average of 200,000 people end up at Coachella, around 80,000 for Bonnaroo in Tenn, and 90,000 at the Firefly Fest in Deleware. Helps to know where your car is.

Zeel – When you do get back to your room after a long day of music you may want to chill out and relax. With the Zeel app you can have licensed massage therapist sent directly to your house or hotel you’re renting for the weekend.

WaterIn – Helps you determine if you need to hydrate and drink more water.

Shazam – Is one of my favorite apps that listens to music and tells you who the artist is, or helps you find which album a song you like is on.

Sirius XM App- If you miss an early set at Coachella the Sirius XM radio streams every act on every day. They are going to more festivals and broadcasting live, so even if you can’t one of the many festivals this year, you listen on your phone or in your car.

Dark Sky Weather App – Dark Sky gives you a forecast for your precise location, with minute by minute predictions keeping you up to date.

Camera Plus -Is my favorite go-to app for editing any pictures, whether I am traveling, going to a show or just hanging out at home.

Airbnb – Airbnb is the most efficient and inexpensive way of finding somewhere to stay for the night. You can easily find all manners of places to sleep at overnight, with over 600,000 listings across 34,000 cities.

Coachella and Other Festival Apps – They have their own apps. the most up-to-date set times, maps and vendor listings.

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