WVOX’S “Metal Mayhem” Show in New York To Present “THE BIG 4″ Live Block This Friday!
In honor of the “The Big 4″ concerts featuring Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth, WVOX’s "Metal Mayhem" will air it’s “Big 4 Live Block” saluting each band with tracks from each group every Friday between 6-7pm exclusively on 1460 am and wvox.com worldwide.
The monumental New York area date for “The Big 4″ is September 14th at Yankee Stadium.
Fans can call into the show at 914-636-0110 and request their favorite “Big 4 Live Block”.
This is an awesome way the listeners and fans can be a part of our salute to The Big 4″ by just picking up the phone and requesting their favorite Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth or Anthrax song!” says host Matt O’Shaughnessy of WVOX.Read more
The New Rochelle Jazz Festival "Jazz in July" is gearing up for beautiful downtown New Rochelle/
The events will showcase local talent with a French Connection, Malo Mazurie from France. Kick off parties in local restaurants surrounding the "Green" will occur on July 8. Day and evening concerts will take place on July 9-10 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the "Library Green" and on July 11 at Chase Park in Scarsdale.
Featured artists include: Bob Baldwin, Gil Paris, Brian Carter, and Many more.
For Info: www.newrochellejazzfest.comRead more
Searching for a piece of “American Pie” in New Rochelle
By Mark Lungariello – New Rochelle Sound Report – May 12, 2011
Even those of us that aren’t fans know the chorus: “Bye-bye, Miss American pie / Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry / Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye / Singing ‘this’ll be the day that I die.’”
But what exactly it means is anyone’s guess.
Music geeks have been trying to decipher the lyrics of the song “American Pie” for years. And as legend has it, the Rosetta Stone to understanding the song is the City of New Rochelle itself.
Don McLean, the artist who released the iconic tune back in 1971, grew up in New Ro – and many believe the lyrical narrative of the song is set right here on the Sound Shore.Read more
Carnival Of Souls To Guest on WVOX'S Metal Mayhem This Friday!
New York metal band Carnival Of Souls will be Matt O'Shaughnessy live guests this Friday at 8:10pm on 1460 am and wvox.com worldwide.
Carnival of Souls was founded in the early 2000's by bassist, Gene Hunter and vocalist, Dee (Damien) Hunter. They then added guitarist Rob "the Machine" DeForge who they knew from other bands, and lead vocalist, Lee Cancela. Closing out the circuit on drums was Ron Hunter.
COS went big from the start and began playing packed out shows in local theaters and clubs on the Island and around the tri-state area.
Pretty soon Carnival of Souls found themselves touring and opening up for such well known bands as: Twisted Sister, Queensryche, Motorhead, and Anthrax. Vocalist, Dee recalls her fondest memory being at a special jam show in California. At this event many different members of bands came together just to rock out. Carnival of Souls opened the show, and some of the more famous musicians watched them and complimented on how much they enjoyed the show.
Fans can call into the show at 914-636-0110.Read more
When I became a County Legislator, a former legislator once told me, "You don't always have to hit home runs - singles and doubles are important too." Last night, I thought I hit a single, but later learned I really had an extra base hit!
Last year, I was approached by friends from the New Rochelle Arts Council. They mentioned that St. Gabriel's Church in New Rochelle, a mostly Hispanic Church, was trying to put on a Spanish language version of the great play Godspell, but was having trouble with funding. The roadblock was paying for royalty rights. My friends at the Arts Council did not have the funding available to help them, and asked if I or the county could help.
Guess what my favorite play is? Yes, Godspell! My family loves to listen to the soundtrack, and I have enjoyed the play about ten times. It is such a positive presentation of my religious faith. I immediately said YES. St. Gabriel's was so excited about this play, and it just had to happen. It was also important for city and county officials to step in and recognize that New Rochelle's growing Hispanic community is part of the artistic culture of our city.Read more
Pioneering legendary Heavy Metal Gods - The Rods - to guest on WVOX's "Metal Mayhem" show in New York this Friday, May 13th!
Drummer Carl Canedy will be Matt O'Shaughnessy's special VIP live in-studio guest...discussing The Rods latest masterpiece "Vengeance" and talking about their long and innovative career in Heavy Metal .
Canedy is also known for his production skills whose credits include Anthrax, Exciter and Overkill.
The Rods are definitley back with a vengeance and live on WVOX's "Metal Mayhem" on Friday, May 13th at 9:10pm exclusively on 1460 am and wvox.com worldwide!
The Rods are one of America's truly authentic and great Metal group's and it's with great honor WVOX welcomes Carl to "Metal Mayhem", says Matt O'Shaughnessy. Fans can call into the show at 914-636-0110.Read more
The all-new, all-weather Fosina Field at City (Flowers) Park in New Rochelle, part of the county’s Westchester Legacy program officially opened today during a ceremony with County Executive Robert P. Astorino, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and other City and county officials.
“Fosina Field is a welcome addition to the great variety of recreational fields in our county,” Astorino said. “This park will become a great destination for athletes and fans. With the addition of playgrounds, hiking trails and basketball there will be something for everyone to do. I thank the Board of Legislators for its support of this project, as well as our partners in the City of New Rochelle.”
Mayor Bramson said, “Once City Park is fully completed, this flagship athletic facility will provide recreational opportunities for thousands of residents, including more than 25 community-based organizations with over 200 teams, as well as our local schools and colleges. This outstanding legacy project is proof that even in challenging times we can come together to accomplish big things for the people of New Rochelle and Westchester County.”Read more
WVOX'S "Metal Mayhem" to feature Indestructible Noise Command's Founder and guitarist - Erik Barath - live this Friday, May 6th at 8:10pm on 1460 am and worldwide on wvox.com.
In 1985, Connecticut’s Erik Barath and Dennis Gergely birthed I.N.C. out of the frustration and annoyance arisen by the cookie-cutter bands plastering videos on the sole cable station to bring music alive and deliver it to the masses, MTV. This hunger to create more than the norm was what harnessed Erik and Dennis’ energy to form Indestructible Noise Command.
“We were angry and wild,” states guitarist Erik Barath. “[That music] didn’t represent what we were feeling. Aggressive Thrash Metal was our outlet and our truth."
The still relatively new Indestructible Noise Command crew recorded a demo tape in 1986 and immediately started booking bigger shows, appearing on stage with the likes of Exodus, Megadeth and King Diamond. Less than a year later and only six months after their high school graduation, I.N.C. were signed to Giant Records to begin work on their first full length album, Razorback, which was released in 1987.Read more