Wednesday, August 27, 2008

DVI podcast 105 - Five A.M.

My guest this week is lead singer/guitarist trent Yaconelli (center) of the band Five A.M.

Having recently rteleased their third CD, Raise The Sun, Five A.M. is on tour right now supporting Sister Hazel.

Raise the Sun is an album of love, hope, and reaching for something bigger than oneself. It also marks the third time Five A.M. fans have helped to fund the music. Armed with the radio ready promise of “Raise the Sun” and the support of industry veterans, Five A.M. has stepped up to the plate, looking to make the same impact on a national level.

Listen to the interview HERE.

Visit their WEBSITE or their MYSPACE PAGE.

You can order Raise the Sun through or through Five a.m.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

He's going to be a household name someday, mark my words.

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, now living in Miami, Florida, Carlos Bertonatti has experienced a fascinating life from an early age and has always been searching for ways to express his adventurous and artistic side. He began writing songs in his early teens. On his latest CD, Times Are Good, he's hooked up with Multi-platinum producer Chris Rodriguez. Together they created a unique and undeniably feel good album. It’s comprised of catchy hooks and melodies, acoustic sounds sprinkled with an array of eclectic instrumentation and Latin percussion. In early 2008 he signed the first ever joint venture record deal between Sony ATV Publishing and Epic Records with both acting as record labels. Look for the release of Times Are Good some time later this year. But right now you can listen to tracks off the album on episode 104 of DigiVegas...Welcome to the show!

Here's a link to the show's MP3 FILE.

Visit Carlos at his WEB SITE or his MYSPACE PAGE.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

DVI Podcast 103 - The Dares

It's pretty amazing to realize that these guys have been playing music for ten years, and they are only just now old enough to vote. Twin brothers and co-founders Ben (guitar/lead vocals) and Matt (drums/vocals) Peterson were all of 8 years old when they performed their first gig. They landed a major-label contract with Jive Records before they’d even finished high school.

I was able to talk with them while they were in New York City recording their debut CD. The Petersons and bassist/vocalist Martin Lascano give us a sneak peek at some of the songs that will be on that CD, due out some time after Christmas. They are excited to be in this position, and can hardly wait to share their music with the world. As Matt puts it: “We waited forever just to make it to this point,” he says, “and now that we’re here, it’s like all that energy we’ve had bottled up is ready to come out. We’re ready to play – we’re ready to be everywhere.”

Download the show's MP3 FILE here.

You can check them out at their WEB SITE or their MYSPACE PAGE.

Friday, August 8, 2008

DVI Podcast 102 - The Joy Bus

Are they a shoegazer band? A punk band? Austin's The Joy Bus can't quite put a finger on their own style either. One thing's for sure, they're loud and they have a great sense of humor. Here's an excerpt from their bio: "...We are an independent band, we book our own shows, we record in our garage, we mail our own cd's out, and we will play anywhere that sounds like a good time... And the joy bus loves you the most, more than any other person in the whole world, no matter what anybody else tells you."

You can download the show's MP3FILE here.

Check out their Myspace page here.