Friday, November 8, 2019

A Ghost Town off the noggin.

Reverend Black Jack McBride
Dust Bowl Metal Show "Off The Noggin"

I never though the feeling of a ghost town would be present when joes grotto closed, but it does have that feeling. One thing is for sure, there are other venues out there, that if a few things were done with them, it would make them great venues. I think the trick is to talk with these places as a united scene. We need venues and venues need us. Promoters are a necessary evil so we, the bands, can make sure we are ready to perform. At a level worthy of people coming back week after week because they know that there will always be great bands at this place or that place.

These are just thoughts going through my noggin.

As a member of a band, there are three things I want in a venue 4 if you count getting paid.

1.       A great stage
2.       A great sound system
3.       Awesome lighting.

This does many things. It adds to the entertainment value of the evening, audibly visually and these are important to the patrons and the entertainers. When a band is on a stage performing and all these elements are present; it makes for an amazing night of entertainment.

What are your thoughts on my noggin post?

Friday, March 29, 2019


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Monday, March 4, 2019

2 IN THE CHEST Cd Release Party for Lead Jacket in a Pine Box. March 2nd 2019

Message from the Reverend Black Jack McBride

Comments about the 2 IN THE CHEST CD Release Event:

Hey, hey, hey, I have been to a ton of shows in this valley for going on 32 years. I have played in bands off and on since 1988. SACRIFICIAL DEATH, SCAPEGOAT, DOC MARTINEZ AND THE MOODY GROOVE AND CRANK BAIT. 

We have performed in front of very large crowds and we have many times played for the bar staff. But each and every time we give 110% on that stage to the point of damn near passing out.

In April 2018 2 IN THE CHEST walked into Steampunk audio labs in north phoenix, and began recording the second full length album
with Mr. Casey Weaver at the helm. We worked on this record for almost an entire year making sure that this CD would surpass the first one, not only as the music is concerned but also the release party.

In 2016 we released Iron Smoke and Spit and that record was awesome but the release party left us questioning our ability to give quality music to each one of you that listen to it. But we stepped back and realized that this scene, this amazing Arizona Hard Rock and Metal scene want’s something very explosive. So  we went to work on the brand new record LeadJacket in a Pine Box in search of amazing stories to tell each one of you that love  2 IN THE CHEST so much. We busted our tails on each and every measure of each and every song making sure that every element was as impactful as the last. We drilled into those songs day in and day out. We kept railing into those songs for 4 months making them as powerful as we could. We were finally happy with the stories.

I then called Billy Gonzales with “We Steal Copper”
and SMASH ENTERTAINMENT and asked him to put together a killer line up of bands for the Album release event. He asked me to give him a list of bands and that list consisted of well more than we could put on one show even with 2 stages. The venue of choice for this release was the amazing Joe’s Grotto.

A couple months went by and Billy sent me a message with the bands that were very happy to join this event. Each one of these bands including the brand new debut band “NoneTo No One”

When we arrived to the venue about 5:30pm there were already 20 people there by 6:30 there were 50 by 7:00 when None To No One started performing there were well over 65 people in that building. And half way through there set there were close to 100. When SICK BLACK AUTOMATIC
hit the stage giving to the attendees a powerful metal set there were people everywhere.

hit the stage tearing it up song after song. Then it was SECTAS.

They hammered out a killer bank of tunes like they always do. By this time you could hardly work your way through all the people. Then the mesmerizing CIPHERED EXISTENCE 
hit the stage as SECTAS was tearing down and 2 IN THE CHEST was setting up. I was watching them as we were getting ready to give what we hoped to be an unforgettable performance. 

I looked down at the program I build for over 2 weeks and made sure everything was ready to go. While we were out back becoming THE UNDEAD I kept going through the planned program over and over in my head. People were talking to me outside and I did not even hear them because my focus was to deliver the best show Arizona has ever seen. Whether we achieved that mark or not, we may never know, but I am beyond confident that we gave every bit of our souls to that performance. 
Most of you do not know what happened because you were inside the building but when the intro to the set started, it was setting off car alarms all around the building. At that point we knew that this performance would be remembered by many people for years to come.

When Velvet and I were writing The Title track to this new album “Lead Jacket in a Pine Box”, it seemed as if something was missing in the song. It sounded great but there was one very important detail that came to me after attending a concert with Sounds Like Murder. Durdy Jones 
was doing this amazing monk vocal in one of his songs and it came me. “thats it; that’s what this song needs. I called up Durdy and asked him to come to the studio and lay down vocals on that song and when he was done; the song was complete. When he said he would be there to do the vocal live for the CD release I was so damn exited.

When he did that vocal to start the song I had freaking chills
running down my spine. No one could see me, and I am not afraid to admit it, but I had tears of joy in my eyes by the end of that song.

Then we gave each one of you awesome people a song off of our last record called mama cried and I asked over 260 people to give my friend who lost his life in February, Justin Blum a moment of silence and when I did; the
respect I was given was unexplainable. Thank you all for helping me memorializes a great friend, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Then I introduced Mary Ella O Sullivan as playing the drums on Fury Lucy. You all gave her sooo damn much love that again tears were falling from my cheeks under that mask. I stepped back out of the way so that everyone could see her
perform that song. We are so beyond proud of how well she did. The screams were so loud we could hardly hear our instruments.  We just want to, as a band, thank each and every one of you amazing people for choosing to come to this show out of all the other entertainment in the valley. Thank you so much.

When we left the stage, I was so over whelmed with the love that all of you gave to us that I really needed to sit down and take it all in. I personally have never in all my years seen a show filled with local acts congregate in such large numbers. When the stage spot lights went on we seen people shoulder to shoulder all the way back to the
BEST CLOTHING CO. table. Where an amazing band was getting ready to play. MALO DE DENTRO. they brought an explosive performance on that stage, bringing up "Christian Lee" from SECTAS, and Tulin Howey from EMPIRE OF DEZIRE to perform a few numbers with them. What great bands were on this bill. Talk about love. I don’t think I could have asked for a better line up of bands on this night. 

Then it happened, the last act of the night, handpicked by Mary Ella O Sullivan herself, “FATAL MALADY” her favorite band in Arizona hit that stage and brought the brutality only they can bring. Mary Ella was Brought on stage by the singer of Fatal Malady, and he praised her for being such a great little person in front of all of you, and you again showed her so much love.

2 IN THE CHEST if you did not know, is a family band. Mother Father Daughter Grandfather Grand Mother and someone that is very special to us on the bass guitar. And we cannot forget The Awesome hostess who comes out to each and every show to dance with us on stage.
Left to right: Noel O'Shaughnessy, Bibe Boanna Darby, Mary Ella O Sullivan, Velvet De Blonko,
Reverend Black Jack McBride, Brewster Scolfield Hutchinson, Jameson Jack Coburn

If I were to call it quits and not play another show ever again. This would be the show I would end it all with. We have never received so much love and attention than we did on March 2nd at Joe’s Grotto. And we will never forget it.

People that we want to thank are so many that it scares me to even try and name them all for fear I may forget someone. But thank you to BAD BOY GUITARS
for taking me in to your family. That is the coolest thing that has ever happened to me. Joe Grotto… you my brother are an Icon in this music scene and you gave us a chance to play your venue many years ago and we will never forget it. We hope to play this venue many more times. Joe we love you very much. Thank you for allowing us to have our CD Release at your venue.

Other amazing people we have to thank are Jamesons son for coming all the way to Arizona from Ohio to see this event. Pat From St. Madness
for gracing us with his presents. That meant so much to me to see this Arizona metal icon at our Cd release. Theresa Lamb for coming all the way from Tucson to see this event, John and Dylan from Black Wolf Mountain.
Jeff, all the photographers that showed up for this event, Erik I love you to bro. So many members, from so many local bands that I do not remember their names, but thank you for coming to this show. It meant so much to all of us. I want to thank the guys at BEST Clothing Company
for coming to this event. There were so many amazing people that I will never forget this show.

Message to all the bands that jumped on this show:

Each member of 2 IN THE CHEST would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You all just brought you’re A games, and this night will go into the record books as one of the best local shows we have ever done. THANK YOU! To each Dweller of dust that has stuck in with us from day one, ohh soo many years ago. We love each and every one of you. THANK YOU!

Next performance Anne Fest May 3rd ClubRed in Mesa, Arizona
Peace Love & 2 IN THE CHEST

Monday, January 28, 2019

Catch the new episode of "Fretz Undressed" this Thursday (Jan 31) at 6pm!

Catch the new episode of "Fretz Undressed" this Thursday (Jan 31) at 6pm! Shown RIGHT HERE on our Facebook page.
We are starting the Custom Guitar being made for our new Artist - Tommy Gibbons.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Dust Bowl Metal Show Review Dec. 1st 2018 Joe's Grotto


RBJM Author
DBMS Local Metal Review.
December 1st 2018

There are many, many great metal bands in Arizona to many to list, but there are those that when on stage deliver an excruciating display of metal power. And on December 1st I witnessed one of those bands. I have written about bands in Arizona for over 5 years. But there are those that stand out with such power and impact that they to put it bluntly impress the hell out of me.
When I go to a show I want only 2 things from the performer’s.1.  Great music, and 2, the visual delivery of that music. Tonight was no exception. Steve the guitar player from Motive sent me a message offering me a place on their list with all the work I am doing for The Awareness Tours I do not have much time these days, but I have been waiting for these guys to release new music for years so I was not about to miss this monumental event.
Leaving my house I always bring a thumb drive so I can rehearse the new  2 IN THE CHEST  music any chance I get so this is what I did on the way to Joe’s Grotto. I arrived and sure enough I was on the list. Thank you Motive for doing this. I was greeted at the door by local guitarist Matthew Miller he was in a band called Deathgrip that I really enjoyed they of course are no longer together sad story. But he went on to combine forces with Gavin D. and Tommy G to for a new band called Untether and although I have not heard any new music from these guys I am sure it will be great.
So when I walked in the amazing Sectas was loading their gear on stage and if you’re from Arizona and don’t know this band you definitely don’t get out much that’s for sure. Christian is someone I call friend and brother. He is the singer guitar player in this 3 piece powerhouse band and they pulled off a killer show as always. I am always amazed at Christians finger work on the guitar he is one of the best lead player around in my opinion.  He has a few lead tracks on 2 IN THE CHEST’s Iron Smoke and Spit CD.
Next up was another powerful local metal band. Autumns End. These guys do not need an introduction at all they always deliver a powerful experience from any stage they perform on.
But tonight my focus was on the guys in MOTIVE. This was a moment I have been waiting for, for a very long time. And it was finally here. I always do what I can to support the local scene by buying some of their merch. I attempted to do that this time but like most bands they do not order 4 and 5 X shirts for us big boys. But I was told that they would be ordering me one and I anxiously await that day.
When these guys hit the stage I was chomping at the bit so to speak to hear the new sounds of the almighty MOTIVE. And when that first note hit, I was immediately hooked. By the end of their first song most of the people that were out on the smoking patio were right there front and center. They were now commanding a pretty large size crowd and all eyes were on this band. Screams irrupted after each song was finished, and it seemed it was to the amazement of the band themselves. They were as surprised as we were, or at least it seemed that way. Right about the 6th song or so I marched my ass to the merch table to buy a CD. Now mind you I already have their new music they sent it to me to spin on the radio show, but I just had to hear this music again ASAP.
MOTIVE was blazing full force through each song on the brand new record, and with each song brought a bigger crowd and louder screams. MOTIVE has reached a new height in the local Arizona metal scene on this night with their new CD. Each and every song delivers explosive enjoyment. 

If you remember when I started this review, I said I always listen to 2 IN THE CHEST’s new music whenever I am driving. Well this is the first time I have pulled the thumb drive and popped in a CD in a very long time. All the way home and all the way to and from work Sunday these songs were blasted through my audio system. MOTIVE has just entered my personal top ten for best metal bands in Arizona. This list is an Elite list, and you have to impress the hell out of me live to get on this list. Welcome MOTIVE to The Reverend Black Jack McBride’s top 10 Best Arizona metal bands.

This coming Saturday I will also be at Joe's Grotto for the final performance of another band in my top 10 THROW –LOGIC- . There will be a ton of bands I have not had the chance to see perform live before so this will be a great event.


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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Local hard rock metal review
February 3rd 2018
I do not get out to too many local shows these days as I was forced to get a full time job that scheduled me on weekends. This is why I am constantly looking for content writers, people that go to local shows and do a review of the performance of the local bands. I started to do that a few years ago getting the opinions of the attendees and looking at the professionalism of the bands and members of those bands.

I feel it’s is important to give constructive criticism to our awesome scene because this makes you work harder to become the best you can be. All to many times I go to shows and bands are performing that should not be performing yet. They should be in the rehearsal room banging their live show out practicing their music and delivery of that music a hell of a lot more.
Because I have a job on the weekends I have been unable to give these reviews, but Saturday February 3rd was a day I had to take off of work as well as a few day prior do to my mother passing away. So I decided to attend a couple venues this night to take in some of the locals once again.
First stop was the blooze bar to see the immortalized production show anti-valentines birthday bash. With 80D, Birth of Monsters, DeathRide, the dead beat hymns, and Two Bit Johnnies. I arrived in time to catch the 1st band Two Bit Johnnies. This band or at least 2 of the members seemed seasoned in their craft as I figured one of them was new to the band and it showed. Their music was very cool a bit rough and undefined but never the less very, very cool. I was very entertained by this band. A few more months in the rehearsal studio and this band will be on point.
It was time to leave the blooze and get out to the CD release show for Sick Black Automatic at Joe’s Grotto. Bands on this bill were  Riot/Gear, Dierdre, Rocket 211, and Guardians and of course Sick Black Automatic.

When I arrived at Joe’s Grotto Dierdre was on stage. My first thought when walking in after being greeted by a ton of awesome love from several people, WOW! I have never had the opportunity to see this band perform and damn they were incredible. Another bad ass female fronted band. I immediately went over to the merch booth and gave them my card and asked them to send me some music so I could spin it on the show. I sure hope they do just that. I went outside on the smoking patio and talk about the love I have never given out so many handshakes and hugs from so many people. This scene like I always say is the best most loving scene anywhere in the US or anywhere for that matter.
When outside talking with the people I seen on the big screen that SBA was setting up the stage for their CD release performance. As soon as they hit the stage, and I don’t see this to very often most of the people on that patio went inside to take in what SBA had to offer.
Now mind you I have seen SBA several times and they kick ass every time But this time was a bit different there was a very explosive energy in this room that night and excitement for one of our local metal bands that you don’t see all too often. After the custom guitar builders Bad Boy Guitars gave Terry Babicz a brand new guitar and welcomed him to the Bad Boy Guitar family he strapped that guitar on and the SBA slayers got to work. This performance was by far the best performance they have ever done and I was right there in front of the stage cheering them on screaming as loud as I could support this amazing band. SBA you guys have come a long way in a short time and that did not come easy your dedication to your craft showed on this night. You guys get 2 full metal horns \m/ (“) \m/ awesome job guys keep it brutal and thank you for being part of the best hard rock metal scene right here in Arizona.
There was one more band to hit the stage but I had to rush back to the Blooze to see for the first time 80D and man I am glad I did. I have been trying to see these guys for a very long time and this was the night and because they were the last band to perform the drummer was freaking wasted and being as messed up as this guy was he knocked out a damn good set. these guys have been around for a long damn time and there music and deliver of that music shows. 80D is now entered into the list of favorites on the Dust Bowl Metal Show. Now they just need to get me some of that awesome music so I can spin it on the show. 80D you guys were freaking amazing and to close the night out with you was a treat after taking in an incredibly explosive performance from Sick Black Automatic I did not think I could handle any more badassery but you guys brought that shit. Awesome show and I hope to see you again really soon.
I would like to thank all the hard rock and metal bands in this incredible scene for always showing me so much love. You guys are the best.

-Reverend Black Jack McBride DJ of the dust bowl metal show and Singer Guitar player for the world’s only rustic outlaw southern rock n roll band 2 IN THE CHEST

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Please donate to the dust bowl metal show. Dedicated to the unsigned hard rock and metal bands for almost 5 years.

DBMS Was created to give local unsigned hard rock and metal bands a platform to get their music out to the world. In April 2013 an idea was created to bring a dedicated radio station to the Arizona unsigned hard rock and metal band.

In this day and age it is hard to have your music heard across the street let along the world. This is why DBMS was launched. For almost 5 years, this station and religiously dedicated time and a great deal of money. This platform was designed to give the bands a free platform to get that music out there. How does the radio station survive if it cost money to operate it? Well it comes out of the pocket of the Reverend the DJ of the dust bowl metal show. Sometime a few people stand out and donate to the show but those are far and few between.

Making the show a 24 hour station, broadcasting unsigned hard rock and metal bands all day every day takes money and without the help from the local scene the station will slowly fail. It takes a great deal of time and finances to keep a radio show with this type of platform running so we are asking for your help. Making a onetime donation would be a blessing but committing a monthly subscription would give us an edge at getting this music, your music heard worldwide. Right now the show broadcasts 1 day a week 3 hours. The podcast stays running all week long until the next show.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017


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Monday, December 11, 2017


30 Bands with be nominated by the fans and the fans will pick the top 10 for 2017.
Join The Dust Bowl Metal Show Group on FaceBook Here Add your favorite AZ hard rock and metal bands. Make sure you get those bands to send in their music because we need it if they are going to be in the top 10.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Arizona Metal Music Awards Saturday December 9th Club Red


Over 1,200 nominations...over 5,000 votes...only 12 winners!

The 1st Annual Arizona Metal Awards are coming to Club Red with your MC Walter Greggs of Soundphoria Media and Entertainment

Show up to see who wins:
*Album Art of the Year
*Album of the Year
*Best Black Metal Band
*Best Death Metal Band
*Best Female-Fronted Band
*Best Live Performance
*Best Live Produced Show
*Best Music Video
*Best New Artist
*Best Progressive Metal Band
*Best Thrash Metal Band
*Single/EP of the Year

With special performances by Arizona act The Chemical Clownz and an out-of-state guest performance by Pickwick Commons
One of the 12 award winners will be holding an exclusive performance to celebrate their win.
Come and celebrate with your friends a night of Arizona heavy metal \m/

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Empire of Dezire's 3 original members hailed from Toledo, Ohio. The current lineup is Tulin Howey on Vocals, Ken Howey on guitar, Neal Harris on bass, Chris Howell on drums, and Norman House on keyboard They have since added another guitar player Jeremy Dasher. Their music can be best described as progressive metal with early influences from Dio to Doro.. Their last album release entitled PRIME... contains 7 songs and is available for download online, and as a CD hard copy. With an extensive original song list, they continue to write and will be releasing a new album later in the year. Stay watchful for their show dates. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

DUST BOWL METAL SHOW Dedicated to the unsigned hard rock and metal bands From ARIZONA the US and The world

Please Donate to Our friend and brother Nick (Flounder) was in a serious motorcycle accident.

Our friend and brother Nick (Flounder) was in a serious motorcycle accident.  He was on his way home when a drunk driver cut him off causing a collision.  He broke his Skull, Hand, Arm, Ribs, Jaw, Eye Sockets/Face, and lost a bunch of teeth as well.  He's lucky to be alive.

While we are all spending our holidays with family, he is laid up in the hospital thankful that he survived.  While his injuries are quite severe, he will recover but it's going to be a long road.  In the meantime, we are raising some money for him to cover living and medical expenses during his recovery as it will be quite some time before he can get back to work.

So I'm asking our friends to please contribute whatever amount you can to help our brother get through this difficult time. Click Here To Donate