Cleveland-based Internet broadcaster MSC Radio Network (streaming live at morningshowcentral.com) has a new talk show for musicians. Dubbed Band Aid With Doc Rock, it airs Tuesdays at 9:05-11 p.m. Entrepreneur Christopher Axelrod takes questions and gives advice for bands who want to learn how to book bigger shows.
MSC general manager Chris Vaughn says the show is "a great opportunity for bands to shoot the shit. [Axelrod] has a lot of good insight."
Available as a podcast, Doc Rock airs live each week. Axelrod is a promoter who claims three decades of entertainment experience. His latest proposed project is the Rockometer, a music-oriented event center he'd like to have built on the site of the Coast Guard facility across from the Rock Hall.
The Internet station has also added two more new shows. Sports talk show The Sunday Hangover Show airs Sundays from 2-4 p.m. Unsigned-band showcase Everything In Between airs Mondays from 7-9 p.m..
It's not a reunion, but four of five Dink members will get back together on Saturday, January 23, at Musica (51 E. Market St., Akron). In the '90s, the electronic-rock also-rans had a major-label deal with Capitol. The show is the Akron debut of the new group Killer Instinct Never Dies (a.k.a. KIND). It features Dink frontman Sean Carlin, bassist Jeff Finn and drummer Ed Van der Kuil. Full Wave Rectifier, the alt-rock band from Dink frontman Jer Herring, headline. Doors 9 p.m., cover $6.
On Sunday, January 24, at Now That's Class (11213 Detroit Ave.), you can check out Audio/Visual/Baptism 12, an event that features 12 all-female underground noise acts. The lineup includes Weird Sisters (with WCSB DJ Lisa), Spacedog (the solo band from DPI singer Amanda) and Pink Eye writer Anne McMillen and her Amazing Dishes. Doors at 8 p.m., no cover.
Elyria power-pop trio Tooth Fuzz has changed its name to Stalemate. The band plays the Phantasy (11802 Detroit Ave., Lakewood) as part of Fearfest 2010 on Saturday, January 23, along with six other bands. Show at 8 p.m., cover $5.
RIA ends a year-long hiatus on Friday, January 22, at Rockstar Cleveland (2045 E. 21st St.). Manager Gregg Kelley says the Juggalo-style rappers will introduce a new sound and a new member. Doors 6 p.m.; tickets $8 advance, $10 day of show.