Don Shearer of the band Anger the Ant joined Bill to discuss the local scene, his band, and more. He explains where the name Anger the Ant came from. He also talks about the Butler Music Project Volume #1 CD and the process and reasoning behind recording it.
He also gave us some incite into what winning the Grassy Award from the Grass Roots Show at 97.7 The Rock Station WLER does for a local band. Bill and Don then discuss how awesome that show and Utah and Bob in particular are for helping the scene out. The Band Jam and the Rock Done Right Tour are just 2 of the many things that these guys do for the scene. Don credits them with helping Anger the Ant get off the ground and become a headliner after playing on the Grass Root Show.
Don then tells us about his music collection (or lack thereof), which includes local musicians!
To end segment 1, Don and Bill talked about the album, The Story of Her (in 1oo words or less). Don told a story about how the song Easier to Forget came about, as well as, what the story of the album and the song itself are.
In the second segment Don tells about how the band formed, what their writing process is, the Butler Music Project… listen for more
Tony Marinacci of Total Music & Entertainment used to put out a news post every February about the state of the Pittsburgh music scene. When he died, Bill vowed to keep up the tradition in his own way, by podcasting and blogging about it. You…
Bill is a teacher by day and webmaster by night. Bill started working with bands and their online presence in 1995. He founded AK Music Scene in February of 2004 and the Pennsylvania Rock Show followed shortly after in September of 2004.