“Fire” – a response to recent events in Milwaukee

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Fire is a reflection on the American struggle for peace and equality in Milwaukee WI

lyrics

Pulled over in the night
Two men in a car near midnight
Waiting for a fire in Milwaukee

For a purpose yet unknown
But the bullets they were thrown
Starting up a fire in Milwaukee

Gasoline is burning bright
Silhouettes run in the light
And your heart breaks in two for another
Another mother sits at home
She is waiting all alone
Cause her boys not coming home tonight

They say “he had a gun”
They ask “why did he run?”
Driving with a stolen gun Milwaukee

But its really not the case
When the law gives to the chase
Is it Judge, Jury, and Execution in Milwaukee?

Gasoline is burning bright
Silhouettes run in the light
And your heart breaks in two for another
Another mother sits at home
She is waiting all alone
Cause her boys not coming home tonight

Gasoline is burning bright
Silhouettes run in the light
And your heart breaks in two for another
Another mother sits at home
She is waiting all alone
Cause her boys not coming home tonight
Cause her boys not coming home tonight
Why’s her boy not coming home tonight?

credits

released August 14, 2016
Vocal, Music & Lyrics by Ehson Rad
Guitar by David Schuyler

“Fuel The Lights” out now!

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It’s Alive!  haha

Stream and Download Fuel The Lights, the new album by Devil Met Contention today!
https://devilmetcontention.bandcamp.com/alb…/fuel-the-lights
Or you can find them on Spotify, Itunes, Youtube and everywhere digital music is sold.

Also,  a HUGE thank you to Milwaukee Record for the exclusive early stream and kind words about the new music. We love our local press!

Exclusive: Suit up for Devil Met Contention’s debut full-length, ‘Fuel The Lights’

http://milwaukeerecord.com/music/exclusive-suit-devil-met-contentions-debut-full-length-fuel-lights/

Music For Time Travel!

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After about a year of various sessions and a single release last year of “Summertime”, this release is ready for the world.  It was an honor to join Victor DeLorenzo, Janet Schiff, Rob Wasserman, Monia and more special guests by contributing drum set and percussion to this release.  If time and venues permit, I may even get to join V & J onstage in the future to play some of these tunes live!.

Devil Met Contention live on “Hear Here Presents” Music Series

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Back in November of 2015 DMC was invited to take part in a live loft recording series called Hear Here Presents. It was a blast and you can hear folks from the crew and other bands that took part in the evening’s sessions.  I played this show all hopped up on flu medicine but at least my hair looked good!

From a gear perspective, I was trying out some new Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple drums (snare and floor tom) along with a Taye Studio Birch kick with the Woodshed Percussion logo head. Those sick 16″ hihats are Impression Dark series. So slinky good! And don’t forget the cool Big Fat Snare drum snare-bourine to get that fat 70s thump on the third track.

Watch and Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXwPKM0VrXs

Dickie on Iowa Public Radio’s Java Blend

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Found out recently that Host Ben Keefer and the good people at IPR posted audio of our November visit to the Java Blend program.  They record the show live in the back room of a very small coffee house on a very small stage (as you can see by the pic.)

I played the whole show using VF Tala Wands but my Yamaha Tour Series drums and Impression cymbals sounded pretty darn good.  It was tough to get a feel for how loud the loops were since the show goes direct to hard disk but I balanced it the best I could.  That’s showbiz!

Listen Here: Dickie combines dark content with light pop