Angeles, Dale George Lytle Take the “Curtain Call”

Dale George Lytle of the band, Angeles says, (after) “all the years of aggravation, now I’m finally on my way” as he smiles with a humble swagger, pointing to his recent hit song, “On My Way”.  The self-prophesizing song has more than a cool rock melody that makes you draw the sign of the horn with one hand while you rock your head to it. It has resiliency, perseverance, lived experiences, guitar miles, and relief. In an interview on The Path Radio YouTube channel, Dale says, “it's kind of a celebration of my life… it's kind of like it's time to take off, it's time to go you know.” With more than a dozen records to the band’s credit, and a reconfiguration of members that now has Dale on guitar and lead vocals, next year’s 40th anniversary album will become the focus as the band continues its 2023 tour and charting ways.




 The band is also excited to announce they’ve signed with a new label, Curtain Call Records, distributed through Orchard/Sony. “Wow, super excited big announcement coming,” posted Dale to his Facebook followers, inviting them to tune in later for the big reveal of partnering up with the new label. Curtain Call Records adds a hot multi-charting band in the iconic “Angeles”, to an already long and impressive line-up.

You can catch the band on tour from May to August in Illinois, Texas, Ohio, and Michigan, with possibly more shows being added.  Before you see Angeles live, you can catch Dale on The Path Radio YouTube ( channel for a very personal interview experience.


You can also hear Angeles & Dale on The Path Radio Online.


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Crashing Wayward, An Epiphany of Rock Music

Stacey David Blades, guitarist for the new band Crashing Wayward was recently a guest on The Monthly Social Podcast. There, he talked about the band’s new album, scheduled for a May 12, 2023, release that will deliver eleven tracks, including their current charting power tune, “Breathe”. It’s a powerful performance by the entire band, fronted by commanding vocals. Everything about the song screams “it’s a closer”, admits Stacey during the chat.



Stacey also gave some song teasers by listing several track names including, “Stranger Days”, the track credited for the band being signed by RFK Media. He paused as he talked about “Tilly”, a song dedicated to a friend’s daughter who was lost to suicide. Then he reveals that “Mouth To God’s Ear” is the album opening track that is also their live set opener. He lists off other tracks like “Disco Kills”, “Badass”, “Death On Holidays”, and “Staring At The Ceiling”, a song he says has “got very Soundgarden kind of Zeppelin vibes to it”. Stacey reflects as he tells us that the last track, a song called “Velvet’s Drawn” is a dedication to his late wife, Paula Ann Mauter, who passed away on November 19, 2021, from COVID-19. The track is the eleventh in honour of Paula’s birth, the eleventh day of the eleventh month. “It’s all killer, no filler,” says Stacey as he affirms how much he loves playing with bandmates, Singer Peter Summit, Guitarist David Harris, Drummer Shon McKee, and Bassist Carl Raether.



The interview reveals a lot of layers to Stacey David Blades. While he is proud of his work with former band LA Guns and Roxx Gang, he has never wanted those efforts to define his music legacy. The idea of being a replacement guitarist, something he was able to shed as he put his stamp on albums like “Tales From The Strip”, is one of the reasons he decided to play out a new path, with an evolved sound that still stays true to his techniques. He’s also not shy about his journey and short-lived success with the now defunct Electric Radio Kings that disintegrated as they were enjoying Billboard success, while having their debut album “Purr” signed by MI5/Universal. “That band was forced…I knew in the long run [it] wasn’t gonna last…we played this huge show in Houston and [the lead singer] was like screw you guys and quit,” Stacey reminisces as he now laughs about it, still with some disbelief. He believes that experience was a needed step in finding his Crashing Wayward bandmates.



While Stacey has largely lived in the USA, he’s also very in-tune and proud of his Canadian roots. Throughout the interview he worked in Canadian musical influences, talked about his hometown of Toronto, Ontario, and looks forward to bringing Crashing Wayward to Canada. He also reminds us that Crashing Wayward’s producer, Mike Gillies, the former Metallica engineer is also Canadian as he shares the constructive level of detail and innovation Mike brings to the band. Stacey eventually picks Timbits over BeaverTails during the 7 Seconds With Stacey segment, asking, “What’s a Beaver Tail?”, as he shares a laugh over the question, edging the sixty plus minutes of conversation to a cordial conclusion.



Crashing Wayward delivers a product that blends music, personal stories, and years of integrated experience from a group of artists whose hunger is exactly what the rock scene needs right now. This is a band that will play their studio album live and crush it from start to finish with an abundance of confidence, a slice of humility, and nothing to lose immersion. You may find yourself comparing their songs to a multitude of other bands, like Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, Led Zeppelin, and even Guns N’ Roses. Sometimes you may even make those observations in the same song. Each member of Crashing Wayward brings a diverse and unique set of skill and musical influence that comes out in a synchronized epiphany of re-energized rock music capable of Grammy Award recognition in the Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, Best New Album, or Best New Artist categories. The fact they can adapt so many different elements to their music makes them one of the bands to watch in 2023 as they have the potential to bring people together who might not otherwise be so inclined to co-exist, under the Crashing Wayward banner.

While you can enjoy Stacey David Blade’s interview on The Monthly Social Podcast or any podcast platform like Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon and others, you can also watch the full uninterrupted interview on The Monthly Social Podcast YouTube, that has only recently launched the channel.


You can also hear Crashing Wayward on The Path Radio Online.


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Dahlstrom: A Dangerously Contagious Music Rebel


You have probably had breakfast with her, drank with her, drove with her, got prettier with her, cooked with her, and danced with her. You did this all while consuming or using products like Kellogg’s Special K, Covergirl, Suzuki, Surf Laundry, Pinnacle Vodka, LG, Dove, Kitchen Aid and more!


Salme Dahlstrom, is a multi-Billboard charting artist who also put such a headlock on music licensing that Wall Street dubbed her a “Music Licensing Queen”.  


from her album “The Acid Cowgirl Audio Trade” was licensed and used in commercials, she has kept the momentum going, embracing her panache for blending and bending music genres together to influence your purchasing experience. She will seemingly continue to do that for the foreseeable future and you’re going to like it, even love it!  



Her New York “I did it my way” aura can be dangerously contagious because while she went all-in with her music, she had and has the attitude, talent, and ambition to make it work, and not everyone can follow that recipe long enough to get people to enjoy it the first time and come back for seconds. She sets the music table with deliberation, and while anyone can get a little lucky on occasion, Salme Dahlstrom knows who she is as an artist and the direction she is going when it’s time to create. “Ambition is a beast, it gets you up in the morning,” says Dahlstrom during an interview on The Monthly Social Podcast as she talks about getting up in the morning to work in her own studio. She leaves no doubt that she works hard and works smart.



A traditionalist in putting together an album that has a theme of interconnected songs that tell a story, she promises new material as she collaborates with one of her long-time friends Kelly St. Patrick, while embarking on her own new album.  If she applies her tattoo-tough on the outside persona with her savvy, cutsie, witty, saintliness we’re in for more hits and treats from this Swedish-American music rebel.


You can hear the full interview, some of her music hits, and access all her media links on The Monthly Social Podcast. You can also hear her music streaming on The Path Radio Online


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