Aaron Willschick

Aaron Willschick

President, Editor (Toronto, ON, Canada)
- Hey all, I’ve been the President of PureGrainAudio since it started all the way back in the early spring of 2005. What started as a hobby to help expose myself to some new music has turned into pretty much a second job. I love rock music, particularly alternative and hard rock, but mostly I just love good music. It could be blues rock, acoustic, classic, it just has to be good!
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Historians, music scholars and even normal, everyday people often like to debate about who is truly responsible for creating rock and roll music. Some credit Elvis Presley or Chuck Barry for this groundbreaking creation, but then others argue that they were simply popularizing a genre of music that African Americans had developed years prior in the southern United States.
on Oct 03, 2006
It’s been quite a while since the world saw the renaissance of rock and roll in its most down and dirty form. Back in the 1970s, bands such as Led Zeppelin and later on The Sex Pistols encompassed this version of rock where the music was hard, fast, electric and catchy. Nevertheless, music aside, just as important in establishing this “dirty” rock was the attitude.
on Sep 27, 2006
Rather than stumble in the face of adversity after the departure of their lead singer, Mushroomhead are back and armed with a new album and a new co-vocalist. In the last few years the band’s popularity has soared to the point where they are now producing gold records and playing to thousands of people a night. The group's newest record is titled Savior Sorrow and features the debut of new Mushroomhead lead vocalist…
on Sep 27, 2006
One disturbing trend that has arisen over the last decade or so in the music industry is the gross amount of rock bands (and pop acts) that sound the same. Once a band with a defining sound makes a mark in the mainstream, major labels will flock to any other act that has a close resemblance in the way they sound.
on Sep 20, 2006
While Kentucky might mostly be known for its derbies and fried chicken, it’s also quite a breeding ground for new music and new bands such as the group known as Black Stone Cherry.
on Sep 18, 2006
From straight out of the deep south of the United States comes the no nonsense rock band known as Hinder. These guys have been making major strides towards stardom ever since they jumped on the scene with their hit single "Get Stoned" last year. The guys have also more recently enjoyed another hit with the ballad "Lips of an Angel." The band has been touring like crazy over the last year, playing shows with the likes of Nickelback, Theory of a Deadman, and Buckcherry. Fortunately enough for PGA, we were able to score an interview with this up and coming band.
on Sep 11, 2006
If you’re a fan of rock or metal music on any level, you’re bound to have at least heard of the band Slipknot. Well, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has been active with his other band Stone Sour.
on Sep 02, 2006
After years of struggle and hard work, the Burlington, Ontario rock band known as the Idle Sons are finally starting to make a dent in Canada’s new rock scene. Despite the fact that the band has been together for a decade now, they are just starting to now receive mainstream recognition, largely thanks to their major label debut album Sixteen Seasons. The disc was produced by none other than Garth Richardson (a.k.a. GGGarth) who…
on Aug 17, 2006
When we hear the world rock and roll, we usually think of a few key things. Think about it for a moment, it’s most likely that you’ll think of such rock staples as the electric guitar, leather jackets and tight jeans and four guys with attitude performing their songs on a stage before a huge crowd of people. When we associate such an image with a band, we might think of...
on Aug 17, 2006
Picture this: You’re in a dark room with lights flashing on and off and it’s extremely loud. Right in front of you stands eight fear provoking men wearing matching clothes and black and white masks that resemble characters from the Spawn comic book. While it might sound like I’m describing a child’s worst nightmare, I’m actually portraying...
on Aug 14, 2006
Straight from the Hammer or better known as Hamilton, Ontario comes the five piece alternative rock band known as Everything At Once. Everything At Once is currently one of the most promising indie rock acts in Ontario, largely thanks to a lot of hard work and perseverance. Like so many famous rock acts, Everything At Once was formed and is fronted by two brothers...
on Aug 06, 2006
The English dictionary defines the following words as: Idle: lazy, indolent, not in use, unoccupied, purposeless. Son: male descendent or inheritor of a quality. While at first glance these two words would not seem to have anything in common, when put together, they make a pretty damn good Canadian rock band.
on Jul 30, 2006
From deep in the south of North Carolina, USA comes the rock and roll band known as Blanco Diablo. This band is relatively new to the rock scene, but they have already developed a loyal following in the Southern U.S. and of all places, the United Kingdom. The band recently released its debut album entitled Paper Poison Revolution, a collection of no nonsense rock tunes that features some awesome production. Fortunately…
on Jul 12, 2006
One trend that has become far too common in new rock and alternative music over the last several years is the lack of diversity in sound between different bands. We saw it with all the grunge bands that became popular in the early to mid ‘90s and then the nu-metal/rap rock movement of the early twenty-first century.
on Jul 07, 2006
After a couple of years away, the band Hed Planet Earth (better known as Hed P.E.) are back with some brand new basics. The group has just released its latest album, aptly titled Back 2 Base X which was recorded live as a band to help capture the true rawness of their sound. Back 2 Base X also sees Hed P.E. lead singer Jared Gomes take on a new lyrical direction. Rather than his traditional party-time type lyrics, Jared focuses more…
on Jun 26, 2006
From the land down under comes the metal/hardcore quintet known as Parkway Drive. The band is just on the brink of becoming a household name all around the world...
on Jun 19, 2006
There is really no clear answer, but for decades now ever since rock music became popular, people have debated about what are the main ingredients for a good rock and roll band. Is it technical precision and musicianship? Is it flashy production? What about appearance? All of these things can be important, but what about bands like the Ramones...
on Jun 18, 2006

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Stadium Arcadium (2006)
on Jun 11, 2006
When we think of Australia, usually a few key thoughts come to mind. We think of kangaroos, really tall cans of beer and most definitely Crocodile Dundee. But in terms of rock music, the only real bands that stick out are groups such as AC/DC, Midnight Oil, Silverchair, and more recently The Vines. While most of the aforementioned bands have long passed their prime...
on May 14, 2006
One of the most well respected names in all of popular music is the name Joshua Craig Podolsky. Joshua is a multi-talented musician who is not only a wizard on guitar, but also an excellent producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in rock and even pop music.
on May 07, 2006

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