November 18, 2017

May 1, 2017

The System is Down Podcast

Get Uncomfortable With The System is Down Podcast

Dan Smotz (The Dawn Retreat, SMOTZ) has launched his latest installment in what seems to be a never ending sequence of creative project. The System is Down is a podcast focused on all the touchy subjects that tend to set people off, but it is exacted in the form of civil, critical discussion. It’s a promising idea, and, for someone who doesn’t follow podcasts regularly, my interest is certainly piqued. Check out the first episode here.Continued →

February 12, 2017

November 22, 2016

November 9, 2016

The Dawn Retreat Returns from the Dead

The Dawn Retreat, a punk/alternative metal band from the Quad Cities, has risen from the grave after five years of silence. Appropriately, they made their return at the Halloween-themed Whorror Fest on October 29. While their official reunion show isn’t until February, we can likely expect more from the band before then. Until then, you can listen to their previous release below. Also, frontman Dan Smotz has his own music you can find here. Continued →