It is always important for us, as music connoisseurs, to keep up with the current trends in music. So, here at Are You On, we decided to get on board with the current MySpace explosion and start opening our eyes and ears to all that has been made available through this convenient networking source. We will be scanning the pages of for anything musical that seems worthy of a few words. This is a source that gives us a chance to see an artist, as well as hear their music, by just clicking a few times. If you are an "old dog" and you want to learn the newest "trick," you can go to and see what all the rage is about. Or, better yet, you can just drop your eyes down below and we'll bring a few pages to you. Enjoy.
Scott "Dr. Music" Itter

AC/DC . . . Cinderella . . . Def Leppard . . . Kix . . . Kiss . . .

These are all bands that I came across when I was growing up, but the mention of a few of them sends those big and bubbly, cartoon-like question marks into the air over the head of today's typical teen rockers. Well, that's where Miss Crazy steps in. This San Francisco Bay Area band is on a mission to bring the sound of those bands to the rock and roll kids who are salivating for something other than The Killers and Fall Out Boy.

With their faces painted white and their bodies drenched in leather and spandex, they look like some kind of evil circus mimes. But, when they play their brand of three-chord, high energy hard rock, we find the voice of a new breed of American rock. Singer/guitarist Markus Allen Christopher and his piping hot bassist Kim Racer have spearheaded a look of solid professionalism, with a sound that is just as solid. By taking pieces of some of their biggest musical influences and honoring them with great original songs, Miss Crazy is giving the youth of America a much needed musical history lesson. Most of our young people have not taken the time to go back to the 80's, or even the early 90's, to find some of the music that defined those decades. Miss Crazy believes, that by giving them the "old school" sound through their songs, the kids are sure to appreciate the style that they missed. With a current musical climate that is stagnant with so many bands duplicating each other, Miss Crazy may just be the old time remedy that this generation needs.

When I see bands in makeup I usually have a hard time taking them seriously, and when I saw Miss Crazy it was no different. I lived through Kiss, I learned to accept Motley Crue, and now I've had enough. But at the precise moment that I was about to click out of their profile, their song "Hide Island" started to play on their MySpace page. As I heard the remarkable similarity to Def Leppard in the refrain of the tune, I was amazed by how tight the harmony vocals were. I stuck around for the entire song and decided to play another. The next track I heard, "So Long," was just a wonderfully written track with the raspy vocals of a Cinderella or AC/DC, but the superb production and catchy hook of the song was what really got my attention. I was hearing an AC/DC energy and simplicity, with a Def Leppard gloss, and a Cinderella and Kix kind of nostalgia - and I was loving it. It seemed that this band could actually write good, melodic, hard rock songs.

As for the makeup&&let's just say they wear it well. It didn't seem to stop bassist Kim Racer from landing an endorsement deal with Fender bass guitars. Singer/guitarist Markus Allen Christopher got his endorsement deal with ESP guitars. And, they even have a deal with AMT pedals.

There is not a band that knows how to use MySpace quite like Miss Crazy. This band is a newborn baby, being formed just months ago in March of 2006, but they are the most complete package available on MySpace. Managed by John Lilly of Rocket Agency (, they are an efficient, self-promoting machine that is poised and ready for anything that might be coming their way. With promotions being held constantly and MySpace bulletins bombarding the boards around the clock, as a MySpace "friend" they are in your face constantly. Running promotions like buy the CD and the band will autograph it, buy a t-shirt and get a phone call from the band, and buy the most t-shirts and get the band to play at your house - they utilize the many benefits of MySpace like nobody else.

I am overwhelmed by how committed this band is to their music. In the old days, these were the guys that spent two or three days leading up to a gig with a staple gun in their hands - kachunk, kachunk, kachunk, kachunk - nailing flyers to anything a staple might sink into. These are the guys that are going to make it as rock stars or die trying. A regular job to fall back on? Hell, that never entered their minds. This band is focused, desperate, and hungry to be successful, and being rock stars is their only option.

Miss Crazy is a band that carries itself like a national touring act. They are totally focused and professional like a national touring act. And, I think if you wait about 6 months to a year, you might just find that Miss Crazy really is a national touring act.

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