As 2017 closes, it has been a busy year for Vince Conrad Productions (VCP). VCP is nearing completion of two musical projects, both distinctly different. Vince Conrad will soon be releasing his second solo record, which contains six brand new songs within a contemporary punk rock genre, but which still contain early influences from the New York and Los Angeles punk music scenes. The songs are a blend of driving guitar embellished with unusual vocal melodies, abrasive lyrics and subtle but alluring musical motifs. One song, “My Side” features Terry Thomas of the Pittsburgh punk band, the Ultimatics playing lead guitar, which is unquestionably one of the best songs on the record. Vince Conrad single handedly wrote, recorded, and produced all songs on the new release. The new Vince Conrad EP, simply entitled, “Transition” is scheduled for release during March 2018, and will be available for sale exclusively through the VCP website.










Also, in 2017 “California Rocker Magazine” a premier LA music publication and Vince Conrad Productions joined forces to record, promote and distribute the debut EP from the Ebae Bongos, featuring vocalist Donna Balancia.  The Ebae Bongos is a brand new project that captures a diversity of musicianship and pop music styles in the underlying compositions on the debut EP entitled, "City Streets."  In September 2017, Balancia released “One Step” a catchy pop rock single from the EP on Bandcamp to donate money to the hurricane victims in Houston, TX. Donna Balancia is the wordsmith, lead vocalist and co-writer of all songs on the new EP. Balancia also plays keyboards and co-produced the record along with Vince Conrad. Vince appears, courtesy of VCP and plays all guitars, bass, and drum programing. City Streets, the debut EP from the Ebae Bongos is scheduled for release in February 2018, but those eager for a preview can visit Donna Balancia’s individual page on Bandcamp for an early listen.

Check out Patrick O'Heffernan's review in MUSIC FRIDAY

VINCE CONRAD - Appears on LA's - A Beautiful Disaster Punk Radio Show! 

On January 17, 2017, Vince Conrad appeared as an in-studio guest on A Beautiful Disaster punk rock radio show on, with LA's greatest DJ's,  Dutchie Hollands & Kat Monroe.  The legendary photographer, Sal of Sal's Photos also joined the Kaotic party as an in-studio guest and of course, took the group photo above.  Vince discussed many of his experiences in the 1970's New York & LA punk scenes, the previously undiscovered punk music offered by Vince Conrad Productions and TWO brand new music projects he is just beginning.  Stay tuned for future developments.

Punk Globe Magazine's Jimi LaLumia Reviews - Vince Conrad & The Smart Pills 

Vince Conrad & The Smart Pills in January 2017 issue of PUNK GLOBE MAGAZINE.  Ginger Coyote's legendary San Francisco based Punk Globe Magazine, article by Jimi LaLumia reviews Vince Conrad & The Smart Pills.  LaLumia says more of the 1970s punk/new wave bands that didn't get major publicity are re-emerging with great material!  Vince Conrad, a veteran of the late 70s punk scene on both coasts has released some great material that reflects his career.

Click to Read Jimi LaLumia's Review in Punk Globe Magazine of Vince Conrad & The Smart Pills

Jimi LaLumia Reviews Music Offerred by Vince Conrad Productions for - New York's Good Times Magazine! 

On December 26, 2016, Jimi LaLumia discussed the music offered by Vince Conrad Productions in his Rhythm Tracking Column in New York's national music publication - Good Times Magazine.  LaLumia says more bands are re-emerging and Vince Conrad, a veteran of the late 1970s on both coasts has released some great material!

Click to Read - Jimi LaLumia's Rhythm Tracking Column in Good Times Magazine in LA Spins - The Smart Pills - Lost Studio Recordings EP - 1979 

On November 3rd & 4th, Kat & Alina played "Yankee Doodle Boy" & "Brainwash" on "Look What The Kat Dragged In" punk rock radio show in LA.  You can listen to Kat, Alina & the new tracks from the Smart Pills EP under the "Radio Shows" tab on this website!  December 2, 2016, is the official release date for The Smart Pills - Lost Studio Recordings EP - 1979, which will be available for review, download & purchase exclusively on the Vince Conrad Productions website.

New Smart Pills CD 

The Smart Pills  Lost Studio Recordings EP - 1979, are the original 1979 studio master recordings by the Smart Pills.  These four songs were the only studio recordings ever made by the Smart Pills.  On December 2, 2016, the CD, as well as, song downloads will be available for purchase only through the Vince Conrad Productions website.