Archive for June, 2011

  • Seriously, 2011 has raised the bar on what CD Release shows in this town are about. The blowouts held by Lisa Savidge, Dry River Yacht Club, Peachcake, What Laura Says and now, this week, The Whisperlights have all reached a new level of just what a CD release show should be about. These are all out events that completely engage the senses, arranged to delight the mind and whether it’s at the Rhythm Room, Yucca Tap Room, The Icehouse or now, The Duce these shows are equally vying for mindblowing events of the year. These evenings are designed as memorable...

    The Whisperlights “Surfaces” Release Party-The Duce 06/28/2011

    Seriously, 2011 has raised the bar on what CD Release shows in this town are about. The blowouts held by Lisa Savidge, Dry River Yacht Club, Peachcake, What Laura Says and now, this week, The Whisperlights have all reached a new level of just what a CD release show should be about. These are all out events that completely engage the senses, arranged to delight the mind and whether it’s at the Rhythm Room, Yucca Tap Room, The Icehouse or now, The Duce these shows are equally vying for mindblowing events of the year. These evenings are designed as memorable...

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  • Tonight’s the night! The Whisperlights will hold their CD release party downtown at The Duce with accomplices Underground Cities, Dry River Yacht Club, Sweetbleeders, Black Carl, Wooden Indian and There Is Danger. Of course, The Whisperlights are much on my mind–and after listening to the album dozens of times in the last few weeks, my mind is much on them. And so it is that the song of the day is the album opener “Ditch The Watch”, because it is absolutely amazing (along with the rest of the songs)–the video was shot by Ben Braman at the Rhythm Room when...

    Song Of The Day: “Ditch The Watch” by The Whisperlights

    Tonight’s the night! The Whisperlights will hold their CD release party downtown at The Duce with accomplices Underground Cities, Dry River Yacht Club, Sweetbleeders, Black Carl, Wooden Indian and There Is Danger. Of course, The Whisperlights are much on my mind–and after listening to the album dozens of times in the last few weeks, my mind is much on them. And so it is that the song of the day is the album opener “Ditch The Watch”, because it is absolutely amazing (along with the rest of the songs)–the video was shot by Ben Braman at the Rhythm Room when...

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  •   Colorstore is pretty much done recording the long anticipated follow-up to their amazing second album Bonefish: The Legend Of Mahogany Cass, and they’d like to release the album Afire this fall, but they need to tie up some loose ends. Namely they need to raise some funds to cover the cost of mixing, mastering and pressing the LPs and CDs–and so it was that they turned toward a Kickstarter campaign. I first heard of Kickstarter sitting around a bonfire interviewing Black Carl while they were tossing around ideas about how to fund their current series of double A-sided singles...

    Colorstore’s “Afire” Coming Soon…With Your Help!

      Colorstore is pretty much done recording the long anticipated follow-up to their amazing second album Bonefish: The Legend Of Mahogany Cass, and they’d like to release the album Afire this fall, but they need to tie up some loose ends. Namely they need to raise some funds to cover the cost of mixing, mastering and pressing the LPs and CDs–and so it was that they turned toward a Kickstarter campaign. I first heard of Kickstarter sitting around a bonfire interviewing Black Carl while they were tossing around ideas about how to fund their current series of double A-sided singles...

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  • This is meant to be played loud. Per the video description by the band, this is the 1961 government/propaganda film “Challenge of Ideas” repurposed into a music video for “Appalachacha Pts. 1&2″ from the self-titled Lisa Savidge album released earlier this year on Black Cactus Records. The Lisa Savidge album ends with the sprawling epic “Appalachacha (Pts. 1 & 2), a perfect bookend to a very nearly perfect album—as much of a summary of the entire work as “HAM Radio” was an introduction.  It is lyrically intense and musically inspired—the album ends positively, somehow, with two sides of a coin shown. On one...

    Song Of The Day: “Appalachacha” by Lisa Savidge

    This is meant to be played loud. Per the video description by the band, this is the 1961 government/propaganda film “Challenge of Ideas” repurposed into a music video for “Appalachacha Pts. 1&2″ from the self-titled Lisa Savidge album released earlier this year on Black Cactus Records. The Lisa Savidge album ends with the sprawling epic “Appalachacha (Pts. 1 & 2), a perfect bookend to a very nearly perfect album—as much of a summary of the entire work as “HAM Radio” was an introduction.  It is lyrically intense and musically inspired—the album ends positively, somehow, with two sides of a coin shown. On one...

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  • Dearspeak’s forthcoming new EP Oh, For Freedom, opens with perhaps the most unlikely titled hook heavy pop song in their catalog, “Cadavers.” Only Ree Boado could write a seemingly carefree sing along song with such a morbid topic and pull it off sounding simply sweet as pie, while she performs a caustic analysis of the skeletons in someone’s closet, or in this case, the “cadavers in your backyard.” It’s difficult to tell if this is a look at someone else or a look at herself—Boado takes intellectual approaches to her songwriting well beyond her peers and influences so it’s difficult to say....

    Song Of The Day: “Cadavers” by Dearspeak

    Dearspeak’s forthcoming new EP Oh, For Freedom, opens with perhaps the most unlikely titled hook heavy pop song in their catalog, “Cadavers.” Only Ree Boado could write a seemingly carefree sing along song with such a morbid topic and pull it off sounding simply sweet as pie, while she performs a caustic analysis of the skeletons in someone’s closet, or in this case, the “cadavers in your backyard.” It’s difficult to tell if this is a look at someone else or a look at herself—Boado takes intellectual approaches to her songwriting well beyond her peers and influences so it’s difficult to say....

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  • “Bill Murray” is a new single from Terrible People from their upcoming album Wireless Generation. It’s been available on Amazon since the start of the year and now they have an amazing video for it. There is a sense of immediacy and timelessness to this sociopathic indie rock instant classic that sounds like nothing else coming out right now. The sound is huge, the lyrics are obsessively psychotic and amidst the ferocity there is a melody that will wrap around your brain and make love to it in the middle of the night. “I wanna make you laugh your pretty...

    Song Of The Day: “Bill Murray” by Terrible People

    “Bill Murray” is a new single from Terrible People from their upcoming album Wireless Generation. It’s been available on Amazon since the start of the year and now they have an amazing video for it. There is a sense of immediacy and timelessness to this sociopathic indie rock instant classic that sounds like nothing else coming out right now. The sound is huge, the lyrics are obsessively psychotic and amidst the ferocity there is a melody that will wrap around your brain and make love to it in the middle of the night. “I wanna make you laugh your pretty...

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  • This should turn out to be the show of June. Admittedly, I’ve missed a lot of good shows during the last few weeks, I know I’ve missed a lot of great shows, but if I’m not mistaken, this is going to top everything for the month. First off, it’s The Whisperlights releasing an amazing record called Surfaces, an album I have spent quite a bit of time with over the past week or so, working on the July/August feature for JAVA Magazine. After nearly twenty listens to the album, surprisingly, it doesn’t grow old, not so surprisingly, after that many listens you...

    The Whisperlights Unleash Their New Album, Surfaces At The Duce!!!

    This should turn out to be the show of June. Admittedly, I’ve missed a lot of good shows during the last few weeks, I know I’ve missed a lot of great shows, but if I’m not mistaken, this is going to top everything for the month. First off, it’s The Whisperlights releasing an amazing record called Surfaces, an album I have spent quite a bit of time with over the past week or so, working on the July/August feature for JAVA Magazine. After nearly twenty listens to the album, surprisingly, it doesn’t grow old, not so surprisingly, after that many listens you...

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  • Greetings, This is just to say, I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to post anything so far in the month of June. Due to a series of fairly bad events, I have been unable to do so. I have been laid up with a broken foot for most of the month, my Jeep has become a 3000 pound rock with wheels and our family cat passed away. Needless, to say, I have not gotten out much, nor have I been able to spend much time writing. I realize from the statistics on my page that I have quite a readership...

    All Apologies…

    Greetings, This is just to say, I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to post anything so far in the month of June. Due to a series of fairly bad events, I have been unable to do so. I have been laid up with a broken foot for most of the month, my Jeep has become a 3000 pound rock with wheels and our family cat passed away. Needless, to say, I have not gotten out much, nor have I been able to spend much time writing. I realize from the statistics on my page that I have quite a readership...

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