Archive for November, 2011

  • There are times where you know a show is going to be good. There are other times when you approach a show with a sense of trepidation. I approached the Second Annual Beatles Tribute night with a sense of both, and I walked away clean, assuaged of any fears, happy to be alive. I had found out long after the fact about last years event and happened upon some of Sun Ghost’s videos and The Vanjacks recordings and I couldn’t believe I had missed it. Once I found out that it was happening again, I knew it was going to be...

    Beatles Tribute Night At The Rogue!!!

    There are times where you know a show is going to be good. There are other times when you approach a show with a sense of trepidation. I approached the Second Annual Beatles Tribute night with a sense of both, and I walked away clean, assuaged of any fears, happy to be alive. I had found out long after the fact about last years event and happened upon some of Sun Ghost’s videos and The Vanjacks recordings and I couldn’t believe I had missed it. Once I found out that it was happening again, I knew it was going to be...

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  • Future Loves Past.  In the timespan of a year they have gone from being a band that made me smirk with the potential I saw in them to a full on revolution of sight, sound and mindblowing kinetic ferocity–they have exceeded the potential I saw by many lengths and no matter how many times I see them live I am moved by them, physically prompted to dance and left in amazement as the hazy daze they create dissipates with the final tones of their set still reverberating in the air. They have a way of controlling the vibe in the...

    Future Loves Past Master Their Past Loves In Debut Release

    Future Loves Past.  In the timespan of a year they have gone from being a band that made me smirk with the potential I saw in them to a full on revolution of sight, sound and mindblowing kinetic ferocity–they have exceeded the potential I saw by many lengths and no matter how many times I see them live I am moved by them, physically prompted to dance and left in amazement as the hazy daze they create dissipates with the final tones of their set still reverberating in the air. They have a way of controlling the vibe in the...

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  • There’s never an end to the madness with the fellows from Peachcake. When their EP first came out it was a bargain at the price, then only weeks later, they gave it away free. Now, to celebrate the release of their new EP, This Wasn’t Our Plan, Peachcake is giving away free specialized Peachcake iPods throughout the rest of the year, in perfect time for the Holiday Season. The iPod will feature a complete Peachcake discography up to the latest EP, bonus video material consisting of both live videos and music videos, a Peachcake engraving, and a special message for...

    Peachcake iPod Giveaway!!!

    There’s never an end to the madness with the fellows from Peachcake. When their EP first came out it was a bargain at the price, then only weeks later, they gave it away free. Now, to celebrate the release of their new EP, This Wasn’t Our Plan, Peachcake is giving away free specialized Peachcake iPods throughout the rest of the year, in perfect time for the Holiday Season. The iPod will feature a complete Peachcake discography up to the latest EP, bonus video material consisting of both live videos and music videos, a Peachcake engraving, and a special message for...

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  • You have to respect a band who puts out one of the greatest debut albums this area has seen in quite a while, who has played endless live shows enough to develop a very large and devout following, who have become one of the most respected bands in the valley and who has somehow also remained sweet, humble and gracious throughout this banner breakout year. You also have to respect the fact that they found time amidst this madness to put out a double A-Sided single before the years end of two completely new songs. That’s Mergence for you. I...

    Mergence Unleash New Single: “Harvest/Wintertime”

    You have to respect a band who puts out one of the greatest debut albums this area has seen in quite a while, who has played endless live shows enough to develop a very large and devout following, who have become one of the most respected bands in the valley and who has somehow also remained sweet, humble and gracious throughout this banner breakout year. You also have to respect the fact that they found time amidst this madness to put out a double A-Sided single before the years end of two completely new songs. That’s Mergence for you. I...

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  • There are some evenings where, for the local music enthusiast, life is simply not fair. This often occurs on Friday and Saturday nights, but lately it’s been happening on Thursdays, Wednesdays and random Tuesdays. This Friday, November 11, 2011-yes, 11.11.11–is such a night where most people I know wish they could be in two places at once. Especially this Friday. There are two shows going on in this metro area of such astonishing power that I have to talk, at length, about them both–and it’s not like they are near each other, not like you could bounce back and forth between venues...

    11.11.11 The Question Is…Where Will You Be?

    There are some evenings where, for the local music enthusiast, life is simply not fair. This often occurs on Friday and Saturday nights, but lately it’s been happening on Thursdays, Wednesdays and random Tuesdays. This Friday, November 11, 2011-yes, 11.11.11–is such a night where most people I know wish they could be in two places at once. Especially this Friday. There are two shows going on in this metro area of such astonishing power that I have to talk, at length, about them both–and it’s not like they are near each other, not like you could bounce back and forth between venues...

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  • As if the gifts bestowed upon us by local musicians haven’t been enough lately, today Ladylike has released their new single and the first taste of their new album, the powerful “Cinema Kiss” backed by “Old Young” If this doesn’t up the ante on the anticipation of their new album’s release, I’m not sure what will.  In typical fashion Ladylike brings about some of the greatest influences of American Music from the last 50 years and makes it sound like a whole new phenomena of swirling pop madness. “Cinema Kiss” is a dynamic guitar powered monster, in which I will...

    Ladylike Releases New Single Today!: “Cinema Kiss/Old Young”

    As if the gifts bestowed upon us by local musicians haven’t been enough lately, today Ladylike has released their new single and the first taste of their new album, the powerful “Cinema Kiss” backed by “Old Young” If this doesn’t up the ante on the anticipation of their new album’s release, I’m not sure what will.  In typical fashion Ladylike brings about some of the greatest influences of American Music from the last 50 years and makes it sound like a whole new phenomena of swirling pop madness. “Cinema Kiss” is a dynamic guitar powered monster, in which I will...

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