Dry River Yacht Club Archive

  • I  know I’ve complained about the lack of rock’n'roll in this city before, but my complaints stop here. Banana Gun has somehow released one of the most compelling rock records of the entire  year.  Yes, there is something  in the combination of Ian Breslin on Drums, Kevin Loyd on Vocals and Guitar, Nic Dehaan on  Guitar and vocals, Ross Troost on Bass and  Kyle Scarborough on Sax and vocals, but together, there is magic here. There is also a hell of a lot of rock. It’s not a coincidence that Banana Gun is already one of my favorite bands around...

    A Hard Rocking Love Affair: Banana Gun releases Love.Instinct

    I  know I’ve complained about the lack of rock’n'roll in this city before, but my complaints stop here. Banana Gun has somehow released one of the most compelling rock records of the entire  year.  Yes, there is something  in the combination of Ian Breslin on Drums, Kevin Loyd on Vocals and Guitar, Nic Dehaan on  Guitar and vocals, Ross Troost on Bass and  Kyle Scarborough on Sax and vocals, but together, there is magic here. There is also a hell of a lot of rock. It’s not a coincidence that Banana Gun is already one of my favorite bands around...

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  •     Though I had been writing about the local music scene for nearly a year and a half, at a time when truly great things seemed to be few and far between, it was Dry River Yacht Club that finally sealed the deal for me. They were my fifth full length feature on a local band in JAVA Magazine, but they were the first in which I invested my complete energy, my time and my effort to see them live before writing the article that changed everything. Dry River Yacht Club and writing about them was a turning point...

    DRYC’s All Souls Procession Video for “The Legend of El Tigre”

        Though I had been writing about the local music scene for nearly a year and a half, at a time when truly great things seemed to be few and far between, it was Dry River Yacht Club that finally sealed the deal for me. They were my fifth full length feature on a local band in JAVA Magazine, but they were the first in which I invested my complete energy, my time and my effort to see them live before writing the article that changed everything. Dry River Yacht Club and writing about them was a turning point...

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  • I suppose one of life’s hardest lessons is that all things must pass. We’ve learned that around this town recently, either with the passing of friends or with the dissolution of some of our favorite bands. One of the bands I hold in the highest esteem is finally calling it quits after nearly five years of aural bliss that I can recall. At least they are doing it in style and having one final send off at Crescent Ballroom this Saturday, joined by There Is Danger and Dry River Yacht Club. That lineup alone should make Crescent your destination for...

    Whisperlights Final Show

    I suppose one of life’s hardest lessons is that all things must pass. We’ve learned that around this town recently, either with the passing of friends or with the dissolution of some of our favorite bands. One of the bands I hold in the highest esteem is finally calling it quits after nearly five years of aural bliss that I can recall. At least they are doing it in style and having one final send off at Crescent Ballroom this Saturday, joined by There Is Danger and Dry River Yacht Club. That lineup alone should make Crescent your destination for...

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  • Well, hell it’s been a damned rocky road to get to 2014. I feel like last year I was trucking along full speed and killing it with unbreakable momentum. The fact that I haven’t posted in over a month proves that I hit a roadblock. I apologize for ducking out for an unplanned hiatus. Hey, I’m only one guy–I don’t have a staff and only occasionally do I have other contributors, mostly this is a one man show. A show I intend to get back on the road. The main problem for me began in October when there was a...

    Out with 2013, In with 2014!!!

    Well, hell it’s been a damned rocky road to get to 2014. I feel like last year I was trucking along full speed and killing it with unbreakable momentum. The fact that I haven’t posted in over a month proves that I hit a roadblock. I apologize for ducking out for an unplanned hiatus. Hey, I’m only one guy–I don’t have a staff and only occasionally do I have other contributors, mostly this is a one man show. A show I intend to get back on the road. The main problem for me began in October when there was a...

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  • One of the most exciting things about Last Exit Live is the amount of high quality recordings and video literally pouring out of that place. Their newest feature to “Last Exit Live TV” is their “Airstream Sessions” which is where the featured artists perform a song in the RV that serves as the clubs Green Room. In the most recent addition, you get to see what happens when you cram eight of the most amazing local musicians into this very cozy space and let them loose. The result is Dry River Yacht Club showing off a flawless acoustic performance of...

    Last Exit Live’s Airstream Session with Dry River Yacht Club!

    One of the most exciting things about Last Exit Live is the amount of high quality recordings and video literally pouring out of that place. Their newest feature to “Last Exit Live TV” is their “Airstream Sessions” which is where the featured artists perform a song in the RV that serves as the clubs Green Room. In the most recent addition, you get to see what happens when you cram eight of the most amazing local musicians into this very cozy space and let them loose. The result is Dry River Yacht Club showing off a flawless acoustic performance of...

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  • I have to admit that I feel completely privileged to live in a metropolitan area where I can go out three to six nights of the week and experience pure, live, musical bliss presented by the most talented people I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. Maybe this should be called “What A Whirlwind Week!” for that reason, because the weekend started on  Tuesday.  That being said, due to the pace of my musical adventures I totally missed out on Sunday due to a scorching fever and an aching in my bones. I will, however, be back at it tonight...

    What A Whirlwind Weekend!!!

    I have to admit that I feel completely privileged to live in a metropolitan area where I can go out three to six nights of the week and experience pure, live, musical bliss presented by the most talented people I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. Maybe this should be called “What A Whirlwind Week!” for that reason, because the weekend started on  Tuesday.  That being said, due to the pace of my musical adventures I totally missed out on Sunday due to a scorching fever and an aching in my bones. I will, however, be back at it tonight...

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  • (Editor’s Note: This will be an ongoing series this week as I bring articles about some of my favorite local music of last year to my blog in extended formats, this first article originally appeared in an edited form in the March 2011 issue of JAVA Magazine.) Family Portraits: Calm Mutiny Dry River Yacht Club Return Let’s face it, in the years since their inception, Dry River Yacht Club have become a local live staple—renowned for their drawing power no matter what venue they choose to bless with their presence.  If you are asking why, then it’s clear that you’ve never...

    Looking Back: Dry River Yacht Club’s Family Portraits: Calm Mutiny

    (Editor’s Note: This will be an ongoing series this week as I bring articles about some of my favorite local music of last year to my blog in extended formats, this first article originally appeared in an edited form in the March 2011 issue of JAVA Magazine.) Family Portraits: Calm Mutiny Dry River Yacht Club Return Let’s face it, in the years since their inception, Dry River Yacht Club have become a local live staple—renowned for their drawing power no matter what venue they choose to bless with their presence.  If you are asking why, then it’s clear that you’ve never...

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  • Okay, I’m not sure what it is but I love it when local bands who can hold their own with original music against any national act, take a break and have a hell of  a lot of fun playing a night of covers. First of all, we’ve seen these bands on countless occasions busting out their own tunes, with a cover thrown in here and there–but see a stretching exercise like this is simply fascinating. The first event I caught like this was Novembers’s Beatles Tribute Night at the Rogue and that evening was simply transcendental. I can’t imagine Wednesday...

    Cover The Crescent!!!

    Okay, I’m not sure what it is but I love it when local bands who can hold their own with original music against any national act, take a break and have a hell of  a lot of fun playing a night of covers. First of all, we’ve seen these bands on countless occasions busting out their own tunes, with a cover thrown in here and there–but see a stretching exercise like this is simply fascinating. The first event I caught like this was Novembers’s Beatles Tribute Night at the Rogue and that evening was simply transcendental. I can’t imagine Wednesday...

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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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  • It has never been a secret that Dry River Yacht Club is one of my favorite local bands, not only on record, but live on the stage–I have tried on countless occasions to defy the urgency to dance and it has never once worked, by the end of every set I’ve witnessed I am a sweaty mess and well worn thin from moving non stop for an hour or so. It only makes sense that their new video, brought to us by the fine folks at Music Venue Menu, for “Dead Mother Dearest” captures them live at the Sail Inn...

    Song Of The Day: “Dead Mother Dearest” by Dry River Yacht Club

    It has never been a secret that Dry River Yacht Club is one of my favorite local bands, not only on record, but live on the stage–I have tried on countless occasions to defy the urgency to dance and it has never once worked, by the end of every set I’ve witnessed I am a sweaty mess and well worn thin from moving non stop for an hour or so. It only makes sense that their new video, brought to us by the fine folks at Music Venue Menu, for “Dead Mother Dearest” captures them live at the Sail Inn...

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