The Hourglass Cats Archive

  • The season pool parties, late night madness until dawn and more noticeable warmth is well on its way and there is nothing better to celebrate the six month Summer season than some sweet singles that make the living a little easier. These three songs scream “Anthems of Summer” and they have all been released in the last week. This is all Summer time music from the surf pop rock of Party Gardens to the easy Stax soul of Samuel L Cool J to the Funky Ska of The Hourglass cats, if nothing gets you in the mood for the life...

    Singles Going Steady-Three Sizzling Summer Tunes!

    The season pool parties, late night madness until dawn and more noticeable warmth is well on its way and there is nothing better to celebrate the six month Summer season than some sweet singles that make the living a little easier. These three songs scream “Anthems of Summer” and they have all been released in the last week. This is all Summer time music from the surf pop rock of Party Gardens to the easy Stax soul of Samuel L Cool J to the Funky Ska of The Hourglass cats, if nothing gets you in the mood for the life...

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  • Well, this is a jam packed weekend kids, no doubt about it. There is so much action going on its unbelievable and I’m not just talking about what will be happening in peoples pants, rather, what will be happening at venues across the valley. The kicker for me is that my beloved Jeepster is in the garage and I will be damn lucky if I surface at all this weekend. Thus I encourage everyone to make the most of this incredible list of shows that I will most probably miss. Although, I must admit when I see a lineup like...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Well, this is a jam packed weekend kids, no doubt about it. There is so much action going on its unbelievable and I’m not just talking about what will be happening in peoples pants, rather, what will be happening at venues across the valley. The kicker for me is that my beloved Jeepster is in the garage and I will be damn lucky if I surface at all this weekend. Thus I encourage everyone to make the most of this incredible list of shows that I will most probably miss. Although, I must admit when I see a lineup like...

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  • The Hourglass Cats describe themselves as “Funky Fresh Latin Reggae and Rock’N’Roll”, but this energetic six piece comes across as mostly good time Ska. This comes across quite clearly on the opening track for their debut EP released this summer.”Keep Steppin’” is a perfect slice of Ska that invites the fun to get started right away on the 432 EP. It also features keys courtesy of Sean Lee from The Veragroove. This brings me back to the days when the two-tone sound ruled the British Mod scene in the early 80s as the world recovered from punk in various ways....

    Hourglass Cats-432 EP

    The Hourglass Cats describe themselves as “Funky Fresh Latin Reggae and Rock’N’Roll”, but this energetic six piece comes across as mostly good time Ska. This comes across quite clearly on the opening track for their debut EP released this summer.”Keep Steppin’” is a perfect slice of Ska that invites the fun to get started right away on the 432 EP. It also features keys courtesy of Sean Lee from The Veragroove. This brings me back to the days when the two-tone sound ruled the British Mod scene in the early 80s as the world recovered from punk in various ways....

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  • I’ve written about this cause before in the pages in this blog and I really do think it’s a very cool cause. This time it is a little different from the spaghetti dinner at the school with an amazing lineup. The  8th grade band from Pueblo Del Sol Middle School is going on a field trip to perform at a concert festival in Anaheim and go to Disneyland. The trip will cost $11,000 for the whole band to go and $300 per student. They are trying hard to raise money, so their students can go. This is a huge honor...

    Benefits From A Musical Benefit!

    I’ve written about this cause before in the pages in this blog and I really do think it’s a very cool cause. This time it is a little different from the spaghetti dinner at the school with an amazing lineup. The  8th grade band from Pueblo Del Sol Middle School is going on a field trip to perform at a concert festival in Anaheim and go to Disneyland. The trip will cost $11,000 for the whole band to go and $300 per student. They are trying hard to raise money, so their students can go. This is a huge honor...

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  • I can’t be everywhere at once and chances are with the number of albums I receive weekly, I can’t catch all the ones I should. One of the bands that I have definitely shown up late for the show is Bad Lucy.  I had started seeing their name on bills last Spring and I after I see a band featured enough with other bands enough, I know there’s got to be something to it. This is the  case with Bad Lucy and since catching them the first time, I’ve seen them every chance I can get. Their debut self-titled studio...

    Bad Lucy Amazes Again and Again…

    I can’t be everywhere at once and chances are with the number of albums I receive weekly, I can’t catch all the ones I should. One of the bands that I have definitely shown up late for the show is Bad Lucy.  I had started seeing their name on bills last Spring and I after I see a band featured enough with other bands enough, I know there’s got to be something to it. This is the  case with Bad Lucy and since catching them the first time, I’ve seen them every chance I can get. Their debut self-titled studio...

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