Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Gladshot Playing Buffalo @ 9th Ward 4/27

Gladshot Playing Buffalo @ 9th Ward 4/27/18

New York-based Gladshot shared their latest single "Ride" via Northern Transmissions. The track is from their album These Are Vitamins, which is out now. 

Considering they’ve already worked on everything from a “dystopian rock musical” (Barcode) to songs that scored TV shows on TNT, ABC and MTV - and after wrapping up a live set on WFMU’s Goddamn Dave Hill show where they lit up Dave’s message board and then went on to headline a sold out NYC show - it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Debbie Andrews and Mike Blaxill are at the peak of their creative powers on the new Gladshot album These Are Vitamins. Due out October 27th via the group’s own DIY imprint, it’s their second effort with super producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee) and the first to feature bassist Jesse Murphy alongside drummer Tony Mason and guitarist Tim Bright.

“We’re so happy with the way they sound on the record,” explains Gladshot’s core duo. “Jesse came out of the Nublu world music scene and plays with Brazilian Girls. Tony never does the song the exact same way twice—which we love—and has played with Norah Jones and Leo Nocentelli of The Meters. Tim’s a self-proclaimed ‘sonic explorer and music ninja nerd’; one of the sounds he used on the record is from a trip to China where he went in search of the most out-there effect box he could find.” (See: the hologram-dodging hooks and robust, psych-steeped riffs of “Simulation”.)

All three of ‘em will join Gladshot on the road this fall, adding to the push-and-pull dynamics Mike and Debb perfected on their last EP, Maxwell’s Cool Demon. It’s something they’ve been working on ever since the two met at a songwriter collective that performed and critiqued one another’s songs. At the time, Mike and his propulsive guitar were on more of a roots-rock tip, and Debb pulled in pop influences and the serious jazz skills that earned her a National Endowment for the Arts nod and lessons with the legendary pianist Joanne Brackeen (a session player and live performer for such esteemed musicians as Ornette Coleman, Art Blakey, and Stan Getz).

Now Gladshot can be best described as bold garage band, striking a perfect balance between pop and psychedelic music. Not to mention reflecting such varied influences as the Rolling Stones, Neil Diamond, AC/DC, Crowded House, Marvin Gaye, and the road-tested records of Cherry Glazerr, Langhorne Slim, and Cymbals Eat Guitars.

“We each generate our own musical ideas,” the pair explains, “then we get together to decide what will be a song. Once it’s written, one of Debb's favorite things is coming up with keyboard parts—cool ones that meld into the song, the way Nicky Hopkins does on ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ or ‘She's a Rainbow’. They inspire her to keep it all lo-fi and simple.”

And catchy; my how it’s all oh-so-catchy….


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rosewater - Long Beach, California

Rosewater's newest release is called rosewater aka and it's being released on 4/25/18.
Check it out on their bandcamp, scroll down for link.

Rosewater is Blair Clark's new pop punk band out of Long Beach, California.
Here's the lineup... Blair Clark vocals, guitar, Leah Brooke vocals, guitar, Randy Maass drums.
Rosewater is a three piece garage band from Long Beach CA. Male and Female fronted band of two guitars and a drummer. Both guitarists sing. The music is frantic and fun, sweet punk, sour pop. Rosewater puts on a killer show, no yapping just rock and roll. 
Thanks for listening.


rosewater aka album art releases 4/25/18

Love Bomb album art 2/18

Bad City album art 11/17

Friday, March 23, 2018

Ty Segall and the Muggers

One of Ty Segall's musical projects, Emotional Mugger is truly underground rock music and needs to be heard and seen to be believed.
Check out their mind blowing and exciting performance on KEXP    https://youtu.be/GKmMf50IvHg
I have been a fan of Ty Segall since seeing him perform on the TV.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Nylon Otters - Buffalo, NY

Nylon Otters are a comfortably chapped indie band that would go great with your shoes.
Check their music out @ https://nylonotters.bandcamp.com/
Latest events @ http://facebook.com/nylonotters
Videos @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj8D_YBoRGU and

Friday, January 26, 2018

Harzfest 2018

55 Main with Kevin sitting in on guitar and Joe Tell filling on bass.

Original post below.

55 Main with their "official" HARZFEST T-shirts on...looks like everyone got the memo.

Flyer donated by Dan the Man.
Guitar book cover supplied by Dan and Mike.

Post is dedicated to Mike P., Levon and Randy.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CALICO the band - California

More photos will be added...
The California band CALICO played to a packed house and dazzled everyone at The Sportmen's Tavern on the 14th. Outside the weather was cold but inside the music was hot! CALICO played their unique style of Americana music with plenty of pizzazz and polish. Any fan of folk, country, blues,  and rock and roll music will absolutely love CALICO. Their high energy performance was fantastic.
Singer and songwriter Manda Mosher was nice enough to write out their setlist for me to post.
Thank you Manda!
Here is a sample of the songs that CALICO is currently performing on their Cold Cold Love tour promoting their new album Under Blue Skies.
Fine Line
Cold Cold Love
The 405
-Youtube video https://youtu.be/3pxWHNwfxDE
Roll Away the Stone
The Leaving Kind
California Dreamin'
Free Man
Under Blue Skies
Love Gets In The Way
Come To Me
Into The Unknown
Ladies of the Canyon
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Fly Me Away
Fools Gold
High Road
Dead Reckoning
Runaway Cowgirl
-Youtube video https://youtu.be/FKw8t-jM7UY
Break Your Heart
-Youtube video https://youtu.be/voi-aQlvP68
San Andreas Shake
Folsom Prison

CALICO 2017 Under Blue Skies CD art 

CALICO 2014 Rancho California CD art

CALICO the band is a California band in the deepest, most natural sense of the term. Specifically, the moniker is shorthand for California country—as if that weren’t vividly apparent from the first moments of Under Blue Skies, the group’s resonant, accomplished sophomore album, with its musical intricacy, lyrical eloquence and timeless immediacy. The thought-provoking, tightly harmonized songs of founder/leaders Manda Mosher and Kirsten Proffit exist in a continuum with the seminal form Gram Parsons famously dubbed Cosmic American Music.

Kirsten and Manda had finished the record to their satisfaction when they came up with the entirely fitting idea of covering the Mamas & the Papas classic “California Dreamin’.” Just before Christmas 2016, they headed to Scott’s PLYRZ Studio in Santa Clarita with their rhythm section of Ted Russell Kamp and drummer Matt Lucich, augmented by a crew of all-star players including Greg Leisz on pedal steel, Neal Casal on 12-string electric, Patrick Warren on keys and Kaitlin Wolfberg. The partners dueted on the lead vocals, and the entire band provided lush, spirited backing harmonies. The track’s inclusion turns out to be an inspired idea—the performance is ecstatic and suffused with communal spirit, and Scott captured it with characteristic verve and skillfulness.

"To be sure, this album is as flawless as they come. There is not a word, melody or harmony wasted. Each moment of the album holds its own gem with the shine that comes through from these carefully crafted songs. The musical skills that flows like a stream through the album helps bring the songs to a full realization of what they were brought into the world to be; glimpses of soul and spirit moving through an impermeant journey at a particular place and time." - Terry Paul Roland - NO DEPRESSION

“This album is absolutely possessing; the siren-esq. vocals of Proffit and Mosher blend beautifully with the twangy and steel guitars, while the drums truly pull the bass, mandolin and strings into an entrapping display of true Californian geniality.”—Guitar Girl Magazine

“The band’s name is short for California Country, and that’s appropriate, given that the Southern California milieu of Manda Mosher and Kirsten Proffit clearly informs their music…there’s a certain feel to the music—especially in the jangling guitars—that recalls The Eagles and Firefall.”—Downbeat Magazine

“(The duet) have created a firm uprooted American rock & roll album. Albeit all press referring to them as “Americana” is stagnating, as it tis’ for any rock band. To me, Americana means music that emanates from America. It’s their ethos of rock and roll (there’s nothing more Americana than rock and roll) is what makes “Under Blue Skies” a great album.”—Rock Bands of LA