Saturday, June 27, 2015
2Rabbit Prey CD Review
2Rabbit play groovy garage rock with plenty of pyschedelic grace and conviction. The singer on the first song, Lines From Jim, reminded me of Gord Downie from The Tragically Hip at times, I dig the distorted bass sound and the lead guitar accompaniment. Irresponsibility Rag sounds like early 80's punk rock/new wave to me, the singer manages to channel Devo/Talking Heads on this jam. The next song, Bust A Tooth definitely has a cool psychedelic groove, the upfront bass sound on this track is great and the vocal effects complete the surrealistic sound. Grass is Grass has an ethereal sound. The feel is slow and intoxicating leaving plenty of open spaces for an atmospheric, digitally delayed guitar solo. Mon Ocle sounds like a mash up of Nirvana and Black Sabbath served up with a psychedelic twist. Mad Bad Stupid has plenty of punk rock attitude and rock guitar flavor all rolled into one. Terrify Tissue is driven by a solid bass line and Shantastic reminded of Led Zeppelin's "In The Light" upon the first listen. Get It, Peggy! is a bastardized, punk rock version of Peggy Sue with a lot less twang. Beauties has a laid back, sinister Velvet Underground sound. A Deal Is Struck closes out Prey is rockin' style.
2Rabbit performance schedule
July 17: Pleasant Valley Tavern, Lockport NY
July 25: Evening Star Concert Hall, Niagara Falls NY
Friday, June 19, 2015
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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Gary Ranney is a indie hip hop artist out of Buffalo NY. Common Purpose is the brainchild of Gary Ranney and he has recently released an advance single from his new EP entitled, Certainty And Doubt. The Generation (Wh)Y CD will be released this summer on Deepthinka records.
Here's a Youtube promo video link:
Common Purpose Twitter link:
Common Purpose bandcamp link:
Production by: DJ Bake$ale and Blueprint
Bakesale twitter link: https://twitter.com/_bakesale
Blueprint twitter link https://twitter.com/printmatic
Blueprint website http://printmatic.net/
more links to come, to be continued...
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Anybody who missed the 10/11/14 show missed a good one! Lots of people, lots of chunk debris and tons of fun! Don't miss the next Chunkathon on 3/14/15!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
AWOLNATION HIT THE CHARTS WITH RUN
BAND NOTCHES HIGHEST EVER DEBUT CHART POSITIONS
LANDING ATOP THE BILLBOARD 200 AT #17,
INDEPENDENT ALBUMS #2, ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS #3,
TOP ROCK ALBUMS #4, DIGITAL ALBUMS #6
TOP ALBUM SALES #9 AND CURRENT ALBUMS #9
NEW SHOWS ADDED TO THE RUN TOUR 2015LIVE PERFORMANCE ON CONAN SLATED FOR APRIL 7th
Currently on tour in Europe playing to sold out crowds, the band returns to the U.S. for a televised live performance on Conan (TBS 11:00pm/10:00pm central) Tuesday, April 7th, followed by a round of select festival dates this spring. Continuing to climb the charts, the debut single "Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)" has exploded into the Top 5 at alternative radio where it currently sits at #3.
Following a whirlwind two-year world tour in support of Megalithic Symphony, AWOLNATION withdrew into the depths of the California coastline to construct the sophomore effort. A culmination of the years following the release of the debut album, the 14-track Run, was written, performed and produced entirely by musical architect Aaron Bruno. The end result is a finely tuned musical masterwork that is at times, and all at once, sprawling, atmospheric, exuberant, earnest and refined with moments of a signature aggressive unease. CraveOnline stated, "these sounds are designed to stick in your head, and they succeed in their purpose, gorgeously," with Alternative Press calling Run "the first AWOLNATION album of the rest of your life."
Released in 2011, the band's gold-certified debut album Megalithic Symphony was an alternative music revelation that became an astonishing success resonating with fans around the world. The album holds a number of long-running Billboard chart positions including 146 weeks on the Independent Albums chart, 111 weeks on the Billboard Top200, 105 weeks on the Top Rock Albums chart and has topped the Heatseekers Albums chart several times over. Their hit single "Sail," a redefining global anthem, is certified 6X Platinumin the U.S., and is the second longest charting song in the Billboard Hot 100's 55-year history amassing hundreds of millions of video views and streaming plays online while charting around the world. Following the success of "Sail," the band would go on to have two more Top 10 charting alternative singles, "Not Your Fault" and "Kill Your Heroes," having sold over a million downloads combined. Since the release of their debut, AWOLNATION has performed countless shows to millions of fans across the globe.
AWOLNATION TOUR CONFIRMED DATES:
DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
March 30 Le Divan Du Monde Paris, France
March 31 Melkweg Netherlands, Amsterdam
April 1 Electric Ballroom London, UK
April 18 Buzzfest Woodlands, TX
April 24 KMYZ Radio Show @ Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
April 25 Edgefest @ Toyota Stadium Frisco, TX
May 1 Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN
May 3 Sunfest West Palm Beach, FL
May 8 Big Guava Music Festival Tampa, FL
May 10 WRFF Annual Birthday Philadelphia, PA
May 25 WXXJ 5th Annual Rock on the River Jacksonville, FL * new show
May 28 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
May 29 Roseland Portland, OR
May 30 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
May 31 BottleRock Music Festival Napa Valley, CA
June 2 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
June 3 House of Blues San Diego, CA
June 5 The Aztec Theater San Antonio, TX
June 6 The Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
June 9 Iron City Birmingham, AL
June 10 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
June 12 House of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC
June 13 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
June 14 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Manchester, TN
June 16 The National Richmond, VA
June 18 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD
June 19 Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE
June 22 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
June 23 Metropolis Montreal, QUE
June 25 House of Blues Boston, MA
June 26 Irving Plaza New York, NY * new show
June 27 Irving Plaza New York, NY
June 28 Town Ballroom SOLD OUT Buffalo, NY
June 30 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
July 1 Bogart's Cincinnati, OH
July 2 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI
July 3 Summerfest Milwaukee, WI * new show
July 5 The Garrick Centre Winnipeg, MB
July 7 Union Hall Edmonton, AB
July 8 Flames Central Calgary, AB
July 19 Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN
July 21 Cabooze Outdoor Plaza Minneapolis, MN
July 23 House of Blues Chicago, IL
July 24 House of Blues Chicago, IL * new show
July 25 KRBZ's Annual Radio Show Beach Kansas City, KS
July 26 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
July 28 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
July 30 Knitting Factory Reno, NV
August 1 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA
September 6 Fashion Meets Music Festival Columbus, OH * new show
September 19 Kaaboo Music Festival San Diego, CA
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Whiskey Reverb Soul Vibration Tour dates 2015
Whiskey Reverb's latest and greatest musical release is Nathan Bates Rejects The Illuminati.
I am reviewing this CD to support Whiskey Reverb, one of the best original bands from the current Buffalo, NY music scene.
First I must comment on the title of the CD, Nathan Bates Rejects The Illuminati, the title made me think "Who is this Nathan Bates guy and why did he reject the Illuminati?" so I googled Nathan Bates and there really is no world famous Nathan Bates to speak off. Maybe it's an offhand reference to Norman Bates? The title made me think how did Whiskey Reverb come up with this title and why did they use the title? The title piqued my interest and made me want to hear the music to find out what Whiskey Reverb is all about. I'm sure there is a great story behind the cool, hip CD title.
Onto the music, the CD starts off with a very cool prelude called Shake The Cage. The piano sounds, provided by Wade Benford, are very melancholy and the backwards guitar fades in right at the perfect moment.
Something Good is a strong and positive song that starts off with the droning sound of an A note. The songs' sound is reminiscent of a great Coldplay or Oasis song with some Whiskey Reverb juice thrown into the mix. Jim Candytree sounds great and he takes this one out with a awesome vocal outro.
Thank U sounds like a soundtrack for a party, with a intro by A2J and a sweet chorus sang by Megan Brown. Thank U is a uplifting song you should play when you want to have a good time, better yet cue this song up when you are havin' a party to lift it up that much higher.
Dreamsong is exactly as the title suggests, an ethereal, soft flowing song that features Megan Brown on lead vocals. Dreamsong has the sound and feel of a song that can easily carry you away into a different state of mind if you let it. A dreamy song featuring a beautiful voice.
Nathan Bates Rejects The Illuminati is proving to be a diverse soundscape full of different musical genres and talented singers mixed into one cohesive unit, the band has proven to bunch of highly talented individuals halfway through the CD.
Between The Veil is up next, this song is carried by a uptempo acoustic guitar groove and a great lead vocal by Jim Candytree. Mike Cassidy adds some color to the groove, strumming an electric guitar into the mix. This is a strong, uptempo rocker. The rhythm section of Scotty Harrington and Tony Bales lay down a solid groove with Tony Bales throwing in some quick bass lines to help push the song along.
The Way We Live sounds like it has the potential to be a great rap song. The rhythm section sounds as if they're holding back but the groove is still tight. I can hear a stronger rhythm track that could make The Way We Live an awesome rap song with A2J grabbing the spotlight with his words. The tempo twists around as the song morphs into a unique mix of original samples and a erotic gasp brings a lead guitar solo in. The Way We Live is a unique song, it takes a few listens to "get" the groove. Great performances by A2J, Megan and Mike are highlighted on this experimental track.
Letters is a straight forward, acoustic rock song driven by the vocals of Jim Candytree and the keyboards of Wade Benford. After a tasty guitar solo by Mike Cassidy a double vocal by Jim and Megan takes this song out.
The final song, Keep It Movin' (EDM Remix) is sure to get you dancin'. This song would sound just awesome in a crowded dance club on a Saturday night dance marathon.
Congratulations Whiskey Reverb!
"Now that the cat is out of the bag, we (Whiskey Reverb) are proud to announce that we have officially signed on our first distribution contract with Projekt/Warner Bros. and a publishing deal with Seireenien/BMI. We are so excited for the opportunity to spread our music to a worldwide audience and feed that SoulFire. "
Buffalo Music Award winners and Tudor Lounge favorites, Whiskey Reverb are climbing the rock 'n roll ladder to success.
Whiskey Reverb can best described as "Psychedelic, sexy, funk rock from heaven" and they come highly recommended by JoTell.
With their recent Facebook announcement (goto https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whiskey-Reverb/262004595188) it's a fact that Whiskey Reverb have parlayed their back-to-back Hard Rock Buffalo Rising winnings (2012 & 2013) to even more juicy success...
W.R. combine a myriad of great musical influences, excellent musicianship and awesome stage presence into a complete rockin' party everytime they grace a stage. Good looks W.R.!
Now, just for you, here's Whiskey Reverb's "World's Greatest Hits"
FutureSight from 2012
Serendipity from 2012.
The Tyranny of The Mainstream SoulFire Volume I from 2011.
and Proverbs Bi-Polar & The Body Electric from 2010.
W.R. says "Thank You" for your support!
Special thanks goes out to Jim and Whiskey Reverb.