Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Steel Keys & Brass "Vaudevillians" CD Art

Front & Back of the insert

Inside of the insert

Cool B&W Art under the CD.

Back insert. Thank You!! Steel Keys & Brass!
Check out the Steel Keys & Brass Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/07MWall.


CD Review coming soon...

Queens Of The Stone Age

New CD Cover for Queens Of The Stone Age "Censored".

Original Front Cover Artwork.

Notice, if you can, the cool song title right in the middle of this CD insert scan.

Original Back Cover from 1998.

New Back Cover from 2011. Notice the UFO in the upper right.

I believe this is The Queens Of The Stone Age's 1st release. I picked this up after not being able to find the Ozzy Tribute CD in a couple of diff stores. Q.O.T.S.A. is a band that derived from Kyuss, and the singer/guitarist recently recorded with Them Crooked Vultures. The kind of music on this CD can be called "stoner metal" or "alternative metal", at least that's what the music is being categorized as these days by the media. I first heard this CD being blasted on a t-shirt factory loud speaker system back in the 90's, a system that actually caught on fire while Def Leppard's Pyromania was being played, I'll never, ever forget that memory!

I want to thank Jason for turning me on to this great band way back then. Along with the CD cover being unforgetable the music is heavy, loud and aggressive...right up my alley.

Anyway, the original CD art was Censored and I've posted the original CD art along with the new CD art. Being a fan of Q.O.T.S.A. I couldn't resist posting this artwork, not only because it's cool and sexy but the music is cool, sexy and kick ass. Q.O.T.S.A. is alternative metal at it's very best.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Bravuras

The Bravuras Jerry's Blues CD Cover.

Jerry's Blues Track listing.

CD recorded @ Mark Records http://www.markcustom.com/

The Bravuras Live Schedule courtesy of The Town Pub.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Steel Keys & Brass

Steel Keys & Brass Vaudevillians CD Cover

Steel Keys & Brass
Rock – Jazz - Folk

Stealing bits and pieces from different areas of music such as bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop, and rock'n'roll, their songs have an uncompromising originality that resists any single classification. This ability to vary their style, along with a wide ranging repertoire of both originals and covers, gives Steel Keys & Brass not only diverse yet fluid live sets, but also gives the opportunity for them to perform in an array of different venues while still maintaining their unique sound - the natural and organic sound of four friends around a fire, passing a bottle and singing. songs.716.983.8947 (Corey Rost)
Vaudevillians (April 2011, SKB records)
Streaming Samples:
Venues played:
·1 The Bend (Buffalo, NY)
DBGB (Buffalo, NY)
Nietzsche’s (Buffalo, NY)
The Irishman (Amherst, NY)
800 Maple (Amherst, NY)
Sorentino’s (Amherst, NY)
Allen St Hardware (Buffalo, NY)
Music Is art Festival (Buffalo, NY)The Tralf (Buffalo, NY)
Nobody’s Art Center (Buffalo, NY)
Soundlab (Buffalo, NY)

Steel Keys & Brass
CJ Ahrens – Drums / Percussion
Nicholas Kryder – Guitars / Voice
Corey "Wombat" Rost – Bass / Mandolin
Mike Wallace – Sax / Keys / Voice
Thank You!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jim Crean

Jim Crean's latest kick ass CD release "Velvet Crush".
Jim recently won the 2011 Best Original Male Vocalist Award @ The Buffalo Music Awards, Congrats Jim!
"Velvet Crush" front cover CD art.

Jim in action!

Jim Crean Band Full Color Picture.
Jim Crean Band short bio...
For all the latest news about Jim Crean, The Jim Crean Band and Hair Nation Goto Jim Crean's Official Website: http://www.jimcrean.net/

When he's not writing, recording and playing his original music Hair Nation is the 80's Metal/Rock tribute band that Jim Rocks the Buffalo Club scene with...

Hair Nation short bio.
Hair Nation web page, complete with updated gig schedule: http://www.metalworks.synthasite.com/

Jim Crean is an excellent and talented hard rock/metal singer whom I've known since my high school days. His melodic vocal stylings have earned him and his bands several B.M.Awards & multiple nominations. Jim is a great singer who has toured the states, performs in several great bands and no matter what venue he performs in Jim always delivers the goods when performing live.
This blog post is dedicated to Jim and to all the great people he has worked with over his storied career.
You Rock Jim!

Here's some more great online links to find out more about Jim Crean...
Check out a classic high quality video of Jim Crean in action!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Joseph Mahfoud

Here's some info about Joe's newest CD Ditch Diggers: Ditch Diggers is a collection of blues standards that I have loved playing over years. They offer instrumental and vocal chops. For a while I considered calling the CD "Blues Virtuosos" but that is sort of an oxy-moron, plus it doesn't really fit the working class type of listener that attends my performances. I went with Ditch Diggers after talking to an ex-bouncer from one of the old blues clubs I used to play in my twenties. His Dad dug ditches for a living, it was honest hard work but he had pride in what he did and earned a respectable living. That said it all to me, blues is honest hard working music that's good for the soul. That sort of vulnerability is what the style is all about. I walked over to a table with my wife and friends and I started to tell them about my decision to title the CD "Ditch Diggers," at the exact moment that I said the name, the Buffalo Sabres scored the over time winner in game 5 against Philadelphia. (Yes America it's true, I'm a Sabres fan and hockey addict). That sealed the deal, the only thing missing was a Sabres Stanley Cup.