Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Comprised of Aaron Bernbach (Vocals, Rhythm Guitar), Rob Cunliffe (Vocals, Lead Guitar), Devin McNichol (Vocals, Bass) and Ian Lowe (Drums); they hail from all over the country, bringing a wide range of musical backgrounds with them to the table in this record. Relatively new to Los Agneles, They have worked hard to build a strong and dedicated fan base by performing at iconic as well as lesser know LA venues. The rest of their time is spent honing their own unique blend of Pop-Rock, tinged with hints of their biggest inspirations ranging from Guster, to early Maroon 5, and even the Foo Fighters. Their authentic, harmony heavy style is pulled right from classic bands like Queen, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and The Beatles; peppering their tracks with a uniqueness that sets them apart from their musical peers. With a wide variety of influences from all genres of music, Almost Classy has crafted a positive, energetic and upbeat EP that is sure to find a wide audience.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
STRANGE THERAPY is available at all Record Theater locations. Pick up your copy today!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
UPDATE 5/9/13: Newly published "Neapolitan Blues" CD review...Read and enjoy! http://voices.yahoo.com/neapolitan-blues-cd-review-12122231.html
Ceci Redmann Whitehurst: "One Day It Will Happen"
Check out Ceci's new video...http://youtu.be/Sw5Q50wdFck
CD Review is complete and submitted done, I will be linking up the published review on this blog and on my FB Fan pages...
Here's Ceci's bio, Thank You Ceci!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Hondo's Revenge is a special music project comprised of seasoned, working musicians who can all be seen playing in their "regular" club bands at least every other weekend on the Buffalo, NY music scene.
I won't mention the other bands the guys are involved in because "Hondo's Revenge" is a special project to showcase their original music.
All of the musicians and all of the musical performances on "Hondo's Revenge" are excellently executed and the music has a hard rock edge.
The title of this CD "Hondo's Revenge" is referring to one of Tim's beginner guitars, it's a Hondo Les Paul copy made by the Hondo guitar company.
Jody on Vocals and Joe on Bass complete the lineup.
Here's a little known fact, Tim Unger, Nick Notaro and I attended high school together and I've had the distinct pleasure to jam with Tim and Nick in a couple of bands in the past.
Look for a review soon, Kick Ass Tunes, Guys!
Check out Hondo's Revenge on FB: www.facebook.com/HondosRevenge
Special thanks to Nick! and Thank You for the Spider Venom Chicken Wing Sauce!!
I use it on all the things I usually put hot sauce on and I love it!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Scott Lucas & the Married Men
Available on Limited Edition 7” Vinyl
Tour With Sam Fogarino’s Empty Mansions Begins April 24th
Scott Lucas & the Married Men will release The Cruel Summer EP on June 25th. The five-song EP will be available on limited-edition 7” vinyl and digitally via The End Records. The EP is the follow up to the band’s sophomore album, Blood Half Moon, released last June.
The Married Men kick off a spring tour next week, opening for Empty Mansions, the new band led by Interpol’s Sam Fogarino and featuring Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk) and Brandon Curtis (Secret Machines). Dates begin 4/24 in Washington, DC and include two NYC shows on 4/26 and 4/27. A hometown show is set for 5/1 at the Empty Bottle in Chicago (full itinerary below).
The Cruel Summer EP was inspired by the Married Men’s experience playing the title track as part of the A.V. Club’s Undercover Summer Break series last summer. The band was asked to choose a classic summer song to cover and decided to reinterpret the sweet pop of Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” as melancholy metal. They played it live at Novelty Golf on Chicago’s northwest side. You can watch their original take on it here: http://www.avclub.com/articles/scott-lucas-the-married-men-cover-bananarama,83709/. The track was re-recorded this past winter at Million Yen Studios with producer Andy Gerber for the EP.
“When they asked us to choose a summer song - I was like, Bananarama. Absolutely. No question,” Lucas recounts. “Maybe it's because I love Elisabeth Shue. I don't know.”
“Cruel Summer” will be on side A of the 7” record. The new song “Never Better,” a master class in dynamics that sees Lucas wearing his heart on his sleeve again, will be the B-side. A cover of the story song “Coward of the County” (best known as a Kenny Rogers song) and stripped down, violin and acoustic guitar versions of two Married Men songs from Blood Half Moon round out the digital version of the EP: “Heavy Lidded (Acoustic) Love” and “There You Are (Again).” The entire five-song EP will be available at all the usual download and streaming sites. Fans who purchase the limited-edition 7” vinyl record will get a code to download all the songs, too.
“The covers are fun and all - but what we're really excited about is the new track,” Lucas says. “I wasn't prepared to like it this much.”
“The format is cool because it can be both an EP AND a seven inch single,” he explains. “So, the EP is like a supplement to Blood Half Moon, but the single can stand on it's own, apart from the record.”
For Scott Lucas' solo records, he plays with a collective of musicians -- the Married Men -- which sometimes numbers as many as seven and includes violin, organ and accordion. Reviewers have compared the band to American Music Club, Wilco, the Waterboys and Nick Cave. Lucas calls the group’s evolving sound "country-ish, alt-rock for people who like metal." Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune listed their current album, Blood Half Moon, in the top 10 indie releases of 2012. The band toured with Deer Tick last summer and has played shows with James Iha, Kelly Hogan, Tristen, the Airborne Toxic Event and others in the past year.
The Cruel Summer EP track listing:
“Heavy Lidded (Acoustic) Love”
“Coward of the County”
“There You Are (Again)”
Scott Lucas & the Married Men tour dates:
5/1 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle *
5/2 Grand Rapids, MI Founders Brewery, Co
5/3 Detroit, MI Garden Bowl *
5/4 Nashville, TN The End *
* dates with EmptyMansions
George Lassos the Moon (G&P) - February 2010
The Absolute Beginners EP (G&P) - October 2010
Who Listens to Radio Anymore?: Live Sessions (G&P) - October 2010
Blood Half Moon (the End Records) - June 2012