Nialand Live in New York with Leesta Vall Sound Recordings

On January 31st, Chicago's Nialand comes to Office Sessions for what promises to be a very special session.

We'll cut a 7" lathe cut vinyl record containing a super-exclusive live performance of a song (chosen by Nialand at the session) specifically for each person that orders between now and the session date. Every record is cut live in realtime, so every record is 100% one-of-a-kind.

To make it more special, Nialand will even give you a shoutout before she goes into your song!

And, we'll be live streaming the session HERE on 1/31 at 2:30pm (ET), so tune in and watch Nialand cut your record!

Quantities are very limited, so don't sleep on this one.

Our limited edition lathe cut record releases are made on a modified antique record cutting lathe from the 1950's. Each record is handmade, one at a time, in real time, by a real person. Visit www.nialand.com to register. Hurry, registration closes on 1/30/18 at 11:59pm EST

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Published in Band News USA Section
Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

It’s just another way to be heard

One of the best bands that separated from the massive attendance in the third campaign of The Old School Project is A Second Life. As they say, we're taking a ride, going a journey, living an adventure. Hop on and enjoy it with us!

This can be understood with certainty by the social media of the band and its members personally, not only for the continuous updates on the band's progress but also for the participation in small but also big events.

An initiative that confirms the band's intention to be heard and to help other bands to be heard is the list they have created at Spotify where artists can add their music and thus have a supportive and musical brainstorming.

Chris's motto in our communication was "It's just another way to be heard."

So bands and artists do not hesitate to contact Chris to add your tracks.

The goal is 10,000 followers.


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In the middle of May will be hosted by the Montauk Music Festival 2018 where A Second Life will be on stage for 4 days !!!

About a month away we play for 4 Days Out-in Montauk. We can not wait !!!! as Chris has recently informed us.

About Montauk Music Festival 2018

The Ninth Annual Montauk Music Festival is to be held on May 17 - 20, 2018, and will feature over 100 bands and singer/song writers to perform over 400 shows. These shows will take place at over 40 different Montauk restaurants and venues, as well as free open air concerts at the Gazebo on the Green. It will feature original music of all types, including rock, pop, Americana, alternative, reggae, blues, jazz, flamenco and country.

The Montauk Music Festival is a volunteer-run, grassroots live music event designed to celebrate, support, and promote the thriving Montauk music scene while showcasing and stimulating the burgeoning artistic, commercial and pedestrian activity in Montauk. The festival would not be possible without the generous support by businesses and individuals who, like the festival organizers, are dedicated to nurturing this vital component of the area's culture. Past performers include: Urban Sun, One Love, The Folkadelics, Love In Stockholm, Split Tongue Crow, Jonathan Fritz, Zap & The Naturals, Chris Merritt, Otis, Eleanor Dubinsky, Oogee Wawa, Kaydi Johnson, Swamp Cabbage and many more.

Montauk + Music + Friends + Family = The Perfect Weekend

 

 

In the near future, 12 May at 22:00, A Second Life will appear at The Bitter End for a night that promises to last until the morning.

Tickets $15.

Come rock all night and After party till the Am !

Stay Close Support and Enjoy!

The Old School Project - Representing A Generation -

Rock is always on a constant to find a band to make us stand up and listen - Please step forward Blue Helix! They are a melodic/grunge rock band from Washington State, USA and Sao Paulo, Brazil formed in 2008 by the talented vocalist Sami Chohfi. The other band members are Arman Birang (Guitar), Marco Bicca ( Drums) and Brandon Wolf Gebhardt ( Bass).

The band’s sound replicates all the mechanisms of 90’s rock with it’s powerful choruses, distorted riffs and relatable lyrical content. Blue Helix recently released a follow up to the successful A Tale Of Two Halves with latest EP Anti-social Butterfly, Available via itunes, Spotify, Soundcloud etc .

The album begins with the self-titled track with an anti- bullying message as powerful as the vocal lines that strike like a venomous snake. Chohfi’s sneers reverberate around a driving rythm that bounces with each tenacious drumbeat. The foot stomping riff has all the hallmarks to break the mainstream rock charts.

https://soundcloud.com/bluehelix-music/01-anti-social-butterfly?in=bluehelix-music/sets/anti-social-butterfly

Enemy delves into the band’s more melodic arsenal with another evocative message. This track about self- loathing is replete with power chords that bridge a catchy pop hook. Lyrics about social anxieties and battling demons work a treat for the band because it is accessible to listeners who relate through an emotive narrative that is told through a versatile vocal range .

https://soundcloud.com/bluehelix-music/02-enemy?in=bluehelix-music/sets/anti-social-butterfly

Despair is a short and effective interlude that clock in with over a minute. A dark and haunting track with atmospheric electronics that feels like a man alone revealing his inner struggles to a public audience.

https://soundcloud.com/bluehelix-music/03-despair?in=bluehelix-music/sets/anti-social-butterfly

This Tragedy  Despair is a beautiful and melancholic look at global affairs that sees the band’s sound evolving not only through the aforementioned impressive vocal ranges, but through lead guitarist Birang’s ability to construct harmonic riffs that builds to an intense solo that feels like the music is soaring higher and higher. This Tragedy Despair goes into this tragedy as an intro. The song was written about a horrible flight I was on that hit horrible air and many of us on the plane thought we were going to crash. The 0xygen masks fell down and people were screaming. I wrote those two songs referring to all the thoughts going through my head in that time of crisis.

https://soundcloud.com/bluehelix-music/04-this-tragedy?in=bluehelix-music/sets/anti-social-butterfly

Runaways is another hard rock track that delivers heavily distorted guitars and bone shattering breakdowns . The musicianship impresses with transitions from low tuned power chords and melodic verses that builds a monstrous chorus that shares are not too similar to SOAD vocalist Serj Tankian. The rhythm section of bassist Wolf and Drummer Bicca intensity creates a more refined sound to the band’s depth.

https://soundcloud.com/bluehelix-music/05-runaways?in=bluehelix-music/sets/anti-social-butterfly

The EP closes with the commercially viable Anodyne  which is a love song for music. A pop fused journey that venture into radio territory with its multi layered keyboards and guitar hooks wraps up an enjoyable outing for the group. The polished production and musical craft proves Blue Helix have the ingredients to succeed.

Sami Chohfi wrote and recorded all the songs. Anodyne lead Guitar was written by Arman Birang. This Tragedy was written by Sami Chohfi.


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You can access Blue Helix via several social accounts;

https://www.bluehelixmusic.com/ is professionally designed for fans to get insight into each member’s bio, Album’s lyrics, latest news, tours and videos.

https://www.facebook.com/BlueHelixMusic/ features band photos, event updates, a community section for fans , posts.

https://twitter.com/bluehelixmusic features latest tweets on concerts, news, videos, media.

https://www.instagram.com/bluehelixmusic/ a collection of colourful and intimate images of the band in concert.

 

Published in Europe Section
Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

A Second Life - Review And Interview

A Second Life is an Alternative Rock band from New York, who were formed over a bond of friendships and love of the NY music scene. The overall sound of the band is described as U2 meets Kings Of Leon dipped in 30 seconds to Mars. Their goal is to create thought provoking music that evokes emotions. The current line up consists of Chris Damphouse ( Vocals) Dan DelVecchio (guitars and vocals), Max Ross (guitar, piano, vocals), Justin Scheidling (drums), Dan O’Dowd (bass), and Rob Mino (guitar). The band will be supporting the release of their debut EP Civil Life with a tour across the U.S , as well as several festival appearances during the Summer 2018.

I shall give the reader a quick review of the new five- track Civil Life which will give listeners a good opportunity to hear the band’s melodic and evocative music close up.

Just Whisper is a lovely opener packed full of melodious charm. Damphouse’s vocals blend against a backdrop of harmonious power chords and backing vocals when the chorus kicks in. This track works well as a breakout hit for radio airplay.

You’re Missing From Me is a more upbeat track that opens with an atmospheric buzz of electric guitar . It is a track that is full of hooks and subtle transitions into melodic guitar lines and bright bridges that supplement the vocal qualities that sing about been apart. This is easily the standout track for me because of the huge singalong chorus and guitar techniques with the pedal that are added to give it some definition.

Civil War is an anthemic acoustic track about finding a resolution to conflict. This track illustrates the band’s influences of U2 and 30 seconds to mars within it. The small melodic patterns and intimate vocals are sung against a backbeat of rhythmic drumming and acoustic guitar. The track slowly builds towards the chorus at the end with heartfelt singing. I feel this is another good track that would appeal to a teenage audience and fans of the aforementioned bands.

Beautiful Distraction is another acoustic track that is reflective in the title (beautiful)! The lyrics are poetic and strike strong imagery against the backdrop of expressive pop rock. The band have the ability to know how to write tracks with swirling melodies and beats. The addition of backing vocals gives the songs an extra edge, along with the harmonious guitar lines with an effects pedal is like the music equivalent of painting on a canvas.

You ends with a change in direction. It is an edgy and up-tempo track that has these toes tapping! The track begins with a thick , funky bass line that explodes with a continuous crunchy riff and catchy chorus and distorted vocals that has all the ingredients to be a smash hit. You can’t help dance to

A Second Life will next be performing at The Bitter End in New York, NY on May 12th before an appearance at Montauk Music Festival on May 17th in Montauk, NY

 

You can find more information on the band via their social media accounts:

https://www.facebook.com/ASecondLifeNY/

https://www.instagram.com/asecondlifemusic/

https://twitter.com/asecondlifeNY

 

A Second Life Interview

 

Good morning, Could you tell us how you met The Old School Project?

We found you on Indie music bus. Nick is amazing the way he supports us bands!

Could you tell me about how the band formed and what lead you to start a band?

I had taken a year off and really missed the music. I decided to learn Guitar and found a great Teacher (Dan Delvecchio). We had so many of the same ideas I realized it was time to make music again!!!

Who would you say the biggest influences on your musical career so far?

It is a hard question. I’d say my Dad and Brother Max. Also, the music that inspires me comes from everywhere. But I’d say U2 , 30 seconds to Mars, Kings of Leon to name a few!!!

You say you write music to evoke emotions, how do you feel you can achieve this in your writing?

It comes from my heart , it’s a fire I feel. Each song has a meaning to me. Every moment in my life I can remember music to accompany it!

What are the reasons behind the name A Second Life?

It’s simple really . It means a second shot at this whole music thing!!

What are your goals moving forward in the industry?

To be heard, to share my music with as many ears that will listen. I don't do this for fame or fortune . I do it because I simply love music.

You have a huge following on platforms like Spotify, How important do you think stations like them and TOSP are for unsigned acts trying to get noticed?

They are insanely important!!!! Back only a few years ago indie artists would have to have a record deal to be heard . Now we can do all of it ourselves. In the end it's just like running a company you need hard work and consistency !

You recently released your Debut EP called Civil Life . What is the idea behind the title, and what was the recording process like during the making of it?

The Idea is it's all about living a life to be proud of, a life my kids would be proud of. We record with Rob Freeman at Audio Pilot studios in NJ. He’s simply awesome he doesn't let us ever settle for …ehhhh! When we suck he tells us ! if you can't take constructive criticism you should not make music.

You will be performing at the four day event Montauk Music Festival beginning on May 17th, how excited are you to be performing there?

We can't wait!!!! it's a beautiful location with people who want to hear new music!!!

What will are fans likely to expect from your appearance?

A real genuine band that brings it every time they play. We are here for them , we want them to feel what we feel!

Is there any dream venue, or festival, you’d like to perform at?

Its right on Long Island , I want to play a Northwell Theater, Jones Beach. Its right on the water. I’ve seen most of my favorites play there. To stand under the stars and share my music with a crowded hometown Theater would be priceless . I’d play for free !!!

And Finally, what is next for A Second life?

To keep pushing, to keep putting our lives to music, to enjoy the process, to enjoy the ride!!!

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Who likes the purple color?

Guess what!! We love it!

Mini Competition for Best Picture of the Night at Jazzbones2803 6th Ave.

In order to create the album of the evening, we would like the attendees to take part.

So what do you have to do?

Equip with your best mood, wear a glowing smile, charge your cell phone or camera, and shoot as many pictures as you can during the show.

Send the one you like best at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name under or post it at our facebook page ( The Old School Project ) during the show tagging @theoldschoolproject and @Limberlost Music ….

A vote will follow for the best photo and the winner will get a unique handmade backpack by Handy Ingenious Tools series worth 70,00 euros.

NOTE*

You do not have to be a professional photographer or take the best shot of the galaxy. We applaud the effort and willingness to participate.

All photos will be publishes at the review of the night on www.theoldschoolproject.com

This is how The Old School Project do things..Stay Close … More To Come

Friday January 19

Limberlost Music
Dedset
See By Sound

Doors at 7, Music at 8
$6adv/$10dos/21+

Jazzbones
2803 6th Ave
Tacoma WA 98406

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Published in Band News USA Section
Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Quick Review Slow Motion Suicide

Slow Motion Suicide are an Alternative four- piece from Zagreb, Croatia formed by Lead singer Nicky Ingram with Mark Leossa ( Guitar) Anna Smith ( Bass) and Iggy Krutz ( drums) completing the line-up. The band name derives from an oxymoron of the things we find beautiful and ugly slowly killing us

The band recently released their self- titled Debut LP , which is a 45 min 10 track wall of voluminous pop songs and heartfelt lyrics that will do more than provoke your thoughts. The band describe themselves as a“ collective of human beings crafting melodies for maladies in the 21st century”.

This is something that does not disappoint on a release this writer found himself listening to again on repeat! Each track boasts no- filler, but instead are finely honed pieces of craftsmanship that strike an understanding with the listener.

Revolution is one of those beautiful emotive tracks that reminds me of the early noughties rock acts like Blink 182 and Alkaline Trio. It begins with a spoken monologue of an elder bemoaning the state of anarchy amongst youths before the bass drums kick in before the harmonious reverbs of power chords enter the fray when bright chords strike at the bridge that gives way to crisp vocal qualities that are steeped in raw emotion, which reflect a downtrodden youth rallying for change.

The album takes a change in musical direction with Cellar Door showing some elements of Folk/Alternative rock stylings and Castaway playing the style of melodic teenage angst that was popular amongst the Emo scene.

The next highlight is Goliath, which is easily the standout track on the album. It starts with a groovy riff that instantly hooks you in with its gritty sound before Ingram’s vocals pull you in further with silky lines that retain from expressing any real malice. The song builds to a catchy chorus that will have the crowds swaying before the final breakdown leads to a mesmerising solo full of depth and meaning.

The album continues to find its way with tracks like Make Believe, which is another powerful track with backing female vocals and November is another anthem track stacked with fuzzy guitars and defiance. This could easily be a breakthrough hit with radio stations across the pond.

Animal is the penultimate track with deep lyrical subject and pop hooks is a good choice to wrap up affairs. The song starts with the echoes of guitar pedal effects that reflect the dark undertones. This builds to delicious hooks and a chorus that would easily be a hit amongst many a new audience that likes crisp rock tracks with salacious guitar lines and emotional music.

You can follow Slow Motion Suicide via their website and several other social media accounts.

Published in Europe Section
Humans, Slingers, Bands and Artsist The Cubes on stage!
The Cubes will perform on stage on the 30th of April (Monday) at Casa Bar Liverpool.
The band will stimulate the mood of visitors and give at the event the character that suits it.
Mindset on Music Charity Gig with the cubes and other bands like Equinox and Visions of Albion. 
Hope to see you there!
 
It's only 4 Pounds OTD and 3 Pounds for a ticket. 
30 April at 18:3023:30 UTC+01
Casa Bar Liverpool
 

About the Band

The cubes is a band covering different projects of Jacob Solarek who writes and performs his own music. The cubes were founded in 2012 through instrumental jamming with couple of friends. Later on, after a few life changing circumstances, the cubes made a few appearances in Poland. Those appearances were a result of meeting the frontman with a rhythm section (which at the time made up Mateusz Michalczak on bass guitar and Michał Śmierzchała on drums).
Unfortunately the band could only function on rare occasions while all the members got back home for Christmas break. Moreover, Jacob was living in the UK.
Therefore their next appearance took place several months later, during the “Experyment Festival” 2014 in Zbąszyń (Poland). This festival’s performance featured Nine Lives Thomas – Liverpool’s harmonica player. After couple of other performances, the band was facing another upcoming change. In 2015/16 bass guitarist Simon Smith joined who gave renewed life to the songs. Drum sticks and stool was given to Anthony Longworth. The band started gigging in Liverpool in places such as The Cavern Pub, Zanzibar, Lantern Theatre and the Soft Scoop event held in The City of Liverpool College. The cubes also appeared at Liverpool Sound City Festival 2016. Soon afterwards Julia Manley has joined the band to play the piano. This lineup then suspended its activity.
Jacob formed another version of the cubes, this time prioritizing making a record first. Therefore the band with Chris Jones on bass and Danny Kirkham on drums, started rehearsing.
After months of preparations, the cubes entered Crosstown Studio in Liverpool to make a debut EP. The EP is entitled “Fall Out” and it's released online as well as physical album.
Meanwhile, the cubes is working on their first LP.

We hope to see you at the gigs!

About the Venue

The CASA BAR and VENUE, 29 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ

The Casa is located in the heart of the University / Theatre district of the City in Hope Street between the World famous Anglican and Roman Catholic Cathedrals and attracts a wide and varied clientele. We serve a full range of Continental beers that will appeal to all.

Our late bar allows you to enjoy a doubles bar. If Daytime drinking is more your thing you can enjoy our Happy Hour every day until 6pm.

Check what’s on each week, we will be updating this page with our promotional offers and forthcoming events. Smoking is only allowed in the designated outside area.

We are a Charitable Trust Organisation and welcome charitable fundraisers to use our venue. We can also help by advertising your events in the Casa bar.

 

 

 


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Monday, 02 April 2018 00:00

Vote Challenge: The Winners!

Αnother vote came to the end boys and girls ...

The winners are:

First Place

Alone Together: 346 Votes

Full Band Bio and Air Play Coming Soon

 


Since you've come so far ...

.... we would like to inform you about The Old School Project's operation. Over time, the number of people interested in The Old School Project has steadily increased. Unlike other websites and online media, the core of The Old School Project is not the well-known journalists and radio producers, but the young people in the field of journalism who nevertheless worthy of their place. Therefore, the resources for running The Old School Project, which requires time, money and hard work, come only from its physical place, the coffeehouse.

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Second Place

QOK Music: 331 Votes

Full Band Bio and Air Play Coming Soon

We sincerely thank those who took part in the campaign but also in the Vote Challenge supporting these young artists and trusting The Old School Project.

Stay Close Support and Enjoy!

The Old School Project – Representing A Generation -

 

Mark Stone and The Dirty Country Band- For Stories EP Review

 

Mark Stone & the Dirty Country Band , from Minnesota, formed in 2012 as a solo project for Mark Stone himself. Since then, Stone (Guitar/Vocals) has acquired the musical talents of Todd Jameson (Bass), Johnny Strutt (Drums) to form The Dirty Country Band.

They are influenced by Southern Rock and Country, which is prevalent in the song structures and writing. However on their latest release “ For Stories” takes a different direction. The main focus is on good ol’ country rock with hard rock riffs and powerful beats. This EP sees the group coming into their own as a close knit outfit that is evident on here. The chemistry between the music is apparent from the beginning that these are men love their craft!

On first track Until Someone Remember my name is a nice country song that is relatable to a contingency of folk who want to pack in their jobs to play music. The overall structure of the track is a feelgood one steeped with elements of heavy guitar lines that are reminiscent of 70’s southern rock. And a strong, swinging rhythm that supplements Stone’s reflective lyrics.

When love goes to war is an acoustic track that is suitable for a long drive home along the highway. Stone shows his versatility with the guitar and on vocals that express raw emotion that will touch any heartstring in this song about falling out with a loved one. It is these samples of the ability to produce natural forms of motions through music that makes Stone a good songwriter.

The things that impress me the most about Mark Stone and The Dirty Country Band is the musical textures that plays off each other . Strutt’s drumming remains consistent throughout, acting like a metronome that dictates the rhythm. Furthermore, The intelligent lyrics that retain strong storytelling throughout.

Faster than they fall is a combination of Dirty Country ( Excuse the pun!) and Boogie Rock. The riff is a loud and simple juggernaut of a tune that will keep your feet swaying. The strong beats reflect Skynyrd in there pomp with driving rhythm section is like a train pounding the tracks at high speed. This is my favourite standout track that could easily be a breakthrough in the commercial rock charts with fans of 70s and 80’s southern rock .

 

And finally, before you are gone is a country/gospel track that is a nod to religious faith that introduces an organ section that adds depth to the melody vocal lines that make this a beautiful end to an accomplished outing for the dirty country band.

The eP is now available for pre- oreder on Itunes.https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/for-stories-ep/1343653581

You can catch the band on April 5th with the 2 dudes w/ acoustic guitars @ Neumann’s bar in St Paul, Minn

You can also gain further access to the band’s catalogue, tours, news and merchandise via

http://www.markstonemn.com

https://www.facebook.com/markstonemn

https://twitter.com/mst0ne

https://www.youtube.com/c/MarkStoneandtheDirtyCountryBand

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