Monday, 02 April 2018 00:00

Vote Challenge: The Winners!

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

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First Place

Alone Together: 346 Votes

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Second Place

QOK Music: 331 Votes

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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

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

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Up-and-coming Jam-Funk act from Washington DC, Surprise Attack, have recently reached out and we are happy to reveal and announce our Full EP Review, Interview and Artist Spotlight here atwww.jambandpurist.com 
 
Surprise Attacks most recent EP release entitled, 'Water' is an elemental achievement and coincides with their previous releases, 'Earth' and 'Fire.' This album concept is highly original and represents the level of awareness this band has as a collective. Dubbing themselves, "Mountain Funk," their influences range from improvisational, Appalachian-Folk and Funk music, which coagulates to form Surprise Attack.
 
'Water' begins with “M.D.M.A.” a song that highlights this bands lyrical qualities, and even includes a barbershop quartet style vocal harmony and a great Jam melody. This song expresses creative and unique songwriting structures and transitions. As an opening track, this song is well selected and while most of us think of ecstasy or some other illicit experience, after reflecting, this song has nothing to do with that at all. It's something far beyond the acronym.  
 
Recording 'Water' in their home studio, Surprise Attack, uses what they have to produce a listenable album with a solid sound. While, I would love to hear what these guys could do in a professional studio, 'Water' is a great platform to release musical ideas, expand their repertoire and work on their band style. Danny Durazo, Ian Frye, Jay Rowe, Jeremy Begun and Tom Casey all have a unique blend of musical styles and collaborate as a cohesive unit.
 
"J.N.S." opens up with a strong Latin rhythm structure and great guitar licks. The vocal melody itself can be heard prevalently and the disco sound is undeniably danceable. This one could be jammed out live and with the right amount of improvisation, this song could be taken to the next level. The feeling that "J.N.S." brings forth is something greater than I think is on this recording and while this recording doesn’t capture all the intricate qualities, it does show the creative talents of this band.
 
"Down And Out" takes this band on a different route down I-495 using the easy pass to get out of traffic. This song is much more the "mountain" side of their sound and has a country-folk feel. The initial reaction is calm, collective and juxtaposes with the story itself of being down and out without cash in the city. This song is very relatable and at times funny and could be commercially viable if the band decided to use it in that capacity.
 
"Train Of Thought" is by far my favorite track from this album and comes with a high recommendation. This songs structure itself is very Zappa-esque and takes the progressive development of improvisation jam music to the forefront of this album. "Train Of Thought" caught my attention initially for its transitions, reminiscent of moe. Phish and Zappa all combined but still original. Surprise Attack should work towards making all their songs this quality and level of conceptuality.
 
Altogether and combined with its counterparts, 'Fire' and 'Earth,' 'Water' EP stands out as a great beginning for any up-and-coming band to promote themselves off of. D.C.’s budding music scene is expanding and many great jam acts are growing within this community. I look for Surprise Attack to attack the scene with the same intensity that they have brought to 'Water.' Check out the EP here:https://surpriseattackdc.bandcamp.com/album/water-ep and follow Surprise Attack on all social media platforms for more. Is ‘Wind’ on the way?
 
 
 
Interview with Surprise Attack
 
(JBP) What made you form Surprise Attack and start playing music together? 
 
Surprise Attack is actually the band that we formed back in high school. We were together for about a year before moving to different towns, going to college, and more or less, going on a permanent hiatus. We’ve all been close friends for quite some time now and as our musical taste expanded, we were going to shows together, and collectively starting analyzing the music we were listening to on a much deeper level than ever before. After we graduated, we started organizing “jams in the cabin” where we’d rent out a cabin for a weekend, set up a temporary studio, and create improvised music together. It wasn’t long after starting those meet-ups that we realized just how essential music was and is, in all of our lives. We moved back to Northern Virginia, where we grew up and where Surprise Attack was originally formed and have been pushing our development as hard as we can ever since.
 
(JBP) What are your goals in the music industry?
 
Our goal is to become full time musicians and to take Surprise Attack wherever in the world we can. Granted how much the music industry has been changing, we do our best to keep up with the technology and methodologies that will enable us to be competitive with the bands that are several years ahead of us. We embrace the free content model in hopes of recreating the taper vibe that surrounded The Dead and other Jam bands. As a band that revolves around the live experience and performing a unique set every night, we put a ton effort into conveying that through our content distribution.
 
(JBP) Do you guys have any experiences opening up for bigger bands? Or any bands you hope to share the stage with one day? 
 
It was a really cool experience to play with Midnight North. Watching Grahame Lesh (the band’s front man and son of Phil Lesh) on stage with The Terrapin Family Band at Lockn ‘17 after opening up for his project at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA was beyond surreal. We, and every other jam band, pretty much owe our existence to the Dead, so rubbing elbows with someone who continues the Dead’s tradition of improvisational music just deepened our desire to become a part of that tradition as well.
 
(JBP) I have also met with Grahame; he is a treasure to this community. Where else do you take influence musically?
 
All of us have always been fans of older bands, as well as more contemporary music, and take tons of influences from Funk groups, Jazz artists, Rock bands, etc, but our first experiences with the Jam bands The String Cheese Incident, Phish, and The Grateful Dead iterations were extremely eye-opening. It wasn't until seeing these Jam veterans operate live, that we realized the potential for creating an exciting performance that incorporates elements from Funk, Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass, Latin, and Dance music. Eclectic is definitely the word that comes to mind when thinking of Surprise Attack’s taste in music and we owe that to the inspiration we've drawn from the Jam music community.
 
(JBP) How do you think your sound and band can evolve to become something greater and bring something fresh and original to the music scene?
 
The biggest focus for our music and Surprise Attack as an entity is to be as genuine and authentic as possible. We love all types of music and feel like we don't ever compromise putting out a sound that is truly us. There is also an element of eccentricity to our sound that is just different; partially because we go for so many styles, which makes it hard to pin us down as an “x” band when in comes to our catalog, but also because we're just a bit odd ourselves. I think our personality really shines through in our music, which could be refreshing in a music scene that can be pretty self-serious.
 
(JBP) Who is the main songwriter or is it more of a collective musical environment?
 
We definitely view our original works, as well as covers, as the product of a collective musical environment. A lot of the time, a member will come with a certain number of parts or ideas to a song and we will have brainstorming sessions in which the final project is envisioned. We very much so operate as a democracy and welcome all ideas and criticism towards developing the most cohesive music that we possibly can put out. Refining the songs is always an ongoing process and we use our home studio to take scratch recordings as songs are coming into being and revisit the recordings to make changes on sections as a whole, transitions, and individual parts. If someone has an idea for a certain part of a song, even if we thought it was completed a while ago, we’ll try it out and see if it fits.  We're still making refinements to songs we wrote years ago.
 
(JBP) This album was self-produced, was this recorded in a home studio and if so, can you can you share what programs you used or experiences you had recording?
 
This album was indeed recorded in our home studio! For our most recent EP, Water, we used Logic on our Mac Mini after transitioning away from Ableton Live. Developing our home studio has been an adventure and a half with moving in to our first band house, acoustically treating our main room, and constantly upgrading our set up. Over the past 2 years we’ve continuously invested every bit of money we’ve made into upgrading to new, better technology and methodologies that enable us to share solid self-produced studio and live recordings with the musical community for free. The recording experience has always been extremely fulfilling for us too because we get the opportunity to come back to material we’ve been performing live and really put the polishing touches on the songs to make them whole. We are all about the live environment, but recording allows us to take things we normally experience from one perspective and dissect it from a million different ones. Then we use those new perspectives to form a new and better version of the song that we can play live.
 
(JBP) Have you had any wild band experiences yet? 
 
One time, when we were supposed to play an afternoon gig for a Brewery’s anniversary party we had an extremely unfortunate series of technical difficulties. We had our PA and the stage entirely set up and were preparing for sound check when our bass player realized his electric bass wasn’t producing any sound at all. We tested a bunch of different cables and inputs devices to see if we could get any signal, but alas nothing. Fortunately our drummer lived nearby and was able to quickly grab his old beat up bass. Mind you this was like a first instrument you’ve ever had kind of bass and we were extremely unsure how it was going to sound but were VERY desperate. We plugged it in and the darn thing wasn’t producing any sound either! In a frenzy, our guitar player and bass player ran to the nearest music store to buy a bass and we were able to get our set moving just after the anticipated start time. We ended up having a great time and overcoming the stress, but we still joke about all the completely unexpected technical challenges that can kick you in the butt like having 2 basses fail on you in one day!
 
Thanks to Surprise Attack for taking the time to reach out and letting us interview them! If you are interested in having your album reviewed by www.jambandpurist.com contact us and we will work out an option that suites your bands needs. Who else do you want to see on JBP? Let us know.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

The Spins - Colours EP Review

The Spins are an Italian Pop Rock band based in Roquebrune- Cap- Martin ,France formed by renowned female drummer Alessia Mattalia - noted for her session work with Jeff Beck and featuring on His Grammy - Award winning track “ Hammerhead”- and keyboardist and composer Marcello Giordano. The band have members from Italy, France, Estonia and England with an accomplished background in music. Bassist Mai Agan , Guitarist Ludovic Briand. And English vocalist Amy- Danielle Weston complete the line-up .

Opener Hole In The Ground is an upbeat track filled with tantalising grooves that starts with the crunching echoes of the steady rhythm of drums that leads to a funky beat before the innocuous female vocals hypnotise the listener as much as the dizzying keyboards and thick bass line that culminates in the bright guitar chords that are reminiscent of some of those early 2000’s indie bands. I feel this is good song to start the album off.

Title track Colours is a feelgood pop track with melodic male lead vocals. The song is a European tinged affair with swirling keyboards and the recognisable drumsticks that reverberate with thunderous applause, which signals the emergence of heavy power chords to produce a beautifully composed track with a string quartet and piano .The hooks and harmonious backing vocals would make this an accessible track for mainland European fans .It reminds me of a more joyous Beatles single.

 

I Wish You enters Eurovison territory with an energetic burst of electro pop. The intro blends a clean tone of dirty synth and huge guitar breaks that combine with plush harmonic vocals to the backbeats of crunching reverb -soaked guitar and drums that produce a hollow and aggressive overtones. This song would not feel out of place during the annual celebration of Europe’s’ favourite musical competition.

Inertia is a similar track dripping with a warm tone that leaves the listener feeling fuzzy inside. The impressive rhythm section really stands out here with almost hypnotic beats and tentative groove that leaves your head spinning. The vocal lines provide a tender timber to the programming qualities that leads me to believe it is accessible to a European market that likes upbeat pop music with an edge. The low tuned bass plods along to the overall feeling of a fun jam session.

And finally, Never Let It Go ends with a different direction. This song writing to Queen. You can see where the band get their influences. This is a stripped back acoustic track with a swinging rhythm section and syncopated beats includes a string arrangement and electric guitar lines that emphasise the shiny qualities of the bridges and chorus that produce a real feelgood sound that can only lead to places for the band.


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Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

Quick Review: I Am Fire Paris

How the Fire started

There were 2 specific events that led up to the creation of I Am Fire! First, the death of Lemmy Kilmister (December 28th 2015), the legendary leader of the mythical hard rock group Motörhead. No more Motöthead, what?!. Second, the January 2nd 2017 “Rock Or Bust” AC/DC concert in Paris at the Stade de France. I was working late that night. As I was heading home on the subway after my shit, I was surprised (and delighted) to discover that the train was packed with AC/DC fans! Hundreds of people, of every generation wearing the band’s T-shirts and Angus Young’s flashing red plastic horns on top of their head ( I am a big AC/DC fan). I tough to myself “ Waow! These great old bands, that everyone still loves (me included), are slowly fading out of the picture and there isn’t really anyone to take over after them (Brian Johnson forced to retire for health reasons and who knows what’s happening with the guys from Motley Crüe and how long Guns’n’Roses is going to last?)! That night in Paris, on the subway heading for the suburbs, I came up with the very basic concept of I Am Fire: a modern outfit (with a double drum kick and a stronger metal sound), which sound would be influenced by all the great "classic" hard rock acts and which, like them, would aim to be a "larger than life" band. In fact, I Am Fire would like to bring "rock" and the Rock Star Concept back!

Jeff

PS: I actually met Lemmy in Paris a few years ago. When I was in LA, I also met Robert Plant, Ray Manzarek, Mick Mars, Steve Harris, Rob Trujillo, Chester Bennington, etc… But that’s another story…

No, rock is not dead!!

“ROCK” IS BACK!!

“Paris is no longer the city of Love, it is now the city of Rock!” – Jeff Rocker

Did someone pull the fire alarm??. Coz we are new Paris based rock outfit I Am Fire! Our sound is influenced by all the great "classic" hard rock bands (AC/DC, Motörhead, Motley Crüe, etc...) as they are slowly disappearing... Like them, we aim to be a "larger than life" band. In fact, we'd like to bring "rock" and the rock star concept back! And, to put it bluntly, we need you to help us make I Am Fire the biggest rock act in the world!

Our 1rst single, "Die Bitch!" appears on the Dooweet Agency sampler, "Heavy Christmas", that distributed 10 000 copies. “I Am Fire” has also been included on the playlists of several internet radio (WTYT 960 USA, Q 108 Kingston, Banks Radio Australia, etc...) and in the pages of several online music magazines (Uncivil Revolt USA, White Noise Magazine etc…).

We are currently working on our next title as, our marketing creed, so far, is not to put out full albums (who ever listen to a whole album anymore?) but to release several singles every year.

I Am Fire Paris is: singer/songwriter/guitarist Jeff Rocker (Spun Smith – Henhouse Studios Records, Radio Mars - ii Music, Los Angeles, California) and french producer Seb Bonnet. (Temple Of Silence, Zuul-fx, Ego Miss Blinded, etc…) Social Media: @iamfirelive

Thursday, 26 October 2017 19:10

The curtain falls! Update #15

The curtain falls! The last week of the campaign ... Another ten bands and solo artists that attracted our interest!

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Sir Video

Sir Video is the brand new project from songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Timmy Sean. After releasing what was called "one of the decade's most impressive pop discs" (Absolute Pop) with his debut solo album, Timmy Sean began work on a synthpop record under the pseudonym, Sir Video. After inviting some of his friends to join in on the project in the summer of 2015, Sir Video soon evolved into a full-fledged 9-piece band, featuring some of the most accomplished young musicians in Los Angeles.

The Bergamot

The Bergamot is an American indie-folk-rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. The two founding members and songwriters of The Bergamot are husband and wife Nathaniel Hoff and Jillian Speece. The band formed in 2009 by lead guitarist/vocalist Nathaniel Hoff and lead vocalist Jillian Speece in college at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). After college Hoff and Speece began touring America extensively sharing their positive music and vibes with their fans. In 2012 The Bergamot won the Bud Light Battle of the Bands and it helped them gain international notoriety.

 

THE NOBODY ELSE

Created in 2017, The Nobody Else inspired by various pop-rock's group and mouvement pretend to create a new style of music mixing those influences under the name of BIG POP. Distributed by the " Big Pop Records" label (a brand of the MUST FACTORY). The first LP realized in September under the name of "Be" is the first of a trilogy and show the panel of possibilities we can produced with this new pop art's style.. We are now preparing the live and the second LP "In" for the spring. So please spend a moment with us.. Be You and NOBODY ELSE.. We are the nobody else ..Live & Enjoy

 

Limberlost

Formed in late 2010, original members, guitarist Ricky Dunn and drummer Mike Burt started to form a vision and create the foundation of the bands mission. Along with a lot of song ideas... Thin Clouds was born among them but it just wasn't clicking. 2013 enter vocalist Krystle Pyette and the tumblers all fell into place. She was the power punch and collaborator the songs needed.

Urban Groove Unit

When an experienced funk outfit adopts a young singer with a golden voice...that is the new UGU formula. After their first album "Street Talk" in 2010, Urban Groove Unit took a big turn by joining forces with Laetitia N'Diaye (Liz McComb), one of the hottest talents on the soul scene in France today. Check it out!

Asa Broomhall

Australia's own Rock/Roots larrikin; Asa Broomhall is about to give us his 5th independent album; ‘Jangle House’. Recorded in an iconic old Guitar Shop in Brisbane over the Easter 2011 break, ‘Jangle House’ was truly a labour of love. Recording in a historically musical place was just one reason for creating this album, as Asa's brothers house where previous albums had been recorded/mixed and where the studio was located was consumed by the January 2011 floods, and was subsequently condemned and demolished.

Emmeline

Hi! My name is Emmeline (rhymes with "Clemetine"), but you can call me Em.
I like long walks on the beach. I also like long drives with the windows down and the radio blaring. Preferably in the country, with quiet roads and lots of cows. I was born in Dallas, TX. It is, to this day, my favorite place in the world.
Music has always been a part of my life. I spend most of my free time playing instruments and writing songs, but I also like doing puzzles, reading books, and conducting random cooking experiments. We made banana bread French toast once. It was amazing.

 

Faintheart

Faintheart hails from the Sunshine State of Kansas. The Fly Over States. The Midwest. Faintheart's style combines the midwest upbringing to create emotive, introspective indie rock. That’s polished. With the release of their Self Titled EP it shows that Faintheart is here to deliver emotion, stories, authenticity, and ask a few questions along the way. Drawing from influences such as Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers, and Copeland the group culminates this sound with their first release to create art that hopefully impacts others as much as others have impacted Faintheart.

IOV

In 2011 Darren's focus changed and on top of playing tirelessly, he turned to writing, finding a new form of expression. On the first album “Something with Friends” as a listener you will experience some of the monumental moments, relationships and experiences that have challenged, inspired and defined Darren. Not only does Darren have a knack at capturing these pivotal moments, but his writing invites listeners in and allows them to relate with their own life altering experiences and relationships.

 

Caterina J

Caterina J is a musician and actress from Chile based in NY since 2006. She started playing the piano when she was 7 years old and writing her songs at 12. She moved to NY to study performing arts in 2006 at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts after her film debut in Chile "Kiltro". In 2014 she began her own band, conformed by Seba Achaval on the bass, Pablo Eluchans on the drums and Gavi Grodsky on the guitar and performs regularly in venues such as Nublu, The Bowery Electric and The Bitter End. In April 2016, she released her first album called "I Confess" combining jazz, blues, pop and rock elements. It's now available on Itunes and Spotify.

 

Over 2,254 Submissions and 1,087,401 Fans Reached and still counting.

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Katie Ainge

Katie Ainge is an accomplished and award winning performing singer/songwriter with an average of over 150 shows a year. She has release 6 critically acclaimed Cds.

Her newest single was the number the 2 added song for radio play lists the week of May 14, 2013. Her song “See Me Now” spent 17 weeks on the charts with a high of 18.

Peter Galperin

In a unique style combining alt-rock, classic rock and bossa nova influences, Peter Galperin writes and performs songs about the people, places, and things that he loves. With equal parts humor, skepticism, and honesty, he admits to what he doesn't understand, and questions what he already knows. According to Robert Steven Silverstein at Music Web Express 3000 Peter is “the spirit of Paul Simon at his most folk-rockingest”, and ventsmagazine.com hails Galperin as"...uplifting, thought provoking... and overly eccentric (in a good way)."

AV Super Sunshine

AV Super Sunshine is the name of a group, of a person and, most certainly, of a sound. 

The enigmatic entity creates a new American Rock sound which the artist refers to as "Modern Classic Rock". That is, his songs are thoroughly modern with an elegantly contemporary American sound that is shot through with echoes of the rock 'n' roll past.

 

Chris Rattie

Born and raised in Northeastern PA, Chris began playing music initially as a drummer, he learned his craft on Friday and Saturday nights in the hard nosed, coal region pubs scattered throughout once vibrant towns, abandoned anthracite breakers haunting their outskirts. The bar stools were mostly occupied by tough, working class people, known for their blunt honesty but good intent. It’s that “hardness with a big heart” attitude that Chris would later carry into his songwriting. His teens and early 20’s were spent playing alongside his father and older brother, traveling with other regional acts, culminating with a stint drumming for Vince Welnick of The Tubes and The Grateful Dead.

 

Chemical Trails

Chemical Trails is a band born from the partnership of Adrien Liss (Lead singer,songwriter and producer) and the bassist Josh De Mita . After many experiences in the music, we decided to start working on our own project. We have worked on it for 3 years, getting over lot of troubles, producing and writing all the music instruments parts,arrangements and editing by our own. In the beginning of 2012 Adrien and Josh decided to broke for broke moving to London where other musicians joined the project.

Durty Curty

Durty Curty's front man Curtis Wicks is an independent singer and songwriter from Badgers Quay, Newfoundland, Canada. His music is written from his own life experiences and touches the heart of all who hear it. Together with his friends and fellow musicians he rocks the house wherever he plays. The result is a totally unique genre of new rock music, with a country feel.

 

Tim Johnson

I started playing guitar in 1989. Wrote my first song "The Direction That I Took" in 1995 when I was only thirteen years old. After that, the songs started pouring out of me. I lost count somewhere ...

 

Paxton Pennington

Hailing from Norman Oklahoma, he released the Try Me On EP during the fall of 2014, at just the age of 18. After a random email and multiple phone calls later, Pennington would wind up finding help to begin his musical journey through Oklahoma City based singer/songwriter, Graham Colton. The two collaborated through many sessions to find a style that could fit, and through trial and error, Try Me On EP was written. In June of 2016 he plans to get back into the studio and begin the process of a follow up to the Try Me On EP.

Melted Vinyl

The band has sold out Hollywood's The Troubadour ,The Whisky ,The House of Blues and opened up for Jefferson Starship at The Canyon Club. Playing driving Rock music like they were raised in the 70’s, they have made a name for themselves in Hollywood’s most sort out rock clubs. Their EP entitled Melted Vinyl has been played on numerous radio stations including the Famous 95.5 KLOS in Southern California. They Have also been featured in the Huffington Post and will have 2 of their songs in Sony's upcoming Film Accident Man.

 

 

ALTRE DI B

Since 2005 Altre di B has played hundreds of gigs all over Europe, carrying around a lively and energetic sound inspired by bands such as TV on the Radio and the Vines. 

After bringing the second album "Sport" to Sziget Festival, Ypsigrock Festival as support band of Alt-J and Primal Scream, and the West Coast of the United States for a DIY tour, Altre di B performed at Primavera Sound and SXSW Festival to present the forthcoming album "Miranda!", where the punk soul meets down tempo groove. 

The first single "Potwisha" has been officially released in April 2017 by Black Candy Records. "Miranda!" will be out on October 2017.

 

Saturday, 14 April 2018 00:00

Olivia Henry LIVE at HOTEL CAFE

Come one, come all! Seriously...this place can fit 85 people, and I accept that challenge! I would be incredibly honored to have you come see me perform all of my new songs off of my unreleased album with the most unbelievable band backing me up! Please join me at Hotel Cafe this coming Saturday the 14th at 9pm sharp. I hope to see you there!

Olivia Henry - Hotel Cafe Second Stage
Featuring Olivia Henry
Apr 14, 2018 9:00 PM 

Pre-Sale Price: $10.00
Service Charge: $2.50
Pre-Sales Close Apr 14, 2018 6:00 PM

Talent: Olivia Henry

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The Hotel Café
1623 Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States

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About The Hotel Cafe

The Hotel Cafe is located in the middle of Hollywood on Cahuenga Blvd, between Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd. Cahuenga blvd is 3 blocks west of Vine Street.

1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Exit Cahunega Blvd from the 101 Freeway.
Head South for a few blocks (past Hollywood Blvd)
unitl you get to 1623. 
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There are many parking options in the neighborhood. Below are several paid lot and valet options. Street parking is also available.

 

Olivia Henry grew up in Los Angeles, singing and writing poems. At an early age, she began classical vocal training with a Belgian Opera singer, and furthered her training in jazz, contemporary, and musical theatre. While attending CalArts conservatory Olivia sustained a debilitating back injury, and due to her immobility, began teaching herself piano and put music to her lyrics. She has since written dozens of songs, self released her debut EP Sessions in 2014, and is thrilled to be releasing her first full length album produced by Doug Makuta (Timbaland’s publishing imprint ole-Bluestone) this summer.

Website / Soundcloud / iTunes / FaceBook / Twitter / Instagram

 

 

Published in Band News USA Section
Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:00

The portrait of Santiago Tavella

 

A portrait of the artist as a mature man: why you should find out more about Santiago Tavella right now!

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The year is 2012 and I am about to leave the City Hall after an amazing performance of Uruguayan rock band El Cuarteto de Nos. I had never heard of them before and but the amazing songs, full of complicate games of words and cultural references got me hooked instantly. Back home, I looked for every piece of information I could find about the band and the name of Santiago Tavella popped up, not only as one of the band leaders (together with Roberto Musso), but also as the songwriter of many of the groups compositions. On the following evening, I went to see them again and introduced myself to Tavella. That´s how we started a conversation that goes on since then. I asked Santiago to talk about his project "Otro Tavella" ("Another Tavella), which presents a mature, yet refreshed artist, the singularities of it, compared to his work in the Grammy awarded band Cuarteto de Nos and the importance of literature to his music. Ladies and gents, Santiago Tavella:

(GF) Otro Tavella is your first solo project. When did it start?

(ST) Otro Tavella was always present in my mind, as a concept. 1984 I played a solo recital for the first time. There was another attempt at the end of the 90s, another one in 2009 (this time I experimented a lot with electronic sounds) and basically from 2012 it has its currently format, with much emphasis on natural sounds and no overproduction. In that sense, it is totally different from the kind of sound and the production I experience with the Cuarteto. My son, Martín Tavella (bass), was the first recruited, followed by Ignacio Lanzani on guitars and Sebastián Macció on the drums. The female choir of Josefina Trías and Analía Ruiz came as a recommendation of Nelly Pacheco, my singing teacher. The VJ Virginia Arigón is responsible for linking the music to the wonderful world of visual arts.


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(GF) Does Otro Tavella represents a disruption or a development?

I Would say that it is a mutation of my artistic personality. Literature is an important component of this project. We propose an exercise of reading between lines. The audience is invited be part of the interpretation of what we do, something that may not be very "marketable", but that is obviously lacking in the bulk of contemporary musical and artistic production. Music and lyrics are equally important to this project. They complement and relate to each other. Therefore, although Otro Tavella could be labeled as Rock/Pop, there is an important amount of stylistic elements in this project that goes beyond those genres. I guess there is some maturity involved too, but not in the sense of becoming "politically correct" or "conservative" and it has certainly nothing to do with becoming a silly old man, which is pretty much the idea of maturity nowadays.

Published in South America Section
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