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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Make The Music Go BANG!

 

make_the_music_go_bag_festivalMake The Music Go BANG! Festival Featuring: X / Los Lobos Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin / Wanda Jackson / The Knitters / Junior Brown & Many More @ OC's The Observatory on Saturday Sep 20, 2014; Tix On Sale Now

The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA will be hosting Make The Music Go BANG! Festival on Saturday, September 20th starting at 12pm.

The premiere punk, roots and rockabilly event of the summer, Make The Music Go BANG! will feature 3 stages and will be headlined by X , with performances by Los Lobos, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin of The Blasters, Wanda Jackson, The Knitters, Junior Brown and The Paladins.

Also confirmed for the festival are Lee Rocker, The Paladins, Los Straitjackets, Ray Campi, The Avengers, James Intveld, Jamie James & The Kingbees, Kid Ramos, Victoria Williams, The Farmers, The Hula Girls, The Crowd, Sean and Zander, Moonsville Collective, Vinnie & The Hooligans, Small Wigs, The Abigails, Evil Hearted You, Mary Simich, Robert Francis & many more!

The day long, all-ages event will completely take over The Observatory with one outdoor & two indoor stages. General admission ticket prices are $35.00 plus additional fees.

VIP Tickets are also available for $55 & include shaded seating and a limited edition festival t-shirt.

Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at The Observatory- 3503 South Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704

Doors are @ 12pm and is Open to all ages

Tickets $35.00/$55.00 – Click here to get Tickets Online


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Exclusive Concert / Party Event with LE REVERIE and the Cast / Crew of Lake Eerie at The Famous Sunset Strip HOUSE OF BLUES

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ALLIE JORGEN & LE REVERIE'S EXCLUSIVE CONCERT AND AFTER-PARTY FOR THE CAST AND CREW OF GOTHIC HORROR FILM "LAKE EERIE" THUR. AUG 28 at HOUSE OF BLUES

Acclaimed award-winning L.A. Goth-Metal rock band Le Reverie presents an exclusive concert and after-party for the cast and crew of upcoming motion picture "Lake Eerie" at the famed House of Blues Sunset Strip, 8430 Sunset Blvd on Thursday, August 28.

 

Exclusive Event

This spectacular “Red Carpet” event starts at 7 p.m.; Le Reverie will take the stage at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to this exclusive show are still available but limited and will sell out fast.

You can purchase tickets online now at http://www.lereverie.bandcamp.com/merch/tickets-to-le-reverie-at-the-house-of-blues-lake-eerie-show . $10.00 per person and in addition, there will be more music to rock the night away with additional bands performing that evening.

About this cinematic release: Lake Eerie is about a young widow who moves into a house on the Lake to recover from her husband's sudden death, only to be enveloped by a whirlwind of tragedy and dark forces. She endures terror and unspeakable horrors and must fight back and figure out the evil truth before it is too late.

More on Lake Eerie at http://www.lakeeeriemovie.com

"Le Reverie is honored to have our song “The Dream” featured as the theme song for the upcoming Gothic Horror Film Lake Eerie," says front person, Allie Jorgen. "It has been great working with the film's Director, Chris Majors, and Producer/Writer, Meredith Majors, to make “The Dream” the theme song for Lake Eerie. The cast and crew of Lake Eerie are all awesome people and we are excited to be part of this great project. We can’t wait to meet everyone at the Lake Eerie Cast and Crew Party at the House of Blues on Thursday, August 28, and play our song LIVE for all of Team Eerie!”

For those few yet to be familiar with the stunning Musical force that is Le Reverie, they are a unique musical mix of progressive rock, metal, classical symphony and “goth”, fronted by the ever enchanting vocalist, Allie Jorgen. The Los Angeles-based rock band's album Dark Symphony won "2013 Best Group CD" from the L.A. Music Critic/Examiner, who exclaimed, "Allie Jorgen and Le Reverie are smokin' hot rock stars and one of the best things to come out of L.A. in many years. With acts like them, the Strip could find itself back in its glory days when Rock reigned."

"We are absolutely in awe at our team of artists, who collaborated on Lake Eerie, and Le Reverie is the icing on the cake with their amazing song "The Dream," chosen as our theme music for Lake Eerie's scary story line of what lies in the darkness," said Meredith Majors, Lake Eerie's Producer and Writer.

Horrorhound Weekend Film Fest has just announced "Lake Eerie" along with Le Reverie's theme song "The Dream" as an Official Selection, taking place this coming September 5th through 7th showings.

More at http://www.horrorhoundweekend.com


Monday, August 11, 2014

Kenny Taylor

10346185_826886197329959_8777505112165644153_nKenny Taylor, a singer/songwriter presently based in the Central Coast of California finds inspiration from artist such as John Lennon, Dave Matthews, and Ben Gibbard.

10553538_820976551254257_4208136006262441868_nBorn in Minnesota, Kenny has had an intense immersion in a wealth of 90’s pop, so naturally he found his way into music from loving the sounds of an acoustic guitar.

Spending many hours in college listening to anything that inspired him, he started putting a pen to paper. Kenny taught himself to play on a borrowed, nylon strung guitar and shortly after found himself with a few notebooks full of scribbles.

By doing so, Kenny Taylor found his musical voice that is a blend of Pop/Americana with an acoustic modern “guitar” rock sound. After moving to California, Kenny decided to make his dream a reality and focused on his music career. He started booking gigs all over the San Luis Obispo County as a solo artist, but then invited others to play with him, at which point the Kenny Taylor Band was formed.

954721_761939227157990_630872111_nTheir debut album, "Little but Live," recently released on iTunes, was recorded at the Nautical Bean Coffee House in San Luis Obispo. The band and the music, described by critics as “ever-growing and evolving” now features an additional guitarist, bassist, percussionist and saxophonist to amplify Kenny's original music with high energy and depth.

Now with local success and a growing reputation in the music world, The Kenny Taylor Band can now be seen in Los Angeles, booking gigs at The Mint and more venues to come that offer the best music and entertainment available.

Visit his website - http://www.kennytaylormusic.com to learn more about his present and future performances dates, as well as follow him on Facebook, Instagram page - #kennytaylormusic , http://www.sonicbids.com/band/kenny-taylor and a Video page at YouTube.

 


Friday, August 8, 2014

Enuff Z’ Nuff is Covered In Gold

enuffznuff_5x5medresClassic Rock Heroes Enuff Z ’Nuff Mark Their 30th Anniversary with The Release Of Their First Ever Covers Album Covered In Gold!

Celebrating an amazing 30 years as one of the hardest working bands in show business, Enuff Z ’Nuff proudly present this exciting new project, a heartfelt salute to the music and artists who have inspired them over the course of their 3 decade career! Covered In Gold, a collection of 12 brand new studio recordings, features an eclectic assortment of cover tunes including Bowie’s “The Jean Genie,” Nirvana’s “All Apologies,” Prince’s “When Doves Cry,” Smokey Robinson’s “Tears Of A Clown” and lots more, all of which showcase this group’s incredibly diverse yet supremely melodic sensibility. The album also includes 2 rare bonus tracks, a live unplugged version of the group’s 1989 hit single “New Thing” plus another cover, of The Beatles’ “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away,” performed live on the Howard Stern show.

1236463_1391139074496077_2095577101_nFounder, bassist, singer and namesake of the group, Chip Z ’Nuff, has led the band through its highest highs as well as its most turbulent times. The band scored two major successes in 1989 with hit singles off of their self-titled debut album, Enuff Z ’Nuff, the aforementioned “New Thing” as well as the powerful ballad “Fly High Michelle,” both spent 46 weeks in the Top Ten on MTV and earned them a gold record on MTV. In 1991, the band released their second album Strength, which had Rolling Stone magazine calling them “The Hot Band of the Year” as well as earning them numerous appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman. The mid-late ‘90s brought difficult changes, but Chip kept the Enuff Z ’Nuff torch burning with several tours both Stateside and overseas as well a steady stream of well-received studio albums.

Now an esteemed statesman of the music world, Chip continues to grow the EZ fanbase performing shows worldwide. He has also found a new passion in broadcasting, first as a frequent guest on Howard Stern’s radio program and more recently as co-host of the TV show “Mancow TV.” Covered In Gold, like Enuff Z ’Nuff, is further testament to the timeless appeal of great rock melodies, and not to be missed by fans of Steven Tyler, Robert Plant, and Paul Stanley. As David Letterman says of the group, “When it comes to Rock N’ Roll, you don’t need anybody else.”

Read what their Contemporaries and the Media is saying about Enuff Z ’Nuff:

  • “These guys deserve Rock Superstar status!” - Howard Stern
  • “This band writes great songs!” - Paul Stanley
  • “One of the most exciting and gifted bands on the scene today!” Rolling Stone Magazine
  • “Enuff Z ’Nuff is one of the most underrated bands in the world!” - Steven Van Zandt

Tracks on Covered In Gold include:

  1. Everything Works If You Let It (Cheap Trick cover)
  2. Stone Cold Crazy (Queen cover)
  3. She Sells Sanctuary (The Cult cover)
  4. All Apologies (Nirvana cover)
  5. Believe It Or Not (The Greatest American Hero theme)
  6. The Jean Genie (David Bowie cover)
  7. Run For Your Life (The Beatles cover)
  8. When Doves Cry (Prince cover)
  9. Tears Of A Clown (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles cover)
  10. The Stroke (Billy Squier cover)
  11. Yankee Rose (David Lee Roth cover)
  12. Jealous Guy (John Lennon cover)

BONUS TRACKS

  • You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (Live on Howard Stern)
  • New Thing (Live Unplugged In London)

In its initial release, Covered In Gold is already climbing the charts and is expected to one of the “Break Out” Albums of the Year, this album is the one Enuff Z ’Nuff fans, and the world has been waiting for.

To your copy of Covered In Gold on CD, visit Amazon HERE, you can also get it Digitally on iTunes: http://geni.us/2lfp

Follow Them on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Enuff.Znuff.Official and visit their website http://www.enuffznuff.com !

Follow Enuff Z ’Nuff on Facebook and Visit their Web Site - http://www.enuffznuff.com


A Legacy of Jazz, Immortalized in the Moment, Live Forever

 

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Music / Album Review of the Sony Legacy Landmark "Live at Newport" Performances from Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald and Lionel Hampton, Exclusively Available for 1st Time Digitally on iTunes.

Article by Joseph Timmons: Xombiewoof Magazine

If you know anything about Jazz, where it comes from and how it began, you would be well versed in the importance of The Newport Jazz Festival. Since its inception as the "First Annual American Jazz Festival" in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival set the standard for large scale outdoor summer music gatherings. Subsequent music festivals from Newport Folk through Montreux, Monterey Pop, Woodstock, Coachella and beyond have Newport Jazz to thank for establishing the concept and reality of a music community coming together for a shared outdoor concert experience.

1 - Album Artwork (2)Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival this summer with the first digital release of six classic "Live at Newport" albums, available exclusively on iTunes: iTunes.com/NewportJazz.

1 - Album Artwork (5)Jazz impresario and Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein called Duke Ellington's 1956 concert at Newport, "the greatest performance of Ellington's career," adding that the music "stood for everything that jazz had been and could be." The digital edition of Ellington at Newport: The Original Album restores the record to its original sequence while adding four live performances that first appeared on Duke Ellington and The Buck Clayton All Stars at Newport (a companion album released in 1956).

1 - Album Artwork (3)Additionally, two of the exclusive new releases: Ellington At Newport: The Original Album and The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Newport 1958--have been newly remastered in 24-bit and Mastered for iTunes, this ensures that the music is delivered to listeners with increased audio fidelity that more closely replicates what the artists, recording engineers and producers intended. The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Newport 1958, originally released on Columbia Records, has also been remastered and is now available for the first time digitally. Remastered in 24 bit for iTunes, Brubeck's concert performance is a tribute to the music of Duke Ellington.

1 - Album Artwork (4)Personally, I feel the true significance of this historic release is the masterful work of Duke Ellington is once again brought to a new generation that may not understand the value of what he, as a composer and performer did for a form of music that is now a foundation of so many art forms and has inspired bot only his contemporaries, but artists and generations to come. Let’s look at the list of albums; it is a timeline of critical importance to today’s Jazz music, and all music as a whole-

· Duke Ellington - Newport 1958

· Duke Ellington - Live At Newport 1958

· Ellington at Newport: The Original Album

· The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Newport 1958

· Lionel Hampton - Reunion at Newport 1967

· Ella Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall July 5, 1973

4 - Album ArtworkUnquestionably, these albums presented by Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment is both inspiring and exotic, like the voice of Ella Fitzgerald herself, Often referred to as the "First Lady of Song" and the "Queen of Jazz," she was noted to have a vocal range spanning three octaves and a glimmer in her eye that would captivate anyone in her gaze, her renditions in Jazz would be the talk of the town. The percussion craftsmanship of Lionel Hampton and his styled tempos, rhythms and measures set precedence in Jazz, and the work of Dave Brubeck and later, The Dave Brubeck Quartet would change the face of Jazz forever, a music once referred to as “A Devils Jig”, due to these giants of performance, would become a standard for composition, performance and give birth to new musical formations with each following generation of artists inspired by their work, and that of the master himself, Duke Ellington.

With these six classic "Live at Newport" albums, now available exclusively on iTunes at iTunes.com/NewportJazz, you can personally own this treasured collection instantly, and quite affordably, no need to search them out, just one click away from a lifetimes work, that will last forever.

Be immortalized in the moment, this is what heaven sounds like, swing baby swing!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Electric Wake: Anthem of a Generation Living in an Angry World

 

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Album Review by Joseph Timmons: Xombiewoof Magazine

The name Ronny Munroe is not new to the Metal Music world, as front man for the infamous foundation group Metal Church, his skill and abilities are legendary. Recently, Metal Church released “Generation Nothing” with Ronny at the head of the Juggernaut; once again, his voice brought new life into the music world, which in my opinion has been awash in mediocrity and lack of vision.

10006914_684135801627725_1229300418_nNow, Ronny has come forth from the studio and has given to us his latest Solo Album Electric Wake, which is as far from a eulogy in verse as it could be. Electric Wake is raw power in lyric and verse, musically striking and has given a new standard to reach for many would be thrashers.

11 tracks of pure energy, dark visions and harmonic greatness, Electric Wake floods your ears with the talents and collaborations of guitar legend George Lynch, guitarist Dave Rude of Tesla, the metal worlds femme fatal Pamela Moore (Queensrÿche’s "Sister Mary"), Paul Kleff (ex Firewolfe), David Donigian, Sean Baker and Tony Rossi, making this an album of epic proportions. Ronny Munroe's Electric Wake delivers as promised.

Ronny Munroe's Electric Wake is offered as his best work to date, I would say this is more of a tempting taste, a sinister sample of what is to come! Produced by Bruce Bouillet and mixed by Jon Wyman, Electric Wake is the 4th solo album by Ronny Munroe, capturing all the magic of the classic metal genre as well as setting new marks, which others will try to copy, but will never duplicate.

 

Ronny Munroe–United

In a statement, Ronny has said "I wanted to create something that was totally new, but at the same time allow all my influences to shine through". Ronny further elaborated "I put two years into the writing process of this album, but when it came time to start recording, I threw everything out the window and just went with my gut and it worked out better than I could have imagined".

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Ronny Munroe's Electric Wake is not only a soon to be keystone in any Metal Collection, but it is further proof that Rat Pak Records, which seemingly came from the shadows as a small independent label is actually the new vanguard of original and innovative Metal, with artists like Beasto Blanco, George Lynch, Lynch Mob, KXM, T&N, Pamela Moore, Jeff Labar and Many others, making their catalog of albums some of the most sought after and ingenious collaborations of artists that made the Metal World what it is today. If you want to hear what Rat Pak has to offer, simply visit their Soundcloud and hear for yourself what the future of Metal holds.

 

Listen to Ronny Munroe give tribute to Ronnie James Dio with his rendition of “Man on the Silver Mountain“ from his prior hit album "The Fire Within"

To get Electric Wake, go to www.ronnymunroe.com and order direct, and go to Rat Pak Records to get more info, updates, tour info and to hear other great artists. Follow Ronny Munroe on Facebook.

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BUCKCHERRY DROPS THE “F” BOMB ON THIS WHOLE MUTHA-F#CKIN WORLD

 

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BUCKCHERRY DEBUT NEW SINGLE, “SAY F#CK IT,” From the upcoming New EP album simply titled “F#CK”

Album / Music Review of Buckcherry’s Newest Album, which is simply titled after the most used and often abused word in the English language, this album is significantly strong, in both the sentiment and the style, making this album a true emotional statement. For Buckcherry, this is a “Red Letter Day”.

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Warning: This Review may contain Strong Language, but who gives a “F#UCK”

In building anticipation for LA’s Platinum-selling rock band Buckcherry’s forthcoming EP, F#CK, which will be released on August 19th via the band’s own label F-Bomb Records. Buckcherry has premiered the first new song and radio single, “Say F#ck It,” at Billboard.com. The track is a cover of Icona Pop’s hit song “I Love It,” but done with Buckcherry’s signature notorious flair.

 

The single, “Say F#ck It,” is available now on iTunes and the record is available for pre-order at iTunes http://smarturl.it/BuckcherryFck_iTunes and in the band’s official store http://smarturl.it/BCshop .

You Can Stream “Say F#ck It” now at Billboard.com: http://bit.ly/1zQYdy6 .

Buckcherry is taking on the censors and critics with a bold new record celebrating their favorite profane word. Simply titled F#CK, the band’s first release on their own label F-Bomb Records is a high-octane rock record that features six incendiary tracks with gritty guitar riffs and sharp-tongued lyrics like “Say F#ck It,” “Somebody F#cked With Me” and “The Motherf#cker.”

The raucous rockers are currently on the road performing at a handful of dates, leading up to the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, which they will join on August 16th in Peru, IL. Tickets for all upcoming dates can be purchased at http://buckcherry.com/tour.

In review, “F#CK” is not just a chance for a band, which already has a reputation for stretching the limits, to create an album that will drive parents to drink, well, more than they already do. This album is a statement to the mentality of today’s culture, anger and frustration with a world gone mad. They see a government and a people that are so bent on either a world of sissified “PC-life” or an extreme right wing political tyranny.

We have all wanted to scream “WTF” at the top of our lungs and we demand attention that never seems to come, well Buckcherry has taken a stance, from the big Red Letter “F” and the word “FUCK” ( Yes I said it, FUCK ) right on the cover, you get what you expect, Buckcherry's high energy music with flairs that range from Hard Core Punk to Blood Boiling Metal and Guitar Rocking riffs, if you can stand the pain of a little 4 letter word, This is an album you will love.

Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/buckcherry for additional news and updates.

Buckcherry Tour Dates:

  • Aug 5 – Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Empire Fair
  • Aug 7 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
  • Aug 8 – Glendive, MT – Dawson City Fairgrounds
  • Aug 9 – Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
  • Aug 12 – Rochester, MN – The Wicked Moose
  • Aug 13 - Green Bay, WI - Green Bay Distillery
  • Aug 15 – Glen Flora, WI – The Northwoods Rock Rally
  • Aug 16 - Peru, IL - Illinois Valley Regional Airport (Uproar Festival)
  • Aug 17 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center (Uproar Festival)
  • Aug 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE (Uproar Festival)
  • Aug 20 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
  • Aug 22 – Salem, OR – L.B. Day Amphitheatre
  • Aug 23 – Mt. Pocono, PA – Mt. Airy Casino Resort (Uproar Festival)
  • Aug 24 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center (Uproar Festival)
  • Aug 26 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center (Uproar Festival)
  • Aug 27 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook Pavillion (Uproar Festival)
  • Aug 29 - Simpsonville, SC - Charter Amphitheater (Uproar Festival)
  • Aug 30 - Tampa, FL - Midflorida Credit Amphitheatre (Uproar Festival)
  • Aug 31 – Gulfport, MS – CPR Fest Jones Park (Uproar Festival)
  • Sept 2 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre (Uproar Festival)
  • Sept 3 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater (Uproar Festival)
  • Sept 5 - Bonner Springs, KS - Sandstone Amphitheatre (Uproar Festival)
  • Sept 6 – Sioux City, IA – Tyson Event Center (Uproar Festival)
  • Sept 7 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Amphitheatre (Uproar Festival)
  • Sept 9 - Broomfield, CO - 1STBANK Center (Uproar Festival)
  • Sept 11 - Post Falls, ID - Greyhound Park (Uproar Festival)
  • Sept 12 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre (Uproar Festival)
  • Sept 14 – Sacramento, CA – Discovery Park (Aftershock Festival)
  • Sept 16 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Uproar Festival)
  • Sept 20 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion (Uproar Festival)
  • Oct 5 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival

For More Information: http://buckcherry.com - https://www.facebook.com/buckcherry - https://twitter.com/Buckcherry

 

Bet you cant read this to your parents, without fearing the taste of Soap!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Kickport Lets Your Cannons Roar

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kp2Product Review: Kickport – FX Bass Drum System & FX Series Snare Port

A drummers arsenal includes many assets, obviously, the drums, hardware, sticks and skins, but what of the quality of sound? You’ve spent years developing your style and how you sound is paramount, you spend a long time tuning your kits so it sounds perfect, but what more can you do, how can you enhance your sound?

Many companies come out with sound enhancers, dampeners, tapes clicks and tricks that claim to give you the edge you need to succeed, however many fall short and only make tuning more difficult. With the Batter and Reso heads in place and tuned, you may get some ringing, but you can get rid of that fairly quickly, but how do you improve the tone, texture and increase volume without amplification?

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One company that offers a solution, with total 100% proven application is Kickport, a company that has been making the simplest part possible to do the best job ever. Its design and the technology behind it is very traditional, yet behind its simple design is music mechanic theorem that is measured to the exact placement options in the head, all genius.

So, let’s examine the basics, a drum is cylindrical form and has a head on both ends, the sound and tone is based on the tightening or loosening or the rings that hold the head in place, there is however another component that is hardly ever considered, the air trapped inside!

The air inside the drum cannot move, and subsequently can dampen the sound produced. Many drummers will leave the bottom or Reso head off, but if you’re not playing hard rock or metal, this can cause overpowering and your band members may have to over compensate, this can lead to a lot of wasted time. Kickport solves this issue by providing a ported opening system in either the Batter or Reso Head, or Both, that allow the air to move as well as carry or propel your sound to the next level.

10464280_10152610766087975_4257986047245851381_nI noticed that the Kickport FX Bass Drum and Drum system was a perfect companion for my use of Cympads, a fantastic replacement for Cymbal felts. Cympads allow Cymbals to suspend and remain flexible without swaying back and forth or laying on the over compressed felt, they improve sustain. I will have another review for the Cympads coming soon.

Unlike “just cutting a hole”, which can leave he heads open to damage like ripping or tearing, which is a waste of money, heads are not cheap. The port slips in and is held in place by a flexing collar that keeps the port firm within the skin and does not prohibit the heads flexing while being used. By using the FX Kickport System, the large opening is placed at the lower portion of the Forward Facing Reso Head, while a smaller port is placed in the upper portion of the Batter, this porting allows the head to do what it meant to do while the drum “breaths”, expelling air, propelling sound and increasing the drums volume only when wanted, say on accents or doubles.

10447073_10152609444537975_2994198432317978219_nI put it on my SONOR 22” Bass and it sounds like a Cannon; seriously, I have never had it be so full a sound without special microphone placement. I received my Kickport units and they took all of 10 min to install, another 10 min to tune and in less than 30 minutes I was up and rocking. I also put an FX unit in my 14” by 5” Snare and it too increased in volume, the rolls sounded tighter and brighter.

Kickport is made from very durable materials and is made to last for as long as possible. Everything you will need comes in the box, the rings, ports and collar, no need to buy additional parts once you have created your Kickport setup, you only need a sharp blade and that’s it, you will however need to get additional port rings when you replace heads.

The bass is the foundation of your kit and your sound, if the bass has the fullest sound possible, them by nature, the rest of the kit will sound better, now let’s move to the rest of your kit.

FX-for-drums-and-snaresConsider the Snare and Toms, like the Bass, air needs to move through, otherwise it chokes, so by using the FX system on the Snare and Toms, you allow for sound enhancement that is completely controllable. Other reviews you will read will go over the scientific aspects, but I spend my time on the practice daily applications, Kickport FX units are easy to install, can be switched from head to head and comes in many colors that can either match the color of the heads you use or stand out, giving you kit a bit of bling that has form and function.

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I have included a video from Kickport that shows you exactly what it takes to give your sound the fullness of tone you want without spending too much time or money.

Visit your local retailer to get your kit set up with Kickport FX Series ports, or order from their website http://www.kickport.com.


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