Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sean has been reading comics, watching movies, reading books and selling his soul (or at least his hearing) to Rock'n'Roll for as long as he can remember. He has been discussing and arguing about these things for almost as long.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Well “just like the phoenix”, after harsh criticism with the release of “The Pick of Destiny Movie”, the Tenacious duo of Jables and Rage Kage have risen from the depths of despair and near destruction with the release of their new album “Rize of the Fenix”. The first full-length album in six years from comedy styling' s of Jack Black and Kyle Gass entertainers extra'ordinare.
The whole album is uproariously funny from start to finish, with a few of the songs taking a new eclectic approach of their own. Like “Drive-Thru” and “Inward Singing” on the debut album, the vocal/skit tracks “Classical Teacher” and “Flutes and Trombones”, that are simply Jack and Kyle bantering back and forth made me burst out laughing. The musical aspects of the rest of the album are talented, coupled with hilarious lyrics. “Señorita” takes on mariachi characteristics with the addition of horns and Spanish lyrics. “Throw Down” is their own country ballad on religion, while “Rock is Dead” is a fast-paced rockabilly song with quick guitar licks and pounding drums.
Photo; Jack Black, David Grohl, Kyle Gass appear in "The Best"video together
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters plays drums on the entire album for the first time, after only playing a few tracks on the first two albums.He also appears in the video teaser "The Best".
“Rize of the Fenix” defines what Tenacious D is all about: Hilarious hard rocking acoustic songs, with a few extra creative tracks in between to give the album and the D its distinct superiority as ‘the greatest band in the world’.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Attention all Metal Heads and Metal Bands!!
We need your help!
The No Harm Foundation has asked me to help raise some funds to help them continue the good work they've been doing with Autistic children!! And so, we're putting together a Battle of The Bands!! The prelims will be held at Prime Time Sound Studios in Mount Vernon, NY June 2nd and 8th. The final six will go on to The Chance in Poughk...eepsie, NY on June 23rd!! The Grand Prize will be a 20 hour recording package from Prime Time and an interview on the Metal Mayhem show with Matt O'Shaughnessy where the winners songs will air!! We need bands to compete. Please contact me for more info - soon!! Second and Third Prizes awarded too!! Please
Spread the word!!
— with Scott Kaufman and Josh Kaufman.
Full Issue Review
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Alabama Shakes 2011
Alabama Shakes is four musicians who came together the old fashioned way, by meeting up and writing together, played dive bars and finally got discovered. Britney Howard sings lead vocals for their debut album “Boys and Girls”, released April 9, 2012. Offers hard edge drummer energy with R&B feel. Songs range from Speed Rockabilly, sad Slow Blues and up-beat Rock & Roll. Likeness leans towards Ottis Redding, Janice Joplin and hints of Etta James.
One of those vocalists you say is far beyond her year’s talent, Britney mixes vitality, balls and soul into every track; her un-ashamed no holding back delivery proves she can rock with the boys and probably better.
The band is getting much love, appearances on NPR all things considered, David Letterman and in the UK on Later…with Jools Holland.
Impressive and good, not since AC/ DC have we heard such a raw attack of vocals, hard hitting arrangements- from all instruments, not just drums or a screaming guitar, the whole package works. This is most definitely the type of music I wish I could sing. I look forward to their journey.
Check them out ( http://www.alabamashakes.com/home )
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Album Review: Beast for Love by Dance Hall Pimps
On Lakeshore Records
Remember the old time horror movies with Boris Karloff and Vincent Price, the old black and white skin crawlers that made it difficult to sleep but “hurt so good”. Picture an old laboratory with an evil genius, a big black cauldron and lightning strikes. The scientist tosses in some back woods boogie, some old New Orleans jazz and some Rockabilly beats with just a touch of monster mash. The lever is thrown and the sparks fly, what’s left is some hip and happening party music and something worth rising from the grave for.
Dance Hall Pimps, a popular group playing the underground cabaret scene in Los Angeles presents to you for your ghoulish pleasures Beast for Love, a collection of original tracks and renditions of classic rock and roll tunes that mix their incredibly unique vision of excellently composed music and emotionally driven vocals that have a dash of the macabre. Beast for Love, produced by Grammy Winner Matt Hyde and Rob Hill is a grand accomplishment of whimsical analogies and serious scores. Dance Hall Pimps is not a one hit wonder, but in this album, prove they have the potential to captivate and keep a crowds attention and leave them wanting more.
Meet the Monsters, Dance Hall Pimps are RJC, Jeff Jourard, Bruce Mann, Eddie Fish, Vic “Baron” Migenes and Steve Carr, a group of musicians with a flair for expression and a passion for their craft that shows in their creation, “It’s Alive” with what makes memorable music.
Beast for Love is 12 tracks that have references to the old style horror and sci-fi movie theme, but could easily be references to issues that are part of the real world, I reference “Mommy was a Zombie”, I laugh at the idea that mommy was a zombie, and undead creature of the night and daddy was the invisible man, a creature of eerie formulation, but it could be that daddy was a vagrant lout that spit when the baby was born and mommy was a drunk, overwhelmed with life’s troubles, which is equally horrible. Their renditions of “I Put a Spell on You” and “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” are simply perfect and well done, not trying to do it exactly the same as the original artists and not to drastic a tangent, the songs are strong and exciting.
I also liked “Heartbreak of Dawn”, “You’d Drink Like I Do”, “Beast for Love” and “Transylvania Girls”, the title track “Beast for Love” is a great dance track, it just has the power to move you, it has that Rockabilly magic in it and “Transylvania Girls” could put California girls to shame. “Underneath Your Stone”, the 2nd track on the album is very reminiscent of the Doors and the darker music of the 60’s, in fact the band has been referenced as having influences like Elvis and early Rolling Stones, but I would liken them more to early Pink Floyd, Arthur Brown, Vanilla Fudge and possibly very early Deep Purple for the lyrical composition and musically they have too wide a range to nail into a coffin, that is why I feel any true music lover would give a pint of blood ( or more ) to see this dapper and deadly group play live and dance the night, and possibly their lives away.
So dress to kill, dig up a date, sharpen your fangs and primp your paws…very simply put, show some love for the Dance Hall Pimps, Pet the doggie, he won’t bite… MUCH !
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