June 30, 2007
It’s never too late to get your funky groove on. Or so I have been told.. but my recent discovery of a large group of musicians from Staten Island New York called The Budos Band have clearly defined their own funky grooves. It shouldn’t take a lot to appreciate good music when you hear it, and Budos Band makes it easy for listeners. Their brand of instrumental soul inspired afro beat music gets the job done.
From the percussion beats of bongos, congas, cowbells and claves to the strong horn section led by trumpets, and a saxaphone, everything is covered. The Budos Band has a self titled release which will soon be followed by a new album simply titled “The Budos Band II”. This album is set to be released on August 7th, 2007. Both are available on Daptone Records. You can find a couple 45s that the group has released as well.
Jun 30 2007 Toronto Harbourfront Centre – Toronto, Ontario
Jul 05 2007 Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, California
Jul 06 2007 Boom Boom Room – San Francisco, California
Jul 07 2007 High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, California
Jul 08 2007 High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, California
Aug 09 2007 Joe’s Pub – New York
Aug 10 2007 World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 15 2007 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug 16 2007 Ravari Room – Columbus, Ohio
Aug 18 2007 Onopa Brewing Co. – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aug 19 2007 Beachland Ballrom – Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 22 2007 Museum of Fine Arts – Boston, Massachusetts
June 30, 2007
There’s a buzz going around about two talented songwriters, Dave and Jim, also known as the band Postmark Twain. Influenced by real life experiences, the music produced by this duo sounds great. Their indie pop rock sound is upbeat, filled with positive emotions, which seems to be a good fit for these guys.
Dave and Jim started writing music back in 2006 and recently got a production deal with Shep & Kenny, who are known for their work with such artists as Marcy Playground, Bayside, and Head Automatica. The outcome is a 5 track EP titled “Timing is Everything”, which is available through iTunes. I suggest giving them a listen.
June 28, 2007
I’m quite positive it won’t be long before you start hearing the name Rodney Thurman more and more. This talented singer/songwriter is sure to make a pretty good name for himself. The man hails from Kansas City and is getting his music out there.
Rodney’s working on an EP which will definitely grab some attention with tunes featuring a good mix of acoustic and upbeat guitar driven rock. His song “Paint My Emotions” is a wonderfully crafted song with great melodies.
June 28, 2007
Interesting sounds coming from a band called Damiera. Their musical creations can be described as experimental indie rock, with a progressive hook. I suppose Damiera could easily fit in the math rock category. The band from Buffalo consists of David Raymond, Steve Downs, Joshua Sparks, and Jayson Dezuzio. The guys showcase their musical skills on their recordings, and during their powerful live performances. A lot of bands that play a similar style of music tend to get sloppy, but Damiera stays focused. If you are looking for a good technical album, pick up their CD “M(US)IC”, I think you’ll enjoy the tunes.
Aug 02 2007 The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Aug 03 2007 The Avenue – Richmond, IN
Aug 04 2007 Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 05 2007 Westcott Community Center – Syracuse, NY
Aug 28 2007 The Filmore – Philadelphia, PA
Aug 29 2007 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
Aug 30 2007 Axis – Boston, MA
Aug 31 2007 Recher Theater – Towson, MD
Sep 01 2007 The NorVa – Norfolk, VA
Sep 02 2007 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
June 28, 2007
The UK band The Home Wreckers Club has been around for about 4 years and has made their mark on the indie pop rock scene. They have had some lineup changes over this time, but things look good recently. The recordings which have been put forth from these guys have caught the attention of both listeners and record companies alike. I’m not completely sure what the band has been up to recently, but I’ll keep listening. You can listen to some of their recordings at their Myspace page.
June 27, 2007
Would you like cheese on that? How about some Richard Cheese. No, it’s not some new age cheese, it’s Richard Cheese (aka Dick), the lounge singer. Richard takes lounge music to a whole new level, and a quite humorous one at that. Dick produces and performs lounge style Vegas versions of today’s most popular songs, and has been doing so ever since the year 2000. Backed by his Lounge Against the Machine band, these crooners set out on their own unique path to grab the attention of everyone who enjoys a good time. These guys have been busy providing entertainment for fans worldwide. There are plenty of songs to keep us entertained, and a seventh CD will be released in July. Dick and the band offer up their own variety of lounge style songs from artists like Disturbed, Slayer, Snoop Dogg, System of a Down, Slipknot, the Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, and so many more. Crazy, yes, but highly entertaining.
Richard Cheese and the Lounge Against the Machine band will be on tour this summer. I recommend going to see a show. Visit his official sites below for Tour info, CD and merchandise info, and more. If you’re going to lounge around this summer, listen to some hip lounge music and be entertained.
Jun 29 2007 The Derby – Los Angeles, California
Jul 08 2007 Hard Rock Hotel – Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
Jul 15 2007 The Social – Orlando, Florida
Jul 18 2007 The Roxy Theater – Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 21 2007 House of Blues – New Orleans, Louisiana
Jul 27 2007 Canes – San Diego, California
Aug 05 2007 Hard Rock Hotel – Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
Aug 14 2007 Dante’s – Portland, Oregon
Aug 17 2007 El Corazon – Seattle, Washington
Aug 20 2007 Good Day Sacramento on KOVR-TV – Sacramento, California
Aug 22 2007 Harlow’s – Sacramento, California
Aug 24 2007 Live 105 – San Francisco, California
Aug 25 2007 Bodega – Bodega, California
Aug 28 2007 Red Devil Lounge – San Francisco, California
Sep 08 2007 House of Blues – Chicago, Illinois
June 27, 2007
The latest recordings of DC and Brooklyn based indie pop rock group Hello Tokyo clearly shows their musical strength. The group fronted by female vocalist Kat does not disappoint. I really enjoy the sound coming from the band, and quite a few others do too. You will find their music on the 2006 release “Don’t Cry in Public” and the “Newell Street Mixes” which is available to download. They are busy recording a full length album which you should look for on Right Hook Records.
Hello Tokyo has been active in a variety of ways. The band was recently featured in a photo shoot for “The 2007 Dress Responsibly Look Book” which is being presented by Fashion Fights Poverty. Their music was featured on the Animal Planet television show “Horse Power” as well as MTV’s Real World. And you may have seen Hello Tokyo perform during the 2006 Warped Tour if you were able to attend.
See Hello Tokyo at these Upcoming Shows: