Living in the bay area I hear so much good local music that I often forget that the rest of California has a wonderful DIY music scene. I was talking with a friend from the San Diego area who tipped me off to the death rock act They Feed At Night (TFAN) and their 2013 “Deprivation” EP. I saw the art and thought it was going be some “Aiden” type hot-topic act, but when I listened I found that I was blown away by a raging horror punk act. The guitar has an egyptian surf feel to it, but carries on with heavy bass and distortion. The vocals are insanely interesting and constantly wake the listener up in to a endless and consuming darkness that the listener at first fears, but then becomes indulgent of. The drumming is not only perfectly on time with the songs and well structured, but it is also extremely authentic and creative for punk influenced music. This is a great EP, and totally worth the 5$, however I feel that you have to listen to it for yourself to truly understand the intensity.
Rev is Kenny Truhn & Brandon Butler. Based in the New York City general area Kenny Truhn and Brandon Butler have released “Knights of the Pike” the music video. This video takes place in various spots of Manhattan including the MTA subway. They will be releasing a record this fall.
For more info on “Rev” visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/KennyTruhn
Jonny Rodgers puts on a show that is a once in a life-time opportunity. He creates beautiful sounds using wine glasses that are tuned by being filled with perfectly measured amounts of water. He plays a song on the glasses and uses a loop-pedal to create the background atmosphere for his set. Jonny then plays his original songs through singing and playing guitar to the loop he had just created. This is a show that you do not want to miss! Jonny Rodger’s tour dates are posted below:
08 Oct – Pittsburgh, PA @ Pittsburgh Winery
09 Oct – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue *
10 Oct – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live *
11 Oct – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge – 7pm *
13 Oct – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
15 Oct – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
16 Oct – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre *
18 Oct – Nashville, TN @ The Basement – 7pm
19 Oct – Asheville, NC @ Emerald Lounge ^
20 Oct – Charlotte, NC @ The Cave – 7pm
21 Oct – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
22 Oct – Charlottesville, VA @ The Garden at UVA
24 Oct – Washington, DC @ Tree House Lounge
31 Oct – Worcester, MA @ House Show
04 Nov – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub (!!!)
06 Nov – New York, NY Spike Hill
07 Nov – New Haven, CT @ Upcrown Studios
08 Nov – Syracuse, NY @ Wine At 105
09 Nov – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theater
Northern West Coast music fans prepare for singer-songwriter, Eli Conley! Eli has just released his first studio album titled “At The Seams.” He will be touring through Northern California, Washington State, and Oregon State in celebration of his debut release.
TOUR DATES (taken from the artists website):
Saturday October 19th
2720 Armstrong Dr, Sacramento, CA
Wednesday Oct 23rd
The Red and Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR
Friday October 25th
The Wandering Goat
268 Madison St, Eugene, OR
Saturday October 26th
3518 6th Ave #101, Tacoma, WA
Sunday October 27th
Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA
Wednesday October 30th
Rose Home for Folk (House Show)
1613 Brawne Ave NW, Olympia, WA
For more about Eli Conley visit: http://www.eliconley.com
The Setbacks are a new two-piece band from New York consisting of Robert Milano and Stephen Baumgarten. They list their influences as: The Beatles, Oasis, Coldplay, and The Black Keys. The band has just released an EP called “Just Enough to Relieve the Stress.” The songwriting is the best part of this band. “New London” hooks the listener in the whole way through the song. It is filled with heartfelt emotion that is raw and eccentric talking about love. The drums complete the song perfectly giving it an epic pop-punk sort of feel.
The Setbacks have two EP’s currently on the market:
On We Go – Released 5.23.13
Just Enough to Relieve the Stress – 8.16.13
You can find the band on iTunes.
Long Island – The Cup Coffee House – 12.21.13
Julie Meckler left behind her acting career for a career in the music industry and by the sound of the song in this video we are glad she did!
“Manhattan” is Meckler’s debut music video. This video was released in early 2012. “Created by Polish filmmaker Victoria Szymanska and French dancer Mariam Faqui.”
Taken from their facebook page, Julie Meckler “Musique” is a 6 piece band when they perform live. Julie Meckler sings and plays guitar. Brett Bakshis plays bass, guitars, trumpet, bells and the glockenspiel. Will Phalen plays guitars and harmonica. Shawn Rios plays drums and percussion. James Davis plays trumpet. Ryan Anderson plays guitars.