Tag: rock and roll

Fleshtones at Nambucca, London , 8 July 2017 (photo-essay)

Fleshtones at Nambucca, London , 8 July 2017 (photo-essay)

Paul from Dirty Water Records looks at me with his piercing blue eyes and warns me that tonight is going to be loud. Nambucca is a half neon-lit bar/half venue a long stone’s throw from Arsenal’s football ground in North London. It is adorned with Jack Daniels and Budweiser logos and has a gallery of earlier star studded gig photos […]

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The Matinee August 11th

The Matinee August 11th

The Matinee August 11th is a little different today in that of the eight artists, only one comes from the United States. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and England are the other four countries represented. Take a listen and discover some of music’s brightest new stars.   Zuzu – “Get Off” (Liverpool, England) RIYL: Colleen Green, Courtney Barnett, Swearin’ Very little […]

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That’s Right! – “Legs” EP

That’s Right! – “Legs” EP

For four nice-looking boys from New York City, That’s Right! gets pretty freaky on their debut studio EP, Legs. They are a psych-rock band after all. I wasn’t expecting so much sonic wildness from their picture and from meeting them in person, but that’s the beauty of music. If you want to soak your EP in fuzz, it doesn’t matter […]

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The Human Rights, Old Stereo and Riishi Von Rex at The Rainbow

The Human Rights, Old Stereo and Riishi Von Rex at The Rainbow

The night of August 7th is cooling off, but the atmosphere in The Rainbow warms, like a lazy summer night should, as people drift in, greeting friends and exchanging small talk while the final touches to the stage and sound mingle with their conversations. The mood is relaxed, laid-back, like the headline band they have come to see, The Human […]

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September 18, 2004:  An early morning flight under a thin overcast layer revealed this quilt-like vista southwest of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Fall is an amazing time in farm country. For most of the year, fields tend to be the same color when viewed from above: white in winter, brown in spring, green during the summer. But the fall harvest brings out an amazing variety of color across the landscape. I suspect that the overhead cloud layer and low angle of the morning sun may have contributed a quality of light that accentuated the color differences more than usual.

Heartless Bastards – Restless Ones

It’s hard not to be captivated by Heartless Bastards from the first time you hear them. The Ohio based four piece are a perfect combination of a powerful voice and no nonsense rock and roll.  Today, they release Restless Ones, their fifth album, on Partisan records.  The current lineup, featuring founding member, vocalist Erika Wennerstrom, along with drummer Dave Colvin, […]

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Gig Pick: The 24th Street Wailers @ The Rainbow Mar 7

Gig Pick: The 24th Street Wailers @ The Rainbow Mar 7

The 24th Street Wailers are a Juno nominated Rock’n’Roll/Blues/Vintage R&B band from Toronto. When Waterloo’s local radio station 570News asked the band what fans can expect from their show, they responded: “You are going to see a real Rock n’ Roll show, one that Little Richard may have done in his early career.  It may get a little bit crazy […]

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