Hope to catch this documentary in theaters. Needs to be seen.
I had a short vacation last week and was able to catch a couple shows.
The first one was at a club called Vagon in Prague. Nice basement bar setting with lots of smoke. I guess I'm not so much used to that anymore since the ban on smoking indoors here.
The band, Uz Jsme Doma, a name which I have no idea how to pronounce, played that night, the only one too. I looked them up before attending the show and read that they had a sound similar to Magma.
Now Magma is a french band with a progressive/funk/jazz fusion/art-rock kind of sound that started in 1969. The only reason I know of this band is because I picked up a copy of the album, Attahk, which had cover art done by H.R. Giger. Fantastic album by the way. And dope artwork.
Any way, I thought this might be my one chance to ever see a band like this. And they were pretty amazing. I don't know what they were singing about, but the music was a trip to listen to and see performed. They did a couple encores. And I picked up a couple records.
I later made a stop in Las Vegas for a couple days. Made it to one show. I was late and only made it for the last band. Got to catch all of the Peccadiloes set at the Double Down, my first one. I had a couple PBR's. Good time.
I've been wanting to post some stuff as of late, but I thought it might be awkward considering the large gap in between posts. Do I continue my 2014 list? Maybe later.
But this though.
Siblings show this Thursday, July 09. A local show. At Manifest. yay.
Fortune Club - The First Three Songs
Guilt - Harvest/Decay
Shitty Weekend - Shit Week
The Seriouslys - Keepin' it Shrill
I haven't posted my year end list in a couple years. This year I thought I'd wait until all of December was done with, just in case something sweet was released. And I'd use all of January to talk about my favorite albums of 2014.
Matahari - Shameless
Hope everyone had a safe and wonderful New Years! 2014 was a really good year, for everything really. Work, school, music, friends, family...everything is great!
I'll be sharing my Top 25 favorite releases in 2014 sometime, but for now, I thought I'd share some albums that I'm looking forward to in 2015. I'm sure a lot more is set for release, but these are what I know of at the moment.
Survival Guide – Survival Guide, is Emily Whitehurst, from Peteluma, California. So far two 7” records have been released, Hot Lather Machine and Wild Cat, both on Side With Us Records. The new album is set to be released sometime this year with ten new songs. One single titled, Ugly Side, is currently up for grabs on Bandcamp (check it out HERE). Excellent indie rock and electronica, with big choruses and catchy melodies. And as always, pristine vocal work by Whitehurst.
Karina Denike – Originally funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign back in October 2012, Karina Denike's album will finally be released sometime in February 2015 (next month!). Denike has done vocals for a number of groups including Dance Hall Crashers, Stara Nova and the Cottontails, and I'd say her solo work reflects a mix of those styles (check out her Bandcamp HERE). Very excited to finally hear her new tunes.
Journal – Journal released their last album, Unlorja, four years ago, along with an instrumental copy. That was my favorite album of 2010. It was a pretty fantastic piece of work. Very cool story that went with the album, awesome tech metal and grindcore and the approach to using three different vocalists throughout the album was a brilliant idea. It'd be sick if the band did something similar on the new album.
Codename: Rocky – After getting back together for a reunion show in 2012, Codename: Rocky, released a song, Mile Markers, the band's first newest material since 2001's, Infinity. I haven't heard any other new songs since then, but can only look forward to more new songs.
Inspection 12 – Technically Inspection 12 all ready released a new album in 2014, right before Christmas. I think the album may have been available at their recent shows and possibly upcoming ones. But for the rest of the world, the band is still working on setting up digital distribution and mail orders. They also did release a new track titled, Ole You, earlier in the year which was featured on a compilation titled, Amplified Vol.1. I believe the comp's theme focused on local Jacksonville artists.
Campaign for new, debut LP, This Means War!, from The Beat Dolls. Excellent.
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