Posts Tagged ‘reverbnation’
Ack…so so much to do today. This is going to be more like a fly-by than a post but here goes.
The Fender Music Foundation is hosting a benefit concert on StageIT -
the event will take place on Thursday, April 26, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Proceeds to The Fender Music Foundation will support the organization’s mission to provide musical instruments to music programs in need across the United States. Both signed and unsigned musicians are invited to participate to receive exposure and prizes (including a year’s supply of Heineken) in appreciation for their support of music education…”
It’s marathon time for WMNF and Ninebullets Radio and that means I am asking y’all to show a little support for the radio show. I am being asked to raise 1600 dollars tomorrow night and I’d love to get a head start on it. So, if you like the music I play, like that there is a show on the air that plays these bands, appreciate the work that goes into getting unreleased songs for the show, appreciate that there is a radio station that let’s someone like me on the air…..whatever the reason. Maybe you’re a band we play on the show or we’ve supported via Kickstarter over the last couple of years….whatever it is….Ninebullets Radio needs your support during this funds drive…”
My name is Cassie Taylor and I’m a 25 year old singer/songwriter/foot stomping/blues women with a post college budget. Yes, I have had extraordinary opportunities to tour around the world, played with first class musicians, I serve on Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation, walked the red carpet in LA, and meet all sorts of wonderful friends and fans in the process. I am a full time, hustlin’ musician but unfortunately that dosn’t always amount to cash flow…”
Okay, running now.
Got an email from Reverbnation with some messages which reminded me that hey, I have a Reverbnation account. Sigh. If the internet were my house, Reverbnation would be a shelf in my closet with lots of cool things I never have enough time to go sort out. Anyway, marked a few bands for listening later, liked a couple others and stuck a few new songs in my playlist.
If you are not listening to ninebullets radio on Thursday nights at 10 pm you are missing a great show. True you are probably finishing whatever project needed doing unlike me, but sometimes sacrifices must be made in the name of cool music.
Check out Mike Tobin’s interview with Tinsley Ellis over on Times Square.
TS: So why did you go down the blues route, as oppose to rock and roll or jazz, or any other genre?
TE: Well, the Beatles got me into the British invasion music, but then the Rolling Stones, The Animals, and The Yardbirds all had the same thing in common. They were all doing the Muddy Waters/Howlin Wolf/BB King thing. Then I went to see BB King when he was playing at a hotel lounge in North Miami Beach (I grew up in South Florida). He was playing there for a week and he did a teen show, which meant they shut the bar down and sold soda pop and stuff like that. He stood in the lobby and greeted all the kids. I was about fourteen at the time and it just knocked me out…”
Nice interview but I do have a quibble with the line “His tone suggests that he’s been gigging non-stop since the get-go“. Way back at the dawn of time when the blog was on typepad and under a different title, I kept posted a running list of about 10 – 12 blues performers and their gigs. Ellis was one of them and he was ALWAYS working. “Suggests” is not the word I would have chosen.
Put several new tracks up on the jukebox including one from The White Buffalo. I have a review of their new EP, The Lost and Found that I’ll be posting on Monday. I took the monthly designation off the juke so I can take the songs down or leave them up as long as I want depending on how much I like listening to them. Or how busy I get.
I have a preview vid and short article up on GamingHUD. City of Steam is a steampunk-themed MMO in production and you can still get in on the alpha test if you hurry.
Since Steve Carlson never wound up on my door step with his gear, I have moved my office into the sunroom. While I am enjoying the view from the windows and having more space I really miss staring at my coffee maker. Sad, but true.
Okay, I need to go before I start posting pics of my coffee maker, Scooter and her Angry Bird plushies as pirates, Ralof from Skyrim or the neighbor walking his dog. Yeah…it’s that kind of day.
Have a good weekend!
It is no secret that I often use my blog as a big music player. With sites like Grooveshark and ReverbNation along with other music blogs and artist websites it is fairly easy to amass a decent amount of music to enjoy. ReverbNation in particular makes it easy to find and try out new music.
Leslie Craig - Okay, I confess. “I’m always broke but the band sounds good“ is one of my favorite song lines this year. Possibly this decade. Leslie’s delivery of the line is just perfect. She gives it the “OMG! I’m in a BAND” feeling and it never fails to amuse me. Rock Star is a fun track but I think her cover of Paper and Fire by John Mellencamp is the song that really showcases her voice. Instrumentally, there is a lot going on but her voice powers through and is never overshadowed by the music.
Kaleigh Baker – Someone, possibly Jack Moore, was singing (oh look, ah pun) praises of Baker a couple of weeks ago so I thought I would give her a listen. Awesome advice. She has a great voice, especially on Train Gone By, a solid blues number with a very traditional arrangement.
Eve Selis – Continuing the odd country slant the blog has this month, I have been listening to Eve Selis. From her cover of She by Gram Parsons to the booming Tear This Old House Down, Selis makes her own sound. It’s part country and part folk with little echoes of the Bakersfield sound running through the songs.
You can purchase any of these songs from the individual websites, iTunes or ReverbNation. And you should.
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I love the internet. It is like having my own personal SXSW or Bonnaroo sitting on the desk in front of me. I log in and suddenly hundreds of bands and performers are only a page click away. Music, videos and interviews all just waiting for me to discover. This kind of access to music is awesome, but it comes at a price. In a seemingly endless sea of new bands how do we spot the sharks? Well, we look for the fin.
Okay, okay. Equating a song to a shark fin makes less and less sense the more coffee I drink but I am letting the comparison stand. Or swim. Whatever. Because with all the choices the internet brings us it is easy for a band to get lost in the crowd. Or the school.
(you know, cause fish…schools…yeah, I should really let that one go)
Viv and the Revival caught my ear with the very cool Shook Up, a rock/pop track with just an edge of punk. After playing the song a while and popping it in the sidebar juke, I went looking for more info on the band and more of their music. Viv and the Revival is a Philadelphia-based band with Viv Peyrat on vocals and guitar, Jake Brnich on rhythm guitar, Ian Brick on bass and Nate Osbourne on drums and backup vocals. Check out several tracks from the new album, And Then The World, Part 1 available for a listen on the band’s MySpace page. While the other tracks don’t match the intensity of Shook Up, they are still pretty good. I really like the drums on Forever and the ’80′s sound of Wonderful and Go Live Your Story
Playing Shook Up live for a local news segment:
You can download several tracks for free off ReverbNation if you sign up for the email newsletter or you can purchase the album from Amazon, iTunes or the Viv and the Revival website. Definitely worth checking out.