Rock band – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 02:33:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://linkwraylegend.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-18-120x120.png Rock band – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ 32 32 In memory of rock band Pinoy Frictions https://linkwraylegend.com/in-memory-of-rock-band-pinoy-frictions/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 00:30:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/in-memory-of-rock-band-pinoy-frictions/ Because they mainly played in Olongapo, some of the best local bands went unnoticed in the 1970s and 80s – one such band was Frictions. Handout When we talk about Pinoy rock, especially from the 1970s, we hear the names of the group Juan Dela Cruz, Anakbayan, Maria Cafra, Sampaguita, etc. However, at that […]]]>
Because they mainly played in Olongapo, some of the best local bands went unnoticed in the 1970s and 80s – one such band was Frictions. Handout

When we talk about Pinoy rock, especially from the 1970s, we hear the names of the group Juan Dela Cruz, Anakbayan, Maria Cafra, Sampaguita, etc.


However, at that time, some of the best bands in the country went mostly unnoticed. Today, perhaps among a privileged few of the music scene of the 1970s and 1980s, somewhat forgotten. Consigned to a footnote and a holy grail among record lovers.


Indeed, these groups mainly plied their trade in the lucrative clubs and bars surrounding the former US naval base at Subic Bay in Olongapo for nearly two decades. With virtually no media attention on the “Gapo” music scene, these groups toiled in relative anonymity.


These groups got their due somewhat when Ace Records released two compilation albums, “Gapo Vol.1” and “Gapo Vol.2” featuring bands such as Frictions, Soul Jugglers, Hangmen, Splitends, and Brown Sugar, among others. .


The original albums, released in 1978 via Ace Records, were popular releases. In today’s counter-seller market, an original copy can range from 5,000 to 10,000 pesos. As the disc was in high demand, Vicor reissued the first volume two months ago.


Of all the bands featured in these compilation albums, perhaps the most popular was Frictions.


The original line-up included Romy Clemente on keyboards, Manny Cordero and Jose Ferrero on guitars, Carlito Mendoza on vocals and guitars, Benny Quintana on drums, Rodolfo Deniega on piano, and Rodolfo Acol on vocals.


The Frictions had a number one chart song in the 1970s with “Perwisyo sa Lipunan”.


This song ironically resulted from a jam session between Cordero and Quintana on a riff. The band was just having fun and didn’t realize that someone had recorded the song.


On Valentine’s Day 1978, the band arrived in Manila to perform at a rock concert at the Araneta Coliseum when producer Danny Subido approached them for an original song that would be included in the compilation Gapo Vol.1 .


“Naalala namin na meron kaming kanta na na-record – ‘yung ‘Perwisyo Sa Lipunan’ and ‘yun ang na record namin for Gapo,” he said.


Other recorded songs that have been officially released on vinyl include “Salamat Kaibigan”, which was the reverse of “Perwiso sa Lipunan” on seven-inch vinyl, and “Hoy Kumpare” which appeared on “Gapo Vol.2” .


Songs like “Ang Tunog” and “Bahay Kubo” as well as the aforementioned songs were compiled, pirated and became huge sellers among Filipino communities in the Middle East.


“Do you navigate from lang kami na meron mga tapes ng mga kanta namin,” Quintana admitted.


For a band that didn’t have the repertoire of the Juan dela Cruz Band or even Sampaguita, the Frictions were very popular.


In fact, they were the first band to perform at the Folk Arts Theater and even headlined a show at the Araneta Coliseum. Additionally, the Frictions were a staple of Shakey’s live music (Malate and Cubao) later in the 1980s.


Originally known as “The Intimates”, their American promoter in South Vietnam asked them to change their name to something more up-to-date.


“Dapat ‘yung pangalan ng banda est parang the Temptations, Fifth Dimension ‘yung style,” narrated Quintana who to this day still resides in Olongapo.


“Someone mentioned ‘Frictions’ and nagustuhan ng Amerikano,” guitarist Manny Cordero added.


The name stuck, and the Frictions made their professional debut in Saigon in 1969 (they also stayed in Hong Kong for a time) to perform for American troops stationed in what was then the capital of South Vietnam.


The group would stay in the country for three to four months, then return to the Philippines to rest, and then return for another long stay in South Vietnam.


At first, the group played covers of popular songs of the time. “We learned to adapt to the audience,” Cordero recounted. “Minsan rhythm and blues, minsan standards, minsan rock and roll. Depends on its audience. Later, na kami naging rock.


In 1973, the band knew the war was not going so well for the beleaguered country that they decided not to return.


“If we had returned, baka kasama kami on the rooftops of the last days of the Amerikano in Vietnam,” joked Quintana. “Dahil malawak ‘yung war zone, every day can kwento tungkol sa gera.”


When the group returned to Olongapo, they became the house band of Sierra Club (and later, Genesis).


“The scene in Gapo nung time na ‘yun has a bar, puro Pink Floyd ‘yung tugtugan. Another bar, Led Zeppelin,” Cordero shared. “Kami nagsimula na varied ‘yung musika. Then nagkaroon na kami ng mga originals na in Tagalog.


“Meron pa nga kami comedy na sketch,” Quintana launched.


Friction too predating Tito, Vic & Joey.


“Need to adjust the tape to an entire audience,” Cordero explained.


How popular were the Sierra Club and Frictions?


Cordero burst out laughing. “Let me say that every night some 600 cases of beer were consumed.”


As for Frictions, bars on Magsaysay Boulevard in Olongapo, they eventually started playing more shows in Manila. And at some point he became a regular performer at Shakey’s Malate and Cubao (back when they still had live music).


By then some of the original band members (such as Cordero who moved to Bahrain where he became a music teacher) had left and a second generation version of the band was performing.


The second generation band lasted until the 1990s before making a career out of it.


Today, a third generation version of Friction performs at Street Corner Blues Bar in Angeles City, Pampanga. Cordero still plays a mean guitar.


The only other living member of the original Frictions lineup – Benny Quintana – hung up his drumsticks as recently as 2017.


“When I think back to those days, those were fun, happy times. Young men play music for a living. Rocking bars and clubs in the Philippines and Southeast Asia,” Cordero said “It was an awesome experience. I am who I am today because of that.


Quintana concluded in vernacular: “The experiences we have had are invaluable. If we’ve done something for Original Pilipino Music, then we’re happy. If we have inspired others, then thank you. And it’s certainly nice to be reminded.

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Aussie rock band Ocean Alley spend $2.35million on their home near Byron Bay https://linkwraylegend.com/aussie-rock-band-ocean-alley-spend-2-35million-on-their-home-near-byron-bay/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 03:36:14 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/aussie-rock-band-ocean-alley-spend-2-35million-on-their-home-near-byron-bay/ Aussie rock band Ocean Alley spends $2.35million on seven-bedroom home near Byron Bay By A. James for Daily Mail Australia Published: 04:36 BST, 23 September 2022 | Updated: 07:54 BST, 23 September 2022 The six members of Australian rock band Ocean Alley have bought a country estate near Byron Bay on the north coast of […]]]>

Aussie rock band Ocean Alley spends $2.35million on seven-bedroom home near Byron Bay

The six members of Australian rock band Ocean Alley have bought a country estate near Byron Bay on the north coast of New South Wales.

Hit creators Happy Sad bought the seven-bedroom, five-bathroom ranch-style spread in Middle Pocket for $2.35 million, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Covering eight hectares, the Tropical Retreat is located in the Northern Rivers region approximately 22km inland from the town of Byron Bay.

The six-member Australian rock band Ocean Alley have bought this country estate near Byron Bay on the north coast of NSW

Hailing from Sydney’s northern beaches, Ocean Alley is made up of Baden Donegal (vocals, guitar), Angus Goodwin (lead guitar), Lach Galbraith (keyboard, vocals), Mitch Galbraith (guitar), Nic Blom (bass) and Tom O’Brien (drums).

The band released their latest single Home on September 14, ahead of the release of their new album Low Altitude Living on October 14.

The complex comprises three main buildings, including a separate studio.

Built with high ceilings, the main wooden farmhouse is full of rustic charm, with a large stone fireplace and a spacious living room.

The Happy Sad hit-makers have bought the seven-bedroom, five-bathroom ranch-style stall in Middle Pocket for $2.35million, reports The Daily Telegraph.  (Photo: Ocean Alley)

The Happy Sad hit-makers have bought the seven-bedroom, five-bathroom ranch-style stall in Middle Pocket for $2.35million, reports The Daily Telegraph. (Photo: Ocean Alley)

Other features of the property include a stream and a waterhole.

The area around Byron Bay has become increasingly popular with artists, filmmakers, musicians and actors over the past decade.

The Hemsworth brothers purchased large plots of land around town.

Chris, Liam and Luke’s total investment in the area is estimated at over $100 million across 300 acres – and their portfolio continues to grow.

Covering eight hectares, the Tropical Retreat is located in the Northern Rivers region approximately 22km inland from the town of Byron Bay.  (Photo: one of the seven bedrooms)

Covering eight hectares, the Tropical Retreat is located in the Northern Rivers region approximately 22km inland from the town of Byron Bay. (Photo: one of the seven bedrooms)

Built with high ceilings, the main wooden farmhouse is full of rustic charm, with a large stone fireplace and a spacious living room.  (Pictured: the dining room)

Built with high ceilings, the main wooden farmhouse is full of rustic charm, with a large stone fireplace and a spacious living room. (Pictured: the dining room)

Musician Tones and I, real name Toni Watson, spent $3.3 million on two properties on the outskirts of Byron Bay in 2020.

Singer and actress Natalie Bassingthwaighte and her husband Cameron McGlinchey have paid $2.15 million for property in the area.

Ocean Alley has had an impressive trajectory since its inception in 2011.

The group had four songs in Triple J’s coveted Hottest 100 countdown and landed the No. 1 spot with their single Confidence.

The area around Byron Bay has become increasingly popular with artists, filmmakers, musicians and actors over the past decade.  (Pictured: A view of the surrounding bushland from the patio of the house recently purchased by members of Ocean Alley)

The area around Byron Bay has become increasingly popular with artists, filmmakers, musicians and actors over the past decade. (Pictured: A view of the surrounding bushland from the patio of the house recently purchased by members of Ocean Alley)

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The former Staten Islander plays drums with rock band The Killers at a sold-out 19,891 arena in Nashville https://linkwraylegend.com/the-former-staten-islander-plays-drums-with-rock-band-the-killers-at-a-sold-out-19891-arena-in-nashville/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 17:13:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/the-former-staten-islander-plays-drums-with-rock-band-the-killers-at-a-sold-out-19891-arena-in-nashville/ It was a hit in a million, but former Staten Islander Michael Phraner had faith. And now he can say he played drums for one of the best rock bands in the world. On September 17, Phraner’s lofty dream of playing drums with The Killers – whose hits include Mr. Brightside and All These Things […]]]>

It was a hit in a million, but former Staten Islander Michael Phraner had faith. And now he can say he played drums for one of the best rock bands in the world.

On September 17, Phraner’s lofty dream of playing drums with The Killers – whose hits include Mr. Brightside and All These Things That I’ve Done – came true when he joined the rock band on stage for their performance of “Reasons Unknown”.

The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity came when singer Brandon Flowers picked Phraner from an endless sea of ​​fans in a sold-out stadium of 19,891 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Phraner, 29, was born in the old St. Vincent’s Hospital in West Brighton, but moved to Athens Ala., with his family when he was in kindergarten. From the age of 13, Phraner began playing drums (he’s self-taught!) with his church youth band, which he continues to do today.

“It’s really a rare thing, the concert lottery! said Michael’s father, Rob Phraner. “Mike just tried and prepped and worked hard on the drums before the gig, just in case Brandon saw him, a one in a million chance. It was amazing. The energy was electric and Mike did really well! I still can’t believe it.

And the killers? “The Killers have been my favorite bands of all time,” Phraner said. SILive.com. “I’ve been a fan for 13 years and after hearing about their fan-drumming tradition, I knew I had to give it a shot. I went to the show with my family and some of my closest friends, so I knew it would be fantastic whether I performed or not.

The Killers fan-drummer tradition goes like this: A fan holds up a sign during a concert, indicating that he wants to play drums for “Reasons Unknown”. If Brandon Flowers picks you, you better be ready to go wild for a song during the gig.

“A few dozen people have been chosen to perform with The Killers, but it’s never a guarantee they’ll choose one,” Phraner added. “The week before the Nashville gig, they did it in Miami. They picked a drummer and he screwed up. Then they picked another one, and he screwed up too. And both had to be removed from the drums, in the middle of the song.

Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers has chosen Michael Phraner to play drums onstage during a sold-out concert at a 19,891-capacity stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. (Courtesy of Rob Phraner)

Phraner said he could tell by body language that Brandon Flowers was reluctant at the Nashville gig to choose a drummer from the audience, but he eventually did. And Phraner was ready for his hit, having practiced the song daily for weeks before the gig.

“I practiced for a few weeks and made my sign, which said, ‘If fate is kind, I’ll play the drums tonight. On the other side, the sign read, “I won’t spoil anything,” he said. “Brandon Flowers saw my signature between songs and seemed to debate it with the drummer, Ronnie Vannucci, for a while. He finally recognized me after the crowd around me continued to chant, ‘Let him play! “

According to Phraner, Flowers asked him if he was from Tennessee, and Phraner answered honestly, saying he was from Alabama. Flowers asked the crowd if they still wanted me to play after learning this information, and they did!

“Flowers said to me, ‘You’re pretty lucky,’ then he laughed when I flipped the sign over to say, ‘I’m not going to mess up,'” Phraner added. “He then called me on stage.

“Without the support of these complete strangers, I would not have been called on stage, and I will be forever grateful. For me, it was a reminder that we, as people, cannot lose faith in everything. the world and become jaded because of simply because things didn’t work out before. Miracles still happen.

“On stage, Brandon warned me that the last time they did that it didn’t work, to which I reassured him, ‘I know! I watched it!’ Then Brandon said, “Let’s give them a good gig,” and the drummer told me to follow his lead on the guitar and gave me his drumsticks.

Courtesy of Rob Phraner

Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers has chosen Michael Phraner to play drums onstage during a sold-out concert at a 19,891-capacity stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. (Courtesy of Rob Phraner)

So was Phraner nervous? “I was anxious about playing unfamiliar drums with bigger drumsticks than I’m used to, in addition to not having a metronome or monitors to play on. Fortunately, I managed to get out of it without making too many mistakes. The actual experience of playing was like a dream.

“I had a lot of fun and sang as much as I could. I really wanted to add to everyone’s experience – not take away from it, so I don’t take it for granted. I know people didn’t pay all that money to come see me, so I did my best, thanked the band and the audience profusely, and tried not to waste time.

“When I was done, Vannucci said I had done a good job and Brandon said I could keep the chopsticks while I was trying to return them. Brandon gave me a hug and introduced me. to the crowd. It was unreal. When I came back to my wife, family and friends, they were all going crazy. It was one of the happiest times of my life.

“I thank the Lord because so many things had to go right that were out of my control. I feel like this experience was God smiling at me, not that I did anything to deserve it. I got the sweetest messages from Killers fans all over the world telling me how well I did or how the highlight of the concert I was for them, which is hard for me to believe.

Courtesy of Rob Phraner

Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers has chosen Michael Phraner to play drums onstage during a sold-out concert at a 19,891-capacity stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. (Courtesy of Rob Phraner)

Does Phraner have any advice for anyone hoping to one day perform with The Killers?

“Buy general admission/floor tickets and practice on live versions of ‘For Reasons Unknown’ and use software to remove the drums,” Phraner advised. “Spend time making an awesome sign, buy and wear hi-fi earplugs at the concert, and join The Killer’s Victims fan page on Facebook and post a photo of you and your sign on the day of the concert .”

Above all, he advised: “Befriend the people around you in the pit.”

One day, Phraner plans to tell his 2-year-old son about his surreal moment as a rock star and make it a teachable moment. “One day I’ll tell him about the concert,” he said. “I will remind him to always be ready when an opportunity presents itself and to lean on God and your community to help you. You can’t do it yourself.

Courtesy of Rob Phraner

Moments after The Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers picked Michael Phraner to play drums onstage during a sold-out concert at a 19,891-person stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Pictured are Robert Phraner, left, Rob Phraner and Michael Phraner. (Courtesy of Rob Phraner)

Courtesy of Rob Phraner

Moments after The Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers picked Michael Phraner to play drums onstage during a sold-out concert at a 19,891-person stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Dad Rob Phraner hugs Michael Phraner after the show. (Courtesy of Rob Phraner)

(Courtesy of Michael Phraner)

Lr: Jordan Phraner (Michael’s wife), Rob Phraner, Robert Phraner, Jordan Thornton, Dan Heinkel, Michael Phraner, Thomas Davidson, Christian Anderson and Emily Anderson. (Courtesy of Michael Phraner)

Courtesy of Rob Phraner

Moments after The Killers lead singer Brandon Flowers picked Michael Phraner to play drums onstage during a sold-out concert at a 19,891-person stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Pictured with Michael Phraner, his family and friends at the concert and the sign that got him noticed. (Courtesy of Rob Phraner)

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This rock band’s vinyl record can be used as a guitar effect pedal https://linkwraylegend.com/this-rock-bands-vinyl-record-can-be-used-as-a-guitar-effect-pedal/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 09:41:40 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/this-rock-bands-vinyl-record-can-be-used-as-a-guitar-effect-pedal/ Pedal geeks and vinyl aficionados unite, as the world’s first ever vinyl record slash guitar effects pedal has now been released into the wild. The stunning creation is the product of a collaboration between Romanus Records, ADD Pedals and Indianapolis rock band Brother O Brother, who recently announced that their new album skin walker will […]]]>

Pedal geeks and vinyl aficionados unite, as the world’s first ever vinyl record slash guitar effects pedal has now been released into the wild.

The stunning creation is the product of a collaboration between Romanus Records, ADD Pedals and Indianapolis rock band Brother O Brother, who recently announced that their new album skin walker will be released as a limited edition vinyl record that doubles as a guitar pedal.

That’s right, the disc itself is a literal stompbox you can plug your guitar into.

While this may all sound really confusing, the principle behind it is simple: just think of an extra-thick vinyl record that houses the necessary stompbox electronics inside.

Picture: Romanus Records

Each album comes in a set of two special vinyls – one of which can be used as an overdrive/boost pedal with switchable channels while the other doubles as a delay pedal with four different delay modes. The controls are mounted in the center of the vinyl records where the labels are located.

Also, since the records are very thick, you would need a turntable with vertical angle tracking (VTA) to play them.

As cool as they are, the LP Guitar Pedal is limited to only 35 units. It will be sold exclusively in the United States, although Romanus says an international pedal release will occur later.

Brother O’Brother’s skin walker is also for Pre-order now, and is available on a variety of pedalless vinyl editions, including splash, tri-color, and glow-in-the-dark sand-filled vinyl.

Check out the vinyl pedal in action below.

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Pink Floyd: 10 weirdest songs by the rock band https://linkwraylegend.com/pink-floyd-10-weirdest-songs-by-the-rock-band/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 09:48:48 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/pink-floyd-10-weirdest-songs-by-the-rock-band/ British rock band Pink Floyd was co-founded by Pink Anderson and the Floyd Council in 1965. The band was hugely successful right from its formation, thanks to its psychedelic rock music and sinuous lyrics. However, the group broke up when one of the core members left the group to pursue a career as a solo […]]]>

British rock band Pink Floyd was co-founded by Pink Anderson and the Floyd Council in 1965. The band was hugely successful right from its formation, thanks to its psychedelic rock music and sinuous lyrics. However, the group broke up when one of the core members left the group to pursue a career as a solo artist. But that didn’t mean the end of Pink Floyd.

Over the years, this English rock band and their legacy have given us a variety of groovy, dark, good and weird songs, reminding us of why they were musical pioneers. Today, even decades later, people try to copy and recontextualize their style, but a legend will always remain a legend.

From psychedelic madness and big-screen soundscapes to psych-jazz scribbling – Pink Floyd surely knew how to incorporate their spirit into a song to make it adventurous and interesting – although not always classic – for their devoted fans! We bring you such a list featuring the weirdest Pink Floyd songs of all time. Scroll!

Top 10 Weirdest Pink Floyd Songs Of All Time

1. Interstellar Overdrive (1967)




All of the songs from Pink Floyd’s album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, should (actually) be on our list of weirdest Pink Floyd songs. This album was created when the band were at their peak in their psychedelic phase, giving us nearly 10 minutes of instrumental panic with their song Interstellar Overdrive. This song is stuck in a bizarre combination of a hellish carnival of echoing Farfisa organ and guitar noises and an unnerving chromatic riff that’s just plain uncomfortable to listen to.

2. A Saucer of Secrets (1968)




This soundtrack was created after Pink Floyd fired Barrett (their old mastermind) early in the sessions and struggled to organize proper music. The result was this 12-minute track. From drawing diagrams on pieces of paper to visually depicting building a horror movie vibe and even adding soothing keyboard views, this soundtrack just couldn’t become more absurd. Although the band accepted that it wasn’t their best performance, and said, “The song, A Saucerful of Secrets, was a very important track because it gave the band a direction to go.” Even the audience agreed that they needed better direction when creating songs.

3. A Spanish Piece (1969)




As simple and unimaginative as the title sounds, the song lacks depth compared to classic Pink Floyd songs. The song, A Spanish Piece, is more like a rushed reflection with a very different vibe to Floyd’s. The last minute of this song is just flowing Spanish guitar stabs over a whispered vocal and muted bass drum. Another quirk of the song is its faux creaky accent and lines like “Listen, gringo: laugh at my lisp and I’ll kill you.”

Overall, neither the soundtrack nor the lyrics could help this song avoid our list of weirdest Pink Floyd songs.

4. The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party (1969)




The album, Ummagumma, reserved a studio solo song for each member of this rock band. With its overdubs of stuttering percussion to the random leaps of a studious flute, the song The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party was for Mason. He was a minimalist Pink Floyd drummer who didn’t sing or play tuned instruments and said, “I tried to do a variation on the obligatory drum solo.” The song is special.

5. Up the Khyber (1969)




The soundtrack, More, from Schroeder’s film, More, allowed Pink Floyd to stretch in desperation. The songs on this entire album sound like this British band ran out of ideas and experimented with almost everything they could work with. And it can even be seen in the song Up the Khyber which adopts an improbable psych-jazz aura with Wright and Nick Mason tapping randomly on the piano, organ and tam-tams. The song is wacky enough to make it to our list of the weirdest Pink Floyd songs of all time.

6. Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict (1969)




Waters tried to attempt an idea on Several Species, which was one of many tedious and weird solo tracks on the Ummagumma album. Similar to its name, this song is actually just manipulated and looped noises, resembling the atmosphere or chaos of cartoon chipmunks sprinting around a cave. Waters himself said, “It’s actually nothing; it’s a bit of concrete poetry.” Concrete poetry or not, one thing we know for sure is that this song belongs to our list of weirdest Pink Floyd songs of all time.

7. Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast (1970)




From cash and garden parties, the topic shifted to breakfast ingredients. While preparing his morning food, Alan Styles calmly lists his favorite breakfast foods – and that theme is set to the soundtrack of baroque keyboards and fingerpicked folk. As silly and bizarre as the concept seems, the overall combination feels less heavy, charming, and more playful, given the reputation of Pink Floyd’s songs. Alan even included the sound of his sizzling bacon – can any song get crazier?

8. Absolutely Curtains (1972)




Absolutely Curtains is almost a traditional Pink Floyd song for its first three and a half minutes. Then there’s an odd shift from the subdued suspense of piano and organ sheets to unexpected mysterious vocalizations. The group even stated that the song is a religious song from the Mapuga tribe and is meant to have unexpected twists. But audiences didn’t take kindly to this unlikely concept, so this song is also on our list of weirdest Pink Floyd songs.

9. On The Run (1973)




The album, The Dark Side of the Moon, began life on stage in 1972 and was considered a high watermark of studio technology after finesse and refinement in 1973. While every song on this album made the final playlist, there was this song, On la course, which was radically reworked. The song, On the Run, explored the anxiety of modern travel and evolved from a funky instrumental theme to an electronic collage partially created with the band’s new EMS Synthi AKS synthesizer. With its white noise hats, sequenced rumble patterns, and helicopter-like oscillations, this song became one of the ultimate headphone tracks ever Pink Floyd (at the time).

10. The Hard Way (2011)

The concept behind this song was that Pink Floyd was inspired to organize music from ordinary objects (but why?). According to Alan Parsons, “We were just going crazy. We’d put the rubber bands on and throw in a bassline, and then drums were added to that.” This super strange song comes from one of their family projects. However, the group ditched the whole concept to go with a more conventional theme that suited their group imagery. They released two such songs in which they reclaimed a wineglass atmosphere and a funky to elastic bass groove. Let’s just say it was probably for the best that Pink Floyd dropped this weird theme.

Wrap

People around the world agree that things have never been (and to this day are) never easy and smooth when it comes to the legacy of Pink Floyd. Therefore, another strange fact about the group has surfaced that the remix of their song, Animals, which was supposed to be released in 2018, has been released now, in 2022, after a 3-year delay.

Now, you may think delayed release is natural, especially when it comes to music. However, this delayed track only contains the remixed music without any notes. Pretty weird, right?

What do you think of Pink Floyd songs? Let us know in the comments section below.

Also read: Once known as Artist of the Day, where does American indie rock band MGMT stand in 2022?

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Rock band Little Feat will play Count Basie at Red Bank NJ https://linkwraylegend.com/rock-band-little-feat-will-play-count-basie-at-red-bank-nj/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 09:03:48 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/rock-band-little-feat-will-play-count-basie-at-red-bank-nj/ Count Basie unveils new partnership Red Bank’s Count Basie Theater for the Arts has unveiled a new partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health. Thomas P. Costello and Chris Jordan, Asbury Park Press When a live LP is arguably a band’s most beloved album, it can set the bar high for decades to come. This is the […]]]>

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When a live LP is arguably a band’s most beloved album, it can set the bar high for decades to come. This is the case of the eclectic American rock’n’rollers Little Feat and their legendary 1978 album, “Waiting for Columbus”.

Compiled from a series of 1977 concerts on both sides of the Atlantic, “Waiting For Columbus” is a titanic document, offering essential versions of Little Feat classics such as “Fat Man in the Bathtub”, “Dixie Chicken”, “All That You”. Dream” and “Willin”, supported by the horns of the Tower of Power.

The platinum-selling double LP was named one of the best live albums of all time by Rolling Stone, and hailed by NPR’s Ed Ward as “probably the best live album of the decade”.

“The stakes have been set with this album,” said pianist, singer, songwriter and co-founder Bill Payne. “So what are you going to do next to bring people into the fold, to match it?”

Nearly half a century after the shows that would make up “Waiting for Columbus,” Payne is still on the road with the current iteration of Little Feat. The band performs at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank on Monday, September 19 and at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York on Tuesday, September 20.

“Especially with the arts, you’re only as good as you were last week,” Payne said. “And I think that’s unfortunate because a lot of people have a bigger place when it comes to things. But you pay your money, you walk into a venue, you buy an album or you buy a CD or you stream music. music – anything that lets you hear what people are doing. And the expectations, like you said, are ingrained: ‘Is this going to knock my socks off or not?'”

Music:Stevie Nicks, Green Day and Asbury Park star in Sea.Hear.Now

Little Feat now features Payne and longtime bandmates Kenny Gradney on bass, Sam Clayton on percussion and vocals, and Fred Tackett on guitar and vocals. The four play alongside a pair of new recruits: Scott Sharrard, formerly of Gregg Allman’s band, on guitar and vocals; and drummer Tony Leone, formerly of Ollabelle and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, who also played with Phil Lesh.

Payne and Little Feat have played with an evolving roster over the years. Singer, songwriter and co-founding guitarist Lowell George died in 1979, followed by drummer Richie Hayward in 2010 and Paul Barrere in 2019.

Discussing the band’s aftermath, Payne recalled seeing British blues rockers the Yardbirds at Pismo Beach, California’s Rose Garden ballroom in August 1966. He was there to see guitarist Jeff Beck, but at that time There, Beck was out of the group and in his place was a pre-Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page.

“We didn’t know who Jimmy Page was. We had never heard of it,” Payne said. “And yet, it was like, ‘Well, that’s okay.’ So we were putting Little Feat together for (the 1988 album) ‘Let it Roll’ without Lowell and it’s a (bold) move to do something like that, but I was thinking back to The Yardbirds with Jeff Beck and with Jimmy.

“You know, Lowell is not someone you can replace, not Richie Hayward, not Paul Barrere,” Payne said. “But you’re not replacing them – you’re increasing the conversation, musically.”

Still waiting’

Payne and Little Feat find themselves on tour again behind “Waiting for Columbus”. Just in time for the album’s 45th anniversary, Rhino released a remastered, super deluxe edition of the album in July. Spanning eight CDs and also available through digital and streaming services, the set enhances the original album with three previously unreleased shows from the same era.

Because as worn as “Waiting for Columbus” has become, the new collection is revealing. Performing three 1977 shows in their entirety illustrates how comfortably daring the band was in serving up their uniquely American gumbo jamming of blues, jazz, country and good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll.

Heard at Manchester Town Hall in England on July 29, 1977, the sequence of the instrumental “Day at the Dog Races”, Barrere’s “All That You Dream” and Allen Toussaint’s “On Your Way Down” is an all tattered deck affair action game. But when the band tackles the same triptych less than two weeks later during an August 10, 1977 performance at the Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C., there’s an inevitable hint of swashbuckling threat, almost as if they tracked the songs.

“It’s kind of like home movies,” Payne said of the set. “I was there doing it, so I’m not really digging as deep as someone like you might because it’s new to you guys. … I didn’t come away with any revelations other than the fact that I’ll point out my own thing, singing ‘Red Stream Liner’ my voice was cracking. … I almost told them not to put it on the record and eventually convinced myself that was how I was singing at the time, at least on this song. … It’s good to give people a glimpse of what was really going on. And the band was great.

The collection’s performance on August 2, 1977 at the Rainbow in London features a delightfully expansive run, led by Payne, through the band’s “Dixie Chicken” that oscillates from boogie-woogie bounce to ballroom elegance and vice versa. -versa before using a hard-hitting locomotive. “Tripe Face Boogie” as a passageway to an inhabited “Willin'”, the anthem of truckers tired of the group’s world.

“Waiting for Columbus” is also a reminder of how far the band’s catalog has traveled over the years. “Willin'” alone was covered by the Byrds, Linda Ronstadt, Gregg Allman, the Black Crowes, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.

John Sebastian, Deep Purple and Eric Church all covered “Dixie Chicken”. “Easy to Slip,” a Little Feat classic that wasn’t on “Columbus” but in his repertoire at the time, was featured on Bob Weir’s 1978 yacht rock classic “Heaven Help the Fool.”

To top it all off, the legends of jam band Phish performed “Waiting for Columbus” in its entirety on Halloween night 2010 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

And yet, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognition proved elusive for Little Feat. The band was ranked second in a 2016 Rolling Stone readers’ poll of acts readers would like to see in the Hall, surpassed only by 2017 inductees Pearl Jam.

“People asked me if we should be in there and I was like, ‘Ah, I don’t know. We are well.’ But these days, I think yeah, we should be in there,” Payne said. “I mean, if Little Feat isn’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who is? Our music is based on American music, for God’s sake. … I’m like, ‘I know these are political guys, but wake up.’ “

Go: Little Feat with Miko Marks, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, $29.50-$79.50; thebasie.org/events/little-feat. The band also plays at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, Capitol Theater, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, New York, $45-$95; thecapitoltheatre.com.

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How Red Hot Chili Peppers Became The Ultimate American Rock Band Of This Era https://linkwraylegend.com/how-red-hot-chili-peppers-became-the-ultimate-american-rock-band-of-this-era/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/how-red-hot-chili-peppers-became-the-ultimate-american-rock-band-of-this-era/ When the Red Hot Chili Peppers play”give it away“In 2022, it’s so easy to know where you are. You’re in your body, feeling all of your neurons and ligaments turning into the same elastic superball thing that they did the very first time you got smart, you did the powwow. What is more complicated is […]]]>

When the Red Hot Chili Peppers play”give it away“In 2022, it’s so easy to know where you are. You’re in your body, feeling all of your neurons and ligaments turning into the same elastic superball thing that they did the very first time you got smart, you did the powwow.

What is more complicated is to understand when you are. Those men on stage? They are not young. But they don’t look old either. And if you fully engage your body in their music, you might feel the same way. Anthony Kiedis wears a schoolboy haircut and a math teacher mustache, so when these give nows come out of his mouth, they’re like muscle cars speeding out of a car wash. Flea has the physique of a gym bro in his twenties and a face that belongs to a coin, and he still plays his bass like he’s electrocuted with his own greatness. Chad Smith keeps time in his paradoxically timeless, playful and unflappable, boing-boing, bam-bam way. And in the song’s final spasms of bliss, John Frusciante – dressed in baggy ’90s skater clothes – gives the music a lively twist, adding a descending sequence of feathery, colorful chords, like a peacock being pushed down the slide. of the playground. It’s like he’s heard Kiedis do his carpe diem rap for the umpteenth hundredth time – “There’s never been a better time than now!” — and decided to drive a fresh new wrinkle into the fabric of reality.

All music is made of time, but the Chili Peppers could say theirs is made of love. Don’t be afraid to wade through this metaphysical quicksand. You will hit rock bottom. On their excellent new album, “Unlimited Love” – ​​and live at Nationals Park in Washington on Thursday night – the band’s sincerity has become so fundamental that their cultural durability seems like a foregone conclusion. Frusciante, melodic core and spiritual nomad of the group, is back after 10 years of absence, explaining in interviews that he was “born to be in the band”. This seems true, at least within the group, which as a unit strongly believes in the concept of fate. They talk about it all the time. They need a way to explain this inexplicable thing to themselves.

How do we explain it? The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the defining American rock band of our time – not quite right, but also undeniable. They rocked our collective consciousness some 30 years ago alongside the more austere noise of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden, but as a band they stayed bigger for longer.

Yet their music continues to embody contradictions that are not easily reconciled: vitality and vulgarity, tears and testosterone, life force and death drive. After so many years of blundering around the trapdoor to the void, they’ve finally stopped themselves from falling through, and that feels like something to honor. We just can’t decide to do it by dancing or crying.

Go ahead and search the rock-and-roll history books for some sort of precedent. In the beginning, everyone said “Under the bridge” was the “stairway to Heavenfrom the 90s. Yeah right. But with “Californication” in 1999, the Chili Peppers began to sound more like the Doors, channeling California’s dark side into sumptuous melodies and blue-violet poetry. And in recent years they’ve become more like an echo of the Rolling Stones, borrowing funk the same way the Stones borrowed blues, living perilously for many years and surviving with a smile. By that logic, 2006’s “Stadium Arcadium” is their “Tattoo You” — not their last good album, but the last to feature songs that felt in tune with the times and unmissable.

When they played the best of them on Thursday night, “Dani California“, the word” California “formed gradually and powerfully in the mouth of Kiedis, like a rising wave, evoking all the hope and fear that repeatedly crashes on the shores of the Golden State, flooding the great American psyche of fragmented visions of our collective future. California remains a vast and chilling idea in the space of a Red Hot Chili Peppers song, as well as a beautiful, voluminous and highly musical word. (Arnold Schwarzenegger is it became governor simply because people liked to hear him say it?) Maybe the Chili Peppers have always been the dystopian Beach Boys.

Obviously, there is no single model for this group. From the time they formed in Los Angeles in 1983, their genealogy was everywhere. The band’s two main founders, Kiedis and Flea, adored the Ohio Players, Circle Jerks, Gang of Four and Grandmaster Flash, and they fused their tastes to create a dialect of hybrid neo-funk more vocal than hip-hop or hardcore punk. .

Listen to the first three Chili Peppers albums in quick succession, and your thoughts will rhyme for a week. Kiedis is a self-proclaimed control freak, which is the best and only way to understand his unrepentant rhymes – a tic that instantly became a permanent part of the band’s musical architecture. Her tongue has been in a race with Flea’s fingers ever since, and when your identity moves faster than your mouth, those forced rhymes must become something like stepping stones.

Or, if their music wasn’t moving at identical speeds, it was moving at punk speeds. During the sadly titular chorus of “Catholic School Girls Rulefrom 1985’s “Freaky Styley,” they basically bark the guitar riff from “Black Flag”Thirsty and miserable.” Nearly four decades later, “Catholic School Girls Rule” sounds both thirsty and miserable, but if punk was all about telling the truth, here’s music to tell the truth about your excitement.

It would be obscene to say that the Chili Peppers needed to experience tragedy to gain depth, but that’s how it happened. When founding guitarist Hillel Slovak died of a heroin overdose in 1988, the band regrouped with Frusciante and Smith and set about writing more introspective songs – an approach that eventually produced one of most vibrant rock albums ever recorded, 1991’s ‘Blood Sugar Sex’. Magic. Here, the quartet had mastered two antithetical modes, balancing gonzo funk (“Give It Away,” “suck my kiss”) with a brutal ballad (“I could have lied,” “Under the Bridge”) during which Frusciante regularly made his Stratocaster cry on behalf of Kiedis.

Then Frusciante left the band the following year, beginning his rocky relationship with the Chili Peppers, returning from the depths of addiction for an astonishing series of three albums – ‘Californication’, ‘By the Way’, ‘Stadium Arcadium’ – then after a decade away producing electronic music, making his second comeback on this year’s “Unlimited Love,” as well as the upcoming companion album, “Return of the Dream Canteen.” Every time Frusciante is in this band, he sounds like rock’s greatest breathing guitarist – born to be there (fate again) and hopefully born to stay there this time too.

And so these Chili Peppers remain instantly legible and deeply intricate, utterly visceral and bordering on mystical. In Kiedis’ quarantine memoir of 2004, “scar tissue– its tales of misadventures and addiction make it possibly the most salacious and tragic rock-and-roll story ever published – the frontman said this music was about “dancing, energy and sex”. Exactly. Skip to Flea’s memoir in 2019,”acid for kidsand hear how he describes his journey as a “lifelong meditation on the concept of groove” and a search for an answer to “the question of how it relates to all of existence”. That’s exactly it too. (The book is also filled with maxims you could spend your whole life trying to live by. Here’s one: “All that’s not love is cowardice.”)

On stage now, the band is all love, all courage, so deep in their rhythm of life, so well hidden in the pocket. They play their fast songs a little faster and their slow songs a little slower, making every moment feel more real than real. During an extremely patient rendition of “soul to pressFrusciante spreads liquid melodies under his fingers, translating the explosive language of Jimi Hendrix into something softer than molten bossa nova. Kiedis, surrounded by virtuosos, does not blink. Go ahead and have fun when he sings, “Doo-doo-doodle-dingle-zing-a-dong-bomp-ba-dee-ba-dah-ba-zumba-crunga-cong-gong-bad,” but don’t miss how he comes out of those nonsensical syllables as a sort of lesson in fearlessness.

A heavier lesson: As Flea, Frusciante, and Smith slip into the locomotive, the Morse code riff of “parallel universe“, the video screen above them shows animated spots that appear to be Calabi-Yau manifolds – complex mathematical patterns of extra dimensions that are theoretically around us all the time. “Deep in a parallel universe”, sings Kiedis from the bottom of his lungs, “it’s getting harder and harder to tell which happened first.”

Either he sings about anything or everything, including the possibility that he sings about a group mistakenly defined by its contrasts instead of its chords; a group that continues to create something crude and poetic, insatiable and wise; a band no longer at their highest heights, but certainly at their widest; the definitive band from a time when rock and roll may be dead and the chaos of life denies definition.

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Rock Band Troy Gracies Paris Shares New Single “Save Yourself” https://linkwraylegend.com/rock-band-troy-gracies-paris-shares-new-single-save-yourself/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/rock-band-troy-gracies-paris-shares-new-single-save-yourself/ Rock band Troy Gracies Paris have announced their new single “Save Yourself”. The song was recorded by Tim Lynch in New York and mastered by Brian Lucey in Los Angeles, who has worked with artists like The Black Keys, Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys, Ringo Starr, etc. Gracies Paris is a Troy-based power pop rock band […]]]>

Rock band Troy Gracies Paris have announced their new single “Save Yourself”. The song was recorded by Tim Lynch in New York and mastered by Brian Lucey in Los Angeles, who has worked with artists like The Black Keys, Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys, Ringo Starr, etc.

Gracies Paris is a Troy-based power pop rock band formed in 2007 with Carl Ferritto (vocals and guitar), Eric Buechner (drums) and Randy Rose (bass). They recently released their single “Baby Now” which is a high energy rock song with pop sensibilities, no different from their new song. Something the band does to keep listeners tuning in is changing their sound after each song. One single may sound similar to another, but no two songs are quite the same.

New single “Save Yourself” is a high-energy song with a catchy disco-era bassline and dips in the whammy bar. The song contains sarcastic lyrics about self-preservation. The interesting part of the song is that it was recorded with a vintage Supro amplifier coupled with a vintage Leslie speaker. It features heavy guitars with well-sung vocals and album art, which features murky dark water, and an ominous hand sticking out of it.

Be sure to listen to Gracies Paris’ new single “Save Yourself”, out now on all streaming platforms.

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Englewood, NJ house for sale has a Rock Band stage in the living room https://linkwraylegend.com/englewood-nj-house-for-sale-has-a-rock-band-stage-in-the-living-room/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 14:20:53 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/englewood-nj-house-for-sale-has-a-rock-band-stage-in-the-living-room/ I’m sure I’m one of many in New Jersey constantly searching real estate sites for the best deal and praying I don’t overbid. It becomes almost impossible to find your dream home within your budget and it is just a headache at this point. But sometimes you come across a house where your thoughts are, […]]]>

I’m sure I’m one of many in New Jersey constantly searching real estate sites for the best deal and praying I don’t overbid.

It becomes almost impossible to find your dream home within your budget and it is just a headache at this point.

But sometimes you come across a house where your thoughts are, “what were they thinking?”

Well, with this find, that’s exactly what I thought, but in the coolest way.

I came across this post in the “Zillow Gone Wild” Facebook group about a house in Englewood, NJ for sale with a rock band stage in the living room.

First, the house is listed at $1,299,000 – way beyond my budget, but now I’m intrigued so I went digging.

The Description of Zillow begins by calling it a “rare find”. It’s been 76 days. I don’t remember seeing a house for sale available for that long, but let’s move on.

The home is remodeled with “luxurious fixtures and finishes, the highest quality custom cabinetry, oversized floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking beautifully manicured Crystal Lake Park, a retractable awning, tiled floors and bathroom sink. Porcelanosa bath and a main bathroom with jacuzzi imported from Italy”.

House for sale in Englewood, NJ (Zillow – Eastern Realty, Inc. – Margaret Kim, Jiwon Jung)

House for sale in Englewood, NJ (Zillow – Eastern Realty, Inc. – Margaret Kim, Jiwon Jung)

Talk about fantasy!

The photos are absolutely stunning and for a minute I allowed myself to pretend that I could afford this house.

But as I scrolled down and (finally) landed on the living room photo, there she was. The glass stage, a huge TV with speakers and a Rock Band guitar on a stand.

House for sale in Englewood, NJ (Zillow – Eastern Realty, Inc. – Margaret Kim, Jiwon Jung)

House for sale in Englewood, NJ (Zillow – Eastern Realty, Inc. – Margaret Kim, Jiwon Jung)

It is the commitment. Who exactly are the owners thinking of selling to?

Now for the “Zillow gone wild“Publish.

The comments are fantastic. Aside from your typical “I wish I had over a million dollars to buy this house,” the Rock Band setup stole the show.

“Someone takes their ‘Guitar Hero’ games very seriously.”

“It makes perfect sense since this house is basically a Tom Petty song”

“If you actually tried to get a rock band on this ‘stage’…all the glass, hardwoods and low ceiling would make it sound terrible, and you’d never find it clean again after band members’ ugly shoes and meaner gear was everywhere.

“I wonder which Jersey native rock-n-roller house she belonged to…”

The owners have already dropped the price by $91,000, but get rid of the Rock Band scene and we might be able to afford the house after all (in my dreams).

The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of Kristen, producer of New Jersey morning show 101.5. All opinions expressed are his own.
Questions, corrections or comments? Email producer Kristen at kristen.accardi@townsquaremedia.com or follow her on instagram.

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Iconic ’90s Alternative Rock Band Everclear Announce Vancouver Show This Fall https://linkwraylegend.com/iconic-90s-alternative-rock-band-everclear-announce-vancouver-show-this-fall/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 18:19:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/iconic-90s-alternative-rock-band-everclear-announce-vancouver-show-this-fall/ That’s right, the band that wrote and recorded some truly iconic ’90s alt-rock hits kick off their 30th anniversary tour with a stop. in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom on October 12. The band – consisting of Art Alexakis on vocals and guitar, Davey French on guitar, Freddy Herrera on bass and Brian Nolan on […]]]>

That’s right, the band that wrote and recorded some truly iconic ’90s alt-rock hits kick off their 30th anniversary tour with a stop. in Vancouver at the Commodore Ballroom on October 12.

The band – consisting of Art Alexakis on vocals and guitar, Davey French on guitar, Freddy Herrera on bass and Brian Nolan on drums – continued to tour extensively over the many decades of their successful career.

Known for their now nostalgic Gen X hits, Everclear continue to deliver animated shows comprised of their best songs “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine” while delving into the full range of their old material – including what the group refers to as their “deep cuts”.

“By mixing and digging through the catalog, it still makes it fun and relevant for us, and I think for the fans as well,” Alexakis said in a press release. “It’s always important to play the hits, but playing those other songs as well makes everything feel more alive and real. Even though I recorded some of these songs 20 years ago, I haven’t played them for a long time, so it’s like reinventing the wheel. I’m having more fun now than I’ve had in years. I think we all are.

Everclear’s career spans 11 studio albums, thousands of live performances and numerous accolades, including a 1998 Grammy Nomination — since Alexakis reunited the band in Portland, Oregon in 1991.

Now embarking on its 30th anniversary tour, Everclear is set to hit the stage at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver this fall on October 12 – and it’s sure to be a show any fan won’t want to miss.

Everclear Vancouver Concert 2022

When: Wednesday October 12
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available here from $57.25

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