music scene – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 09:32:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://linkwraylegend.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-18-120x120.png music scene – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ 32 32 Katharsys Theory on its way to becoming a national rock band | News, Sports, Jobs https://linkwraylegend.com/katharsys-theory-on-its-way-to-becoming-a-national-rock-band-news-sports-jobs/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 06:36:39 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/katharsys-theory-on-its-way-to-becoming-a-national-rock-band-news-sports-jobs/ Courtesy photo Katharsys Theory band members, left to right, are Carlos Vivero, Kevin Sytek, KC Mason and Mike Cohoon. ALPENA – This local hard rock band continues to work higher, with no end in sight. Katharsys Theory is being considered for a spot at one of Michigan’s most renowned rock […]]]>

Courtesy photo Katharsys Theory band members, left to right, are Carlos Vivero, Kevin Sytek, KC Mason and Mike Cohoon.


ALPENA – This local hard rock band continues to work higher, with no end in sight.

Katharsys Theory is being considered for a spot at one of Michigan’s most renowned rock festivals, Upheaval Fest. The festival will take place Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids.

“For a small-town band to play alongside national artists, such as Breaking Benjamin, Mudvayne, Disturbed and Three Days Grace, would be a big step,” KT vocalist and guitarist Carlos Vivero said in A press release.

Band members include Vivero, Kevin Sytek on bass/vocals, Mike Cohoon on guitar/vocals, and KC Mason on drums. They started the group in June 2018.

“Having the opportunity to get on stage with some of the bands I grew up listening to would truly be a dream come true,” Vivero added. “It would definitely be the next stepping stone in our musical career.”

Katharsys Theory has managed to break into the Michigan music scene and establish a foothold across the state over the past three years. It is thanks to their devoted fans that they are considered to play at this festival, the press release states.

“We were selected to be part of what they call the Ambassador Program,” Vivero explained. “They select a number of groups, and each of those groups is responsible for selling a certain number of tickets. The top three groups that sell the most tickets, from the beginning of the year until April 23, get a slot. Right now we are one of the top three groups, but that needs to be finalized.

You can purchase tickets for Upheaval Fest through the band’s direct link – tixr.com/promoters/KATHARSYSTHEORY. Use promo code KATHARSYSTHEORY to save $5 at checkout per ticket purchase.

Vivero said he would categorize KT’s sound somewhere between hard rock and heavy metal, comparing their sound to other bands such as Breaking Benjamin, Killswitch Engage, Trivium or Bullet for My Valentine.

Mason said being able to perform at Upheaval Fest would be a great opportunity to get more exposure.

“It would just allow us to get more exposure and have a bigger fanbase to support us,” Mason said.

“Wherever we play, there’s always a new audience, new eyes, new ears to meet,” Sytek said.

“This show would be, in a way, the next stepping stone to our careers,” Vivero said.

All the guys played in other bands before KT.

“We’ve played in several bands around town over the years,” Sytek said of the band members, all of whom are from the Alpena area except for Vivero, who is from Mexico. He has been at Alpena for almost eight years now.

KT loves performing their music and hopes to do more shows locally and throughout the state and surrounding areas.

“It’s more of a country crowd here,” Sytek noted of the Alpena region. “But there’s a lot of metalheads here who like our stuff.”

They had a show at the APlex last year, and over 300 people came, so they were happy to see that kind of interest and support.

“We had people from Washington, Florida, Ohio, just to see the show,” Vivero said.

KT is writing their second album, Vivero said.

“This album, we wanted everyone to collectively write the music,” he said. “And it’s been pretty awesome… I think the real sound of Katharsys Theory comes out on this album.”

Vivero explained that their lyrics are personal and writing the music is very much like therapy – a cathartic experience. Hence their name.

“I usually write lyrics, but I get suggestions from guys all the time,” Vivero said. “It’s really a collective effort.”

For more information on the group, visit www.facebook.com/katharsytheory.

KT is also at the Detroit Music Awards this year, in the following categories: Outstanding Heavy/Hard Rock Artist; Outstanding Rock Recording; Outstanding live performance; Outstanding Singer (Carlos Vivero); Outstanding Guitar Instrumentalist (Mike Cohoon); Outstanding Percussion Instrumentalist (KC Mason); Outstanding bassist (Kevin Sytek).

Regarding voting, Detroit Music Awards members can vote online at www.detroitmusicawards.net.

Do you know a local band/musician who should be interviewed for a story? Contact Darby Hinkley at dhinkley@thealpenanews.com.



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Dream Rock Band EVANOFF Releases First Full Studio Album https://linkwraylegend.com/dream-rock-band-evanoff-releases-first-full-studio-album/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 12:55:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/dream-rock-band-evanoff-releases-first-full-studio-album/ Denver-based group EVANOFF smash tunes and kill live shows like never before. On his first full concept album, Singularitywhich falls on Wednesday February 23, the self-proclaimed “dream rock” trio pursues raw, edgy moments of mind-bending improvisation. The eight-track disc originally had a ninth song, but it was removed for use as a NFT album expansion […]]]>

Denver-based group EVANOFF smash tunes and kill live shows like never before. On his first full concept album, Singularitywhich falls on Wednesday February 23, the self-proclaimed “dream rock” trio pursues raw, edgy moments of mind-bending improvisation. The eight-track disc originally had a ninth song, but it was removed for use as a NFT album expansion project.

Three bachelors of Singularity have already been released. “Stare Mesto,” “Mala Strana” and “Nove Mestoare fiery, heavy tracks that are sure to delight fans of electro-jam. But EVANOFF’s new music might also surprise some fans: the tracks may sound more like metal, a major departure from the sound dreamy and jamtronic characteristic of the group.
“This is our first full studio album,” says Brennan Forrester, the band’s keyboardist. “It’s a concept album with a monologue that weaves a message between each of the tracks. It’s definitely the project we’ve put the most of ourselves into, and the first project that allows us to directly ask our fans to consider certain things about time. [in which] we live.”

The band consists of Forrester, guitarist JJ Evanoff and drummer Jake Hall. The electro-rock fusion trio captures a drizzly psychedelic mix of rock, metal, future bass, dubstep and lo-fi, borrowing chord colors from jazz and piano ballads. Each member has extensive knowledge of sound design and production. Hall, in particular, brings matching textures from the bass music scene, where he has a thriving side project under the moniker Wow.

Singularity metaphorically speaks to the relationship between technology and humans, both on an individual level and on a global level, Forrester explains, touching on concepts such as futurism and transhumanism, neuroprosthetics, the internet and the ability to find peace in these difficult times. The members of EVANOFF knew they didn’t want to preach an argument, but they wanted to push these themes for people to consider and evaluate.

While preserving the band’s idiosyncratic rock sound, different genres stand out on the record. When EVANOFF hits the studio, the possibilities are limitless, Forrester says.

“We’ll do dub stuff, like chill reggae vibes and stuff,” he notes. “We will do all kinds of different things when the three of us get together and we can really improvise fully. We can go in all these different directions, and it’s endless.”

The three improvised for a week and a half, putting together all the elements they liked. They arranged them as general songs and then bounced the tracks around so they could each work on them individually and add their own elements.

“With this album, we’ve all found a sweet spot in our collaborative abilities in a really great way to make music that resonates with all of us,” says Hall.

The musicians say their mission is to combine sounds from a wide range of genres they love; they want the music they make to represent a snapshot of the particular times they live in, as well as the important opportunities that have been presented to them.

They were inspired by what they saw as a chance to create something deeper for their fans and for themselves. Because EVANOFF tends to write primarily instrumental music, the band doesn’t always have a way of conveying specific messages. Things were different this time around.

“When a band puts together a great album, it really resonates with you. The impact is huge, and we were hoping we could do that for a few more people,” Forrester says.

In the end, the story that Singularity tells depends on the listener, although the group provides plenty of food for thought. The members hoped to provide a balance where listeners can form their own opinion of what is being expressed sonically, and then step back and consider how technology affects them and, on a larger scale, the world around them.

EVANOFF plans to extend its unique, high-fidelity audio experience into the future.

“It’s hard to [predict] the future of our sound,” says Hall. “I think we’re definitely going to stick with that kind of rock vibe, but we’ve been creating all kinds of shit, man, and it’s just cool to see it all fall into place. We respect all of our voices musically, and we will continue to create what we feel. Our goal is to make sure we have a rock show where people can dance and enjoy it.

Flux Singularity on any major platform starting Wednesday, February 23.

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How a Local Rock Band Started a Music Festival – Dodge City Daily Globe https://linkwraylegend.com/how-a-local-rock-band-started-a-music-festival-dodge-city-daily-globe/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 12:03:26 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/how-a-local-rock-band-started-a-music-festival-dodge-city-daily-globe/ Vincent Marshall Dodge City Globe In 2018, Hugo Hernandez was part of local Dodge City rock band Guns on Mars. During this time, he was also part of three other bands including Aether which formed in 2017. The band had formed when Hernandez, along with vocalist Orlando Galván who was also Guns on Mars’ bassist, […]]]>

Vincent Marshall Dodge City Globe

In 2018, Hugo Hernandez was part of local Dodge City rock band Guns on Mars. During this time, he was also part of three other bands including Aether which formed in 2017.

The band had formed when Hernandez, along with vocalist Orlando Galván who was also Guns on Mars’ bassist, decided to venture into making music from Deftones and Chevelle influences.

“We’ve been fine ever since,” Hernandez said.

Now Aether, along with drummer Alex Rodriguez and bassist Chris Clark, has set out to expand the local music scene in Dodge City by hosting a music festival.

The Gunsmoke Sessions music festival will take place on Saturday, March 5 at Silver Star Hall (800 W. Frontview St.). The festival will feature local and regional bands from all musical genres, including rock, metal, rap, acoustic and local food trucks.

Headlining the show will be Aether, the Daily Globe caught up with the band members via email to discuss their musical acumen and how the festival came about.

For Galván, music has surrounded him all his life. The son of a musician who played in several Mexican bands in southwestern Kansas, Galván learned guitar, bass, and vocals from his father.

“My biggest influence as a songwriter and singer is Deftones, but I also draw a lot of influence from almost every style of music,” Galván said. “My singing style is definitely very R&B influenced and you can hear a lot of that in Aether’s music.”

Like Galván, Hernandez was also influenced by music throughout his life. When he discovered Coheed and Cambria, the light bulb went out.

“I want to do this,” Hernandez said of his influence. “I learned the guitar when I was in college and I’ve been playing it for about 16 years now. I’m a big fan of modern hard rock music and it often comes through in my compositions. I like the idea to perform in front of people and exchange that great energy that you get from rock shows.

Drummer Rodriguez has always been a fan of rock and metal, but became a musician later in life, taking inspiration from legendary band Black Sabbath.

“I really like that slow, low, groovy beat, but I really like just about anything that sounds good to my ears,” Rodriguez said.

In addition to drums, Rodriguez also plays guitar for Aether, “but Aether was the first band I ever played drums for.”

Clark became a “metalhead” growing up, inspired by bands such as Slipknot, Trivium, Megadeth and many more.

“I learned bass shortly after high school and was really inspired by a lot of local musicians in our area,” Clark said.

The four musicians continue to work in bands outside of Aether.

“When your music scene is small, you kind of all share musicians,” Hernandez said with a laugh.

Rodriguez and Clark also play in the band Trial by Fire and Clark also plays in a band Ionos that Hernandez had previously been involved with.

Then came the idea of ​​a music festival.

“I had the idea for a one-day music festival with various genres that we don’t see often in our area for a few years now,” Hernandez said. “We attempted in late 2019 to start and do the first annual Gunsmoke sessions in 2020, but of course COVID-19 ruined everything. We almost took that as a sign of “maybe it’s a bad idea”. Then Victor Mejia, who helps with booking at Silver Star Hall (former Knights of Columbus), approached me about wanting to do something huge in his hall. The guys and I took it as an opportunity to really make it happen this time.

Seeing the vision through, Hernandez began the search by finding acts and endorsements that carried the same determination.

Together with Mejia, the members of Aether worked to organize the festival and finance the event.

“It’s kind of a tedious task, but I have a feeling it’s going to be very rewarding,” Hernandez said. “We hope this can spark the next big annual event in southwest Kansas, which people of all ages and different cultures can come together to enjoy. A day where people can let loose to some of the most talented local bands Kansas and surrounding states have to offer.

In addition to music and food, the festival will also feature cornhole and Giant Jenga games, face painting for kids, henna tattoos and more.

The musical program will be:

Ether

Action boys

mean to you

Ghost Town Losts

Headsets

bold pulse

Nicolas Grooms

Thunderbird Hotel

Dangerously biased

Hector Almende

motel at sunset

DJ Benji Beatz

vegan shark

Joey Dean

The festival will start at 4 p.m. and the doors will open at 3 p.m.

Tickets will be $20 at the door for all ages, with 12 and under accompanied by an adult getting free admission.

Alcohol will be sold to people with valid ID and 21 years of age or older.

Advanced tickets can be purchased for $15 at Red Beard Coffee, Sunnyside Smoke Shope and Spee-D Stop gas station in Dodge City and Hidden Trail Brewing in Garden City.

To contact the author, email vmarshall@cherryroad.com

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Local country rock band The Fire Brand release new single “Groovin” https://linkwraylegend.com/local-country-rock-band-the-fire-brand-release-new-single-groovin/ Sun, 30 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/local-country-rock-band-the-fire-brand-release-new-single-groovin/ The Fire Brand is a Twin Cities band known for their high-energy, guitar-driven country music. The band consists of Tom on guitar and vocals, Orion on vocals and guitar, Maria on bass, Chris on rhythm guitar and Eric on drums. Their new version 2022 “Groovin” continues to expand into a harder country-rock sound while keeping […]]]>

The Fire Brand is a Twin Cities band known for their high-energy, guitar-driven country music.

The band consists of Tom on guitar and vocals, Orion on vocals and guitar, Maria on bass, Chris on rhythm guitar and Eric on drums.

Their new version 2022 “Groovin” continues to expand into a harder country-rock sound while keeping that fun and playful vibe. This might be their best single to date!

“Groovin” could be described as bro-country, music about the lifestyle of drinking a few beers, hanging out with your friends and partying. These themes are not unique to country music, but a true embodiment of that great feeling of letting go of all the issues of work and life.

However, you won’t find mentions of desperation in these country songs. They’re written to make you feel like it’s the peak of the party. As long as you keep Groovin’, you can keep moving.

That seems to be the key to the country music scene that people love. The attraction of friendships where you can be the fun version of yourself is quite magnetic.

Tom’s guitar work is pretty solid. He clearly knows how to create entertaining songs and worthy guitar solos.

Drummer Eric provides an ideal basis for the songs. It provides a great foundation for that rock feel of their country-rock sound.

Maria plays bass and smiles charmingly at the camera

Maria’s golden smile lights up the stage as she shows off her talent on the bass guitar.

Orion Stimpel plays guitar and sings

Orion leads the music with a country-rock vocal style. His vocals bring the songs a full sound that can outlast the band’s growing popularity and push them to longevity.

He has a vocal ability to bring an alluring energy and joyful feel to every song. It brings to the imagination pleasant feelings as if you were drinking an ice-cold beer on a summer day, even though it is actually a cold winter day.

The Fire Brand performs live

From The Fire Brand music videos succeed in giving the impression that the band is having a blast on stage, their live performances seem even more interesting.

Future shows will be loud, fun, and a bit rowdy, just what 2022 needs. Keep an eye out for spring show dates and hope for the best!

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Japanese rock band AIRFLIP on their musical influences https://linkwraylegend.com/japanese-rock-band-airflip-on-their-musical-influences/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:16:35 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/japanese-rock-band-airflip-on-their-musical-influences/ From the powerful entry of guitars to the rapid crescendo of drums, there’s nothing more exciting than the classic sound of early 2000s pop-punk. It’s pretty hard to find these days, so we thank our lucky stars for bands like AIRFLIP. Influenced by iconic bands like Blink-182 and New found glory, the Japanese rock band […]]]>

From the powerful entry of guitars to the rapid crescendo of drums, there’s nothing more exciting than the classic sound of early 2000s pop-punk. It’s pretty hard to find these days, so we thank our lucky stars for bands like AIRFLIP.

Influenced by iconic bands like Blink-182 and New found glory, the Japanese rock band takes us back to the days of overgrown bangs and teenage angst.

Since the group’s inception, there have been several changes in its composition. Today, AIRFLIP includes Satoshi (singing), Gucci (guitar), fujimon (bass), and Masunori (drums), who don’t even know how the band was born.

“I joined the group after the previous singer left the group and soon the other original members left the group one by one, then the current members joined. So now we are a brand new AIRFLIP. We don’t know not even when AIRFLIP started or how long AIRFLIP has been running,” says Satoshi.

Breathing new life into the name AIRFLIP, the group has become one of the most promising bands in J-rock, having toured Japan and amassed a fanbase that spans the globe. More recently, the ‘Sense’ the hitmakers released their latest album RED, their best album to date.

As they currently tour stages across the country, moving train caught up with vocalist Satoshi to talk about their musical influences, their return to the stage, and how RED has come to.


Hi Satoshi! What kept the band busy these days?

It’s our new tour! We just released our new album RED and the release tour continues until the end of this March. Besides that, I personally do photography and video and manage almost all of AIRFLIP’s current creations. So yes, I am very busy.

Having been together for over a decade, what is the group dynamic between the members?

Our musical roots are similar to each other; we’re all influenced by American West Coast pop-punk music like Sum 41, Blink-182, new found glory, and zebra head. Musical coherence in the group is important.

What are the band’s biggest musical influences and inspirations? How would you say they impact the type of music the band makes?

New glory found! We often try to imitate the chord progression and musical composition of their songs.

What do you hope your listeners take away from your music?

It’s typical but I think it’s hope, courage and fun because our songs have a lot of positive lyrics.

Many bands in Japan make music in a mixture of Japanese and English, tell us about the band’s decision to write songs primarily in English.

In fact, it depends. I usually write the lyrics after everything is confirmed. So when I found that the melody of the song seemed to fit Japanese more than English, I wrote the lyrics in Japanese and vice versa.

The Japanese music scene is extremely diverse. What do you think of the current scene and what role do you hope to play for Japanese rock music?

It’s very diverse but J-pop music has always been at the top of the Japanese music scene. And we hope that our music will bring some changes to it. But our main goal is just to make our fans enjoy and get relief from their daily stress and problems with our live shows.

The band recently released ‘RED’, tell us about the album and the story it tells.

We think RED is just our masterpiece! All songs are sick and each is capable of being the main track.
With the last two albums we invited a music producer for the recording and did the album together but we did it alone this time so we composed the album with just what we think is sick. We are so satisfied with RED.

You are currently on tour for the album, what do you like the most about being on stage?

Just play our new songs and see how listeners react. It’s so much fun! And we love figuring out how we make the live show fire up to the max with these new songs.

Share with us some of your most memorable live performances over the years.

Our first live show after the world has changed, a live show in the COVID-19 pandemic: face mask, socially distanced audience, no cheering, no diving and mosh.

It was so different from what we expected but I remember being so happy on stage because we had been waiting for it for a year. As almost all concerts were canceled and our previous drummer left the band in 2020, we stopped AIRFLIP for a year. This is the worst year for us.

Where do you see AIRFLIP in the next few years?

Actually, I don’t know because the world has changed so fast and so has the Japanese music scene. But I can say that we could continue with other new albums and tours, since we have already overcome the worst moment.

What’s the best part of being in AIRFLIP?
Good friends! We are so blessed and lucky to have a lot of good musician friends and we met them because we do AIRFLIP.

Share with us what we can expect from the band this year.
We will finish the RED release tour at the end of this March and another project will be announced there. I can’t say the details yet but it should be fun and exciting for you, so please keep your eyes on us!


Listen to the AIRFLIP masterpiece, RED here.


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Rock Band Green Country Releases Original Song Inspired by Personal Tragedy, ‘Blood Moon’ – FOX23 News https://linkwraylegend.com/rock-band-green-country-releases-original-song-inspired-by-personal-tragedy-blood-moon-fox23-news/ Mon, 24 Jan 2022 21:40:30 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/rock-band-green-country-releases-original-song-inspired-by-personal-tragedy-blood-moon-fox23-news/ Ok so. — Riverside Rebellion is a rock band whose roots go deep into the musical culture of Oklahoma. “I think it’s really important to consider our Oklahoma roots. We are a group from Oklahoma. We’re all from Oklahoma. We’ve all been influenced in one way or another by the local music scene, which is […]]]>

Ok so. — Riverside Rebellion is a rock band whose roots go deep into the musical culture of Oklahoma.

“I think it’s really important to consider our Oklahoma roots. We are a group from Oklahoma. We’re all from Oklahoma. We’ve all been influenced in one way or another by the local music scene, which is robust and has a great history,” said Gregg Shipman.

Gregg Shipman, Bixby – Lead guitar and co-vocalist

Gregg’s upbringing was immersed in music.

“My dad and his brothers were a well-known band in the 60s in the Tulsa area called, The Shipman Brothers. They were an integral part of what we call the Tulsa Sound. They were a big part of this scene. I played with guys like JJ Cale and Gary Busey,” Gregg said.

Jennifer Shipman, Bixby – Singer and keyboardist

Jennifer grew up in Jenks and says she has been married to Gregg for about ten years.

According to Gregg, they have been together for 13 years.

For years, Gregg and Jennifer were part of several bands that played mostly covers.

“Being able to act and sing and play is a stress reliever and it’s important for balance in your life to be able to express yourself in this way,” Jennifer said.

Chris Holt, Stillwater – Drummer

Chris grew up in Stillwater and had a drum set in his bedroom as a kid.

“The musical influence definitely came from my dad,” Chris said.

His father wrote for the Stillwater newspaper and was also a drummer, who opened for Roy Orbison and Hank Williams, Jr., when they were just starting out.

Chris, Jennifer and Gregg had been friends for years, so playing together in a band seemed like a no-brainer.

Then, the search for a bassist began.

“We tried a lot of guys to find the people who fit best. Chemistry is as important as talent,” Gregg said.

Kelly “Kritter” Deere, Tahlequah – Bass and vocals

“Kritter” studied and graduated from Okemah High School. He now lives in the Tulsa area.

He runs a Facebook page called Oklahoma Musicians Wanted.

“They wanted a bass player and I said, ‘Okay, I’ll try,'” said “Kritter”.

Gregg says “Kritter” beat about 6-7 bass players.

“Fast forward to the summer of 2021 and we decided most of my demos were better suited for a two-guitar band, so we started interviewing guitarists,” Gregg said.

Stephen Morgan, Claremore – 2nd lead guitar

Stephen is the youngest of all the members.

“I never really fit in with musicians my age, because I grew up with classic rock. Blues and Clapton. That’s all I knew when I was a kid. All my friends didn’t like it. I can be myself and play what I like,” Stephen said.

Stephen created a studio for his band in his mother’s bedroom, in the old house where she grew up. He turned this space into a control room.

The composition of the Riverside Rebellion group was solidified in July 2021.

Band members describe the dynamic as family, with no drama.

“We are a rock band. [Our sound] is a sum of all our influences. There’s a lot of southern rock in our music, there’s a lot of blues, Americana and more than a little country. It’s kind of a hodgepodge of different influences. There’s also a lot of singer-songwriter influence,” Gregg said.

The pandemic has had a huge impact on the music industry locally and around the world.

“Having to take a whole year off to be able to perform gave us the opportunity to be able to start focusing on our original music,” Chris said.

The group has just released its very first single, “Blood Moon”. Jennifer and Gregg wrote the lyrics early on in the COVID-19 shutdown.

“[We] worked on some lyrical ideas to go with some music I had worked on before and it fit perfectly. The mood of the music matched the lyrical idea,” Gregg said.

The song is inspired by Jennifer’s cousin, Todd, who struggled with an opioid addiction and died of a heroin overdose.

“This guy was a beautiful soul and was literally the guy who would throw the coat off your back. There is a reference in the song to a time when he gave his coat to a homeless man. It was cold. And someone asked him why he did that and he said, ‘He needed it more than I did,’” Gregg said.

Todd had been sober for about a month or two before his death. According to family members, Todd had made the decision to turn a page in his life and start working to right his wrongs. Todd even planned to check into a rehab once a bed became available.

The day after his death, his family received the call that a place had finally become available for him in the program.

Writing this song gave Jennifer a chance to heal.

“The emotions that we all feel when we play, when we record these songs, like ‘Blood Moon,’ have a big meaning,” Jennifer said.

Riverside Rebellion will perform at Neff Breweryat 321 South Frankfort in downtown Tulsa on March 4. The show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free.

“We will be celebrating the release of ‘Blood Moon’ and announcing the release of our upcoming single of a song called ‘Aces & Eights’, a catchy rock song about the murder of Wild West icon ‘Wild Bill’ Hickock”, said Gregg.

The group has ten original songs to date.

“Our plan is to post one every month,” Chris said.

Rebellion by the riverTulsa music is just beginning to emerge on the Tulsa music scene.

Gregg hopes that in five years the band will still be cultivating their own signature sound and collaborating musically as artists from Oklahoma.

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Lake District rock band release new videos for Christmas and New Years https://linkwraylegend.com/lake-district-rock-band-release-new-videos-for-christmas-and-new-years/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 14:51:43 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/lake-district-rock-band-release-new-videos-for-christmas-and-new-years/ THREE musicians have created two new video covers for Christmas and New Years, ahead of several upcoming concerts they have planned. James Candlin, Gareth Candlin and Chuck Fish; name of the band Elf for Leather, performed and recorded their cover of Slade’s iconic song Merry Christmas Everyone and today released their latest video of a […]]]>


THREE musicians have created two new video covers for Christmas and New Years, ahead of several upcoming concerts they have planned.

James Candlin, Gareth Candlin and Chuck Fish; name of the band Elf for Leather, performed and recorded their cover of Slade’s iconic song Merry Christmas Everyone and today released their latest video of a punk rock version of Auld Lang Syne.

NOL: Elf for Leather performing Merry Christmas everyone

Both videos were shot and premiered at the Keg and Kitchen in Grange over Sands.

Chuck Fish is originally from Washington State and has been performing live for more than two decades after being introduced to music by his mother who was a director of musicals.

MUSIC: Elf for Leather performs Auld Lang Syne

MUSIC: Elf for Leather performs Auld Lang Syne

He said: “Three friends who met while playing the local music scene got together after the lockdown ended and started making music together.

“We plan to release videos for every big party throughout the year, culminating in an album with a tear-off schedule titled“ A Tune for Every Season ”.

James was born in Manchester and has been playing since the age of 11 as an electric and acoustic guitarist.

He also plays the piano, the mandolin and sings.

ROCK: James and Gareth

ROCK: James and Gareth

James said: “Gareth and I have been writing songs for a few years. We’ve known Chuck for years and started jamming in late 2021.

“My dad Andy Candlin also plays with us. We thought that all of this together was a good basis for releasing music.

Gareth was born in Rochdale and raised in Thetford, Norfolk. He started playing at the age of 12 and majored in acoustic guitar and bass.

BAND: Elf for Leather: Chuck, James, Gareth (gd)

BAND: Elf for Leather: Chuck, James, Gareth (gd)

James will perform at The Lily bar in Ambleside on January 7 and February 4 and at the Patterdale Hotel on February 26.

He will also be playing at the Old School Brewery in Warton tonight between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Visit Chuck’s website at www.chuckfish.co.uk.

Auld Lang Syne and Merry Christmas Everyone can now be viewed on YouTube


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Interview Yard Act: Meet the Leeds rock band to watch in BBC Sounds of 2022’s long list https://linkwraylegend.com/interview-yard-act-meet-the-leeds-rock-band-to-watch-in-bbc-sounds-of-2022s-long-list/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 16:45:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/interview-yard-act-meet-the-leeds-rock-band-to-watch-in-bbc-sounds-of-2022s-long-list/ Making the BBC Sound of 2022 long list came as a surprise to Yard Act. A group of big names in the industry, including Ed Sheeran and Elton John, have indicated the Leeds-based rock band – who only released their first single 18 months ago – as one to watch next year . The band’s […]]]>


Making the BBC Sound of 2022 long list came as a surprise to Yard Act.

A group of big names in the industry, including Ed Sheeran and Elton John, have indicated the Leeds-based rock band – who only released their first single 18 months ago – as one to watch next year .

The band’s minimalist sound is backed up by James Smith’s sharp comedy and his observations of subtly political figures, poking fun at society without hammering a message we’ve all heard before.

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The Leeds Yard Act rock band – frontman James Smith, bassist Ryan Needham, guitarist Sam Shipstone and Jay Russell on drums – were on the BBC Sounds of 2022 long list (Photo: James Brown)

“We’re not the kind of band you’d expect to see on this list,” James told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“It’s just us and Wet Leg who are even bands, so we’re outliers in that sense.

“But something resonates with people and I’m glad we had the platform to be exposed to a much larger audience that wouldn’t necessarily hear from a band like Yard Act.

“Whether it connects on a larger scale doesn’t matter. I really want it, but if we don’t, at least we become a guinea pig to the general public. “

Yard Act will release their debut album, Overload, early next year before the band embark on their first main tour (Photo: James Brown)

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Yard Act was formed in September 2019 when bassist Ryan Needham found himself living in James’ spare bedroom in Meanwood.

They started experimenting with a drum machine and borrowed bass guitar, performing a handful of shows in Leeds with a big reception – before March came and the pandemic kicked in.

Undeterred, the band released four singles, including their hit Fixer Upper, working remotely recording and sending ideas.

Yard Act will take on America next year and return to the festival circuit, ending with a homecoming show at the O2 Academy in November (Photo: James Brown)

James said: “After realizing that it was going to take over two weeks, we decided to release our first single to continue.

“Because it was working pretty well, we had to follow him. It wasn’t a band, it was drum machines and home recordings and it shaped the way we work. This is how Fixer Upper was born.

“We had no idea he would do what he did. We knew it was different, but we weren’t sure if people would just think it was ridiculous. “

Fixer Upper follows a self-confident fictional character “Graeme” as he plans home renovations at his second home – based on a merger of people James knew growing up.

It’s the mark of a Yard Act single; a political dossier that bypasses radical declarations by zooming in on character studies that delve into the complexity of society.

James added: “If you write in the style that I do, about people, places and modern society, I think it’s impossible not to be political.

“It is an imminent presence in everything we do, you cannot escape the government and their actions weigh heavily on everyone and appear in our lives every day.

“We’re trying to look at it in a more complex and balanced way that doesn’t just go directly against something or state the obvious.

“Characters are a great way to see things from a different perspective, putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.

“I have always found stories to be the best way to tell the truth.”

The long list of Making the Sound of 2022 was the icing on the cake for the band this year; James ticked off his three-part list of squeezing a 7-inch record, appearing on Later with Jools Holland and performing at the Leeds Festival.

The band must have gotten to grips with the scene quickly this summer, now joined by guitarist Sam Shipstone and Jay Russell on drums, with a busy six-week schedule of concerts and festivals.

Yard Act will take on America next year and return to the festival circuit, ending with a homecoming show at the O2 Academy in November.

“It’s going to be special,” James said.

“This will be the greatest show we’ve ever played. We grew up as young adults and as a band in venues like Brudenell, Wharf Chambers, Belgrave and Chunk.

“It’s support and it’s enriching. I have met almost all of my friends from the Leeds music scene playing in bands and going to concerts.

“Your friends shape who you are – in that sense, Leeds has had a huge influence on my life and that carries over to my writing.

“You can also find good characters in Leeds! I always watch the people of Leeds to see what they are doing and if they inspire me.

The band is releasing their best performances online in the run-up to Christmas with a ’12 Days of Yard Act ‘plug.

This is an opportunity to introduce new listeners to the sound of The Yard Act, but it is not just a simple exhibition.

The campaign raises funds and awareness for Simon on The Streets, a Leeds-based charity that provides practical and emotional support to the city’s homeless community.

James said, “I’ve talked to them a lot over the years and seen their work so I know it’s a real grassroots charity.

“It feels like the loneliest and coldest time of year for people who are struggling to find housing and get off the streets.

“Any awareness and any money we can help with is always a good thing. “

Push their sound with the debut album Overload

Yard Act will release their debut album, Overload, early next year before the band embark on their first flagship tour.

Listeners can expect the unexpected, James said, with the fluid disc plunging into a character’s journey across 11 tracks.

“Our first singles were to find our marks and play with ideas,” added James.

“We wrote the album as a singular piece. In terms of the lyrics, I push further than I did with the character studies, by going deeper.

“And musically, the group went further. There are more interesting sounds there.

“He’s doing what the Yard Act has done before, but he’s doing a lot of things that I think will surprise people – especially towards the background.”

The group’s third single from the album, Pay Day, is a contagious track that mobilizes against capitalism and gentrification.

“It’s one of the more abstract pieces on the record,” said James.

“The track is one of the first where I didn’t go into a detailed character study, I wanted to leave it a little more ambiguous.

“It’s a study of gentrification, class fetishism and how zones are co-opted because they have a slight edge and seem exciting to experience.

“But eventually, they lose it all when some people move in and launder them.”

Overload will be released via Zen.FC on January 7th

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Tampa Rock Band Big Sad Releases ‘Empty Falls’ Video Ahead of Saturday’s St. Pete Concert | Local music | Tampa https://linkwraylegend.com/tampa-rock-band-big-sad-releases-empty-falls-video-ahead-of-saturdays-st-pete-concert-local-music-tampa/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 01:06:30 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/tampa-rock-band-big-sad-releases-empty-falls-video-ahead-of-saturdays-st-pete-concert-local-music-tampa/ Click to enlarge Miranda Jayne Richie Lawler of the Tampa punk band Big Sad. Ahead of her opening gig of the Nervous Girls farewell gig, Big Sad released a new video for “Empty Falls,” the third track from the Tampa punk band’s 2019 Rad Girlfriend Records release. Send help. Shot and directed by Big Sad […]]]>


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Richie Lawler of the Tampa punk band Big Sad.

Ahead of her opening gig of the Nervous Girls farewell gig, Big Sad released a new video for “Empty Falls,” the third track from the Tampa punk band’s 2019 Rad Girlfriend Records release. Send help.

Shot and directed by Big Sad guitarist and vocalist Dave Decker (who is also a photographer for Creative Loafing Tampa Bay), the nearly three-minute clip reunites with the band – Decker, bassist Richie Lawler and drummer Shawn Watkins – of back in the rehearsal room after nearly two years in a pandemic hiatus. The clip also includes rainy day scenes from the Tampa’s Heights and Ybor neighborhoods.

In a way, the on-screen scenes represent the feeling of someone sitting down and staring at the walls, pondering the human condition, just waiting for answers. The lyrics, peppered with allusions to heartless musical chairs, sticky Florida climates, hunger and the extraction of childhood memories, hammer home the vibe of a house of impending existential crisis.
Decker, Lawler, and Watkins have performed in a collection of Tampa Punk Hall of Fame-worthy groups including Clairmel, Tim Version, Too Many Daves, Sandspur City and more. Watkins’ Preferred Fire Project is one of the most intense instrumental groups playing in the Bay Area right now.

Big Sad is Decker’s most collaborative project to date, and in many ways it leans on his band mates, as well as a fourth member, Frank Calcaterra, who records the band and plays the keys, who collectively bring 10 Lifetime Group Experiences to Decker’s Diary Lyrics.

“Big Sad is like four equal parts,” Decker told CL in 2019, months before he began freelance work for the newspaper. “If you let me, I’ll write a one-dimensional song.” ”

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Show in Wuppertal, Germany in December 2021 https://linkwraylegend.com/show-in-wuppertal-germany-in-december-2021/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 15:40:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/show-in-wuppertal-germany-in-december-2021/ STATESBORO, GA / ACCESSWIRE / November 24, 2021 / They might not be as young as they used to be, but don’t expect to see Bourbon Street in rocking chairs anytime soon. This classic four-piece rock band is celebrating 35 years of partying and rocking the stage, and it won’t be slowing down anytime soon. […]]]>


STATESBORO, GA / ACCESSWIRE / November 24, 2021 / They might not be as young as they used to be, but don’t expect to see Bourbon Street in rocking chairs anytime soon. This classic four-piece rock band is celebrating 35 years of partying and rocking the stage, and it won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

After a year-long hiatus during which Bourbon Street was barely able to perform any shows due to the pandemic, the boys are now ready to resume action. Bourbon Street will be putting on a show in Wuppertal, Germany in December 2021, and while future concert dates for 2022 have yet to be announced, their recent activity is a sign more than any other that the group is looking to descend into the street and electrify. the crowds in their trademark style once again.

But with a vast catalog of songs the band has produced over their 35-year career, fans can expect to hear the band’s most popular songs live. Commenting on the upcoming concert in Germany and future touring plans, guitarist Lenny Patch said: “It’s super exciting to play in front of a crowd, again the good old fashioned way. We have played Wuppertal before and it has always been hell. of a crowd there. This time, as the world is back on its feet and everyone wants to come back out there and get on with their normal lives, I almost get goosebumps just thinking about playing our songs again to a roaring crowd. “

The guitarist was shy about plans for upcoming albums, saying, “Well you never really know. It’s still on the cards and while I would love to do that, everyone in the band has also d. ‘other commitments. So while I’m not saying that will never happen, I think for now, we’re pretty happy that we can still be together and celebrate our 35th birthday, and launch more again. What I can say is that we ‘are definitely preparing for a lot more shows next year if the pandemic doesn’t put a damper on our plans. “

About Bourbon Street Band

Bourbon Street was formed in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia in 1987. Their name was inspired by the street in their hometown, which had a reputation as one of the most notorious red light districts in Australia until it got gentrified. With no label willing to sign them, the band took matters into their own hands and released their debut live album, Live at the Basement (recorded at the Basement club in Sydney) in July 1988. Bolstered by the album’s lead single, Eyes the size of stars, they signed with Virgin Records and released Heaven Tonight of the 1990s, which peaked at # 21 on the ARIA Albums chart, # 1 on the independent chart, and # 24 on the New Zealand album chart. It was produced by Ed Stasium (Ramones, Blondie).

Bourbon Street toured Australia throughout 1990 to promote Heaven Tonight, then spent 1991 on hiatus while various band members worked on side projects. This included a new line-up with the guitarist Garry Gary Beers on bass guitar and backing vocals who first performed with Bourbon Street on an Australian tour in 1989 as an unnamed replacement on bass guitar. During this time, they performed under various names, including the Bourbon Street Blues Band, until Gary suggested Bourbon Street. An Australian-American rock group who helped shape what is now known as New Orleans’ music scene, Bourbon Street has been rocking the scene for 35 years.

The band formed in 1987, but before that they had already started to pave the way for the local music scene, which is now known around the world for its cultural contribution to Australian and American music.

In October 2021, Bourbon Street celebrated three decades on stage with a sold-out show at the House of Blues in New Orleans. Performing in front of more than 1,000 fans who grew up listening to Bourbon Street music or are influenced by its style, this show marked the band’s arrival on the stage before their original fans even left.

“It was like an out-of-body experience,” said guitarist Lenny Patch. “I noticed I was on stage with some of my best friends who were playing our songs over 30 years old while the people who were at our shows when we started were singing with us. We’re like family, like an older brother and sister. It was like saying goodbye to your older sister who supported you before you got famous. “

The key to Bourbon Street’s longevity is that they’ve never strayed too far from their signature. Sure, production has tightened up over the years, but the basic components are intact – soaring guitar solos, tight harmonies, flashing lyrics and one of the most singular vocals in rock history. . The writing style hasn’t changed much either – each song has a memorable hook or riff you won’t soon forget.

A good example is the first single from their fourth release, Banned for Life in 2007. “To remove“is a flashing ode to strip clubs that sounds as playful as” Strip or Strip “which came out in 1989. Aside from the lyrics and the catchy guitar riff, you hear exactly what you loved about Bourbon Street thirty years ago: unbridled funk and rock ‘n roll energy.

Bourbon Street has a 35-year catalog of songs that have been played continuously since their first recording. Now, after a long concert hiatus, they’re back in action and can once again be seen rocking desks and office cubicles all over New Orleans. Find out more here www.bourbonstreetband.com

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