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CHECKONETWO: A Year in Pics (Part One) December 31, 2008

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Some of CheckOneTwo’s favorite moments in music this year were (happily) documented by my little ol’ digital camera.    Here are a few for you.

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Blood on the Keys (above) and MicEater (below):   Jeremy Brasher of The Moving Front

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Sean Sulac of Loch Ness Monster, goin’ all one-eyed

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“Evil” Mark Wyers of The Weisenheimers (above)

The patented Chicklettes snarrrl (below)

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Above:  From the Matt Floyd Benefit Show (to pay off traffic tickets and let Smoke Up Johnny go on tour)

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Above:  Graham Cobb of The Reds, gettin’ busy with the tambo

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Above:  Josh Kerby of San Antokyo, flashing the ink

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Above:  Scott Cook of Kyoto Boom (hiyaa, hiyah!!)

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Above:  Epiphany throws it down at Sierra Club’s “Energy Shift” concert

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Above:  Dave Raymond of Kyoto Boom at Sierra Club show

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Above:  John Jeremy George & Ringo:  Jeremy Brasher (The Moving Front) at Pizza D

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4×4 Crew

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Maxx, @ Maxximum Impact

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Miggy of Teenage Bottlerocket:  Extreme Power Stance, at Vino’s

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The Moving Front, @ big ole sweaty mid-week house party on Schiller

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Lorenza Harrington & Andrew Morgan of Eclipse Glasses (Ark Flag & Banner)

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CheckOneTwo and some guy named Andy Rourke, from some band called THE SMITHS!! 

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Ashtray Babyhead reunion show

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CheckOneTwo with the one and only CHUCK D (at Philander Smith)

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The Reverend works in mysterious ways, kna’mean?

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Damn Bullets play the NO NEW COAL show at the State Capitol

Part two uploading soon.

Sibilance,

Glen

Hallowe’en Weekend, w/photos AND video November 6, 2008

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Forgiveness requested, but life has been happening and getting in the way of CheckOneTwo posts lately.  Trying to pick up and get back into it. 

Hallowe’en weekend was a jumbled shepherd’s pie of costumes, candy, music, hops, barley, backyard fire, trips to funkytown (and back), sugar skulls, a near fistfight, and a certain someone getting dragged out of a particular tavern.  In other words, it was your basic weekend (for Dirty Sean).

Musical highlights started early with  Thursday’s Kyoto Boom show (opening for Ready the Jet).  This band is getting so tight that it’s practically unfair when they are the opening act.  You just want to go all Adrienne Balboa and yell STOP THE FIGHT! STOP THE FIGHT!!  I continue to predict tremendous things for Kyoto Boom.   If they ever get around to putting out an album, it’s the kind that I’ll buy multiple copies of to give as gifts. 

Friday was the Arkansas Community Arts Cooperative’s annual Hallowe’en Cover-up at Vino’s, with a great lineup:  The Moving Front as The Clash, Juggernaut Glitch as The Roots, Speedo Slay as Bikini Kill and Das Gift as Pink Floyd (complete with lasers and three kids on “Another Brick in the Wall”).  Pretty good night–TMF just KILLED, and I utterly dug the Bikini Kill set–but it had kind of a weird order.   It went The Roots/The Clash/Bikini Kill/Pink Floyd.  WTF?  No disrespect to Das Gift, but ending that way kind of put a sleepy mellow cap on an otherwise funky/punky night.   CheckOneTwo would have recommended ending with The Clash. 

If you’d like to see video of The Moving Front as The Clash, check it out at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDeX_HaF9ew

Saturday:  Whitewater Tavern:  Grand Serenade as Nirvana, The Good Fear as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and The Moving Front reprising their role as The Clash.  Great times, good tunes, and a healthy rowdy crowd. 

Pics below, starting with The Moving Front as The Clash.

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The Good Fear as Six Tom Pettys and a Heartbreaker

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CheckOneTwo as Dirty, Dirty Coal

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Das Gift as Pink Floyd

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Jeff Lynne & Siouxsie Sioux

CHECKONETWO MUSICIAN SURVEY: DAN JOHNSON September 19, 2008

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NAME:  dan johnson

BAND(S) YOU ARE IN:  i was in the contingencies.  i’m actually still working on a new contingencies “b-sides and outtakes and other badass-stuff-you-never-heard” kind-of release.  i played a couple shows with pete jones and the tiny vibrations – which was much fun.  i was in cream and sugar with david slade (and matt quin?) for a show or two back in the good old days.  one day, there will be a reunion.  i’m currently looking for a few good people.  i may also be responsible for project sunshine.

PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS?  yes  DO TELL:  guitar.  voice.  i can hammer, like, two notes at a time on a keyboard.  but only if i concentrate.

DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE:  smart.  tasteful.  sexxxy.  familiar.  polite, but not really.  misunderstood.  kinda’ cerebral.  foundational.  personal.  moody.  idiosyncratic, yet somehow likeable.  funny.  honest.  it has its limitations, but it eventually creeps up on you.

HOW’D YOU GET STARTED PLAYING MUSIC?  in college with the contingencies.  we used to be called other things like the halloweenies and the slush puppies.  we only did covers back then.  we told people we wrote them.

FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN BESIDES YOURSELF (AND WHY): lenny bryan.  he does it all better than just about anyone.  even drums.  kevin kerby says his lyrics used to be shit.  but by time kerby left ho-hum, they weren’t anymore.  i REALLY like a lot of other musicians too, though.  the guys in battery.  the guys in the easys.  jim mize.  the guys in american princes.  zach reeves.  andrew morgan.  chris denny.  the guys in the moving front.  dusters, cats, pants, johnnies, reds, tokyos, fits, kyotos, parachutes, and ‘heads.  and many, many more.  i like most everybody and for different reasons.  if i don’t like them, then people probably know it.

WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET RIGHT NOW?  i’m not telling.

YOUR FAVORITE VENUE IN LITTLE ROCK (AND WHY)?  whitewater.  the stage feels like my bedroom.  it’s very comfortable.

TELL ME ABOUT THE FIRST “REAL” CONCERT YOU EVER ATTENDED.  michael jackson on the “bad” tour.  ’nuff said.

HOW ABOUT THE FIRST SHOW YOU EVER DID YOURSELF?  does an acoustic open-mike in college count?  we played “angel of harlem” by u2.  yeah, yeah, yeah.  i know.

BEST SOURCE FOR MUSICAL INFO? (MAG, WEBSITE, ETC)  i stopped playing that game a couple years back.  i only hear about new stuff from my friends now.

WHAT DOES THIS TOWN NEED?  an enema.  there’s talent.  but there’s also laziness and complacency, which leads to excuses.  i know because i’m as guilty as anyone.

YOUR THREE FAVORITE ALBUMS, ALL-TIME:  really?  i can’t do that.  i can do my top five favorite bands of all time, though.  that seems more manageable.  the beatles, radiohead, pavement, guided by voices, built to spill, and ho-hum.  okay, that’s six.

RE YOUR MUSIC:  DOES YOUR MOM LIKE IT OR NOT?  she’s deaf.  if she could hear it, she would probably hate it.

FUNNIEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED AT ONE OF YOUR SHOWS:  us-on-stage.

AS A KID, WHAT’D YOU WANT TO GROW UP TO BE?  indiana jones.

MUSICAL/LIFE ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO MY 13 YEAR OLD GUITAR FIEND SON?  work hard right up to the point of it being boring or un-fun.  then stop, for a little bit.  then push yourself.  find your voice.  play to your strengths and occasionally beyond them.  know that your limitations are what will define you.  become okay with that.  satisfy yourself.  be prepared to throw away a lot of money.

CHECKONETWO MUSICIAN SURVEY: DAVID RAYMOND September 17, 2008

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NAME: David Raymond

BAND(S) YOU ARE IN:  Kyoto Boom, Mulehead, Unnamed solo project

PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS? DO TELL: Guitars, occasionally faking it on a square neck dobro

DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE:  Moist Rock-n-Roll Cake with a creamy Blues filling, Punk Rock icing and topped with Mariachi and Cubano music cherries.

HOW’D YOU GET STARTED PLAYING MUSIC?  I’ve been into music all my life.  I have a picture of being a hairless baby in footie pjs and a plastic Mickey Mouse guitar.  First album was Kiss Alive 2 when it was released.  I was three at the time.  First drum set when I was 5.

FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN BESIDES YOURSELF (AND WHY):  Charles Wyrick.  Far and away the most creative and impromptu player I know.  And a great and hilarious person.  I am happy to know him.  Next time you get a chance, watch and listen to him play closely.  You’ll be amazed.

WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET RIGHT NOW? a $14 dollar check for a painting I made years ago.

YOUR FAVORITE VENUE IN LITTLE ROCK (AND WHY)?  White Water Tavern.  No pretensions, no egos.  Good management, bands playing at eye level , cheap beer and too loud.

TELL ME ABOUT THE FIRST “REAL” CONCERT YOU EVER ATTENDED.  Kiss w/ the Plasmatics- Creatures of the Night tour (1983?).  My dad took me.  I was ten. Wendy O. Williams came out in a 12″ mohawk and a leather bikini butressed with chains.  We had nose bleed seats and my dad hogged the binoculars to check her out.  The stage looked like a giant tank and the drum riser was the turret which, or course shot fire and explosions.  Lots of fire and fake blood.  Sweet.

HOW ABOUT THE FIRST SHOW YOU EVER DID YOURSELF?  Senior show offs in high school.  Strummed a Dylan song while a friend sang and blew the harmonica.  Lame.

BEST SOURCE FOR MUSICAL INFO? (MAG, WEBSITE, ETC)  Just talking to people and listening to their stuff.

WHAT DOES THIS TOWN NEED? Better promotion at the Ampitheatre.  Its a huge venue that could draw bigger and better names.  It used to, remember when the Pretenders played?  I just saw Tom Petty at Houston’s Woodlands Pavilion, totally packed.  Little Rock can do that too if they try it.  I am so sick of the Three Dog Night, Bachman Turner Overdrive and Foghat shows.  Come on, somebody wake up over there and try a new phone number.

YOUR THREE FAVORITE ALBUMS, ALL-TIME:  I’ve never been able to answer that question.

RE YOUR MUSIC: DOES YOUR MOM LIKE IT OR NOT?  She liked Mulehead, ALOT and she likes my solo stuff.  She hasn’t heard much Kyoto Boom, but I’ll get her on board soon.

FUNNIEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED AT ONE OF YOUR SHOWS:  Springfield Missouri opening for Big Smith.  Ask me, Brent, Geoff or Kevin to tell you about it.  Crazy Funny.

AS A KID, WHAT’D YOU WANT TO GROW UP TO BE?  Still don’t know.  Any suggestions.

MUSICAL/LIFE ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO MY 13 YEAR OLD GUITAR FIEND SON?  from Guy Piccioto of Fugazi, ” Buy a guitar and immediately join a band.  It’s the best and fastest way to learn.”  Mr T, “Don’t do school, stay in drugs, Fool!”

 

 

FRIDAY: IT’S LIKE RICH BUTTERY GOODNESS FOR YOUR EARS September 12, 2008

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Vino’s, 9:30 p.m., $6, ALL AGESAmerican Princes, Kyoto Boom & Jonathan Wilkins.   CHECKONETWO RECOMMENDS

White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $5:  Glossary, Ghostfinger, & Kevin Kerby.  CHECKONETWO ALSO RECOMMENDS, AND WISHES HE HAD A CLONE OR A TIMETURNER

 Cornerstone Pub, 8 p.m., $5:  Blues night!  Jim Bellman & The Family Dog

Downtown Music, 8 p.m., $6:  Demeritrious’ First Annual FallJam Show, featuring Out of Ashes, Jmack, Black Suit Karma, Lil Speedie, and Demeritrious

The Village, 9 p.m., $15: Cybertribe’s “Nothin’ but Luv” show (house/techno/electro)

CHECKONETWO MUSICIAN SURVEY: KARL JOHNSON September 10, 2008

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Karl in action @ Vino’s.  Photo by CheckOneTwo

NAME:Karl J.

BAND(S) YOU ARE IN:The Weisenheimers

PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS? DO TELL: I sing and play bass in the weisenheimers and i play the guitar and kind of remember the trombone a little.

DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE:Was is always will be punk.

HOW’D YOU GET STARTED PLAYING MUSIC?I listened to Pearl Jam’s ten (come on i gew up in the nineties!) and from there found the ramones and knew thats what i wanted to do.

FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN BESIDES YOURSELF (AND WHY):Kyoto Boom because they are way better than us, San Antokyo, and hogfat

WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET RIGHT NOW?: My cell phone,marlboro mediums, and exactly two dollars cash.

YOUR FAVORITE VENUE IN LITTLE ROCK (AND WHY)? Whitewater cause that’s where the real people are.

TELL ME ABOUT THE FIRST “REAL” CONCERT YOU EVER ATTENDED: I went to see the Teen Idols, Diesel Boy and GOB at a place called the carasoul cafe in corpus christi, tx. I was about 11 or 12 at the time and i hopped in the circle pit. I was then kicked (flatfoot) square in the balls by the biggest mexican skinhead i have ever seen. The bands rocked. I left saying god i love punk rock.

HOW ABOUT THE FIRST SHOW YOU EVER DID YOURSELF? It was with my old band called the disruptives in corpus christi,tx. We played an open mic nite at the executive surf club. We made ourselves sound like we had been smoking for thirty years. We were the best band there.

BEST SOURCE FOR MUSICAL INFO? (MAG, WEBSITE, ETC): AMP (american musical press-mag) Punknews. org

WHAT DOES THIS TOWN NEED? An anema.

YOUR THREE FAVORITE ALBUMS, ALL-TIME: Ramones- Rocket to russia, Screeching Weasel-my brain hurts, NOFX- The decline

RE YOUR MUSIC: DOES YOUR MOM LIKE IT OR NOT?: I wouldn’t say she liked it, but she thinks we’re talented and she did go to one of our shows….wierd

FUNNIEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED AT ONE OF YOUR SHOWS:I was so drunk that sean’s ex girlfriend had to hold the microphone because i kept missing it and hittiong it with my head. Other than that i always end up pissing one of the other guys in the band off.

AS A KID, WHAT’D YOU WANT TO GROW UP TO BE?: 1.Cowboy, 2. Pro Surfer,3. Pro Hockey player,4. Pro Punk Rocker

MUSICAL/LIFE ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO MY 13 YEAR OLD GUITAR FIEND SON?: Have another ambition other than music, cause you can get burnt out really fast. Other than that Fuck the critics and make sound.

CHECKONETWO MUSICIAN SURVEY: SEAN CAUSEY September 2, 2008

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“Dirty Sean” Causey, at Wolfman Studios.  Photo by CheckOneTwo

NAME: Dirty Sean

BAND(S) YOU ARE IN: The Weisenheimers

PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS? DO TELL: i guess you could say i play the drums, i sit behind them at least

DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE: if meatloaf, david bowie, and neil diamond had an orgy that’d be my style

HOW’D YOU GET STARTED PLAYING MUSIC? i got an old piece of shit ludwig set when i was about 11 and have been pissing off neighbors ever since

FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN BESIDES YOURSELF (AND WHY): probably scott cook of ashtray babyhead and kyoto boom fame, but i’m also a huge fan of kevin kerby, i like those two a lot because they give it there all everytime they get on stage

WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET RIGHT NOW? lint, and 2 cell phones, i wish i could say tons of money but that is not the case

YOUR FAVORITE VENUE IN LITTLE ROCK (AND WHY)? i LOVE white water, cause they always have a kick ass crowd, and you know with white water you’re getting people who came to see the show, you don’t get a whole lot of random people who just stumble into the joint at white water

TELL ME ABOUT THE FIRST “REAL” CONCERT YOU EVER ATTENDED. the first real concert i went to was smashing pumpkins and garbage, damn shirley manson is hot in those boots!! the music was so loud you could open your mouth and your organs would literally vibrate

HOW ABOUT THE FIRST SHOW YOU EVER DID YOURSELF? the first show i did was with josh the devil and it was just us as a two piece at blank generation, i can’t say enough good things about blank gen, if it weren’t for them i probably wouldn’t be playing music right now, there’s something about not having a stage and the kids getting close enough to knock over your mic stand that is just AWESOME!! the energy in that place was electric, plus i got to beat up a kid in the bathroom for throwing up on me (that’s a story for another time though)

BEST SOURCE FOR MUSICAL INFO? (MAG, WEBSITE, ETC) CHECKONETWO. WORDPRESS. COM easily the best, other than that i’d say the freepress back in the old days but since you only see one of those every couple months, maybe the sync or arkansas times

WHAT DOES THIS TOWN NEED? more kids to come out to the shows

YOUR THREE FAVORITE ALBUMS, ALL-TIME: in no particular order, Meatloaf: Bat out of Hell, Green Day: Dookie, Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle

RE YOUR MUSIC: DOES YOUR MOM LIKE IT OR NOT? oh hell yeah, who do you think got me my first drumset

FUNNIEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED AT ONE OF YOUR SHOWS: damn now that is actually a hard question, i’d say maybe beating that kid up while i still had his vomit on me, or maybe walking out of the boathouse (a used to be venue) during the middle of us playing a song to throw up cause i’d drank too much, and then coming back in and picking right up where they were and finishing the song, weird how both my funny moments involve puke

AS A KID, WHAT’D YOU WANT TO GROW UP TO BE? a musician, or maybe some kick ass fireman that’d save a baby dog from a burning building while belting out a killer drum solo

MUSICAL/LIFE ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO MY 13 YEAR OLD GUITAR FIEND SON? DONT EVER GIVE UP, there is someone out there who will listen to what you play whether you think there is or not, and if you’re doing it for the right reasons that’s all you need

CHECKONETWO MUSICIAN SURVEY: SEAN WEST August 29, 2008

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NAME:
Sean West      


BAND(S) YOU ARE IN:

Sean West & The Freshations (Just kidding..Its just me!)

PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS? DO TELL: Naw I once played the piano but my mom made me stay in the house and practice (bc she wanted one of her boys to play for a church when they grew up) while the kids in the hood went and played and after about a week, I quit! I can still play “Coming Around the Mountain” tho.

DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE: Fresh sounds of love in your ear

HOW’D YOU GET STARTED PLAYING MUSIC? Well I was always singing either to ease my pains from a heartbreak or trying to get a girl to like..Its was my icing on the cake.. Like hey I am cute ( I am sexy now) and I can sing ( I sang now)

FAVORITE LOCAL MUSICIAN BESIDES YOURSELF (AND WHY): I like Epiphany bc he raps for real and I am always eager to see what he is going to rap about next. I love Suga City, their music makes me want to do a lot crap..Some songs make me wanna fight, some make me wanna get fresh and some make me wanna push toward my goal of excellence..Its weird! I also like Kyoto Boom they are a dope band and I love their live shows!

WHAT’S IN YOUR POCKET RIGHT NOW? My momma’s Astro van keys because I had to take my car to the shop because the brakes just fell off..No lie! Now I fo’ real, rode it til the brakes fell off..I never got the brakes replaced bc I would also invest that money in my music..Support me please!!

YOUR FAVORITE VENUE IN LITTLE ROCK (AND WHY)? I love the Crush Wine Bar because its new and a very intimate place for a crooner like myself

TELL ME ABOUT THE FIRST “REAL” CONCERT YOU EVER ATTENDED: Well I never got to go to a concert ( Could not afford it) The first one was about 2 years ago, it was Kim Burrell’s at UCA plus I got to sing with her.

HOW ABOUT THE FIRST SHOW YOU EVER DID YOURSELF? I was horrible. It was a grand opening for McDonald and it really changed how I viewed music and showed me that I have to practice like a star if that’s what I am going to be…If not then you gonna look like a fool! Momma didn’t raise no fool!

BEST SOURCE FOR MUSICAL INFO? (MAG, WEBSITE, ETC): Well of course http://www.iamthelife.net

WHAT DOES THIS TOWN NEED? Jesus and support from radio

YOUR THREE FAVORITE ALBUMS, ALL-TIME: Usher “Confessions” . Brian McKnight (all his albums). Lauren Hill “Miseducation of Lauren”

RE YOUR MUSIC: DOES YOUR MOM LIKE IT OR NOT? She loves my music bc she loves me..She doesn’t think I should call women “hoes” like I do on my song “Tipping” but hey she taught me to call it  how I see em..Its her fault!

FUNNIEST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED AT ONE OF YOUR SHOWS: I was singing at the Rev Room and recognized that my fly was open and I had to turn around and zip it while singing. Not that funny, I know but hey you aint seen Lil Sean Bang Bang!

AS A KID, WHAT’D YOU WANT TO GROW UP TO BE? I wanted to be a NBA star or a doctor..Really I just wanted to be happy and wealthy (not rich..thats difference..wealth last so much longer)

MUSICAL/LIFE ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO MY 13 YEAR OLD GUITAR FIEND SON? Don’t have sex until you are married. Be a leader and not a follower! Change the world one by one but first start with yourself and your community. Define what true love is and then you can learn to love those that don’t love you.

CheckOneTwo’s “5 Local Albums I’m Waiting For” List August 27, 2008

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I am not a patient man when it comes to music.  If there’s a show next week that I’m jonesin’ to see, that is the LONGEST WEEK EVER.  The last five minutes before the lights go down ooze by like frozen syrup for me.  And new music?  I am the Veruca Salt of new music.  I want it NOW, I want it RIGHT NOW, especially if I’ve seen your band out and dig your stuff.

So…why, in the name of all that is holy and sweet, am I still waiting for new albums from these local artists?  (Check out their music at the links below.)

KYOTO BOOM–Scott Cook, Dave Raymond, and Duke Boyne have blown my mind every time I’ve seen them, from beginning to end.  Love the songs a ton, and even love their cover stuff (Blue Oyster Cult?  Duran Duran!?).  80s influenced and bass-driven, but with super keys, sparkle-shredded guitar and thunder drums.  I’d play this CD all day, every day, IF THEY’D RELEASE A CD.

THE MOVING FRONT–My favorite local fellers (Jeremy Brasher, Micah Fitzhugh, Mark Lewis, Brian Rodgers), except for the fact that they’ve made me practically wear out their “S/T” disc while waiting for the new stuff to get released.  I keep hearing about an EP in the works, but that’s been pending so long that my clothes are goin’ outta style.   Am I going to have to get all Ninja like, scale a building, kidnap the master recordings, and release it myself?

THE WEISENHEIMERS:  (Sean Causey, Karle Johnson, Mark Wyers, Micah Wyers)–Perhaps it’s sloth?  Financial issues?  Perhaps it’s the demands of day jobs, wives, girlfriends, fiancees, new babies?  Or maybe they’re just seeing how many times I have to ask “So…when’s the album coming out?”  Whatever it is, I’m refusing to accept any more excuses.   Weisenheimers, if I have to put together a f*&$ing fundraiser to get this album out, I’ll do it.  Holla. 

RODNEY BLOCK & THE REAL MUSIC LOVERS:  You find these guys (Rodney Block, Oliver Thomas, Michael Chandler, and Sam Carroll) out a lot–at the AfterThought, at wedding receptions, at rooftop restaurants in Conway, etc.  Their gig list is a long one, but their CD?  Nada.  They’re unsigned, and that’s a damned crime.  This is a crazy-good mix of insane trumpet, hip-hop beats, gospel layering, and a healthy dose of jazz/funk.   I’d buy this CD for me and a bunch more to give as gifts.  GET IT OUT, WOULDJA?

SILVERTON:  My favorite 8-member folk revivalists have reportedly hung it up, due to musical differences.  Here’s to hoping it wasn’t an acrimonious split, and that they’ll get a real CD out someday.  There is a CD sampler available, so I’ll have to live with that (can’t buy it off their site, though!!)

All of the above is said with love.  And impatience.  There’s only so many times I can listen to the new Loch Ness Monster album….

Sibilance,

Glen

TONIGHT: Sean West Brings It August 23, 2008

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Some weekends are for punk, some are for Americana, some are for indiefests, and some, blessedly, are for something smooth & mellow. 

Following up on Friday night’s visit with Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers:  Saturday night is a big night for our R&B soulful crooning friend Sean West.  He’s headlining his first show at Crush Wine Bar, and it’s going to be niiiiiiiice.  Joining Sean:  Epiphany & One Night Stand, Solefud, and Crystal Hayes. 

I’d suggest showing up looking fresh, clean, stylish, but don’t try to compete with Sean West.  I’m going half for the music and half for some sartorial tips.  I can’t pull off everything Sean pulls off, but maybe I’ll scoop up a crumb or two. 

Show is at 9, doors open at 8, cover is $10. 

The competing show, in my book, is Pop in the Park:  Kyoto Boom, 4 X 4 Crew, and Browningham, down at the river.  Free show, GREAT bands.  Starts at 7.  CheckOneTwo is gonna try and catch a little of this before hitting Crush. 

I’m-a see you out, right?

Glen