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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Ardour.Awe.Devoir.

I write about a lot of bands here.  All of them catch my attention in one form or another.  One of those bands....and I'm going way fucking back....not only caught my attention, but has held it for years now.  They are a Metal band out of New Jersey....y'know what, I don't want to call them a Metal band anymore...yeah they still play Metal but they aren't fucking afraid to experiment with different styles too.

The band I'm speaking of is Killed the Fixtion and I've been watching....er, listening to these young men grow and build on what was already an incredible talent into something that I can't help but feel is destined for greatness.  Their willingness to stretch their boundaries never ceases to amaze and impress me.  Their song Ardour.Awe.Devoir is a perfect example of how diverse this "Metal" band is.....

ARDOUR.AWE.DEVOIR.



On November 2, that's right... just a few days away, Killed the Fixtion will be sharing their entire music catalogue with everyone in the "family"!  No...it's not a fucking mob thing, you don't need to kill anyone or owe a "favor" to any godfathers....all you gotta do is join the Killed the Fixtion family at http://killedthefixtion.fanbridge.com/ and they'll send you a link on November 2nd to download all their music, for fucking free people!!!!  I've been a member of the Killed the Fixtion family for a long time now and I guarantee you this is not a scam or spam site.  

The men of Killed the Fixtion have what it takes for greatness and I love them very much...they're not afraid to expand and try new things...they remember their roots and try cool old things too.  Hmmmm, cool old things....I wonder if I would fit into that catagory......... ; )

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Migrant Worker

Well, I'm going to have to take you back to the UK for the band I'm featuring today.  Migrant Worker has two members and a drummer they borrow from another band.  What I find unbelievable is how fucking full their sound is!

I know, I know....the world is full of great trios...Rush immediately comes to mind....it's just that it still fucking surprises me.  I've heard bands with 5 or more members who can't quite put a sound together to make it full and complete.  So yeah, I'm impressed by what Migrant Worker has been able to create.

I've been listening to their first album Supertits Candysnake....oh hell yeah, how could I fucking resist with a title like that!....and I'm really digging their alternative rock style.  You can stream this album too on Soundcloud at soundcloud.com/migrantworker.  In fact I highly recommend you do!  Migrant Worker is a talented and diverse band.  They have been able to create a sound that is recognizable and distinct without every song sounding the same.  Fuck I love that!

In the meantime, check out their video for a new song set to be the first track off their soon to be released CD, The SuperNow.  This is Ghost in The Tennis Court....

GHOST IN THE TENNIS COURT



Can't wait to hear the full album guys!  I really want to stay updated on the status of its release, so please keep in touch.....mmmmmm, touch........ ; )

Links for stalkers.....er, fans of Migrant Worker:

Monday, 28 October 2013

Midnight Mosaic

Fuck I love Jersey....well, I guess I don't know if I love Jersey, I've never been, so let me rephrase.... Fuck I love the music coming out of New Jersey!  The Parlor Mob, Killed the Fixtion, Blisstique, The Community and now Midnight Mosaic!  Each of these bands have their own style and sound so I can't even say there is a Jersey sound but what I can say is there's been a fuck of a lot of talent coming out New Jersey in recent years.

Midnight Mosaic have put a their spin on the modern rock sound, infusing it with a funk and a soul that just makes you want to get up and move.  My Fair Lady is the perfect example of their modern rock groove. Fuck I love this song...

MY FAIR LADY



Do you happen to be old enough to remember the slow romantic soul of the past.  Well, I don't know if Midnight Mosaic is old enough (it's impolite to ask one's age) but then again who the fuck hasn't heard Barry White, Marvin Gaye and Lionel Ritchie?  I fucking love that Midnight Mosaic took this sound and reinvented with sense of humor.  Sex Soldier just might become my new favorite song.  Haha...here you gotta check it out.....

SEX SOLDIER

Okay boys..... I'm in and ready to start my own personal army.......... ; )

You can find Midnight Mosaic at their website at www.midnightmosaicmusic.com, on facebook at www.facebook.com/MidnightMosaic, on twitter at twitter.com/midnightmosaic and on youtube at www.youtube.com

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Frantic Jack

Well, my favourite DJ, Mike Lang, did it again!  That's right....through his show, Fresh Tracks on 106.9 The Wolf, he introduced me to more fucking killer music.  This time it comes all the way from Ireland.

Frantic Jack are well known in their home country and there is no doubt in my mind that once more rock fans on this side of the ocean hear them they are going to be very well known here too.  They have a sexy sound that isn't sappy....reminds me a bit of the effect that Bon Jovi has on their fans.  Whether their rockin out or takin it down a notch to produce a softer, gentler touch their clean vocals and harmonies put you in the mood, if you know what I mean!

Their brand of soft rock turns me on and this song is just what it promises - Living Proof......

LIVING PROOF



Or maybe it's because Irish guys turn me on....nah...it's the fucking music.  Oh by the way, Frantic Jack, Irish guys like me too - blonde, petite, green eyes (well okay, hazel....but if I'm wearing green they compare to emeralds) - just sayin....you know, just in case you ever decide to tour Canada....... ; )

Find Frantic Jack on the web at www.franticjack.com.  

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Black Water Rising

Okay boys and girls, hold on tight to whatever you can get your hands on because the tide is rising and it's gonna fucking rock you.  Fuck it....let go and let Black Water Rising drown you in their brand of traditional hard rock!  You may not know it yet but I can fucking guarantee that if you're a hard rock fan, you're a Black Water Rising fan.

Here I was, spending a quiet moment having my morning coffee, going through my twitter feeds when I came across Black Water Rising.  I clicked their link, listened to a couple of their tunes and was fucking blown away.  Now I'm full of energy, excitement and yeah, maybe a little horny too!  Okay, okay...... A LOT horny.

This band turns me on!  Their style definitely gives me hope that rock music is not only still alive but is fucking kicking asses and taking names.  Full of heavy guitar riffs and vocals that were made for hard rock, Black Water Rising has no need for gimmicks or crossover styles.  They are pure fucking rock and roll and I'm fucking liking it.  But I digress, here, take a listen for yourself......

NO HALOS



You can find more info on the band, along with more videos, merchandise and links to stalk them on their website at blackwaterrising.com.  They've inspired this rock and roll angel to trade in her halo for a set of horns.  \m/(>.<)\m/ Horns up bitches ............... ; )

Monday, 21 October 2013

Satch in Vancouver

When it comes to electric guitar playing, one name stands out as being one of the best players in the music industry.  Okay...maybe more than one.  In fact, Jimi Hendrix might be the one that comes to mind first and it was his life and death that inspired a 14 year old Joe Satriani to put down his football and pick up a guitar.,

Devoting his life to his craft, Mr. Satriani, affectionately known to his fans and peers as Satch, has not only created great music but also great musicians.  Early in his career he made his living as a music instructor and taught such greats as Kirk Hammett of Metallica, David Bryson of Counting Crows, Larry LaLonde of Primus and the list goes on.  Many of you now know him as the shredder behind the super group Chickenfoot.

Well, not to fucking brag or anything, but I was lucky enough to see him perform live from the front row of the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver over the weekend!!  As much as I love great lyrics, I also love the sound of an electric guitar.  Quite often at home when I hear a guitar sing, I'll close my eyes and let the music lift me on a cloud of sound and carry me away.  One of the hardest things I may have ever done, was keep my eyes open through this concert so I could watch him play.  His music is powerful and beautiful and I found it very difficult to stay aware and not to get lost in it.  Here's an example of what Satch gives to a live audience....

SATCH BOOGIE



It's an experience I won't soon forget and I have a special friend to thank for it.  It was his suggestion and his treat.  Thanks again darlin.  Hope you come back soon............ ; )

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Sunshine Superman

If you've been paying attention at all to the alternative rock scene, you have to have noticed the chicks are prominent and out front. 'Bout fucking time, I say!  I recently came across another band out of Pennsylvania that hooked me right away and I think they'll hook you too.

Sunshine Superman is made up of Valentina Raffealli on piano and vocals, Lewin Barringer on guitars, Gordon Emma on bass and Rob Tait, keeper of the beat on drums.  Together they've created a sound that is new, catchy and very cool.  I've heard a few songs, each one of them diverse, showcasing fucking unbelievable talented songwriting and musicianship.

This band will appeal to fans of many genres including rock, folk, alternative and easy listening.  They have somehow managed to blend many styles together to invent a new, fresh style that can only be labelled as Sunshine Superman.  Here take a listen...this is I Deliver.....

I DELIVER




Believe me, their others are just as fucking great and I have a feeling they are destined to have a very long and very successful music career.  I'll be staying tuned into Sunshine Superman and when they hit it big, you can be guaranteed I'll be there to tell you "told you so"............... ; ) 

Visit their website at www.sunshinesupermanmusic.com.  While you're there, support the effort and buy their music.  You can also catch their links to twitter, facebook and youtube.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

BomB

Normally, I won't write a blog about something I can't fucking share.  Yeah, I have a bit of a reputation of being a tease, but that's only in a fun sexy way.  Generally when it comes to music, I won't tease you....I'll write about how great a new sound is but always share and let you judge for yourself.  Today, boys and girls, I'm breaking the rules.

Being a music blogger, I get to hear a lot of great new music.  Every once in a while I get to hear it before the general public.  This is the case with Cupla's new single, BomB.  When Billy McAloney (the man behind the tweets and the drums) tweeted me and told me he had something new to share, I did get pretty fucking excited.  After all, I've been a big fan of Cupla for years now.  What I heard blew me right the fuck out of the water!!

The intro, full of awesome blues and rock riffs didn't really surprise me.  Bobby McAloney (rhythm guitar) writes some of the best music I've ever heard.....and Sexy Time - er I mean Andrew Venning (lead guitar) - knows how to fucking make his guitar sing, creating a wave of sound that lifts you and carries you away on a musical magic carpet ride.

What blew me away were the vocals!! We're used to Tricia McAloney's cool sultry monotone but in this song she stretches her vocals giving us a new sound that's sexy as hell!!  The song is mixed, mastered and produced by Billy McAloney, just giving us another reason to stand in awe of this awesome musician.

No doubt, I'm a little fucking pissed they haven't released the song yet.  They are keeping it under-cover, releasing it only to reviewers and radio.  If you know a DJ that has the power to play new music (hint, hint, Mike Lang) get them to get in touch with Billy to get an mp3 of BomB....tell em you got to hear it.  Trust me, you do!  If you have a favorite online radio show that plays indie music (hint, hint, Ray and Joe)......tell em you got to hear it.  Trust me, you do!  Another thing you can do is bug the shit out of Cupla on twitter and facebook and tell em you got to hear it.  Trust me, you do!

On twitter they can be found under the handles @CuplaBand,  @BillMcAloney,  @TriciaMcaloney,  @Bmc31 and @VenZen23.  Their facebook page is facebook.com/CuplaBand.  If you are anywhere near Vancouver, you'll want to check out their show at the Cellar Club on November 8th.  Details can be found on facebook here > facebook.com/events.  I'm gonna be there even if I have to fucking swim......... ; )

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

She Only Likes Me When She's Drinking

Everybody has their type.  A certain something about someone else that we find irresistible. Some like the tall dark and handsome type, some like the beach blonde, some like a bad boy, some are attracted to a man with a sense of style.  I tend not to be particularly turned on by the way a man looks.  Instead, I'm attracted to a man's creativity. and in particular there's two type of men that really fucking turn me on....musicians and comedians.

That being said you can imagine how wet my panties get when I come across musicians that also make me laugh.  Life is way too fucking serious at times and our only relief from the despair of the 6:00 news, our financial woes or the death and disease that infuses itself into our lives is our ability to laugh.  Scientists are just discovering the healing effects that music has but who of us hasn't heard that laughter is the best medicine?  Just fucking think about how good a combination of the two is for our health and spirit.

Now, I'm no doctor but that doesn't mean I don't recognize when something is good for me.  The Community, a band out of New Jersey, is exactly what the doctor ordered in terms of good fun.  I seriously want to fucking party with these guys.  They've just released a video for their song She Only Likes Me When She's Drinking and I can't wait to share it with you!

SHE ONLY LIKES ME WHEN SHE'S DRINKING



Now if that didn't put a smile on your face, then I suggest you make an appointment with your doctor to remove the stick that's shoved up your ass.  As for me, I'm working on a new life goal - getting my ass (stick free) to New Jersey to have some fun with The Community!  Yeah, I know....most people would aim for the beaches and sunshine of Hawaii....but then again, who the fuck said I'm like most people........ ; )

Download The Community music for FREE here > communitymusicnj.com

Thursday, 10 October 2013

KynchinLay

Okay boys and girls, hold on tight because we are taking another quick trip over the pond.  If you're a fan of the powerpop punk sounds that have been made popular over the decades by artists such as Bowie, The Kinks and yes even Pink Floyd, I think you are gonna love what the UK is pumping out today.

KynchinLay is a trio that's been together since 2010 and now in 2013 we're finally getting to hear some of their recorded singles....and I'm fucking likin' it!!  The sound, though not entirely new, is not a traditional rock sound either.  It's been revived over the years in the form of punk and goth and now, again, KynchinLay has brought it back from the ashes and recreated it in the form of industrial rock.

I don't normally share live videos because let's face it....the sound quality just isn't fucking there.  But in this case, this video was either recorded with great equipment or these guys are just that fucking good....lets go with "these guys are just that fucking good".  Here's one of three singles to appear on their debut EP, this is Public Execution......

PUBLIC EXECUTION



Now this is just their first single and only a taste of what these guys have to offer.  I highly suggest you visit their bandcamp page at kynchinlay.bandcamp.com. Take a listen to all three of their singles and discover how diverse this band really is!!  I think Dogfeathers might be my favourite....but then again, I'm a little fucking weird....... ; )

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Motorleague

I always get to hear great new tunes when I tune in to 106.9 The Wolf's Fresh Tracks with Mike Lang and this week was no exception.  One particular group that caught my attention are straight from Canada's east coast.

New Brunswick is a friendly and beautiful part of Canada (I know because I've had the chance to visit) and apparently it fucking rocks too.  The Motorleague are a hard rocking punk-influenced band whose high energy sound will have you jumping and headbanging all at the same time.  What I especially love about this band is that they are not your typical cookie cutter rock band.  You can definitely hear their east coast Celtic Folk culture in the undertones of their tunes.

Canada is a huge country ripe full of many cultures and styles.  Music is an expression of emotion of course, but to be real it also has to be an expression of the musicians' environment and The Motorleague are true to their art!  This song is a perfect example...

EVERY MAN NEEDS A CAPE BRETON



.....and perhaps every woman needs a Cape Breton man at some point in her life..... ; )

Check out more tunes and videos on their website at www.themotorleague.ca ....believe me, it only gets better and better!!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

No Operator

There's no better way to start your morning than with a cup of coffee and some fucking kick ass rock n roll. So grab a cup of joe and ready your ears for  No Operator!

I've been a fan of the band since I heard about them about a year ago and I was lucky enough to catch No Operator live earlier this year at the Cambie in Nanaimo.  It was a fucking killer show and you can read about in my blog post No Operator can Trace the Sky and Carry the Storm posted on July 4, 2013. So I was super excited to hear them on the radio this week thanks to Mike Lang of 106.9 The Wolf (the best fucking rock station on the island) and his radio segment "Fresh Tracks" which airs on The Wolf every Sunday evening at 6:00 pm Pacific Time.

Getting radio play is big for any band...especially one that is just starting to establish themselves.  Even if it is only one song during one segment.  I have no doubt that this is just one more step in the right direction for Ollie and the boys of No Operator.  The first step of course is to record killer tunes...they have that one down to a science.  Check out No Operator and their youtube vid for State Your Allegiance.....

STATE YOUR ALLEGIANCE



For more info on the band visit their facebook page at www.facebook.com/nooperator.

So there!  You've had your coffee and infused your senses with some great hard rock.  The world is yours for the taking, go out and get it....... ; )

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Black Nevada

I need a fucking vacation.  I can't afford it and can't leave work right now but come with me and take a virtual vacation.  Today we're heading over the pond to Shildon/Bishop Auckland situated in the UK. Why you ask?  Well, because that is where Black Nevada is playing!

Black Nevada is a relatively new alternative rock band, formed in January of 2012, but is already building quite a fan base.  It's weird that I've come across them now.  Let me tell you why.  Sunday, I was listening to one of my favorite syndicated radio shows, The Secret History of Rock, hosted by Alan Cross.  This week the subject of interest was the resurgence of punk in the 90's.  I definitely hear that style behind Black Nevada's sound.

The resurgence of punk I speak of happened just after Kurt Cobain's suicide, grunge was on it's way out and making room for a new sound.  Bands like Green Day, The Offspring and Sum 41 were exploding onto the scene.  I won't say Black Nevada is a replica of the bands mentioned, because they're not.  There is a harder edge to their music, yet music fans of the time will undoubtedly recognize the unmistakable undertones of that popular 90's sound.  Here, take a listen.....

FAILURE AT BEST



Well?  Did I call that fucking right or what?  Anyway, you can hear more from this band by checking out their bandpage on facebook at www.facebook.com/BlackNevada.  To listen to them requires a like...yeah, I know, I fucking hate that too, but let's face it, I've already given you a listen, so if you like their music, give them the fucking like and stop your bitching.  I do and I did........ ; )

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Lorde - Royals

Hey y'all....one of those mornings I'm afraid.  Ran out of time to write, so I'm just gonna share a song that's been getting under my skin.  The rhythms are smooth and the lyrics are catchy AND relevant.

ROYALS



The uber rich make up only a small percentage of our population, yet we seem to be so fucking caught up in their lifestyle. We live in an age where people are celebrities just on account of their bank account (Paris Hilton, the Kardashians).  Lorde expresses a satisfaction with life that we would all do well to grasp.  Have a great day, rock fans.  I hope you catch the buzz you crave........ ; )