Monday, February 14, 2011

Soul Review

(February 7, 2011) New York, NY: The scene was a dimly lit bar with about 60 people sitting, talking, and enjoying themselves. Some people are upstairs in the balcony seating away from the larger crowds downstairs. There is a nicely sized stage in the corner on the Rockwood Music Hall Stage Two, complete with lighting and aesthetic curtains above. Tonight was the free encore presentation of the Soul Review, one that would benefit Free Arts NYC, and organization that "provides under-served children and families with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential."


The music was all cover songs, but the soul and the vibes in the room was so strong. The musicians were so talented, and as you'll see, the list is very long. The show lasted about two hours, and then continued into an encore with the musicians that already performed, and even some artists that were in the crowd that wanted to get up on stage and entertain the crowd.

At the end of the show they gave out DVDs of past performances, and a mix of all the artists original music. When I popped that CD into my car I couldn't stop listening to it. Check out these artists, download their'll love this stuff!

I went with fellow DJ Stephanie Walshand we even got the chance to talk to Charlene Kaye's Violinist, Megan Cox, who has a very interesting musical history and her own solo stuff! She graciously gave us some of her time backstage to tell us a little about her, the posting will be up soon!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What's Going On!

Here's a look into what's going on in the indie scene, including some free music, new music tours, and new music drops!

An Uplifting Feeling:

I know winter's got us all a litlte down, it's been snowing here in NY every week! But we start this update with some free music for you to enjoy and download. Alcoholic Faith Mission just dropped the title track on their newest release, 'And The Running With Insanity EP' So I embedded the player right here for you to enjoy. For more Alcoholic Faith Mission check out their EPK on Paper Garden Records page.

Alcoholic Faith Mission by Paper Garden Records

They premiered the track on Filter Magazine, and the track also grabbed the attention and affection of Blender Magazine, putting it on their 'Five Songs We Love' list. Spring couldn't come fast enough for the release of Alcoholic Faith Mission's 'And The Running With Insanity EP', out March 29th.

Canada, Get Ready To Rock:

Melodic rock quintet Versus The Nothing have announced their return to the touring circut after taking a month and half break to record their latest studio album "Black Gloves" due out later this spring 2011. Versus The Nothing has been a touring band for the past two years. they have successfully toured across Canada from coast to coast in support of their 2008 release "Let It All Come Down" and are ready to venture to new grounds for their upcoming release of "Black Gloves".

They will be performing the first show in their hometown in Canada, then it's west coast USA. Tour dates are listed below! Welcome back boys!

"Killer Tour" - presented by
February 23, 2011 - Republic Nightclub - Vancouver, BC
February 24, 2011 - King Cat - Seatte, WA -
February 25, 2011 - The 4th Ave Tavern - Olympia, WA
February 26, 2011 - Black Forest - Eugene, OR
March 2, 2011 - Kimo's - San Francisco, CA
March 5, 2011 - Jose's Lounge - Monterey, CA
March 6, 2011 - Bamboo - Lancaster, CA
March 9, 2011 - The Whiskey A Go Go - Los Angeles, CA

Fists In Air Garunteed:

Why? Because with these guys you'll be headbanging and trashing so hard I say you may just start a revolution. Another awesome Vancouver band Titans Eve has just released their debut concept album 'The Divine Equal'. This metal band knows how to throw down, as they have been the past two years touring. In addition to their take on the battle of heaven and the deceit of the serpent, 'The Divine Equal' brings forth a thrash pounding metal assault with catchy choruses and colossal guitar riffs.

Head to their site and find a free download!

That's all for today folks, I hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Charlene Bowls Away Crowd @ The Gutter

Last Friday (4/4/11) Stephanie Walsh from Side B Radio and I headed our to The Gutter in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, to check out Charlene Kaye perform with her band The Brilliant Eyes. This show was particularly exciting! This was the venue's forth live performance in their 'back room'. Also, Charlene debuted three new songs that will be featured on her newest CD release!

The Gutter is a dimly lit dive bar, with six (or seven?) lanes to bowl on. They have just expanded the venue with the 'back room', complete with standing room for almost 100, if not more, people and a full bar.

Charlene played a full set and encore, including three new songs and a cover song! The crowd was great, Charlene was an amazing performer as always. She is so lively on stage and frequents the crowd by jumping off stage and joining the hype. She uses any instrument around her, from shakers to a megaphone, there is never a time when she isn't moving with the music.

Be sure to follow Charlene on Twitter, and watch out for the interview with Charlene, which will b e released sometime this week.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's Here! Interview with Turrigneous

Lets get right to the point: Turrigenous, interview, METAL!

Enjoy! These guys aredoing great, and now you can hear a little of how they think!

Interview With A Dynamic Metal Band: Turrigenous from Etan Wishnevski on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Turrigenous is on Rock Band!

Just last week Turrigenous was brought to the world of Rock Band with their song 'A slight Amplification'. Almost instantly the online community was buzzing with commentary. Arguments about the song being too hard, being a good song for rock band..but only one thing stood true and undisputed.

Turrigenous tears down the house.

Videos have been popping up of people attempting the song on expert, trying to show the world the charts of the song. This one just hit yesterday, and it's freakin awesome. This guy creams the bass on expert, and by creams I mean gets 100% on the song. It's his group's goal, called Elite Rhythm Gaming. It's the first documented perfect game play on expert for the song.

Congrats to the boys in Turrigenous! Not only are they on a very popular video game, they also have a few thousand more people worldwide aware of the metal machine on Long Island.