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Jerry Hannan

Update on 'Mad Hannans' - a Martin Shore Film

 

 

The story unwinds.    Read about Mad Hannans here >>>>

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260779094/mad-hannans/posts 

 

 


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Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Woody Guthrie 'audio walking tour' of NYC being released as 3-disc set (stream a track)

The late, great folk singer Woody Guthrie called NYC home for 27 years, and that portion of his life will be celebrated with a new three-disc album, My Name Is New York, on September 23. According to a press release:

Featuring new interviews with luminaries like Pete Seeger (in one of his final interviews), Woody's son Arlo Guthrie, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, as well as with Woody's many other friends and family, the first two discs take listeners on a virtual tour of the city as Woody experienced it through visits to 19 locations. They include the boarding house on 43rd Street where "This Land Is Your Land" was written; the Greenwich Village apartment that The Almanac Singers -- an all-star folk collective included Guthrie, Seeger, Lead Belly and Josh White - called home; and his home on Coney Island, where Woody tirelessly composed over 100 songs, and was eventually laid to rest.

 

The collection also includes a bonus music disc featuring an array of Guthrie's NYC songs, including the first recording of "This Land Is Your Land"; two previously unreleased home demos he recorded in the city, including the song that gave the set its name and a duet with Sonny Terry; and five premieres of previously unpublished lyrics from a variety of artists, from contemporaries to younger musicians following in his tradition.

You can stream one of the tracks (via Rolling Stone) with the tracklist
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/07/woody_guthrie_v.html

Kick Bricks

Steve in NY

Steve performing in the barn at Camp Copperhead

Hello everyone, it's Steve. Recently, I have had a couple of cool opportunities to learn from some really good song writers. In May, I was able to go down to Austin for a workshop with Texas songwriters Owen Temple and Gordy Quist (from Band of Heathens). More recently, I participated in Steve Earle's Camp Copperhead, a 4 day song writing camp in the Catskill mountains, in upstate New York. Both workshops have deepened my appreciation for the craft of songwriting. Hopefully, some of that translates into better Beta Dogs and Kick Bricks shows! I can't wait to get back to Chicago and get to work!

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Luis Ogando

Fun And Sun At Beeston Carnival

Beeston Carnival proved to be a great day of fun and sunshine, with a monster crowd and some great live music, including a 50-minute set by Luis, which involved original, covers, acoustic and backing-tracked numbers.

"It was great fun, and I've never actually bothered with any backing tracks when I'm doing acoustic sets, but I thought I'd give it a go and see how it went. Playing an acoustic guitar solo to Take It Easy by the Eagles was interesting, but it did fit the mood of the song and the audience were singing and dancing along, so I was quite happy with the result."

"I also had a backing track for I'm A Believer by The Monkees, which seemed to get people smiling, although I think I'll stick to the electric guitar when I use this backing track in future."

Kicking off the set with new song Blow It All, Luis followed up with a mix of his own material and a variety of covers spanning 5 decades, including Budapest (George Ezra), Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Paul Simon) and a bizarre mash-up of Robbie Williams, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show...

"It's an odd mix, I admit. I played this last year at the Hemlock Happening and people seemed to like it, so I tried it again here. It's a bit of fun and normally gets a whoop at the end, so I threw it in. I may well make it a permanent feature for outdoor gigs!"

And then there was the encore...

"Haha. I couldn't believe it when they shouted for an encore. It's a good job I had a couple of reserve songs up my sleeve! I left them with Leaving On A Jet Plane by John Denver, as the crowd seemed to be responding well to the old favourites."

Keep an eye out for more local gigs by Luis in the near future.

Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son

Show Report - 7/12/14

To say July 12, 2014 was an exhausting day for Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son would be an understatement.

But hey...the show must go on. Or rather, the show(s).

The band began the day out in the near-90-degree heat in Bradley Beach, N.J. at the annual "Lobsterfest" in front of a crowd of people. It wasn't the typical venue for a Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son show, and the set proved it.

Photo Courtesy: Ann Mahoney

The boys went on for nearly two hours, bouncing between originals off both Friends in Low Places and Delicate Fall From Grace, with Bobby and Jon even bringing back the now-rare "On The Edge" off the Only Ashes Remain EP. They were also joined by familiar guest Ed McIntosh and his buddy Joey Cartwright for some tunes, while local saxiphonist Zack Sandler even hopped on for a few covers and a killer rendition of "Another Deadbeat Summer."

Setlist

1. Lowlife (John Eddie cover)

2. Hit The Town

3. Danger Dan

4. Girl You Have No Faith in Medicine (White Stripes cover)

5. Star-Crossed

6. Pink Cadillac (Bruce Springsteen cover)

7. It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock n' Roll) (AC/DC cover)

8. The Bitch Is Back (Elton John Cover)

9. Worrisome Child

10. Delicate Fall From Grace

11. Thick As Thieves

12. Can't Stand Myself

13. Scoundrels

14. Light of Day (Bruce Springsteen cover)

15. Ultimatum (Bobby and Jon)

16. On The Edge (Bobby and Jon)

17. Teenagers Too

18. St. Jimmy (Green Day cover)

19. Another Deadbeat Summer

Later on, Bobby made his way to the Strand Theater in Lakewood for a quick acoustic set that saw him ignite the crowd before a viewing of Destressed, the film featuring the title track off his last album. He would hop up with Tommy Byrne and Jeffrey Thompson of Tommy Bryne and the Sellouts for some jam tunes as well.

Photo Courtesy: John Posada

Setlist 

1. Another Deadbeat Summer

2. Delicate Fall From Grace 

3. Stand By Me (The Drifters cover)

4. Hang On Sloopy (The McCoys cover)

But it would be the later set that would prove to be the real attention-grabber.

For the first time ever, the guys took to the basement of the New Brunswick-famous Court Tavern. Gracing the stage where Mahoney idol Brian Fallon once did himself, he and the Seventh Son tore through some tracks off the new album.

Photo Courtesy: Laura Gubrud

Mahoney's intensity shined through most in this particular performance. With his fuse ready to blow after playing his third set of the day, he took every opportunity he could to drive home the thematic elements of Friends in Low Places. After a few blistering guitar solos and even a sax-filled cover of Springsteen's "Light of Day," the evening ended like no other show has yet.

Panting into the microphone, the lights centered in on Bobby, as he began to strum away at the opening chords to "Self-Induced Exile." Silence fell across the crowd, with the clock close to midnight, and the singer/songwriter channeled the anger and angst that fueled FILP. It was as bombastic of a closer as the band has ever had, and Bobby dropped his guitar as the final crash hit to send the crowd home with a sense of astonishment.

Setlist

1. Teenagers Too

2. Hit The Town

3. Danger Dan

4. New Age Outlaws

5. Scoundrels

6. Another Deadbeat Summer

7. Light of Day (Bruce Springsteen cover)

8. Star-Crossed

9. Self-Induced Exile

For more information on the three sets, click here.

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Mark Mathews

Promote is in your title!!

Brothers and Sisters,

How are we all doing? Exicted for the World Cup Final?! According to this, I reckon North Korea will win...???!!!!!

 

Crazy, crazy place!

I'm just getting ready to go to my gig today in Soho. Looking forward to it. I've played with these promoters before and they do a great job in, well, promoting their shows. Because that's the problem: so many Promoters don't do what their title suggests...

PROMOTE

I say this because, like most up and coming acts, I play everywhere from the toilets and shitty pubs of the circuit, to proper, decent music venues and clubs. We bring our crew and fans down to as many gigs as we can and we sometimes even sell tickets before hand. I accept this and in actual fact have no problem with it.

I love to play live.

All I ask is that we are treated correctly and respectfully and the promoter does his/her job.

However, all to often the situation is thus:

 

  • We don't get paid
  • The venue is not promoted and therefore empty
  • We are expected to be grateful that we are being allowed to perform live and given "Exposure"...to an empty audience.

 

So, let me put things into perspective:

 

  • Us musicians PAY to get to the venue. Transport is not free especially with a load of gear.
  • We rehearse in rehearsal studios that COST MONEY
  • We have spent time and effort crafting our act and our skills. Years of hard graft goes into this. YEARS!
  • Our equipment has to be BOUGHT and it has to be maintained via BUYING and PAYING for parts and servicing
If a Plumber, who spends time and money learning his trade, came round to your house and you said "Well, you won't be getting paid for this but it's great exposure. I'll be sure to tell people about you", you can be certain your toilet is going to stay blocked!
As muscians we are providing a service to any venue that has us. We are entertaining the customers which in turn is going to get them to buy more drinks, come back again etc. We are NOT lucky to be there. You are lucky to have US there. I have enough people these days lining their pockets from my hard work without being stung by some wanna be somebody, who thinks Musicians owe them something. 
We don't.
Now, I know certain venues and nights simply cannot pay muscians and in return they offer us a few drinks and a crowd.
That is fine.
We all do free gigs from time to time. It's the nature of the beast.
We do it because we want to play live and we want more people to hear the music we make. We understand that it is fans that make us, that move us forwards and playing live is how you do that. I regularly play for certain promoters and venues who offer just that. A great crowd, a few drinks and at the end of the day I get a new fan or three from it.
Great stuff. Happy to be a part of it.
But if the gig is done for gratis and then you 'Promoters' don't do as your job title says and PROMOTE it, then turning up makes it TOTALLY pointless.
We are getting NOTHING out of this.
This happened to me yesterday. Regardless of it being ticketed and costing to get in to this gig, I was not paid and was only allowed tap water from the bar and aside from the staff and organisers, there was no one to play for.
When I asked what I got out of this, I was patronisingly told:
"It just gives acts a place to play"
I walked out.
I'm a professional musician, so be a professional promoter. Give me a crowd and I'll play.
And then there are the "Pay to play" section. Two words:
Fuck yourself. 
So, I went and did some busking instead. I had a great receptive crowd, I was paid for it and my second single, The Girl, (released on August 25th), went down an absolute storm. I even got a record number of kisses and I was propositioned by a Gay Guy, so the love was felt!
Rant over.
Germans to win tonight, believe!
FORWARDS!!!!!!!

 

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Luis Ogando

Luis Storms The Big Friday Night

The Big Friday Night music festival held at The George Spence Academy on 4th July looked like it was in danger of getting washed away at one point. The rains came and came heavy, but that didn't stop the crowd from rocking up to the venue, kitted out with umbrellas and rain macs, nor the acts themselves who kept spirits high and the audience splashing as well as clapping!

Luis was 2nd up at the festival, and a good crowd had gathered. Kicking off with brand new song, Blow It All, he set out his stall early with a fast-paced beat-strum number that grabbed the attention and kept the heads bobbing. 

Then it was into the rest of the set. All original numbers, including Take A Look, Love and A Little Bit Like Kiss Me, before pleasantly surprising the audience with his own take on the Foo Fighters' Learn To Fly.

"The crowd were great. They braved the rains and stuck it out in the interests of live music and support of the event, which made it even more special to have been involved."

"I was really happy that my original music was so well received, and the feedback I got from other acts and the organisers was excellent. I felt proud to be a part of it, and I'm really made up that the event was a success."

"There was a lot of new, young bands showcasing the event and I was really impressed with their musicality and approach to doing live gigs. Nottingham has some great young talent rising."

Luis' next solo gig is at the Beeston Carnival on Saturday 12th July, Broadgate Park, Beeston. Also take a look at the Photos section where you can see some pictures of Luis at the Big Friday Night Event.

Hereward The Wake

VOLUMES OF BLOOD: A HORROR ANTHOLOGY

 

Hereward the Wake is happy to announce that we will have an original song on the sound track of a Horror Anthology called 'Volumes of Blood'. 


 

This is a great Indie project with some great indie talent! 

 

Thank you to P.j. Starks and Verite Cinema's for asking us to be apart of such a great project!

 

LIKE 'VOLUMES OF BLOOD' ON FACEBOOK AND KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE PRODUCTION OF THE ANTHOLOGY!

 

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Petty Theft

BBQ On The Lawn 2014 at Rancho Nicasio, NEW Live Video + Summer Shows Schedule!

Hey all you Honey Bees & Refugees,

We hope you had a wonderful 4th of July Holiday. We have been enjoying a few weeks off as well.

THIS SUNDAY, 7/13, we are back for one of our favorite shows of the year and our 6th annual "BBQ On The Lawn” at Rancho Nicasio. All Ages are welcome for this special show in the beautiful outdoor setting of Rancho Nicasio. Feast on some of the tastiest BBQ, speciality drinks, and get ready to sing and dance all afternoon to your favorite Petty tunes. Gates open at 3PM and show starts at 4PM.

Tickets are available NOW here.

Get them in advance as tickets for this summer concert sell fast!

We have a lot of great summer shows coming up in July and August so please check the below schedule to find one near YOU.

NEW LIVE VIDEO:

Check out our LIVE performance of “DON’T DO ME LIKE THAT” from our last show at McNear's Mystic Theatre posted on our YouTube channel. Please “Like” it and feel free to leave comments and subscribe to our channel for more upcoming video releases.

T-SHIRTS and TANKS:

That’s right folks, brand new shirts featuring our new logo are here in stock and available at all of the shows. We have men’s and women’s tees along with women’s tank tops available… Grab some this weekend and be one of the first one's to sport the new PT swag!

"I got a room at the top of the world tonight…And I ain't comin' down"

~PETTY THEFT

 

Upcoming Shows (check our website for details and RSVP below):

Keep up on the latest updates and other cool Tom Petty info by FOLLOWING US ON TWITTER and ADD US ON FACEBOOK (and invite your friends) and INSTAGRAM'ERS... follow us here.

You can also Track us on BandsInTown!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out our latest live clips.  Be sure to 'like' and leave a comment.

We love to play parties...please CONTACT US to book the band for your party now!

Scrap Rabbit

The Monthly Articles

This is issue #007 of The Monthy Articles

Find on the STORM SEIZURE CHANNEL (youtube)

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1. Paradise For Parasites

2. Shred Us Down To Your Size

3. Cold Blooded

4. The Unseen

5.Still Searching (bonus)

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Demico

Demico's new album 'Galactic Stardom' is now available.

Demico's new album 'Galactic Stardom' is now available exclusively at: www.Demico.FourFour.com

 

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The Despoilers

Tour Bus to Wakefield

Another new venue and one we have been drooling over for some time!

Mark Mathews

Online Love

Brothers and Sisters!

How do? To all my London brethren, did any of you go to The Libertines reformation gig in Hyde Park last night? 

It was top wasn't it?! Even though I have stopped drinking (I'll talk about that some other time), I managed to completely do my knee in from all the jumping around I did. Literally, the end of the night was spent with my leg elevated with a pack of frozen peas on my knee!

Rock n Roll!

Still, what a night and I did manage to write a new song whislt my leg was in agony. Lyrically, it felt like a bit of a release from all the Charlatans and thieves I am dealing with currently...

...again, something for another time!...but even if I never use it, it was good to write!

Anyway, what I will talk about is this new (for me) online dating stuff going on. I returned from a worldwide trip a little over a year ago now. I was out of the UK for around 4 years and when I left, online dating was something of a taboo. No one was on it, or if they were, they kept it a well hidden secret. 

Fast forward 4 years and I return and EVERYONE is on some kind of dating website. It still seems slightly odd for me personally to be on one (I in no way judge anyone however, I do kind of understand it, especially in cities like London) and so I steered clear of the 'Plenty of Fishes' and 'Ok Cupids'.

However, one that was recommended and I was curious about was 'Tinder'. So, I went on it and checked it out, for research purposes of course (!), and you know what? It's been fun! 

But there is this new one called, 'Happn' where people you pass on the street are connected with you. I downloaded it before going to Hyde Park to see how many people are on it...

Turns out there are a lot of people on it!

But what's weird is it pin points where you crossed paths, how many times you passed them and all the other creepy stuff your Iphone tends to do these days! It's proper weird.

However, I am kind of fascinated by these things and who goes on them. It's on the one hand very convenient and on the other, crazy weird! We're almost cutting out the spontenaity and excitement of love and finding a relationship...aren't we?...or is that just me that thinks that? It's hard to tell!

My next single, The Girl, (released on 25th August) is about a relationship, all be it a doomed relationship and I wonder how different that song would be, written in context of the current trend of virtual dating. I guess there would be talk of splitting up via text and not swiping to the right etc.

Odd.

Still, if you cross my path, give us a like, eh?!

Loads of gigs booked in, so if you want to have a good time and meet people in the flesh and maybe find a new boyfirend/girlfriend, then this could be the palce to come to, beleive!

FORWARDS!!

By London Lives here:

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Josh Roberts and The Hinges

Summer Tour Time!

Here we go to Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, Illinois, and Missouri! Tour starts in Columbus, GA, on July 16! Here's a link to the shows!

http://joshrobertsandthehinges.com/shows

 

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The Despoilers

Roman Bath- Rock N Roll

Well thats our gigs at the Roman Bath, York done for another year! Boo Hoo

Thank you all who came along and made last night such a great event for us. Special mention to our travelling support from Nottingham and Leeds.

 

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Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Ramblin' Jack is Back!

Thanks to everyone who saw Ramblin' Jack Elliott on his whirlwind tour of New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Louisiana - ending in Los Angeles attending his daughter Aiyana's re-release - with the assistance of the Sundance Institute - of the digitally re-mastered "Ballad of Ramblin' Jack" - now available on Netflicks and Amazon platforms.

Happy 4th of July - look for dates in the fall for Ramblin' Jack to come to the mid-west soon! 

The Despoilers

York Bound

I hope the good and not so good people of York are ready, as the dregs of Leeds are heading your way shortly and we gonna rock the Roman Bath to its foundation.

See you soon! LOL

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers July News 2014

Hello Fans, Friends and Family Across the Globe!

Roy Rogers & DRK's summer performances continue including stops at the Vancouver Island Music Festival, Edmonton Music Festival, The Triple Door in Seattle, Winthrop Blues Festival and an unusual stop at  Uncle Sam's in Spanway, all in Washington State - as well as hopping out to the Madison Indiana Ribberfest!  You won't want to miss these electric performances.  And of course don't forget to bring your dancin' shoes!

Check out the Roy Rogers Slide Zone website often for news, You Tube videos and more.
Also, don't be shy about stopping by the Facebook pages and weigh in! :)

"Roy Rogers is't a blues purist, just a spirit sent here to define the ancient language of the Mississippi Delta and forge a modern link to rock and roll" - Houston Chronicle 

We thank you for your continued support of live music and invite you to spread the
word about the Slide Zone newsletter, which you can subscribe to here on the home page.

Happy July 4th and have a safe and wonderful holiday!  Hope to see you soon!

Best, The Slide Zone Family

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Bloody Diamonds

Final Leg of North American Tour + Bovine Sex Club Residency

When we are done in the states we're going to head to Toronto for a bit to do a residency at The Bovine Sex Club. Starting on July 14th we'll be there every Monday for the rest of the month. We'll be doing some shows around Ontario as well before we start heading back east and finally end this 100 day tour.

Upcoming tour dates:

7/03 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverwest Public House
7/05 - Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
7/06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rock Room
7/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Grape Room
7/08 - Baltimore, MD @ Jojosouth Record Shop
7/09 - Washington, DC @ TBA
7/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
7/11 - Somerville, MA @ P.A.'s Lounge
7/12 - Rochester, NY @ Monty's Krown
7/14 - Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
7/15 - Waterloo, ON @ House Show
7/18 - Belleville, ON @ The Belle Pub
7/19 - Trenton, ON @ Stix N Stones
7/21 - Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
7/23 - Kitchener, ON @ The Hive
7/25 - Peterborough, ON @ The Spill
7/26 - Oshawa, ON @ Wasted Space
7/28 - Toronto, ON @ Bovine Sex Club
8/01 - Kingston, ON @ The Artel
8/02 - Ottawa, ON @ Avant-Garde Bar

More details www.bloodydiamonds.com/shows

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The Green Pajamas

I'd Rather Be Filming In Vanda's Room

Susanne Kelly's pissed off statement about working a 'souless day job,' is on our video page, here, or on YouTube, here.   "I wanted to make it gritty," says Jeff.  Starring, among other cats, her brother, John (late of Brewtal Thirst), on Rickenbacker bass guitar.

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Web Three

ART OF WAR 305: Web Three vs. Mosh Jelton

Miami Mayhem was a mega event featuring battlers from all over the state. Art Of War collaborated with The Bar Exams to bring you this historical moment in Florida History. Who will win?!? Watch out and find our for yourself!

Luis Ogando

Luis Ogando at Beeston Carnival 2014

Luis will be playing at this year's Beeston Carnival on the 12th July 2014, and is already getting excited about it!

"It's going to be great fun supporting the carnival and I'm really looking forward to getting some new material out at such a great event. We go to the carnival every year and love the atmosphere, especially the entertainment and live music, so it will be total blast to be a real part of it."

"I've been working on some new songs, so to be able to premier them for my home town is also very special for me."

But it's not just the original material that Luis has been working on. He's been tinkering with his set list and adding additional covers to his repertoire, which also have additional backing tracks to boot.

"I normally only use backing tracks for parties where I expect a lot of dancing, but I think it would be good to add some oomph to the Carnival performance with some extra sound. I've custom-built all my backing tracks so that I can still play the guitar, or harmonica, or whatever over the top without clashing. It's a fun way to deliver a full-band sound as a solo artist."

The Beeston Carnival takes place on Saturday 12th July at Broadgate Park, Beeston. Check the SHOWS section for directions. Festivities start at 12 Noon.

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Gearing up for the Big Friday Night

The Big Friday Night event at the George Spencer Academy, Nottingham is getting closer and Luis is gearing up his 5-song set for the event, which includes a special treat, as he'll be kicking off the set with new song, 'Blow It All'.

A sneaky pre-release version of the song has been available on the Player for some time now, but this will be the first time the full song will be performed officially, in its completeness (the preview song only has 1 verse and chorus).

"I'm really looking forward to performing the song, as it's a real return-to-my-roots sort of affair. No complicated chords or sequences, just a great beat-strum foot-tapper. The sort I like to do." 

"There are good and bad points about bringing a new song to the fore, especially with a relatively new audience. There's the intrepidation of whether it'll be well-liked or not, but if it goes well, the feeling is just magical. So I'm hoping it'll be well-liked!!"

"I'll also be performing 'Take A Look', 'Love', 'A Little Bit Like Kiss Me' and a cover - which I haven't decided on yet, but it'll be something I like, so I hope it'll go down well."

You can catch Luis from 6.40pm at the Big Friday Night event, this Friday, at the George Spencer Academy. For more details, visit the Level events website: http://levelthevision.wix.com/levelevents

 

Mark Mathews

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How was your weekend? Did you make it to Glastonbury? If you did...you lucky buggers!

I think that this years was one of the best of recent times. Owing to gig commitments I couldn't actually go down to Worthy Farm and get involved, however I managed to watch hours and hours of it on Iplayer...at the cost of everything else I needed to get done!

A small price to pay though, as I was just astounded by every act I saw. Whether it be on the Introducing stage or the Pyriamid stage, every act seemed to have turned it to eleven and gone that extra mile. Haim, put on a great show even if their lipsticked bassist did look as though she had shoved 14 grams of MDMA up her anus.

There were so many acts who put on a proper 'show' this year and made it abundantly clear: You gotta be good to be on the top. It really opened my eyes and allowed me to see what it really means to be an act. Those 4 or 5 people (or 45 if you're Arcade Fire!) on stage are lifted to a status of almost God like stature (well, that's the pedal stool I put bands on, anyway!). I want them to be out of reach, out of this world and out of their mind as they play their Bass guitar or whatever. They need to be doing something so awe inspiring that you are amazed at where it cam from...Did you see Royal Blood?...I mean, fucking hell, that's a bass guitar he's playing like a guitar!!!

This years festival re-energised my love for live music and I wasn't even there! I was inspired, dumb founded and back in love with all that is happening in the world of Western music. Lilly Allen proved how great a pop act she is, Kasabian put on a 'go fucking mental' rock n roll show and Dolly Parton sang the hits through a mountain of Botex atop the biggest tits in the business!

Myself and The One Ts played on Saturday in Piccadilly. It was a pretty good show, (aside from a dodgy Promoter, but I'll save that rant for another blog post!) but after Glastonbury I want more! So, expect us to be sticking class A drugs up our arses, make our instruments sound like something else and for us all to have face lifts and gigantic man boobs.

It'll be one hell of a show, believe!!

FORWARDS!!!!! 

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We got one more show tomorrow at El Dorado Hills Town Center (6:30-8:30PM) before we take our brief summer vacation break.  We will be back in mid July!  Here is our summer schedule:

7/13 Rancho Nicasio Restaurant & Bar 6th Annual BBQ on The Lawn!
7/26 Benicia Waterfront Festival
7/27 Park Street Art & Wine Faire in Alameda
8/01 Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco wTainted Love!
8/02 Rio Nido Roadhouse
8/10 The California Beer Festival (Hamburger & Hops) Aptos, CA.
8/15 Northgate Mall Terra Linda (Concerts Under The Oak)
8/22 Nelson Family Vineyards
8/23 Mammoth Lake (Mammoth Rock Concert Series)
8/29 The Chapel in San Francisco!
8/30 Los Gatos Brewing Company at San Pedro Square

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It was an active week for Beta Dogs, as they played two shows in Chicago's North Center Neighborhood, including their monthly "Third Thursday" residency show at G&L and a backyard jam at a neighborhood garden, as part of the annual North Center Garden Walk. Both shows were recorded and will (hopefully) be put up on this site. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Kick Bricks performed a couple of sets as part of

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Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son

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Perfect. 

It's the only word that can be used to describe the incredible afternoon/evening that was the Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son Friends in Low Places CD release party.

Hundreds packed legendary Stone Pony over the course of Sunday to catch a glimpse of some of the best local bands the New Jersey music scene has to offer, and for the price of $10, anyone who caught even just one act instantly got their money's worth. Brielle Liebman kicked things off with an acoustic set, as the singer/songwriter belted as a call for help about various topical issues in today's troubling world.

Afterwards, Social Harvest made its long-awaited return to the stage with an absolutely blistering set that captivated everyone in attendance. Highlights of the performance included the falsetto-full "Intruder" and a killer rendition of Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?" that had everyone dancing.

Check Your Morals, fresh off an appearance at "The Break" contest and the Skate & Surf Festival, then took the floor. The band displayed their fluidity throughout their set, going as far as pulling songs out of a hat to determine what would be the next one played.

It was then turn for Tim Gysin and his band to give their shot at wooing the increasingly-growing crowd in Asbury. Gysin, who contributed ideas and lent his vocal talents to Friends in Low Places, wowed the audience with his musicianship, supported in part by Giancarlo Cordasco on drums. Cordasco served as the drummer for the majority of the album as well.

Creating Clementine served as the warmup for the headliner, doing what they do best. Their set began with a vocal intro by Seventh Son's Jon Alba, which is actually the first track on their newly-released EP A Man's Best Friend. Bobby would join the band for a few songs on lead guitar to spice things up as well, putting quite the exclamation point on the opening acts.

Then it was time. The band formerly known simply as "Seventh Son" spent more than seven months preparing Friends in Low Places, and it was time to debut it live for more than 200 people in attendance. 

The performance kicked off with James McIntosh smoking the crash on his drums and pummeling through his hi-hat and snare, as Jon then yelled the words that would sum up what was about to occur:

"He's back!"

With that, Bobby kicked into the lead guitar riff to Elton John's "Bitch Is Back," and the boys were off. The crowd, surprised by the choice to open with a cover (nonetheless, an Elton John cover), ate it up, and chanted along with the chorus.

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Fired up, the band went into a triad of Seventh Son favorites, keeping the capos on and charging into "Worrisome Child." The audience, still buzzed, then popped even louder for the welcomed return of "Left For Dead," played for the first time since December. After that, "Thick As Thieves" got everyone rocking again, with Bobby and Jon dueling in licks after the guitar solo for the audience's delight.

What followed next was far from the norm, as Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son became Green Day, with Bobby handing his guitar off to good friend of the band and tech for Blues Traveler, Jake Katz, for a rendition of "St. Jimmy." Dan Cohen's guitar shined, chugging its way through the punk anthem. Just five songs in, and it was chaos and pandemonium at The Stone Pony.

Bobby and Jon then broke things down with an acoustic set, sending the rest of the band off stage. Friends in Low Places got its start in this matter, so it felt only appropriate to do the lead in for the album in such a way. "Ultimatum" off Delicate Fall From Grace got things started, the first time ever played with two guitars. But what was next would be one of those several moments that made the evening so special.

"A few weeks ago, Jon told me I should bring this one back," Bobby said, referring to a song that hadn't been touched in more than three years. "So if it sucks, it's his fault."

A re-written version of the rare "Too Good For Me" then came to life, with Jon performing guitar harmonies as Bobby tied up a chapter of his early work with new lyrics. It was reflective, and with a new bridge and re-worked harmonica solo, was a far cry from some of the bare bones material on the new album. "Crazy Dreams" off Delicate, an institution when the two play acoustic, closed off the short set.

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All of that before the new album was even touched. 

The Seventh Son then came back up, and it was time to delve into Friends in Low Places. "Teenagers Too," complete with feedback and an extended breakdown got things rolling straight into "Hit The Town" without a break. Bobby ignited the crowd with some call and response before telling the tale of his triumphs as the "king of kings" (a verse actually performed by Jon, who penned the tune, for this special evening). 

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"Everyone put your eyes on this guy," Jon then said to the audience, pointing at bassist Joe Larkin as the band prepared for "Danger Dan." "He's about to do some really cool shit." And that he did, and with Danger Dan himself on stage, the band launched through a wah pedal, bass-infused version of the third track on the CD.

"New Age Outlaws," the first single off Friends in Low Places, followed up at a blistering tempo, but got the blood pumping back through the five guys. Bobby then introduced the track that inspired the album title, "Scoundrels," and brought the band down as he introduced each member of his backing corps. Rather than introducing himself though, he merely summarized:

"I'm a half-hearted deviant, raised from the bottom line."

The powerful ending to "Scoundrels" then made way for one of the highlights of the night. After Jon outwardly accused Bobby of not inviting the band to a day at the beach (a reference to the recently-released music video), the front man invited the crowd to sing along to "Another Deadbeat Summer."

But as the song drew to a close, the crowd couldn't get enough. So Bobby decided to pull one more chorus out of them. And the result was as awesome as it sounds.

Now, clearly part of a very special evening, the spotlight turned to Bobby for the live debut of "Guilden Street." As he strapped back on his acoustic guitar, Gysin returned to the stage to play keys and contribute vocals. A minute or so into the tune, Bobby invited Friends in Low Places engineer Max Aharon up on stage to help with the voices as well. By song's end, six of the seven men on stage were singing, as the crowd eventually joined in to make it even bigger.

Gysin would stay on stage for the next two songs, as "Star-Crossed" kept the emotional high strong. Just before the solo hit, Jon loudly proclaimed, "This is my favorite part of the entire album!" as Bobby took the crowd through a journey of heartbreak and love lost. "Can't Stand Myself" made way for the last major emotional moment of the night.

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Bobby introduced "Self-Induced Exile," the final track on Friends in Low Places, with a confession. "These are probably the most emotional lyrics I've ever written." As he solemenly made his way through the song, the audience pulled out their cell phones to illuminate the packed room at New Jersey's most famous rock club. The band brought the song home as the lead man wailed his hardest, bringing a close to the album performance.

The setlist called for just one more song, but members of the audience clamored for "a rocker." Bobby turned to Jon and mouthed the words "Pink Cadillac," as both ran over to the other bandmates to call the audible. Midway through the song, Jon called to the crowd:

"Eddie Mac! Get up here!"

And with that, the frontman of Projex and father of the young band's drummer made his way to the stage, alongside Diego Allessandro of Lot 25. The performance reminded all those in attendance the importance of supporting local music, as everyone danced their way into the night.

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With that, Bobby and the band thanked the crowd for an amazing evening, and hit the planned encore, the title track off Delicate Fall From Grace. It was intense, it was somber, and it was appropriate for a performance that went more than two hours.

The band finished, and took the final bow for the crowd as Friends in Low Places concluded its thunderous debut. It felt as it should be...perfect.

Setlist

1. Bitch Is Back (cover)

2. Worrisome Child

3. Left For Dead

4. Thick As Thieves

5. St. Jimmy (cover)

6. Ultimatum

7. Too Good For Me

8. Crazy Dreams

9. Teenagers Too

10. Hit The Town

11. Danger Dan

12. New Age Outlaws

13. Scoundrels

14. Another Deadbeat Summer

15. Guilden Street

16. Star-Crossed

17. Can't Stand Myself

18. Self-Induced Exile

19. Pink Cadillac (cover)

20. Delicate Fall From Grace

For more information on this set, click here.

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The Wounded Lovers

A temporary break...but that's all it is!

There's been some changes here at Casa Mojo. We are going through a period of transition. The boys have not recorded for a while and there are still some songs that have yet to be released.

The use of the name "the Moriartys" is coming to an end. Ex Moriartys Spanish Tony has made it clear that he has retired permanently from music. Therefore the use of the Moriarty name no longer seems right. Fenwick and T-Bone are to continue to record. Rick Moriarty is ready to record and perform again having become a father in January. The once presumed deceased drummer McTavish has indicated that he is as dedicated and motivated as ever?

The boys whether they are performing or releasing fab new songs will be known as ;

 

THE WOUNDED LOVERS

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