Monday, May 31, 2010

Ghetto Blaster Making a Scene

The one front man that can entertain everyone including a cat in heat is no other than Ryan Foxe. From the stories I have heard over and over from people around town is two things, the man is both a legend and a "fucken tool."  The former Fishwife front man has been staying busy with two projects, The Grids and now Ghetto Blaster.  

Ghetto Blaster has only played two shows with their opening at Bar Pink with Dog Shredder and supporting Red Fang at Casbah.  This band can be described as an experimental math-rock (not like Rush).  Of course on their page they describe themselves as Christian Rap, and Ghettotech, and Regional Mexican.  Just put it this way, loud energetic and ready to melt your face.  Ryan Foxe is all over the stage but not with the same antics as before, unless he is waiting for the right moment. His vocals can be best described as a nasally croon of Jello Biafra and a pissed off cookie monster on acid.  Knowing Foxe more of his characters will be coming as the months progress.

Hopefully this isn't going to be a part time band, with some EP's and full lengths.  Maybe a tour?  They recently played at the RRNLSG show on Saturday May 29th with Lord Howler and Brian Howlerda from Blackout Party.  Many people where blown away from Ghetto Blasters performance.  What did you expect when you have great local musicians getting together to form one spectacular project.  What more can a band ask for when they have only been together for 4 months.  A few EP's sold and a few shirts sold!  

Ghetto Blaster will be playing again with Lord Howler and Black Hondo at the Radio Room June 12th.  

Friday, May 14, 2010

Weekend Picks! What's Worth Watching and Where!

Its been a while since I have updated this site.  Mainly because I have been out of town.  Being in another country and coming right back to it all was exhausting and was completely unprepared for the shows about to come.   With in the first week of being back I saw Shawn Rolhf and The 7the Day Buskers, Lemon Sun, Midnight Rivals, and Behind the Wagon twice.  Last night I saw Doones Boys at the Riviera which included Joey Harris (Beat Farmers)  and Stephen Rey (Deere Johns, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, Bartenders Bible).  So far these two weeks have been a riot of shows!  

So back to your regular schedule of rockn roll and YOUR WEEKEND PICKS!

May 14
Brawley, Cash'd Out @ Casbah
Pocket @ Bar Pink
The Notice CD Release / Public Jones (LA) / Duchess@ The Ruby Room
Apes of Wrath, Hotel St. George @ Whistlestop

Sister Kisser(NY), The Getdown, Prosthetic Arms @ Radio Room

OF SONS AND GHOSTS, Eclipse 79, Old Tiger @ Soda Bar

May 15
Bob Log III, Jail Weddings and Glossines @ Casbah
The Strangers / Reason To Rebel / i45 / The Wrath @ The Ruby Room
BRENDAN B & THE BREAKS, Height With Friends, Yo! Drew & Drew Tube @ Soda Bar

May 16
Lights On, Midnight Rivals, The Dabbers, The Neverout, Sara Petite, and Roxy Jones @ Bar Pink Stage (NP Fest of the Arts)
Daygo Produce, Skrapez, Odessa Kane, & Illuminauts @ Radio Room
Dave Booda's Singer/Songwriter Night @ The Ruby Room 

Ready Set go... Ill see ya guys at the shows this weekend!