Thursday, June 3, 2010

Weekend Picks ... what to see and where!

The Weather Channel has mentioned that this whole weekend will average between 75-80 degrees.  This normally means summer is soon to come!  Shows are getting better by the minute.  It has been hard to decided were to go and who to see.  Well don't worry I have your weekend picks here.  Please allow me to decide your weekend plans for you!  

Ladies and Gents the Weekend Picks are here:

Thursday June 3rd
Greg Gibson w/ Rio Peligroso @ Bar Pink
The Entrance Band, The Growlers, Space Nature @ Beauty Bar
Vision of a Dying World, Miss Erika Davies, Jehovas Fitness, Lonesome Sparrow @ Tin Can
Pelican Sam, Life Deposits, XIV @ Ruby Room
Immovabale Objects, Kris Special, Monster Hand @ Soda Bar

Friday June 4th
The Bloodflowers, Dead Feather Moon, Republic of Letters, Hooves @ Ruby Room
Dan Black, Samuel @ Casbah
Red Pony Clock, Eux Autres, Le Ra, The Endless Bummer @ Tin Can Ale House
Josiah Wolf, Cars & Trains, Cousins @ Soda Bar
Roman Numerals, Open Hand, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra @ Radio Room

Saturday June 5th
Art Around Adams @Adams Avenue, Normal Heights/Kensington
Midnight Rivals, Spider Fever, Skyline Union @ Soda Bar
Inspired Flight (CD release), Jamuel Saxon, f.u.z.z. @ Casbah
Snuffaluffagus (CD release), Mothlight, TeamAWESOME, The Dusty Highway @ Tin Can Ale House

Sunday June 6th
Swore, Roswell That Ends Well, Wanted Dead, Ad Seg @ Casbah
Atlantic Line and guests @ Ruby Room
Amanda Carrington's "Prisoner of Love" @ Bar Pink

Now ready set go!  see ya at the shows! 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Come Out Tonight......

Lord Howler started as a solo project by Charlie McRee who drums for variety of bands (currently MEX and Wirepony).  He started recording music that he enjoyed to play. Doing lead vocals and lead guitar,  McRee needed a band to capture the love of thrash and classic rock.  Recruiting drummer Jake Najor, bassist Pete Pisaturo, guitarist Mike Shultzman, Lord Howler came about.  They just released a 10 song self titled album recorded in no other than Chaos Records.   

It's gritty, it's grungy, it's one album that is proper for the 2010 upcoming summer fun.  Ladies and gentlemen when you hear the song "Come Out Tonight."  Lord Howler means it.  From the moment you press play all you want to do is jump over the hood of the inferno red '69 Camaro drop top down, and gun it across the country fist pumpin into the air. 

This heavy, dirty, southern rock album should be praised correctly.  When this album hit my cd player, all I could think about was a cross breed between, ZZ Top, Turbonegro and old school Metallica (when they didn't suck). Each song delivers it's own unique madness for high speed driving.  The fast heavy hitting songs such as "Come Out Tonight"  is almost the new Friday night theme song.  Also, songs like "WMSP" and "Space Terror" are in the top list of songs that I have enjoyed from this album.  One song however put me in to utter shock on the way it was not only arranged, but the vocals as well.  "Before the Cold" had a very Alice In Chains sound to it.  A melodic song that starts very somber and half way through it picks up enough beat and tempo as the old 90's grunge ballads. 

The gritty style hard rock album is a great pick of albums for fast driving through the open road.  Please don't get a speeding ticket.  Next show that Lord Howler plays please make sure to pick up an album.