Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
But make no mistake; this music is anything but idle. Their self titled debut album contains a host of songs that present pleasing idiosyncrasy, the jazzy articulation of the guitar picking on "the fool", provides a head bobbingly good feel that is much in contrast with lyrics about not knowing who your true friends are. The warm feel on "Easy days" provides a jam to cruise with on your way to no where in particular. "The slave" kicks of with a bluegrass entry, and plays on to showcase a jam band style savvy, which highlights the trio's cohesive prowess.
Nov 11 2009
Dec 1 2009
Mt Tabor Theatre
Dec 2 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
The Notes Underground pump out a sound that carries a hard to describe rawness to it, The Violent Femmes come to mind, which brings in an almost punky feel to this blues rock trio. "I got this feeling/'don't feel right/been here for days/won't go away" guitarist/vocalist Jarrod Schneyer whines over a rhythm reminiscent of The Clash's "London Calling" on a track called "Here to stay", where keyboardist Trevor Erlacher's well played lines bring in a bit of The Doors. On "She" the underground combine driving guitar and drums with Scheneyer's vocals, which carry a Thorogood demeanor, to create an impressive tune with a satisfying snarl to it. These guys combine blues, soul, and punk rock elements to create a driving sound that reflects the restlessness of past generations, but the refreshing stripped down tone keeps it far from being nostalgic.
You can check them out on myspace here: http://www.myspace.com/thenotesportland
Check out his website, sonicbids.com/RyanRounkles, or his myspace, http://www.myspace.com/ryanrounkles
You can also go see him live, at the following venues:
Nov 10 2009
Twilight Cafe and Bar
Nov 17 2009
Mt. Tabor Theater
Dec 8 2009
Apr 22 2010
Territorial Vineyards Wineroom
Thursday, October 29, 2009
And oh no, I did not forget the guitarists, these guys are sick, they have an undeniable feel for groove and tonal subtleties.
check out their myspace: www.myspace.com/theexperimentalearth
Upcomming shows at pop culture (formally moxies) in Vancouver on Nov.13th, and at Docs club 82 in Portland on Nov. 14th
Carley Baer could break up with you, and make you enjoy it. Apologies to my fellow brethren, but some women just have a talent for bending your emotions with the pitch of their voice, in a way that is really unique to their gender. Behold "Your lost cause", which will have you calling all your ex girlfriends and apologizing like you were involved in a twelve step program, or "Bunny Pig" a warm acoustic melody that melts you automatically, exactly what is a bunny pig? It doesn't matter... it doesn't matter. Carley Baer has an equal, if not exceeding talent, compared to the biggest folk darlings out there today, only her songs aren't synonymous with an ipod commercial, which is a plus.
Catch her in Portland at The Mississippi Pizza Club Nov.3rd, The Hawthorne on Nov.15th, or at the Gotham Tavern Nov. 27th.
Check out her myspace at www.myspace.com/carleybaer, and while your there go ahead and make a donation, with proceeds going to her album production, because let's face it... you could use the good karma.
After hearing these dudes kick out tunes like; "Gimme some lovin'", and "Messin' with the kid", it makes me ashamed that I even attempted to perform them at my high school pep rallies. This 10 piece Portland Blues Brothers tribute, also performing as a stripped down 5-piece group to showcase their original works, has members that hail from all over the country, pumps out tunes with a bluesy swagger to be reckoned with. They may do Blues Brother's tunes, but with a fire that's unmistakably all theirs. Be sure to check out my favorites "Messin' with the kid", and "Soul man".
To hear them for yourself, or for information on where to see them, or buy their music check out their website http://gimmesomelovinband.com/
or their myspace http://www.myspace.com/gsl2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
My names Kris Foster. Everyday I hear more and more about local music artists in the greater Vancouver area, that really present some raw, untapped potential. The goal of this blog is to bring forth the talent that I really think need to be heard, and thus waking the sleeping giant.
If you would like to be presented on my blog, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.