Who: The Venomous Pinks of Tempe, Arizona
Drea Doll. Gaby Kaos. Cassie Jalilie.
What: Punk Rock
Why: You would be missing out if you missed out on The Venomous Pinks. So check them out and avoid FOMO.
“Where Have All My Friends Gone” by BOYO- aka Robert Tilden- is different than most of the music that I listen to. It seems like he is doing things differently than before. The musician had a health scare in 2017, which led to a long road to recovery. So here he is after a few years with a new album.
“The experience shaped my perspective but it inherently shaped the album as well,” Tilden says. “I use music to work through my problems and things I don’t understand, so this record has been a one-sided therapy session in a way. It doesn’t have to be this brooding, dark thing; it can be more connective.”
It reminds me of some shoegaze music but not anything specific. My favorite songs on the album are “Southern Gothic” and “Forget It.” BOYO is experimenting with his sound. It’s cool though. I’m always interested in hearing a person’s story through music or writing.
I’d like to listen to this album at a hipster coffee shop somewhere. I don’t have any friends either. Maybe there will be future friends at the coffee shop. We could bond over how creepy the cover of this album. It’s the stuff of my nightmares but I cannot look away.
Anyway, check out BOYO’s links if you get a chance.
I’m all about the DIY vibe in this video from The Specials/Neville Staple Band. They’re working with what they have and making it work.
Meet Me At The Altar’s EP, Bigger Than Me, has all of the energy that most of us wish we had.
Their style is pop punk. I think they would still be a good band if they went a little more punk or even if they were more pop. They could be successful in whatever genre they choose.
The band name reminds me of that 90s song, “Let’s Get Married.” I wonder if Meet Me At The Altar would ever do a remake. It would probably be cool.
All of the band members are from different states. It’s a miracle that they even met. They are making the long distance band relationship work.
If I listened to this album while working on re-doing the floors, would I make more progress? Totally possible. DIY projects require a lot of energy. Meet Me At The Altar could be the band that gets me through the next few weeks.
Who is in the band?
Edith Johnson – Vocalist – GA
Téa Campbell – Guitarist – FL
Ada Juarez – Drummer – NJ
Kaylie Sang – Touring Guitarist
El Xiques – Touring Bassist
Check out the links on Linktree.
Check out this video by The Districts of Philadelphia. It will make you think a bit and maybe laugh. I mean, the lead singer reminds me of my dad in the 80s but one of them is a better dancer.
Also, they have many links to worthwhile causes on their linktree page that can be found at the bottom of this post.
There are very few artists that can truly express all of their emotions – joy, anger, sadness- with music and not have the emotions running the show. Kassa Overall has a perfect balance of expressing his thoughts and creating music.
Overall’s music would be best described as a jazz/hip-hop fusion. The music is better than anything that people can describe. The word that comes to mind is transcendent.
The album reminds me a little bit of The Pharcyde but with more jazz influences. I love the song “Darkness in Mind.” Check out the video below.
Overall is from Seattle but resides in Bushwick – an area of Brooklyn, New York.
I’d like to listen to this record while the patriarchy crumbles to the ground. Then there will be music for dancing on the ashes of the so-called powers that be. Metaphorical ashes of course.
Who: Air Circus
What: Alternative rock
Why: It’s always a good time when Air Circus is playing. If my neighbors weren’t watching me out in the garden, I might bust a move out there. They’ve seen me in my pajamas so there’s nothing left to lose. It could be my own little garden party with Air Circus.
Color Out is a new solo rock and roll venture from Dave Hedrick. His music is reminiscent of the music from the 2000s. I’m ok with it and you probably will be too. Today Color Out is gracing us with their presence on the blog.
Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer?
I think my first concert was Nine Days in Tallahassee, FL. I was up visiting my brother in college at FSU and went to that show at Floyd’s Music Store. As a performer, my first concert was a house party my
senior year in high school. It was actually the night before prom and we ended up playing a couple songs in the backyard. It was such a good time and of course the cops came which just means it was a good party.
Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it?
I actually do as a musician and I’ve been fortunate to be able to cross a couple items off. When I first started, just getting songs on
iTunes was a bucket list item. A couple others that I’ve done is get played on internet radio, get a song on TouchTunes jukeboxes (Those are the digital jukeboxes at bars/restaurants), get a sync placement for one of my songs and hit 5,000 subscribers on YouTube. A couple that I am looking to do in the near future – Get a song on a Spotify editorial playlist, tour Europe and write a full length album with a producer.
What was the last thing that you read?
I am terrible at finishing books. I really need to read more and that’s a resolution of mine I am failing at. The last thing I read was
probably a news article dealing with this COVID-19 stuff. Super lame I know.
What are you listening to at the moment?
Ruston Kelly, PLTS, Jason Aldean, and also listening to a lot of 90’s grunge. Not a ton of new rock out right now so I find myself just going back and listening to old records that really influenced me as a songwriter. I find myself studying them more than listening, as I am always looking to learn from these
artists to make my music and songwriting better.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?
I am technically not a professional musician since I do other things to supplement income. With that being said, if I wasn’t a musician I would probably be into film or photography. I have a strong creative side so I can’t imagine that not coming out in some other capacity.
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
Ace Enders from The Early November. I really dig his music and his style. He has a studio in New Jersey I would like to record at someday. The other one is Nick Hexum from 311. I’ve been a huge 311 fan since a kid and I would love to do a song with him. He has such a unique voice and
style I think it would sound really cool.
What do you want people to know about your music?
I just released a new EP titled ‘Perspectives” on 3/13/20 featuring 6 songs. You can stream this EP and the entire catalogue on all major streaming platforms so go check it out. You can also follow Color
Out social media at these links:
Twitter – @coloroutmusic.
Instagram – @coloroutrock.
Facebook – www.facebook.com/coloroutrock.
Color Out is 100% rock music, but there are a lot of elements and genres mixed in that I think a lot of people will appreciate. In talking with some fans, I think what they connect with most are the lyrics. There is a lot of emotion in these songs and they tell real-life stories dealing with relationships, love and heartache.
The EP, “Sun’s Out: Strung Out,” sounds like The Von Tramps are ready to party! Maybe our idea of what a party is has changed a bit but the spirit of partying is the same. People just want to have a good time – dance a little, drink a bit more than they should and watch other people have a good time. I do miss watching people and seeing their drama unfold right in front of me. So until it’s time to get back to a party out in public, there’s still good music to be heard wherever you can stream music.
The Von Tramps are a punk rock band from Minneapolis. I love their name.
The Von Tramps are Jenna Enemy- vox/guitar, Chelsea Oxborough- guitar, Krissandra Anfinson- Bass and Kieran O’Donoghue- Drums
Their music reminds me a little bit of ska/punk bands from the late 90s/early 2000s. Those were good times. Some people weren’t a fan of ska bands. I think those people must be deaf or something. Good music isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Maybe they don’t appreciate a good horn section?
If I could go to some dive bar and hear The Von Tramps live and in concert, that would be amazing. I might even go buy a new pair of Doc Martens for the occasion.
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