Interview with . . . Attic Salt

The definition of Attic Salt is “refined incisive wit.” Although the band Attic Salt denies being refined, I suspect that they have an abundance of wit.

They may also hold the record for the shortest replies during one of these interview things. Still, they say a lot without saying much – sort of like Animal from the Muppets. It’s cool. Animal is awesome, just like Attic Salt’s drummer, Fred Malcom, who played this round of Twenty Questions.

 

Have you ever had a house with an attic?

Sure have.

 

Do you guys have a refined incisive wit?

Nothing is refined about us.

 

Is there anything that would keep you from doing a show?

Plenty of things.

 

What is something that people should visit when they are in Springfield?

Keep driving. Nothing to see here.

 

Have you ever been to Pouzza Fest before?

Nope, never before.

 

What’s the most punk rock thing that you’ve ever done?

No idea. We aren’t very punk rock.

 

What mode of transportation do you take while on tour?

A van.

 

Do you have any plans for the summer?

Practice shows and sweat.

 

Where was your first show?

A tiny apartment above a garage.

 

Let’s say you’re planning your last show – when you’re much older- what do you want it to be like?

Free drinks for the band.

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Attic Salt:

Lanny Durbin Bass

Alyssa Currie Guitar and Vocals

Fred Malcom Drums

Andy Harmon Guitar and Vocals

Attic Salt website

Attic Salt on Twitter

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Sleep Deprived Music Spotlight: Lyia Meta

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It’s unusual for me to do reviews of singles. I’m a creature of habit so I’m still not doing single reviews. My friend, Jeff, at Electicmusiclover, recently did a review of Meta’s single. Oh, here it is:  Lyia Meta. Single Review “Without Walls”

However, I will say that if you want to check out Lyia Meta’s single. “Without Walls,” on Spotify that you won’t regret it. She’s got a great voice.

The word is that there will be an entire album released at some point in the near future. Until then, you can also visit her website. She’s also a multimedia artist. There’s interesting stuff on her blog.

 

Lyia Meta on Spotify

Lyia Meta on YouTube

Lyia Meta website

Sleep Deprived Music Review: New Kingston

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New Kingston released A Kingston Story: Come From Far in 2017. Their appearance on Sugarshack Sessions made it onto the recommended YouTube videos. While researching the band, I discovered that they have been on the Sugarshack Sessions several times. My cat, Manny Pacquimeow definitely loves New Kingston. He blocks the computer screen just about every time their video is in on YouTube. If you have a chance, check out their YouTube channel.

New Kingston is an extremely talented band, which includes Courtney Panton Sr., Stephen Suckarie, Tahir Panton and Courtney Panton Jr. Courtney Sr. is the father of the other three members of the band. It would be pretty cool to play in a band with your kids.

What is great about this album

  • Everyone except Courtney Sr. sings. Their voices are all awesome, yet distinctive.
  • The songs do not sound the same.
  • There aren’t any bad songs. It’s a solid album from beginning to end.
  • Two of my favorite songs are Honorable and the Beast and Agape.

New Kingston could be your new favorite reggae band. Check out their music and let me know what you think.

New Kingston website

A Kingston Story: Come From Far

Honorable and the Beast. YouTube.

New Kingston YouTube channel

Sleep Deprived Music Review: Ashland

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Ashland, the duo of Asia Woodward and Aaron Wood, released Wildfire in 2017.

Their music is a little bit rock and a little bit pop. They remind me of Paramore and Cyndy Lauper – powerful vocals, guitars and a synthesizer. Ashland is kind of sugary and a little bitter – like Sour Punch candy.

If I could be in a band, I’d want to be in a band like Ashland. Alas, not everyone has talent or time to be in a band. Ashland has talent though. So they can probably afford to make time to make music for the rest of us.

Some of us will have to live vicariously through them. Until we are blessed with musical talent, we can get together to listen to Ashland and eat Sour Punch candy. I’m ready to “Turn it Up” and “Keep Moving.”

Let me know what day works out for you.

 

 

Visit the following links to discover more about Ashland.

No Trouble Video on YouTube

Ashland on Facebook

Ashland on Twitter

Ashland website

Interview with . . . In Your Memory

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In Your Memory is a post hardcore band from Washington D.C., except for one band member from Cleveland.

Their latest album, Failure to Launch, came out in July 2017. You can find it at the usual places – Spotify, bandcamp, iTunes. In Your Memory just finished up a tour with Emery, As Cities Burn and LOYALS. The band members are Omar Veras, Casey Reid, Alex Scott, Troy Humphrey and Jonathan Shephard.

They are a band that is new to me and I wanted to find out more before they come back to Cleveland.  Omar Veras, lead singer of In Your Memory, fielded the questions on behalf of the band.

 

Who in the group is from Cleveland? How did they wind up meeting the other band members?

Casey is originally from Parma, which is right outside of Cleveland. We linked up through a friend that played in another local DMV band when we were auditioning new guitarists a few years ago.

 

Who is your favorite superhero? Real or fiction.

Not to be cliche but my mother…I’ve seen this woman go hell & back for her family sacrificing herself always. Even still after her heart attack, she kept a straight face, I love you vieja! On the fiction side…hands down The Flash is my dude!

Do you think that more kids will experience a failure to launch?

Hopefully they do. The way I see it failing is apart of life…show me someone who hasn’t failed and ill show you someone who isn’t successful.

Would people go to shows if they couldn’t take their phone?

I know so! It would turn into a “secret” that only those who join see. Plus other than chaos we also push our passion level to the limit which means anyone watching will feel like they are part of the show sharing those emotions in each song.

 

Does it bother you when people film the your shows?

I’m split down the middle! Although I’m all for “in the moment experiences” but I love the fact that you can also show your friends the chaos that goes on when IYM hits the stage. For me, as long as those folks bring more friends next time I’m for it!

 

Where was your first show?

One of the first shows I can remember was in Virginia when we opened up for Twelve Foot Ninja. That was the first time we were all comfortable enough to command the stage.

Who chose to do the Mulan cover? Do you still play it during shows? (The video is hilarious by the way.)

After bouncing several ideas around, Troy mentioned the song from Mulan. After several play throughs we all got on board. I’m glad you loved the video concept. No, lol we don’t play it live. I think I’ve played it live acoustically in the past but never full band!

What do you love about Washington D.C.?

The culture…I can honestly say DC is the melting pot of the US. We have it all!

 

Are there any videos that you watch repeatedly?

Lately, I’ve been glued to the NPR Music channel on youtube. It’s a series of stripped down songs performed by their artist. The top 2 I’ve been playing repeatable are the ones from Chance the Rapper & Anderson .Paak, you need to check those out!

Are there any causes/organizations that you support?

Definitely! All things against domestic violence and keeping everyone awareness of police brutality towards ethnic groups. A few local organizations that come to mind are BlackLivesMatterDMV.org and DCcadv.org.

 

 

Failure to Launch on Spotify

“I’ll Make a Man Out of You” video on YouTube