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Meet and Greet: Bite me Bambi

Who: Bite Me Bambi of Orange County, California

What: They are a ska/punk band. Oh my glob. I love ska/punk bands so I’m stoked to tell you about Bite Me Bambi.

Why: Listen to them because they are awesome.

Where:

www.instagram.com/bitemebambi

www.facebook.com/BMBSkaBand

www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqBe668vbrZKd65rfzK81A

Sleep Deprived Music Review: Puta Volcano

Puta Volcano of Greece has just released their album, Amma, within the last few days. Their musical style is hard rock/post-grunge. I think they are better than 99 % of post-grunge bands.

They remind me more of Alice in Chains except with a female singer. Puta Volcano has been together since about 2012. They are nothing if not persistent in sharing their music with everyone. We have to give them credit for staying together in times when bands don’t make it beyond five years. It’s a tough business.

My favorite song on the album is “Kassandra’s Gift.” I’m not sure if the song is based on the Cassandra/Kassandra of mythology. The curse that she received from Apollo was that she would see prophecies and no one would believe her.

It would be kind of awesome to listen to this album while visiting volcanoes in Greece or Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii. Maybe shake your fist at the volcano and shout “Puta Volcano!!” It would be epic.

Until it’s safe to travel, we’ll just have to watch volcanoes on YouTube and shake our fists from the comfort of our homes. As soon as it’s possible, I hope to see Puta Volcano in concert.

PUTA VOLCANO is:
Anna – Vocals
Alex Pi – Guitar
Steve Stefanidis – Drums
Bookies – Bass, Backing Vocals

PUTA VOLCANO online:

www.putavolcano.com

www.facebook.com/putavolcanoband

www.instagram.com/putavolcano

Flawless Friday Video: Abraham Alexander

Abraham Alexander

Abraham Alexander’s video for “Stay” is fancy without being flashy. Many of us cannot wait for summertime and swimming pools. Watch this video and maybe you’ll feel like there is hope for those summer days.

Interview with . . . Vital Noise

Vital Noise

Vital Noise of Los Angeles, California seem to have it all – youth and talent. What else is there to know about this band? Check out the following interview plus the links to find out more.

What was the best thing to happen in 2019? 

We wrote and recorded a brand new EP that is set to drop soon, so be on the lookout for that! 

What are you looking forward to in 2020? 

We are looking forward to creating more music, playing more shows, and meeting new people. 

Where was your first concert as a fan? As a performer? 

As a fan our first concerts were Van Halen and Bon Jovi. As a performer, our first concert was at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA several years ago. 

Do you think that there’s an alternate reality? If so, what is the alternate you doing? 

If you are talking about something higher like a heaven, the yeah absolutely, there has to be something else out there beyond this world.

 

What do you want people to know about your music? 

We want people just to check our music out and give it a listen, if they like it, that’s absolutely awesome, and if they don’t then that’s completely fine too. 

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Meet and Greet: Altostratus

Altostratus

Who: Altostratus, instrumental progressive rock band from the UK.

What: They have a new album, “Complete the Connection.”

Why:

Guitarist Alex Hek says, “We spent a large portion of the writing process making sure that the pace of the record as a whole worked from start to finish, and that every song has its own identity. It features our heaviest parts to date, as well as a grander, almost post-rock feel throughout.
We paid close attention to what every chord says and how every section feels. Its taken us this long to release as no compromises have been made in regards to composition, and we have spent countless hours discussing very minor details. This has accumulated to create a very nuanced, dynamic – and what we believe to be – epic piece of music.”

Where

Twitter: @altostratusuk

IG:@altostratusband

YouTube: youtube.com/altostratus

Sleep Deprived Music Review: Korie

Korie

Korie is a singer/songwriter who has released an EP, “This is Korie.” She refers to her style as Soul-Fusion. Whatever you want to call it, I call it a symphony of awesomeness. Some people would call her music acoustic soul.

The album is not like other acoustic soul albums. She has her own sound that I really enjoy. My favorite song on the album is “My Love will Find You.”

Korie is from Lagos, Nigeria. Fun fact: She is an economics graduate. So Korie can entertain and also help the world figure out how to improve the economy or why consumers do strange things. She probably understands why some goods are scarce during a pandemic and others are not. I recommend being a consumer of Korie’s music.

Honestly, this album is filled with positive vibes. If I could travel around the world, I would put Korie’s music on a nomadic/vagabond playlist.

Links:

Kories Music Blog

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Sleep Deprived Music Review: Bonny Light Horseman

Bonny Light Horseman

Bonny Light Horseman released their self-titled debut album in January. I’ve put off listening to it but the album is definitely worth the wait. The band call their music “mystical semi-trad folk jams.” I’m here for it 100%.

They don’t necessarily sound like Peter, Paul and Mary but I get that same feeling that I used to get when listening to my mom’s 8-track. Maybe you could call it comfort. If the 8-track was still around, I would put this album in the rotation. My favorite songs on the album are “10,000 Miles,” “Bright Morning Stars,” and “Magpie’s Nest.”

Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson, and Josh Kaufman came together from different musical projects to form Bonny Light Horseman.

Bonny Light Horseman will be playing at the Railbird Festival in Lexington, Kentucky this August. I thought a railbird was something related to trains. (It’s a spectator at a horse race that stands along the rails.) This album would be really great to listen to on a train trip. Either way – horse race or train trip or my mom’s basement- I will be listening to this album for eternity.

Follow Bonny Light Horseman:

https://www.instagram.com/bonnylighthorseman/