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Flawless Friday Video: New Language

Los Angeles alt-rock band, New Language, is following the rules by staying home. It’s for your safety as well as theirs.

While they’ve been home, New Language has made a new video for you guys to watch. It’s called, “No Time.” Most of us have more time on our hands than usual. So you will have plenty of time to check out the video, right?!

www.newlanguageband.com
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Interview with . . . LifeCycle

Today on the blog, we are welcoming LifeCycle of New Jersey. There is another band called Lifecycle; however, they are from London and play alternative/tribal music.

The LifeCycle that we are interviewing is definitely rock and roll. Let’s find out more about LifeCycle, shall we?

Who is answering the questions?

Scott Pustilnick – Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals

Band/Artist Name:

LifeCycle

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

Going WAY back to my first concert as a fan…..electricity was just invented! My first as a fan was Van Halen in support of their first album. I was really young but my parents were into music and I was fortunate. 

As a performer, the Jersey Shore. I was in a cover band just finding my way and trying to get better.

Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it? 

I think to have a bucketlist , you have to be one of those people that refers to the bucklist.  I never refer to it so I have to say no, I don’t have one. Having said that, there are things that the band is working very hard to accomplish.  If LifeCycle had a bucket list, it would be touring Japan, then touring Japan again, and then finally touring Japan.

What was the last thing that you read?

Good Question!  I am reading a Steven King book right now but the last thing I read before this book is called “The Four Agreements”.  I highly recommend it if you are trying to be happy and not be an asshole to people you love.

What are you listening to at the moment?

JAZZ! I am down the “rabbit hole” with all things Jazz right now. From Chic Corea type fusion to more traditional Chet Baker and everything I can get my hands on.  Apple Music has been a game changer. For hardly any money , you can have more music then you could ever imagine. Not only is it convenient and you can share all this music with friends, Apple Music has the most obscure albums ever recorded.   

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing? 

We have a YouTube series called “A Day in the LifeCycle”.  It’s a look at the band off stage and its very stupid at times.  The band loves to do it and I end up editing the videos and releasing them every other week.  If I wasn’t a musician, I would be making videos for other musicians. I love it and its art. Art is art.

Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?

I think LifeCycle would benefit from a collaboration with Rick Wakeman.  Rick’s keyboards and piano work are insane and have been a part of progressive rock and he even played with Black Sabbath on some tracks.  Some of songs would really be a good fit for that kind of partnership.

What do you want people to know about your music?

I want people to know about our music….period.  It’s all about awareness. Our music is real and we actually play our instruments. The songs are put together well and we give a shit.  We don’t write things we cant play live. People are smart and can judge for themselves. We just thank everyone for taking the time to listen to us or watch us live.  LifeCycle totally appreciates your valuable time. Stay safe and may the Schwartz be with you!

Website: https://www.lifecycleband.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lifecycleband/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifecycleband/?hl=en

Flawless Friday Music Video: Evildog

Evildog


Enjoy the new video, “Always Monday,” from Evildog. It is low-budget but I can appreciate that. The video isn’t cheap – it’s economical. They make it work with what they have plus clips from old movies. Plus, the song is awesome.

Evildog was formed in February 2018, in Málaga, Spain.

Evildog band members:

Victoria Villa, voz
Javi Tocino, guitarra
Sandra Martínez guitarra
Carlos Ospina, bajo
Alberto Martos, batería

Links:

Web: http://evildogband.com/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5uuSe5eklSAyI4cjTZWqMU
Bandcamp: https://evildog.bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evildogband/

Meet and Greet: Tarah Who?

Tarah Who?

Who: Tarah Who? of Paris and Los Angeles. They describe their music as cowpunk rock alternative grunge. I’m not sure what cowpunk is exactly but Tarah Who? knows who they are.

What: They have a new single, “Pantomath.” You can listen to it basically anywhere online.

Fun Fact: A pantomath is a person who wants to know and knows everything.


Where:

Links-

Tarah Who on Facebook

Tarah Who on Spotify

Tarah Who on iTunes

-PANTOMATH 

we are surrounded by “know it all” ‘s 

Just because of my gender 

I get a lot of man-splaining 

Hey ho hey ho , i am smiling at you but i know you’re wrong! 

You know better..

You can do it better..

So why aren’t you doing it yourself

Hey ho hey ho , i am smiling at you but i know you’re wrong! 

There isn’t a special way, and if there was, would we want to know it? 

Come on come on, yeah..

There isn’t one way for anything.

We are made different,

Our wishes are different

So please take that once and for all,

And stop showing me how life is..

Hey ho hey ho , i am smiling at you but i know you’re wrong! 

Because you must know by now, you must know by now,

That i don’t give a shhhhhhhhh

There isn’t a special way, and if there was, would we want to know it? 

Come on come on, yeah..

Let me tell you my little friend…

116 Days of Summer Guests: High Moonlight

High Moonlight

The band High Moonlight began their work in the late 90’s. At first it had a first name which was Evil Side and then Boots Goblins. The sound was more heavily encased in blues than metal itself, but they would soon begin to develop more precise and objective ideas.

If at the beginning the idea was to play covers of bands such as Sabbath, Dio, Purple and others, the focus now is also to focus on their own songs.

As with almost every band at the beginning of their journey, it was never easy to maintain a solid lineup at the beginning, so the hardest thing was having members committed to serious and focused work.

In the early 2000s the band had to cease activities returning years later with a new lineup.

In 2016 comes the first major opportunity for the band in their journey so far, which was to participate in the compilation Roadie Metal-volume 8 (Brazilian Heavy Metal Bands). Big names in national metal have already gone through this collection, Torture Squad, Claustophobia, Heaven’s Guardian, Fatal Scream are some of them.

High Moonlight’s main feature is its authentic, punctual, striking and creative guitar riffs (something that most bands have put aside a bit these days). Adding to that beautiful (and heavy) vocal melodies and inspirational solos, that’s it! This is the formula that composes and defines the band’s sound, without any obligation to the big bands of the world metal genre.

The lyrics cover conspiratorial subjects (aliens, occult government, existentialism), epic or intergalactic battles, and sometimes themes of contemporary pop culture as superheroes.

Currently the HML has been reformulated and has Robert Wagner and Robert Veck on electric guitars, Chris dos Anjos on vocals, Luciano on bass, Barreira on drums.

Sleep Deprived Music Review: Cristina Vane

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The title of Cristina Vane’s last EP is the story of my life – Troubled Sleep. 

If Vane and I were best friends, we’d probably take our motorcycles across the country. We’d be Thelma and Louise, except with motorcycles and guitars.

It’s just wishful thinking but this music is perfect for a road trip with your bestie. I don’t even have a motorcycle. I’m more interested in paddleboarding or kayaking.

I wonder what the odds are of taking a boombox on a paddleboard. I could play this album while crossing a lake.  Would it be easier if I had a bestie that could play guitar while we paddled down the river? We’d have to waterproof everything . . .

Am I even awake right now? Am I doing a non-review review again? Sometimes it’s just easier to tell you the impression that the album gives me. The impression tells me that we should go out west and soak in the blues wherever we can.

Make sure you check out Cristina Vane – either a live show or her music that is online. I don’t think I can paddle to her shows out west in time. Now that would be an adventure.

 

 

 

 

Cristina Vane website

Troubled Sleep album on Spotify

116 Days of Summer Guests: GhettoSongBird

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The year 2001, in my hometown Philadelphia, was my initiation into a world I had no idea that I was not supposed to belong in. My race, gender and passage from the hood did not equate to the sum of Rock artists that were being played on radio and television. It did not add up to what history required Rock‘n’Roll to be on the airwaves, at award shows, on the cover of magazines, in the latest music videos, displayed on CD covers or selling out stadiums globally.

Being a Black Woman in Rock, playing a hardcore lead/rhythm guitar and writing aggressive songs about social issues was not going to skyrocket my career back then, but it did land me on a mission to break glass ceilings and heavy concrete walls at the same time.

How did I get to stages, such as CBGB’S, some desired to know? What led me to produce my 1st EP “Alley Of The Earth” with Kenny Terry and Rosa Lee Brooks (a recording artist who wrote and recorded with Jimi Hendrix) in Los Angles, 2002? The mere notion that I DID belong and this majestic power driven music (that I fell in love with by listening to my mother’s record collection) called me through the voices of my ancestors who created every emotion of “race music” (the Blues and Rhythm and Blues) shapeshifting into Rock-n-Roll.

Learning about Sister Rosetta Tharpe empowered my journey (who lived her last days a few blocks from where I grew up in North Philadelphia). If she is the root of Rock music then I am definitely that flower sprouting out of the concrete sidewalk helping to keep the culture alive; growing and kicking ass in every sub-genre.

The awakening of my Enchanting Rock Goddess Tour gives me the unapologetic energy to celebrate everything I was told that I can not be in the rock music arena when I already am. I have to thank my Roxsploitation Band Ronin Ali and Chris Nelson for being the wings to help navigate me through this rock-n-roll Dream, that is indeed reality.

I had to pinch myself when legendary Rock venues such as The Whisky A Go-Go in Los Angeles (that I am performing at June 30th), The Bitter End in New York City (where I’ll be performing July 22nd) & the Troubadour in London (where I will rock November 27th) responded quickly to book me.  After 17 years of doing this the independent route, my urban legend is starting to take flight as wide as my gratitude. I am here, loud and clear in the name of Rock-n-Roll. Hell yeah!

For my tour schedule, my music and updates go to reverbnation.com/GhettoSongBird

My tour fundraiser:

Click here to support GhettoSongBird’s Diaspora Tour Fund organized by Samantha Hollins