Chicago’s very own Gidgets Ga Ga has released ‘The Big Bong Fiasco’. The band is offering a FREE download of their rocking song, “Good Enough” …
Chicago’s very own Gidgets Ga Ga has released ‘The Big Bong Fiasco’.
The band is offering a FREE download of their rocking song, “Good Enough”!
FREE download: “Good Enough” MP3
When we first heard Gidgets Ga Ga, we featured one of their tracks on Band Weblogs Podcast Show because we liked their high energy rock and old school sound. Be sure to check out this power-pop / rock band with an edge!
For the latest music, news and information, go to:
Gidgets Ga Ga Official Website
Gidgets Ga Ga on Twitter
Larry Reddington isn’t a new kid on the block. Not by any means. At age of 67 (68 in July) he’s been spicing up people’s lives musically since the 1950’s. From Oxford, England and originally a drummer, Larry has some pretty interesting rock n roll stories to tell …
Larry Reddington isn’t a new kid on the block. Not by any means. At age of 67 (68 in July) he’s been spicing up people’s lives musically since the 1950’s. From Oxford, England and originally a drummer, Larry has some pretty interesting rock n roll stories to tell, and often does if you visit him in his guitar shop (The Music Box).
When I asked him who influenced him to start playing he said, “No one really. Basically I couldn’t write songs on the drums so I decided to learn the guitar and I suppose working in a guitar shop is a good place to practice.”
Download track: “When You Gonna Learn” MP3
Last year Mr. Reddington travelled to America and went to Nashville. He was taken by the place. That country bug had bit him hard, and not too long after, he returned once more to the home of everything country. This time he recorded a CD – ‘When You Gonna Learn?’ – to take with him. While there, he visited the Elvis house in Memphis – which he was not impressed by. He only wanted to see the toilet that killed the king. But it wasn’t on the tour.
While in Nashville Larry got to play a couple of gigs. He played one night at The Full Moon Saloon and the second at The Nashville Palace. He also flogged a few CDs too. So not a bad outing after all.
‘When You Gonna Learn?’ is a 3 track EP and starts off with the title song, which when you think about it, Larry only started to dabble with guitar and vocals 5 years ago, and he sounds as good as any cowboy from Texas with or without a horse. Larry doesn’t need a stallion when he has the Cowley Flyer bus to take him home in an evening, but I digress. “When You Gonna Learn” has some brilliant lap steel guitar courtesy of Simon Tuke, who also plays bass on the EP. Coming out of retirement for Larry, is one Dave Herbert who performs lead guitar duties on the first track. Why would you retire when you can get the guitar to sound like that? And following up the rear on banjo and dobro is an ex band mate of mine Mr. Stefan D Hamilton.
Larry says he will be recording more tracks soon to turn the EP into an LP. But before that he is drumming with a reformation of a band called Steam who were originally around in the 1970’s. They will be playing at The Regal on Cowley Road, Oxford, Saturday 30th May 2009. Now that is well worth checking out. Go see Larry Reddington and his friends and tell them Dave Tommo sent you!
This is a CD that should be in the collection of any avid country fan.
By: Dave Tommo
Mink is a high energy, hard working rock band formed in 2006 with members hailing from the US and Australia. In a short time, they’ve already written more than 60 songs (30 of them in one intense three-week stretch), recorded their debut album in just four weeks …
Mink is a high energy, hard working rock band formed in 2006 with members hailing from the US and Australia. In a short time, they’ve already written more than 60 songs (30 of them in one intense three-week stretch), recorded their debut album in just four weeks and have played shows with KISS, Perry Farrell, Angels & Airwaves and festivals such as Lollapalooza and the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.
Their first single, “Talk to Me,” has been receiving airplay in the US and their songs have appeared on TV.
Mink is one of the hottest up and coming rock bands on the scene – and is one to watch!
Members are: Neal Carlson (vocals) from New York, Stella Mozgawa (drums), Nick Maybury (guitar) and Grant Fitzpatrick (bass) from Australia.
Download MP3: “Talk To Me” remix
Grant Fitzpatrick from Mink exclusive interview:
Jenny May: With Neal being from New York and Stella, Nick and Grant from Australia, where and how did you meet to eventually form the band?
Grant Fitz: Nick and I went to NY to meet Neal who was writing with a friend of ours. We wrote some songs and jammed and then did a show, which was a lot of fun. From there we went home to Australia with Neal coming shortly after. Nick introduced us to Stella who we fell in love with straight away. We wrote some more and toured and made an album with Spitfire Music who always believed in us from the beginning in New York. So the band was formed in New York and Sydney really. They are both special places for us.
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Ed Harcourt recently appeared on Jay Leno, his first US TV performance, and performed a killer version of his new song, “Revolution In The Heart” …
Ed Harcourt recently appeared on Jay Leno, his first US TV performance, and performed a killer version of his new song, “Revolution In The Heart”, one of my new favorite songs of the summer. Great tune.
Watch Ed Harcourt on Jay Leno video
Ed has a few new solo US tour dates coming up, as well as some shows with The Gutter Twins – I’m sure not to be missed.
Ed Harcourt new 2008 US Tour Dates
Dates could be added or changed! Go to Ed Harcourt’s Official Website for the latest tour dates and information.
July 10 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA *
July 11 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
July 14 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR
July 15 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
July 17 – 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, TN (7 PM show)
July 18 – Schubas – Chicago, IL
July 21 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
July 23 – T.T. The Bears – Boston, MA
July 24 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD *
July 25 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ *
July 26 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA *
July 29 – Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY *
July 30 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA *
July 31 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH *
Aug 1 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI *
Aug 2 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL **
* with The Gutter Twins
** NOT playing a set as this show but playing guitar with the Gutter Twins
“Revolution In The Heart” (MP3)
Ed Harcourt Official Website
By: Jenny May – BandWeblogs.com
Trey Anastasio from Phish is set to release his live album, ‘Original Boardwalk Style’ on June 10th, 2008 …
Trey Anastasio from Phish is set to release his live album, ‘Original Boardwalk Style‘ on June 10th, 2008.
The album was recorded at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ on December 30th and 31st of 2006. Trey Anastasio and the Undectet is the band name and members on the recording include Tony Hall (bass, vocals), Ray Paczkowski (keyboards), Jeff Sipe (drums), Christina Durfee (vocals, synthesizer), Jennifer Hartswick (vocals, trumpet), Peter Apfelbaum (saxophone, flute), Russell Remington (saxophone, flute), Jeff Cressman (trombone), Dave Grippo (saxophone) and Cyro Baptista (percussion).
“Plasma” is the second track on ‘Original Boardwalk Style’ and can now be downloaded for free, here on Band Weblogs! “Plasma” is a great track. It has a Zappa/Phish feel, with a kickin’ jam.
Download Trey Anastasio and the Undectet “Plasma” MP3
Proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit the Seven Below Arts Initiative, which supports artistic development and arts education in Vermont. You can pre-order the album at Trey’s online store.
Trey Anastasio on amazon.com
Trey Anastasio Official Website
By: Jenny May – BandWeblogs.com
I couldn’t have picked a better day to listen to Martina Topley Bird’s new CD, ‘The Blue God’, for the first time …
I couldn’t have picked a better day to listen to Martina Topley Bird’s new CD, ‘The Blue God’, for the first time.
Looking out of my window at a perfect spring day, a nice breeze coming in, ‘The Blue God’ fits the bill. This is already a contender for one of my favorite summer albums of 2008.
Chilled out grooves, cool bass lines that stir something inside of me and instrumentation to drool over. And of course, Martina’s smooth, laid back vocals and juicy harmonies. The album was produced by Danger Mouse and it’s no surprise that he’s as sought after a producer as he is.
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Mark Cope has been around the Oxford music scene for awhile now. Most people here probably became familiar with him and his music when he played guitar in BritPop band The Candyskins …
Mark Cope has been around the Oxford music scene for awhile now. Most people here probably became familiar with him and his music when he played guitar in BritPop band The Candyskins along with his brother, frontman Nick.
The Candyskins formed in 1989 and gained a worldwide fanbase, releasing singles such as “Submarine Song, “Monday Morning” and “Feed It”. After touring the US and the UK and experiencing the highs and lows of being in the music business, The Candyskins broke up in the late 90’s.
Lucky for us here in Oxford, Mark Cope is still playing music and has formed a new band, Nine Stone Cowboy. I saw them play at the Bullingdon Arms a couple weeks ago, and enjoyed a great night of music. I’m looking forward to seeing them again soon.
A bit of trivia – Mark’s dad is the very talented English actor Kenneth Cope. He played the ghost, Marty Hopkirk, on (one of my favorite TV shows since moving to England) Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
Mark very graciously took some time out to answer some questions for BandWeblogs.com.
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