LMF: Summer JamMay 31st, 2012 at 10:53 am by Kyle Bloom under THRS Live Music
Is it Thursday already? It felt like I just greeted you with my last Thursday words. Probably because it was a short work week for the majority of you (I’m in the minority). Tomorrow is Live Music Friday #22 of 2012 and our lovely guests will be Broken Mouth Annie. I like to describe them as an everything bagel, you’re not really sure what your next bite will taste like but you know it’s going to be good. A great mix of everything that all sounds delicious. More on them tomorrow.
So with the unofficial start of summer in our rear view mirror, it’s time to thumb through or finger-slide your way to your summer playlist. Everyone has a summer jam that they can’t wait to blast over their iPod Walgreens beach speakers or wait for that new tune they’ll play over and over again until they pack it up with their board shorts when summer ends. I have many summer tunes that I love to play but two that are on the top of my list are Joe Satriani’s Summer Song and Bon Jovi’s 99 In The Shade. Why you might ask? It’s simple. They rock! Satch’s tune just screams summer with this double humbucking-dive bombing-wah wah-harmonic ode to the heat. It rules. 99 In The Shade is a deep cut off of Bon Jovi’s New Jersey record. It oozes summer cheese with it’s catchy chorus and SPF 30 guitar solo. It brings you back to the day when bajas and OP shorts were cool to wear with your Vision Street Wear fannie pack.
What about the summer jams of 2012? Well I have two of those that I can’t stop playing. The first being The Dahus‘ Urgency. A foot tapping jam that is definitely that song you will be blasting out of your ’93 Miata down the Oceanfront or through one of the tunnels. Get it right now on iTunes and while you’re at it, Larry and Drew need your help in making their new single. Throw them a buck and you’ll be rewarded with some cool swag and a kickin’ new tune. Oh and did I mention they’ll be our Live Music Friday guests August 3? No, well they will.
The other song that I can’t get enough of is Revery’s brand new single Make It Right. What can I say..this song rocks! The first time you hear this track, you immediately think back to a great memory perhaps back to the best summer you’ve ever had. Great guitar, catchy chorus, awesome bridge. This is just simply a great song. Check it out here along with another great track from them, Redefine.
That’s all for me today but before I sign off I want to thank everyone for the great feedback I’ve gotten from my album review of Robert Tepper’s New Life Story. I’ve received some really wonderful tweets, emails and messages from folks from all over about it. Robert even posted the review on his website and screenwriter Doug Richardson sent out a tweet about it. Doug wrote the screenplays for Die Hard 2, Bad Boys and Money Train among others. Pretty cool.