LMF: Back From The DeadFebruary 4th, 2013 at 11:23 am by Kyle Bloom under THRS Live Music
I know it’s been a while since my last post and that’s because I had a nasty case of the Noro. Not fun. Not fun at all but I’m back and feeling much better and I have quite a bit to catch up. So let’s get started. First off, the public voting for The Veer Awards has ended and I hear that roughly over 20,000 votes were cast. That’s awesome!! This past Saturday was the deadline for the judging panel to fill out their ballots. Yours truly is on that illustrious panel and it was a very difficult process, almost like trying to pick your favorite child but I did it and for those of you who are wondering, no, I did not vote for myself. (Judges are excluding from voting in the category that they’re nominated in.) The awards take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the historic Naro Theater and tickets are now on sale at the Naro and Naro Expanded Video for $5 with all of the proceeds going to Hope House. A FAQ that I have been getting is if nominees need to buy a ticket. That answer is YES. The only ones that don’t need to purchase a ticket are the ones that are performing. I think everyone can muster up $5, your ticket also gets you in to the three after parties at Belmont, Colley Cantina and Cogans. I’m hoping to make an appearance at all three but since I have to get up at 2:30a for work, I don’t think that’s happening. We will see.
A lot of new EPs and LPs are starting to service, DJP and MrT had a very successful release party for their Otolith LP. They packed 80/20 to capacity and if you forgot, that was also the same night as the snow fall that seemed to cripple the area. Also over in Hampton the next night, Uglyography was celebrating their release of “Four Shafts Are Uglier Than One”. A packed house that saw all 100 hard copies GONE in record time. No worries, I hear the guys are gearing up to press some more.
March 5 will see the release of The Last Bison’s Inheritance. This will be the first full length under Universal Republic and if you’ve listened to the EP version then you will not be surprised that it will do very well. Logan Vath‘s Better Man Or Ghost will hit the shelves March 8 and he will be celebrating the release by being our Live Music Friday featured artist. The next day he will have his official release party at the Jewish Mother Backstage and he will have a couple of special guests including our good friend Skye Zentz and The Gents. March 12 will see the release of City Voices‘ Transparency EP. The band was nice enough to give me an advanced copy and it rocks! Look for me review of it in the coming weeks. Longfellow Street have released their new single, Aim To Kill, and they are offering it you for as little or as much as you want. It’s a great tune that that performed on the show and it’s available for download for a price suitable for your pocket. I recommend giving as much as possible. Click here to get yours.
A couple of favorites are soon heading into the studio. Revery will start tracking drums this month for their much anticipated follow up to Avarice and Absolution. They are hoping for a June release and I will keep you up to date on the process. Also planning for a June release, Gina Dalmas and The Cow Tippin’ Playboys having crafted some fine tunes to record for their follow up to Yee-Haw Etc.
Before I go, I want to let you know about something new that I will be offering from time to time and that’s FREE TICKETS!! Say what? Yes, FREE TICKETS to see some awesome local talent. The fine folks at Wesley House has given me a pair of tixs to give away and the first pair will be for a great show coming up this Saturday. A great lineup including Uglyography, DJP and MrT, Matt Mason, Cody Pearce, Kelsey Vivien and The Clouds and Tokyo Trendz. A great show that you and a guest can see for FREE. All you have to do is send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) saying that you want to go and I will randomly select a winner Friday and your name + 1 will be put on the guest list. How easy is that!
That is all for me today. Barring any setbacks from Mr. Noro, I’ll catch up with you tomorrow. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MUSIC