Slander w/ the Suicide Dolls and Nightmare AirTuesday, March 26, 20137:00pm$8 / 7PM / 21+NIGHTMARE AIR is a rock trio from Los Angeles, California, fronted by the dynastic duo Dave Dupuis (guitar, vocals) and Swaan Miller (bass, vocals). Nightmare Air's Dupuis, a veteran of L.A. shoegazers Film School (Beggars Banquet) and Miller, whose stark 2006 acoustic album on Important Records melted hearts and faces everywhere, meticulously layer boy-girl harmonies, psych noise loops, fuzz-ripped bass, and glam soaked walls of guitars. With the addition of Detroit-raised heavy hitter Jimmy Lucido on drums, Nightmare Air puts on a live show that's charged with energy, excitement, and decibels.http://www.nightmareairmusic.com/The Suicide DollsFrom the ashes of a mid-90's all-noise band, Brian Albano and Michelle Montavon took their new form as the Suicide Dolls in early 2002.Blending the far out, experimental noise jams of their earlier incarnation with familiar and catchy rock/punk structures, the Suicide Dolls recorded their 1st demo in 2003 and have been growing ever since. Matt Covey began drumming with the 'Dolls in 2006, and again in 2009 after a brief departure. The current lineup is at it's strongest to date, and are releasing their full length album "Prayers In Parking Lots' in September of 2011.http://thesuicidedolls.bandcamp.com/Slander"The sound on their promising single âGhostsâ b/w âMagnetsâ certainly honors guitars and, at times, the post-punk era, though the musicâs substantive emotionality is more direct and coiled, less bombastic and arty â a combination of sweeping â70s guitar rock sound with a more gnarled punk spirit. -Stereogumhttps://www.facebook.com/slander41cafe nine250 State Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Plumerai is a Boston based dreampop band that's been a staple of the scene for many years. Just recently, they've released their latest album 'Mondegreen' with new vocalist 'Eliza Brown' & new drummer 'Mickey Vershbow' and will be heading back into the studio this spring before hitting the road again.In the meantime, they've put together a video for their song 'Mimosa'. It's based on footage from their fall West Coast tour and they psyched it out to compliment the wailing feedback of the song.
With a daring and adventurous mix of jazz, indie and classic pop influences, singer-songwriter Xenia Dunford has played countless shows across the U.S. from Boston to Los Angeles. The buzz is starting to grow for Dunford after âKilling Kind of Loveâ from her debut EP was used in ABCâs Revenge Season 2 Promo. With an appearance at the Canadian Music Festival among her touring plans, the excitement will only increase in 2013 once people hear her debut full length album His & Hers.Dunford will showcase at Canadian Music Fest on March 22, 2013 at the Dakota Tavern at 9pm. âIt will be a great experience for us not only to perform, but to meet international artists and contacts,â says Dunford. âThe festival being held in Toronto is practically a dream come true as I have family that lives there and have visited many times. The city is electric, full of culture and vitality, and I canât wait to be a part of that, even if it is for only a week!â
After six days spent in a basement recording session, Underwater Bear Ballet brings us their latest DIY-style EP, Bearapy! The 5 song EP is a kaleidoscopic blend of psychedelic rock and shoegaze, with punk and noise undertones. Dreamy guitar riffs are interspersed with punk-inspired drum rhythms. The vocals wrap themselves around your brain, while a wall of noise swallows you whole. Basically this EP is guaranteed transport you to the dreamy astral plane.
Slander make their Mystic CT debut and celebrate the release of their new single. also appearing are brand new Mystic band Riftreaper, and the electrorock stylings of Hard Plastic Buttons from Brooklyn.some kind words from Obscure Sound about the "Magnets / ghosts" single:Thereâs a lot more than Mystic Pizza in Mystic, Connecticut. Fervent alt-rock five-piece Slander are spearheading a respectable rock scene there with tracks like âMagnetsâ, a bustling effort that combines post-punk rhythmic conciseness with chilling and emotive vocals reminding of riot grrrl scene greats, like Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney. A hoarse guitar rhythm kicks off the track before percussion signals a ferocious howl from Julia Farrar. Her vocals range from deep-spoken mumblings to sensual howls, the tonal variation resulting in a phenomenal performance that carries the track at times. Even beyond Farrarâs wonderfully fervent vocals, Slanderâs backing instrumentation is solid. The excellent guitar work reminds of â90s alt-rock greats in its alternation between crunchy rhythms and squealing solos. âMagnetsâ was recorded with Daniel Schlett at Strange Weather in Brooklyn. He did a superb job juggling the bandâs post-punk and alternative influences, breathless in its intensity and melodically astute throughout.
New England Garage Rockers to Appear on NBC's "Deception"TWIN BERLIN pick up right where they left off in 2012 making their national television debut on NBC's new drama series "DECEPTION". Twin Berlin will appear in Episode 3, entitled "A Drop of Blood and A Microscope", which airs Monday, January 21 at 10:00 ET. The episode will feature two songs from Twin Berlin's 2012 "There Goes My Virtue" EP recorded in Los Angeles with TRAVIS BARKER (BLINK-182).
We will show you a door, behind which may or may not be velociraptors. They might be friendly animals, playfully dancing with you after a romantic dinner. Perhaps they're majestic companions, upon which you can ride over endless plains, as horns and trumpets shout triumph. Or maybe they're vicious and brutal hunters, deferring the option of a quick kill, and eating their prey alive, to an accelerating tempo of screams.More likely, they're complex beasts, doing all of the aforementioned in the same song, not giving a single fuck. For though the door stands before you, seeming to pose the question of what lies behind, what's most important is that they can open it.
The Roman Numeral Three is Post Punk, Party Hard and Scream Stuff All The Time, and it shows. Tons of people throughout Mass and RI know the words to these songs. Talk about carving out your own scene, these south coast kids play EVERYWHERE. No one can say no to an energetic band that brings a Giant party wherever they go. "It's all about having fun really, man whats better than singing along with your best friends when they're just killing it on stage after stage?" Hometown shows at dive bars, to opening up for Chris Conley(saves the day) at THE MET(pawtucket RI) these guys cover their ground and hold it. The songs are super heartfelt, and the guys are super serious about writing them, relentless rehearsal, relentless gigging, hopefully they get to tour the whole world... Joe Touchette has an innate ability to write hooks that just stick. and Mike Rague with the tasteful shred. John Thomas on bass and bringing the raspy backing vocal gives it that body, that "darkest beer ever" kinda feel. Kevin O'Connor on drums gives lots of unique suggestions for nodding your head, jumping up and down, holding your breath, and screaming at the top of your lungs. Its good. So keep an eye out for Roman Numeral III. Check your face book Events tab i bet they are on a flyer somewhere in there
Slander make their New Haven area debut Thursday 3 January 2013 at The Spacehttps://www.facebook.com/events/284961648292047/?ref=22Slander is a rock band playing pop songs, a pop band playing rock songs.Since forming in April 2012, the group has been busy in the studio. They released the three song EP "world as museum" recorded with Michael Arafeh at Coffeehouse Studio in Middletown, of which JP at the Record-Journal said: the album begins with âDeviceâ as lead singer; Julia Farrar draws you in with her voice as the bandâs modern alternative rock sound fits her vocals perfectly.The group then recorded a two song single with Daniel Schlett at Strange Weather in Brooklyn, to be released in late January. Schlett has recorded some of the best new acts in NYC, including DIIV's debut "Oshin" and Friends' LP "Manifest".They have recently been hitting the road, playing shows in NYC with Pre-War and Hard Plastic Buttons, as well as dates in New London with The Suicide Dolls and Fatal Film.They will be appearing with these fine acts:THE COSBY SWEATER KIDS are an alternative country folk group from southeastern Connecticut. With members collectively touring venues such as Toads Place, The Space, The Webster, and The Garde, as well as recording and releasing albums with solo and band projects, the band aims to make a splash in the area. They are a fresh new act full of young but experienced musicians who blend modern alternative with old fashioned country sensibilityhttp://www.thecosbysweaterkids.bandcamp.com/AVERAGE CITIZEN (Dan Therriault) is an independent hip hop artist from Farmington, CT. He has been rapping for about 3 years, and released a CD back in July 2012. He has done a few open mics and shows before and after the time of the release.http://averagecitizen.bandcamp.com/
Stereo Telescopewith Young London and Casey Desmon
A Boston based duo, Stereo Telescope was nominated for this years Boston Music Award's Electronic Artist of the Year. Bullet Media recently premiered the video for their single "Fires" on their website. It's been a big year for one of Boston's hottest bands and they're going out even bigger to end 2012. Stereo Telescope is playing Brighton Music Hall this Saturday, December 22nd with Young London and Casey Desmond for a WFNX showcase. 2013 will be even bigger as Stereo Telescope's new album "On and Running" is set to be released on January 29th.
Most bands that succeed beyond the local level eventually do so with the aid of a manager. What does this person do, aside from collect a healthy cut of the money? We interviewed 2 NYC managers and 1 publicist with different experiences in the local scene to help us understand. by Paolo De Gregorio - read the article.
Protect Your Band's Name!
the name is what you are selling
The reputation and recognition of an artist's music is built around the artist's professional name, which is what consumers use to identify the artists they enjoy. Therefore, an individual artist or group pursuing a career in the music industry should take the necessary steps to protect his, her or its professional name. by Christopher R. Chase, Esq. - read the article.
College Radios Promotion
what can they do for your band?
In this day and age, we should be thankful that college radio still exists. While commercial frequencies pump the same boring playlists into every city, college radio provides unique, local voices to the airwaves and internet. - read the article by Liz Schroeter here .
Career Survival Guide
it's not just about the music
A music carreer IS all about surviving - at least in the early stages. This survival guide will help you think of different ways to keep your focus on building your brand and creating a path for success. If you think of yourself as your own small business, then the following information can become your personal marketing plan. - read on. - courtesy of BMI.
1. Recording: Home vs Studio
the question is: can YOU do it?
Indie producer/musician Bruce Kaphan(R.E.M., David Byrne, Red House Painters, American Music Club) analyzes pros and cons of recording the DIY way - r ead the article.
2. Choosing a Recording Studio
pick carefully + things to consider
What do you need to look for in a recording studio? In this article you'll find all the advice you need about equipment, engineers, rooms, rates, and ways of approaching the recording experience. by Paolo De Gregorio - rea d the article.
3. Planning Recordings
be prepared, have a budget
Steven Alvarado, a NYC studio manager provides precious advice on how to approach the recording of your CD. "When you enter the studio, have a plan. Map out what you want to accomplish each day so that you have a realistic idea of how much time you will need to complete your project. It's best to be as prepared as possible."by pdg - rea d the article.
4. Do You Need a Producer?
and: don't waste studio time!
Making a recording is a tangle of pragmatism, technology, alchemy and faith. As is the case with any creative venture, you cannot know what you'll get for your efforts until you go through the process; it's always a gamble. Having a plan and a budget can be really useful.by B. Kaphan - rea d the article.
5. Drums in the Studio
performance and recording tips
Drummers shouldn't miss this article! 4 Top NYC producers answer our questions on how to perform, hit, and tune the drums in recording situation. And... is your drummer tight and can he/she play to the click? by Paolo De Gregorio - read the article.
6. Ten Tips For Recording Guitars
from the pick to the amp
Recording guitars, although easy at first can be a challenge when you really want to achieve a great sound. Here are some helpful tips to improve your guitar recording chops. - by Shane O'Connor - read the article.
7. Recording Vocals
not as easy as you might think
Recording vocals might not seem alike the most challenging task when producing a CD, but this delicate and crucial process often ends up being quite draining and taking longer than expected - by Paolo De Gregorio - read the article.
8. Do You Need Mastering?
what it is and why it is!
Mastering is a process that not many emerging musicians are fully familiar with. One of the most succesfull NYC mastering engineer tells us all about this "secret" art.- by Paolo De Gregorio - read the article.