Showing posts with label Alternative music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alternative music. Show all posts

Sunday

Sister Sandoz





Trino Prados- Bassist

Russ Hearst- Guitar, 
Back Up Vocals

Russell Bell- Guitar


Eric Moore- Percussion

Becky Sandoz Carlisle- Vocalist









 The '90s called. They want grunge to come back! 6L6 is a refreshing cover band specializing in the new oldies!

Sister Sandoz will rock you like you keep begging to be rocked!!
They cover many of the alternative songs from the 90s & today, & have a few '80s faves in the mix. If you wanna hear System of a Down, Nirvana, No Doubt, the Ramones, Joan Jett, & Jackyl in the same show, then 6L6 is your new favorite band!

Call Becky at 
478-951-1085
for Booking!

Saturday

All In The Name Of Music

I had another spectacular Friday night in down town Macon!

I attended Louise Warren's solo performance at The Opening Act. Louise opened her set with "Charmed," to a small crowd, including musician friend, Amber Marie Pierce of The Vineyard Band. On this night, Louise is particularly pulling at my emotions. She continues to do so with "Colder By The Minute," "Walls," "In My Dreams," and "Lavender Sound." Louise lightens the mood for me with her camp story in regards to sharing "Get To Know You." Louise sang "Oh, So Simple," for the second time in my presence, again tugging at my heart strings. Louise shared her conundrum as to whether a song is better written in light of oneself or if it is better written as a metaphor as pieces of the writer, then she sang, "Every Soldier." Louise closed the set with her witty song, "You're a Dork."

After Louise's set closed, I chatted with another musician who had taken a seat next to me, Bobby Ferguson of Interlude. I will collaborate with Bobby more in the future, as we spoke about his upcoming Cherry Blossom gig, and his plan to release a record in June.

After briefly expressing to Louise Warren her effect on me this evening, I exited The Opening Act talking with Bobby Ferguson, and became distracted by a harmonious sound from Fowl Play! I had to hear more, be closer! That energetic vibe was coming from Farewell Disaster and the music, including "My Little Vulture," (which I quickly became) appears to be original alternative/rock material! You must check these guys out!

I hung around Fowl Play to hear Great White Lion Snake, the 80's/90's cover rock/metal band as they opened with "Round and Round," originally performed by Ratt. The vocalist got off to a shakey start as he was difficult to hear over the instruments for throughout the first song, except for the chorus. It was unclear if there was a mic problem, as I asked the restaurant manager and he stated the bands have their own sound techs. The second song came out clearer as the issue seemed to have resolved, as the band covered "Raise your Hands," a Bon Jovi original. Great White Lion Snake continued with Poison's "Look What The Cat Dragged In," and Skid Row's "18 & Life." I can say Great White Lion Snake kept a happy crowd (and restaurant manager) as I called it a night due to exhaustion and a (pollen induced)headache.

A fantastic night of various genres and a bit of helpful info for my musician friends: if you want to book Fowl Play, contact Brian as he handles bookings and Fowl Play tends to book all genres, including a current crowd favorite Dueling Pianos!

http://www.louisewarrenmusic.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/bobbyfergusonandinterlude
www.m.facebook.com/thevineyardband
www.reverbnation.com/TheVineyardBand
www.m.facebook.com/GreatWhiteLionSnake


Thursday

Lane Richardson

I met Lane at an open mic recently, and found him to be VERY talented. He is young, in his early twenties, but he has the soul of an old man. His songs paint vivid portraits of heartache and pain, stained with the ironic relationship of love and hate and with a paintbrush dipped in influences of Irish folk, and American country.

He has many originals (which are totally worth the cover charge) but he can also fill the night with covers ranging from Hank Williams and Johnny Cash all the way to Mumford and Son's.

Find out more about him and his schedule on Facebook!

Monday

Back City Woods

Southern Americana at it's finest! These good ol' boys bring out the footstomping mountain man in ya.
Their energy is infectious and their style unique- but in the best way possible.

Just try to imagine a bottle of moonshine beside a spitoon; both being shaken off the stage by a crowd of college kids stomping to a set of  "homegrown country/bluegrass" flavored "GIT DOWN" music.

This is what your Grandma got aroused by when SHE was in college on Cumberland Mountain. The formula worked back then...and it STILL gets the ladies sweatin'.


For Booking: contact Adam Smith:  His email is.....    booking@backcitywoods.com

http://backcitywoods.com/

You can hear them here.
or Reverbnation



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Saturday

sunDollars

Sean Williams, Jacob Bruner, Steven Coley, and Patrick Mcafee.........

Young, but surprisingly experienced, group of gifted musicians. I expect Middle Ga. to be a speck in their rearview mirror very soon. Equal parts musicians and showmen, they win the hearts of the ladies and the respect of the most hardened critics. This is the type of band that Middle Ga. has been missing.

From the Beatles to Modest Mouse they'll blow you away with Alternative Music, Blues, Pop music, Rock and Roll, Southern Rock, original music. Great for Corporate Entertainment, or as a Wedding band!

'Like' them on facebook.

Check out some early video!

Thursday

Old Man Shoes

From their facebook fan page:


"Old Man Shoes...If that name doesn't spark a nod of interest then the songs they seem to pull straight from the foggy banks of your mind should. Its almost as if they went through your old, dust covered collection of cassette tapes and CDs and pulled select gems to insert that all too familiar feeling. While the energy of this group has an odd presence, it seems to effortlessly flow into the audience giving the sense "we are all in this together". If your looking for the everyday safe and tried covers this band is probably not for you. But, if you are looking for that nostalgic, not everyday tune, nothing is quite as comfortable as Old Man Shoes."
 




Email for booking- oldmanshoesoms@gmail.com
 
 

Fair Weather Pilot

Rock, Southern Rock, and Blues- these guys have been kicking around Middle Georgia for 12 years now; and kick it they do. Real pros. They do it for the love of it, and it shows.

Ches Cheshire
Ken Wynn
Greg Mckinney
Tim Pinson
Greg Daniel
and Sammy Deep

Contact them through facebook


Alternative music, blues, Country music, Hard Rock, Pop music, Rock and Roll, Southern Rock! Working around Columbus, Macon, and Warner Robins! They would be great for Corporate Entertainment, or a Wedding band.

X's 4 Eyes

I don't even know what to say about these guys! Metal funk is a great description! I want to go see them just because the have a guy in the band named "Heavy Bob" who is credited with "guitar, printers"

Book them through

 Insurrection sound (478) 397-0387

PLETHRA

§    I absolutely LOVE these guys! They are heavy. Yes. Heavy. But the lead singer has a Great voice! He sings loud, no "offkey" issues here. They tackle the hard and heavy, well known songs that other bands can't and pull them off flawlessly!

If you get a chance to hear them, DON"T MISS IT!


   http://www.myspace.com/plethramusic

Ran$om

Here's another great party band!
These guys hold nothing back! They'll pull out songs that you haven't heard in years, and mix them in with all of the hard rockin' well known songs you can't help but sing along with.

 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ransom-official-fan-page/118602994839379
§            FaceBook- Ransom (official fan page)

Failtrain

80's, 90's, and Modern Rock!! Great sound! Alternative music, Hard Rock in and around Warner Robins, Macon, and Columbus!!

When Tim Burris, (the tall, dark, and handsome lead singer of this outfit) called on Lewis Smith to round out the lineup, he was really showing off his genius.

Lewis is exactly what FailTrain needed. Sure they were a force to be reckoned with before , but with Lewis onboard the whole dynamic shifted; the song selection changed ever so slightly, and the overall sound quality was boosted to 11.

Today, FailTrain is beyond compare. No other band in Middle Ga. commands the same attention. Don't miss an opportunity to check these guys out.....while you can still catch them locally.

Check 'em out!!!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/failtrainband



Campbell Airlines

Campbell Airlines is Mark Campbells project, pulling together the awesome musicianship of Tony Gainey, Bill Pappas, Tyler Hudlin, and the vocal talents of Mike Cantrell, his son Mikey, and his daughter Betty.
They play a wide variety of covers from country to hard rock and much in between.
This band really knows how to belt it out. They get the crowd up moving, and the party groovin'! Contact them through facebook here

A2Z band

That's their name, and they play just that- "Everything from A 2 Z!" This is one of the best bands in Middle Ga. right now, and always looking to energize a party!

Contact them through facebook

Here they are, doing what they do!

This pic says it all!

Psyk Nyne

Homeless Hill


From their facebook info: Because it is SPOT ON.
Born in the blazing heat of a Deep South summer in 2009, the award winning band Homeless Hill quickly developed a local following that outstripped their expectations. While performing to live audiences with hook-driven originals and innovative covers that off-set their tight rock riffs, the guys, front man and songwriter Darin Curtis, drummer Danny Savage, and bassist Adam Crump collaborated to create “Set It On Fire”, their first full-length album, which has now reached the ears of thousands and innumerable people through airplay, iTunes, and live shows at venues and festivals throughout the Southeastern U.S. "Set It On Fire" has been described by newspapers as "11 tracks of gut-check rock n roll!"

Now with their fourth member, Travis Denning on lead guitar; Homeless Hill is evolving and working on a sophomore album that is sure to set the rock scene ablaze yet again. Influenced by rock n roll greats such as Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus and Alterbridge; this hard hitting quartet plan to burn it down, one song at a time.



Anyone who has had the experience of seeing Homeless Hill perform live will be sure to tell you about an amazing show, the dynamic stage presence...and as Chris Horne of the Macon Telegraph writes, “relying on their powerful hooks, and vocal harmonies, if you catch one of their live shows you may just become one of the Homeless ‘homies’...”
Rachel Helie, writer and contributor for the 11th Hour HoCo states, “There is more to rock and roll than sex and drugs. Its takes hard work, focus, and sheer force of will. If anyone is going to prove that it’s going to be Homeless Hill.”
Homeless Hill has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with legends such as Doc Holliday and Wet Willie. With their whole career ahead of them "The Hill" has higher aspirations even still. So in the immortal words of "Homeless Homies" everywhere can we get a big "Hill Yeah!?"
Check out their video and then ask yourself... Where are they playing next?
You're gonna want to get there early.


I witnessed a show recently at the Cavern and my impression was consistent with everything I had heard so far. These guys rock. If there is a better Hard Rock band in Middle Ga. I'd love to see them. The parking lot was packed- seriously- there was NO place to park. I have never seen so many people in the Cavern before.


I could try to explain to you that they had some complicated guitar work going on....Or I could try to describe the mix  which was pretty close to perfect....But none of that will convey the message appropriately to the average person.   How 'bout this; every good looking chick in Middle Ga. was there, banging her head and singing along to every word.I have yet to hear anything negative about this band....and in Middle Ga., that alone speaks volumes.
Watch this video. Then find them on facebook.

Matt Moncrief

Matt evolved from church choral boy to imaginative teen, fledgling artist, aspiring bass player and finally an open-eyed adult with the natural identity as a bona fide singer-songwriter. Born to an artistic family that counted his mother as a singer, his father as a guitar and piano player, his grandfather as a violin maker and his older brother Chris as his cohort in guitar lessons, Matt displayed his vocal talent as a child and became a regular soloist at his familys Baptist church in their hometown of Macon, Ga.

At the age of nine, he was given his first guitar and began taking lessons. A year later he picked up the bass and continued his training, which was focused on building from a classical foundation. By the time Matt was in sixth grade, he had secured his place as a bass player in his brothers garage rock band of high school seniors and playing regular gigs at local parties. When he wasnt playing in the band, he could still be found singing in his church choir under the watch of a methodic choral director, as well as attending summer camps and workshops focused on nurturing his artistry.

But it was at the age of 16 that Matt began solidifying his reputation as a talented musician. He and Chris continued playing together and inviting other musicians to join them. Eventually it evolved into the band Red Fish Blu Fish, a regionally acclaimed folk/alternative rock outfit that went on to record three CDs, make its way to college radio and tour the southeastern bar and festival circuit. All of this popularity was evidenced by a loyal and expansive fan base, one that frequently carried over to Matts solo shows. What started as a four-piece outfit ultimately returned to the Moncrief brothers combo.

After 10 years of playing together, Chris went on to become a music educator, classical music performer and family man. And while Red Fish Blu Fish occasionally reunites for select dates, the majority of Matts performances in past years have been as a solo artist. Now 32-years-old, Matt says he finally has enough life experience to call himself a songwriter. Although he began co-writing songs in RFBF, it wasnt until he left his teens that he felt comfortable personalizing his music.

Today, he is well known as the epitome of a 'player with passion'. Local artists are in awe oh his ability to put himself "in the music"- Grammy Nominated Singer/Songwriter, Scott Pallot, says "Matt bleeds every time he takes the stage."

 Although he retains an extensive cover repertoire to keep in tune with his audience, Matt remains focused on delivering a tight catalogue of original songs. In 2009 he founded "Stoopgrass", his full band outlet for original music.

Lewis and Matt

Lewis Smith is a local Hard rock favorite! His band, the Hollow, still recieves accolades and air play for their freshman album. Sadly, members of the Hollow are spread as far away as Arizona and California, and there are no plans of a reunion at this time.

Matt Lang is the frontman of Great White Lion Snake; a full on, blast from the hair-band past that takes you back to the hard-rocking party you had during the late 80's/early 90's. They still tour and do well, but when he gets a chance to go acoustic....He calls Lewis.

Lewis and Matt is the acoustic duo that plays all of the hard rock, heavy metal, songs but they do it on acoustic guitars. That means, you'll get the big party without the excruciating volume.

Tastefully restrained, but they still maintain a fire....two of the BEST all-round musicians in Middle Ga.

 

The Window Liquors

Darin Curtis

From Within

     
From their Facebook Page:
"Steve is one half of the long time acoustic duo "Steve & Mike" who played together for over 25 years.
Creamer is a guitarist with the band "SLICE" since 2000. Together, they have formed a unique blend of songs not done by many local artists... so they are two guys "From Within" two other bands. Pretty simple. We'd love to have you join us!!"

Influences include:
       Better Than Ezra, Athenaeum, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, Oasis, Dr. Hook, Seven Mary Three, Tonic, Grateful Dead, Pure Prairie League, Otis Redding, Smashing Pumpkins, Zac Brown Band, REO Speedwagon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fuel, Poison, The Outfield, David Allan Coe, Mad Season, Tenacious D, Matchbox 20, Jimmy Buffett, Alabama, Van Morrison, Angie Aparo, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Damien Rice, Charlie Daniels Band, Pearl Jam, The Beatles, The Eagles, Elton John, Hank Williams Jr, Eric Clapton, Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, George Jones, Steve Earle, The Soggy Bottom Boys, Nickelback, Neil Young, James, Bob Seger, Pink Floyd, Stroke 9, George Michael, Stone Temple Pilots, Radio Head, 4 Non-Blondes, Green Day, Guns N' Roses, Ben E. King, Bryan Adams, Weezer, Lifehouse, Snow Patrol, Staind, Drivin' N Cryin', and more!!

You never know what they'll pull out next....but you KNOW it'll be great!

From Within on Facebook
 For booking call Steve @ 478-714-9300

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