Showing posts with label Heavy Metal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heavy Metal. Show all posts

Monday

LSD Crescent Moon Dogs

I wasn't expecting to go out on Friday, February 2, but fate pulled me to Friends On the Hill where I found Steven strumming his guitar and singing, as he was in a Lenny Kravitz hair fashion. I enjoyed the music as I found out that Steven was warming up the crowd for a bigger show to come, gaining word that Lance Rodriquez and Dustin were there as well.

The crowd anticipated.

To set the mood of what was to come, center stage was a bison skull, atopped with an inscent aglow and setting the scene with a vibrant fragrance. After much anticipation, Steven returned to the stage on guitar, bringing Lance to the drums, and Dustin on bass and lead vocals for most songs. Jokes broke out on stage and were woven between songs. The crowd jammed out to rock, hard rock, and metal songs performed through the night as LSD Crescent Moon Dog performed originals and additional cover songs, which are a rarity from this predominently original band.

This show was a treat for fans as a prequel and fundraiser for the new EP that LSD Crescent Moon Dogs will hopefully be releasing this upcoming March. Keep an eye out for these guys!

Wednesday

Lance Rodriguez

Lance Rodriguez is the hardest working musician in Middle Ga. these days. He plays bass for American Lesion, drums and vocals for Holocaustion, and for Crescent Moon Dogs AND he performs solo acoustic as Tooley Deviljuice.

One glance at him and you know you're looking at the real deal. In 5 minutes of conversation, you find a humble friendly man with the mind of a poet and the heart of a lion.

His music ranges from heavy metal, to soulful acoustic. He delivers it all with the conviction and passion of  a world class performer.

The first time I saw him perform, I was hosting an 'Open Mic Night' at a nice little upscale restaurant in Warner Robins. He signed up to perform a few songs with Tom Harbs; another of the great talents in Middle Ga.

I was immediately nervous.

I didn't know what to expect. I knew that they were both in a heavy metal band called "Holocaustion" which was known for heavy guitar and screaming vocals. Tom shaves his head and Lance hasn't seen a pair of scissors in years. Lance appears to be the offspring of Rob Zombie and Prince. I was so afraid that they were going to rip into some death metal and screaming....I thought I would have to cut their performance short.

Tom grabbed the microphone, and Lance started playing his acoustic....and they BLEW ME AWAY.
Tom's vocals were beautiful, and passionate. Lance's guitar playing was intricate and nice and ....You can't say this about every acoustic player out there;....His playing was musical by it's own merit. They played country/ irish folk songs, and when they finished, I went looking for the original versions of those songs online. Now I know, not to judge a book by it's cover.

Whoever he is performing with, Lance makes the audience take note and his bandmates sound better. He takes the time to promote and push the local music scene like no one else does....

With all this in mind, I consider Lance Rodriguez to be MidGa's Most Valuable Player.

Lance on facebook
Or contact Lance by email~              The138Records@yahoo.com
And Check him out on Reverbnation

Friday

Phenomenal Cherry Blossom Music Tidbits

I attended the Cherry Blossom Festival Thursday, March 22, where I witnessed Bobby Ferguson perform his original song,"Carolyn," acoustically at the Cherry Blossom Festival. Amazing song writer! Bobby followed with three cover songs including Tom Petty's "Last Dance with Mary Jane."

Bobby spoke with me briefly after his performance on The Coca-Cola stage. This performance was actually a milestone for Bobby, who has not played for an audience in some time. Bobby had surgery five months ago in regards to a nerve in his right hand, with determination to play, Matt Moncrief worked with Bobby to help regain his ability to play guitar. With due diligence, Bobby plans to release an album in June with his band, Interlude featuring Matt Moncrief.
www.reverbnation.com/bobbyfergusonandinterlude


As Bobby and I spoke, Freejay took the stage and caught my attention with the energy coming from the stage! This three member rock band blew me away as the lead vocalist/guitarist swapped places with the drummer during their show. Freejay played original songs, "Price of Gas,""Notion of Fear," Disappointed," "Game," "Sleep," "A Place," and "Goat Man." Freejay also performed Sad'e cover "No Ordinary Love". Incredible talent to say the least! I spoke with band manager, Jessica, to assure I will collaborate more with these guys to get all the details!


http://www.myspace.com/freejsupreme








I returned to the Cherry Blossom Festival for more music on Friday, March 23. This time I caught a young country music talent from Dacula by the name of David Leon! David has a star-like voice, considering he is only 19! David is quiet the entrepreneur, as he sells his own CDs and pictures (with his Mom's help). To deepen the experience, David is prepared to autograph his CDs and pictures for his fans! I certainly plan to share more about David Leon in the future!
www.reverbnation.com/DavidLeon
http://facebook.com/DavidLeonMusic

As David Leon surrendered the stage, Louise Warren was the starlet with her scarlet guitar! This young artist strummed solo and sang her original songs for a growing crowd including "This Could Be Love," "Security Breach," "Tom Cat," "Every Soldier," "My Heart Is Yours," "Camaro," "Siren," "Lavendar Sound," and her country song, "A Little Bit Yours."
http://www.louisewarrenmusic.com
http://m.facebook.com/louisewarrenmusic

Louise Warren gracefully gave up the stage to Birmingham, Alabama talent Christa Jordan! Christa has a voice that reminds me of Paramore with a clean metal/rock vibe! This being the band's first show this year, Christa Jordan shared a brand new song, "Stand Against the Storm," with an unbelievable instrumental twist that reminds me of Nirvana. Christa expressed she turned to her faith at a time she felt insignificant and unloved and in turn she wrote a very special song called "Yours," that starts out with a solo acoustic guitar and is joined collectively by the band. Christa Jordan closed with another band original, as Christa introduced band mates(each with a solo part upon introduction): Brandon Watson on guitarist, Kyle Bolton on Bass, and Hunter Reid, on drums. The purple clad band continued to play "Dreams Come True," which cleverly incorporates Aerosmith's "Dream On" at the end and back into their original artistry. Amazing (I am so going to sound bias right now, but these guys were my favorite)!

After their riveting performance, Christa Jordan was ready to cash in on her talent as she and the band sold their new CD, "Dreams Come True," to fans! I should have made the purchase, I am ready to drive to Alabama for more! Definitely keep an eye out this rock goddess Christa Jordan in the future, if you are a rock/metal fan you will love her (and if she is willing to make the trip back to Macon, I will be there)!



http://www.myspace.com/officialcjordan/music>
http://www.christajordanmusic.com/
Other sites to follow Christa Jordan at:
www.myspace.com/officialcjordan
www.facebook.com/officialcjordan
www.reverbnation.com/christajordan
www.youtube.com/christajordanrocks
Follow Christa on Twitter!
www.twitter.com/christa_jordan




I would certainly say in two days, and only a few hours at the Cherry Blossom Festival, I took in five phenomenal performances!






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


Friday

SeVeR

A Heavy Rock trio with heavy breakdowns, powerful choruses and a great stage presence.

Nate Jackson - Guitar/Vox
Cail 'Boxxx' Huggins - Drums
Seth Fort - Bass

Check 'em out here!!

Thursday

2FingerJester

§       Gutter Rock Hair Band        
        11TH HOUR READERS CHOICE 2008-2009-2010 BAND OF THE YEAR
Hardrockin80’s.com Atlanta Hard Rock Band of The Year 2009


 
        Contact them at
          Facebook  
          Gig Salad or
          REVERBNATION says...

   Rockin For "TEN Years" 2 FINGER JESTER HAS GROWN INTO GEORGIA'S NUMBER 1 LIVE BAND & One Of The Most Iconic Bands In Georgia

      BOOK 2FJ'S 10th Year Anniversary Tour 2012 to your venue 
      Bring 2FJ to your venue in 2012 contact 2fingerjester@cox.net for all SouthEast booking information..... 2FJ brings you the BEST in LIVE MUSIC playing straight up guitar fueled ROCK..... 2FJ is one of the largest crowd drawing bands in Georgia playing alot of the 80s Hair Metal as well as current and past rock hits Everyone knows every song that 2FJ plays........ Any questions about 2FJ or for a EPK please contact the band either through Facebook or e-mail 2fingerjester@cox.net

      THE ROCK~N~ROLL CIRCUS IS COMING 2 TOWN ARE YOU READY ????

      PLEASE CALL & REQUEST 2 FINGER JESTER at:
Q-106 Macon Ga-478-646-0106
Rock 103-Columbus Ga-706-323-3103
Rock 100.5-Atlanta Ga-404-741-7625
Rock 105-Jacksonville Fla-1-888-ROCK105
Project 961-Atlanta Ga-404-741-9696
WPTS 92.1-Pittsburgh Pa-412-648-7900
Jack FM 96.3-Nashville Tn-615-737-9696

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)

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.

GREAT WHITE LION SNAKE

Big Hairy Monster



The outrageous frontman for Ran$om has teamed up with the oddball geniuses of Big Hairy Monster to provide Middle Ga. with a much needed kick in the nuts.....(or maybe that was just me).

Big Hairy Monster is a band of music afficionados who had gotten tired of the same old tunes being pandered around town. They started writing originals, and playing the covers that lesser bands were afraid to touch. This led to Big Hairy Monster being considered by many to be the "cream on top of the cream of the crop".

Then came the addition of LegenDerry Derry to the band as frontman. You may remember him from a band called Ran$om that rocked Middle Ga a few years ago.


Now the whole dynamic has shifted into high gear.

Perfectly performed covers AND memorable originals with one of the only REAL FRONTMEN in Middle Ga.  They believe crowd interaction is a big part of the show, so you should be ready for anything.

I feel there can be no debate: This band gives the most electrifying, over the top performance in Middle Ga.

DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF MISSING
The LegenDerry Big Hairy Monster Show.

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Clifford Treend - 478-922-2260
Foster McMullen (MusicMasters) - 478-396-9056

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