local bands

Album Review
7:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

The String Theory: Falling Like The Sun

Credit from thestringtheoryband.com Steve Ziegelmeyer (ziegelmeyerphotography.com)

This may say more about me than about the band, but the first time I listened to Falling Like The Sun by The String Theory, I was reminded of the time Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins [Foo Fighters] joined forces with Nick Raskulinecz to perform "Overture" from Rush's 2112 at The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  This was a nod of acknowledgment and honor for the former and a passing-of-the-torch moment for the latter. 

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Newport, KY
3:04 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Independent Record Label Opens Shop on Monmouth Street

Torn Light Records is at 937 1/2 Monmouth St. in Newport

Torn Light Records on Monmouth St. in Newport, KY is the dream-child of Alex York and Kyle Shibinski, formerly of the band White Walls.

Alex and Kyle formed Torn Light originally to help distribute their own band's material, but soon found themselves producing records for bands like Vacation and Sunken Cheek.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Rob Fetters: Saint Ain't

Rob Fetters and The Mangled Angels rock the stage at the 2014 CEA's.

If you live, you're gonna suffer.

This is the straight-no-chaser, honest and 'sorry, but it's true' message behind Saint Ain't - the third solo release by Rob Fetters [Raisins, Bears, Psychodots].  Fortunately for us, this message is wrapped-up nicely in a rockin' good time that allows us to enjoy the short ride we're allowed in our own hand basket.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Day Camp

Day Camp's eponymous 8-song EP is their first release
Credit daycamp.bandcamp.com

Frank Black and John Flansburgh had a baby, and they named it Day Camp.

Rarely do I get the opportunity to see a band live BEFORE I get my hands on their recording, but I was lucky enough to share the Mainstay stage with Day Camp recently and, frankly, fell in love with what I heard. So, when I found out they were releasing their first EP, I (quite literally) dropped what I was doing and rushed out to pick it up.

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Album Review
3:18 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

John Ford: The Songs from Room 414

John Ford visited Room 414 of The Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas October of 2012 to record five songs.
John Ford's Facebook page

There are those who believe that - in a special place and at a special time - you can hear ghosts.  Some also believe that these ghosts, under the right circumstances, can be recorded.

On October 25th, 2012, local blues singer/songwriter John Ford checked into The Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.  Ford specifically requested Room 414 and, in that room, he set up a simple 1958 mono "Voice of Music" reel-to-reel tape recorder and proceeded to lay down 5 tracks in the hope of catching a ghost.

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