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Lee "Scratch" Perry revisits his classic Black Ark album that defined Jamaican dub music, reincarnating the magic for today's sound system generation. How do you improve on a masterpiece? 41 years after Lee "Scratch" Perry defined dub music with his seminal 1976 Super Ape concept album, the musical genius at the age of 81 returns with NYC's Subatomic Sound System to conquer again. Subatomic reincarnates the classic magic of Perry's Black Ark studio in Jamaica, leaning even heavier on Ethiopian horns & percussion, while invigorating it for urban jungles with booming Subatomic beats and bass to capture the energy of their innovative live electronic show. The original album was a cornerstone in the development of independent, producer fueled, beat and bass driven music. The new album aims to crystalize for the new millennium what is possible by combining old and new technology to achieve unprecendented levels of real time improvisation and sound manipulation between acoustic instruments and computers that explodes previous notions of the line between live performance and studio recording.
To say that Super Ape defined dub, is to say that it created a blueprint for where most music has arrived 41 years later when it now is commonplace for a producer to be considered an artist, work from a home studio, sample and remix existing songs, and have the beat and bassline at the forefront of the song, perhaps replacing singing with rhythmic talking or with echoes and effects and no vocals at all. In 1976, it was unheard of, unimaginable, and even unacceptable to many, but Lee Perry did it and now it is commonplace from electronic music to trap. More than a re-creation, this new album breaks ground of its own; first, for its fluid combination of improvisational electronic performance with live instruments in a way that finally sees instruments and computers dynamically interacting like a live band should, while simultaneously being mixed like a studio recording (rather than live instruments simply playing over static backing tracks); and secondly, it blurs the line between a live and studio album, combining elements from tour performances based on the original studio album with new tempo synced studio recordings to get that "lightning in a bottle" chemistry of the moment. "Every night, we set up a sort of digital studio on stage as an instrument in the band, taking Scratch's whole process of dub mixing out of the confines of the studio and onto the stage so that instead of just hitting play, it allows us to remix and arrange the music in real time in a way that is not unlike a like a jazz solo. That is how we create the live show, but it also allows us to take it back into the studio to create an album with that same live energy and spontaneity," says Emch.
SPIRIT "Me see how God make nature and me create that sound. Me never copy no man." Dub for Lee Scratch Perry, and particularly on Super Ape, represented a calculated move away from the vanity of superstar singers and the rising celebrity of reggae globally, in favor of a spiritual journey into the interconnectedness of the life force of nature throughout all things...
Formed in 2003, Ne Obliviscaris (pronounced; Nay Ob-li-vis-kar-is) hit the live scene February, 2006 to widespread critical acclaim throughout Australia with many hailing their unique sound, intense live shows and talented line-up.
A 6 piece metal band consisting of violin, 2 guitars, bass, drums, clean and extreme vocals; Ne Obliviscaris hail from Melbourne, Australia, and include a vast array of influences within their sound from progressive to black, thrash, death and melodic metal, and even western art music, jazz and flamenco. Creating music of many extremes, and with compositions often exceeding ten minutes in length, Ne Obliviscaris is at times very technical and complex and at others simple and subtle, creating an extremely original brand of metal that defies normal categorisation.
Originally formed in 1985 as a Black Flag-influenced hardcore punk band called Virulence, FU MANCHU has since become one of hard rock's most celebrated names. The band released its first single "Kept Between Trees" in 1990 and in the years following, helped give rise to a celebrated style of heavy music tagged "stoner rock" alongside peers such as Kyuss, Monster Magnet and Sleep. Since its inception, the quartet has built itself a fanatical army of loyal enthusiasts all drawn to the group's ridiculously catchy, unpretentious music, guitar-driven sound and carefree lyrics centered on "old muscle cars, choppers, vans, skateboarding and science fiction." Over their career, the band has released 11 albums and has performed to sold out audiences all over the world.
"a transcendent distillation of Seventies rock heaviness and Eighties punk aggression...what Black Sabbath would sound like with suntans and a fleet of dune buggies at their disposal...the ultimate desert-rock " - ROLLING STONE
"stoner-rock icons... unyielding, heavy-rock" - SPIN
"melodic smoke-soaked bluesy-metal" - THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Invoking the legendary thunder of Blue Cheer as well as the clanging cowbell boogie of Mountain, this quartet creates a near-perfect facsimile of circa-'71 heavy rock. " - ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"flawless...(a) Frankenstein monster from the discarded body parts of Black Sabbath and less obvious influences such as ZZ Top, Devo and the Cars." - MTV NEWS
"The amped-up sounds of four asphalt-tearin', Vans-wearin' dudes engrossed in their perpetual search for the perfect wave and the perfect riff. The music of FU MANCHU may be loud and unruly enough to send your average pop geek ducking for cover behind a stack of Emitt Rhodes LPs, but it's also as purely Californian as anything Brian Wilson ever recorded. " - LA WEEKLY
"In the great scheme of things, FU MANCHU stands proud in the decades-old tradition of cock-rock, a lineage which includes the likes of Grand Funk Railroad, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Masters Of Reality, Quicksand, ad infinitum...a stiff dose of full-on hedonism to wash away the bad taste of bland alternative bands." - THE ONION
Birthed in the garage rock revival of the 1980's and weened in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990's, the Dwarves continue to entertain, shock and mystify audiences all over the world with groundbreaking records and chaotic live performances.
The relentless middle finger drive, catchy songwriting and deft production that set the Dwarves apart have never sounded better and with way over a thousand shows to their credit, there's really only one punk band left that matters! Look for the upcoming Burger Records release- THE DWARVES TAKE BACK THE NIGHT.
THE ACCUSED AD
If you like hardcore and metal. You have a warm spot for good old days. You probably liked the Accused from Seattle. Considered to be one of the top ten crossover bands of the 80's. Sited as major influence on such heavy weights as Municipal Waste, Lamb of God, Cannibal Corpse, and Dead Cross. Just to name a few. This time around the accused AD will be playing songs off of the Combat Records Release "More fun than an open casket funeral". To commemorate the 30-year anniversary of the release. This lineup includes Blaine "the wizard" Cook on vocals. Alex "maggotbrain" Sibbald taking over guitar duties. The lineup is rounded out with Toe Tag members Steve "the beast " Mcvay on bass . Darryl "the little red devil" on the drums.
Formed in Cleveland in 1976, the Dead Boys were one of the first American acts to combine the proto-punk fervor of bands like the Stooges and the New York Dolls with a new level of intense energy. 1977 debut LP, Young, Loud and Snotty, was a landmark album in the birth of hardcore punk and produced one of the first great punk anthems, "Sonic Reducer." After one more album, the band split in 1979. They reunited for a few gigs in the 1980s, but following the death of lead vocalist Stiv Bators in 1990, the band members went their separate ways except for two brief reunions in 2004 and 2005. The return of the Dead Boys began with guitarist Cheetah Chrome.
"I've had my solo band for the last ten years, and Dead Boys songs have always been included in my shows and over time the right mix of people came together to pull off and at times enhance the Dead Boys sound. With the 40th anniversary of the Dead Boys on the horizon and a solid band that could interpret and deliver the performance and sound needed to maintain the authenticity of the Dead Boys, I reached out to Johnny Blitz about an anniversary tour and he said yes and we began the journey of what would become Still Snotty: with Jason Kottwitz on guitar, Detroit punk legend Ricky Rat on bass and vocalist Jake Hout from 'zombie' Dead Boys tribute band, the Undead Boys, the Dead Boys 40th anniversary tour started taking shape. I've been singing the Dead Boys songs myself for 20 years because I couldn't find another singer I trusted enough to hand it to," Chrome says. "The first gig with Jake, it was like, 'You got it, man!' I think Stiv would be very proud of our choice."
With the line-up in place, the group brought the house down at a showcase performance at this year's South by Southwest music fest in Austin, Texas. Writing in Paste Magazine, music critic Robert Ham named their set as one of the 10 Best Sets at SXSW 2017. "The group played the entire LP (of Young, Loud and Snotty) with sweat and fire, wiping away all four decades of the past in the process."
Fresh from that success, the urge to capture a new take on the classic album was a natural next step.
"The original album was actually a demo," Chrome says. "None of us had been in a studio before, and we figured we would go back in and do it right, but the label said no. It has stood up, but 40 years later we can do a 'What if?' What would it have sounded like if we could have gone back in? So that's what this is about. It's not better. It's just different."
Produced by Plowboy Records head Shannon Pollard and cut in just three days of sessions in Nashville's historic Creative Workshop Studios, Still Snotty: Young, Loud & Snotty at 40! is an exciting chance to revisit a classic album. Think of it as a "Sonic Expander."
"When Blitz and I are playing it's like we're 20 years old again, of course I feel a lot worse the next morning," Chrome says with a laugh. "It's still just as loud and snotty, we're just old now."
It's the long awaited Chemical Rage Cd Release Party!!!!
CHEMICAL RAGE have been working hard to get their brand new release, Beyond the Shadows, in your hands! This is the day! Be there when Chemical Rage crushes the stage to unleash their hot new CD. Forming in the spring of 2013, Chemical Rage is a Portland, Oregon based Metal Band. The band is full of diverse players coming from all walks of life- most of whom are veterans of the music industry. The energy and talent that Chemical Rage has to offer is derived from the life experiences of the members that make up this band. Their performance is top notch and will leave you screaming for more! Their style of music is comprised of strong metal riffs with dark melodic overtones, shredding solos and infectious choruses - all with a fierce "backbite". Fans of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Nevermore, Iced Earth, Hammerfall, or Black Sabbath will not want to miss this band!
CHEMICAL RAGE IS: Carl LaMarr - Vocals Lance Denny - Guitar Eric Peterson - Guitar Chey Davis - Bass Ben Linton - Drums
SPLINTERED THRONE started up in 2006 as a project encompassing everything from death metal to rock and pop music. The band, over time, transitioned into more of a hard rock vibe. In the summer of 2010, the key decision was made to change up the ranks with a much more defined melodic power metal sound and image for the band. Enter Jason Moser (AKA J-Mo) on guitar and Kris Holboke on drums. J-Mo's background in speed and classic old-school / traditional metal combined with the progressive-mixed-with-thrash drumming of Kris has put the band in a sound liking to such European bands like PRIMAL FEAR, EDGUY, and FIREWIND while retaining the American sounds of classic metal acts such as SAVATAGE, RIOT, and Old School METALLICA. In 2013, the addition of Fred Osborn as a second guitar player gave SPLINTERED THRONE that twin lead guitar attack that combines both trade off solos and harmonies akin to IRON MAIDEN , Queensryche and THIN LIZZY. Splintered Throne bring it hard to the stage and promise to give you a show to remember!
SPLINTERED THRONE IS: Brian Garrison - Vocals Brian Bailey - Bass J~Mo - Guitars Fred Osborn - Guitars Kris Holboke - Drums
On October 16th, the North Carolina-bred and New Orleans-based Nikki Hill will release her new album 'Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists' via Deep Fryed Records. Buoyed by her band's roaring boogie that's equal parts Staple Singers and AC/DC, the new album sees Nikki exude a self-assured swagger as her fiery rasp preaches the rock & roll gospel: late nights, hot licks, and intoxicating love.
Raised in the church choir and steeped in R&B and garage rock rumble, Nikki Hill is a spitfire with the soul-drenched voice of Etta James and the tattooed, beehived-hair aura of Cramps' guitarist Poison Ivy. 'Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists' is a showcase for Nikki's unfettered versatility, whether it's the debauched bluster of "Struttin'", the Stonesy barn-burning blues of "(Let Me Tell You 'Bout) LUV", or the touching soul ballad "Nothin' With You".
Just a couple years ago, Nikki Hill was a bartender with an affinity for punk and a deep love for classic R&B. At her husband (and now guitar-player) Matt Hill's behest, she stepped out from behind the bar and onto the stage. The response has been ecstatic, and now the band tours the globe relentlessly, stunning audiences with their muscular sound, Matt's volcanic leads, and, of course, Nikki's inimitable charisma.
Praise for Nikki Hill: "The fast-rising, hard-charging, 20-something, North Carolina born-and-bred singer Nikki Hill has more than earned her evocative "Southern Fireball" moniker. "
-- LA Weekly "If Tina Turner and Little Richard had a daughter and raised her with the help of uncles James Brown and Chuck Berry, she'd be like Nikki Hill."
-- Minneapolis Star Tribune "Hill is a petite powerhouse, with a booming voice that is as sweet and luscious as it is gritty and raw."
-- Portland Monthly "Channels such rhythm and blues greats as LaVern Baker, Etta James and Ruth Brown-with a little Sam Cooke and Solomon Burke thrown in for good measure. Hill is the real deal...steeped in gospel and soul, wrapped up in a punk rock DIY ethic."
-- Time Out Los Angeles "A rich, sultry voice...weaned on the church choir and burnished by an enthusiast's love of good music."
-- Indy Week
The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World!
National touring act since 2001, International since 2006. Actually endorsed by the band. "Tool is currently not on tour. If you'd like to see Tool, go see SCHISM". Bringing you 2-3 hours of non stop TOOL with multimedia projections and visualizations! A MUST SEE SHOW