Month: December 2008

JAN/FEB 2009 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

It’s that time again to look at a sampling of emerging artists from Sonicbids. You will notice a couple of changes in this column. First, it is converting to bi-monthly status. And second, I will be on hiatus for a few months. It has been my pleasure to introduce new talent to our readers at…

Adolfo Lazo, On Tape

Lazo takes a break from being a drummer for Celtic Rock powerhouse, Tempest to come out with his first solo record.   Always an exciting time when an artist wants to bust out into the solo scene and the anticipation I’m sure is intense.   Can’t even imagine how it all feels inside; a blend…

Peel, Die In June

First off, I have to say I was taken back by the album title because my birthday is in June.   Definitely wasn’t a good feeling, but who knows why they named it that.   I’m sure there’s a perfect explanation behind the depressing title and I’m certain it’s not revolved around a birthday in…

Blue Island Tribe, The 5 Hits of Ecstasy

First thing I noticed was the man jumping into the bright, blue ocean on the front cover.   On the flip-side: the silhouette of the woman sitting beside the water with waves crashing in and rays from the glaring sun beaming down.   Considering I’m a big-time summer and tropical person, I automatically picked up…

Faces of March, Confessions

When checking out the album cover, I couldn’t help but notice the very dark and gothic appeal.   You see a jet-black woman’s boot that could be worn either by a dominatrix or Cat-Woman, take your pick.   The whole background displays very dark/black colors giving a sense of gloominess.   And on the back…

STOLI TRAVELS TO VERMONT TO HANG WITH THE URGENCY

This next band would like us to believe that they are just a regular band that just wants to create good music. While that is true, The Urgency also have a  growing fan base of loyalists and a major deal with SRP/Mercury. Their sound is contagious and their lead guitar, Ian, was cool enough to…

The Land Of Milk And Honey, DVD

Fabled folk songs shed light onto this nation.   A Culture of Peace presents: ‘The Land of Milk and Honey’ on DVD after it earned three Emmys on TV. Take a trip through the land of Israel as you track down the songwriters of some of the most famous Israeli folk songs, and some who…

HERE WE GO MAGIC DEBUT NEW SINGLE VIA THE FADER

Developed over a two-month period of stream-of-consciousness recording in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Luke’s self-titled debut under his new moniker Here We Go Magic is a remarkable departure from his signature singer-songwriter material.  

TOUBAB KREWE’S LIVE ALBUM OUT NOW / VIDEO / DATES

Billboard calls Toubab Krewe’s blend of African rhythms with rock “distinctive, remarkable fusion,” and festival audiences from Bonnaroo to Mali have danced to their music. Now the frenzy of their live show has been captured on ‘Live at the Orange Peel’, out from Upstream Records/ADA January 6th, with a tour beginning 12/30.

STOLI TALKS WITH RUSS ORCUTT OF ALL ABOUT RECORDS

With all the depressing news on every media outlet these days about the economy and business we wanted to feature someone who is not waiting for any bailouts. Allow me to introduce you to a true entrepreneur with a passion for music, punk to be exact. Russ Orcutt is the founder of All About Records…

SNOB DOODLE

Snob Doodle is back again. We catch Snob Doodle all caught up in the holiday spirit.

STOLI MEETS J RECORDS NEWEST SIGNEE KRISTA

Turning 21 here in the USA can be very exciting. But for my next guest, turning 21 was even more exciting. Krista is a 21 year old singer & songwriter from Brooklyn, NY. Krista is signed to J Records & has been touring the country with Shwayze. We talk with her about getting signed, being…

Liecus, Distinctive Design

Since Liecus recorded the Distinctive Design EP in 2006, they have already changed their line-up, moving bassist Neil Rosenbohm to guitar and adding bassist Joe Walbrown. They are tightening things up on tour and working on getting back into the studio, so by the time you see them next, they may sound a bit different…

FOUR VIDEOS FROM LATE OF THE PIER HERE

Now that Late of the Pier have made all of the UK’s critics best of 2008 lists, the foursome will bring their acclaimed Fantasy Black Channel stateside to be released from Astralwerks Records on Jan. 13th.