A right old mix of tuneage this week with couple of blues tracks,
dub de France, straight on rock from New Jersey and the original
Cambridge and Norfolk here in the UK, Zydeco from Louisiana,
African sounds from northwest London and a little treat for you
Joey Nightmare (photo by JC) showed their commitment as well as
their technical skills in London.
You beautiful thing you - Kimon &
(Newark, NJ, USA)
From the album Roadhouse
Veteran musicians who have long since paid their dues in the NYC
club circuit and beyond, the members of the Prophets have been in
numerous bands with national releases. Early on Kimon survived a
long stint as guitarist and co-writer with an over-the-top, edgy
NYC garage band called The
, later joining Hoboken NJ favorites Fear of Falling
as guitarist where he
met drummer Rob Savoy.
There they gained much experience in making albums and performing
via touring in Europe and the U.S. They both went on to form the
electronic rock group Psonica
with bassist Pete Diaz,
signing with the now defunct Navarre Entertainment. They released
their national debut effort, but disbanded soon after due to
internal disagreements, at which point, Kimon went on in the
following five years to release four critically acclaimed solo
albums, methodically cultivating his own brand of protest rock.
Most of the material featured Rob Savoy on drums.
In February of 2008 Kimon and Rob were joined by long time friend
and musical conspirator Marc Gambino on bass and vocals. Marc
enjoyed much European success as a member of the rock band
a six year stint with Asbury Park favorites Maybe Pete
. The trio emerged as Kimon
& the Prophets. Enjoyable video.
Study: pirates are the music industry's
largest source of legitimate customers
Zubremiska - Sirdeck VS
According to a study conducted by
the BI Norwegian School of Management, those who have used
peer-to-peer applications, such as BitTorrent, to pirate music are
ten times more likely to purchase songs online than those who
haven"t used file-sharing applications.
The study polled 1,901 applicants between the ages of 15 and 20. Of
this demographic, those who had downloaded music illegally had also
paid for legal downloads an average of 75 times; compared with 7
times for those who hadn't engaged in piracy.
This echoes results published by the Canadian Record Industry
Association during 2006.
On the Cristaux Liquident netlabel www.lescristauxliquident.org/
where all the music is
under creative commons.
Volfoniq is a French electro-dub band, melting reggae and other
world music with electronics to create its very own interpretation
of Dub. Respecting the roots of Jamaican music, Volfoniq features
driving skanks with built-in low-fi and "electronic" moods, always
keeping the focus on the heart of dub: bass!
The band is composed by PakuPaku (programming, mixing &
effects, melodica), incorporating guests on some occasions.
Some live shows featuring Volfoniq:
23 May Volfoniq + Volatil @ Keep on Dub - Saint Izaire (FR-12)
+ Deapoh & MC Cessman (UK), Waddadda (D)
05 June Volfoniq @ Bergen reggae festival - Bergen (NOR).
+ Zion train (UK), Solo Banton (UK), Mikey Murka (UK), Deadly
Huntah (UK), Disrupt & Rootah (D), MC SoomT (UK), Channel One
soundsystem feat. Mikey Dread & Ras Kayleb, ...
Download the album at:
Lead me on - Kelly Joe Phelps
Kelly Joe Phelps is a musician and songwriter from Oregon State who
is well-known as one of the best living "bluesman" and lapslide
From the album Lead me on
(street release on April 15) although the digital version has been
available for a month or so. Actually, I think it is a re-release
of quite an old album.
"Hundreds of gigs and bloodied fingers led up to his first
recording for Burnside Records, an independent label based in
Portland, Oregon. 'Lead Me On' was released in June 1994,
representing a recording session that was to set up the Kelly Joe
Phelps standard for recording practice: "close your eyes and
Download the track free here:
Kelly Joe Phelps, Kelly Joe
from "Lead Me On"
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Kimbala - Jose Konda
From the new album Bolingo Na Yo
on Jamendo. Jose Konda is based in the northwest
outskirts of London.
Jamendo album page: www.jamendo.com/en/album/45520
"It has been out there for a good while and I have made a few TV
appearance with OBE TV." You can see a few video-clips of these
A good time at Get Wanted
last Wednesday. I particularly enjoyed the excirtem,ent and passion
with which Joey Nightmare
conducted their set. They were first on but turned it on and really
got the place going. I'm convinced that some bass players are
directed descended from the octopus. Joshua is a prime example and
along with Benjamin on drums provided loads of interest, light and
shade any yet also a rock solid foundation for all the fancy guitar
work by Joeseth and Alexander. The instruments were complementing
Tiff's vocals rather then just playing along with the songs. Great
Thanks to Kiera and Magda for putting the shows on and creating
such a buzz. I'm sorry that I had to leave early to get the train
back to Suffolk so Jessie and I missed the headline act of the
night The Alexandria Quartet. Although I did hear their drums for
Loud bands in small venues
- what's the answer?
Lily Allen Keys - The
(Norfolk / Cambridgeshire, UK)
Matt Smith - Vocals
Tim Crane - Guitar/Vocals
Trev Smith - Bass/Vocals
Rob Knight - Drums/Vocals
Ben Knowles - Guitar
The First are a melodic rock band from Cambridgeshire. Completing
the lineup during the summer of 2006, the band started working
towards the release of their first EP, Straight Through Til Morning
. The EP
proves the bands ability to blend driving rock sound-scapes with
catchy pop melodies, a unique sound that has lead them to support
bands such as Wheatus, Gallows, Brigade, Bring Me The Horizon,
Bloodhound Gang and Furthest Drive Home, to name but a few, The
First are a band that's happy tearing up the stage with indie
shoegazers to metalcore screamophiles and every guitar genre
March 23rd 2009 saw the release of Land & Sea
on Lockjaw Records. The
bands second EP brings a more hardcore edge to their signature
sound. More solos, more riffs and bigger production!
21 May The Man On The Moon. Cambridge
Then Get Wanted
on 10 June and into the summer:
24 Jul The Royal Oak, Ipswich
25 Jul Mattishall Annual Beer Festival! Mattishall
30 Jul B2. Norwich
8 Aug Fordham Festival, Newmarket
30 Aug SnettFest '09 Snettisham (Norfolk Coast)
Mi Teniente - Rogelio Gutierrez
No information available. If you have anything please let me know,
it's peter [at] suffolkandcool.com
from "Polkas Famosas 18 Exitos"
Buy at Rhapsody
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Bad Seed - Kat Danser
From Kat's superb 2007 album Somethin' Familiar
Her 'Swamp Blues' style is steeped in early roots and blues
traditions and delivered by her deep, resonant vocals and the
soulful sound of her Weissenborn lap slide guitar. Much like
a long stretching railroad track, Danser draws a direct line from
the Canadian prairie to the Mississippi Delta. She is one
part backwoods juke joint, one part plow puller and two parts dusty
ol' canvas tent revival. Kat Danser delivers a refreshing
approach to roots, blues, and gospel music for the 21st
A multi-instrumentalist, Danser plays the Weissenborn Hawaiian lap
slide guitar, a vintage acoustic Gibson, National steel resophonic
slide guitar, a tack head banjo and the Zydeco scrub-board.
Danser is currently in production of her third full-length acoustic
roots and blues album, is filming a documentary entitled
Women in Blues: Turn the
and is an Ethnomusicology graduate student at the
University of Alberta.
You can download that track and order the CDs from Kat's site.
Win a signed
copy of the Somethin' Familiar
After/for which Memphis blues woman is Kat's Minstrel Minnie
guitar/bango named? Send me the answer by email to:
Hint: You'll find the answer on Kat's main site.
Ninth Place - Buckwheat Zydeco
From Lay your burden down
recorded in Maurice, Lousiana.
The most adventurous release ever by an American music icon.
Buckwheat is famous for fusing zydeco"s rhythmic energy to rock,
R&B and funk. With guest appearances by Sonny Landreth, Warren
Haynes, JJ Grey and Trombone Shorty.
Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural started his career as an R&B
organist, and then spent two years with accordionist Clifton
Chenier before forming Buckwheat Zydeco in 1979. Besides learning
zydeco from Chenier, its universally acknowledged king, Dural also
absorbed his mentor's maxim that music with real substance must be
based on real-life experience: "I like to hear something with
ideas," Chenier once told this writer. "See, a lot of young people
don't understand that, they cut a record but they don't tell a
story -- and you know why? They ain't got no story to tell, 'cause
they ain't been through nothin'."
from "Lay Your Burden Down"
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