Featured Shows of the Week! June 4th
“After 3 independent releases and a little frustration I changed up the band. Stripped it down to what I thought were the essentials. We toured for a year and decided to record a batch of 5 songs that we were really excited about. We went to a buddies house, set up all the gear in his basement, and cut everything live. We wanted something that really sounded like us, and live was the only way to do it. When we were done we had “The Little Fox EP”. I sent it to my manager Seth Hurwitz. I guess he was inspired as he sent it to just about everyone he knew. 30 Tigers expressed interest in distributing it, and Seth decided to start a label, 9:30 Records.
After years of pushing on the door its cracked open, and I’m sticking my foot in. If you’re reading this than I ask you to push with me.” – Justin Jones
Tuesday June 5 2012
Jesse Marchant, who records under his initials, JBM, was born and raised in his family’s homes in the Adirondacks and Montreal. Classically trained on guitar from the age of 7, he had always written instrumental songs as a means of expression, but it wasn’t until recent years that he began writing lyrics, singing and recording. After a decision to withdraw, he retreated to his family’s home in the mountains, to live in seclusion and fully realize songs that he’d written while living in Los Angeles, in what he’s described as a somewhat strange and solitary three-year existence.
When your songs are too big to be contained: form a band. Maybe call it after your family name because you like the way it sounds (shit, if it worked for Bon Jovi then who’s to argue). Record those songs in the basement of your parents house in Tacoma. When that burns down, shake it off and move to New York. Find a new band to play with, start working on a symphony (no really, do it), mix your newfound formal training with the noisy exuberance of youth. Get raucous.
Hi, we are the Danvilles, we love rock and roll and we’d like to share our take on it with ya. We could write out some fancy bio for you, but we figured we are musicians so why not focus on our music. We’ll just let the tunes speak for themselves, if you’d like to learn more about us as individuals come out to one of our shows, buy us a drink and chat us up.
The Sea Life
“Adorable, that’s literally the best word I could summon for the rock these cats are laying down. It is sentimental but not sappy, that’s something I can dig. Most obviously they’re a very well produced rock group. And holy shit did this band drive me insane for whole night trying to remember who the fuck they were making me think of. To be honest to was likely some amalgamation of memories so I might never find it, but if one of you figure out something remarkably close let me know.” -SPACEROCKMOUNTAIN
Indie Rock meets Electronica. Synths when you want. Guitar when you want. Viva Redline!
Saturday June 9 2012
Pick-Up Presents: Rock the Block – Miles Midnight, Astra Via, the Young Rapids, The Sea Life, Mission South, the Grits, Brent Peterson, Gigs All Stars @ Antique Village in Kensington, MD