Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Youtube = Quirk

Best Phone Ever

I want one.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Music Music Music

Heya guys.
Figured it was about time for a worthy music post, so here's a quick rundown of some of the more notable bands I've seen live over the past month or so.

Band: At Cliffs End
Song to Hear:Liars and Buyers (It's All the Same Game)
Final Say:The four guys in this band, most of whom are much younger than I had expected, came out onto the stage, guns ablazing. They delivered a solid Pop Rock sound that matched their electrifying live performance. They were loads of fun to watch, both on stage and on their tour vlog. They're a band that comes highly recommended by me if you have the opportunity to see them live. So much so, that I plan on inviting some friends to see them in early august, and calling it my "birthday party." That's some pretty hardcore love, right there.

Band:Zombie Bazooka Patrol
Song to Hear:Zombie Shake
Final Say:These guys were some spectacle. It's a group of four guys who dress up as zombies and play songs about...Well, being zombies. It's all very light-hearted and fun. It was an incredible relief just to find a band who didn't take themselves too seriously. They've got a unique Folk Pop sound, and they masterfully combine various sounds and genres into songs that are nothing if not true art.

Band: Allison Weiss
Song to Hear: Yer Goin' Down/Terror on the High Seas OR I'm Ready
Final Say:Allison brought her younger brother AJ with her as her bandmate when I saw her at their coffee house performance. The two of them were witty and played of of each other excellently. Allison was quirky and had a huge amount of spunk throughout the show. One thing I did notice, however, is that she has far more energy in her live performances than in her recorded songs, which occasionally seem borderline flat. She's got a wonderful voice paired with enjoyable acoustic guitar lines which result in a highly memorable performance.