New England local favorites the Nate Wilson Group returns to Brighton Music Hall this Friday on May 13th! The last time they played there, it was a sold out show so get your tickets early. It will be a great night of music with Township and Banana Phonetic on the bill as well.
About Nate Wilson Group:
The Nate Wilson Group is the brainchild of New Hampshire based singer-songwriter/keyboardist Nate Wilson. The band solidified its sound in 2007 with the release of their first studio EP, featuring original tracks “For the Sun,” “Justify,” and “Unbound.” Gathering much of their inspiration from the riff-heavy psychedelic hard-rock of the 60′s and 70′s, the group has drawn comparisons to 1st generation luminaries Led Zeppelin and Cream, as well as neo-classic and stoner rock contemporaries Wolfmother, The Black Keys, Dead Meadow, and The Raconteurs.
Let’s face it, you’d be hard-pressed to find a band that’s more fun to see live than Ludo. What’s even more magical is when that FUN is caught forever through photos! Check out Tasha’s captures from Ludo’s recent show in Chicago that do just that!
February 19, 2011
Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Photos by: Tasha Schalk
Hinder, Saving Abel & Kopek
February 7, 2011
Royale – Boston, MA
Photos by: Jennifer Russo
It’s been four years but She Wants Revenge just posted some new music in the form of a video for “Take the World” directed by band member Adam Bravin (DJ Adam 12).
The track continues the group’s dark synth and bass-heavy sound and is the first in a series of webisodes in advance of their new album, due out late May 2011. Remixes for “Take the World” will be coming out in the next few weeks, as well as additional videos for new tracks. Check out the webisode below for your first listen:
With a new album, upcoming tour dates and a Coachella appearance in store, 2011 is going to be a very busy year for She Wants Revenge. Check out the track and I’d love to hear what you think. Thanks!
We’re just going to keep a running tab of holiday downloads, songs, releases that become available so check back periodically to see what’s new! (If you have a suggestion for our list, send it over firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. First Listen: Foxy Shazam covering “Heaven On Their Minds” From Jesus Christ Superstar
Foxy Shazam recorded the song for the new compilation disc Gift Wrapped Vol. II: Snowed In. The track can be purchased here.
2. Free Download: Paul Simon / Getting Ready for Christmas Day
Fans can head over to Paul Simon’s official website (or below) for a free download of the new single “Getting Ready For Christmas Day” from his upcoming Spring 2011 release So Beautiful Or So What
3. Support a great tour: Rooney Digital Christmas EP
One of our favorite bands ROONEY just recorded a Christmas EP of three cover songs: “Merry Christmas (War is Over),” “Last Christmas” and “Little Saint Nick”. The EP is being offered as a free download to anyone who purchases tickets for their upcoming tour. Deets here.
4. Support a good cause: The Organ Beats / This Christmas
One of our favorite Boston local acts, The Organ Beats, are offering up a dollar download of their song “This Christmas”. The best part? All proceeds go to the MSPCA! Do it! Buy it here.
5. First Listen: Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara on If Christmas Is Wrong I Don’t Wanna Be Right
You can stream TBS’s Adam Lazzara lending his voice to the new holiday album from The Fog Breathers titled If Christmas Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right here.
6. Video: Coldplay / Christmas Lights
Check out the video for Coldplay’s new song Christmas Lights below:
7. For a Good Cause: The Killers / Boots
The Killers have released a new tune just in time for the holidays titled “Boots”. Proceeds from the song, which you can buy via iTunes here, will benefit (RED) and help fight AIDS in Africa. For each view of the video (released to honor World AIDS Day), Starbucks will contribute five cents to the cause — views on our player below count towards the total.
7. Compilation CD: ‘Tis The Season To Be Fearless
Fearless Records has released a new Christmas compilation cd titled ‘Tis The Season To Be Fearless for the generous price of $4.99. The release features songs from The Maine, Go Radio, Breathe Carolina and more. Pick it up here.
7. For a Good Cause: Corey Taylor’s X-M@$
Slipknot/Stone Sour main main Corey Taylor has announced plans to release a Christmas single entitled X-M@$ on December 12 in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. Join Corey’s campaign to hit the song out of the ballpark here and get a first listen here.
8. Video: Good Charlotte Sing The 12 Days Of Christmas
Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte sing the 12 Days of Christmas for VEVO.com’s first Christmas video of the season. Check out the guys singing all 12 verses while adding in some personal touches and their signature harmonies.
Physicians for Haiti is partnering with Karmaloop and the House of Blues to hold a benefit concert to raise awareness of the ongoing needs in Haiti and bring remembrance for the 6-month anniversary of the earthquake. The event will be held at the House of Blues Boston on Saturday, July 10 at 6pm.
As the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010 has fallen from the news, physicians and Haitian organizations in Boston have not forgotten the tremendous loss and unmet needs. An estimated 230,000 people perished in the earthquake, approximately 200,000 were injured, and 1.3 million citizens were internally displaced in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Damage of this scale mandates the investment of decades of support and attention.
The evening will include a special surprise guest as well as performances by Bad Rabbits, the funk-rock party starters who were recently picked as one of the Boston Herald’s “Top Ten Bands for 2010,” as well as received a nomination for best R&B Act is the Boston Phoenix’s Best of Boston music poll. Will Dailey and the Rivals will be kicking off the night, who are two-time winners of the Boston Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter and appeared live on CSI: New York and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. There will be poetry readings inspired by the events in Haiti as well as words from Haitian community-based organizations about their ongoing work to support Haiti. Partners from the Haitian community include the Association of Haitian Women in Boston (AFAB), Boston Haiti Health Support Team (BHHST), the Haitian Coalition of Somerville, the Foundation for the Technological and Economic Advancement of Mirebalais (FATEM), the Massachusetts Coalition of Haitian Hometown Associations (MACHHA), and Harvard for Haiti. Attendees will be encouraged to become involved and will hear updates about progress and current needs.
Proceeds from the event will benefit a new teaching-hospital that is being constructed in Mirebalais, Haiti through the efforts of David Walton and Partners in Health. This hospital will be located 45 minutes from Port-Au-Prince and will serve as a regional referral hospital for the lower central plateau. This hospital will serve as a national center of excellence, a training facility, and an example of how the health care sector can be resuscitated after the tragedy of January 12th. Once completed the Mirebalais hospital, encompassing over 180,000 square feet, will be the largest public hospital outside of Port au Prince.
To purchase tickets, please go to: www.rememberhaiticoncert.com
Tickets will also be sold at the door.
November 25, 2009
Bourbon St. – Baltimore, MD
Photos by: Tasha Schalk
Hailing from a small town in Mississippi, the members of Saving Abel (Jason Null on guitar, Jared Weeks on vocals, Blake Dixon on drums, Scott Bartlett on guitar, and Eric Taylor on bass) remember a time not so long ago when they were working their day jobs and driving back and forth to Memphis to lay down an EP they hoped might get heard by someone. They never expected it to get heard by Jason Flom who would subsequently offer them a record deal transforming their lives and giving them the chance they had once only dreamed about.
Their self-titled debut album is burning up rock radio with the sexually charged rock n roll anthem Addicted, their first single. The rest of the album is just as strong pleasing rock fans with a message that is loud and clear – it’s not science, it’s just good ole rock n’ roll. The video for Addicted debuted on where else but Playboy.com. Currently out on the road in support of their major label debut, the band is putting it all out there night after night hoping that fans walk away singing their songs, wearing their t-shirts and buying their cd.
Three Days Grace crashed into the music scene with a vengeance with their self-titled debut. With fierce singles like “I Hate Everything About You” and “Just Like You” they amassed a loyal following and toured with bands like Nickelback, Hoobastank and Evanescence. A few years later they’re back with the same vengeance and a new cd. One-X will be hitting record stores on June 13th. The first single, “Animal I Have Become”, is an aggressive, in your face, unapologetic rocker that will definitely whet your appetite for this band and leave you wanting more. Exploring the darkest of places with the boldest of sound and lyrics, Three Days Grace welcomes you into their world to feel it the way that they do. Songs inspired by ironic bouts of loneliness and isolation while surrounded by millions of people. You may think you know them, but they will quickly remind you that you don’t.
Three Days Grace (Adam Gontier on vocals and guitar, Barry Stock on lead guitar, Neil Sanderson on drums, and Brad Walst on bass) is currently out on the Jagermeister tour with Staind and will be joining Nickelback and Hoobastank on tour starting June 30th.
Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | June 2006
Armed with merely ten dollars and a dance routine best described as happenstance, OK Go (Damian Kulash on vocals and guitar, Tim Nordwind on bass, Dan Konopka on drums, and Andy Ross on guitar and keyboards) burst on to the musical stage with a stylish bang. Making their initial mark on the scene with their self-titled debut in 2002, OK Go has been drawing in fans en masse with their own unique approach to music with infectious dance grooves and unaffected lyrics. With their follow up album Oh No released in 2005, the band is currently on the road with their high-energy live show and delightfully conspicuous stage clothes.
We recently sat down with lead singer Damian Kulash, Jr. before a show with She Wants Revenge and The Lashes in Clifton Park, New York. If it weren’t for a couple of brief yawns and hair tousles, you would never know this outspoken front-man was recovering from a case of bad salad, suffering from a lack of sleep, and in the midst of preparing to direct OK Go’s next video.
Interviewed by: Julie Zidel and Laura DiBetta | May 2006