Thursday, April 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday...Mike Plume

A couple of posters from times I have seen Mike Plume in concert.

In concert news...Mike Plume will be playing in Edmonton on Thursday July 2nd at the Mercury Room. Tickets now available.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Seven Inch Sunday (Nirvana)

Today's seven inch single is a Nirvana bootleg I bought a few years back. The title of it is Beauty And Power E.P. that came out in 1991 on Karst Records. I have never heard of this label or seen anything else come out on this label.

The cover of this seven inch says it play at 33rpm, but that is wrong as it needs to be played at 45rpm. One of the songs on here is a song called "If You Must" that is from a demo done in 1988 at Reciprocal Recording Studio in Seattle, Washington. The song did eventually get released on the Nirvana box set With The Lights Out that came out in 2004. It is mislabelled on the back cover as Happy Hour and the times of the songs are also wrong. The other two songs on this are Downer and Hairspray Queen from the 1992 album Incesticide, though both recording are really rough. This EP is for collectors only. Not very good.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Dolly Rotten Live Apr.3rd 2015

It's been a busy week so I am just now getting to write about the show my Cuz and I went to last Friday. The show was at the Pawn Shop and was the CD release party for local band Dolly Rotten. Other bands on the bill were Lonesome Dove (in which we missed), Kurt West Express and The Devil's Sons all Edmonton bands.

We got there in time to catch the Kurt West Express band. They are a country/rock band. They were alright but need some work.

Kurt West Express at the Pawn Shop.

Next up was The Devil's Sons, who are a rockabilly three piece band. Rockabilly isn't my kind of music, the band has talent no doubt, just not my thing.

The Devil's Sons at the Pawn Shop.

Headliner of the evening were Dolly Rotten celebrating the release of there debut album called "Coming For You". This was my second time seeing the band play live, the first time being when they opened for the Supersuckers about six months ago. By the time Dolly Rotten hit the stage around midnite, the place was packed, which was great to see. And everyone was pretty primed by this point.

Dolly Rotten play a sytle of music I would describe as a mix of rock n' roll with tinges of punk, metal and some country. This six piece band has it going on, from lead singers Lace Daryns awesome vocals, guitar by Kurt West and Greg Stefishen and the nice touch of pedal steel player Smokey Fennel which gives the band that country tinge. Put it all together and you get some great blue collar rock n' roll.

With song titles such as Working Class SOB, Paint My Collar Blue, Drive Me To Drink and Brand New Drug, you get the idea what Dolly Rotten is about. The songs are well written and the musicianship is top notch as well. Their songs can start as just straight up rock n' roll, but when it kicks in, that is when the metal/punk comes out, then when Lace tears in to the song it is in your face, she can really belt it out and is a very impressive vocalist. All and all Dolly Rotten is an impressive band and has a great future in front of them. A great show. Good times!!!

Dolly Rotten at the Pawn Shop.


Dolly Rotten independent CD release "Coming For You".

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday...Leeroy Stagger

A few posters from the times I have seen Leeroy Stagger in concert.

In concert news...Leeroy Stagger will be playing in Edmonton on Thursday May 28th at the Mercury Room promoting his newest album "Dream It All Away" that will be coming out in May.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Seven Inch Saturday (Old 97's/Waylon Jennings)

Today's seven inch single is a double seven inch release by Dallas, Texas band the Old 97's with country legend Waylon Jennings recording together. This four song EP has two demos by Old 97's from 1996 Visiting Hours/Fireflies and two songs done with Waylon Jennings.

This EP came out in 2013 on Omnivore Recordings and was Record Store Day special release.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday...Ween

Some posters from Ween concerts I have been too.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Seven Inch Saturday (Alice Cooper)

Today's seven inch single is a UK release from Alice Cooper that came out in 1986. This single was from his forthcoming release Constrictor. The song is called "He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)", this song was used for the theme song from the movie "Friday The 13th, Part VI: Jason Lives".

I remember being super excited about the release of the Constrictor album, as it was being labeled as his big comeback album. Although it had actually only been three years between releases. But this was considered a back to classic Alice Cooper album. This song was the worst song on the album.

The B Side to this single is a live version of the classic Alice song "Billion Dollar Babies" recorded in 1976. Not sure where this live version was recorded, nonetheless, it sounds great.

This single came with a 14"X18" poster.