Great article! Enzymes definitely knows how to play the crowd and get you shakin' your booty. https://soundcloud.com/enzymes/88-mph-enzymes is one of his newest and one of my favorites if you're looking to check out his tunes!
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We just had Enzymes (awesome dude!) on air last night, we feature local producers, DJs, events, and have had international artists in studio for interviews.
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Promoters need to do some PROMOTING to get people to the show! Just my $.02!
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Ha! Not too much for the paper, Michelle. We didn't have room for both photos in the print paper, but I added the one finger salute photo by Eddie Spaghetti to our online version. Thanks for getting that to us. It's awesome.
Erica ! Thanks for the great review - but where is the picture with the one finger salute? Too much for the paper? ; )
Thanks so much for your support, talk soon!
"Very loose pants" is a reference to the 'Hammer-Pants" style of chefs pants. Action used to cook professionally. Get with it.
I can only hope management improves. The Nickel Creek concert earlier this month was the WORST concert going experience I've ever had. The only thing the Wilma staff cared about was stopping cellphone videos, even though aisles were completely blocked and there was a crazy amount of smoking going on in an extremely overcrowded theater, which I am pretty sure isn't a model for fire resistance or fire safety. Oh, and that premium price ticket you bought? You want a seat with that? Sucks for you! Most laughable was when anyone bought a bottle of water, they kept the plastic top "so it couldn't be thrown or become a projectile." Really? But you want to walk around with more beer cans than you can carry? No problem.
That's a good idea, Bob. Here's a Charles Bradley jam that I particularly like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-jYpdRw2Y…
As the 2 commenters have mentioned above, sounds like you aren't quite up to date on what Rick has been doing. His concerts are filled with such high energy and are so fan friendly, you should try and catch one, he tours almost 100 dates a year. Also, you might want to take a look at a fan documentary that really showcases Rick's amazing connection with his many, many very loyal fans. "An Affair of the Heart" is the title of this awesome film which had its New York City premier in October 2012. It's both heartwarming and funny, it'll make you laugh and cry. The film crew followed Rick for over two years, gathering concert footage as well as interviewing Rick and the featured fans. The film focuses on 7 fans and shows the amazing connection they have with Rick and how he has touched their lives. It shows the 'human' side of Rick and how he loves his fans as much as we love him. Yellow Rick Road Productions did an awesome job filming this incredible documentary...It's a must see for fans and non-fans alike and you will definitely be a fan after watching this film. It's available on BluRay DVD at rickspringfielddoc.com as well as Amazon...and I guarantee you will LOVE it!!
It might be useful for these reviews to include links to what the author thinks are representative songs, available on Youtube, Soundcloud, etc.
I don't think you are quite up to date on Mr. Springfield and his accomplishments as a musician. I just spent the weekend attending two of his shows. He is more impressive now and puts on a much better show than he ever did in the 80s. And I know because I saw him 4 times back then as well.
Also have you really LISTENED to VIO or S4TEOTW? Because frankly they contain some of the best music he's ever written. His fan base (myself included) wouldn't be as strong as it is today if he didn't continually deliver fantastic music. How many other artists have had a core group of followers since the early 70s when he first got here and some from down under who've been fans since the 60s and his days in Zoot? You can't just write off somebody who can keep those people interested and completely entertained all those years (even when he quit to be a stay at home dad we were still there waiting for new music) as not having a hell of a lot of talent. His lyrics have matured along with all of us and his music continually and consistently rocks with the best of them. He has always been one hell of a guitar player and his music showcases that.
Both of his books were NYT bestsellers. Obviously the man can write. Not just song lyrics (for himself and many others) but now books as well.
He deserves so much more credit than he usually gets. There is so much more to him than Jessie's Girl.
Wow, sounds like you may not have seen him in concert recently. I've seen him twice (for the 1st time) recently and he is such an incredible musician. Truly a complete entertainer, not just someone re-hashing his youth. My husband (not a fan) also was totally impressed by his talent. I think his latest 2 albums, particularly "Venus in Overdrive", is some of the best stuff around. The books were good, a lot of fun, but having seen many, many rocks shows in my (many) decades, he's right up there with the best.
Finally read this piece. Happy I did. One thing, though, Mr. Brooks: Your generalization about radio is only valid if you ignore college radio. I'm sure you meant commercial radio, but I feel like it's worth mentioning college radio, which has certainly been around for three decades or so, as a place "people who like music" can find something to listen to over the airwaves.
Long live music AND college radio!
Nice article, Dan. I can't tell if your lament for the ease of defining yourself relative to an evil empire is sarcasm or if it truly pains you.
I personally think the new era where we must actually judge music on it's content is the BIRTH of taste. We can no longer feign sophistication through the laziness of being a part of a non-mainstream counterculture. We actually have to think. We may have to explain and justify our identities by developing our own values.
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Thank you so much Mr. Brooks! Your words hit me right in the 'aw shucks' part of my chest. It is truly very appreciated.
This whole thing sounds ridiculous and I can't wait to witness it first hand!?
His video "Prayer Loop Song"has been seen by over 1 million wordwide on our page
I have seen these guys a number of times and they always put on a great show, Plus they do a kewl cover of Motorhead's "Ace of spades", a song even most three and four piece bands wouldn't dare try to cover!
I definitely think one of true definitions of an artist is one who allows the music to flow naturally through the current life state. That's what keeps the new music enlightened.
Can't wait to check out these guys - sounds interesting. I'm not into hard metal, but my knowledge of all music genres opens my mind to any possibilities. I'm a longtime ago punk fan, and have always loved rock and roll (not the cheesy overplayed class(ick) rock). I will definitely check it out and WELCOME the new arrival! BRING IT DOWN!!!
I wouldn't say that Chris La Tray is a bad writer here. After all, he's merely covering a two track record.
"Songs come in hard and fast - then leave" when coupled with "There's no this is what you should do" leaves the reader a bit in the dark.
Was Chris amazed at this release? Disappointed? Does he recommend fans of a particular genre to get this 45? What's the motivation for this effort? Where can you get it? You mean to tell me that out of two bands, (probably totaling like a dozen people) not one could be reached for a comment??
Chris' writing is great. I liked how he ended with "Just because you know more than three chords, doesn't mean you have to play them." Clever, but this article is missing vital info and seems - uncaring.
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