Oakland California band Whiskerman formed seven years ago, and have established for themselves a formidable reputation, based on their incredible songwriting and lyricism, and stupendous live performance. Their latest single, ‘Belly Of The Beast’, comes ahead of their new album, ‘Kingdom Illusions’, set for release on March 6.
BUNNIES is an experimental band from Northampton, Massachusetts, whose drummer Matthew Newman, aka Mount Emult, is a director who has made videos for Pixies, Panda Bear (of Animal Collective), Dying Fetus, Dance Gavin Dance and other adventurous pop acts. It’s no surprise therefore to find out that they’ve got a pretty robust idea as to how to represent their songs on video. For their latest single, ‘The Problem With Link Think’, BUNNIES have turned to Western Massachusetts visionaries, Opertura.
There’s a fine tradition in pop music singing about journeys to the stars – Elton John had ‘Rocketman’, David Bowie had quite a few, including ‘Starman’ and ‘Space Oddity’, and Irish duo Jedward sang about their ‘Pop Rocket’ which was shooting straight for the stars. Now Brooklyn band Overlord join the star bound set with their song, ‘Mission To Mars’, the lead track from their new album, ‘The Well-Tempered Overlord’, which is set for release on September 9.
The Roxy gave their audience a glimpse of what old school, gritty rock and roll was all about in West Hollywood, California back in the 60’s and early 70’s with two great performances by Morgan Delt and Flamin’ Groovies and then topped it all off with a psychedelic light display that many people have probably never seen anything like.