On a recent tour stop in Shreveport, the New Grass Country Club van was broken into and street thugs made off with cash, personal belonging and most of the band’s instruments. The devastating loss has effectively put the band on a forced hiatus, preventing them from performing live or continuing work on the follow up [...]
01.31: Monotonix + Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? + Caddywhompus – One Eyed Jacks
Banned from nearly every venue in their hometown of Tel Aviv, this guitar-driven garage rock band’s live shows have become infamous for their haphazard fire play and their propensity for inspiring already rabid crowds to start uproarious dance parties.
Just as New Orleaneans thought the “Week of All Things Awesome” had come to a close with the recent Jazz Fest announcement, the humble men behind a local punk/ska label have come forward to respectfully disagree. Last night, I came home to find an e-mail from Community Records, which succinctly read: THE.RX.BANDITS.ARE.HEADLINING.BLOCK.PARTY. Though understated, I [...]
One of the most exciting parts of following a young band is watching their musical and songwriting sensibilities change and evolve quite literally before your ears. Sharks’ Teeth, the nom de guerre Tyler Schurlock adopts when not writing songs for and performing with Sun Hotel, started out as little more than an avenue to release [...]
Vox and the Hound + Sun Hotel performing at Carrollton Station on January 14, 2011
01.14: Vox and The Hound + Sun Hotel – Carrollton Station
When Leo DeJesus decides to flesh out his arsenal with a crack team of similarly long resumed musicians – including musical renaissance man/Community Records founder/all around nice guy Daniel Rey – you can pretty much bet on the fact that the end result is going to be better than good.