Monday, April 13, 2009

"Anvil" Turns It Up to 13

As many of you heavy metal lovers may already know, the Canadian metal group "Anvil" are both hitting the road, promoting their new album 13, and supporting a new documentary about their band. As close to a "Spinal Tap" documentary as this may seem the group has already made its impact influencing acts such as Metallica, Motorhead, and other great hair bands of the early 80's.
They may not be Rock "N" Roll Hall of Fame material, but at least they can find relief in the fact that they have die hard fans and still know how to rock with the best. Let's just hope they keep the stonehenge props at home.
Those interested in the movie can click on the image and be directed to the trailer. Enjoy

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Let's Do The Time Warp Again...

Titling my blog with a Meatloaf/Rocky Horror Picture Show song might be an odd reference, but trust me I've got a reason or two. First, to set the record straight (musical pun) it has been a long time since I've posted anything to the blog, but do to all my massive listening to a great online radio station called WOXY it's been difficult to focus on much else. This leads to my second point and reasoning for my time warp reference I mentioned above. WOXY SIMPLY ROCKS. As a former terrestrial station that ended up closing its doors in January 2004. They found another life as a strictly online station and have been a model for others across the nation.

With only a handful of disc jockeys and a desire to turn our eardrums inside out they have received rave reviews from such entities as Q Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and Penthouse. As for you non beleivers just give them a listen or test drive one of the many vintage stations. It's a musical meltdown and an opportunity to revisit some gems of yester year.
Musically, it's been an odd month for me and for the notable numbers I'm going to have to go with a mix of art rock and hip hop. Enjoy and if you get a chance give them a whirl.

Notable Numbers Currently in Play:
  1. Artist: Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth member), Album: Trees Outside the Academy
  2. Artist: Bedouin Soundclash (punkish/rocksteady), Album: Street Gospel
  3. Artist: Kero One (San Fran Hip/Hop Man), Album: Easy Believers