Monday, November 27, 2006

Sad!

Posted by on Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 2:07 PM

Pamela Anderson has filed for divorce from Kid Rock.

I bet you a case of Coors Light they'll be remarried at Wildhorse Saloon within two years. Tootsie's has bad mojo now.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Nice Image!

Posted by on Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 11:47 AM

Alright armchair A&R types, here's a post from the Velvet Rope you might want to weigh in on.

I contracted a new booking deal with a local band that's eager to get out on the road in the fall.

They've been playing together since they were all about sixteen and are now all around 21-22 years old. They've only really gotten serious with playing, recording and wanting to make this a career in the past year. (which sounds just about right, imo)

I've managed and booked one other band before—but they were all music school grads and thought that they had it all figured out—which made my job very difficult. Needless to say, that relationship didn't last very long and they're barely a blip even on the local radar screens now.

One of the things that I butted heads with the old band about was their "image" onstage.

Now, I'm not talking about eyeliner and leather pants, I just wanted them to consider their stage identities when playing shows—I believe that a band should LOOK like a band when they play a show—not like four landscapers that just finished mowing the lawn.

When my new project told me that they wanted help developing an image, I was ECSTATIC! Not only have they given me every Wed-Sun from September and beyond to fill their schedule with, they also realize that, unfortunately or not, the music they play is only one part of what will make them a successful band.

I'm looking for feedback from the Rope about some ideas to work with—their sound is best described as "souful southern rock", complete with lead and rhythm guitars, bass, drums, synthesizer and the Leslie.

They consistently blow rooms away and I've had realatively good success getting them in front of larger audiences (securing support slots for larger acts touring through our city) as well as filling their schedule with dates in VA, WV, MD, DC and their homestate-PA.

This is what I'm working with right now:

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Friday vids

Posted by on Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 11:31 AM

The Raconteurs - "Broken Boy Soldiers" live from City Hall.

and bonus video, openers The Muldoons.

Red Meat and Boobies

Posted by on Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 11:03 AM

Nashville's unlistenable "active rock" station 102.9 the Buzz has replaced the crappy syndicated morning talk show "Bob and Tom" with a different crappy syndicated morning talk show from Michigan called "Free Beer and Hot Wings."

From the press release:
"Securing Free Beer & Hot Wings is a classic case of turning a challenge into an opportunity. We have enjoyed our nine-year relationship with Bob and Tom and we tried to keep the show on our station. However, after Clear Channel and Cumulus made the corporate deal to put the show on a Cumulus station, we searched for and found a new program that is funny, spontaneous and even more relevant to our audience," Walters said.

Once again the Cromwell Group knows what's relevant for Nashville, and serves another one up for our community!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Enjoy your meals

Posted by on Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 1:12 PM

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Scenecast Episode 56

Posted by on Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 7:51 AM

Intensify your pre-Thanksgiving anticipation with a spin through Scenecast Episode 56. Let the sonic smorgasbord runneth over with the bounty of the harvest from Flathead, Jave Everett, Tom Waits, Guy Clark (...not smoking pot!), Dierks Bentley, The New Flesh, ShadowWax, Matt Pond PA, Leigh Nash, David Mead, Curt Perkins, Darryl Worley, Jucifer and The Dynamites featuring Charles "Wigg" Walker.

Spread The Love...and pass the candied yams!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Charlie Louvin

Posted by on Tue, Nov 21, 2006 at 5:48 PM

Charlie Louvin, the guitar-playing half of the legendary country duo The Louvin Brothers, has finished a new, self-titled record in Nashville with producer Mark Nevers. It should be interesting to hear songs like "Atomic Power" and "The Christian Life" rendered with Nevers' tasteful and subtly iconoclastic production style; early reports say the record is a nice balance between reverent and rocking, which describes a lot of The Louvin Brothers' classic 1950s work, come to think of it. It's a record of duets. Louvin's singing partners include Tift Merritt, George Jones, Jeff Tweedy and a promising newcomer to the county scene who goes by the name of Costello. There's a moving tribute to Charlie's brother Ira, who died in 1965. Charlie Louvin is set for February release on the new, New York-based label Tompkins Square.

In other Ben Folds news...

Posted by on Tue, Nov 21, 2006 at 4:46 PM

Apparently during one of our local boy's shows in NYC last week, a couple of pranksters from ImprovEverywhere came out pretending to be the band and hilarity ensued. Check out the full story here. Via Idolator.



After the jump, some audience reactions...

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Why is Chris Cobb trying to kill me and other thoughts from Monday night at Exit/In...

Posted by on Tue, Nov 21, 2006 at 4:33 PM

centromatic (3k image)

Since we here at the Scene went to press a day early—so you folks can grab a paper before the Holiday (Jim Ridley wrote a cover story on Guy Clark!)—I figured I would use Cream to express some Spin-worthy thoughts about last night's Bobby Bare Jr./Centro-Matic show at Exit/In. (Anonymity, I miss you already).

Check out my ramblings, and a track from Centro-Matic, after the jump.

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Grand Palace Cleans House

Posted by on Tue, Nov 21, 2006 at 1:52 PM

They're having a sale:

Hello, record buyers, Grand Palace Records will have it's first sale ever, beginning this Friday, it will run from 11/24 - 12/3 and will work a little bit like this:

$1 Records are 4 for $1 (Seriously)
$2-$14 Items (All New & Used Cds / Lps / Dvds) are $1 off that ticketed amount
$15 - $24 Items are $2 off
$25-$34 Items are $3 off
$35+ Items are $5 off

So, if you have your eye on something and you want to make sure you get it, don't wait for the sale, because it will probably be gone.

Grand Palace Records
128 1/2 N. Church St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-890-3221
www.grandpalace.us
records@grandpalace.us

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