Monday, April 27, 2009

Houndstooth News

Full schedule today kiddies!
 Kurt St. Thomas 8-1pm
 Angie C. (hey, that's ME!) 1-6pm 
 Bruce McDonald 6-9pm
All times are Pacific yo.
 turn on tune in.....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Heartless Bastards @ Spaceland 4/21/09

I have been looking forward to this show for so long, that when it finally came, I sort of lost my mind.  I tried to *live blog* from the audience, but honestly, I was rocking too hard to say anything clever or witty.  Spaceland was packed. It was hot, it was sweaty, and there was an energy in the air.  The band were playing so well together, taking the audience on this amazing ride.  At one point I looked over into the middle of the audience and a bunch of people had raised their hands up like they were at a religious revival. All I could think of  was; "HELL YEAH". 
 Kat and I had placed ourselves just a person or two back from where singer Erika stood on stage.  Sweat was just pouring off of me like sheets of rain, but I could not have cared less.  That woman just belted out songs like she was on fire. Just phenomenal.  After about 6 or 7 songs in, I was ready to pass out, so I moved out of the crowd and to the back. (I know, I'm a pussy)
At the end of the night we were lucky enough to meet Erika Wennerstrom, and she was amazingly gracious, sweet, and maybe a tad tipsy.... I think I said something ridiculous like "It's such an honor to meet you" because I get like that around musicians that inspire me. Go ahead, make all the fun you like.  I also had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Mark Nathan, who plays guitar for THB.  His wife and I have been following each other on Twitter recently, so I thought I'd go up and introduce myself. He was equally as gracious and just an all around sweet guy. These folks are not the jaded hipsters one usually suspects when a band is that good.  That kind of stuff goes a long way with me.
Please catch THB live if you can...they are wrapping up a tour with Gaslight Anthem, and then will be hitting the road for a bit with Jenny Lewis and the Decemberists. They will also be playing lots of festivals this summer including Lollapalooza in Chicago.  Do yourself a favor, experience this band in person.  I had a religious experience. Heartless Bastards be thy name.

This video from the show comes courtesy of Kat Corbett. enjoy:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Found my girl kay hanley...she's now a total h bastards fan!!! This show is like being at a revival. Totally amazing.
Erika asks how is everybody? We're having a religious experience thank u. Mountain on now.
3rd song in. Rt in front of erika singing her ass off. Sounds amazing!!!
Just ran into melanie..bartender at spaceland..used to be my fave bartender at TT's in Cambridge, MA. Small world.
The hBastards are selling HB tote bags at the merch table! Love that. Ha ha
Celeb sightings so far: One of the girlfriends from A Perfect Storm at the bar at Resevoir. Hippie chick from Seattle Real World cast and Erika from hbastards hanging at merch table. Too shy to make contact! LOL

Monday, April 20, 2009

I will be blogging live tue. night from the Heartless Bastards show @Spaceland!! Join me!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Killing a few minutes before I head over to The Hound HQ to get some work done. Lots of exciting things going on at Houndstooth. We've officially mind-melded w/fellow dj and music savant Bruce McDonald. I'll do a full *C-Spotlight* shine on him soon...but for now just know his music collection is almost as big as his musical knowledge. We're talking huge. colossal even. So tons of new and old music going into the Hound's library.
New music from Rancid, Art Brut, and The Dead Weather added this week. Looking forward to some new music soon from Frank Black's latest band *Grand Duchy*. Mr. Black, aka: Mr. Black Francis/Mr. Charles Thompson has begun a band with the amazing vocal stylings of Violet Clark, (who incidentally happens to be his wife). I've heard four tracks on their myspace page and I must say, I am smitten thus far.
Elsewhere in my universe; sad to see the season and most likely series finale of Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles. I really loved this show. I knew it was on FOX....I knew it's future was bleak, and yet...I loved it still. Shirley Manson as a *metal* was poetry in motion. Brian Austin Green was all ruggedly handsome as John Connor's uncle.... I shall miss ye, T:SCC.
I hear Dollhouse is next on FOX's chopping block, and I can't say I'm surprised, but really, can we just have a Joss Whedon network already? I'd pay a subscription to that!
Looking forward to seeing The Heartless Bastards at Spaceland in Silverlake next week. (April 21st) I will give a full report next week for sure.
That's all for now....
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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The C Spotlight shines on Roll The Tanks!

One of my fave bands we play on Houndstooth has a new Tour Diary out. Take a look at how they spent their recent tour en route to SXSW in Austin, Texas. Looks like they found a rockin' laundry mat and a restaurant named after ME! (okay, not really named after me....)
Originally from Mill City (aka: Lowell, MA) they now call LA home. Get to know the amazing Roll The Tanks !!! (You'll be awfully glad you did.)