Stuff Going On. . .
We may not be doing much over here but some of the acts we are in touch with are hard at work. Some are in the studio, others are just trying out something new and different in rehearsals. Here is a quick and dirty update on some of that.
Last week I wandered down and caught Karen Curious (The New Professionals) and Lani Ford (Stark) doing some acoustic stuff at a little place on Avenue C. It was a cool show-mellow but still neat. Karen tried out a new song or two, both sounding promising. the neat thing though is that she is moving from bass guitar to lead guitar. We got a sampling I think in the course of the acoustic set, as she was just not into the bar stool acoustic show. She was up and about more like doing the electric guitar on a stage with a band. From the little I caught, she should be fine. Soon enough the New Pros are heading to SXSW.
Lani Ford has likewise busy. She was playing out in Pennsylvania last weekend and at Arlene’s this weekend. the more interesting news is that her and the band (Stark) are in the recording studio working on what will be their third album. We got a sampling of one tune they had just recorded along with a mix of other numbers from her most recent CD.
Jumping ahead to next week, we got have the release party for a CD that has been done for awhile. Queen V will be having a CD Release/ Birthday party at her Take Back New York show at Don Hills. Quite the CD, Death or Glory features various guest artists, including Vernon Reid of Living Colour. Forget the artists, she just has some cool tunes on this album, (not that her earlier stuff was not good!). i have heard some of these on off for the last year or more and it will be nice holding the Death or Glory CD in my hand. I am, I guess, one of those folks who still likes a CD. I won’t go the next step and say that vinyl is even better-it ain’t. Regardless of all that, it is just very cool that Death or Glory is finally coming out!
Well who else was I wanting to talk about. . . There are two acts who are in the studio now or will be soon enough. Both KILLCODE and Do You See The Dark are aiming to have CDs out shortly and they are or will be in the studio shortly. Do You See The Dark has been working on new material for awhile and their sound and even their older material has evolved, so I am looking forward to their CD!
Lastly it seems that Words On Parchment appear to be back! Rob and Anthony are back and perhaps even have a drummer so they moving from the acoustic indie sound to a pop punk band sound. Last i heard, they were still needing a Bass player. And they are back at Mr D’s in Yonkers sometime soon with the Halfway Crooks. And with the new sound has come a new name=Burning Times.
So that is an update on what is going on with some of the local talent I am in touch with.