Some Prospects for 2016!
Happy New Year to All!
Something a little different for the first post of 2016! We reached out to various bands over the last week or two and asked them: What they are looking forward to in in 2016?
This is what we got back:
Black Satellite shared that they are currently working on their our second EP, “Infinite Illusion”. They plan on releasing it late in February or early March. “We can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” Stay tuned for their EP and our review!
Jane Lee Hooker – The big news with them is of course that they have signed with Ruf Records, which will entail a new record this year. Also tied to that I imagine are the recent gigs they added to their schedule. They got two shows at BB Kings in the coming weeks, and then another handful in upstate NY, PA and one over in Delaware! Then, I see they are hit Las Vegas in September for the Big Blues Bender! Last year JLH were busy. It appears they will more than continue that on into 2016!
Mother got back to me with the announcement that they are currently heavily focused on writing some new tunes at the moment, but will be back to playing NYC in the spring. So I am looking forward to that. For those who in meantime want to check out some of their current stuff there is a sampling on Facebook. and no doubt we need to finally get them onto WildWestRadio. . . And it appears they too are also heading out to Pennsylvania in February hitting some venues around Harrisburg.
Ten Ton Mojo is right out of the gate, heading down to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ for the Light of Day Winterfest Festival on January 15th, and then on January they are with Killcode and others at the Shop in Brooklyn. And that I am sure is only the beginning. . .stay tuned for more.
Which brings us to KILLCODE. So you already know they are heading to Brooklyn on January 30th for a gig at the Shop. On top of that they have recently released a new tune, the Answer, and that is what you should be checking out. More to follow no doubt.
Queen V. . . I have been a fan of hers since late 2003, when I got that Radical Records collection of NYC Bands. I remember plugging that into my CD player on my way up to the Chance in Poughkeepsie to see Bent Brother (aka Twisted Sister). It was one of their holiday shows they do now and again. Who was warming up. . . Queen V, who had just wrapped up a tour with Billy Idol. Good Girl Gone Bad still rocks. Her new EP Bridges will be coming out on February 12th! To follow that up she will be at the Rockwood Music Hall on Thursday, February 18th and promises more shows to come!
Now we arrive at Maniac Rise. They quickly got back to me with this: “Maniac Rise will conquer the world!!” I am looking forward to it!
The next two entail a jump across the pond over to the UK. One a fairly recent entry into the scene, and the other a bit longer. . .
The Gang, which have been at it I guess since 2013, and just announced a January 2016 Tour, of course of the UK. Regardless, anyone who is in the area, I do encourage them to check them out! If you aren’t in the UK, they still got a recent collection of tunes.
Lastly, there is Mr. Bernie Torme, who with two recent CD releases, two successful Pledge Music campaigns, and numerous gigs throughout the UK happening, I ask What’s Next?
Again a Happy New Year to all! The above just scratches the surface of what is coming. As DLR said so long ago. . .:”Don’t be staring at your stereo, fool. . .”