As Adam Levy’s six-person backing band took the stage last Saturday night and created a wall of sound that grew in intensity until it melded into the intro of “Eucatastrophe”, a slideshow of grotesque and surreal artwork was projected onto the wall behind them. This was to be a visual counterpart to the underlying focus of mental health and suicide awareness on Levy’s newest record, Naubinway. After the unimaginably tragic loss of his son Daniel to suicide in 2012, Levy managed to carry on by becoming a beacon of support and guidance for families experiencing similar tragedies. As stated by Bill Grey of People Incorporated earlier in the evening, Levy has helped countless others cope by speaking out with his own story, and by writing music to help us all connect with each other. Last night, Adam and friends treated the Cedar to the entirety of the record, all translated beautifully from studio to stage. Continue reading →
Had to post this, since Alex”Crankshaft”Larson had a family emergency and had to cancel his release show, this last Wednesday and we were planning on doing a live review. His new album is out now, and judging from this track it’s a good one.
It’s a no-brainer that Greycoats’ latest release, Adrift, should attract a good deal of attention. It’s the third album created by a band comprised of four veteran musicians, with a loyal and adamant fan base, based on the eternal concept of space and time, recorded and produced by the band itself. At a point in time when just getting positive press coverage or a quality write-up is itself almost enough to solidify a band’s existence, that same simple act doesn’t do this group justice. Continue reading →