Although only together for four years, Attack Attack! has weathered much turmoil and notched some significant accomplishments along the way. Keep an eye out for a new album, new member, new drama and new crustacean-based moves in the near future.
On Wednesday night at Covington's Mad Hatter, local Rock foursome Rosemary
Device celebrates the release of its self-titled debut CD. Openers for the
Thanksgiving Eve show are The Brothers and The Sisters, Famous Mr. Nobodies, The Lions Rampant and Crashing Plains.
Russian Circles This band is guitarist Mike Sullivan, bassist Brian Cook and drummer Dave Turncrantz, guys from Chicago who have done stints in intelligently aggressive acts like Botch and These Arms Are Snakes. Instead of being a cryptic allusion to a warhead or an intergalactic beacon, their moniker is a nod to a drill performed by the Russian ice hockey team when they skate in circles marked around the rink.
The members of The Fall of Troy knew it was time for a break. As they reached the end of their touring cycle for 2007's 'Manipulator' album, the group was burned out on performing and still adjusting to the departure of bassist Tim Ward, who quit in November of that year due to stress. With a handful of rudimentary compositions already in the works for its next disc, the band spent about eight months removed from its music. The hiatus did them good.
It's perplexing to figure out what angle Slick Idiot is going for. With CDs bearing appellations like 'DickNity,' 'Screwtinized' and 'xSCREWciating,' what does the German Industrial outfit expect the crude puns to represent? Does the band traffic in some kind of satire or social commentary, or is it sexualized synth Rock that's unashamedly silly?
singer-songwriters make fans. Great singer-songwriters make friends.
That's how Damien Jurado burst out of the Seattle scene and into the
Indie spotlight a dozen years ago. Last year's 'Caught in the Trees' CD might well have been the best of Jurado's career so far, as he teamed with longtime friends to craft a noisier soundtrack that harkened back to his early days.
Success doesn't come tracked any faster than that of The Airborne Toxic Event. Starting with an indie label last year, TATE was quickly attractive to the majors and, after several meetings, the Los Angeles quintet decided to cast its lot with Island Records. By the end of 2006, Rolling Stone named the group one of MySpace's Top 25 bands.
Try picking a venue here that suits Cass McCombs and his Catacombs well. Would it be the Mad Hatter? (Maybe.) Madison Theater? Taft? If he's touring the new album, he needs a lot of space, some place where he could thrive — at least on the material from Catacombs, his fourth and latest offering.
Most bands pour heart and soul into a debut album and then coast on that momentum through a sophomore effort. Or, as the old industry maxim goes, “You spend your whole life making your first album and nine months making your second album.”