Posts tagged LIVE
Dani Mari's With 'Only'

Let's all slow down a bit and end the day with something different to chill the stress away. Artist Dani Mari is preparing the release of her debut album on the label Someplace Called Brooklyn and has released visuals for her latest single 'Only'. There's not much that can fight the joy of an acoustic guitar and with the pleasant voice of Dani Mari dancing around, it just makes it all right you know? Stay up and current with the album release on March 19, 2013 and be sure to visit the Someplace Called Brooklyn Facebook page for more information.

Portishead at Hammerstein Ballroom

This last Wednesday I witnessed something that I've been wanting to hear/see for YEARS, I finally saw Portishead wow. Even while on the ride to NYC I kept repeating to myself "Holy shit, I'm actually going to see them," I couldn't believe it myself for a while haha. Everything began with Thought Forms opening up for them which sounded good but not great, it sounded like they were a mix of (not my words "A poor mans") psychedelic Smashing Pumpkins with chant like sounds full of oddities. Besides the annoying ass hipster wanna-be's next to us complaining about "What's the point of opening bands, cause they always suck," I heard all of their set and it was promising but still felt like their sound needed some sort of push to set it higher. I'm going to check out their Bandcamp page and hear what else they got, it was interesting to say the least and sort of mesmerizing in a cult-ish kinda way. Unfortunately I couldn't get my cam in there and didn't request a press pass (total fail), but I did have two people taking pics for me by the stage and will be posting those as well. Also depending on the quality of the intro song video we recorded, it might be posted along with the images but I have to take a look at everything first. NOW... all I can say is that I might be able to die happy now since I saw Portishead live, it was full of chill filled sounds and captivating visuals the while time. Their setlist ran their discography time gamut and it all melted in beautifully along with Gibbons gloomy broken hearted yet strong voice. It was amazing to see it all play out live and once ended I already wanted to see them again, their music is normally deemed "boring" or depressing" by some folks but they fail to see the lyrics and sounds that come out. It was truly a fantastic experience and I loved every minute of it even without my camera at hand, I will try to get those pics edited and done soon for you all.

We had a wonderful time listening to great music, Portishead was freaking amazing and hope to see them again soon... then again they took a decade to make 'Third' but I still love them anyways haha. Oh yeah... I MIGHT have audio... MIGHT.

Argonauts First Performance at GWAR-BQ 2011

This is our first posting for the Argonauts and their first performance as well at this years GWAR-BQ. The video isn't of greatest audio quality so take this as just a sample of what's to come from the band. So far I like what I hear and am going to try to make it to their next NJ show in October at Ask A Punk! in New Brunswick. I know you guys aren't used to much metal here but that is slowly going to change with the inclusion of more genres that will be included soon. This is what Dimitri Minakakis (One of the founding members of The Dillinger Escape Plan) has to say about the new band:

"So, I’ve joined a band and I guess you can say I’m back in the game. Well sort of. We are called Argonauts. Back in March of 2011 John Adubato (formerly of Burnt By the Sun) asked me to “sing” in a project he had cooking up with Dave Witte (Burnt By the Sun, current drummer for Municipal Waste) and Brett Bamberger (East of the Wall, touring bassist for Binary Code). I can’t express how excited I am for this project it’s a different sound from what I’m used to performing but so far it’s coming out perfect."

The videos recorded were from a fan that divided them into a 3 part, check the videos out after the jump!