The last few years haven’t been good for Detroit. From the lousy economy and auto company bailouts to the ousted and imprisoned former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, things have been rough. This downward spiral even seemed to hit the entertainment industry in the area with less than exciting lineups for the usual Christmas concerts. However, maybe this year’s lineup for the Night 89x Stole Christmas foreshadows an upswing for the city.
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Readying A New Year’s Resolution Runner Runner is ready to make a New Year’s resolution. This year, monumental change and progress and passion filled our atmosphere and charged us with electric life. Two years ago, we were merely five best friends who made a clear choice: to amplify our common addiction to sound and song [...]
Revolt’s Anita Morf recently had a chance to do a Q & A session with Eastern Conference Champion’s Melissa Dougherty (guitar, keys, backup vox). From movie soundtracks to having songs featured on some of the most popular TV shows, ECC is ready for more.
The day begins with a rendezvous at 9 A.M. Of course, like often, Benoit (our bassist) arrives way too late at the RV but this time, the bus is already gone. He’ll still receive a message with the name of the city where we’re playing tonight and the next train departure time, which is his last option. The rest of the band is on the tour bus. Ben (our singer) is dizzy because he hardly slept and drank too much (like every day before we have something important to do).
It was a cold, cold day in Chicago…
We needed to make a 17 hour, 1,000 mile drive to Boston and we had about 24 hrs to do so. Normally, this would be no problem…. but on this particular winter day…this wasn’t the case. Some of the guys in the band had to stay behind in Chicago to do some on-air promo and would not be able to make the drive. What was once a healthy rotation of seven drivers now were three. Still, this normally is not a problem but again, this day – this day was different.
They’re from Portland, Oregon. Their music leans toward that of the indie rock variety. They took their name from a comment former President George H.W. Bush made. It could seem like an incongruous combination, but the not-so-positive comparison of Portland to Beirut struck a chord with the band’s members and the name stuck. However, with a name rooted in protest, one might expect the latest album from Little Beirut to be full of angst, disillusionment and rebellion. What listeners get is really something quite different: upbeat, occasionally dance-oriented and surprisingly fun.
The Quick And Easy Boys have traveled the country multiple times, playing shows spanning from Portland to New York City and back. In all of our travels some of our most exciting and horrifying experiences together took place in one night back in Denver late August of 2008.
With a genre that is his own, NOTAR mixes hip-hop beats, intense rock riffs and has a stage presence like no other. You can check out NOTAR’s self-titled EP when it drops on September 14, 2010. To tide you over until then, Revolt’s Evelyn Miska Krieger recently caught up with NOTAR to ask him a few questions.
We all know the Los Angeles Sunset Strip from the common tourist handbook, the crazy and legendary party stories from the big hair and spandex days, and of course, from HBO’s Entourage! But does the Sunset Strip still deserve the title of “Rock and Roll Mecca of the World”?
Summer has a slightly different meaning to me now that I’ve spent five or six of them living in San Francisco. Growing up in the foothills of the Sierras where temperatures peak in the low 100′s, summer used to mean school was out and I was free.