Great young band playing Saturday nite 7:30 February 16th "Katie Hate" @the North Shore Rivertown Inn. Big crowd expected get there early..HARD ROCKING
I never touch a guitar before. My fingers have to adapt because it hurts a little bit and I have to learn to tune my guitar. Can you suggest me few guitar lessons. I hope you understand what I am saying. Please help! Also take a look at:
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Thanks for the review Amanda!...The Mixus Brothers album can be heard here www.reverbnation.com/mixusbrothers and we will be playing at Biddles Escape near Regent square on February 23rd...Happy new year!! -Jebbh Mixus
Did you read the review, or just two words of it? I literally wrote, "the compositions are too complex for [the label pop-punk]." I also referred to this band as an "indie-rock band," and noted exactly what part of the music sounds to be on the verge of pop-punk: the vocals. But thanks for the history lesson!
I'm sorry but what part of Instead Of Sleeping sounds Pop Punk? The band may have catchy melodies, and one epic gang vocal in "Black Light", but they in no way sound Pop Punk. Pop Punk is a genre that was built out of the 2000's with bands like New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, and Four Year Strong as the main stays. Instead Of Sleeping is far to musically diverse to be classified as Pop Punk. Never in a pop punk song have I heard strings, like in "Indian Giver" or an organ like in "Defibrillator". That is a really sad piece of writing on a great album being put in the wrong genre. Its also sad too all Pop Punk fans who would go in expecting Pop Punk. If you are looking for an idea as to what Instead Of Sleeping sounds like, try bands like Minus The Bear, Manchester Orchestra, and Brand New.
In stark contrast to the opinion of Dreger, I personally find Weird Paul a real treat. If you love the spoonfed, mainstream tack, then fair enough, but if you are searching for purer, more interesting and less affected gems... then Weird Paul delivers!
Before You. Guitar chops like Van Halen. Wow, impressive.
I really congratulate you on your exceptional work, DT! The writing, the performances, the recordings are fabulous!!! Of course, bringing together so many of the Burg's elite musicians makes it really awesome!!!
Real Deal is the truth.
BBI that is :)
These guys are my neighbors. Their rehearsals sound pretty darn good!!
Duly noted -- we'll fix that up!
German Shepherd CD is actually being released by Lock And Key Collective.
"One of the most talented bands in Pittsburgh"
San Francisco, California
I must say....."I completely disagree!" Speaking as a participant of the Pittsburgh music scene,a fan of
Round Black Ghosts,and a former journalism student....."Ms.Shea is completely incorrect in her review of RBG"s album "Line Up"." This is one of the most creatively innovative albums to be released in the Pittsburgh area for far too many years to remember. Since it is the responsibility of the music critic to offer his/her opinion of an album,it SHOULD result in an educated, researched article. For Ms. Shea to compare a ballad such as "Drunks Don't Start Revolutions" to screamo, tells the reader that not only is Shea unfamiliar with the screamo genre, but also that she didn't listen to the album.(c'mon...my ten -year-old even knew the difference). Shea also makes this obvious by her statement of the relevancy of the lyrics to the subject matter(HELLO! the songs may have titles such as "Robots" and "Magic" but if she had taken the time to listen -or maybe to read the lyrics printed on the album cover, she would have realized that the titles aren't literal!). It's a shame that i will never trust the City Paper's journalism ever again since they put their trust in half -assed interns to write reviews. Ms. Shea---my advice to you is to go back to journalism school and repeat a few semesters. Try harder next time,and better luck in the future. Sincerely, Pittsburgh music fan, Deb Lannon
I'd like to offer up my alternative review of Line Up;
Following on, both literally and figuratively from the 2009 album 'Listen Loud' the new album by Round Black Ghosts 'Line Up', sees the group expand their sound and move in new and interesting musical directions.
The album starts with a direct segue from the previous album. 'Going to Hell (Line Up Intro)', takes the musical theme that began and ended the 'Listen Loud' album and plays with it for less than a minute, before upping the intensity with the almost Dylanesque opening track 'City Lights'. The production and arrangements announced in this track show a growing confidence and maturity from the band.
'Thick As Thieves' takes the energy down a tiny bit and sets the pace for the next few songs. The instrumentation of 'Thick As Thieves' reminded me in parts of Blur (circa 'Chemical World', which is a huge compliment in my book).
'Wolf Song' is probably my favourite song lyrically on the album. As I was listening to it I kept wanting to hear with Tom Waits or Nick Cave cover it (anyone in the band know their agents?).
'Robots Teach Us' was probably my favourite track musically. I loved the complexity of the arrangements, the addition of the mid-70's Bowie sounding saxophone and horns really worked well.
'Treehugger' is a down-tempo, pastoral acoustic number, a pretty vignette, that left me wanting just a little bit more, but in a good way.
'Only Noise' picks the pace again and puts the album on course for the final track of the album, the anthem-antic 'Drunks Don't Start Revolutions'. I imagine this song is a great one to experience live in the presence of RBG fans, and hopefully one day soon the band will get a following big enough that I get to experience this song in the midst of an appreciative crowd.
The band have not succumbed to any sophomore slump with this album, they have showed a definite progression both in presentation and their comfort with different musical styles, all the while developing their own distinct sound. I look forward to seeing what the Round Black Ghosts have to offer us going forward.
Hate to tell you this, especially if it went to print, but she is not the drummer!
Chancellorpink is talented, and a great dad. Weird that any amount of fame, no matter how small, tends to make the best people targets.
I love you guys! Can't wait to see you live again!!!
lovewilma2, I read your post and then went to lovebettie's myspace site...wow, talk about nail on the head, dead-on, perfect description. Just terrible, terrible music.
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