Bua

Bua, Tues Oct 1st

Bua, a band from Chicago playing Irish traditional music, will be appearing at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA on Tues, Oct 1, 2013 at 7:30pm. Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay, Bua consists of four musicians playing uilleann (elbow) pipes, fiddle, flute, whistle, concertina, bouzouki and guitar blended with fine harmony singing in Gaelic as well as English. They also sing unaccompanied ballads in the spine-tingling stark sean-nos style (“old style”)  and can do a bit of traditional dancing as well, closely matching steps with the rhythms of the tunes. They’ve performed at many of the top Irish and folk festivals in North America and received an Irish Music Award in 2009 as the “Top Traditional Group.” Their latest album is highly recommended by the Backroads folk show here at KZSC (Sundays, 12-2pm).

 

 

 

Rock Charts – Last Week of September

Top 10:

images-11. DODOS – Carrier
2. JOANNA GRUESOME – Weird Sister
3. JACUZZI BOYS – Jacuzzi Boys
4. TERRY MALTS – Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere
5. DENT MAY – Warm Blanket
6. CRYSTAL STILTS – Nature Noir
7. DIARRHEA PLANET – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
8. BLOUSE – Imperium
9. CHELSEA WOLFE – Pain Is Beauty
10. BARE MUTANTS – The Affliction

 

Top 5 Adds:

images1. KELLEY STOLTZ – Double Exposure
2. DR. DOG – B-Room
3. CLOUD CONTROL – Dream Cave
4. POETS OF RHYTHM – The Anthology: 1992-2003
5. FRANKIE ROSE – Herein Wild

 

 

 

 

Kelley Stoltz is a cool dude from San Francisco.  He wrote a song about tacos. Check it out:

 

DEPECHE MODE DELTA MACHINE

Depeche Mode’s new CD “DELTA MACHINE”

Depeche Mode’s new CD “DELTA MACHINE” has the group back with the electro-grundge sound that harkens back to their mid ’90s material. The group now features a full-time drummer and Martin seems to play guitars most of the time.

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‘Welcome To My World’ opens the album with heavy beats and an ominus soundscape.

The first single release ‘Angel’ is as heavy with lots of clicks and buzzing chirps.

‘Heaven’ is the second single that features duets with lead singer Dave Gahan and lyracist Martin Gore.

‘Broken’ is a likeable mellow tune with a sinister electro beat.
“You can’t fake it, I can feel it, You were broken from the start”

‘Should Be Higher’ opens like a rush of fresh air at a slow pace with a big bass drum beat with a progressive drive.
“Your lies are more attractive then the truth”

‘Soothe My Soul’ is the third single release and perhaps my favorite and it’s danceable. A lusty song about knocking down doors and getting what ya need.
“There’s only one way to soothe my soul!”

‘Alone’ is a hypnotic track about looking back at past love and circumstance.
“I was there when you needed me most…”

On a scale of 1 to 10, lamest to greatest, I give Delta Machine a 7.
Will it be a classic? Probably not.
Would I listen to it again? Yes.

Depeche Mode play live at Shoreline on Thursday, September 28th with Crystal Castles opening.
For a great live preview performance, search for the Depeche Mode “Live On Lettermen” 2013 webcast!

-DJ Danny “On The Radio”

“Living In The ’80s”

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Loud Rock Charts Late September

This week in Loud Rock: prog metal giants Dream Theater released their highly anticipated self-titled album. Other prog metal bands making waves include Safety Fire (currently on tour with Between the Buried and Me) and Twelve Foot Ninja who will tour with Periphery in a few weeks. Lots of exciting new stuff for progheads including our Top 5 Picks:

  1. DREAM THEATER Dream Theater (Roadrunner)
  2. ONSLAUGHT Vi (AFM Records)
  3. IN SOLITUDE Sister (Metal Blade Records)
  4. TRC Nation (10 Spot
  5. UNCUT Infinite Repeats (MB3 Music)

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Don’t forget these:

  1. SAFETY FIRE Mouth Of Swords (InsideOut)
  2. CARCASS Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast)
  3. GWAR Battle Maximus (Metal Blade)
  4. DEVILDRIVER Winter Kills (Napalm)
  5. AVENGED SEVENFOLD Hail To The King (Warner Brothers)
  6. TYR Valkyrja (Metal Blade)
  7. TWELVE FOOT NINJA Silent Machine  
  8. CROSSFAITH Apocalyze (The End)
  9. REPTILIAN Low Health (Count Your Lucky Stars)
  10. AMERICAN SHARKS American Sharks (The End)

 

Manran

Mànran, Wed Sep 25th

From Scotland, Mànran will be performing at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7:30pm. Mànran is a six-member high-energy band playing a mix of Scottish traditional and contemporary music, singing in both Gaelic and English. They’ve headlined in major festivals throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, including a special performance at the 2012 London Olympics. They’re known for titanic sets of tunes and songs driven by Gary Innes on accordion, Ewen Henderson on fiddle, Norrie MacIver on lead vocals, Ryan Murphy on uillean pipes, flute, and saxophone,  Scott Mackey on drums, and Ross Saunders on bass. They received a Creative Scotland Award for helping to raise over two million pounds for the benefit of under privileged children in Scotland from sales from their song “Take You There.” Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay, Mànran will be celebrating the release of their second CD “The Test.”

 

 

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Rock Charts – Third Week of September

Top 10:

images1. JOANNA GRUESOME – Weird Sister
2. NO AGE – An Object
3. TY SEGALL – Sleeper
4. DODOS – Carrier
5. MALLARD – Finding Meaning In Deference
6. KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES – Idle No More
7. JACUZZI BOYS – Jacuzzi Boys
8. SALVIA PLATH – The Bardo Story
9. BARE MUTANTS – The Affliction
10. CHELSEA WOLFE – Pain Is Beauty

 

Top 5 Adds:

images-11. TERRY MALTS – Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere
2. BLOUSE – Imperium
3. SISU – Blood Tears
4. CRYSTAL STILTS – Nature Noir
5. BILL CALLAHAN – Dream River

 

 

 

 

Joanna Gruesome, a very awesome and very punny band, topped our charts this week.  WORD PLAY! Here’s one of my favorite songs from their album, Weird Sister: