Monday, May 28, 2007

Things and Things

Confession #10:

"We originally considered naming our band Sweat Pants Boner." -- Blackberry Smoke

In a time when so many young hipsters are faking Southern rock left and right, the guys in Blackberry Smoke are doing it up right. If you're a fan of The Black Crowes and Gram Parsons, give these guys a spin. They just finished recording with Dann Huff (Rascall Flats, Bon Jovi, Faith Hill), were recently joined on stage by Slash in Austin, Texas and have a track on Guitar Hero 3. Pretty rock, eh?

The campy kids in Cobra Starship bring you a new video to accompany their tune Send My Love to the Dance Floor. This vid has spaceships and a giant cobra smoking a cigarette . . . plus these kids have more dance moves than Justin Timberlake. You're probably going to want to check it out. Catch them on the 2007 Honda Civic Tour with Fallout Boy, +44, The Academy Is, and Paul Wall.

Decatur Georgia's Warm In The Wake have a new album coming out on Livewire Recordings on August 28th and rumor has it that it's pretty good. They're featured in this month's Paste Magazine as an artist to watch. I'm totally in love with the track "Tame Thoughts" off their recent disc Gold Dust Trail, which you can check out on their Myspace. If you haven't seen them live you have every opportunity, as they're saturating Georgia in June and July.

Yeah, I'm biased, so if you have a problem with that then read no further. The teenagers in Youngstown, Ohio-based pop-punk outfit, Ten Count Fall, just confirmed multiple dates on The Vans Warped Tour. If my calculations are correct, that makes them one of the only independent acts to score multiple dates. Holla! They're digitally releasing a new EP in August and touring in support of it.
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