Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records’ Label Launch Party, Sunday, April 14th
…we’re gonna have us a champagne jam!
All right then. We’ve gone from fetus to newborn to crawling in under a year’s time and now BBiB Records is off and running with 4 stellar magical musical releases, all from bands we are in love with. So now we’re gonna make our little label official with this here label launch party on Sunday, April 14th at Glasslands Gallery.
And we’re doing it with a few bands on our roster, Prince Rupert’s Drops, MMOSS, and Quilt! And our good pals The Electric Mess will kick off the festivities in a most-fun freakbeat kind of way. And to put the lysergic cherry on top of the psychedelic sundae, Drippy Eye Projections will be bringing the visual stimulation.
We’ll also have all of our records for sale and we’ll have a special vinyl package deal. And you’ll be able to buy the new MMOSS & Quilt split 10″ EP, New Hampshire Freaks, a week and two days before its April 23rd release date!
Come see the psych soul rock Chicago groove stomp fuckers, The Velcro Lewis Group, at Beyond Beyond is Beyond’s party at Glasslands tomorrow night.
Then tune in to East Village Radio on Friday from 2-4pm ET to hear them do a live session on Beyond Beyond is Beyond.
Read the great write-up on East Village Radio’s site.
This show will kick lots of ass. And the first 20 people who email their advance ticket order confirmations, will get a free poster of this amazing show artwork done by the inimitable Justin Gabbard…or a mix tape compiled by Marc Norman. Your pick.
San Francisco Bay Area-based power quintet Howlin Rain’s come howlin’ back with their third album, The Russian Wilds. Having been formed by bandleader-singer-guitarist Ethan Miller in 2004, as a melodic offshoot of blazing new-psych innovators Comets On Fire, Howlin Rain soon caught the attention of uber-producer Rick Rubin, who signed them to his American Recordings label and involved himself deeply in their subsequent musical evolution thereafter.
“There was a point when we were really trying to blend Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland, Steely Dan’s Gaucho and Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness On The Edge of Town,” says Ethan Miller. “I love the Boss’ singing, where he’s just blowing out his voice even when it’s just a pop ballad moment. And we were inspired by some of the grooves and close mic stuff on Gaucho, and by how Electric Ladyland runs the gamut from super long jams to blues numbers to drifting psychedelic pieces. There’s a sense of audacity to these records – a band chasing down strong, invisible connections – and there’s moments like that on our record. We didn’t always do the smartest or safest things [laughs].”
I’ve heard The Russian Wilds, and the album is incredible. If any of the above makes any sense to you, then you’ll want to pick up this record when it drops on Valentine’s Day. Check out “Phantom In the Valley” to get a first taste…
In the meantime, you can enter to win two tickets to see Howlin Rain on Tuesday at Mercury Lounge! The fucking fantastic D. Charles Speer & the Helix open the show. Just comment below with your favorite classic rock record. Or simply by Tweeting this post (tag it with @BBiB). Cool? Well, get to it then! Winner will be notified by Monday morning.
OK, so this WAS Radio Moscow. Led by singer/guitarist Parker Griggs in the center. Drummer Cory Jack Berry (right) and Zack Anderson (left) left the band on January 7th on the second night of their tour after a bit of inter-band violence. Watch the psychedelic soap opera unfold here…
Like psychedelic sands through the hourglass…
So Radio Moscow are slated to play live on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio on Thursday, so we’ll see what goes down. Hopefully they’ll come rock for us. Their new album, The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz on Alive Naturalsound Records, was one of my favorites from 2011.
So tune in the EVR.com on Thursday from noon to 2pm (EST) as Radio Moscow’s new lineup goes BEYOND…
Read on for their upcoming tour dates with Graveyard:
The big-Beat, psychedelic, Southern rock, circus pop band Gringo Star are dropping in on Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio Thursday from noon to 2pm EST, to lay down some booty-shakin’ garage grooviness for us.
They’re rolling though New York before they finish up the tour supporting their great new album Count Yer Lucky Stars, out now on Gigantic Music.
The remaining tour dates:
12/1 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY (w/ J Roddy Walston & The Business)
12/3 – Cameo Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
12/6 – Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
12/7 – Hippodrome – Cocoa, FL
12/8 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
12/10 – Sarasota Lanes (Cosmic Groove Festival) – Sarasota, FL
So tune in to EVR.com on Thursday, noon to 2pm EST, to hear them rip it up live in the studio!
Director and Editor, Chris Piazza and his killer vid team at Panopticon 360 came out to this year’s BBiB Summer Jam on the Hudson and shot some amazing 360 footage of Endless Boogie. The result of which lies before you. And be sure to crank it up!
Panopticon360 is a visually groundbreaking new live music webseries, featuring 10 of New York’s most innovative bands playing live sets that were filmed with 360 degree, panoramic video cameras. Follow them at Facebook.com/Panopticonnyc or Twitter (@panopticonnyc) for the full Season 1 line-up, artist additions, behind the scenes photos, and more information.
I’m very happy to welcome the live ‘Interstellar California Vibes‘ of Jeffertitti’s Nile to Beyond Beyond is Beyond on East Village Radio on Thursday (noon to 2pm eastern). Come aboard the Space Shuttle Jeffertitti!
Check ‘em out in the meantime…
*flier by Justin Gabbard