ARTIST OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY: STEVE CONTE
We are very proud to announce this month's Artist of the Month: Steve Conte. You may know Steve Conte as a member of the legendary New York Dolls – or perhaps as the vocalist with Yoko Kanno on the Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain and Ghost In The Shell. Then again, you may know him as the guitarist with Willy DeVille, Michael Monroe, Billy Squier, Peter Wolf, Willie Nile, Maceo Parker and many others.
He's an accomplished artist, leading his own bands such as Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth, The Contes, Crown Jewels and Company Of Wolves. But no matter how you know him you must know this; the artist known as Steve Conte is simply an all around talented dude; singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, bandleader and sideman.
Conte, a displaced New Yorker (now spending his days in The Netherlands) has been busy working on a new record - his first official solo album. It’s a roots rock & roll affair featuring loads of guests like Ginger of The Wildhearts, Dregen of Backyard Babies and members of Foo Fighters, Mink DeVille, Alice Cooper, Hanoi Rocks & Georgia Satellites (a Pledge Music campaign for it's completion will soon be announced). He has also just finished making the new Michael Monroe record, which will contain many Steve Conte songs. The album was recorded in Stockholm, with Queens Of The Stone Age producer Joe Barresi.
As if all that wasn’t enough, Steve and his band of flying Dutchmen are now finishing up a new Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth International EP of covers at Labtones Studios! The tracks are sounding amazing and should be ready for mass consumption this spring, just as they hit the road for another tour of the UK (All confirmed venues listed below). They can also be seen touring around Europe; in Holland, Belgium, France and soon they will venture into the wilds of Scandinavia.
Songs from Steve's latest album Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth can be heard on his Labtones profile: www.labtones.com/artist/steveconte
UK Tour: 5/4 London – The Water Rats, 6/4 Bristol – The Thunderbolt, 7/4 Brighton – Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, 10/4 Liverpool – Eric's, 11/4 Derby – The Flowerpot, 12/4 Bedford – Esquires, 13/4 London – 100 Club
Eind februari de studio in voor 2 nieuwe nummers
Vanaf 21 februari gaan wij weer de studio in om 2 nieuwe nummers op te nemen. Deze nieuwe nummers zijn een voorschot op nieuw materiaal waar we momenteel druk mee bezig zijn! We gaan deze nummers opnemen met Brendon Heinst, die druk bezig is zijn sporen te verdienen als talentvol audio engineer.
Of de nummers direct worden uitgebracht is nog niet duidelijk omdat ze waarschijnlijk als referentiemateriaal worden gebruikt in het realiseren van een nieuw album.
DIARY OF DREAMS – More festival confirmations
DIARY OF DREAMS – More festival confirmations
After the successful acoustic tour last year, DIARY OF DREAMS will be performing on various festivals with their well-known rock show in the curse of the year. Today, we are glad to confirm two new dates. First, the band is confirmed for Rewind Easter Fest in April. The festival takes place on 12th and 13th April in Gent/Belgium. Secondly, DIARY OF DREAMS will be playing Nocturnal Culture Night Festival in Deutzen, taking place from 6th to 8th September 2013. Information about both festivals are available here: www.new-wave-classix.be/events/view/513 / www.nocturnal-culture-night.de
Desperados BFDM conquers Paradiso!!!!!!!
On Sunday 20th January 30 bands rocked and turned the full pop temple Paradiso Amsterdam upside down during the “30x20minuten Festival” organized by Pinguin Radio: at the end DESPERADOS BFDM was declared - by audience and musicians - the best band of the festival!!! Wow, how indescribably beautiful for us to close the event standing triumphant on that holy stage thanking the crowd and the festival organization!
Our sincere thanks and love to Pinguin Radio, to everybody who supported and voted us concretely helping us to make this dream come true, and to everyone who believes in us.
In the meantime we are already working hard, up to the next dream…
Eerste cd op komst
Februari starten de opnames van het eerste full lenght album van king charles and the rubinators.
De repetitie opnames kunnen dan eindelijk vervangen worden!
Opnames vinden plaats in de homestudio van Han-Willem.
Hier zijn ook de eerste albums van kef black and the muffdivers, en stefan schil tot stand gekomen.
De cd presentatie zal op een nader tijdstip bepaald worden.
January 23. 2013 | By Alberto Santillan
For fans of Captured Tracks, Northern California’s Sentinel are a trio composed of bassist/vocalist Tarabud, guitarist Dennis Bestafka, and drummer Billy Mowery. Creating a beautiful and effervescent take on dream pop inspired by the legendary forebears of U2, My Bloody Valentine, and The Smiths, this band, active since 2000, have numerous albums and singles to their credit. Utilizing a lovestruck New Romantic aesthetic that hasn’t been in vogue since the glory days of MTV combined with the icily beautiful songwriting and vocals of its lead singer, it’s a treat for those who think 120 Minutes isn’t enough.
Based out of Oakland, they’ve been busy playing shows in their native Bay Area lately. Since their first self-released album in 2004, they’ve released a consistent stream of albums and singles. Their latest, last year’s Somewhere Else, is a shimmering delight that demonstrates it’s not just pensive mood music; they have a knack for synthesis, as evidenced by the New Order-ish synths and danceable beats. Make a spot for Sentinel on your next playlist (or more appropriately, mixtape…the kind you have to rewind,
preferably in between an Echo and the Bunnymen B-side and a Beach Fossils track).
Duncan Idaho en the MAYDAYS @ NDRGRND
Vrijdag 25 januari is het zover: Duncan Idaho en the MAYDAYS gaan een feestje bouwen in NDRGRND in Nijmegen. Rotterdam music is taking over!
De avond begint met dikke blues rock ‘n roll van the MAYDAYS. Maak je klaar voor catchy gitaar riffs en beukende drums met op de achtergrond bombardementen en gevechtsvliegtuigen. Na deze bom energie is het onze beurt om het feest helemaal compleet te maken! Zing & dans mee op de deuntjes van The Event Horizon!