Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Music Snippets # 23 - Spiral Beach

Hail From :
Toronto & Ontario in Canada
Band Members :
Daniel Woodhead
Airick Woodhead
Dorian Wolf
Maddy Wilde
About :
These guys are in town this Thursday supporting the greatness that is FRED! The Canadian 4 piece will take to the stage in Dolans to showcase their brand of Kooky electric pop fun! looks like it will be a fantastic night of music and well worth the small price tag of only 13 bucks!! There are several gig reviews of Freds on the left sidebar, every gig of theirs is just brilliant and by the looks of these guys supporting it will be extra special!

Seneca set for Home Town Gig


From The Blurb :

Ireland’s longest running competition for unsigned bands, Jack Daniel’s’ The JD Set, is inviting all unsigned bands in Limerick over 18 years of age to register on the official website, www.thejdset.ie for the chance to be one of 20 bands who will be shortlisted in January 2010 to play in The JD Set heats in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford will run from February to April 2010.

Each location will host one heat featuring four live bands. One of these acts will be selected by a panel of three judges to go through to The JD Set final in The Village, Dublin next April where they will compete with four other bands for the overall prize.

As winners of The JD Set 2010, the winning band will receive advice from The JD Set Icon 2009-10, Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, Studio Time in Grouse Lodge Studios, inclusion of tracks on an official The JD Set 2010 CD on the cover of Hot Press and PR support. Previous winners of The JD Set include The Coronas, who won the competition in 2005, and The Chakras who were joint winners in 2006. Last year’s competition was won by Camogie Lovers (now known as We Cut Corners).

As The JD Set icon, Tim Burgess will return to Dublin in April to judge the final of The JD Set in The Village. Tim visited Dublin and Cork in October to meet with unsigned bands to talk about The JD Set and offer them advice based on his many successful years in the music industry.

Now entering its ninth year, The JD Set is Ireland’s longest running unsigned band competition. For more information on The JD Set seewww.thejdset.ie.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Albums Worth Listening to in November 09

Updated!! Thanks to Ronan for the suggestion of Justin Towned Earle and what a great suggestion it is! David Rawlings first solo offerring is well worth checking out, some amazing gems in there. Also listening to The Big Pink's album a Brief history of love.