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Sound Check's Blog – March 2011 Archive (6)

Rockstar In Training: Motherlodge Like A Mother!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me! I am finishing up the songs for my solo album, “The Awesomest of Them All,” and I was asked to participate in a live & rockin’ performance for an event called Motherlodge! The selection of songs we performed were from Sly and the Family Stone’s Stand! and Dio’s Holy Diver. Extremely awesome! I was asked to be involved by a guy named Ray Rizzo. Ray is a totally awesome dude. He’s also a drummer extraordinaire and spectacular human being… Continue

Added by Sound Check on March 28, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Tyler the Creator: The Little Brat Who Forced Us to Pay Attention

Kids. I tell you, they're the worst. Teens especially, with their feelings and always being misunderstood. If only teens could just focus all their angst and hormones on something productive-- like selling out shows nationwide, making unreasonable amounts of money, and dominating a music genre in a ski mask like Tyler the fucking Creator. With the debut of the highly anticipated Odd Future Billboard cover this week, once… Continue

Added by Sound Check on March 11, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Daniel Chavis and The Veldt Show Us How It’s Done…Again

Chapel Hill, North Carolina was the site of a vibrant, alternative music scene in the late 80’s/early 90’s. While many of the bands had a unique sound and style, one band set themselves apart with regards to their own style, sound and look. The Veldt was a (predominantly) Black rock band whose sound lent itself to a three way tug of war between Prince, Echo and the Bunnymen and Jimi Hendrix. The band amassed a… Continue

Added by Sound Check on March 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Rockstar in Training: Stop! GRAMMY time!

A year ago in the 2nd week of February I was playing my first out of town show with The Revenge of Ricky Williams and releasing our first independent EP, Past the Legal Limit a week later. Our first radio airplay followed a week after that. This year, I’m attended the 53rd annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles!  Okay, you’re surely like… what the hell is going on? How’d she manage that? Isn’t Pam still, “In traning?”  Let me start at the… Continue

Added by Sound Check on March 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Film Photo Essay: Birth 0f a Hero with Musician, Jesse Boykins iii + Muse, Melissa Lyde

Aside from his smooth voice, up-and-coming singer, Jesse Boykins iii has impeccable style and this ferocious crown of hair.  I found Jesse while browsing through some images on Facebook (you know how you get lost looking through random people's albums), and knew I had to photograph him for this film project I've been working on for the last two months.  When I finally met with Jesse, it turns out that he's been on the…


Added by Sound Check on March 7, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

From Bussing to Dragons with Roderick Palmer

Take two Black rock veterans from Los Angeles and put them in one explosive band, and not only do you have a Black History Month celebration I might attend, but you also have a great underground indie band NOT from Echo Park or Silverlake! Roderick B. Palmer and original Fishbone soldier Walter A. Kibby II (aka Dirty Walt) are the masterminds behind… Continue

Added by Sound Check on March 7, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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