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Sound Check's Blog – May 2010 Archive (3)

Galaxy of Tar: a bite out of space

During their performance on Thursday night at Santos Party House, Naima Mora matter-of-factly announces that her new band, Galaxy of Tar, does not have CD's for sale, no t-shirts for prospective new groupies, and if you wanted a Galaxy of Tar sticker, you were basically shit out of luck. After meeting…
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Added by Sound Check on May 22, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Reclassified Afro-Punk: STAX records is punk music



From one Memphis label, we can hear mod, soul, country, blues, rock and the beginnings of punk. Oh, you thought MC5 and The Stooges were proto-punk, right? Well take a look and listen to the artists of STAX. They’re in the same category as early 60’s bands like The Sonics, The Monks, and The Fabulous Wailers. If those bands are respected for their early contributions to rock, then Stax is in need of an Afro-Punk Reclassification because they… Continue

Added by Sound Check on May 13, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Making of J* Davey: Made for T.V. Drama

The music of J* Davey is indeed dynamic and different, but the story behind how the duo met seems to be taken, right out of a made for TV teen drama. During a recent interview I had with the LA group, Jack Davey said, “We met at prom. I went to an all girls school but I went to Brook‘s prom. At the time I was singing in an all girl group. We recorded and performed a lot and we were signed to MCA but we never released anything.…


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Added by Sound Check on May 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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