Check out our latest interview with Jon Reynolds & The Aches. Jon shares with us his thoughts and motivations behind the newest single ‘Poison’ off their soon to be released album ‘Generation Love’.
The night before the dreaded and useless Valentine’s Day Molly Rocket threw a party to raise money and awareness for NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope). The line-up was a delicious mixed bag with rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop, pop, singer-songwriter and punk. I’m usually not a fan of a 6-band line-up, especially on a Monday night but the talent was so awe inspiring that I could not peel my peepers off the stage all night.
First up was SAV, a female hip-hop artist who totally slayed! SAV has a casual, spoken word approach to the lyrics and her delivery is coherent and powerful. SAV is 420 friendly and has a dope, old school, urban sound that’s a hybrid of Queen Latifah and Nicky Minaj.
Local progressive punk rockers Cat Flaps erupted on stage. In typical punk rock style the lead singer and guitarist took their clothes off and played in their underwear. It’s hard to believe these peeps are just teenagers with the intensity they have on stage. Their vibe is like Bikini Kill meets X Ray Spex. There was also a little bit of mosh pit / slam dancing action which you don’t see too often in Nashville.
PHENIX, a local pop artist was up next with two back up dancers. PHENIX is seriously cool, urban, pop music with a tonne of rad hooks and some awesome compositional elements. I felt like I was seeing Lady Gaga’s first show before she made it big. A burlesque dancer even came on up on stage during her set – I mean seriously who doesn’t like boobies?!
Nashville rock veterans Thelma and the Sleaze were up next. These ladies are always fun to see live. Thelma and the Sleaze have a grungy, southern rock thing going on. There’s plenty of action on guitar and their new keyboardist is pretty damn awesome. The new line-up seems to be going well with a bigger sound that’s a bit like a rock epic. They remind me a bit of The Screaming Females or White Mystery. They could probably make a good song for a Tarantino film.
Last up on the night was Dante Marsh, a local singer-songwriter. Marsh seems like a very peaceful, loving soul, which magnetically attracts audience members and even other percussionists on stage. His songs are well crafted and in the ball park of Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and Xavier Rudd.
Thelma And The Sleaze – https://www.facebook.com/thelmaandthesleazeofficial/
Ra Noise – https://soundcloud.com/ranoise
PHENIX – https://www.facebook.com/phenixred/
Dante Marsh – https://www.facebook.com/Dantemarshmusic/
CatFlaps – https://www.facebook.com/CatFlapsBand/
Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) – https://www.facebook.com/nashville.justice/
Stoner Girl Sesh is back from a long hiatus with a vengeance. The long awaited video premiere is here! Join them today for a conversation about stoner girls vs. girl stoners: who are they and what’s the difference? The girls also dive into why Dave & Buster’s is dangerous, why Raygun’s glass is always dirty, and Indica’s “high af” party song.
Join them again this Thursday, same time same place. Peace out, girl scout.
Older episodes: http://stonergirlsesh.podbean.com/
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Murfreesboro rock stars O Summer put on the YEAH Valentine’s bash at Media ReRun on Friday the 10th of February. The night was a massive success with a great turn out. You could literally feel the love seeping into your pores! It was great to see such a supportive and active music community.
The first act was Flourescent Half Dome, a kitsch, 80s style synth-pop band with a sound akin to Ladyhawke and New Young Pony Club. They totally killed it and it blows my mind it was their first ever show! The crowd was stoked to hear this group and even a little heckling from family members of the artists went down. Nothing beats being barracked by your uncle!
The Vamptones were up next with a very 1960s style, rock vibe. Awesome, snappy, syncopated rhythms paired with bright guitars. A little surf rocky at times and kind of reminded me of The Troggs or The Turtles sans the characteristic turtlenecks of the era… damn why do not nearly enough people wear skivvys these days?
Second last on the line-up were the punks out of Mouth Reader. The vocals from front man Kyle reminded me of Waaves but arguably they sport a sound derivative of The Buzzcocks, The Stooges and all that good ‘ol punk stuff. Summation = Very rad to watch and my earholes did not complain!
Last on the bill were headliners O Summer. It’s hard to believe that the members of this band are all teenagers! It speaks volumes about the quality of the YEAH programs when you see these shredders on stage. O Summer stepped out casually on the floor and preceded to tear through tenaciously constructed indie rock tunes to a healthy gathering of fans.
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We live tweeted the Grammy’s last night. Huge congratulations to Adele!
Check out the latest interview with Ladyshark. We delve into their release ‘Monsters’ and talk about up and coming events.
Greetings, all! This is gonna be a big year for us, seeing as how it’s our first year in business. Here’s a look at what’s coming up for us and maybe even for you!
LADYSHARK VIDEO INTERVIEW
Coming off of their remaster for their debut album, Monsters, Sarah and Jane will sit down on camera with Amityville Records to talk about their upcoming album. Keep an eye out for that on our Facebook and YouTube channel!
SHE’S A REBEL: A GIRL GROUP TRIBUTE SHOW
Coming into their 3rd year, She’s A Rebel is all about girl power. From The Supremes to The Shangri-Las, this show takes you through the sounds of second wave feminism that paved the way for bands like The Beatles and The Beach Boys. The show is 18+ at 3rd & Lindsley. Doors at 6pm, show at 8pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door with all proceeds going to Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp & National Museum of African American Music. Buy advance tickets here, last year’s show was packed: http://tinyurl.com/shesarebel3
MOLLY ROCKET MONDAYS
Following their successful music video release in January, “Molly Rocket Mondays” will become a monthly installment at The Cobra in East Nashville. With each month’s show having drink specials and proceeds going to local charity, it’s a fun and charitable way to spend a Monday. February’s show will be Monday the 13th. Amityville Records is sponsoring the event, which will feature a photo booth in the back. Don’t forget to check out Molly Rocket’s interview with us on our YouTube channel. Photo by Amber J. Davis, rock and roll photographer extraordinaire.
SPEWFEST will be rocking The Cobra and The East Room at the SAME TIME! Nothing like a little multiple stage action to make the month of February feel a little less cold. This event is happening Friday, February 17th. The three stages will host a total of 21 bands, including Amityville Favorites: Harpooner, Penicillin Baby, and Mom & Dad. Cover is $12 and the fun starts at 7PM.
DREAM (Slumber Party Dance Party)
Hosted by DJ Jane Dupree, the headliner and venue of this party are BOTH SECRET! Cover is $10, and this IS A 21+ EVENT. Other acts for this dreamy dance party are HotNe$$s, Souljunk, Funkasaur, SAMY, and Jane Dupree. Venue will be announced 24 hours prior to the event which is Friday, February 24th from midnight to 6am. Bring your dancin’ shoes, Nashville.
SLUG PIT DEMO
Nashville’s newest all-girl three piece is now recording with Amityville Records. Sarah, Raygun, and Andi will wow your ears with their surfy, girl punk tunes. This demo is hitting the digital frontier in March with a release show on March 19th at Radio Cafe. Playing with Slug Pit are two New York bands, Cold Sweats and Secret Nudist Friends. (“Drugged Slug” art by Phillip Blackman http://www.biro-art.com/)
STONER GIRL SESH RETURNS
Comedic duo, Raygun and Indica, return from their hiatus of the “Stoner Girl Sesh” podcast. Now that they’re back in action, you can watch them on the Amityville YouTube. That’s right, the podcast has gone visual! Hitting the shelves on February 16th, this new incarnation of “Stoner Girl Sesh” is sure to blow your mind.
VAMP MUSIC NASHVILLE REVIEWS AMITYVILLE LAUNCH
Kelly, of Vamp Music Nashville, showed up at our launch last month and had some nice things to say! Calling us a “DIY Haven for Nashville Artists,” she shone a light on us amidst the saturated Nashville market. Read her review here: https://vampmusicnashville.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/amityville-records-a-diy-haven-for-nashville-artists/
R.I.P. CHARLIE BOB’S MIXTAPE
Charlie Bob’s, a beloved Nashville restaurant and venue, is being torn down this year. Amityville is sending it off with love, in the form of a mixtape of bands that have performed there over the years. If you have played Charlie Bob’s and wish to submit a song for a limited cassette release, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are only 15 spots, so we ask that submissions be no longer than 4 minutes to accommodate that many artist spots. The cassette release is set for summer 2017, so don’t wait to send in your songs!
(Newsletter courtesy of Amityville Records, possessing your ears with kick ass music. 2/6/2017)
We took the time to interview the VERY RAD Sarah Bandy and Hailey Rowe from the Y.E.A.H. (Youth Empowerment through the Arts and Humanities) who run the prolific rock camps in Nashville, TN. Check out the super dope footage below. These ladies are AMAZING and POWERFUL. To find out more about Y.E.A.H. and the AWESOME programs they offer please visit http://yeahrocks.org
Amityville Records sat down with East Nashville’s Molly Rocket to chat about their new video for their song ‘Friction’.
Get HYPE for East Nashville’s own Sean Stannard with his new kick ass, debut, hip hop album ‘Organics’.
We interviewed Mr.Stannard about the album and the results were NIIIICCEE. Sean will be playing the Amityville Records launch party this Saturday night at The East Room.