Come party with us for the official launch of Ladyshark’s debut full length album “Lovesick”. The album was recorded, mixed and produced by yours truly (Amityville Records)! $5 will get you three top class, Nashville acts on November 30th at The 5 Spot in East Nashville. There will be plenty of merch available plus The Shadowtones, Eagle Johnson and of course Ladyshark!
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.
Up on the mic next was Ra Noise, a local (Nashville) hip-hop artist. Ra Noise was full of energy on stage and took me back to NWA/Ice Cube era.
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.
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.
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
The East Room will be hosting our launch party on January 21st, 2017. Among the launch will be performances by Amityville acts (Ian Taylor, Ladyshark, Sean Stannard, Lauren Strange & The Pretty Killers) as well as the music video release for Lauren Strange’s cover of “Zombies” by The Cranberries. Doors at 8pm, $5 cover.
We have an awesome new video for the song “Set Yourself Free”, our first single from our debut release “Monsters”. If you’ve been feeling shitty about the election get this in your eye balls and lets start the revolution: https://vimeo.com/193829253 Thanks to Megan ‘Raygun’ Dillard for her AMAZING editing skills. She’s a very talented lady and we are STOKED to have partnered with her for this production! Enjoy 😀 #ladyshark #rocknroll #monsters #setyourselffree #politicalpropoganda #foundfootage #revolution #churchandstate #queer #lgbtmusic #lgbt #rock #nashville #eastnashville xx