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.
All in all an amazing event with 10% of the proceeds going to YEAH. To donate to YEAH or find out more about their super cool programs go to http://www.yeahrocks.org
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.
Amityville Records have released their first ever cassette!
This sweet audio nugget entitled ‘Monsters’ contains 7 rock n roll masterpieces from local lady rockers ‘Ladyshark‘.
The album has been completely remixed and remastered by Amityville Records ready for your listening ecstasy. There’s also an until now unreleased, newbie track ‘Seance’ whacked on their too. Limited numbers are available at local record stores in Nashville, TN.
You can buy it online too using the Paypal button below for $5 plus $2 shipping and handling.
Amityville Records are currently working on a limited vinyl release of ‘Monsters’.
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