I’ve come to the realization that no matter how hard I try or how diligent I am about keeping up with my inbox, there’s just no way that I can relay all of the amazing tunes that I receive. In an attempt to keep up, I’ll be sharing my “Friday Favs,” a compilation of some of the best things to come my way. Enjoy…
“Luck Now” by Big Scary
I’m going to have to bring you more on this band later, because there is so much love happening here. This Aussie duo just signed to Barsuk and their album Not Art is due out September 17th. Preparing for obsession then. (more…)
HoneyHoney will be one of the very first band’s performing at Sasquatch this year and I couldn’t be more excited. They hold a special place in my heart hailing from my old home of Venice Beach. Singer Suzanne Santo and guitarist Ben Jaffe bring a unique sound with a skillful combination of jazz, soul, bluegrass and rock with a hit of old fashion wild west country. With fiddles and banjos just as much incorporated in their music as heavy guitars and soulful vocals it’s hard to place this group into one classification. HoneyHoney’s genre spanning sound is not something to be missed.
I was going into Wheedle’s Groove with a blindfold on and heavy-duty ear plugs in; I had no idea who they were, what they looked like, what they played, etc. When twenty or so members band came on stage, I knew I was in for a treat.
They introduced themselves as Seattle’s oldest funk & soul band, but they played like they were still in their twenties. With trumpets, saxophones, tubas, trombones, guitars, and vocalists galore, the band played tunes by Pat Wright & The Total Experience Choir and hits played on Seattle’s KYAC Radio station that forced people to put on their dancing shoes. Since it was one of the opening acts on the Bigfoot Stage on Sunday, the crowd was small but left plenty of room for people young and old to get down to the rhythm and beat. I was very satisfied with the performance knowing that I will probably never be able to see them play live again.