This post seriously came late, as I actually couldn't stop listening to the music. One of the best albums of 2011 thus far...
"Glimpses" (Also one of my favorite songs from this album) Blues that forces you to hang on every word sung, the way that Blues should. The title describes all that we've had of Alexander Ebert over the past six or so months as a solo artist, Glimpses. With the release of "Truth," I've been on the edge of my seat... waiting. Now, with the release of this album we get more than Glimpses... we get the full on collage of splendid-wonderfulness that is Alexander. Being an Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros fan definitely played a part in the anticipation of this album, but in the end it's the musical genius of the front man that quenched my desire to hear more.
All I can say is go forth and hear for yourself... available now on iTunes.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
'Tis the week when everyone is Irish! Green beer and drink specials fill the land while corn beef and soda bread fill the kitchen. I love this time of the year. Mainly because it gives me another excuse to indulge in excessive amounts of beer. Whether it's green beer, Guinness, lager or my favorite Jamison. Make it a special week my friends... enjoy, but most of all be safe!
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! From your already festive, favorite, green Monster.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Congrats to the winners of this year's Origivation Magazine Reader's Choice Awards.
Great event at Dobbs last night! Stellar performances all around. Awesome hosting job by Hometown Heroe's Mark Rogers.
Big thanks to Brian Cronin and Origivation Magazine for everything that they do for local music in the Delaware valley.
Huge shout out to Monster Entertainment's very own The Quelle Source who took home an award for Best Indie Rock Act!
Check out the rest of the winners below.
Best Pop Act: Ike
Best Folk Act: Sisters 3
Best Singer/Songwriter (Male): Hezekiah Jones
Best Singer/Songwriter (Female): Suzie Brown
Best Live Show: Dr. Dog
Best Touring Act: Free Energy
Best Music Venue: World Cafe Live
Best Open Mic/Oen Jam: Triumph Brewery
Best Music Video: The Swimmers
Also, shout out to CHRISTIE LENEE who put on an amazing performance.
Until next year!
Monday, March 7, 2011
Origivation Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards Show. Thursday, March 10th, 7:00pm - 2:00am at The Legendary Dobbs 304 South Street Philadelphia, PA. The Quelle Source will take the stage at 12:30am.
Best Pop Act: Ike, The Fractals, Post Post, The Beekeepers
Best Indie Rock Act: Cheers Elephant, Toy Soldiers, The Quelle Source, TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb
Best Folk Act: Up the Chain, Sisters 3, The Spinning Leaves, Bells Bells Bells, The Bird Choir
Best Singer/Songwriter (Male): Hezakiah Jones, Ryan Tennis, Don McClosky, Chris Kasper
Best Singer/Songwriter (Female): Birdie Busch, Suzie Brown, Christine Havrilla, Hunter Gatherer, Christie Lenee
Best Live Show: Dr. Dog, Da Rezarekt, Man Man, Downtown Harvest
Best Touring Act: Good Old War, Free Energy, Dr. Dog, Hoots & Hellmouth
Best Music Venue: Milkboy Coffee, World Cafe Live, Johnny Brendas, North Star
Best Open Mic/Oen Jam: Triumph Brewery, Dawson St. Pub, McGuilicuddy's, World Cafe Live
Best Music Video: The Swimmers, Metropolis America, Parachuting Apostles, Sun Airway, George Stanford