Thank you for the gifts you gave the world in your music and your inspiring acts of love and life. I wish I knew of your story and your music before today…but I’m glad to have discovered you nonetheless. RIP, Zach.
Yeah. I kinda got a bit of a crush on this guy… If you followed all my tweets (@millionwattsnd) that night, you may have figured that out. :) Photo gallery to come soon from the 04/25 show in Atlanta. Meanwhile, enjoy this video I filmed at Smith’s Olde Bar of Pokey LaFarge performing one of my favorite songs, “In the Jailhouse Now”.
Chromatic Warfare is an invigorating prismatic collection of styles that compliment each other because of the sincerity of the artists’ intent. Noel Black & XRA cross genres with authority and ingenuity, honoring traditions while innovatively pairing diverse musical styles. The sizzling dancehall of “Judge Before Reading” is ominously enlightening. Noel lays down stinging social commentary with a classic toasting style delivery. He sings: “Think you’ve got me figured out by the color of my skin / Ignorance is bliss, you should judge what’s within / Youths be wise, analyze the word that they speak / Say that we’re equal but who the cops kill in these streets?” On “Riot,” XRA steps up to the mic with a fiery flow and is militantly philosophical. She rhymes: “Climbing out the box, it’s too dark to see / How can I evolve with this lame mentality / Tired of being run by a massive convening of / Men who pretend like they even know me.” The anthemic “We Get Busy” is undeniably uplifting, playful in mood, thick with rugged beats, and featuring sensual hooks. This track lightens the album’s mood without dulling its impact.
Radiohead has released the first ten dates of it’s upcoming U.S. Tour in 2012!!! This is their first major tour in the U.S. in 4 years!
OHHHHH!!! They have been one of my favorite bands for almost 20 years! I swear, these guys are in a league all their own… Their music is inspiring, provocative, deep, and just freakin’ brilliant… all with a unique style that only Radiohead can create. Plus, Thom Yorke’s vocals are just sexy.
As an activist, their outspokenness of political and social issues such as human rights and the environment, only reinforce my love for the band.
I’m so excited they are coming back to the U.S.
DATE CITY VENUE
27-Feb Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
29-Feb Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
1-Mar Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
3-Mar Houston, TX Toyota Center
5-Mar Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
7-Mar Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
9-Mar St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
11-Mar Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
13-Mar Broomfield, CO 1stBank Center
15-Mar Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Pre-sale tickets went on sale today and as of this posting have already been Sold Out.
Tickets go on sale November 12, with the exception of the February 29 show in Tampa, FL. Those tickets go on sale November 19.
Check out this video for "As I Make My Way" from The Commuters. I love the song and really feel like I relate.
Though I’ve been trying to keep up with tweets and our FB page, I know the main blog has been a little sparse in recent months. Being multi-faceted and pursuing more than a handful of various passions in life, can get overwhelming sometimes. And for me the past several months have been quite a roller coaster…
That being said, after hearing this song, I knew I had to share it. Not only does it have a really good melody and just sounds great…but I love the lyrics.
"i’m on a journey, i’ve got my faith
i don’t have to worry about my fate
the planets align as the will dictates
i’m writing it out as i make my way…”
Yup. Sums me up nicely…
I’m looking forward to checking out more music from these guys… When a single song can connect upon your first listen, chances are there’s more good stuff where it came from. So discover them with me… check out www.thecommuters.comfor more about the band. Sign up for their mailing list and get the 4-Song EP for FREE!