The people at Victory Records have been good to the Hellion Rocks. They recently put me in touch with Mike and Jesse the guitarists for EMMURE. We had a chance to hang out a bit before their set and we even managed an on camera interview. Thanks to my man Stevo Richardson for filling in on the camera (catch his cameo in the mirror).
Here is the interview for your perusal:
it’s loud, it’sdirty, it’s EMMURE!
It was a very cool show that I witnessed the night of 12/27/13 at the Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM. The Reverend Horton Heat was in town. I talked to some people waiting at the door and found that they were from Durango Colorado and had come for the stylings of the Reverend.
There was an interesting mix in the crowd from the young to the much older. There were people dressed “Rockabilly” style to some metal heads. I have not seen the venue that crowded in quite a while, it was very refreshing.
I listened to the crowd talk about RHH and heard some interesting tales: “This is the 16th time I’ve seen them ” said one guy, “I remember when I was a little girl and my uncle took me to see them”, a lady recounted, “They are kinda like the Grateful Dead for me. When they tour I follow them around so I don’t miss out”, said an older gentleman, “The musical style of RHH is what I grew up on. I am so glad they are still carrying the torch”, from a 20ish guy.
I have been to many, many shows. Been in the pits of destruction of metal mayhems, most were tame in comparison when RHH got down to business. There was hardly room to breathe much less try to take some pictures, but we all loved it.
I was so glad to the support for this energetic and very talented band. I have enjoyed The Reverend Horton Heat for quite awhile now, and I can say they are here to stay! They played song after song and the crowd sang along right with them. There was a mixture of old and new songs from their upcoming release “Rev” which is due out late January on Victory Records Thanks guys, and thanks to Victory Records for inviting me to the show and setting me up with a phone interview with Jim Heath to take place this Monday 12/30/13 (look for it next week with more show photos!)
it’s loud, it’s a psychobilly freakout, it’s the Reverend Horton Heat!
Josh Eldridge from Victory Records brought SEEKER to my attention. It just so happened that they were also coming to my town. I managed to drag them away for 10 minutes and chat with them about music. I was able to shoot their set for review (coming soon). Check out this the interview right here:
it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s SEEKER!!
THESE HEARTS has returned with the release of their sophomore album, Yours To Take. THESE HEARTSteamed up with Joey Sturgis (ASKING ALEXANDRIA) and Andrew Wade (A DAY TO REMEMBER) to create the perfect soundtrack to your summer. THESE HEARTS‘ sound is a combination of honest, refreshing, and spirited choruses with stellar guest appearances from vocalists Mattie Montgomery (FOR TODAY) and Bert Poncet (CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK), Yours To Take boasts a balanced collection of both heavy and emotive anthems. New Noise Magazine agrees, calling the album “everything you could want from THESE HEARTS and more” and “proof that they can succeed at writing and playing any style they chose”.
We brought you A DAY TO REMEMBER and TAKING BACK SUNDAY, if you liked those bands you will loveTHESE HEARTS. Order your copy of Yours To Take at VictoryMerch.com or download the album at iTunes /AmazonMP3 and see why Huffington Post awarded it “5 out of 5 stars”. The album is also available at Best Buy for $7.99, FYE, Hastings and independent retailers.
The album release tour begins July 18th in Joliet, IL. See a full list of tour dates here.
For more information on These Hearts:
7/18 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
7/19 – South Bend, IN @ Generic
7/20 – Kalkaska, MI @ The Fairgrounds
7/21 – Chesterfield, MI @ NYNY
7/24 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
7/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Irving Theater
7/26 – Terre Haute, IN @ THMV
7/27 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar