Shit Miami Bands Say… A 31-Point List of Local Musicians’ Constant Complaints – Miami Music – Crossfade

A week ago local poet, musician, and promoter Benjamin Shahoulian started a comment war on his Facebook page, stemming from his frustration at local musicians’ constant complaints about promoters.

As the exchanges were getting pretty intense, hip-hop artist and promoter Erik Grizzly jokingly suggested making a video for “Shit Miami Bands Say.”

With input from Alukard’s Level and this author, the one-liners came together with surprising ease.

So Miami filmmakers, here’s the script … Make the video.

1. “Why is my name so small on the flyer?”

2. “Uh, when do we play?”

3. “Can you call my guitarist for me?”

4. “You can find me at myspace.com/nobodycares.”

5. “I didn’t bring any cables. Can you ask that other band if I can borrow some and a guitar too?”

6. “Hey, I have work in the morning. Can you tell that other band to let us go first?”

7. “We can’t play tonight ’cause my bass player got mono from the drummer’s girlfriend.”

8. “No, I can’t use a backline, I only like my own kit.”

9. “We need a half-hour to set up and another half-hour to break down for our 20-minute noise set.”

10. “Flyers? You’re the promoter. My job is to play music, man.”

11. “One more song? OK! I’m sure the next band won’t mind.”

12. “Let’s go drink in the car.”

13. “Can I get a drink ticket for my drummer’s cousin’s sister’s friend?”

14. “What do you mean you don’t have a mike for the bass drum?”

15. “Hey, my girlfriend doesn’t have to pay, right?”

16. “Drum circles are so much better than this show.”

17. “How much am I getting paid, bro? I brought my family!”

18. “I can’t play with that band. I fucked their drummer’s girlfriend.”

19. “Awesome band. Singer sucks, though.” Or, “Awesome singer. Band sucks, though.”

20. “Yeah, man, I play live. On my laptop.”

21. “Come check out my band. We’re playing at Churchill’s. We’re the 14th band on the outside stage.”

22. “We’re like dubsteb. But not like your normal dubstep. We’re like the new dubstep. You know, so we’re dubstep. But you know, different.”

23. “Our timeslot is 11 p.m., but I think that really means 2 in the morning or something.”

24. “This is for charity? So we’re not getting paid?”

25. “Who decides who plays Ultra?”

26. “We’re going on tour to Broward and Palm Beach.”

27. “Oh yeah, I played there a while back. But can you get me booked?”

28. “He doesn’t have to pay. He carried my bass drum.”

29. “She’s carrying my mike stand and her boyfriend has the power cord for my amp.”

30. “I’m the singer. This is my band.”

31. “You said they were going on after us! Bro, they’re gonna kill the crowd!”

via Shit Miami Bands Say… A 31-Point List of Local Musicians’ Constant Complaints – Miami Music – Crossfade.

The Deadly Blank- ‘Hands in my Pockets’ – YouTube

The Deadly Blank- ‘Hands in my Pockets’ 

The Deadly Blank, a.k.a. “Miami’s Rock & Roll Phallus”, is an original electric power trio from Miami, FL. Their sound is vintage rock with a modern roll.
Click on ‘Band Profile’ for a list of upcoming shows.
Follow us: http://www.facebook.com/thedeadlyblank

Brand Name Punk – Hopes and Dreams (HD) [feat. Kristen Stewart (sort of)] – YouTube

Brand Name Punk – Hopes and Dreams (HD) [feat. Kristen Stewart (sort of)] 

Brand Name Punk Est.2009 Is an energetic pop-punk trio out from Miami. Singing about anything from robots and the future to love affairs and heartbreak! Sure to please a crowd! Ricky, Andy and Marjorie rock harder than adamantium and shoot first when confronted with greedy bounty hunters. Puta Puta BNP.

Follow us:  http://www.brandnamepunk.com

The Deadly Blank release brand new video: “Pick it Up”

Vintage rock with a modern roll.

The Deadly Blank is an original electric power trio from Miami, FL. Their first show was in the legendary cabaret of Miami’s Tobacco Road on February 3, 2011. The band features Eric Sanchez on guitar, Carlos Paguaga on drums, and Craig Rittenhouse on vocals and bass. Their sound is vintage rock with a modern roll.

Horns Up Rocks: 32 Years Since Heavy Music Lost AC/DC’s Bon Scott!

32 Years Since Heavy Music Lost AC/DC’s Bon Scott!

32 years ago, the Heavy Music world lost the late great Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott. Scott was born on July 9, 1946 in Forfar, Scotland and died on February 19, 1980 in London, England, after a night of heavy drinking.

Scott will always be remembered for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian Hard Rock band AC/DC. His tenure with AC/DC went from 1974 until his death in 1980. He moved to Melbourne, Australia with his family in 1952 at the age of six. His first band was The Spektors, he also performed with The Valentines and Fraternity before replacing Dave Evans as the lead singer of AC/DC in 1974.

Here are some facts about the late great Bon Scott:

– Scott’s vocals were inspired by his idol, Little Richard.

– After working as a postman, bartender and truck packer, Scott started his first band, The Spektors, in 1964 as drummer and occasional lead singer.

– In 2004, Classic Rock Magazine rated as number one in a list of the “100 Greatest Frontmen Of All Time” ahead of Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant.

– When Bon Scott died after a night out in London. AC/DC briefly considered disbanding, but the group quickly recruited vocalist Brian Johnson of the British glam rock band Geordie.

via Horns Up Rocks: 32 Years Since Heavy Music Lost AC/DC’s Bon Scott!.

Guns N’ Roses Will Reunite at Hall of Fame

The classic lineup of Guns N’ Roses will reunite for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. The band is being inducted along with The Faces/Small Faces, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beastie Boys, among others, at the ceremony in Cleveland on April 14.

It’s keyboardist Dizzy Reed who has said that all those who contributed to the band’s seminal album Appetite For Destruction will be present.

Speaking to Billboard, Reed – who joined the band in 1990 after Appetite – and remains in the lineup to this day, said when asked who would be attending the ceremony: “I know that all the original band is going to be there. I don’t know exactly what’s going to go down. It’s one of those things I’m sure will all come together and be really cool.”

Reed added though that no talks had taken place about the band’s classic lineup actually playing together on the night. He said he and frontman Axl Rose had not contacted former members Slash, Duff McKagan or Steven Adler about the possibility of performing together at the ceremony.

“Honestly, we haven’t spoken about it. I don’t know when or why or how to bring it up. It’s not an everyday sort of thing. So we haven’t really talked about it, but I’m sure we’ll have to at some point.”

Reed also said that he believed Guns’ current lineup would continue to work on new material after a summer tour of Europe.

“There are some clamouring and rumours that we might be getting some material together here after we do this run, so we’ll see what happens. There was so much material that didn’t make it onto Chinese Democracy. From what I remember there were a lot of really cool songs. I can only hope that some of that stuff does resurface and get worked out.”

via Gibson.com General Music, Industry and Guitar News.