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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ibanez and Paul Stanley Reunite

140706_PaulStanley_A#CA659AIbanez approached KISS frontman, Paul Stanley, to collaborate on a signature guitar that would become the instrument with which he would be forever associated. Now, for the first time since 1996, Paul and Ibanez have reunited to re-issue three exciting new versions of the original Paul Stanley Signature Model.

"Renewing my collaboration with Ibanez feels like going home to where it all started,” commented Stanley. “The guitars we created remain iconic and we will celebrate them and more as we move forward into our future together."

“We’re very excited to be partnering again with Paul Stanley,” said Ibanez Artist Relations Manager, Mike Taft. “It’s been an amazing year for both Paul and the band, including the release of his best-selling autobiography, the band’s long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the ongoing world tour to commemorate their 40th Anniversary together. I couldn't think of a better time for Paul to reunite with Ibanez. Along with their distinctive styling, these historic instruments have proven themselves on albums and in concert worldwide, where their sound has made them sought after by guitarists for decades."

Photo Credit: Brian Lowe


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Siena Root: Climb aboard the new Magic Bus

2096_SienaRoot-720x720Album Review: Pioneers by Siena Root

Available on: Cleopatra Records

Reviewed by: Joseph Timmons: Xombiewoof Magazine

The Rock & Roll of the Late 60s and 70s brought to us visionary musical genius that sang with a deep growl and played with a hypnotic and fiery passion, as time continued, many of these voices changed or simply slipped away into the night on the blues train to obscurity. The British Invasion brought us bands like Deep Purple, The Who, Led Zeppelin and others that had the Blues induced power chords and the driving beat to back it up. Now, in the tradition of true “Stoner Rock” a Swedish band named Siena Root takes us on a new ride through the parallel dimension of both time and space.

IMGP0612Siena Root came to life in Stockholm in the late 90's and is today considered one of the pioneering Swedish bands in old school rock music. In 2004, when the internet and mp3’s were the new deal, the band persistently released their debut album as a double vinyl LP. Listeners would start carrying down their old turntables from the attic, thus marking the first steps in what we today refer to as “the retro trend”. The live act came to be an uncompromising show, using all the heavy vintage equipment that most bands lack the strength and passion to carry along. Even a full size multi-track tape recorder was brought on tour during the recording of the live album. With the immense dedication to do it all the way, Siena Root would always stand out from the others.

Since the beginning, Siena Root has mostly performed as an experimental collective, the foundation being a trio with guitar, bass and drums. Several guest musicians would complete the line-up, and the fans would never expect to see the same show twice. The result was a rare musical diversity throughout the first five albums and hundreds of live shows. Some of these skilled musicians eventually became more frequent, until Siena Root finally decided to settle as a solid five-piece rock act. The adventure continues, and the pioneers are getting ready to plant another flag in the land of root rock!

 

 

releasefestThis is the US debut album, from Siena Root, described as a heavy, heady blend of Deep Purple & Iron Butterfly. This Psychedelic / Folk Rock ensemble, Sam Riffer on Bass, Love Forsberg on Percussion, Erik "Errka" Petersson on Organ, Matte Gustavsson on Guitar and the amazing Jonas "Joe Nash" Ã…hlen providing Vocals have a sound that rivals the bands that paved the way for many of today’s Rock bands yet have a unique and tremendous sound of their own. Presently working on a world tour, Siena Root will definitely make grandstand appearances through Europe, and quite possibly the United States.

Siena Root’s newest album Pioneers is a testament to the skill of the group and a reverence to the style which is their devotion. Pioneers, released on Cleopatra Records is a must listen and will love album for the serious rocker and for the new to the genre collector, Pioneers, the bands fifth Studio album and first US Release album this album completes their discography and is only the tip of the massive “rockberg” that flows through the ocean of time. Their full album history is massive:

· Pioneers - Album (2014)

· Conveniently Blind - 7" Single (2013)

· Root Jam - Double Live Album (2011)

· Kalejdoskop - Live DVD (2010)

· Different Realities. Album (2009)

· Far From The Sun - Album (2008)

· Kaleidoscope - Album (2006)

· Mountain Songs - 7" Single (2005)

· A New Day Dawning - Double Album (2004)

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Pioneers is a collection of powerful songs and includes a fantastic tribute / cover of Whole Lotta Love which as many know is a difficulty to empower, until now I had never heard a rendition with as much feeling and definition as the original. This album is a definite 5 Star, will shine forever release and already looks to be one of the Top Albums for 2015. As quoted in interview, Mick Box of the legendary Rock Group Uriah Heep said “It’s nice to hear a band like Siena Root playing it for real in this overly-processed world that we live in. Power to them, and I wish them all the success in the world!” – We at Xombiewoof agree in total!


LADY BORCHER, HIDDEN MUSIC OF THE CENTRAL COAST

Traveling threw Santa maria i found some of the best live music, both for the holidays and every season to come. 

Just a gimps, we have a world renown violinist who as of 2015 will once a month perform his masterpieces at the healing rooms next to the Santa maria airport. RICK TAYLOR  his music will move you into the holiday spirit and  from a fun loving man with ambition for the ages will keep you intrigued for the whole set.
Personal note, this was a religious event and i wasn't under the pressure to join or praise for everyone was there for the music and to open our hearts to the music. 



For the more social seen, you can grab a bite to eat and drink wile listening to live music the Santa maria mall, a hidden gem known as the Market is the place to go. with monthly events and saviory  food its a great place. personal note i never went in side or thought about  the mall for a get away but we all were in love with the service and over all experience  
The  Highway 1 was also performing at our Santa maria mall and shows that at any place or age you can still rock.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE
speaking of a great sound,threw 
Chumash i was able to see the lovely lady, the most awesome melissa ethieridege.
 statement "music is the way of life".
Personal note. on this event  "don't miss out" i had so much fun and with great music how could it get any better. The performance was exciting and the overall event was full of life and music that makes you move i can only say i wanted more. After the ancore was met the new songs and new vibrant gutiar solo were to die for, i cant wait to own this album.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

LE REVERIE SONG "THE DREAM" TAPPED FOR USE IN "LAKE EERIE" POST-PRODUCTION KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

 

 

"The Dream," a mesmerizing tune by acclaimed award-winning L.A. Goth-Metal rock band Le Reverie selected as the Theme Song for upcoming goth-horror film "Lake Eerie," has also been tapped for use in the current "Lake Eerie" Post-Production Kickstarter campaign. Kickstarter has selected the "Lake Eerie" campaign as their Featured Project, now through Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

 

 

More information at:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/250731370/lake-eerie-post-production.

For a pledge of $5,000 or more, your company's logo and information will be highlighted in the end credits of "Lake Eerie,", as well as on the homepage of Lake Eerie's website. Additionally, your company logo will be on Lake Eerie's Red Carpet Banners for the World Premiere. Last but not least, you and a guest will receive 2 VIP Tickets to the Red Carpet Event for Lake Eerie's World Premiere.

Le Reverie front person Allie Jorgen (left) pictured with "Lake Eerie" star Lance Henriksen (right) at the film's cast and crew Wrap party at the House of Blues in Los Angeles this Summer, Le Reverie also performed at the event.

Le Reverie performed at an exclusive concert and after-party for the cast and crew of "Lake Eerie" at the House of Blues in Hollywood this past August, attended by numerous celebrities from both the movie and music industries, including all the members of metal icons, Hellion. 

"Le Reverie is honored to have our song “The Dream” featured as the theme song for the upcoming Gothic Horror Film Lake Eerie," says front person, Allie Jorgen. "It has been great working with the film's Director, Chris Majors, and Producer/Writer, Meredith Majors, to make “The Dream” the theme song for Lake Eerie.  The cast and crew of Lake Eerie are all awesome people and we are excited to be part of this great project.  We can’t wait to meet everyone at the Lake Eerie Cast and Crew Party at the House of Blues on Thursday, August 28, and play our song LIVE for all of Team Eerie!

"We are absolutely in awe at our team of artists, who collaborated on Lake Eerie, and Le Reverie is the icing on the cake with their amazing song "The Dream," chosen as our theme music for Lake Eerie's scary story line of what lies in the darkness," said Meredith Majors, Lake Eerie's Producer and Writer. 

Lake Eerie is about a young widow who moves into a house on Lake Erie to recover from her husband's sudden death, who is then enveloped by a whirlwind of tragedy and dark forces and must fight back and figure out the evil truth before it's too late.

More on Lake Eerie at http://www.lakeeeriemovie.com.

www.lereverie.com / https://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-Reverie

 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FENDER® ANNOUNCES DEE DEE RAMONE PRECISION BASS® GUITAR

DeeDeeRamone_PhotobyEdPerlsteinBass includes exclusive scrapbook and poster featuring Ramone’s personal writings, drawings and photographs

Fender is extremely proud to announce the Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass guitar, based on the instrument Dee Dee played with seminal punk rock band the Ramones.

The bass guitar, which is debuting at the “Dee Dee Ramone Exhibition” located at New York City’s famed Hotel Chelsea from December 10 – January 1, will be available for sale at authorized Fender dealers and on www.fender.com on January 22.

Punk bass starts with Douglas “Dee Dee Ramone” Colvin. As the pounding heart of the Ramones, he pioneered a no-frills sound and style that left a permanent mark on rock music. On a white Fender Precision Bass slung impossibly low, he defined punk bass with simple but breakneck bass lines delivered with such pulverizing sound, speed and conviction that he singlehandedly set the template for generations of punk bassists to come.

The Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass guitar honors him with reverence and authenticity, just like any bassist since who’s ever planted his feet in a wide stance, slung a P Bass® below the beltline and yelled a manic “1-2-3-4” count-off.

Features include an Olympic White gloss finish, maple neck with “C”-shaped profile and vintage-style heel truss-rod adjustment, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets, split single-coil pickup, three-ply black pickguard and vintage-style bridge with four single-groove saddles.

Additional features include Dee Dee Ramone’s signature on the back of the headstock, special “Dee Dee Ramone One Two Three Four” inscribed neck plate, vintage-style heel truss-rod adjustment, ‘70s Fender logo decal and a single disk string tree.

Finally, the Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass guitar includes an exclusive 40-page full-color scrapbook featuring never before seen photos of Dee Dee, as well as his personal illustrations, artwork and doodles, and a biography and quotes from musicians and personal friends of Dee Dee. It also includes a sticker and 18” x 24” color poster of Dee Dee playing his P Bass live with the Ramones.

“Dee Dee is the very definition of a punk rock icon,” said Justin Norvell, vice president, marketing for Fender. “He exemplified that fact, that all you need is the desire and will to pick up an instrument, and you can change the world. We are incredibly honored to recreate his bass guitar and to help edify his place in musical history in a way that fans can share.”

For more information, go to www.fender.com.

About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation  Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Takamine®, EVH®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com.


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