Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013 (playlist)

These are some personal favorites that are great for the best night of the year! Enjoy your Halloween and feel free to post your costumes or photos of your celebration on our Facebook page. The winner will be determined on Sunday and free mp3s from this list will be given away! Share with your friends!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Random Video Thursday: Rasputin by Boney M

Happy "Random Video Thursday"! Please enjoy the song that has been my ringtone for a couple of years now - "Rasputin" by Boney M. Check out the lyrics below. (By the way, the guy gives a really long intro, so you might want to skip ahead to 1:10.)

Lyrics here.

 Just for you, because I like you, please have this totally badass metal version by Turisas.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Band Review: INFAMOUS

INFAMOUS is a kick-ass, wide-variety rock band based out of Richmond, VA. Their band consists of four members - Mike "Taco" Bell (vocals), Josh Misner (guitar, backup vocals), Thomas Peterson (bass, backup vocals), and Ted "BEAST" Marshall (drums).  The band was founded in 2010 and the rest is history - nay, legend.

INFAMOUS might not have the largest following, but they certainly deserve one. It's rare to see any band performance that can be both mellow and bad-ass at the same time. Take their self titled track, for example. It sounds a bit like a cross between a chilled-out Metallica and an early Ozzy/Black Sabbath vibe. Steady, smooth bass, original guitar riffs with an old school vibe that reminds me a little of Dream Theater, and a drummer that knows how to wail on his instrument.

I have to say, the more I heard of them, the more they impressed me. As seen in the video below (cover of "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd), even when doing a cover, INFAMOUS stays true to the original while still displaying their own style and individuality. This video was the first time I'd heard Bell sing, and I have to say, he doesn't disappoint. He hits every note with the acumen of a true pro. Oh, and did we mention Misner's awesome behind-the-head guitar solo at 3:17? Yeah. Watch it.

Now that I've gotten you excited about these guys (and rightfully so), go see for yourself what makes them so INFAMOUS. You can find their upcoming events here.


Special thanks to INFAMOUS guitarist Josh Misner for all the work he put into finding a video and image for this review. You made this all possible!

Ninja Fish thinks this is great music to... take over the world with.
Band Rating: ★ ★

Random Video Thursday: Dschinghis Khan - Moskau

Okay, I have to be honest: I've been holding out on you. As a German-speaker and closet 70's disco enthusiast, I stumbled across this video way back in 2002 on another site (while messing around a computer at mum's work one early Saturday morning). I consider this song/performance my guilty pleasure and I listen to it/watch it when no one is around - and I'm not afraid to admit a small on-going crush on the guy in the black costume. However, I'm slightly ashamed to admit I know all the words and dance steps...

I think it's time I shared it with you. Please enjoy this secret of mine: "Moskau" by the 1979 German disco-pop group Dschinghis Khan!

(Doesn't the guy in blue look kind of like a bald, German Spock - the original, Leonard Nimoy?)

Happy Random Video Thursday!

Here is a video to an EPIC performance a few years ago. They've aged well.
(Blue Spock got hot... Look at him in his fur-shouldered coat.)