Valient Thorr – Where have you been all my life?

Posted by tracysigler, August 8, 2013 11:10 am - Permalink   

Valient Thorr

How can it be that Valient Thorr has existed since 2001 and I just now heard of them? The affects of aging apparently. Wisdom and hipness must be inversely related. Thanks to the miracle of modern media consumption I can know the megarock sounds of VT!

I’ve lived in the same state as the Chapel Hill, NC-based band for seven years. That makes this oversight extra messed up. I probably missed numerous chances to see them live, without traveling the globe to do it. Looks like they are ripping up Europe this summer but I’m hopeful there will be a triumphant homecoming gig right here in Cackalacky sometime this year.

OK, here’s how I heard about Valient Thorr. I was lying on couch watching the Vevo channel on my Roku. When you search for a music video on Vevo it automatically continues playing “related” music.  I started with Turbonegro. That was followed by a couple mediocre bands. Then we jumped way off the tracks and I was subjected to several seconds of Whitesnake’s “On My Own” before I could pounce on the skip button. Keep working on that algorithm Vevo! Mercifully, that was followed by Valient Thorr’s ultramega rocking, and funny, “Double Crossed.”


Official Valient Thorr website

The Hives – Live at the 9:30 Club

Posted by tracysigler, August 4, 2012 5:06 pm - Permalink   

Took the whole family! It was a fantastic show. I’m a big fan, but I didn’t expect them to be as fun as they were.

I got actual tickets… in the mail. I thought those were a thing of the past!

The Hives at the 930 Club Ticket

I’ll let The Hives do the talking. Here are some videos, in order of performance. Enjoy!

Intro, Come On, Try It Again

1000 Answers

Main Offender

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Digital Music Industry Infographic

Posted by tracysigler, July 3, 2012 2:00 pm - Permalink   

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Chimneys – Amber Visions

Posted by tracysigler, April 16, 2012 11:02 am - Permalink   

Self-described trio of psych-folkers out of Brooklyn. They currently have two songs you can stream from their forthcoming album Amber Visions, and my favorite is “Newton Creek.” Check out Chimneys’ BandCamp page.

Reverend Horton Heat at The Orange Peel in Asheville

Posted by tracysigler, November 3, 2011 8:54 pm - Permalink   

Reverend Horton Heat tearing the roof off early in show with “The Party in Your Head.”

Later in the evening they slowed things down to play some requests like “Where in the hell did you go with my toothbrush.”

This was one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time. My son Mars is a huge fan and was at first super-excited when he found out Reverend Horton Heat was coming to The Orange Peel, then distraught when he saw it was not all ages. I convinced him to start contacting people, which led to him eventually to Bigsy of the RHH road crew. Bigsy made sure we could get in, and for that he will always be the man.

The whole show was great. One highlight was that it was Jimbo’s birthday. Road crew member Hoss brought a cake on stage, then after the candles were out proceeded to sing Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades” while Horton Heat shredded. Well done Hoss! I started to record that too but the crowd got to moshing and we were in the middle of it.

Jim Heath, the Reverend and Jimbo hung out after the show and Mars was able to get their autographs and chat briefly. They have had a huge influence on him and are the reason he has mowed a lot of grass to get a hollow body guitar, and he now has an upright bass in his sights. I had printed the email from Bigsy, because I wanted to be sure I could get the boy in, and Mars got it autographed by Jim and Jimbo.

Big thanks to them for talking to the kid.

Mars with Reverend Horton Heat

Mars with Reverend Horton Heat at The Orange Peel


Mars with Jimbo Wallace at The Orange Peel

Mars with Jimbo Wallace at The Orange Peel

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