Music Video (next week)
Everything has been finalized for next week’s music video. Going to buy a slate to make things official. I’ve been waiting a long time for this and I’m going to enjoy every second of it.
Cover Club | Christopher Davis-Shannon “Mourning Dove” (Brad Hinton)
Here is the first episode of Cover Club. Cover Club is a special brand of covers featuring Philly; old school Philly, current Philly, anything Philly related!”A special brand of Philly covers”. The bands will typically be Philly bands covering other Philly bands, but in some cases, we could be including a national act in the rotation as well. Each Monday we will release a cover, with an original from the session being released on the Thursday of the same week! I will be directing the series and Dan McGurk (Root Down in the Shadow) and August Lutz (Levee Drivers) will be producing.
If any Philly artists are interested in filming a future episode, please get in touch. Thanks.
Oh Hi, Mark! An Evening with Greg Sestero at PhilaMOCA: Chris-R Rooftop Scene
The famous Chris-R rooftop scene from The Room reenacted with Greg Sestero and members of the audience. On Friday November 8th, PhilaMOCA PhilaMOCA presented an evening of entertainment centered around the co-star of what is arguably the worst film ever made, Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. Greg Sestero was in attendance to sign copies of his new book THE DISASTER ARTIST: MY LIFE INSIDE THE ROOM, THE GREATEST BAD MOVIE EVER MADE, screen rare self-shot behind-the-scenes footage from THE ROOM, and participate in a THE ROOM script reading with audience members. Recorded on November 8, 2013 by Bob Sweeney (bobsweeney.net).
The Disaster Artist: thedisasterartistbook.com
Enjoy a unique evening of professional keyboard artistry featuring some of the top performers in the Philadelphia area. The musical styles will be as diverse as
Happy to announce that I will be documenting this great event next week. Tickets are still available and if you are interested in going, please do. All proceeds will benefit the Kimberton Waldorf School Steinway Restoration Fund.
TSVG Pedals: Dying Batt
Here is the latest TSVG Pedals demo. The Dying Batt is an Overdrive that can get fuzzy depending where you set the knobs. It features a REALLY fantastic voltage regulator that allows you to drop the input voltage under 9v. Depending how you adjust the voltage regulator (dying battery effect…hence the name) with the blend control….you can do all kinds of different things that are unusual in an OD pedal. At full boar, it is a super thick OD…it creates a thick wall of sound. Pull back on the 9v and watch out!
TSVG Pedals: tsvgpedals.com
Double Decker Music Series: Charles Cohen
A few clips of Charles performing at the inaugural Double Decker Music Series event. If you are a fan of Charles, please read Elliott Sharp’s profile of him in the City Paper (http://tinyurl.com/lcf5wtz).
The Double Decker Music series is a unique, intimate mobile concert experience on an open-top double-decker bus. Hosted by Sebastian Petsu, It features live performances in an urban setting paired with a guided tour of Philadelphia’s attractions. The first show featured performances from Bride Busch and Charles Cohen and was recorded by Bob Sweeney (bobsweeney.net).
No Other is a three-piece band from Philadelphia, PA. Carly M plays the drums, Laura C plays bass, and Maria T plays the guitar and sings.
This is my new band! It’s our drummer’s birthday!
Snag a copy of our demo, I Believe In Werner Herzog, when you sign up for our mailing list. (Bonus round: Make sure to enter your birthday. You won’t regret it.)
I feel extremely fortunate to play music with Carly and Laura, and generally speaking, to be in a band again.
Everyone, sign up and listen to this demo.
Chris Forsyth - Solar Motel Part 1
Really looking forward to this album and some day would love to film one of his shows.
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/solar-motel-band / soundcloud.com/chris-forsyth
From the LP/CD Solar Motel, out 10/29/13 on Paradise of Bachelors : paradiseofbachelors.com/products-page/cd-disc/pob-10
Video by Maria Dumlao: mariadumlao.com
Damien Carter (BIRDEMIC / BIRDEMIC 2) “My Way”
BIRDEMIC star Damien Carter performs “My Way” in tribute to director James Nguyenat at PhilaMOCA’s BIRDEMIC 2: THE RESURRECTION DVD release party. Recorded on October 18, 2013 by Bob Sweeney (bobsweeney.net).
Damien Carter: damien-birdemicnightclubsinger.blogspot.com
Up The Chain “Sidecar” (Live at The Porch at 30th St. Station)
Philadelphia’s Up The Chain perform “Sidecar” live at The Porch at 30th St. Station (part of WXPN’s Free at Noon series). Recorded on October 16, 2013 by Bob Sweeney (bobsweeney.net).
Up The Chain: upthechain.com