I was sitting there minding my own business, eating my dollar menu hamburger from Wendy’s when these two guys came up to me and demanded that I ask them questions. My first question was; who the heck are you? ‘Friendship & Stoo from The Hornitz’ they replied in almost perfect unison that they MUST have spent hours rehearsing this response. I freaked- I love this band. I have seen them a number of times in Concord and their funk duo is spectacular. I quickly thought up 5 questions to ask them and fired away.
We had a chance to sit down with Zack Burwick of the band The Phreaks. The Phreaks are a Phish tribute band playing all over New England and Zack beats the drums for the band. When we sat down with Dave I could tell- he was pronouncing all his “F’s” with “Ph”. I mean, I think I could tell- I am not really sure. I was high as hell from some brownies and really- I could not be sure if Zack was even in the room or if I was talking to a wall. In any event- Zack was a really nice guy except for the fact that he kept on changing from a human to a unicorn. You can catch Zach and the rest of his shape shifting band for a really big show up at Nectars on Feb 15th with The Hornitz. It will be their 100th show and at the birthplace of Phish- so should not be missed. You can also see them them this friday December 6th 2013 at the Stone Church. Anyways- here are the five questions we got to ask Zack before we stopped to order pizza-
You are in a rock band, you are suppose to drink and do drugs, right? If you want to sound like crap then yes, you should drink lots of booze. Sure, you can have a few drinks but try to limit your intake. Having 5 mixed drinks and a few beers before you take the stage makes your performance suffer (on stage performance and off stage with the groupies after the show). Your band will hate you if you are drunk and your drunkenness spoils the show. Plus it makes YOU look bad. People don’t respect people who don’t respect themselves enough to stay at least semi-sober for a show.
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We decided we would tell you our favorite local albums of the past couple years. Did we pick the same as you? Let us know.
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Editor Note: We contacted one of our favorite Bassists, Chis Noyes of The Dusty Gray Band(and others). We asked him to write a really good story about their show last night. Unfortunately he said yes… read all about the life of a bass player below.
I was originally under the impression I wouldn’t be at this show, since the Adam Ezra Group(AEG) specified a “complete backline”, but I guess The Dusty Gray Band could only use the “bass rig” and had to provide the “bassist” (real “complete” guys). I had some past experience with the AEG, playing a sub gig back when they were between bassists (one of the hardest of times a band can go through) so I knew going in they not only would put on a great show, but would share their rations in the green room and would be cool to hang out with. Expectations exceeded.
Last night True Brew in Concord was packed. You were shoved shoulder to shoulder and you couldn’t move around without bumping people. Why was it so packed? I like to think it was because people found out that I was going to be in the crowd; but I doubt it. I am pretty sure the people were there to see the Dusty Gray Band.
The holiday season is coming up on us. This means it is time for you to buy yourself some presents. Sometimes it is hard to decide what to buy for yourself. Below we have listed a few items that you cannot do without. If you are in a band, you need each piece of gear below. If you don’t have it- buy it right now. Seriously…. YOU NEED THESE!!!!!
Here is part two of our “Your Favorite Part About Our Local Music Scene” For part one go here…
We have all played a show where something goes wrong. Your guitar string breaks, a battery dies, all your sticks snap, cables fray, outlets are far away… and none of this even addresses the drunk band member who pukes and falls off time. Not much you can do about the drunk bandmate but you can be prepared for the other possible catastrophes with just a little preparation. With just a few minutes of planning you can save hours of frustration- First step- get a small bag or suitcase or other type of container. In this bag you are going to put all the little things that you ALWAYS forget, ALWAYS need and ALWAYS swear you are going to bring to your next show. Take all the items listed below and put them in the bag/box… and LEAVE IT IN YOUR CAR- never take this bag out of your car. You don’t need to bring it into the gig, unless you need it, but when you do need it, you will be glad it is there.