Tuesday, December 11, 2012
We've been so busy that we have been away from Social Media for awhile. We hope to change all that.
Send discs to:
Trax of the Town
p.o. box 1307
marblehead, ma 01945
Playing lots of music on WMWM's Trax of the Town
Audioscam's "When The Money's Gone" as well as "Trade up" by the Complaints. Just got the new Steve Gilligan CD "Jacob's Well" featuring two tracks from our friends in The Stompers backing up Steve Gilligan. It is getting airplay as well, of course! You'll always hear The Stompers on WMWM, Salem, Massachusett's Trax of the Town
Sundays 9 am - Noon 91.7 FM or online
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970 USA
I AM PROMOTING A CONCERT TO HELP TEENS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
GIFTS FOR TEENS CONCERT
PERFORMING LIVE ON STAGE
Artists performing at the event are:
DJ ROBBIE MINDEL
ALONG WITH SUPRISE GUEST APPEARANCES
THE EVENT IS PRESENTED BY DOUGLAS MASCOTT
WARD 2 SOCIAL CLUB
1 E COLLINS ST
GUEST MUSIC REVIEW
GUEST REVIEW BY CRAIG FENTON
BIOGRAPHER OF JEFFERSON AIRPLANE AND JEFFERSON STARSHIP
The Complaints- Trade Up (Single Release)
Since their fierce entry in 1997 on both the Providence, Rhode Island and New England music scenes the Complaints thanks to impassioned lyrics, inflamed musical energy, and a rabid live following have been able to supersede relevance in both studio and live settings.
Even during the economic downturn the Complaints will often perform one hundred fifty to two hundred live gigs per year.
Dean Petrella (singer, songwriter, and guitarist), Chris Cruz (bassist), and Anthony Marotti (drums) encompass the band.
They have recorded three full length CD’s “Fear” from 1999, “Criminal Mind” released in 2003, and “Sunday Morning Radio” which saw the light of day in 2009.
It’s an injustice to pigeon-hole the group as only Modern Rock or Indie sounding. While they have been on the same bill as Collective Soul, Nickleback, Train, and 3 Doors Down (to name only a few) they also have shared the stage with Dave Davies (the Kinks) and the Tubes.
While there is the modern sound in the song structures you can also hear Flamin’ Groovies, Joe Jackson, Willie Nile, Graham Parker, and even some Rolling Stones (from the 1990’s and 2000’s).
“Trade Up” extends the level of consistency set in motion from the previous output. The first listen makes it simplistic to ascertain the group continues upward mobility with no fear of freefall. The single is well crafted with the guitar, bass, and drums establishing their turf with a perfect thirteen second intro. When the vocals arrive it’s an immediate knockout blow.
The production is stupendous. The vocals are never drowned out and there isn’t a competition between guitar, bass, and drums, but a harmonious exploration.
“Sometimes you gotta trade up”, not with the Complaints. They have already achieved their purpose.
To learn more about the band and to purchase their music head over to: http://thecomplaints.com/
All the best,
Author: Jefferson Airplane “Take Me To A Circus Tent”
Jefferson Starship “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite”
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