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Radio Crystal Blue 12/2/12 news


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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about November 28 and will be available
for about 1 year. Remember, even if you miss hearing a show the week I
record, you can always find it within the FeedPlayer’s archive of older
shows. Owing to schedule demands, I usually publish on Wednesdays or as soon
as possible thereafter. You will hear music in several segments of top
indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
RCB Novus Ordo will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each artist.

PROGRAMMING NOTE:
Each week through my January shows I’m airing tracks from The 1861 Project, a series that touches upon the Civil War experience. We’re up to Volume 2: From The Famine To The Front. This collection of original music recalls those families with Scottish and Irish ties who fought in the war. From the liner notes “Every singer, player and writer on this album has a strong connection to Ireland, by ancestry, birth, or just by heart”. More about this fascinating series at www.the1861project.com

Down to 3 more shows, and 2 more of RCB Novus Ordo. There is still room to have holiday music by artists you know or work with to be aired on the final show of the year, set for the week of 12/16. Anything appropo for the time of the year (doesn’t have to be Christmas) will be considered.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: @PettyVendetta @chasegassaway @JordanFWhite @derekrydall @DeJaVooDoo101
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COVERAGE: 3-4 times a month I go out to Philly-area gigs to do photos, some
video, and a write-up on my website afterward. I do this for free, tho at
some point in the future I might want to barter this work or be simply paid.

NEXT shows I’m covering:
12/11 possibly seeing Yarn at Milkboy Philly www.yarnmusic.net

12/29 Ray G. Ward @ Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore
REVIEW of last night’s show at Legendary Dobbs: http://t.co/fSeJcfV6
REVIEW of the 11/23 GoGirlsMusic event at M Room:
https://radiocrystalblue.net/2012/11/24/the-m-room-112312/
VIDEO of Theopolis James: http://youtu.be/xJ40lgqcunw
VIDEO of Grown Up Avenger Stuff: http://youtu.be/_mkIrZtR5Tc
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RCB REVIEW from this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: Brian Dolzani returns to my airwaves after a number of years with a tender ballad. The acclaimed Bern & The Brights are also heard on this program with polished acoustic pop. Edith Crash in this segment, checking in from France (tho I couldn’t possibly pronounce any titles). Freddy Hall, plus Flashbulb Fires are two acts I first met at The Grape Room earlier in the year.

RCB proper: Water and dreams, two subjects that come up in the first segment in most of the songs. Both Flo Anito, and Katie Collins & The Backroads Band perform in Washington DC’s Downtown Holiday Market during the holiday season. Segment 2: Good Co., with their unique brand of ‘electro swing’ can be heard here. Ki & The Arrowtooth Waltz is an older project Kevin McWha Steele. Segment 4 had a real reflective tone, with songs about the moon (Jean Mann, Mark Erelli), and the only way to close my final show for November, Craig Sonnenfeld’s “November’s Song”.

AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:

Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 or 2013 release date
If material is from 2011, it will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
list

I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit.
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MusicSUBMIT: www.musicsubmit.com
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cblue456@comcast.net
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215 995 2234

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@ The M Room, 11/23/12


An eclectic lineup of female-fronted bands took hold at The M Room here in Philly on Friday night, for the penultimate GoGirlsMusic festival event of 2012. Proceeds from the show went to two charities; local food bank Philabundance, and Wreaths Across America, which coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies. M Room, as usual, proved to be a bit of a challenge regarding sound, and there was a decent audience, but for the pure music lover and musician alike, the effort surely didn’t go unnoticed.
May is a bilingual dance-oriented songwriter with upbeat backing tracks and positive outlook to match. She performed with bass and drums alongside, which she mentioned to me is still something to get used to. She appeared both structured and inspired on stage, bouncing around a bit on a few tunes. She wore a strong sequined red shirt under black suit for the occasion, which looked  great in the general darkness on stage.
Lori Citro, in comparison, was gentlest of all the performers, and for this reviewer the best with stage presence. She performed on keys with sax and drums backing up.She has background in musical theatre along with songwriting, and was willing to tell stories of the songs with both humor and poignancy. Notable songs included “Dorothy”,  an ode to the musical “Wicked”, Love is first and foremost in her material.
 
Gina Cieri runs the Philadelphia chapter of GoGirlsMusic, and does duel lead guitar with twin sister Tina in Prima Donna. This local band, with a good regional performance history presents original songs in the vein of classic rock, recalling at once Heart (twin guitar attack), The Doors (mythical lead singer-poet), and possibly Blue Oyster Cult (slightly progressive, great solos). Prima Donna have been around for about 10 years with several lineup changes, the current one is closest to the original. As I understand, Gina is the mastermind, writing the music and lyrics. The hooks are excellent, with a few good solos amongst the songs performed. Lead vocalist Kelly Werkheiser has a good attitude on stage channeling some anger within the song and commanding her place well. Prior to “Fire Me Up”, she exhorted response from the audience.
Grown Up Avenger Stuff are from North Carolina, a 4 piece with one general tone, and that would be loud! Lead singer Deirdre Kroener was in complete control, with a focused attitude on getting her message across, and doing so in restless fashion. The band followed in time to her wails and shrieks, rocking just as hard without vocals themselves. The music itself resembles hard rock, with generally blues motifs, again recalling The Doors, Led Zeppelin and similar bands. Sporting a sparkly black top with a small sequined design, and rocking multiple tattoos along her forearms (one containing original verse, Deirdre appeared devoted to her cause, simply to rock out. Nothing is left to chance sonically. She has a naturally high voice that she doesn’t turn up to eleven, but it gets up there. They closed the show with a very short number that was loudest of all. Outside of a short tour in Western Canada, they are making their first real foray outside of their homebase, touring across the East Coast. Easily they are the loudest band I’ve heard outside the Carolinas. Talking with them after, I learned that they are friends of The StereoFidelics, fine noisemakers themselves. 

VIDEO of Grown Up Avenger Stuff:

Radio Crystal Blue 11/25/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
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Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
*****
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window. The player allows you to stream all recent shows, as well as
download and share them. Click the tabs within the player for more.
If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your
browser, try a different browser or go to www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
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VIDEO content: http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456
TWITTER @radiocblue
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the DAILY (auto-generated online newspaper with selected keywords and
mentions from social media, updated each evening):
http://paper.li/radiocblue/1333586729
*******
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about November 28 and will be available
for about 1 year. Remember, even if you miss hearing a show the week I
record, you can always find it within the FeedPlayer’s archive of older
shows. Owing to schedule demands, I usually publish on Wednesdays or as soon
as possible thereafter. You will hear music in several segments of top
indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
RCB Novus Ordo will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each artist.

PROGRAMMING NOTE:
The 1861 Project, a series that touches upon the Civil War experience, returns with Volume 2: From The Famine To The Front. This collection of original music recalls those families with Scottish and Irish ties who fought in the war. From the liner notes “Every singer, player and writer on this album has a strong connection to Ireland, by ancestry, birth, or just by heart”. I’ll spin music from this album starting with the week of 11/25 and continue through my January shows. More about this fascinating series at www.the1861project.com

Four more shows to go before I hunker down and get the stats out to see who will be ranked in each of my charts. I have a good deal of HOLIDAY music that will be heard on the penultimate show for 2012, coming up the week of 12/16. I still have room for more. Anything appropo for the time of the year (doesn’t have to be Christmas!!) from indie/underground/DIY/touring artists will be considered.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: @NightPorterTLO @familybizband @OldYodeler @rockthizmagazin @ColletteAndrea
****
COVERAGE: 3-4 times a month I go out to Philly-area gigs to do photos, some
video, and a write-up on my website afterward. I do this for free, tho at
some point in the future I might want to barter this work or be simply paid.

NEXT shows I’m covering:
11/23 (tonight!): @ M-Room, Philly: Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Lori Citro among 5
female-fronted bands in a GoGirlsMusic event, with proceeds to benefit
Philabundance and Wreaths Across America www.grownupavengerstuff.com
www.gogirlsmusic.com

11/25 Crown Point, Alternative rock from Portland OR, are in the midst of a national tour, and land at Circa 1212 on South Street www.crownpointband.com
I’m seeking at least one more show to cover in the first half of December.
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RCB REVIEW from this week’s shows:
RCB Novus Ordo: The Silver Snails present a most unique world music sound, filled with spacy electronics, mutiple languages, darkness and humor all at once. I had spun “Beatrice Russo” from their CD. To get a further idea of their sound you might want to try “Dancing With The Stars”, complete with Fellini-esque video. Irina is a dance-oriented songstress on the rise. Sarah Solovay returns to RCB airwaves with a song from her new EP. Veteran songwriter Richard Thorne also heard in this show.

RCB proper: Everyone knows the anti-war and anti-Thanksgiving tune “Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie. But did you know he rerecorded it some 30 years later? I spun that recording for you to open the show, followed by another RCB staple for the holiday, Lara Herscovitch’s “Tequila Over Turkey” (we’re not talking basting). Segment 1: Sirsy & Bound By Substance perform at The Bitter End in NYC on 11/30. Reintroduced a segment I used to do in the years before RCB Novus Ordo, where I would spin brand new music within the rotation instead of separately. Notable: The Nite Lights I first saw a months ago here in Philly, opening for Beaucoup Blue. Drew Schultz is drummer for The Four Tops and likewise keeps time for similar soul music acts that make appearance on his new album. Segment 2: Spun new tune from Social Hero, during a generally rocking period of songs. Segment 3: Segued between Tweed Funk’s funk and horns, and Remember September’s brand of guitars and horns. New Music Sampler #2 includes the latest from superstar Atlanta sister act von Grey. Also: Hat Check Girl (Peter Galway, Annie Gallup), and Chase Gassaway’s music for the soundtrack to indie film “Take Two”. Final segment: Listen for Teresa Storch’s “Holiday” which also takes place on Thanksgiving, along with Vance Gilbert, with more cold-weather memory. Aztec Two-Step’s tune to close the show, written in 1983, still rings true.

AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:

Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 or 2013 release date
If material is from 2011, it will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.

Digital is acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
list

I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout (NEW)
www.musicclout.comhttps://musicclout.com/contents/opportunity-1438-radio-crystal-blue-seeking-new-music-for-airplay.aspx
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
*********
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234