This past week was the annual CMJ Music Convention and like many before it would again invade The Big Apple and deliver more music than any one person could easily absorb. To say that there is something for everyone at the CMJ convention would be an understatement and while I would have loved to partake in a lot more that was happening, the time was just not there for me to do so based on a hectic week of Metal concerts that required my coverage. One of the things that I did manage to enjoy was the annual Skateboard Marketing music showcase which is hosted by the company’s founder Munsey Ricci. I’ve been working as an ally in Metal media with Munsey for about five years now and was eager to help him and his friends celebrate the company’s 18th year of doing this kind of showcase. This years hang would be at The Bowery Poetry Club (across the street from the location that once housed CBGB’s) and it was sure to be a good time of familiar faces, cold beers and loud music. I was certain that the bands would be something interesting because one year we found the legendary Fear Factory performing at it, while last year we got both Autumn Black and Ionia. Tonight there would only be one act delivering out the Metal and their name was Texas Hippie Coalition, and while I had only heard their name a couple of times, I had heard that they were along the lines of your Southern Fried Metal genre and let’s face it, a lot of that stuff rocks. I shot a lot of photos and documented the performance which can be enjoyed on the main PiercingMetal.com site by clicking the bands logo below but before you do that, please keep on reading to see some of the candid moments captured during the showcase.
Tag: steve “buckshot” seabury
Moth Eater is a new Doom Metal band that’s comprised of some cool dudes and former members of the bands Dirty Rig, Scar Culture and Year Of Confession. New to the scene in name alone, these guys were making their debut at the Ace Of Clubs on a very dismal night. To learn more and see photos from the debut just click the logo to be taken to our item on the main PiercingMetal.com site.
Woozyfly: We had an account on WoozyFly but we never did anything with it, and then after not checking it out for some months we chose to see how we could make it work out for site proliferation. Sadly we found the domain gone from the Internet and inquires led to discovering that it no longer existed. Eventually it came back up as a lead to something totally different and our account was gone. I guess not all things take off like MySpace and Facebook after all. I had to say that this was one of the more interesting of the new Social Networking things since it was so focused on music and video delivery. Every subscriber had the chance to be either a fan, or a band or some kind of online DJ. You were able to host your own show and bring your own musical interests to the masses. One of our long time friends even had one and he called it “Buckshot’s Bonanza”. The host was Steve Seabury aka “Buckshot” who was the bass player for the band Dirty Rig as well at the time. He took a lot of video and I am hoping that this stuff is somewhere on YouTube.com since the whole shebang is gone and the material lost to the servers of the Internet.
Learn more about what Woozyfly.com was all about by clicking their Wikipedia entry HERE.
Dirty Rig is the new Hard Rocking band that is fronted by Warrior Soul’s front man Kory Clarke. Tonight they would be celebrating their debut album on Escapi Music and do a gig at The Continental NYC. Click the logo below to be taken to our article on the main PiercingMetal.com site.
Given this was a celebration of the bands debut on this label there was certainly some celebrating going on as you will see by these couple of photos.
After the show the beers were flowing like water, oh who am I kidding, during the show the friggin’ beers were flowing like water as well. Did you expect anything less of a high powered Rock show?
Don’t worry my friends, Steve is not really telling me to “f**k off”, but instead displaying some Rock & Roll attitude.
Here’s a shot of Leo Lavoro, he is our publicity contact over at Escapi Music and Kory Clarke.
Escapi Music is a label that I have been associated with since starting the PiercingMetal.com website earlier in the year. Based on our writer to record label relationship I had to say that it was a cool honor to be invited to one of their music showcases because we would be treated to live performances of not one or two but four rocking bands. That night we would see in living color the abilities of Tokyo Dragons, Mahavatar, Dirty Rig and Wet Animal. I made sure to get there in time for all the bands and to enjoy a couple of ice cold beers with the other friends around me. To see the full report just click on the bands logo below to be taken to the main PiercingMetal.com site.
To see all of the other reviews under the Escapi Music brand on PiercingMetal.com just click HERE.