Saturday, September 8, 2012

Stone Temple Pilots and Deftones Among Lineup for Epicenter Festival 2012

The 4th Annual Epicenter Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 22 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California. The festival will feature an impressive lineup of musical talent, including Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Deftones, Hollywood Undead, Escape the Fate, Dead Sara, Crash Kings, Scars on Broadway, Chevelle, Beware of Darkness and more.

The event is presented by Right Arm Entertainment (creators of Ohio's Rock on the Range Festival) and will feature performers on multiple stages. The festival will kick off at 11:30 a.m.

The inaugural Epicenter Festival was held on August 22, 2009 at Fairplex in Pomona, California and featured prominent bands such as Tool, Linkin Park and Alice in Chains.

To learn more about this year's festival, visit their website.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Jane's Addiction Headlining the Doheny Days Music Festival

A diverse array of musical talent will be joining groundbreaking alternative rock band Jane's Addiction for the Doheny Days Music Festival this weekend (September 8-9). The event will take place at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. In addition to Jane's Addiction, some of the other bands scheduled to perform at the festival include Jimmy Eat World, The Flaming Lips, Santigold, Steel Pulse, Beats Antique, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, the White Buffalo, and Midnight Hour among others.

The Doheny Days Music Festival began in 1997 and was held annually through 2004. After that, the  festival went on a six-year hiatus and started up again in 2011. The event embraces the eco-conscious beach/surf culture of Southern California and is produced by Omega events, which has successfully operated 26 festivals at Doheny State Beach, including the world-famous Doheny Blues Festival.

To learn more about the Doheny Days Music Festival, visit their website.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"Nappy" by The Brides of Funkenstein

"Nappy" is another stellar track from the Brides of Funkenstein's excellent debut album Funk or Walk (1978). It's amazing how many great tracks are on this album. "Nappy" has a nostalgic 1920s flow to it, sort of like P-Funk meets The Great Gatsby. And the groove is quite infectious, with a terrific horn arrangement by Bernie Worrell and Fred Wesley. Worrell also contributes some great piano parts to the track.

 Brides Dawn Silva and Lynn Mabry deliver another quality vocal performance on this track. Their vocal work here further displays their versatility as singers, showing they could skillfully handle a variety of styles. And their voices complement one another nicely.

"Nappy" was written by George Clinton, Bernie Worrell, Garry Shider and Jim Vitti.

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