Sumptin' for Everyone Launch Music Conference
OK, OK… so we promised to give you our “Top 10″ bands “not to be missed” during the Launch Music Conference this weekend. But after spending days listening to music from all of the Launch 2010 participants, we decided there’s just too much great stuff to just do a “Top 10″ for the whole 3 days. So we decided to give you a our must see picks for each individual night. Over the next 3 days Lancaster will be on music over load with multiple stages and musical events throughout the city. If you are a Decedents/NOFX fan, a hardcore/ progressive metal kid, or if you have a taste for blue grass, along with a little singer/song writer action; this Thursday night’s kick off to the Launch Music Conference is your jam. Here’s our picks for each participating venue…
For all you Hardcore kids out there definitely get your fix at the Chameleon Club. There’s 6 grinding bands on this ‘all ages’ line up, which starts at 5:45PM
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This Chambersburg, PA trio takes a little post punk and mixes it with harmonic experimental hardcore and creates a sounds that’s like if Thursday and Fall of Troy had a baby. Lots of bands try mixing these elements, but done pull it off. But from what we’ve heard on Hybrid’s streaming auto on Myspace, they mashed this recipe quite well and now we can’t wait to see what they can do live.
In the Lizard Lounge let the whiskey flow as we rockabilly baby to these 3 bands…
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Teenage Rehab – 9:45PM
All the way from PADUCAH,Kentucky these guys keep real with a true ol’ school punk sound mixed with a little 80′s retro on tracks like “Don’t Leave Me” where we swear we can hear some Devo influence. This 3 piece has quite a powerful punch. This is the type of punk you want to be raising your glass to as you’re shouting out the lyrics back at the band at a live show. From what we’ve heard streaming on the band’s Myspace page we expect to see a lot of that mixed with a lil’ crowd pushin’ and shovin’.
The F Bombers – 10:30PM
Ahhh you gotta love NJ for a couple reasons. Guido’s and Guidettes of course… and great whiskey frighten punk that seems to ooze from the central part of the state. The F Bombers lead singer, who is also the guitar player could give any male punk vocalist a hard run for his money. She’s a F’ing wicked bad ass lead and the band pows you in the face with it’s very in tuned harmonies and simplistic punk melody’s that you wanta’ just chant and slam too.
The Nerve Scheme -12:00AM
When we listen to this band and close our eyes, the image in our head is tons of slamming, along with a lot of dirt and sweat in the air above. The Nerve Scheme is one of those punk bands that reminds you why you 1st started listening to punk in the 1st place… because it’s F’ing great when music fires you up and makes you want jump up and down. I imagine if 2 blokes were about to get in a fight right when the Nerve Scheme started to play, they’d stop and listen to this set while getting lost in the shuffle of the pit.
Thursday night is still a school night for most. So we understand if it’s difficult to rock hard and then wake up in time on a Friday morn. So for those of you looking to have a milder Thursday night or maybe you are hoping to impress a dinner date? Well here is your solution… The Lancaster Dispensing Company or Annie Bailey’s
TRI STATE PICK
HogMaw – 10:15 Lancaster Dispensing Company
God we love a great finger picking good folk jam. HogMaw is from Philly, but their music definitely makes us feel more like we transplanted to the hiss of West Virginia. We expect to see a lot of toe taping, knee slapping and if there’s enought room in the aways packed Dipco, a lil’ dancing. There blend of blue grass, folky blues makes us long for the south, but we’ll settle for a great brew, a delicouis bite and HogMaw at Dip Co.
Ryan Wickersham – 10:00PM Annie Bailey’s
We’ve all seen 100 solo artists doing an acoustic show. But Ryan Wickersham has one of those voices that makes you “say wait a minute, hang on… I gotta really listen to this guy. You can hear a lot of Howie Day influence here. The lyrics are captive as they tell simple stores of love and loss but the melody’s and arrangements of the songs are what leave you wanting to hear more from this artist. It would not suprise us to hear one of Ryan’s song on MTV’s The Hills or the Real World in the years to come.
Get your asses out and support a great musical event taking place right in your own back yard! See you tonight!