6.28.2010

Drink Up Buttercup; Hot @ Northside Festival

Drink Up Buttercup @ Northside Festiva

Drink Up Buttercup cools the heat on a hot night at Berry Park in Brooklyn leaving their garbage cans behind and clearing the air for the sound of upgraded instruments and urgent harmonies. DUB clicks on the refresh button playing their familiar songs from their release Born and Thrown on a Hook with a refreshing twist making a live experience never stale and full of surprises.

Drink Up Buttercup @ Northside Festiva

I like to document the bands visual sets and new additions are optical illusion amps and colorful use of duct tape. The mannequin's mouth was covered with duct tape masking a human expression from an inanimate object. But no one there was expressionless and this blogger as usual could not be contained.



Spending time with photographer Maryanne Ventrice is always a treat, her shots can be seen here at the Brooklyn Vegan and below is the flyer to her gallery show this week.

Monitor 8PM Image

6.26.2010

Happy Birthday To Me

Obsession Collection Music

In June of 2006 Obsession Collection Music was born and I haven't looked back.

6.07.2010

The Cool Sound of Ava Luna "Clips"

I first became aware of Ava Luna while scrolling my daily site visits. If You Make It (Pink Couch Sessions) is one of them. The sound Ava Luna created sitting on the crowded pink couch was different then anything previously uploaded on the site and kind of intoxicating.

So by complete and utter chance I ran into two of the band members on a cold winter night as we waited outside a music loft event to see Vio Mire. I said, "aren't you the band Ava Luna, I loved your video" They were kind of taken aback since the video went up on the site that day.


This video features the song "Clips" creating a sound of roughed up electronic soul combined with out of this world girl harmonies. Two obvious influences are a mix of Dirty Projectors and Jamie Lidell. What could be better?