We’ll all be drinkin’ out of gold koozies when this stuff comes out…
This May, according to BeerPulse, thee Iron Maiden is releasing a branded beer called Trooper Ale.
“Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon.“
I don’t want to knock enthusiasm but what the hell happened to Meat Loaf at this Mitt Romney event? If I was a Romney fan I’d probably think Mr. Loaf was an elaborate, malicious, extremely random plant. But I’m not. Yet I still can’t can’t stop watching. Volume way up.
This wins the internet for the week. There’s even an interactive player you can use to record your own mix. Kinda like Ron Winter’s QWERTY drums on roids, juice, ludes and some sort of fish paralyzer. Thanks for the tip, Beau.
Not many people know but the fine folks over at Lagunitas have built a killer outdoor venue nestled next to their Beer Sanctuary called the Laguminiamphitheaterette. Yes, that just rolls off the tongue. They’re doing a series of FREE(!) shows through the summer with some serious names lined up. Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan kick things off last Monday. This Monday Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers are playing with Petaluma‘s favorite farm band, Arann Harris and The Farm Dogs. The place only holds a few hundred people, so you don’t wanna sleep on this.
For FREE tickets, get to the Lagunitas Schwag Shop first thing Wednesday before all the tickets are gone.
Cannot wait to see Richard Buckner tonight at Brick & Mortar Music Hall. He’s supposed to be playin’ both old and new stuff. Check out his latest beauty below. Plus a few other band’s new tracks to add to your shopping list. Enjoy thoroughly.
What’s better than the Steve Perry singing along to Don’t Stop Believin’ at a SF Giants game? Not much. But this supercut of the lyrics “sung” through classic movie scenes does give you a decent warm ‘n fuzzy feeling about the song. And the flicks. Even if the herky-jerkiness makes it sound like William Shatner doing celebrity impressions of Journey singer tryouts.
A whole record of 80s synth-pop redux-tions of Dinosaur Jr. tunes? Yes, please. It’s being released on Record Store Day (4/21) and done by the same project that remixed Built to Spill into 80s songs, The Electronic Anthology Project (Brett Nelson of Built To Spill). Here’s a stream of one of ‘em. Plus, four others to add to your shopping list. Enjoy thoroughly.
As much as I hate to perpetuate lazy comparisons, on first listen of San Francisco‘s Night Genes it’s hard not to reference the singer from The National. But I’ll one-up it with another reference: Steve Sallet from King of France / The Poison Tree. Regardless of familiar timbre, the trio’s touches of electropop and bright melodies help them stand on their own and make ‘em one to add to your shopping list. Enjoy thoroughly.