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stoopid munday

It’s is definitely a way chiller Slightly Stoopid, but I’m already on board with it…channeling Hawaiian vibes.  Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album, due out June 30, 2015.  The band is on the road with the Dirty Heads, The Expendables, and Stick Figure for the Everything Is Awesome tour.  Awesome.

-j

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unity

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On August 2nd, the boys on the Unity Tour 2012 rolled into town at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Homdel, NJ.  Due to too much pre-show fun, I missed the opening act.  SOJA was the reason I drove down the Parkway because I knew it’d be the only chance to see them this summer.  It still boggles my mind why they not only were the openers, but they also only had a half hour set (that started at 6:30)!  What gives?!
The show seemed to take a turn for the worse after discovering that we had missed the opener.  Slightly Stoopid rose some spirits, as they were the middle act.  They performed some of their classics, but really focused on their new album, Top of the World, as this tour served to promote their new songs.  Unfortunately, us who enjoyed the pleasures of the lawn were subjected to lousy acoustics.  As the average age at the show was probably 19, we  could have appreciated a few notches up on the volume.
To be honest, at that point, I was not really feeling the whole experience, so I stayed for about three of 311‘s songs.  Being that I have seen all three acts several times before, I wasn’t as bummed as I could have been, just a little let down.  Such is life as a benny.

-j

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love and roots

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So way back on June 29th, I caught the last show of the “Love and Roots” tour at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.  Micah Brown started things off right with his California soul-folk sound.  This month, he (and I) are anticipating the release of his album, “The Isle of Her.”  His bandcamp page features some songs from the album, along with a free download!  I have to say, he deserved a lot more credit than what he got as an opener.  His name definitely should have been on the bill.
Next came Anuhea, who says that she “thrives off the energy of an audience.”  I really enjoyed her spunkiness to get everyone into having a good time.  She balanced this energy with a calm aura, though, especially when she played “Mr. Mellow” (her rendition of “Mellow Man?”)  Maybe it’s because she reminds me a little bit of my friend Chelsea Smith, but this girl can hold her own around all these big male talents from the island.  On a side note, her brother hits the road with her; not on stage, but as the Merch Manager.  He started a pretty cool gig called 50th State of Mind.  It’s a Hawai’i based clothing company representing the art, culture, music, and lifestyle of Hawai’i.  The threads are pretty sweet–check ’em out!
Mishka finished off the show.  Although I have seen him live before, it was like my first time because he played with his band.  His solo acoustic set was intimate and incredibly mellow.  It was an opportunity to see Mishka’s personality shine through true talent.  With the band, he was alive.  His vocals and dancing were full of energy.
For one night, I was on a tropical island, and my ears led the way.

-j

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top of the world

Slightly just released a single for their new album, Top of the World , that is scheduled to be released on August 14th, 2012.  Keep a lookout, this album will be a good one!  My ears can’t be happier.

-j

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