Tag Archives: The Weepies

Twisted Oak Reflects In Album Cold Coffee & Cigarettes

25 Nov

Twisted Oak presents Cold Coffee & Half Smoked Cigarettes as an ode to life, struggles, and everything in between. With lyrics such as “over the hills and under the stars” balancing out the deep and reflective tone the whole album has, Matt Batory draws up visual metaphors within his music that connect to his audience. Overall, the instrumental structure of the album includes a lot of acoustic guitar and raw vocals. For those who enjoy Eric Clapton, Rufus Wainwright, and The Weepies, listeners will enjoy the overall vibe of Batory and his music. Listening further and listeners would think that this album comes from a mature and older musician, but Batory is just 22. With this much promise and reflective quality at an early age, listeners can anticipate that the best is yet to come from Matt Batory and his musical prowess.

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Eric Frisch Delivers An Anthem of Truth, Power, and Confidence Through Head Up In The Clouds

4 Jun

Upon first listening to Eric Frisch, listeners can hear the sound of The Weepies, Dr. Dog, and Iron & Wine all rolled up in one. From the ensemble rock sound and power solos on the track to the carefully placed keyboard, Head Up In The Clouds delivers such beautiful vocal talents of Eric Frisch, while simultaneously delivering an anthem of truth, power, and confidence. The folk acoustics and raw and powerful vocal talents of Frisch, will make listeners want to hear more of his raw and emotional sound. With lyrics such as “nothing can change who I am now”, and “now I know what I stand for”, the single Head Up In The Clouds not only delivers to fit the overall vibe of his other music, it makes anyone listening curious to see what lies ahead.

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The Music Court’s Fall Concert Schedule

30 Sep

Come see the Music Court on tour? No, not really. Sorry for getting your hopes up. But, I have finally finalized my own concert attendance schedule and that is pretty exciting. You may have received bits and pieces of this information over the past few weeks, but, now that it is officially down, I am going to list it below. This Fall I am getting back into my concert mood and seeing three exciting shows. First up, the quintessential college band.

Show: Guster

Date: Monday, Oct. 25

Location: Ithaca, NY

Celebrating?: Release of new album Easy Wonderful

Preview: I saw Guster in concert at the Beacon theater when I was a senior in high school. I am now a senior in college now, but I am still as excited as I was back then to see Guster now. Easy Wonderful will be released in a few days and the songs I have heard from the album all seem to be right up Guster’s musical alleyway. I expect a nice mix between old and new material. Plus, I am going with my girlfriend and my brother (both have never seen Guster before) so it will be awesome seeing how they react to the performance. Guster is excellent live. Excellent! This will be fun.

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Show: The Weepies

Date: Friday, Nov. 5

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Celebrating?: The recent release of their new album Be My Thrill

Preview: Unlike the Guster concert, I am really not sure what to expect from the Weepies. I believe I will experience an intimate show where they run through a lot of their well-known old stuff. I presume I will hear the new album as well, but, since the Weepies do not tour frequently, I am looking to hear Weepies’ oldies. They better play “World Spins Madly On.”

Show: Bob Dylan

Date: Nov. 17

Location: Binghamton, NY

Celebrating: It’s Bob Dylan

Preview: And then comes Mr. Dylan. I saw him at Nassau Coliseum back when I was in High School and I expect to see a completely different show. That is one thing awesome about the tambourine man…he always changes up his songs. The man is on a tremendous streak of an insane amount of performances over the past 2o or so years and 2010 is no difference. I mean he is coming to Binghamton…again. That says it all. Can’t wait to see you, Bob.

“Please Speak Well of Me”: One Song Review From Weepies’ Be My Thrill

2 Sep

The Weepies released their new album Be My Thill two days ago and my friend, another Weepies’ fan, was able to pick up a copy after class. He listened to half the album and turned it over to me for some auditory consumption. I popped the album into my computer and let Deb and Steve sweep me off into a world of cool folk tunes. Cool is a good thing. My room is still quite steamy.

I have not gotten a chance to listen to the entire album yet, but, by the end of tonight I should have the majority of it finished. But, in the 4-5 songs I have listened to, I can tell you all with much confidence that The Weepies’ have not lost a step. I mean, yes, one could argue that because they play a pretty generic style of pop, it is kind of hard for the river to run dry. But, producing tune after tune is harder than it seems. The Weepies could easily fall into the trap of trying to do too much. Trying to expand their infectious pop genre. But, no, they stick to what they are good at. Chill music.

And, the aptly titled first song “Please Speak Well Of Me” (I see what you did there Weepies…very clever) does not deviate from the Weepies norm…and being awesome. It is a perfect opening track and the rest of the album follows in suit. Buy a copy and enjoy.

I am heading home tomorrow for break. If I don’t get to post tomorrow…I will be back Saturday. Keep tuned!

The Weepies and Guster are Touring and Releasing

9 Aug

So, I leave for 10 days and news of an upcoming Weepies’ tour and Guster tour – both celebrating albums that I have portrayed my excitement for on this blog – hits the computer. Yeah, I see how it is, wait until I can’t write about it to release this information. That being said, The Weepies and Guster are done with the studio and are almost ready to pack up the instruments and please some crowds. The Weepies, their first album and tour since the birth of singer-songwriter’s Deb Talan and Steve Tannen’s child, and Guster, their first album since I was still in High School in 2006. This is the last time I saw them in concert as well. The pool of recent music information is making me gasp for air. Let’s get some album previews before I drown in it.

Boy do the Weepies love their animals

The Weepies

Album: By My Thrill

Release Date: August 31

Tour Dates:

Sun. Oct 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Wed. Oct 13 – San Diego, CA @ Winston’s
Thurs. Oct 14 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House

Fri. Oct 15 – Visalia, CA @ Fox Theatre

Sat. Oct 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Sun. Oct 17 – Chico, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Tues. Oct 19 – Eugene, OR @ John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
Wed. Oct 20 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Thurs. Oct 21 – Seattle, WA @ City Arts Music Festival (The Crocodile)
Fri. Oct 22 – Boise, ID @ The Bouquet
Sat. Oct 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Sun. Oct 24 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
Tues. Oct 26 – Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theatre
Wed. Oct 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Thurs. Oct 28 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Sat. Oct 30 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE
Mon. Nov 1 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Ladies Literary Club
Tues. Nov 2 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Wed. Nov 3 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Fri. Nov 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
Sat. Nov 6 – Londonderry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
Sun. Nov 7 – Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub
Mon. Nov 8 – Fairfield, CT @ FTC Stage One
Wed. Nov 10 – New York, NY @ Hiro Ballroom
Thurs. Nov 11 – Falls Church, VA @ The State Theatre
Fri. Nov 12 – Norfolk, VA @ The Attucks Theater
Sun. Nov 14 – Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage
Mon. Nov 15 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head On Stage
Wed. Nov 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Fri. Nov 19 – Dallas, TX @ Lakewood Theatre
Sat. Nov 20 – Austin, TX @ Momo’s
Tues. Nov 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

Exclusive Song:

Excited?:

Oh yeah. Fans have been waiting for this release for two years. Be My Thrill has already produced two songs that have been successes on the internet. The song above is infectious like all Weepies material. It does not seem like they have lost a beat and the full Fall tour will prove to be exciting, fun, and happy.

It’s all so easy and wonderful for Guster

Guster

Album: Easy Wonderful

Release Date: October 5

Tour Dates:

10/01/10 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
10/02/10 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
10/08/10 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/09/10 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/10/10 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
10/12/10 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/13/10 – Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
10/15/10 – Madison, WI @ Overture Center for the Arts – Capitol
10/16/10 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/22/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/23/10 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
10/25/10 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
10/27/10 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
10/28/10 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center
10/29/10 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
10/30/10 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

Exclusive Song:

Excited?

Classic Guster and I can’t wait. The song is awesome. It is harmonious and easy and wonderful. Guster has not released an album in four years and I don’t see this being a flop. If the first song reflects the entire album, this will be a huge success and a great Fall tour


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