We’ve got another oldie but goodie for you this week! Mr. Lonely by Mike & The Ravens was the first single released on Plattsburgh’s very own Empire Records, all the way back in the spring of 1962. Mike & The Ravens were originally called Mike & The Throbs. They formed in the middle of 1960 and were a staple of the North Country scene during their time. You can look right over here for a detailed time line of the band. Enjoy!
Local rappers Antown Levee, Sam Heinous and Sarah Impalin have posted their debut video recently, a holiday number titled “Drop A Yule Log”. Check it out!
This week’s offering on Local Music Monday is a real dark one. WinterCoffin is a solo black metal effort from local musician Ethan Senecal. We haven’t seen WinterCoffin perfom live, but were very impressed with these recorded tracks. For fans of Mayhem, Burzum, Darkthrone and the like, these songs would have been right at home alongside the likes of Long Cat or Vicious Intent. Here’s to hoping we see these songs hit the stage soon!
This week on Local Music Monday, we’ve got a real blast from the past. Released in 1964, Monkey’s Tail is the first single from funk master mind Professor Earl Lett. It was recorded right here in Plattsburgh, NY. While there isn’t a ton of information on the recording, we’re assuming that it was tracked over at Rondack Studios, which was located on Clinton Street back in the day. We’ll be posting some more gems from that era soon, so keep an eye and an ear out! This track comes courtesy of Tramp records, who have an entire collection of the Professor’s work available for purchase or streaming over on their Bandcamp page. Check it out!
Justin Passino, who performs under For the Kid in the Back, has a new limited edition demo tape. However, this is no ordinary demo. The tape will include a handful of new songs, along with bonus material and a b-side mix custom made for you! There are only going to be 15 of these babies, so get one while you still can!
Local metal/punk outfit Cutthroat Logic is returning from an extended hiatus! They’ll be performing alongside Implode the Abyss at Monopole on Saturday, December 28th. The show starts at 10 pm and runs on till 2 am. 21 and over only, hopefully the boys can make an all ages appearance soon!
Those of you who remember the last Snowed In Fest know that it was a rowdy good time full of hardcore and metal. Snowed In Fest II has just been announced for February 22nd, 2014, and the lineup already looks promising, with Before I Had Wings, Risk, Life Sentence and Truth Be Told already confirmed. We’ll be posting more details as soon as they are announced.
In the meantime, check out some footage of Before I Had Wings from the last Snowed In Fest!
TPR has posted a new video for the rockin’ tune “You’re on Fire!”, and you can view it right here!
The song features special guest appearances from Adrian Aardvark’s Christopher Rigsbee and Catie Wurster from Doomfuck!
This week on Local Music Monday we’re bringing you a release by Tranquilizer Full Of…, better known as T.F.O.
These sounds were committed to tape by Sean G. of Adrian Aardvark t-shirt fame, and feature the noise rock trio giving one of their best recorded performances. Give these tunes a listen, and check their Bandcamp page for a slew of other awesome releases from T.F.O.!