It is August, Summer is creeping to an end, but the heat is getting hotter…speaking of H.E.A.T. The only album I’m interested in is the new H.E.A.T. album. There are a bunch other releases so let me know what you want to hear first this week and if we missed anything. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.
H.E.A.T. – Force Majeure – (earMusic / Edel Music & Entertainment): I really liked their last singer, Erik Gronwell, but he left and is now in Skid Row. Great a new singer…but wait. The new singer is their original singer Kenny Leckremoand he is pretty awesome as well. Finally a band changes a singer, I am not unhappy about it. Can’t wait to spin this one!!
And all the rest…
Neil Young and Promises of the Real – Noise and Flowers (live) – (The Other Show Productions / Reprise Records)
This was a show I was really eager to see. I became I real fan with Scott Stapp’s 2nd solo album ‘Proof of Life’ and when he released his third solo album ‘The Space Between the Shadows’ and announced a tour, I was all over it. I got on line and bought 2 tickets and we were able to get 2nd Row. And to top it off, the show was at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte which is a really small venue and it was an old church. A great spot for a show.
The show started at 7:30 and we ended up getting there around 7:00 which was early….at least I thought it was. There weren’t too many people there, so I thought I had the time wrong. I mean it was sparse. When the opening act Sunflower Dead came on, the crowd was pretty thin. I give the band some credit as the crowd just sat there like a bump on a log and these guys were up there giving it their all. Sunflower Dead is a Metal band from California who used to wear make-up and costumes but now have a more normal look, you could say.
They were pretty great. Heck, my wife enjoyed it and that is saying something. The lead singer, Michael Del Pizzo, was a beast on stage. We were so close and when he would come to the end of the stage, he would look right at you and give you this look. I swear I thought he was going to jump down and kick my ass (I’ll admit, he would have won). And the coolest thing, he played the accordion. Yes, that is right. They are an Accordion metal band. Hell to the Yeah!!!