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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Navegante

Navegante (meaning "Navigator" in English) is a band that isn't afraid to blend different genres of music together. Risky, but it definitely works. With traces of rock, electronic, hip hop, funk, latin, and trance, Navegante will charge your speakers like a bull on steroids. The full-length album Rebel Ship Rock is loaded with songs that are well-sculpted, and organized to stimulate a mental roller coaster, which you will want to ride over and over again. The tune "Rebel Ship Rock," that kicks the album into motion, starts out with a sound that sparks an image of an army approaching over the foggy hills, while the opponent stands firm and ready to fight. As the drums come in to ease the tension, instead of the armies exploding into combat, they put their guns down and break into a dance-off. If this one song can elicit this elaborate image, just imagine what their other songs can do. Their live show last weekend at The Bowery Ballroom was spectacular, with lights and sounds that will lift those goose bumps on your skin. To experience their musical yumminess, make sure to mark your calender for June 25, when they will be hitting the stage at W.I.P. in NYC.



Albums:
- All In Ur Head (single release) (2011)
- Rebel Ship Rock (2011)

Upcoming Shows:
- June 25, 2012: W.I.P. (New York, NY)

Website: Navegante.bandcamp.com

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Army Girls

Hailing from Toronto, Army Girls, made up of Carmen Elle on guitar and vocals and Andy Smith on drums, is a two piece rock band. Even though there are only two members in the band, the sound they make is explosive and vibrates the earth that you stand on. Carmen has no problem dancing around on stage will strumming the guitar. Andy's cool and collected manner makes it seem like playing the drums is like taking a walk in the park. They balance each other out. Listening to their music on their album is like listening to them play right in the comfort of your living room, like in that Powerball Lottery commercial with Cyndi Lauper. Even though they are from Canada, they fit right into the music scene in Brooklyn. Having performed at Glasslands Gallery in BK on May 26th, they impressed the audience with their many songs, such as "The Power," on the album Close To The Bone and "Twice," their single released in May 2012. Carmen and Andy have played in many bands before collaborating; and thank goodness they found one another, because they surely know the formula for magic.




Albums:
- Twice (single) (2012)
- Close to the Bone EP (2011)

Upcoming Shows:
- June 13, 2012 @ 9p: Supermarket (Toronto, ON)
- June 14, 2012: El Mocambo (Toronto, ON)
- June 29, 2012: The Silver Dollar (Toronto, ON)

Website: ArmyGirls.bandcamp.com

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Winner is....

The winner of the $50 Ticketmaster Gift Card Giveaway is... Janna Johnson! Congratulations.

Please, post a comment in this post with your e-mail address and I will e-mail you with further instructions. Claim your prize within 48 hours of this post.

Thank you all for participating in this giveaway. I will definitely be doing more! Stay connected.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Winner is...

This post has been deleted because the winner did not claim his/her prize. See June 7th post for updated winner.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The $50 Ticketmaster Gift Card Giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks to all who entered!

The winner will be announced in a separate post on Sunday June 3rd, 2012 between 12p and 11:59p, 2012 (Eastern Standard Time). The winner must claim her/his prize 48 hours after the annoucement is made. I will use random.org again if the winner does not claim her/his prize before that time. I will set another 48 hours for the new winner to claim the prize. I will repeat this process until a winner claims the prize.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!