Monday, April 10, 2006

I finally got to see Double Negative last night at Kings -- but just barely. This is the only band I know that actually starts their shows on time. They were playing when I got there, but I ran to the back of the stage and was able to get three songs (all under 10 minutes!) on video. Got a few less-than-stellar pics. When Jodi gets hers online I will link to them. Scott (not Williams, don't know his last name) also got some professional video which he will put on Youtube. I'll link to that as well. Here's the video of them at Kings. (Video removed)

Saturday, April 08, 2006

I have a new favorite band.
If The Needles are Wilmington's answer to The Hellacopters, then Thunderlip (Myspace)is surely that city's answer to Gluecifer -- with a little Queen and Thin Lizzy thrown in. Strangely enough, I'd never seen the band before, but as I found out last night, all my friends' ravings were correct. They are a fierce rock machine with a wild-ass frontman (who, from what I hear, wasn't as wild-ass last night as he normally is), and two phenomenal guitarists who play blistering twin leads. The highlight of the evening was when Craig Tilley of Birds of Avalon joined them onstage for a dead-on cover of "Highway Star," which is probably my favorite Deep Purple song of all time. Unfortunately I was so excited about them playing "Highway Star" that I didn't think to record it until halfway through. I've included that recording here, along with a recording of "Meet the Snake."

Thunderlip from Mann's World on Vimeo.

Thunderlip performs "Meet the Snake."

Another one by Thunderlip from Mann's World on Vimeo.

Thunderlip performs "Highway Star" with Craig from Birds of Avalon. Also, I got a lot of good photos from that show. Check out the Flickr set.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

A link to my Hellacopters review on The Red Alert.