Monday, December 03, 2007
On our Radar: Remix Rundown
The Stream TV's music show, Remix Rundown, serves up a hearty helping of indie bands that you'll want to know about and more established acts who deserve more attention. Sound familiar? Naturally, we're big fans of what Katrina's got going on---highlights include Marko from Sugarcult stopping by to chat. Be sure to tune in. Here's what's on the horizon:
TONIGHT on REMIX RUNDOWN
Monday Dec. 3. 2007
Former INDIGO SWING FRONTMAN JOHNNY BOYD
10PM PST LIVE www.thestream.tv
VJ Katrina will dish the new music news and run an interview with Parisian rock band "WideShut" covered LIVE on location is Paris by her European correspondent Nirit Summer.
Then Katrina will interview former INDIGO SWING frontman Johnny Boyd. Johnny will perform LIVE, answer Q's from fans IM's and we will play some tv footage clips. NPR describes him as the byproduct of Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash, if they were to have a love child. He's a hipster version of Michael Buble meets Lyle Lovett. Johnny Boyd is also a featured artist in Wente Vineyards DISCOVER - Phase II promotion and he has been invited to perform at the popular vineyard's 125th Anniversary gala early next year. INDIGO SWING was an internationally renowned band, having toured more than 300+ gigs a year. He's layed low, but Johnny is back to roll-out a solo career which we began setting up at CMJ, with big launch plans for SXSW. For more info please check www.johnnyboyd.com.
MONDAY Dec. 10, 2007
10PM PST LIVE on www.thestream.tv
LA band THE VACATION
Katrina will interview LA band THE VACATION.
The twins, Ben and Steve will be in the studio to chat about recording their new album, shooting music videos, and will play an acoustic set.
The Vacation plays a gritty, swaggering brand of rock and roll that recalls the visceral punch of punk, the anarchic energy of turn-of-the-70s garage bands, and the monster hooks of such vaunted outfits as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Kinks and The Clash.Based in Hollywood and fronted by singer Ben Tegel and guitarist Steve Tegel (TEE-gul), The Vacation put itself on the map with residencies at The Kibitz Room, Spaceland, and The Silverlake Lounge. The band quickly built a loyal following, then launched an assault on the U.K. with performances at The Reading and Leeds festivals, an EP on the respected indie Fierce Panda (Coldplay, Supergrass, The Thrills), and a live appearance on the alternative rock station XFM.
The Vacations EP, They Were The Sons, was produced by the acclaimed Tony Hoffer (Beck, Supergrass, The Thrills). No less than Rolling Stone gave it three and a half stars, remarking: "The brash four-piece uses irresistible snake-charmer bass lines to glue together Detroit scuzz, hook-y retro punk a la the Damned and shout-along glam choruses. Bad attitude never felt so good, dude." The track White Noise earned regular rotation on the aforementioned X FM, was selected as Catch Of The Day at Los Angeles trend-setting KROQ, and was added into rotation on Indie 103.1.
With Rick Rubin at the helm, the previously released album, Band From World War Zero (Echo/Worlds Fair), had a makeover: re-mastered, re-sequenced and re-titled The Vacation.
Get more: www.myspace.com/remixrundown, www.myspace.com/thestreamtv