Sounds From The Superhighway 19
Gatsbys American Dream - Their biography claims that this "isn't easy music to swallow." Strange. A band that purposely makes their fans think. A band that doesn't hand you anything on a silver platter. Pardon me, but doesn't that spell doom? On the contrary, it is quite the opposite. With literary references ranging from Jurassic Park to the Lord of the Rings trilogy to Lord of the Flies and Interview With A Vampire, GAD are well read. By using their knowledge and obvious musical talent, they weave some intense stories coupled with equally intense music. GAD's new release, entitled Volcano, will hit the stores on April 12th. The band is currently on tour with Rufio and Over It.
Accidental Experiment - All Marcos Curiel wanted was pull play in P.O.D. and maintain his side projects. And they wouldn't go for it. Aside from that being a bad Suicidal Tendencies take, it is true. Read comments that Curiel has made, and it is clear that he is not happy with his former bandmates. Still, he is much happier now with his new project, Accidental Experiment. Along with Curiel, the band features former Sprung Monkey members, drummer Ernie Longoria and bassist Tony DeLocht. When a vocalist was needed, Curiel called on old friend, Portland native, Pete Stewart. With the line-up in place, AeX re-issued Arena, their EP, with two new tracks. Later in 2005, the band will release, United We Fear, their full-length debut. In the meantime, AeX will continue their tour with Alston.
3 Kisses - You glance at the opening page of the band's website, and you really don't get much of an impression. You begin to dig deeper and realize that this is not your average band. 3 Kisses have gone through a plethora of events that might have taken them out, but they, instead, have managed to come through. Tish Meeks, who, along with husband Tony Meeks, formed the band in the late 90s, was recently published in the ever-popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Her story, "Legacy," was written for her mother who succumbed to breast cancer. She also uses her music as a means of recovery. Speaking of music, Tony & Tish have seens members come and go, but have finally settled their line-up with the addition of drummer Jennie Rutherford and bassist Eric McCoy. Check out the downloadable music on the band's website. I think it will suprise you. Two pieces of news: 1. Tish received an endorsement deal from Daisy Rock Guitars, who specialize in guitars for females rockers; 2. The band showcased for several majors labels. We'll bring you the results when we hear from the band.