Bombino has performed an intimate, acoustic version of the song “Amidinine,” off his new album, Nomad, for the Guardian's How I wrote … series. He discusses the roots of the song, the title of which translates to “My Friend,” and is joined by band mate Ibrahim Atchinguil Emoud on djembe to perform it:
Every band is somehow getting more extreme. More gimicky. What can we do to really get people’s attention? How can we rise out from the noise? How can we be weirder, stranger, stronger, faster, and more vibrant?
Yet there is something nice and powerful about the solitary figure on the stage, shadowed and grey in the light, simply waiting for YOU to be the one to prove yourself. What happened to a crowd at the beck and call of the performer?
Nerd alert! Erin Keely (Curious Quail) and Nik Bartunek (Picture Atlantic) return to the podcast to discuss minitures, encounters, DMing and all things Dungeons and Dragons. This episode features the music of Mr Kind.
Today’s Monday Blog post is more of an advice column of sorts. We got a very nice message on Tumblr from whostheastronaut (our pal Johnny Henriquez) asking for some advice for beginning bands. Specifically he asked us for some advice on playing live and recording.
Briertone drummer Bobby Lucy with new project, Vegas based GoldBoot.
In late 2011, the band had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the San Louis Obispo based, “Outlaw Rock” group, Briertone. Somewhat of a local legend, we were lucky enough to befriend “BTone” and embark on a…