Light of the Stereo

Light of the Stereo

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Living Room Performance: Poolboys - "I Wanna Be Your Dog"

The Poolboys- "I Wanna Be Your Dog"

Swing House Studios & Blackstar Amplification's Punk Rock Bowling Pool Party

The Plaza Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, Navada

May 25th, 2013

One of the coolest unsung music events of the year, the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival has been celebrating punk rock in all it's independent glory since 1999. Four days filled with some of the greatest punk rock fun and music both new and old.I envy the lucky bastards that descended upon Sin City to attend this year’s festival.
If your like me and were unable to attend this weekend's amazing event then here is an awesome performance from last years festivities. A true punk rock classic played by The Poolboys, an impromptu collective of puck rock royalty consisting of: James Williamson (Iggy & The Stooges), Captain Sensible & Pinch (The Damned), Tony Adolescent (The Adolescents), DH Peligro (Dead Kennedys), Kevin Seconds (7 Seconds), Zander Schloss (Circle Jerks) and Charlie Paulson (Goldfinger/Black President.)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Cure for the Mondays: Tiësto - "Wasted"

Tiësto - "Wasted"

The most addictive song you'll hear this summer.

Known by his stage name Tiësto, Dutch musical guru Tijs Michiel Verwest has been making noise in the industry since forming the Black Hole Recordings Label in 1997. A DJ, musician and record producer, Tiësto is a jack of all trades. His latest album A Town Called Paradise is set to release this June and features a Who's Who list of collaborators and should be chalked full of sweet gems like this addictive little number.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Living Room Performance: Screaming Females - "Boyfriend"

Screaming Females - "Boyfriend"

The Hideout

Chicago, Illinois


Sometime there truly is nothing better than a punk rock show. The power,the energy, the raw emotions; the Screaming Females have all these in spades. As this clip reveals, this band is ballisticly charged. Hailing from the same sessions that produced their Live at the Hideout album this performance is one for the records.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Cassidy's Picks: May 10th / Hot Chelle Rae, Usher, Shakira

I know; music this mainstream isn't the usual BLS fair, but what can I say I love my daughter Cassidy.
Cass is 13 and her musical tastes are much more commercial-radio than my own, but I love that she is passionate about music. So of all the PR requests that I recently received , these are the artists that she wants me to cover. So Cass,this feature is for you.

Hot Chelle Rae - "Don't Say Goodnight"

The golden child of the 2011 AMA's, Hot Chelle Rae has been riding the fast track to stradom. Since releaseing their award-winning sophomore album Whatever these boys have been busy. Having spent most of 2012 and 2013 in the studio and on the road with a international headlining tour and supporting dates with Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, and Justin Bieber. The band has been making headway, bolstered by heavy radio play and high profile network TV appearances, this band is one of the hottest tickets around.

Usher - "Good Kisser"

A pop radio staple for years now, Usher is a less damaged Micheal Jackson for the 21st century. Highly respected by member of most genera in the music world and with a trail of hits behind him Usher is easily recognized as a leader in the industry. Busy, with his stint on the hit show The Voice and the release of his 8th studio album later this fall Usher is continuing to secure his place among musical royalty.

Shakira - "Dare(La,La,La)"

Multinational musical sensation Shakira is an accomplished artist in two languages. Hailing from Columbia, Shakira has raised to great heights in her adopted home with countless rewards and fans among both English and Spanish speakers. Having just released her latest, Self-titled, album to raze reviews this artist is a whirl wind of activity, from her appearances on The Voice, to the work with her non-profit. A phenomenally talented artist and a decent human being, Shikira is the whole package.