Bad Weather California have done something special for their upcoming gig at the Treefort Music Festival in March. Through Meep Records the band has cut a new song, "BBQ," to record. The difference here is instead of cutting it to vinyl they used plastic picnic plates. This extremely rare pressing, only 10 were made, will be for sale at Treefort.
On a side note, Bad Weather California will make a stop in Grand Junction on their way to Treefort, playing the Mesa Theater on March 22. Supporting bands include California garage rock trio The Blank Tapes and local favorites Dreamboat and Bronco Country.
Since Robert Plant refuses to reunite the band you have to ask yourself, what's the next best thing to actual Led Zeppelin rocking your pants off? It's Zoso!
For those not schooled in Led Zeppelin theology, Zoso was the symbol that Jimmy Page picked to represent himself on Led Zeppelin IV. It's also the name of the tribute band playing tonight at the Mesa Theater.
"After all this crap that we'd had with the critics, I put it to everybody else that it'd be a good idea to put out something totally anonymous," Page said. "At first I wanted just one symbol on it, but then it was decided that since it was our fourth album and there were four of us, we could each choose our own symbol. I designed mine and everyone else had their own reasons for using the symbols that they used." The other band members choose these symbols.
Any band that takes on Page's personally designed symbol as their name better deliver. I'd expect plenty of guitar tonight.
By now you've probably heard or or at least read about Baauer's ubiquitous trap song "Harlem Shake." You've also no doubt seen one of the million viral videos like this one from Matt and Kim. I can't really explain to you why this is so popular or what the Harlem Shake is (although I can tell you everyone is doing the it wrong) but after spending hours on YouTube I did find the best version out there. This one is for fans of destroying household appliances everywhere. Enjoy.
Here is some huge news to close out your week. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the duo behind "Thrift Store" and "Same Love," are making a tour stop in Grand Junction. The April 20 show will be at Colorado Mesa University and is free for students with a valid MAVcard. The general public can purchase tickets for $20. Get. Ready. To. Party.
Who is DJ Dusty Thunders? That's what I've been trying to find out since an early February show he played at Sabrosa. Coming out of nowhere, the buzz around this new original retro/future soul gravy DJ has been pretty loud and with two shows this weekend it's only getting louder. Tonight this mystery man is playing all original mixes at a house show with Denver's Real Cosby. Then on Saturday Thunders will bring his nu disco sound back at Sabrosa for an all night dance party.
All reports I've heard about his set are overwhelmingly positive and I can't wait to check it out for myself. The prospect of a new crop of DJs spinning music other than dubstep is mouthwatering. Check out his original mixes here and hey, maybe I'll see you at one of these shows.