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Music That Will Eat Your Face is designed to introduce you to bands that you may have not heard before because there is no room for them on the airwaves with all that trash that they play. Well - here's your chance to listen to this great music and see or hear for yourself.

And if you like what you see don't be afraid to check these artists out further - which you can do on the right panel. Thanks for dropping by.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Decontruction of a Band

Speaking of At the Drive In - this group has splintered into two different groups.  Cedric Bixlar-Zaval was tired of playing the same music and didn't want the band to be pigeon holed in the category that they were currently in.  He had wanted to do something reminiscent to Pink Floyd but the other member wanted to keep rocking out the way they were. 

 After the break up Jim Ward, Tony Hajjar and Paul Hinojos went off to form Sparta - who ended up being a more traditional alternative group.  Meanwhile Cedric Bixlar-Zaval and Omar Rodriquez Lopez went of to form a progressive rock like group called The Mars Volta.  Later on - Hinojos left Sparta to join The Mars Volta. 

 After all this Jim Ward went and created a side project called Sleepercar and Omar Rodriguez Lopez went and did his own side project as well.  Cedric is in this project as well - it's called Omar Rodriguez Lopez. 

 Cedric can also be found drumming for a many number of groups here and there.

 Here is At the Drive In and then the deconstruction thereof:

  

 Sparta:
 


The Mars Volta:




Omar Rodriguez Lopez:: 

 

 And finally Sleeper Car is down below:

Sleepercar - A Broken Promise (video)

We're Not Trying to Beat You...We're Not Trying to Be You...We're Just Showing Our Love for You (2)

Here's a little cover from a band called At the Drive In - whose songs were traditionally harder than this song is - although - having faster - harder tempo songs wasn't generally a rule.  The group isn't around anymore having been split into the groups Sparta and Mars Volta.  Other related groups/projects are Sleepercar and Omar Rodriguez Lopez.

 Said cover is This Night Has Opened My Eyes originally performed by The Smiths.



And for comparison purposes here is the original.

This IS Me - This IS Who I Am... (1)

Sometimes a song and/or video will come across and seem like it was made or written for you.  These songs here in this theme follow that course.  I'll leave it up to you to decipher me - or maybe yourself.

 

Friday, April 30, 2010

Wanted: Asian Persuasion (1)

Man -  I don't know about you but every famous musician that's up in the forefront - if that - is African American, Hispanic, or Caucasian.  What the hell is up with that?  Where are all the Asians at?  Are we to busy dry cleaning, doing nails, teaching people the secret ways of the ninja to grab a mic and guitar and rocking out?   mean - what the hell - again?    

 Oh - yeah.  The same goes with acting.  It seems like if we're not throwing a punch or a kick we don't get any love, either.  Maybe everybody is scared of our big penises.

So - it's got me thinking.  There has to be some musicians out there trying to make their way.  And so here I start my quest.  After some searching I found a pretty fun, poppy group that is sort of in the same vein as Broken Social Scene in energy and dynamics if not talent. They hail from San Francisco, California and our fronted by the very cute Thao Nyguyen.  The rest of the band are Adam Thompson on bass, Willie Thomas on drums.  Check them out.

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - When We Swam