Release Date: 2010
03/20/10 Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN
03/24/10 91.3FM WYSO Yellow Springs, OH
03/26/10 Cafe Bourbon St Columbus, OH
03/27/10 South Park Tavern, Dayton, OH
03/29/10 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
04/03/10 CD Central Lexington, KY
04/03/10 Green Lantern, Lexington, KY
04/09/10 TRITONE Philadelphia, PA
04/16/10 Springwater Nashville, TN
04/17/10 Longbranch Saloon Knoxville, TN
04/23/10 Happy Dog Cleveland, OH
04/24/10 Matinee Akron, OH
05/01/10 3rd Street Dive Louisville, KY
05/01/10 Mayday Fest Cincinnati, OH
05/07/10 Summit Columbus, OH
05/15/10 Cycle Charlotte Charlotte, NC
05/21/10 Quenchers Saloon Chicago, IL
05/29/10 Howlers Coyote Pittsburgh, PA
07/14/10 Q102 Cincinnati, OH
[Jan 2007] Freedom
[Jul 2007] Half Women Half Alcohol
[Mar 2008] Play Rock N Roll
Kentucky’s Lions Rampant play the kind of rock ‘n roll that smells like sweat and whiskey—snarl-y...
THE LIONS RAMPANT
Lara said that the Lions Rampant "smells like sweat and whiskey
Judging from the single and video to "Lights On"
it would seem that the band continues to walk that line of "nasty
garage rock" and sex, and rock n roll, on their latest release, It's Fun To Do Bad Things
via Deep Elm Records
I'll give you this, the band is loud, but they can play their instruments. The songs off It's Fun To Do Bad Things
has some great rock melodies, especially on such songs as "Leave Me Alone" and "It's Fun to do Bad Things".
Maybe I'm reading far too much into it, but I think most of their songs
are about sex, love, and drugs. Take for instance, "Give Me" (follows
by "someone to love") or "Lights On" (clearly doing it with the
"darling with the lights on") or "It's Fun to do Bad Things", the title
track says it all.
Throw in some drug songs for good measure, "Cocaine Anne" and
"Cigs + Gin" and you've got a lifestyle of a rock n roll star (if
you're not convinced, check out "All Night RNR", which is short for
"all night rock and roll").
At least that's what I think of when I hear The Lions Rampant, re: sex
& rock, however singer Stuart Mackenzie explains it all:
"On [It's Fun To Do] Bad Things, we wanted to expand our
musical horizons and focus tighter on songwriting while still remaining
true to our wild and free rock n roll / punk rock beginnings. The album
is a celebration of figuring out love and pushing one's boundaries. It
tells the story of a young romantic and his search for love, taking
things to the limit, enjoying the nightlife, falling in and out of
love. These songs are a 'diary' of sorts… definitely a coming of age
for us. The album title is a tongue-in-cheek. Rock n' roll has always
been about bad behavior as The Shangrilas once said. But we’re not what
you would call ‘bad evil’ of course. The Lions Rampant us definitely
'good evil.' And that's what this record is all about…"
Sounds like an amazing rock n roll diary, if you ask me. It's Fun To Do Bad Things
is out now, look for them on tour.
Ariana Delawari just finished her record called Lions of Panjshir
on Manimal Vinyl
and have been getting some major endorsement and help from Flavorpill and legendary film director David Lynch.
I don't have the album, save the two songs that was sampled to
me, but I can tell that it's very much folky and has some world music
Ariana writes great songs - they are filled with feelings
and thoughts from her life - her life in Hollywood and life in
Afghanistan where her roots are - ancient and modern flow together
here. This mixture of cultures and her melodies and lyrics conjure a
great unique feeling in people - people are surprised and emotionally
moved by this music. Ariana's got something tossing about and she does
it real well-- it's a beautiful album she's made.
- David Lynch
You can find out even more information on Delawari and Lynch on dlf.tv
(David Lynch Foundation Television).
Los Angeles' Wounded Lion just released their self-titled debut album on In The Red Records
on April 27th
, and already out at SXSW to showcase their stuff.
The song I was sent to check out is "Creatures in the Cave", via stereogum.com
and based on the one song, I think they sort of have that Pavement-feel
to them... complete with amateurish singing. But who cares, they're
Not much I can say about one song, so here's the rest of their tour dates:
03/19 -Austin,TX SXSW In The Red Showcase
03/20 -Austin,TX SXSW Trailer Space Records
03/26 - Los Angeles, CA The Smell
04/13 - Los Angeles, CA Echo Curio
05/20 - 5 Stars Bar Los Angeles, CA
06/03 - the SMELL Los Angeles, CA
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