The Underwater Ally sound comes from the combination of single coil guitars with a wide variety of effects including ring modulation, echoes, reverb, phasing, duo phasing, tremolo, ebow and most importantly wah wah_ The Juno 60 has been our weapon of...
The Underwater Ally sound comes from the combination of single coil guitars with a wide variety of effects including ring modulation, echoes, reverb, phasing, duo phasing, tremolo, ebow and most importantly wah wah_ The Juno 60 has been our weapon of choice for our synth sounds_ Our live show, with two part harmonies, lights smoke and layers of Rhodes, synth, and delayed guitars is the envy of the local Las Vegas music scene. The only way to save rock music is to reinvent the rules, every song can and should be a reinvention. I like to communicate with the audience, without speaking. Lets take music back to a more animalistic center, where we compose our frustrations. Anti-establishment vs. establishment, this is the debate. Art is linked with the anti, because we create time and space in the moment. It is possible to feel vibration in your entire body. Everything vibrates. We are the creators of sound there for we will feel. It's not about playing it, its about channeling it. I can feel my brain when i play, can't you>? Its not just the sound, but the silence there after. Music echoes my heartbeat, makes me sweat, and arouses my creativity. It's all out of my control. When you write a song, where does it come from>? Music, the perfect metaphor for our world.mu⋅sic [myoo-zik] –noun1. an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.2. the tones or sounds employed, occurring in single line (melody) or multiple lines (harmony), and sounded or to be sounded by one or more voices or instruments, or both.3. musical work or compositions for singing or playing.4. the written or printed score of a musical composition.5. such scores collectively.6. any sweet, pleasing, or harmonious sounds or sound: the music of the waves.7. appreciation of or responsiveness to musical sounds or harmonies: Music was in his very soul.8. Fox Hunting. the cry of the hounds.re⋅sist [ri-zist] –verb (used with object)1. to withstand, strive against, or oppose: to resist infection; to resist temptation.2. to withstand the action or effect of: to resist spoilage.3. to refrain or abstain from, esp. with difficulty or reluctance: They couldn't resist the chocolates.un⋅re⋅lent⋅ing [uhn-ri-len-ting] –adjective1. not relenting; not yielding or swerving in determination or resolution, as of or from opinions, convictions, ambitions, ideals, etc.; inflexible: an unrelenting opponent of the Equal Rights Amendment.2. not easing or slackening in severity: an unrelenting rain.3. maintaining speed, effort, vigor, intensity, rate of advance, etc.: an unrelenting attack.
The Weekly‘s Badass Playlist by Las Vegas Weekly Spencer PattersonThu, Apr 16, 2009 (midnight)Underwater Ally, “To the Sky” (myspace.com/clickbang101) We’re not sold on the-band-formerly-known-as-Click-Bang!’s new name—especially since at least...
Oh, what a fight by Las Vegas Weekly By Aaron ThompsonClick Bang! made $10 off drunken bald guy. Hey, that's a couple more PBRs.The bald guy who was earlier harassing The Ku came back to check out some of local shoegazers Click Bang!....
The Weekly‘s Badass Playlist by Las Vegas Weekly
Spencer PattersonThu, Apr 16, 2009 (midnight)
Underwater Ally, “To the Sky” (myspace.com/clickbang101) We’re not sold on the-band-formerly-known-as-Click-Bang!’s new name—especially since at least two other acts, including a German rap-metal outfit, have already appropriated it—but that won’t stop us from taking this nine-minute space-rock excursion. –Spencer Patterson
Holding On To Sound: (Left to right) Vanessa T., Zabi N. and Bennett M.
Photo: Corlene Byrd
Click here to download the complete Badass Playlist and other featured tracks from the Badass Music issue.
The Clydesdale, “Pleasure” (myspace.com/theclydesdale) While you’re counting the days till the cow-punkers’ new fourth album, this summer’s Clementine, why not saddle up to this golden oldie, from 2007’s Horse Feathers?
I Am the Thief, “Monster Squad” (myspace.com/iamthethief) Apparently, rumors of the melodic hardcorists’ late-’08 demise were greatly exaggerated, as evidenced by the new six-song EP available for free download on the band’s MySpace page.
One Pin Short, “Waiting” (myspace.com/onepinshort) This road-tested ska-pop tune, the opening track from OPS’ new self-titled album, sounds so polished, you can almost hear a national buzz growing in the background.
Black Camaro, “Calypso” (myspace.com/blackcamaro) Hard to believe Brian Garth and Thomas Miller’s weirdo-rock project has been at it more than half a decade. Hear just how far the Camaro has journeyed with this genius power-pop ditty from December’s Pistachio Moustachio EP.
Badass Playlist" MP3s
Waiting (new version)
Mirror Error (Afghan Raiders mix)
Keep Me in the Light
Return to the Gallows
To the Sky" (Underwater Ally)
More on The Clydesdale
More on Holding on to Sound
More on One Pin Short
More on The Seventh Plague
The Faint, “Mirror Error” [Afghan Raiders mix] (myspace.com/afghanraiders) We don’t typically tout remixes, but this one A) is officially sanctioned (yeah, The Faint asked Mikey and Beans to mess with their music) and B) actually sounds a lot cooler than the original. While you’re listening, dial up Spin.com’s plug for the Raiders at spin.com/articles/download-hot-new-electronic-duo-remix-faint.
JLA ft. Neone, “Hour Glass” (myspace.com/justiceleagueaaron) The Macro-Fi collective is chock-full of backpack rappers like these, with an ear for nifty beats and loads to say lyrically.
Jameson, “Keep Me in the Light” (myspace.com/brentjamesonmusic) Recent Vegas arrival Brent Jameson, now 24, recorded this breezy, soulful tune at age 20; bodes awfully well for his trio’s upcoming five-song EP. Catch him solo Friday nights at the Palms’ Rojo Lounge, or with his band, well, all over the freaking place.
MORE BADASS MUSIC ISSUE
Make room for the BADASS music issue!
The hardest-working kid in our business, period’
Buttons vs. strings, Rock Band vs. real instruments
Badass Summer Concert: Animal Collective
Badass Festival: Coachella
One Pin Short
Holding on to Sound
The Seventh Plague
Holding on to Sound, “Waves” (myspace.com/hotsmusic) Eco-friendly, alternately super-hardcore/bouncily ska’d-out punk rock, off H.O.T.S.’ January album, Songs of Freedom. On Sunday, the trio embarks (with One Pin Short) on its first-ever national tour.
The Seventh Plague, “Return to the Gallows” (myspace.com/theseventhplague) Imagine a growlier, less merciful Iron Maiden, and you begin to get a sense of these fast-rising, Extreme Thing-rocking woolly metal mammoths.
Oh, what a fight by Las Vegas Weekly
By Aaron Thompson
Click Bang! made $10 off drunken bald guy. Hey, that's a couple more PBRs.
The bald guy who was earlier harassing The Ku came back to check out some of local shoegazers Click Bang!. Unfortunately for him and the band, this time the guy, who we will call Tom, let his booze fueled friendliness turn into rage. After throwing roughly $10 in ones at the feet of singer Evan Donoghue, Tom upped the ante and began to mess with the band's gear while they were playing. The solution: Tom gets kicked out by Bunkhouse staff, challenges several people outside to a fight and walks away. During a small conversation with Tom before Click Bang!'s set the man claimed to be a 20-year vet of the Marines, a former metro cop and that he could "kill a guy with his finger tips." On the bright side, Click Bang! made $10, and that's better than nothing, especially from a crazy possibly homicidal former Marine... Right?
20visiting and local bands to catch at Neon Reverb by Las Vegas Weekly Click Bang
Why go? Click Bang shoots listeners with an even more modern-day take on Radiohead’s spacey Brit-rock. If you get too paranoid, don’t worry; the spaceman says, “Everybody look down! It’s all in your mind.” Or something like that.
Stream this song: “A Day Beside the Sun” (Myspace.com/clickbang101)
Who’ll be standing next to you: Skinny, bearded white men; aliens.
Where & when: Bunkhouse, March 13, 9 p.m. –Jeremy Adams