About a month and a half ago, I asked around to the masses of Twitter and facebook, “What local bands/artists should I be checking out?” I already know alot of bands and have a large local CD collection as it is, but the way this town recycles bands into new bands and spawns new talent makes it hard to stay on top of what’s happening.
So I’ve decided to add a series on local music reviews. These reviews will primarily cover publicly provided music streams from a band’s website, myspace, and/or you tube stream. Occasionally I will review CDs, but I like the idea of sharing thoughts on music these bands consciously put out there to promote themselves.
This is also perfect timing to start since CityBeat just published their Local Music issue. The issue’s Great Demo Review includes a significant number of critiques (sometimes of the harsh variety) for the veteran to inspired young musicians who had the guts to submit their music.
Starting tomorrow morning and each Friday, I will post a review of a local artist’s music. If you have any suggestions, feel free to contact me by email, facebook or Twitter.