Author Archives: Joe Taylor

Oh Geronimo – The Sled Cd Release Party

Oh Geronimo – The Sled Cd Release Party

Oh Geronimo put together a party at The Horseshoe Tavern for the release of their CD The Sled. They invited out three other bands to celebrate with them.

The first band on was The Greg Mashinter Band. These guys had a steady folk rock feeling to them. They kind of reminded me of Nova Scotia’s Wintersleep. If you don’t understand the reference, it is a compliment. They had a much laid back sound and they sang songs about laying down roots. These guys truly have a very Canadian sound. Their song,” Out of the ashes”, had a very warm personal touch.

The next band on was The Wilderness, and they were wild. They brought a lot of high energy to the stage and the audience appreciated it. This Kingston band even had family members in the crowd supporting what they love to do. By the last song, they even brought out the cowbell and truly funked it up. Give these guys a little more time and will have a very solid following.

Kingston seemed to be the theme of the night. The next band, Long Range Hustle also ventured in from Kingston. They opened with a brutally honest but very heartfelt song. They went into a pop song with plenty of sensibility. By the third song they added a very happy bounce that got the crowd engaged. They finished their set with a very heavy drum pounding that turned into a multitude of a pop anthem and a dance that had you dancing out the door.

You couldn’t leave just yet, this was the moment for Oh Geronimo to shine, and shine they did. They opened with their title track, “The Sled”. They seem to carry a good blend of 70’s and 80’s sound that makes sense to the listener. And the listener did more than that because you can hear them sing nearly every song this band played.

The crowd was a young crowd, a whole whack of 20 somethings having a good weekend with this band. The Horseshoe was nearly sold out and the dance floor was packed with people coming to discover a new band that they could appreciate.

Near the end of their set someone bought the entire band a round of tequila to celebrate a joyous evening. It was clear at that moment the lead singer had not acquired a taste for tequila. If you see Oh Geronimo playing anywhere, I urge you to go check them out and to prove me wrong that this is not an awesome band.

To find out more about Oh Geronimo, go to… http://www.ohgeronimo.com/

For more info on Long Range Hustle go to… http://www.longrangehustle.com/

Check out The Wilderness at… https://thewildernesskingston.bandcamp.com/

Yiannis – Awakenings

Yiannis – Awakenings

Yiannis recently released his third CD which gives his listeners a direct message. He wants to expand his talent worldwide. He still seeks a spiritual retreat, but wants his instrumental message to cross all kinds of borders. The sound is usually warm and inviting. This is Yiannis’ way of inviting you in to join in… Continue Reading

Devouring Saturn

Devouring Saturn

Devouring Saturn has become a bit of an enigma. I saw them play live as this monstrous progressive space band. Their delivery was in your face as they threw you through the cosmos like an entity playing Frisbee golf. They never did get around to completing that first recording; instead they decided to deliver a… Continue Reading

Jupiter Hollow – Odyssey

Jupiter Hollow – Odyssey

Odyssey is the first recording from the mind blowing band Jupiter Hollow. The band consists of Grant McKenzie on Guitar, Bass and Synthesizer. The other member is Kenny Perry on Vocals, Drums and Synthesizer and keyboards. Between these two guys they can create a lot of noise. I compare them to, if Dream Theater had… Continue Reading

World Famous Tall Boys – NO.2

World Famous Tall Boys – NO.2

I must admit this was a unique experience. The CD started off like a Progressive rock experience and quickly kicks you in the face of a full on Punk Rock band. It contains heavy and speed metal elements as well. You quickly find out they just want to wail their frustrations on everything they dislike.… Continue Reading

Kamancello

Kamancello

The Spirits have shown up and have a ritualistic dance to perform. “Incantation”, is just that, it opens ups with a conjuring of the spiritual realm to enter this special space. This two piece band consists of Raphael Weinroth Brown playing the Cello, and Shahiyar Jamshidi playing a very cool instrument called a Kamanche. Every… Continue Reading

Surreal Gets Real

Surreal Gets Real

Normally I would not write about a band from outside of Toronto, but these guys were very polite to send me three songs to review, so I agreed. I just hope one day they make it to Toronto to play, so I can get my reputation back. This band is from Atlanta and has the… Continue Reading

Terry Draper – Part 2

Terry Draper – Part 2

Part 2 The Fall from grace and the endurance of a true artist, Terry Draper. Sir Army Suite did very little to push them forward and the record company had little faith in this band, but they had a contract to fulfill and this is how the company handled the situation. They were losing their… Continue Reading