Thursday, April 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Hellions of Hollywood at Ground Zero 09.19.13

Throwback Thursday time! This week I chose the Hellions of Hollywood show which featured Psyclon 9, Dawns of Ashes, Promidal and As/Of. It was a fun show especially when it involves Promidal and their onstage antics. LOL!

goth_maven's Hellions of Hollywood Minneapolis show album on Photobucket

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Old and new favorite songs

Old favorite songs:

Pulcher Femina: Dark Clouds

Marsheaux: Promise

Javelynn: Morphine

New favorite songs:

Frozen Plasma: Foolish Dreams

Delta Rae: You're the One For Me

Nightwish: My Walden

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Albums I am currently listening to

The last couple of weeks have been very kind to me in the music department. I got in the mail my copies of the Neuroticfish and Nightwish albums that I had pre-ordered. Bought the new As/Of album on USB key at the Covenant show last week as well as Covenant's Leaving Babylon album, and over the weekend I bought the new Delta Rae album. At the moment I am completely obsessing over the latest albums by Delta Rae and Nightwish. They are so freaking good.

Delta Rae's music isn't normally something I listen to on a regular basis which can be described as a mix of rock, folk, and country. Very straight forward and mainstream sounding but I like it a lot. The band did not niss a beat with After It All considering the fact that I absolute love their first album Carry the Fire. My absolutely favorite track on the album is "You're the One For Me". I just keep listening to the song over and over.

To hell with some of Nightwish's fans that bitches about Floor but I love Floor Jansen in Nightwish. Endless Forms Most Beautiful is excellent album. I wish "Sagan" wasn't cut from the album but oh well, it is what it is. I really like the third disc in the three disc earbook version of the album. I it contains orchestral versions of the songs. I thought that was a really interesting take on the songs. The instrumentals on the second disc didn't do much for me to be honest.

The new Neuroticfish was well worth the wait and the money I spent for an import CD. The new album has reinvigorated my interest in futurepop, so much I have been listening to the new Frozen Plasma album which is also really good. I definitely recommend those two albums if anyone is looking for some new music especially in the futurepop vein. Also love the latest Covenant album Leaving Babylon. The first time I heard it last year, I was kinda bored but after listening to the album on my stereo and not on Spotify, the whole listening experience changed my attitude towards the album. It is very good.

I am digging the new As\Of album A Million Scars a lot. The band certainly has grown since I first seen them live a few years ago. They are really killer live on stage. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekly Playlist for 04/13-04/19

I have been on a big futurepop kick lately so for this week's playlist, I have put together a playlist of some (not all) of my favorite futurepop songs. I am really digging the new Frozen Plasma album. I definitely recommend checking out their new album Dekadenz.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Covenant at Amsterdam Bar and Hall with The Labrynth and AslOf on 04.09.15

Friday night I finally got to see the Swedish synthpop band Covenant. The last time they were in the Twin Cities, it was 8 years ago and I missed their show (and hated that I missed it since then). Seattle band The Labrynth and local band As\Of opened up for the legendary band. It was a fantastic show. DJ Nitrogen spun music in between sets while the bands hauled their gear off stage. As\Of was the first to go on and played some of their new album A Million Scars which I still haven't gotten around to listening to it (I bought a USB key at the show) which I know I'm bad...LOL. Judging by what I had heard that night, the music kicked ass. The Labrynth followed up next and performed songs from their debut Eternal EP. If you like Ayria, you definitely will like this band, I know I do. Finally Covenant was up next. They did not disappoint me. They played a mix of old songs and songs from their latest album Leaving Babylon which I bought a copy at the show. I hate saying this but I was totally wrong about Leaving Babylon. I initially thought it was a dull album but after hearing it on my portable stereo as opposed to via spotify, the album is excellent. I do wished that the band performed "Dead Stars", the very first Covenant song I had heard but I was happy that they performed "Call The Ships to Port", one of my personal favorite Covenant songs. In case you missed my pictures and videos from the show, here they are :).

goth_maven's Covenant with The Labrynth album on Photobucket