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DIY Gig Poster Contest Winners: Netherwood!

Congratulations to the winners of our Do It Yourself Gig Poster contest: Netherwood, hailing from Orlando, Florida. They rallied their fans and got more votes than any of the other contestants. As a result, they have won a full day of in-person consulting with Bill, our Music Doer. Congratulations, guys.

Netherwood have been together for about three years. The band features John Lazar on vocals and lead guitar, Erica Kirkland on guitar, Kevin Meehan on bass and vocals and James Campbell on drums. They met through social circles and through the university where three of the members work. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 20, 2012 in Music

 

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DIY Gig Poster Contest Runner-Up: Inside Outlaws

The second place runner-up for our DIY Gig Poster contest hails from right here in Brown Paper Ticket’s home of the Pacific Northwest. They are Inside Outlaws from Woodinville, Washington and they specialize in covers of the best classic rock. So, we’re talkin’ Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Heart, Pat Benatar and Janis Joplin to name a few. They also throw in some modern day Top 40 hits to get the younger crowd out on the dancefloor. The band strives to be “a band with powerful vocals and music that everyone loves” and judging by the number of votes that they received in our contest, they’ve achieved that. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Music

 

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Metal Pioneers Diamond Head Tour the U.S. for the First Time in 35 Years!!

Heavy metal has gone through so many phases in it’s forty-year existence that just saying “heavy metal” isn’t enough to specify what you’re talking about; there’s thrash metal, speed metal, glam metal, industrial metal, death metal, black metal and so on. But, the first heavy metal sub-genre to gain popularity after the initial crop of bands (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest) was the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The NWOBHM started in the late ’70s and the bands incorporated elements of punk (which was taking Britain by storm at the time) and played harder and faster than their predecessors, with less blues influences and a lyrical focus on mythology, occultism and fantasy. All this came together to create a tougher sound with crunching power chords and lightening-fast guitar solos.

Key bands of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal were Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Saxon and Motorhead. Another key, but less recognized act in the movement was Diamond Head. While Diamond Head never achieved the level of success that was reached by some of their peers, they would prove to be a major influence on the thrash metal scene of the late 80’s. Metallica covered a number of their tunes and bands like Megadeth and Anthrax have both cited the band as a key influence in their sound. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Music

 

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