Monthly Archives: September 2017
MWN: We are here with Oz Noy lead guitarist of the band Ozone Squeeze. Well first of all thanks so much for taking the time to answer these questions! Let’s kick things off by traveling back in time. Can you tell me a little bit of background info about why you decided to become musician?
Oz Noy: I started to play guitar at the age 10, not sure why? Just started to listen to the Beatles and I guess wanted to do the same…
MWN: The Beatles have inspired a lot of great artist. So what sort of music did you grow up listening to? Does it influence what you make today?
Oz Noy: The Beatles and Israeli pop and rock music. Also at some point jazz came into the picture… Chick Corea, John Mchlaghlin, Al Dimeola etc… it influences what I do today to some degree for sure.
MWN: Those are some cool combinations to get inspired. What is the process in the recording studio like? What do you guys focus on the most when recording?
Oz Noy: I like to record when the whole band is playing together to get an organic band sound. We try to focus on playing as good as possible and get best takes for the songs that we can choose from later.
MWN: That makes sense. So what do you hope people get from your music?
Oz Noy: Joy.
MWN: Nice and simple. I read you guys are embarking on a tour. How do you mentally prepare for life on the road?
Oz Noy: I don’t have an answer for that, you just got out and do it…:)
MWN: When I get the chance I’ll definitely hit the road with a band. I really like the song “Chase thee Clouds” it’s very sort of jazzy and beautiful. Can you tell me a little more about the song?
Oz Noy: Rai wrote the song, he will know best … I’ll forward him the questions also, I like the song also a lot!
MWN: Haha okay thanks! Alright lets go to some random fire round questions. What is your favorite love song?
Oz Noy: Carless Wisper.
MWN: Good pick. What about your first recollection of live music?
Oz Noy: A famous Israeli pop/rock band in the early 80’s.
MWN: First record you ever bough?
Oz Noy: I don’t know.
MWN: Really? The first I record I ever bought was Pyromania by Def Leppard. It still holds a special spot in my heart. Haha! Alright to wrap things up! First thank you so much for taking the time to answer these questions. Lastly is there anything you’d like to say to the people who have supported your music?
Oz Noy: Thanks and keep supporting my music and music in general, we need you!
MWN: Cool, thanks so much!
Interview By: Maria Limon | Exclusively for @Music, Why Not! – All Rights Reserved-
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David Cook past American Idol winner played a mesmerizing set at the Granada Theater in Dallas. There was no disappointment in his set list for the night as he went on to perform some crowd favorites including “Light On” and “Declaration.” There was a sense of excitement flowing through the crowd all night long. Everyone seemed excited to see what he was going to perform next. Song after song the crowd sang along to his catchy lyrics and beautiful vocals. His band filled the ballroom with their melodious instrumentation’s. The show went on for quite a while, but for the people that were there it flew by like the wind. I guess when you are enjoying music to its fullest potential you loose track of time. It was one of the best shows I have had the pleasure of attending this year. I definitely put it on my list of favorites and recommend you to check him out when he stops in a city near you. For now you can enjoy some live photos of that night. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention he close of the night with his new song “Gimme Heartbreak.”
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MWN: Hello guys! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer these few questions for us. Alright let’s kick things off with some personal questions about the bands root. So where did all of the band members meet?
SondorBlue: Thank you for taking the time to interview us! Andrew and I [Connor speaking] met at a pickup game of basketball at Dolphin Head, a little beach-front park on Hilton Head Island. We were 15 or 16 years old, and I knew of Andrew from the music that he put up on Youtube. We met up a few weeks after the game and wrote our first song, Walkin’ Home. We started busking around Hilton Head and eventually got a few shows playing mostly cover songs, and that’s when we met John. About two years ago our songwriting started to develop it’s own unique identity, and that was around the time that we wrote “More Than Reality” and Drew Loo joined the band. That’s when we named ourselves SondorBlue.
MWN: How did you get your name?
SondorBlue: Sondor is the idea that we are all living these complex and unique lives, filled with friends and jobs and our own hang ups – but we get to cross paths, perhaps only for an instance, as a man reading the paper or someone drinking coffee. It’s the beautiful realization that you’re not alone. We all fell in love with the word and what it meant, and it resonated even more because we want to make music that all people can relate to.
MWN: What music influences you when you were growing up? Has it changed at all?
SondorBlue: Our early musical influences have definitely stuck with us. Andrew grew up on r&b and soul, John grew up on artists like Ed Sheeran and Coldplay, and Drew and I both grew up listening to bands our parents loved like The Eagles and The Beatles.
MWN: One of our favorite songs is “More Than Reality,” do you guys mind telling us a little bit more about how that song came together? What inspired it?
SondorBlue: “More Than Reality” for us was about seeing the way something really is and becoming aware that you’ve got to do something about it. The song is about a relationship with a girl, but at the time it was also about escaping from the situation we were in, which was playing very long shows of cover music when we knew there was more to music than that.
MWN: How do you write your music? Does it come to you in spurts, or do you write it all at once?
SondorBlue: Every song is different, but we get a lot of inspiration from the things happening around us. When a lot is going on, we certainly all feel it and digest it in our own way, so it’s not unusual to have three of four different ideas being workshopped at the same time.
MWN: So you guys are from Charleston, SC how is the music scene like there? Have you found that it slips into your music?
SondorBlue: Charleston has a great art scene! We’re lucky to be a part of it. There are a ton of great artists and musicians here, and they’re all very kind and approachable. It’s an inspiring place to be, and when we started playing music here we were welcomed in with a lot of love. We love you Charleston.
MWN: What bands are you guys currently really into?
SondorBlue: We’ve been listening to a lot of Broken Bells and old Stevie Wonder recently. We’ve been channeling more r&b into our music, and it feels really good to explore those sounds and vibes.
MWN: A bit of a random questions but we like to ask these so people can get to know you guys a little better! So what is your favorite love song?
SondorBlue: Man it’s hard to choose a favorite! But the love song I’m stuck on right now is “My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder.
MWN: What is your first recollection of live music?
SondorBlue: One of my first memories of hearing live music was a Genesis live album that my dad had put in our car before he and I left to drive to a boy scout trip. I remember hearing Phil Collins’ voice and the wailing of the crowd. That was definitely a moment that has stuck with me for quite a long time now.
MWN: Lastly, where do you guys hope to take your take music in the next couple of years? Once again thank you so much!
SondorBlue: We’re grateful for everything music has given us so far – we’ve been able to tour around the country as best friends, and that’s a priceless experience. In the future, we hope that our music continues to reach new people and that we leave a positive impact. After all, if we are able to enter into someone’s life just for a moment, maybe just one song or one concert, we had better make it a positive moment.
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Like most bands, their name does not necessarily explain the sound one would expect; Lucille Furs does just that. Opening with the gothic tones of “The Fawn of Teal Deer”, Lucille Furs draws in its listeners and quickly transforms the rest of the song into a narrative by embellishing frontman Trevor Pritchett’s dream-like voice with their combination of psychedelia and classic rock.
Lucille Furs has described themselves as “ an amalgamation of people and experiences” which is highly evident in their penchant for storytelling. Tracks including “Sunset Moon”, “Carrie & Judy”, and “Baby Blaise” tell vivid recounts of attraction, confusion, and criticism. Their lyrical wit provides an effortless ability to create infectious music. Guitarist Nick Dehmlow’s effervescent melodies intricately collide with the driving beats of bassist Patrick Tsotsos. Organ player Constantine Haistailis highlights the mood of each song and drummer Brendan Peleo-Lazar ties the band as a whole through his relentless pulsating rhythms. Their blends of different genres versus a contained straightforward sound makes them a notable band to keep up with. There is nothing monotonous about the album. The vibrant as well as mindful transitions from song to song are carefully crafted.
- The Fawn of Teal Deal
- Carrie & Judie
- Thoughts & Words
- Does It Matter To You
- Pink Noise
- Alabaster Crayon
- Sunset Moon
- Please, Give Her This Letter
- Baby Blaise
- In Saṃsāra
- Our Lady of Perpetual Frustration
- Between Us Two – Saw You
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The iconic classic English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968 played a to a packed house in Dallas, TX at the Starplex Pavilion. They played a lot of crowd favorites including their chart topping song “Smoke on the Water”, “Fireball” and “Perfect Strangers.” The Dallas crowd was mesmerized throughout the entire show. They performed with an energy way above average. From the very first strum on the guitar to the last bang on the drum they kept their energy at a all time high. It was so much fun to see the different types of ages in the crowd all enjoying some good old rock and roll music. Deep Purple is one of those timeless bands that will always have a special place in the hearts of true classic rock music lovers. Their live shows are incredible and if you get a chance we highly recommend you check them out. For now you can enjoy our photos from that nights concerts.
Coverage By: Maria Limon | Instagram @shotbylimon | Exclusively for @Music, Why Not! – All Rights Reserved-
In need of a truly soulful album? “Indigo” the second album release from Lady Rizo is for you. Following the album “Violet,” “Indigo” is another impressive release. Listening to the album in its entirety was my first step, and each song is delicately woven into one another, giving a well-rounded album. Lady Rizo is a veteran within music. She has a gripping aspect to her voice. Her music empowers you and throws you into the world of the song. Lady Rizo’s vocal range is nothing short of impeccable. The moody blues gives you a chance to close your eyes and just enjoy the music. She gives me vibes of a burlesque show in which the music floors you. I’d love to see Lady Rizo live one day. She is known for her eccentric performances, turning a club-aspect performance into a theatrical one.
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