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Originally published in Delicious Dolls Magazine
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VHM’S BAND TO WATCH: Marry Me
Catchier than that new strain of Gonorrhea from Hawaii, Marry Me is a new guitar-driven rock trio hitting the Vancouver scene with big hooks, bombastic beats, with a little dirty inbetween.
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VHM’S BAND TO WATCH: Falling For Scarlet
What does a girl do in a boy’s world? She rocks it!
Originally an army of one, front-woman Lee Tomachefski recruited the raddest of the rad here in Vancouver to create Falling For Scarlet’s sound that is simultaneously personal and anthemic. “These melodies and riffs that were twirling around in my head were literally the theme songs for my life,” Tomachefski tells VHM.
Consider a vocal mix of Evanescence, Chris Cornell, and Pink set over the grinding rhythm section of bands like Chevelle, Disturbed, and Deftones, and you can start to get a sense of where Falling For Scarlet begins and the rest of the world ends.
“It’s about taking the negatives, all the experiences from your life really, learning from them and building them into something positive. You are your best ally and your own worst enemy, so it’s about finding the hero’s strength within you to be able to start over from ground zero and create something bigger and better for your self. In life, it’s easy to be the victim or play the villain. But you can’t be the victim and the hero at the same time. The Hero has to win by nature and thus the villain’s ending is never happy. Take action and choose wisely which one you’re setting out to be.”
And each time Tomachefski marches the troops onto that stage, be ready for war because the Army of One that is Falling For Scarlet is here to stand up and fight for rock n roll! “The tides are turning, eventually it has to turn toward loud guitars and real people, playing real instruments.” Tomachefski goes on to say, that, “None of us should buy into other people’s misery” or the, “War stories of people who have tried and failed. ‘Cause rock isn’t dead… It’s the wave rebuilding… the tides turning. Whether it’s a woman or man, it’s time to stand up and shout!!!”
So get out of your parent’s basement, that you still call a “Suite” and go see Falling For Scarlet LIVE this Saturday, April 20th @ the 420 SHOW With Falling For Scarlet, The Post War & Bulls On Parade.
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United They Stand, Drunken They Fall... Introducing Vancouver’s
Every now and then, worlds collide, the stars align, and a new chapter in rock history is etched on the minds of a new generation.
And uniting the worlds of traditional blues and anthemic rock, Vancouver’s brand-ass-spankin’ new supergroup INTOXICATED BY NATURE brings bluesman James Shepherd together with former Bastard Skinny frontman Stephen Selski to forge new ground, tunes, and grooves, that’ll either make you dance, drink, or rip your clothes off and howl at moon (probably all of the above).
“United we stand, drunken we fall,” says frontman Selski, who’s also brought Bastard Skinny beatmaster Josh Carlsen for another ride into the rock cosmos. But IBN is not your typical party band with tracks ranging from mid-tempo reggae jams to high-speed modern rock and a “stream of consciousness” lyricism that always has a slight middle-finger raised to the world.
If Hendrix had a three-way with Sublime and the cast of Linklater’s Dazed & Confused, you’re starting to get an idea of what these boys are about. Big hooks, massive guitar solos, and an all-around Let The Good Times Roll vibe.
In just a little amount of time, these White Rockers have put together a catalogue of tunes with Selski crediting the prolific nature to a “collective” and “positive force” adding what he calls a “genesis” of everything you’d want in a writing and performance experience.
And an experience it certainly is having Jimi Hendrix’ cousin Henri Brown trading off bass time with Stu MacNeil and Larry Bloom rounding out the sound out with his own brand of nostalgic 70’s sounding keyboard.
If all great things and ideas start with What Ifs, what if you’ve just bore witness to the birth of the next big thing?!
Check the boys’ debut gig out @ Joe’s Apartment Saturday EXACTLY at 8pm:
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VHM’S SHOW OF THE MONTH: SOUNDSTEM , FEAR ZERO & INTOXICATED BY NATURE @ JOE’S APARTMENT
If you’re not here on Saturday, your excuse better be death, a medically induced coma, or a once in a lifetime lay because not only is SOUNDSTEM going to melt your face off, but this is also the debut performance of supergroup Intoxicated By Nature! Former Bastard Skinny frontman Stephen Selski has joined forces with guitar legend James Shepherd to create a new sound of dirty rock with a pumpin’ kickass groove.
Throw the post-grunge vibe of Fear Zero on that same bill, and you’re assured a night that’ll knock your rock dick in the dirt!!!
Show starts EXACTLY at 8!
Keep your hands where I can see them because here’s a sneak-peek preview of an unedited picture from Lalaa’s latest shoot…. more to come (No, I’m not spelling cum the sexual way. Dammit, you made me do it again).
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VHM’s VIDEO OF THE MONTH: Cobra Ramone’s No Good
Now calling Vancouver home, Cobra Ramone rock out with their Glock out in their latest vid No Good. You’d be stupid not to watch this!
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VHM’s BAND TO WATCH: Head of the Herd
Take blues, rock, infuse it with a little kick-ass psychedelicacy and you have the vibe of Vancouver’s Head of the Herd and their new single By This Time Tomorrow featuring Jasmin Parkin. Pick it up over @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/by-this-time-tomorrow-feat./id614617217
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