Monday, October 19, 2009

The Good Graces Gigs and Reviews

The Good Graces will be performing on Thursday night, October 21st, at Twains in Decatur, GA. Cousins opens up for us at 8:30pm.

Lots of reviews on the blogosphere. Here's the latest:
THE GOOD GRACES - Bring on the Tambourines! ( Offering up five tracks worth of nicely harmonic and humorous pop-rock songs in a snappy and straightforward fifteen minutes, this pleasingly jaunty EP CD certainly hits the tart and tuneful spot. Kim Ware’s warm, inviting voice and sharp, witty songwriting make for a potent double whammy. The wickedly funny and profane lyrics do the amusingly sardonic trick as well, with “Bad Driver” and “I Miss the 90s” rating as definite gut-busting highlights. The group’s firm grasp of catchy melodies qualifies as another major asset. But it’s this band’s winningly snarky sense of cynical humor which in turn makes this CD such a treat to listen to. - Joe Wawyrzniak,

Thursday, October 8, 2009

QRO Magazine Review of Sensitive Chaos' Nophest Performance

QRO Magazine writer Mic Mell reviewed last month's Nophest Music Festival and gave my Sensitive Chaos performance a nice mention. Read the whole review here.

My mention is here:
The music itself passed the spectrum from afternoon ambient electronica to full on blaring rock ‘n' roll at night. Each band that played had their own identity, their own image, and their own talent. There was not a dud in the bunch. Nophest is not musically genre based, and each passing hour continued to showcase electronic, rock, indie, and punk bands, all spanning the extensive and eclectic of Garcia, and the community at large. Friday night included the hard electronic and multimedia presentation of Larvae, and the experimental and lively Jungol. This Piano Plays Itself brought a lush, raw, and well arranged mix of rock and pop. Saturday was a very rock oriented, and the parking lot and stage area were jam packed for the full Renaissance regalia and steampunk sensibility of Extraordinary Contraption, and the blazing guitar and soulful vocals of Garcia's own indie band Nerd Parade. By Sunday, the crowds were sparse, partly due to the endless rain, as well as the unrelenting hangovers. Halfway through the day, Sensitive Chaos summed up the mood perfectly, with a low-key set of electronics that massaged the brain, and soothed the heart. While the music played on, the other major event of Sunday was a large gathering of folks in the parking lot playing six degrees of Kevin Bacon, complete with notes and a map for quick reference.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sensitive Chaos Gets Runner-Up Nod in Creative Loafing Best Of ATL 2009

In a follow-up to the last post, my solo band, Sensitive Chaos, was voted the runner-up to category winner (and Best of ATL 2008 winner) Judi Chicago in the Creative Loafing Best of 2009 in the Reader's Pick for Best Local Electronic Act.

Sensitive Chaos won the category in 2007 and I also won the category in 2005 as half of the duo TouchXtone with Michael Thomas Roe.

Thanks again to all the voters!