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News on Battle of the Bands and some local Kickstarters!

Posted on: November 12th, 2011 by Alex Powelson No Comments

I apologize for not updating this in a long time! There is a lot going on in Provo music right now, so I should be back to posting updates more regularly after this. First off, our battle of the bands starts next week:

Have you heard Chance Lewis’s big announcement yet?

There are a few local bands with Kickstarters that are all worth checking out:

Baby Ghosts – they covered The Sonics at one of our Halloween shows and it was AWESOME! They also dressed up as characters from the movie Ponyo. I will post pictures ASAP.

The Archer’s Apple:

The Rooftop Concert Series (already fully funded, but it is still active for almost another month!)

Allred:

In other news, The Moth & The Flame played a sold-out album release show on 11.11.11, and they have another one scheduled for 11.14.11. Congrats guys – and the album is great. SLUG’s podcast, Soundwaves from the Underground, previewed some of the album in Episode 18. Check it out!

Book on Tape Worm plays last show (until January) at Velour

Posted on: June 1st, 2011 by Alex Powelson 6 Comments
Book on Tape Worm played their “last show until January” at Velour on Saturday, May 28. As you’ll see in the pictures, the bands all played on the floor, surrounded by everyone, and the stage was filled with seats.
Unfortunately, I missed the first hour of the show, so I didn’t get to see Apt, Cory Mon, Cody Rigby and Donnie Bonelli play before The Moth and the Flame. You can check out the #100block tag on twitter to see what some people were saying about the show (and if you’re ever at a show on 100 Block, tag your tweets with #100block so we can find you!)

During their first song, The Moth and the Flame‘s guitarist and lead vocalist Brandon Robbins played a message from his cell phone through his guitar pickups, and he continued to strum his guitar with the phone so the audience could hear a woman’s voice behind the sound of the guitar. Towards the end of the song, he took another cell phone and sang with both of them near the microphone for an additional effect, as you can see in the photos below.

Later on in their set, the audience sang along with The Moth and the Flame, and you can watch a clip of that below:

More photos of The Moth and the Flame:

Book on Tape Worm‘s Scott Shepard prefaced their first song by saying that Book on Tape Worm would be playing all of their songs that night, including some rarely-heard songs. He also announced that thanks to their Kickstarter project, they would be able to finish recording before the three band members (Shepard, Emily Brown and Ciera Black) all part ways for the summer and fall.

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Book on Tape Worm calls their band “the world’s first lullaband,” and that’s probably the best way to describe their music. Their songs are mostly characterized by beautiful, captivating arrangements and vocal harmonies, and while their music may be able to put you to sleep, it’s not a bad thing. See for yourself: