5 On A Friday : OMG WTF LOL

August 10, 2007 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: Uncategorized 

So today’s 5 is really a byproduct of the insane shuffle on my iPod. Hmmmm, iPod byproducts, I guess that’s better than meat byproducts. The Van Halen song came on the other day and with the impending VH tour coming up I just had to work it into a post somehow. Hence today’s acronymtastic spectacular.
Got a favorite acronym titled song ? Leave a comment and let me know what i missed.

1: Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – CIA
Buy Living With The Living
2: Sex Pistols – EMI
Buy Never Mind The Bollocks
3: Van Halen – DOA
Buy Van Halen II
4: Sweet – ACDC
Buy Desolation Boulevard
5: The Tubes – WPOD
Buy The Tubes

From The Mailbag : Sweet Japonic

January 28, 2007 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized 

Today’s From The Mailbag pick was sent to us by reader Chris Z from Wyoming, Michigan. Thanks Chris !

The third release from Sweet Japonic is entitled Two O’Clock Sirens. Eight radio friendly songs that are a smooth mix of rock,folk and bluesy soul. The musicianship and production is top notch and it could easily hold its own with the artists it most sounds like. Think Train, Counting Crows, or Los Lonely Boys and you’ll have an idea of where they’re coming from. Their prior disc Through the Eyes of Lucie Blue even snagged them a 2005 Jammie Award for best local rock album in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.

Sweet Japonic is:
Lucas Wilson – Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Matt Young – Lead Guitar/Mandolin/Petel Steel/Backing Vocals
Ryan Braman – Bass Guitar
Roy Wallace – Drums & Percussion
Davy Tyson – Piano/Organ/Analog Synth/Backing Vocals (select shows)

Upcoming Sweet Japonic Shows

Feb 13, 2007 8:00 PM WYCE Jammy Awards @ The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
Feb 20, 2007 10:00 PM Montes Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 3, 2007 10:00 PM Rubbles Mount Pleasant, MI
Mar 10, 2007 9:00 PM Bells Brewery Kalamazoo, MI
Mar 17, 2007 9:00 PM Founders Brewery Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 22, 2007 9:30 PM Billy’s Lounge Grand Rapids, MI
Apr 7, 2007 9:00 PM Private party @ Hideout Brewery Grand Rapids, MI

MP3: Sweet Japonic- She Was Doin’ Fine
Sweet Japonic- Go To Hell