Tell us a little bit of the history behind how Statick began. How long have you been doing Statick now? Why the name “Statick”? Jason Ash: The idea for Statick started with me doing a guest DJ set at another venue. It’d been a while since my last gig… and it made me want to start something new. Something closer to Eastown. I knew I could draw more people,
The Orbit Room, 12 September 2009 The show opened with locals, The Storied Life, taking to the stage to warm up the crowd. This five-piece has been around the Grand Rapids scene for a few years now, though its recent lineup is still quite fresh. Their performance this night certainly did prove that they had a right to be on such a stage. The second band of the night is
As I listen to this five-song album I can feel the power behind the energy of the members involved. You can really feel the intensity of the song and imagine how much better it must be when played live. There are a few songs where the recording sounds a bit tinny when the cymbals almost overpowering you a bit, but that doesnÕt ruin my overall opinion of the album.
Night on Earth comes to us from Athens, Greece; an 8 piece ‘sound collective’ now releasing their sophomore albumSecond Hand. I won’t even try to classify their style or compare them to others, it would not be right. They are quite unique. They are moody and elegantÉ emotional and provocative… excitable and soothing… Each piece, I find it hard to even classify them as just songs, takes you on
I have been on the fence about this album the whole time I have had it to listen to. I like it then it irritates me. Well I have narrowed it more to specific songs and qualities that do so. For example, in the beginning of the album you start to thinking that they sound just like a cover band that tried to make their own album. Just as
While listening to this album you can just close your eyes and let it take you away into its own little world. It can just zone you out and allow you to feel the music and melodies and nothing else around you. I suppose that makes the name of the band all the more suitable. Some of it you almost have the feel of being at a live show
A guy who was in my philosophy class this past quarter gave me a ride home one night, and told me I was the “DJ” for the ride home. I opened his CD book and in there, I found a copy of Jeff Buckley’sGrace. We proceeded to talk about the album during the next several minutes, ignoring the music for the most part. When I got home, I pulled
Two brothers Gallagher, Noel and Liam, had a band when they lived in Manchester. They relied on straightforward rock & roll sounds and hedonistic lifestyles to get them to the top of the world, which they did. Their best recorded example of this is their debut album, Definitely Maybe. Don’t get me wrong: they have definitely released some good material since, but this album is by far the best example