ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME . . . : As was mentioned last week,
Mike Guzzardi, Dan Dinsmore and Brendan Slater—all
from the now-defunct band Clay People—have joined with
singer Dan Cohler. What’s the news, you ask? Where’s
the beef? The beef is with the name they chose, the already-taken
moniker the Illuminati. Talk about an indentity crisis.
Well, talk is cheap, and the foursome quickly unveiled their
new-and-improved handle, Black Inc., and they’ll unveil
their brand-spankin’ new band when they open for Living Colour
at Northern Lights on June 17.
A DELUXE APARTMENT IN THE SKY: Sounding Board is getting
new digs. Actually, all of Time Warner Cable is moving on
up, with most of the company’s operations relocating to Rotterdam.
(The news division—which plans on starting up the 24-hour
local-news channel, Capital News 9, in the fall—is moving
to an old bowling alley on Watervliet Avenue Extension in
West Albany). The Sounding Board staff are understandably
excited about the move, since they’ll move into a space specifically
built as a studio, rather than one converted from a storeroom
(where they hang their hats now). The crew will tape their
last show of the season on June 2 (with the aforementioned
Black Inc.), and then they’ll load up the truck and move to
Schenectady, hills that is. Expect more of the quality entertainment
you’ve grown to love from these folks in the form of a new
fall season from a fresh new location.
on tape: Sirsy.
MOBILE: Thought we were done with Sounding Board, didn’t
you? Not so fast. A Sounding Board recording truck was recently
spotted at the Albany Tulip Fest, its inhabitants hard at
work taping the Sounding Board Music Stage—which featured
the Wait, Alex Torres and Sirsy. The fruits
of their labor will be aired on an upcoming 100th episode
special. Keep your eyes peeled for the mobile recording studio
at various local-music events and open mikes. Though they
are always searching for new acts to air on their show, the
Sounding Board staff are particularly desperate for original
gospel-music artists. Check them out at www.twalbany.com/sb/
DREAMING: SPAC’s season begins on June 4 with the Pop
Disaster Tour, featuring Blink 182, Green Day and Saves
the Day, and the second stage, Big Day Out 2, features
Cold, 2 Skinnee J’s and Custom. Opening the
Big Day Out 2 stage is local band Attic of Love, winners
of the Channel 103.1’s Most Original Band Contest, which ran
18 through last Friday at Northern Lights. Attic of Love
edged out the other contenders, the Velmas, Wag and
Sirsy, at that fateful final competition—which
was judged by various media luminaries, recording engineers
and the like—and won themselves the opening slot at the SPAC
a traveling band: Arc.
CAME ON BY TWOOSIES TWOOSIES: Elephants and kangaroosie
roosies, get yourself to New York City to support Arc’s
show at the Baggot Inn on June 1. E-mail arcthe email@example.com
with the subject “I need a F@#kin ride,” and they’ll hook
you up with other people heading to the show.
NEW PHONEBOOK’S HERE, THE NEW PHONEBOOK’S HERE!: Local
glam-punkers the Erotics made it into the July issue
of Guitar World—look for Ozzy on the cover—in a piece
about Crüefest 2002 (taking place June 8 at the Whisky A GoGo
in West Hollywood, Calif.). The snippet describes the event
and states that “Music will be provided by Mötley Crüe tribute
band Live Wire as well at the Erotics, Sick, Cheshire Grin,
Tin Goddess, Rocket Ajax, Hori-Mono, Lovehammers and Carried
By Six.” Listed right at the beginning, they are.
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