No, I'm not talking about a Korn-sized band. I'm just saying, here in the city, I wonder who the next really popular band in the Bakersfield music scene is going to be? (let's hope they all are). I've read about The Nature, The Architecture, Buffalo Season, even listened to a podcast interview with Alex Mitts, and promoted my kid Landen Belardes. But who else is out there? I've heard a few band names. Maybe five or six indie groups that are old timers, new on the scene and/or fading away.
It's what's really cool about the music scene. You never know who, out of all the awesome musicians in town, will suddenly form a band and forge some new sound. Or who will really take an existing band to the next level. Will it be Velorio? Colin Cook's band The Volume, Isaiah Navarro, or something new and grand from Mento Buru, Whiskey Galore or 1916? Heck, I even heard Liars and Thieves were coming back. Could this be true, Mr. Galindo?
Stay tuned. This is the Eyes and Ears blog signing out...
I'm on vacation folks. Sorry about the slow updates. Been gone all week. Supposed to be out until Oct. 23. But I'm still taking time to post uploaded photos, flyers and the occasional article from our contributors.
I'm hoping for more articles everyday, and may start a public blog where you come and talk about the music scene. Could get scary though, so I'm not sure yet. Your thoughts? Would you like a public forum on The Eye?
Keep watching for more articles, beardcasts and more!
I texted Mikee last night because hey, I'm ready for more Beardcasts. His podcast Local Sound has a lot of potential, and I'm curious what the heck he's going to say next. Shoot, I could use a couple of podcasts each week. More beard. More happiness.
I spoke with writer Jane Hawley who said she's going to Sandrini's to see three local bands: Kenny Reeves and the Clones, Suffree and Buffalo Season. If you haven't been to Sandrini's, it's one of Bakersfield's few underground bars. It gets hot down there underground, but heck, I figure the place is going to become famous one day with scenes from The Lackey having been filmed there. Show starts at 9 p.m. on Friday.
On the local music release front, I heard Alex Mitts released a new EP titled "The Learning Curve" for free. I don't know why it's free. Why not iTunes? Anyway, I'm a fan of his music. Here's the link.
Also, 20-year local band favorites Mento Buru sent out their big "Ska-ktoberfest" email about all of their upcoming shows that includes playing at all those chalk drawings called "Via Arte" at the Marketplace. I hope no drool splashes out of Matt's sax over some crazy Michelangelo sketch. But then, that's rock and roll.