On this slow Sunday I figured I’d do a little video flashback from the band Thrice. This song “Red Sky” appeared on the band’s 2005 full length effort, “Vehissu“. Following up the chart topping, fan favorite “The Artist in the Ambulance” seemed like a troublesome task but take a skilled band like Thrice and the end result further proved that the band’s prior success was definitely no “fluke”. Continued →
November 13, 2016
November 10, 2016
October 19, 2016
Today’s Video Flashback is of classic MxPx track “Doing Time” off the “Life In General” album (1996/Tooth & Nail Records). It’s amazing to think that Life in General just turned 20 last month. So crazy how fast time flies. Speaking of MxPx, they recently released a “Live” film from their Observatory shows in 2015 and the band has a rare single that was part of their campaign for the live film that you can hear below.
August 10, 2012
June 8, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from the band Plankeye and their song “B.C.” off the “Commonwealth” album (1996 Tooth & Nail). “Commonwealth” is still my favorite Plankeye album. Their songwriting was just so great and every song from the Scott Silletta days is a gem. Scott Silletta (Lead Vocals/Guitar) played on 4 Plankeye albums before quitting shortly after the release of their 1997 album “The One and Only”. While “Goodbye” was a beautiful song, not much else matches the intensity and melody that Scott helped capture on the 4 early Plankeye albums. Give them a listen. Check them out on Facebook here and make sure to leave lots of comments telling the band how much you loved their music.
June 1, 2012
May 18, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from the band Driver Eight and their song “Strange”. The album “Watermelon” was released on Tooth & Nail Records back in 1996. They only released one album then called it quits. It was a shame because they had major potential to be the next huge alt-rock band. I did see them a few times during their run and they were a fabulous live band. Hey Tooth & Nail, I really hope you’re planning a 20th Anniversary Fest down here in Orange County next year ;) Bring back some of these bands just for one night.
May 11, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from The Dingees for their track “Chaos Control” (off “Armageddon Massive 1998 BEC Recordings). These guys were somewhat of a “super group” when they first formed. The band originally had members of The OC Supertones in the band before they were signed. Then Ethan Luck (Relient K, Demon Hunter, Value Pac, Project 86, Pax, etc.) and Matt Hernandez (Ex-Unashamed) joined, and Dave Chevalier (formerly of OC Supertones). The band had a very Rancid-esque sound when they made their major label debut in 1998. By the time “Crucial Conspiracy” hit, most of that “punk” sound was gone in favor or reggae-dub. The band last released “Rebel Soul Sound System” in 2010. I booked these guys a few times when I was a teenager in the 90’s before they were signed and they always put on a fun show. [Wikipedia]
May 4, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from Officer Negative. The first video is “End of the Beginning” (1996 Screaming Giant Records). The second video is from their recent reunion show last summer at The Stronghold. The quality on the Screaming Giant music videos were always kind of lo-fi since they were filmed in house by the G-Rock crew.
April 27, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from Fireflight with their 2006 song “You Decide” off “The Healing of Harms” (Flicker Records 2006). The band has come a long way (for better or worse) since their early days. Celebrate the music of Fireflight and make sure you pick up their latest album “Now” wherever music is sold.
April 20, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from the band Watashi Wa with their song “All of Me” off the album “The Love of Life” (2003 Tooth & Nail Records). Members of this band have gone to play with Eager Seas, Lakes and Bonnie Dune. Seth even played guitar for Mxpx on a few tours. I hosted a show with this band back in 2001 before they signed with T&N and when they were still working with Bettie Rocket. Great guys with some of the best music around. They released two full lengths on Bettie Rocket, one full length on Tooth & Nail (there was a second full length on T&N under the ‘Watashi Wa’ name but it was originally meant as an Eager Seas release). Such solid music from a talented band.
April 15, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from Detroit Ska band, The Insyderz, and their song “Jigsaw” from the 1998 album “Fight Of My Life” (KMG Records). The band recently announced that they have begun recording their new album, “The Sinner’s Songbook” which will hopefully see a release later this year.
April 14, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from the female led Alt-Rock band from the early 90’s, Dakota Motor Co. The song is “Stand Up”, off their “Welcome Race Fans” album (1994 Myrrh Records). The band released two major full lengths with original singer, Davia before she eventually quit and a new singer was brought in for their final album in 1996 (Atlantic Records). The members of this group have all gone on to do other things and music endeavors. Look them up.
April 13, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from Mxpx. I am featuring two songs/videos by them, one in 1995 “Teenage Politics” (From ‘Teenage Politics’ Tooth & Nail Records), and the other 2005 “Heard That Sound” (From ‘Panic’ Side One Dummy Records). I first got into this band in 1994 with their Pokinatcha album after some random dude recommend that I check out the cd at a Christian bookstore when I was in high school. I have followed them through each subsequent release over the years and have seen them multiple times live. So many good memories listening to Mxpx tunes. In celebration of my Birthday today (I’m 34!), check out these two videos and re-live the glory days. Enjoy! “Plans Within Plans” is available in stores now. Happy 20th anniversary Mxpx.
April 12, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from the well loved and appreciated band, Acceptance. The song “Different” appeared on the “Phantoms” album (2005 Columbia Records).
April 11, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from Kids in the Way for their song “Apparitions of Melody” (2005 Flicker Records). Does anyone know what happened to the band’s reunion comeback?
April 10, 2012
I know we already had a Video Flashback earlier this morning from Squad 5-0 but I felt that in celebration of Demon Hunter’s new album “True Defiance”, we’d offer a double dose of Video Flashback just for today. I have posted the Demon Hunter music video for “Not Ready to Die” off “Summer of Darkness” (2004 Solid State Records) and the band’s new video for “My Destiny” off “True Defiance” which released today April 10th. Enjoy both and let’s talk about our favorite Demon Hunter moments over the past 10 years! Pick up the band’s new album “True Defiance” now wherever good music is sold.
Today’s video flashback is from Squad 5-0 and their song “I Don’t Want to Change the World” (‘Self Titled’ 2002 Tooth & Nail Records). The band went through so many different phases over their run as a band and this is a fine example of their high points. The band will be reuniting this summer for Cornerstone Festival.
April 9, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from the band Thrice. Since the band is going on an extended hiatus this year, I thought it would be appropriate to look back at some of their videos over the years. The band has come a long way since their early “Identity Crisis” days. What album is your favorite?
April 8, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is actually from one of the bands I worked with back in 2004. The band Pennylane from the great state of Hawaii released an independent “demo” that I really dug and thought it was catchy enough to re-release (and re-master) as “From Paradise to Parking Lots” back in the summer of 2004. The album quickly went out of print but you can download it here. Two members of this band went on to form The Relay, who are working on their debut right now. Singer, David Tamaoka, also released a solo ep a few years back that you can find on iTunes.
April 7, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from the long running indie rock band, Starflyer 59. The song is “A Housewife Love Song” from the “Gold” album (1995 Tooth & Nail Records). I have also posted the video “No New Kinda Story” (2000 Tooth & Nail Records) below for a double shot this morning. Such a great band with a rich history of music recordings.
Today’s Video Flashback is from Relient K and features five videos. First video is “Must Have Done Something Right” off the album “Five Score and Seven Years Ago” (Capitol 2007). I love this song. The second song is “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been” off “Mhmmm” (2004 Gotee/Capitol). The third song is “Chap Stick, Chapped Lips, and Things Like…” (2003 Gotee Records). Third video is “Pressing On” off “Anatomy of Tongue and Cheek”. Finally, the fifth video is “Marilyn Manson Ate My Girlfriend off their 2000 “Self Titled” release (Gotee Records). It’s cool to see how far this band has come over the years.
April 6, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from the band Spoken for their song “Promise” off the 2003 release “Moment of Imperfect Clarity” (Tooth & Nail Records). This is a great, feel good song by Spoken and ranks as my favorite (of theirs). Check the video out below. I also posted a super old music video from Spoken for their song “Forevermore” off the “Echoes of the Spirit Still Dwell” to give a taste of their pre-Tooth & Nail days. The band has also begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new album.
April 5, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from Man Alive. This Israel based pop-punk band and I go way back. I remember carrying their early albums in my store and connecting with them through email. The band even played my “I’m Biggest Fan Vol. 2” show back in 2002 here in Orange County (no, they were not on I’m Your Biggest Fan Vol. 2 unfortunately). “Foreign Concepts” was my first introduction to the band back in 2001 (I still have the album). I followed them through each label they signed to and finally to The Militia Group which put out “Open Surgery” back in 2005. This song “Say What You Want” appeared on the album. The band went on to release their “Self Titled” album in 2008 on Israeli label, High Fiber (find it on iTunes). The band is currently on hiatus and members are currently doing their own projects now.
April 4, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from Training for Utopia for their song “Two Hands” off “Plastic Soul Impalement” (1998 Solid State Records). This was the band Ryan Clark fronted before starting the whole Demon Hunter craze. Prior to that, he was in the band Focal Point which released a 7″ and full length on Tooth & Nail before calling it quits. Ryan’s brother Don Clark (Invisible Creature) was also in TFU. A little knowledge drop on you kids ;) [Wikipedia for TFU]
April 3, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from Strongarm for their song “Trials” off the “Atonement” album (1995 Tooth & Nail Records). This was the album that got me into the band the first time. I had the pleasure of seeing them perform on two different occasions with original vocalist back in the mid-90s and they were an explosive spirit-filled band. I loved these guys. This song/album features original vocalist Jason Berggren. Baggy pants for the win ;)
April 2, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from world renowned Christian rock band, Jars of Clay, and their song “Crazy Times” off the “Much Afraid” album (1997 Essential Records). This band has come a long way and their sound is constantly changing over time to what it is today. Everyone has their own favorite Jars albums and mine just happen to be the few they put out in the 90’s. Of course don’t get me wrong, their new stuff is good too ;)
April 1, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from the band Further Seems Forever and their song “The Sound” off of “How to Start a Fire” (2003 Tooth & Nail Records). This version of FSF featured vocalist Jason Gleason taking over the reigns from Chris Carrabba who went on to do bigger things with his band Dashboard Confessional. I was going to post the “Snowbirds and Townies” video but I always found it weird watching Jason pretend to sing over Chris’s vocals in the video. ha. This band also recently reunited with Chris back on vocals and word is coming soon about their plans….
March 31, 2012
Today’s Video Flashback is from the band Slick Shoes and their song “Alone” off the “Self Titled” 2002 release on Tooth & Nail Records. The band had/has such a catchy pop-punk sound as evidenced on this track. Their Tooth & Nail albums were all great. It’s also interesting to note that when the band released their first ep on T&N, the singer (Ryan) was only 14! Crazy. The band has recently reunited and have begun playing shows. There is even talk of a new album.