Red Door Records hosted another ROCKIN’ show tonight, Saturday, August 23. 2014, in Valdosta, Georgia.
CUTTING TEETH is the latest incarnation of the band formerly known as STAY AT HOME. Their new material took the crowd by storm, causing much moshing and some crowd surfing. These Thomasville homeboyz are growing and getting better and better. Look forward to their next gig, gang, they are on their way to greatness!
KOCTOK is Valdosta’s newest band. Kelby Clark and Bradley Gandy have just released an EP titled “SLIMEY MOMENTS”, and you can get the download at http://koctok.bandcamp.com/releases These two guyz are monsterz; the Old Lady can’t wait to hear what they come up with next!
The Old Lady loves seeing family members of band members support these shows.
Much gratitude to Jessica Donaldson of Red Door Records… these shows are the bomb!
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Red Door Records hosted another superb show tonight.
Aughtsong, formerly of Tallahassee but now right here in Valdosta, played first. Right now Aughtsong is a solo act, just Joel Dion (aka Ouikut Kaye) and his guitar. The sound is melodic and dreamy, just fine as a stand-alone but it would be interesting to hear Joel with some backup. The guy has a sweet insecurity about his performing which adds to his charm. He played a song from a group he used to play with – Little League – and at one point forgot the words. He apologized, saying “The song’s about drinking to forget, so I was just pushing the point.” It’s worth pushing the point of getting this guy out to perform more often, he’s well worth listening to. Find his stuff online at http://aughtsong.bandcamp.com/
Next up: Balloon Assembly Line. Kelby Clark is one of the most innovative musicians in south Georgia; everything he touches turns to music! The telephone handset used as a mic is inventive and has a nostalgic, hallucinatory sound.
Kyle Keller came in from busking on the Georgia coast in time to take up his capable bass, and Derek Barkalow is back from basic training and back on the drum set. They’ve got out a brand new 7” EP, with the disk etched onto a square clear piece of polycarbonate material… this EP looks exactly like the band sounds. You can hear it at http://balloonassemblyline.bandcamp.com/album/aerosol-fumes-ep
The Old Lady can’t wait to hear what Balloon Assembly Line turns out next!
Headliner tonight was Buffalo Buffalo, just hitting the road from Tallahassee for a two and a half week tour. They’ll be in Savannah tomorrow night at the Bomb Shelter, but as the lead singer said “Playing packed little record stores like this are some of the funnest shows – awesome!” Buf Buf’s new CD, Coping Systems, has some great punk tunes that edge nervously toward hardcore. Live is always preferable, but if you can’t make any of the tour shows (check their Facebook page for the schedule) then get your fix at http://buffalobuffalo.bandcamp.com/album/coping-systems
The Old Lady sends a BIG shout out to Jessica of Red Door Records, who is the local music scene’s BFF! Jessica also gave the Old Lady her first shot at print in Valdosta with the Glass Onion street rag. That column morphed into the blog that you are reading now. Thanks, Jessica!
Valdosta, in extreme south Georgia, July, nighttime. Temp: about 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity: about 90 percent.
Red Door Records. Free show. Thanks, Jessica. Love the new location; the parking lot scene is much more urban and better lit.
First up: The Caution Children, from north Florida. Singer: “This one’s in the key of F, it runs about 5 minutes and 30 seconds, and it’s got a couple of time signature changes.” They play melodic ambient hardcore, and he does some interesting things with the mic and with one of the guitar players’ heads. Listen to them here: https://myspace.com/thecautionchildren/music/songs
Next: Gillian Carter, also from Florida, more hardcore than melodic. They call themselves post punk. I guess that’s pretty accurate. A sample: https://myspace.com/gilliancarter
The afterparty was at the Ashley Street Bar, which of course is now on Baytree Road. Cody Gibson was playing when the Old Lady walked in, high powered country. She couldn’t find any links to his music other than with the Southern Gentlemen, and they weren’t in attendance tonight just some dude named Kevin on keyboards who was very good.
Then Mylo Ranger, with a big multilayered alt-country-rock sound that occasionally slid into blues. The same Kevin that played keyboards with Cody Gibson joined them on sax, and again was very good. Who is this guy? Hear Mylo Ranger at http://www.myloranger.com/#!music/c10tw
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