Monday, August 31, 2015
Reverend Johnson Of Whiskeydick Has A Feature Interview Over On Epiphone.com Discussing His Guitar Playing Style And Acoustic Metal
Friday, August 28, 2015
|Whiskeydick Debuts Brand New Video For The Title Track, Bastard Sons Of Texas, From Their New Album|
At the lonesome crossroads where country and metal intersect, stand two swaggering badasses holding acoustic guitars. They're not interested in your soul they have plenty of soul already. Cult favorites WhiskeyDick blow minds with a double barrel blast of dreadnaught shredding and hillbilly bellowing that makes you want to knock back a shot, stand up tall, and holler "Oh-hell-yeehaw!"
The Fort Worth duo carry on the Texas traditions of super-powered guitar slinging and clever songwriting that make lone star music a worldwide curiosity, except Reverend Johnson will remind you more of Dimebag Darrell than Billy Gibbons and Fritz remains more lyrically akin to David Allen Coe than Robert Earl Keen.
WhiskeyDick's live show is a true spectacle: two giant, tattooed, mean-looking dudes saunter on stage and sit down in wooden folding chairs, then pick up acoustic guitars and proceed to amaze everyone by generating more power than a full band by means of Fritz's deep, rich vocals, Johnson's unapproachable acoustic guitar heroics, and their triumphant songwriting.
"We're just a train robbin', gun totin', dope smokin', guitar pickin' muthafuckin' good time band. Taking hillbilly music and spreading it across the land."
Thursday, August 27, 2015
|Whiskeydick Scores A Feature Review In Belgium For Their Latest Album, The Bastard Sons Of Texas|
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"While Fritz 'n Johnson after a stopover in Iceland continued their flight continued to the Netherlands to be there on August 28 European release of their latest album' To The Bastard Sons of Texas' quarters Baroeg in Amsterdam, we high time to find our focus as shifting to Whiskey Dick, their new album and accompanying tour on the old continent.
At least 18 days peaked 'The Bastard Sons of Texas at number one on the iTunes Alternative Country Charts. Rightly so, because it 6'de studio album of this Texan bastard sons proposes at no time disappointed. Who ever saw the band live knows that the guys from Whiskey Dick quite a few have in the fingers and with their semi-acoustic guitars get the whole club moving. Typically, however, because as they say themselves, 'by the time we play our last issue is either the merch sold or the club empty. At humor lacking Fritz not to the country and hillbilly tracks to talk to each other during a live show, what the atmosphere extra benefits. Whiskey Dick is close to the people and warned chat with the fans do not. In short, Reverend Johnson and Fritz have become welcome guests in European clubs. However, the band did over there eight years before they played their first show in Europe. That this tour two years ago now, has been well received, we are absolutely not angry about. After every show we are already looking forward to the next, because the degree of addiction Whiskey Dick is very high. You have been warned.
'The Bastard Sons of Texas' lists 13 tracks on the cover, but it contains 14 which, as we are used from Whiskey Dick, compromise between drunken talk and sentiment. We immediately notice that the balance is restored between the two extremes, after the previous album 'From The Devil's Boots' still had a somewhat more melancholic undertone. On the new album is so uninhibited partying again, and we try to no longer count how many times words like "drunk, stoned, fuck, whiskey, devil, truck and Texas are reviewed. In terms of themes on this record will obviously nothing new, but why should that too. The formula has been working for ten years and they will not get bored, on the contrary. Always revolves around the circle: from liefdesverdiet to drink and drugs on Fuck The World, to then return to land with your feet on the ground and draw the lessons of life.
The opening track 'Whoops I Was Drunk "is a very playful song with an equally playful animation attached to it, both representative of the carpe diem content of Whiskey Dick. A lot of pranks, as in the title track 'The Bastard Sons of Texas', 'Fast Life' or 'Goddamn I Need Some Whiskey', with this last number with matching whiskey voice is played. In between the moral of the story Restless, Heart Broke And Stoned 'broken heart' Memories Of You 'and the amorous soul in' One More Day '. Leaves us with a few tall stories about 'Edna and Earl' and 'Crazy Uncle Blue' to naturally conclude that the gentlemen 'Truck Drivin' Blood '. The property is easily listenable tunes and your willy nilly cheerful. 'The Bastard Sons Of Texas "is actually the ideal location for anyone who stepped on the wrong side of the bed and then finds that the coffee is on. Whiskey Dick saves.
The European tour starts as I said on 28 September in Amsterdam and ends on October 24 in the cosiest pub in Deinze. In between there are numerous shows in smaller and larger clubs, at home and in neighboring countries. Options enough as the tour calendar shows, and so no one has a valid excuse for Whiskey Dick miss this time. Put that checkered shirt already finished and get those cowboy boots out of the closet. See you there!"
|Whiskeydick Begins Their Fall 2015 European Tour|
AUG. 28 - Baroeg - Rotterdam, Netherlands
AUG. 29 - Last Minute Festival - Den Helder, Netherlands
AUG. 30 - TBA - Germany, Luxembourg
AUG. 31 - Ebrietas - Zürich, Switzerland
SEPT. 1 - Ebrietas - Bern, Switzerland
SEPT. 2 - Chat Noir - Roujan, France
SEPT. 3 - Parc Central - Andorra La Vieja, Andorra
SEPT. 4 - Old Skull - Barcelona, Spain
SEPT. 5 - TBA - TBA, Spain
SEPT. 6 - Satelite T - Bilbao, Spain
SEPT. 7 - Don Floro - Aviles, Spain
SEPT. 8 - Honky Tonk Bar - Acebal, Spain
SEPT. 8 - Rocket Bar - Oviedo, Spain
SEPT. 9 - Café Cultural - Ourense, Spain
SEPT. 10 - Babylon - León, Spain
SEPT. 11 - Crazy Factory - Burgos, Spain
SEPT. 12 - Stonehead - Vitoria Gasteiz, Basque Country Spain
SEPT. 14 - TBA - TBA, Portugal
SEPT. 15 - TBA - TBA, Spain
SEPT. 16 - Wurlitzer Ballroom - Madrid, Spain
SEPT. 17 - Le Bukowski - Donostia, Basque Country - Spain
SEPT. 18 - Les Runes - Bordeaux, France
SEPT. 19 - Rodeo, Cowboy Up - Waardamme, Belgium
SEPT. 20 - Free Riders MC - Knokke, Belgium
OCT. 13 - Scruffys - Stuttgart, Germany
OCT. 14 - Bacchus - Geel, Belgium
OCT. 15 - Craufurd Arms - Milton Keynes, UK
OCT. 16 - The Anvil - Bournemouth, UK
OCT. 17 - The Masons - Swansea, UK
OCT. 18 - The Caledonia - Liverpool, UK
OCT. 19 - The Library - Oxford, UK
OCT. 20 - Quakerhouse - Darlington, UK
OCT. 21 - Bannermans - Edinburgh. UK
OCT. 22 - Bad Apples - Leeds. UK
OCT. 23 - Big Red - London, UK
OCT. 24 - Elpee - Deinze, Belgium
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
|GWAR And Regional Identity In Richmond, VA | Dr. Michael Bishop | TEDxRVA|
Michael Bishop is a Richmond musician best known for his work with GWAR. In the late 1980s, Bishop started as the bassist for the shock rock band while in high school, creating the character Beefkake the Mighty. Bishop left the band to concentrate on Kepone, a post-punk group who released three records between 1992 and 2000. In 2012, he earned a Ph.D. in music from the University of Virginia, specializing in popular music ethnography and performance studies. Following the death of GWAR singer Dave Brockie in 2014, Michael became the band’s vocalist, the Berserker Blöthar. Today, he stays busy as a writer and learning strategist, a member of Kepone and a country and soul group called the Misery Brothers, and the bassist for Sarah White. He also works with composer J. William Adkins on music, stage, and animation projects.
Monday, August 24, 2015
|Legendary Shack Shakers Launch Video "Mud" For New Album On Alternative Tentacles|
The Legendary Shack Shakers bring you the official video for "Mud" - the first single from their new album 'The Southern Surreal' - out September 11, 2015 on Alternative Tentacles.
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Thursday, August 20, 2015
|Shane Martin Knows A Thing Or Two About Bending Metal|
|Epiphone - On The Road With Whiskeydick|
It is great to see that Whiskeydick is getting the attention they deserve. For a good while they have had an artist endorsement with Epiphone Guitars, but after they crashed the party on the Alternative Country Charts, debuting at number one, a few corporate gear sponsors are really starting to take notice and feature the band prominently. Huge thanks to Epiphone Guitars for the feature post.
Friday, August 14, 2015
|Rusty Knuckles Custom Leather Guitar Straps|
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Master Penman, Jake Weidmann Proves That Craftsmanship Is Still Alive And Well In The Design Community
|Master Penman, Jake Weidmann Proves That Craftsmanship Is Still Alive And Well In The Design Community|
It is way to easy to open up a computer application today and just start to mock up a font choice or to manipulate an image. But to create imagery from a calligraphic pen and ink is the modern day equivalent of magic. Seeing an artist such as Jake Weidmann talk about his craft is a true inspiration and a valuable lesson in keeping your skills honed and on point.
|Custom belt buckle for the Koffin Kats|
|Muddy Roots custom guitar strap|
Thursday, August 6, 2015
|Jack Daniel's Birthday And One Cool Illustration To Celebrate It|
Advertising can pay great money for certain projects and then there are the jobs that you get to let loose on and they reflect on pop culture. While perusing Behance and looking at portfolio's I ran across this great project mixing illustration and some cool type. It's just got a great vibe and a fun feel, exactly what liquor is supposed to make happen. Great job Jack Daniels.
|Quick stop in to Cum Park Plaza|
I can vouch for every single person on the run or that rides within our group from a personality level, riding skill and as a standup individual. If you can't make the cut on any of the these three elements, well then we sure as hell won't ask ya to join us on a run. These gatherings are meant to disappear into the wild for a couple of days and to be able to go drink from the well and come out whole again on the other side. These runs have helped us to achieve an absolute brotherhood and cannot wait for the next gathering in September. Damn proud to be one of the crew.
|Not just your average camera created within a steampunk state of mind|
Found this steampunk style camera on a Russian language site and here is the translation:
"As planned in the flash unit is operated by means of two valves located on it. Chemicals are served in a glass flask in any reaction occurs and the photographer gets a bright light. The light can be extinguished by closing both valves. In fact it is a source of constant light with relatively small resources.
The machine has a removable holder for filters or lenses for macro photography. On top of the viewfinder are two: the main-center and an additional through which you can view on the subject matter through the filter. If you turn the filter holder on the axis, he stands just opposite the additional view finder.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
|Crosley Radio Slimline Jukebox Ad, Featuring The Music Of The Go Devils|
|Deep thinker, tattoo artist and an overall man of action ready to play the next gangster kingpin in a film|
Understanding depth of character and meeting a truly unique individual can be a relatively daunting task. The more real, honest and genuine that character may be, the more they almost recede into the background as our media is full of those seeking any miniscule amount of quick fame or fortune. Then there are those individuals that live in a fantasy land and never quite achieve what they set out to do.
I am a huge fan of dark and troubled characters as they seem to take on the flaws of humanity as a whole. These individuals tread through troubled waters as if they don't know of any other area or locale to call home, yet live resolutely within that space. After listening to Mark Mahoney of Shamrock Tattoo in Los Angeles talk briefly about his shop and thoughts on life, it immediately turns into a quick study about a true character that has survived through the tattoo underbelly of a society that yearns for characters with real depth.
|Pro Skater Brian Lotti Talks About His Series Of Paintings About Echo Park In Los Angeles|
Monday, August 3, 2015
|Whiskeydick, The Bastard Sons Of Texas, Dominates Itunes Alt County Charts For Singles and Albums|
It is a great feeling to see that Whiskeydick is dominating the charts for Itunes Alt Country albums. Fritz and Reverend Johnson are some of the hardest working and touring folks we know and the proof is in the puddin'!
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