Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm alive!!

Hey everyone!

I am still here, and slowly getting my life back on track. Life through a curve ball at me and I handled in the best way I could, that ment dropping alot of things including this blog. I never dropped music though, I've been getting by with the sweet sounds of Donovan, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Black Angels, Nico, Elton John,  & Battr'd Nuts.

Currently I am sitting in a coffee shop (I have no internet at home) sipping on a chocolatly beverage. You will soon be seeing regular posts from me once I get internet.

So to cover all the bases in one post here are some must see shows coming up in May!

Friday, May 20        Laura + The Dreamboats, Ruin Garner & Erin Kirsh
Saturday, May 21    The NEW DB Buxton Group with special guest TBA
Saturday, May 28    Indian Wars, The Crowbots, and Zach Fanta & The Sleepy Hollows

Take Care!
the show loner

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Life can be hectic.

Hey fans, I'm still here!
If your wondering what is going on I am currently doing a major move/ small reno project, and I need to get alot done in a little amount of time.

March is turning out to be an awesome month for shows, so go to the show loner facebook page as I will update that regulary to keep you posted for shows.

Things to look forward to:
- songs of the week
- interviews with Indian Wars & DB Buxton
- regular show postings
- show reviews
- sunshine

Currently listening to:
Donovan- Season of the Witch

Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ben Everyman IConoplastic

"The music aims to be simple and familiar, skipping about genres like a retarded child, while the words cut lines of deep sarcastic scorn through the open door of the subconscious." - Ben Everyman

Ben Everyman IConoplastic

Listen to 
Ben Everyman's
witty debut album IConoplastic

Saturday, February 12 at Cafe Deux Soleils.

1. Is Ben Everyman your real name? How did you come up with that?
The "Ben" is real, the "Everyman" is not. Well it is real, but it's not my real name.
Did you ever have someone say to you "Hey! You look like so-and-so.", usually in
reference to someone famous? It happens to me all the time. People have said I look like:
Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, several members of The Who, a retarded David Schwimmer, Spenny or Kenny from Kenny vs Spenny, Steve from Blue's Clues and many more. I've also had my sound compared to many people: Ween, The Eels, Leonard Cohen etc... So I guess you could say I was given the name.

2. What inspired you to make music?
The exact moment I decided to make music was listening to a friend play Stairway to Heaven on guitar. He had all the notes right, but he played it with a complete absence of feeling, like a computer program emulating a sheet of drywall... only worse. I said "Show me how to do that", so he did. I'm also inspired by the comical nature of everyday life. Escalators, animatronic characters and the process of applying makeup. Absurdity at its finest.

3. Imagine you’re watching a concert and one of the band members suddenly disappears into a cloud of black smoke. You get called to the stage to replace that band member. Who is that? 
Devotchka, the girl who plays the tuba with the Christmas lights in it. But then I'd be like, "Fuck! I can't play tuba, I can barely play trumpet."

4. How has your music evolved since you first started playing music?
I found a love for simplicity that grows stronger by the day. When I started writing I
had normal aspirations, as most musicians (guitar players) do. I wanted to be in a rock
band and play awesome guitar solos to impress the panties off of girls and transgendered
people who identified as women. I'm a strong believer that less is more now. I want to
write a song using only one note - and make it listenable. I also no longer wish to
de-panty anyone. I've grown a lot.

5. Tell us about your upcoming album.
It's a stark, minimalist avant-garde indie-folk concept album. I think that covers all
the buzz words. Seriously, I want people to see how ridiculous things are. There's an old saying: Tell a man the normal is absurd and he'll know for a day - teach a man to see the absurd in the normal and he'll know forvever. The music aims to be simple and familiar, skipping about genres like a retarded child, while the words cut lines of deep sarcastic scorn through the open door of the subconscious.

6. What song are you currently listening too?

Hank Williams- Hey Good Looking

Songs of the week 01/30/11- 02/05/11

The Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound- The Corner Zombies

Led Zeppelin- Hey Hey What Can I Do

Dead Meadow- Heaven

Floorian- The Lower Room

The Black Angels- 18 Years

Friday, January 14, 2011