Show Review: Catalyst with RBF on 09/13/09

October 20, 2009


Suburban Legends

Originally uploaded by Melissa Rachel Black

Melissa Black, who is an amazing photographer, has just written up a review of the September 13th show at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA.

Based on her review of Suburban Legends, she seems to have been aware of them prior to the show, but you can tell from her tone that she is more of a Reel Big Fish fan.

Her photos from the event are great and her description of the “wild guitar battle” between Aaron Barrett and Brian Klemm is hilarious. I wish I could have seen that interaction at one of the shows as both of them are such amazing showmen.

Be sure to check out her other reviews and photos and wish her luck studying abroad.

[Underneath the Bodhi Tree]


Suburban Legends on Rock Band? It could happen!

July 17, 2009
RockBandDrumKitMovement

Photo by Adam Foster

MTV Networks has just announced an upcoming service for Rock Band called the Rock Band Network. This service will help bands create and release tracks that are compatible with Rock Band and allow fans to rock out to their favorite artist no matter who they are. But let’s be clear, this is not a fan service, it is entirely up to the band to take control and produce the tracks.  It will be a lot of work, but they will be able to gain a little profit (only 30% of sales), but more importantly, they will be able to gain more popularity via another medium.

So, of course I would love to see Suburban Legends take advantage of this service. I’m already so starved for something like this I’ve uploaded some songs into the Xbox game “Lips” so I could sing karaoke to their music. But who wouldn’t want to belt it out like Vince or drum along with Derek, or strum like Mikey or Brian on those plastic guitars. Sorry no plastic horn instruments, yet. Read the rest of this entry »


June Videos from Disneyland TLT Dance Club

July 3, 2009

Still photos are all fine and good, but the real magic of Suburban Legends comes from their overall performance, from the dance routines, playful banter, and let’s not forget the music. Suburban Legends always puts on a good show and they are not afraid to experiment with the crowd. Their performances at TLT Dance Club were no exception and the videos I was able to find on YouTube include singing to a Disney cast member on their birthday and drum solos while blindfolded as well as exceptional music. Read the rest of this entry »


Set Times for Ska in the Park

June 24, 2009

Presented by Paragon Booking

Presented by Paragon Booking

[FINAL UPDATE (hopefully): Paragon Booking has posted the NEW LOCATION FOR SKA IN THE PARK 2009
QBONKERS
9364 MAGNOLIA AVE
RIVERSIDE, CA 92883

Hopefully everything will go smoothly from this point onward.]

[2nd UPDATE: Paragon Booking, who is organizing Ska in the Park has posted on their MySpace Blog that the city of Riverside has “shut me down.” But they are reaffirming that Ska in the Park has not been canceled, just “redirecting.” They will be posing an update on their MySpace blog tomorrow and we will continue to keep you updated.]

[UPDATE: Suburban Legends has Twittered (Tweeted?) that “SKA IN THE PARK this Saturday has been moved from Riverside to The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA [editor: QBonkers in Riverside]. SL goes on at 2:45pm!”]

Paragon Booking has released the set times for Ska in the Park, going on June 27 at the American Legion Riverside Post 79 The Fox Theater in Pomona, CA Q-Bonkers Billiards in Riverside, CA,  with tickets going for $20 (less than $1 per band). Most of the bands are scheduled to play for 20-45 minutes. Suburban Legends are scheduled to go on at the not so prime time of 2:45pm – 3:30pm on the Main Stage and will be followed by Chase Long Beach from 3:40pm to 4:10pm.

Don’t forget to show up early to support the new guys, as doors open at 11am. Voodoo Glow Skulls are closing the show at 10:15pm, and even if they play for an hour, everything should be torn down and packed up by midnight. Full list of bands and their set times are listed below. Read the rest of this entry »