Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Revolutioners and Rapscallions

We got some things to catch up on...

So I did end up getting to go see The Young Rapscallions with The Revolutioners.  Good times! I met Christopher Mintz-Plasse (you may know him as McLovin' from the movie Superbad.) He is a really awesome guy; super nice and a totally kick ass drummer. He is the drummer for The Young Rapscallions.  They're really good, I'm definitely going to see them again if I get the chance.



Christopher Mintz-Plasse


The Young Rapscallions and I



 Chris and I





The Revolutioners were amazing.  Obviously; I mean it's Phil Houston...In fact he recently won a Screamie award for Best Male Vocalist in Arkansas. So yeah, pretty sure when I say he's amazing I know what I'm talking about and apparently so does the rest of Arkansas. Yay Phil! 

 Oh and his band The Revolutioners won Arkansas' Best Album of the Year with their self-titled EP (which you should totally go buy from  iTunes...right now; seriously though...go buy it now.)

.They also won Arkansas' Song of the Year with their track "Lumen." 

Oh and um their guitarist Ben Richman also tied with Trevor Trent (of Jessica Seven) for Arkansas' Best Guitarist.  

Have I proved my point yet? ;)

You can listen to "Lumen" and other great songs by The Revolutioners here.

This was my first time to see Phil perform with/as The Revolutioners as I mentioned in my last post.  

Normally I see him with his other band Se7en Sharp (which happens to be equally as awesome.)

 So far it looks as if my February is going to be filled with both Se7en Sharp and The Revolutioners.  I'm totally excited about that.

Phil Houston:







I should probably catch you up on my 365...we'll do that in the next few days; hopefully.



-laurenmikael

Friday, January 4, 2013

Days 3-4/365 Rocks, Water and Clouds

I meant to post day 3 yesterday, but our internet decided to stop working for the day so I couldn't.  

Day 3:



Yesterday Brook and I went to the Big Dam Bridge in Little Rock and I caught this shot before we left...we didn't get to stay long, it was too cold.

Every time I look at this photo it somehow reminds me of Hawthorne Heights album cover for "Fragile Future"



Speaking of Hawthorne Heights...JT Woodruff is going to be at Juanita's this Sunday as part of his first solo tour supporting his albums "Heavy Heavy Heavy Heavy Heart" and his newest "Ghost Coastal."

I have been wanting to see him solo for a long time now and am really hoping I find a way to make it to the show; for more then just that reason.  Boom The Wheel is going to be on the bill for that show.  I just found out a few days ago that Natalia is leaving Boom The Wheel, and this will be her last show them.  I am really sad about her leaving, she is an amazing singer with such a beautiful voice; a great person.and friend. I really hope I get to be there to see her perform with them one last time.

The Young Rapscallions are going to be on the bill as well.  I had never heard of them until a few days ago.  From what I have heard of theirs so far though has been really good and you may know their drummer, Christopher Mintz-Plasse known for playing the roles of McLovin' in the film Superbad, Isaac in the film Year One, Chris D'Amico/Red Mist in the film Kick-Ass, and Tommy in the film Pitch Perfect.

Actually The Young Rapscallions are going to be at Juanita's two nights in a row...tomorrow night as headliners with The Supporting Cast and The Revolutioners.  First off I would like to take a second to change my previous opinion of The Supporting Cast which I told you about in this post from 2010.  Where I basically said they suck. They don't. I was wrong.  I have seen them 4 or 5 times since then and they don't scream through the entire set.  They are good.  I don't know what was wrong me that day, maybe I was in a bad mood or had a headache or something.  I did say in that post that I was talking to Anthony Evans of School Boy Humor the whole time, so maybe I wasn't paying them enough attention.

The Revolutioners is another local band that is fronted by Phil Houston, who is also the lead singer of Se7en Sharp and was even the former frontman of one of Arkansas' well known cover bands The Gettys for a while.

I have been listening to Se7en Sharp for almost a year now and I try to see them as often as possible, for some reason I just decided a few weeks ago to start listening to The Revolutioners; I don't know why it took me so long...To be honest I think I just may like them a little more than Se7en Sharp; shh...don't tell Phil I said that.  Just kidding, he's probably going to read this anyway...he tends to Google himself and winds up here at Rockstars and Randomness.

I haven't had the chance to see The Revolutioners live yet, I was hoping to get the chance tomorrow, but as of right now that doesn't look like it is going to happen.

Day 4:



The clouds looked awesome on the way to the mall tonight.

"Ohio Is For Lovers" by Hawthorne Heights (Official Music Video)



"Death Of Me" and "Beg and Borrow" by JT Woodruff




You can listen to The Revolutioners here (Pop Rocks is my favorite at the moment)


"Give Me A Chance" by Se7en Sharp




"Kami" by Se7en Sharp



"Play This Game" by Boom The Wheel; you just might recognize a few photos that are featured in this video ;) 



"Heart Like a Kingdom" by Boom The Wheel



You can listen to "One Hard Push" by The Young Rapscallions here


-laurenmikael

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Drink More 'Til You Hit the Floor

Hello...remember me? I haven't posted since November...oops!  "Worst blogger in the world" award goes to...laurenmikael of Rockstars and Randomness.

So..December was fun.  December 1st I saw Se7en Sharp for the first time since May. It was awesome. All the money raised from that show was given to St. Jude's Hospital. That was an interesting show for sure...let's just say that having a bit too much to drink, new boots that are a few sizes too big and concrete don't go well together...especially when you can't even walk when you are sober; you certainly shouldn't  try to when you are a bit too inebriated. The end result will leave you making out with the concrete parking lot outside of your apartment.

December 4th Brook and I saw Never Shout Never play at Juanita's with Boom The Wheel.

December 11th was my Daddy's 10 year anniversary of having a kidney transplant, so glad my uncle gave him a kidney.

On Christmas it snowed and a tree limb fell on my parents house; which ended up ripping the meter loop off of the house, so they didn't have electricity for a few days.  Dad ending up using me and pulled the wheelchair card...after he did that Entergy was at their house an hour later and had it fixed (my mom had been calling them for days and their response was always "We'll send someone to fix it as soon as we can") Gotta love how your family uses you for your disability.

My family from Argentina came to visit, it was really good to see them, hadn't seen them in years.

Then to finish off 2012 I went to see Se7en Sharp again...and this time I didn't fall on my face, so I'd say the year ended well.  Se7en Sharp put on a great show as they always do.

If you don't know who Se7en Sharp is I suggest you fix that now, cause they are pretty amazing.
here are some of my favorite tracks of theirs.

"Give Me A Chance" 



 "Kami"




Oh and I've decided to do another 365 project (like I did in 2011) take a picture everyday for a year.

Day 1:


Phil Houston of Se7en Sharp.

Day 2:





I hope all of you had a great Christmas and New Years Eve/New Years.

-laurenmikael