Sunday, April 22, 2012

Filter Updates/Upcoming Cranberries & DC101 Chili Cookoff!

Filter News! And a few upcoming concert adventures of mine...The Cranberries at 9:30 Club and DC101 Chili Cookoff. Unfortunately, neither of those events allows video recording, so pictures might be my only documentation to share in my blog afterwards. I also tacked on some other random songs at the end that have recently caught my ear...So per usual, look, listen, and love!

And now for some fun pics from the dudes of Filter. These guys are such goofs, I love 'em hehe! ;)

Jonny Radtke and Jeff!

Richie wakey wakey...

Jeff's kit (which I am strangely fascinated by b/c it's a left-handed setup).

Rich in the studio working on the new album! I think the wacky mind behind Filter is truly revealed in this pic hahaha.

Sound check with Filter's new drummer Jeff Friedl! And yes ladies and gentlemen, Phil Buckman stuck around. Love for Luca is an organization developed in honor of Lucca Assante, a remarkable four year old Annapolis, Maryland native who has battled and is currently in remission against rare form of cancer, called rabdomysarcoma. The purpose and mission of Love for Luca is to raise money for The Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Musculoskeletal Tumor Research Program.

Enjoy some nice vids from the Florida Music Festival:

I like when Rich says, "Put your ovaries into it!" bahahahaha

Some new merch at the Filter store! I would like the shirt AND the coffee mug please...

Filter's Richard Patrick to guest on new Stayte album

Besides our first show in years, our recent trip to California also included a very special recording session for the new record. Hours before we played in Hollywood, we had the pleasure of tracking Richard Patrick (Filter ) for the new album. The session went better than planned and will see the Filter frontman duet with Joshua on two new Stayte tracks.

Richie on Dance Party USA with Nine Inch Nails back in the day haha.

Here's an oldie but goodie...lesser known video.

Keep an eye on for tour dates! They just played in Florida and have a few shows coming up in Texas too.

Filter is going to be on ShipRocked again this year! I'm doubtful I can go again because I'm not able to afford it right now, but take it from me, it's worth the trip! So if you can go, don't pass it up! Jump aboard here!

I'm excited about seeing The Cranberries for my second time! I saw them the first time in 1999 at Nissan Pavilion and it was an awesome show. This is going to be a club show so it will be much more intimate, which makes me even more pumped! Dolores O'Riordan is my fave female singer and a huge influence on my own attempts at making music. It would be awesome to meet her, so maybe I'll get lucky.

One of my fave songs off their new album.

I'm ALSO excited to go to the DC101 Chili Cookoff this year! There are FIVE bands I want to see. I've never seen AWOLNATION, Angels & Airwaves or Cake, and I like all three of them. I saw Neon Trees once when they opened for Duran Duran last October and they're good. And I've actually seen Incubus three times haha because they always seem to be at festivals I go to. I saw them at HFStival, Moby's Area One Festival and Lollapalooza. They always put on a good show too. So it should be a blast! And it's been quite awhile since I've gone to an all-day concert event too, so that will be nice for me too. I'll probably have to skip the chili though b/c I don't wanna spend the whole day in the port-a-potty...

Here are songs from each of the bands I want to see there!

And here's a song I heard on the show "Being Human," which I recently got into...I really like this song by Absofacto.

Another song I liked from that show, by LP.

New Silversun Pickups song, love them too! Their new album "Neck of the Woods" comes out May 8th!

This song reminds of me Sting and The Police, but I like it, Gotye.

I like this song by Fun too...