Monday, April 07, 2008
initially known for his work as founding member of boston based super-group, lettuce, kininger will celebrate their sophomore studio release "rage" on april 22nd and support with a subsequent tour commencing may 1.
sam recently wrapped up a short northeast run with stax recording artist soulive. dig this blowing session from the culture room in fort lauderdale...whew!!
the most important of sam's news is that his solo album, "anthem", is already out on the bmg-japan label. u.s. fans can currently enjoy sam's new tunes import-style.
charleston funksters that enjoyed kininger's last lowcountry visit will be happy to learn that skb is coming back to support "anthem" on tuesday, april 29 at the pour house.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
at any rate, i'm back and i've got some new interviews to post.
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Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
a: kings of leon.
q: kings of leon?
a: yeah, the new one, because of the times. fucking record is brilliant. that and tv on the radio. and uh...bloc party. their new record's...real good. um...what else am i listening to? the cinder road record, actually. the band we're on tour with. good band. good record. that's about it.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
the main differences are, uh, there's an entirely different respect for one another's musical abilities and i think that just comes from growing up. it allows us to, uh, to kind of push ourselves a bit further...push one another a bit further in our talents as musicians. and that comes from the live show and uh and the recording process and the writing process and all that stuff. we're very...we're very vocal about, you know, our likes and dislikes. and it's not what we would have done...years ago. it just...it just comes from growing up, i think, and that's the main difference, really, is that there's a newfound respect for one another. and it makes it really easy to tour. it makes it really easy to get up and play shows and get in the studio and write songs.
Friday, July 20, 2007
- garaj mahal (eastern-flavored jazz/funk/jam) at the pour house (1977 maybank hwy.)
- o.a.r. (pop/rock/reggae) at the family circle cup (161 seven farms dr., daniel island)
- playlist (80s & 90s rock) at the windjammer (1008 ocean blvd., isle of palms)
- quentin baxter & friends (modern jazz) at the charleston grill (224 king st.)
- uncle mingo (funk/rock/party) at the charleston harbor resort "party at the point" (20 patriots point rd., mt. pleasant)
q: speaking about longevity with respect to your career, what has been one of your secrets to maintaining a loyal fanbase over the years?
a: um, i don't know if there's really...i don't know if it's really a secret. you know candlebox went from...selling, you know, whatever, 4 million records and then we took 7 years off, and then come back you know you obviously don't have 4 million fans comin' to see you play. i think it has a lot to do with the songs that candlebox wrote. um, and a constant...you know we always kind of kept a...a bit of a presence on the internet. and it was always something kinda popping up. you know? and that continued on until about 2004...or 2003, actually, or 2004 when myspace really kinda started to grow and a friend of mine said, "hey, you should start a candlebox myspace page because, you know, everybody's doin' it and you know, who knows what's gonna happen." and of course it's now well over a million some odd views and 3 million plays and 60 thousand friends and all this other bullshit. i think that that probably would be the thing that kinda kept us out there is keeping a presence in the world. and also because radio stations will play us...which is shocking. so again...i guess the songs that candlebox wrote and a web presence. i mean it's not like we were taking out ads in magazines and shit.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
continuing with our funky-dance-groove theme for the week, we'll be trancin' the night away this evening (and tomorrow morning) at the pour house (1977 maybank hwy.) with the electronic power trio, chronicles of the landsquid. with just a year under their belts, the landsquid have been busy making waves by stimulating the minds and bodies of the charleston locals. while the group continually "tries to push the envelope into new terrain...the main objective is get everybody out on dance floor."