Tuesday, September 04, 2018

toadies in favor of house


We had never seen Toadies live and really only a knew a few of their tracks, but headed down for the free show anyhow.  We did not have anything better to do, and it was a free show.


Arriving early enough to snag parking right across the street from Crossroads, we were instantly distracted by a deep and steady beat coming from across the parking lot.  House.  It lured us in, curious as to who might be spinning up these sounds.


It seems that MOD Gallery does a regular 1st & 3rd Sunday Groove in the parking lot out back.  Quite the family friendly event too, a variety of ages chilled in late evening, enjoying the sounds of summer fading into fall.


We still do not know who was playing just then, but were happy to see a lot of familiar faces, and hear that Tony Markham would playing later on.  Toadies were slipping away.


Hearing things go quiet across the street Crossroads, we decided to head over there.  Toadies would be going on soon.  We had come for that purpose after all.  Might as well make the effort.


After lingering in the wood chips with a few friends for about 20 minutes, Toadies finally took the stage.  They played well, but the sound was not so great.  The sound guys had their roof up, so they were probably unaware of how bad it was in other parts of the area.


Not particularly feeling the angst of the 90s, two that had traveled with us headed back to MOD Gallery across the street after only a few tracks.  We only held out for another two or three, moving about the area, seeking better sound arrangements.


Crossing back to MOD, the familiar warm and steady beat welcomed us back. Tony Markham took over just as we arrived, and we spent the remainder of his set and part of the next enjoying some great beats!


There are really only a couple more photos of both events, but you are free to contribute your own to the appropriate album.  Just view, then join the MOD Gallery event album, or if you were across the street, view and join the Toadies event album.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Bon Appétit featuring YA-LE


Shaun Frank is back with an up-tempo house record titled “Bon Appétit,” following the massive success of his latest release “Tokyo Nights” with Digital Farm Animals & Dragonette.  Out now on Ultra Music, this track features the catchy and upbeat vocals from developing artist YA-LE.

“Bon Appétit” is a delicious house track loaded with electrifying kicks and powerful synths, bringing Shaun Frank back to his melodic house music roots. The track begins with the a catchy vocal hook that pulls you in and then releases into a high-energy drop filled with Shaun Frank’s signature infectious melodies.

Shaun is hot off the heels of his massive “Rave Dad Road Trip” tour, which crossed North America in the first half of 2018. He recently took the stage with a huge performance at Îlesoniq Music Festival in Montreal, and will soon be seen performing at Breakaway Music Festival in Nashville.



And a  quick glance at his Facebook page indicates he has no intention of slowing down either, kicking off his "No Future" Tour in Miami during Winter Music Conference 2019....