Monday, August 30, 2010

Artist Suggestion/Free Music - Kiven

Kiven is a Southern California based alternative rock band that definitely knows how to create their own image. Taking hints of their music from a wide variety of bands, Kiven combines strong vocal ability with superb technicality. "Frigid Stares" showcases Minus The Bear like riffs combined with their own twist. "Two In The Same" shows off their diversity with a quieter track that Radiohead would be proud of. They are allowing free downloads on their Bandcamp page, and if you like the two bands listed above along with Thrice, Mutemath, or As Tall As Lions you should definitely give it a download. Link

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kadawatha Interview

I'd like to thank the band for taking their time to do this interview, Scott and Jamie for helping me organize this, Tiffany for assisting me with the interview, and Ariane for videotaping the interview.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kadawatha Show Review

Interview and Pictures possibly soon to come.

The Honda Civic tour has had quite a variety of bands in its nine tour career. Bands from Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, and Panic! At The Disco to The Black Eyed Peas and Maroon 5 have performed on this tour. This year, the tour lived up to its standards with Tegan and Sara, New Found Glory, and the headliner Paramore. However, the opening band, Kadawatha, is a band that almost no one had heard of before this tour. Luckily, they put on a show to remember and won over most of the crowd.

Kadawatha opened with "Revolutionary" to a confused crowd curious on who this band in the way of their precious Paramore was. As the crowd sat and watched, Kadawatha rocked out. Eerie electronics led to a spacey and mysterious feel of the music. The singer (and songwriter) Daniel brought his lyrics to life with his powerful vocals. He hit all the notes from high to low while the rest of the band held the energy that the crowd was lacking. During "Gonna Stay", the high production light show went perfectly along with the performance. The closer, "Agape", showcased the bands creativity and outside the box thinking as all the members finished the song laying down before collapsing on the ground and walking off to a loud applause.

Kadawatha easily pleased the crowd with an extravagant performance. For a band on its first tour of any kind, opening for an enormous band such as Paramore could be extremely stressful and nerve-racking. Needless to say, Kadawatha surprised everyone, and will hopefully cement their place in the music scene of today. Who knows, maybe one day they'll headline the Honda Civic Tour. I wouldn't doubt it if they keep up on this track.

1. Revolutionary
2. Whitest Tiger
3. Gonna Stay
4. Dreams and Dreamers
5. Agape