THE ORPHEUM PRESENTS:
Glendale Lights "The Struggle" EP release show
1915 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33605
Doors 6:30PM / Show 6:30PM (event ends at 10:30 pm)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Josiah and Scott founded the band October of 2010. They went thru a few member changes trying to find the right line up, musically and personality both.
Line Up completed with:
Mason joining April of 2011
Dustin and Nathan joining May of 2011
official bio to come.
With a name taken from a movie about Peter Pan, you might wrongly expect Goodnight Neverland to write songs reliving the tales of the immortal boy and his moody fairy companion. The reality, however, is that the band chose to appeal to the magical and mysterious sensibilities invoked in the name. And, to me, it sort of ignores the green clad hero altogether in order to embrace a more meaningful notion: “Hold on to whatever childishness you do have left so that you don’t get swept Into the sea of the mundane world” After listening to the album as a whole, the name made the most sense to me in that way. Hold on to what makes you who you are. I’ve heard it asked before “what’s in a name?” and in this case- everything.
Perhaps I’m wrong, I don’t know.
What I do know is that as a band, not a name, Goodnight Neverland has embraced a popular style of indie rock that perfectly showcases singer/songwriter Kerry Courtney’s incredible vocal ability. While the bands influences are clearly present in their latest release Oceans In The Clouds, it is difficult to pigeon hole them just yet. As the EP moves, the musical aspects of it change and distort in really cool ways. The subtle use of odd counts, half measures, and catchy leads take the stereotype of indie rock formula and throw it out the window, allowing the band to stay creative and innovative even when the vocals are taking precedent. This quality not only makes the EP listenable but gives it a replay value far beyond my expectations.
My favorite track off of the EP is “Weary Mind” because of the flowing, almost waltz like, rhythms and piano lead which give the song the magical feel the name alludes to. Lyrically every track seems to document Kerry’s attempt to cope with the passing of his mother, an emotional ride that connects you to the songs on a deeper level. When listening you can almost feel the heartbreak that must have gone into the writing and it makes you stop in your tracks. It’s amazing that such beautiful art can come from such terrible things. I give the EP a 9 out of 10 for taking me to Neverland, if only in spirit.
Other notable tracks on Oceans In The Clouds are “Take Your Time” and “Falling Not Flying”
Not Tonight Josephine
Since the release of their debut EP, This Orphan Heart, and being named "Tampa, FL's Most Buzz-worthy Rock Band" by Creative Loafing in the fall of 2009, Not Tonight Josephine have quickly been raising their status in rock's up-and-coming scene. 2010 saw the band selected for a main stage performance at the Florida Music Festival in April, shooting a series of webisodes for Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream festival in September, and nailing down a much-coveted slot on 97X's annual Next Big Thing concert in December. The band has performed with acts such as Anberlin, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Sick Puppies, Framing Hanley, A Day to Remember, Drowning Pool and American Bang and worked with producer Brett Hestla (Creed, Dark New Day, Framing Hanley) in the studio for both their EP and their forthcoming full-length album. The new record, which builds upon the EP's pop-informed modern rock with more mature songwriting and a slightly darker bent, was recorded over the summer of 2010 and is tentatively scheduled to see a Spring 2011 release date. With their new single "Carousel" and it's "Dexter"-inspired video now leaving fans bloodthirsty for more music, Not Tonight Josephine will certainly be climbing the rock ladder ever higher in 2011.
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