Psyko Steve Presents
AIR REVIEW, LADYLIKE
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Air Review strives to make creative music that is accessible to the casual listener and engaging to a serious music lover. It has never been about a guitar, or a piano, any one instrument, or any one style, but about solid melodies and fresh and engaging sounds–something to be both listened to and sung along with.
But there is nothing about Air Review that can be considered typical or orthodox. At the onset, the band decided to write an album before ever stepping foot on stage. It took three years of writing, rehearsing and recording in Irving Texas, but finally
the band produced a first album to break the mold of the typical debut: no gimmicks or throwbacks to dead musical eras, but 11 tracks, varied and distinct from each other, placed together to make a cohesive whole.
Not until the album was complete did the band launch their Myspace with 3 songs, photos and a documentary style video to clearly state to the world, this is who we are; this is the whole package.
The response was overwhelming as people from as far as Greece, France and Malaysia, immediately asked for more. But Dallas and surrounding areas seemed to notice too and after only a few weeks of internet presence, Air Review had over a thousand
Myspace friends and was consistently breaking a hundred plays a day. With having never performed live, and never really telling anyone beyond close friends and family, the band was energized by this listener response.
After four months of blogging, internet promoting, and rehearsing, Air Review played their first live performance for a packed house at Dallas' beloved Curtain Club. In response, Dallas music critic Kami Fuller wrote in The Examiner that, "For a first show, the performance was immaculately polished. It would appear that Dallas has a new frontrunner in the British rock category."
A month later, Dallas Observer's Pete Freedman responded to the band's sold out performance at House of Blues Cambridge room by tagging Air Review as "a pretty promising jangly pop rock outfit;" and observing that "they've managed to develop a
little bit of a buzz around their show--enough, at least, so that they're on our radar pretty early in the game."
Today, online traffic continues to grow as the band grinds away in the rehearsal room maintaining their polished live performance. The album, Landmarks, released in August, and the band is committed to stretching the norms of sound and performance as they present this first musical offering to the world.
Brought together by a mutual passion for turtles, (sidenote: their shells are the equivalent of our ribcages,) anyhoo, where was I? Ah, yes, turtle forums, workshops, souvenirs, chatrooms, viral turtle videos, turtle podcasts, turtle chocolates, yes, such a passionate bond was formed that we felt a mutual need to express our common turtlevision through the art of song. Thus, Ladylike was born. Like a fledgling little terrapin waddling his way towards water, the journey begins.
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