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The Gold Souls visit Listening Lyrics Friday May 4, 2018 at 4:00PM

Vocalist Juniper Waller and percusionist Billy D. Thompson of The Gold Souls will be in the studio. The Gold Souls are bringing the driving grooves of funk, the rich textures of soul, and the compelling storytelling of the blues to the Northern California scene. With the dynamic Juniper Waller at the helm, the band combines their many influences to create a unique sound that rings true to the idioms that inspire them. Their recent efforts include the release and tour of their self-recorded and produced, eponymous EP in May of 2017. This release, while remaining an honest representation, is only the beginning of the band’s creative journey. Their full length record is set to release in Summer of 2018.

For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on KDRT 95.7FM

Let's get Punked, Dorothy Lane visits Listening Lyrics Friday April 27, 2018 at 4:00PM

Dorothy Lane is a Punk Rock n Roll band from Martinez CA. When brother-in-laws Nick and Lorin first met they realized they loved playing music with each other and could be found at any family party playing guitar or piano and singing. In early 2015 when they both found themselves without a band to play in they made the decision to form a band together. Neil, the drummer, heard from a friend who saw a post on facebook that the band was looking for a drummer. He contacted Lorin and after playing together it was a perfect match. Neil brought his long time friend Greg on to play bass.

Early 2017 Lorin packed up and moved to Portland OR. The band agreed to call it quits and look back fondly on the times they had. Later that same year Lorin decided to make the move back to Martinez CA. When Nick heard Lorin was coming back he instantly wanted to get the band back together. Recording started on the Cut & Dry EP and once the band was back together .

Nick and Lorin’s other brother-in-law, Tony, was brought on to play bass for the band. Tony, who had never played bass or even played in a band, had been learning to play guitar and would always hang out with Nick and Lorin during those family get togethers. Tony had about 2 months to learn the songs for their first show together and nailed it.

..............The band is now booking shows and working on new songs their first full length album. 

Not in the KDRT listening area - no problem - this show is streamed live on KDRT

Album of the Week (4/18): TOXICITY by System of a Down

Released in 2001, this album is pure teenage nostalgia for me and for many of my fellow millennials who had an inclination for the heavier & louder music. Every single track is gorgeous and iconic thanks to Serj Tankian's incredible vocals, Daron Malakian's manic guitar riffs, Shavo Odadjian's sinister vibes, and John Dolmayan's perpetual beast-mode drum playing. 

It was hard to pick ONE album but it got a whole lot easier once I realized that NONE are really radio-friendly except for Toxicity (or else I'll be spending the entire time on-edge trying to censor it per FCC regulations). 

Tune in to Album of the Week this Wednesday, April 18th from 5-6PM to hear this album in its glorious entirety.