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Song of the Day – Friday 5/21/2010 1,2,3 May 21, 2010

Filed under: indie music,Music — MizMuze @ 7:14 am
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Can Pittsburgh rock band 1,2,3 live up to the hype of being compared to T. Rex, Big Star, and John Lennon (and even a little ELO) when all they’ve released is a 7″ single on Ohh La La Records?

The band’s 70’s sound comes from lead vocalist Nic Snyder, who was raised on a steady diet of early Rod Stewart, Neil Young, and Burt Bacharach.  His father, Gil Snyder, was the keyboardist for the Pittsburgh band, Iron City Houserockers who introduced his son to punk and early glam rock.  Drummer, Josh Sickels states, “Nic listens to literally EVERYTHING, and I think you can hear that in his songs.”  Well, MizMuze can’t stop listening to this retro rock tune, and can’t wait to here more…

According to the band’s MySpace page, 1,2,3 will play 1,2,3,4 shows—three in the UK and one in LA on 6/30/2010.  More gigs are sure to follow…

1,2,3 – Confetti



Song of the Day – Wednesday 4/14/2010 Muse April 14, 2010

Tonight will be MizMuze’s 5th time seeing Muse live!  Why, you may ask?  Well, if you’ve ever had the chance to see this English rock trio perform live then you wouldn’t be asking such a silly question.  And, you would also know why Muse has been on every list for Best Live Act, and why lead singer and guitarist, Matthew Bellamy has been named one of the Top Guitarists of All Time, and why MizMuze’s signed copy of Black Holes and Revelations by all three band members is a prized possession.

Or maybe it’s just a Muze thang and you wouldn’t understand. But you can try…

Muse – Hysteria (Live)

Muse and Silversun Pickups will play tonight at the Oracle Arena in Oakland!



Song of the Day – Tuesday 4/6/2010 The Smith Westerns April 6, 2010

Perhaps we can call this Windy City four-piece, Teen Rex, as they are all between the ages of 17-19 and borrow heavily from T. Rex and Marc Bolan. 

But instead, they chose the name The Smith Westerns and as 19-year-old lead singer, Cullen Omori explains it, the name came about as a pun-gone-wrong:  “I kind of messed up like a play on words, but in time it’s gotten meaning.  You know like Smith like Morrisey, you know the Smiths and then you know like the Sex Pistols.  So we are like a punk band like the Sex Pistols in the same way that we use gun, but also you know sweet and accessible like Morrisey.”

Either way The Smith Westerns have channeled the rock gods of 1960’s/1970’s past, to create a self-titled album about girls, love, and their ever-fleeting youth.     

The Smith Westerns – Girl in Love