Tuesday, December 16, 2014

06 Dec 14 - Hero Monster Zero

Now, downstairs....

It's get time to cheer for Hero Monster Zero ...that local rock band that combines the elements of lyrical hip hop/rap within its music. 

Though it may be something not entirely new in today's music scene, however, when this band does it, it's fast, furious and a whole lot of fun, blogspot readers ...especially since this reviewer is not a huge of the hip hop genre. Yet with Hero Monster Zero, SouthSide enjoyed the high intense energy each member brings to the stage amidst the rockin' upbeat rhythm and front man Andy's lyrical/vocal style which instantly pumps the crowd into a frenzy. 

Performing songs like Suck My Kiss and new ones off the album Nice To Want - She Got Me and Steppin' On Me, there was no slowing down Hero for one minute while on stage even while going "old school" with songs like Walk This Way and Freakin' Out (featuring Megatron). Then there was a moment when the spotlight truly shined on the heartfelt side to Andy's vocal as shown during the rendition of Stay With Me in which his voice emitted the sentimental tenderness felt within the words ...making this particular song his own, blogspot readers. Yet Hero Monster Zero really let the audience have it towards the end of their EP performance with the song Forget You, Goodbye that brought down the house.

SouthSide highly recommends snagging a copy of Hero Monster Zero's three-song EP when they perform again in 2015 at the legendary Metro on January 23 along with 8090 (Andy's other band), Cardinal Harbor, Jackpot Donnie, The Sweeps and Rory Sullivan (18+ show) ...tickets on sale now, blogspot readers. For more information, visit the band at http://www.facebook.com/heromonsterzero or follow them on twitter.


 Hero Monster Zero



Until next time, support your local scene,

06 Dec 14 - Chords For A Cure

Tonight, blogspot readers, it's two shows inside one venue! 

Upstairs in the main bar lounge - it was Chords For A Cure charity event while downstairs, local band Hero Monster Zero were gearing up for their Nice To Want EP release show...

Local musicians, bands and fans came together to raise money and awareness for research and perhaps one day a cure for all blood cancers. Lakeview's popular music venue, Elbo Room, was totally immersed into the spirit of the holiday season at this year's Chords For A Cure charity event. This annual event not features local artists acoustically performing  but more importantly raises funds for the Leukemia Research Foundation - an organization that's dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures as well as enriching the quality of the lives effected, blogspot readers.

The music lineup featured rare performances by The Morning Stares and MER who rocked the stage with a lively mix of covers like Seal's Crazy and Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover as well as original songs like Solid Love. Also on the bill the metal band UMF (Unvisioned Music Family) stripped down for their acoustic set and headliner A Friend Called Fire who rocked the stage again with another rousing rendition of Black Sabbath's War Pigs which got the late night crowd singing (and head banging) with the band. Throughout the night there were raffled prizes to be won such as tickets for the T-box Pub Crawl ...Blue Man Group or photography sessions and Starbucks coffee.
The Morning Stares


 Enjoying and supporting Chords For A Cure event...


A Friend Called Fire


It was a fun night, blogspot readers, raising money and awareness for a worthy cause.

Until next time, support your local scene,