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Scifislands: A New CD in Time for the New Year

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Scifislands

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Hangar 9


Who: Scifislands CD release party / Idle Bloom / Western Medication
What: surf
Where:
When: 2015-12-12
The typical year-end mercury levels may dip way below comfortable temperatures, but one local band i
Leah Williams
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The typical year-end mercury levels may dip way below comfortable temperatures, but one local band is at least offering up sounds of not-too-distant sunny shores. Alternative surf group Scifislands is offering up its self-titled debut album, roiling with a signature surf sound that details life’s difficult transitions.

“It’s got a very current sound, very beachy,” Scifislands guitarist and vocalist David Martin tells Nightlife about the band’s new record. “It sounds like it is really warm outside, even though it’s winter.”

Life can be a beach, and the Scifislands perform with Idle Bloom and Western Medication Saturday, December 12 at the Hangar 9.

Founded in 2014, Scifislands features Martin, Chris Byrn, Dylan Frost, and Carson Edmonds. For the new album, the band solicited production and engineering help from Marcus Lappin and Chris Wittman of the Flowers of Evil and William Feigns.

“It’s an honor for two people we respected come in and work with us,” Martin said.

The first single, “Glamazon,” is presently streaming on the band’s Facebook page.

Martin said that topics on the new album came from real-life experiences. He described Scifislands as a “diary of what is going on over the last year.... It’s about that time after college when you are really trying to figure it all out. You don’t know what you’re doing. You’re just there. It’s been interesting to play with the different sounds, and it has been really reassuring all the positive feedback we have received.”

Martin said he is grateful for the support Scifislands has received while gigging in Southern Illinois.

“I want to say how sort of surprising it was to find out how receptive and how respectful everyone is in here in Carbondale,” Martin said. “It’s been amazing, the love and respect everyone has shown. I knew it was [a great place to play], but I didn’t really know it was until I started playing in a band.”

Martin said the band is presently waiting for physical copies of the album to arrive and hopes to have it available at the Hangar.

“We will at least have them posted online on Bandcamp the night of the show,” he said, “so everyone should check it out.”

For more information about Scifislands, search for them on Bandcamp or Facebook.

who: Scifislands CD release party / Idle Bloom / Western Medication

what: surf

where: Hangar 9

 

when: Saturday, December 12

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David Martin - guitar/vocals - Chris Byrn - drums - Carson Edmonds - bass - Dylan Frost - guitar
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Evan Neuman - guitar/vocals - Dylan Frost - bass/harmonies/vocals - Marcus Lappin - drums/harmonies/vocals
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Carbondale Music Coalition Presents the Indie Side of the Scene

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Secondary Modern

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Carbondale Music Coalition
Tres Hombres

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Secondary Modern: The Haunting Melodies of Vaudeville Ghosts


Who: Secondary Modern / Flowers of Evil / Blarney Stoners
What: Carbondale Music Coalition membership drive and benefit
Where:
When: 2013-06-22
Pictured: Flowers of Evil.
Brett Haynes
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On Saturday, June 22 at Tres Hombres, the Carbondale Music Coalition will host another membership drive. Local bands Secondary Modern, Flowers of Evil, and the Blarney Stoners will perform.

Curtis Conley, president of the Carbondale Music Coalition, tells Nightlife that the organization will raffle pit tickets for the upcoming CarbondaleRocks Revival Woodbox Gang headlining show, as well as other great prizes.

The line up, Conley says, “is focused on the garage/punk rock scene in town, and it is one of the last Blarney Stoners shows.”

All of the acts have been long-time members of the scene in the ‘Dale.

The Blarney Stoners are a local surf-rock group that is usually confused for a Celtic band. Be assured, however, that they bring no bagpipes, no tin whistles, and no kilts. They will not perform many more times.

“This Saturday isn’t our final show,” Blarney Stoners member Mike Alderfer tells Nightlife. “We’ve got a few more, and then our last show is going to be July 20 at PK’s.”

Indie rockers Secondary Modern have been one of the most consistent bands on the Carbondale scene during the last five-ish years, sounding something like the Beatles-meets-Radiohead. They recently recorded a new album, New Colony. Dave Brown, their guitarist and vocalist, also works for Plaza Records and is often featured as a guest musician in bands, including the Jewels.

“We’re definitely not in a band for the cool points,” Brown tells Nightlife. “This is pretty much all we do. Making music is a compulsion for all of us.”

Check them out at <http://SecondaryModernMusic.blogspot.com>.

Last but not least, Flowers of Evil will round out the bill. The Flowers of Evil are also long-term players on the C’dale scene, with more than one-hundred original songs from which to draw.

“We always have new songs for each round of shows we do,” Flowers drummer Chris Wittman told Nightlife back in April. “People should just know that the Flowers are dedicated followers of music. Most of our inspirations come from garage/psychedelic/pop from the sixties. We’re always working on new stuff, and we won’t be drying up soon.”

who: Carbondale Music Coalition

what: membership drive w/ Secondary Modern / Flowers of Evil / Blarney Stoners

where: Tres Hombres

when: Saturday, June 22

Tweedsmen: Surf’s Up!

Venues & Businesses
Tres Hombres


Who: Tweedsmen / Voyagers
What: instrumental rock, surf / folk
Where:
When: 2013-03-07
Walking into a Tweedsmen show is a really special moment. In fact, those who stand in front of the s
Brett Haynes
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Walking into a Tweedsmen show is a really special moment. In fact, those who stand in front of the stage a Tweedsmen show might be certain that they are no longer in Southern Illinois.

Close your eyes and you are suddenly at some hip beach on the West Coast in the mid-sixties, complete with go-go dancers, psychedelic-print shirts with massive collars, and surf babes wearing little round-shaped colored glasses like John Lennon’s. The atmospheric sounds the Tweedsmen masterfully produce are like an audible time machine that transports audiences to a warm, groovy place where the surf is up and everything is sexy-- romantic, even. As corny as it sounds, your author suggested the Tweedsmen rename themselves Sex on the Beach, which turned into one of those moments where your friends pretend they don’t know you.

The Tweedsmen sound precise, and although they nod to a time not too long ago, their music is really fresh, refreshing even.

They perform Thursday, March 7 at Tres Hombres. Folk band the Voyagers will warm up.

The Tweedsmen are relatively new to the local-music scene, but the allstar members-- Dan Goett on guitar, Andrew Staff on guitar, David Allen on bass, and Marcus Mader on drums-- are some of the best players in the area, with totally diverse stylistic backgrounds.

Although currently surf-rock oriented, master guitarist Dan Goett tells Nightlife that the Tweedsmen intend to diversify the style. “We aren’t necessarily going for surf rock, more just instrumental-guitar music,” Goett says. “It just happens that our first batch of tunes are fairly surfy. We’ve discussed doing some things like klezmer and Latin and some other styles....

The Tweedsmen currently play mostly cover songs by a couple of bands who highly influence their sound and intend to write in the near future. “We started with a bunch of covers of songs by the Ventures and the Shadows and others, and now are working up our own arrangements of cover songs into a style that fits with what we do, and the next step will be to write our own tunes,” Goett says.

Considering the backgrounds and other current projects of these players, they could pull off any style they please. Staff is most busy with rockabilly band the Swamp Tigers. Allen and Mader both play in jazz band the Jewels, while Allen also performs in psychedelic indie-rock group Nighty Night, and Mader played drums in the last incarnation of Wei Zhongle. Goett plays with the Woodbox Gang, the Mudsills, Soul Glo, and the Giant City Slickers.

Nightlife asked Goett how the Tweedsmen got started, as busy as the members are with their different projects. “Andrew and I discussed the idea of having a band together where we could both play electric guitar and kind of push one another to improve our skills,” Goett says. “I think there is a mutual respect between Andrew and I as guitar players, yet we play very differently. We came up with the idea of doing this kind of band, mostly because Andrew is very well educated in this style but didn’t exactly have an outlet to yet to play it. We decided to ask David and Marcus to fill out the band for the same reason-- respect for their musicianship. Plus, in the incestuous web of Carbondale bands, our paths had not yet crossed. We thought it’d be fun to give the web a new knot.”

And Goett assures Nightlife that the Tweedsmen intend to have go-go dancers at upcoming shows.

Find out more about the Tweedsmen on Facebook.

who: Tweedsmen / Voyagers

what: instrumental rock, surf / folk

where: Tres Hombres

when: Thursday, March 7

Being for the Benefit of... Lynn Broadnax: Local Musicians to Help Their Friend Through Troubled Times

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Jewels

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Tres Hombres

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Who: Jewels, Tweedsmen, Well Well Wells, and Marty Davis
What: Lynn Broadnax benefit
Where:
When: 2013-01-10
Pictured: Marty Davis.
Leah Williams Wright
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A group of friends and coworkers are banding together-- in some cases, literally-- to help out a friend in need.

Thursday, January 10, Tres Hombres will present a benefit for Lynn Broadnax, a long-time dishwasher at the establishment. The event will feature a slew of the best blues and jazz acts that the area has to offer. Proceeds from the cover charge and auction go toward paying Broadnax’s medical expanses.

“When we heard about what happened, it made sense,” said Dan Goett, a musician with the Tweedsmen who has known Broadnax for the past five years. “We have live music here all the time anyway. It was a no-brainer.”

The fundraiser starts at 8 p.m. with a silent auction. Local blues musician Marty Davis takes the stage first. Other acts on the night’s bill include new blues trio the Well Well Wells, new instrumental-rock band the Tweedsmen, and jazz band the Jewels.

Broadnax has been a dishwasher at Tres Hombres for about twenty years. In November, he was severely injured in an apartment fire.

“He’s a very soft-spoken guy,” Goett said. “All my interaction with him had been while he was working there.”

Davis has led local bands for about two decades, including the Blues Bandits and Marty’s Band of Marauders. The Tweedsmen (Goett and Andrew Staff on guitar, David Allen on bass, and Marcus Mader on drums) specialize in surf; the crowd can expect to hear hits by the Ventures, Los Straitjackets, and Dick Dale. Blues trio the Well Well Wells were featured in September on WDBX’s Rock with the Ox and feature Billy Dan Langley, Casey James, and Mike Alderfer. The Jewels (Marcus Mader on drums, David Allen on bass, and Kevin Ohlau on sax) are the city's hottest new jazz band, releasing a well-received debut CD last year.

Goett said the organizers for the benefit have no set goal in mind. They just wanted to make sure Broadnax receives as much help as possible with any costs relating to his injuries.

“We all wanted to get together and do something [for him],” he said.

who: Jewels, Tweedsmen, Well Well Wells, and Marty Davis

what: Lynn Broadnax benefit

where: Tres Hombres

when: Thursday, January 10

Rock ‘n’ Run 2012: Set Your Feet in Motion

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Tommie (Tee Love) White

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These Magnificent Tapeworms

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These Magnificent Tapeworms Catch Beach Fever


Who: Nightlife / Carbondale Main Street / These Magnificent Tapeworms
What: Five-kilometer Rock 'n' Run
Where:
When: 2012-09-14
It is once again time to lace up those sneakers and get your feet moving for the annual Nightlife an
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It is once again time to lace up those sneakers and get your feet moving for the annual Nightlife and Carbondale Main Street Five-kilometer Rock ‘n’ Run at Evergreen Park. The event takes place Friday, September 14, with the race portion of the fundraiser beginning at 6 p.m.

Meghan Cole of Carbondale Main Street said the hard-rockin’ walking and running event is now in its fifth year. The event is particularly popular, with between one-hundred and 150 participants signing up every year.

“It’s great that this is a fundraiser for Carbondale Main Street, because it supports the downtown and the downtown is a great thing to support,” Cole said.

This year, the race has tapped These Magnificent Tapeworms to play a combination of garage and psycho-surf rock with some secret sauce.

Adding a live performance to the five-kilometer race helps add to the fun element of the fundraiser, Cole said.

“The music helps make it really unique,” Cole said. “We try to make it a fun event for everyone.”

The Tapeworms will perform at mile two, while a surprise mystery guest will perform and greet participants at the start and finish line.

Registration runs through Friday, September 14 at 5:45 p.m. and costs $15. Trophies will go to the top overall female and male winners and the first-, second- and third-place finishers in each male/female age will earn awards.

For more information, call (618) 529-8040 or visit <http://www.CarbondaleMainStreet.com>.

who: Nightlife / Carbondale Main Street / These Magnificent Tapeworms

what: Five-kilometer Rock 'n' Run

where: Evergreen Park

when: Friday, September 14

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Band Members
Alex Ryterski - guitar - Stacey Camden - bass - Joseph Davolt - drums
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