All Live Concert Reviews A to Z.

DFY LIVE!

July 15, 2012.

Photos and Review by Bluebird. dfyband2

Snowzee's Music Shack, Sunderland, MA.

Their name is WHAT? Say WHAT?

From our local area of Amherst, MA, introducing, "Dude F*ckin Yeah!"

I had to change my policy around cursing to bring their article live, even though they will politely be billed as DFY.

I don't change policies too quickly around here, but this band is perfect for this website.

Why?

Multiple Genre Blends in a Serious Shot of Groovy Progressive Rock:

Multiple genres, indie power, real instruments and raw talent. It is this kind of music that inspires us, and what is needed in new sound concepts today. With a new generation of open minded rockers, the philosophy of the album experience has hope for the future, because this band bleeds the progressive rock vibe, within miles of its presence.

DFY formed in October of 2003 starting off with their first album which took two months to record, The Journey of the Mole People Down the 18-Mile One-Way Open Trench. A three year tour helped them find their stride and their second album has a shorter name called, Princess. (2007).

DFY:

"Our sound is original and limitless. We don't write within one genre, we jam, we rock out and guarantee to melt your faces off

and put them back on again!"

 

Catch the DFY Live Show: A Soundscape Experience.dfyweb

Influenced by classic rockers and progressive contemporaries, such as Frank Zappa, Tool, Phish, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Deerhoof, Isis, Black Sabbath, Ween, Bob Marley, Rush, Richard D. James, and the Beatles, DFY has something in their music for everyone. Their refusal to remain static to one genre, yet still take their music writing and instrumentation seriously, creates a fun party atmosphere, that indie rock snobs can be proud to attend, while pretty pop crashers will still enjoy.

I paid them a visit to hear their short set at Snowzee's Music Shack in Sunderland, MA. They were already in full swing at an all day band festival when I arrived. Running on all cylinders, the lead keys and vocals created a groove that was easily reciprocated by this young energetic crowd. Within minutes, party revelers were doing what I call, the funky amoeba dance, and moving around the room to every beat of the skillful heavy bass.

Snowzee's Music Shack hosted at least 20 bands that night. The small venue didn't limit their loud and proud sound, which was adjusted as they went, by Chris in tandem with the owner, Mark Snowzee, a musician himself, who provided a soundboard for the bands. While fans were singing along, instrument solos offered great showmanship, without being overindulgent. "Real Good Acid" was a crowd favorite and a catchy tune, bobbing a kickin bassline and fusion guitar.

They wrapped up the show straightforward and understated. Despite their crazy name, this band is serious about their music. I've followed them all year and was happy to finally catch them live. They are often posting new songs and engaging audiences in the broader parts of New England. If you see them on a local bill, stop by for a fresh perspective in music, fun progressive rock and a chance to yell, "DUDE F*CKIN YEAH" from the ceiling!dfyshoesweb

 

Setlist: 

History of the Universe Part I

History of the Universe Part II

The Journey of the Mole People Down the 18 Mile One-Way Open Trench

Real Good Acid

dfycartoon

DFY Information for Your Brain:

The album is for sale at www.CDBaby.com and several non-chain shops in Western MA.

Artists They Also Like Orange Television, the Fundimensionals, Outer Stylie, The Shape, Project Object, The Old Silver Band, Sorrowseed, Barry Kingston and the Screaming Souls, Powerglove, Raq, Shiprock and Anchor Dog, Tidwell's Treasure, Sunshine Riot, Dad Fight

 

 

   

Members

Mike Thurber- Drums
Conally Kight- Guitar
Richard Buonaugurio- Bass
Christopher Gorham- Vocals, Keys

 

   

Hometown

Amherst, MA

   

Record Label

Independent

   

General Manager

Casey Jones (Promotions: Conally Kight)

   

 

 

   

Influences

Frank Zappa, Tool, Phish, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Deerhoof, Isis, Black Sabbath, Ween, Bob Marley, Rush, Richard D. James, the Beatles

   

Current Location

Amherst, MA

 

Bluebirdreviews is on Facebook!

To join our music community like our page for daily song posts, site updates, live show and album reviews.

DFY Links:

Website

http://www.dudefuckinyeah.com

            Facebook DFY on Facebook!  

Press Contact

Casey Jones, Conally Kight

   

Booking Agent

Casey Jones, Conally Kight

 

Out On The Tiles

The Walter Trout Band - Live At Cheese & Grain, Frome, UK - 25/11/2015

waltertrout 

(Photo courtesy by Richard Boyles)

 

The United Kingdom is one of the many places in the world where the arrival in any town of the country of Walter Trout and his Band always feels like the arrival of a Blues Shaman and his tribe.

Many things have been said about Trout and his miraculous return on stage, following the liver transplant that saved Trout's life. Throughout his absence from the music scene, people has never stopped loving the American Guitarist and supported him when it really mattered. Through this Tour, supporting his new album Battle Scars, Trout is playing with his heart and soul even more than the normal, because deep inside he feels that he owes part of his personal and artistic re-birth to his fans.

Frome in UK is the last night of the UK Tour and tonight, once again, a packed house is in anxious wait of one of their most favourite Blues Heroes. His arrival on stage, at 21.25 is welcomed with a gigantic roar from the crowd, with a good 3-minutes standing ovation, even before Trout touches his guitar.

Trout and his boys look in phenomenal shape and sound even better. The openers Help Me and I'm Back are powerful and thundering and Trout's attack on the vocals of I'm Back leaves no doubts about the fact that he is REALLY back. The Huntingdon Beach-based artist waste no time in touching the blues chords of his fans' souls, by executing an excellent version of Say Goodbye To The Blues from one of his best record ever, in my personal opinion, the 1990's Prisoner Of A Dream album.

The show runs fluidly as a steam train on full throttle. When Trout starts playing the tracks from his new album, he jokingly describes the moment as "the depressive part of the show". The songs, all related to the time Trout was in hospital, desperately waiting for a liver donor and hanging on to life by the skin of his teeth, may exude darkness through the lyrics but not certainly through their sound. Omaha and I'm Almost Gone have got a robust, solid rock tempo, but it's on My Ship Came In that Trout and his band offer one of the most intense moments of the evening. It's Trout vintage through and through, with a fantastic guitar solo that throws chills down the spine of the fans.

Trout's Band, once again, proves they are one of the finest music machine around and by Trout's own admission "it feels like we are playing like kids again". Sammy Avila often duets beautifully with his unique, dissonant style on keys with Trout's guitar, especially on the above mentioned My Ship Came In. Michael Leisure on drums is precise and powerful, Johnny Griparic on bass is solid and consistant. They are certainly the ideal band for any bluesmen in the world.

It's great to see as well that Walter Trout's legacy, when it comes to playing guitar and singing, will be around for a very long time through his sons. Jon, Walter's oldest, has been following his father on this tour and appears as Special Guest on a couple of tunes tonight with stunning results. Trout even decides to play, for the very first time, a song from the new album very close to his heart, called Please Take Me Home. The song is about Trout feeling his life running away from him, imploring his wife Marie to take him back home, while Marie surrounds him in her arms, giving him comfort and strength. A very deep, emotional moment of the show.

Trout leaves the fireworks for the very end, by playing what he calls his "one hit wonder, the only time I was in the charts, back in 1991 with Madonna and some others". The Love That We Once Knew indeed projected, at the time, the american artist right to the top of the charts worldwide and tonight's performance of this rock ballad is tender and strong at the same time.

Freddie King's classic I'm Goin' Down lifts up the whole venue and I cannot think of a better way to close a show. The Walter Trout Band is gunblazing the crowd through their rip-roaring rendition of this tune and even the Special Guests, including Stephen Dale Petit (which opened the show as Support Act) plus their Tour Manager and Rock Partner In Crime every time they are touring the UK, Andrew Elt, join on stage. Eight minutes of pure, raw, energetic blues-rock, with Trout's guitar fending the night with his fabulous solos whilst each musician on stage (including an outstanding high-pitched-Zeppelinesque one from Elt) sings the chorus.

When I met Trout, back in June 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, I saw an artist that was timorous about his future. Tonight, I have seen an artist flying again and this time, higher than the sky. Once again, welcome back, Walter Trout 

 

 

Giovanni "Gio" Pilato

 

 

Battle Scars is out now and available via Provogue/Mascot Label Group

The Walter Trout Band is currently on Tour, you will find all the upcoming events by following this Link

 

Follow Bluebirdreviews for daily song posts, music reviews,

feature articles and interviews. 

LIKE US on Facebook

Find us on Google+

~ Follow the birdie on TWITTER ~

Remember to support your favorite artists through buying their products.

A good place to start is searching BestBuy.com and Amazon.com.

 

Maine Music News

Dont let the name fool you! Maine Music News provides live concert reviews and photography for shows throughout all of New England. Our photographers cover shows in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and anywhere else we can! Our writers provide detailed album reviews and expertly written interviews as well. We may be called Maine Music News, but we dont let the Maine border stop us!