Tonight, OMBG is heading to Bryan/College Station for their annual Loud!Fest shenanigans. The founders of Loud!Fest started it because they were tired of local bands getting kicked around by other supposed “local” festivals, so they decided to start their own using their own ethics as musicians who share stages and often work together anyway.
We LOVE this concept. This is something that just about every regional group of bands tries, but doesn’t seem to pan out or stay true long term, but for Loud!Fest, entering it’s 5th year with much anticipation from both fans and bands, it looks like something that isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
We are happy to attend and bring back vids and pics, and hopefully some interviews… but why wait on us? You should go if you are in the area. Why? It’s only 5 bucks for a wristband for both nights. That’s more than 20 bands spanning 2 venues in 2 days.
Here’s the lineup:
FRIDAY, MAY 18TH @ REVOLUTION CAFE & BAR
8:45p – Girl Band/K&K ENT (indoors)
9:30p – See Rock City (outdoors)
10:15p – Stout City Luchadores (indoors)
10:45p – Only Beast (outdoors)
11:30p – Modern Convenience (indoors)
12:15a – Skyacre Spyplane (outdoors)
1:00a – The Ex-Optimists (indoors)
SATURDAY, MAY 19TH @ REVOLUTION & STAGECENTER
6:30p – ASS (Revolution)
7:00p – Sea Of Wolves (Stagecenter)
7:30p – Mike The Engineer (Revolution)
8:00p – Rubela Muti (Stagecenter)
8:30p – Strike Threagles (Revolution)
9:00p – Labs (Stagecenter)
9:30p – The Stand Alones (Revolution)
10:00p – Modok (Stagecenter)
10:30p – Come And Take It (Revolution)
11:00p – Chelsea Hotel (Stagecenter)
11:30p – Lee Bucker & The River Bends (Revolution)
12:00a – Venomous Maximus (Stagecenter)
12:30a – Cavegirl (Revolution)
1:00a – Alkari (Stagecenter)
1:30a – The Hangouts (Revolution)
For more info: http://www.bcsloudfest.com
Local News: local band Commending The Fallen releases video produced by local indie film outfit Shatter Glass Entertainment
A while back, we had local band Commending The Fallen as a featured artist. These guys were a Christian Metal Band and… all things being equal, they fit the criteria of local music that we wanted to promote despite their genre or belief system. (local, unsigned, DIY, and grassroots). We also featured a small indie film director (now going by the name of Johnny Lee Riker) with Shatter Glass Entertainment around the same time. John had a film that featured a cheating girlfriend being murdered during coital bliss with a gun attatched to a sex toy (seriously “T is for Trigger” look it up).
The two have collaborated to make this music video. We think it’s important and… we take a lot of the credit/blame for it AND we don’t mind. Why? Because in this day and age everyone in the modern punk, indie, hipster bullshit world is trying to be so PC. People make it impossible to tell dead celebrity jokes or political mutterings, and you can’t even order in a eatery without some wanna be punk kid or a straight edge kid not old enough to drink telling you that you are poisoning your body. Everyone is either a feminist, a vegan, a fauxtivist, or some kind of lame meme sharing entity on facebook who shows their political leanings by some graphic that they didn’t make much less bother to research.
And yet out of all this… OMBG brought you a video of a Christian band made by a horror film company that has a flagship movie featuring a gun dildo.