February 16, 2005

Rough Skeleton Live

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 10:32 pm

This Saturday night, John Baker and his band will be playing at Patrick Sullivans in Knoxville’s Old City. The show will be the “official” CD release party for his new release, Rough Skeleton.

John’s band consists of a bevy of Knoxville music scene veterans – Jim Rivers (French Broads, Kat P Studios), Chuck Watt (Nug Jug, Beaster), Jason White (The Ghosts, Everyone Else) and Paul Noe (Opposable Thumbs, et al). Also on the bill, The Tim Lee Band (currently supporting an excellent CD as well) and Magnapop.

Come on down – it’s Saturday night so you have no excuses.

February 9, 2005

Angel & The Love Mongers

Posted by Paul Superapple @ 10:33 pm


This coming weekend Disgraceland Records celebrates the release of the debut album from Angel and the Love Mongers.

The self-titled CD is a lush, guitar-driven romp built around the unique voice and songwriting of Angel Zuniga. The 11-song CD was recorded at Independent Recorders – the home studio of Don Coffee, Jr. (Superdrag, among others).

The CD is now on sale here at Disgraceland.

Angel has been favorably compared to Morrissey, among other artists, and his distinctive voice and melodic hooks are nothing short of addictive. The band is rounded out by an excellent rhythm section consisting of drummer Eric Nowinski and bassist Dave Slack.

Knoxville’s MetroPulse has a CD review here. A quote from the review: “Mixed with the pop beats circa 1986, Angel and the Lovemongers become something vaguely familiar yet not a total throwback, perhaps because Martinez’s delivery is so wholly sincere. Even better, these heartfelt musings are layered on top of some seriously catchy pop hooks.”

Angel & the Love Mongers will be featured in this Friday’s Knoxville News-Sentinel and will have a CD Release Party at the Preservation Pub on Knoxville’s Market Square on Valentine’s Day (this coming Monday, Feb 14) at 8 pm.

In addition to the CD Release Party on Monday, the band will be interviewed on
West 105.3 FM in Knoxville on Monday morning at 8 am, and again Monday afternoon at 5 pm on WUTK “The Torch” 90.3 FM.