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by northwestrocker
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Art Solo 12/31/16 Recap
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: Art Solo 12/31/16 Recap

ekeown wrote:Awesome... it really sounds like a great show!
It was thanks Eric! As I remember certain things of note I'm adding them to the original post.
by northwestrocker
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Art Solo 12/31/16 Recap
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Art Solo 12/31/16 Recap

Went to Art's solo show here in Portland on New Year's Eve with Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer and her husband as openers. Great show! For one, her husband Stephen Wilson was very talented, funny, and entertaining. Definitely had a southern flair to his songs with clever lyrics. As for Leigh...
by northwestrocker
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another excellent show - Elgin, IL 10/1/2016
Replies: 11
Views: 3300

Re: Another excellent show - Elgin, IL 10/1/2016

I thought Art didn't think it was going to be a hit and instead was behind NYT...Capitol pushed it. It is his "newest" true "hit." It is actually the opposite. Capitol thought NYT should have been the single to push especially post-9/11 but Art was adamant with VDSM. Capitol relented and didn't giv...
by northwestrocker
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Art Has Decided to Finally Do a Solo Record and Write a Book
Replies: 5
Views: 4905

Re: Art Has Decided to Finally Do a Solo Record and Write a

What I found most interesting from the interview, news of the solo album/book aside, was Art speaking about the current state of the record industry and how artists do not make money off their music anymore. I think he said that BITNB had over 1 million downloads total (I'm assuming including single...
by northwestrocker
Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Art Has Decided to Finally Do a Solo Record and Write a Book
Replies: 5
Views: 4905

Art Has Decided to Finally Do a Solo Record and Write a Book

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153747225471973&id=6321831972 Art did an interview and played a couple songs at the office my friend's friend works at. The Oregonian has (poor quality) video of it in the link above. Art says he is finally writing a book that will be mainly about his l...
by northwestrocker
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greg's New Website and Album
Replies: 4
Views: 5858

Greg's New Website and Album

Greg rebooted his website, http://www.gregeklund.org and is working on a new album! He posted a few teaser videos on his YouTube account, looks like he's been working on it for at least 4-5 months. Something to look forward to!
by northwestrocker
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Willamette Week Piece on S&F/Early Years w/Greg & Cuthbert!
Replies: 1
Views: 4749

Willamette Week Piece on S&F/Early Years w/Greg & Cuthbert!

The Willamette Week (Portland's progressive newspaper that has been at odds with Art since the beginning) did a piece on the early years of Everclear up to the recording of Sparkle & Fade. It has interviews with some of those involved with the band at the time including Greg and Scott Cuthbert. It's...
by northwestrocker
Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sparkle & Fade / SMFTA remastered for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 5011

Sparkle & Fade / SMFTA remastered for sale

Has anybody seen this or purchased one? I'm very tempted but $35 is not a cheap gamble. Apparently these guys use original masters and recreate the albums to make them sonically better. http://www.interventionrecords.com/titles/?t=sparkle-and-fade Mastering Notes Everclear’s Sparkle and Fade was cap...
by northwestrocker
Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sparkle And Fade Tour!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 14513

Re: Sparkle And Fade Tour!!!

Looks like there's a VIP package similar to the ones offered at Summerland: General Admission - Meet & Greet Package includes: One general admission ticket; VIP early entry into the venue; Exclusive meet & greet with Everclear; Personal photograph with Everclear; Autograph session with the band; Pri...
by northwestrocker
Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sparkle And Fade Tour!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 14513

Re: Sparkle And Fade Tour!!!

I too will be going to the Portland show, so excited! Really looking forward to Queen of the Air and Pale Green Stars.
by northwestrocker
Mon May 25, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
Replies: 138
Views: 35867

Re: BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

Any word on TV appearances or a music video? Seems odd, the level of promotion for BITNB compared to Invisible Stars. Maybe Art is wanting to do more promotion this summer in unison with Summerland?
by northwestrocker
Fri May 15, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
Replies: 138
Views: 35867

Re: BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

bands like Everclear don't return to the mainstream regardless of how good their new stuff is. It's like once the magical force that controls what's popular decides you're done, you're done. It certainly is a weird mystical power, too. I sure don't get it. It's like the radio still worships and pla...
by northwestrocker
Sat May 02, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
Replies: 138
Views: 35867

Re: BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

'Complacent' really needs to be the next single. Sounds like it's going to be 'American Monster' but 'Complacent' is a much better, catchier song IMO and more "classic" EC that people will connect with.
by northwestrocker
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
Replies: 138
Views: 35867

Re: BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

It's been a while since we've heard a sequence as powerful as the 'show me" breakdown on 'Simple and Plain'. It reminds me a lot of 'California King' breakdown ("I will find you in a crowded room..."), which to me was always a powerful moment in EC's "history" so to speak. Oh and I'm pretty sure aft...
by northwestrocker
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK
Replies: 138
Views: 35867

Re: BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

Now to go listen to the album a few hundred more times. ;) This. Also in the review the band posted on Facebook earlier this week the review said 'Complacent' would be a smart choice for a single. I kind of agree with that, the song is pretty much everything Everclear has always been. Sonically, th...