Archive for June, 2010

Styff Kytten reunion resurfaces as Project 88

Auto Date Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Years before the tune showed up on the Guns N’ Roses 1991 album “Use Your Illusion I,” a little band in Lafayette was playing “Don’t Cry” in their set.
That little band, which was called Styff Kytten, happened to have a young Shannon Hoon as its lead singer.
Mike Kelsey (Styff Kytten guitarist) said he was careful to call the show Project 88 instead of a full-on Styff Kytten reunion. The musicians wanted to respect Hoon’s memory and include other musicians who were rocking stages more than 20 years ago. Kelsey revealed that a portion of Saturday’s show will have the guitarist playing solo, acoustic versions of Blind Melon songs. “It is the best way I know how to celebrate the spirit of Shannon,” he said.

Kelsey and fellow Styff Kitten members drummer Barry Koch and bassist Brian Bundy will reunite for “Project 88,” a semi-Styff Kytten reunion and celebration of the local rock scene circa 1988. The show will be at 9 p.m. Saturday July 3rd at Nick’s Riverside, 402 Brown St., West Lafayette, IN.

Shannon Hoon and his first band, Styff Kitten

Thanks to Daniel for the tip

e-session: the wave of the future

Auto Date Friday, June 11th, 2010

Glen Graham on DC Live

During the DC live interview yesterday, Glen Graham told Curt Bisquera about his e-session drumming experience: basically, you can hire Glen Graham to put drums or percussion on your own musical project. All you have to do is send your song, then Glen will make 3 complete takes that you can use as you wish and send the song back to you.
“… this is the wave of the future…” said Glen.

Rogers Stevens and Brad Smith also record e-sessions.

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The DC live show with Glen can be watched here.

June 10th: Glen Graham on live with Curt Bisquera

Auto Date Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Glen Graham will be on DC live on Thursday June 10th at 6 pm PST. DC live is a weekly internet video show hosted by Curt Bisquera (famous studio drummer who has worked for Mick Jagger, Elton John, Tina Tuner and many more…). It is a great opportunity to know more about Glen: his background, his influences, his working process, etc… You will also be able to ask Glen all of your questions during the show directly on the DC Chat!

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