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This is not your typical indie rock. The Southern Backtones are an exciting blend of raw brit-influenced rock with roots planted firmly in Texas. A southwestern feel reminiscent of Morrison and The Doors with an edge akin to early eighties brit-rock powerhouses a la The Cult and David Bowie.
After spending their musical childhood on the surf-punk playground, the Southern Backtones grew up quickly only to rebel against their roots rock heritage.
A mellowing of their roots-angst, and embracing Brit-pop and psychedelia influences, transitioned their music to a darker, more bohemian sound. Thus allowing them to become who they were from the beginning--psychedelic savants who are constantly at risk of diluting their genius by over thinking their music.
Hank Schyma- Vocals/Guitar
John Griffin- Backing Vocals/Bass
Todd Sommer- Drums
This is not your typical indie rock. The Southern Backtones are an exciting blend of... more
With over 65 years of experience in the music industry and 70 charting records on the Billboard top 100, SugarHill Recording Studios has established a solid reputation as one of the most prolific recording studios in the Gulf Coast area. Our longevity, history of producing hit records, and reputation for quality recording have made the SugarHill name known throughout the music world.
The SugarHill Tape Vault is a web site where SugarHill artists are recognized for their musical contribution to the SugarHill experience and to Texas music history. Every record you find here was recorded and/or mixed in one of our three studios. Please take a moment to leisurely stroll through our past.With over 65 years of experience in the music industry and 70 charting records on the... more
The Virtual Live Band (VLB)
We are five members broadcasting live from 5 different locations and four different countries.
The technique is simple. All members of the band have to play using the NinJam software (www.ninjam.com) together and one of them has to stream their output from NinJam to SL (www.secondlife.com). We all log in to SL as well, so that our avatars look like we are playing together.
Bluetom Haller on lead guitar from Germany
Roland Calhern on keyes from France
Mambo Welles on bass from the UK
Vicki Nillson on the drums from upstate NY , USA
foxyflwr Cure on vocals from NJ USA
Keep on rawking The Virtual World!
Rock, Crash and roll!The Virtual Live Band (VLB) We are five members broadcasting live from 5 different... more
The John Evans Band has won a few awards. A few? So many, in fact, that I just can?t name them all here for fear I might miss one. I?m not one for saying that any act is the definitive example of anything, but The John Evans Band defines ?Rock-a-billy? perfectly. Every song is a tribute to living life in a jovial fashion and expressing yourself. Evans himself is the lead bard, co-writing one tune with Jack Saunders on ?OUT OF CONTROL? (Underdog) and conspiring sparsely with others on ?BIGGEST FOOL IN TOWN? (Shakeabush). John Evans? voice is suited for the studio or the stage as he can be the equal of Elvis, Buddy, or Jerry Lee at any moment. Humble to the end, Evans is quick to showcase his band with each arrangement, often providing two rides per song just to allow for extra instrumental work. It pays off, too, as each song becomes a suite of powerful lyrics, masterful orchestration, and relentless entertainment. Evans' 2004 release "CIRCLING THE DRAIN" is a continuation of John's great musical talent. Evans leans toward the rockier side of his vast influences on this album while retaining the underlying classical John Evans feel. The album employs more of the slick tools available in the studio to give you a professional CD that captures the very heart of John's artistic genius. The packaging doesn't really tell you what's inside, but once you cue up the disc, you won't be disappointed. There?s even an interface for an online interactive feature that, at press time, had not been set up yet. The John Evans Band helps the cause of Texas music by laying a solid foundation of excellent original material and expert musicianship, all wrapped in a neat, sincere, and marketable packageThe John Evans Band has won a few awards. A few? So many, in fact, that I just can?t... more
The John Evans Band has been a mainstay in the Texas music scene for years with a list of influences that span the genre map. Anyone who follows Texas music has most likely been exposed to Evans' unique sound, often referred to as "Buddy Holly fronting AC/DC."
John Evans has been one of the top musicians at the Houston Press Awards for the past six consecutive years bringing home awards for Best Musician, Best Songwriter, Best Male Vocalist and Musician of the Year. The music video for "Quicksand", from the album "Circling The Drain," won a Platinum Remi award at the 2005 WorldFest International Film Festival and another album track, "Slither," appears on the soundtrack for popular indie film "Drop Dead Sexy," starring Jason Lee and Crispin Glover, which debuted at SxSW Film Festival and was released internationally in 2007.
The John Evans Band spent most of 2006 touring the U.S. in support of "Ramblin' Boy." John Evans won Best Male Vocalist at the 2007 Texas Music Awards and continues to be a favorite of many publications with features included in the Houston Press, No Depression, Texas Music Magazine, Houston Magazine and more.
Currently, John has also released a solo acoustic album "Side Show" available in the near future!
The John Evans Band has been a mainstay in the Texas music scene for years with a list... more
NUMBERS has been located at 300 Westheimer Houston, TX. USA for 28 years and we're proud to be Houston's oldest and most infamous venue for live local, international and breaking alternative acts ranging from The Cure to Snoop.
When not showcasing live music, NUMBERS remains open as the largest progressive video dance bar in the US with music and videos from Houston's top progressive D.J.'s. Wes Wallace, Vampire James, Carmina, Roy,& Austin, and occasionally the one and only Robot.
Featured in national publications such as Rolling Stone, Billboard, CMJ, Spin and Details etc ... , you won't find a venue of this size providing progressive dance music and live international acts anywhere else in the country.
If you like bands such as , The Faint, Nine Inch Nails, Chemical Brothers, Lords of Acid, Moby, Cystal Method, Filter, KMFDM, White Stripes, Miss Kitten, The Hives, Fischerspooner, Basement Jaxx, Delerium, Daft Punk, Marilyn Manson, Underworld, Xymox, Beastie Boys, Bjork then you're here.NUMBERS has been located at 300 Westheimer Houston, TX. USA for 28 years and... more
The El Orbits is a band that specializes in the great music heard throughout the southwest United States, and particularly Texas, through the last 40 years. The band likes to play sets comprising of pop radio swing standards from the 50's and 60's, country hits from your grandfather's AM car radio, and nearly forgotten Gulf Coast R&B favorites.
The result is a band that somewhat defies immediate definition, and can turn on a dime stylistically.The El Orbits is a band that specializes in the great music heard throughout the... more
For over 67 years artists have been recording music at this recording-industry icon. The Big Bopper recorded "Chantilly Lace" here, Freddy Fender recorded "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" here. A parade of artists that reads like a who's who of music history,The Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Todd Rundgren, Smashmouth, Ted Nugent, Johnny Winters, Janis Joplin and so many more have filled these studios with memorable sounds and memories. Today, artists like Solange Knowles, Southern Backtones, John Evans Band, Kelly Rowlands, Winter Wallace..... just to name a few still make Sugar Hill a home base for recording.
It may be a tad surprising to discover that Sugar Hill has been quietly taking the music world by storm from it's home in Houston for all these years. Drop by their site and find out moreFor over 67 years artists have been recording music at this recording-industry icon.... more
Nice overview of the Hermit of Mink Hollow's career and a helpful reference for fans.
Burt Bacharach's legendary career has spanned an incredible five decades and brought the world such landmark tracks as "Walk On By", "I Say A Little Prayer For You", "Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head" and "What the World Needs Now" to name a few.
Burt Bacharach created the soundtrack to the 60's and 70's and continues to break new ground collaborating with many artists and releasing a new album of his own at the age of 78. Burt Bacharach's legendary career has spanned an incredible five decades and... more
This is the one and only one stop site for all things Elvis...sign up and the site will notify you when he is in your area or when new material is released. This is the one and only one stop site for all things Elvis...sign up and the site... more
Official Site maintained by Todd himself. Full of information about the rock and roll legend and his work as a recording artist, songwriter and producer. A very impressive resume.Official Site maintained by Todd himself. Full of information about the rock and roll... more
Considered by many to be the "Ultimate Rock Cult Hero", Todd Rundgren has maintained a legion of fans through four decades, rivaled only by The Grateful Dead. Todd was raised in the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) area, and his first professional bands, Money and Woddy's Truckstop, achieved much regional success. It was in the late 1960s, however, that Todd's searing guitar work reached a nationwide audience, in his role as lead guitarist for the blues-psychedelic band Nazz. he wrote and arranged almost all of the work that went into the three albums the group produced. Their music ranged from Southern blues to hard rock to heavily orchestrated symphonies. Nazz broke up in the early 1970s and Todd released two solo albums under the name of Runt. His first big solo success was in 1971 with "We Gotta Get You a Woman" and in 1973 from the double album "Something/Anything?" he scored big on the charts with "I Saw the Light" and a revision of a Nazz song, "Hello, It's Me." Perhaps the superstardom that seemed imminent at this time eluded Rundgren due to his reluctance to be pigeonholed into any single type of music. He still released albums with great love ballads, but they were also laced with heavy guitar rock, and occasionally mini rock operas. Rundgren has scored huge as a music producer, most notably on Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell" opus. In the late 1970s and through the 1980s Todd formed the group Utopia, each member an accomplished musician and vocalist. In recent years Rundgren has become a computer enthusiast, marketing many new innovations, some in conjunction with his music. He has also been called on by films and TV for his musical scores. Todd also maintains his own website.Considered by many to be the "Ultimate Rock Cult Hero", Todd Rundgren has... more
The Southern Backtones home on MySpace. Updated almost daily with Backtones news, music, video. Anything a die hard psycho pop rock fan could want.The Southern Backtones home on MySpace. Updated almost daily with Backtones news,... more
The official home on the web for news and information about psychedelic rockers Southern Backtones. The 'tones create driving, melodic, haunting music-noir and have received major critical acclaim for their ground breaking sound and lyrical genius.
Hank Schyma: Lead Vocals, Guitar
John Griffin: Backing Vocals Bass
Todd Sommer: Drums
You can find Southern Backtones cds and downloads on iTunes, Amazon and CDbaby, to name just a few.The official home on the web for news and information about psychedelic rockers... more
Berlin is a cultural mecca for Europe. This pod looks at some of the architecture, art and history of the city as well as checking out the night life and music scene of Berlin, featuring interviews and live footage of:- Motorhead, Gallows, Robots in Disguise, Schwefelgelb, The Peacocks, The JailbirdsBerlin is a cultural mecca for Europe. This pod looks at some of the architecture, art... more