When Chris Cornell passed away suddenly last week the music world was taken aback to say the least. For myself and many others who gravitated towards rock in the ’90s Cornell’s voice was a touchpoint. Soundgarden TORE through that decade: more metal than their grunge counterparts and more stoner rock than the average metal band, and all the while Chris’ voice sailing through and giving so many a place of refuge. In the early aughts he brought a more melodic and mainstream vibe to his work, but he could still rock. And man, could he sing.
So I thought he needed a tribute. Turns out I wasn’t alone, and Old Time Religion is teaming up with Rocker Stalker & the You Rock Foundation to bring you a charity concert dedicated to Chris Cornell.
Mark your calendar: THURSDAY 6/1 11:30pm til late at Knitting Factory Brooklyn (361 Metropolitan Ave)
Featuring performances from:
The Falling Birds / Glitterbox / Lethal Affection / Lost Kingdoms / Storm Kid
…and solo performances by:
Mike Borgia / Gregory Ferreira (Bushwick Hotel) / Michael Libby / Oliver Myles Mashburn (Swanky Tiger) / Gillian Visco (Shadow Monster)
21+ $12 in advance/ $15 at the door CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
ALL PROCEEDS go to the You Rock Foundation, a charity that helps people who suffer from depression fight their way back through rock & roll.
Mixcloud is taking nominations for their third annual Online Radio Awards and if you’re a fan of OTRRH, you can help put the show on their radar. It only takes a few minutes, here’s how:
Go to: http://www.theonlineradioawards.com
1. Click Nominate A Music Show
2. Click Start
3. Click “I Am A Listener/Fan”
4. Enter “Old Time Religion Radio Hour” in the [Name of Show you wish to nominate] field, and click OK
5. Now you have to pick an example episode. I personally really liked: If you dig it, too, enter “www.mixcloud.com/OldTimeReligionRadioHour/1629-get-a-grip-on-yourself/” in the [Link to an example show] field, and click OK. Or pick your favorite and enter that instead!
6. For Genre, Click Rock
7. Enter Name
8. Enter Email
9. Agree to the terms.
Then you’re finished. You’re not signing up for any weird list or anything, just helping spread the music a little further out into the ether. Thanks for all your support for all this time, couldn’t do it without you!
For the first time I’ll be spinning records live at regular event called Garage Land! I’ll have my normal mix of garage, rock, punk and blues on hand supporting some great bands.
Here are the details:
Wednesday 10/12 at Good Room in Greenpoint (click for directions)
Doors at 8pm, $7 at the door or $5 if you pre-order on Ticketfly
8:30pm The Falling Birds
9:30pm Sun Abduction
11:30pm Casey Hopkins
Come on down for cheap beer and good rock!