Friday, April 30, 2010
It all started with the lights dimming, and an anxious crowd roaring. Suddenly four shapes strut out slowly before the house lights come up and take their positions like gargoyle statues on a Victorian home. A buzz of distortion and a single slam on the kick drum and suddenly The Dead Weather came alive. Possibly one of the most thunderous acts in rock today, a super group consisting of an obscure mixture of artists, The Dead Weather's music creates an atmosphere all it's own.
Allison Mosshart's stage presence instantly mirrored the lyrics to their opening song, Sixty Feet Tall, with her pulling her own hair and standing firmer than most rock legends at the front of such an ear rattling band, making her seem that tremendous. Even when she took on the guitar, she stepped, shook and mesmerized an entire audience. Her vocals matched album quality as she wailed like a banshee and sounded like she meant it. Many men left with crushes that night, to say the least, judging by the banter of the crowd in the lobby after the show.
Jack White's presence didn't over shadow the rest of the band in the least bit. Of course it is always overwhelming to watch him play in real life, but the band wouldn't be the same if it was missing even one component. Fertita's guitar and keyboard playing is what really filled the venue with the moodiness and emotion that their music imposes. Jack Lawrence even left himself unforgettable, after setting down the bass and wailing on the drums while White took over guitar duties.
Even though they had just come from the Coachella festival the night before, they still played with full force to an enthusiastic crowd. The set list also contained songs off their upcoming album, Sea of Cowards. The new tracks proved that this sophomore release will be just as contagious as its predecessor and still delivering with maximum potential. Despite being Jack White's third project, if it were his only The Dead Weather would still be a lasting stamp on rock music.
~ Written by Eddie at ZIA Records Eastern ~ April 2010
The new DEAD WEATHER album 'SEA OF COWARDS' LP and CD will be available and on sale May 11th at your local ZIA Records! Stop by and get a free Dead Weather button pack with purchase while supplies last!
Posted by Zia Records Blogs at 3:03 PM
Monday, April 5, 2010
ZIA RECORDS ~ Record Store Day Events Saturday, April 17th, 2010 - Live Local bands performing at all ZIA locations!
Here's a schedule of the the bands playing at our four Phoenix area stores on Saturday, April 17th! Don't miss this great day filled with new music, local bands & artists and overall awesome Record Store vibes at ZIA Records!
Abandoned By Heroes
4 pm - 6 pm
Ft. Lowell Records Showcase:
The Ghost of 505
6:30 pm - 8 pm
River Jones Music Showcase:
For more info and music, visit www.myspace.com/yellerbellies
6:00 Sin City Sinners
For more info and music, visit wwww.myspace.com/scsinners
7:00 Jupiter Crash
For more info and music, visit wwww.myspace.com/jupitercrash
Posted by Zia Records Blogs at 10:51 AM
Thursday, April 1, 2010
ZIA RECORDS ~ Official Music Retailer at Coachella 2010! Celebrate Record Store Day! Artist and Band Signings all weekend!
ZIA Record Exhange is thrilled to announce that we will once again this year be the Official Music Retailer and Artist/Band signing tent at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - April 16, 17 & 18th! We will have many artist and band signings, Record Store Day exclusives and overall good vibes for you to enjoy!
Once again this year, Record Store Day falls smack in the middle of the Coachella Festival! The world-renowned music festival has chosen Record Store Day to run the event’s popular on-site record store, powered by Zia Record Exchange! We will be celebrating in style at Coachella by bringing all of the great music exclusives and special pieces with us! There are a mountain of great titles being released especially for Record Store Day so make sure to stop by our booth at Coachella. If you can't join us at the festival this year, be sure to stop by one of our 8 locations in Arizona and Nevada to pick up some amazing exclusive titles, enjoy live local bands and revel in the awesomeness of having such great Record Stores to visit in your home towns!
We will have over 60 artists and bands stopping by our ZIA Records tent during the weekend to sign copies of their latest albums and meet fans so make sure to stop by our tent at Coachella!
Here's the line-up so far for artist and band signings at the ZIA Records/Record Store Day store at Coachella! It's going to be an amazing three days! Looking forward to seeing you all in the desert!!
FRIDAY ~ APRIL 16TH at ZIA RECORDS/RECORD STORE DAY BOOTH
The Avett Brothers
DJ Lance Rock
The Dillinger Escape Plan
As Tall As Lions
SATURDAY ~ APRIL 17TH at ZIA RECORDS/RECORD STORE DAY BOOTH - National Record Store Day!!
Coheed and Cambria
Toyko Police Club
Corinne Bailey Rae
Shooter Jennings & Hierophant
The Temper Trap
Band of Skulls
SUNDAY ~ APRIL 18TH at ZIA RECORDS/RECORD STORE DAY BOOTH
Pavement (Steve West & Bob Nastanovich)
Mac McCaughan of Superchunk ~ signing copies of "Our Noise:The Story of MERGE Records"
Matt & Kim
The Big Pink
Mayor Hawthorne and the County
The Soft Pack
Here's this year's full performing lineup! For more information, visit www.coachella.com
FRIDAY APRIL 16 Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17 Muse, Faith No More, Tiësto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ's, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner.
SUNDAY, APRIL 18 Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.
Posted by Zia Records Blogs at 10:58 PM