OCTOBER 2018 NEWS
NOT TO BEAT A DEAD HORSE…
But yes, The Cherry Bluestorms’ third album is now available on CD and digital download for your listening pleasure. See below for helpful hints on how and where you can procure your very own copy. While you are at it, (no, not beating dead horses), consider proclaiming your love of all things Bluestorms by purchasing a Whirligig! T-shirt and becoming the fashionista you were always meant to be!
You might even consider wearing said T-shirt to the Farmers’ Market at 3rd & Fairfax on October 19 from 7:00 to 9:00, where and when EB’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party will feature The Cherry Bluestorms LIVE!! It’s a free ALL AGES show,so you’ll want to load as many of the little hellraisers as possible into your Prius to make the outrageous parking fees feasible! We’ll be looking out for you!!
But seriously Folks, we’d like to thank Falling James and Bart Mendoza for putting quill to parchment in the Bluestorms’ cause. We’d also like to thank DJs Adam Waltemire and Mike Lidskin for their tireless support of Whirligig! in the form of airplay. Please checkout Pop Garden Radio and Twirl Radio/Woody Radio respectively for the best in (mostly) indie Power Pop!
EB’S ROCK & ROLL DANCE PARTY PRESENTS…
The Cherry Bluestorms will be returning to the West Patio Stage at EB’s Beer And Wine Bar inside The Original Farmers Market (Fairfax & 3rd) on Friday, October 19th as part of EB’s Rock & Roll Dance Party series. This is a free, all ages show. Bring the family and enjoy the Farmers Market’s variety of drinks and eats while we play songs from our new album, WHIRLIGIG! (and a few classic favorites) from 7:00-9:00 PM! Two hours of free parking, $4 with validation for three hours.
SAN DIEGO TROUBADOUR
Thank you to Bart Mendoza at the San Diego Troubadour for such a favorable review of WHIRLIGIG!
“Twelve songs, including 11 originals and a cover of the Beatles “She Said She Said” to kick off the album. Not a bad place to start actually as their version of the song encapsulates all that makes this band so much fun; trippy psychedelic rock influenced song arrangements, inspired guitar from Glen Laughlin and Deborah Gee’s compelling vocals. The first original song up is a rocker, “Roy Wood” which is plenty catchy, reminds me a bit of a song Rick Nielsen might write. Meanwhile the first single from the album is “Seven League Boots” an excellent shuffling rocker, complete with uplifting orchestral arrangement and a nifty video. Indeed that’s one of the albums strengths, the strings playing counter melodies that perfectly frame the songs on Whirligig! All the originals are penned by Laughlin, with two co-writes – including one with Gee on exotic rocker “Heel to Toe,” which somehow manages to include both power chords and one of Laughlin’s signature sinewy guitar riffs to good effect. This will appeal to fans of Britpop / psychedelia / power pop / garage rock.”
UPDATED: WHERE TO FIND WHIRLIGIG!
We are happy to share that since our last newsletter, WHIRLIGIG! is now available for purchase on CD and digitally from CD Baby, for digital download from iTunes, Amazon Music, and Google Play, and for streaming on Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music. Don’t forget that you can also get it from our Bandcamp store, Freakbeat Records (Sherman Oaks, CA), Amoeba Music (Hollywood, CA), Canterbury Records (Pasadena, CA), and last but not least, our website store! We are happy to sign any CDs purchased through our website if you’d like. Don’t forget that we also have limited edition WHIRLIGIG! t-shirts available via our website and Bandcamp.