Band of the Month – February 2012 – Polls are Open

It’s that time again.  Conveniently located on the left side bar <—–left——– of the blog is a Poll which will allow you, dear reader, to vote for your favorite Band of the Week from February 2012.  To help you out here is a handy dandy recap….  Enjoy!
Week 1 – Hailing from Brooklyn – The Gypsy West offer up music for the revolution:
A fun cover of Talking Heads – Life During Wartime
The Band’s own There are Rules

Week 2:  Leicester’s own – Citizen Smith played hard melodic rock.
The catchy Uncle Jack:
Here is an acoustic version of ‘D‘:
 Week 3: We went into the woods (and we never came back) with NJ band The Amboys.
 Here is Ashley Meets the Wolf:
Here is In the Woods:

Week 4 is California based The Weekend Forecast.

Here is the Dexterish I’m Done:



 A Demo version of the Song Right: 


You are now better informed than the average U.S citizen…. Go VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Band of the Week: Year 2, Month 3, Week 4: The Weekend Forecast

Way way back in May 2011 (the first month of this blogs existence), we did a brief notice about a band called The Weekend Forecast.  At the time, they were a brand new band, and just a few snippets of songs had been released via YouTube clips. We promised to keep our Ear to the Ground and to report back on the band.  

We had called that post “Rumblings” – meaning you put your ear to the ground, and sometimes you’ll hear a distant sound of something approaching, and though you may not be sure exactly what that something may be, you keep listening.  It can take patience, and something that sound may end up being something of little significance, but, I’ve found, sometimes it is well worth the wait.

And so… we flash forward to February 2012, and The Weekend Forecast have put out an album and video.  And now that they are Band of the Week on Ear to the Ground, the sky’s the limit.

First up, is the video for the first song on the album, “Sun, Doubt & Scenic Routes”.  The song is I’m Done and the video is a play on the Intro to the television series, Dexter.

 And yes, since you asked (blogging can be a lonely business, so sometimes we have to imagine our readers asking questions), that is Benji Schwimmer, season 2 winner of So You Think You Can Dance?.  

The album is out and available right here, right now: