Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Great Valley - NitetrotterTV Session

 Text and Video by Nathan Gregory - February 19, 2013

The Great Valley's goofy pop music will take the listener into a jolly dream state with beautiful colors and pop sickles. It brings you back to when you were a kid and you had no worries and everything thing was fun. Yet, here in the modern day things still seem to be fun for the venturous duo. Graduated from college and now pursuing there music to great levels, Great Valley have found a new home in Brattleboro, VT. A small town that hides a variety of amazing bands. We were lucky to hang a few days with the boys while on tour supporting there new LP "Continental Lunch." This album was released by Feeding Tube Records and is a must hear. Groove this sick session then go out and buy this album.

Shot on location at Burlington Bar in Chicago, IL.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Famous Laughs - NitetrotterTV Session

Text and Video by Nathan Gregory - February 17, 2013
 Art by Jorge Tapia

Snowy and sometimes rainy days come day after day to the southside neighborhood of Chicago called Pilsen. This dark weather brings everybody inside and I was lucky enough to be invited inside art gallery Roxaboxen Exhibitions to film some great stuff from local favorite Famous Laughs. The music project of local music facilitator Jake Acosta, who's genius has brought two growing locals labels Teen River and Lake Paradise, plus a variety of stellar music projects. The uniquely heavy rock tinged sound behind Famous Laughs grips your ears with much strength though calmly letting go with soft well placed melodies. Acosta's deep low reverbed out vocals cascade breezily over most tunes giving away to shredding jams. Famous Laughs is a great three piece band bringing a different sound to the Chicago rock scene. More and more great things from the band in the future we can only hope but until then enjoy this.

Shot on location at Roxaboxen Exhibitions in Chicago, IL