The Best 5 Bucks You’ll Spend This Holiday…

…is at the 2011 Noise Pop Holiday Shop on Sunday, December 11 at Bottom of the Hill. Not only does the event showcase chic, locally made goods for your holiday shopping pleasure, it also features a special raffle benefiting Potrero’s Daniel Webster Elementary School where the purchase of a $5 ticket can earn you one of these fabulous prizes to round out your holiday gift list.

Better than a Kmart special. And if shopping’s not your thing, not to worry. You can go big and stay home by purchasing ticket packs online. Even if you win bubkis, all the proceeds support a great cause. Like keeping music and arts programs in my kid’s school at Daniel Webster. And that’s important. So pony up.

Fresh Tracks: Pontiak – “Lions of Least”

Artist: Pontiak
Album: Echo Ono
Homeland: Virginia
Release Date: February 12, 2012
Featured Track: “Lions of Least”

Pontiak has been kicking around their Southern-inspired, good ‘ol rock ‘n roll since 2006. The latest effort by the brotherly trio, Echo Ono, is a concept album born under the inspiration to explore color and texture through song and music. Painting through music, if you will. What manifested is their love of loud music and the texture and color it produces. Music so loud it produces physical vibrations in your chest. Described as their most direct and concise album to date, “it was like walking to the top of a hill in a field and watching the sky expand, a vision fully realized.” Turn it up to 11 and see for yourself.

Analog Rebellion – “Father Abraham”

Analog Rebellion – “Father Abraham”

I love it when Larry sends me his band picks, because he knows how to pick ’em. He’s turned me on to many winners over the years and this tip from Analog Rebellion is no exception. Check out the first single, “Father Abraham”  from the Dallas, Texas based duo’s forthcoming full length.