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Review: Stolen Babies @ Chicago House of Blues 1/28/2014

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Photos, Reviews, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by Randy

Circulating on rock radio right now is a very intriguing band that goes by the name of Stolen Babies. Their sound is very reminiscent of early Industrial Metal, mixed with a strong Shock Rock influence. Sprinkle a little accordion in there, maybe some 55 gallon drum, then choose either a guitar or bass (never both at the same time), and wa-lah.

Stolen Babies are currently embarked on tour with two power house bands in rock (Stone Sour and Pop Evil), and most dates on this tour have been sold out. We were fortunate to cover the Chicago House of Blues stop, and honestly, we were mind blown. They are the opener for this tour, and with only 3 bands on the bill, they had ample time to melt faces. From the first note, to the last riff, they managed to strangle hold the crowd. Regardless if they’ve never been heard, their arsenal of songs is a crowd mover…exploding with an instant pit, full of elbows and crowd surfers.

The band consists of Dominique Lenore Persi (vocals), Rani Sharone (bassist and guitarist) and Gil Sharone on drums. One interesting thing about the band and their sound is Dominique…and she isn’t just a vocalist. On certain songs she beats away at that 55 gallon barrel hanging from what appears to be an engine hoist, giving a slight percussion that you’d expect to hear in bands like Slipknot and Mushroom Head. But, there’s more: the unique sound doesn’t stop there because she also plays an accordion… YES, AN ACCORDION! This throws a completely different aspect into this band’s sound that has already separated them from traditional rock/metal bands. To say the least, these guys are a true experimental rock band and have certainly found their niche in an industry constantly looking for new sounds.

-Pop Evil highlights included Leigh Kakat coming out and climbing on the crowd to sing
-Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor played Alice in Chains’ “Nutshell” solo, and also the first 2/3 of “Through Glass” before the band erupted
-Within each set, there were some sound issues

Only a few more dates remain on this tour…check them out below. If you aren’t able to make it to a show, definitely get on your computer and check out Stolen Babis online and hear their fascinating sound for yourself.

-Randy Hall and Logan Rendulic © The Rock Tribune, 2014

Feb 6  Thu   Anaheim, CA
Feb 8  Sat     Las Vegas, NV
Feb 9  Sun    Tempe, AZ
Feb 11 Tue   El Paso, TX
Feb 13 Thu  Dallas, TX
Feb 14 Fri    Houston, TX
Feb 15 Sat   San Antonio, TX

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Stolen Babies, a set by logan.rocktribune on Flickr.

 

STOLEN BABIES Announce Upcoming U.S. Tour with STONE SOUR and POP EVIL – Coming This January/February

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Shows, Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 6, 2013 by Randy

Experimental rock group STOLEN BABIES are pleased to announce their upcoming U.S. tour with headlining hard rock giants Stone Sour and fellow supporters Pop Evil. The tour begins on January 14th in Orlando, FL and stops in several major American cities through February 15th.  See below for all current tour dates and make sure to get tickets now before there are none left! Additional dates are scheduled for announcement.

Drummer Gil Sharone says, “We’re really excited about being on the Stone Sour tour and coming back to so many of our favorite cities. It’s a big deal to us and we’re grateful for the opportunity.”

STOLEN BABIES

ON TOUR W/ STONE SOUR, POP EVIL

14-Jan  Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

15-Jan  Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore

17-Jan  Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

18-Jan  New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

19-Jan  Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

21-Jan  Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

22-Jan  Boston, MA @ House of Blues

24-Jan  Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

25-Jan  Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

26-Jan  Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

28-Jan  Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

31-Jan  Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre

1-Feb   Sioux Falls, SD @ The District

3-Feb   Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

5-Feb   West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

6-Feb   Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues

8-Feb   Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

9-Feb   Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

11-Feb El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

13-Feb Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

14-Feb Houston, TX @ House of Blues

15-Feb San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

 

 

STOLEN BABIES drummer Gil Sharone is an official nominee in the Modern Drummer 2014 Readers Poll! Gil is nominated in the Best Clinician category. Support STOLEN BABIES and cast your vote for Gil HERE.

 

While you are surfing the web, check out the band’s latest music video for the track ‘Second Sleep’. The video was directed by Ilan Sharone, well-known video director and brother of Rani and Gil, with visual FX and animation by Meats Meier. The track is cut from the band’s most recent full-length release, entitled Naught. The album is available at your local music retailer and through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers.

 

 

For more information on STOLEN BABIES, please visit these websites:

www.stolenbabiestheband.com

www.facebook.com/stolenbabiesofficial

www.twitter.com/stolenbabies

www.myspace.com/stolenbabies

 

 

STOLEN BABIES is:

Dominique Lenore Persi – Lead Vocals/Accordion

Rani Sharone – Bass/Guitar/Vocals

Gil Sharone – Drums

Review: OTEP live at Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA 10/13/13

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Reviews, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2013 by Randy

                Currently on the road with some great up and coming bands like Stolen Babies and New Year’s Day is one of the most popular and most influential metal artists in of the last decade:  Otep Shamaya.  Otep is a band that has broken down many barriers over their last twelve years of existence; not just musically but socially due to Otep Shamaya’s involvement in the fight for equality and her strong political views.  Having a front-woman with such strong beliefs in those areas made their “claim to fame” a little easier than most bands that came into the scene around the same time.  Not taking anything away from them musically though; given the fact that the band has undergone some member changes (like nearly every other band) they’ve been able to maintain the same standards musically that they started with, while still evolving and separating themselves from all other metal artists.

                Getting back to the current tour,  the Inner-Galactic/With a Vengeance Tour, which is certainly a must see; regardless if it’s your first or tenth time seeing Otep, the opening acts on tour with them are amazing.  Stolen Babies and New Year’s Day are both bands that blend so well with the style brought to the table by Otep, it doesn’t matter if you’ve heard of them or no…if you’re an Otep fan these opening acts will certainly keep you entertained.  It’s after their sets are all done and over when the energy hits you square in the face. Once Otep steps onto the stage, get ready for hell to be unleashed because she pours every ounce of her being and demands the same from the crowd. The better the participation, the better her set is because she feeds off of her fans and gives in return what she receives from the audience. Long story short, if this tour is still coming to a city near you, take the few dollars it costs to see this show and spoil yourself with four hours of fun.  Don’t forget to stick around after the show to meet Otep at the merch table and buy an autographed CD.  Even if you can’t afford to buy something, she is humble and loves her fans all the same and will be more than happy to have a picture taken with you… free of charge, unlike some performers now a days that request money for a measly cell phone photo.

-Logan Rendulic, ©The Rock Tribune (Pittsburgh)

http://www.otepmerch.com/

STOLEN BABIES Take to the Road with OTEP and NEW YEARS DAY this Saturday in Fresno, CA

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Reviews, Shows with tags , , , , on September 18, 2013 by Randy

Watch the Music Video for Second Sleep at Vice Noisey Now!

 

Experimental rock group STOLEN BABIES are gearing up to hit the road with fellow female vocalist-powered rock groups OTEP and NEW YEARS DAY this Saturday, September 20th in Fresno, CA. The 1½ month tour will hit several major and secondary U.S. cities before coming to a close in theSTOLEN BABIES’ stomping grounds of SoCal in Hollywood at the legendary Whisky-A-Go-Go on November 9th.

See below for all current tour dates and make sure to get tickets now before there are none left!

Bassist, guitarist and backing vocalist Rani Sharone says, “We are really looking forward to getting back on the road again being direct support for Otep! It’s a seven-week run and we’ll be covering a lot of ground playing a bunch of cities we’ve never played before which is very cool. At the very least our geography will be a little better!”

STOLEN BABIES

ON TOUR W/ OTEP, NEW YEAR’S DAY

9/20 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s

9/21 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

9/22 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

9/24 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

9/25 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

9/27 – Murray, UT @ Murray Theater

9/28 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

9/29 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

10/1 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

10/2 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

10/3 – Rockford, IL @ District Bar & Grill

10/4 – Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’s

10/5 – Racine, WI @ Route 20

10/6 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill & The Reverb Rock Garden

10/7 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

10/8 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre

10/9 – South Bend, IN @ Cheers Pub

10/10 – Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock

10/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder

10/12 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

10/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

10/15 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon

10/16 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House

10/17 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall

10/18 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

10/19 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium/Rock & Shock Festival

10/20 – White Marsh, MD @ House of Rock

10/21 – Knoxville, TN @ Blackstock

10/22 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards

10/23 – Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunk Horse Pub

10/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

10/25 – Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth

10/26 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

10/27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Brewsters Roc Bar

10/29 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

10/30 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish at House of Blues

10/31 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

11/1 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

11/2 – San Antonio, TX @ The Tequila Rock Bar

11/3 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma @ The Chameleon Club

11/4 – Wichita, KS @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill *Headline show, NO OTEP

11/5 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe

11/6 – Farmington, NM @ Top Deck

11/7 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

11/9 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go

Earlier this summer, STOLEN BABIES teamed up with Vice’s Noisey channel to unveil their eerie, yet beautifully mesmerising new music video for the track ‘Second Sleep’. The video was directed by Ilan Sharone, well-known video director and brother of Rani and Gil, with visual FX and animation by Meats Meier. The track is cut from the band’s most recent full-length release, entitled Naught. The album is available at your local music retailer and through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers.

For more information on STOLEN BABIES, please visit these websites:

www.stolenbabiestheband.com

www.facebook.com/stolenbabiesofficial

www.twitter.com/stolenbabies

www.myspace.com/stolenbabies

 

 

STOLEN BABIES is:

Dominique Lenore Persi – Lead Vocals/Accordion

Rani Sharone – Bass/Guitar/Vocals

Gil Sharone – Drums

 

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