Monday, February 21, 2011

Review - AUDIO/ROCKETRY -- Eastward + Onward

EASTWARD + ONWARD
Audio/Rocketry
Indie
7.5-out-of-10

A few lucky people in Yorkton who were at 5th Avenue Cup & Saucer June 27, know first hand just how good Audio/Rocketry is. The band headlined a three-act show that night, and showed a stage energy which was infectious in the intimate coffeehouse atmosphere.
What those who were not out for the Sunday night show missed was a band which had a sort of ‘Prairie-fied’ Great Big Sea sound.
In talking to the band after the show one other reviewer had drawn the comparison, and had suggested that was a detriment.
To me it is not.
The band, which hails from Alberta, has a sort of East Coast sensibility to their sound, and the energy of Great Big Sea, and that means they’re fun.
The Prairie aspect comes at times from elements which remind a bit of the Corb Lund Band.
Now if you think about the two aforementioned bands, a common element is energy, and Audio/Rocketry brings that by the bushel. I’m sure there was a scuff mark or two on the floor from the foot stomping of lead singer Joe Vickers.
Vickers has a nice folk/indie/punk voice, and really carries the music with its generally upbeat approach.
The CD has 14-songs, so if you missed the show you can get a great feel for this energy band by grabbing the disk.
Favourite cuts include Gypsy Gal, Hallelujah Halifax (for its pure energy), Ramblin’ Shoes and Two Chords.
Check it out at www.myspace.com/audiorocketrymusic
— CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper July 7, 2010 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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