“Adventures of Power” Featuring The Honey Brothers!

7 10 2009

“I’m not pussy-footing, I’m double bass drumming!”

You gott check this flick, it looks all sorts of ridonkulously funny! Ari Gold is like a cooler (but still-so-nerdy) version of Napoleon Dynamite, while Enoturage’s Adrian Grenier has never looked so sexy-cheezy all at once! Watch the trailer below.

If you’re in the NYC, there’s a kick-ass premiere party today! More deets below!

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POWER NEW YORK CITY PARTY

  • KnittingFactory, Brooklyn, Metropolitan and Havermeyer
  • Wed Oct 7, 8pm-3am.
  • The Honey Brothers, The Prigs, World War, and DJ Jonathan Toubin from New York Night Train spinning tunes all night!
  • $10 minimum suggested donation to support The Impact Repertory Theatre, the Oscar-winning children’s music non-profit school, who will also be performing!
  • Prizes, movie clips, puppies and kittens!
  • 18+. NO GUEST LIST. NO RSVP. NO VIP. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

ABOUT: “ADVENTURES OF POWER”

  • Opens October 9 in New York and Kentucky!
  • Opens October 16 in Los Angeles!
  • Opens in theaters around the country–watch the trailer and join us at:http://www.adventuresofpower.com
  • Starring Hoyt Honey and Honey duContra (Adrian Grenier), music by Raw Honey, with some harmonica by Dory Honey and a character named after Dr. Carl Honey!
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An Interview With The Honey Brothers Featuring Adrian Grenier!

20 08 2009

We got to catch up with indie folk rockers The Honey Brothers a  few weeks ago at the Wanderlust Festival in Tahoe. The interview was all glitz and giggles, these guys are quite the witty group. In case you don’t know who they are, I highly suggest you get a hold of their new EP titled “Demonstration.” Peep the review here. Oh, and Entourage’s Adrian Grenier is the drummer!

Andrew Vladeck – Banjo, vocalsthe-honey-brothers1
Adrian Grenier – drums, vocals
D.S Posner – guitar/vocals

How did you guys form The Honey Brothers?

Andrew: The Honey Brothers formed as a ukulele trio back in 2002. (Adrain Grenier and D.S. interject with a Southern old timers’ accent, “yep, back in 1903 I tell ya!”) We did mostly an old time thing on street corners. And it wasn’t till later that Adrian came along and tried to hijack us. He van-jacked us and brought us to his recording studio and dragged us into the 21st century.

Adrian: I saw gold in them here (Said in that same Southern old timer accent).

Who came up with the name The Honey Brothers?adrain-grenier-drums

Andrew: Many names banded about. A very popular one we were playing with was White Sabbath.

Adrian: Uh, I think we went with that for one minute.

D.S: The people over at Black Sabbath thought it was a little too close.

Adrian: (laughs) Yes, they gave us a cease and desist order.

D.S: Grey Sabbath, Mauve Sabbath …

Adrian: Teal Sabbath! It depended, we were like chameleons and able to play any type of festival. But eventually, the horny cow …Andrew-Vladeck-banjo

(everyone busts up laughing)

Adrian: Wait, what’s that song? It’s the horny cow?

Andrew: It’s Honi Cow.

D.S. and Andrew: (starts singing some weird song) “Honi cow ooh wa wiki wiki!”

D.S: It was Hawaiin music that had this song “Honi cow ooh wa wiki wiki.” And we took that and made that “horny cow.”

Andrew: We were gonna be the Honey Cow Brothers and then we just became the Honey Brothers.

D.S: Better than the Honey Cows, let’s just leave it at that. (laughs)

Adrian: But better than the Horny Cows!

What’s all your stage monickers about? D.S.-guitar

D.S: My monicker is Dr. Jay Carl Honey. I though of myself as just kind of a straight Southern Carl Perkins type of guy.

Adrian: I’m Honey DuContra. It just seemed different.

Andrew: It’s Dory Honey. At the time I was reading Oscar Wilde’s book “The Importance of Earnest” or uh, “Portrait of Dorian Gray?” Oh wait, “The Importance of Being Dory,” (laughs). Anyhow, that’s how it went.

Who’s one of your favorite musicians of yesteryear and today? (We were all stoked on seeing Andrew Bird after the interview and most definitely all the guys agreed that he’s one of their favorites.)

Andrew: Of yesteryear, I’m a big fan of Bob Dylan. I”m also a huge fan of Reverend Gary Davis! The King of blues-finger-picking. I’d play a bunch of his songs more than anything else much to the dismay of my other Honey Brothers. But honestly, that’s what I’m completely fanatic about, just old time peat mud style fingerpicking. And as for today, uh, that’s a hard one.

D.S: (Interjects) Lady Ga Ga!the-honey-brothers2

(everyone laughs)

Andrew: Lately I’ve been enjoying Sean Paul. And St. Vincent.

Adrian: Well, I got to see Mate of State of again today and they were great. I just saw them recently in LA. And the Black Kids. And The Kills. I like to see live music, so yes to Rock! And Queen for my yesteryear.

D.S: I like Animal Collective. And Broken Social Scene was really great today. I liked them a lot. My yesteryear is Buddy Holly.

Your “Demonstration” EP is awesome, when are you guys putting out a full length?

Andrew: Yeah, this fall we’ll be making a full length. We’re pretty excited about it.

What can your fans expect?

D.S: Hmm, prepare to be happier! It’s going to be a warm record right? We’re going to take some of this warmth.

Andrew: Yeah, our CD is gonna be like a glove-warmer you can put anywhere.

Adrian: And literally fuzzy on the inside.

How’s your Wanderlust experience going so far?

D.S: How bout that yoga?

Adrian: Yeah, what up with all this yoga? Why’s everyone all yoga? (said in a funny tone)

D.S: Yoga this, yoga that! (sighs)

Adrian: Yoga and yogurt apparently.

You guys aren’t into the yoga?

Andrew: We’re into yogis! (meaning the hot yoga chicks)

Adrian: I’m into yogis more than I’m into yoga quite honestly.

Andrew: Naw, I think they’re awesome. It’s so cool!

D.S: Yeah, we got to rehearse in a gondola on our way up to our gig. It was so great! The energy on the way up … that was really fun.

Awesome! Anything else you guys want add or ya’ll ready to go see some Andrew Bird?

All: Yes!!! Andrew Bird! (we all cut out and watched an epic Andrew Bird set)





“Demonstration EP” by The Honey Brothers – Album Review

16 06 2009

honeybrothers_demonstration_204I’m usually not down for the “actor turned musician” thing, but in some cases it does tend to work (definitely not with Scarlett Johansson). Check this sweet new band out: The Honey Brothers features “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier on drums! Their new goods titled “Demonstration EP,” has a fun vibe to it with a ukulele accenting the cool David Byrne-like vocals. Definitely has a Talking Heads feel to it, but not so new wave. With four tracks on their new EP, The Honey Brothers have put some great music together. My favorite track is “Perfect Parent,” it gets  a little psychedelic in there.

Performing at four big summer festivals this summer, you can catch The Honey Brothers at Wanderlust Festival, All Points West Festival 2009, Osheaga Festival, and Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival.





The Kills At El Rey 5/21/08

22 05 2008

So my buddy, “big shot Tony,” the moniker I use to pester him, invites me to The Kills’ sold out show at the El Rey theater in LA. As much as I loathe the crazy drive there, considering I’m rollin’ up from Carlsbad, I gladly jump to the occasion to see this kick ass band live. After battling the warm Santa Ana winds, and shielding off all the nasty LA debris from festering in my eyes, we make it into the packed venue. Standard LA indie scene, hipsters and fashionistas, but at least everyone here had some major good taste in music, even if it was just for one night. Virgin to the El Rey, I’ve heard nothing but good things. The large carpeted venue immediately reminded me of the Olympia music hall in Paris, France. I caught the New York Dolls there back in 06 and it was a hell of a performance.

So the soulful, rockin’ duo begins. Wow. Although, their audio does them justice, their live performance is insanely fuckin’ marvelous! Immediately I tell Tony that front woman, Allison Mosshart, reminds me of a young Patty Smith. With her tall slender body, disheveled head of raven hair, and possessed like singing and shaking. After noticing The Velvets and The Heartbreakers on the film projector behind them, who comes up next on the big screen? Why none other than, punk n’ blues queen, Patti Smith. I guess Mosshart too is a fan.

Between Mosshart and British guitarist Jamie “Hotel” Hince, they put out some dirty sweet, vicious tunes. Although they use a drum machine for their beats and percussion, it works. I definitely prefer the high energy and visual stimulation I receive from the mad skills of drummers, but as a duo, which is very popular lately, The Kills have got it down. Their music is dark but hip, grounded with a solid foundation of blues and punk. The use of their drum machine gives them a saucy electro twist. Check em out if you know what’s good.

Click here for the photo gallery.