Welcome to 2014

Happy New Year everyone!

2013 was a great year, a year of milestones really. We got to criss-cross this big ass country SEVERAL times, played with tons of really great bands and met SOOOOO many deadly people along the way.

Thanks for making 2013 what it was people (said in a wailing Paul Stanley voice)!!

Always looking to the future, lets keep it rolling into 2014 with some new music, more shows and meeting more fine folks!

Best wishes to you and your loved ones from OBS!

PS: Here’s a pic from the stage at out final show of 2013 in Saskatoon. What a way to finish of the year!

ODEON

 

A bit of a CMW Recap ft. T-MAK World

Finally got some time today to unwind after a busy week at CMW and a prompt return to the “grind” back in BC.

Toronto has always been an exciting city for us. We have been fortunate enough to take several trips out east and every time we are welcomed very graciously by music fans and music lovers. More than anything, Toronto simply embraces music, especially live music.

For OBS, this was made especially apparent by our close friend Terry Makedon and the whole crew at T-MAK World. Terry and his crew spend a great deal of time promoting this vibrant TO music scene. They work incessantly to provide detailed reviews, descriptions and insight into the happenings of music in Toronto. It’s people like Terry, John, Steve, and Karen that create a “scene” where music, art and culture are revered and made important.

Thank you to T-MAK, everyone who we got to spend time with, and all of our friends new and old in Toronto. We will surely be back soon!

OBS!

Here is some coverage T-MAK gave OBS:

Wednesday @ The Underground Garage: http://www.tmakworld.com/2013/03/canadian-music-week-2013-wednesday.html

Thursday @ the Hard Rock Cafe (includes footage of entire show): http://www.tmakworld.com/2013/03/heavens-basement-and-one-bad-son.html

Thursday @ The Hideout: http://www.tmakworld.com/2013/03/canadian-music-week-2013-thursday-march.html

Top 5 and video out today…pinch me, is this for real?

What a day it has been. It began rainy and dreary here in Vancouver, but our spirits were quickly lifted by great news!

Firstly, “Scarecrows” went Top 5 across the nation!

SECONDLY: The official “Scarecrows” video was literally just released on YouTube/Vevo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8s2wqH4Y6c

Check it out!!!! We’re so thankful and so proud of this! We hope you all enjoy!

Lots of love from OBS today!

The Summer of the Son

A quick Seinfeld reference for all you George Costanza enthusiasts.

But anyways, Granny here. As you can see, we have officially launched the brand new One Bad Son website. It comes equipped with all the latest and greatest technologies and will keep you updated and inundated with all your OBS info. We cannot take credit for all this online handy-work, it was designed and created by our new friend Michael Johnston of MykillinK Studios.

OBS Update:

The summer is shaping up to be a dandy and the four of us are beyond excited to share it with all of you. The summer started with a bang as “Rustbucket,” the first single off of the new album was released on June 4th (if you haven’t got your copy, that needs to change http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/rustbucket-single/id532271863). June has been action packed with a bit of a B.C tour including stops on the Island and Kelowna and will end with a trip back to the motherland! We’ll be in and around Sask for the majority of July which will be bitchin!

August is shaping up to be great as well and then, how could we forget, that the album will drop in late August/early September to conclude “The Summer of the Son”.

So stay glued to the site for everything OBS. We will be posting about tour dates, songs, album details, and everything else under the SON.

Granny

Granny’s Playlist

I thought I’d give ya’ll a quick glimpse and my “go to tracks/albums” as of right now.

I really am more of an album kind of guy. Some folks like single songs (which I do as well), but I really love a well crafted album that has flow and it puts you in a certain mood or mind set.

So, this is how its going to work here. I’m going to give you my top 5 albums (as of right now. I’ll make it clear, these are not necessarily my top 5 albums of all time, this is just what I’m listening to the most as of right now), and then I’ll give you a little description why, then I’ll give you my favourite tracks off said albums. Does this make sense? It makes sense to me so we’re going with it.

#5 “Modern Guilt” – Beck
Why: I’ve never really been a huge Beck fan. Not that I disliked his work, it just never really crossed my path. But then I came across this album (I think I found it at the library) and I figured I’d give it a try. And my goodness, its a good one. He combines a little bit of electronica with great melodies and solid grooves.
Notable Tracks: Chemtrails, Volcano

#4 “The White Album” – The Beatles
Why: I don’t think this needs a ton of explanation. Its a classic by a classic. The freedom the Beatles had on this album is inspiring. The variety of songs, the variety of moods, the interplay between Lennon and McCartney, its all there and its all amazing.
Notable Tracks: Happiness is a Warm Gun, Dear Prudence, Blackbird, Helter Skelter, Birthday, etc.

 

#3 “Youth and Young Manhood” – Kings of Leon
Why: I watched a documentary on the Kings of Leon a few months back called “Under the Talihina Sky” (I think thats what it was called), and it gave me a brand new appreciation for this band. This is the first KOL record and good heavens, do they bring it. Its SOOOOO raw and unadultered. I love it. Caleb (the singer) got ripped about the fact that you can’t understand lots of what he’s saying, but I love it. His vocals are so unique, the band is tight and have this really great energy. And for a first record, it don’t get much better than that.
Notable Tracks: Molly’s Chamber, Spiral Staircase, Dusty, Trani

 

#2 “Automatic Writing I & II” – Ataxia
Why: This is technically 1 album, but was released in two halves. 1 was released in the mid 2000′s while the 2nd was released last year? I think. Anyways, Ataxia consists of John Frusciante, Joe Lally (of Fugazi) and Josh Klinghoffer. The project was put together while Frusciante was still in the Chili Peppers. Its nothing like the work he did with the Chili Peppers, its more ambient and spacey. Not your typical “Rock” sound. But I can appreciate their willingness to explore and push boundaries.
Notable Tracks: Dust, The Soldier, Montreal

 

#1 “The Battle of Los Angeles” – Rage Against the Machine
Why: Rage has, for a long time, been one of my favourite bands. The energy, the anger, the originality and the simplicity/complexity (I know this doesn’t seem to make sense, but when you’re talking about Rage, it makes sense) are truly amazing. The Battle of Los Angeles used to be my least favourite album by them. It wasn’t that I disliked it, its just that I liked the other records better. However, I’ve recently become absolutely obsessed by this record. I love the riffs. I love the sonic landscape they create and I love de la Rocha’s anger and passion about such diverse topics. I could go on forever about this record, its one of my all time favourites. And you can quote me on that.
Notable Tracks: Testify, Calm Like a Bomb, New Millenium Homes, War Within a Breath, Maria.

There you have it, a glimpse into my playlist. This is constantly evolving and changing for me, but at this exact moment in time, these are some of my go-to records and songs. I would recommend checking all of this material out if you haven’t already done so.

 

Granny