Woah. Just got this release today from Orion Frequency:
After playing together for over 3 years, Orion Frequency has officially disbanded. Rip Griswold (singer, bass), "We have taken the project as far as we can go with it and wanted to part ways on a good note. Much love to everyone". Ryan Orion (singer, guitarist), "It's been a blast, we've made a lot of friends along the way. Thank you for having us out to rock the house". Cale Uecker (drums), "Thank you all!”
Although there's nothing official in the works, long time writing collaborators Rip and Ryan look to explore new music frontiers and are currently looking for other musicians that might want to sit in on some sessions and see where the writing may go. Cale says he's taking a break from being in a band for a while but might be back at it down the road.
The band is scheduled to play their final farewell show this Sunday March 11th at Chaser's (3615 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego) opening for (members of Death Angel), The All Time Highs and local favorites The Homeless Sexuals. To catch Orion Frequency's final performance, they go on at 9:30PM.
This from Anya Marina:
The hit CBS show Numbers will feature a brand new Anya Marina track called "Not a Through Street" on Friday night at 10 p.m. We hear it's going to be a great scene!
To make the deal even sweeter, Anya will be releasing a two-song digital EP on iTunes this Friday to coincide with the Numbers broadcast. So fans that hear the song on Numbers (or just really loved hearing it on MySpace or at her live shows) can buy the EP, which includes "Move You (Slow & Steady Seduction Phase II)" and "Not a Through Street" with new, original artwork.
Genesis is back together and touring late summer/early fall. The tour will not come through San Diego, but will make a stop in LA. I'm only posting this because I just had a conversation with my friend Tony about them this weekend. He was wearing a "Stop Genocide In Darfur" shirt and he said he thought the shirt was "Stop Genesis On Tour". That guy is wiser than people give him credit for.
Ernest Gallo died yesterday at 97 years old. You know back in the day you guzzled that horrible wine he made, so show some respect, buy some E&J Gallo Sangría, and pour one out for our homie.
Before heading to the Casbah last night, I made myself a little dinner and watched the first 10 minutes or so of "The Search For The Next Pussycat Doll". I don't need to say how god awful it was, but there was one girl, in the introductions about why they want to be a Pussycat Doll said something like "Pussycat Dolls are the voice of our generation." I just had to cry a little.
More bands are announcing tours through San Diego...Elf Power will be at the Casbah on May 2, and Goldenboy plans on coming through town on May 21, with a venue tbd.
Jocelyn Celaya is a quasi local hailing from just south of the border in Rosarito. A well known "radical classical guitarist", she tours Mexico extensively and has just announced a new tour, with a couple stops in San Diego. Catch her March, 21 2007 at Acual Al 2 performing with Tony Moore of Cutting Crew ( I just died in Your Arms Tonight). She will also be playing on March 28 at the Westgate Hotel. Check her out.
Lastly, Tool has just rescheduled their tour dates. Originally scheduled to play on March 20th, the show has now been moved to May 2. The show will still be at Cox Arena.