Cultura Sem Censura’s band of the Month is STELLRSCOPE #postpunk #shoegaze #indierock #alternative

Cultura Sem Censura’s band of the Month is STELLRSCOPE #postpunk #shoegaze#indierock #alternative http://www.culturasemcensura.com.br/2014/04/banda-de-abril-stellarscope.html 

Sifu Tom Lugo received the Master of Martial Arts Award for ‘Outstanding Master of the Martial Arts’ at the Chinese Kung Fu & Karate Expo 8 and Masters Awards . Blue Phoenix Entertainment,LLC.’s Master Paul Cheng, Sifu Robert Samuels, Sifu Vincent Lyn, Master Clayton Prince, Sensei Eliza (Lugiase Skittles), Master Joy Green also received awards for their contributions to Martial Arts. A big thank you to Sifu Cliff for putting the event together. So many legendary and up & coming Martial Artists from all over the world were showing support through friendship. Until we all meet again, much success and many blessings!

Actor and Ling Gar Lineage holder Sifu Vincent Lyn, Sifu Tom Lugo, Master Clayton Prince

Master Clayton Prince, Master Paul Cheng, Integrated Kung Fu Academy Student Mary LeMieux-Fillery, Integrated Kung Fu Academy Student Marlon McGraw, Sifu Robert Samuels, Sifu Kareem Pearson, Sifu Tom Lugo

Actor and Hung Gar lineage holder Grand Master Chui Chi Ling and Sifu Tom Lugo

Blue Phoenix Entertainment,LLC. rocks the Chinese Kung Fu and Karate Expo 8. So proud of my team!!! — with Wing Chun Expert Master Joy Greene, Actor and Ling Gar Master SifuVincent Lyn, MasterPaul Cheng, Actor, Director and Hung Gar Master Sifu Robert Samuels, Zonghe Quanfa Master Sifu Tom Lugo, Actor, Director, and Karate Expert Master Clayton Prince, and Sensei Eliza Greene

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Fact: Lo-fi is always better live.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t enjoy it in your car or on your computer. (Punk-tinged indie rock is fantastic rush hour rage music.) But the rawness of it is more pressing, more energized, when it’s right in front of you. Which is why you should give Stellarscope’s new record a listen and then go see them on March 12 at Tree House Lounge.
Coming from Philly and post-punk roots, Stellarscope set out to produce something broadly appealing on The end is near. I’m not prepared. It’s hard when your main interest is listed as “making noise,” but there’s just enough ’90s pop punk here to stoke nostalgia in those who have succumbed to radio sounds.
Fortunately, the band is a bit more complicated than that. They’re signed to frontman Tom Lugo’s indie label Patetico, and his interests in psych and shoegaze have spilled over into Stellarscope’s sound. That’s a good thing, because it keeps them from being yet another noisy band with nothing new to bring to the table. “Zero Gravity” explodes with psychedelic guitars, immediately indicating that The end is near. I’m not prepared is neither an angry anarchic punk storm nor a post-rock cinematic doomsday. It’s rough, but not off-putting—just transgressive enough to be deliciously fun. It’s what might be playing as a helicopter buzzes over a major metropolis, smoke rising from the skyscrapers. The situation is catastrophic, sure, but there’s an element of excitement—shit is going down, and didn’t we tell you so?
Stellarscope thinks you should listen to them if you like The Ramones. You should. You should also try them out if you like Black Moth Super Rainbow. This is the true secret of that broad appeal they’re trying to create: the fuzzed-out guitars and the driving punk and noise rhythms, all blanketed lovingly in Los Angeles-ready samples, fuse into an electrifying sound just refined enough to be stereo-ready. Still, the unifying forces here are grit, gravel, and rooftop explosions that will surely kill onstage.

Sound & Vision interviews Tom Lugo, they talk about what got him started in music, his influences, the Patetico Recordings record label, his music projects (Stellarscope , Drowning Dreams, Panophonic, ShiShi, Under The Wire) , and more. http://soundandvisionmex.com/2014/02/17/entrevista-tom-lugo-los-innumerables-proyectos-de-un-musico-que-no-descansa/

Layers of guitar sounds in a glorious cacophony of melody and sound soon to be released in a compilation and QRD Guitarrist inteview ebook by QRD Zine and Silber Media http://www.silbermedia.com/qrd/archives/63TLugo.html

My new sounds:

Spanish magazine Ozivit Music reviews Stellarscope’s new record ‘The end is near. I’m not prepared’

Spanish magazine Ozivit Music reviews Stellarscope’s new record ‘The end is near. I’m not prepared’http://ozivitmusic.yolasite.com/res-theendisnear.php #postpunk#shoegaze #dreampop 

Rough translation:
Stellarscope is a band from Philadelphia, USA with several years of career at the scene of that city, since its inception attracted much attention for the energy that characterizes his compositions. They released their first album in
 1998 and since then they have not stopped , they have released several albums , many EP’sy DVD ‘Inside Out’ .
Its members are : Bob Forman - Drums, Scott McBride - Bass, Edward Neenan - Guitar and Tom Lugo lidereando band on guitar and vocals . Lugo is also the owner of Patetico Recordings , an independent record label that is responsible for publishing the albums of the band .
'THE END IS NEAR . I'M NOT PREPARED ' is the latest album Stellarscope , for me his best work so far, it can hear a nice mix of such diverse genres like Indie Rock , Post -Rock , Metal, and Shoegaze Psychedelic but they clearly guided by the Post- Punk , so the sound they achieve is very particular , at times reminiscent of New Order and the synth pop of the nineties but has so many aspects that each song is different , something that is maintained throughout the album is the outstanding quality of the compositions , besides the implementation of the instruments is perfect .
The album consists of fourteen songs that are very short , some last little more than 2 minutes and the longest just 4:24, because we find that they all have very dynamic melodies. One of the things that caught my attention is the stunning lyrical / vocal ability showing Tom Lugo , the lyrics are clear and interesting , abiding theme of the album and take us for a tour of the complicated mind of its creator. I should also note that the rhythms of the drums are so powerful and well designed to make you believe that the end of time is truly near .
All the topics that make up this album are very good but the ones I liked are: ’ Luxuria ’ by the brilliant atmosphere created by the guitars that resonate with a style Dream Pop , ‘The Machines Must Die’ for its stunning apocalyptic lyrics ; ‘It Finally Happened ’ because despite having a similar sound to some tunes Post -Rock has a sad and pessimistic sentiment. ‘Waste Of Space’ is a clear example of how Punk has influenced the rate the style of The Ramones is accompanied by a letter with the phrase ” … Wishing I was never born , I’m just a waste of space ” says it all.
If you have the opportunity to buy this album and do not hesitate if Stellarscope Buy it occurs in your town go see them , I’m sure you will not regret it.

FRESH OFF THE PRESSES: Italian Zine Troublezine.it reviews Stellarscope’s ‘The end is near. I’m not prepared’ #postpunk #shoegaze http://www.troublezine.it/reviews/20840/stellarscope-the-end-is-near-im-not-prepared

But look hard you pull out the veteran of a thousand battles underground Tom Lugo with fellow sonic journey of Stellarscope .

It ’ a post-punk that knows how to be rough and pounding , which draws strength and force even from almost wave reverberations that go to a derailing version of Joy Division who are in a paradise sulfur to ” have a good time ” with the Jesus & Mary Chain .

Reverberations constant and melodic choruses that capture us in damn catchy ( This Will End Tonight ) , riding without a tomorrow ( Like Tomorrow Will Never Come ) , sonic assaults ( Zombie Stomp) , lysergic psychedelia ( Luxuria ) and then a gem like The Machines Must Die with a drum machine that beats inside and leaden atmosphere that revolves around our bodies.

It ’ a world of dark rock , hypnotic , rough and wire shoegaze that of Stellarscope that captures slowly but soon that is impossible to resist by virtue of actually engaging melodies that emerge effortlessly between the battery dry and firm and reverberated guitars . A great record . Bravo Tom !

Stellarscope’s new record ‘The end is near. I’m not prepared’ gets a comprehensive review by spanish magazine Oživit Music (thank you so very much for the kind words we greatly appreciate it!) http://ozivitmusic.yolasite.com/res-theendisnear.php #postpunk #shoegaze #dreampop

Stellarscope's new record 'The end is near. I'm not prepared' gets a comprehensive review by spanish magazine Oživit Music (thank you so very much for the kind words we greatly appreciate it!) 

Rough translation:

Stellarscope is a band from Philadelphia, USA with several years of career at the scene of that city, since its inception attracted much attention for the energy that characterizes his compositions. They released their first album in 1998 and since then they have not stopped , they have released several albums , many EP’sy DVD ‘Inside Out’ .

Its members are : Bob Forman - Drums, Scott McBride - Bass, Edward Neenan - Guitar and Tom Lugo lidereando band on guitar and vocals . Lugo is also the owner of Patetico Recordings , an independent record label that is responsible for publishing the albums of the band .

'THE END IS NEAR . I'M NOT PREPARED ' is the latest album Stellarscope , for me his best work so far, it can hear a nice mix of such diverse genres like Indie Rock , Post -Rock , Metal, and Shoegaze Psychedelic but they clearly guided by the Post- Punk , so the sound they achieve is very particular , at times reminiscent of New Order and the synth pop of the nineties but has so many aspects that each song is different , something that is maintained throughout the album is the outstanding quality of the compositions , besides the implementation of the instruments is perfect .

The album consists of fourteen songs that are very short , some last little more than 2 minutes and the longest just 4:24, because we find that they all have very dynamic melodies. One of the things that caught my attention is the stunning lyrical / vocal ability showing Tom Lugo , the lyrics are clear and interesting , abiding theme of the album and take us for a tour of the complicated mind of its creator. I should also note that the rhythms of the drums are so powerful and well designed to make you believe that the end of time is truly near .

All the topics that make up this album are very good but the ones I liked are: ’ Luxuria ’ by the brilliant atmosphere created by the guitars that resonate with a style Dream Pop , ‘The Machines Must Die’ for its stunning apocalyptic lyrics ; ‘It Finally Happened ’ because despite having a similar sound to some tunes Post -Rock has a sad and pessimistic sentiment. ‘Waste Of Space’ is a clear example of how Punk has influenced the rate the style of The Ramones is accompanied by a letter with the phrase ” … Wishing I was never born , I’m just a waste of space ” says it all.

If you have the opportunity to buy this album and do not hesitate if Stellarscope Buy it occurs in your town go see them , I’m sure you will not regret it.




http://ozivitmusic.yolasite.com/res-theendisnear.php  #postpunk #shoegaze#dreampop

 

This weekend we are playing NYC, Philly and Mass!!!!!!!

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Playing with some awesome bands this weekend, come!!!!

March 21 NYC @ Silent Barn w/ Dead Leaf Echo, Keepers, DVA, Tom Blacklung and The Smokestacks
March 22 Philly @ Kung Fu Necktie Downstairs w/ Literature, Mike Bell and the Movies.
March 23 East Hampton @ The Flywheel w/ Soccer Mom, Worms and Black Sky