November Featured Artist: Evanescence

Yes, I do realize Evanescence is from the 90’s (known albums in the 2000’s), but who doesn’t love the 90’s??? I still love their song “My Immortal.” The band is still listed as a top 5 choice of female-lead bands on a number of lists. Their newest album “Evanescence,” was released in late 2011 and the band has been touring since.

Don’t forget to check out Evanescence’s newest album. The song, “My Heart is Broken,” was played on the radio back in October 2011 so you may recognize it. As of now, Evanescence can mainly be seen playing in Europe and other countries, leaving United States fans just that brief stint from July to September to see Evanescence (which is long gone now). The band will be reportedly taking another break.

Fun fact: Did you know that Ben Moody, the former lead guitarist, had originally wrote My Immortal? Amy Lee, the lead singer, helped him edit it though. The song is what made the producer at their (then) record label want to sign them. Told you it was a great song 🙂

On another note, while Evanescence fell off the music train for a while there, Flyleaf emerged. What do you think about Flyleaf’s sound in comparison to Evanescence?

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Almost Dawn is Back!!

Hey all!

Alternative Rock Concert Almost DawnWe’ve been absent from the music scene for a while but just played a show Saturday in Huntington Beach for MADD Roller Derby… and lemme tell you those girls can hit! They were slide tackling… in roller skates! Pretty intense stuff if you ask me! They were super entertaining and great for helping out an amazing charity like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).  We played our normal set consisting of: 27 Dresses, Cinderella, Cry Out, Leaving, Fallen Asleep, Blameless, and a cover of Dramarama’s “Anything Anything.”  The cover was a big crowd pleaser so come out to our next show (hopefully in this month of June) and check us out!

On the song creating side of things… we’re looking to finish our new song and title it this Thursday!! Be prepared for it at our next show! Anddd… since everyone seems to loooove our cover of Dramarama, we’re gonna work on 3 new covers this week and hopefully another new one each week! We’re trying to give the people (you) what they want so give us any suggestions on what covers you would like to hear!!

Here are a few photo highlights from the show:

Chris Foerster Guitar PlayerChino DrummerJean-Cluade Bass PlayerShelley Foerster Singer

And don’t forget to check out some of our music live from the Roller Derby event on Youtube on our almostdawn channel @ http://www.youtube.com/user/almostdawn!!!

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Megan and Liz

Hey guys happy Thursday! One more day till Memorial Weekend!!  It’s also band practice day! We’ve got JC coming over and a new drummer to play our MADD show on June 2nd at 3pm in Huntington Beach!! (check out our Facebook for more information ;] ) Anddd I’m finally getting over my illness so I should be good to sing at the show! We can’t wait to perform for everyone it’s been a while!!

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I’ve been listening to an up and coming duo called Megan and Liz. Megan and Liz

They are fraternal twins and have amazing voices and harmonize well together!  Two of my favorite covers are of the songs “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes and “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato.  All of their covers and originals are free to listen to on youtube.  They just recently came out with a new EP titled This Time that contains 6 of their previously released singles.  They also have a beauty station on youtube to help girls become more confident everywhere.  They’re into poppy feel good songs and bank a lot on the catchiness of their songs.  You can tell the resemblance between their tunes and their idol Taylor Swift.
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Weird Al Yankovic Adds New Lady Gaga Song

For all you Weird Al Yankovic and/or Lady Gaga fans this post is for you. “Weird Al Yankovic” has managed to write a new song. His new target, Lady Gaga. In this project he uses Gaga’s song “born This Way” and retitled it “Perform This Way.”

For those who have yet to see the video, Yankovic’s head is digitally added to a dancers body who resembles Lady Gaga. How well did Yankovic’s stunt work? Personally, I am not sure if anyone can make Laday Gaga look and act more wild than she already is.

Songs and bands

I have to write a song on a cosmology topic and Chris is going to play the guitar and record it for my class… yes I know it’s extremely nerdy but that’s how it goes yo! Speaking of songs, did you ever notice that it’s 10 x easier to write a song when you’re mad then when you’re happy? Or is that just me? Maybe I’m exceptionally emo? haha.

In more important news, we are most likely giving out free gift cards or tickets at our next show this SATURDAY AT THE TAJ MAHAL EXPRESS IN ANAHEIM! FURTHER DETAILS ON ALMOSTDAWN.COM UNDER THE SHOW TAB! So if you come you might get a treat 🙂

Oh and band news: If you did not already know, Paramore lost two of its members (I was extremely sad). However, they have an EP Summer Tour album from the civic tour up for grabs if you’re a member of the site paramore.net! Happy Winnings!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBaLrjE9jeU

See you all Saturday!!!

<3 Shelley

New Song in The Works

Working hard on a new song for our next show. You’re going to love it.

-Chris

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