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The Deafening @ UC Lounge (7/9/2010)

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Artist: The Deafening
Venue: UC Lounge (New York, NY)
g>Opener: n/a
Date: 7/9/2010
Label: Independent Artist

Even though the weekend was finally here for all of us to enjoy, I started my own musical adventuring last night with the Charred Walls of The Damned over at the Gramercy Theatre. Now it was time to head down to the Lower East Side to see what it was offering the Hard Rock fans of the Big Apple and one of the main reasons for my doing this was based on the amount of time since I had heard what was happening with the sextastic chanteuse Miss Coco Caine. I had not seen her since she decided to dispense with rainbow colored wigs and swapped them for a jet black coif that matched the spandex and leather she would now sport in her new band The Deafening. Clearly this was going to be a lot different from her material in Cocaine The Band, and it was bound to happen once the singer immersed herself in the teachings of Motley Crue and Guns ‘N Roses. The new members of the band come via Eddie Animal and Blackie Doyle on guitar and bass. The pair replaces those Miami Vice looking dudes from her earlier outfit and while white suits seemed par for the course with that band, it was clear that keeping it black was the logic with The Deafening.
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“The Deafening” by The Deafening

Artist: The Deafening
Title: “The Deafening”
Label: Independent Artist
Release Date: 10/1/2010
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3.75/5

The Deafening is the name of a relatively new band fronted by the legendary Coco Caine, the seductive Glamstress that once commanded the musical armies of the 80’s with Cocaine The Band. With The Deafening we find the singer approaching the modern day with a black leather boot heel instead of the glitter and her attitude is one of taking numbers and ripping them up in your face. That being said the new musical project presents five of its numbers to the hungry for Rock masses of the world in the form of their EP which is self titled. The release starts off with the rocking “Bass To The Treble” and it’s hard to not find you head bopping and foot stomping in time with it as Coco and the boys drive home the point. During the tune guitarist Eddie Animal showcases some serious lead guitar chops and that makes the listener know quickly that he must have studied the teachings of the greats back in his bedroom as he honed his craft in those days of youth. “Less Clean” follows up and demonstrates some of the incredibly powerful vocal register of Coco. The lady can belt them out without a doubt and I must inform you that it’s a melodic register and not her just screaming for the sake of being able to do so while the band pumps out the notes behind her. “The Jackals” is pretty good as the singer tells us of her CIA and NRA affiliations but the rest I will leave up to you to decide. During “Fill It In” the band gives us an almost anthem-type number and based on the way it’s flowing musically I can sense this becoming a big crowd tune or one that gets the fists pumping and lighters lighted. Perhaps in this day in age it will be everyone’s smart phones that showcase a lighter as opposed to a real one.
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“US” Stage Script Reading @ The Neighborhood Playhouse (6/16/2009)

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Followers of the PiercingMetal Musings Blog might recall an article that we did for the Stage Script Reading of a new play called “Allies: The Musical” several months ago. The show featured the music of the band Heart and having loved their stuff for many years I was interested in seeing just how it would be used within the context of a play aimed at Broadway. It was also the chance to bring a little bit of difference to our day so we could not resist partaking in it. That play was written by both Celina Carvajal and Maggie Levin and we truly had a good time and look forward to seeing something come of the project very soon. Interested readers can examine that overview by clicking HERE. After the reading we made sure to stay in contact with the creators and that brings us to this new article about their latest adventure – a play entitled “US”. This time around the reading that was being done would feature the music of the legendary Progressive Music icon Peter Gabriel who many fondly remember from the early days of Genesis along with a truly prolific solo career. When it came to “Allies” I was able to easily see how that bands music worked within a love story, but I had to admit some curiosity about how the music of such a Prog-Rock giant would work along similar lines. Today’s reading would be held at The Neighborhood Playhouse down on 53rd Street and 2nd Avenue NYC. Kindly set your cell phones to vibrate for the duration of this blog musing as the show commentary is set to begin.

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“Allies” The Musical: Stage Script Reading @ The Zipper Factory (1/26/2009)

As I have lined out before, we are aiming to use the PiercingMetal Musings blog to document the other adventures that we undertake in the entertainment world and thus far it has worked out rather well in that regard. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to my first-ever script reading by my friend Celina Carvajal who I know based on her being friends with the lead singer of the band Cocaine. She and Coco could be twins that were seperated at birth if one of them dressed up glam and used about four cans of hairspray and makeup, but I digress. The show was called “Allies”, and it would feature a healthy amount of music from the band Heart. Me and some friends headed down to the reading and I had to admit that I was not sure what to expect of it. We used our existing site template for Events since it allowed me to present my commentary, our photo gallery and the songs that the show featured. Please join me by scrolling past the performance graphic below and enjoy.

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Tonight’s adventure would be a part of my never ending quest to find something interesting to do with my time and fortunately as a New Yorker this is a lot easier to do than it is not. My presence here began with some email announcements about the script reading of a developing musical called “Allies” and the show would feature music that was originally performed by the band Heart. Having seen them perform over the summer of 2008 and being a long time fan of their sound I admitted to being intrigued rather quickly. Here is the information that I was sent about the official reading, and this was posted on their website for all to see.
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Cocaine The Band @ The Theatres (6/13/2008)

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Artist: Cocaine
Venue: The Theatres (New York, NY)
Opener: n/a
Date: 6/13/2008
Label: Independent Artist

Having caught one of their dress rehearsals when the band was just getting back into the swing of their craft after only a couple of months of reunion time, I found myself intrigued enough to watch the calendar for the chance to go rock out with them again. I had expected to see them performing at one of the locale watering holes because it fit the bands image but instead of a typical venue I would find them deep in the recesses of “The Theaters”. The building itself seems to house two full stage areas with ample seating and tonight in the basement section an off-Broadway independent performance called “Eightballs” was taking place. It was more than appropriate that a band like Cocaine would be drawn to this and if there was mayhem to be had you could count on lead singer Coco Caine to be the girl in charge of it. Now for the continuing adventures of the Glam Rock sensation that’s hitting the nation – Cocaine!!!
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