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Local Beats: Primavista, Stones of Madness, Passerine, etc.

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Primavista

Primavista, that group spun-off the old Hangman Jury band, has released its upcoming EP online.

Recorded at Lakeland’s Inertia Sound Studio, the three new indie-rockin' songs can be heard on its Facebook "BandPage," (although, no word yet on when downloads and physical copies will be available).

In other Prima news, the guys performed at the Daytona International Speedway’s “Historic Sportscar” racing event Nov. 11 with guest vocalist Brian Johnson of AC/DC.

Check 'em out next Friday (Dec. 9) at downtown Sarasota’s Blue Owl with Adaliah and Stand Your Ground.

— Following a year of international touring, Atheist (and previous Neurotica) vocalist Kelly Shaefer has formed a new metal/hard rock project.

Stones of Madness is, so far, just him and former Dry Kill Logic guitarist Scott Thompson. But, they’ve worked out a pair of songs already, which, according to Shaefer, are already being shopped to labels for a 2012 album. Stay tuned.

— Roots/reggae rockers Soul Purpose finished its second CD, Sounds of Silence, and celebrates the release 9 p.m. Dec. 9 at Sarasota’s Cock & Bull Pub.

Passerine is hoping to release its first full length album, but needs help. So, the Americana/folksters started a Kickstarter.com campaign in order to raise funds.

Based on its bird namesake, Passerine offers charming bird-themed packages in return for various monetary donations (from $1 to $1000).

For example, at the $25 donation level one becomes part of a “Tiding of Magpies,” and receives a pre-released, signed hardcopy of the CD. Other packages include things such as Passerine-themed temporary tattoos and having one’s name printed in the liner notes.

The novel approach has already helped it raise $1435—on paper anyway: Kickstarter only allows collection when the total goal is reached ($5000) within a certain timeframe (by Dec. 31 at 11:59 p.m.).

THREE DRUMMERS

This isn’t a story about a band with three drummers, it’s about three local bands with NO drummers who each need one.

Despite its need, NorthPort death metal/grindcore group The Hackish is still performing, though it’s using a drum machine to do so. It’s hoping to find a qualified fill-in, avoiding “head-cases, drama queens or crackheads,” oh, my, and requires one to be dependable and have transport. Interested? Call 941-380-4430.

Having recently evicted its previous drummer, Venice’s Hear the Cry is looking for someone into devout Christian heavy metal. Interested? Contact via its Facebook page (above).

Finally, Sarasota’s Johnny Black and The Nails, a new “outlaw country blues” outfit, seeks someone able to practice twice a week, have a good time and be willing to “play every dive bar for 100 miles for little or no money,” i.e., be comfortable making typical original band wages. Interested? Hit ‘em up via email.

-- Send musings and news to dawnzig@hotmail.com

Last modified: December 1, 2011
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