Wednesday, December 23, 2009

ALL WRONG AND THE PLANS CHANGE & SOME HEAR EXPLOSIONS @ The Viper Room

All Wrong and the Plans Change
All Wrong and the Plans Change / photograph by Picksysticks


ALL WRONG AND THE PLANS CHANGE

Kassia Conway - vocals, bass, acoustic

Amy Wood - drums

Julian Anderle - bass, guitar, keys

Jim Bowers - guitar, keys, vocals

John Would - plays everything


All Wrong and the Plans Change
Kassia Conway of All Wrong and the Plans Change
photo by picksysticks


I’ve wanted to see Kassia Conway sing when I first heard her warm weathered voice singing for No Love Letters. Well, that never happened but I lucked out when she emerged fronting a new band, All Wrong and The Plans Change, along with drummer Amy Wood. Their debut album, “I’m Like Whatever,” released earlier this year, is brewing with gloomy arrangements and catchy melodies that showcases the range of emotions in Conway’s restrained but forceful vocals . Check out “I Get Down” and “Lately.” And while you’re at it, listen to “All Night Takes So Long” and “Hands” from her previous band No Love Letters. They won’t disappoint! Be sure to check out All Wrong and The Plans Change when they play Spaceland on December 30th.


Here's All Wrong and the Plans Change performing "I Get Down" at the Viper Room December 13th.

vid by 405east


SOME HEAR EXPLOSIONS

ambre leigh – vocals

bay dariz - guitar/vocals/bass/keys

drew milford - bass/keys

joe herrera – drums

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Ambre Leigh of Some Hear Explosions / photo by picksysticks


Performing earlier in the night was the guitar-heavy Some Hear Explosions. Seeing them for the first time, they didn’t disappoint. With their in-your-face anthem-like songs like “It’s Our Time Now,” you’d expect lead singer Ambre Leigh to be drowned out by their abrasive and colorful sounds but she easily rises and pushes forward with her commanding vocals. While in the ballad-esque, “Amazing,” Leigh’s voice resonates like a silky web of barbed-wire. I'll definitely catch them again when they peform.


Ambre Leigh of Some Hear Explosions>
Ambre Leigh of Some Hear Explosions
photograph by picksysticks