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Aethos at the Attic in Newton, MA 10/10/03

Well I went down to see our forum buddies Aethosbabe(Amy) and Joebudda(Joe) and their very hot band, AETHOS. If you haven't checked out their clips in the listening room yet, what they are is heavy guitars over a badass funky rhythm section, with Amy belting out her powerful and soulful vocals. Their drummer was laying down the greatest grooves -- my feet didn't stop moving through their whole set. Because of the venue and crowd, Aethos decided to lean a litte more funky than hard rock. That may scare off you Dinos who fear the funk, but it was still very hot show, with great dynamics AND hot guitar. (Amy says they actually prefer to lean more hard rock when possible). I personally LOVE this stuff. I love the rhythms and would love to jam with these guys. A great live band. And as good as they are, they've only been together for a short time. One can sense that they're just scratching the surface, and they're only going to get better.

Most fun, however, for me was just getting a chance to meet and hang with our forum buddies Joe and Amy. For me, stuff like this is a big payoff I get from starting this site. I've gotten to meet some great people and players over the last few years: Don the Greek, John Walker, Venomboy, Left of Heaven, Ajay, Jebbuddah, and now Joe and Amy.

And I should say too that everyone in the band was exceedingly friendly to me. After driving up from NY to play this gig, they all seemed pleased to have a friendly face in the crowd. But by the time they had finished playing, they had a lot of friendly faces in the crowd.

Very entertaining band. They play all over NY and NE. Go see them if you can.



- Dinosaur David B



Robert Lund - Man About Town
"I get all my news from the Waste down!"



OK, so the Man About Town has been a Man About The House in recent weeks. Sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. But I've caught some rockin shows, being more selective in my party-going.

Alice Cooper's Ryan Roxie, Eric Dover and Chuck Garric, with Thommy Price again on drums. The GLAM meter was pinned, with Eric (in his sexy dress) singing most lead vocals and alternating guitar leads with Ryan. Proficient musicians, all. Hard to tell if it's a glam metal tribute or parody - I'd like to think there was some tongue-in-cheek to it, but you never can tell. I'm especially put off when a professional omits entire verses of standards like Sympathy For The Devil and Ziggy Stardust - yo, this is your JOB, dude, do your homework for us!

A mere two days later (10/29) brought a special Halloween BITCH show to Don Hill's, including several bands. Jim Wallerstein and his band Vacationland came down from Maine (where he lives with his mate, mother of rock-n-roll BeBe Buell) and treated NYC to a great set of songs. Bruce Hubbard (formerly of Gene Pool) followed with a set of his insightful high-quality tunes. And when NY No Stars returned to the stage after months of recording, adding Jimmy Bones on guitar, we remembered how much we'd missed Meghan's endearing, heartfelt style of performance. The Halloween BITCH lineup was intense, with most girls getting into costume a couple of days early, including hostess Monica (normally as female as can be) flaunting a large red strap-on cock. Her inter-song banter was accompanied by the "spooky" sounds of R Lund playing Bach riffs and diminished chords on his organ from the rafters, and the BITCHes rocked the house as always, including newspaper editor Lucky Lawler in her BITCH debut!
This month marked the release of a new Radical Records CD, "NYC ROCK N ROLL," featuring one track by each of 22 of the hottest local bands, compiled and produced by Steve Blush. The release party was spread over three special performance events: Oct 30 at the Union Square Virgin Megastore (6 bands), Nov 12 at Don Hill's (10 bands), and Nov 13 at Continental (8 bands).

Besides all this, I've gotta tell you about one more act that really impressed me this month. At Frank Wood's Nov 7 show down at the Pussycat Lounge, a band called ÆTHOS got me dancing and shaking despite my having been up for over 24 hours. The strong passionate voice of lead singer Amy Douglas is supported by such a funky band of fine musicians (guitar, keyboards, bass, drums) even Mark After Dark (who hates EVERYTHING by the "real thing") was rocking to the beat! Don't miss AETHOS at Don Hill's Dec 10th at 9:30.

- New York Waste


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AETHOS

AETHOS are a nasty, raunchy, hard rock band that will kick your ass!

Do you miss rock music that your parents ordered you to not only to turn down but remove from the house? Are you starved for a band who delivers heavy doses of sex, danger and attitude for days? Do you miss Melody, Balls and Musicianship? DO YOU MISS GREAT SONGS? Look no further, Aethos are your band! Inspired by and compared to giants such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Aerosmith, Aethos possesses the charisma, blatant star quality, infectious songs, and excitement of days of yore. But, make no mistake, this ain’t your parents’ Hard Rock Band.

For one, their brand of cock rock is served by the very female and sexy vocalist extraordinaire, Amy Douglas. Douglas' performances reek of raw sexuality — complete with the rude and raunchy lyrics she writes herself. It's a fascinating dichotomy, and I haven't seen anything quite like it in Hard Rock. Having been compared favorably to vocal giants Robert Plant, Chaka Khan, and Glenn Hughes, Amy is a diminutive dynamo who forges equal parts talent, songwriting skills, and sex appeal into an irresistible package. Wielding a five plus octave range, Amy uses her impressive arsenal of power and prowess to captivate her listeners. One minute, she delivers a rich, soulful tone, and the next, she's belting out the kind of hair-raising scream that makes the best heavy rock music shine.

What great rock band would be complete without the “Bad Boy Guitar Hero?” Aethos’ songs are fueled by the monstrous riffs and sizzling guitar work of Joe Todaro. An accomplished songwriter and riff merchant, Joe is a throwback to the era of the Guitar Hero. He’s a lead guitarist in an era where guitarists have forgotten how to take a solo. Joe has the chops to dazzle and inspire young guns who think they’ve got the guts to step up and rock out, not to mention a well rounded arsenal of styles to draw inspiration from. Whether playing blistering lead, or heavy rhythm, Joe is next in the line of a long proud legacy of gunslingers.

Claude Bauschinger is one of the few bass players out today, as concerned with being heavy and throwing down the boot. His rhythmic sensibility is tight as a drum, and his heavy tone makes him the next star player to watch. Whether dazzling you with his wild technique, or laying down a snarling bass line that hits like a sledgehammer to the skull, Claude is quite simply the man with the biggest bass balls.

Taking care of business behind the kit, Dave “Dubbl D” Dawson, is the engine that drives Aethos. Dave makes the songs move. It is impossible to be still during an Aethos show, and Dave is the reason why. He hits like John Bonham, and grooves like Clyde Stubblefield.

Having spent all of 2003 on the road, slugging it out, I assure you, this is no “rehearsal room band,” and their live shows are evidence of that. With a thick slice of heavy rock, and a dash of funk, Aethos are ready to conquer the world, and insure their place in rock history.

Dinosaur David B.
Site Editor and Host- Dinosaur Rock Guitar.com

For more information contact 212-779-9667/646-824-8953/917-715-0890 or go to www.aethosrocks.com