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Holiday Sail


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"Wig Wam Bam Performance Review"

WIG WAM BAM number 70

October, 2005

Ignoring Objectivity Since 1998

“Albuquerque zine of music & nepotism”

Wig Wam Bam (by Captain America PO BX 4865 Albq NM 87196; captainamerica1941@ is late as hell --just like FEMA-- and may (or not) be found monthly at the Launchpad, mecca Records & Books, the Silver Board Shop, Natural Sound, Free Radicals clothing & accessories, Abode furnishings & sundries, Damaged Goods Records, Burt’s Tiki Lounge, Atomic Cantina, Newsland and the New Orleans Superdome.

Or kill some time awaiting your rescuers at:

It could take awhile.

NM venues, bands from here or there

HOLIDAY SAIL 8/17/05 Launchpad

Ok, I’m a close-minded jerk ‘cause I kept thinking Holiday Sail was emo without even listening to the MP3s. Well, smack me upside the head with a backpack holding a water bottle, a pile of chapbooks and a pack of Skittles candy because it was not even remotely teensy-weensy close to that. Sure, I coulda done without the last reggae-style number (I can always do without reggae, with the exception of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare). <BR>But otherwise it was an inspired contrast of Rob-o-rama’s old school rahr-rahr-rahr punkcore (both vocally and on guitar) and Minie’s acousti-sweet vox. </BR>

I kept thinking Josie & the Pussycats (no not that piece of crap movie but the soulful 70s kiddie TV tunes) and maybe a dash of alternarock’s Letters To Cleo (a conundrum in itself since Cleo’s Kaye Hanley was responsible for the Pussycats movie soundtrack but it really wasn’t her style at’all). And all tempered with some early Maximum Rock n’ Roll growl.

Add their lightning-pop drummer and the set was satisfying as can be. I’m sold on the Holiday Sail.

- Capt. America


- Rock Outside the Box Vol. 2 "NMs largest and most widely known compilation record."
- "Precursor To An Album" EP



Born a chilly New Mexico night in Albuquerque during the Winter of 2004, Holiday Sail was given it's name and summoned to save The Earth from certain annihilation. Boasting some of the finest musicians the desert has to offer, Holiday Sail's current line-up solidified in the Summer of '05 and they have been rocking ever since. Leading our cast of characters is vocalist/acoustic-guitarist Minie (also of The Minie Gonzalez Band), with bassist Zoltan (also of The Old Main and The Zoltan Trio), drummer Gus (also of The Cranks) and vocalist/guitarist Rob.
Setting forth on the idea that music is a nebulous organism, their sound has been
not-so-simply described as:

"...Alt-Folk Pop Punk Hardcore (Radio Mike of"

That's about as succinct as you’ll get it, folks, because there’s no formula. Each song exists as its own creature and grows how it needs to grow. Then, Holiday Sail kills the song and sells you its pelt. And that’s where music comes from, Timmy. Oh! Um… anyway, Holiday Sail plan to rock until everyone in the world is singing along together. Only then, shall their mission be complete.

What others are saying about Holiday Sail:

"[…the live performance] was an inspired contrast of Rob-o-rama's old school rahr-rahr-rahr punkcore (both vocally and on guitar) and Minie's acousti-sweet vox. Add their lightening-pop drummer the set was satisfying as can be."

- Capt. America of Wig Wam Bam (.ORG)

“ Holiday Sail didn’t get asked to play Fall Crawl (The Alibi’s downtown music fest). Again.
In fact, they’ve never been asked to play a crawl. Not because they’re not good enough (they are) or for lack of trying (they have). There’s just a numbers problem working against them…
So here’s Holiday Sail, all dressed up with no place to play on Crawl night. But rather than glut themselves on self-pity, they actually did something about it.
…you won’t find Holiday Sail playing in any clubs, or even sulking at home. They’ll be hauling their amps and drum rigging and merchandise boxes through the congested streets of Downtown. Shortly thereafter, they’re going to play - free of charge – right there on Central between Fourth and Fifth Street. Holiday Sail will be joined by at least four other bands. They’re calling it “Fall Brawl.”

– Laura Marrich, “Music To Your Ears” – The Weekly Alibi V.15 No.34

"I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way."
- John Paul Jones