Friday, October 26, 2012

Loup-Garou: The Band in Birmingham You've never heard of (yet)

Who is Loup-Garou?

Loup-Garou is one of the newest band in the Birmingham area. With 5 members from 5 different corners of the world, we each bring  our own style, to provide something original and unique to our listeners.

Loup-Garou was formed February 29th 2012 and is a 5 piece  consisting of Alto Sax, Rhythm and lead Guitars, Bass and Drums with male and female Vocals

Where can I hear your stuff?
Head on over to to stream our music, check out our merch, and see where we are gonna be!
Also be sure to like us over at so you can keep with us. Since im already on a hey come like us and do this rant anyway if you do that twitter thing go follow us on there (@LoupGarouBand).

What does Loup-Garou mean?/ Why Loup-Garou?

The Loup Garou is a French legend of a human who changes into a wolf at his/her own will. Its not a werewolf because a werewolf can only change with the moon and a loup garou can change at any time. It's an homage to a friend of some of the band that passed away a few years ago.

Taken From Loup Garou's Blog:

It's been a good week in the land of Loup-Garou. We've been working on some new songs, and we'll be playing at least two brand new songs at Our Girls Show on November 3rd!

Now, on to some questions:

Q: I've been seeing some sponsored ads on Facebook, Do you guys have a record deal now or something?

A: HA!.. No.   We are running a  facebook campaign for our Our Big November Show Girls Girls Girls! (which you can learn more about right.... here!:
We are doing some promotion with a Little Town Sound  ( and Dustin Gilmore from will be on hand taking pictures of the bands and the fans. We are thankful the support from them as well as Matthew's Bar and Grill for helping us put together what will be a great show.

Q: I saw a painting/poster/ etc of your band stuff. Who does your artwork?

A: That would be Loup-Garou's own Shawna Ross. With the exception of the poster for the Girls Girls girls Show at Matthew's, Shawna does all of our artwork from the CD designs to the t-shirts.

Q: Where can I get my own Loup-Garou stuff.

A: The fastest and best way to do it is to simply email us @, or call us at 205-565-7034. You can pay over the phone with credit card or you can go to, if you REALLY want to just order on line. You can also find our shirts, CD's, downloads and stickers at all of our shows!

Q: I want a Loup-Garou Hot Air Balloon!

A: That's a question more than a statement but, again give us a call, and We'll do our best to accommodate your request.

Q: Do you do private parties

A: Yep! We do any event where you want live music. We are currently booking for January 2013, so call us for availability . Even if it's a bar mitzvah... Especially if its a bar mitzvah.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mandi Rae - New Album - Upcoming Shows

Mandi Rae just released her 3rd full length album Tales of Woe and Wonder.  It is now available on Spotify, Itunes, Google Play, Amazon, and more... You can check her out at some of her upcoming shows!

Find her on facebook at .... on twitter @mandiraemusic ... or online at

Monday, October 15, 2012

Kent Duchane on Tour


MON 15th ~ THE NORMAN KNIGHT, Whichford, Nr Shipston-On-Stour, Cotsworld, CV36 5PE. 01608 684 621
TUES 16th ~ THE MERCHANTS INN, 5-7, Little Church St, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3AN. 01788 571 119
WED 17th ~ BLUES WITH BOTTLE CLUB @ THE ANCHOR, London Rd, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1AS. 01732 454 898
THURS 18th ~ ORANGES, 1 Apsley St, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1LF. 01233 611 950
FRI 19th ~ BEACH & BARNICOTT, 6, South St, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NQ. 01308 455 688
SUN 21st ~ OVAL TAVERN, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, Surry, CR0 6BR. 0208 686 6034
MON 22nd ~ THE SHIP INN, 10 High St, Upavon, Wiltshire, SN9 6EA. 01980 630 313
TUES 23rd ~ THE BLUES KITCHEN, 111-113 Camden High St, London, NW1 7JN. 0207 387 5277
WED 24th ~ THE HOLY INADEQUATE, 67 Etruria Old Road, Nr Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5PE. 01782 915 170
THURS 25th ~ THE LAST INN, Hengoed, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7EU. 01691 659 747
FRI 26th ~ CAFE PORTICO, The Terrace, Grantham St, Lincoln, LN2 1BD. 07956 653 156
SAT 27th @ 3.15 pm ~ CRAWLEY BLUES FESTIVAL ~ Hawth Ave, Crawley, Sussex, RH10 6YZ. 01293 553 636
SAT 27TH @ 9.30pm~ THE MINERS ARMS, Whitecroft, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4PE. 01594 562 483
SUN 28th ~ THE WEATSHEAF, High St, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1ST. 01743 272 702
MON 29th ~ THE FAMOUS MONDAY BLUES @ THE JERICHO TAVERN, 56 Walton st, Oxford, OX22 6AE. 01865 311 775
WED 31st ~ THE CLEVELAND BAY HOTEL 718 Yarm Rd, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-On-Tees, TS16 0JE. 01642 780 275


THURS 1st ~ BELUSHI'S, 13 Market St, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF. 0131 226 1446
FRI 2nd ~ THE TOLBOOTH, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE01786 274 000
SAT 3rd ~ THE OLD BRIDGE INN, Dalfaber Rd, Aviemore, Morayshire, PH22 1PU. 01479 811 137
SUN 4th ~ SINKY'S, 19 Pilmuir St, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7AJ. 01383 736 281
WED 7th ~ SKIRWITH VILLAGE HALL, Church St, Skirwith, Nr Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1RL. 07968 095 597
THURS 8th ~ KATIE FITZGERALD'S, 187 Enville St, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 3TV. 01384 374 410
FRI 9th ~ TENBY BLUES FESTIVAL, Tenby, South Wales
SAT 10th ~ THE OLD ROAD TAVERN, Old Rd, Town Centre, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1JA. 01249 652 094
SUN 11th ~ THE ROSE & CROWN, Market St, Charlbury, Nr Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 3PL. 01608 810 103
WED 14th ~ THE MUSICIAN, Clyde St, Leicester, LE1 2DE. 01162 510 080
THURS 15th ~ THE GREYSTONES, Greystones Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7BS. 01142 665 599
FRI 16th ~ HOLY MOLY'S @ ESQUIRES, 60A Bromham Rd, Besford, MK40 2QG. 01234 340 120
SAT 17th ~ THE CASTLE PUB, 5 Castlegate, Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1AZ. 01636 640 733
SUN 18th @ 4.30pm ~ THE PRINCE OF WALES, Church Lane, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1DL. 01531 632 250
TUES 20th ~ THE PRINCE ALBERT, Rodborough Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3SS. 01453 755 600
WED 21st ~ THE MAN OF KENT ALE-HOUSE, 6-8 John St, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1YN. 07989 881 850
THURS 22nd ~ THE HALFWAY HOUSE, 24 Priests Bridge, Barnes, London, SW14 8TA. 0208 878 3961
FRI 23rd ~ IMPERIAL, 14 South Parade, Weston Supermare, Somerset, B5 1JN. 01934 621 815
SAT 24th ~ 5PM ~ THE RED LION, 1 Talbot Rd, Port Talbot, South Wales, SA13 1HN. 017717 467 332
SUN 25th ~ THE RANELAGH, 2-3 High St, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1RP. 01273 681 634
TUES 27th ~ THE SPREAD EAGLE, 1-3 Fore St, Ipswich, Suffork, IP4 1JW. 01473 256 093
WED 28th ~THE ROYAL OAK, Pett Rd, Nr Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 4HG. 01424 812 515
FRI 30th ~ THE GOLDEN EAGLE, 1 Delamere Rd, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 0JA. 02392 821 658


SAT 1st ~ THE LANSDOWN ARMS, 36 Lansdown Place, Lewes, East sussex, BN7 2JU. 01273 470 711
SUN 2nd ~ THE WEATSHEAF, High St, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1ST. 01743 272 702

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Temple.....

I am a Saint,
my religion,
The Church of the Box Spring Mattress...
it's a quiet church,
sometimes holds a couple,
of worthless souls.

I am a Bitch,
gave birth to seeds,
just watch them grow.
Gave them freedom of choice,
Scattered them across the earth.
They will knock on my door,
Someday, not Today.

I am a Madman,
its all in my "ART"
We are all "ART",
in process...
I will paint in wild strokes,
use your body as canvas.
I will drive you mad,
and you will be humble,
by the experience.

I am an Angel,
Wings given,
by the grace of ordinary women
Women you're under,
my protection.
I will lay you down like silk,
so I can find your wet spot.
Dry your eyes, and
Cry no more.
Women can heal women.

I am a Butterfly,
planting them,
in your stomach,
Give you chills.
But my I love you's
you will never have.
But your spine,
will quiver for my wings.
You will miss me,
but I will forget you.

I am Wicca,
Been making my brew,
casting spells,
with my Grandmother's eyes...
New Orleans Style.
Blues, and Voodoo,
Cards say...
Just lay down,
take it like a man.
Justice is swift,
but Sweet.
For we cast the light,
like grains of sand.

I am a Man,
lay you down,
with liquor,
and love....
Blow your head,
it's how I feed,
My Soul.
You're just a notch,
in my bed post.
So play the mouse,
I am the cat, that eats her prey.
Sorrys you will never hear.
You're my Fuck Toy.
Just a live dildo,
that doesn't ever need batteries....
I will walk over your,
spent body.
Keep on Truckin.....

I am a Child,
little wicked child,
that gave up her toys,
Looking to play with you.
Care to play a game?
I can pick the posies,
right out of your pockets.
Ring around the Rosies,
around that sweet little ass...
While I laugh,
behind my little girl,
upside down smile smile
Care to play again?
This little piggy goes to market...
Bow Down,
kiss my piggy toes!
Then I will make you,
Squeal like a Pig!
You're my favorite toy.

I am a Temple,
that houses all,
the different sides,
of you and me.
Come inside,
all is welcome.
If you don't bow...
The exit will guide you out.
I am looking for...
someone cut from my bone.
Thirsty for blood,
but turning it into wine.
As we drink from the cup...

 -MistressAnn Domina

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Miles and No Progress

by Catherine Zickgraf

Miles and Making No Progress

Years back, they tamed these Georgian woods.
Men sunk a path between the toes of deep rooted oaks.
But still hundreds of square miles remain untouched,
and the pine beds are cushioned with needles in layers of time.

The ledge on the left slopes down toward the stream.
Here our grandfathers once parted the wild ivy sea.
We can’t be seen together, so we drive
where no one but God is watching. 

You and I are swimming the asphalt.
Just a few generations have trickled by,
and I’ve already forgotten the old or the dead
who once threaded this road through the earth’s green bed. 

Forgotten, I say since I don’t learn from their mistakes
from this road they traveled before me.
This always blows up in your face, they learned.
It’s guaranteed to blow up in your face.

To make this road, tall trees were mowed down,
then stripped of leaves by a screaming saw.
But this road belongs through these miles of pines
because finding a way is what we do.

And the jade of the spruces paints the sky
and swallows us trying to disappear.
You drive, I ride, we’re trying to hide
as we flow around the Southern countryside.

We park on this road where no one is looking,
and you try to steady me down the hill. 
It’s cool though, it got this, I’m tougher than you think.
And besides all that: I know what I’m doing.

In my skirt, I ride your lap.
Your back on a tree—you’re a man like that.
And you take my feet off the ground . . .
but people would judge me if they found out.  

Vines grow over the path we made.
My sins are boring down like roots,
digging like fingers into the dirt.
And I’m chained here, ashamed of the hurt I’m causing.

Why am I controlled by this need to be filled?
I hide, betray, I lie every day.
But I need you to touch that place inside
that nobody else can even find.