Thank you to all the bands and new friends who contributed to the night – we made our donation to RestoreNYC which help to restore victims of sexual slavery. Any shows that we organize will be aligned with a charity of your choosing, so please let us know what you feel strongly about and we’ll go to work to help. We had great crowds and had a lot of fun. Shout out to our new friends Glass Crown, Lions at the Gate, Sledge Wolf, Set The Charge, Brother Z, Benchmark and all the fans old and new. We’ll be back again soon so sign up for the email list if you haven’t already. The donation has been processed, please tell a friend and get the word out! Next us is recording! Makes My Blood Dance headed to the studio next weekend with producer Kallie Marie at New Future Studios in NJ. Can’t wait to unleash our first record to you! Stay tuned. Much love, Evan, Alex and John.
I’m starting to see the light that all things that don’t feel good, aren’t necessarily bad for you. For example pushing yourself in the gym is painful but there’s a benefit. I believe this principle can be applied to a greater scope in life, mostly in achieving your goals and fulfilling your dreams. It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll. This is another nod to the same sentiment of taking and embracing the pain of getting to where you want to be, instead of only eyeing the goal, you’re in the process and enjoying it as we go. I hope you can apply this to some part of your own journey, I know what it means to me. Much love. ERS
It’s amazing to me how hard it is to finally enter a phase of serenity in life, to be in an environment and surrounded by love and then how quickly that can be disrupted by the right kind of button pushing. Once that happens, anyone can go to a dark place, especially me, and usually the person or event triggering it doesn’t understand. No one will take care of you except yourself. Know thyself, what you need and who is healthy for you. When you need time or space, take time or space, and try to connect with someone who does understand……by phone or meeting up or listening to music. There’s a million ways but it’s important to not carry that anger or negativity around, because it keeps multiplying. Had a good morning hugging that tree, now Im venting and calming down from someone who is consistently disrespectful. God Bless those who make an effort to respect others, show love and find balance. Oh and stop blaming your parents….you are your own person so take responsibility for how you treat people and be the person you want to be.
Mike Thunder Bear got a concussion from rough housing with 4 year olds at drum school. That’s the kind of education you get with a pro. Had to cancel rehearsal last night so John and I got out the magic spells and recorded some demos. Keepin’ the train rolling. Hopefully Mike has regained his marbles and we can rock out Monday night at club MMBD rehearsal batwing studios in Brooklyn. Let us know if you want to hang, we have a few couch spots left for lost witches. Peace ERS
We have tickets up the waist coat and panties to all our upcoming shows. Message the band through facebook and lets get them to you. If you can sell 5 on your own we’ll guest list you and hook you and your friends up with free stickers. A lot of these shows are all ages so don’t be shy, get mom or the big sister to give you a ride and lets roKK. Last night the Witch (John) and my self were at Kallie’ Doom Golly Studios getting all the sounds right for the synth and strings on this upcoming motherload bitchin’ album from the light side of the planet MMBD. Sounds like baby bear, just right. I also unveiled my newest sweet sorrow ballad Heaven Collides to Kallie and she wept until three thirty three am. We’ll most likely be unveiling this at the upcoming shows although you may have to wait until the next release to hear it on record. Next up is Sept 7 at The Kingsland in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. yummy. ERS
Hey Everyone. We’ve been hard at work in pre production for the record. We’re tracking Drums with Mike “Thunder Bear” Neidhardt at NewFuture Studios in NJ. One of the owners Rob Blake recorded all the drums on my solo record Neon Gas by Evan Russell Saffer, he’s a beast and I know we’re in good hands. The gameplan is to lock down drums, bass and rythm guitars so a major part of this record will be complete after this next phase. We’re shooting for six songs on this upcoming release: Power of the Lightside, We Push and They Shove, Communion, Sick as our Secrets, Drive to Mars, and Beaming Right Up. We’ve heard lots of different favorites from you, come to the upcoming shows and hear how they’ve evolved. ROKK! Evan
MMBD had a killer rehearsal last night. i am a bit run down from moving from brooklyn to upstate ny but the show must go on and we’re all committed to being ready for the show aug 3. This is only our second show but if feels like the band is already buzzing. Our song Power of the Light Side is getting a lot of attention and we’ve got a scorching cover of the hit Wish I Knew You by the Revivalists to unveil this Friday.
Today is Thursday. Im in the hospital to support my mom who is having back surgery. Please send us your prayers. Ill be rolling up to the venue with the boys and some very special guests (Kallie Marie -producer, Jessica Faith Marshall -designer/stylist/marketing, Irene Fozz -Guru of flowers). We’ll be sporting our new jackets designed by Ms Marshall so come snap some shots with us and meet the maker. See you at Dingbatz!! -ERS