Nico and Rushad Go Back to School & a Fire Set to Blaze at Planet Gemini
August 30, 2012
-Marc Stafford is the Jack Black of Carmel High. The American history teacher/part-time rocker concocted the CHS Songwriters Guild about a year ago as a club for students to hone their songwriting craft and perform live in front of audiences. But it quickly grew into something much bigger when Stafford decided to invite CHS alums, who are currently working musicians, to perform for the students, hold workshops and talk about making a living through music. Last February, alum Ryan Scott made the trek from New York City to perform at Carmel High and rap with students. Since it was so successful, Stafford is doing it again on Friday, Sept. 7 with fiery cellist/Tornado Rider frontman Rushad Eggleston and mufti-instrumental talent/singer-songwriter Nico Georis. The event, which is $10 and open to the public, kicks off at 7pm with a talent show. Then, Tornado Rider will perform a set with Georis. Eggleston will also hold a jam session with students from the CHS Orchestra. "The show last spring was sold out and did great things for the visibility of our club and for the local music scene," Stafford says. "We are hoping that this show will have the same effect."
-Tomorrow night—the final night of the month—at Planet Gemini, have your fire extinguishers loaded and ready to spray around 10:30pm. Courtesy of Freeway Productions Presents, Fire In The Hamptons (with special guest DJ Bad DJ and a surprise secret) will unleash, what the band describe, as "a tribal entity that has come to provide the Earth with the soundtrack for celestial lovemaking." The electro-indie foursome's crunchy, 80s' synthesizer riffs have been known to hypnotize. Make sure you go with a friend.
"Now raise your goblet of rock," Jack Black's Dewey Finn says in School of Rock. "It's a toast to those who rock!"