DeadLine Friday Expands The WOW Factor
If you are in a mood to rock and also to listen to some great music than I recommend the local band Deadline Friday. I have seen and heard many bands and musicians in the last six months and they are in my opinion one of the very best.
The sound and style makes you tap your feet no matter what kind of mood you are in and also the musicianship is so tight you would think you are watching or listening to a famous band who plays in front of 60,000 people each and every night.
Deadline Friday is a band that is considered rock/Jam band/Southern Rock whose influences range from the Allman Brothers, Government Mule, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, The Band and Crosby Stills and Nash. You can definitely hear these influences when listening to their album as well as when attending a live show of theirs.
Deadline Friday definitely doesn’t re-invent the wheel with their music, which is good, because no band can do “The Beatles or Led Zeppelin” better than they did. This is a strength of the band in that they use their talents to make their own music as well as including their influences in their music.
The band is comprised of Jimmy Diez who plays guitar and is the lead singer whose vocals definitely show his range musically, Mike Spurgat on guitar and is definitely one of the most talented guitarists in town as well as vocals, Bill Coomes on drums who is insanely talented and finally on Bass Guitar is the talented Earl Schreyer.
Deadline Friday has played for many national recording artists such as The Dave Matthews Band, Tim Reynolds, Gov't Mule, Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket just to name a few so their talent has been noticed.
The album “Wear Yourself Worn” which is comprised of eleven tracks that include “String Of Pearls” that opens with a great drum and guitar riff and than the vocals comes in and after hearing the first few seconds of the song you will want to continue listening. The fourth track “Jesse James” opens with some guitar playing and a nice easy drum beat and than the lyrics which are very catchy in the way they make you tap your feet come in. After this happens the song comes full circle with heavier guitar and great blues riffs.
Definitely one of my favorite tracks on the album is the sixth that is entitled “Jealousy”. The song opens with great rocking guitar and also an organ as well as drums. The lyrics are catchy and the song definitely shows the influence of old seventies rock music. Another favorite track on the album is the song “Meet Me On The Road” which starts out with a nice country rock guitar and than the drums comes in and than the vocals. The song is simple and catchy and easy to listen to which is great for people who want to listen to a great song. Every song shows great emotion and instrumentation that the listener will want more.
There are so many great songs on the album that I highly recommend purchasing this album because if you don’t you will be missing out. It is this reviewer’s opinion that they are one of the top three bands in San Diego and are definitely one of the best bands that is not on a major record label. No album collection should be without their album.
They are currently in the process of recording a second album which according to sources is going to be super hot and supposedly better than their first album which is hard to believe but if its true than the sky is the limit for the band.
As I have stated before in another music review in a perfect world every radio station would have “Deadline Friday” in its music rotation because their music is original and real which in today’s music world is almost non-existent.
Now onto the gigs, which are by far one of the best things, happening in the music scene of San Diego today.
Seeing a live gig of Deadline Friday should be a requirement for any person who loves great music because they don’t disappoint. The experience of their show transcends your musical mind both lyrically and emotionally in that it expands your mind and makes you want more from the band. You will be musically satisfied the entire evening and you won’t leave the concert feeling ripped off and also your music horizons will have been expanded forever with the all-important WOW factor. For a band to have that all important factor is truly crucial today because of so many bands out there competing for your attention and this is what makes Deadline so unique in the local music scene. This is why they are in the top three of the local music scene in San Diego.
If you would like more information about the band such as shows, merchandise, etc than you can check out their web site at www.deadlinefriday.com or their myspace page at myspace.com/deadlinefriday.