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STARCH MONKEY: BOOTLEG SERIES

We get it.  There are challenges to seeing live music.  Your favorite band is playing on the other side of town, you have to work late that night, the show is sold out, etc.  Hell, we know a lot of our fans don’t even live in the immediate LA area and have been physically unable to come to one of our shows.  This is why we want to bring the experience of our live show to all of you, no matter your location.  Introducing “Starch Monkey: Bootleg Series.” These tracks are not polished.  There are no studio overdubs, no fancy recording equipment was used, no producer…nothing.  Just a basic digital recorder in a club capturing all of our energy, all of our imperfections and all of that rock and roll magic.  We hope you like the raw nature of these tracks and can join us…in person…for a show in the near future.  Until then, enjoy the Starch Monkey Bootleg Series.

BOOTLEG SERIES: “AMPLIFIED” Live at Molly Malone’s

TOP OF THE MARQUEE

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It’s been just over a year since our first performance at the World Famous Whisky a Go Go, and we’ve now made it to the top of the marquee as the HEADLINER! A special thanks to everyone that has made this a reality, most notably our wives and girl friends that put up with our crazy schedule. And thank you to the amazing team at the Whisky, from the bookers to the bartenders, the security guys and of course the Sound Engineers. We debuted some new material and are excited to put it out to all of our fans on our upcoming EP release. So, stay tuned for that!

FALL 2014 SHOW: The Whisky a Go-Go

WHISKY090614_V3And we’re back… At the Whisky. Come on out and see us Saturday Night, we’re going on right before the headliner. It’s always a good time out in Hollywood, so mark the calendar, and make it out to the show. This will be our last show until Winter, so don’t miss it – Tickets are available at the door.

“HOPEFUL” Lyric Video

Now you can enjoy our music even more with this Lyric Video of “Hopeful.” Created by Starch Monkey, just for you. We first ran the music track through our design program After Effects, then downloaded a bunch of cool stock footage and then edited everything together in Final Cut Pro – We had a blast making it – Hope you enjoy it!

Our Store is now Open!

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New Limited Edition T-Shirt Designs.

Behind every great musical act is a great artist who creates visual images to reflect the heart and soul of the music. We are very fortunate to have Eric Robison from Imagiboom Entertainment as a major contributor to the visual aspect of our work.  Edge and attitude, that’s what Eric brings to “Monkey Art”. From his creative headquarters in Hawaii, Eric has created some of the art used for our show posters.  And now, a few of Eric’s pieces are being released as part of our “Starch Monkey Custom T-Shirt Series.”

Featured below is a piece titled “In Yer Face.” We will be adding new designs on a regular basis and hope you will be adding these shirts to your regular wardrobe.  Go to the “MERCH” tab and see what we’ve got!

Thanks for your support and “Rock on.”

JR

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REFLECTIONS FROM THE STAGE

SM_LOGO_2014Hey everyone!  We are one week removed from our third appearance at the world famous Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip and what a show it was.  This was our first show since October and a lot has changed with us since then. Rashawn Bump joined Starch Monkey just about one month prior to the show at the Whisky, so he had to ramp up very quickly and he really delivered.

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We love playing the Whisky…it was our very first gig as a band last year and we have had a blast all three times.  Just being in that space that has so much history is a humbling and exciting experience.  This latest show was interesting for us too because we wanted to debut three new tracks that we have yet to record and that demonstrate the evolution of our sound.  These three new tracks (“In My Hands”, “Take Me Home” and “Grand Central Breakdown”) have a heavier mix of keyboards which allows Jim to show everyone just how talented he is on keys.  These tracks are also a bit of a departure from some of our more straight-forward rock tracks (like Days Gone By and Contentious) and allow us to show some more nuances while still rockin out.  It was really great to get feedback on these new songs from all of you who came to the show.  The show itself felt really good for all of us up on stage.  Live shows are always a bit of a combination of excitement and raw terror for me because no matter how much we prepare at our rehearsal studio, the unexpected can always happen….but that’s what makes it fun!  It was a GREAT crowd and my hat goes off to all of you who continue to support us and continue to come to our shows.

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Your support means a lot to us and I am so appreciative that you enjoy our music, and the venues are too! Just a few days after the show, the Whisky contacted us and asked us back, again.  So we are going to do it all again on Friday, March 21 and hope that you all can kick off your weekend with us.  You can get pre-sale tickets right here on this site and we can’t wait to see you there.  All of us hope to do more posts like this in the future too so you can get a little more insight into what goes on behind the scenes.  Thanks for listening, thanks for reading and can’t wait to see you all again soon.

Rock on.

Chris

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