ON THE STAGE
July 19th, 20th,21st
Steel Beans @ 6pm july 19th
March 22nd 9pm
after Arlington, Seattle and Bellingham steel beans return to their home turf in Everett to play a show with two of their favorite bands, you dont wanna miss the devils and the meanie, this will be an incredible show:
MEAN STREET MEANIE
RAINY DAY DEVILS
7601 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98203
Bernard's (Joe's Underground)
March 15th 9pm
315 Seneca St (downtown) under Hotel Seattle
Mike Starr (Alice In
Chains) memorial show
March 7th 7pm
Being that they grew up listening to alice in chains this show
is a big deal to steel beans
Blacklist Union •
Grind (Alice in Chains tribute) •
Amanda Hardy •
Garden of Eden
Sin Circus •
Steel Beans and more
facebook event page:
March 1st 9pm
RAINY DAY DEVILS
5828 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Mirkwood Art Show
and other bands to be announced...
we will be performing as well as displaying
orginal paintings by Jeremy J. DeBardi
117 E. Division St., Arlington, WA
February 16th 9pm
Bellingham we are invading your place, going in like a cavity search. A truly wicked line-up you will regret missing this show fo sho
RAINY DAY DEVILS
PROJEKT DOOM AND THE GHTTOBLSTRR
$3 the door
Cabin Tavern 307 west holly street
Backstage Bar and Grill
backstage bar and grill
6409 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
Studio Seven 110 S Horton St
(between S 1st Ave & S Occidental Ave)
Seattle, WA 98134
HANGOVER RECOVERY CONVENTION!
January 5th 2013
bring in the new year with a variety of different sounds, a truly diverse show with bands that don't sound just like each other, gee, what a concept.....
RAINY DAY DEVILS, LUCKY BUNNY FOOT, INDECENT LIBERTY and STEEL BEANS
New Years Revolution!
top off 2011 by joining steel beans for an evening of rocking and reminiscing in Snohomish
the Beans' Christmas Eve's Eve
your busy? whaaat? come on.......
you know you wanna have a good time and rock out before you have to put on that scratchy green sweater and deal with the in laws
Tony V's Garage
Steel Beans invades georgetown
steel beans don't like to leave Everett but they are making an exception for this show
Badass Beau Nelson Fund Raiser
Sun.November 27th 1pm
Catch a matinee Steel Beans acoustic performance
and a day packed with bands and events while supporting our dear friend and drummer of DEAD UNCLE STEAMER: Beau Nelson
Tony V's Garage
Full Circle Music Benefit
Sat. November 26th
steel beans spread awareness of the soon coming shirt/record shop on Hewitt Ave. with a full evening performance from 9pm to 1 am
Stewarts, Snohomish, WA
Bill Stallsworth Tribute Show
October 8th 2011
Tony V's Garage
September 24th FREE RIVER SHOW IN SNOHOMISH
The Last Summer Show:
5.30pm to 10.30pm
Snohomish River, Snohomish, WA
(for details directions or questions call salmonella records at 1-(425) 248-8658
or if you prefer E-mail Duke at
IN THE STUDIO
"Smash Your Phone"
Today a song was written/recorded establishing a very valid statement in these times.when you can't even carry a conversation anymore without looking back to see the person your trying to talk to is texting or actually talking to a bluetooth while you search for a sincere answer to every question they ask. In the old days they had the telegram, 1980's: the pager. I think "Smash Your Phone" is as relevant as a social observation within a song has ever been.
Historically speaking, being based on the current communications trend it preserves the 2000's as the era of text messages, and getting calls from people that are upstairs in your house asking how to text.
The drums are from a cheesey 1964 church Organ metronome set to: "Teen Beat" with the EQ dialed in with boosted lows and mids almost making a 40+ year old machine sound much like modern techno or dance music (at least to my minimal knowledge and idea of the aforementioned genres)
After the drums a mild fuzz bass guitar was added that rides the quarter notes with a blend between staccato notes and bluesy slides that run between octaves.
I then put my 1963 U.S. silvertone jaguar copy into the one of my two 60 watt solid state Sunn SL-160's that still has the original Sunn loudspeaker in it. Of course a SHURE 57 close mic'd to the curve of the cone, because I wanted a gritty but tight tone that was raunchy but not too much gain to the point of losing the percussive quality of the guitar strings altogether(something I am rarely fond of) The guitar was only played over the verse to build up and drop the dynamics of the song.
Tambourine was layered over the organ metronome tambourine that was already there to give it more space.
The Lyrics are inspired by the downfall of communication
via disposable technology fads, in an industry where your phone or computer is outdated/obsolete or off the manufacturing line by the time you purchase it.
Even though a simple cheesey pop song like "Smash Your Phone" appears to be spotlighting a small problem, it is in essence the same negligence that when escalated takes away from one's character, and as a result each generation will probably have even less one on one conversations/relations than the last until we no longer know eachother or ourselves because were so into our little gossip devices we've forgotten how to articulate or emphasize anything of importance.
Although this is definitely not the first song to make this point about phones, it is however quite possibly the first to make mention of wanting to throw another guy's phone into the Puget Sound, that seems good enough.
The Song was recorded in early June 2011 and sat around the vaults collecting dust untouched without vocals until there was time off from rehearsing,performing and recording new songs and suddenly I had a strong point point to make and a concept driving the song and lyrics (yes,sometimes it helps if you actually have something to sing about)
So like I'll often do I searched for songs in the archive that I had cut in the last 5 months entirely with all instruments but no vocals recorded or written.After hearing my choice of instrumentals I decided that the teenage and new wave/pop feel of this song was ultimately appropriate for a song about cellphones and texting, it could have been born over one of those other songs, it could have been a jazz or a country song but I didn't think that would come across as funny.
Vocals were sung through a shure super-pro 50 and for the slapback echo I used a Way Huge AQUA-PUSS analog delay.
Two backup vocals were added to emphasize certain phrases.
"Smash Your Phone" will be included in a collection of songs intended to be completed and pressed and released in January 2012.
DOWNLOAD "Smash Your Phone" FOR FREE in December along with other free Christmas downloads only from the good folks at SALMONELLA RECORDS and STEELBEANS.com