1 month away from hitting the road for the Acoustic Basement Tour! Grab your tickets now, these are small intimate venues. Can’t wait to see you all out there!
Posts tagged brian marquis
Live video of “Ratt Street” at the House of Blues Boston for A Very GK! Holiday fest. Thanks to Erik Zaiatz for the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV1puLpKEf4&list=UUbQQpPlMoTUwzKxiw_g0vSQ&index=13
Special guest for A Very GK! Holiday show Dec 14 in Boston is The Wonder Years. Tix: http://www.soundrink.com/products/boston-ma-royale
My EP of cover songs is still up for free download. http://brianmarquis.bandcamp.com/releases If you haven’t checked it out yet head on over. I covered some of my favorite songs by Thrice, Lucero, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Defeater and Cary Ann Hearst. Tell a friend.
MA & CT I’m coming home for some shows Oct 17-18. Come hang and have some beers and whiskey with me and some great people.
SALE! Post Warped Tour merch clearance sale! If you missed out on grabbing a tank, tee, bag, vinyl, cd this summer - here is your chance to grab some gear for cheap! Every order gets a FREE sticker and guitar pick. Check it out and pass it on. Many thanks!
Yesterday I posted a free 6 song EP of cover songs by Thrice, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Lucero, Defeater and Cary Ann Hearst. Check out a track-by-track explanation of why I chose those songs and what they mean to me below thanks to PropertyOfZack.com Go HERE to download the FREE EP!
Our good friend Brian Marquis released a free EP yesterday that featured covers of Bruce Springsteen, Thrice, Ryan Adams, Lucero, and Defeater, among others. Brian was kind enough to write a Track-By-Track feature up for PropertyOfZack regarding the covers he decided to recorded and what they mean to him. Check it out below and catch Brian on Warped Tour all summer long!
To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) by Ryan Adams
This song really hit me after a long-term relationship had gone sour after having a long agonizing death. Now years later I look back at that relationship and wonder “man, what the hell was I thinking?”. To me it’s about having regrets but having a sense of humor about it and being able to move on and chalk it up to being young and dumb. It’s kind of nice to have a few relationships under my belt at this point and to have learned from past mistakes and become better from it. This song is also just a lot of fun to play. It’s a great bar song every can relate to.
Digging My Own Grave by Thrice
With Thrice’s “hiatus” looming since this past winter I found myself revisiting a lot of their albums and this song had always stuck with me. I love the lyrics and I can relate to that self-destructive feeling at times. The melodies are just so heartfelt, sobering and haunting. I had fun figuring out a single acoustic guitar interpretation and started playing it live soon after they announced that they’d be taking time off. I was a late bloomer with Thrice, only really getting into them at Vheissu, but I think this is one of their best songs. This is my little homage and thank you to them for making great music.
Hey Darlin’ Do You Gamble by Lucero
I really wanted to cover this song after I saw them do an acoustic and accordion version of it and fell in love with the lyrics. Having been a musician as long as I can remember, you come to the conclusion that it’s not the easiest task to date a musician. I used to always have musician’s guilt; never expecting any girl to take this journey with me. I feel like that’s what Ben Nichols is getting at with this song. He’s pleading for a woman to take a chance on him even though she knows what she’s getting herself into. It’s a gamble whether it’ll work out or not and you got to make that leap one way or another.
Prophet in Plain Clothes by Defeater
This song will forever remind me of being on tour with my former band Therefore I Am. We all really loved Defeater’s ‘Travels’ album and it was on constant rotation in the van while doing long hauls across the country. Every time the second half of this song came on which transitions abruptly into the first acoustic piece you hear from this intensely heavy post hardcore band and it’s just so raw and vulnerable sounding, it’s really great. I know the song was part of a concept album but what I take from the song really relates to life on the road. Some days you don’t know how you are going to get by mentally and sometimes you drown your sorrows and some days you are like the walking dead. No matter what, you keep moving forward and persevering and that’s what this song is about for me.