From the monthly archives: "April 2004"

CHROMELODEON NEEDS YOUR HELP! First, our show next Friday, April 9th, in Amherst, MA is cancelled. Apparently the house where show was being held at can not have shows there anymore. We’re sorry to have to report yet another show cancellation. However, we’re going to be up in the area that weekend for two other shows and we are currently trying to book a new show that night. If anyone can help us get on another show that night in or around the area of Amherst, MA you will truly be a hero to many, including us.

Next, we’re beginning to book our summer tour. We are looking to do it in the last week of May and the first two weeks of June and again, we’re going to need some help. We’re looking to hit the east coast, the deep south, the midwest and maybe even Canada on this tour. So if anyone can help us with shows or venue suggestions or a place to stay or really anything, we would greatly appreciate it.

And Finally, Thanks to Erik from Missing Pilots for hooking us up with the new opening picture. And thank you to the lovely people in the Family Portrait Center at Walmart for putting up with us while taking our press photos. The new press photos can be seen in the Pics section. Enjoy!

Originally published on Written by J-Sin.

A self-described 8-piece epic rock group based in Philadelphia, Chromelodeon puts together what could be easily described as prog-rock minus the usual lame high-pitched vocals. They’re certainly good especially on the frantic “Eloquence is Dead” but not precisely memorable. Perhaps it’s the lack of a real frontman (or woman) but I doubt that. They’re probably better live as they claim to have a spastic lightshow that accompanies their live performances.

– J-Sin

Just a few quick things. We’d like to thank to our good friend Lou “Lou Dog” DiDomenico for filling in on drums this weekend. He did an awesome job and totally saved us on this mini-tour.

Another big thanks goes to Harris for getting us on awesome shows and letting us crash at their place for the weekend. They are truely an awesome bunch of guys. If you haven’t checked them out by now please do. They rock mighty fierce.

Finally, thanks to all of those who came out to the shows this weekend, we hope you had as much fun as we did and we hope to see you again next time we’re around.

That’s all for now. More updates coming very soon.

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A night of music at the Cove
Originally published on April 29, 2004 in The Temple News ( Written by Andrea Reich.

Fans and friends filled the Owl Cove on Tuesday night as Temple’s student-run radio station, WHIP 91.3, sponsored their first annual Battle of the Bands. Nearly 30 bands submitted CDs and the station narrowed that number down to 13 bands who were then asked to perform.

Bands were judged on originality, stage presence, timing, lyrics (originality), vocals and overall sound. The judges were WHIP’s own rock director, Alexander Rosenkreuz, technical director, Roy Brown, and Rock DJ, Justin Biasi.

The show was delayed a half-hour, but the bands – when they finally made it onstage – more than made up for it.

The band Orphans offered a rap beat backed up by awesome instrumentals, including a full drum kit and bongos. They won over the audience, forcing the crowd to its feet and to the front of the stage. It would seem they moved the judges as well, because Orphans won second place in the battle.

Temple’s own kept the fun and the music coming when Mini Band took the stage. The group was comprised of a mini guitar, mini bass and mini drum kit.

Other Temple favorites also put in appearances. When Fat City Reprise walked onstage their fans went crazy. There was a lot of love for FCR as fans snapped pictures and sang along. The band’s energy and stage presence was great; it was obvious that they were enjoying themselves.

One of the last bands to play was disqualified when they played over their allotted time. Screams were heard from all over as several band members gave the finger to the judges.

The night switched direction (literally) as the crowd was directed to the wall adjacent to the stage where the next band, Chromelodeon was tuning up.

“Stages are for rock bands and lyrics are for poets,” said the band’s accordion player David Chapman.

This was proven true as Chromelodeon took over the area near the stage and wowed the audience.

Chromelodeon consists of Vinnie Cordd on drums, Ryan Soloby and Dino Linonetti on synthesizer, Dan Tarng and Eddy Tsang on guitar, Denny Barron on bass, Chris Singer on lights, and David Chapman on accordion. Chromelodeon came quipped with their own flashing colored lights, claiming it must be dark when they play. They were a band that truly proved they were musicians. Their sound was genuinely unique, even when compared to the diverse group of bands chosen to play that night. And they lived up to their philosophy; Chromelodeon didn’t need lyrics to win or a stage to prove they knew how to rock.

As the first place winners, Chromeolodeon won $150 to Sam Ash and 8 hours of recording time at the Music Training Center with one of Philadelphia’s top producers. The band was in shock when they heard they won. They were actually still cheering for the second place winners, Orphans, who took home 2 hours of recording time and $75 to Sam Ash.

Chromelodeon’s good news doesn’t stop here. They recently found out their next CD will be put out by Blood Link Records.

With a stellar lineup of Temple bands, WHIP’s first annual Battle of the Bands was a success. Hopefully, Temple students can look forward to its return next year.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the last minute Lost Film Fest show at the C.O.D.E. Space on Friday. We had an awesome time rocking out with you, all along with our new friends from France, Robotnicka.

Another thank you goes out to everyone who came to our show at the Owl’s Cove and helped us win First Place in the Battle of the Bands. It was awesome.

Finally, we’re sorry to announce that we have to cancel the shows we had scheduled for April 30th and May 1st. The two dates conflicted with studio time that we have had scheduled. We will try to reschedule the shows in those two areas soon. We’re sorry if we disappointed anyone who was looking foward to those shows. However we do have good news. We start recording our next record this weekend! We’ll keep you posted on the progress of our recordings.