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Thursday, December 03, 2009
October 17 , 2009
Reno Music Project - Musician's Showcase
Maytan Music Center - 777 S. Center St. (upstairs), Reno, Nevada - 7:00pm - free beverages and snacks (donations welcome). It's been 8 months since our last show, so it's about damn time don't ya think? This time out we've got a special show planned, welcoming John Gaddis on bass, along with Izaak on the "color" instruments, and of course Cap, Lenny and Todd doin' their th'ang. We're opening the night, followed by THE KIMBERLY TRIP (from Sacramento, CA), supporting their brand-new CD. Closing the night will be new Reno band The Madorians, and they pretty much rock, rock, rock. Don't miss this show!

posted by Todd 12/03/2009 04:20:00 PM

Friday, February 06, 2009
Only 22 days until the big BURNING PEACE anniversary party / Lenny's birthday / super duper music show! Share some birthday cake with Lenny the birthday boy, and celebrate BP's 7th anniversary!

Saturday, February 28 - 7pm
Lenny Supera Birthday / Burning Peace 7th Anniversary

(7:00) Lenny Supera & Friends
(8:30) Burning Peace featuring Todd South, Lenny Supera, Cap Stapp, Izaak Wierman, and Bob Cerco.


Maytan Music Center
777 S. Center St. (upstairs)

posted by Todd 2/06/2009 02:56:00 AM

Saturday, February 02, 2008
NEW BAND MEMBER - ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Cap, Lenny and Todd are pleased to announce that noted songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Izaak Wierman (of the band A Simple Endeavor) has agreed to join Burning Peace as our new bassist and backing vocalist! Frankly, Izaak's skills go way beyond just holding down the low end of the rhythm section. If we find someone else to play bass (thus becoming a five-piece band), we'll have Izaak spend his time on strings, woodwinds, piano, brass, you name it ... the man plays everything!

But hey, we're just happy to have someone so talented join us in any capacity, and he says he's enjoying gettin' his bass groove on for a change. We're all pretty excited about the potential for creating new music in the studio with Izaak on board. 2008 is looking to become a really exciting year for Burning Peace.

On a related note, we've set March 29th as the date for the Burning Peace 6th Anniversary party. We're WAY excited to be sharing the stage with our buddy Max Volume and his band (Lenny Supera plays lead guitar with Max), and you won't want to miss this show since it'll be our first of the year (and the first public show we've played in several months), as well as Izaak's debut with Burning Peace.

P.S. Recording on the new album(s) continues, slowly but surely. We're into Year Two on this project, and all I can say is that we think it'll be worth the wait. Honest! :)

posted by Todd 2/02/2008 02:56:00 PM

Thursday, December 06, 2007
And now, an update on the STUDIO RECORDING PROJECT!

Slowly but surely, work is progressing on the new Burning Peace album. Cap and I have laid down quite a few drum & guitar tracks, and Lenny's been hard at work fleshing out new ideas for song arrangements and orchestration. With any luck we should soon be ready to lay in some group vocals, keyboards, extra guitars, percussion, and various other embellishments. If you've been to our shows in the last couple years you'll likely recognize most of these songs, but I can promise you one thing: you've never heard 'em like this!

Our first album was pretty mellow and featured very simple arrangements, which was a pretty good representation of what we sounded like in early 2003. The 2004 live album gives a fair sense of what we'd progressed to by the next summer (adding bass guitar to the band, moving Lenny to mostly electric guitar, and the overall band to a more ROCK sound). I personally wanted those albums to be "true" representations of our sound, without any studio extras. But things have changed since then!

Cap moved from hand drums to a studio-grade Roland digital kit last year, and we've added a lot more vocal harmonies, some keyboard stuff, and generally just a lot more ROCK! So, for this new (and long overdue) set of recordings, we're pulling out all the stops. BIG drums, BIG guitars, BIG synths, BIG bass, and some really HUGE vocals. I don't mean to brag, but I'm super stoked about how this project is sounding! We'll never sound like this live--unless we have an extra 4-5 people to join us on stage--but I don't mind. This is a studio album, and dammit, we're using everything we've got!

Now, as to the release date ... I'd love to be able to give you one. However, we've decided not to place an artificial time limit on this project, so the best I can tell you is we do plan on having it done when it's done.

posted by Todd 12/06/2007 03:00:00 PM

Saturday, May 12, 2007
I think we're overdue for some Burning Peace news! First let's talk about performance dates. I'd be remiss if I didn't remind everyone that we're now only 27 days away from the big Pig Rock Caves jam! WOOOOO HOOOOOO!

Next, y'all should mark your calendars for these two events:

Saturday, June 23, 2007

WHITEWATER RAFT & MUSIC FESTIVAL,
Wingfield Park Amphitheater, 11:30am-1:30pm. Charity event to benefit the Angel Kiss Foundation's efforts to support families of children with cancer. Corner of 1st & Arlington, downtown Reno, Nevada. www.angelkissfoundation.org

Saturday, July 7, 2007

BAILIE / SOUTH SUMMER MUSIC BBQ

Email for details.

Cap, Lenny and I played an impromptu acoustic set during the Walden's open mic on April 27th. We sounded pretty good, but you'll just have to take my word for it--I forgot to press RECORD! Speaking of shows and recordings, we got a really good multitrack recording of our anniversary show, so we might pull some of the best stuff from that and release a new live disc. Thanks again to everyone who helped us celebrate 5 years as a band. If you didn't get a copy of the free live DVD, let me know cuz I've still got a few left!

And now, an update on the STUDIO RECORDING PROJECT!

Slowly but surely, work is progressing on the new Burning Peace album. Cap and I have laid down quite a few drum & guitar tracks, and Lenny's been hard at work fleshing out new ideas for song arrangements and orchestration. With any luck we should soon be ready to lay in some group vocals, keyboards, extra guitars, percussion, and various other embellishments. If you've been to our shows in the last couple years you'll likely recognize most of these songs, but I can promise you one thing: you've never heard 'em like this!

Our first album was pretty mellow and featured very simple arrangements, which was a pretty good representation of what we sounded like in early 2003. The 2004 live album gives a fair sense of what we'd progressed to by the next summer (adding bass guitar to the band, moving Lenny to mostly electric guitar, and the overall band to a more ROCK sound). I personally wanted those albums to be "true" representations of our sound, without any studio extras. But things have changed since then!

Cap moved from hand drums to a studio-grade Roland digital kit last year, and we've added a lot more vocal harmonies, some keyboard stuff, and generally just a lot more ROCK! So, for this new (and long overdue) set of recordings, we're pulling out all the stops. BIG drums, BIG guitars, BIG synths, BIG bass, and some really HUGE vocals. I don't mean to brag, but I'm super stoked about how this project is sounding! We'll never sound like this live--unless we have an extra 4-5 people to join us on stage--but I don't mind. This is a studio album, and dammit, we're using everything we've got!

Now, as to the release date ... I'd love to be able to give you one. However, we've decided not to place an artificial time limit on this project, so the best I can tell you is we do plan on having it done when it's done.

SEE YOU AT THE CAVES!

posted by Todd 5/12/2007 01:10:00 PM

Thursday, March 01, 2007
March 31st was a special night for all of us, being that it was the Burning Peace 5th Anniversary Party. We had a blast! Zach & Morgan did a great job opening the night with a mix of covers and original material. Mike & Brian made their Walden's debut as a drum & bass duo. Second To Some played what everyone agreed was their best set ever! Seriously, those guys completely rocked the house.

Then we ran into some technical difficulties. :(

After solving PA issues, guitar issues, and overcoming vocal dehydration in the first 30 minutes,
Burning Peace went on to perform an (approx.) two hour set of original favorites for their friends, family and fans. Frankly, it was the best show we've played in at least a year, maybe more; it sure felt that way! Big thanks go to everyone who showed up and shared the evening with us (I've still got free DVD's left over for those who forgot to grab one), including some people I haven't seen in YEARS! Extra thanks to Christy & Citrine for doing the work of three with a smile (since Duncan was off doing some modeling gig), and extra big super thanks to Walden's owner Val for staying late and making the whole evening possible!

All in all, it was a great night! THANKS EVERYONE!



posted by Todd 3/01/2007 10:00:00 AM

Friday, February 16, 2007
Saturday's Musician's Showcase at Walden's Coffeehouse (02/17/07) was pretty interesting. Hallie Ross reminded us what we'd been missing during her absence (two years is too long!), and also surprised everyone with the announcement of her engagement to be married. I know she's serious because (a) I met her fiancÚ, and (b) I saw the ROCK he put on her hand. WhooooooooooWHEEEEEEE -- He's a keeper!

Things moved on in a mellow rock mood with Live It Up Jones, another group of friends that haven't been around as often as we'd like . But hey, I've got them on the calendar for April 14th, which is a date you won't want to miss!

We of Burning Peace (well, 3/4 of the band, anyway) did our level-best to blow out the cobwebs and prove that a 3 month hiatus isn't enough to make us forget how to play. Honestly, I'd have to say that we had some really good moments, making us and the crowd feel happy. Then there were the not-so-swift moments, like clipping out the powered mixer three times (poor thing really needs a trip to the shop after 5 years of solid use!), not to mention Yours Truly completely trashing a cover that I've played about, oh, a thousand times over the past 20 years. I mean, what the hell, man?! ANYHOO, I promise to practice up for our next show, the Burning Peace 5th Anniversary party on March 31st!


posted by Todd 2/16/2007 02:22:00 AM

Friday, January 26, 2007
Posted a couple "new" songs to our MySpace playlist, per request of a couple fans. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

In other news, BP really, honestly, truly started work on a big recording project this week. We mean it this time. :) The current plan is to have some really good audio for y'all as well as a DVD or two before the end of 2007.

We promise!


http://www.myspace.com/burningpeace

posted by Todd 1/26/2007 03:49:00 PM

Sunday, January 14, 2007
We were scheduled to play a showcase at Walden's this Saturday (01/13/07) but had to cancel due to Joe's sudden illness (leaving him with a fever and without a voice), plus some other issues that made it clear we just weren't meant to rock out in January. Bummer, man.

posted by Todd 1/14/2007 12:08:00 AM

Sunday, October 29, 2006
Our Halloween showcase at Walden's (10/28/06) had everything Halloween is celebrated for: treats, costumes, and even a couple tricks (that I, frankly, could have done without). If you were there, you know what I'm talking about. Feh! Let's focus on the POSITIVE, shall we? Let's!

Burning Peace ripped through a set of favorites in full costume, which always makes for an interesting time. I brought back the horned demon look, but my wife did a new rendition of the makeup which I think turned out good and scary. Cap came dressed as an Army Ranger (full cammo) and damned if I didn't lose site of him more than once in the crowd. Seriously, he just kept disappearing while, theoretically, in plain site. Eeeek! Lenny had on an outfit that can be best described as, "something I could throw on in 10 minutes after work," which was quite literally the case. Poor guy had to work right up until almost the last minute before showtime! And yet, he was definitely costumed, though none of us (including him) could figure out WHAT he was costumed as. Joe outdid himself as "Jareth the Goblin King", a character played by David Bowie in the '80s movie "Labyrinth." I thought Joe was brave for wearing a speedo last year, but honestly, I think the big hair wig, glamrock makeup and TIGHT tights were more disturbing this time around. Still, he made a pretty hot chick, as long as you like a chick sporting a codpiece. Eeeew.

Second To Some did a super duper job, rocking through an hour of originals spinkled with a cover or two. Zach South sat in on keyboards for the last few songs, dressed in a great homemade J.S. Bach costume. Other music luminaries were on hand as well, including Frank Zappa (Mike Adragna) and Jim Morrison (Topher South). Kevin Brown was dressed up as, I think, a pimp of some sort. Or perhaps he was a hip-hop star. Frankly, I think I'm too old and too white to know the difference.

The end of the night featured some classic tunes played by one of our best friends, Dave Bentel. Certain events during the evening could have dissuaded Dave from performing (the afore mentioned "tricks"), but he soldiered on and gave us a great closing set despite all odds. Lesser men would have fallen, but nay! DAVE ROCKS!

Thanks to those that helped us have a good time. And to the others that didn't, well, you know who you are. And we know where you live.

(insert Vincent Price voice)

MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

posted by Todd 10/29/2006 03:24:00 PM


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