The Weathermaking Challenge
THE WEATHERMAKING CHALLENGE!!!
Consisting of Danny, Ilan, Josh, Mitch and Avi (last names confidential to protect them from female stalker fans), this crew of nice shul-attending boys from Toronto and Thornhill have been creating exciting and indescribable music for the last 3-4 years. They’ve played a gazillion legendary shows and released a fine Short LP/Long Ep. Now they’re moving on to the Drake Hotel to continue their quest for world domination. And I damn well hope they succeed…
So maybe you ask, what’s so special bout them? Well, firstly, there’s Danny of vocals. Maybe he wouldn’t really blow the judges of American Idol away but like the best vocalists, he makes his voice work through sheer conviction and dedication. At times he can remind listeners of anyone from David Bowie to John Lennon, though he never really sounds quite like anyone other than himself. Onstage with his cousin Ilan on bass, they form a perfect tag team combo who play off eachother with beautiful comedic chemistry.
Another interesting note, is that nobody has ever really able to say exactly what or who The Weathermaking Challenge sound like…There’s a classic rock influence burried in there somewhere but it’s filtered through new age sensibilities learned from too many bands to name and to even try do so would be pointless as they don’t sound like any of them. The best I could do is to say that there’s something sort of off-kilter about them, though not in a Zappa/Beefhart way…just…their own way…
Really what I’m trying to say is that like all fine hallucinogenic drugs, you just have to experience The Weathermaking Challenge for yourself. That’s why there’s all that talk about “experience,” because you can’t be told what The Challenge is like, you just have to dig it and then you’ll know.
Luckily for you, you can experience The Weathermaking Challenge soon. Not only that, but for FREE!!! They’re rocking Elvis Monday on June 2nd at the drake hotel. I know I’m gonna be there and you and all your friends better be too. In the meantime, you can check out there myspace for the Baskin Robbins tea-spoon version of their awesome coneful of ROCK!!!
Click here for the facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=17854660476