Archive for November, 2012

Stevie’s new website!

Posted: November 28, 2012 in News
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Click on the pic below and access to the new Stevie Anders’ website!

Showdown Boulevard, an album and a band born in 2012, after the meeting of the vocalist Stevie Anders, the bass player Andy Pontremoli (the two were formerly together in the project  A-Pon74) and the experiences guitar player Manguss. The mood of the CD is sandy and distorted, but also energetic and full of life.

The musical range varies from hard rock, to country –  here and there like on the intro “Dawn On The Showdown Boulevard” – to a sort of sleaze that tributes the best days of the  ’80s. Everything is detailed and put on a personal and extremely enjoyable perspective, with aggressive songs such as “Ice Man” above the others, but also the super active and kinetic touches of “Life Is A State Of Mind”.

Showdown Boulevard offers also some darker anthems – the beautiful “Who Dares Wins”, with its complicated guitar textures. Other country flavors this time with the light melody of “So Bad”. If “Learn To Fight”  is a sort of devilish and dusty punk jingle, “Last Night In Paris” gives an unexpected romantic end to the album – as its title suggests – with twisted keyboards, a very catchy refrain and a funny frame to recreate its setting.

Glowing and personal good debut album, enjoyable from the first to the last song and with an already defined international flavor.

(ITA) Debutto divertente per gli italiani Showdown Boulevard, band che si rifà all’immaginario sleaze ed hard rock losangeleno degli anni 80/90 e che dimostra di saper dove andare a parare nell’arco dei 50 minuti di questo debut omonimo “Showdown Boulevard”. Un’ottima produzione valorizza sia i midtempo più melodici come “So Bad” e “Last Night In Paris”, sia le più decise “Life Is A State Of Mind” ed “Hands On The World”, quest’ultima con un buon retrogusto dark. Dischetto che farà felici gli amanti delle sonorità stradaiole americane, un lavoro ben fatto e che sopperisce alle ovvie mancanze di originalità (ma nel genere obiettivamente non è un dramma) con una innegabile freschezza.
(ENG) Funny debut for the italian band Showdown Boulevard, band that tributes the 80s/90s L.A. sleaze and hard rock scene showing their familiarity and ability with it over the 50 minutes of this self-titled album “Showdown Boulevard”. A great production that enhances both mid tempos and ballads like “So Bad” and “Last Night In Paris”, but also the harder tracks such as “Life Is A State Of Mind” and “Hands On The World” this last one with a beautiful dark flavor.
This CD will make american sleaze lovers happy. A well done album that thus is not too innovative (but in genre that’s not a big deal) but still fresh.
By Davide Perletti

Click on the image to listen to the episode number 187 of “ScreamRadio Show” with Stevie and Andy. Don’t miss it!!!

Looking for Female Singer!

Posted: November 5, 2012 in News
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We’re looking for female singer for rock version of Bangles’ “Walk Like An Egyptian”.

Interested singers must be able to provide their track recording.

The song will be included in our upcoming EP.

Write to: showdownboulevard@gmail.com

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