Episode 39: Hydramelody Live

Episode 39: Hydramelody Live

Here?s our second ?live from the board? episode, this time featuring friends of 210 and alum, Hydramelody. This was actually from January 23rd at Jack?s Patio. Due to having a pack full of dead batteries, I missed all but 4 of the songs that Hydramelody played that night. Luckily, you get to hear them!

Huge shout out to Octahedron, who opened for Hydra that night and to whatever magician of a sound guy that Hydramelody brought in. I usually have issues when I want to record directly from the mixing console, but this sound guy said, plug in and we?ll get it done. I had planned on recording Octahedron, but it just didn?t seem to be in the cards this time. To make it up to you guys and to Octahedron, I plan on recording them very soon and hopefully adding an interview to that as well. I?m just sorry because you guys missed out on what was some really great music. Good things come to those who wait, so keep an eye out for Octahedron later this season.

Next, Hydramelody prefaced their amazing show with a short documentary, ?Ways To Go,? that followed the band as they recorded their newest album, hopefully due to be released very soon. After the documentary concluded, the audience was treated to an amazing light show, courtesy of Colorwave. This show, in my opinion, really threw down the gauntlet for other local musicians. This was a SHOW. Hydramelody recently returned from a tour with Third Eye Blind, and it looks like they picked up a few things while on the road. You can check out the live video I recorded of them playing “California” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWOe74jFY4g&spfreload=10 In the meantime, here?s the five songs from that night. Honey, Sunsets, Caught in the Rain, and This Road, and from the video I recorded, California. Enjoy.

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Episode 38: Donella Drive

Episode 38: Donella Drive

First off, this is probably the most relaxed interview I?ve ever done. This isn?t a reflection of other bands, but primarily because I?ve talked with Drew and Aidan many times over the last few years about Donella Drive or at other shows around town. This lends itself to the most in depth look at the individuals behind the music than ever before. I?ve been able to see this band move from being led by one female singer to becoming an instrumental band, and finally, full circle to another female singer. They?ve evolved, grown, and become one of my favorite local bands to experience live.

Donella Drive is:

Ella Macias – Vocals & Midriff
Aidan Escalante – Guitar & Comedy
Andrew Salazar – Bass & The Serious Guy (not really)
Colt Wrangler Lyons – Drums & Hard Working Man Hands

They?re currently gearing up to release their album Anomalous on April 25th at HiTones with The Heroine, Lonely Horse, and RMRS!

Check out their home on our site at 210LocalMedia.com/DonellaDrive and keep an eye out for there lyrics on the site too!

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Donella Drive

Donella Drive

Colt, Aidan, Ella, & Drew from Donella Drive

Colt, Aidan, Ella, & Drew from Donella Drive – 2015

Ella Macias – Vocals
Aidan Escalante – Guitar
Andrew Salazar – Bass
Colt Wrangler Lyons – Drums

After growing pains that included dropping a singer, becoming an instrumental band, dropping a guitarist, and adding a new singer, Donella Drive is ready to take their place among San Antonio rock royalty. Right now, they’re trying to get onto the next Warped Tour, which is a huge possibility (I predicted they’d make it, so go vote for them here) since, in 2014, they played the River City Rockfest with Kid Rock, Deftones, and Seether. Also on the bill were local bands, and friends of 210, Slowlikefire, Lonely Horse, and The Heroine.

Band bio from ReverbNation: