Archive for the ‘Sideprojects’ Category
Here’s the official music video for “Watching You” by jr.
I’m not too sure what the deal is with jr., but I think I remember Robert tweeting about this video shoot back in September? Anywho, I like the song and the video. Check it out
(Was just told that jr. is Robert and John Taylor from Ocean Grove Band / The Jonas Brothers)
Director: Gia Coppola
Cinematography: Matthew Lloyd
Editor: Eric Maldin
Funk Factory Films
Huge thanks to Sam for letting me know about the video
In case you haven’t heard, Taylor and his band “Taylor Locke & the Roughs” have just released a new album. The album is called Marathon and is, in my humble opinion, even better than Grain and Grape.
You can get Marathon on iTunes or as a physical copy straight from the Roughs (by paying via paypal).
And if you haven’t bought Grain and Grape yet, I will strongly recommend that you do.
For more information on Taylor Locke & the Roughs visit TLATR.com, where you can also find the links to all the Roughs official social network sites like twitter, facebook etc.
Also remember that Ned has his own solo album out called Great to Say Hello.
You can get this album via paypal on nedbrower.com
Last but not least, Robert has a Solobob song up on iTunes called Fantastic 15.
I haven’t updated here in a while, however if you follow me on twitter I have been updating a little there.
There’s a couple of things I wanted to let you know about.
Rooney will be touring in Germany in October. All the dates are up here as well as on Rooney-band.com. Tickets can be bought via artisttickets.com. This is the first time Rooney is touring in Europe since spring 2008, so make sure you go to a show if you can make it.
Matt, Taylor and Ned (yes, I said MATT) will be joining Bleu & Mike Viola at 11pm (show starts at 9pm) for a special night with friends on September 22nd at the Hotel Cafe. Chris Price from Taylor Locke & the Roughs will also be joining them.
There’s a Eureka trailer up on pop24.de with interview parts with Rooney.
There’s a video with Sarah and Ned up on The Nest’s website (under Real Home Tours).
Taylor and Louie have a new video up on their accurateportrayor vimeo
As for Robert, he has posted some videos and pictures via his twitter… Go check it out. www.twitter.com/rcschwartzman
Taylor Locke stage dives
I don’t know if you’ve heard it, but at the very last Hanson/Rooney show, Rooney came out while Hanson played Mmmbop. At the very end of the video Taylor jumps head first into the crowd (at 6:20). Kudos Taylor, hope you didn’t hurt anyone
Check out Ned’s brand new website NedBrower.com
You can listen to samples of his new solo album called “Great to Say Hello” – and then you should decide to buy it
It doesn’t seem like it’s up on itunes yet, but you can buy a physical copy via “Ned->Direct” (paypal). The CD is only $10 and shipping seems to be $2, at least in the US.
Can I just say that I love that the guys are doing all these side projects? Not only does that give us more to listen too, but I love the fact that I actually love the music they’re making
In case you’ve missed it, Rooney is going on tour this summer.
They’ll start out headlining with the bands The Young Veins and Black Gold as openers.
This makes me wish I lived in the US. I love The Young Veins – and I’ve seen Black Gold open for Panic At the Disco once, they’re really good.
At the end of July, Rooney will join the Shout It Out tour opening for Hanson, while they’ll still throw in some headlining shows. All the tourdates that’s been confirmed are up on Rooney-band.com – and I’ve started adding them to RooneyJuice. You can get tickets for most of the shows that Rooney headlines on Rooneytix.com.
If you buy your ticket on Rooneytix.com, you’ll get a signed tour poster with your order.
Summer tour announcement
Rooney’s street team has moved – so please sign up for it rooney.fancorps.com
The Office Sketch
Seems like Taylor and Louie had fun while they were on the set of ICGE
Taylor Locke & the Roughs
Taylor and Chris are currently in the studio recording TLATR’s 2nd album. You can read a little about that on TLATR.com
Taylor has done an interview with the Rock & Roll Report, where he answered a question about Rooney’s new album.
Q: Anything you can tell us about the new Rooney CD coming out later this year?
A: It’s eclectic and cool, and we self-produced it. I’m proud of my contributions and my bandmates’ contributions. We did it at Robert’s home studio, and some at me and Ned’s studio as well. I played lots of slide guitar, which was fun for me. It’s the same good-time Rooney you’re used to, but with a few new twists. Some psychedelia, some jazzy bits, etc. Check it the fuck out!
Thanks to Ale from TLATR.com for that one.
Robert has done some interviews. Here’s a few of them :
Promote Rooney’s Summer Tour
Here’s the poster for Rooney’s headlining tour. Please spread it around where you can. Show your support for Rooney.
Robert has revealed a bunch of Rooney news on his twitter
- Album release date set to June 8th
- They’ve had a prep day for a new video (to be shot on Tuesday)
- They’ve done a photoshoot
Sorry for the lack of updates recently, I’ve been a little pre-occupied doing a little ”project” for Taylor Locke & the Roughs with some other girls.
Check out the brand new fansite on www.tlatr.com – We have bios, pictures, lyrics (corrected by Taylor himself ) and a bunch of other stuff up.
Remember to buy Grain and Grape on iTunes.
I won’t be posting too much about Taylor Locke & the Roughs on this site, so head on over to www.TLATR.com and leave us a comment
Taylor has a new project going on.
The project is called “Taylor Locke & The Roughs”. Taylor is doing lead vocals and guitar.
The other members of Taylor Locke & The Roughs are (from left) Chris Price playing guitar and keyboard, Charlotte Froom (from The Like) who plays bass and Mikey McCormack (from Everybody Else) playing drums.
They have 4 songs up on their myspace, and I got to say that I love each one of them… Though during my first listen I fell just a tiny bit more in love with “What Have I Done?” than the rest
You can find them on facebook too.
Awesome job Taylor Locke & The Roughs
Sloan is also playing a show in LA on the 21st. Seeing as Taylor Locke and the Roughs are opening for Sloan in SF – and has a concert listed on the 21st in LA, I’m assuming that they’ll be opening for Sloan in LA too. TLATR aren’t listed on the website though, so I don’t know for sure. If I’m right, they’ll be playing at King King on Feb 21st. Doors open at 8pm.
Wow, there’s quite a few things happening these days… yay
First of all CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah & Ned. Emmett Andrew Brower has been born and he looks adorable
Ned tweeted this picture from his twitter
Ned’s been busy, he also attended the 2010 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, where you could catch him at the Ludwig booth
Here’s some pictures from Ludwig-Musser Drums and Percussion’s facebook
Taylor has been hanging out with Bleu, recording a song called Boston.
You can read more about that here :)
Robert has been talking to D.A. from Chester French. Personally I’d love to see them do something together, or at least have D.A telling Robert/Rooney a little about how to promote themselves and keep fans happy
Robert also tweeted about recording a song with Joe Jonas…
For all these juicy updates, follow Robert on Twitter
Miranda from the Rooney street team (and Rooney-band.com) found this little thing the other day, and I found it really funny ;P
Rumor has it, Ed Rooney, an avid adversary of the ironically titled band, Rooney, is on the hunt for the five men who form the rock group. Apparently, the high school principal has left his Shermer home in hopes of reaching Los Angeles by the end of the week. Rooney (the principal, not the band) has been known to destroy a good time, or try to anyway. The band has declined to comment. In related news, Ferris Bueller has won the lottery.
Meanwhile, a pack of friendly guys with loose sleeves and bell-bottoms relax by a swimming pool. Never has a band been so unquestionably dutiful to a hometown. Or a home state, for that matter. Before a sun-kissed throng of Marissa Cooper’s and Summer Roberts’, with the grizzly bear flag flapping in the bonfire breeze, these guys, together known as Rooney, let the whole world know just how much they love California.
And, boy, is John Hughes insulted.
A diehard for his own home state, Hughes worked hard to convert the nation’s adolescents, in the prime of their angst, to the ear-muffed joys of the Windy City through the innocently sensual bite of Molly Ringwald’s bottom lip. (A smart man, that Hughes.) But now he scoffs at the L.A. based group that does nothing but rob this already regressing generation of what is really out there, beyond the bleached blonde shores of Southern California, to a place where sixteenth birthdays are often forgotten, where beautiful women are technologically created, and where Buzz eats all the cheese pizza. The band neglects a little place called Illinois… all in the name of a legendary 80s character.
Uniting under the mustached title of ‘Ed Rooney’ in 1999, Robert Schwartzman, Louie Stephens, Taylor Locke, Ned Brower, and Matthew Winter quickly dropped the first name, opting for a more Ferrisian effect with plain old ‘Rooney’ (hence the lack of propriety in the absence of Ed and/or “Mr.”) As harsh-weathered fans of the classic 1986 hit Italic textFerris Bueller’s Day OffItalic text, the rebellious group identified themselves in salutatory ode to the man who, in essence, made Ferris Bueller’s day off the exhilarating ride that it was.
A surprise this was not to most followers. Schwartzman, the animated lead singer and former actor, is a multi-gifted descendent of The Royal Coppolas. Nephew of Vito Corleone’s written voice, son of the shy face behind “Yo, Adrian!”, cousin of the founder of Bill Murray’s translation, brother of Max freaking Fischer; one had to only assume that his next project would somehow correlate to his insane tie to cinematic brilliance. Robert, as well as his less-genetically-privileged bandmates, often express their fervent passion for The Arts in general; whether be it music, film, sketching, or literature.
However, Rooney has established their respectable foundation based on the fact that they adore Southern California, albeit amidst a plethora of high-pitched squeals and pigtails. Such a reputation has caused many skeptics, John Hughes included, to wonder “Why not ‘Wayne‘, ‘Hasselhoff’, ‘Schwarzenegger’?”
“Why,” asks Hughes, “must you sabotage my homeland, my craft, my Ed Rooney?”
They laugh in response, their growing hair blowing out the convertible windows on a drive down Pacific Coast Highway. “Because,” they say in harmonic unison, “we’re on the trip of our lives under a California sun, and he’s still trying to catch us.”
You can find it here