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What’s Next?! (September 2, 2012)

What’s Next?! (September 2, 2012) Over the summer JC Nickles became very active in the Indie Underground Music Scene. He finished and made his song “Anxiety” that is presented via his Band & Persona, ECCENTRIC BONFIRE, available online, He also starting a weekly Open Stage (mic) @ Basement Transmissions in Erie, PA, While picking up Booking Shows, Promoting different people in business & music including himself and shows, While still trying to stay active in performing. Probably the most interesting thing JC Nickles has done this summer is form a TEAM of WONDERFUL TALENTED LADIES currently known to the public as THE LADIES OF ACOUSTIC GRAMMAR which contains The BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY of Heather DeVore, The technical sounds and POWERFUL MeLoDiC voice of Jackie Clarke-Rodriguez, The Intriguing alluring song-structure of Life(Liss), The engaging expression & stylings of Amber Alley, & The TEENAGE POWER HOUSE who manages to embrace it all, Optimistic Apocalypse! Who are set to do a small tour soon. “This summer has been tiring yet full of energy” Outside of summer events WHAT’S NEXT? At the moment JC is talking to BTR about recording THIS MONTH. The project is hush-hush and when it’s planned to be available to the public is unknown. However the project is believed to be different from the grounds of his latest material that have been written & performed under the ECCENTRIC BONFIRE title.

HEAT STROKE TOMORROW NIGHT!!! (Prepare Yourselves)

Tomorrow night will be filled with excitement. I have recently booked a line up almost as VARIOUS as my mental state of music and as we all know, that's tough to come by. Tomorrow night July 27th, 2012 HEAT STROKE @ BASEMENT TRANSMISSIONS kicks off @ 5pm. This is going to be a great night, full of variety. The performers are great personally and know how to get it done on stage. This line up has a girl that will melt your heart and spark life in your spirit at the same time, you know kind of OPTIMISTIC. It also has someone that will spark your interest and keep you amused & entertained and you know it gets tough to maintain and some things get out of KONTROLL, oops my spelling is a little out of control... sorry but anyway... This night also has that caffiene that like will get your blood flowing like coffee gets you up in the morning, but a suitable morning food you should have is a BANANA, but sorry, my point is this night has has a lot of STYLEZ that will get your heads movin, and of course we need to add some shock value, maybe more shocking than that COLUMBINE situation and sorry if that hits you a certain way, but that's what I mean about this night being shocking as well, BUT... if that's too much for you... If you feel we pumped too much electricity into your nerves with that shock, we apologize and we'll smooth it out a little and pulse the vibe a bit, you know, give you time to breathe but keep you alive, you know... Rather you agree it's you opinion... Ye or NE', but there's no need to sound the alarms, we got you, but sometimes you gots to face the reality and start to understand a few things so you know let's boost up the vibe kick it back into gear subtle pumped & focused for you guys to C what's going on, but we all gots that party thing going, some improvision to help you realize you're still free. We're all connected. We all can get that DYNAMIC feel of freedom and dance a bit and enjoy yourselves, you know feel the groove a bit under a new yet familiar taste, but you know once you have this all you, uh, you have to lash out and expose what's inside of you and those pulses of energy just kick in and take over and you no longer know who you are anymore... I mean are you SUSAN or ANTHONY who knows, but don't worry you're still in control and then you use all you learned and ROMANCE it a bit and know where to utilize all the lessons that have been presented before you in your time and that's when you realize you'll be okay... But unfortunately comes the END which is so unpredictable but eventually you have to face the fact that the end isn't up to you, but at least you have the INITIATIVE to keep going.


Just got done practicing some Eccentric Bonfire material that's been on the shelf for close to 8 years. A lot of the music is just sitting in the studio with no vocals until Tomorrow when EB goes back into the studio and finally records them. This latest EB project being worked on was written & recorded in 2004, but the 2004 recording had bad quality. EB took the material to a different studio in 2005, but then went on the search for an official drummer which took a few months. Once an official drummer was finally found it was discovered that the studio that EB was working at had been robbed and the music files were gone. The owner eventually got his equipment back but the files were damaged and the songs skipped more than a needle on scratched vinyl. Because this project was close to the heart and so much feeling is behind it. EB took it to the studio one more time last year picking up the pace, Sadly finances prohibited completion of the project. Now things are kicking into gear once again and now EB is ready to continue working on the project and hopefully get it out to the public by October 2012! EB has yet to publicly announce the title of the project but hints have been presented. Eccentric Bonfire also has 2 other projects that have yet to be tackled written in 2009 & 2011 that may see the light of day depending on how well this current project progresses.

Update 6/8/2012 Studio & Show

Well this upcoming week I'll be back in the studio on the 11th to finish up some old Eccentric Bonfire material then I have a show the next day (June 12th, 2012) @ The Rustbelt Lounge in the crooked i in Erie, PA with Matt McManus and Broke Boland. Eccentric Bonfire material will be focused on in the studio for some time until finished so look for a cd release later this year, maybe September or October. Some of my songs may be off vocally due to focusing on EB, but my shows will have a variety outside of that band.

Last Night on 90.5 WERG fm Radio.

It was a good night last night. I had a good time on The Fazed Cookies Program on 90.5 WERG FM RADIO. My good friends Morgan & Fred from the Jargonauts were there and I had no idea they were set to be on this particular show as well. I had a good interview w/ Michael, talked about the upcoming events involving myself and played 4 acoustic versions of my songs live on air from different projects. Thanks to all who listened and those who are taking time to read this :)

Upcoming Projects!

Upcoming Projects to be Released this year: 1. Eccentric Bonfire - Anxiety (Late August or September release) 2. Virtus Virumque (October release) 3. RazorBlade 13 (December release)


TOP 3 Projects to be worked on soon: 1. Morbid Scenario - [Surreal Reality (ReWorked)] 2. Eccentric Bonfire - [Anxiety (ReMastered)] 3. RaZoRBLaDe XIII (13) - [Own Known Stranger] *Eccentric Bonfire & Razorblade 13 are the closest to being done, but Morbid Scenario may be finished and released before any of the other projects. RazorBlade 13 - http://reverbnation.com/razorblade13 JC Nickles - http://twitter.com/jcnickles

Sadly I...

Sadly, I have to look at the lyrics to recall how to perform some of my old songs.— JC Nickles (@jcnickles) April 19, 2012

A lot of Sleepless Nights...

A lot of sleepless nights working on Morbid Scenario's "ESSENCE OF TRUTH" cd, but it's coming along nicely.