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Norcio set to play at Voodoo Fest Voodoo 2008 [1 Comment(s)] By Joshua Davidson Going to The Voodoo Music Experience is a great opportunity to both see bands that you love and to get introduced to bands that you will soon love. One of Baton Rouge’s own up-and-coming bands, Norcio, will be showcasing their musical creations for all to see on Friday, October 24. The young band, comprised of lead singer and guitarist Joe Henry, lead guitarist Adam Garcia, bassist Josh Quinn and drummer Connor Ridgeway, are hitting the stage at Voodoo Fest for the first time but hopefully not the last. Norcio plans to release their new album Far From Flat Lining the day of Voodoo Fest with hopes of catching the ear of a record label since they are not currently signed. Some of the musical influences for Norico include bands such as Rage Against the Machine, 311, The Beatles and Incubus. Despite having a similar hairstyle, lead singer Joe Henry hates being compared to Claudio Sanchez from Coheed and Cambria. “No disrespect to Claudio, but I believe I have a more, well, diverse vocal range,” Henry says. It’s hard to describe the sound that Norcio makes because it’s honestly a huge mixture of many of the bands listed above. Norcio encompasses many aspects of rock, whether it be progressive, punk or even eclectic. One thing is for sure: when you hear them on stage, you won’t soon forget them. The up-tempo energetic performance put on by these guys is a joy for any music fan to see. Local band The Final Rise’s front man Jesse Brooks says Norcio is “gravitating and truly a treat to watch live. It’s good to see a band like that get a chance to play at Voodoo Fest, and I wish them the best.” Norcio plans to kick things off at 11:30 on Friday on the Noomoon Stage in Le Carnival sharing the day with acts such as Stone Temple Pilots, Angels and Airwaves, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean and Eryka Badu. Originally Published: Issue 709 - October 22, 2008
We are almost completely done with it. We now have 3 songs up! :]
Thats right! Norcio is opening up Voodoo fest at 11:30am October 24th on the NooMoon Stage. :D Other great bands that are playing. FRIDAYOCTOBER 24th Stone Temple Pilots TV on the Radio Erykah Badu Reverend Horton Heat The Gutter Twins Joss Stone Wyclef Jean Angels and Airwaves Man Man The New Orleans Bingo! Show Extra Action Marching Band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals The Dirtbombs The Iguanas Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Marva Wright and the BMW's Rockie Charles Ben Jelen The Leo Trio featuring Leo Nocentelli 101 Indian Runners Joseph Arthur & The Lonely Astronauts The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker and Big Sam's Funky Nation Big Sam's Funky Nation King Britt Tribute to Sister Gertrude New Orleans Jazz Vipers The Bad Off Big Blue Marble Sons of William Washboard Chaz Blues Trio DJ Tom Harvey Zydepunks Voodoo Social Aid and Pleasure Club presents DJ Soul Sista's Annual Downtown Throwdown DJ Butterfoot Nag Hammadi Ray Bong White Bitch's Prey Drive Tap Water Mind Control Worms Union My Graveyard Jaw New Orleans Sunken City Circus featuring Pain Tribe & Tap Water Mind Control New Orleans Sunken City Circus sHellShoCk Andre Williams Oscillation Communications One Man Machine Gravity A CHANT Common Thread Mad Mike The LowDown ThrowDown The Wallstreet Traitors Hurray for the Riff Raff Wooded Teeth Black Tie Dynasty Jessica Lea Mayfield F.I.S.T.SATURDAYOCTOBER 25th Nine Inch Nails Lil Wayne Mars Volta Ghostland Observatory Thievery Corporation DeVotchKa Shudder to Think The New Orleans Bingo! Show Extra Action Marching Band Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk Bonerama Fishbone Manchester Orchestra Innerpartysystem Old 97's Walter Wolfman Washington Marc Broussard The Hot 8 Brass Band Dead Confederate Dan Dyer Dr.Michael White Jazz Band Treme Brass Band Clint Maedgen +9 Rotary Downs John Boutte Sam & Ruby Shamarr Allen Fleur de Tease Fatter Than Albert The Happy Talk Band The Knux Paul Sanchez and The Rolling Road Show Big Al Carson Good Guys Voodoo Social Aid and Pleasure Club presents DJ Soul Sista's Annual Downtown Throwdown DJ Butterfoot C-Ba$ Sideshow Nag Hammadi Widetrack Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/ special guest Big Al Carson Noomoon Tribe DJ Proppa Bear Ratty Scurvics Singularity DJ Soul Sister Rabbit Junk Dave Gregg & the Barefoot Philistines DJ Slice Crooked Worlds Most Dangerous American Disaster Party Deep in the Ninth Under the Green Drew Smith F.I.S.T.SUNDAYOCTOBER 26th R.E.M.N*E*R*D* Panic At the Disco Dashboard Confessional Lupe Fiasco Butthole Surfers Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings The New Orleans Bingo! Show Extra Action Marching Band Cold War Kids Ozomatli Reunited w/ Chali 2na Tokyo Police Club Cowboy Mouth Irma Thomas Blind Boys of Alabama and The Preservation Jazz Hall Band Morning 40 Federation Deacon John's Tribute to New Orleans R&B featuring Wardell Quezerque Dirty Dozen Brass Band Preservation Hall Jazz Band Soul Rebels Brass Band Eli "Paperboy" Reed and the True Loves Quintron and Miss Pussycat Hot Club of New Orleans Tin Men with the Valparaiso Mens Chorus The Vettes Bones The Lee Boys Manwitch Paul Varisco and The Milestones Melody Clouds Voodoo Social Aid and Pleasure Club presents DJ Soul Sista's Annual Downtown Throwdown DJ Butterfoot C-Ba$ Sideshow Sista Otis Sirena Serpentina Hands of Nero Illusion Fields Crimes Against Nature Valpraiso Mens Chorus MC Tracheotomy Sonic Boom Contest Winner TBD FLOW TRIBE Snuff Sugar Headspill Ultra Hip Review The Recognition Uncle Billy's Smoke House People on the Side Lucky Brown F.I.S.T.
Norcio, Norcio; Where for art thou Norcio? After listening to the new CD, "Far From Flatlining" by the Baton Rouge based "Norcio", I can't help but feel that I'm in the midst of a Shakespearian drama… hauntings, bells, phased vocals, life, death, sex, mania – all rolled into one interesting, although slightly disjointed, project. Norcio is an eclectic rock band from the Baton Rouge area who have been making music together for about a year. They list their musical influences as Iron Maiden, Coheed and Cambria, Incubus, A Perfect Circle, Tool and Blue Oyster Cult. Roll these bands into a big pot, simmer and stir lightly and what you get is…Norcio. Norcio is Joe Henry, a Baton Rouge native, on lead vocals and guitar, Adam Garcia from Houston, TX on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Quinn on bass and Connor Ridgeway on drums, both also hailing from Baton Rouge. I've had the opportunity to see Norcio live and having listened to their new CD, while it has nice moments, it comes nowhere near to capturing the energy and personality that this band exudes in concert. The CD, "Far From Flatlining", is a blend of musical genres that are interesting as individual songs, but loose a little something when viewed as a whole. My two favorite tracks on the CD are "Halfway to Somewhere" and "Played Your Fool." "Halfway to Somewhere" features haunting vocals and some excellent understated guitar work. The pace of the song is slow, much like a dirge, which help to accent the competing and changing vocal echoes and harmonies. While I appreciate the guitar work at the end of this song and understand its purpose, it comes across being slightly forward and leads to a disjointed feel. Except for this point, "Halfway to Somewhere" is an excellent rock song of youthful angst. The dichotomy of Norcio kicks in with my next favorite tune on the cd "Played Your Fool." This song begins manic and is carried throughout by a straightforward, heavy, metal, guitar riff. While musically unlike like the haunting "Halfway…", "Played Your Fool" features the same excellent vocal work of Joe Henry. It is a no warning, kick you in the face, metal ride. The remainder of the CD has some memorable moments including nice bass drum work by Ridgeway on "Ten:0:Ten." The bass work by Josh Quinn is steady and blends nicely with Ridgeway to form a solid foundation on which the guitar work and vocals of Garcia and Henry dance. "The Lay" is a nice acoustic based ballad that features excellent harmonies and vocal work. Lyrically this is my favorite song on the CD. "Far from Flatlining" is a nice debut CD by a band that I believe you will hear much from in the future. With the incredible vocals of Joe Henry, when this band finds out musically who they are and who they want to be, the sky's the limit. Norcio, Norcio; Where for art thou Norcio? Find out and do yourself a favor….See this band live while you can still see them for only a couple of bucks. Mickey Madd Maxx Music