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Aly Tadros - Things Worth Keeping (8/3/09)

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Aly Tadros
Things Worth Keeping

Release Date: 8/3/2009

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Aly Tadros - Linger
Aly Tadros
Tour Dates
07/30/09 Flipnotics Coffeespace - The Song w/ Ben Mallolt and Walter Tragert and Scrappy Jud Newcom Austin, TX
08/01/09 Bills Records* Dallas, TX
08/01/09 Banter* Denton, TX
08/02/09 White Rock Coffee* Dallas, TX
08/05/09 Blue Door* Oklahoma City, OK
08/06/09 Gypsy Coffee House* Tulsa, OK
08/07/09 Broadway Oyster Bar* St.L, MO
08/09/09 Penny Lane* Evansville, IN
08/10/09 The Verve* Terre Haute, IN
08/12/09 Derby City Espresso Lsville, KY
08/16/09 Java Cabana* Memphis, TN
08/19/09 Fox 7 - (Live) Good Day Austin Music Austin, TX
08/22/09 ’Things Worth Keeping’ CD Release Party! Everywhere, TX
08/22/09 Hideout Theater Austin, TX
09/13/09 Triple Door* Seattle, WA
09/16/09 Bookwalter* Richland, WA
09/23/09 Candlelight Coffeehouse - Laura Marie’s Songwriter Series* and Laura Marie San Antonio, TX
09/30/09 Avant Garden* Houston, TX
10/01/09 Hotel Fredonia* Nacagdoches, TX
11/04/09 University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX
11/07/09 Hotel Fredonia Nacogdoches, TX

*with Alyse Black
Aly Tadros' debut album, Things Worth Keeping is scheduled for release on August 22nd, but for some reason it was on my calendar for next week (usually I schedule my review around the time of its release). Since Tadros is actually doing the touring thing with Alyse Black, I suppose it's still a good time to mention her album.

First and foremost, I think Tadros is pretty ballsy. Her first paid concert gig required her to play for two hours. She only had three original songs written then. She does have the drive to be a singer and, of course, entertainer.

Unlike many acoustic singer/songwriter type, she does come loaded with backing musicians (when she's playing live, it looks like she has drums, upright bass, guitar, and slide guitar). The full band comes in loud and powerful, especially during the second half of her album. Check out my favorite song from the album, "Linger". It starts off very explosive, but slows down it Tadros asks "how low will you go?".

As usual, strings like violins on "Serendipities" and cello - as played by Ben Sollee - on "Keep Up" always add a nice touch to anyway songs (usually making the song sadder). And speaking of sad, be sure to stay to the end for the hidden track. I think it's about a post-attack (rape?) crime and feeling helpless as the police officer states "you're not a victim if you manage to survive". With just the acoustic and aching Tadros' vocals made it very emotional.

Things Worth Keeping will be out soon-ish, see alytadros.com for more details - as I don't have any information on how to purchase her album.

Check out her Kate Walsh cover song, "Your Song":



 07/24/2009 21:28:22  vu () alytadros.com myspace.com/alytadros twitter.com/AlyTadros


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