The Dockside Band is #1 in the Greenville area on ReverbNation!

ReverbNation is where just about every band, musical act, music artist, songwriter and even poet turns to in order to expose themselves to the world.

The Dockside Band is on there and we have moved up to the #1 spot in Greenville SC for the primary genre we are in, which is  “Country”! (Even though we play a wide variety of music from many genres, we had to pick ONE specific category, and opted for country).

If we were in the “Rock” category, we would be 3rd. Out of the over 2000 bands you will see in all categories if you browse the charts for Greenville, TDB is 16th.

In my opinion that’s an amazing thing, especially when you consider that there are incredible bands and musicians here in the Upstate!

Go check out the talent on ReverbNation. You can kill a few hours just browsing or searching for more specific things. Musical acts generally have photos and recordings posted. I found one guy who could be the best bass player in the world on there, and some mind-boggling guitar players too. It’s kind of addictive!

Thank you for playing our songs and friending us on ReverbNation, and especially for sharing our links on facebook and twitter!

John M. Hoyt – TDB Bass Player

UPDATE: The Dockside Band is no more… But, for a fun and funky, dance and party band for your Upstate area event, be sure to check out the new HOT AS A PEPPER site!

The groovy Grateful Dead “Epic Tour” album may be the next thing your kids are listening to

Jerry Garcia may be dead, but the the Grateful Dead will have a reunion with him anyway, well, sort of.

In the videogame “Grateful Dead Game: The Epic Tour”, you can travel through “time and space” to ten shows. You will not be surprised to learn that there is no end to the game.

Very surprising was that there are no drug references. I had somehow figured that in addition to the typical instrument (guitar, bass, drum) controllers like you might find in “Rock Band” or “Guitar Hero”, there would be a bong involved. Not so, according to the article. You can read more about the “Epic Tour” game here.

The article goes on to say that other musical acts are testing the videogame market too.   Jay-Z is one mentioned, and Jimmy Buffet has a “Margarittaville” game.

This is a great way to expose a younger generation to older music. I imagine it won’t be long before my kids are playing the Pink Floyd “Wall” game. Think of other CDs and albums that would make for an interesting video game experience. Maybe NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” could be the next “Grand Theft Auto” game.

UPDATE: The Dockside Band is no more… But, for a fun and funky, dance and party band for your Upstate area event, be sure to check out the new HOT AS A PEPPER site!