"ONE OF UNDERGROUND ROCK & POP'S AUTHENTIC GREATS!" - Sugarbuzz Magazine
"EXCEEDS COMPARISONS TO PAUL MCCARTNEY AND PAUL WESTERBERG... A VIBE THAT CAN SPEAK TO GENERATIONS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY." - Mountain Views News
"COOLEST ARTIST TO EMERGE SINCE BECK!" - University Times (CSULA)
Joe Normal & The Anytown'rs have completed their first single, "Into The City Tonight," and it is making the rounds in the music industry and among enthusiasts of American Powerpop and Britpop music. They're now recording their full length album at Estudio Internacional with respected Producer Manny Nieto (Los Lobos, The Breeders, Circle Jerks) in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles.
The band is capturing powerful live performances with Manny's unconventional mic placement, recording technique, and sonically appealing rooms.
The team are excited about creating an authentic sound that emphasizes the band's early Brit-Rock and American Powerpop roots, and harnesses the power and appeal of Joe's voice and the imagery of his lyrics.
The song list includes "Into The City Tonight", "Stuck In A Job", "Living In The Borough," and a more focused remake of his earlier demo, "The Beast Within".
MS: N is for Normal — Is Joe Normal “normal”?
JN: I’m just yer average Joe! I love the name Joe Normal. I can be as f**ed up or as regular as I wanna be. It still works.
Joe Normal & The Anytown'rs recently tore it up at a private birthday party for friends Marque and Anjannette in Burbank, CA.
Joe Normal and Anytown'rs bassist Tony Babylon later shared the stage on Bowie's "Rock n Roll Suicide" with Paul Mars Black (L.A. Guns, Black Cherry) and Brian Forsyth (Kix), and others.
Check out Joe Normal in a special Solo Acoustic Set
Sat. Dec. 10th - @ The Buccaneer in Sierra Madre, CA
with fellow Underground Power Poppers
SUPERBEAN, and THE CONDORS!
Lights, Camera... ACTION!
Joe Normal appears on the CBS TV show "LUCKY DOG" along with his wife and kids and their shop ROCKIN' ROLLERS. WATCH as the show's host Brandon McMillan helps them welcome a new addition to their family, "SPIRIT," a Dachsund/Pomeranian cutie! PREVIEW BELOW:
JOE NORMAL & THE ANYTOWN'rs took over the notorious Buccaneer
in Sierra Madre, CA recently for a night of acoustic and electric music.
Joe is excited to tell us he'll be playing guitar with respected 80's Alternative Rockers DRAMARAMA (hits "Anything Anything", "Earth Day" "Scenario" and more!) onstage Fri Sept 9th in San Diego for a set of their classic hits! Also appearing are A Flock Of Seagulls, Wang Chung, The Motels, Naked Eyes, Tommy Tutone + more (Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay) Tickets HERE
Rankoutsider Records just announced the official release of Joe Normal's single "AS THE RAIN BEAT DOWN ON OUR TOWN" from his forthcoming sixth album to be titled, "LIVING IN THE BOROUGH."
Joe has decided to listen to everyone's suggestion that he audition for "America's Got Talent" 11th season this weekend in Los Angeles!
WATCH below, and READ the liner notes about his decision to do it, on his YouTube Channel!
So, here is "AIN'T THIS A WONDERFUL LIFE"
Kudos to ARTisticrats CONglomerate for producing the latest Joe Normal video, "ONE OF THESE DAYS," which was filmed at the treasured Musee Mecanique in San Francisco. Joe says he first visited the museum when it was located below Cliff House near the Sutro Baths ruins back in The Zeros / The Hutchinsons days... "A mental note was made to return there one day to shoot a music video... Voila!"
July 11, 2015
JOE NORMAL contributes regular articles in Autism Arts & Music Magazine
"THE MONTHLY MELODY"
CLICK ABOVE to read his inspiring, witty articles.
SHARE with anyone you know who is parenting a child with AUTISM.
The Monthly Melody is affiliated with We Rock For Autism, a non-profit that promotes Music, Art, Events, Families and Businesses that support Autism Awareness to help children receive music and art therapy, musical instruments and players, and communication devices.
July 2, 2015
JOE NORMAL recently performed to an enthusiastic crowd at the
PASADENA CIVIC AUDITORIUM PLAZA!
June 11, 2015
Thanks to Trevor Stamp at Sierra Madre Weekly for this insightful Joe Normal interview:
"The real deal is a person with a guitar, a pencil, and a piece of paper... it's about pure expression, not perfection." - Joe Normal
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE
June 1, 2015
Reviews are in for "CRUDE FOLK"...
Thanks to Sean Kayden at Mountain Views News for offering up the very first:
May 22, 2015
"When Joe talks about his new CD, 'CRUDE FOLK', he cracks a noticeably devious half-smile and says, 'these songs were hastily slapped together with tape, glue, and house paint... the way it oughta be', deliberately shunning the gloss of production in favor of a lo-fi, honest vulnerable sound that is true to its title." - RankOutsider Records
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May 8, 2015
COMEDY CENTRAL's controversial European show "FAT FOR FUN" has been using some JOE NORMAL songs in recent episodes, including "All The Money In The World" which can be heard at the end of the skit beginning at 19:07 below...
Play at 19:07
May 4, 2015
Taking a stance on controversial Aerosol Dispersals and Geo-Engineering
with this song and slogan... "WHO'S WATCHING THE SKIES"
"We all have a right to a blue sky... it's time for the perpetrators of
these crimes in the sky to end the secrecy and step forward and allow the people
the dignity to decide what is right for Humanity." - Joe Normal
JOE NORMAL entered a deal with Rankoutsider Records to release his forthcoming CD, "CRUDE FOLK." The 14 track disc boasts a minimalist production, focusing rather on edgy subject matter that ranges from parenting a special needs child, deteriorating relationships, humility, alcoholism and self-empowerment to more standard fare such as love and hope.
With a roster of nearly 50 artists, Los Angeles based Rankoutsider Records was founded in 2006 by respected songwriter Pat Todd of the seminal roots/punk band The Lazy Cowgirls to expose fine Roots music, Americana, and just plain 'ol damn good rock 'n' Roll.
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