Posts Tagged ‘Rock’

January starts with a Bang!

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on December 16, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

I’m super excited to start the new new year (twenty twelve!!)  with a show at a venue I’ve been dying to rock.

Saturday, January 21st at 7:00pm sharp, the Boys and I will be playing a set at Arlene’s Grocery, it’s gonna be funkaaay!!! We’re constantly writing new tunes, so there will be at least 1 new song. And if you missed out on the A-21 Benefit Concert you can check out the vids here.

DEETS:

Arlene’s Grocery: 95 Stanton St. New York, NY 10002

Jan. 21st, 7:00pm sharp, in other words 6:50. ;)

$10 cover. Must be 21 and older!

 

SO bring your ID and let them know who you’re there to see,

so we can be recognized for rockin dem beats

Bring all your friends, but more importantly bring yourself. ;)

And have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!!!! YAAAAAAAAY!

 

Love,

-Hope G.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Lion Vids are up!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Hope on October 3, 2011 @ 11:09 am

If you missed it, the Red Lion Videos are up from the A-21 Benefit Concert on 9/19/11! Do it! www.youtube.com/user/hopiehoper

Benefit Concert!!

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on August 21, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

A benefit concert!! Drinks and Entertainment all for an incredible cause!!!
Monday, September 19th- 7:45pm-10pm
The Red Lion (Restaurant & Bar)
151 Bleecker St. NY NY 10012

There will be a $10 Suggested Donation @ the door. 90% of the proceeds will go towards the “A-21 Campaign” to aid victims of human trafficking! Please visit: www.thea21campaign.org/ for more info

There will be several drink specials:
$3 PBR cans, $4 Domestic Drafts, $5 Well Drinks

Performers:
Hope Gilmore (www.hopegilmore.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Gilmore (www.faithgilmore.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annya Li (www.facebook.com/annyalisings)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elana Brody (www.myspace.com/elanabrody)

 

 

 

 

 

Please come out and show your support! There’s plenty of space to fill and fun to be had by all!

Loves!

-HG

Album on itunes and cdbaby BABY!

Filed under: Music Genres,Updates — Hope on April 10, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

Hello beautifuls,

My long awaited album, Waking Up the Ruins, is now available on itunes and cdbaby ! It’s $9.99 on itunes and $7.99 on cdbaby, of course one can also choose to download individual tracks. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 3 years since we recorded the album. I am currently in the studio working on my next one, which shouldn’t take as long as this one, but all in due time. ;) As always thanks for listening!

Update 3-27-11

Filed under: Lyrics,Updates — Hope on March 27, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

Hello there!

A lot is going on as of late. The guys and I have been gigging quite frequently. We just had 3 shows in March! We’ve also been writing a lot of new tunes that we are all pretty stoked about. And if you missed out on the shows, don’t worry I’ve spent hours editing the videos and uploading them onto youtube. ;) Here’s a link to one of our newest songs, Games, from our recent performance at Best Buy in Chelsea, NYC. Also, I’ve been working on getting my first album, Waking Up the Ruins, on itunes and CDBaby for download. I’ll blast the internet when it’s available. Until then if you are interested in seeing the lyrics and album credits for the album you can simply click on the Album tab of this website and find that each song title has a link to the lyrics.

Cheerio!

Friday, the 25th, Best Buy!

Filed under: Shows — Hope on March 24, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

Tomorrow night from 6:00-7:00p.m. lovuzzz!

Join us at Best Buy in Chelsea (23rd and 6th Ave)

we’ll be rockin’ out to most of our new songs, hope to see you there!

St. Patty’s Poem

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on March 17, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

Lovers, parents, colleagues, friends

come out before St. Patty’s Ends

Strangers, besties, acquaintances

Caffe Vivaldi I recommend

to hear songs of life and love

enjoy thyself and get free hugs

I promise this you won’t regret

and wear your green, don’t forget!

 

Caffe Vivaldi- TONIGHT!

32 Jones St

9:30pm, no cover!

Opening is the very talented Brandon Harris, so don’t be late!

 

Show Lineup for the New Year- 2011 baby!

Filed under: Shows,Updates — Hope on December 14, 2010 @ 2:14 am

Show lineup:

Jan 13th- Caffe Vivaldi (32 Jones St. NY, NY)- Brett Randal goes on at 8:00pm, Blessing Offor opens for me at 9:15.

Jan 21st- Apologetics Cafe (205 East 7th St btwn Aves B & C, nyc) -9:00pm

Feb 17th- Caffe Vivaldi (32 Jones St. NY, NY)-9:15- opening is “Rita Joo and Me” ()

March 2nd- Best Buy (1880 Broadway, NY, NY)- 6:00pm

March 17th- Caffe Vivaldi (32 Jones St. NY, NY)-9:15pm

March 25th- Best Buy (60 West 23rd St, NY, NY)- 6:00pm

Roam

Filed under: Music Genres,Updates — Hope on August 24, 2010 @ 2:29 am

Roam Band

So I hit up Rockwood Music Hall this past Sunday night, August 22nd, to go see some old friends perform in their newly formed band, Roam (which can be found here: www.facebook.com/Roamband). I have heard Jimmy (James Reeves) sing before, which is always pretty undeniably captivating, but this new ensemble is indeed something to make note of. There are 3 electric guitarists playing all at the same time, which creates an incredible euphoric experience, along with drums, in which the drummer, Joshua Brown, not only drums…but sings magical harmonies, backing up James. These rock songs aren’t your normal rock songs, they are lined with lyrics of love, longing and passion. They even switched gears at one point, from the edgy tunes, to do a folk song, in which one of the other guitarists, Paulo (I believe), revealed his amazing vocals as well. The talent in these dapper young rockstars is quite undeniable. I highly recommend you resist any silly urge not to check them out on Facebook…here: www.facebook.com/Roamband

My work here is done.

New Wave of New Wave

Filed under: Uncategorized — Hope on June 18, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

So not only is there a musical genre referred to as New Wave, but there is actually, in all honesty, one called New Wave of New Wave (which is also known as neo-New Wave).  It was apparently short lived, which kind of makes it seem like an old wave of old wave to me, just sayin’. Can you really be successful by starting anything that includes new in the name? It just doesn’t seem like it wouldn’t ever last. Am I being to frank? But we’re learning here, so I’ll continue.

According to Wiki, New Wave of New Wave “was a term coined by music journalists to describe a sub-genre of the British alternative rock scene in the early 90s. NWONW bands typically consisted of young, white, working class males playing guitar-based rock music.”

But even though the movement was short lived..”several of the bands involved were later linked with the more popular and commercially successful Britpop.” So I really shouldn’t make fun, or I should but don’t really have the grounds to, but it’s fun, so I’ll continue.

“The term “New Wave of New Wave” referred to the apparent parallels between the music scene emerging in the early 90s and that of the New Wave or Punk scenes of the 1970s and 80s. NWONW bands were often politically outspoken and critical of the then British Prime Minister, John Major, but lacked any specific political ideology.” (Sounds to me that they just wanted something to rant about, kind of like me…right now).

“The NWONW movement was linked with use of the drug, speed, which led to the band members being characterized as skinny and pale.”

So Wiki, what you’re basically telling me is New Wave of New Wave, was a bunch of skinny punks on speed yelling about what they didn’t like in Britain? Awesome. What have we learned today kids? Name your stuff Old that way no one will be disappointed. Oh and don’t do speed..right.

Speaking of new I spent a good amount of my day today looking up phones online, trying to find the newest and most improved phone for Sprint (which, at the moment, seems to be the Palm Pre) and comparing it to the newest iphone and what it would cost. But seeing all of this NEW and improved terminology gets kind of ridiculous because I know in another month they’re just going to have something even smaller and faster and NEWER! I just can’t keep up…so what am I going to do? Stay with my old Samsung until I actually have money for an iphone I guess…but I’ll be happy about it. I really like my phone, I can’t get on the internet whenever I want to, without being charged on it..but I’m on the internet right now aren’t I? So I can’t pull up large documents, so I can’t plug in a USB to my phone, and I don’t have unlimited texting, so I’m going to stop talking about it before I get sad.

I should just be happy knowing that my music will one day fade and if people start to hate it I can still love it and I can always write more that I love, which in turn others will love as well. I’m also happy with keeping my name Hope instead of changing it to New Gilmore.

P.S. Someone commented on my last blog about movie scenes and soundtracks. I thought of another classic one. In “Say Anything”, in efforts to win her back,  Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) goes to Diane Court’s (Ione Skye’s) House, and holds up his boombox as high as he can, with the volume as loud as possible, so that she can hear it from her window, while “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel plays on it. Those who have seen the movie know that the song was in an earlier scene and is thus quite significant for the sappy film. Gotta love it!

Oh and another!!!…at the very end of Wicker Park…after all of Matthew’s (Josh Harnett’s) toil and searching for his lost love, Lisa (Diane Kruger), who has been hidden from him by a pyscho stalker.. he searches for her in an airport. And what better song than “The Scientist” by Coldplay has begun playing in the background and as the crowd parts Josh spots her where she is kneeling on the ground and has just tried to call him for what seems like the last time…and with all of his anticipation he doesn’t run up to her…instead it looks as if he may cry and he gently approaches from behind…she sits there a moment in sadness, then she begins to feel his presence and turns slowly to find it’s finally him. And ofcourse …no words…just lovely kisses. :) That has to be one of the best scenes of all..and to me makes the whole movie worth it.

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