- 2018 June 06
- by Brett McKinney
Greetings Malo fans! Welcome back to another blog post. We've been busy since the last blog post, so I have a lot to write here. So let's get to it.
As you may know, we parted ways with bassist Mike Johnson back in March. The Phoenix market for bass players quite sparse. We've been through countless auditions to find the right match for Malo, and it has finally paid off. We would like to welcome Cris Ridenour to the Malo family! Cris brings with him a lot of stage experience and is a friend to the PHX scene. I'm sure many of you already know him. We're very excited to have him on board, as he brings a new edge to our sound. His skills in the low end have added a new dynamic to the new sound of Malo, and we couldn't be happier. You can catch Cris in his debut at the Blooze Bar in Phoenix on June 16th. Welcome Cris!
If you've been following us, you'd know that we had our CD release in March. We are very happy with the reception that we have received for this release. People are really digging on the direction that Malo De Dentro now takes. It is a big change from where we were before 2015. Our popularity has taken a turn in the right direction, and it's been a fun ride for us! So thank you to everyone that has stuck with us. And a huge thank you to everyone that has bought a CD or download. If you haven't yet, go get your copy from just about any online outlet (iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and more), or hit our bandcamp site at malodedentro.bandcamp.com.
The fun doesn't stop there. We're continuing to write new material, and have a couple of new songs already in the last stages of completion. As new material comes along, you will definitely see style grow and evolve. We'll be adding a couple of songs from our CD to the set list for our upcoming show. Make sure to come out and catch those new tunes. Here's what we have coming up so far:
- June 9th @ the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA
- June 16th @ the Blooze Bar in Phoenix, AZ
- July 21st @ the Starlite Lounge in Glendale, AZ