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American blog of Iranian dissent

Rock Guuruu

Here are a couple of stills from the Hypernova show last night at the House of Blues in Anaheim I took with my crappy camera over Thanksgiving weekend.

On the plus (1) side, I ran into my sister's friend Tom Dumont (guitarist for No Doubt) on the trek from the parking lot. So props to to the good folks at Reybee PR for hookin' a barahdar up.

Hypernova, now based in New York City after relocating from LA, will be at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood this Tuesday in the final stop of their nationwide tour opening up for Sisters of Mercy.


Now, as much as I appreciate Hypernova's efforts to be "Iran's first indie rock band," there are a few major things missing from their presentation:

1) Change the name. Preferably something beginning with "The" to reflect the indie rock aesthetic. 'Hypernova' sorta sounds like a Dave Navarro-fronted band with dudes wearing guyliner.

2) Lyrical upgrade. If you're going to try to get publicity for being an Iranian rock band, use Farsi words or at the very least sing songs about being Persian. Emphasize what makes you unique. Otherwise, you'll sound like just-another-fourpiece found in Silverlake or Williamsburg.

3) Hire me as a consultant. I might even work pro-Bono.

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