Thursday, October 20, 2011

IF YOU MISS THIS SHOW

You're a loser.  The last time Diarrhea Planet and Skimask teamed up, all you wet noodles wussed out because of the rain.  You fucked up royally.  Dudes played through noise complaints and a visit from BPD.  This time the lineup is rounded out by Ancient Filth and Scamps.  Go if you know what's good for you.  Tonight/9pm/G.G. Allin's

PS
O.G. 4Loko will be served.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

INTERVIEW WITH 1/2 OF JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD


On JEFF The Brotherhood's latest, We Are The Champions, the boys have perfected a grunge pop sound that lies somewhere between Weezer and CAN. Hailing from Nashville, TN, Jamin Orrall, 23, and his older brother, Jake Orrall, 25, have been playing music together since they were kids. The enterprising siblings even started a record label, Infinity Cat, to put out their first CDs in 2002. After years of extensive touring and numerous releases, the DIY disciples are blowing up in a big way. The day following their New York City show opening for Pentagram, I met up with Jamin to talk shop.

IN THE STUDIO WITH BIRTHDAYS



Birthdays are local sometimes-duo who play dance music for a shroom trip.  Old high school buddies Sam Yager and Kevin Kenkel allowed me to film them playing a few songs, the first of which is "Keeping Some With Mine".  Crank up the volume and enjoy.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DREAM HITS INTERVIEW


Combining 90s pop sensibilities and the sounds of yesteryear's girl groups, Dream Hits demo is not the run-of-the-mill lo-fi pop we've all been overloaded with.  Trust me.  Lead singer and songwriter Sam Simon's voice is at once coy, smoky, and earnest.  Her lyrics range from nostalgic to darkly humorous ("If I ever see you/ I'll spit in your face/ I won't offer you a tissue/ Please just go away").  Perhaps this is all biased- hey, I love female vocalists, and Sam Simon is one funny broad- but Dream Hits are the most promising local band of the past year.  Here's a brief (and silly) interview from their summer gig at the Middle East, wherein you can ignore everything drummer Brad Krueger says.  You can also check out the Phoenix's video of them performing "Dead" live from that very same show.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO SHANE BUTLER//MIXES

Oh boy oh boy oh!  Dear reader I have not ONE but TWO mixes for you to download, made by the talented Shane Butler of QUILT.

I asked Shane if he'd be interested in making a mix for the blog a few weeks ago, and today I recieved these gems in my facebook inbox with a a few words from the man himself.

"[...]I have a lot of trouble making mixes...cause I like a lot of music. Usually stuffing in all the sounds I want into a small amount of time ain't too easy. So, I made two mixxxes: 1 // Water With Lemon : a mix of mostly ambient/drone tunes, which I spend about half my time listening to. And then 2 // A Nickel of Money : a mix of mostly upbeat/poppier tunes and some folk beauty jammers interspliced with an array cosmic dancers".

Stream Water with Lemon
Water With Lemon (mix) by ssbutler

Stream A Nickel of Money
A Nickel of Money (mix) by ssbutler

As Shane puts it, "enjoy these tracks and distribute them to some other people, I think they give a brief brief introduction to some of the sounds that resonate with my humanhood."


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

FLASHBACK//KRALLICE AT GREAT SCOTT



A few months back, Hero[n], Withered, and Krallice played to an undeservedly sparse crowd at Great Scott.  While this is obviously an egregious delay, I figured I'd share some choice words and a few photos with you any way.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

HOW WILL YOU BLASPHEME JESUS 2NITE? J/K???


Put on your finest cod piece and head over to T.T. the Bears to see queercore garage punkers Hunx and his Punx, featuring openers Shannon and the Clams.  If you do get to see Hunx's John Waters meets Judas Preist aesthetic live in person, I am forever jealous.  With Colleen Green; the Fagettes [9pm/$10adv/18+]

Or celebrate the intermittently beautiful weather with the Kiwi-surf (duh) stylings of Surf City, who play at O'Briens Pub with Rotten Apples and Men's Room. [8pm/$9/18+]

OR!  Perhaps you wanna hit up Krallice at Great Scott.  They play awesome- and I do mean AWEsome- black metal that is so visceral I have cried listening to them.  Multiple times.  Not ashamed to admit it either.  Their new album comes out in two days. GET PUMPED GET PUMPED GET PUMPED.  With Withered, Moons, and Hero[n].  [9pm/$10adv/18+]