A-MAY-ZING. This email did everything it was supposed to do. It was informative and got me super pumped. "bring... a head that's ready to bang and a liver that ready to be punished." What is he? Shakespeare? Actually fuck you Shakespeare, that sentence rules harder than anything in "Cymbaline." (Which I performed...in a park. So I should know). Expect a full, detailed update post show. I'm about to become "Unforgiven 4."
Friday, January 23, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
What can we say? Vibrant Bullshit 3 was a suckcess. I can't believe any bar would let us play these records all night long. It was beautiful and snowy and there was nothing more amazing than watching a bunch of dudes stand around the DJ booth going "That song is sick" and "I've got that on clear vinyl." I can't lie, it made me happy. I'm thinking about implementing a trivia section since that's what it kinda turns into anyway.
We had special guests Sam Tobin (who fucking opened with "Keepin' it Real!" Ballsy.) and J. Penry (all 7"'s!) and Dils and I held down the Bullshit side. I don't have any good pictures of Dils because I was too busy freaking out on every song he played. Beyond? Yes please. Citizen's Arrest? Don't mind if I do. Fine work all around. In the words of Crippled Youth, "It's a positive positive positive scene."
Friday, January 16, 2009
Stagedives make us feel more alive than coded messages in slowed down songs. Because of this totally true fact we are throwing another party.
Expect the expected-a ton of dudes listening to hardcore 7"'s.
It's gonna rip.
+ special gueststarz!
Sunday January 18th
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Oh brother, we are back-and this time it's a Monday. I feel fairly confident that most of you do not have a "job" or any real "responsibilities" because you aren't "employable" due to "poor hygiene" or a "severe social disorder" so that should free up your "schedule" to come see us "play" at the Cake Shop this Monday the 12th. Don't worry I already asked your Mom, she's fine with it.
Monday, January 5, 2009
I know, I know, you're all sick of these but I definitely feel like a lot of these records went unheralded and also who's more qualified to write music journalism than an untrained idiot with free reign to publish anything he/she wants on the internet!
Best Metal Record:
It's a tie!
Shrieker "Behead The Heads of State" and Ghriskanopf "Unfortunate Nightvisions"
It was impossible to choose between the amazingly authentic thrash throwback of Shrieker, and the super dark black metal of Ghriskanopf so I chose them both.
Best Shrieker Track: "Let's Hear it For Beer!"
Best Ghriskanopf track: duh, the only one on the record "Noisesome Ash Crown" 35 minutes of pure hate!
Best Dance Record:
Jus Harland "It Feels So Real (Klaus VonStich Dirty Wax Mix)" 12"
It's been a while since the boys at Righteous Grooves have released such a perfect club track. While the original bangs- the vocal track brings it down a bit and that's why I chose VonStich's masterful remix.
Best Hip Hop:
Boozie Wyde "Double Down Crew: Doin Thangs Mixtape Vol. 3"
Hands down the most consistent MC in the game, Boozie Wyde has flattened the competition again with Vol. 3 of Doin' Thangs. With the Nevada hip-hop scene getting so much media attention it's hard to imagine that Boozie isn't next up to bat.
Best Track: "It Ain't Never Nothing Ever" feat. Rebone, Fat Tig, and Juicy
Best Hardcore Record:
Bookcheck "If You Can Read This Than Fuck You" 7"
An anti-learning sXe band? You better believe it! This 7" shreds from top to bottom. It even includes a list of the only things you are allowed to read:
1. Hardcore Lyrics from '83 to '91
2. Schism Fanzine
3. Notes from Mother
4. Show Flyers
5. Lady Chatterly's Lover
Rumor has it that the bassist was caught reading in the bathroom before a show and was kicked out of Bookcheck only to start pro-learning band Thinktank. Can't wait!
Best Track : "Hey Freud, Fuck You!" tied with "You Think Your(sic) Better Than Me?"
Best Indie Record:
No such thing.
The Dirty Dingus MacGee Band "This is Dingus"
Members of Moby Grabe and Fat Urchin joined forces to make this amazing boogie rock record that came and went and is now, finally, coming again. Intricate guitar work and precision drumming that you've come to expect from Rick Doubin and Co.. A must for rock fans!
Best Track: "Highway Lady (How the Breast Was Won)"
Feel free to put some of your fav's in the comments section!