Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Ok, I haven't been writing much lately but this record came in the mail months and months ago so I gotta get back to it. Here goes:
Mid-tempo grooves, Stooges riffs, and a whole ton of mental anguish and paranoia borne out of the desperation of living in Kansas City, Eunuch bring no new tropes to the grungepunk idiom on this bass-driven 7" out on XO Press. Not that they care, and neither should you. This is not a record for sitting around, craft beer in lap, searching for some kind of political or cultural message within it. No, this music demands thrown bottles or a lurching dance. Love or hate I mean; look at the other acts on the XO roster: names like Meat Mist, Robert Plant's Dingleberry, a record entitled 'Pussy Cola,' (Fugs, anyone?) ... this KC crowd doesn't seem to take itself to seriously. Listen to 'Endless Drone Strikes' enough times, though, and the bass will drive you mad.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Got an email from Candice of Mystic Inane, whom I wrote up a few months ago. They're in some trouble right on the verge of a tour:
Hi Friends and Family,
Some of you may have heard that our tour vehicle was hit by a train last night and is totaled. No one was in it and no one is hurt thankfully, but we are getting ready to leave on a 12 day tour to the Northeast that we have been planning for months. Right now, besides having my personal vehicle totaled and not covered by insurance, the band does not have a way to do this tour. I am writing first to say that we are going to make the tour happen! I am also writing to ask anyone who is in New Orleans to please come to our (hopefully) kick-off show on March 19th at Saturn Bar on St. Claude Ave. so we can raise as much funds as we can. If you are not able to come to the show and would like to chip in $5 or so please feel free to send to my paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org or send by mail to 3111 Palmyra Street New Orleans, La 70119. Thank you so much for your support and if you are on the East Coast, please come see us on our tour.
up the punks
3/20 Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo's w/ Ultralight, Coca-Cola Cowboys
3/21 Charlotte, NC @ the Milestone w/ K-9 Unit, Moenda
3/22 DC @ Casa Fiesta w/ Blockhead, Crabapple, Gouge Away
3/23 Philadelphia, PA @ LAVA w/ Wet Food, Misled Youth, New Crime
3/24 Florence, MA @ Marny's Helpers w/ Psychic Blood, Moron
3/25 Boston, MA @ Ramrod w/ Discipline, Funeral Cone
3/26 Providence, RI w/ Ukiah Drag
3/27 New York, NY (Day off)
3/28 Brooklyn, NY @ 538 Johnson w/ Ivy, Missionary, Nandas
3/29 Baltimore, MD @ Refuge House w/ Hard Dads, Wet Brain
3/30 Raleigh, NC @ Nice Price Books w/ Magic Attic, Drag Sounds
3/31 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Ralph, Uniform
Candice Metrailer and Mystic Inane
See em play over the next couple weeks. Or toss a few bucks in the hat so they can actually get to these towns. Or both --it's up to you to make punk happen.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Featuring old/new Chicago punk, Nico, Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers, J Dilla and more
A note to those who have mailed me music to review: I haven't forgotten about you, just have been exceedingly busy with quasi-gradschool sheeit. I am listening and will have writeups posted as soon as I am able. Actually I have a lot of good stuff to share with you dear readers, so stay tuned.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
70s hits slowed to 33 1/3 by guest DJ Dingdongdingo