Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Hair Police are coming to town! Looks like they're opening for Awesome Color at Broken City on April 16th. Well, the Broken City website lists that date as the Madcowboys and some other whatever punk rock regulars that play whatever venue every month, but the Awesome Color myspace lists the show as April 16th. Hopefully this all gets cleared up, because Awesome Color w/Hair Police would be one hell of a show to check out this month.

Admittedly, Awesome Color are very dull on record (really derivative and boring, which is an awful place for any sort of rock band to be in right now), but they were quite good opening for Dinosaur Jr the last time they were in town, back in 2007. Hair Police, though... they're going to rule. I've never seen them firsthand, but I've heard their live performance described as a "visceral experience". If they're anything like their recordings... ("Strict" has always been a favourite of mine to play on the air during pop songs, it wakes people up).

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March 29th 2010 - but you can't right now 'cause you're listening to this

Swing Kids - Warsaw (Swing Kids 7")
Liars - Scarecrows on a Killer Slant (Sisterworld)
Dinowalrus - Electric Car Gas Guitar (%)
Ghosts & Vodka - Gameshow Buzzer (Joan Of Arc Presents: Don't Mind Control)
Fugazi - Oh (Live in Birmingham, March 25th 2002)
Felt Letters - 600,000 Bands (600,000 Bands 7")
CAN - Uphill (Delay 1968)
Bitch Magnet - Navajo Ace (Umber)
Eric's Trip - The Road South & Smoke (s/t 1995 7")
Pavement - Shoot the Singer (Watery, Domestic)
Black Tambourine - Throw Aggi Off the Bridge (Black Tambourine)
Cinemechanica - Ruins of Karnac (The Martial Arts)
Ex-Models - Chrome Hearts (Chrome Panthers)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 22nd 2010

I caught a really nasty case of food poisoning, so although I was at school for several hours, I pretty much felt like death and had to leave my class early to go sleep at home. So, my good friend and roommate Kevin filled in the show for me, and he played lots of really angry music (Orchid, 1994!, Shokei, Brain Fever...) I'll nab a playlist from him at some point and post it up. The dude knows more about emo/post-hardcore than anyone, for real.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 15th 2010 - I can't pay for groceries 'cause I just bought records

Shearing Pinx - Xenophobe (Weaponry)
North of America - We Had To Call Your Parents (12345678910)
Sex Church - Dead End (Dead End 7")
Home - Wall Walker (Seventeen)
McLusky - Fuck This Band (McLusky Do Dallas)
Pavement - Box Elder (Westing by Musket and Sextant)
Grown-Ups - Not An Adult (I Can't Win)
Hanoi Janes - Skeleton Girl (Across the Sea 7")
Fresh & Onlys - Diamond in the Dark (August in my Mind)
This Moment in Black History - Forest Whitaker (Public Square)
Bailter Space - EIP (Robot World)
Clipd Beaks - Broke Life (To Realize)
Yellow Swans - Limited Space (Going Places)
Storm and Stress - meet me in the space they stare at leaving their seat during a show (Under Thunder and Fluorescent Light)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

lost gem from the '90s...

The Raymond Brake... sounding somewhere between Polvo and Superchunk, and also from NC. Piles of Dirty Winters, their lone full length from 1995, is one of the best albums I've ever been recommended. I'm very surprised that there's a video for this song, but hey, I'm not complaining!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

March 8th 2010 - Come for a ride, y'all

Sparklehorse + Fennesz - Music Box of Snakes (In the Fishtank)
Dan Friel - Buzzards (Ghost Town)
The Van Pelt (His Steppe is my Prairie)
North of America - Hate the Player (12345678910)
This Moment in Black History - Theophylline Valentime (Public Square)
Miracle Condition - / (Miracle Condition)
Oneida - Ghost in the Room (Rated O)
Marnie Stern - The Package is Wrapped (This is It...)
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - Socket (Strangers From the Universe)
Flower-Corsano Duo - I, Brute Force (The Four Aims)
Portraits of Past - Cypress Dust Witch (Cypress Dust Witch)
Clikitat Ikatowi - Affirmation (Demo Tape)
By Divine Right - Come For a Ride (Bless This Mess), featuring phone singalongs from K. Stebs, and backup studio vox from S. Molch and D. Friese. YEEEAH

Monday, March 1, 2010

March 1st 2010 - First Monday Show

Ex-Models - Fuck to the Music (Zoo Psychology)
Felt Letters - 600 000 Bands
Blues Control - Blues Control (Blues Control)
Best Coast - This is Real
Neon Blud - Sophomore Blud
North of America - Beyonce (12345678910)
Tiny Hawks - Tornado Children
Vapid - Hate You (Practically Dead)
US Maple - Mountain Top (Sang Phat Editor)
Gowns - Stand & Encounter
Tortoise - High Class Slim Came Floatin' In (Yamatsuka Eye remix)