Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Jams Don't Stop.

What an awesomely ridiclous week for shows. If you're not flat broke yet, y'all should make it out to both of these happenings.

Thursday, July 31st
The Autonomous Battleship Collective presents:
Kurt Weisman
at the Montague Bookmill (440 Greenfield Road, Montague)
8pm, $10

Friday, August 1st
Hair Police
Thurson Moore/Kate Village Duo
Paul Flaherty/Jeff Hartford Duo
at the Florence American Legion Hall (63 Riverside Drive, Florence)
9pm, $7

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I just want to put it out there that the tag-line for this show on the Iron Horse site is exceedingly cheesy. I won't repeat it here, but the phrase "Soul Explosion" is involved & just makes me think of Jon Spencer shouting it. This show is going to be off the hook, regardless.

Wednesday, July 30th
King Khan & The Shrines
Live Fast Die
Bootsgotsoul Soundsystem
at the Iron Horse (20 Center Street), Northampton, MA
8:30pm, $12.50 advance/$15 doors

Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday Mix 3.0

Here's one to kick the work week off with.


In The End, When The Disaster Is Through

1. CoCoComa - (Tryin' To) Read My Mind
2. Unrest - Can't Sit Still
3. Les Georges Leningrad - Soopa Doopa
4. Os Mutantes - Bat Macumba
5. The Aislers Set - Red Door
6. The Shangri-La's - Then He Kissed Me
7. Pink & Brown - Poison Arrow
8. The Carbonas - Alone At Last
9. Helms - It Takes Skin To Win
10. Television Personalities - I Hope He's Everything You Wanted Me To Be
11. Cupid Car Club - Grape Juice Plus
12. The Adverts - We Who Wait
13. The Fall - Industrial Estate
14. Eat Skull - Shredders On Fry
15. Human Television - Tonight's The Night
16. The Homosexuals - Divorce Proceedings From Reality
17. The Frumpies - You'll See
18. The Pointed Sticks - What Do You Want Me To Do?
19. Daniel Johnston - Some Things Last A Long Time

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Turning Japanese.

Is it just me, or has 2008 been a really shit year for new music thus far? I haven't been jamming any recent releases all that frequently, but it has given me lots of time to revisit the rest of my record collection. So I suppose it's not a total wash. Half Japanese's The Band That Would Be King LP has been in heavy rotation at my apartment lately & I tried re-watching the documentary of the same name not too long ago, but most of the time, it just made me want to punch Gerard Cosloy in the face whenever he opened his mouth. The live band segments are pretty great, though.

Half Japanese - "Change My Style", from The Band That Would Be King (1993)

A WinWin: Eat Meat and Get Beat

Sunday, July 20, 2008

2 Reatards, 1 Cup

Apparently there's an official Jay Reatard video for "Always Wanting More." It's probably not the best video to watch in front of your boss or higher-up, unless your superior is a fan of defecating and spreading aforementioned defecation on oneself.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Hardcore Sex.

Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to make it to this show because I'm going to be too busy helping people find copies of the new Coldplay album or something. But y'all should definitely make the trip down I-91 for it.

Saturday, July 19th
Mind Eraser
Sex/Vid (who are apparently the Vampire Weekend of hardcore punk)
No Fucker
at the Cottage Street Studio in Springfield (357 Cottage Street)
7pm, $7

Just a taste: Sex/Vid, live in Olympia

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Further HTX Invasion.

Houston has been doing me proud in New England lately; first with that mind-bogglingly good Indian Jewelry show a few months back & now with Jana Hunter this weekend. Go see her!

Jana Hunter
Deer Tick
Matteah Baim
Friday, July 11th
King Street Manor (113 King Street), Northampton, MA
8pm, $5

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Apocalypse is Nigh Upon Us

Ramming Speed
Old People

Ramming Speed and Battlemaster murdered on the 4th in Boston this past weekend, so don't miss this.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Anything Could Happen.

I'm not in Texas anymore, but boy do I already miss Sound Exchange, so this video is more for my benefit than for anyone else. Covering The Clean is always appreciated, though.

Times New Viking / Psychedelic Horseshit / Pink Reason, covering "Anything Could Happen"!