Monday, August 18, 2008

Get Baked.

THIS IS TONIGHT! Short notice, I know, but I swear I'm always the last person to hear about everything. MV & EE kind of put me to sleep the last time I saw them, but Jana Hunter is highly endorsed. Hit up the Autonomous Battleship Collective site for more information if digital flyers don't do the trick for you.

Monday Mix 4.0

Guess the theme, win a prize*.

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Heaven Is The Closest Thing To Hell
1. William Elliott Whitmore - When Push Comes To Love
2. The Modern Lovers - I'm Straight
3. Patty Duke - Learn To Live With Your Heartbreaks
4. Go Sailor - Last Year
5. Shop Assistants - I Don't Want To Be Friends With You
6. The Undertones - True Confessions
7. The Magnetic Fields - I Don't Want To Get Over You
8. Elvis Costello - I Hope You're Happy Now
9. Wreckless Eric - (I'd Go The) Whole Wide World
10. The Buzzcocks - Hollow Inside
11. No Age - My Life's Alright Without You
12. Syd Barrett - Wouldn't You Miss Me
13. X - Your Phone's Off The Hook, But You're Not
14. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Do You Love Me?
15. The Thirteenth Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
16. The Exploding Hearts - Shattered (You Left Me)
17. Talulah Gosh - Be Your Baby
18. Beat Happening - I've Lost You
19. Richard Hell & the Voidoids - Love Comes In Spurts
20. Built To Spill - Joyride

* Not really, because I laid it on pretty thick.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Hook, Line, and Sinker

If you were to tell me that there's a fishing show hosted by Dean Ween featuring Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers as a guest, I would say, "You know what- that sounds extremely plausible."

And so it is

This will give Tom Waits putting a fish in his trousers a run for its money.

Things Are Picking Up MORE SHOWS

I'm sure you smell it. It's in the air. That foul stench of college kids flocking back to the Pioneer Valley. BUT HOLD ON. With the wonderful vermin come the wonderful bands. And this Saturday we have some:

Montague Book Mill

Parachutes (they will be opening for Sigur Ros shortly)
Trials and Tribulations

Time and Cost: 8 PM and $5

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Better Than "Rusty" ? Now we can find out!!

Wanna go back to the 80's-90's? Pete Burn is here to help. Killdozer, Bitch Magnet, Bastro, Squirrel Bait demo!?! plus a beardless Daniel Higgs. And "Aviary" by a fuckn' mile baby... what great jams..

Amherst Rock City.

All the more reason to go to the show tonight: Mystery Train is in the middle of a big 50% sale in preparation for their move at the end of the month. Buy tons of records, kick out the jams.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Days Late

If there's one thing that is an absolute motivation killer, it's precipitation. One of my favorite things to keep my chin up is putting on the Vaselines The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History. It's a guarantee that I'll be feeling a lot better by the time "Son of a Gun" is over. I can now add Sonic Chicken 4's self-titled to that very exclusive pantheon. Their debut album came out last November on the always amazing In the Red records, but it wasn't until I threatened King Khan's life for promos from the label that I had heard it. File this under more great albums that came out last year and not this year. Obligatory video follows.

Sonic Chicken 4 - "Only Lose"

Sonic Chicken 4 is out now on In the Red Records

Friday, August 8, 2008

More Sludge Than The LaBrea Tarpits.

I'm not completely sold on the new Melvins album yet, maybe because I keep waiting to be pummeled into oblivion Houdini-style & it's just not happening. I am, however, very stoked on this show - Big Business are honestly doing the Melvins way better than the Melvins have for awhile. Dust off those Karp records & get into it, people.

Sunday, August 10th
The Melvins
Big Business
at the Pearl Street Clubroom (10 Pearl Street), Northampton, MA
8:30pm, $15 advance/$18 door

1,000,000 Flywheel Benefit!! Reopening Still a Giant ?

This never happened to Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Waits Wednesday Revived.

It's been awhile since we've had a Waits Wednesday around here, so let's change that, shall we?

Tom Waits does "Chocolate Jesus" on The Late Show With David Letterman