Sunday, November 30, 2008

No no no no!

How fucking good is this song?! Good enough to listen to plaster the blog with three different versions of it, that's how good.

Tracey Ullman (Hairbrush microphones! The '80s!)

Irma Thomas

Beryl Marsden

Apologies to Jackie DeShannon for her absence in YouTube form.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Submit Your Eyes to This Monstrosity Unless You Don't Like Good Free Music!

To translate that flyer (I know, how is that illegible?) for you, the lineup and times are:

Yak Snot
Able Archer

6 PM
UMass Earthfoods Cafe (inside the Student Union)

brought to you by the fine folks of DIYUmass

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thorns Of Life

New Band Alert -

Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker / Jets to Brazil) and Aaron Cometbus (Crimpshrine / Pinhead Gunpowder) have merged their dual writing and musical prowess to create THORNS OF LIFE.

Photos are here from the Brooklyn DIY blog.


Terrible quality YouTUBE from some guy's living room:

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Time travel is possible!

It's another one of those time-wasting days at work, so yet again, I turn to recreating 120 Minutes & searching for videos from the Bill Clinton era. Did you know that a power trio of Kim Gordon, Spike Jonze & Richard Kern directed the "Divine Hammer" video for the Breeders? Naturally, it's awesome (and it also screams "Mid-'90s!").

Then of course, there's the "Cannonball" video.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ch-ch-check it out.

Ho-Ag are from Boston & we like them. Do you enjoy Brainiac, Devo or Six Finger Satellite? Meet your new favorite band. Triclops! are on Alternative Tentacles & that might tickle your fancy. And yes, that flyer does say that this show is ONE FUCKING DOLLAR.

Friday, November 7, 2008

New York, London, Paris, Munich...

Everybody talk about pop muzik. The yearly Popfest! New England is descending upon Northampton this weekend & there's a smattering of excellent bands on the line-up. I'd like to voice my support for checking out Maybe It's Reno on Saturday (which is actually all of Unrest, except with Bridget Cross writing/singing all of the songs), along with the somewhat-recently resurrected indie-pop powerhouse Bunnygrunt.

Friday, November 7: doors @ 8pm
The Fawns
The Up Set
The Lil' Hospital
The Specific Heats
Surefire Broadcast
The Sterns
The Besties

Saturday, November 8: doors @ 8pm
Dream Bitches
Magnus – The Charade / Happydeadmen
The Smittens
Maybe It's Reno
Utah Rangers

Sunday, November 9: Doors @ 8pm
Math the Band
Lima Research Society
The Hat Company
The 500s
The Toothaches

Sunday Matinee: Doors @ 3pm
Jason Bourgeois (Bourgeois Heroes)
The Inclined Plane
Boy Genius
One Happy Island

All shows @ The Elevens, 140 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA. A three day pass for Popfest! New England is $40 for all 4 shows and individual days are $13 if pre-ordered or $15 at the door ($6 for the Sunday afternoon show). All shows are 21+.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fund Drive Exclusive!! Gimme the Loot!!

We're in the middle of WMUA's annual fund drive to raise money and support our station, allowing us to kick out the jams, melt your minds and put on free shows for you to attend. One of the very very limited premiums being doled out during the week is a set of 10 copies of WMUA's Fall Concert signed by all of the performers: Dan Friel, The Death Set and Eric Hnatow. These sweet gems are all unique (see the photo below for the lot*) will be available starting tomorrow during The Sound of Confusion (8-10 PM) and will continue be available through other station shows. A $10 dollar contribution (subject to change, likely lower) and it's yours. Get a copy early because they're more rare than a Jay Reatard single.

Call in to any show and demand yourself a copy!

*Not included as station premiums are the Barrel of Monkeys, King of Hearts flask or quarters for doing laundry. Ask about the Three6Mafia and Dirtbombs CDs.