Sunday, March 22, 2009
Whoa, how did this happen? Playing a show in Santiago Chile the day before the Sonic Youths?
Like a medieval ship unwittingly bringing plague into port along with a
shipment of smallpox-infested blankets, a major rock festival intended to
bring good times and fun to Santiago let in one bad ship with stowaways who
bring the dark vibes and anti-pop. Look out for minimal solo guitar
bizzareness and drone/beat action at the Matucana 100 Saturday March 28.
Brooklyn underground stalwarts Tall Firs have sent 1/3 of their band to
Santiago for reconassaince. These guys are by nature pack animals, so when
one gets separated from the herd they are prone to erratic behaviour. Wear
protective gear if you want to get close (falconry gauntlet/sneezeguard).
The next time he swings at the strings will it be a strangled arpeggio or
will a blistering sheet of feedback pour forth or will he miss the guitar
completely? Does even he know?
JEREMY LEMOS/STEVE SHELLEY/MATT ZIVICH
Jeremy Lemos is one of the insaniacs in the Chicago drone duo WHITE/LIGHT,
who have been described by the Chicago Reader as “disembodied reverberations
and deep tectonic shivers that you experience as much with the follicles and
gut as with the ears.” Matt Zivich is an electronics wizard and we hope they
let him on the plane with whatever he cooks up for this show. Steve Shelley
plays drums in Sonic Youth.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
OUR HIGH-FIVIN' PARTY PALS IN RED DAWN II, GOIN' AT IT IN WILLIAMSBURG. W/L'S DIAGNOSIS? DELICIOUS. YOU'LL 'PREESH HEARIN' MORE FROM THEM IN DUE TIME...
AND SPEAKING OF DUDE TIMES, THANKS TO ALL FOR HANGIN' OUT WITH US IN PITTSBURGH AND NYC LAST WEEKEND. SPECIAL THANKS TO SPIRITUAL GURU JRH FOR KEEPING US IN HIS 'N' HERS HYSTERICS WITH THE OL' NEW W/L PARTY/VAN* GAME WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER? THE RULES ARE PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD, NATCH; JUST MAKE SURE YOU'RE PLAYING WITH PLAYERS FROM WITHIN YOUR LEAGUE, OR YOU'LL BE FORCED TO MAKE DECISIONS YOU MIGHT NOT BE QUALIFIED TO MAKE (CUE: SHUDDERING).
ALSO, SPECIAL OVERDUE THANKS TO CARBON, T & B, AND AARON FOR BEING SUCH GRACIOUS AND OVEREXTENDED HOSTS AND HOSTESSES.
AND DUH, SOME NEW RELEASES (ON SOME RADICAL FORMATS) ARE IN THE WORKS; MORE GOOD NEWS WHEN WE KNOW THE NEWS.
*SQUAREST AD EVER? OF COURSE.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
GET YOUR MIND OUTTA THE GUTTER, AND GET YOUR MOUSE ON THE NEW LINK TO YOUR RIGHT/OUR LEFT. WE'RE PASSING OUT A NEW FREE DOWNLOAD!
THIS TIME IT'S THE SHORT ONE FROM OUR DOUBLE-BARRELED BLOWOUT ON WNYU THIS PAST JANUARY, WITH THE GAME AND GRACIOUS STEVE SHELLEY ON THE TRAP KIT. IT WAS OUR FIRST TIME WITH A DRUMMER, AND HOPEFULLY NOT OUR LAST, COS IT WAS A BLAST! HOPE YOU ALL DIG IT.
AND FYI: WE'LL BE POSTING AT LEAST ONE MORE FREEBIE OVER THE NEXT COUPLA' WEEKS. KEEP YOUR BROWSER'S EYES PEELED FOR A LONGER ONE SOON.
INVESTING IN MUTUAL FUN & THE BEST OF TIMES TO SPITE THE WORST OF TIMES,
MHC & JRL & W/L
Sunday, March 1, 2009
WE JUST PUT TWO 'N' TWO TOGETHER, SO TO SPEAK, AND REALIZED THAT WE'RE SCHEDULED TO PLAY PITTSBURGH THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 6, WITH RICK GRIBENAS AND MIKE TAMBURO.
WE PLAY WILLIAMSBURG SATURDAY, MARCH 7, WITH TONY CONRAD (PSSSST: IT'LL BE HIS BIRTHDAY), MV CARBON* AND RED DAWN II**.
AND IF THAT WEREN'T ENOUGH!
WE THEN HEAD TO HOBOKEN AND THE STUDIO FOR A FEW DAYS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE PLAY WITH A DRUMMER FOR MORE THAN A FEW MINUTES...
SHOULD ALL BE A BLAST!
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON,
MHC & JRL & W/L
*CARBON'S AN OL' PAL FROM CHICAGO, ACADEMICALLY TRANSPLANTED TO NYC.
**RED DAWN II'S OUR PAL FROM AWESOME COLOR, ALLISON BUSCH, AND HER OTHER FREAK OUTLET.