Sunday, July 26, 2009

someone sure dropped the ball on THAT ONE!

Friday, July 24, 2009

NIN presale for terminal 5 in NYC already sold out in like 5 minutes. Regular public sale next friday.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Naked Raygun to record new tracks for first time in like a hundred years. + U.S East Coast tour dates!

Influential Chicago punk band Naked Raygun will record tracks for a series of 7" records. That's hardcore old school, like the band has been frozen in time since 1992. No mention of digital in the press release. Raygun put out a bunch of albums back in the day. And if it wasn't for MTV's 120 minutes airing the video for "Home" in the early 1990s, i wouldn't have heard of them. The band broke up in 1992 and had a brief reunion in 1997. In 2006 they reunited for Riot Fest in Chicago. People liked that, so they're still doing stuff. The lineup, which changed several times since they formed in 1980, consists of where the band left off in 1992- Eric Spicer on drums, Bill Stephens on guitar, Pierre Kezdy on bass and Jeff Pezzati on vocals.

U.S East Coast dates with Shot Baker and Paint it Black

September 9, 2009- The Mideast (Cambridge, MA)
September 10, 2009- First Unitarian Church (Philadelphia, PA)
September 11, 2009- Ottobar (Baltimore, MD)
September 12, 2009- The Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
September 13, 2009- Maxwell’s (Hoboken, NJ)

and now finally, an excuse to post this video! throw sh*t at the wall, yea!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Polly Scattergood: s/t (Mute)
style: tragic indie songwriter pop
similar: Portishead, Dot Allison, Bright Eyes
[rating: ****] Scattergood was intent on having her vocals upfront in the mix for her debut album, so it's unavoidable to notice her tragic revealings of low self-esteem and heartbreakings. The young, British Scattergood therefore commands our attention. Some examples come with "Other Too Endless" and "Unforgiving Arms," both of which demonstrate serious potential. Though her voice gets a little peculiar in parts of "Poem Song," Scattergood's otherwise girlish whispery words stand strong among the piano, percussive electro beats and pillowy synth. Joy. -Kenyon

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

sent to destroy.
Combichrist at Crazy Donkey June 29, 2009
with Julien-K (ex-Orgy)

selections included: (not in order) - sent to destroy, electrohead, this is my rifle, this sh*t will f*ck you up, f*ck that sh*t, today i woke to the rain of blood, all pain is gone, what the f*ck is wrong with you?, shut up and swallow.

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julien k

julien k