May 17th, 2013
Current Mood: Wommy Tingles
Current Music: Guided By Voices- I Am A Scientist
I recently saw my favorite band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Before the show they did a kinda private acoustic set at a local online radio station. I got to sit within a few feet of Peter Hayes and Robert Been. Drummer Leah Shapiro was not there because she wasn't feeling well. They played Let The Day Begin and Hate The Taste from their new album as well as a couple older songs including Shuffle Your Feet & Faultline. I saw this girl who was there who was holding the same stuffed monkey that Rob got when the band played Argentina a few years ago. That was pretty cool. Afterwards I got to talk to Peter for a bit. That night I went down to the House of Blues to see BRMC. Before the show I was meeting some friends so I didn't get to meet any bandmembers. We went in as the first opener Rachel Taylor. She played a short set of folkier music. I had never heard of her but she said that Peter Hayes produced her current ep. The next opener I was super stoked for BASS DRUM OF DEATH!!!!! I really what I have heard from them and i was looking forward to finally seeing them for the first time. They totally rocked. A garage punk band is the perfect opener for BRMC. Their sound is kinda of like a cross between JEFF the Brotherhood and FIDLAR. Some of the songs they played included GB City, Nerve Jamming, White Fright, Heart Attack Kid, Shattered Me, Crawling After You and a few more. I really really wanted them to play I Wanna Be Forgotten which is gonna be on their next album but they didn't. I felt like i was going to cry with excitement as BRMC took the stage. They were amazing as usual. They played most of the songs on their new album Specter at the Feast. The setlist was (I think) Let the Day Begin
al, Beat the Devil's Tattoo
, Hate the Taste
, Whatever Happened to My Rock 'n' Roll (Punk Song)
, 666 Conducer
, Conscience Killer
, Ain't No Easy Way
, Devil's Waitin'
, Fire Walker
, Funny Games
, Six Barrel Shotgun
, Spread Your Love
, Sell It
, Lose Yourself
. I was hoping that they'd do more older songs such as Awake, Rise or Fall, Heart & Soul, Salvation, Am I Only, We're All In Love and a bunch more. They are one of those bands that would be perfect to do one of those kind of tours where the band plays a whole certain album.
Videos from the show
May 2nd, 2013
Current Mood: sbbbbbbod
Current Music: Akron/Family- Until The Morning
This was the second year in a row for me going to a concert on my birthday. The opening band Ronnie Nordac's Crying Lessons played for only about 10 minutes. It was their first ever live show and they only had 4 songs to offer us. They had songs about "Rock n Roll USA" and "Falling in love at CVS". They sounded a bit amateurish but that is not a bad thing. I find the DIY sound for the most part is better than the polished, overproducer shit you tend to hear on the radio. I already knew The Fedavees because I saw them open for A Place to Bury Strangers last year. They are more psych and less punk than the rest of the bill. Their singer was using this cool delay effect for his vocals on all the songs. Fat Creeps were next to bring the grrrl power. They impressed me when I saw them a few months ago and they brought it again. I love the back and forth harmonies from the two girls. I can see good things for them and Boom Said Thunder in the future. Colleen Green and her friend Marisa closed the show. The first time i saw her was a few years ago opening for Dum Dum Girls. She played solo then. Now she had another girl helping her on bass. She still had her famous drum machine handle the percussion. When the lights on stage got too bright she had to put her shades on. I'm more used to seeing her with sunglasses than without them. She played songs from both her albums including Only One, Heavy Shit, Nice Boy, I Wanna Be Degraded, Every Boy Wants a Normal Girl, Goldmine, You're So Cool, Number One and a few more. Downstairs at Radio local zine Freak Flag were hosting another show. I'm not sure who the bands were but I liked that the dj's between sets were djing with actual records. I saw my new friends Jake Orrall and his girlfriend at the show. This is the third show in less than two months that I have seen them at. I will be seeing him again in a few weeks perform with his band JEFF the Brotherhood.
A video from the show
April 29th, 2013
Current Mood: //||\\
Current Music: BRMC
On April 20, (it couldn't have happened on a more appropriate day) was the 7th installment of Deep Heaven Now. The first band I saw was Winter. The first thing I noticed when they were playing is that Karina from 28DT was playing drums for them. I didn't even know she was a drummer. They played female fronted dream pop. Karina had a busy night going on considering that she was going to be playing with 2 more bands. Next I went to PA's to see my friend Karen's band The Freeways. I saw them at the last DHN and liked them. I thought they were even better this time. My friend Chris's band Moontowers were up next. They are very BJM influenced in their sound. I stayed around for Space Bums of all the bands that played DHN they were probably the most punk influenced band. I would say that every band that plays Deep Heaven Now has a little bit of psych in them. Some bands more than others. One of the more psych bands is Bobb Trimble and his group of Flying Spiders. Then again he was actually alive for the first real psychedelic era. All of his songs have this cool flangey effect in them which sounds really neat. Karina told me to be sure to see Infinity Girl which I did. They were probably the most shoegaze of all the bands I had seen so far. Boom Said Thunder were next to rock PA's. I could see them getting pretty big some day. Their singer has a helluva voice and great stage presence. 28 Degrees Taurus closed the night as usual. This was their record release show so they played a bunch of new songs. When they took the stage they weren't quite as drunk as usual. I just remember the last couple DHN's where they were very drunk and Karina was lying down on stage and Jinsen was growling into the mic.
April 25th, 2013
Current Mood: Pipped trooters
Current Music: My favorite band is on tv
I just saw The Black Angels for the 34834834th time. I invited my friend who wasn't familiar with them or the two openers and she liked all 3 bands. The first band were Elephant Stone. Elephant Stone is Rishi Dhir formerly of The High Dials's current band. Rishi is known for playing sitar which he did on stage for a few songs. They played a bunch from their really good album which came out earlier this year including Setting Sun and Heavy Moon. I saw a few of my buddies in The Black Angels at times throughout the night. I told them that I really like their new album and that I wish I could go to Psychfest. The middle band was the Allah-Las. I was going to see them last year but I didn't because I saw Moon Duo instead. They played two of my favorite songs of theirs first "Don't You Forget It" and "Tell Me What's On Your Mind" I didn't find them to be that loud which is not a bad thing. They play sunny 60's inspired psych rock. I was glad to finally see them. The Black Angels went on and had cool psychedelic projections going on behind them. I see a lot of this same stuff at Deep Heaven Now. The Black Angels played just about every song from Indigo Meadow as well as older favorites such as Vikings, Entrance Song, Telephone, Black Grease, Yellow Elevator, You On The Run, Young Men Dead and they invited Rishi onstage to play sitar with them when they played Manipulation. I was really really hoping that they would play Deer-Ree-shee with Rishi. That would have been so amazing.
Video of The Black Angels doing Manipulation with Rishi
Tomorrow I am seeing Colleen Green
April 17th, 2013
Current Mood: BAYYYY be cutie
Current Music: BRMC- Weapon of Choice & The Lovely Bad Things- Fried Eyes
Last week i saw Wavvves, FIDLAR and Cheatahs. (Or if you like your words spelled correctly Waves, Fiddler and Cheetahs) I had been very stoked (and broke) about this show for a long time. As soon as i got there i saw this guy in line wearing a banana costume and I knew this was gonna be fun. I also saw Zac Carper from FIDLAR outside. I don't think he was particularly Z&B quite yet. (For those of you who don't know Z&B stands for Zonked & Bacchic) He was happy to see me again. As soon as I went in I went right up front for the bands. The show wasn't quite sold out but it did get pretty packed. Before the music started I got to meet Stephen Pope of Wavves and formally of Jay Reatard's band. I told him that I was sad that I never got to see Jay Reatard live even though I could have had a chance. The first band up were Cheatahs who didn't have the same kind of garage punk aspects that Wavves and FIDLAR have but they were still very good. They had more of a lofi indie rock sound. The kind that was popular with college radio in the 90's. I was already familiar with a few of their songs such as Coared and Sans. A couple of their songs did get the crowd moving but they were certainly wanted to hear more punk. A small cheer came up from the crowd as FIDLAR band members came out to set up their stuff. The FIDLAR band members hit the stage all smiles as usually and ready to whip the crowd into a frenzy. As soon as they went into Cheap Beer the crowd started bouncing, pushing, jostling and moshing and FIDLAR fed off of that. The rest of their set consisted of Stoked and Broke, White On White, No Waves, No Ass, Max Can't Surf, Wait For The Man, Suburban Home (Descendents cover), Awkward, Black Out Stout, The Punks Are Taking Acid, Cocaine & Wake Bake Skate. I even did a stage dive during Black Out Stout (as a result i bruised my elbow). I am disappointed that they never play Oh when I see them. Zac even got in on the stagediving fun during the last song and jumped into the crowd. I loved their set so much but I felt like I was going to pass out from all the moshing. I was quite broiling in the pit. I chatted with various FIDLAR bandmembers as well as Mike, their merch guy for this tour. The Wavvy Bois were up next. Nathan Williams didn't say much to the crowd. Sometimes in the past he was known to say antagonizing things. The crowd was probably more into Wavves than FIDLAR because they were more familiar with them. Wavves setlist went something like this Idiot, Bug, Take on the World, Demon to Lean On, Beat Me Up, Linus Spacehead, Paranoid, No Hope Kids, Super Soaker, Afraid of Heights, Sail to the Sun, Green Eyes, King of the Beach, 100% (Sonic Youth cover) Post Acid. They sounded fine. Unfortunately they only played for about 45 minutes and I think that they should have played longer. They left out some great songs such as So Bored, Beach Demon & I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl. I loved watching Stephen's while he was playing. After the show I got to hang for a bit with the Wavves and FIDLAR members. The Wavves guys were eating pizza which looked very good. If I had to guess which members of each band were the most Z&B by the end of the night i would say Zac and Nathan. It was also nice to finally meet FIDLAR bassist Brandon Schwartzel's brother who is from Boston. He has a local band called Vending Machetes. FIDLAR hope to be back around September finally playing a headlining show with a band who's name i can't say yet (I'll give you a hint, I have seen them before). Max Kuehn is such a sweetiepie.
April 6th, 2013
Current Mood: famous
Current Music: Best Coast- Let's Go Home
girls kick ass, says so on a t-shirt It's been a whole month already!?!?!? I wish I was on vacation rn. :( Read more... Make Up! Below the cut.... Read more... bigger version + Jane Elliot on why she quit GH! + Sami & EJ on Jay Leno! + GH stars at NY Stock Exchange! + Y&R Star Captures Hit & Run! + More News + Flashback Friday + Previews for next week! guess who's not coming back next season No seriously...don't spoil yourself... And Dillon Casey on eTalk... Read more... ohhhhhh yeah More pix... Behind the scenes Scoop on Morgan and Reid Restoration' chat with Shemar Moore Say DIANA JENKINS three times in the mirror and see what happens April's pollers bring May commenters another new song + full set list More Character Details + One New Still rest of the interview Strategically placed Chris Evans photo to get you to click this cut Rest of article I think Bale wins on height with some wind assistance but Renner counters with Liberace styling...
I recently found a LAWLtastic new pic of the infamous idiot known as WAGGY! (Unfortunately I can't post my original nickname for her which is B****y or her picture anymore or else she may sue me.
I AM SEEING WAVVVVVVVVVVVVES, FIDLAR AND THE BLACK ANGELS NEXT WEEK!!!
March 28th, 2013
Current Mood: wavvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvves
Current Music: Wavves and Divine Fits kicking ass on tv
I recently saw a really good psych rock show at TT's. Psychic Ills headlined and 3 good local bands opened. The first band was Twilight Tipi. They were all instrumental. I'd describe their sound as ambient drone meets psych meets post rock. My friend thought they reminded him of a band called Global Communications whom i have never heard of. The two band members played guitar and theremin which I thought was pretty cool. That reminded me of when I saw Spectrum a few years ago and Sonic Boom played theremin. 50 something year old Bobb Trimble and his band of Flying Spiders played next. Karina from 28 Degrees Taurus sings with them. They played some good swirly psych pop jams. Bobb has been making music long before I was born. Ghost Box Orchestra who I saw play an amazing show only about a month earlier were next. They switched it up a bit and played a few brand new songs. I guess this means they have an album coming out soon. I am hoping for big things for them in the future.Psychic Ills closed the show. They played mostly songs from their really good new album One Track Mind. This album is not quite as loud as what we are used to from them. I just remember the first time I saw them in 2005 I thought that they were one of the loudest bands i had ever seen and that was something I liked about them. I still suggest if you see them to bring earplugs. During all 4 bands sets there were cool psychedelic projections playing behind the bands.
A couple Psychic ills videos (not from the show I was at)
Stephen Lynch is younger than I thought.
HOLY SHIT WAVVVVVVES ARE ON TV RIGHT NOW!!!!!! Stephen Pope was very entertaining during that performance. I hope he and the rest of the band are even MORE entertaining when I see them soon. LAWL I'm sure that loozer Waggy wasn't watching because her wanna be boyfriend was on another station. LAME!!!!!
March 20th, 2013
Current Mood: ycfmugwALW
Current Music: Yardstick Threehills talking about quaffing tadger
Last week I saw Kate Nash. This was my first time seeing her. One of the reasons why I wanted to see her this time around was because of her recent connection with FIDLAR. She collaborated with FIDLAR last year on their song Awkward. Also her new album Girl Talk is really good. Probably her best album yet. Inside there was a mostly female crowd and considering that the show was all ages there were a number of teens in the crowd. I noticed that Dirty Water TV was broadcasting from before the show. There also was a booth set up from a woman's rights charity called Plan. The opening band Supercute who have toured with Nash before lived up to their name. They were 4 young girls (youngest is 17) who played 60's inspired kitchy twee pop. They even had a few ukuleles. I briefly got to talk to Kate during their set. I told her that like her I am a big FIDLAR fan and I am seeing them next month. I also told her that I posted a few flyers about her new album at a local record store. I then watched the rest of Supercute who only played for about 25 minutes and waited about a half hour for Kate and her girl band (Girl Gang) as she calls them) to go on. For anyone who was expecting her to come out and play her cutesy indie pop songs on piano you would be disappointed. She has ditched that image and has a more punky rock sound. There is no piano used at all during the show, only guitars. She even has a FIDLAR sticker on one of her guitars. Here is the setlist Sister, Death Proof, All Talk, Kiss That Grrrl, Fri-End?, I'm a Feminist, You're Still A Whore, Oh, Are You There Sweetheart?, Conventional Girl, Do-Wah-Doo, OMYGOD!, Foundations, Free My Pussy, 3am, Grrrl Gang And for her encore she did an awesome cover of Meredith Brooks's song bitch as well as her own song We Get On. By the way when she did the FIDLAR cover i sang along to the FIDLAR lyrics not her changed lyrics. She sounded great and seemed to be having a blast on stage. She is certainly happy to be back touring the USA for the first time since 2010. After the show I got to meet her, some of her band mates and the Supercute girls. She was really sweet and she loved the fact that I was in a great mood. I went to the show alone because my friends preferred to go see Tame Impala who were playing at another club on the same night.
Angel Haze would be a good name for a shoegaze band. Too bad a female rapper already took the name.
I AM SEEING JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD IN MAY!!!!
March 14th, 2013
Current Mood: cd68736f785e381
Current Music: Various stuff
I wonder if Ikponmwosa Ogiugo, Shahab “David” Yousheei, Osahenrumwen Ojo and Xzeniyeju Chukwuezi know each other.
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March 6th, 2013
Current Mood: Ohhhhhhhhhhhh
Current Music: Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Sacrelidge
Last week I saw The Orwells, Nice Guys and The Kingston Springs. Before any bands went on I saw some of The Orwells playing pool and I chatted with a few of them. I also was talking to a few other people who had similar music tastes. Finally the first band Nice Guys came on. They blew through about 10 punk tinged songs in just over 20 minutes. They were quite good. They seem like the kind of band who would be perfect for house parties. They certainly knew how to play. Also their guitarist had a Death By Audio pedal. The next band The Kingston Springs from Nashville were more groovy southern influenced rock n roll. They were good but I think I preferred the first band a bit more. The Orwells were finally ready to take the stage. The Orwells band members are very young, between the ages of 17-19. They have one album out and they played most of the songs from it including Mallrats (La La La) and In My Bed. They also played a few songs that will be on their next album which is due out later this year. They are a very good live band. Their singer Mario moves around a lot on stage and during one song he was ROLLING AROUND ON THE STAGE! I loved their "Los Orwells" banner that they hung behind the drummer. After the show I complimented Los Orwells on their terrific set. I saw someone in the pool room who I recognized, Jake from JEFF the Brotherhood. I was very surprised to see him considering that the band is based in Nashville. This was my first time meeting him. He was really nice. I told him that I will definitely see JEFF the Brotherhood next time they play in Boston.
Here is a video from the show:
You have to keep the puck moving forward.