Tuesday, July 08, 2008

AFS v. 184 ~ Punk Trippin' Triple Threat in Studio!

Tonight's special in-studio guests include Le Face (pictured (featuring Michelle from Mika Miko on bass)) and the Friendly Neighbors, two young ragers from Los Angeles. And between their ferocious live sets, we get treated to a tape-delayed broadcast of Meth Teeth, who recorded in the KDVS studios on Saturday after their DAM House set. Le Face and Friendly Neighbors picked most of the music in the last hour of the set and joined me on air for some chattin'. Keep an eye on a mystery band called Hamburger Pony...That's the word!

If all of this gets you in the mood to see some live music, be warned...Eat Skull is coming down the West Coast this week! I saw 'em twice in Portland a couple weeks ago, and they were brilliant both times. It's an emotional roller coaster to go from the sweetness of the record to the bristling anger Rob delivers on the same songs live. But no matter how hard the vibe and the spontaneity swerve off the tracks, the rhythm section keeps it charging ahead. It was really amazing to see what kinda alliance of fans this band is building in Portland, perhaps the city with the most segregated genre ghettos. I saw 4-5 rows of fist-pumping wasters in an amoebic mosh ahead of another 3-4 rows of girls of the indie-pop fashion circa 1993. Nerdy glasses, barettes matching cardigans....And they were singing along to the anthemic parts(!!!) of the better-known songs like "Punk Trips" (and really, has there been a sweeter break than Rod's guitar part in that song?).

They're taking Sacto's surfadelic swirlers of janglepop sweetness, The Ganglians, along for the ride up and down California. It might seem like an odd pairing at first, but these bands fell in love at first sight when Eat Skull played at the Ganglians' homebase, the Funcastle, 2309 L Street in Sacramento. A split 7" of these two is getting close. Both bands will blow up the Funcastle again on Wednesday, July 9th with MOM and My Whole Hand Was Wet. Figure on 8:00 for starters. Highest recommendation! The rest of you will get your chance...

Thu, 7/10 in San Francisco @ The Hemlock w/ Fun Blood
Fri, 7/11 in East Bay Area @ somewhere (Fort Gallery cancelled)
Sat, 7/12 in San Diego @ The Kensington Club w/ Christmas Island
Sun, 7/13 in Los Angeles @ The Echo, Part Time Punks night w/ Witch Hats
Tue, 7/15 in Davis @ Delta of Venus, 122 B Street
Fri, 7/18 in Portland @ Slabtown w/ Witch Hats (no Ganglians)

You can download this week's show AT THIS LINK HERE! @ 192kbps
(archived for ~4 weeks)

Or, also AT THIS LINK (@ 320 kbps!!!)
(archived for ~10 weeks)

EAT SKULL | Punk Trips | Sick To Death | Siltbreeze *new
TITMACHINE | I Wanna Be Your Dog [Stooges] | 7" | Meeuw Muzak *new
CATATONIC YOUTH | Out of Control | Piss Scene 7" | HoZac *new
SEXY PRISON | Without Us Some Guys Would Starve | Filth Flarn Filth picdisc LP | Occult *new
THE ANALS | Wake Up You're Dead | Commando of Love 7" | Sweet Rot *new
ROBOT ASSASSINS | Robot Assassins | Beneath the Planet of the Apes 7" | Total Sound 1997
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS | Copyright | actually live in Studio A
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS | Teenage Guerillas
METH TEETH | Bus Rides | recorded live in Studio A, 7/5/08
METH TEETH | Unemployment Forever
METH TEETH | To My Good Friend
METH TEETH | I Got Problems
METH TEETH | I Was Wrong
METH TEETH | My Heart's Heart (false start)
METH TEETH | My Heart's Heart
METH TEETH | Boring Artifacts
METH TEETH | People Will Say Anything
METH TEETH | Failures Selected by God
METH TEETH | A Thousand Regrets | tour cassette | self-released *new
LE FACE | Isolation | actually live in Studio A
LE FACE | Lolita
LE FACE | No Scene
LE FACE | Bright White Faces
LE FACE | Salvador Dali
LE FACE | Untitled
LE FACE | Boys and Girls
REPTILIAN CIVILIAN | Dog Factory | Dog Factory 7" | Felony Fidelity *new
GUILTY RAZORS | I Don't Wanna Be a Rich | 7" | Polydor 1978
CRAMP | Suzy Lie Down | She Doesn't Love Me 7" | Rip Off | 1979
THE MAD | I Hate Music | Eyeball 7" | Disgusting 1979
NEON BOYS | Don't Die | Richard Hell & the Voidoids/Neon Boys split 7" | Shake 1980 (orig 1973)
THE TURNBUCKLES | Rearranged | Super Destroyer Mark II 7" | Break'er | 1979
BUTTHOLE SURFERS | Negro Observers | Psychic... Powerless... Another Man's Sac | Touch & Go 1984
STICK MEN WITH RAY GUNS | Hate in the 80's (Learn to) | Some People Deserve to Suffer | Emperor Jones 2002 (orig 198?)
WHITE FLAG | Shattered Badge | v/a: COPulation: The Sound of Hollywood | Mystic 1984
HUMAN HANDS | Dilemmas | Hereafter | Nate Starkman & Son 1988
THE SPECIALS | Gangsters | Gangsters 7" | Chrysalis 1979
HAUNTED HOUSE | Does She Have to Have HIV to Shine Like a Shining Star? | Chandaliers 7" | Eat 2007

Catch these other bands on tour, too!

Le Face & Friendly Neighbors
Tue, 7/8 in Oakland @ Campbell House w/ Ham & the Chokers, DDB
Thu, 7/10 in Portland @ Ego Svm Papa w/ Magic Johnson & Holy Smokes
Fri, 7/11 in Seattle @ Fusion Cafe
Sun, 7/13 in Portland @ The COOP w/ Plan R & the Crawlers
Mon, 7/14 in Santa Cruz @ TBA

Meth Teeth
Tue, 7/8 in Irvine @ UC-Irvine w/ Christmas Island, Rough Kids & Sprawl Out
Wed, 7/9 in San Diego @ Tower Bar w/ Christmas Island
Thu, 7/10 in Phoenix, AZ @ Bike Saviors Co-Op w/ Soft Shoulder & Melted Cassettes
Fri, 7/11 in Austin, TX @ Quack's w/ The Wax Museums & Harlem
Sat, 7/12 in New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar w/ The Fault Lines
Sun, 7/13 in Atlanta, GA @ TBA (Help them!)
Mon, 7/14 in Athens, GA @ Secret Squirrel w/ Sic Alps
Tue, 7/15 in Huntsville, AL @ Vertical House w/ The Fault Lines
Wed, 7/16 in Memphis, TN @ Murphy's
Thu, 7/17 in St. Louis @ Apop Records w/ Realicide
Fri, 7/18 in Chicago @ Victim of Time "Snoozefest" @ Beat Kitchen w/ Disappears, Box Elders, & Radar Eyes
Sat, 7/19 in Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Sic Alps, Religious Knives, & Cause Co-Motion
Sun, 7/20 in Brooklyn, NY @ Don Pedro's w/ Pink Reason & Home Blitz
Mon, 7/21 in Philadelphia, PA @ Marvelous Music w/ Wet Hair & FNU Ronnies
Tue, 7/22 in Columbus, OH @ Carabar w/ Night of Pleasure & Wet Hair
Wed, 7/23 in Detroit, MI @ TBA
Thu, 7/24 in Minneapolis, MN @ The Organ House w/ Wet Hair
Sat, 7/26 in Missoula, MT @ The Palace
Sun, 7/27 in Portland @ PDX POP NOW!


Anonymous said...


I'm new to the show and very impressed. As a Twin Cities guy it was fantastic to hear The Turnbuckles!

Anonymous said...

great show
i was at the tour kick off

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