Tuesday, March 30, 2010
This week in AFS...
* live in-studio performances by Seattle's Butts and Spurm!
* some other really good GGNZLA label-mate bands from Seattle I'd never heard of!
* the new batch from Load shocks and awes with violent scuzzpunk devastation!
* batting leadoff, it's the Earth, Wind, & Fire of fire-breathing psych-punk!
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GRAND TRINE | Prescription Drugs | Sunglasses EP 12" | Divorce *new
NIGHT KINGS | Increase Our High | Increasing Our High | Super Electro/Sub Pop 1992
KENT 3 | The Kids Just Want Some Action! | Better Music Society | Bag of Hammers 1994
SCRAPS | Apollo | self titled | GGNZLA *new
~~~~~~ live in Studio A ~~~~~~
BUTTS | The Wiggle Drip
BUTTS | We're Butts
BUTTS | Marijuana
BUTTS | Public Transportation
BUTTS | Cigarettes
BUTTS | Alcohol
BUTTS | Hung Over
BUTTS | So Boring
BUTTS | Anxious
BUTTS | Dollar Bills
BUTTS | Panty Exchange
HOBOCOP | Ponzi Scheme | self-titled | no label 2009
UZI RASH | 925 (Dolly Parton) | Fuck the Pope Lite | The Church & the Commune *new
AMBER ALERTS | Antibodies | Antibodies 7" | Sweet Rot *new
TERRIBLE TWOS | Catch a Cold | Lemon Session Singles Club #3 7" | Lemon Session *new
CENTIPEDE EEST | Metal Moon | Metal Moon 7" | New Ruins *new
EMERALDS | March of the Mule | Serpent Bodiess | GGNZLA *new
THIN LIZZY | Return of the Farmer's Son | self-titled | Decca 1971
DRUNKDRIVER | Prison Logic | self titled | Load *new
TINSEL TEETH | Like Rubber Sniffing Glue | Trash as the Trophy | Load *new
~~~~~~ live in Studio A ~~~~~~
SPURM | Motivation
SPURM | Lil Dude
SPURM | Ladies
SPURM | Funky Way Galaxy
SPURM | Making Love
SPURM | So Passionate
SPURM | Everybody's Happy Nowadays [Buzzcocks]
R. STEVIE MOORE | U.R. True | U.R. True + 3 7" | Felony Fidelity 2009 (orig 1974)
SPARKS | Amateur Hour | Kimono My House | Island 1974
DAVID WERNER | Love is Tragic | Whizz Kid | RCA 1974
ALBERTO Y LOST TRIOS PARANOIAS | Gobbin' on Life | Snuff Rock 7" | Stiff 1977
Funpunk is back in a big way, and Butts and Spurm totally bring it. Together with the mighty Wizzard Sleeve, they played the best KDVS Presents event to be criminally under-attended in recent memory at The Hub in Sacramento on Sunday night. You better be ready for them next time! And if you're near one of their four shows together on this tour, go see 'em!
Tue 3/30 in Los Angeles @ Hyperion Tavern
Wed 3/31 in San Diego @ Soda Bar
w/ The Vaginals & The Natives
Thu 4/1 in Los Angeles @ 5 Star bar
w/ Okie Dokie, Old Blood, Johnny O’Donnell
Fri, 4/2 in Los Angeles @ a house party
Spurm is a new-ish band featuring ex-dudes from The Trashies and The Intelligence, including the artist known as T.V. Coahran, plus three other genius-level funmakers. They sound rather like The Piranhas, skirting some of the same stylistic touchstones with a similar spazzy energy, but Spurm are certainly more pop-accessible which makes them all the more likely to be liked by fans of fun. You don't wanna miss a super-fun spastic post-garagepunk saxophone-rock band with an off-the-charts charismatic frontman, catchy keyboard lines, and the odd yet supremely appropriately placed vintage vocoder singalong. Sometimes you catch on to an exquisite detail of extraordinary song arrangement, and it's gotta whiff of that "A.M. gold", or whatever the irony-hangers-on are fancying, but it feels alright because it's apparently a joyful, guilt-free expression. If you were to plot Pere Ubu, R. Stevie Moore, and The Deadbeats, on a graph and found a point equidistant from those, and then bisected a line between that point and the best in house-party hijinks, then you'd arrive at Spurm! As you listen to this, please understand that the singer and saxophonist were bleeding all over the place and had to go to the hospital right after we burned their CDR of this session!!
Butts are two ladies playing garagey funpunk...all short songs about drinking, smoking cigs, smoking weed, riding the bus...y'know...relatable stuff! Butts were especially hilarious at The Hub. What they do would play even better on TV than radio. Their banter has me thinking they're the perhaps most Sacto band in Seattle. And I've never seen a gal pound a flask so hard between each and every song, and still hold it together!
The Spurm/Butts merch table has included cassette and CDs of themselves their GGNZLA mates, plus their own signature drinks...."GGNZLA Cola" and "GGNZLA Root Drink", which are Coke or root beer mixed with shots of Jagermeister in blue chemist's bottles that are shaped just like old Lucky Lagers with actual printed labels. They looked totally legit and were a hit with partiers.
One more Spurm-related video...Here's T.V. Coahran himself covering his favorite R. Stevie song...
Posted by DJ Rick at 3:45 AM