Tuesday, June 15, 2010

AFS v. 271 ~ I Rock While You're Sleeping

This week in AFS...

* Get ready for Big Black Cloud's return to California!
* More "rawk" than I've ever asked you to handle!
* Scuzzed-out psych-punk profusion!

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ALPACA BROTHERS | Wilderness | Legless 12" EP | Flying Nun 1986
THE PEOPLE'S TEMPLE | Make You Understand | Make You Understand 7" | HoZac *new
RED MASS | Stains | split 10" w/ Strange Attractor | P. Trash *new
ANTISEEN | Today Your Love [Ramones]/Storm Troopers | Eat More Possum | TPOS *new
ANAL BABES | 24 | Cocaine Swastika 10" | Incognito 1998
BIG BLACK CLOUD | Blackout/Huff Party | live on KDVS, 04/07/2010
ART LESSING | Damage | Hook Echo CDR | Electric Eggplant 2006
SAMUEL LOCKE WARD + DARREN BROWN | Freeze | From the Privilege of the Grave | Grotto *new
ZIG ZAGS | Human Mind | demo CDR | no label *new
TONSTARTSSBANDHT | Electric Dragon Sword | Midnite Cobras 7" | Psychic Handshake *new
GRAND TRINE | Catatonic State | Sunglasses 12" EP | Divorce *new
CENTIPEDE EEST | Bill Daniel's Terrible Rodeo | Resonator | New Ruins *new
ALPACA BROTHERS | Zithers | Legless 12" EP
WALKINGSEEDS | Blathering Out | Skullfuck | Probe Plus 1987
SYNTHETIC SOX | Investigating Tornadoes | v/a: Shadow Mouth Compilaton One | Shadow Mouth 1987
THE WHINES | Love Revisited | Hell to Play | Meds *new
PETER LAUGHNER | Baby's on Fire [Eno] | Take the Guitar Player for a Ride | Tim/Kerr 1993 (orig 1974)
MOUNT CARMEL | I Work While You're Sleeping | self-titled | Siltbreeze *new
JIMI HENDRIX | My Best Friend | My Best Friend | Astan 1979 (orig 1967)
OZZ II | Electric Gliding Nails Movements (excerpt) | The Assassin | Zebra 1984
NITZINGER | Live Better Electrically | Live Better Electrically | 20th Century Fox 1976
MONTROSE | Rock the Nation | self-titled | Warner Brothers 1973
HIGH SPEED & THE AFFLICTED MAN | Get Stoned Ezy | Get Stoned Ezy | Toilet Rock 1998 (orig 1982)
PUFFY AREOLAS | Puking in Piss | In the Army 1981 | Siltbreeze *new
NO DOCTORS | Campaign Special | Hunting Season | Cock of the Rock 2004
NISHINIHON | Ah Dinnae Wan Tae Do Owt, ba Ah Still Wan Money | self-titled | Static Caravan/Resonant 2002

Big Black Cloud mini-California-tour...

Thursday, June 17th @ the Stud in San Francisco
399 9th and Harrison
w/ Schlitz Claiborne
and High Castle
5 bucks

Friday, June 18th @ Sugar Mountain in Oakland
2515 San Pablo
w/ Uzi Rash
and Winter Ox

Saturday, June 19 @ The Hub in Sacramento
1819 23rd Street
w/ Art Lessing & Flower Vato Quartet
and Produce Produce

Big Black Cloud (formerly Here Comes a Big Black Cloud) are one of the tiptop utmost very best live bands I've seen in the last year. The reason you haven't seen 'em is 'cos last time they came through the area, I could not get them a proper venue show, so they wound up playing on the radio for a studio audience of five or six people. They played their guts out and slayed us, and next to Ratas del Vaticano, they were the best band Live in Studio A on Art for Spastics ever! They are quite easily relatable to Sacramento/Davis folks for how much they remind you of two of our favorite bands of yester-decades......like the Yahmos but maybe sorta grizzled, or the Pope Smashers but with more Rowland Howard than Sonic Youth in the guitar. Emotional and drastic without getting cheesy about it, they're a really convincing slumtrip through mania and anxiety, but also succeed in maintaining some sense of humor and fun. The drummer is just non-stop. You will dance, headbang, fistpump, yell, shout, rage, holler, and all that 'cos these guys will bring it, and you will be won over. You should know that the Yahmos and Pope Smashers were my absolute favorite live bands in Sacramento some 15 years ago, and they became my benchmarks for what constitutes awesome in live musical performance, and they still remain that to this very day. Therefore, I do not throw this comparison around lightly.

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