Tuesday, December 28, 2010

AFS v. 294 ~ 2010 Scene Rewind

This week in AFS...

* My favorite LPs of 2010
* My favorite EPs of 2010
* See full best-of-2011 lists below playlist
* No bullshitting
* No filler

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EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING | Tuning Out | Rush To Relax | Goner
GUINEA WORMS | Drunk In Your Uggs | Sorcererers of Madness (4rd Year in a Row!) | Columbus Discount
A FRAMES | Ice Cave | 3 3 3 | SS Records
RANK/XEROX | Masking/Confessions | self-titled 7" | Mongo Bongo
GRAND TRINE | Radio Frequency Identification | split 7" w/ Black Feelings | Blue Skies Turn Black
THE DEFEKTORS | Never Really Tried | The Bottom of the City | Grotesque Modern/Nominal
PUFFY AREOLAS | Fuck Your Pretzel | In the Army 1981 | Siltbreeze
DRUNKDRIVER | Bad Year | self-titled | WTD
THE LAMPS | I've Been on a Lot of Camels | Niels Bohr... 7" | Dull Knife
ROT SHIT | Dead I | You're Welcome 7" | Columbus Discount
BIG BLACK CLOUD | Allergic to Love | Dark Age | Stank House
VEX RUFFIN & THE LO-FI JERKHEADS | New Wipeout | self-titled 7" | Black Gladiator/Slovenly
HOME BLITZ | Nighttime Feel | Out of Phase | Richie
TYVEK | Nothing Fits | Nothing Fits | In the Red
DEAD WIFE | Txt Me | D.W.S.Y.H.F. 7" | Psychic Handshake
MUJERES | No Quiero Verte Mas | 3 Canciones de Muerte y Sudor 7" | Discos Humeantes
THE CHINESE RESTAURANTS | Summer Romance | Summer Romance 7" | SS Records
SAMUEL LOCKE WARD + DARREN BROWN | Freeze | From the Privilege of the Grave | Grotto
DRUID PERFUME | Other Worlds | Other Worlds 7" | M'Lady's/Italy
SIGHTINGS | Sky Above Mud Below | City of Straw | Brah
THE INTELLIGENCE | Tuned to Puke | Males | In The Red
MEERCAZ | Moving Up at the Speed of Sound | Space Hate 12" EP | Tic Tac Totally
WASTE RIG | Follow Yr Dreams | Ritual Cleansing: Phase 2010 CS | Pollen Season
NOTHING PEOPLE | Is This What You Want? | Soft Crash | SS Records
EAT SKULL | What's So Magnetic? | Crawl for Freedom CS | Palto Flats
G. GREEN | I Will Not Withdraw This Statement | I Will Not Withdraw This Statement 7" | Malt Duck
THE WHINES | Straybird | Hell to Play | Meds
EL JESUS DE MAGICO | Dave Song | Ragtime Hors CS | Goaty Tapes
MILK MUSIC | No Life | Beyond Living | self-released

20 best LPs

Tyvek Nothing Fits
Sightings City of Straw
Drunkdriver self-titled
The Intelligence Males
The Whines Hell to Play
Home Blitz Out of Phase
Big Black Cloud Dark Age
Nothing People Soft Crash
N.213/Reflektionss split LP
So Cow Meaningless Friendly
Banque Allemande Eins, Zwei
San Francisco Water Cooler II
Sun City Girls Funeral Mariachi
Puffy Areolas In the Army 1981
The Defektors The Bottom of the City
Timmy's Organism Rise of the Green Gorilla
Eddy Current Suppression Ring Rush to Relax
Dan Melchior und das Menace Visionary Pangs
Guinea Worms Sorcererers of Madness (4rd Year in a Row)
Samuel Locke Ward + Darren Brown From the Privilege of the Grave

20 Best shorter-than-LPs

Pluton self-titled 12"
Meercaz Space Hate 12"
Rank/Xerox self-titled 7"
Rot Shit You're Welcome 7"
The Lamps Neils Bohr... 7"
Dead Wife D.W.S.Y.H.F. 7"
Whatever Brains Nesting 7"
Home Blitz Perpetual Night 7"
Wet Illustrated Born Stoked 7"
Druid Perfume Other Worlds 7"
Total Control Paranoid Video 7"
Sonskull Birth Scene/Rewind EP 12"
Red Mass Split Brain Experiment 10"
Grand Trine/Black Feelings split 7"
Sonny & the Sunsets The Hypnotist 7"
Vomit Squad Amon Ra Bless America 12"
Mujeres 3 Canciones de Muerte y Sudor 7"
G. Green I Will Not Withdraw This Statement 7"
Vex Ruffin & the Lo-Fi Jerkheads self-titled 7"
The Chinese Restaurants Summer Romance 7"

10 Best reissues/retrospectives

X Aspirations
A Frames 333
Circle X untitled 12" EP
The Moles Untune the Sky
v/a FM-BX Society Tape vol 1
Ozzie Parabolic Rock: 1975-1982
Ron House Blind Boy in the Backseat
Mike Rep & the Quotas Stupor Hiatus
Sleetmute Nightmute Night of the Long Knives
Nudge Squidfish Twenty Thousand Leagues Under Nashville

12 cassettes that should be on vinyl

The Baths self-titled
Cruddy Negative World
Grave Babies Deathface
Banana Head In the Tubs
CCR Headcleaner tour CS
Eat Skull Crawl for Freedom
El Jesus de Magico Ragtime Hors
Russian Tsarlag Unleash the Chain
J Guy Laughlin Solo Percussion vol. 1
Patriotic Window Klings Guitargument
Waste Rig Ritual Cleansing: Phase 2010
Warm Climate Camouflage on the River Wretched

25 best live performances I saw in 2010

Tyvek @ The Hub, Sacramento
H.P.P. @ The Hub, Sacramento
Eat Skull @ The Hub, Sacramento
Thee Oh Sees @ DAM Haus, Davis
Mayyors @ SMMR BMMR, Portland
Ty Segall @ Gonerfest 7, Memphis
Uzi Rash @ Harm Church, Oakland
Pussygutt @ The Hub, Sacramento
Bill Orcutt @ The Hub, Sacramento
White Boss @ The Hub, Sacramento
Bad Sports @ Harm Church, Oakland
Puffy Areolas @ The Hub, Sacramento
The UV Race @ Gonerfest 7, Memphis
Wrong Words @ The Hub, Sacramento
Big Black Cloud @ ORMF IX, Woodland
The Oblivians @ Gonerfest 7, Memphis
G. Green @ Meth House, Twin Falls, ID
English Singles @ The Hub, Sacramento
Guinea Worms @ Gonerfest 7, Memphis
Pigeon Religion @ The Hub, Sacramento
White Lung @ Axewave Manor, Sacramento
Shannon & the Clams @ Harm Church, Oakland
Unnatural Helpers @ Ghosttown Galleries, Oakland
Wounded Lion @ 27th & V Street basement in Sacramento
Malaikat dan Singa feat. Arrington De Dionyso @ The Hub, Sacramento

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

AFS v. 293 ~ Red Moon Night!

R for off my rocker
E for eerie
D for dearly departed (Don Van Vliet)
M for Mona
O oh, good!
O oh, good!
N for the night...Red Moon Night!
(You did see it up in the sky tonight, right?)

This week in AFS...

* simultaneous sounds
* an xmas surprise from The Pheromoans
* delving deeper into the mind of Jaz Coleman
* would you believe...someone requested "In the Air Tonight" by Genesis
* your next essential Sacto history lesson by Prof. SS, Duchess of Saigon

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TRACTOR SEX FATALITY | Mouth on the Wall | Bloodeagle | Big Neck *new
PHANTOM 309 | Buffy's Mitt | split LP w/ The Sun Also Rises | Tupelo 1990?
ZULUS | Variations | debut 7" | Wizard Mountain *new
HANK IV | The Noise of Carpet [Stereolab] | III | Siltbreeze *new
READING RAINBOW | Prism Eyes | Prism Eyes | HoZac *new
READING RAINBOW | Tough Love | Hookup Klub 7" | HoZac 2010
DUCHESS OF SAIGON | B.D. Wong | Hootenanny 7" | Plastic Idol 2004
DUCHESS OF SAIGON | Holiday Rumble | Easter Queen 7" | SS Records 2002
G. GREEN | The Garden | I Will Not Withdraw This Statement 7" | Malt Duck 2010
CONSIGNMENT | Do You Know? | Gone 7" | Sweet Rot *new
BRAZILIAN MONEY | Bones | Doing What I Want 7" | Totally Disconnected 2010
THE PHEROMOANS | Shark Fucks [Tronics] | lathe 7" | Scotch Tapes *forthcoming
HYGIENE | 29 Bus | Recruitment 7" | Going Underground *new
TYVEK | Outer Limits | Nothing Fits | In The Red *new (by request!)
VEX RUFFIN & THE LO-FI JERKHEADS | It's Hard to Be a Motor | 1st 7" | Black Gladiator/Slovenly 2010
TORTURED TONGUES | Let Me Down | Let Me Down 7" | HoZac *new
THE STALINS OF SOUND | Baton of Discipline | self-titled 7" | Volar *new
DANGEROUS BOYS CLUB | Ferrari | VRIL | Fast Weapons *new
SILENTIST | Seaside | Chariot Swing EP | Celestial Gang 2005
FALL OF BECAUSE | Grind | v/a: Mortar | Permis De Construire Deutschland 1992
KILLING JOKE** | side one | The Courtald Talks | Invisible 1989
SEVERED HEADS | Guests | City Slab Horror | Ink 1985
SHADOW RING | Knock Between Doors | Lighthouse | Swill Radio 1999
ANTI-GROUP | Chozzar Over Abyss/Pre-Eval | Digitaria | Sweatbox 1986
P.F.S. | Illustrative Problems | Illustrative Problems | Cuneiform 1987
ART BEARS | Rats & Monkeys | Winter Songs | Ralph 1979
THE WITCH TRIALS | Trapped in the Playground | self-titled 12" EP | Subterranean 1981
SKINNY PUPPY | The Choke [Re-Grip] | Dig It 12" EP | Nettwerk 1986
NOISE UNIT | Alle Gegen Alles | Strategy of Violence | Dossier 1992
FRONTLINE ASSEMBLY | Iceolate | Caustic Grip | Wax Trax 1990

** denotes not really Killing Joke, but spoken-word by Jaz Coleman--increasingly troubled by world politics at the time--w/ minimal accompaniment by KJ guitarist Geordie. The 2xLP of The Courtald Talks is filed and labeled as a Killing Joke album, which is certainly fitting enough since the theme of Coleman's 66-minute lecture to the Courtald Institute was to explain the inspiration for Killing Joke's most painful (if not to listen to, at least it was the most painfully-birthed) album Outside the Gate, the least band-oriented effort among their studio releases. Thanks to Acapulco Rodriguez for daring me to play this.

Side one of The Courtald Talks was spun simultaneously over an excerpt of the Fall of Because (a project of Justin Broadrick of Godflesh) and a melange of Severed Heads, Shadow Ring, and Anti-Group. It's been a long time since I last time I took advantage of this time-honored method of stretching a freeform or college-radio playlist with the layering of voice and experimental background musics....a quite efficient way to burn many minutes when you don't have a lotta preparation time. If this kinda half-assery appalls you, I'm sorry. But I've been much too busy at work and with my own C.F.U.D.L. (There...how about a Japanese HC enthusiast's joke?). Tune in next week for as much of my best-of-2010 lists that I can pack into two weeks.

And yes...I do suppose I've been indulging in more goth-tangential and industrial-ish areas of music the last couple weeks. But hey...It's winter solstice and there's a crazy red moon out tonight, and this is really rather appropos when you consider that fact, don'tcha think?

By the way, the rising surge of gothy-ness has a new front-runner in the Dangerous Boys Club. If you need your nü-goth to be direct and have a perfect-pop center, stick with Grave Babies who totally rule that field. But if you are adventurous enough to enjoy delightfully overwrought theatricality--cunningly rendered in dichotomous splendor with odd moments of android detachment (Aaron Montaigne is as masterful at this as anyone this side of Blixa Bargeld, I reckon)--and wondrous, seductive spacey synth, check out this Portland supergroup (ex-Get Hustle/Antioch Arrow/Heroin(/not to mention the seriously underrated Silentist)) who are featured in the first eight minutes of this cable-access show...

Experimental 1/2 Hour - Episode VI: Dangerous Boys Club, White Rainbow, NO AGE from Experimental 1/2 Hour on Vimeo.

Their debut LP--VRIL--is available here...
...and while you're there, you should pick up that Sleetmute Nightmute LP, too, 'cos there never was a better neo-no-wave band than them.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

AFS v. 292 ~ Pain and Joy and Sorrows Mingle

--the lyrical mastery of my brother in unibrowdom Jaz Coleman

This week on AFS...

* mastery of mispronunciation
* the supergroups of Saturday @ Hub
* your essential Sacto history lesson
* caveat emptor: 2nd hour incl ~45 minutes of drum machines

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SHARP ENDS | Hybernation | self-titled | Kill Shaman *new
MYELIN SHEATHS | Wake Ups | Get on Your Nerves | Southpaw *new
THE TOPPLERS | Flack Town | v/a: FM-BX Society Tape vol 1 | SS Records *new (orig 1981)
WIRE | The Commercial/Straight Line | Pink Flag | Harvest 1977
BOHEMIA | Unconventional Boy | Limited Edition 10" | VU Records 1980
THE NORMALS | Almost Ready | Almost Ready 7" | Laust Laugh *new (orig 1978)
FM KNIVES | Estrogen | Estrogen 7" | SmartGuy 2002
PRETTY GIRLS | The Kids Are All Fucked | The Kids Are All Fucked 7" | Moo-La-La 1999
NAR | Holiday Routine | Holiday Routine 7" | Moo-La-La 1994
WRONG WORDS | Tickin' | What Went Wrong? 7" | Trouble in Mind *new
TRASHWOMEN | Dragula/Surf Creature | Lust 7" | Hillsdale 1992
MIDNITE SNAXXX | Like Lightning | Like Lightning 7" | Raw Deluxe *new
BOBBYTEENS | Gonna Get Down | Fast Livin & Rock n Roll | Lipstick 1998
ENGLISH SINGLES | Winter | English Cassingles | Palace of the Golden Cassingle 2009
LITERATURE | It's Cruel | Cincinnati 7" | Square of Opposition/Voice Academy *new
VOMIT SQUAD | Burning With Beelzebub | Amon Ra Bless America | Psychic Handshake *new
MEERCAZ | Space Hate | Space Hate 12" | Tic Tac Totally *new
HAWKWIND | Silver Machine | Silver Machine 7" | United Artists 1972
ARTHUR BROWN'S KINGDOM COME | Time Captives | Journey | Passport 1973
KILLING JOKE | Adorations (Supernatural Mix) | Brighter Than a Thousand Suns | Let Them Eat Vinyl 2008 (orig 1986)
KIM KI O | Bu Şarkiyi Çok Seversin Sen | Dans | Enfant Terrible *new
STEPHEN MALLINDER | Temperature Drop | Pow-Wow Plus | Doublevision 1985
SCORN | Out of | Logghi Barogghi | Scorn/Earache 1996
NITZER EBB | T.W.A. | Belief | Geffen 1989
M AX NOI MACH | Creeper | In the Shadows | White Denim *new
DIVE | Bloodmoney | v/a: There Is No Time 4xCD | RAS DVA 1995
ICH BIN | Danger | Obeis | Poutré Apparent 2006
ANIAETLEPROGRAMMEUR | OHHH | Ich Bin Mude 7" | Plastic Spoons 2010
BIG BLACK | Kerosene | Atomizer | Homestead 1986 *request
AMOR FATI | Economics 101 | Rock n' Roll 7" | Flesh/Yuck 1986
UNSANE | Jungle Music | Jungle Music 7" | PCP Entertainment 1992
DEAD MEAT | Electric Head | The King 7" | Flingco Sound System *new
MOVIE STAR JUNKIES | Loneliness Like Clouds Above | In a Night Like This 10" | Kill Shaman/Ghost *new

Saturday, December 18
Freeform KDVS 90.3 FM Presents
@ The Hub

1819 23rd Street
Sacramento CA 95816

The overdue (yet triumphant) return of English Singles!
2010's three best new finger-snap'n, foot-tap'n partyhardy bands of the SF Bay Area!
Midnite Snaxxx
Wrong Words
Angora Debs

all ages
8:30 doors
9:00 showtime
$5 for Hub members
+$1 one-time fee if it's your first Hub show
(BYO-crypto-B...we don't wanna see the cans and bottles they were born in...(pour it into something else (or just enjoy my proprietary "faux loko" blend)))

These bands speak to fans of rock 'n' roll, killer hooks, chirping melodies, and brimming energy. You can believe me now and mark your calendar, or if you're waiting to be impressed, check out these ex-members-of affiliations...

Angora Debs is fronted by Jason Patrone, singer of THEE BEST band in Sacramento in the early 2000s...the FM Knives. Also played in Los Huevos and Pretty Girls here in Sacto, and more recently Photobooth. Angora Debs is a Laverne & Shirley reference!

Midnite Snaxxx features Tina "Boom Boom" Lucchesi, chiefly of The Trashwomen and Bobbyteens fame, but was also in a ton of other rad bands. Most recently, she was in Top Ten and C'mon Everybody (you might remember them from their pulse-pounding, fun-packed set at the Delta of Venus in Davis during KDVS "Treehouse" host DJ Emily's birthday party); and she's the proprietor of Down at Lulu's, an East Bay epicenter of fabulous hairstyles, clothes, and records (many fans of Hunx know something about this). The Snaxxx also feature Dulcinea, who totally slayed in The Loudmouths back in the 90s, of whom I was quite the fanboy. Their merger with a reformed The Lewd was The Lewdmouths, and their show at Club Cocodrie in SF was one of the very best blasts from the original punk heyday I've ever seen.

English Singles descend from Sacto rulers of years past, too: Bananas, Nar, FM Knives, Yahmos, Pretty Girls.

I don't know if the Wrong Words dudes 'n lady were in other bands before, but when you hear them, the only thing that will matter will be the Wrong Words. Their 7" on Trouble in Mind is a cracker, and charming, too. Some people around here have whispered to me that the Bare Wires sound really good, but seem kinda like a big put-on. Okay, trashtalkers...maybe you's just bummin' 'cos you don't like to hitch up to bandwagons when too many others are already on. Well, go ahead and get in the front of the bus for Wrong Words 'cos you're gonna love this band. I defy you to resist this, huh...

Wrong Words "What Went Wrong" music video from Chris Anderson on Vimeo.

Do you still look at band pages at MySpace???

Won't four bands take too long? NO! Lotsa gear-sharing. Quick sets leave you wanting more. This class on "how to party" will be dismissed plenty early enough for you to go pick fights at Flame Club.

First 25 guests get a free headstart on the party....Can you sip what DJ Rick is ladling???

This is the last KDVS Presents joint at The Hub of 2010, so make it worth it!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

AFS v. 291 ~ Smash Futuro

This week in AFS...

* The savagely ravagin', consummately dusted Unholy Two top the field of knuckle-dragging scuzzpunk devastators!
* Columbus Discount rejoins the living w/ two other fantastic new records!
* Soriano spins vinyl gold from cassette-only/D-I-Y spelunking!
* The crowning achievement of Sammy Hagar!
* Sincere apologies to Australia!
* A spate of synthy delights!

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RADONS | Glow in the Dark | Radiation Summer CDR | Fleshwave *new
SEX OBJEX | Catholic Fumes | Negative Batshit/Cathedral Fever/Songs For No One CDR | Fleshwave *new
PLUTON | Cutting Edge | self-titled 12" EP | Plastic Spoons *new
HIS ELECTRO BLUE VOICE | Black Veils | Black Veils 7" | Batshit *new
DEAF WISH | Backwards | Reality & Visions | Idget Child *new
BLANK REALM | Crystal Ball | Deja What? | Bedroom Suck *new
BLACK MATH | Part of Me | Phantom Power | Permanent *new
DEATHLY FIGHTER | Heat | Completely Dusted | Columbus Discount *new
ISOLATION WARD | Trackers of the Night | v/a: FM-BX Society Tape vol. 1 | SS Records *new (orig 1981)
TELEPORTERS | A1 | self-titled CS | Savoury Days 2009
CABARET VOLTAIRE | Capsules | Mix-Up | Rough Trade 1979
NEUROBIT | Till it All Fades Away | Till it All Fades Away 7" | Enfant Terrible *new
STAATSEINDE | Die Erdball | Eindplaneet 7" | Enfant Terrible *new
MINISTRY | Same Old Madness | v/a: I'm a Cult Hero 2X12" | Living Legend 1989 (orig 1982)
AY! | In der Gruft | Winny on Tour 7" | Kernkrach *new (orig 1989)
M AX NOI MACH | Suicide is in the Air | In the Shadows | White Denim *new
UNHOLY TWO | (Do the) Horsecock/White Devil | $$kum of the Earth | Columbus Discount *new
COP SHOOT COP | Smash Retro | Consumer Revolt | Circuit 1990
POP. 1280 | Trash Cop | The Grid EP 12" | Sacred Bones *new
TERMINAL CHEESECAKE | Inbred 73 | Angels in Pigtails | Pathological 1990
FLOOR | Heather | Heather 7" | Noise Vacuum 1994
PISSED JEANS | Sam Kinison Woman | Your Life is Worth 7" | Sub Pop *new
SLICES | Laughing While Eating | Cruising | Iron Lung 2010
MILK MUSIC | Out of My World | Beyond Living | no label *new
MEERCAZ | Unbreakable Song | Space Hate 12" EP | Tic Tac Totally *new
TIMMY'S ORGANISM | Oafeus Clods | Rise of the Green Gorilla | Sacred Bones *new
MENTHOLS | Don't Give Us Yours | Michigan Works | UFO Dictator *new
MONTROSE | Space Station #5 | self-titled | Mercury 1973
BLOODROCK | Children's Heritage | 2 | Capitol 1970
GIBSON BROS. | Woo Hoo | Build a Raft 2xLP | Columbus Discount *new (orig 1985)
JAMES ARTHUR'S MANHUNT | Black Angus | self-titled | Aarght! *new
UNIT 4 | Growing Up | v/a: FM-BX Society Tape vol. 1