Tuesday, May 17, 2011
This week in AFS...
* rawk advisory!
* no sleep 'til feedtime, live in SF!
* Swiss family industrial-strength scuzzpunk!
* the best spawn of the Godflesh generation of bands!
* get pumped for Milk Music's Cruise Your Illusion tour!
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SWIMSUIT | Heart Love [Albert Ayler] | Dolphins 7" | Lifelike *new
CITY CENTER | Modern Love | Redeemer | K Records *new
14 ICED BEARS | Train Song | self-titled | Thunderball 1988
SLAUGHTER JOE | Fall Apart | I'll Follow You Down 12" EP | Creation 1985
SWERVEDRIVER | For Seeking Heat | Mezcal Head | A&M 1993
MILK MUSIC | Fertile Ground | Beyond Living 12" EP | no label 2010
PARTY TIME | Matmos is the Weapon | self-titled | self-released? 2004
LAST OF THE JUANITAS | Smashed by Nothing | In The Dirt | Wäntage USA 2005
LECHEROUS GAZE | Get You Some | Danava/Earthless/Lecherous Gaze 12" | Kemado 2011
HANK IV | Down in the Dumps | III | Siltbreeze 2010
CRAPPY DRACULA | Free Wi-Fi | Fantastic Dracula | Eeefin'/Wrong Foot *new
WHITE LUNG | Wild Failure | It's the Evil | Deranged 2010
NÜ SENSAE | Skull Mecca | TV. Death and the Devil | Nominal 2010
STEEPLES | Enter the Contest/Takeover | singles club 7" | Lemon Session *new
BIG BLACK CLOUD | Killing Time | Dark Age | Stankhouse 2010
ZIG ZAGS | Human Mind | 2nd demo | no label *new
OUTDOORSMEN | Tell Your Folks I'm a Goner | Tell Your Folks I'm a Goner 7" | Psychic Handshake *new
ACID BABY JESUS | Hospitals | Hospitals 7" | Slovenly *new
JACK OF HEART | Eureka | Eureka 7" | Slovenly *new
THE B-LINES | Psychedelic High School | self-titled | Deranged/Nominal *new
THE SHRAPNELLES | Desert Furs | Asscalibur 7" | HoZac *new
THE SAILORS | Let's Go Chromin' | Guilty Pleasure Blues 7" | Aarght! *new
KNIFE FIGHT | Give Up | Hobbies 7" | Aarght! *new
FEEDTIME | Buffalo Bob [King Snake Roost] | split 7" w/ King Snake Roost | Aberrant 1987
HYGIENE | Done Before | Public Sector | La Vida es un Mus *new
SHATTER | Little Man | Each Moment 7" | Fuck Far Out Political 1990
MERCURY 4°F | Tinnitus/Roaring Dub | Phased | Suggestion 1997
MERCURY 4°F | Little Red Book [Bacharach]
DEEP | Anyway | Drinkdeepdreams 7" | Suggestion 1995
SPLINTERED | Exercise in Denial | Smokescreen 7 " | Suggestion 1996
HEADBUTT | Fuelled Up and Ready to Burn | split 7" w/ Headbutt Noise System | Suggestion 1996
HEADBUTT | Saint Eileen | Danger Ice 10" | Petty Bourgeois Broadcasts 1996
MATTRESS | Lost and Found | Low Blows | Malt Duck 2010
This awesome/funny video of Red Fang--the much-hyped quantity of heavy rawk riffage with ex-members of Portland's Last of the Juanitas and Party Time--has been getting passed around a lot lately. These bands never set out to reinvent rock 'n' roll, but they were tremendous and fun every time I saw 'em play live. Now that there's a fast-growing brigade of neck-tattooed bro-dawgs singing Red Fang's praises, I'm afraid I'm gonna hafta enjoy them from a comfortable distance. Or is there an antidote I can take? At least Red Fang are making the best shotgunningest beer-soaked videos. This one's been going around for a while...
...but there's another one, and you can only see it at the Monster Energy website(!?!?!)...
(You can get over the shame!)
But y'know who's the best maker of pump-up-jams today???
Rising from Seattle/Olympia and the ashes of Catatonic Youth, they are exceedingly likable, totally 90s yet timeless, and achieve a very high quotient of melodic and rockin'. You can hear obvious strains of anthemic indie-rock a'la Guided By Voices with a guitar style that's raised a few ludes to Dino Jr. level, AND it seems like the guitarist cultivated a serious Hendrix appreciation via Greg Sage of The Wipers (check the nifty chord voicings that enhance the expressiveness of these riffs!).
They played the best show that no one saw in Sacto last year. It was just me and members of the other bands, punching each other as hard as possible in their guts in time to the riffs. Yes, that's how much this band gets you pumped. It's almost as if somebody commissioned Bob Pollard to revamp his own songs to provide bumper music for sports broadcasts or X Games montages, and pulled it off in the best way possible. I wish I could listen to it at the gym.
Here are some links for Milk Music listening...
Let these guys get you pumped when they come to your city!
Milk Music - Cruise Your Illusion tour
May 23 - Olympia, WA
May 24 - Portland, OR
w/ Arctic Flowers
May 25 - Davis, CA @ Davis Bike Collective, 1221½ 4th Street
w/ Squidz & Burgers $5
May 26 - San Francisco @ The Hemlock
w/ Nodzzz and Doors US
May 27 - Oakland @ The Swamp
w/ Face the Rail $5
May 28 - Fullerton @ Burger records - early show
May 29 - Phoenix, AZ @ Inner City Youth Center
w/ Nü Sensae, White Lung, Nihilism
May 30 - Phoenix @ Revolver Records - early show
May 31 - El Paso @ Lips
w/ Nü Sensae, White Lung 18+ $5
June 1-6 - Austin TX (Chaos in Tejas)
June 7 - Houston, TX @ TBA
w/ Black Congress, Chest Pain
June 8 - New Orleans, LA @ Hey Cafe
June 9 - Gainsville, FL @ Common Grounds (on the floor)
w/ Nü Sensae, White Lung, Diet Cokeheads, Plastic Plastic
June 10 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 Flat Shoals
w/ White Lung/Nü Sensae/Wymyns Prysyn/Bukkake Boys
June 11 - Charlotte, NC
June 12 - Richmond, VA - TBA
June 13 - Baltimore, MD w/Sewn Leather
June 14 - Philly, PA - @ Kungfu Necktie, 1248 N Front Street
w/ Birds of Maya, Home Blitz $8
June 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Don Pedro's
w/The Men, Nude Beach, Marsh Hens
June 16 - NYC - Day Off
June 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls w/TBA
June 18 - Pittsburg, PA @ Gooski's
w/ Puffy Areolas, Slices
June 19 - Columbus, OH @ Carabar, 115 Parsons Ave
w/ Puffy Areolas, Vile Gash, Brainkiller
June 20 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
w/ Puffy Areolas
June 21 - Michigan TBA
June 22 - Chicago, IL - Day: @ Permanent Records, Night: Waterworks w/TBA
June 23 - St. Louis, MO - TBA
June 24 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
w/ US Beefheart, Mouthbreaker 21+
June 25 - Denver, CO @ Rhinoceropolis
w/ Cardiac Arrest
June 26 - Provo, UT @ The Compound, 166 South 100 West
w/ Big Trub
June 27 - Idaho - Help?
Check here for updates.
Posted by DJ Rick at 2:12 AM